Embody the Goddess - Weekend Women's Retreat

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The Virden Retreat Center

1155 College Dr

Lewes, DE 19958

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An empowering and transformative weekend immersion connecting with the Goddess collective and finding your place among them

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Embody the Goddess Retreat 2019

Register by Wednesday Septembe 13th To Reserve Your Spot!

As the Divine Feminine energy continues to grow on our planet, there is a calling for the rise of the Goddess. The goddess is a feminine embodiment of love, compassion, service, wisdom, power, transformation and beauty. She is represented in the deities, goddesses and saints of mythology and folklore of all cultures across time. We as a human collective are in a moment of rewriting our stories of the Feminine and inviting Her to step into a new wave of divinity. It is time for you to know your power and uncover and embody the Divine Feminine within yourself.

Join Lanikai Wellness Studio, Athena Allread Seaside Shaman, and a magically gifted and powerful group of women healers, teachers and professionals for a transformative weekend immersion into connecting with the Goddess collective, healing and shedding what no longer serves you and finding your place among them. Explore the archetypal energies of various deities and goddesses of egypt, greece, rome, europe, the east, and beyond through a series of shamanic journey, meditation sessions, writing workshop, dance workshop, live drumming, sacred circles and inspiring talks.

Embody the Goddess 2019 will be held at the Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, Delaware. Virden Retreat Center is a peaceful hidden treasure on the edge of wetland sanctuary located on the University of Delaware Lewes satellite campus in the quaint seaside town of Lewes, Delaware. Lodging and overnight accommodations, snacks and All meals provided (vegetarian menu with options for those with food sensitivities given prior notice). Option for Single or Weekend Day Passes without lodging available (for Friday or Saturday attendance only).

Overnight Accomodations

Whether traveling or a Delaware beach local, take this weekend to getaway from your normal daily life, surround yourself with your Goddess sisters and enjoy late night dance, sharing and connection. Wake up to enjoy some quiet time on your very own screened porch overlooking the marshland before heading over to join your sisters for breakfast. Overnight retreaters will enjoy an opening evening sacred circle and yoga Nidra session with Erin Shivone of Lanikai Wellness studio and on closing day join together with your new sisters for a goddess photo shoot Sunday morning before departure for a commemorative photo session with local photographers Meg Shupe and Kelly Steel.

Each room includes:

  • Screened porch overlooking a protected marshland
  • TV with 50 channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Private bathrooms with linens and toiletries

Shared bed room $495 weekend rate -Friday and Saturday nights (all meals and workshops included)

Single bed room $565 weekend rate-Friday and Saturday nights (all meals and workshops included)

Single Day and Night Pass- Shared Room-$255-Friday Night-(all meals and workshops on Friday included plus lodging Friday night)

Single Day and Night Pass- Single Room-$325-Friday Night-(all meals and workshops on Friday included plus lodging Friday night)

Single Day and Night Pass- Shared Room-$255-Saturday Night-(all meals and workshops on Saturday/Sunday included plus lodging Saturday night)

Single Day and Night Pass- Single Room-$325-Saturday Night-(all meals and workshops on Saturday/Sunday included plus lodging Saturday night)

Register by Wednesday September 11th To Reserve Your Spot!

Not interested in staying the night???

Weekend Pass $295 (Friday and Saturday 9-5:30pm lunch all workshops included)

Friday only $155 Single Day Pass (9-5:30pm lunch all workshops included)

Saturday only $155 Single Day Pass (9-5:30pm lunch all workshops included)

*Payment Plan options available with non-refundable $125 deposit to hold your spot. Message us for details



9:00am -Retreaters Check-in

9:30am - Welcome Circle: Intro to the Goddess

10:00am - The Free Spirited Goddess - Healing the Feminine to Uncover the Goddess Within - Athena

11:00am -The Goddess Way of Self-Care - Erin Shivone

12:00pm -lunch

1:00pm- Empowering Yourself Through Goddess Archetypes writing workshop - Susan Bobby

