GODDESS ILLUMINATED 2023
COMPLETE IMMERSIVE EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE
If you ever thought about doing a Goddess Session with me this experience delivers 10 times more of the magic. In The Goddess Session you get a taste of connecting to your beauty, power and confidence. Goddess Illuminated is the 4 day version of my signature Goddess Session. I created this as a complete immersive experience of the stuff we touch the surface and is still so transformative in The Goddess Session. I’ve taken all of these concepts and put them into a 4 day experience that culminates with your mini Goddess Session. See yourself through the lens of the goddess, transformed and able to express all your Illuminated light with confidence and ease.
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Early Bird ends October 31, 2022. Limited availability. We are capping this event at 20...Tickets will sell out again this year!
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
"When women come together with a collective intention, magic happens."
Anybody that identifies as a womxn + non binary. If you love nature, art, ceremony, photography and ritual. If you crave connection with like minded community to network with. You do not need any experience with anything! We provide a full goddess wardrobe for the photo session and an adornment ritual where we will be getting ready together.
Always been called to receive the healing energy of the Goddess Session, but something held you back.
Experienced a Goddess Session and desire a deeper journey into your authentic expression.
Feel like you still haven’t fully reemerged as your full self into a safe community. Want to exhale away stress, worry, anxiety and be held in the magical healing energy of Oregon's lush forest and clear river.
Are ready to change your perspective of self and see yourself as divine, confident & empowered.
Desire an experience of pleasure and luxury grounded in nature to come back to yourself.
WHAT TO BRING
Your beautiful self! We will provide – all the yoga mats, goddess wardrobe, comfortable bedding, bath towels, and all your organic veggie meals, snacks, tea, coffee, and local spring water. Upon registration, you will receive an email from us with a complete packing list of personal items to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
“The Nest” in St. Helens, Oregon. Address and directions will be emailed upon registration.
June 22th – 25th, 2023
We will begin with an Opening Dinner and Ceremony on the evening of June 22 and close with a group brunch of June 25
Daily movement & meditations practices, supportive sister circles, cacao ceremony and....
4-day facilitated retreat
3 nights of luxury accommodations at The Nest, new private retreat center
All organic and delicious veggie meals prepared lovingly on the land
Mini Goddess Photo Session with Melissa Robin + 3 edited digital photograph to remember your power (Valued at $999)
Abundant snacks, coffee, tea, and local spring water
Generous goody bags
All supplies needed
Daily movement classes
Special guest teachers
Personal time to explore and/or rest as needed
Cacao & Fire Ceremony
Live DJ ecstatic dance
Trauma informed therapist present for additional support
Plenty of ritual, ceremony, group shares to inspire and support you on your journey
Goddess Illuminated Retreat Excludes:
We have some many beautiful offerings for you but these are not included...
Transportation to/from the retreat center
Flights / Airfare
Snack/ Junk Food
HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THESE GODDESS’:
Owner, The Heartful Heathens
Owner, New Earth Matrix LLC
GODDESS PHOTO SESSIONS
We will provide all the Goddess wardrobe and some adornments. Of course you are welcome to bring your own items. Upon registration, we will invite you to bring a couple of small items from around your house to use.
The Goddess Illuminated Retreat will be limited to 22 participants. An incredible team of guest teachers, supporters, and a somatic therapist will provide plenty of personal attention and one-on-one support as needed. Upon registration, each participant will be invited to join a private Facebook community + whats app group to share info and connect with the group.
No photo session, art, meditation or movement experience is required to attend this retreat. Come as you are.
This retreat requires an adventurous spirit, go with the flow attitude, and an open mind. Although all beautiful and luxurious, some of the accommodation options are more of a “camping” style. Attending retreats away from home is always an adventure and getting comfortable with that from the beginning will create a more pleasant experience. That said, we are here to make the journey as comfortable for you as possible.
Accessibility: We will be walking and hiking on uneven ground for a number of our outings, so please take that into consideration when booking.
THIS ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT INCLUDES THESE EVENTS PLUS..
So much magic to co create together as we journey together for...
Daily Movement practices
Daily Nourishing Organic Ayurvedic meals by Aryurivida.
Your own mini Goddess Session & Portrait! (valued at $999!)
Hi I’m Melissa Robin!
I understand the struggle of self-acceptance; as a person who has body dysmorphia and experienced mental illness, I know how difficult it is to relax and express yourself fully and be SEEN. Integrating nature-based somatic practices, meditation, and rituals will bring clarity, insight, and energy to your system. The Goddess Illuminated experience becomes the path to your transformation. As a Temple Body Facilitator I’m here to support you on your journey and document the process to provide you with powerful reminders that you can use to tap into your divine power in the future.
