*Make-to-Mend with me in 2016*

*Make-to-Mend with me in 2016*

 We always have such a blast in New Orleans - come discover her multi-layered mystery with us! 

We always have such a blast in New Orleans - come discover her multi-layered mystery with us! 

May 5 - 9, 2016  ::  New Orleans, Louisiana

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better."
-Bob Dylan



Can you hear it? Her low-lit, husky, bluesy serenade?  She’s seductively calling to you - whispering your name on her tantalizing river breeze, beckoning you, "Come to me, come to me."   She generously shares with you a provocative springtime feast for your senses, tactile yet hypnotic; her offerings are charmed adventures laced with spirit-filled mystery and magic. She is the sacred and the profane.  And we will revel in her...



4 nights at a colorful, SPACIOUS private dwelling in the heart of the French Quarter - a space we are THRILLED to share with you.


A cozy, semi-private dinner at the Mosquito Supper Club our first night in the Big Easy - a uniquely delicious introduction to all the goodness we have in store for you.


We'll also have morning beverages available each day, and all other meals will be of your choosing. We're eager to guide you in the right direction with our scrumptious list of curated dining possibilities. We've been scoping out our favorite spots for a long while now and know firsthand what will enliven your taste buds the most!

Daily creative activities, projects and guided discussions, all facilitated and held by your guides, interspersed with adventurous explorationsthroughout the city. We tap into the soul of New Orleans - its mystery, magic and beauty.

Goodies, surprises and gifts - our favorite part of these gatherings!

"When I first learned that these ladies were planning one of their magical retreats in the city of my dreams I knew immediately I had to go, so I packed up my wild roots and took to my sacred wings and crossed the Atlantic for the first time in my life.
 Every day was a new wonder to hit my senses and be stored away as treasured memories. I can still hear the music, taste of Cajun spices. The most memorable magic was woven by soul sisters Jennette, Christine and Jen. They are each inspiring all on their own, but when they get together it is chemistry and light and beauty."
 {Lisa Wright, Northampton, UK}

Many women tell us they are eager to experience New Orleans, but don't know where to begin. This is why we've chosen New Orleans as one of our gathering places, because we believe New Orleans has a uniquely feminine spirit that we are eager to share with you. After repeated visits and explorations, we've mapped out a unique array of possibilities in order to provide you with an authentic, off-the-beaten-path - yet safe - experience of a city that never fails to charm, enchant and inspire.


You belong here if the idea of channeling the wild side of your creative yearnings makes your heart skip a beat and you're eager for a bit of daring-do - a bicycle ride under the stars, an enchanted exploration on foot, a deep-dive into your senses.

You belong here if you're ready to resurrect your inner adventurer - to let your richly complex curiosity and unbound intuition meld together against a backdrop of the mysterious, briny, jazzy, sparkly, energetic, gritty, unfathomable terrain that is New Orleans.

You belong here if your bio-rhythm shifts to a more vibrant nocturnal dial when you coven with a merry band of misfits, allowing you to enjoy late night music and bright-eyed gallivanting.

You belong here if your wanderlust longings are ready to spring into action and tap into your energetic Alive-ness - to roam, dance, devour, taste, create, feast, unearth, uncover, and howl at the moon.


We're offering dee-luxe accommodations this year, with plenty of space for you to S-T-R-E-T-C-H out! All rooms will have shared bathrooms, but we'll have four bathrooms for a circle of ten. Those are great odds!!

Super Deluxe - Private Room, King Bed - 2 available - WAS $2995 - NOW $2395

Shared Deluxe - Shared Room, King Bed - 3 available - WAS $2795 - NOW $2295

Shared Primo - Shared Room, Queen Bed - 1 available - WAS $2695 - NOW $2195

Shared Cozy - Shared Room, Twin Bed - 1 available - WAS $2595 - NOW $1995

And....if you and your bestie are looking for a slumber party experience and want to share any of these King Beds, BOTH of you will receive a$250 discount.


The creation of a safe, intimate space to share your most deeply-held dreams, visions and longings.

Support, tools and encouragement to create and expand a life of meaning and full personal expression.

Experiences to awaken your curiosity, enliven your spirit, and feed the wild sparks of your intuition. 


Connection, community, sisterhood

Adventure, exploration, intuition

Mystery, magic, enchantment

  Our popular Ojai retreat has a magical botanical focus this year, to include folkloric headdresses, weavings, natural dyes, herb blends, flower petal beads and so much more! 

Our popular Ojai retreat has a magical botanical focus this year, to include folkloric headdresses, weavings, natural dyes, herb blends, flower petal beads and so much more! 

September 29 - October 3, 2016  ::  Ojai, California

In Ojai, our intentions and attentions are all about the circle - about women sitting together, working with their hands and creating beautiful objects, all being guided by the longings of our spirit and soul. In years past, we've sat side-by-side while making Permission Ships, sage wands, medicine bundles and weavings. We have also kept the specifics of our planned activities under wraps until the day our retreats begin, wanting to honor the mystery and magic of it all.

