Rise Gatherings

Workshops & Classes

We bring 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 more facilitators are added to the lineup throughout the year.

Types of Activities

We have 3 types of activities for you to enjoy over the course of the weekend:


Classes are NEW! and unlimited, with a variety of options, like movement and meditation, with plenty of scheduled opportunities.


Pre-register for 4 workshops, each 1.5 -2 hour immersive experiences to support your overall health and well-being.


Pre-register for individual treatment sessions with one of our gifted practitioners for an additional fee.



Ilia Stranko


Ilia Stranko is the founder of “Spiritually Curious” a workshop series that equips modern soul seekers with the spiritual tools & knowledge they need to embrace their journey while learning how to connect deeply with their own inner wisdom. Ilia also works with individuals one on one as a mentor with her Signature Soul Sessions as well as through Past Life Regression Therapy. She is a former Social Worker who has trained under Dr. Brian Weiss, she is also a Reiki Master, Craniosacral Practitioner, Somatic Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist and co-creator of “Living Your Vision”. Ilia is based in Philadelphia and the mama of twin boys.

If you have been longing for more practical spiritual tools and have a strong desire to go deeper into your personal practice this workshop is for you! There’s so much to discover on our spiritual journey. Each thing we learn brings us closer to our personal truth, each tool we incorporate is another gift along the way.  Learn all about pendulums and the importance of smudging as well as how to create a grid and more. 

Cheldin Barlatt Rumer


As CEO of i-g creative and the Executive Producer & Host of This is it TV, Cheldin Barlatt Rumer has spent close to two decades creating, managing and executing strategic grassroots marketing campaigns for clients within an array of various lifestyle industries. Cheldin continues her commitment to communication and marketing education by telling and sharing entrepreneurial stories through her daily digital talk show, This is it TV. Through this online program, small business owners have the opportunity to find their marketing voice while promoting their products and services. In addition, Cheldin is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia where she instructs undergraduate students in the art of Personal Branding.

Cheldin wants to inspire business owners to no longer whisper their wishes but in fact – scream their dreams. Rumer’s captivating “Scream Your Dream” workshop shares specific confidence building tactics and realistic communication methods, that guests can use on a daily basis. These tools will aid attendees in finding their marketing voice and arm them with the courage needed to share their unique messages with the world – in useful and productive way. Whether it be online or offline, Rumer provides helpful techniques that can be implemented immediately into day to day conversations and promotional campaigns.

Marie Friedman


Marie Friedman is a Certified Buti® Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Teacher, and Holistic Health Coach with a passion for awakening women to their feminine power. Her journey progressed from a fascination with exercise and the body to diving into the mind and soul studying spirituality, energy therapy, and the Divine Feminine for the past 5 years.  It is her great pleasure to connect with like-minded women desiring sisterhood, spiritual growth, and a holistic lifestyle. Marie is a mama to 2 little girls and runs a stucco remediation business alongside her husband. 

A high energy dynamic yoga practice that intuitively blends primal movement with cardio bursts and vibration to tone the body – physical, emotional + energetic. This combo brings your soul workout to life! Music guides the beat and blended movement forces you out of your head and into your body in order to experience true self-love and acceptance. In Buti® we sweat with intention, find freedom in movement, and feel empowered on and off the mat.

A safe space created for women to be seen, heard, celebrated and supported. An opportunity to go beyond the surface of things, we will honor the deepest part of ourselves, ignite our personal power, and reclaim sacred sisterhood. We’ll explore spiritual topics, practice tools for self-love, move our bodies, share authentically, and steep in the magic that unfolds when women come together.

Margot Schulman

Margot Schulman is an Activist, Author, Facilitator and Love, Sex & Relationship Coach with over 16 years of experience coaching individuals to create peace, freedom and love in their lives. Margot specializes in helping people build a rock solid foundation of trust, acceptance and love for themselves and then walk that outwards to exponentially expand the joy and ease they experience in every close relationship in their lives. Known as the “Love Activist” and as the founder of the Choose Love Movement, Margot is the author of “Choose Love: A Simple Path to Healthy, Joyful Relationships.”