ACCOLADES (if you care about that sort of a thing ;) )
• 2018 Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality & Dance 60 hours of Temple Body Arts Training & 60 hours of YA CEU
• 2020 + 2021 Ignite Fire Keepers Training 120 hours
• 2021 Temple Body Arts Leadership 300 E-RYT 60 hours of YA CEU
• 2021 TBA Leadership Path 300 E-RYT 60 hours of YA CEU
• 2022 Temple Body Arts Mystery School of Living Tantra and Sacred Sensuality 300 E-RYT 50 hours of credit from TBA Mystery School + 50 hours of YA CEU
• 2022 Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate 60 hours
HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THESE GODDESS’:
Owner, New Earth Matrix LLC
Owner, The Heartful Heathens
The backdrop of our experience.
“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.“
The Nest, as we lovingly call it, is a peaceful twenty-acre oasis nestled in the lush watershed of the Columbia River basin, an hour outside of Portland, OR. Home to old-growth cedar groves, majestic blue herons, wide-open meadows, and a bubbling creek, this sacred land nourishes the body, mind, and soul in every way.
Our 2400 square-foot event barn offers a spacious place to gather, move, and create, and our retreat house, cabins, and glamping tents provide a unique array of comfortable accommodations. The dreamy meadow, bountiful fruit orchard, soft forest trails, and winding creek offer many peaceful places to sit, walk, and simply be.
We hope you will feel as held, nurtured, and inspired as we do here at The Nest, and we look forward to welcoming you here.
The price of the retreat depends on your accommodation. Please see all the available options below.
We have three work-trade spots open in the Sky Room.
Once you’ve paid your deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding travel to The Nest, packing lists, and other ways to prepare for our time together. Please feel free to email any questions to email@example.com We are here to help!
If you need to cancel your spot in the retreat, we are happy to offer a refund (minus a $150 cancellation fee) if we are able to fill your spot! Please click the button below to read our full cancelation policy:
There are three kinds of accommodations available at The Nest: A shared room in the retreat house (doubles and triples only), a shared or private cabin (singles and doubles), a shared glamping tent (doubles only).
Book Now by selecting you accommodations below! Limited availability - group size is capped!
All participants must be 21 or over. All prices are per person.
Payment plans & BIPOC discounts available please send me a message if you need either!
RETREAT HOUSE - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
There are four beautiful bedrooms with a total of ten queen or full-sized beds throughout the retreat house – Forest (double), Moon (double), Sky (triple), and Orchard (triple). To read about each room, click on the products below.
Each room is comfortably appointed with high-quality cotton bedding, duvets, bedside tables, closet space, pleasant lighting, ample windows, natural views, and colorful original artwork. Most rooms have places to sit and read and two rooms have balconies. There is heat and air conditioning throughout the house.
There are two full bathrooms in the retreat house on the first floor. The Forest, Orchard, and Moon rooms are all on the first floor near the bathrooms, and the Sky room is upstairs.
There is a spacious kitchen, large refrigerator, coffee and tea station, and a kitchen table for eight. All group meals for the retreat will be served outside around large round tables.
If you prefer more privacy away from the group and don’t mind a more rustic experience, I recommend booking a cabin or a glamping tent.
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ALMOST SOLD OUT! 1 SPOT LEFT! Forest Room
CABINS - SOLD OUT!!
There are three small but cozy cabins at The Nest – two singles, Heron and Hummingbird, and one double, The Perch. To read about each cabin, click on the products below.
Each cabin has comfortable queen-sized beds, high-quality cotton bedding, duvets, bedside tables, hooks, a luggage rack, a reading chair, windows, and colorful original artwork.
The cabins do not have electricity, heat, or air conditioning, so they offer more of a camping experience. You will find solar and battery-powered lights in each cabin, making them very quaint and romantic! 🙂 We recommend bringing a headlamp for extra light, and an external charger for your phone. (You can also charge devices in the nearby event barn).
Fresh local spring water for drinking will be provided in each cabin. A private, two-stall outdoor shower and portable toilets will be a short walk away from the cabins.
If you need a bathroom nearby and/or don’t enjoy camping, I recommend booking a room in the retreat house.
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GLAMPING TENTS - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
We have four beautiful glamping tents at The Nest – Comfrey, Yarrow, Sumac, and Elderberry. To read about each tent, click on the products below.
Each of our four 300-square-foot tents has two comfortable extra-large single beds, high-quality cotton bedding, duvets, bedside tables, hooks, luggage racks, a reading chair, and windows with screens at the top and along the base for beautiful views of nature. Learn more about our glamping tents here.
The glamping tents do not have electricity, heat, or air conditioning, so they offer more of a camping, close-to-nature experience. You will find solar and battery-powered lights in each cabin, making them very quaint and romantic 🙂 We recommend bringing a headlamp for extra light, and an external charger for your phone. (You can also charge devices in the nearby event barn).
Fresh local spring water for drinking will be provided in each tent. A private, two-stall, outside shower and clean portable toilets will be a short walk away and available to everyone in the tents.
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SOLD OUT! Sumac Glamping Tent
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Please send us message if you have any further questions.
This retreat is quite physically active. Between daily movement sessions, moving around the twenty-acred retreat center, and optional hikes, we will be on the move. That said, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your physical needs.
The following guidelines are in place to keep our group healthy and our communication clear before, during, and after our time together.
