catch us next AUGUST 2019!

RADIANCE RETREAT: a women's retreat

Inspired by a deep belief in the power of heart-centered conscious conversations, spiritual practices to create internal space, and Mother Nature to help women heal, remember and unlock their Radiance! 

Join me on August 31-Sept 3 (check in 5:30pm, first dinner at 6:45, check out 10am) for a long Labor Day weekend retreat in the lush forests of Ohiopyle State Park, PA to disconnect in order to reconnect the mind, body, heart, and spirit through a daily Kundalini meditation, Vinyasa Flow class, journaling, group discussion, radiance embodiment activities, group waterfall excursion, and outdoor play,  all in the company of like-minded women and only 2 hours outside of Pittsburgh.

WHY THIS RETREAT NOW?  2016 was the hardest year of my life after breaking off an engagement, but I found wholeness, healing, deep self love, gratitude, abundance, and learned to embody my innate radiance through meditation, yoga, journaling, and reconnecting with Mother Nature, which inspired me in 2017 to create The Journal Deck and its basis in self care. I feel called to share these healing techniques with other women in person to truly embrace your most radiant life- unapologetically!

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Each day we will study 2-3 goddess ARCHETYPES. Here is an example daily itinerary:

Wake up

Healthy Breakfast

Morning Goddess study, group share, and  journaling assignment

Vinyasa Flow class

 Kundalini Guided Meditation


Free Time or Group river outing or Hike

Afternoon Goddess study, group share, activity or journal assignment

Dinner Prep/Dinner

Evening Goddess study, group share, activity or journal assignment

Campfire/bed time

What's included:

The home is actually in the State Park and just 2 miles from Ohiopyle's main attractions, including river fun!

The home is actually in the State Park and just 2 miles from Ohiopyle's main attractions, including river fun!

  • Your stay at a beautiful, secluded house (beds first come, first serve and will be shared) 
  • Vinyasa yoga daily (outdoors)
  • An Intro to Kundalini yoga
  • Guided Kundalini meditations (outdoors)
  • Official Radiance Retreat Workbook
  • Daily journal prompts
  • Radiance embodiment activities
  • All inclusive, healthy meals
  • Meaningful conversation in a safe, sacred space
  • Cozy campfires on the private property and ample stargazing (coyotes howling in the background!)
  • Hot tub
  • Extra Down time  this year to do as you please--read, write, sun bathe, etc.
  • Afternoon excursion at the waterfall
  • Goodie bags!

If you desire RADIANCE, serenity, healing, clarity, and connection in your daily life-- then this retreat is for you.

We practiced soulfully in the open air of nature, and flowed through beautiful, feminine poses with grace. Alyssa slowed us down, having us close our eyes and imagine we were flowing through honey. One night, we did a restorative class under the stars and the coyotes howled from the woods behind us while fire crackers exploded from the other direction. Somewhere in the middle of the noises, 8 women stretched and moved together in silence, feeling and accepting the energy of the woods.
— Emily W. 2016 Retreater
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Who is this retreat for?

  • The woman who wants to reconnect to her innate feminine radiance.
  • The woman who may be in the process of healing.
  • The woman who has too much on her plate or spends too much time on her phone.
  • The woman who wants self care to be her lifestyle, not an after thought.
  • The woman who wants to feel like a goddess.
  • The woman who seeks inspiration, nourishment, and flow in her life.
  • The woman who wants to deepen her connection to her Truth and trust in the Universe.
  • The woman who has an interest in exploring Kundalini meditation or deepening her practice.
  • The woman who sees the value in journeying inward. 
  • The woman who wants to more deeply connect with other women and fuel friendships. 
  • The woman who believes in the power of magical thinking and fresh air
  • The woman who believes that feeling good is the whole point. 

Is this you?

Enjoy a FREE abundance + trust Meditation visualization below!

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During this retreat, I was forced to “check in.” I couldn’t numb myself with alcohol, drugs, music, and the many other mindless activities one could partake in. I was asked to face my fears head on, but with self-acceptance and love. I was asked to say “I love myself” out loud. While I cried and took several minutes to say it, I did it, and I did it desperately overcoming fear. I met 7 amazing women during this journey...We cooked, wrote in journals, meditated, chanted, danced, practiced yoga, and above all… connected fearlessly. I left this retreat still with anxiety and vulnerability, but I also left with courage, acceptance, and a sense of connection. When leaving the retreat everyone hugged, and one beautiful soul looked me in the eye and said, “you are beautiful.” My eyes filled with tears.
— Courtney K. 2016 Retreater

Using GODDESS ARCHETYPES FROM ACROSS CULTURES as our guides, we will move through this weekend with heightened nourishment and intention.

To Alyssa & all of the ladies who attended: thank you so much for this retreat!
It’s not easy for me to open up and trust new people. You created a safe and friendly environment for the rest of the women and me. This retreat was so much more than the yoga, journaling and meditation. I learned to trust more, take more risks, and pursue my dreams with confidence!
Thank you, ladies; I will never forget you all and this experience we shared together!
— Laura J. 2017 Retreater
Spoonwood Cottage named for the indigenous Native Americans and inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Spoonwood Cottage named for the indigenous Native Americans and inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Cozy and spacious

Cozy and spacious


How do I pay?

Payment option 1: Pay in full and save

$580 via check or Venmo

Payment option 2: Payment Plan

$620 in payment


Full Payment Due Date + Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ):

Note that payment is due in full by August 17th, regardless of when you make your first monthly payment if you take option 2.* Therefore, all sign ups must also be before August 17th in order to ensure that I have adequate time to prepare for the full amount of guests. (Please reach out to me personally if you pass this date and would still like to sign up if there's room). Also, there is a strict cancellation policy that requires you to notify me by August 17th that you will NOT be attending the retreat in order to receive a refund of all but $200. Otherwise, if you cancel after that date, you will need to pay for half of the retreat price. Please email us for questions or concerns.


Please enjoy this FREE downloadable 6 minute meditation until we meet on Retreat!