The inaugural Exhale Weekend was held just outside of Nashville, Tennessee in Leipers Fork. The weekend was intentionally created to provide a place for women rest and receive - to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered to live the life God has purposed for their lives. A get away retreat that was originally intended for a dozen women quickly grew in demand and we were able to open it up to fifty, and quickly filled up.

2016 Theme: Learning to Live in Unforced Rhythms of Grace

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me, watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-30 (The MSG)

Inaugural Exhale Weekend...



“It’s funny how God uses experiences in ways that we can’t even imagine. I went to get my tank filled up, which happened, but He really used it for me to share with someone else which in turn saved her marriage.
— Becky S.
Every moment was so filled with GOD’s abundant Love and Life for us. I came to the Retreat with a need to be spiritually nourished and refreshed. I brought back home with me the gift of spiritual confidence and strength. I am greatly encouraged to believe in my dreams, because I am His daughter.
— Maia K.
I cannot say enough about my experience at The Exhale retreat. Holly Newton and her hosts vulnerably shared their hearts and created a safe environment for everyone in attendance to do the same. Jesus showed up at Exhale in the most amazing way!
— Rachael H.
For me, Exhale Weekend was a chance to hear from God without all the noise of daily life.  I was able to worship and not worry about my problems.  I made new friendships I did not know I needed.  I had real conversations without fear of being judged.  I heard authentic women that had been through the storm but found peace and strength in God.  I learned about God and His perfect plan for my life.  Exhale was truly what I needed. Thank you, Holly for following the voice of God and the vision He gave you.
— Angela J.