WFU 5th Bi-Annual Retreat

// A Deep Dive into Sisterhood //

November 30th - December 4th

in the New Mexico desert

In

For the fifth time, I’m sending out a howl to my real ass women of the world to gather in-person together to take a deep dive into sisterhood unlike we’ve ever experienced before.

We’ll be gathering under the light of the Cold Full Moon just weeks before the Winter Solstice this year — as the light is rapidly receding during this time of year, we’ll mirror the seasonal pull as we use this time together to nurture and nourish ourselves with immersion into the web of sisterhood.

This is not sisterhood for the faint of heart.

If you’re seeking a fluffy experience with women who all look the same, adorned in only white clothing, strictly speaking in new age lingo - this is not the retreat for you.

The sisterhood I call upon and call into these circles I host is real ass sisterhood, who's foundation is rooted in reality and in truth.

It’s sisterhood that asks women to show up in the totality of who they are, unapologetically, fiercely, and fully.

It's sisterhood that will call you on your shit in the most loving way, so that you can know yourself more completely, feel more deeply, and live more fully.

It's transparent, honest, loving, intimate, nourishing sisterhood.

This is a circle of sisterhood that wants all of you — there is no part of you that is too much for this space, and that’s what makes these experiences healing for women on such a cellular level.

Because while we aren’t the etheric goddess new age kind of sisterhood, we’re real ass sisterhood whose love knows no bounds and descends so far down into the marrow of our bones and capillaries of our heart, that we leave a changed person.

The real ass sisterhood we cultivate in these containers is the kind that quenches a thirst you’ve always had, but maybe never realized.

In sisterhood, we flow with the cycles nature and the elements guide our journey together over the course of five days.

Calling on the energy of the Full Moon, we will use that to support us in releasing the things in our lives that we have come to completion with — the things that have been running as a dull ache in our lives, slowly pulling at our energy over time.

The stories, idealizations, untruths, and ways of living that are no longer of service to us, so that with the witnessing of fierce sisterhood — we can ritually step into what we’re ready to claim heading toward the Winter Solstice and a new calendar year.

Almost all of the women’s retreats that I’ve facilitated have fallen on a Supermoon, so not only will our time together be charged by the light of the Full Moon, but our time together will be bookended with a potent Supermoon to top it all off.

We invite you to splay your heart open wide in the safety net of sisterhood as we root ourselves into the potent desert of New Mexico.

Immersed in the elements with the crisp Autumn air to breathe into our bodies, the fiery warmth of the sun by day, vast desert for miles and the mountains at our back, we'll be engrossed in the natural world during our moment out of time together.

The makeup of our days will be a mixture of yoga to open our bodies, intimate circle time with one another, time for self-care and personal exploration, potent ritual, ceremony to honor the elements and the Earth, spontaneous dance parties into the night, sisterly snuggles and story-telling, and groundbreaking transformational experiences that crack us open to even more of the truth of who we are.

This is your invitation to claim your space in sisterhood.

This is your invitation to come home to yourself.

This is your invitation to lean into the realness of who you are.

Come fill your cup with the nourishment of sisterhood before the winter season descends upon us.

We're ready for you.

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Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Exact address will be e-mailed to you prior to retreat)

Lodging / Accommodations

Leaping Deer Ranch

Leaping Deer Ranch is a luxury bed & breakfast on 185 acres, with well appointed rooms, plenty of space, large covered porch decks, and beautiful scenery you will enjoy a peaceful respite.

Adorned with gorgeous ceramic tile and southwestern inspired decor, this place will hold us in coziness as our home away from home for the weekend.

With views of the mountain behind the house, valley and pastures for miles, and a forest surrounding us, this will be an epic immersion into the New Mexico nature. 

The mornings is the best time to get a glimpse of the deer. There is a bobcat that lives in the area, but will not bother any humans and has only been seen twice.

We will have a floatation therapy tank that available to us to book for sensory deprivation meditation sessions upon request.

Our morning yoga sessions will happen in the 1600 sq. ft. studio that has scenery windows that overlook the valley and pastures bellow, and the same room will be re-purposed for workshops and spontaneous dance parties throughout the day.

Leaping Deer Ranch also showcases 27 pieces of fiber art from the artist Marianne R. Williamson (not the author) and numerous other pieces of fine art. It will be a little bit like staying the night in a museum, feel free to take an hour or two to enjoy the pieces of work.

There's a small rock path garden in the front of the house to walk and enjoy, as well as a bonfire pit where we will hold our fire ceremony and nightly fireside gatherings.

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Traveling

The following airports are the closest options to choose from, that you can fly into. Be sure to coordinate with your sisters if you'd like to carpool, as we will likely have many women from the West Coast driving with room in their cars, and other women who will be renting cars which you can all chip in on and share to travel to the location together:

 2.20 hours from Albuquerque Airport

 1.45 hours from Santa Fe Airport

(Note: This are relatively rough estimates in time and distance based on Google Maps. Traffic and unknown conditions may have these times vary.)


Food

Our beloved Amber Rose Stahl will be sharing her culinary expertise with us, by catering meals for us each day we are together. We will be enjoying 100% organic meals together, including locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.

Our meals will include:

Thursday Dinner + Arrival Snacks

Friday Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Saturday Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Sunday Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Monday Breakfast + Departure Snacks

There will be hot coffee and herbal sun tea available in the mornings, along with breakfast items to choose from.

