A Women’s festival celebrating community, empowerment, and possibility

2017 Schedule Announced!!!!

Friday Night May 5th 6:30pm to 9:00pm (doors will open at 6:00pm)

All day Saturday May 6th 9:00am to 7:00pm


Friday evening May 5, 2017 overview:

6:30pm to 9pm – Return to the Temple – Come bask in an evening of ritual, plant brushings, prayer, yoga, meditation and song where we will have time to enter this event consciously, empty what no longer serves us, connect with one another, celebrate our femininity and prepare ourselves to arrive fully present for Saturday’s offerings.

Saturday All day May 6, 2017 overview/schedule:

9am to 9:45am – Silent Group Meditation – Enjoy a profound and quiet start to your morning as you set yourself for the day.

10:00am to 11:30am –  Soul Speaks and Exploring our Archetypal Nature

11:45am to 12:45pm – Giving and Receiving Support and Neurosculpting® – The Intersection of Brain Science and Meditation

1:00pm to 2:00pm – Lunch Break and Optional Sound Healing Concert

2:15pm to 3:30pm – Innocence & Desire and Traditional Healing Practices for Women’s Health

3:45pm to 5:15pm – Embrace: A Body Loving Workshop and Writing the Womb

5:30pm to 7:00pm – Closing Ritual: Move and Be Moved…a Soma movement journey to in-body the day!

2017 Festival Offerings

This body loving workshop will help you to EMBRACE yourself and find PLEASURE in your body no matter what it looks like.  There will be rituals to RELEASE any harsh words from your inner gremlins as well as calling in FORGIVENESS from your body. We will learn to listen to the messages of your body, play with the JOY of movement and well as sweet surrender, and create rituals of life-sustaining self-care.

Gina Garris, Yoga Teacher, Sexual Healer

Gina Garris is a lover of LOVE. She has infused her life with sharing love as a woman, healer, teacher and mentor. Being in Gina’s presence allows you to relax into more of yourself. Without judgment, Gina naturally creates a sacred space of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of all aspects of you, light and dark. This permission from within calls forth new ways of BE-ing. Lightness, wholeness, juiciness, life without shame – are just some of the ways Gina’s clients describe the results of her work. Whether you encounter Gina while she is in the realm of sexuality & yoni workshops, intuitive bodywork, sexual healer sessions, or as a kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, she meets you wherever you are on your journey and just loves you. Unconditionally. She also thrives on facilitating sexuality and sacredness conversations, inviting more playfulness into a seemingly uptight world.

For more information: gina@ginagarris.com  719.248.6885

This hands-on class is a combination of herbal healing for women and the community-based, folk medicine practices Shelley has learned from her Maya teachers over the last 15 years. We will touch on the current practice of traditional Maya uterine massage in Mexico, the importance of uterine position, the traditional practice of spiritual healing with plants, and talk about a few of the most important herbs for women.

Shelley Torgove, Clinical Herbalist


Shelley is a botanical medicine practitioner with 24 years of experience, specializing in fertility issues, menstrual cycle problems, and more complex women’s health issues. She is part herbalist, part therapist, and part traditional healer. She lives and works in Denver, but is often found in Valladolid, Mexico in the heart of the Yucatan where she also lives, teaches, and learns.  Each year she leads students to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to study traditional Maya healing practices as they pertain to women’s health. Shelley teaches a year-long professional training program in Western Herbal Medicine, as well as a program in Women’s Ethnobotanical Studies and Traditional Healing Practices of Mexico. She is the owner of Artemisia & Rue.

What is the difference between impulse and desire? What is the driving force behind desire? How do I know which desires to act on? What is the correlation between innocence and desire?

For many of us desire is a confusing word. It can conjure feelings of longing or even disempowerment. It can become a concept we mistrust, or a thing we seek to control or judge. For others, it may be a place of indulgence and surrender, but for most of us, trusting our desire can be elusive, especially when unexpected results occur from our actions. Join me for an interactive exploration into our relationship with desire. We will be utilizing breath, curiosity and and personal inquiry to learn more about this powerful energy.

Anara Lani- Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Steward of Women’s Wisdom

Anara is a Somatic Sex Educator, a Way Of Mastery Pathway Facilitator, and an embodiment catalyzer. AnOne of her areas of expertise is the development of the sensory system. Our bodies are brilliant communication devices that inform us of everything we need in any given moment. Social customs and expectations can create mistrust of our natural wisdom, leaving us bewildered, disconnected, and feeling isolated. Through intentional breath, radical self inquiry, communication and practice we all have the possibility of reclaiming our birthright. Anara works with individuals, couples and groups to support freedom of the senses and ease with sexual expression.

