You’re invited to One of our Murmuration Experiences

As you awaken to all we offer, it is important for you to know… 

We believe every person is a leader in her/their life.
And… We know all leaders need the opportunity to pause to gain clarity.

We offer what is needed right now more than ever,
the chance for women and non-binary people to take a deep inhale for clarity,
so they can then have a strong exhale to own their impact in all facets of their work and life.

Our Murmuration allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a curriculum backed by research and steeped in both wisdom and inspiration.

Go deep in understanding what truly motivates you and defines your purpose.
Get into action to boldly bring that purpose to life.
And, feel energized by the remarkable women around you.


Murmuration is a 6-month leadership and personal development experience that begins with a multi-day, in-person retreat where you will awaken to what’s next in your life. You will be part of a small cohort of like-minded and empowering women, guided by our team of expert career and leadership coaches and facilitators who help you rise to the person you want to be in your life and at work, without fear or compromise. This Murmuration is born of expert guidance, creativity, and community – allowing you to look inward in an entirely new way. You will be able to explore…

What is it I truly want to create next for myself?

Discover answers that are beautiful and true to you. You will also have a ton of fun along the way in a gorgeous and natural setting.



A chance to take a deep inhale to gain clarity around your values and what will bring you more joy and purpose.


Inspiration, awakening, and getting into action for what’s next for you in all facets of life and work.

Clear Plan

A clear, action-oriented plan for the future that is true and beautiful to you.


A supportive community of like-minded and empowering women holding you up.


Courage and confidence to lead yourself forward to create your future. 


Multiple retreat days to focus entirely on you to bring to fruition all you want in life and work.

The Gallery

Join one of our currently scheduled retreats in Montana, Kenya, or Spain!

If you would like a Murmuration Retreat at the locale and timing of your choice… We travel!

When you help us plan and assemble your cohort, you will receive half off your curricular fee as a thank you for being a part of our Murmuration Collective!!

Support along the way

We are happy to jump on a chemistry call to help you understand fully what
Murmuration is all about. We can also connect you with past
participants to hear first hand the power of Murmuration. 
Reach out so you can begin your fulfilling Murmuration journey! Register

Engagement & Registration


Our team will support you in creating the best Murmuration retreat experience for you.
One month prior to the retreat you will receive your
onboarding instructions and will be introduced to your cohort.

Each Murmuration retreat allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself
in our experiential curriculum backed by research and steeped wisdom.
Every retreat location is selected for its natural beauty. Each setting inspires
while bringing serenity to you, allowing you to awaken more fully to
what you want to create next in your life while your cohort provides the
murmuration that will ignite your what’s next. Trust the process.

Murmuration Retreat

After we say our retreat goodbyes, we do not let the energy
dissipate! As part of your Murmuration you will be supported
with 6-months of structured group coaching and connection to
the cohort to maintain momentum and ensure maximum
impact and integration.

6, Monthly Post-Retreat -
Cohort Coaching Calls

1:1 Coaching

Murmuration offers 1:1 career, leadership, and life coaching sessions to all Murmuration
participants to further support each person's journey to creating what they want next in life
and at work. Our special Murmuration coaching rates allow every participant who wants
exceptional coaching to be able to receive it. Reach out to find out more.
And, now you are part of the @Murmuration_Collective where
you will be supported, championed, connected, seen, and
understood on the daily. This community of like-minded,
inspiring women will be here for you whenever you need it.
All you have to do is ask and you will find the support and
energy needed to soar once again to create the fullest
expression of yourself in all facets of your life!

The Murmuration Collective

Our Murmuration Collective

A murmuration is the phenomenon created when hundreds of starlings fly together in a dynamic, shifting group. Each individual bird both lifts itself up and also connects with others through the vibration of their simultaneously ascending wings, emboldening them to instantly change direction in unison and to do more than they could alone. 

As with the starlings, we can also harness this collective energy and we can go farther when supported and inspired by like-minded women to create the best, next chapters of our lives. We hold space over a multi-day, small-group retreat for you to recognize the internal vibration of excitement when you make the unconscious conscious.

The moment your frequency changes, you invite new and wonderful things into your life and those connected to you. You are not alone on this journey. Your retreat cohort, facilitators, and coaches are there to support you to chart this new pathway and initiate meaningful action during the retreat and in the months to come.


