Embodied Women's Retreat
September 9th -13th 2020
Join us on this 5 day journey as we
come home to ourselves.
Imagine a world where you are FREE to be your authentic self,
to feel radiant, ALIVE and full of joy,
to experience daily pleasure, play, connection, and inner peace,
where you can live a life of LOVE, Light, and deep alignment with your divine Inner Truth
Now, imagine yourself in a beautiful, natural setting
Tucked away in the forest and rolling hills...
Away from all of life’s regular distractions
With a sacred group of women, who are walking the same path,
Coming together to share, evolve, and rise in sisterhood…
Hold that vision in your heart and listen… Is your Soul saying YES???
Then, you are ready to join us for our Embodied Women’s Retreat, where we will be creating a sacred and safe space to
Explore, Embrace, and Express ALL of who we are.
Thursday November 15th
We invite you to arrive earlier in the afternoon to explore the shoreline and enjoy the beach!
4:00pm Check In
5:00pm - 5:45pm Welcome Circle
8:00pm Zouk Meditation
9:00pm Evening Heart Dance
Friday November 16th
9:30am - 11:30am Morning Yoga & Meditation
1:30pm - 3:30pm Beach Zouk & Grounding Meditation
3:30pm - 5:45pm Beach and ocean side exploration, dancing, journaling, meditating, and connecting
8:00pm - 9:00pm Wisdom Circle & Meditation
9:00pm Evening Heart Dance
Saturday November 17th
(Day of Noble Silence)
9:30am - 10:30am Morning Meditation Heart Practices &
Connecting with Breath in Silence
10:30am - 11:45am Sitting & Walking Meditation
1:30pm - 2:30pm Heart Yoga
2:30pm - 5:45pm Sitting & Walking Meditation
8:00pm Wisdom Circle, Breaking the Silence
9:00pm Evening Heart Dance
Sunday November 18th
9:30am -11:30am Morning Yoga & Meditation
1:30pm -3:00pm Transitional Ceremony
3:00pm Check Out
The retreat cost includes all classes, programming, and 9 meals (vegetarian & vegan meals available).
Early Bird price before September 30th
Regular price after September 30th
We will all be staying together in a private wing of rooms at the Trinity Retreat Center. Each room has two beds and its own private bathroom. Please choose from one of the following two options.
This room has 2 single beds and a shared bathroom
Cost for 3 nights: $364
You will have this room to yourself with a bed and private bathroom
Cost for 3 nights: $424
*limited single rooms available; priority given to those who register soonest
Based on your choices, please calculate your total amount due, and send your payment via PayPal "Friends & Family" (to avoid additional fees) to Rachel Meth at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send your payment to Rachel Meth at VENMO.
HALF of your payment is due upon registration to secure your space. The other half is due no later than November 1st. All payments are final, but spaces can be transferred to another party. It is the responsibility of the registered participant to find a replacement and to notify the organizer.
Please register by clicking on the button below.
618 Salter Path Rd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
The Trinity Center is an island refuge on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is a beautiful setting for walking the beach, watching the sunset on the south-side pier, or perhaps catching a glimpse of the snowy white egret or majestic blue heron. Unparalleled in design, the contemporary buildings are set in a restful surrounding, ideal for a retreat. Sensitive to the island environment, Trinity's award winning landscape supports a non-commercial and relaxing atmosphere.
If you are driving from the RDU (Raleigh/Durham) area, it is about a 3-hour drive to arrive at Trinity Center. This would also be the closest, largest airport hub to fly into (Raleigh-Durham International Airport), and we will be organizing carpooling from this area as well. If you are driving/traveling from anywhere else on the East Coast, you are welcome to drive straight to Trinity Center, or stop in the RDU area to join in the carpooling. If you are flying from out of state, you are also welcome to rent a car if you would like to have a bit more freedom and flexibility for your travels.
