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Awakening the Priestess Archetype:

Shining your Light in the World


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3-Day Immersion Into the priestess Path

October 17 through 20, 2024

Gray Bear Lodge, Howenwald, TN

Be the Priestess in Your Story

~Have you longed for a deeper connection to Nature with all of her cycles and seasons because you see it as Divine?

~Do you see Magick in the mundane?

~Are you ready to tap into your Divine Essence so that you can share your unique gifts with the world?

YOU are a BRIDGE between the Natural and Spirit World. Once you tap into your inherent power, passion, and purpose you will Awaken the Priestess within.


Who is the Priestess archetype?

A Priestess:

~Honors the Divine

~Lives in Harmony with Nature

~Discovers her unique passion and purpose

~Guides others on the path

is she you?

your experience will be led by Jennifer Harvard

Divine Feminine Circle & Retreat Facilitator, Priestess, Reiki Healer, Aromatherapy, Breathwork Coach, founder of Gaia Sisterhood

Jennifer  is Founder of the Wise Women Full Moon Retreat, the Goddess Craft Market, and Owner of Gaia Sisterhood. She brings together a cohort of magical women, experts in their craft, to sacred circles in the Nashville area. The 7th Annual Wise Women Full Moon Retreat is honored to feature some of these  women who will facilitate workshops throughout the weekend. When not planning women's circles, Jennifer can be found spending time with her husband David, her 3 children, her fur babies or expertly crafting in her vintage Airstream.

jennifer will be joined by these wise women:

Kim Collins, the healer and herbalist behind Own Your Ohm Health is one of these women. Kim recently embarked on a life-changing path to become a Shipibo Conibo Shaman Apprentice and is thrilled to share her wisdom with participants. Kim will also be bringing her gifts as Priestess of Ceremony again this year. She will assist in opening and closing Ceremonies as well as leading a Cacao ceremony on Saturday night. 


A yoga workshop, Trust Your Divine Design, designed especially for the Retreat, will be facilitated by Robbie Michelle Short.  Owner of Moonbeam Yoga, Meditation, and Retreats, she brings nearly 20 years of training to our retreat.

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.  

Kristin Clark will be joining us for the Wise Women Full Moon Retreat for the first time. In her own words, "In my dreams, I hear songs and I bring them back to the best of my ability. In dreams I have traveled through time and through the veils, up the waterfalls and down to the river of mist."

Maria Brannon's 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. She walks in the realms of dreams among the rainbows and thunder, where shadows are never quite as they seem. 

If you would like to know more about this amazing group of women, their stories, and their levels of expertise, visit their bio page. 

Crystal Crown Creations

Embodying the High Priestess

“We welcome you High Priestess, gatekeeper between the conscious mind and Divine Wisdom.”

 This workshop begins with a Shamanic Journey to the Upper world to meet the High Priestess of the Tarot. Following our journey we will embark on hands on workshop, using our intuition to choose crystals and create one of a kind crowns infused with the Divine Wisdom of the High Priestess. 

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A look at the rich history of crowns...

Crowns have a diverse cultural history symbolizing power, prestiege, honor, and even victory, but there is an even deeper significance to these headpieces.

 In Mythology, crowns are associated with the Gods and Goddesses who wear them, symbolizing their Divine status and immortality. These crowns are often adorned with the sun, stars, and other celestial bodies.

In some cultures crowns are worn by spiritual leaders and teachers to symbolize their wisdom and enlightenment. These crowns are worn during spiritual ceremonies.

 Finally, in some cultures, crowns are worn as protective Talismans to ward off evil spirits or negative energies. These crowns are often made  of crystals or other precisious stones.

As women Awakening to the Priestess Archetype we are honoring ourselves as the High Priestess represented in the Tarot. We are initiated into the sacred mysteries so that we can share the knowlege with others.   The High Priestess sits at the threshold between the conscious and unconscious mind, having the ability to travel between the two realms.

She teaches us that the world isn’t always as it seems and that there are profound influences at play. She ushers us through the thin veil of awareness offering a deep intuitive understanding of the Universe.    The High Priestess signifies spiritual enlightenment, inner illumination, and divine knowledge.  She encourages us to embrace the Divine Feminine, our connection to our intuition, compassion, empathy, and inner wisdom.

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A Song Journey:

We Are priestess

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Saturday night our Sacred Cacao Ceremony will be followed by a song journey with Kristin Clark. Through the portal of song and imagination, Kristin will guide us into the sacred realms of our inner landscape to connect to the Priestess within. We will travel into our most enlightened stories, our astounding magic and our deep inner wisdom to ignite and activate the gifts of this powerful, loving archetype.

Temple of the Shamanic Priestess

Embodied awareness through the energies of nature and plant medicines

As priestess we are dedicated to serving the beauty and spirit in all life. Priestesses are often compared to Shamans, and able to position herself between the visible and invisible worlds. In Kim’s offering as a Shamanic High Priestess she will bring you the opportunity to tune in to the delicate energies of nature... discovering that we are not separate from but we in fact ARE nature, as we reside in the valley of the two dimensions. Archetypically speaking, a High Priestess is the Divine Feminine represented here on Earth.

