Goddess Retreat

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* Are you a woman – mother + homemaker, visionary entrepreneur,  artist,  nurse, therapist, or in any service capacity, a corporate CEO or even retired, who is yearning to feel vibrant and renewed with body, mind and spirit energized?
* Do you over-give because you feel unworthy and sacrifice your own happiness for the need of others?
* At a loss because you are unable to speak up and express yourself fully?
Come join Helen Hodgson + special guests Cecilia De Rico and Reena Desai for a weekend of total immersion into the spirit, femininity and power of the ancient Eastern goddesses.

Discovering the Eastern goddesses, Kali and Sekhmet, will help you to find your voice, stand in your power and express yourself in a way that you can be heard.

Through our work together, you’ll also learn just how worthy you are of love, reverence and self-respect.

You will leave the weekend feeling full of purpose with fierce love, ready to heal the world.

How a Serve The Goddess Retreat Looks
Spend a weekend with other powerful women, like you, who value themselves and invest in their own bliss and well-being.  Expect delicious & nourishing foods, delectable massages  (extra cost), precious time for individual silence and stillness, laughter, joy and connection to other Goddesses.
The Venue
Pepper Tree Retreat offers a quiet setting for those who really want to see, hear, and feel the natural beauty of the Ojai Valley. It is located on 11 acres of orange orchards, gardens, and open space nestled in the foothills of Ojai’s magical east end.

There are several outdoor patios and terraces, with a large veranda overlooking the front lawn and rose garden. Nearby are trails into the surrounding mountains and country roads ideal for early morning or late-afternoon walks.

It has a newly restored 1910 farmhouse with ten rooms, all with their own bathrooms. The main house has large living and dining rooms and other common areas. Pepper Tree also has pavilion space for yoga, meditation and workshops.

Our personal chef Meredith Klein of PranaFul.com, specializes in providing nourishing, clean food that supports the kind of transformational work that takes place in retreats. Meredith offers an array of services and offerings, all of which are designed to feed and nourish you both inside and out.

Meals are designed with inspiration drawn from various global cuisines. Vegan, and gluten-free meal options available upon request. Meredith’s experience, care, and consciousness will set the tone for an unforgettable gathering.

Come and discover the Eastern goddess Kahli and Sekhmet within you, through sacred circle, myth, ritual, music, dance, silence, bonding and laughter at the Pepper Tree Retreat in Ojai.IMG_8469

Some of the activities will include:
Invocation Circles
Self-reflection Time
Music Making
Mythical Re-enactments of Goddess Myths
Gentle, Flowing Free-form Dance & Body Movement

Discovering the eastern goddesses during our weekend together will leave you feeling full of purpose with fierce love, ready to heal the world.

This retreat is for an exclusive, small intimate group of only 15 women so if you’re interested, secure your space and register today.
Your Hostess & Special Guests
Helen Hodgson, Author, Serve The Goddess® Muse + Founder circa 2000, learned from years of watching her mother, a Demeter archetype, registered nurse and mother of five – that as caretakers, we women, are often the last ones to nurture ourselves. Helen swore she wouldn’t journey the same path, but as a nurse and massage therapist herself, experienced the same “over giving” while neglecting her own needs. It wasn’t until her awakening where she tapped into her Aphrodite archetype, that she was inspired to practice self love and Serve The Goddess® was born. She went on a pilgrimage to the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite in Pathos on the island of Cyprus and became an advocate for empowering women.

Helen’s mission is for all women to follow extreme self-care and self-love using the ancient wisdom of the goddesses. She inspires them to access their inner goddess through reverence, rejuvenation, deep reflection, relaxation and healing to feel full of purpose.

Helen leads her “A Day in the Life of an Ancient Goddess” retreats a few times per year throughout southern California. Past retreats have focused on the wisdom of goddesses Artemis, Persephone, Demeter to name a few.

Reena DesaiReena Desai is an artist, yogini and devotee of the Goddess. As a young girl, she was greatly influenced by Gandhi’s journey of personal and social transformation, and knew early on this would parallel her own journey. As a woman, her personal transformation has come through embodied devotion to the Goddess, which is at the source of her art and creative life. Through dance, storytelling and ritual performance, Reena’s passion is to invoke the Goddess for our collective healing and transformation.

She is currently performing a One-Woman Show, Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion. The show chronicles her journey into and out of a Russian Tantric Cult, and the path to reclaiming the power of her body and sexuality through devotion of the Goddess Kali. To find more information go to FeminineAwakening.com

Cecilia De Rico, Vocal Empowerment Coach is creator and artistic director of DeRicoVoice.com Cecilia has loved working with the expression of the voice for over 30 years empowering actors, speakers and presenters about the Power of The Voice. She believes your voice is a mirror of you; mirror of everything you are and want to express. She believes your voice is the mirror of your soul.

Cecilia started De Rico Voice Studio in Los Angeles out of a great desire and interest to teach and empower men and women in presentation techniques. She teaches American and international actors, voice, movement and embodiment.  Cecilia helps build your vocal stamina, to open up your voice for more breath, deeper breathing, resonance, and to explore your vocal expression.

If you’d like to learn more about the power of how to use and build your voice to create a strong presence, come join us.

Reflections from Past Retreats
“I have been on many retreats with all sorts of subjects, but the depth of your retreat drawing upon ancient mythology to inspire and guide our lives, is a whole new experience that every woman of substance needs to participate in.”  -Virginia Green PhD

“Very relaxing and refreshing. An interesting weekend meeting new people – that’s exactly what I needed and what I got….along with some excellent self-reflection.”  -Adriana Vidal

“Fabulous experience that was over too soon. I came back a different woman.” -Mary Lyn Miller

I would love to come. Sign me up!

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Discovering the goddesses during our weekend together,
will empower you to Rise-Up, Stand in your Truth and Find Your Voice!
You will leave the weekend feeling full of purpose with fierce love, ready to heal the world.
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Cancellation Policy
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, or illness.If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions.

We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change.

But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

If you cancel the goddess retreat.

90 days or more prior to the start of the Goddess retreat, you receive: 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Goddess Retreat within 12 months.

31-90 days prior to the start of the retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Serve The Goddess Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.

0-30 days prior to the start of the Goddess retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel.

If you have any questions contact us here.

Look forward to seeing you at the retreat!

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