GODDESS ILLUMINATED 2024

Embodiment + Empowerment Retreat
COSTA RICA, June 17 - 23 2024
6 nights, 7 days of magic + community in the lush jungle.

COMPLETE IMMERSIVE EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE

Goddess Illuminated Retreat is a week long 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 week long 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.

Awaken your inner goddess in Costa Rica!

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WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

"When humans come together with a collective intention, magic happens."

Anybody that identifies as femme or non binary. If you love travel, adventure, 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.

IF YOU....

Feel called to journey to Costa Rica with likeminded humans.

Desire a deeper journey into your authentic expression and visibility.

Want to exhale away stress, worry, anxiety and be held in the magical healing energy of Costa Rica's lush jungle and cleansing river.

Are ready to up level your perspective of self and see yourself as more divine, confident & empowered.

Desire an experience of deep nourishment and pleasure with luxurious accommodations and meals grounded in nature to come back to yourself.

Retreat details:

WHAT TO BRING

Your beautiful self! - all the yoga mats,
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.

You must have a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months to enter Costa Rica.

LOCATION

Chirripo, COSTA RICA! You'll fly into San Jose, Costa Rica. Shuttle transportation to and from the airport is INCLUDED!

DATES

June 17th - 23d 2024

We will begin with an Opening Dinner and Ceremony on the evening of June 17 and close the morning of June 23.

“Melissa does a stunning job offering a wide breath of practices leaning into embodiment, creativity, and potent self reflection that culminates in being able to witness yourself in this really powerful photo session experience. The community and personal reflection is a gift and IS INVALUABLE! 
Alyssa Gursky
EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Everything is included in this experience except for your flight. Join us for...

7 - day facilitated retreat

6 nights of luxury accommodations at Finca Mia, a beautiful luxury eco retreat center in the jungle of Costa Rica

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

Goddess goody bags

All supplies needed

Embodiment classes

Daily movement classes

Sound bath

Soaking up Costa Rican Traditions & Culture

Personal time to explore and/or rest as needed

Cacao & Fire Ceremony

Live DJ ecstatic dance

Plenty of ritual, ceremony, group shares to inspire and support you on your journey

“What a gift Goddess Illuminated was - It filled me with such love and nourishment. Melissa holds such a beautiful, peaceful and gentle space that helps those self critic voices go away. I was able to drop into deep sisterhood & connection…to come alive & let my soul shine!
Sefan Wilde

Goddess Illuminated Retreat Excludes:

We have some many beautiful offerings for you but these are not included...

Flights/ Airfare

Travel insurance

Snack/ Junk Food

TESTIMONIAL MAGIC!

HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THESE GODDESS’:

Logistics & What to expect

Below is a brief description of the main logistics, please look through our FAQ section or feel free to reach out if you have any additional inquiries.

LOGISTICS

GODDESS PHOTO SESSIONS

We will provide some Goddess wardrobe and some adornments. Of course we encourage you to bring your own items. Upon registration, we will invite you to bring a couple of small items from around your house to use.

LOGISTICS

COMMUNITY

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.

LOGISTICS

PREREQUISITES

No photo session, art, meditation or movement experience is required to attend this retreat. Come as you are. You WILL NEED a valid passport that doesn't expire within 6 months.

LOGISTICS

PLEASE NOTE

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...

Cacao Ceremony 

Womb clearing ceremony

Embodiment practices

Sister Circles

Daily Movement practices

Your Accommodations

Daily Nourishing Organic Meals

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

TESTIMONIAL MAGIC!

HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THESE GODDESS’:

Where we'll be.

The backdrop of our experience.

Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.

finca mia

Nestled in the lush foothills of the Chirripo Mountain Reserve, sitting gracefully along the banks of the pristine Talari River, Finca Mia is an enchanting jungle retreat offering many amenities, healing modalities, and an unforgettable experience.  Located at an elevation of 4000 ft, the cool nights and warm days make the climate at Finca Mia the perfect balance. Surrounded by rainforests for secluded tranquility, yet graced by a vibrant community, this healing retreat center is full of warmth, opportunity for self reflection, insight, and restful rejuvenation. Finca Mia is a haven to many, and it is an honor for us to share this magical gem with you.

Amenities & Services: Outdoor Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub, Yoga Deck, Pure Spring Water Source on Property, WIFI access at various locations, Laundry Service &Hot Showers


YOUR INVESTMENT

The price of the retreat depends on your accommodation. Please see all the available options below.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We have three work-trade spots available and local Tica discounts. Please message me to inquire!

