Workshops & Classes
We brought together the most talented facilitators and practitioners to give you empowering experiences throughout your Weekend Getaway! Our array of activities are aimed to support you in taking care of all aspects of yourself as a woman.
Continue to check back as we add more facilitators to the lineup.
Types of Activities
We have 3 types of activities for you to enjoy over the course of the weekend:
WORKSHOPS + CLASSES
SPIRITUAL TEACHER AND BUTI YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Marie is a spiritual teacher awakening women’s power within to live confidently. Her passion is to reignite the feminine fire within mothers and reunite women in sisterhood. Her quest for knowledge has guided her to study holistic nutrition, integrative energy therapy, Oneness, reiki, Angel Oracle Cards, and the Divine Feminine. It is her life’s purpose to share tools that connect you to who you really are, elevate your vibration and transform your life.
Buti is an ancient Indian Marathi word defined as: a cure that has been hidden away or kept secret. Your power to heal + transform your life is not found outside yourself – it’s sourced from within. This dynamic yoga practice intuitively blends primal movement with cardio bursts and vibration to tone the body – physical, emotional and spiritual. Find freedom through movement awakening confidence and self-love.
Motherhood is a journey meant to be traveled with your tribe – in your pack – with your people. When we come together we create safe space for deeper connection to explore aspects of ourselves both inside and outside of motherhood – this turns us on as women and lights us up. When we return home from a circle we are overflowing with patience, presence, and pleasure – passing on these positive vibes to our beloveds.
INSPRIATIONALIST, CEO, AMITA MEHTA POSSIBLE, LLC
Amita is a passionate and dynamic business strategist with over two decades of financial services experience. She developed a track record as a trailblazer and a bold and trusted advisor to C-Suite executive management. Her distinct perspectives as a refugee, a lesbian, and a resourceful self-starter intersects with her business acumen, resulting in funny, relatable, and inspirational storyteller who helps individuals discover their passions and embrace their truths personally and professionally.
Unscripted and relevant, Mehta spent her life charting her own distinct path despite overwhelming odds and she is passionate about inspiring others to do the same. Through vulnerability and candor, Mehta shares how she embraces her past as a refugee adapting to a new culture and built credibility in a male-dominated field of financial services. She will challenge and encourage each participant to dig deeper and embrace herself as a whole person, including the aspects that we typically try to hide.
MIND-BODY EATING COACH & MOVEMENT ARTIST
Maria is a Mind-Body Eating Educator and a Moving Artist based in NYC. Maria co-leads Yoga Teacher Trainings in Europe, India, and Bali.. Her work is centered around restoring the connection between the soul/heart, body, and mind to return to alignment, where joy, ease, and true confidence reside. Her background in dance, fitness, yoga, Reiki, and Mind-Body Eating Coaching, are infused in all that she does and teaches.
If you’ve spent countless hours counting calories, yo-yo dieting, binge eating, over-exercising, feeling insecure, shaming your body, scrolling through social media and becoming totally overwhelmed with all the “health” trends floating around, Maria has your back! It’s time (and it is possible) to make a change so that you can reclaim your time, energy, and confidence! Join Maria to find out why HOW we eat is so much more important than WHAT we eat. You’ll leave with a straightforward approach that will connect you to your health, boost your energy and get you living a life you LOVE.
All you have to do is show up, and Maria will guide you as we set off on a journey of explorative movement to bumpin’ music (no rights, no wrongs, just you as you are). Ecstatic dance is a liberating experience of feeling the beauty and joy within and all around you. On Saturday night, we will move our miraculous bodies, we will ride the rhythmic wave that connects us to all of life, to music, and to each other.
SEXUAL EMPOWERMENT COACH
Stacy Michelle is a Speaker and Sexual Empowerment Coach to high-performing women around the world. She spent almost twenty years working for top tier investment banks and advising c-suite executives on executing multi-million dollar transactions. Her journey to overcome childhood sexual trauma and reclaim her orgasm led her on a mission to change her life and empower women on a similar path. When she is not empowering women with tools to have epic sex, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and salsa dancing in the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Awaken your own senses with an experience aimed at deepening your connection to your sexuality and energy. This space is safe for you to explore aspects of yourself that have possibly been quieted over time. You will leave with the ability to access more pleasure and freedom in your body. And return home with a juicy practice you can use on your own or with your partner!
CAREER & CREATIVITY COACH
Kori Burkholder is Co-Founder of VitaminR, a well-being and creative innovation company. She’s a professional Career and Creativity Coach, artist and facilitator of Inspirality: Transformation Art Experiences for busy adults. Kori believes that dreams can become a reality with a clear vision and the will to make it happen. She uses creativity based approaches to help you access and actualizate these visions.
