Join in a deep lineage of wild and wise women circling together in a transformational sacred sisterhood over the past 15 years at StarHouse remembering, returning and reclaiming our wild wisdom.
Enjoy sacred ceremonies, dancing with your inner goddess, live drumming and chanting, divine feminine qigong, initiation into the sacred sites and more while connecting in sisterhood during a reflective and restorative daylong women’s retreat at the beautiful StarHouse mountain temple located in the foothills of Boulder, CO on Saturday | June 24, 2023 | 9am-5pm.
Now more than ever, our planet is hungry for the rising of the Divine Feminine. Let’s weave our wisdom and stir the Shakti as we take our place in the sacred circle sharing with one another our unique and invaluable medicine for these times on our Mother Earth. No experience is necessary. All who orient as female are warmly welcomed.
Shanti is honored to be joined for this year’s 15th annual gathering by co-facilitator Saraphina Mesmer, along with live music accompaniment by Deborah Ogden and Lena Wenzel.
UPDATE Please read: We are now filled for the 2023 retreat. Please complete the form below if you wish to be placed on their waiting list. You will be notified if a space opens up by Friday June 23 at 5pm MDT.
- Reclaim your passion + soul vision with sacred ceremony, crystal bowl and gong sound healing
- Remember your wild Divine Feminine wisdom through inner goddess dance + ancient Qigong
- Restore optimal wellness + a deep sense of peace with sacred songs + ancient chants
- Return to your soul medicine through deep communion with your Spirit Guides
- Receive blessings from Goddess Quan Yin and the sacred sites on the land
- Realign your physical, mental and energetic body with illuminated local plant medicine
Connect to your inner goddess through fusion belly dance accompanied by drums and song with Saraphina. Feel into foundational forms and sense beyond the skin. Invite appreciation for the feminine, connecting to Shakti, Mother Goddess with movement from the core outward as a celebration of life.
“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!”
Date: Saturday | June 24, 2023 | 9am-5pm at StarHouse – Boulder, CO
Retreat Investment: $115 – $155 Sliding scale is offered for your Full Day retreat investment to meet your budgetary needs. No partial day attendance. Only register if you can attend 9am-5pm.
Registration: Advanced registration required by Monday, June 19th. Registration closes on June 20th or when spaces fill. Spaces are very limited. Reserve your space at the button below.
“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 healing temple, nestled in the foothills of Boulder, CO, designed and built with the principles of Sacred Geometry at its core. Constructed in 1990, it is a 12-sided structure surrounded by 105 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, Mary’s Well, the Goddess Grove and much more.
“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.”
“The ceremonies we shared at Stirring the Shakti felt so familiar and the women I met now are my sisters. I will never forget this retreat. It changed my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
June 2023 Stirring the Shakti Facilitators:
Shanti has been gathering women together in sacred circles of celebration for over 20 years. Her Stirring the Shakti sisterhood 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 and her husband Scott lead Embodying the Elements international retreats and sound healing events.
She enjoys sharing her Spirit Medium readings and connecting others to their Spirit Guides while receiving answers to questions and insights to life transitions. Shanti has spent a lifetime connecting with her helping and healing spirit guides while supporting others in communicating with their ancestors, loved ones and compassionate guides. Her Spirit Medium readings offer intimate insights and deep connection to personal ancestors, loved ones who have passed, angels, spirit guides, animal spirits and more.
She has facilitated her Body Current curriculum 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 StarHouse Sacred Arts certification programs. To connect with Shanti and book your private reading or healing visit: www.EnergizeShanti.com
Saraphina invites you to draw from a diverse well of interconnection of soul, form and sound sharing Yoga, Kirtan and Seva in Colorado since 2007. With training through a direct Yogic Lineage in India, her classes and Yoga Teacher Trainings blend ancient wisdom with modern modifications for an experience that welcomes all. Co-founder of Darshan Dance Tribe, she guides belly dance for beginners to connect to inner radiance in a space of non-competitiveness. Enjoy a dive into breath, fluid movement and body awareness with integration and joy!
“Saraphina’s wisdom, pedagogy and intentions make her and her teachings sink deep into your being and radiate on and off the mat. She is a pure gem. I ecommend her absolutely to anyone – young, old, beginner to advanced. She is immensely intuitive, present and I am so grateful to have been her student in yoga teacher training. She will remember you for a lifetime.” Arianna Leslie
Deborah’s gift of percussion invites a soothing and passionate tempo to the retreat. 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 beautiful and powerful drumming at many previous Stirring the Shakti retreats and also with her husband Jim at Shanti + Scott’s Costa Rica and Mexico Embodying the Elements retreats.
Lena performs Hand pan/Hung drum and tongue drums, unique percussion instruments (developed in the Netherlands) to create an experience of soothing and grounding hypnotic tones.
These beautiful melodic sounds and rhythms are meditative in nature and birth memories for the listener, while vibrational notes resonate with the the earth’s cadence, reminding us we are connected.
Lena has performed in settings such as yoga, meditation, end-of-life ceremonies, rituals, hospice, women’s retreats, sound healing workshops and private sessions. Her inspiration began when she first heard the instrument in Spain in early 2000 and awaited availability in the US years later.
All tickets are completely transferable at any time. In the unlikely event you need to cancel your registration, full refunds are given before April 30, 2023. Partial refunds offered May 1 – June 20, 2023. No refunds offered after June 20th.