Let's build resilience together

Tend her resilience summit

Friday, November 17, 2023


little lights on the lane

West Branch, IA

Healthy, safe circles of women that encourage authenticity 

are some of the most powerful healing forces known to humanity.

join us

To learn, network, and connect with other like-minded, resilient women.


Connect with others in both large and small groups in supportive, relaxed spaces throughout the day


Learn practical skills for enhancing your own powers of resilience, building on the teachings in Tend Her 3.0

be inspired

Gather inspiration for living more fully into self-trust, authenticity, strength, rest, and creativity.

The Tend Her Resilience Summit is a women’s program that intends an inclusive definition of women. 

We are welcoming and respectful of all women, including trans women and nonbinary/gender nonconforming people who are woman-identified in a way that is significant to them. 

the program

large group sessions

We start the day all together in an opening session, followed by a live podcast recording of Tend Her Wild with Kate, Betsy and our special resiliency guest.  We will also end the day as a large group in a closing circle.

small group sessions

During the day you will have the opportunity to work in smaller groups with members of the Tend Her Team for more intimate connection with the teachers and participants. You will attend 3 of the 5 different breakout workshops with our TEND HER team.

breakout workshops

Body Resilience:  Join Betsy as she helps you strengthen the connection between body and mind with somatic healing practices that include restorative yoga, reiki, and sound healing.  

Narrative Resilience:  Join Andrea and Ellis as they help you understand your story and the importance of your inner narrator.

Mental Resilience: Join Fannie as she leads you through the power of ritual and the cultivation of micro-practices for resilience. 

Creative Resilience: Join Monica as she takes you on a journey of using art and creativity to explore your intuition.

Heart Resilience: Join Kate as she helps you explore your heart’s desire and the steps to make this a reality.

Let us help you keep the momentum of Tend Her going

The Resilience Summit will build on content from the online program, however it is a standalone event. 

You are welcome even if you did not take part in the Tend Her online course!



Arrive and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. A woman-owned coffee vendor will also be there to supply your morning coffee needs! 


Welcome and opening circle with the Tend Her team


A live Tend Her Wild podcast with Kate and Betsy interviewing a guest on resilience, including time for audience questions and participation.


Break, networking, and women-owned business vendor fair


Breakout workshop #1


Lunch break with a nourishing meal provided by Chef Chris Grebner


Breakout workshop #2


Breakout workshop #3


Closing circle


We are thrilled to partner with the amazing event center Little Lights on the Lane, a business owned by 2 women in West Branch, Iowa. 

The intention and creativity they have put into their business is stunning. Walking into their space invokes a sense of ease, wonder, and amazement. 

For more information about Little Lights, click here.


betsy brandl rippentrop, Phd

Betsy Rippentrop (she/her) is a licensed psychologist, certified yoga and meditation teacher, and Reiki master who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her yoga classes and private therapy work. She guides people into courageous awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex concepts into practical tools that can efficiently shift our state of being. Betsy also owns Heartland Yoga, maintains a psychology practice focused on integrating yoga into treatment, has written multiple academic papers on the mind-body connection and is author of Chakra Healing: Restore balance to your body, mind, and spirit through the seven energy centers.  She is the co-host of Tend Her wild podcast. Visit her at dryogamomma.com and heartlandyoga.com.

kate moreland

Kate Moreland (she/her) is an experienced leader, coach and CEO who understands the struggles of career decisions and burnout, and the power of conscious leadership, wellbeing and authenticity. After a decade of practicing law, Kate recognized she needed to make a change. For the past 12 years she has been coaching others as they explore interests, uncover strengths, and consider career and life changes.

She is a Lumia Coach, has a certificate in the Science of Wellbeing from Yale, and is certified in the mind-body connection. She is also a master collaborator and is certified in Strategic Doing. As a natural connector, Kate is the co-founder of Her Experience, a revolutionary retreat for women. She is also a co-host of the Podcast Tend Her Wild. She lives with her husband and three children in Iowa City. Visit her at katemorelandcoaching.com.

fannie hungerford

Fannie Hungerford (she/her) t-LMFT, 500hr-CYT – like so many of us at this moment, is in transition.  After teaching yoga and meditation for more than 15 years, in 2022, she entered a master’s program for relational and systemic therapy.  Recently licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she works somatically and spiritually, integrating a collaborative approach into embodied relational therapy to promote acceptance, transformation, and ease for her clients.  She is curious about the relationships which unfold between our stories, bodies, environments, and other people, and hopes to normalize the full spectrum of feeling and being human.  She leads retreats and yoga teacher trainings, and savors the opportunity to share the sublime power of ritual and the yogic arts.  Fannie lives in Iowa City, IA with her husband and three kids. Learn more about her yoga offerings here and therapy offerings here.

Andrea wilson

Andrea Wilson (she/her) is a narrative therapy practitioner, writer, and social science researcher. She is the founder of A Write Mind methodology, combining therapy and writing for mental health, healing, & consciousness. A co-author and editor of the book series, We the Interwoven, and with over a decade of workshop leadership, Andrea’s work helps people heal the past, begin new chapters, and build new relationships with their inner selves.  She works primarily with women and children, and welcomes new clients who are wishing to discover their voice and live into a new story. Visit her at: awritemind.com.

monica basile, PhD

Monica Basile (she/her) is a visual artist, Certified Professional Midwife, Reiki Master-Teacher, and professor of gender, women’s and sexuality studies. With more than 25 years of experience as a healer, midwife, and educator, she is passionate about helping people to experience beauty, enchantment, connection to the earth, and inner peace through honoring the seasonal and cyclical transformations of life. Her art practice currently focuses on botanical illustrations as meditations on the spiritual-material interconnectedness between humans and ecosystems. 

Monica is a mother and a longtime yoga and meditation practitioner. She believes in the power of gentle compassion, the wisdom of the body, and the light within all beings. Visit her at: ravenandmagnolia.com.

ellis elliot

Ellis Elliot (she/her) is a published author and poet, dance teacher, and yogi. She has blended a family of six grown sons and lives in Juno Beach, Florida with her husband Tim and dog Mabel. She’s a facilitator of online writing groups called BeWilderness and teaches adult online ballet. Ellis has an MFA from Queens University and is a contributing writer for the Southern Review of Books. She has been published in numerous publications, and her chap book “Break in The Field” was a finalist for the Two Silvias Press Wilder Poetry Book Prize. Visit her at bewildernesswriting.com

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Includes all programming and meals

The fee for this event has been partially subsidized by a generous grant from the state of Iowa for mental health prevention work. We are thrilled and grateful to be able to offer this full day of programming at such a low cost. 

We are committed to financial accessibility, and we are also providing a number of scholarships for those who want to attend but may not be able to due to finances. If you are interested in one of these scholarships, please reach out to info@heartlandyoga.com by 5pm on November 1.