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In this workshop, we will learn to work sacredly with the energies of nature, like a fluid wave of ebb and flow, learning how to work passionately to infuse into our daily life the sacredness and rising vibrations through finer, more subtle energy frequencies. Included in her offering will be forest bathing to tune into nature, plant, tree and herbal wisdom. Kim will also teach us about the often misunderstood sacred shamanic tobacco medicine and lead a mapacho circle. Throughout the retreat weekend Kim will hold space with a cacao ceremony as well as assisting in the opening and closing ceremonies.

Clearing the Channel and Calling in our Divine Light through the Senses.

Divine Light Flows Through Me


In this workshop we will tap into the inner soul’s voice, wisdom, and gifts. What is there wanting to come through? We will do some intentional clearing and releasing to make space for things to flow, and then we will invite the Divine Light in each of us to come out and play, dance, sing and be honored. Your High Priestess gifts within will be connected to, clarified, expanded, witnessed, shared, and exalted*


Some activities include coloring, journaling, dancing, singing, solo eye-gazing with a mirror, releasing through breath and sound.

Yoga to Support the Priestess Archetype

Trust Your Divine Design

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Yoga and meditation help to turn us inward towards our authentic self where we discover our true nature.  In this natural state, we tap into our own unique divine design. The divine design is our inner guidance that lights the way. When we are aligned and tapped in, we can be guided from our intuition towards the wisdom & answers held inside. It's all about trusting what you resonate with, following your heart, & watching for signs and synchronicities. While we move and meditate, we will drop in to train ourselves to connect both on and off the mat with these methods that are time tested and true.  

The Priestess Call

sound bath with maria brannon


Through the gift of sound, Maria will take us on a spiritual journey into the Priestess Archetype. The playing of crystal bowls has the ability to transport us to a deeper place, a magickal realm, where we will connect to the Priestess Archetype that resides within us.

A Weekend Immersion

Stepping Into the Priestess Archetype

The Wise Women Full Moon Retreat offers participants not only an experiential immersion into the energies of the Divine Feminine, but a rhythm of activities to allow for the  integration of the information and energy.

Our workshops are deep-dives followed by down time to commune with nature, take advantage of healing modalities, or get to know your sisters. Our meals are carefully crafted to meet the needs of women actively doing the work of of caring for themselves. 

You may download the full itinerary below.

Arrival (Begins at 2:30pm)
Dinner and Sisterhood
Orientation with Gray Bear Staff

Wake Up / Breakfast
Opening Ceremony
Lunch followed by Free Time
Temple of the Shamanic Priestess
Dinner followed by Sound Bath

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Wake Up / Breakfast
Trust Your Divine Yoga
Crystal Crown Creations
Gathering at the Waterfall 
Free Time followed by Dinner
Cacao Ceremony
We Are Priestess Song Journey

Wake Up / Breakfast
Divine Light Workshop
Closing Ceremony
Lunch followed by Departure (2:00pm)

Whether you are only now beginning your Priestess path or are seeking to dig down into a journey you have already begun, I hope you will join us!
Register Today for the
2024 Wise Women Full Moon Retreat
$292.50 Non-Refundable Deposit is part of your Registration

2-Payment Plan: Your 2nd payment will be charged 2 months after your initial registration.
4-Payment Plan: 3 Additional Payments will be charged every 6-weeks after your initial registration.

Group Lodging: 
$1,150 total if payed in full at time of registration
$1,170 total if choosing a payment plan

email Jennifer about an upgraded space!

-4 day/3 night lodging at Gray Bear Lodge
(Upgraded Private Lodging Available for an additional fee)
-Meals (Vegan/Mostly Gluten Free) from Thursday Evening through Sunday Morning
-All Workshops and Ceremonies

***Upgraded Lodging Information:  Gray Bear prides itself on complete relaxation and unwinding with amazing cabins available for the ultimate retreat experience. Upgrade to private cabins such as the Buddha Bungalow, the Strawbale Palace or the Lotus Loft. The offer amenities such as a  bay windows, queen sized beds, private baths, and amazing views. These can be upgraded as singles or as a shared cabin with one or two friends for a beautiful  experience.

In addition, Watsu and Massage sessions may be booked after arrival at the retreat for an additional fee payable to Gray Bear Lodge.

Scroll down for information on Gray Bear Lodge or 
click the Registration button below to reserve your space.
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For the last 8 years women from all walks of life, of all ages, have come together to celebrate the Wise Woman within
at our Full Moon Retreats. The Goddess calls each of us.
Embrace YOUR Priestess archetype today!

Surrounded by the Natural World
the Sanctuary of Gray Bear Lodge

Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. Our richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of nature and yoga. For more information on Gray Bear Lodge, visit their website at:


Enjoy all of the beauty Gray Bear has to offer.

The perfect destination for our immersive retreat.

  • local organic meals

  • wood fire sauna

  • salt water hot tubs

  • Massage & Watsu

  • walks in nature

  • naps in the porch hammock

  • starry nights

  • Group or Individual Loding

***Watsu and Massage are booked after arrival for an additional fee. See examples of Gray Bear's Private Cabins in the slideshow above. Email Jennifer to upgrade your lodging.

Gaia Sisterhood Payment and Cancellation Policy:


Life happens and occasionally attendees find themselves needing to cancel. My retreats have moving parts that require advance investment from me such as the purchase of food or deposits on space. Due to these things I have adopted the following policy for clarity on payments and cancellations for the Wise Women Full Moon Retreat:  


All Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Additional payments are due no later than 30 days prior to the Retreat.

Cancellations are accepted up to 45 days prior to the Retreat. 

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