Shakti is the alive, creative, wild wisdom of the Divine Feminine.
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Join a transformational circle of sisterhood Stirring the Shakti and standing in your truth for our 2019 gathering Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Enjoy a daylong women’s retreat at the sacred site and land of StarHouse located in the foothills of Boulder, CO.
This year Shanti is inviting Mira Devi to share her music and gifts as co-facilitator along with Macy Harjot Matarazzo (aka Rev Lunchlady) and StarHouse Priestess wisdom holders Candice Knight (StarHouse Head Minister), Dr. Amber Ortega and Corin Blanchard.
Are you yearning for a deeper soulful connection to your innate wisdom through sisterhood?
Are you feeling a stirring of your soul and a reclaiming of your heart?
Are you wondering how you can bring more balance of passion + purpose, magic + joy into your everyday life?
Are you wishing to understand + relate + engage in a healthier holistic way to the stories and currents of energy + sensation + emotion unfurling through your body + brain + breath?
This transformational wild awakening + deeply healing daylong retreat will
- Enliven your wisdom through mantras + meditations + mudras + magic
- Explore free movement in nature on the sacred land to attune your body temple
- Experience tools to relate with and connect to your innate intelligence + raise the vibration of your life
- Entrust divine alchemy + creative playfulness through sacred sisterhood
- Immerse in a daylong retreat within a sacred and safe circle of sisterhood
- Unleash your inner Goddess with practices and tools to ignite your innate intelligence.
- Attune to your true nature and awaken your wild wisdom by aligning with the sacred land and structures.
- Dance through the elements and enliven your body temple through embodied moment.
- Invoke the Shakti and goddess energy within you through ceremony, stories, chanting and sisterhood
- Enjoy a Marma point restoration and self-care ritual igniting the vital energy points on the body
- Bask in sacred solo silent time and self-reflective journaling
- Indulge in an essential oil intention ceremony
- Dive into a multi-sensory sisterhood Salt Ritual
- Reclaim your passion, power and purpose.
Date: Saturday May 25, 2019 10am-10pm
Location: The 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, The 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.
Join us for a weekend delighting in sisterhood in beautiful Boulder, CO Memorial Day Weekend 2019.
Stand in the circle:
We open 55 sisterhood spaces for this gathering and sell-out annually, so pre-registration is required. All sisters are warmly welcome. No experience necessary.
Plus a special bonus option this year to enjoy a full weekend in Boulder:
On Sunday, May 26th, 5:00pm, we invite you to join Shanti and her husband Scott, along with Mira Devi and special guests, for a private potluck meal and intimate Stirring the Shakti sacred chant at their home studio in Boulder to continue the magic of the weekend. This private gathering is a gift from us as part of your event registration investment.
Early Bird price through May 18, 2019 is $111 for your 12-hr retreat + Sunday gathering: Click Here to Register
Regular price is $135 beginning May 19, 2019, if spaces are still available. Registration closes on May 22, 2019
“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 the 2019 Stirring the Shakti at StarHouse facilitators and wisdom sharers:
Shanti 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 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 owners.
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. She is the Development Director and a Facilitator for the transformational modern mystery school, Sacred Arts Practitioner Certification. To find out more about Shanti, visit www.EnergizeShanti.com .
Mira’s studies in yoga, meditation, chanting, and Ayurveda began over twenty years ago at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, where she served as a resident yogi for ten years. Since that time, she has studied Ayurvedic therapies, herbal preparations, and marma therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad, and become a licensed massage therapist and a certified Ayurvedic Counselor. Mira has been weaving the wisdom of the Yogic and Ayurvedic traditions into her life and private bodywork practice for many years. She leads chanting events and offers workshops in Boulder and Denver.