“I am so grateful to the team at Murmuration. The 5 days we spent together took me on a journey which helped me to gain clarity and focus on the next stage of my life. As a doctor, I have spent many years researching the effects of social connection and warm loving relationships on the human body. It was amazing to truly feel that power through this course.
We know that Oxytocin is a powerful hormone produced in response to human connection and closeness. We think it is largely responsible for the warm feeling we experience when we are with people in a positive and supportive environment. Oxytocin inhibits the production of ACTH, the master hormone which controls the release of the stress hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline. During the Murmuration journey it was really possible to feel the constrictive influence of these stress hormones melt away allowing a shift towards the parasympathetic and oxytocin space. This allowed new creative thoughts and feelings to emerge. Thank you for changing my physiology, I can still feel it now!”
-Dr. Laura Marshall-Andrews, MB, MRCPCH, DRCOG, MRCGP

Upcoming In-Person Murmuration Experience Kickoff Retreats

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2023
October 26-29, 2023

Rocking R Guesthouse – Flathead Lake, Montana

May 20-24, 2024

En Casa de Gracia, Madroñera, Spain

Testimonial Videos

Key takeaways from our Murmuration 6-month experience include:

  • Structured experiential curriculum facilitated daily in an interactive workshop involving group, peer, and 1:1 coaching
  • Activities that help women to gain clarity around their current realities – what’s working and what’s not in all areas of their lives
  • Time and space to hear their own voice again and reconnect with their inner knowing to gain focus on their leadership, goals and vision for their highest contribution within their organizations and in their communities as they decide how to maximize their positive impact in the next chapters of their lives
  • Rediscovering how to recognize possibility and opportunity, and make choices that are most resonant for them
  • Group support, curiosity, resources, and accountability as they move to make aspirations real
  • Initial anchors to get into action after they return from of the immersive retreat 
  • Wellness activities to get out of their heads and more into their bodies to absorb inspiration from the region’s culture and natural beauty (Trujillo, Spain named the most beautiful town in Spain by National Geographic)
  • Then, 6 months of structured group coaching and connection to the cohort to maintain momentum and ensure maximum impact and integration

Here's what some past participants have shared about the curriculum and overall program:

  • “My experience at Murmuration renewed my passion for the work I do and helped me see how to 10x my impact when I got back. The facilitators understand the complexities of today’s work environment and provided me with tangible, yet inspiring tools to bring back to my team and my community. I left feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my next big thing.”
  • “The right program at the right time led by the right women. Best investment I could have made for myself.”
  • “I made life-long professional and personal connections at my Murmuration Retreat. The caliber of female leaders in the room was top-notch.”
  • “It’s a chance to put your life on hold, escape to a beautiful place and explore what’s truly in your heart. You’ll be able to return with renewed enthusiasm, having really listened to what’s important, knowing you’re supported by an inspiring group of women.”
  • “Inspiring, empowering and life changing.”

About Us

Lucy Bethell Reynolds

Murmuration Founder

Co-Curricular Design + Co-Lead Facilitator + Professional Certified Coach  (PCC) + Business Development

It was a few years ago, in Kenya, that I first got the notion of Murmuration off the ground.  After years of working individually with clients seeking to create a meaningful next chapter in their lives, I had the idea that such a journey might be more powerful and fun done in a cohort of like-minded women.  We called it “Balance in the Wild,” and it proved the potential.  Since then, I’ve been refining it and waiting for COVID to release it’s grip enough for us to participate in a deep, in-real-life experience.

In pursuit of what they truly want to do next in their lives, the biggest obstacle that women face are the many “shoulds” imposed by society and family-of-origin expectations.   Often, these “shoulds” are unconsciously carried as driving forces.  Yet, when voiced by others within a group setting, these “shoulds” are exposed as limitations and rendered less powerful.  That’s when Murmuration starts to happen. 

I would love to have you join us at one of our many Murmuration retreats if you are searching for what’s next in your life’s journey. I can promise you it will be transformational in many ways. We will also have a great deal of fun while in beautiful places around the world. -Lucy

Katy Craig

Murmuration Principal

Co-Curricular Design + Co-Lead Facilitator + Professional Certified Coach  (PCC)

I come to Murmuration through improvisational theater where individual actors trust each other and connect strongly enough to get on the same wavelength, anticipate each others’ thoughts and actions, and create an entertaining show live on stage, without a script, in front of a paying audience. This is the courageous creative energy that I recognized when Lucy spoke to me about Murmuration. I know from my improv, coaching, and facilitation that as we raise our own vibrations through increased self-awareness and intentional action aligned with our values, we also raise our collective frequency as a community. The power of this vibrancy amplifies our impact in a way that’s substantive, dynamic, and delightfully surprising. I can’t wait to discover what it is we’ll create together. -Katy

Kelley Polson Pecis

Murmuration Principal

Business Development

I believe that every woman deserves to be invigorated by her path and proud of her impact. And, I believe that finding a way forward that is both uniquely true and beautiful to you can oftentimes be elusive. (Enter your ‘shoulds’ and self doubt here). Figuring out what’s next can be significantly clearer (and wayyy more fun) when you engage with powerful tools and are buoyed by the love and support of other women.