CONFIRMATION

Once you’ve paid your deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding travel to Costa Rica, packing lists, and other ways to prepare for our time together. Please feel free to email any questions to info@melissa-robin.com  We are here to help!

CANCELLATION POLICY

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:

Accommodation

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Lodging at Finca Mia is unique as no two rooms are alike. The accommodations are exquisitely symbiotic with nature, intended to promote relaxation. All the rooms are beautiful and pleasing to the senses, designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A variety of lodging options are available to suit all needs from our Eco Lodging to luxury rooms and cabinas

Book Now by selecting you accommodations below.
get early bird pricing increases after August 31!
Limited availability - group size is capped!

All participants must be 21 or over. All prices are per person.
Payment plans, BIPOC and local TICA discounts available please send me a message if you need either! 

Luxury Lodging

Each of the Luxury Lodging options have been consciously designed to be comfortable, cozy and to lend peace of mind for the most rejuvenating experience.  The added benefits of Luxury Lodging include a private bath and distinctive amenities dependent upon which lodging option you choose. Since every persons needs are individual, we do our best to guide you to the optimal lodging choice for you.  Please review the photo gallery below to determine what may make you feel most at home.

HORSE CABIN SOLD OUT!!!

HORSE CABIN SOLD OUT!!!

$ 222.00 USD
Private Room. Located atop the hill of the farm, this charming Horses Cabin sits among the flourishing gardens with gushes of sunlight and green jungle mountain views. Enjoy the sounds of the coyotes in the evenings from this spacious cabin with a king-size bed, writer's desk, and private bath. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT! H̶O̶N̶E̶Y̶M̶O̶O̶N̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶

SOLD OUT! H̶O̶N̶E̶Y̶M̶O̶O̶N̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared Room. The Honeymoon Cabin is one of the most luxurious villas available to guests on our enchanting mountain farm and retreat center. A spacious covered deck is equipped with a full kitchen that overlooks green jungle foliage along the banks of the rushing Rio Talari. A comfortable king size bed looks out to the river and an additional single bunk bed is tucked up in the giant boulders that stand boldly inside the cabin, bringing the outside landscape in. This cabin does include a private bath. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
Garden Suite

Garden Suite

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared room. The "hip" Garden Suite prides itself on one wall of floor-to-ceiling glass slider doors that open out to a jungle, plant paradise. Unique art pieces and high ceilings with plenty of windows and sunlight. Magnolia hardwood floors, private bath. This is a large room studio with a Queen and a twin-sized bed and a sofa area with views of nature that is situated high on the property on the ridge, near the gardens. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!! ̶S̶t̶a̶r̶ ̶C̶a̶b̶i̶n̶

SOLD OUT!! ̶S̶t̶a̶r̶ ̶C̶a̶b̶i̶n̶

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared Room. The Star Cabin is located at the highest point of the farm with starry skies and a tucked-away location, yet steps to the yoga shala. This spacious cabin has a Queen-sized bed in the main room and a small child's room with a twin bed. There is a well-equipped kitchenette with a midsize fridge and gas stove, high ceilings, and big windows that open out to the patio. Enjoy time relaxing in the yard and taking in the lush greenery and vistas. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
ALEX'S CABIN

ALEX'S CABIN

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared cabin. This charming and secluded cabin is located at the end of a peaceful river trail perched upon the hillside. Roll away the canvas panels to enjoy the panoramic views and sounds of the jungle and Rio Talari from your pillow. The Master Room features a full size double, while twin bed are nestled below in the downstairs nook. Complete with a private balcony and bath to make your retreat complete. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!  Y̶O̶G̶A̶ ̶H̶O̶U̶S̶E̶ ̶

SOLD OUT! Y̶O̶G̶A̶ ̶H̶O̶U̶S̶E̶ ̶

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared Room. King is booked - full size double bed remains! The Yoga House is situated below the yoga deck found in the upper heart of Finca Mia. The two bedrooms in the house each offer a private bath, with a shared living area and front porch. The Master Suite hosts a large bedroom with a king and full-size double bed. The full attached bath and walk-in closet.​ This cabin receives a wifi signal and is handicap accessible. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT! TREETOP SUITE LOW

SOLD OUT! TREETOP SUITE LOW

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared room. Treetop Low Treetop Low is situated in the Treetop Suite cabin. Treetop Low is a haven nestled in the branches at the center of Finca Mia. This cabin features a personal entrance, a full and twin-size bed, a writer's desk overlooking the pool, and a private bathroom. Beautiful sunset views over the Los Angeles valley can be observed from the room. This cabin receives a wifi signal. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!! Treetop Suite High

