Nourishing the Feminine Retreat
FEBRUARY 10-13, 2023
CALDERA SPRINGS, OR
Nourishing the Feminine Retreat
February 10-13, 2023
Caldera Springs, OR
Caldera Springs, OR
This 4-day Self Love Retreat will leave you feeling embodied, understanding your feminine cycle, clear, connected to yourself & community, nourished and enlivened.
We have a powerful lineup of women ready to serve you— a cacao priestess, highly educated nutritionists, movement guru, EpicLuv coach, and sacred embodiment guide. Each of these goddesses will help you remember who you really are and will guide you into understanding your body and needs even more.
Join us in a luxury cabin in Caldera Springs, Oregon for a 4-day, 3-night unforgettable experience.
With an optional adventure to Mount Bachelor for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or tubing, your inner child will feel fulfilled and tended to.
Here is just some of what to expect during this retreat:
- Peaceful mornings for journaling, time in nature or with oneself.
- Nightly yin and meditation practices to support deeper sleep and feminine nourishment.
- Morning movement to feel better in our bodies along with a fantastic mobility workout with Tash Anderson!
- Breathwork Ceremony facilitated by 2 Shamangelic certified practitioners, Melissa Blynn and Brittany Boersma.
- Hot tub soaks & fireside talks.
- Welcome cacao ceremony & meditation with Freedom Ciavarello.
- Closing ceremony.
- Meals & snacks provided (except on the mountain day).
- Pre Retreat Connection Zoom Call
- Most Meals and snacks (Specially designed nourishment from local Bend, OR chefs & nutritionists)
- Daily yoga (vinyasa, hatha, and yin)
- All yoga & breathwork props
- Cacao ceremony
- Somatic breathwork ceremony
- Sound healing
- Interactive workshops
- Uncover and Awaken the Magic of Your Feminine Cycle
- Aromatherapy education
- Fun, incredible souls to connect with like YOU
- Post Retreat Integration Zoom Call
What’s NOT Included:
- We can’t guarantee perfect weather & we can’t guarantee snow.
- Alcohol & additional snacks you may want to bring.
- Lift ticket and gear
- Travel to and from the retreat space in Caldera Springs (airline ticket, gas, etc.)
- Lunch and snacks for the mountain adventure day.
Quad Occupancy: $1395
(Double sized bunk beds, shared bath)
Double Occupancy: $1895
(Shared king bed en suite)
Single Occupancy: $2695
(King room en suite)
More venue details, location and itinerary will be provided after booking. Contact us with any questions!
25% deposit due at the time of booking
Your Retreat Facilitators
Brittany Boersma is a 500hr Registered Yoga Instructor, sacred embodiment guide, PEMF practitioner, energy worker, breathwork facilitator, DoTerra Wellness Advocate, ceremonialist, retreat leader, public speaker and co-founder of BZen Wellness. She has learned through these practices to thrive in even the most difficult times. “The issues are in the tissues” her teachers say. Our emotional health manifests in the physical body and raising awareness around this has transformed her life. Through breath, movement, meditation, proper rest, hydration and food, Brittany’s choices all help to lead a holistic and grounded lifestyle.
Freedom is an intuitive alchemist, ceremonialist, mentor, creator, dreamweaver and lightworker that celebrates everyday as magic. She moonlights as a small business coach who specializes in launching and rebranding and offers soul support to sensitives as a both mentor and guide. Her favorite method to the madness is meditation and she is so happy that you’re here. Sat Nam.
Sports and movement have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. My movement perspective started to shift after playing college soccer at Walla Walla Community College. I wanted to learn how to teach people to move mindfully, to prevent injury, and how to become a better athlete of life.
I then went on to pursue my B.S. in Kinesiology Rehabilitation Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and after graduation, I moved back to my hometown of Bend, OR to pursue my dream of owning my own gym. I became a NASM certified personal trainer, and am now StrongFirst Girya Level 2 Certified and Original Strength Pressing Reset Instructor.