Discover simple practices to infuse more passion into every area of your life (including the bedroom!) Participants will learn how to experience more pleasure and turn on throughout their everyday lives as well as during intimate experiences by gently strengthening their connection with their own bodies.

Join Margot for a movement practice that energizes your body, invigorates your spirit and allows joyful and playful connection both within yourself and with your fellow dancers. Feel a delightful expansion of freedom and confidence in your body! No previous dance experience necessary!

Julie Wu

RAD Roller Educator

Julie began her journey in the research field, investigating mechanisms of various forms of Diabetes and Cancer in the lab environment. Seeing health and wellness as a more holistic endeavor, she took a right turn and became a classically trained Five- Element Acupuncturist. She began the practice of yoga during her training and wanting to dive deeper into anatomy and movement, and now teaches myofascial release workshops nationally and internationally as a lead ambassador for RAD rollers, a company that creates high quality myofascial release tools and education.

Use the RAD Muscle Flushing kit to target and release overused areas, enhance range of motion, and massage areas of tension. Lift the load from your shoulders, hips and back leaving you feeling relaxed and lighter.

Kori Burkholder


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.)


Uncover the reasons why you might be feeling the career blah’s and discover new inspiration. This workshop reveals areas of growth in your current work situation to start upleveling your career NOW, use your values to make any hard career and life decisions confidently, connect to a deeper sense of purpose, and clarify what you will be working towards next.  No more spinning your wheels and feeling stuck, walk away feeling refreshed with a new vision that’s aligned with your purpose and values.

Marie Jasmin

 Inspirational Movement Coach

Marie inspires all to be the best they can be within themselves and knows that movement is a quality that truly makes us all shine. Her dedication to promoting wellness through group fitness classes has been ongoing within NYC for the past two decades.  All of her classes are stirred with passion and naturally unleash joy, confidence, strength and creativity! It’s through her own personal gains of listening to her body, battling being overweight and developing an overwhelming sense of self security that created her desire to be an inspirational movement coach to all.  Leave it to Marie to tell you, “Marie loves you because you are here taking care of you!”

Experience a fun-filled total body workout that will have you embrace your own strength and challenge you to extend yourself further. This class has you using your own body weight and optional props for a true full body exercise experience. It is open to all levels for we are all our own masterpieces evolving!

Kimmay Caldwell


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.

Uncover your confidence, stand in your power and learn to love yourself! Join Kimmay for a transformative experience as she guides you in finding peace, ease, vibrancy and even a little sexiness! Explore why women often feel a disconnect between our inner and outer lives and discover tools and guidance for shining your light. Do it all with Kimmay in a fun and playful experience that makes you say “hurray!”

Lauren Houser


Lauren combines the best of conventional and holistic medicine to deliver cutting edge care to her patients. Her mission is to educate and provide patients with the tools and support to achieve true wellness.  A board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience,  Lauren completed a 2 year integrative medicine fellowship at the prestigious Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.  She is an active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and has participated in advanced functional medicine training.

Our gut is colonized with trillions of bacteria that help us digest food, modulate our immune system and synthesize vitamins. This community of microbes called the microbiome is essential in keeping us safe and feeling well. We will explore our body’s digestive system and how its balance is linked to energy levels, hormone balance, systemic inflammation and even mood. We will discuss the importance of the microbiome, integrative and functional testing, 5R approach to healing your gut and practical nutrition and lifestyle tips to optimize your gut health.

An integrative medicine approach to improving brain fog, lifting your mood and boosting your metabolism. Your thyroid gland plays a major role in metabolism, growth and development, cognitive function and bone health. Explore how an integrative and functional medicine approach can comprehensively evaluate and optimize your thyroid function.

Katie Belfi


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.

Susan Padron


Susan Padron is an intuitive personal stylist, who helps women discover their personal style through their unique personalities. She guides women to shift the energy in their lives, so that they can love how they show up in their world.

Discover how visible you are as a unique individual in the clothes you choose to wear! Through this unique and fun experience you will learn more about who you are, who you want to be, and how all of that relates to your clothing. Susan will provide guidance that supports you as the individual that you are.

Marcy Clark


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.