SOLD OUT!! Treetop Suite High

$ 4,444.00 USD
Treetop Suite hosts two separate cabins each with its own entrance, private bath, and a king-size bed (or two twins). This cabin is carefully tucked away in the branches at the heart of Finca Mia. From Treetop High, the breathtaking sunset views can be observed as the sun fades down the valley in the West. Only a few short steps away are the Yoga Deck and La Cocina. This cabin receives a wifi signal. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!  S̶U̶N̶R̶I̶S̶E̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶ ̶

SOLD OUT! S̶U̶N̶R̶I̶S̶E̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶ ̶

$ 4,888.00 USD
Private Room or for single or two friends. Enchanting and elegant, the Sunrise Cabin is a cozy jungle retreat. The Sunset Cabin is for those who delight in the sights and sounds of nature. Named for its transfixing views of the sunrise and songs of the birds, it’s a spectacle to wake up here. With a king-size bed, a private attached bath, and panoramic views of the tranquil jungle. Views are accessible through beautiful french windows and a private patio leading to a courtyard and fire pit. The Sunrise Cabin is its own paradise. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
 B̶A̶M̶B̶O̶O̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶ ̶ SOLD OUT!!

B̶A̶M̶B̶O̶O̶ ̶C̶A̶B̶I̶N̶ ̶ SOLD OUT!!

$ 3,999.00 USD
Shared Room. This Bamboo Cabin is tucked into the jungle at the foot of a magical stone pathway and a skip away from the river dipping pools. Enjoy beautiful tropical views from your room equipped with a full-size bed, a single bed, a cozy reading corner, a roomy shelving closet, and a private bath with a hot shower. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!!   ̶P̶u̶r̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶P̶a̶l̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶J̶u̶n̶i̶o̶r̶ ̶S̶u̶i̶t̶e̶

SOLD OUT!! ̶P̶u̶r̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶P̶a̶l̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶J̶u̶n̶i̶o̶r̶ ̶S̶u̶i̶t̶e̶

$ 3,555.00 USD
The Junior Suite in the Purple Palace shares the same luxurious lounge, mini-kitchen and outdoor bath as the master. The privacy of the Junior Suite hosts a full-size double bed and is ideal for a couple or individual. The room features a writer's desk, shelving for storage, and a reading corner. This room hosts luscious jungle views and is a stone's throw away from the Rio Talari. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT! purple palace Master Suite

SOLD OUT! purple palace Master Suite

$ 3,555.00 USD
One of our most requested jungle hideaways, the Purple Palace is a delightful and majestic villa featuring two private suites, a master and junior; an outdoor lounge, a mini-kitchen, and an exquisite private outdoor bath, including a bathtub. The view overlooks freshwater spring ponds and the Rio Talari. The Master Suite is appointed with a Queen size bed, a single bed, and an office nook. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.

ECO Lodging

A stone's throw away from the gushing Rio Talari and  jungle paths, any Eco Lodging at Finca Mia ensures your retreat will be relaxing and restorative. All Eco Lodging includes a private room or glamping by the Rio Talari and a short walk to shared bath facilities.  Eco Lodging does not include a private bath.

SOLD OUT!! G̶L̶A̶M̶P̶I̶N̶G̶

SOLD OUT!! G̶L̶A̶M̶P̶I̶N̶G̶

$ 3,333.00 USD
Glamping or luxury camping is available on the farm. Enjoy all the amenities at Finca Mia while camping in style and living amongst the Costa Rican nature. Tents in a variety of sizes are equipped with comfortable mattresses (king or twins), bedding and towels. Feel close to the mother earth as you relax and recoup. Access to the shared bath and hot showers are a short walk away. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.
SOLD OUT!!! River Cabin

SOLD OUT!!! River Cabin

$ 3,333.00 USD
The River Cabin hosts a full-size double bed, which makes it perfect as a cozy retreat for one or a couple. The highlight of the River Cabin is that it is located by the river. With the Rio Talari just steps from your door, lush jungle foliage echos bird songs through out the day surrounding the cabin with music. A jungle trail leads to shared bath with a hot shower. Note: The path to the River Cabin is steep. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MELISSA-ROBIN.COM. Pricing is per person.

FAQs

Please send us message if you have any further questions.

Should I get travel insurance?


WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING TRAVEL INSURANCE!

Travel Insurance Suggestions

  • We highly recommend trip insurance. Our retreats are non refundable after a certain point, so please protect yourself. Once booked, we will be happy to refer you to our preferred travel agency for help securing insurance. Or you can book directly through TravelGuard, or WorldNomads - both reputable companies.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: Due to Goddess Illuminated's stand on sovereignty and our sisters' divine right to choose what is best for their bodies and possible travel restrictions that could possibly limit our sisters' choices, destination and dates are subject to change based on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at info@melissa-robin.com prior to purchasing your accomodations.

