Shakti is the alive, creative, wild stream of Divine feminine wisdom.
Join us in a transformational circle of sacred sisterhood reconnecting to your wisdom while restoring your true nature and reclaiming your passion, power and purpose. Enjoy a reflective daylong women’s retreat at the sacred site and land of StarHouse located in the foothills of Boulder, CO.
Are you yearning for a deeper connection to sisterhood?
Do you feel a stirring of your soul to step into a true sense of wellbeing through ancient wisdom and modern science?
Have you been wondering how you can bring practical magic, simply sacred seasonal ceremony and healing rituals into your life to live your soul’s purpose?
“This was my first year joining you at the gathering for women. To be honest, I was hesitant at first because I had not attended a twelve hour event with women before. I found myself with more and more energy as the day went on and wishing it wasn’t ending after the full day! This was a life changing experience and the food was delicious. Thank you again and again! I will be sure to see you next year! ”
At your rejuvenating and deeply healing daylong retreat:
- Enliven your wild wisdom through scientifically proven ancient mantras + meditations + movement + magic
- Harvest your personal plant remedy from the StarHouse land
- Explore the principles of The Feldenkrais Method
- Discover your personal body-temple and botanical allies
- Enjoy a sacred salt ceremony hearing and sharing seeds of intention
- Experience immediately applicable simple tools to connect to your innate intelligence
- Entrust divine alchemy + creative playfulness through sacred sisterhood
Date: Saturday June 6, 2020 10am-10pm
“Year after year I look forward to gathering with you and the women in the circle. Each year I have insights and aha moments that have changed my life. I’ve also made some amazing friends through the Stirring the Shakti gathering.”
Location: StarHouse is a magical and healing temple designed and built with the principles of Sacred Geometry at its core. Constructed in 1990, it is a 12-sided structure surrounded by 200 acres of open space, rolling hills and pine forest. Aligned with the geometry of the Flower of Life and integrated with the map of the 7 chakra system, StarHouse resonates with this high vibrational energy, physically and spiritually. There are many sacred sites and treasures on the land including a walking labyrinth, standing stones, the Goddess Grove and more.
Directions: From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles. Turn right at the sign that reads “3476.” You’ll drive up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill. After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help.
“The Stirring the Shakti retreat transformed me in so many ways. The most profound for me was leaning into a circle of women. I made so many friends and felt so seen. Thank you Shanti.”
Stand in the circle:
We open the circle to 55 sisters for this gathering and sell-out annually, so pre-registration is required. All those who orient as female are warmly welcome. No experience necessary.
Investment + Registration:
Investment for your StarHouse 12-hour retreat is offered at a sliding scale of $125-$155. Complete your registration and secure your space in the circle HERE.
Registration closes when the 55 spaces are secured or on May 30, 2020
2020 Stirring the Shakti at StarHouse Facilitators:
Shanti has been gathering women together in sacred circles of celebration for over 20 years. Her sacred Salt Ceremonies and Stirring the Shakti retreats and events inspire women to transform the mundane into magic, celebrate the simply sacred, empower true nature, and fuel the fire of purpose and passion. Shanti will be bringing together an amazing facilitation team for her 12th year sharing Stirring the Shakti at StarHouse.
She founded her Body Current® modality as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience. Much of Shanti’s inherent wisdom in regulating the nervous system was imprinted as a young child living through her own trauma. Her own healing has inspired the root of her unique approach in coaching women’s wellness and wholeness as well as training elite athletes and top business professionals.
She enjoys supporting elite athletes and everyday warriors to live a life of well-being, optimized performance and wild inspiration through simple practices of embodied self-realization. Shanti considers herself a “revealer” rather than a “healer”. She has enjoyed facilitating her Body Current protocols in a variety of 500HR Yoga Teacher Trainings and as faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as the Neurosculpting Institute and most recently as the Development Director and Facilitator for the Sacred Arts Practitioner Certification at StarHouse. To find out more about Shanti’s global events and private sessions in person at her home sanctuary in Boulder, CO or from your home or office via Skype/Zoom, visit www.EnergizeShanti.com
From Jen: I’m honored and excited to offer the Dances of Universal Peace at this year’s Stirring the Shakti retreat. At once, deep and playful, energizing and nurturing; our StS Peace Dance will spark deep healing and renewal through the magic of embodying our innate feminine wisdom together. We join hands and hearts in the circle to dance the alchemy of connection with each other, the elements and Mother Earth weaving a web of resilient, thriving sisterhood for ourselves and for the future of our world.
About Jen: Once a touring singer/songwriter with two original albums, Jen Friedman is now a Leader and Mentor in the Dances of Universal Peace tradition. She has led the Longmont, CO Peace Dance community for 11 years which meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month. She leads the Lafayette, CO Peace Dance at Nyland Co-housing on the 1st Sunday monthly.
