Start at the Root Radical Self-Empowerment Women's Retreat


November 9th-11th 2018

You are the healer you've always been looking for!

Find your balance and your roots in radical self-empowerment through yoga, Ayurveda and radical self-care practice and exploration.

As we move through this life, we experience many different situations that shape who we become. While some of these experiences can act as a blessing, some can lead us towards a path of trauma and confusion. We tend to pick up self-judgment and limiting beliefs that don’t serve us and lead us further and further away from who we are truly meant to be. The nature of life is cyclical, and we are bound to be met with ups and downs. While this is something we can't always control, what we do have power over is how we care for ourselves in the midst of it all.

Start at the root was created based on many different healing modalities. It is comprised of Ayurveda, yoga, warrior goddess training exercises, and herb knowledge and hydrosteam therapy through vaginal steaming. These elements combined will bring you an experience of a lifetime that will re-align you with your true nature and leave you feeling radically self-empowered to take on anything life brings your way.

Release what no longer serves you and call in greatness!

You will leave this retreat feeling deeply empowered, internally secure, and in control over letting go of what is no longer serving you or your highest good. All of this combined with the tools of yoga and Ayurveda will leave you feeling rooted in self-care and radical self-empowerment!

You are worthy of this journey!

Meet Your Facilitators

Your Hostess for this retreat will be C.J. Thomas! C.J. is an integrative facilitator, teacher and founder of Life by the Moon Yoga in Lithia Park. She is also a certified warrior goddess training facilitator and has studied under author HeatherAsh Amara, Ashland yoga teacher Krista Holland, and Ashland Red Tent Priestess Laura Carmody. Through her studies of the moon cycle, Ayurveda, yoga, consent, women’s empowerment practices, and elemental ritual she has combined her knowledge to create an abundant toolkit for people to use that allows them to tap into the healer that lies within. She has her 200-hr Hatha Yoga Certification and is registered with the yoga alliance. She is best known for the support she offers in the Ashland community through offering accessible yoga classes and facilitating the Community Consent Circle at the Jackson Wellsprings. She has held space for sister circles involving elemental ritual, offers workshops on energetic healing, and teaches yoga weekly. Her passion is to inspire health wealth and radical self-empowerment in others and to bring accessible yoga to all!
Priestess Laura Carmody will be administering a Sacred Yoni Steaming Ceremony to help you dive into what it feels like to deeply care for you womb and all of it's radical power! Laura Carmody is an elemental Priestess, female empowerment educator, & performance artist. She facilitates a community platform called Priestessing the Paradigm shift where she holds online & in-person sister circles, Priestess trainings, & retreats. Laura is passionate about spreading the ancient teaching of the Women's Mysteries, especially regarding menstrual empowerment, hormone balancing, & womb healing techniques. She has been blessed to steward Red Tent bleeding spaces at festivals & gatherings around the country. Laura resides in Ashland, Oregon where she holds space at the Goddess Temple of Ashland as Temple Coordinator & Priestess of the Moon Lodge.

You will be provided with vegan, gluten free organic Ayurvedic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This retreat was designed to help you truly immerse yourself into an Ayurvedic experience and since the root of health is in the stomach, these meals will be specially crafted to help you feel cleansed, nourished, and balanced. You will also learn how to make certain meals so you can take your experience home!

**Organic soy and tofu may be included included in the meals, please let us know if you have any restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.**

What to Look Forward to!

  • Take control of your health with Ayurvedic workshops on the basics of practicing Ayurveda at home and shaping your daily routine.
  • Morning and Evening Yoga
  • Sister circles and sacred empathetic space to share your experience and what has been holding you back from radical self-empowerment.
  • Excercises that take you to your roots and allow you to unleash the warrior goddess within.
  • Free time to explore the beautiful land cultivate a connection to yourself and to the earth.
  • A sacred yoni steaming ceremony and herb knowledge that will allow you to create your own yoni steaming blend of flowers and herbs. This will give you ultimate control over your feminine self-care!
  • Ayurvedic Food knowledge and Indian inspired cuisine.

It's time for you to get back to the root of who you truly came here to be!

The Registration fee for Start at the Root: Radical Self-empowerment retreat has been reduced to a special price of $250 for those who will be staying overnight, and 150 for day time attendees. This retreat will be open to 15 women, and registration closes midnight October 20th so be sure to reserve your spots soon!

The host of the retreat, Hallie Iverson, will provide a love offering of child care for any Mom's who would like to attend! Please message me for more details

Space for this retreat is limited to 15 spots with room for 2 work trade, partial or full scholarship opportunities!

Feel free to e-mail C.J. Thomas at lifebythemoonyoga@gmail.com with any questions!


Created with images by William Farlow - "You Know Me" • Pezibear - "away path root forest nature silent rest" -Photo of C.J. Thomas by Sequoia Photography

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