Stirring the Shakti: 10th Annual Women’s Retreat

Shakti is the alive, creative, wild wisdom of the Divine Feminine.

Join a sacred circle of sisterhood in Stirring the Shakti for a daylong women’s retreat at the temple of the StarHouse located in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

This year we celebrate the 10th Annual gathering! All are welcome. 

Retreat Details:

  • Immerse in a daylong retreat designed for women within a sacred and safe circle of sisterhood
  • Express your wild wisdom with a playful somatic journey on the sacred land to awaken the Wild Intelligence
  • Attune to your innate wisdom body, brain and breath
  • Enliven your conscious connections by aligning with the wild ones in nature
  • Embody the elements and ignite the chakras to empower the vital wellspring of your wellbeing
  • Experience a deep Yoga Nidra Sound Bath with crystal and Tibetan bowls
  • Enjoy Devotional Chanting and Sound Healing Meditations from traditions around the globe
  • Create your own Stirring the Shakti wrist mala to imprint your retreat intentions
  • Bask in sacred solo silent time and self-reflective journaling
  • Dive into a multi-sensory sisterhood Salt Ritual
  • Reclaim your radiant birthright through simple body, mind, spirit practices of self-realization

Logistics & Specifics:

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018


9:45am Arrival

10:00am Opening Circle

Morning Sessions

1pm  Enjoy a light meal/snacks on the land

Afternoon Sessions

4:30pm Evening Meal off the property

We have a reserved section at the Taj in Boulder, CO from 5pm-6pm for us to share in an optional delicious buffet together which offers vegan/vegetarian/meat options. 

6:30pm Evening Sessions

Closing Ritual

10pm Departure

Location:  The StarHouse is a sacred 12-sided temple located 3.5 miles west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon. 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.


Sister Incentive Price: $108 when you register with a sister. Share the goodness with a sister! Simply give your sister’s name and have her do the same when she registers.

Regular Registration Price: $135

Investment includes a special Stirring the Shakti sisterhood wrist mala-making kit we will create together at the retreat. 


We cap this event at 50 women and annually sell out, so pre-registration is required. Registration will close when we reach 50 women.

If you are on Facebook, please RSVP to the event and join the sisterhood at this link: Stirring the Shakti 10th Annual Women’s Retreat 

To secure your space in the circle, please complete your registration by either sending a check made out to Energize to 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303 or by clicking on the applicable registration link below. Please include your name and email address with your registration. If you are paying the Sister Discount price, please also provide the name and email of the sister with whom you are registering. 

To Pay by Paypal or Credit Card click on the applicable link below. PLEASE PAY “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” TO AVOID PAYING EXTRA CHARGES ON TOP OF YOUR REGISTRATION:

Discounted Sister Price when registering with a friend: $108 

Regular Registration Price: $135

Recent Testimonials:

“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.”


“I learned so much about myself while gaining experience on how I can apply simple practices in my life to continue my journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


“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.”

“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! ”

More about Shanti:

Shanti Medina, CPT CYT CNSF has been gathering women together in sacred circles of celebration for over 15 years.  Her 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. She is the Founder of Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics supporting personal transformation and embodied self-realization with every breath. She is a Certified Neurosculpting®Facilitator, Pranic Healer, Reiki Master and Yoga Therapist sharing her Body Current curriculum as faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as a variety of 500HR Yoga Teacher Training certifications in addition to empowering retreats around the globe. To find out more about Shanti, visit .

Joining Shanti this year:

Ky Gabriel is an artist, spiritual guide and counselor.  She teaches spiritual practice through mala making and japa meditation using malas (prayer beads) with an emphasis on the power of intention.  She also works with clients and groups as a counselor and guide and speaker. Ky  has been working with malas  for 35 years in her personal practices and has a deep reverence and passion for their place on the spiritual path.  She leads workshops in the Denver/Boulder area and along the front range of Colorado.  Find out more about Ky on her website: PeacockArtsJewelry 

Melissa Reed-Eckert, M.S. is a fourth generation healer and transformational wilderness guide with deep and intimate ties to nature. She is the visionary for Women Rising Wild, a re-wilding retreat for women and wolves, and founder of Wild Heart Revival. Her guiding and nature therapy work with clients and groups draw upon her 20 years of experience as a wildlife biologist specializing in studies of rare and endangered species. Through the lens of evolutionary behavioral ecology and multidimensional place-based awareness she provokes attention to connection and Source reality. Her offerings blend wild wisdom, ritual, nature-immersion, and mystical sciences for grounded and embodied shifts in consciousness leading to elevated states of wellbeing within individuals and communities.  Find out more about Melissa on her website:

Ananda Glick is  a Vibrational Sound Alchemist, spiritual seeker, storyteller and songstress, but most of all, a stargazed Lover of God. At a young age, she was classically trained in vocal music which opened her heart to the immense healing power of song. She derives great joy from the practice of chanting mantra and the yoga of sound. She loves prayforming sound healing meditations, ceremonies and workshops using the vibrations of ancient and modern tools, as well as her voice.  Find out more about Ananda on her website:

Satya Dubay, Prana/Qi & Sound Health Practitioner, completed the Five Year Qigong & Pranic Healing Certification at The Qigong School in Boulder in 1999. Since then she has trained in other healing practices, including yoga nidra and sound healing. She opened a private healing practice in 2000, seeing clients individually, and leading qigong and meditation classes, as well as offering healing sound baths. Satya’s Yoga Nidra Sound Bath creates a unique experience which deepens the experience of both self awareness and healing. Find out more about Satya on her website


  1. Janet Fiorenzo says:

    Hi Shanti-
    Are there still any tickets for this event?
    Janet Fiorenzo

    • Hi Janet. Thank you for being in touch! Yes, I would love for you to join us. I still have a space at this time. Please follow the registration information to secure your space. Hope you enjoy a beautiful and inspiring day! Shanti

  2. Janet Fiorenzo says:

    Shanti – I was able to switch my schedule – I am wondering if it would be ok to post on Boulder Tribe FB to see if I can find another ‘sister’ to sign up with me for the discount. My funds are a bit tight. Thoughts?

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