As part of the Stirring the Shakti retreat, Mira will lead the group in a Marma Restore Ritual. After introducing marma points, Mira will guide the group, in pairs, to give and receive a balancing marma sequence. The sequence is simple yet profoundly healing, and is done fully clothed lying down on a blanket on the floor. After the exchange, everyone will be invited into a resting pose, during which Mira will share a deeply relaxing ancient practice: Marma Nidra, a meditation on 18 marma points. Through balancing the marma points one experiences a level of peace and well being that goes beyond the physical to restore the deep recesses of the soul.
Macy Harjot Matarazzo aka Rev Lunchlady
Macy Harjot Matarazzo aka Rev Lunchlady – Love Coach, Speaker, Spiritual Teacher – Helping the smart, single, spiritually conscious women who want REAL lasting love have the healing, tools and strategy to get there without sacrificing who they are. Macy brings her clients a magical combination of relationship science, emotional healing RIM Facilitation, Kundalini yoga & smart dating strategy to help women who want to feel more connection, self-love, & amusement have it. After working with Macy women have the experience of living in full confidence where they can speak & be who they are, appreciating their true beauty, quirks & all, making it inevitable that the perfect love shows up. Find out more about Macy at Love Coach Macy Mcatarazzo
Corin is an initiate of The StarHouse through the Path of the Ceremonial Arts (PCA ‘15) and part of the three-person administrative team for All Seasons Chalice (ASC). She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and brings 20 years of experience in educational nonprofits, as well as a deep passion for restoring the sacred in all of our relationships, a love for the power and play of ceremony, practical experience as an entrepreneur, and embodied wisdom and teachings as a Certified Rolfer™ in private practice for the past 8 years.
As a lover of beauty, a student of life, a devotee of gnosis, a muse of the Divine, a tender of temples of all kinds, and a mythic soul who believes in humanity, Corin is honored to be part of co-creating the SAP Certification – ensuring sacred places are tended well and that people remember their wild power in service to earth-realization. Learn more about Corin at Alchemy Alignment with Corin Blanchard .
Candice is a Sacred Arts Practitioner Enrollment Coordinator and facilitator. She is the Head Minister of The StarHouse where she has been in service for over 15 years. She holds a Master of Arts. After graduating The Path of Ceremonial Arts (a women’s and men’s training program at The StarHouse) she joined the facilitation team and taught for 13 years. After Candice spent the first 30 years of her career teaching children, parents, and other educators she was called to focus her attention on helping people create meaningful ceremony in their lives to mark the important transitions we all experience.
Ceremonies for Sacred Living was born from this desire. Her joy is to co-create with others, helping to make sacred life’s threshold moments. Candice is also a “water steward” and devoted to awakening the remembrance of our deep connection to the element of sacred water through ceremony and social, political action.
Dr. Amber Ortega is an Air Quality Meteorologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. An initiate of The StarHouse through the Path of the Ceremonial Arts (PCA ‘14), ordained in the Lineage of Sophia (2013), and Minister of the Universal Life Church (2018), Amber has served as Fire Keeper and apprenticed as Head Keeper at StarHouse. She was Lead Facilitator for Tucson’s International Women’s Day Sisterhood Circle (2016), as well as co-founded Tucson’s Full Moon Women’s Healing Circle and New Moon Ritual Circle. An Elemental Priestess and Earth Creatrix, Amber is a weaver of science and spirit, dedicated to co-creating for planetary healing. She holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and M.S. in Meteorology. Her research has taken her around the world, from working at the European Union Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy (2010), to flying through pyro-convective clouds above the Boreal Forest in Northern Canada (2008), air sampling over Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2015), and severe storm chasing with multiple aircraft throughout Tornado Alley across the Great Plains (2013). http://amberortega.com/
Organic Roots Catering
This year’s nutritious and delicious catered vegan + gluten-free meal will be offered by Organic Roots Catering.
In the unlikely event you need to cancel your retreat registration, you are invited to either secure another sister to which to transfer your registration or receive a refund minus a $50 fee through May 14th. After May 15th, there are no refunds issued.