When Lucy asked me to join her in launching Murmuration my response was “oh heck yea!” Lucy and I have worked together for several years – both in non-profit endeavors and as a coach-client dyad. The content she has crafted is phenomenal and the way she engages with clients is both uplifting and effective.

I hope you will join us on this journey — wherever you might currently find yourself… You will find exceptional content, inspiring people and a new sense of clarity, purpose and fun. -Kelley

Emma Gaty

Murmuration Social Media + Event Manager

After experiencing the magic of a Murmuration Retreat as a participant in 2022, I knew I had to get involved. Nothing gives me more joy than bearing witness to others stepping into their power, connecting deeply with themselves, and the journey of self-validation that comes from the positive vibration of a cohort radically sharing their truth.

I came to Murmuration with a career in Photography, starting my business at the age of 18, which led to my fascination with people, how the human mind works, and finding true connection with those I have had the privilege of photographing. 

Core values: Service, Authenticity, Equality

Curious About...

We know women everywhere give so much to others in their lives with little left to rejuvenate and recover to self. This is not sustainable. We also know most women feel some type of societal, family of origin, or internal obligations to be a certain way in the world and do what is expected, which is often not inherently what they truly want to be and do in life.

We believe if we can create a unique experience, allowing women to get away from their busy lives to pause, reflect, and gain clarity for themselves about what they really want for the next chapters of their lives, they will be more fulfilled, joyful, and content. The impact will be profound for them, with a vibration that will have a dynamic and positive effect on those around them, inviting a murmuration in all facets of their lives.

Choice: The ability for all women to choose what they truly want for themselves in every stage of their lives.

Collective: The power of women supporting one another in a fun, engaging, and dynamic environment, allowing the Murmuration to occur. When one woman rises up to claim what she wants, so too will her cohort. They will feel and join in her uplift, supporting her and creating something meaningful for themselves.

Accountability: The energy of knowing you are part of your own Murmuration cohort beyond the retreat women who support and challenge you as you follow through on your own next steps.

Nature: The rejuvenation of slowing down and connecting with nature to discover what’s next in our lives.

Movement: The awareness that allowing our bodies to move helps us make the unconscious more conscious.

Levity: The delight of enjoying the journey. Discovering what’s next is a fun and joyful experience.

Anyone who identifies as a woman.

Participants are of the age in their life when they are curious about or yearning to discover what’s next.

 (Career transitioners, empty-nesters, new mothers, women in their mid-to-late 20s who fear they have embarked on the wrong career path, those contemplating retirement, already retired, university students unsure of their desired area of study, etc.)

Research shows that over 90% of effectively planned time off from work cultivates a more energetic and positive approach to work. Our Murmuration Experiences are designed to be intentional about developing a new, innovative and authentic approach to life, leadership and purpose. Our 6-month total experience will help you add value to all facets of your work and life by allowing you to take a deep inhale to gain clarity so you can have a strong exhale to own your impact. Past participants have shared that they’ve experienced clarity of purpose and a renewed focus and passion for the work they’re doing. Because the company invested in their development, it greatly increased their commitment. Feel free to email and we will give you just the right words to share with your leader. Or if you prefer, share this one page pdf that outlines why your attendance makes good business sense.
Each retreat location will have a variety of room selections for you to choose from. Once you select your retreat date and location we will send you all your options.

Honoring one of our core values of connecting with nature, we will be serving a healthy, organic offering of foods whenever possible…at every meal, along with some tasty treats, nonalcoholic drinks, and wine to sip on in the evenings!

Our typical US-based program offering is designed to fit into a four-day, three-night schedule. You and your cohort will arrive at your retreat location by 4pm on Day One. We will complete the program by 10am on Day Four to accommodate travel home. A more detailed schedule can be found on retreat-specific pages on our site.

