Santa Fe, New Mexico
November 9-11, 2018

The Awakened Woman retreat is inspired by the lessons brought forth by Dr. Tererai Trent and her new book. With the belief that women are massive, untapped, global resource for healing the world, this retreat calls on the midwives, teachers, wisdom whisperers, artists, soul warriors, writers, healers, gatekeepers, connectors and dreamers to join a circle of sacred sisterhood and ignite their dreams for the collective good.

“The power to redefine and re-create a new narrative is in our hands. You can be the midwife to women’s awakening and the world’s healing!

~ Dr. Tererai Trent

Here’s how…


Reclaiming Your Voice

During the retreat, we will explore the global issue of women’s silencing. We will examine the forces that cause women to make decisions which continue to marginalize them, that in turn causes soul wounds and trauma. We will connect, share, write, reflect and boldly create new pathways to reclaiming our voice.
“I am intimately familiar with how it feels to be a woman forgotten: devalued, dismissed, and disempowered by social forces beyond my control. Because, you see, once upon a time, I was wounded, silenced, and trashed, and felt like a useless rug. Then one day, on a chilly morning, I decided to look into the mirror of my own life, and what I saw was not pleasing.

There was no joy in my silencing. There was no redemption in pitying myself. There was nothing for me to accept. This was not a baton to run with, nor to pass on to my children and generations to come.” ~ Dr. Tererai Trent


Validate Your Body’s Knowing

During the retreat, you will learn to fill your body with love and dignity. You will witness the power in honoring and respecting the sacred depths of your being, the place in you where your soul’s desires meet the curves of your body. Together we will celebrate and embrace our body and its intuition.
“Women are often taught from a very early age that their bodies are a source of danger or shame – robbing us of our erotic power, our bodily knowing. Harnessing the power of our deepest most sacred sexualities is an essential part of creating a harmonious, balanced world. Women must continue to rise. For how can we have confidence to follow our inner compass and seek the fulfillment of our sacred dreams without also cultivating a sexual revolution from within?

A woman with awakened sexuality has cultivated love and respect for her body and the bodies of all living beings. She celebrates the power of her femininity and her ability to forge sacred connections and generative creativity. She embraces joy and pleasure, expands rather than shrinks into her environment. She has recovered what has been kept from her, the knowledge of her own corporeal self and its powerful potentials. She holds the key to love and community in the sacred shapes of her physical incarnation.” ~Dr. Tererai Trent


The Call to Awaken

During the retreat, as teachers, wisdom whisperers, warriors, writers, healers, gatekeepers, connectors, and dreamers will come together to uncover and share hopes and dreams. We will find the “more” buried deep inside and come to understand what breaks our hearts. Then to ensure greater meaning, we will align our dreams with the betterment of our communities – to the social good.
“We all have so many reasons not to pursue our dreams, so many things that keep us from walking those last few miles.

Maybe it’s a corrupt government that oppresses and divides its own people; maybe it is poverty, or racist or sexist cultural norms. Maybe it is a “commitment to commitment” that keeps you stuck in a dead-end marriage; maybe it’s a career that doesn’t satisfy your sacred purpose. Maybe it is age, or isolation. Maybe no one has ever asked you, or maybe you have never been ready to answer.” 

In the words of my mother, ‘If you believe in these dreams, and you achieve these dreams, not only are you defining who you are as a woman, but you are defining every life that comes from your womb and generations to come.'” ~Dr. Tererai Trent

The Sunrise Springs Resort

Resort Amenities:

  • 20 spacious casitas with local artisan touches, each with a gas fireplace and private courtyard
  • 32 garden view rooms overlooking the sacred Medicine Wheel
  • Integrative Spa
  • Ojitos open-air soaking experience with private outdoor pools, soaking tubs, co-ed steam room and steam showers
  • Greenhouse, raised garden beds and culinary classroom
  • Blue Heron Restaurant and Sages Café
  • Yoga and Fitness Studios
  • Hot tub open year-round
  • Expressive Arts Studio
  • 20 acres of intentionally-designed gardens, paths and walking trails, and more than 50 acres of undeveloped land for exploration

Travel Suggestions

Santa Fe: Has a small airport that is within 10 minutes of Sunrise Springs, Car rental and Taxi service are available on site. Uber is a popular option from airport if not driving..

Albuquerque: 45-60 minutes from Santa Fe and has service from all major carriers. There is frequent, affordable shuttle service from Albuquerque to Santa Fe (e.g., Sandia Shuttle) and a commuter rail system (i.e., Rail Runner Express).

Hotel Accomodations

The rate includes hotel accomodations for single occupancy at the Sunrise Springs Resort. Discounts are not given for sharing a room; however, you can note upon registration your intention to share.

Rooms will be assigned based upon a first come, first served basis.

The event and venue are informal.We will be meeting in a conference room, smaller breakout areas and outdoors. Dress comfortably and in layers. November evenings in Santa Fe can be chilly.

This event is for women only. Join our list and we’ll notify you when other events are offered, including co-ed events!


Noon – 4:00 pm – Arrival / Open

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Registration & Reception

5:00 – 6:30 pm – Opening Session

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Dinner & Connecting


7:00 – 8:00 am – Yoga / Hike (optional)

8:15 – 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12 Noon –
Silencing of Women
Finding Your Great Hunger

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch, Rest & Reflection

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Connecting & Discovering Dreams

3:30 – 5:30 pm – Sessions TBA / Open

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Reception / Open

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Dinner & Bonfire


7:00 – 8:00 am – Yoga / Hike (optional)

8:15 – 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00 pm –
Sensuality & Your Dreams
Commit to Action
Sacred Ritual

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch & Closing Ritual


It has filled me with a stronger sense of purpose, infused me with more courage. I feel connected in the deeper way I have longed for.

Dwaina Sprague
Owner and Principal Designer
Good Space Plans Online

I feel so blessed to have spent 3 days in Santa Fe with Dr Tererai Trent…It’s hard to describe how profoundly beautiful this time has been, where I have experienced deep connections with new friends, greater clarity in my calling and purpose and a greater sense of self awareness and understanding of both how to overcome my challenges and make the most of my gifts.

Peace Mitchell
Co-Founder, AusMumpreneur Awards, Network, and Conferences

Learning the rituals, changed the way I show up in the world. By honoring those that came before me, participating in a sacred space for personal exploration and practicing deep silence I was able to reach into a grounding that I have never experienced. If you want to learn a way to be more present, more grounded, facilitate change on a massive level and become a well of authentic compassion…attend this event.

Kristina Crooks
Owner at Aristobio
Ontological Coach and Leadership Consultant