Jen is a graduate of The Iliff School of Theology and is an interfaith hospital chaplain at Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Health. She worked as Regional Administrator for Dances of Universal Peace North America for many years and was a primary force behind the DUP presence at The Parliament of the World’s Religions in both 2015 Salt Lake City and 2018 Toronto, Canada.
Jen leads singing groups and Dances frequently at public events in Colorado including the Womxn’s Marches and Climate Strikes. She has led Dances and singing at retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Canada and South America. Jen has been personally transformed by the Dances and the direct transmission of Source energy and wisdom that they offer while simultaneously fostering a communal sense of the peace that is possible in our world. Find out more about Jen at www.jenniferfriedman.com
From Tracy: At Stirring the Shakti, let us be guided by the plant world as they serve as our compass, while navigating our connection to the sacredness of Place. We will take time to engage with the wild plants on the land which will open our senses, encouraging us to be rooted in right relationship with these sacred beings and the surrounding landscape. We will have an opportunity to discover botanical allies growing on the land, participate in ethical harvesting, and create a plant remedy for your personal use.
About Tracy: Tracy Koivisto is a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Medicinal Herb Grower. She weaves plant medicine and astrology into her vitalist approach, serving as a guide for individuals on a path to re-discover their bodies own innate wisdom. As a medicinal herb grower and wildcrafter, Tracy has a deep way of cultivating sacred relationships with the plant world and honors her wildness through connections with the land and forest. Find out more about Tracy at www.RisingRootsWellness.com and follow her on Instagram at Rising Roots Wellness
From Satya: At this year’s Stirring the Shakti, I am offering an Inner Smile Sound Journey. Using a beautiful inner smile generated from our hearts, we will cleanse and nourish our yin organs, and in turn, our entire bodies, creating vitality, immunity and true joy. Guided by Satya Dubay, along with live resonant sounds of her bowls, bells and gongs, this journey will allow us to experience the power of self healing and self love that comes from within.
About Satya: Satya Dubay is a Qi & Sound Healing Practitioner, with over twenty-five years and 1500 hours of training in a variety of ancient healing therapies. She completed the Five Year Clinical Qigong Program at the Qigong School in Boulder, Colorado in 2001, and has continued to train with master teachers in the traditions of Yoga Nidra, Sound Therapy, and Taoist Medicine.
Along with leading group Sound Baths, Satya offers private Qi & Sound Healing Sessions, utilizing a combination of unique healing techniques to create an empowering experience for the recipient. This gentle, yet effective energy work activates and balances the flow of life force within one’s body, returning it to its natural state of wellness. It also relaxes and reawakens the nervous system, creating feelings of ease, clarity, and alignment. One’s life will reflect these shifts within by flowing gracefully into a reality of peace and purpose. Find out more about Satya at her website www.SatyaHealingArts.com
From Nancy: At this year’s Stirring the Shakti I will be teaching a Feldenkrais-based movement lesson that will help you let go of pain, tension, stress – and deal with issues that are physical, emotional and metaphorical. By doing gentle, mindful guided movement variations, you’ll learn to move better, think better and feel better. Great for the body and the brain!
About Nancy: Nancy’s passion is helping women. She has created a fusion of the principles of The Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education® and Bones For Life®. She uses intention and attention, along with movement to explore and discover what habits you have that are keeping you from being your best, and find options that are easier, more comfortable, efficient and pleasurable- not only habits of movement that cause pain, but also habits of thought and behavior, that aren’t necessarily serving you anymore.
Nancy is passionate about personal growth and believes that her work is an important part of an integrative therapeutic approach.
Her purpose is to assist, inspire and empower women on their path of personal growth, bringing more joy, meaning and well-being into their lives. Find out more about Nancy at www.NancyLinsley.com
Nancy is also a ceramic artist and, along with her husband Michael, have a business specializing in architectural art. Check out their website: www.artdrencedlife.com
About Deborah: Deborah Ogden has been drumming for Dances of Universal Peace and other spiritual events for over a decade, drumming for more than one thousand events. She has studied Doumbek, Djembe, Tar, and Zarb with master drummers. She has performed on stage, most notably as the drummer and percussionist for a month-long run of the theatre production ‘Arabian Nights’ at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. Deborah offered her drumming at the 2019 Stirring the Shakti retreat.
Organic Roots Catering
This year’s nutritious and delicious catered vegan + gluten-free meal will once again be offered by Organic Roots Catering.
In the unlikely event you need to cancel your retreat registration, you are invited to either transfer your registration to another sister or receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee through May 22, 2020. After which time, there are no refunds available; however you are still welcome to transfer your registration to another sister up until May 30th. Thank you.