Seven-day Women’s Empowerment Rite of Passage Retreat
Whether Adolescent to Teen, Teen to Young Adult, Young Adult to Responsibility, or Virgin to Involved, Single to Married, Child to Mother, Married to Divorced, Working to Retiring, this Rite of Passage Retreat will support you on your path. While originally created to support young women going through a rite of passage or transition…..women of ANY AGE are welcome!
Depending on your needs, the topics will be custom tailored to your specific transition and will include: Self-Esteem, Menstruation or Menopause Nutrition, Relationships, Sexuality, Fertility Cycles, Powerful choices, Sacred Creation, Spirituality, Self-Mastery, Creativity, Intuition, Wisdom….
This is the information and experience we wish we had all had as we went through our own transitions. You will emerge stronger, clearer, more confident, happier and equipped to step forward on your journey of life.
This retreat is designed as a private retreat which can be done alone…or you gather your friends and do it together (price will vary). And, while we designed this as a seven day experience, we can do portions of it in one, two or more days. If you live locally, it can be spread out over time, rather than an intensive.
Arrive and Get Settled
A practitioner-guided walk along one of Maui’s most beautiful beaches! A beautiful way to get oriented to Maui and your retreat, while greeting the day and being caressed by the soft saltwater breezes of Maui’s beautiful North Shore. Time for self-guided walks on your own can also be added to your itinerary. In this session you will be introduced to the retreat experience, explained the process of personal growth and change, guided to set your intentions and to begin the process of letting go of that which is no longer serving you. You will be introduced to the personal growth principles that will quicken your understanding and deepen your experience.
11:00-1:00 Insight to Self and Six Essential Life Skills with Eve
this session we explore a deep understanding of the human spirit and the ego mind, and tools for accessing our authentic essence, inner wisdom and sense of self-esteem. It seems that sense self-esteem diminishes over time such that by the time we are young adults many of us are essentially crippled by our negative self-talk, lack of confidence and the unconscious manipulative behaviors that ensue. This session will deepen your understanding and compassion for the human experience, provide a clear understanding of the ego’s misguided attempts to protect us and teach you how to turn your self-esteem around. This session will both deepen your understanding of yourself, and anyone else you are in relationship with. This will begin-or strengthen- the journey of self-love and authenticity, which is the first ingredient to a harmonious, sustainable relationship. The Six Essential Life Skills should be a part of everyone’s personal practice for accessing wisdom, making decisions and aligning our behavior with our goals. Whether applied to relationships, work or simply one’s personal well-being, mastering these essential skills allow you to master yourself.
1:15-2:15 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 Relationship With Self with Eve
Self-esteem is the foundation of all relationships. In this session you will explore your current state of esteem and assess which areas to focus on. Self-esteem is not something you seek outside of yourself, it is simply a matter of learning to reinterpret and retrain the self-talk of the ego mind. Take a deep look at where you are now, and where you want to be. This session will set you on the path.
3:30-5:00 Deep into the Labyrinth with Eve
While many understand the labyrinth as a walking mediation, the labyrinth is actually a rich field of metaphor for deeply understanding ourselves. The way of the winding path offers a mirror into which we can see ourselves and a blue-print for understanding the human spirit. Through a mix of information, a deepening perspective, the labyrinth walk and journaling processes, this promises to be a powerful experience.
Time for dinner, journaling, reflecting and integrating the day. Exercises will be offered for home practice.
Moontime YogaTM is a practice for women in all stages and phases of reproduction from the Maiden and the Mother to the Wild Woman and the Crone. It is an invitation to practice yoga in a soft feminine way that honors your body as a temple for the cycle of life, death and rebirth. This practice is designed as a journey inside connecting to the wisdom and love of the feminine heart and womb. Instruction for several major acupressure points to help relieve imbalances associated with menstruation is also included along with essential oil therapy.
1:00-3:00 Clarity Coaching and Nutritional Guidance with Danielle
Retreats are often sought at times of transition while seeking clarity, this session assists in making decisions and mapping out the next steps of your spiritual journey so that you leave equipped with a practice you can implement daily. Through guided imagery and life coaching, you will be guided through a deep process of self-discovery and offered additional tools for self-healing and decision making. You will depart your session with a deeper sense of clarity and the ability to apply that clarity to any circumstances that come up.
Take an honest inventory of your diet and ways of daily living that create your overall health and well-being. Learn effective strategies for transitioning away from pain and suffering while moving toward joy, ease, and lasting change in how you eat, sleep and manage stress in your life.
Through combined gifts and modalities of intuitive guidance, wisdom and Emotional Freedom Technique, our practitioner will help you rewire the way you think and what you attract. Adopt new ways of thinking, seeing yourself and co-creating your life.
Dinner and Free Time
9:00-12:00 Understanding Relationships with Eve
Relationships, we are all either trying to get into one, get out of one, understand one, improve one or heal from one. Relationships often turn out to be ego battle ships instead of an authentic expression of love. In this session relationships dynamics will be explored along with an introduction to powerful and practical tools for transcending the ego, aligning your words, thoughts and actions with what you want to create. The information shared will deepen your insight into your own behavior and your partners and instill you with greater compassion and understanding.