The Feminine is a complex character and each of us carries a smattering of archetypal influences.  We may recognize our inner warrioress, child, critic, adventurer. Every archetype has many possible expressions and an embodied natural medicine that can help us recognize and reclaim the totality of our character. When we actively engage this wisdom, we can encourage meaningful play with our body,  and our life in the world. In this experiential workshop, we will tour the wheel of the zodiac, exploring the embodied archetypal wisdom and medicine of each sign. Come ready to love all the parts of you again.


Jessica Morningstar Wolf, Dancer, Mover and Shaker


Jessica gets people moving.  Consciously.  She believes in movement as exercise, art, therapeutic expression, meditation, natural medicine and prayer.   For nearly 20 years, she has been bringing awareness, humor and unique holistic perspective to people in their journey of embodiment.   She teaches classes, workshops & works individually with people in an invitation to move… and be moved.

The womb is the seat of soul according to the Mayan tradition. She is a living space with layers of experience and the wisdom of birth and shedding. We will explore our own narrative as womb-en, starting with a guided mediation and light yoga practice, opening into experiential writing and story-crafting. This workshop is open to all ages and stages, including women with hysterectomy or other anatomical transformations.

Laura Wade Jaster, MA, NCC Psychotherapist and Yoga teacher


Laura Wade Jaster brings a unique depth and perspective to her teaching. Warm, engaging, and excellent with group experiences, you can find your welcome here.

In an experientially based session, you will learn what is actual emotional support for yourself, a friend or a loved one. Successful support of another is rooted in self-support. We will explore the many nuances of how to support ourselves and another simultaneously.  In learning how to have boundaries and healthy connection, our own experience of support becomes more fluid, safe and sustainable. We no longer risk draining ourselves with the false concept that support looks like abandoning ourselves to be with another.

There will be group work in this session as well as optional hands-on support experiences.

Danielle Vance MA, LPC Licensed Psychotherapist, Somatic Therapist


Danielle Vance MA, LPC has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 15 years. She specializes in somatic (body-based) and mindfulness approaches for trauma and self awareness to achieve growth and change.

Denver Sound Healer Chris Anne Coviello will play singing bowls tuned to the different musical notes of the chakra system of the body. Tibetan Singing bowls have been used for thousands of years as instruments of healing which balance the energies of the body. Since human beings are made up of mostly water, the vibrational effect will be a full body cellular massage.

So come relax and close your eyes as you drift into an altered state which facilitates the body to heal. Make sure you wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket so that you may lie down and let the bowls carry away with them all that no longer serves you. As your chakra’s re-align, you enter the profound state of physical, mental and emotional well-being. Leave as if you were 10lbs lighter, because that is exactly what will happen as stress, anxiety and fear melt from your system.

Chris Anne Coviello, Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, Bodyworker


Chris Anne is the founder of The Healing Space Wellness Center in Denver; a place to rejuvenate, revive, and feel alive. With over a decade of experience in the healing arts, she provides a wide variety of healing modalities including Massage, Somatic Experiencing, Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation classes, and more! Assisting on the healing journey is very close to her heart and she feels honored to have the opportunity to help others and be a part of an individual’s wellness plan.

In this unique practice, we will be bridging the gap of science and meditation. By combining neuroscience principles with mindfulness, we can learn how to transform our lives. Join us on this path as we discover how to release and rewrite old limiting patterns, heal from stress and trauma and learn to flow through life with grace and ease.

Tamme Buckner, Neurosculpting® Meditation Facilitator, Vedic Astrologer, Jewelry Artisan and Reiki Master


Tamme Buckner believes that every individual has the innate ability to balance Body, Mind and Spirit. Tamme helps her clients create and maintain this delicate balance in this often fast paced, stressed and chaotic world we all live in today. Tamme has always been a seeker and walks this path with a smile guided by her heart. She wholeheartedly believes meditation is one of the greatest tools to help create the space that encourages the ability to flow through the highs and lows of life with grace and ease. She also loves the creative outlet her jewelry company Pachamama Malas and Jewelry provides. She considers her custom creations and the gems she works with to be ‘Wearable Earth.’ Tamme is honored to be able to share and facilitate Neurosculpting® classes in a group setting and is also available for private consultations for Neurosculpting® as well as Vedic Astrology readings.

