empowering women through portraits, workshops & retreats


reconnect with your authentic SELF

We live in a culture that tells us we are not enough...not thin enough, not smart enough, not funny enough, not pretty enough. We are taught to judge & compare ourselves to others, wishing we were different. This has lead to a societal illness of negative self-image. It doesn't matter how we change ourselves to conform, nothing external to ourselves will ever be enough to achieve lasting fulfillment. This isn't just about "she just thinks she isn't pretty enough"...negative self-image has painful consequences and leads to feelings of shame which can result in depression, lack of motivation and overall dissatisfaction in life.  


April 27 - May 1, 2020

Big Island of Hawaii

The insecurity, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy are the result of billions of dollars spent by industries (beauty, health, fitness and medical) that profit from keeping us in this powerless mind-set. These industries would not survive if we understood how to fully be in alignment with our natural state of health, beauty and grace. We are needlessly suffering and working too hard to obtain something that already exists in each one of us already...we just need to activate our goddess that we are born with!

Instead of beating yourself up with criticisms and self-loathing, you'll learn how to access your heart-center of unconditional love. When we don't feel good about ourselves, we may harbor feelings of shame and insecurities. These constant background feelings impact everything we do from our careers, our relationships and our overall joy and happiness. Some may compensate by disconnecting or distracting themselves from their body or abandoning their body by trying to convince themselves that they don't care about the way they look. Or some may put on a mask of happiness, while they restrict themselves from the joy of food and weigh themselves each day struggling to stay at or reach a magic number on a scale.

At this retreat, you will learn to do the soul work that helps you:

• Heal from negative self image & release shame
• Freedom from past stories that no longer serve you
• Cultivate and embody confidence 
• Enjoyment of your physical self
• Connect to your divine feminine energy
• Replace negative habits with practices that bring love, joy and      a sense of fulfillment
• Renew your sense of sensuality
• Gain trust in yourself
• Accept yourself unconditionally
• Radical body appreciation

live a life you love by 
learning how to love yourself right now

As you begin this journey of inner work and learn to listen to your intuition, you'll notice shifts in your energy which will impact your decisions about nourishing yourself, moving your body and caring deeply for yourself through acts of self-care. These resulting change of choices may result in an overall whole & healthier lifestyle. You will effortlessly heal just because you are loved.  

Our goal is deeper self awareness, appreciation and self-love through connecting to your own love source and divine energy within. Through various activities such as an empowering photosession, yoga, mindfulness practices, inspiring discussions, self-reflecting journaling, and real life mind-set practices, you will explore:

• The story you tell yourself about who you are
• Relationships that reinforce your negative self image
• Releasing the lies you tell yourself about who you are
• Connecting to your body and intuition to guide you
• Identifying and breaking the habits that keep you small
• Being mindful of your inner energy or vibration
• Mindful & joyful movement instead of "exercise"
• Exploring your relationship with food
• Letting your outer beauty reflect what's on the inside
• Connecting with your authentic voice of truth
• Identifying negative thought patterns and replace with love
• Notice how you take up space and stopping shrinking patterns
• Being vulnerable and courageous to show up as yourself

I'm in, book my room

Aside from connection, love and empowerment, here's what your retreat includes:

5 Days / 4 nights accommodations at a Hilton resort at Waikoala Beach Resort. 

Airfare and airport transfers not included.

Nourishing breakfast and lunch is provided daily. 

Dinner is not included. There will be opportunity for grocery shopping or dining out.

Empowering portrait experience with award-winning photography team of ultra-spective. Package includes all the digital images, and a 20" fine art canvas.

Day adventures including a hike through the rainforest and across a volcano crater, a black sand beach and opportunities for snorkeling and of course beach lounging.

Daily movement and meditation such as yoga and hikes that honors your body and supports your journey to self love.

Daily facilitator-led conversation circles and intentional self-love centered activities.

The Accommodations

Pick your room

We have reserved two 2-bedroom apartments in the beautiful resort area of Waikoala on the Big Island of Hawaii. Each air-conditioned luxury apartment will have a maximum of four guests (up to two in each bedroom) and is equipped with a modern full-size kitchen, dining room & comfortable living room & a private lanai. The property features several swimming pools, jacuzzis and tennis courts. The beach is a 15 minutes walk on a beautifully landscaped trail and there are several other gorgeous beaches within a short drive. There are two options for accommodations:

$2888 For a luxurious private room with en-suite bathroom including soaking tub.

$1888 For a double bed in a shared room (two double beds in room). The bathroom is shared only by the roommate, so two people per bathroom.  

 I want in.

book my room

Join an amazing team of women & be immersed in positive & inspiring energy. Let's rise up together & live our life to the fullest with renewed confidence, joy and love!

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