3:30pm - Breakout

4:00pm - Strengthening the Presence of Sensuality and Sexuality in Your Life Joan Tylecki

6:00pm - dinner

7:00pm - Goddess Embodied Movement Bellydance Workshop - Yekaterina

8:00pm - Friday night dance party (on patio weather permitting) bonfire and drumming w/ Blue Deer Tribe


- 8:30am breakfast

- 9:00am - Day Retreaters Check-in

- 9:30am Beauty, Radiance and Practical Tools for Embodying the Divine Feminine - Athena

-10:45 breakout for tea snacks

-11:00am The Goddess on Purpose, Mission and Service panel discussion - guest panelists

-12:30pm Lunch

- 2:30pm Mysticism and the Modern Goddess: Tools for Divination - Athena

- 3:30pm Breakout

- 4:00pm You Are Magic! Goddess Alchemy - Heidi Lowe

- 6:00 pm Dinner

- 7:00 pm Goddess Embodied Chanting and Movement w/ Raylen

- 8:30pm Closing Circle, dance live drumming by brothers Blue Deer Tribe


8:30am -breakfast

9:15am - What Will You Be Goddess of? - Athena

-Makeup and accessorize… golds, flower crowns, head and body jewelry. Decide what type of goddess you want to embody

-Goddess photo shoot with photographers Meghan Shupe and Kelly Steel

-Closing circle & sharing (for overnighters)

Workshop Descriptions

The Free Spirited Goddess - Healing the Feminine to Uncover the Goddess Within

Opening day, Athena Allread of Lanikai Wellness Studio will Guide you through a meditative shamanic journey to directly connect with the Goddess collective to assist you in healing whatever blocks, hurts, traumas, fears, residue is prohibiting you from shining your brightest and being the strongest embodiment of the Goddess that you can be in this life. With the gentle release of these limitations, uncover the Goddess that already resides within, the Goddess you came here to be. Athena Allread is a practicing contemporary shaman and co-owner of Lanikai Wellness Studio in Milton, Delaware. Learn more about her at her www.SeasideShaman.com and on instagram @seasideshaman444

Write Your Own Myth: Empowering Yourself Through Goddess Archetypes

Through exploration into greek mythology and Jungian psychology we will journey into the labyrinth and learn about the 7 Greek goddess archetypes. In the stillness of the center, you will pause with a guided writing exercise that will encourage self-reflection and help you identify your most dominant archetype. On your return to the beginning of the labyrinth, you will share with one another and even engage in role-play as other goddess archetypes. After you leave the workshop, you will know how to manifest the strengths of the goddesses who will support you as you begin to write your own myth. Please bring writing materials along with any goddess-related item that has meaning to you if you so choose. This workshop will be led by Susan Redington Bobby, a writer, editor, professor, knitter, and mother of cats from Felton, DE. You can find more information about her at www.mirandarey.com.

Plants and the Sensual Sacred Feminine

Local earth Goddess and herbalist Joan Tylecki will share knowledge, tips tricks and tools for using plant medicine to invoke and strengthen the presence of sensuality in our lives. Plant medicine and sacred feminine principles can help you connect with and strengthen the presence of sensuality and sexuality in your life. We’ll explore the reasons why your mojo gets off track and how plant allies can help us reclaim our feminine powers of sensuality and creativity.

Joan Tylecki, MSc, CNS, LDN holds a masters of science in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a certified nutritionist. She practices clinical herbal medicine in Lewes, where she also holds community education classes, herb walks, and creates unique custom-formulated small batches of herbal products. You can learn more at her website https://www.plantwisdomwithin.com/ or by becoming a patron of Herbalist Kitchen, https://www.patreon.com/HerbalistKitchen , Joan's online subscription service for herbal information & inspiration.

