We are excited (and honored) to introduce you to our team of incredible Wise Women!
Scroll down to read about these modern day Wise Women who are bringing their voices, their stories and their wisdom to the world today.
We hope you will join us for this incredible retreat where we will
Unleash the Wild Woman Within
Founder of Wise Women Full Moon Retreat
Retreat Leader, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Hag Stone Creation
Jennifer Harvard, founder of The Wise Women Full Moon Retreat and The Goddess Craft Market launched Gaia Sisterhood in 2017 as a way for women to gather in a safe and nurturing environment where they could create, explore and heal. Gaia Sisterhood honors and celebrates the divine in every woman through:
-Annual Wise Women Retreats for those wishing for an immersive experience
-Deep Magic Studies for those wishing to dive deeper into their own work-Seasonal Wheel of the Year Gatherings for seasoned retreat goers as well as those new to women's spirituality.
Jennifer is Divine Feminine Circle & Retreat Facilitator, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Healer, Aromatherapist, Breathwork Coach, Priestess of the Sacred Grove, and an artist. Her work of inclusion has opened doors to the work of the Divine Feminine to women from all walks of life. She invites you to explore the website or follow her on social media for more information.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Ignite the Wild, Cacao Ceremony
Kim Collins is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Herbalist, Health Coach, Energy Healer and High Priestess
Kim has studied natural health and nutrition for over 25 years, including Ayurveda, herbalism, yoga and mysticism. She is a certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, herbalist, an ordained High Priestess and is a current student in shamanism. Kim specializes in the use of herbs, vitamins, lifestyle, natural substances and techniques for supporting good health.
A bit about her more recent HERstory: In 2012, when Kim Collins healed her aggressive breast cancer diagnosis through natural holistic means and diet, her life path as a healer which she was already practicing became fully realized.
Because of her own personal experience of healing her cancer naturally, others were curious and called upon her for help when their current western medicine had seemed to fail. She felt compelled to help others that seemed drawn to her commitment and natural ability to understand the many different holistic protocols that are used in treating all sorts of health deficiencies, not just cancer. For years she did this without charging a dime to help others through their health crisis. From this experience, Kim chose the path as a holistic health consultant and energy healer to spread the word of natural healing, speaking out against the over use of traditional toxic pharmaceutical therapies. She more recently became certified as a clinical hypnotherapist and melds this into her energy work to help her clients heal on a deeper level.
You can read more about Kim's Igniting the Wild workshop in this downloadable PDF.
The Power of the Diving Feminine and Gathering of Women
Born and raised in the hills of Kentucky, Fairlight Hubbard grew up in a culture rich with the art and traditions of Matriarchal mountain women, passed down generationally. One of the prized arts of her people is plant medicine. Living off the grid and self sufficient, days were spent learning arts not simply for function, but also for tradition and transmission of the culture. It is in this time period that Fairlight learned the art of working with our plant kingdoms... growing, foraging and harvesting the medicine of our land.
This inherited plant medicine from her family and the mountains has come full circle in the past two years as Fairlight transitioned into her roots once more and started an organic farm. Since its legalization on a national level, she has also been able to grow one of natures most prized medicinal flowers... hemp.
Hemp is a healer and helper for our bodies and our planet. The countless uses for hemp make it an important plant for us to befriend and to incorporate into our daily lives. In the off season of farming, Fairlight has spent her time formulating new medicinal offerings with her line The Flower Key and educating about hemp and other powerful plants.
I believe yoga can lessen suffering for the mind, body and spirit, for all stages of life, for every body.
Brooke found yoga in 2010 while completing her Masters Degree in Counseling, hoping for a good workout, but also discovered the mental health benefits of yoga as well. This led to a love of yoga that has grounded her in difficult times and will continue to do so throughout her lifetime.
Brooke completed her 200hr YTT in Hatha Yoga in 2022 and enjoys teaching classes that draws on her dance background by connecting the breath with fluid movement. She also likes to incorporate her knowledge of the chakra energy centers, crystals, and moon phases. Her experience as a Licensed Counselor creates a calm and soothing environment that is inclusive for all.
My goal is to create a brave space for people to show up for themselves, as they are, and take time to care for their mind, body and spirit. It is my hope that people leave my class feeling calm, centered, grounded, connected, but also challenged. I believe we can take the lessons we learn on our mats into our everyday lives and I challenge my students to live out their yoga beyond the mat.
The Call and the Dance of the Holy Wild
Leslie Garbis believes that everyone can sing, and that it is part of our birthright, as joyful creators. She is an intuitive voice practitioner who enjoys working with her clients to connect to their more authentic voices, finding their most true, most free, and most powerful sounds. She believes that whether you consider yourself to be a singer or not, inviting some awareness to the relationship you have with your voice, and gently bringing to light any limiting beliefs or judgments you have around your voice, starts a process of healing. Leslie helps lead her clients into expansion with their voices, their bodies, their Spirit, and their mindsets.
Leslie's two degrees in vocal performance, along with many years of performance experience, gives her many technical tools to blend with her very holistic and intuitive style of teaching. Currently in addition to working one on one with her clients, she also leads and co-facilitates sacred circle, workshops, and retreats for women. She writes chants for healing and self-reflection to be sung in community and to be used in her Singing is Healing business. Her band Enchant Yourself will be putting out an EP entitled “Healing Waters” in early 2023.
"My passion is to help stressed out humans relax and reconnect to their most authentic self and their inner knowing through sacred sounds, activation of the voice, energy work and stone medicine. I walk in the realms of dreams among the rainbows and thunder, where shadows are never quite as they seem. I am a conduit for holding a space of love for you to be able to unwind and relax back into yourself again. I believe YOU are your own healer"
To read more about Maria and see her extensive educational and training background both in the traditional and spiritual arts, visit her website.