Goddess Awakening Retreat

February 10 - 17, 2024

Playa el Coco, Nicaragua

Yoga, breath work, sound healing, ecstatic dance, Thai Massage and so much other goodness awaits you on this transformational journey to reawaken the sacred feminine within. During this week of retreat you will have the opportunity to go deep, delving into your divine nature, uncovering the Goddess within. With ample time for relaxing by the pool or walking the pristine beach and playing in the Pacific, both steps from your room, this week will leave you refreshed, renewed and EMPOWERED. 
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Your retreat with us includes:

  • Accommodations within steps of the Pacific and also access to a lovely pool
  • Daily therapeutic yoga sessions with Michelle specifically designed to nurture you
  • 4 Daily and Nutritious meals and pre-yoga snacks, coffee and juice
  • Specialty workshops such as Thai Massage, Holotropic Breathwork, Meditation, Facial Cupping, Fascial Release and more!
  • Access to the Turtle Hatchery where the baby turtles make their trip to the Ocean

Goddess Workshops and Offerings

  • Guided Meditation
    Discover a guide/ ally with whom you can look to for support and guidance in our time together and when you return home.
  • New and Full Moon work
    Learn how to work with the Moon for healing and manifestation.
  • Inner Triplicity
    In our time together, we will explore the Greek triple goddess, Hekate. Often depicted with three faces, we will uncover how all three of her manifestations live within us simultaneously and how you can access your inner triplicity for well-being and external manifestation.
  • Cathartic Creativity
    We will be doing various creative activities throughout the week to help you access your unconscious process and what comes up for you.
  • Soul’s Work
    Through guided imagery and meditation, we will explore archetypal imagery that can help you manifest your deep and even unconscious desires.
  • Pendulum Work
    Whether looking for answers about your own life or ways to best support people with whom you work, particularly for those of us in the lightworker fields, pendulums can be a fantastic way to get a quick answer to next steps. Learning how to use a pendulum without influencing its swing can help you make decisions for which you have confusion and or uncertainty.
  • What do you want?
    On Friday, we will be working with the archetype of Venus. The word Friday originates from the Nordic goddess Freya — Freya’s Day. As a result, Fridays are fantastic times to honor the goddess and ask her to provide us with things in association with what she represents – such as beauty, love, and passion.
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Optional Activities (not included in price)

  • Astrological Counseling (special retreat rate $180)
    When we are not in workshops, Dr. Laura Tadd will offer private astrological sessions to retreat attendees. My primary work with Astrology is that as a psychological astrologer, I use Astrology as a
    counseling tool to support your well-being and personal growth. Get an extra $30 off if you register or make a down payment by the solstice, December 21.
  • Zip lining excursion
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Surf lessons

​​Housing options range in price to make this healing experience accessible to all:

Base Package: $1899pp

the base package includes

  • All amenities listed above
  • 4 meals a day
  • shared housing 

Separate family housing is available, as well as childcare. Please inquire for options.

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Meet The Instructors

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Michelle Fleming

Michelle is a Yoga Therapist, a Thai Bodyworker, a Nerve and Artery specialist and a Board Certified Structural Integrator in the lineage of Ida Rolf. It was through these complementary practices of wellness that she healed her body - and from there Orthopedic Yoga Therapy was born.

These days she trains teachers and students to find a fluid pattern of movement that protects and nourishes the joints while stretching the muscles and connective tissue and quieting the mind. She is the owner of Sanctuary Wellness Studios, Director of Orthopedic Yoga and Transformational Yoga Therapy and founder of Equilibrium, a non-profit dedicated to bringing breath, movement and nutrition education to young people with anxiety and mood disorders. 


Laura Tadd

PhD- Psychological Astrologer

As a spiritually oriented, psychological astrologer, Dr. Laura Tadd loves supporting people as they learn to live an authentic life, recognizing their resiliency, power, and sovereignty. Having been exposed to numerous counseling modalities, Laura has found an astrological worldview to be a uniquely effective and astute methodology.

With compassion and humor, Laura provides insight and tools to help her clients be active participants in their healing and actualize their potential. Rather than focus on prediction, Laura’s work emphasizes healing and personal growth.

Astrology has been a part of Laura’s life since infancy. So much so her astrology chart hung above her crib. Yet, despite this early exposure, it was not until her mid 20’s her passion for astrology took hold. While attending Antioch University, Santa Barbara, she joined a women’s group that looked to astrology to aid its members in understanding their lives’ ups and downs. Attending these weekly gatherings proved to be a fortuitous decision, as she spent the next 18-months doing a deep dive into astrology.

After earning a certificate in Psychological Astrology as a Professional Astrologer from Astrological Counseling Seminars (ACS), Laura began working as a consulting astrologer. As her astrological work developed, it became evident she needed to return to graduate school to broaden and deepen her work. Exploring the lived experiences of astrologers in the 21st century, she received a PhD in Human Science from Saybrook University in 2014.

Today Laura works as an astrological counselor, teacher, and lecturer both in-person and remotely.