This year, we've decided to pull back the curtain, just a wee bit, and share what we have in store for you. Our theme for 2016 is about...


Beads made with rose petals,

Feathers and violets in our hair,

Verdant folkloric headdresses,

Luxurious textiles dyed with the likes of

Indigo, yarrow, logwood and marigold.

Imagine a creative journey that calls forth your wisest, strongest, most extraordinary self, one that encourages you to unleash and fully embody her fierce spirit.

Envision taking this adventure within an intimate circle of sisterhood, where your senses will be enlivened at every turn. We bring in herbal teas, infused waters, arboreal palo santo spritzers, root and resin incense mixes from across the Atlantic. We offer lavender and mugwort, for sweet dreams to carry you through the deep dark of winter, like seeds in the belly of mama earth, safe and full of possibility.

We can't wait to SEE YOU.

"We began each circle with a call to gratitude and were asked to express it in one word. I couldn’t find just one – how can you sum up sisters that see you when you show up, leaders that guide in the most loving and ceremonial of ways, food that nourishes your mind, body and spirit, a location so beautiful it takes your breath away, and space to be and do whatever you need to care for yourself?
So the word I offered in gratitude over and over again was, “everything.” Everything. Everything."
{Laurie Jacobsen, Tucson, AZ}


4 nights at a private retreat estate nestled at the base of the foothills of Los Padres National Forest in Ojai, California. Dubbed the "Happy Valley" by Travel + Leisure magazine, Ojai offers the perfect combination of serene natural beauty, unique shopping and delectable dining. 

We are VERY excited to be gathering at a gorgoeus estate for the third year in a row. This is truly one of our favorite spaces, where every detail is exquisitely attended to and arranged.

All meals and snackswhich will be vegetarian, organic, and ayurvedic-inspired, created by the talent behind PranafulMeredith Sarah Klein. All but one dinner will be provided on-site. 

Daily creative activities, projects and guided discussions, all facilitated and held by your guides, with wide open spaces of free time interspersed throughout.

Jen, Jennette and Christine have 40+ combined years of experience leading circles and holding spaces, having led workshops, retreats, classes and ceremonies all over the country. You will be in the care of three women whose life work has been driven by a passionate belief in the energy, magic and beauty that comes alive when women gather together.

Goodies, treasures and offerings - our favorite part of these gatherings! We love hunting for and collecting all the tiny mementos you get to take home with you.


You belong here if your body, mind, and soul need to disconnect from the buzz of traffic, information, noise, errands, laundry, and social media.

You belong here if your spirit soars at the idea of sitting quietly in a circle of like-minded women - creating, sharing, exploring, pondering, and musing on what is most potent and precious to our soul's growth and expansion.

You belong here if you feel called to connect with the legacy of women throughout history and the world who have spent hours upon hours upon hours in the sacred space of collective creativity, where intimacy and trust are woven together amidst bowls of herbs, jars of paint, piles of fabric, and trails of ribbon.

You belong here if you are ready for a deep-sea dive into the warm, bubbly waters of exquisite self-care, where the greatest encouragement you'll receive is to Take Care Of You.

We've created this gathering to nourish the soul - to soak in healing waters, laugh, explore, and gently place our dreams in a safe circle where they will be held and supported, celebrated and pushed forward. We believe in the transformative power of creativity and the metamorphic magic that happens when women convene in a safe, soulful environment. We believe in delicious food, unbridled artistic expression, deep intuitive listening and intimate conversations by candlelight. 

"Wild Roots Sacred Wings:  A sacred space to practice trust and letting go, a space to do all of the soul work you didn't yet know needed to be done."

{Amanda Jennings, Bartlesville, OK}


This is our third year in a row creating space at our gathering space. We keep going back because our guests love all the ways these accommodations are beautiful, comfortable, soulful, peaceful. 

Private Deluxe - King Bed, Private Room, Private Bathroom - $2595

Safari Tent* - Single Bed, Private Space, Semi-Private Bathroom - $2395

* These cozy spaces actually have two single beds in them, so if you'd like to bunk up with your bestie, just say the word and we'll get it all worked out for you (with a nice discount!)

Shared Triple - Single beds, Shared Room, Private Bathroom - $2195

Semi-Private Double - Single beds, Shared Room, Shared Bathroom - $1995

Shared Group - Single Beds, Shared Room, Shared Bathroom - $1895


The creation of a safe, intimate space to share your most deeply-held dreams, visions and longings.

Support, tools and encouragement to create and expand a life of meaning and full personal expression.

Opportunities for rest, relaxation and restoration - time away from digital noise, to do lists and laundry.


Connection, community, sisterhood

Creation, meditation, intuition

Ceremony, prayer, solitude