NOTE: Programs outside the US typically run longer as we incorporate the local culture into the curriculum adding more fun and adventure.

Our team will help you organize your flights into and out of each retreat location. We got you! (Note: your room selection/pricing and airfare/transport are not included in retreat pricing. Each location offers a variety of accommodations to suit your needs.)

Meet Murmuration’s Dynamic Collaborators

Nathalie de Haaij

Murmuration Contributor

Yoga Teacher + Wellness Specialist

Saying ‘Yes’ to life …takes a big leap of faith. When I was 36 years, I decided to follow my heart and take my first steps towards living my life on purpose. Through focus, commitment and hard work, Malakai Wellness was born. Facilitating retreats where I could share my love for ultimate wellness through yoga, massage and healthy food. Now 13 years later, I find myself at another pivotal moment in my life. Once again, I’m asking myself “What is next?!” This time however, I will not be doing it alone. By being part of Murmuration, I will be supported by a cohort of women – a safe and uplifting community – where I will be able to explore and find clarity about my next journey in life. -Nathalie

Julia Fairbrother

Murmuration Contributor

Yoga Teacher + Wellness Specialist

I thrive working with people bringing them wellness and happiness. I am delighted to host Murmuration in the Vines – France. I have been coming to Vergécosse for over 10 years and each time I arrive I feel peaceful. It’s a magical oasis away from the business of life and a perfect setting for a Murmuration Retreat.

Why Murmuration? I had a moment in my 40’s where we had to move – again – from Amsterdam to Singapore and found the need to ask myself, “What now?” My husband (with Lucy’s voice in the background) said; “What do you want to do?” Exhausted, I found myself saying, “Yoga. I just really want to do more yoga.” So, I did. I quickly found myself in a yoga teacher training program and spent two years studying yoga and yoga therapy full time with the most wonderful Ayurvedic, Dr Satyam. Fast forward, Lucy and I have been firm friends for a very long time. We have always supported each other, and I feel my best self when with her. I was lucky enough to participate in Lucy’s very first Murmuration in Kenya in 2019 and loved the gift of time to focus and plan with my cohort’s encouragement for my life’s next chapter… Owning a thriving yoga and wellness studio back in the UK.

Marcy Stoudt

Murmuration Collaborator
Coach + Facilitator

I am on an ongoing journey to live life to its fullest. I turned 50 in 2022 & thought: “50 down, 50 to go. What’s next?” The last time I asked that question was in 2018. Searching for the answer, I chose to spend five days at an Ashram at a silent meditation retreat. A month later, my sister and I started our fast-growing company, Revel Coach, with a vision to support women on their journeys to success.
A few months ago, Lucy shared her vision for reigniting Murmurations; I got chills knowing it was an answer to my question: “what’s next?”
I’m honored to support Lucy’s team and invite our Revel Coach community to a transformational retreat with like-minded women. This is a chance to look within and uncover the possibilities of what’s next. I’m personally excited to participate and learn from each other as we explore our next chapters.
After all, we should never be too busy, fearful, or old to dream bigger and make it a reality. -Marcy

What’s the buzz on Murmuration?

Our Murmuration Retreat name comes from the murmuration of starlings where each individual connects to the vibrations of those closest to them; moving in sync, engaging in clear, consistent communication and exhibiting deep, deep trust. The starlings’ murmuration performs the near impossible – a group of hundreds of thousands moving in unison – creating cohesiveness and exquisitely pivoting in the face of the unexpected. Like the starlings, we will rise up as a collective and support one another as we discover what’s next for each of us in our lives.

Nathalie de Haaij, Murmuration Contributor, Yoga Teacher & Wellness Specialist

Nathalie is a certified and experienced Yoga Teacher (500YTT) and a qualified Masseuse. She is the
founder of Malakai Wellness where she shares her passion for ultimate wellness. “I believe
that everyone deserves to feel amazing, inside and out.” Over the years, she has facilitated numerous
international yoga and wellness retreats, focusing on combining yoga, massage & healthy food as a
holistic approach to personal wellbeing. Clients have expressed feeling both invigorated and
rejuvenated.”It’s all about feeling awesome and being ready to embrace a vibrant life.” Next to
advocating wellness, Nathalie works as a brand and communications advisor for corporate and
humanitarian organizations.

Corporate Experience: Brand, design & communications management:
H&M, Nespresso, Puma, Virgin, Warchild & Oxfam
Wellness retreats: Nicaragua, Bali, Spain, Portugal & Guatemala
Core values: Connect, Inspire, Grow.