Do you offer payment plans?

YES! We offer payment plans! Payment plans for up to 6 months if you pay your deposit by October 1, 2023.

You can pay your automated payment plan via bank transfer or credit card with a 3% processing fee.

Where is the retreat? How do I get there?

You fly into SJO, San Jose International Airport IN Costa Rica.

Your roundtrip transportation from SJO, San Jose International Airport is included ! We will be there with a shuttle to pick you up.

More details will be sent after signing up!

Our retreat is located in Chirripo, the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica.

About 2.5-3 hours from the airport by shuttle with beautiful views on the drive.

Whats the weather like in June in Costa Rica?

June is one of my favorite months in Costa Rica! The forest is so lush and flowers are beautiful. In June for a typical day ranges from a high of 79°F (26°C) to a low of 69°F (20°C). Some would describe it as pleasantly warm, humid but cool. Costa Rica is known for rain so we may get a little sprinkle. Bring your raincoat or an umbrella if you don't love a warm jungle rain storm :)


How much physical activity is involved?

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.

What are the COVID protocols?

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.
* 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?
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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 our community spaces. 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!

Can I sign up with a friend?

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.

How many participants will there be?

We are capping it at 22 participants + the facilitators. Perfect intimate number :)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Policy

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 or photo session based on the timeline below:

If you cancel your retreat more than three 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 or photo session, 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 three 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 two 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 one month 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.

What is the food going to be?

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.

What do I need to bring?

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.

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GODDESS ILLUMINATED 2023

St. Helens, Oregon, June 22 - 25
3 nights, 4 days of magic + community on Solstice Weekend.

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.

GET EARLY YOUR EARLY BIRD pricing TICKETS!

Early Bird ends October 31, 2022. Limited availability. We are capping this event at 20...Tickets will sell out again this year!

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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.

IF YOU....

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.

Retreat details:

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.

LOCATION

A beautiful retreat center in St. Helens, Oregon. Address and directions will be emailed upon registration.

DATES

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

“Melissa does a stunning job offering a wide breath of practices leaning into embodiment, creativity, and potent self reflection that culminates in being able to witness yourself in this really powerful photo session experience. The community and personal reflection is a gift and IS INVALUABLE! 
Alyssa Gursky
EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Daily movement & meditations practices, supportive sister circles, cacao ceremony and....

4-day facilitated retreat

3 nights of luxury accommodations at a 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

Embodiment classes

Daily movement classes

Sound bath

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

“What a gift Goddess Illuminated was - It filled me with such love and nourishment. Melissa holds such a beautiful, peaceful and gentle space that helps those self critic voices go away. I was able to drop into deep sisterhood & connection…to come alive & let my soul shine!
Sefan Wilde

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

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HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE THESE GODDESS’:

Logistics & What to expect

Below is a brief description of the main logistics, please look through our FAQ section or feel free to reach out if you have any additional inquiries.

LOGISTICS

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.

LOGISTICS

COMMUNITY

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.

LOGISTICS

PREREQUISITES

No photo session, art, meditation or movement experience is required to attend this retreat. Come as you are.

LOGISTICS

PLEASE NOTE

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...

Cacao Ceremony 

Guided Meditations

Embodiment practices

Sister Circles

Daily Movement practices

Your Accommodations

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

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Where we'll be.

The backdrop of our experience.

Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.

magical forest retreat center

The retreat center 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 and we look forward to welcoming you here.

YOUR INVESTMENT

The price of the retreat depends on your accommodation. Please see all the available options below.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We have three work-trade spots open in the Sky Room.

CONFIRMATION

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 info@melissa-robin.com  We are here to help!

CANCELLATION POLICY

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:

Accommodation

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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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CABINS - 1 spot left!

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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FAQs

Please send us message if you have any further questions.

How much physical activity is involved?

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.

What are the COVID protocols?

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.
* 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?
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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 our community spaces. 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!

Do I need to be present for the whole retreat?

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.

What if I don't like to camp?

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 🙂

Can I sign up with a friend?

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.

How many participants will there be?

We are capping it at 22 participants + the facilitators. Perfect intimate number :)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Policy

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 or photo session based on the timeline below:

If you cancel your retreat more than three 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 or photo session, 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 three 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 two 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 one month 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.

What is the food going to be?

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.

Whats the weather like in June?

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.

What do I need to bring?

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.

Where is the retreat? How do I get there?

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!

Do you offer payment plans?

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.

What if I am super camera shy?

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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