an intimate mini-retreat for women

“I loved so many things about the Permission to Play workshop. It was powerful… to see that play is always a choice. I loved the music.” Rachel Forsyth

“If life has felt more tedious than enjoyable it’s time to see you have choices.  With openness, acceptance and humor, this is an event that can wake up the dormant exuberance within that we all have, and we all crave.”

“I liked getting into the groove of being creative. That was awesome, brought out the kid in me. And she really wants to come and say ‘Screw all this serious adulting.’ The effects of the workshop have held over.” Jessy Bender

We invite you to join us for an evening of play on a gorgeous restored 19th century farm, home to acres of forest, organic herbs and flowers and a beautiful lake.


“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense, and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.” -Maya Angelou

Permission to Play is a workshop designed to expand boundaries, introduce fun ways to re-engage play and ignite that unbearable lightness of being.  You will learn tools to bring your own brand of joy and playfulness into everyday life.

Each woman experiences play in her own unique way, and yet the desire for a sense of personal freedom, buoyancy and inner spaciousness holds true for all women. In play, we embrace experiences, learn from every moment, and we become open to new opportunities. Rather than looking for what’s wrong inside us, let’s start celebrating all that is right within us.

Join us if you want to:

  • Feel Lighter – Experience less judgement in your life
  • Find the Joy Even in the most soul-sucking circumstances
  • Break Free from BoredomTurn frustration into fun
  • Experience FreedomFeel the relief in your own body. Let go of the places that are stuck, feel crunchy or tight
  • Expand Your Comfort ZoneBringing more joy and inviting more opportunities to play
  • Have ConnectionExperience deep belly laughs in a supported space of community
  • Learn New ToolsTurn any situation into play
  • Feel fully alive, sensual and awakened

You’ll have spent an evening doing something you wouldn’t normally do.

This is way better than a movie


Putting down the phone

It feels so good to feel free and spacious.

Having four hours of outrageous fun being you 

while not having to take care of anyone else.


And…You get to make a mess and not clean it up!


Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 4-8pm
Location: iFarm, 55 Towne Rd, Boxford, Massachusetts


Early Bird $127 by August 30th
After August 30th $149

If you have any questions about registering email us at  for support.

Permission to Play

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham

About Your Retreat Leaders:

Jennifer Pennell is sought after for her playful approach to meditation and transformation work. She helps women of all ages relearn how to play, as a way to improve vitality, unleash creativity, reduce anxiety and reignite their enthusiasm for life, love, and work. Her 10 years of intense meditation studies coupled with 15 years as an executive search consultant working with Fortune 500 companies has helped her support clients as an IST Practitioner (a meditation-based, healing and regression modality) to reduce stress and anxiety in their bodies and fostered her love of hosting workshops centered around play, empowerment and wildness. She is a reformed corporate executive, passionate meditator, curious parent, and lifelong traveler.

Jennifer has created and run this workshop several times with great success in California and Arizona. She is thrilled to bring it to the Boston area to collaborate with her friend and colleague Maureen.

Dr. Maureen Magauran is a holistic psychiatrist, intuitive coach, and, IST (Inner Space Techniques) meditation practitioner. She is highly sought after for her unique, holistic approach to healing stress while empowering successful women to live more without doing more. With formal training in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and integrative nutrition, Maureen has over 20 years of professional and personal experience in the fields of meditation, body and sexuality process, and intuitive eating.

She takes the best of eastern and western medicine, drawing on a range of tools like meditation, energy work, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and therapy training to help thousands of clients become more successful while embracing their true feminine nature and having time for relaxation and pleasure.

“It’s amazing how much I got out of Permission to play. I felt the beautiful space for the class the moment I walked in. Magical! Such a fun flow of excitement and anticipation. It felt irreverent, bad, and oh so good. Gorgeous clockwork, laughter. Then, the gentle holding at the end. I can feel my desire to play like never before and I plan to take full advantage of it. Wow, thank you!” Nina Gates

“The Permission to Play experience inspired me to get more uninhibited in my thoughts and behaviors which was both refreshing and uncomfortable. Through activity, laughter and deeply honest conversations, a connection formed between all participants that for me was really unexpected and wonderful! Thank you!” Keasha Lee Ince

Founder + Creative Director, Striking Statements

“Awesome class. So much fun!” Marsha A.

“I’d say I’m definitely more goofy after the workshop. I see the value of loosening up. It helps me and can help those around me. I feel lighter and less judgement. There’s such a joy in staying curious. Monotony and routine can feel life sucking.” Jessy Bender

Professional Musician and Sound Technician