Previous Full Moon Retreat Workshops
We are honored to present a selection of workshops from our talented team of Wise Women. Each unique class will be available on an alternating A and B schedule so that every retreat participant will have the opportunity to attend all offerings. Classes cover a variety of topics ranging from raw foods and juicing, to meditation and creativity. In addition to these incredible Wise Women workshops you will be treated to daily meditation and/or yoga.
Join us under the Full Moon surrounded by rolling hills, meadows, woods and water. By creating a safe container of love and mutual respect women will come together for healing, learning and growing. Ancient matriarchal societies "Wise Women" passed down their knowledge and skills to their sisters and daughters. For 3 days in October these "Wise Women" will do the same.
Nourish body, mind and spirit by learning about Herbal Medicine, Frame Drum Wisdom, Juicing and Raw Foods. Connect and create through Art, Weaving and Animal Totems. Move your body with Yoga and Sacred Communal Dance and go within during daily meditation. On Saturday evening join your sisters in Sacred Cacao Ceremony.We will sing our songs of sisterhood under the Full Moon.
Coming October 2, 2020
Collage Your Intentions
At the beginning of the retreat you will set an intention and during our art making time you will create a collage that will help to set that intention more deeply. We will take a moment during our workshop to embody how that intention feels and express it through our facial expressions and body language. We will capture the feelings of our intentions through photography and use copies of these photographs to create a collage. We will also use a variety of paper, images and paint.
Sacred Communal Dance
Join A.M. founder Gabrielle Saliba for a rhythmic celebration of sisterhood as we dance together in honor of the goddess in each of us. This will be a fun, joyful experience as you are lead through ensemble movement in the style of sacred fire dances, festival gatherings and folk movement. No experience is necessary to revel in this embodiment of the communal divine.
Reclaim Your Voice ~ Reclaim Your Life
Join us as we explore the mystery of sound through the ancient wisdom of the frame drum. Together we will learn to sound, sing and chant into the frame drum creating a beautiful, “other worldly” resonance. As we each connect with the drum, we find the beauty, strength and power of our own unique voice. A natural resource you were born with that can aid in deep meditation, relaxation and presence.
Creating an intentional Toning Practice
This year we will tap into the power of intention, creating sounds designed to change our individual and collective vibration. Co-creating and manifesting in our lives in ancient mystical ways. You will be encouraged to create a sounding practice that will assist you on your unfolding life journey ahead.
Frame drums will be provided for the gathering.
No drumming or musical experience is required.
“Toning is an activity that releases and allows the natural flow of energy to move through one’s body” – Tuning the Human Instrument by Steven Halpern
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers useful insights into the cyclical patterns that we notice in both the natural world and our bodies during the different seasons of the year. Becoming familiar with these patterns can inform the choices we make and have a significant impact on our person health stories.
Shifts between seasons offer us a unique opportunity to assess our personal place within the cycle of the year, what lessons we have to learn from the season we are exiting and to step fully into the next season positioned to benefit from its gifts and minimize potential disharmony.
In this interactive workshop, we will explore the patterns associated with the shift from late summer into autumn, raise awareness of symptoms we are most likely to experience during this time, and learn techniques and herbal allies that can support us to stay balanced and healthy during this phase of the year.
You Are a Goddess. Now Eat Like One!
This isn’t a "cooking class", but rather this workshop wants to help encourage and re-educate the way we think when it comes to our diet, and how easy (and adventurous!) good health can be, by simply introducing more living, raw foods and herbs into our daily lives.
What's the difference between juicing and blending veggies? Should you do a juice cleanse? How can you heal many health conditions through juicing and a raw food diet? How can you incorporate more whole foods conveniently into your daily (and sometimes hectic!) life? It’s easier than you think! You don’t have to stop eating your favorite foods immediately, but it is interesting that once you start eating clean, you won’t want to go back to the old standard American diet, as your taste buds actually come back to life!
Kim Collins healed her breast cancer through a raw food diet, special herbs, and other radical alternative protocols and is a living example of how you can take charge, change habits, and heal through natural food and herbs, without pharmaceuticals. She will discuss her journey and how she cured her cancer WITHOUT chemotherapy, radiation or hormones, thus saving her immune system.
This will be an open discussion so that you can ask questions about how Kim beat cancer naturally and also get a better sense of where to begin on your journey to a new you. Take your power back! It is up to us to respect and create our sacred body temple to live in, so that we can enjoy life to the fullest.
The Mayans and Aztecs use Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. In its purest form it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and so much more.