Envision finding the exact right words and feeling seen and understood in your brand for the first time. With creative visualization, movement, improv and tapping into “the hive mind” you will explore a joyful, relaxing, fun, completely unique approach to branding. In this workshop you will create a touchstone for yourself – clarity about how you are seen in your greatness even before you open your mouth – so you gain confidence to close deals and move away from over-explaining yourself and your worth.

Donna Bostock


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.

Erin Taylor


Erin Taylor is a PCI Certified Parent Coach, movtivational speaker, host of the Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids podcast and a mother of four. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and is the author of Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting.

Explore how your own triggers impact your relationships with all your loved ones – partners, children, siblings, parents – and how an enhanced awareness of yourself leads to more loving, meaningful and productive relationships.

Janet Philbin


Janet’s unique eclectic style combines her years of clinical counseling, parent coaching, hypnosis, spirituality and energy work. Janet has a private practice providing psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. She is an expert in helping her clients uncover and heal the issues of the inner child which are influencing their adult life.

Alexa Rosenthal

Entrepreneur & Positive Psychology Practitioner

Alexa Rosenthal is a creative entrepreneur, vulnerability junkie, and seeker of all things that make her laugh. Founder of the Be You Be Sure Project, Marketing Director to Costa Rican music and arts experience Envision Festival, business owner to Moby Works Creative, & Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Alexa doesn’t half-ass things. She’s dedicated to getting real, working hard, and showing up exactly how she is, so others can do the same.

Move, learn & connect as Alexa guides you to explore your edges and inquire what true freedom means. Using powerful tools from Positive Psychology, Dance Therapy, and Writing you are invited on a journey to drop into your self and into what is true. Learn how to get to your truth so you can lead from that place first. This is where Freedom lies.        

Cut through the noise and gain clarity and confidence in this special experience just for young women. Alexa shares wisdom and tools  for getting to know yourself, being you, and being sure. Based on Positive Psychology and Alexa’s cross country road trip to make a documentary interviewing 250 millenials, this workshop supports young women on their journey to their greatest selves.

Karen Benvenuti

Art and Design Instructor

Karen is a trained artist and designer from New Jersey who specializes in teaching how to make beautiful projects from mostly natural and re-cycled materials. She is also a fine artist, product stylist, textile designer and muralist. Karen’s love for nature and beauty is revealed in her work and her teaching.

Have fun and ignite your creativity with these nature infused crafting projects. Return home with your inspired masterpieces. These crafting projects require no prior experience – All levels welcome!

Macrame Feather Wall Hanging  This gorgeous on trend piece of art is made using soft cotton string and a bit of nature. You will learn how to create these amazing feathers with a tying technique. 

Rock Painting and Wrapping  Rock painting and wrapping is a such a relaxing art. You can hand paint your rock or use a stencil! Hold it in your hand to feel the serenity and creativity you created!

Felt Flower Wreath  Make a beautiful wreath for you or someone you love using felt and natural materials. You will be amazed how creative you can really be! 

Tami Astorino


Rise Co-Founder Tami loves to connect people to themselves, each other, and nature. Her 25 year career facilitating meaningful, brave and transformative experiences has led her to Rise where she shares her gifts and creates opportunities for others to do the same. 

Leave your stresses behind as you journey into the forest and reconnect with Nature as well as your true nature. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, forest bathing is a transformative experience that is proven to increase health and restore wellbeing. Move through simple invitations to slow down, walk in silence, connect to the elements, and deepen your relationship with Mother Earth. Explore nature with a new lens and find wholeness in the company of trees. You’ll come away feeling refreshed and equipped with simple daily nature connection rituals to support you on your path.

End your evening with a candlelit stretch in your PJ’s. Gently relax into the earth and your breath and release a deep sigh before drifting off to bed.



Curran Latchford BS, MS, LMT


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.

Dannah Chaifetz


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.

Spirit guides are archetypal/symbolic teachers that guide you on your path. Dannah will lead a meditation where you can have access to and meet your spirit guides and have an opportunity to ask them for guidance and information. Journaling, discussion, and opportunities to ask Dannah questions provide unique insights into yourself and will create an opening into the amazing spirit realm.

Megan Conover


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.

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