I started Fluid Strength with a passion for sharing movement education, the power of breathing, and playing outside. I believe in strong connections with people through mindful movement and fun, one deep breath at a time.
Melissa Blynn has been in the health & wellness field for over 18 years now and her approach to optimal wellness when it comes to mental, physical and emotional well-being has been her top priority.
EpicLuv is an individualized, patient-centered approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of mental, emotional or physical dis-ease.
With the utilization of NLP to support mental health, customized holistic nutrition plans, and now Somatic Therapy assistant, EpicLuv is well versed in giving clients the support they need no matter where they are at in their own wellness journey!
If you ask Melissa the cause she is most passionate about, it is treating mental and physical emotional trauma. Coming from a back ground of both parents suffering from addiction, sexual abuse and having cancer herself at 18 years old, she has made it her life’s mission to get educated in all areas to beat her own trauma and help heal men and women suffering from traumatic events and painful addictions.
I am a holistic nutritionist guiding high performing women who struggle to find the energy to do all the things they love. I teach women how to fuel their bodies with intention to heal digestive and hormonal imbalances, and move through life with confidence and ease.
I have a Masters in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine, am passionate about using food as medicine, and love cooking up delicious, nourishing meals that even busy moms can do.
Makena is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has her own private practice in Bend, Oregon. She is a member of Ruby Health & Wellness, a collective of weight inclusive providers. As a nutrition counselor she creates the space for people to explore their most desired values and goals, find peace with food, and take back their whole, healthy selves. She met best friend Nicole Gomez at the strength training gym, Fluid Strength. Together they love to get creative with food and develop recipes that nourish the body and empower people to take care of themselves with ease.
What is a somatic breathwork ceremony?
A somatic breathwork ceremony is an opportunity for emotional release, energy clearing, and opening new channels of awareness. Participants begin by laying down and breathing deeply. Tools such as music, instruments, fragrant mists, and even hands on adjustments (with consent) may be used to help participants deepen into the experience and receive the most benefit.
What should I bring?
Most importantly, your curiosity and willingness to learn, grow and relax. The entire itinerary will be organized so that you can simply show up and receive. A complete packing list will be provided prior to the event.
What is sound healing?
Sound healing is a practice that uses vibrations (vocal or instrumental-like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks) in order to relax your mind and body. Some proponents also believe it can relieve certain ailments, including anxiety and insomnia.
What is ecstatic dance?
Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the participants surrender themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them. With a curated playlist, we will guide you into movement for your fullest expression.
Should I bring additional props for yoga?
ALL props will be provided on-site but if you have a favorite mat, blanket or prop, please bring it with you.
What should I pack?
- Warm walking shoes
- Show gear
- Snowboard or skis (If planning to attend the day at Mt. Bachelor)
- Workout gear/yoga gear!
- Personal yoga mat if you prefer, but all props will be provided
- Any specific medications needed
- Preferred daily supplements
- Swim suit (we have a hot tub!)
- Snacks, most meals are provided but please bring anything you may prefer to snack on throughout our days
Winter Wonderland Retreat Testimonials
Our Winter Wonderland Retreat in February 2019 was phenomenal! It was Steamboat Springs annual winter carnival and the town was buzzing with excitement. We were nestled away at Bella Vista Estate with yoga by the fireside, soaking in our indoor grotto, and lovely meals in our dining room. Snow shoeing, massages, PEMF therapy & energy sessions were offerings during the day along with skiing & snowboarding at the mountain and an adventure to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Our opening and closing circles were beautiful—the participants came as strangers and left as friends. Here’s what people had to say:
I have come home feeling grounded with a real sense of spiritual well-being and even feel as though I have a new network of people whom I can reach out to anytime!
“Initially, I was most concerned about feeling out of place, because this trip was gifted to me by a dear friend and I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I soon realized how amazing and welcoming everyone was. You and Jonah gave heart and a true understanding of well-being and showed that you are real people with real journeys and have overcome so much with the assistance of health and wellness.
I felt comfortable with the team and loved the sense of connection, the peace, the flow and incredible views that the retreat had to offer!”