Our meals will consist of a lot of fresh veggies, eggs, various rices, legumes, some meat, a bit of cheese, etc.

If you have any firm dietary restrictions, please be sure to let us know in advance so that we can do our best to accommodate your needs. However, we can't guarantee we will be able to accommodate every need. Make sure to bring any extra food items you might need through the weekend to support you having an enjoyable dining experience while we are together!


*** Temporary Schedule ***

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Thursday // SPIRIT

Arrive (well) BEFORE 5PM: Unpack, Get Settled

5PM: Opening Circle - Welcoming, Logistics, Talking Stick

7PM & On: Dinner & Socializing

Friday // WATER

8-10AM: Casual Breakfast + Free Time

10AM: Naked Yoga with Michelle Louise Marie

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11:30AM-12PM: Sisterhood Mini Group Connection Time

12-1:00PM: Free time, walk the land, journal, cards, prayer

1-2PM: Lunch & Socializing

2-5PM: How We See Ourselves Ritual

5-7PM: Free time, walk the land, journal, cards, prayer

7PM: Dinner & Socializing

8PM on: WATER Ritual Cleansing

Saturday // FIRE

8 - 10AM: Casual Breakfast + Free Time

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10AM: Naked Yoga with Michelle Louise Marie

11:30AM-12PM: Sisterhood Mini Group Connection Time

12-1:00PM: Free time, walk the land, journal, cards, prayer

1-2PM: Lunch & Socializing

2-4PM: Telling Your Story Workshop with Movement & Writing

4-7PM: Free time, walk the land, journal, cards, prayer

8PM On: FIRE Ritual Burning

Sunday // EARTH

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8-10AM: Casual Breakfast + Free Time

10AM: Naked Yoga with Michelle Louise Marie

11:30AM-12PM: Sisterhood Mini Group Connection Time

12-1:00PM: Free time, walk the land, journal, cards, prayer

1-2PM: Lunch & Socializing

2-3PM: EARTH Ritual Crafting

4-7PM: Sisterhood Nourishment Circle

7PM: Dinner & Socializing

8PM On: Storytelling, Snuggles & Fireside Chat

Monday // AIR

8 - 10AM: Casual Breakfast + Free Time

10AM - 2PM: AIR Ritual, Closing Circle & Check-out

2 - 3PM: Packing, Snacks, Goodbye's


Retreat Investment:

$675

This includes:

4 Breakfasts

3 Lunches

4 Dinners

Lodging & Accommodations

Ceremony & Rituals

Workshops & Craft Activities

Gifts & Surprises


Investment in Full:

(Open until November 22nd)

NOTE: Deposits + installments toward retreat tuition are non-refundable.


Your Space Holders

Alexandra Schueler is your retreat hostess, facilitator, and resident sisterhood mama wolf.

I'm here to hold the most exquisite space for our retreat sisterhood with the intention to inspire you to come closer home to yourself, connect with you deeply, guide us into potent ritual space, all while making you laugh a whole lot along the way.

I’m at your back supporting you in stepping into your greatest sense of self, while cultivating beautiful sisterhood along the way.

Amber Rose Stahl is a professionally trained Chef who specializes in holistic nutrition. Committed to conscious nourishment, she packs so much love into every bite of every meal. Experienced in fine dining cuisine and personal chefing, from Indian to European, American Comfort Food to Raw Vegan and everything in between. 

Her culinary creations are a cosmic mix of high vibe organic ingredients, intuitive alchemy, mad skills and a heavy sprinkling of magic. With Amber Rose running our kitchen, you can rest assured that you will be nourished at deep levels. Additionally Amber Rose is a skilled artist and intuitive mentor. 

Astro Down Low: Pisces Sun, Cancer Moon with a Sagittarius Rising. Basically she is a total mermaid with a fiery side. Amber Rose spends as much time as possible in bodies of water, especially the ocean. Fierce, funny and a true mama bear. She gives the best hugs!

Michelle Louise Marie is an embodiment priestess devoted to bringing consciousness back into our bodies. She will guide you to uncover the deep wisdom in your body and how to use that to connect deeply and authentically with your sisters. 

She will hold safe, sacred space for you to shed the layers that no longer serve you as she leads us in a daily practice of (clothing-optional) yoga, as well as other practices where we have the opportunity to connect in a place beyond words. 

She is honored to serve and share her experience and teachings from around the world: from vipassana meditation and yoga to indigenous teachings and wicca.


Bonus Add-On:

Theraphoto Sessions with Brooke Rosenblum

These sessions are for the wild woman who is ready to embody her core essence.

She is given the space to share her story and allow the lens to act as a sacred mirror. Unfold and reveal your truth as you will be called to express what needs to be shared in that very moment. An unscripted, intuitive flow within nature guides Brooke and her subject to craft a collection which is unparalleled.

 

Includes:

- 1 hour photo session at retreat + phone consultation prior

- Minimum of 20 high resolution edited images within a password protected online gallery, as well as a 1 hour.

Photos can be utilized for personal or business purposes

// All images will be delivered within 3 weeks //

Click the button above to purchase -- once re-directed to the following page, simply enter the $175 payment and the funds will go directly to Brooke. She will be in touch with you from there to confirm your work together and sessions will be scheduled in-person at the retreat.