IT IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT TO FEEL CONNECTED
To Yourself, to Others, to Earth, and to Spirit.
To feel full of vibrancy and vitality.
To shine your unique and beautiful gifts brightly for the world.
To savor your own life like delicious chocolate covered strawberries being gently fed to you by an immaculately attentive lover...
...Umm yes please.
BUT PERHAPS YOU HAVE WANDERED FAR FROM YOURSELF
You've let your light dim.
It's been so hard to take care of your health and stress amidst the never ending to-do lists.
It's been so hard to find space for your own sensual pleasure when it seems that everybody else needs you all the time.
It's been so hard to love yourself amidst the never ending comparison of perfect models and perfect moms and perfect CEO's that seem to somehow have all their shit together while you're just scraping by.
Sometimes you barely know the person in the mirror anymore.
But she knows you.
SHE HAS BEEN SENDING YOU SIGNALS, TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION.
Your own body and soul have been trying to alert you that you've gone off course from your own joy. She wants to help you find your path again!
But if we ignore her, she'll send louder and louder signals
until they hurt enough to notice.
Perhaps she's been signaling you through relationships.
Maybe you're sick of how things "always seem to turn out", whether you're left feeling abandoned, neglected, or victimized... Or maybe you've settled for a mediocre and safe life but you're restless because you just knowthere's more potential for your relationships to be big and juicy and wild and free!
Perhaps she's been signaling you through your physical health.
Maybe you often feel exhausted even when you get enough sleep. Maybe you have been living with physical pain or numbness. You've been wondering why your body seems to be attacking you, wondering what's wrong with me? for not being turned on to life.
Perhaps she's been signaling you through your career.
Maybe you've felt spread too thin, like you you're not doing anything well enough because you're doing SO much at once. You're working yourself to death because you can't say no to others. Maybe you've been wishing your work had more purpose, but also feeling guilty for doubting your "good life". Perhaps even with all that work, it seems like you never have enough money for what you really care about.
YOU HAVE SEARCHED TO FIX THE PAIN.
Attempting to perfect or avoid your body, relationships, work, diet. You've started reading self-help books, going to yoga, eating healthier... But the signals keep coming back because they are the symptom, not the cause.
Deep down you already know the real cause.
SHE WANTS YOU TO COME HOME.
Your spiritual path home, back to your purpose and pleasure, is still encoded deep inside: in your dreams, your body... your roots.
And when you take a moment to slow down, you can still hear your soul's gentle whisper.
She knows what she has always wanted for you and for this life.
She's been signaling to you that you have forgotten the path you were destined to live - one full of pleasure, joyful service, radiant receiving, deep connection, sexual bliss, spiritual communion, and more...
But she is ready to remind you of how to find it again. She, your soul, knows that to walk this path again will require letting go of many of the routines you've surrounded yourself with, the ones that feel cozy and familiar even though they hold you back.
She knows the journey home will be full of wonder and challenge, but that to face these challenges is a small risk to take in comparison to never returning home at all.
She has never left you.
And She is ready to emerge.
SPIRITUAL ROOTS IS A MAP OF YOUR OWN INNER WILDERNESS AND WILDNESS, A GUIDE FOR HOW TO GET HOME TO YOUR SOUL.
The "soul" mission of Spiritual Roots is reconnection.
We learn how to reconnect to our deepest purpose and pleasure to transform our lives.
The path may feel at times treacherous and untamed, at times profoundly peaceful and beautiful.
Your internal landscape is just as vast as the natural world around you.
To walk through your own wilderness will be the greatest adventure of your life.
As we explore the depths of our own desires, our own innate creativity, and even the ways we've limited ourselves to stay safe, we do so in a loving community who will help us through our fears to the life we've longed for.
But the choice is yours.
Because buying a map doesn't mean you've taken the adventure.
You must be ready and willing to face yourself in the mirror with love more deeply than you ever have. You must be ready to shine light into your darkest places so they can be healed. You must be ready to receive support from a beautiful community of fierce and loyal women who will hold you up in love and truth, and call you gently out into your greatness.
ARE YOU READY?
WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS:
The Spiritual Roots Weekend Retreat is based on the Fractal Medicine Framework: A spiritual framework built upon Rachel's 13 years of self-study and learning in many healing traditions including world religions and philosophy, meditation and indigenous knowledge, somatic psychotherapy and art therapy, sacred sexuality, mindful movement practices, and wilderness studies.
During our time together, we learn to embody The 6 Key Roots of Purpose and Pleasure:
1: Our physical bodies and sensation
2: Our emotions and intuition
3: Our relationship to others
4: Our sexuality and aliveness
5: Our creativity and purpose
6: Our peace and relaxation
And we use nature as our guide and mirror: Nature's wilderness, our wildness
The weekend includes:
Daily embodiment practices like yoga, dance, and meditation
Community sharing to shine our unique gifts and receive love
Time in nature and ritual to reconnect with her
A Goddess photo shoot to capture the essence of Her (you!) and prints to bring home as reminders of your inner radiance
WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT
This is NOT pop-psychology or spiritual bypassing. We will not attempt to "bliss ourselves out" to avoid feeling real pain. Rather, we will learn somatic tools to help ourselves experience the full range of our experience, the dark and the light, so we can transform it. Everything we do is backed by the latest scientific research and peer reviewed journals.
This is NOT a quick-fix that will magically change your life with no effort (although the work is often quite enjoyable). I'll give you tools, but you must choose to listen to yourself and act on them to see results.
This is NOT group therapy or individual therapy. This is not a treatment plan for any diagnosis nor intended to treat any disease. This program should not replace care given by clinical and medical professionals. Please consult a licensed medical or clinical practitioner for any acute diagnoses.
NATURE'S WILDERNESS: SHOWING OUR INNER WILDNESS
On this adventure, you and your tribe will journey together into the depths of unknown terrain, armed with a map and each other for guidance. Our entire trip will be a metaphor for your spiritual path back to soul. Exploring the outer riches of the natural world as you cultivate even deeper understandings of your inner wildness. We will dance, sing, and cry together. We will rage around the fire as we shed old patterns that we no longer need. We will learn to practice drawing pleasure and energy from the earth's deepest sources to fuel our soul's purpose in this life.
Rachel has lead backpacking trips for over 6 years and will ensure that whether you are an experienced outdoors woman or it's your first time camping that you will feel comfortable, capable, and safe to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.