Rachel is a dedicated and passionate teacher, guide, and dancer as well as the founder and director of EMBODIED and its umbrella programs. Her deep passion is to inspire and empower others to live an embodied and joyful life through dance, movement, mindfulness and meditation practices. Her enthusiasm for teaching has inspired both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education, and she has been working as a teacher in schools for over 18 years while also instructing dance and meditation. She holds secondary teaching certificates in five different states in addition to certificates and training in Spirituality, Health, and Healing; Reiki; Open Heart Meditation; Mindfulness Fundamentals; The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training; Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents; Zumba; Embodied Zouk Instruction, and is a Community Advisor for the Namchak Foundation.
Rachel has been engaged in various meditation techniques and embodied practices from a young age. She trained avidly in her youth and collegiate years as an athlete, which ingrained a sense of mindful awareness, embodiment, and an appreciation for "tribe" and community into her life. After graduating college, beginning her teaching career, and becoming certified as a Zumba instructor, Rachel began studying and immersing herself in a wide variety of social and creative dance forms from various cultures including Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Samba, Kizomba, 5-Rhythms, and Ecstatic Dance. She began to realize that dancing is a perfect mindful avenue through which we can cultivate awareness as well as explore and heal our relationships to ourselves, others, and our communities. Rachel enjoys weaving together her practices of meditation, mindfulness, dance, personal discovery, and community building. She believes that the lessons we take away from the dance floor with these integrated practices can help us evolve and transform as human and spiritual beings.
Over the years, Rachel has been dedicated to traveling, training, teaching, and organizing events and retreats to bring people, schools, and communities together through dance, mindful movement, meditative practices, and healing and empowerment work. Rachel organizes events all over the world and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Elizabeth, founder of the SLK movement, began dancing the moment she could walk. At the age of 7, Elizabeth was a competitive figure skater for the United States Figure Skating Association and competed nationally for 8 years. At the age of 16, Elizabeth walked away from her life as an athlete to focus just on dance and performed professionally with the Interlochen Dance Company. She has studied classical ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, danced for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and even had a short career as a professional break dancer performing in street fairs in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
Elizabeth began teaching in 2009. She started the first movement class for students with disabilities at a college university in 2012. In 2013, Elizabeth won “The Difference of One Award" recognized for the difference that one person can make in the life of another. "Described as one of the kindest, most caring individuals you'd ever meet, Elizabeth's efforts, attitude and energy have been called truly inspirational and her undertaking has the ability to impact an entire population of students. Whether it's in her regular movement, dance, pilates and yoga classes or through her efforts in Adaptive Yoga she brings students together that otherwise might not interact. She truly is the difference of one.”-Dean of Students, University of Arizona.
Elizabeth applies her background in Movement Therapy and knowledge of the body to Brazilian Zouk, and has done so most recently as one of the Teachers for Renata Peçanha’s Professors Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Elizabeth is a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider YACEP, E-RYT Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT, Qualified Fletcher Pilates Instructor & Movement Therapist, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer, Licensed ZUMBA and Licensed AQUA ZUMBA instructor, Certified SPINNING Instructor, Certified PiYo Instructor, Burdenko Aquatic Therapy L1 teacher, Yoga For Disabilities, Cycling, Barre, Partner Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Strength, Cardio, and Dance Teacher.
Through the means of Brazilian Zouk, Elizabeth has dedicated the past year of her life in Brazil, sharing with the world a way in which two beings from completely different cultures around the world can communicate. This language allows your partner to feel listened to, respected and cared for which results in feelings of compassion, understanding, and unwavering trust. It all begins with a deep connection of self, loving kindness and appreciation of ones own body, mind and spirit. Each person is equally dedicated to inspire, create, awaken and enrich the lives of others. Although you put plenty of ‘heart’ into it, you lose nothing by giving it away. This creates a world where giving is more important than receiving. If we love ourselves, feel secure in our own skin, and do not need another to fulfill our needs, we learn to send our loving kindness outwards as we dance, connect and communicate. This vision and teaching, Elizabeth wholeheartedly believe, has the power to create a happier healthier, more loving and kind world.