Do you often find yourself putting your own dreams onto the back burner? Maybe you’ve been thinking about a career change or planning that dream trip. But, you haven’t done it. In this workshop you will have the time and space for yourself to pursue an idea, get over a creative block and solve that ongoing issue that’s been living inside your head. You will be lead on a creative experience where your dream is the star of the day. Paint Your Wildest Dreams blends intention, vision crafting, guided meditation, journaling and coaching to get clear on what you really want and use painting as a tool to start planning and manifesting your dreams into reality.
(No painting experience required. Created for all levels.)
Nature is our greatest muse, when we pause to see it as such. Discover that the same fundamental pictorial elements of a drawing are abundant in the trees, rocks and flowers. We will use the natural elements combined with imagination to create a piece of artwork organically created out of this rich, and inspiring experience.
WOMEN’S CIRCLE LEADER AND COACH
Kimmay Caldwell is an expert bra fitter with over 14 years of experience, a self-love coach, and a writer who supports people to say hurray inside, outside, and underneath™. She has shared her expertise and heart globally in over 100 press outlets, including The Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and more. Based in NYC, she travels around the world to spread her empowering message of self-love, including sharing unairbrushed images, and heart centered content.
Together we’ll create connection, set intentions, and open our hearts. Using guided meditation and other tools, we’ll take a step to find harmony with the divine masculine and feminine. Explore the theme of Tiny Revolutions: Unfurling the Soul of the World and uncover your values around a specific and rich life area.
MASTER PLANT BASED CHEF
Lauren is a certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator and loves to teach people about compassion and eating healthy through lectures, private chef events and food demonstrations. She holds a certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and a certification in Plant Based Cooking from the Rouxbe School of Cooking.
Are you trying to incorporate more plant-based foods in your diet? Do you feel overwhelmed when deciding what to cook or eat? Learn how to make delicious and nutritious meals and snacks including shortcuts and tips to enjoy better energy and mental clarity by fueling your brain and body optimally.
CO-FOUNDER AND PRODUCT FORMULATOR
Eileen Ray is co-founder, formulator, and creative director of Little Seed Farm, a sustainable farm in Tennessee. Together with her husband and farm team, she creates 100% natural, non-toxic, organic skincare, deodorant, and soaps sold around the world.
Elevate your approach to skin care with practices and techniques infused with self love and mindfulness. Empower through hands-on use of natural products and get inspired by Eileen’s knowledge of how to nurture this part of your daily life.
Bronwen Mayer Henry
PAINTER & OPEN HEART STUDIO FOUNDER
It was an unexpected path through Thyroid Cancer that led Bronwen to commit time to painting. Her art is an expression of prayer, meditation, hope and joy that she now shares through her Open Heart Studio workshops. She describes herself as “a person facing her fears with a brush”, and “choosing joy over perfection.”
At this session you’ll participate in an Open Heart workshop and spend time in meditative (silent) painting. We will explore strategies and inspiration to open your heart. Beginners welcome, this is about willingness and curiosity and courage…not experience, not skill. This is a sacred space to be vulnerable and open at the canvas, to be gentle with your heart, to find the freedom you long for.
FOUNDER OF MIRACULOUS MALAS AND INSPIRED YOGINI
Katie is a dedicated student of the healing arts and the incredible power of yoga, meditation and energy work. Having experienced first-hand the capacity of these healing practices, Katie set out to help others in the same way. Now as certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher, crystal alchemist, and holistic wellness coach, Katie founded Miraculous Malas and Inspired Yogini as vehicles to share these practices with others.
Through a hands-on workshop with Katie, discover the magic of mala beads. Learn about Japa mantra meditation and the ways in which mala beads can enhance your meditation practice, soothe anxiety, and help you connect to your highest self. Design and build your own mala bracelet with healing crystals and walk away with tools that will support and guide you in your mindfulness journey.
RELATIONSHIP COACH, ASTROLOGER
Lena found her purpose and calling in helping her clients develop personally and better their lives all around. As a certified relationship coach and Astrologer, Lena empowers people to create strength in their relationships, uncover roadblocks to happiness and find peace in their lives.
Lena will guide you in the art of observing, understanding and getting creative with your thoughts. This workshop utilizes the process of self-inquiry called “The Work”, which is designed to shift your stressful beliefs about life, other people, or yourself. Lena will teach you tools to help you understand and address the cause of problems with clarity. “The Work” is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind.
