2018 Sacred Women's Retreat in Bali
Sacred Women’s Retreat in Ubud, Bali
February 11–17, 2018
Guided by Jessa Walters
Journey deep into the heart of sacred ceremony and ritual
Awaken authentic power, mystery and wisdom within
Embody the magic of your creative, sensual essence
I invite you to enter into deep, timeless woman-centered space through the sacred medicine of this ceremonial retreat. Together, we move into the realms of ritual and ceremony, synchronicity and magic. We dig deep into a practice of authenticity that is unique to each woman on the retreat.
Sacred expression is embodied through organic movement/dance, yoga, shamanic journeying, art and sharing. We dive into our personal evolutionary astrology, work with dreams and invite the wisdom of oracles to provide insight and illuminate our depths. Through these timeless practices, we access our primal power and innate knowing to uncover what is needed to support ourselves as women.
In Bali, a land where the mysteries of life, death, and rebirth are woven into the very fabric of everyday life, ceremony IS sacred medicine. Ritual is the heartbeat of this culture that acknowledges both the shadow and the light through elaborate practices designed to connect with spirit and maintain the balance of energies.
With all the changes that modernity brings, Bali has not lost its ancient beliefs or traditions. They are more alive now than ever. Balinese culture is based on living ceremony. Each day is filled with offerings of brightly colored flowers, spiced incense, rice, fruit, sprinklings of holy water and prayers. There are temples everywhere. In Bali, the channel is open between earth and spirit, time and timelessness. Magic is very much alive.
The 2018 Sacred Women’s Retreat intentionally takes place over the Dark Moon. This lunar phase is a potent time to cleanse and invoke new beginnings. We move through a symbolic death/rebirth process over the time of the Dark Moon, and our days leading up to it are a time of preparation and purification.
This February Dark Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, whose radically independent, unconventional, free-spirited energy supports us in unleashing our minds, visioning in fresh, new ways, shedding layers of conditioning, risking spontaneous authentic expression, and allowing ourselves to claim more of our individuality and uniqueness.
Retreat Package Includes:
– Shared Room for 6 Nights at Narasoma Retreat Center with 2 single beds, private bath, A/C & terrace* (pictured below) *Single occupancy available for an additional $395 for the week.
– Daily Breakfast Buffet at Narasoma (7-7:30am) You are welcome to use the Narasoma retreat kitchen to cook any of your own meals and to store food in the refrigerator. There is filtered water and tea/coffee making supplies available 24/7 and free Wifi.
— Retreat Sessions with Jessa (8am-Noon daily) in Narasoma’s treetop, open-air Yoga Shala.
“I so appreciated the way Jessa provided guidance and held space for the women in circle, while encouraging each of us to honor our own wisdom and speak, think, move and be in whatever ways felt right and true for us at any given moment.” –Erin
“Jessa creates a safe, expansive container for women to go as deep as they want to go.” –Sarah
“Dancing and practicing yoga with the sounds of the birds, the trees and the island wind made my body, heart and mind feel larger than life and wholly purified.” –Margaret
“Being immersed in Balinese culture, which is so heart-centered, combined with the intimacy and the possibility that can occur when women of great heart, soul and vulnerability come together, can and did create pure magic!” –Wendy
– Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading with Jessa – Your retreat package includes a birth chart reading. Evolutionary Astrology will be woven in throughout the retreat, so having your chart read ahead of time is foundational and will deepen your retreat experience. Please have your reading scheduled by January 31, 2018. It can be done either in person (Minneapolis, MN) or over the phone/Skype. A reading is approximately 1.5 hours in length. If you have already had a birth chart reading with Jessa, you may choose either to receive $150 off of the cost of your retreat or you can opt for a transits/progressions reading instead of a birth chart reading.
“Jessa read our birth charts before the retreat and wove our astrology into the retreat sessions to illuminate how we might more deeply understand our soul’s purpose and our unique path of growth in this lifetime. It was astounding how profound the readings were. The Evolutionary Astrology combined with oracle cards, dream work and rituals made for a deep and resounding magic in our sessions. It was so personal and unique for each of us. It was as if the places where we had been stuck or answers we were seeking to questions long asked were magically revealed. It was profound. All of the experiences on this retreat supported the recovery of a natural sense of wonder and love of my life.” –Margaret
— Balinese Offering-Making Experience – a rare and beautiful opportunity to more deeply understand, firsthand, the Balinese practice of making offerings – with Wayan Sie
— Water Purification Ceremony at Tirtha Empul Temple
–Followed by the breathtaking beauty of the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
— Traditional Balinese Dance Performance
— One-Hour Balinese Massage or Reflexology with Wayan Sie. “Wayan is an incredible body worker and an absolute treasure.”
— A Group Dinner together on our last night in the lush gardens of Cafe Wayan in Ubud
Note: The retreat begins at Narasoma Retreat Center at 7pm on Sunday, February 11, 2018 and ends at 12pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018. I recommend arriving to Bali a couple/few days before the retreat to settle in, and, if possible, to stay a few days or longer after the retreat to integrate and continue to enjoy the beauty and magic of Bali. I’m happy to offer recommendations of places to stay before and after the retreat, as well as ideas of places and sacred sites to visit in Bali.
Retreat Package: $1895
(Does not include airfare)
A $500 deposit reserves your spot.
Once your deposit is received, I (Jessa) will email you the registration form. Due to the intimate and deep nature of this retreat, if we have not met in person, I’d love to connect via phone, Skype or in person so we can discuss the retreat and make sure it is a good fit.
Your deposit of $500 will hold your spot until the balance is due on January 1, 2018. The $500 deposit is nonrefundable. Payment plans are available for no extra charge once your deposit is made. Balance must be paid in full by January 1, 2018.
If you have questions, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.916.4784.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: $500 deposit is nonrefundable. In case of cancellation, a refund less $500 will be given through January 1, 2018. No refunds after January 1, 2018.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” –Clarissa Pinkola Estés “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype”