women tend to nurture relationships more than they nurture themselves,
it is often a challenge for women to carve out the space and time they
need for private renewal and reflection. We believe that women feel and
hear the gentle call to retreat and reflect as the voice of the
Goddess. At the Women's Goddess Retreat we come together as sisters,
mothers, daughters, lovers, friends, and women to celebrate this call,
to honor her place within us and our place within the world.
women go through periods in their lives when numerous demands are
placed on them —family, work, spouse, ex-spouse, children,
stepchildren, parents. It is important, indeed necessary, to step back
and re-evaluate one's priorities, to reflect on one's mission in life.
For it is only in nurturing one's soul that one can nurture, take care
of another. Sometimes, one must say, "Stop! Listen to me. I have a
story to tell."
The Women's Goddess Retreat was created for all women
who want to pause and honor the Goddess in their lives and in
themselves. This retreat is open to anyone who lives their daily life
as a woman. Both women-born-women and transgender women are welcome at
This retreat is
open to our daughters at the discretion of their mothers. We recommend
young women be at the age of menarche and are deemed by their mother to
be mature enough to handle themes of women's sexuality, trauma,
healing, and aging. Special rates are available to young women age 18
In honor of our beloved crones a special discounted admission rate is available to all women age 60 and older.
Space is LIMITED to only 50 participants, so please register early!
You must pre-register for this year's retreat.
You can learn more about Goddess spirituality and the Goddess movement at this Wikipedia article .
We ask that all of our guests bring their own food, and enough personal
supplies to be self sufficient. All participants in workshops are
welcome to bring snacks and drinks along.
Please bring a tent or shelter and comfortable bedding. We are using a
newly developed primitive campsite with a hot water shower house and
running drinking water for the 2016 retreat. Some campsites have access
to electricity. These sites will be available on a first-come
first-served basis. A suggested packing list for the retreat is available here.
Bring along things that will help to nurture you during your retreat!
Favorite foods, music, instruments, art supplies, and clothes that make
you feel beautiful, comfortable, and special are encouraged. You may
also choose to bring some items to contribute to our annual Goddess
Shrine. All of your items donated to the shrine will be returned to you
at the end of the retreat.
Vending is completely free with admission to the retreat. We encourage
you to bring your wares to share for sell or barter. The retreat
intends to support women's businesses and dreams. We can do this by
sharing our gifts and prosperity with each other!
A Note to Breastfeeding Mothers
Our retreat welcomes you and your child with open arms. If you are not
breast feeding we recommend that women leave their younger kids at home
because sometimes we discuss mature topics, such as women's sexuality,
childbirth, menopause, death and other subjects. If you are a new
mother please let us know if you would like to participate in a special
Mother's Blessing with your infant.
isn't quite set up for pet camping yet, but it will be soon. If you
need to bring a service animal with you, please know that you may do
so. Otherwise, please leave your animals at home for now. They will be
This year we will once again be able to provide journals to our 2016 retreat participants!