FREE Course begins
October 23, 2023

This course is open to everyone. 

The first 1000 women from Iowa who register also get the Tend Her gift box in the mail, thanks to a grant from the state of Iowa.  (THIS PORTION OF THE COURSE HAS ALREADY BEEN FILLED).

We have reached over 1000 registrants.

All the online content is still available for free and you are welcome to join anytime.  

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the pace of life, the rapid changes on the planet, and how to stay afloat?

Research has shown that women are in a burnout epidemic….the majority of us feel stressed and depleted.

It is essential for women to understand how to adjust to so much change and uncertainty. The stressors are not going away, so it is essential for us to bolster our inner resilience. 

Have you experienced any of the following in the past year?

  • Sleeplessness
  • Muscle aches
  • A louder inner critic constantly in judgment mode
  • A sense of overwhelm
  • Despair, despondency and a desire to numb out
  • A feeling of just barely hanging on
  • Anxiety, rumination, worry
  • Feeling stuck, frozen, indecisive

If so, you too are in some level of burnout and nervous system dysregulation.  You need tools to strengthen your resilience muscle.

The American Psychological Association says that resilience has 4 components: physical, mental, emotional, and social.

Resilience is not a personality trait.  Rather, anyone can develop and learn behaviors, thoughts and actions that foster resilience.  Like building a muscle, increasing resiliency takes time and intentionality.  This program will provide the resiliency tools, the space, and the support.

Resilience is remaining open to whatever is arising in your life, especially the hard stuff, without shutting down. It is remaining connected to your calm center. And if you believe you do not have a calm center...guess again. Everyone has the capacity for inner steadfastness.

Hi, I'm Betsy

— a licensed psychologist, certified yoga and meditation teacher, author, and momma of 3 kids ages 11-18.

I have definitely weathered highs and lows in the past few years.  The pandemic was a particularly hard chapter for me. My own challenges opened my eyes (and compassion) to how many people were suffering. 

It is said that dark times offer you growth and opportunity. From my own search on how to weather the storm, I applied for a grant in 2021 to create a self-compassion program for women to buoy their mental health through the trials of the pandemic.  The idea for Tend Her was born!

I was blown away by how quickly the word spread about this program….women talk! Before I knew it, 1000 women had registered. 

In 2022, Tend Her 2.0 was released and 1200 women attended virtually. 

And now, I am excited to announce Tend Her 3.0 is almost here.


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 and gender nonconforming people who are female-identified in a way that is significant to them.



Tend Her 3.0 is 4 online live classes starting Monday, October 23 – November 13 from 6-7:30 PM with Dr. Betsy. If you cannot make the class LIVE, it is recorded and can be watched on an online educational portal. In the 4 classes you will learn the importance of resilience.  Each class will provide not only education, but also practical tools and practices to enhance your resilience muscle. This course will focus on the 4 dimensions of resiliency: physical, emotional, mental, and social.

8 online yoga + meditation classes

You will receive a zoom link to attend 8 of Dr. Betsy’s yoga classes through the duration of this course.  She will be weaving the themes of resilience into the yoga practices.  If you cannot attend live, the classes will be recorded for you to access later. 

PRIVATE GROUP + Small group opportunities

You have access to a private Facebook group for TEND HER members that allows for connection, community building, and a place to feel seen and heard. 

You will be given the opportunity to join a small group of 10.  Each group has autonomy and agency to meet or use the group however the group sees fit.  Guidelines about how to create healthy women’s circles will be provided.  Many deep friendships have been resulted from TEND HER small groups so we encourage you to find the courage to join.  


Journaling and soul-work is a key component of the course. You will receive in the mail  a TEND HER journal to keep track of your thoughts, feelings, and new insights.  In every Monday class you will be given “soul work” to take you deeper into the teachings and your own resilience story and practice.


The first 1000 women from Iowa to register will receive a care package in the mail. ( We have reached 1000 registrants also the care package is no longer available.  But we encourage you to still register for all the free content.) 

Program Disclaimer

*This program is FREE for the first 1000 women living in the state of Iowa who register thanks to this grant. We request that if you register for the program, that you truly engage in all of it, not only as a commitment to yourself, but to honor the space you have received. (If you are from out of state, no worries, we’d still love to have you join for all the online offering.) 

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Here’s What You Get
4 Live Online Classes with Dr. Betsy (October 23 – November 17,  to be recorded)$125 value FREE
8 Live Yoga Sessions with Dr. Betsy  (Tuesdays & Saturdays @ 9Am Oct 24 -Nov 18, recording available) $160 value FREE
Private Facebook GroupPriceless FREE
Tend Her Journal$25 value FREE
Care Package$50 value FREE

That’s a $360 value for FREE!

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  • The live online content classes with Dr. Betsy take place every Monday from 7-7:30PM starting October 23. (If you cannot make it live, the class is recorded). So mark time off in your calendar. You must be present to receive the inner shift!
  • Each Tuesday & Saturday you can join Dr. Betsy’s live yoga class @ 9AM.  You will receive a zoom link for 8 classes throughout the 4 week program.  If you cannot join live, you will receive the recording. 
  • Can’t make it live for any of it?  No problem. You’ll receive a recording you can watch anytime6


  •  Intro to Tend Her Program, Expectations, Ground Rules to create safety
  •  What resilience is and what resilience isn’t
  • How resilience is both nature and nurture.
  • The reality of the current state of affairs, and why resilience is needed more than ever.
  • The impact of trauma on the nervous system, and why most of us are carrying trauma.
  • The 4 dimensions of resilience: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Social

  • The resilient brain & brain health
  • What caring for the body actually means
  • Understand the 4 main benefits of embodiment
  • Gain insight into mindful tools that help us re-inhabit our body in a compassionate way

  • The resilient brain and brain health
  • How to overcome our brain’s natural tendency negativity and the power of the 3:1 ratio
  • Why neuroplasticity is so great and how it can wire new resiliency in our systems
  • The tool of your breath and how to use it to stabilize moods and connect you to your calm center

  • Why we are in a loneliness epidemic and how our social interconnectivity impacts us deeply
  • The power of forgiveness in relationships
  • Energy management and how to maintain boundaries and openness in relationships
  • How to nurture and build a strong sisterhood of women by overcoming our sister wounds and our mother wounds.

About Your Guide

Betsy Brandl Rippentrop, PhD, 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

Visit her at


The Tend HER Resilience Summit will be held on Friday, November 17 from 9-4pm at Little Lights on the Lane in West Branch, Iowa.  This is a must-attend event for women seeking resilience tools, connection, and personal growth. 

At the summit, you’ll connect with inspiring women and thought leaders on a variety of topics including self-compassion, burnout and resilience, creativity, mindfulness, and life design.

The event will include women-owned local business vendors, a live Tend HER Wild Podcast, interactive workshops, yoga, and networking opportunities.

Join us in investing in your own wellbeing and resilience!