Sacred Bonds: A Weekend of Action, Purpose and Ritual for Women

[lightbox link=”” thumb=”” width=”564″ title=”web-home-banner-SB” frame=”true” icon=”image”]October 25-27, 2013 * On Private Property Big Sur, CA

Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.
~ Hafiz ~

YOU are receiving a special invitation to join a powerful women’s circle this fall in a weekend of supported creation.

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This workshop retreat in Big Sur, CA is designed for women who are solidly on their path— women who know what they want to create in their lives and are ready to manifest their most sacred priorities and choices more fully.

In this facilitated circle we will use the support of sangha (spiritual community) to integrate daily practices and celebratory ritual in the process of manifesting the life of our dreams.

In Community, we will investigate questions like:

  • What shifts in our lives are required to live more fully from the heart?
  • How are we committing to bliss?
  • How can joy, sensuality, desire and gratitude activate us?
  • And what support do we need to live the life of our dreams?

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Seasoned facilitators Jocelyn Gordon and Lisa Goettel will lead intensive sessions of dance, yoga, chanting and singing, meditation, reflective exercises and sacred ritual to support each participant. ALIA, Founder and CEO of Femvolution leads Saturday night ritual followed by DJing an ecstatic dance set for participants.

“(Lisa) Thank you so much for helping me find joy in singing;
i have been silent so long… you’ve touched my heart.”
~ Beth Ann

“It takes a special teacher + energy to facilitate typically inhibited people into an uninhibited, fearless space to explore themselves – inside + out.”
~ About Jocelyn’s facilitation from Natasha Hennessy – Owner & Creative Director of Pure Prana Yoga Studio, Alexandria, VA

“(ALIA)You are such an amazing, bombacious goddess! I am so turned ON with electric energy from dancing from your set. Thank you for sharing your divine feminine energy with us all!”

Prepare to:

  • Get clear with your choices and priorities
  • Release barriers to the life of your dreams
  • Investigate practices of discernment and integrity
  • Celebrate yourself
  • Speak, sing and dance your truth
  • Create a supported, sustainable plan for integration and action in your life

Your experience will be supported by the remarkable majesty of our Big Sur setting, along with fully catered, farm-to-table organic meals.

The Time:

Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2013
Event starts at 3pm on Friday & Closes at 3pm on Sunday

The Place:

Our workshop will take place in a beautifully renovated, acoustically perfect barn on one of the most spectacular, ocean-view private properties in Big Sur. Choose from a broad list of accommodations from camping to cabins, hotels to high-end resorts (see below).

The Food:

Four fabulous, locally catered, primarily vegetarian farm-to-table lunches and dinners will be served, along with a simple fruit, yogurt and granola breakfast bar each morning. Organic snacks and beverages will be available throughout the immersion. Vanessa Share aka The Drink Mixtress, Big Sur native, caters our delicious meals and libations.

The Workshops:

  • Daily meditative and reflective exercises
  • Daily movement practices, including Jocelyn’s Bhakti Boogie® Yoga & Dance experience
  • Daily singing practices guided by Lisa that focus on creating new pathways to personal expression and deepen the experience of relationship and community
  • Group sharing circles and guided ceremonies to acknowledge and celebrate the sacred contracts in our lives
  • Saturday ecstatic ritual and dance jam with DJ ALIA

The Schedule:

Friday, October 25
3 – arrive
4-6 – workshop
6 – dinner
7:30 – 9 – workshop

Saturday, October 26
10 – 1 – workshop
12 – lunch
1 – 3 – free time
3 – 6 – workshop
6 – dinner
8 – ritual and dance

Sunday, October 27
10 – 1 – workshop
1 – 3 – brunch and closing circle

Pricing & Registration

Full registration includes:

  • The workshop facilitation shared above.
  • All meals. Includes four catered meals: dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday & brunch on Sunday. A light breakfast bar will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Saturday night DJ’d ecstatic dance jam.
  • Shuttle transportation in Big Sur.


Sacred Bonds is a Non-Residential (without housing) Event:
Click here to find a list of lodging options from camping to cabins, hotels to high-end resorts.

Register (see link below) now for Sacred Bonds and then immediately book your accommodations as Big Sur is a world renowned travel destination attracting three million tourists a year.



Early Soul Rate (available until August 1, 2013) ~ $333*
Regular Individual Rate ~ $444*
*Rates are Non-Refundable, however, you can transfer your tuition/registration to a friend.

Saturday night dance jam only (women only):

Private healing sessions, including massage, craniosacral, ThetaHealing & intuitive readings, voice lessons and more are available for booking during your weekend upon request. More information provided upon registration.

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Your Hostesses for this Delicious Weekend:

Lisa Goettel is a singer, composer, voice teacher and facilitator of singing workshops with more than 30 years of musical experience. She teaches singing to groups as a compassionate awareness practice, healing art and community-building activity. She has been on the regular faculty at Esalen Institute since 2006 and leads workshops throughout the United States.


Bombgoddess_24Alia Melissa Hall is the Founder & CEO of Femvolution, a Master Coach and Liberator for Feminine Luminaries In-the-Making like you. She performs internationally as musical artist ALIA. She fuses her vast 15+ years of experience and expertise with world class coaching and business training, personal development and leadership, marketing and personal branding, creativity and story, authentic movement and physical embodiment, sensuality and pleasure, and creativity culled from her work as a writer and performer.


Resized Jocelyn Gordon Bali Dance Headshot CadenceJocelyn Gordon is an Ecstatic Embodiment Expert and the Creator of HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie®. She travels internationally facilitating life transformation through dance, conscious movement, body-centered coaching and fun! An inspiring educator and lover of holistic fitness, Jocelyn is passionate about being fully self-expressed and helping others experience liberation from TraumaDrama ~ the stories that hold us back from experiencing our full potential. Sign up for Jocelyn’s newsletter to for details on her programs.


Vanessa Share aka The Drink Mixtress brings over 18 years of professional bartending, mixology and catering experience to her delicious offerings. As the Lead Bartender at the world re-knowned Post Ranch Inn here in Big Sur, Vanessa authored and crafted their acclaimed seasonal drink menu focusing on fresh and locally sourced fruits and herbs, as well as, boutique and organic distillers. Vanessa is passionate about permaculture, sustainability and hands on crafting.

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