CONNECTION WITH HIGHER SELF
CONNECTION WITH BODY
FEELING OF ONENESS
FEMALE MALE ENERGY BALANCE
IMPROVED ENERGY PRACTICES
CONNECTION TO HIGHER DIMENSIONS
GUIDANCE AND CLARITY
As chocolate connects you with your heart, it also connects you with something bigger…. God, the Universe, Spirit, your higher self, whatever you want to call it. That space you enter when you appreciate a phenomenal sunset.
During Chocolate Ceremonies, people connect with deep feelings of bliss, love and joy – their FLOW!
They sometimes journey through a variety of emotions which are stuck – these may have caused illness, repetitive patterns, conflict, confusion, lack of abundance, love and basic lack of joy and fulfillment in their lives. They gain deep realizations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take.
There’s often wondrous ‘aha’ moments on why certain things have been a perceived ‘problem’ and how. This fresh start empowers them to step into their power in a way they have never experienced. (often with them using Chocolate in their work).
The Spirit of Cacao is one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan Deities. Cacao is ‘The water that runs through the heart’. Chocolate is a Sacred, Medicinal, Psychoactive plant (NOT PSYCHEDELIC or caffeinated), Theobroma or cacao means “Food of the Gods”. Theo-God / Broma-Food.
We will prepare cacao as the indigenous have for thousands of years and share our stories and songs together. We will allow the sacred nourishing effects of this mother plant to rejuvenate and connect us to our higher self’s bringing to us a sense of clarity of purpose.
Weaving is technique of fabric production. It consists of intertwining of two separate yarns or threads at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. Those two threads are called warp and the weft. Fabric is usually woven on a loom which is a device that holds the warp threads in place while weft is woven through them.
Humans know about weaving since Paleolithic era. Flax weavings are found in Fayum, Egypt, dating from around 5000 BC. First popular fiber in ancient Egypt was flax, which was replaced by wool around 2000 BC. By the beginning of counting the time weaving was known in all the great civilizations.
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& Chakra Balancing
Join me for a Reiki energy healing session as we check and balance out the “Life Force” that naturally flows through your body, as well as give your chakras an alignment. Think of this as an energy tune up!
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted (stress, negative thoughts), it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
I am a certified Reiki Master as well as a certified crystal energy healer with extensive knowledge on the chakra system. I infuse all three of these modalities, along with my intuition as a natural healer, into each session. After your tune up, I will leave you with exercises, pranayama work, and other health tips that you can use in your daily life to keep your balance in check.
Private Tarot Reading:
With Rachel Leigh
Cost: $45 / 30-45 minute session
Contact Rachel Leigh at to sign up for a private Tarot Reading
at the 2018 Wise Women Fall Retreat
For over 20 years, Rachel Leigh has used tarot divination and her gift of clairsentience to council those who seek clarity and guidance. As owner of Holy Rose Intuative Arts, she offers warmth and understanding to all of her clients and hopes to bring peace through their readings.
You can follow holyrosenashville on Instagram
or visit www.holyrosenashville.com to make an appointment.
Photo credit: Kevin Schlatt Photography
Private Reiki & Sound Vibration Massage Session
Reiki Master & Sound Healing Clinician
A deep Reiki and sound immersion experience.
Through the subtle energies of Reiki, drum vibrations, vocalization, and soothing soundscapes, your body, mind, emotions and spirit will be transported to a place of deep relaxation and comfort. Release blocked energies and feel renewed and rejuvenated in a vibrant, energetic way.
Private Reiki &
Sound Vibration Massage Session
Cost: $75 / 45 minutes
To sign up for a session, contact Karen Renée at FrameDrumWisdom@gmail.com
or call 615-812-1741
Sign up quickly as sessions fill up fast.
Holistic Health Astrology
Holism has been hijacked! In a world of hashtags and buzzwords, this term seems to have become connected with ego/identity and often doesn’t imply the full spectrum of Holism. Through my own self healing and courses of study, I have come to understand this philosophy in depth and believe that sickness and shortcomings are our greatest spiritual gifts. What we perceive to be blockages, fears, challenges, stale patterns, and bad habits are actually our doorways into our own spiritual evolution.
In one-on-one and group sessions, I use a variety of disciplines including astrology, nutrition and detox counseling, reiki, affirmative prayer, and meditation to bring awareness to your daily experience and promote healing.
Holistic Health Astrology:
Cost: $50 / 30 minutes
(includes personal natal chart review before meeting)
Please pre-schedule your Holistic Astrology Session by contacting
Lindsay Hazelwood: or 615-478-4288