Whether you have questions about sex, birth control, right/wrong, we will do our best to explain, answer questions and guide you to know your own values, and be able to make decisions that support your well-being.
3:00-5:00 Intellectual Foreplay (or Creating Healthy Relationships)—Making the right choice in partners and being the right choice as partners. We tend to pick our partners by “looks good and feels good” without taking the time to find out if they are good. We even ask more questions about a car or a house than we do about a partner or potential partner. This session will guide you through the art of values clarification, identifying your non-negotiables and learning how to ask the critical questions in the realm of love.
8:30-9:30 Moontime Yoga Practice with Chrissy
A deepening of your practice
10:00-12:00 Gemcomb Meditation and Chakra Balancing with Danielle
Gemcombs, combs made of various semi-precious gemstones assist the process of transformation in both subtle and powerful ways when combined with relaxation and meditation to restore balance to your body, mind and spirit. Our bodies come equipped with energy centers called Chakras—and when they are aligned and balanced they hum and vibrate in unison supporting our wellness—both physically and emotionally. When they get out of sync, things can get more challenging. This session is designed to awaken, open, activate, balance and align the chakras to work in perfect harmony.
1:00-2:00 Essential Oils and Aromatherapy — Uplift and Balance Mind & Body! This session is a wonderful primer for anyone waiting to integrate oils into their everyday life. Aromatherapy uses absolutely PURE plant based essential oils to treat physical, emotional, mental and spiritual ailments. We will explore 12 oils in depth, from their origins to their everyday uses for regenerating, releasing, relaxing and rejuvenating. This can be both a treatment-based and education-based session, teaching you to utilize essential oils at home for their on-going and long lasting effects in your life. Your practitioner will customize the theme to meet any specific needs, such as oils for Immune and Respiratory & Emotional support, oils for Musculoskeletal Pain, oils for Grounding, or any theme requested. Client will leave with an informative aromatherapy book, essential oil samples, a customized roll on & a spritzer for immediate use.
2:15-5:30 Adventure in Awareness Hike Combined with Creative Self-Discovery and Expression through Journal Writing
Guided nature experiences and beach walks, combined with spiritual awareness. Nature is an amazing teacher. As a practitioner guided hike, available for any fitness level, this session will take you on a journey through the beautiful and varied rain forest of Maui. But perhaps more importantly, you will be guided to heighten your awareness of your own senses, and discover the depth of the present moment—something you can access anytime, anywhere. We will stop at a delightful spot and begin an exploration of journaling. Through a process of writing and drawing with the non-dominant hand, you will be guided to explore several different aspects of yourself and improving your access to your higher self where intuition, creativity, and understanding are sourced. This bypasses the ego mind and allows you to heal old wounds. We also offer excellent creative journalling sessions, blasting through “writer’s block,” and guiding you to discover yourself and express yourself through writing and drawing.
Receive direct guidance from your own guides and discover what it is you need to know. Our practitioner can access a council of guides, (hers and your own) and deliver their message to you to assist you in making sense of whatever is happening in your life and to make new choices if needed. Remove the veils between you and your guardians! Our practitioner follows the reading with energy work to clear any obstacles you may have that cause you to get stuck, assisting you in fully stepping forward on your own Heart Path with greater clarity and insight.
9:00-12:00 Sacred Mandala Creation and Nature Time
Mandalas are circular designs which represent the wholeness of life & remind us all of our place in the intricately woven web of existence. Creating colorful flower mandalas is a meditative act which offers the opportunity to slow down, shift analytical mind into creative awareness, and access the healing beauty & wisdom of Nature. We all tend to suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder, this session will remind you that any time you feel depleted, or in despair, you can plug into nature and recharge.
1:30-3:30 Intuitive Guidance and Energy Clearing with Hoku — Receive direct guidance from your own guides and discover what it is you need to know. Our practitioner can access a council of guides, (hers and your own) and deliver their message to you to assist you in making sense of whatever is happening in your life and to make new choices if needed. Remove the veils between you and your guardians! Our practitioner follows the reading with energy work to clear any obstacles you may have that cause you to get stuck, assisting you in fully stepping forward on your own Heart Path with greater clarity and insight.
In the integration session the practitioner will assist you in connecting the dots between all of your sessions to ensure you have a deep understanding of your experience, a practice, skills and tools for taking powerful and positive next steps on your journey through life. The process of change will be explained so that you deeply understand how to step back onto your chosen path when you have seemingly fallen (or been pushed) off. You will depart fully empowered to implement the experiences, insights and lessons from your retreat into your everyday life. The integration session is designed to assist you in pulling all the pieces of your retreat together and ensuring that you have a clear practice for maintaining your strength and balance when you get home.
Depart refreshed, renewed and ready to step powerfully forward on your heart path!