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Revitalizing Intuition, Strength, and Embodiment. A women's empowerment program. 

Have you found yourself standing still in your kitchen, or bathroom, sitting in a parking lot, just wishing you could restart?

We are running on empty. 

It’s tough being a woman in our world right now. Lots of us have too many responsibilities, too little sleep, and lots of worry. But underneath all the busyness of our lives is something very sacred. This October, we invite you to let it rise.

We are holding a retreat specifically for women that fits into your schedule and your lives. It's not on an island, it's in your hometown. We promise to help you fill up and find your power, not on island time, on your time, in your life. 

We call our program RISE, because it is active, it is collaborative, it is empowering, and it is ongoing. Our hope is that this retreat will give you a safe place to start from, a sense of grounding, so that you can rise and lift the other retreat participants and women in your life. Shine teacher Beth and studio owner Sara have designed a program that emphasizes revitalization through the lens of intuition, strength and embodiment.

Through activities and discussion we will look at ways to help you feel more grounded and in control and we will take a long look at what makes us loose control. What makes us give up, self medicate, feel bad about ourselves. What do we hide from and why? And most important how do we heal, how do we change? Through RISE, we will build a community to support one another and ourselves.

RISE is a program that begins with 20 hours (spread across two months) of retreat. That time will be spent in reflection, lecture, yoga, activities, and discussion in order to examine what holds us back and provide tools to help us fill up. Once you have completed the retreat you will be a member of  The RISE sisterhood at Shine. The RISE sisterhood meets regularly throughout the year for specialized workshops, conversations and celebrations.

This is deep work; deep listening; deep learning, but the result is a group of women who have tapped into what is vital in them—the tremendous gift that they are to themselves, to each other, and to the world. As a RISE member, you will have the opportunity to help shape workshops, talks and events at Shine, you will be a leader in our community.

Access through the program is through application.

Submit an essay or a work of art on why you want to be a part of the program in order to be considered. Email to or bring a copy to the studio.

Cost of the program with RISE sisterhood membership, manual, and a self care kit is $500, we are offering $100 off early bird pricing until September 20th. If finances keep you from participating please get in touch with us. We offer payment plans and discounted pricing for those who qualify. 

The retreat schedule is as follows. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Dates are firm, topics are subject to change:

Saturday, October 13th, 12:30-4:30pm
Opening ceremony
Intentions and Pillars
Yoga class

Sunday, October 14th,12:30-4:30
Body Love Yoga class
Body objectification lecture and discussion, lead by Danielle Vallas

Tuesday, October 16th, 7-9pm

Tuesday, October 30th, 7-9pm

Tuesday, november 6th 7-9 pm

SaturdayNovember 10th 12:30-4:30pm

Sunday November 11th 12:30-4:30
Closing ceremony