Spirit Renewal Retreat 2018

Unleashing the Goddess Within

May 4-6


Renew your spirit :: Unleash your Goddess :: Join us

WHEN: Friday May 4, 6:00 PM, thru Sunday May 6, 1:00 PM

WHERE: Four Springs Resort, 14598 Sheveland, Rd. Middletown, CA



Through a combination of ritual, art, creativity, movement, and inspiration from our own inner Goddesses and archetypes, we will explore our soul’s deep wisdom and delight in the unleashing of stagnant or forgotten dreams and desires to connect with our divine feminine and revel in our power once more.

“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.” — Gloria Steinem

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life” — Jean Shinoda Bolen

This retreat will renew your spirit and give you:

  • A renewed sense of self and a lightness of spirit
  • A deep connection to the divine feminine both individually and collectively
  • A time to reflect
  • A time to heal and nurture and emerge fully in your power




Founded in 1956, Four Springs has become a sacred space for personal healing and inner work, and has served as a home for retreats and seminars in religion, psychology and spirituality for over 50 years. It sits on 280 acres of woods, surrounded by creeks, springs, open fields and mountains. This beautiful property includes wooden cabins, art and meditation buildings, spring water pool, meadows, grape arbor, hidden sauna, paths and hiking trails all creating a sanctuary very removed from daily distractions.


The weekend is focused on your personal spiritual renewal. With a series of group circles, art time, journaling, reflection, dream temple, and more, you will experience deep self-reflection and a rejuvenation of purpose.

Goddess Work :: Be with your personal Goddess guides and muses for the weekend. Invite them in, and frolic with them as we discuss the wisdom of Goddesses in Every Woman by Jean Shinoda Bolen. We will be integrating Goddess wisdom into our creative sessions and Dream Temple.

SoulCollage® :: The weekend focuses on our own creative processes and receiving intuitive soul messages through SoulCollage®. Express the various parts of your being through this empowering process. Deepen your connections to family, community, world, dreams, symbols, and Spirit.

Women’s Wisdom Circles :: Join in discussion and sharing of personal wisdom. Experience being heard from a heart level and practice listening deeply to others to support their growth and healing.

Sound Circles :: Sounding for Self, Listening for Intimacy. Come together as a community to find your own place of intimacy both within yourself and in the hearth of each other. Develop skills that will soften your edges and allow you to feel more confident in accepting the true nature of your own voice.

Dream Temple :: Experience a deep connection to self, others, and the divine as we gather in our Dream Temple and ask soul questions of our dreams.

Resident Healers :: Schedule time for yourself with one of our resident healers. Enjoy an hour (or several) of deep soul work, or relaxing massage. Costs for healers are extra.


What our attendees are saying about their Spirit Renewal Retreat experience:


” The Spirit Renewal Retreat was inspiring and relaxing. The schedule was flexible with plenty of time for creative pursuits, solitude in the beautiful surroundings, and group activities with warm and interesting women. The retreat leadership was wonderful, supportive, and friendly. I can’t wait for the next one!” — Patricia Robinson

“This retreat was the best thing I did for myself all year. It was so healing to take the time to bless each other, our bodies, our dreams, and even our soup. At the end of our weekend, my body was bubbling with new life, revitalized by the women at the sacred four springs.” —- Janice Avery




3:00 PM – Early arrivals are welcome – program officially starts at 7:00 pm

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Opening Circle – Introduction to the weekend and to each other

8:30 PM – Sound Session – with Clare


7:30 – 8:30 – Morning stretch & joy session

8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast bar

9:00 – Morning Circle – Goddesses & Ritual – with Rebecca

10: 30 – Noon – Soul Collage® – with Beth

Noon hour – Lunch in the main lodge

1:30 – 3:00 – Soul Collage® afternoon session – with Beth

4:30 – 5:30 – Healing hour – Take time to reflect and choose your own activity: sign-up with a healer, take time for meditation, go to the sauna or pool, take a walk in nature, or take a nap.

6:00 PM – Dinner in the main lodge

7:00 PM – Soul Collage® Deepening with Personal Readings

8:30 PM — DREAM TEMPLE – Make a sacred pilgrimage to our dream temple. Ask a soul question of the universe and enter silently. Here in our temple you will be bathed in sound and light as our sisters move your spirit and touch your soul.

Within the temple you will experience: Sound Bath Healing – with Clare / Hypnotherapy – with Kayko


8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast bar

9:00 – Morning Dream Circle – with Rebecca

10:30 – Noon – Closing Circle

Noon Hour – Lunch in the main lodge

1:00 PM – departure


2018-beth BETH DYER — MA, Education and Leadership, Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator, trained mentor, coach, and teacher. She loves mentoring and coaching others in finding and enhancing their own creativity. Beth has been practicing and studying the SoulCollage® process over the course of 10 years and looks forward to sharing this empowering process of self-discovery with you.
2018-rebeccaREBECCA SHAFI — MA Marketing, BA from the Academy of Art. Trained facilitator in women’s leadership, workshops, seminars & retreats. Award-winning speaker and mentor. Rebecca is passionate about creating collaborative projects for women in community. She has written and taught on many subjects including: women’s self-empowerment, goddess worship, angels, and lessons from A Course in Miracles.
 CLARE HEDIN – British born, Clare is an international singer/songwriter and sound healer of many years, sharing her sound healing gifts – and research –  at conferences, international events, symposiums and in Hospitals. She is a long time musician at Grace Cathedral, supporting yoga and meditation. Classically trained in piano, she finds her vocal and compositional inspiration through her love of nature and life. Innately curious, she researches the nature of sound, energy and our evolving consciousness (including an MA in Consciousness Studies, Creative Arts & Transformative Studies from JFK University) –  Her upcoming book on personal creative development – Dynamic Emergence – will be arriving on shelves Fall 2018!  Websites: clarehedin.com & dynamicemergence.net
2018-brendaBRENDA SALGADO — Brenda is a first generation Nicaraguan-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is dedicated to cultural, spiritual and social justice work. ​Working with culture, ceremony, relationship building and community wisdom in creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty, Brenda believes that individuals, families and groups have tremendous amounts of untapped knowledge, wisdom, and medicine within them. She creates space for that wisdom to be rediscovered and unleashed in the world.   nepantlaconsulting.com
2018-kaykoKAYKO TAMAKI  -Kayko is a certified Hypnotherapist with a Bachelors of Science in Human Services. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and has traveled the world, gaining a diverse understanding of a wide range of cultures, traditions, and experiences. She is fluent in Japanese, and has a background in Hospice heading a non-profit program providing grief counseling for children and families. She has created her own approach to helping others connect to the root of their relationships, how they experience the world, regression, and personal growth utilizing Hypnotherapy. She believes strongly in using it as a tool for advocating empowerment, self- awareness, self-love, and better overall health.

Healing sessions

Healing sessions are an important part of the renewal retreat experience. Professional healers will be on hand, offering their incredible healing talents. You will have the opportunity to schedule a session for your own self-care and healing.


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All costs include: lodging, meals, use of the retreat center facilities, and all workshops. (Healing sessions are extra – paid directly to your individual healer. )

Full Retreat Cost: $600

  • $100 discount for a shared room (all rooms and cabins have two beds – cabins are assigned first-come, first-serve.)
  • $50 discount for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS – Deposit or full balance paid before March 15, 2018.




  • 100% refund if canceled before April 1st.
  • 50% refund given toward cost of Next Year’s Retreat, if canceled April 1st – April 15.
  • No refund offered for cancellations made after April 15.