— Heather Jackson
This retreat offered a safe space to go beyond what I thought I was capable of.
“I was hesitant about the initial investment, as I’m not a regular yoga practitioner, but it definitely paid for itself in the end. With a recent knee surgery, I was aware of my limitations. I was able to push passed my comfort zone and challenge my body in new and different ways.
The space was open to experience my own journey— truly a judgement-free zone.
Brittany’s love for the practice is infectious. She is so patient and helpful– everyone felt welcome! I am looking forward to the next retreat, hopefully somewhere warm & sunny!”
— Kate Lonstron
This retreat was inspirational, and everyone needs more of that in life!
“At first, I was worried that my yoga practice wouldn’t be where the other participants practices were, but I soon realized that this was not the case—the yoga was well done and for everyone! I am currently focused on staying present, loving myself and healing.
I had a great time and we had great hosts. Everyone was really nice and respecting of what we were all trying to take out of the experience.”
— Cheri Breyman
I have a renewed sense of enjoyment for my yoga practice and have committed to regularly practice yoga and meditation.
“At first, I was concerned if my current level of yoga would be in line with what would be offered on the retreat, but after looking back … My curiosity has been sparked! I loved everyone who attended and enjoyed the mix of practices that were offered.
I came home feeling more grounded and mindful. The hosts were wonderful—it was an unforgettable experience and I can’t wait to join another retreat in the future!”
— Chrissie Petrillo
This retreat was an open space where I could be my truest self with so much acceptance and non-judgement. I experienced so much laughter and loved connecting with the amazing souls who were there.
“Although I am not a huge fan of winter weather, the snow couldn’t keep me away from participating in the Winter Wonderland Retreat because I knew it would be fantastic, and it was! I loved connecting with others and myself. I realized just how important it is to have real friends and to experience genuine human connection. My PEMF therapy session during the trip gave was truly healing and gave my body a re-boot! It has increased my awareness and sensitivity to my body in such a positive way. I have also adopted some of the practices that were shared and overall, I have deepened the awareness of what is going on around and within me.
The slow flow yoga and extra relaxation is just what I needed! Anyone who is in the midst of transition or a place of growth would greatly benefit from a BZen Wellness retreat!”
— Stephanie Coats
I haven’t experienced a trip quite like this before. I loved that it was a blend of yoga, personal and intimate time, unplugging, FUN, and beauty.
“Prior to committing to the retreat, I was hesitant to make that kind of investment and was nervous to get out of my comfort zone and meet so many new people. As yoga isn’t something I currently practice regularly, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. I am in such a better place after the retreat! I have continued to learn to allow people in and to talk and express my emotions in even more healthy ways. Since the retreat I am really interested in energy work and the chakras! My practices now consist of more meditation, reading, praying and listening to podcasts.
The yoga sessions were my favorite part overall. I loved the essential oil offerings, and I really valued the 1:1 energy session. I thought that the trip and experience was amazing, and I would do the same trip over again. I am thankful and appreciate you guys!”
— Kristen Von Tersch
Innately I knew that meditation would benefit me, but it wasn’t until the retreat that I actually got to FEEL the benefits.
“I was slightly intimidated to be in a group of new people, but that didn’t stop me from joining. I was excited for the whole experience from the beginning. My yoga practice is much more consistent today and I even feel comfortable flowing on my own now and ending with a meditation (a huge takeaway from the retreat). The total immersion was just what I needed to start a new habit!
An old passion for helping people in their wellness journey has been reignited within me. I’m excited to learn more. The experience was amazing!”
— Renne Brown
This was a carefully curated experience. A lot of care and effort was put into making the experience magical for everyone – so fun!!
“I was nervous about being with people I didn’t know and was afraid that I wouldn’t have enough alone time. In the end, my favorite part of the retreat was the evening yoga sessions and meeting this whole new group of friends. We all felt special and welcome from the beginning, you both embodied love.
Slowing down every day was really nice. I liked the incorporation of essential oils and readings and I would definitely recommend you to friends!! See you next time!”
— Beth King