Julia Fairbrother, Murmuration Contributor, Owner of Suffolk Yoga

Julia has always been passionate about embracing new cultures, travel, and learning. After studying German, French and Japanese she started her career teaching in a Japanese school in1994. Sink or swim? Always swim! After a few years she went back to London working for a Japanese foundation to promote Anglo-Japanese relations. In 1997, she moved with her husband to Paris where she taught English to French companies, got married, and had the first of her four children. Always juggling life and work she continued to teach languages whilst raising her four children and traveling back to Japan, to Amsterdam, and finally Singapore where yoga took over. With numerous yoga trainings behind her, she now works towards her dream of waltzing around her own Suffolk Yoga Studio and Wellness Centre with good people doing good things and bringing well-being to everyone. Murmuration brings this all together beautifully.

Core values: Humor, Kindness, Patience

Marcy Stoudt, Murmuration Collaborator, Coach + Facilitator

Marcy Stoudt is passionate about developing leaders, bringing teams together, and creating a work environment where people thrive. For the past 25 years, she has worked with hundreds of women and executives and has coached, taught, and inspired results through confidence and balance.
Based on the knowledge that there is no better time than NOW for women to be successful as executives and mothers, Marcy & her sister launched their company, Revel Coach, to lead programs dedicated to Women in Leadership. She spent 22 years in Corporate America in various roles, from VP of Strategy to VP of Sales & Marketing. This experience influenced her passion for working with people, creating opportunities for others, and hiring talent based on character and potential. When she’s not coaching, you can find Marcy in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, enjoying time with her husband, admiring her three teenage children, and enjoying the endless pursuit of finding joy in every moment.

Corporate Experience: TEKsystems, MarketSource
Coaching assignments: HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, FINRA, iMethods, Tential, Tote Maritime, XL Autoparts
Core values: Kindness. Optimism. Happiness. Achievement. Family.

Lucy Bethell Reynolds, Murmuration Founder, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Coach + Facilitator

Lucy is an experienced CTI, PCC, Career & Leadership coach/facilitator who has worked across cultures and countries for many years, developing a unique ability to quickly understand complex dynamics facing women both in the workplace and in their personal lives. Her style has been described as astute, fun, and energetic. Clients say she has a unique ability to truly listen and reframe so as to help them synthesize insights into action-oriented behaviors that they carry into all facets of their lives. When not bringing Murmuration to you, Lucy brings coaching and training to leaders globally through her Olerai Leadership, LLC.

Corporate Experience: Nike, Adidas, Leo Burnett, Wieden+Kennedy
Coaching assignments: CHIEF, Snap, Noom, Bumble, Nike, Swift, Satis&Fy, ibotta, AKQA, FQ
Core values: Authenticity. Inclusivity. Laughter.

Katy Craig, Murmuration Co-Design Creator & Collaborator, Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) + Facilitator

A CTI, Disruption Advisors, and ICF-certified professional coach, Katy is experienced in adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence, and creativity. Clients have described her style as high-energy, thoughtful, and exhibiting a wide range, from serious to fun and back again. A practical optimist who bridges vision and execution, and a super geek who fortifies intellect with play, Katy is passionate about helping clients broaden their perspectives, clarify their thinking, design and iterate solutions, and ultimately become who they want to be in work and in life. When she’s not partnering with the women of Murmuration, Katy is coaching and facilitating through her own business, Pavo Leadership, or working on her next piece of creative writing.

Corporate Experience: Adobe, Boettcher Foundation, Red Robin, Warner Music Group
Coaching assignments: Accenture, BBQ Guys, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Extra Space, Medtronic, Weave
Core values: Contribution. Honesty. Resourcefulness.

Kelley Polson Pecis, Murmuration Partner, Talent Management Consulting Leader, Coach + Facilitator

The focus of Kelley’s career has been helping others to move themselves and their families forward. She’s focused this effort on executive search and recruiting, working with technology company founders, investors, and candidates in the US and Europe. In recent years she has also worked with her colleagues in a coaching capacity, helping them to clarify values, determine goals, solve problems, and provide support along the way.

Corporate Experience: Parker Remick, Herd Freed Hartz, Oracle, Accenture
Consulting assignments (exec search): Google Ventures, Niantic, Square, Eventbrite, Zalando (Europe)
Core values: Service, Family, Community, Love.