More info to come!
MEDIA TRAINING, PR AND PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH
Marcy Clark is Co-Founder of VitaminR, a Wellbeing and Creative Expression Consultancy. She’s a seasoned Self-Expression & Public Speaking Coach, a high level PR and Brand Strategy consultant for over a dozen years, and the creator of the ‘Vocal Clearings & Empowered Declarations’ workshop. Her work is grounded in the principles of storytelling, creativity, and “the body as instrument.” Marcy is a trained actress, yogi and bodyworker, certified in Reiki and experienced in meditative healing methodologies.
How we do one thing in life is often how we do everything. Many of us have habitual ways of speaking and using our voices that don’t tap into our full power. This freeing voice experience invites you to clear stuck vocal patterns and learn a radical self-care practice that empowers your voice and honors your emotional life. You will learn techniques for chakra alignment using specific sounds, self-massage, vocal warm ups and playing with receiving and sending sound energy. Walk away invigorated with daily practices to speak with more power, authority and joy.
WORLD MUSIC AND RHYTHM TEACHER
Donna Bostock is a music educator, in percussion, bass and ukulele. Donna’s passion for traditional world music genres is infused in the music/rhythms she plays and she is committed to inspiring and empowering adults and children in finding their personal connection to music. Donna has a unique way of bridging the relationship between healing and sound through music.
Awaken the rhythm in your soul through this group percussion experience. Learn traditional world music genres and be guided to share your spirit through sound. The power of the drum facilitates profound connection within yourself and celebrates the harmony when we come together. No experience necessary. Drums and other instruments are provided.
Rachel is an embodiment educator that guides women in turning on their sexy, soulful feminine essence through breath, emotion and movement. Her 20 years of experience in facilitating healing through yoga, massage, reflexology and hypnotherapy led her to her own reclamation of her feminine essence. She now empowers women to consciously cultivate a life changing relationship with their body, with all its curves and complexities, deepening their capacity for living with passion and depth.
Femme! is a passionate fusion of dance, sensual movement, meditation and celebration of the feminine. Using a variety of movement and musical styles including live drums, Femme! interweaves the influences of Dance Healing and Sensual Arts into a multi-sensory experience that opens the body to full self expression. Femme! is Emotional Healing, Primal Movement, Sensual Celebration created to hold all of your TOO MUCH! Come express yourself!
It is inherent in each of us and yet many of us don’t even know it is our birthright as women to feel good all the time! In this workshop we will uncover the things your body wants to say that words will never convey through awareness, movement, and emotion. You will learn how to keep your body erotically charged, enlivened and awakened in your powerful feminine form and unleash her clear voice giving you a road map to your life.
Maeve Doyle and Jessica Mergen
TRIBAL BELLYDANCERS & HENNA ARTISTS
Maeve co-founded Hipnosis in 2003 because she fell in love with the Tribal bellydance style after coming from a background in cabaret. She has studied with many well-known teachers over the years, and danced through three pregnancies. Bellydance has allowed her to embrace her femininity, find fellowship with other dancers and spark her creativity.
Jessica has been involved in the Philadelphia and tri-state area Bellydance community since she first discovered the dance in 2001. Through the years she has been involved in growing the Tribal Bellydance style through the troupe Hipnosis. Jess continues to study with local and world wide teachers and enjoys a particular focus on dancing with a sword. She enjoys the way that Tribal Bellydance brings women together towards a common goal and helps them discover beauty and skills they had only dreamed of.
Tribal style bellydance takes the roots of traditional bellydance fused with other world dances and allows women to dance in unison without choreography. This unique dance style encourages women to move their bodies in ways that they are not used to and gives permission to access the sensuality that is in all women regardless of age, shape or size. Let go of self-consciousness and self-criticism, and enjoy the moment! No dance experience is necessary, and movement limitations can be accommodated.
Decorate your beautiful body with Rise inspired designs or opt for your desired individual artistry. Henna will be offered throughout the weekend and also as scheduled individual sessions.
Rebecca Szymczak (Cardsy B)
TAROT READER AND CREATOR OF THE BADASS BITCHES TAROT DECK BY CARDSY B
Rebecca Szymczak-aka Cardsy B- is a NYC based fashion industry veteran, tarot reader and creator of the Badass Bitches Tarot deck. Through intuitive readings involving tarot, numerology and astrology she offers insight and healing to clients.
Cardsy B works with guided intuition, the archetypes and symbolism of the tarot combined with astrology and numerology to provide insightful in depth readings. Cardys B will offer 15min, 30min and 60min sessions including past, present, future insight, time frame and tarot constellation/birth chart work.