* Refrain from large group gatherings one week prior to our retreat.
* Wear a mask on the airplane if you are traveling from afar.
* Present a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of your arrival when you check in at The Nest (a picture of the negative result is fine).
* Use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently throughout the retreat.
* Wear a mask if you desire at any time.
* Do not come to the retreat if you are experiencing a fever, sore throat, lasting headache, cough, loss of taste or smell, body aches, or any other Covid symptoms.
* Let us know right away if you start to experience any symptoms while you’re at the retreat.
* Let us know if you experience any symptoms after returning home from the retreat.
Air filters will be running in the retreat house and in the workshop space and hand sanitizers and masks will be available.
What happens if I get sick during the retreat?
In the unfortunate event that you start to feel sick in any way during the retreat, we will support you in finding a suitable place to quarantine away from The Nest. Any expenses accrued as a result of leaving the retreat will be your responsibilities and no refunds will be given for the retreat. Of course, we hope this doesn’t happen!
Yes. It’s important that everyone is present for the entire retreat to create a safe and inclusive container. Each day of the retreat will build upon the next in a cumulative fashion.
Please plan to arrive at the Nest between 1 pm – 5 pm on the first day of the retreat and plan to depart no earlier than noon on the final day.
We strongly suggest you book a room in the retreat house. The cabins and glamping tents will be more of a camping experience, but the house is a regular house 🙂
Yes. You will both need to register and pay separately for the retreat. If you would like to be in the same room, please be sure to purchase the same kind of accommodation.
Due to the high demand of interest in the retreat, we are unable to “save spots” for friends.
We are capping it at 22 participants + the facilitators. Perfect intimate number :)
If you need to cancel your spot in the retreat, we are happy to offer a refund (minus a $150 cancellation fee) if we are able to fill your spot.
If we are not able to fill your spot, we are happy to offer you credit for a future retreat based on the timeline below:
If you cancel your retreat more than two months prior to your scheduled retreat, 100% of your retreat fee, minus a $100 rebooking fee, can be applied as a credit towards a future retreat, which must be used within two years. (You will be the first to know about new retreats as they are announced).
If you cancel your retreat within two months of your scheduled retreat, 75% percent of your retreat fee can be applied as a credit towards a future retreat, which must be used within two years. You will forfeit 25% of the price you paid for the retreat.
If you cancel your retreat within one month of your scheduled retreat, 50% percent of your retreat fee can be applied as a credit towards a future retreat, which must be used within two years. You will forfeit 50% of the price you paid for the retreat.
If you cancel your retreat within two weeks of your scheduled retreat, you will forfeit your entire retreat payment.
We are also happy to transfer your spot to someone else who is able to take your place in the scheduled retreat with no transfer fee regardless of when you cancel. In this case, you will need to find the new participant yourself and receive reimbursement directly from them.
In case of a natural disaster, Covid-related closures or surges, or any other unforeseen reasons to cancel the retreat, we reserve the right to make any changes necessary to the retreat. In this case, will offer you a full refund and/or the option to book another retreat. However, we will not be responsible for any changes made to your airfare. For your peace of mind, we recommend purchasing “cancel for any reason” trip insurance in case cancellations or changes arise.
During the retreat, we’ll provide three vegetarian delicious, nutritious, and organic (when possible) meals each day, plus a welcome dinner and closing brunch. We will also provide some nutritious snack platters, organic/fairtrade coffee, tea, and spring water from the land. I am a foodie at heart and love to eat! We want you to feel nourished and cared for.All meals and snacks are gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly. Upon registration, you will receive a form to let us know about any food restrictions.
June is one of my favorite months in Oregon! The forest is so lush and flowers are beautiful from the rainy winter and spring. Daily high temperatures from 71°F to 78°F Daily low temperatures increase from 51°F to 55°F. Oregon is known for rain so we may get a little sprinkle.
Any adornments or props you want to be photographed with. We will also have a selection of Goddess clothing for you to try on as well! We will provide art materials, yoga mats, comfortable bedding, towels, all meals, snacks, coffee, tea, and land local spring water.Upon registration, we will send a suggested packing list to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The retreat will be held at Flora Bowley's new property The Nest in St. Helen’s, Oregon, an hour northwest of Portland. You are welcome to drive directly to the property or there will be carpool options from PDX airport. Address and directions provided upon registration. Carpools encouraged!
YES! We offer payment plans! Payment plans for up to 3 months if you pay your deposit by March 15.
You can pay your automated payment plan via bank transfer or credit card with a 3% processing fee.
Don’t worry! I have been helping people feel comfortable on camera for over 15 years. While confident behind the camera, I used to be extremely shy when I was in front of it. After learning how to tap into my authentic self through embodiment practices and interacting with the elements, I feel super comfortable and I want to help you feel that way too! My photography captures your unique presence while making you feel empowered to take on the world. I will walk you through a guided meditation to ground down and connect with the space, and then throughout I have tons of tips & tricks so your natural radiance shows on camera! No awkward posing. ;)
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