This day is sure to reveal the spark of our feminine spirit… and add to our skill sets for nurturing, empowering and revering this intimately personal and global resource.  Now it’s time to LET HER MOVE!   This final session, with all of us in attendance, is designed to bring the wisdom and connections of the day all the way home… into the body.  Music, movement & meaning all come together in this guided journey; as we integrate and celebrate this (re)awakened feminine force.

Please wear clothing you can move in & bring your water bottle.  If you want to have a cushion for any seated movements, feel free to bring it.

*Even if you are uncertain of your movement stamina, please plan to attend.  You are welcome to partake at your level, even as a compassionate engaged witness.  It is a sweet sweet way to close our circle.


Jessica Morningstar Wolf, Dancer, Mover and Shaker


Jessica gets people moving.  Consciously.  She believes in movement as exercise, art, therapeutic expression, meditation, natural medicine and prayer.   For nearly 20 years, she has been bringing awareness, humor and unique holistic perspective to people in their journey of embodiment.   She teaches classes, workshops & works individually with people in an invitation to move… and be moved.

Soul Speaks is a deceptively simple process that stills your mind and opens your heart, allowing your true essence to shine through. This unique approach consists of a powerful centering process that has proven to have an extremely powerful impact on all areas of life, both personal and professional. It is based on a humanistic approach to overcoming the fear of public speaking, but is much more than that.  It provides a tangible tool for speaking powerfully and authentically in any area of your life, and enhances the ability to speak and live from your truth every day.

Here’s what participants are saying about Soul Speaks:

•Soul Speaks has boosted my confidence and helped me be and act from a more intuitive place.

•I listen better, and I am less afraid to say things honestly and openly.

•I now have confidence in my ability to pause and wait during speaking, rather than just pushing through and filling the silence.

Soul Speaks is a good match for the experiential learner, and anyone who wants to deepen their intuition, creativity and connection. It is healing and a blessing for the soul!

Lizanne Corbit, M.A., LPC, NBCC and a Danielle LaPorte Desire Map coach and workshop facilitator.

Lizanne has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1990. Described as “midwife to the spirit” Lizanne believes we are divine in nature and that it is our mission to know, own and claim our deepest essential selves and live with our full presence in the world. Her passion for spirit, soul and essence has guided her in all avenues of her life and work. In addition to seeing clients individually, she is a facilitator of “The Desire Map Process”, facilitates an Essence Statement Class and co-facilitates groups and workshops called Soul Speaks. She is also sharing the message of the Divine Feminine to audiences and groups through readings of the sacred writing featured in her book, The Night Star: Reflections on the Path of the Divine Feminine.

For more information about Lizanne please visit her website at www.LizanneCorbitCounselingDenver.com

Paula Friedland, LCSW, CPCC is a counselor, certified coach, public speaker and trainer.

Paula works with people one-on-one and in groups to help them create lives that are truly meaningful, fulfilling, and connected to what really matters to them.

She teaches a unique and humanistic form of public speaking called, “Speaking Circles” and also co- facilitates a program called, “Soul Speaks”, which uses the foundation of Speaking Circles, but takes it to an even deeper level. In Soul Speaks, people come to fully experience the value and power of their unique voice in the world. One of Paula’s passions and specialty areas is helping people break free from the fears around public speaking, so that they can find their true voices and become authentic, powerful speakers in all areas of their lives.

Before entering the counseling/coaching field, Paula spent 13 years as an actress and singer, pursuing theatre in New York City, and she brings the creativity and passion from her years in the theatre to all of her current work with people today.

For more information about Paula please visit her website at www.paulafriedland.com.

Friday night’s festival offerings include Dakini’s Breath Yoga. This lineage celebrates the spontaneous manifestation of the Goddess through direct knowledge and healing. Her Divine energy touches and transforms us through the sacred gifts of movement, sound and breath. These tools awaken the creative and regenerative forces resting in the sacred waters of the womb. They clear the subconscious and historical conditioning that often thwarts the full expression of our potential. They invite acceptance, inner knowing, and the ability to rest deeply into the Self. Join us in this loving exploration of the Feminine.

Chitra Giauque is Founder of Dakini’s Breath Yoga, a traveling temple of transformation offered to all beings who are longing for the return of balance through the Divine Feminine. Chitra’s certifications in Yoga, Ayurveda, Breema, and Pranic Healing are strongly influenced by Vedic Astrology, years of immersion in the Mystery School Teachings of Emilie Conrad and Amorah Quan Yin. She maintains a private practice in North Carolina and can be reached at chitragiauque@gmail.com until her new Page is complete.

Donate Today! All proceeds raised from this event will build rescue centers to empower girls escaping female genital mutilation and early childhood marriage with shelter, education, and alternative rites of passage.