Curran Latchford BS, MS, LMT
BODY WORKER, OWNER OF GROUND LUMINOSITY EASTERN WELLNESS CENTER
As a bodyworker for 15 years, Curran encourages the body to heal in it’s own way. Being trained in both Western and Eastern Medicine gives her a unique perspective, allowing her to flip between the two and discern what is best for the client. An appointment may include any one or all of the therapies she is trained in.
Curran’s massage treatments will include one or a combination of Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai, Myofasia Release, and Cranio Sacral that relieve stress on the energetic, emotional and physical systems. These modalities are all eastern based and treat multiple layers of the body, down to the organ level, allowing the body to fully heal and feel the effects long after your session. You are fully dressed and no oils/lotions are used. The massage session will be customized to your current needs and state of your body, and is different for each person.
Qigong is an ancient form of exercise, sometimes called the father of tai chi. It is done mostly in standing position in order to gather energy, reduce blood pressure, and relax the nervous system. The movements are done slowly with purpose and control. In this way, the mind has the opportunity to connect with the fine tissues of the body and the body can reorient itself in space, allowing for a sense of clarity and peace.
LMT, NMT, PDMT, IPT, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Gilda uses her skilled bodywork experience to bring balance and integrity to the healing system that is facilitated when we are in alignment. She believes in turning off the cycle of flight or fight to the zen, digest and rest. Massage therapy, yoga and meditation aid in the neurological exchange so vital for our well-being. To compliment the art of her massage, Gilda uses kinesio taping and cupping to achieve a longer lasting result. She also highly recommends yoga, dance and self care to maintain the bodywork you will receive.
Gilda’s Deep Healing Massage treatments combine deep tissue modalities, craniosacral and myofascial, yoga therapy and osteopathic positional release therapy, including Neuromuscular therapy and SMRT. She intuitively tailors to the needs of the body and spirit she is working with.
PSYCHIC INTUITIVE HEALER AND MEDIUM
Dannah lives in Woodstock NY and is the Staff Intuitive at some of the most prestigious spiritual centers in the United States: The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, The Menla Mountain Retreat Center (owned by Tibet House, USA, the Dalai Lama’s organization), in Phoenicia, NY, and at Woodstock Healing Arts. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and extensive training including Advanced Mediumship with both Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell & one-on-one training with Erin Pavlina as a Professional Intuitive. She also trained and is certified with Brian Weiss in Past Life Regression Techniques.
Dannah uses photos and personal connection to receive information for and about you. Information may be about you, your partners, children, emotional issues, talents, & life challenges. Dannah is extremely accurate and the messages she shares give clarity and guidance on how to heal, deal and move forward in your life and relationships with more joy and satisfaction. Please bring photos on your phone of anyone you wish to discuss and receive guidance on.
Megan Conover, Licensed Acupuncturist, is located in Wayne, PA at Healing Place Acupuncture. She incorporates functional nutrition and coaching with her treatments to gain optimal results with her patients. Megan specializes in women’s health, pain conditions, and cosmetic acupuncture. Megan can also be found to incorporate crystals, card readings, and guided meditations in treatments for those who are looking for a more esoteric experience.
Megan offers an array of acupuncture treatments: 75 min Cosmetic Acupuncture, 60 min Women’s Health Acupuncture and 60 min Small Group Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is recognized to be effective in treating a wide variety of health issues; pain and inflammation relief, organ function support, energy restoration, improving mobility, calming the mind and promoting the body’s natural healing process and overall well-being.
CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Deb Ross is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist for 15 years practicing Chinese Medicine in NYC and Westchester. She holds a master’s degree from Touro College in Traditional Chinese Medicine, focusing on acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Tui Na. What inspires her the most about Chinese Medicine is its ability to see each person as a unique individual. It acknowledges all of our experiences such as past and/or chronic health issues, childhood illnesses, stress, eating habits, physical injuries and other lifestyle choices as major influencers in our current state of health, allowing us to create a treatment plan that works specifically for each person.
Spend some time understanding yourself from a Chinese Medicine perspective, where your body, mind, spiritual soul are viewed as one. Discover if you have imbalances and how to recalibrate yourself with acupuncture, as well as lifestyle & dietary advice to keep yourself integrated after your session. After our acupuncture session, Deb will do some Qi healing, energy & chakra alignment — leaving with you some insightful information about your chakras & offer you words of inspiration, a crystal and a mantra to keep you inspired and focused.