Goddess Embodied Movement Bellydance Workshop

For all levels of Bellydancer, Yekaterina will invite us into the multi-cultured realm of bellydance with introductions to egyptian, turkish, various asian and tribal bellydance forms. The hip drops, circles, figure eights, and shimmies of bellydance are artistic and feminine, creating a positive feeling of sensual expression and freedom. The body awareness that comes from belly dancing often triggers an emotional response and even women with low self-image feel safe to begin to honor their bodies as they are. In the act of dancing with sensuality, the dancer frees herself both physically and emotionally. Yekaterina Syomash, originially from Kazakhstan, learned dance in her hometown as a child, worked as a professional dancer crossing disciplines from ballet to hip hop for many years before coming to teach and share her love of dance. She has a decade of experience in bellydance and teaches throughout the Delaware Beach area and her regular bellydance classes can be found at Heartwish Healing Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The Goddess on Purpose, Mission and Service panel discussion - guest panelists

Be inspired by this group of endlessly giving women, serving their communities in big ways. Service driven leaders, this strong panel of women will share the inspirations behind what drove them into mission, how they got there, behind the scenes of what they do now, and how you can get involved or begin your own initiative in your community.

You Are Magic! Goddess Alchemy

Local jeweler and modern day alchemist Heidi Lowe joins us to share tools from her Abundance for Creatives course and inspire us as we get clear on the magic we seek to create in our lives. Learn her tools of mind reframing techniques, including meditation and visualization for creating magic and success in her life and how to implement them into your own life. Hone in on the energy you seek to embody and create a physical work of alchemy, a take-home pendant to represent the transformation of your own alchemical process and unfoldment into your own unique embodiment of the Goddess. Heidi will bring silver and the tools for you to craft your own jewelry keepsake. In-Spired Coaching founder, Educator and creative founder of Heidi Lowe Jewelry gallery in Rehoboth beach Delaware, Heidi teaches the fundamentals of metalsmithing and the power of jewelry and its strong connection to the body. As a coach, Lowe helps creative business owners take their businesses to the next level by helping them gain clarity about where they are, what is working, where they want to go and how to get there.

The Goddess Way of Self-Care

The Goddesses of our past recognized the importance of self-care in manifesting their full power as women. Through practices like salt soaks, massage, mud baths, clay facials, hair masks, bathing in flowers and more the Goddesses maintained their radiance and essence and these in combination with other simple practices can assist you with the same. Join licensed massage therapist and Ayurvedic wellness consultant Erin Shivone for a deep and interactive dive into the ancient self-care practices of our ancestors and Goddesses of past. Explore various tools, simple affordable diy remedies, and learn nurturing ways to touch and care for your own body, mind, and spirit. Erin Shivone is a Lanikai Wellness Studio co-owner, licensed massage therapist, yoga instructor and Ayurvedic wellness consultant and her work can be found at www.justbeholisticwellness.com

Goddess Embodied Chanting and Movement w/ Raylen Williams

During this interactive sound and movement journey, you will have an opportunity to listen deeply and allow the inner voice of the Goddess Rising to move the Divine Woman that you are and becoming into action. We will explore the power of sacred sound by chanting and moving in unity to “uncork” the new that is emerging. No experience needed. Come as you are, and let’s BE the Change together. Raylen Williams is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist, yoga instructor, and compassionate human who feels that part of her mission here is to facilitate re-membering who WE really are. She looks forward to BEing and co-creating with you.


Athena Allread, Shaman, Co-owner Lanikai Wellness

Erin Shivone, Licensed Massage Therapist, 200 RYT Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Health Consultant, Co-owner Lanikai Wellness

Susan Bobby, Author Professor

Joan Greeley, Clinical Herbalist

Yekaterina Syomash, Dance Instructor

Heidi Lowe, Jewelry Artist , Coach

Raylen Williams, 200 RYT Yoga Instructor

Register by Wednesday September 11th To Reserve Your Spot!


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The Virden Retreat Center

1155 College Dr

Lewes, DE 19958

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