Sacred Feminine Leadership Training on a Woman-Built, Organic Farm & Eco-Resort.
Ceremony, Prayer, Meditation, Activations, Organic Farm, Excursions & more!
Mala Dhara Yoga Retreat Center, Chiang Mai Thailand
Start: 2:00 PM - February 5, 2019
End: 12:00 PM - February 10, 2019
Thread 1: Reclaiming Sacred Feminine – Learn Goddess Lore & the Archetypes of Feminine Power so you can step confidently into leadership as a woman, supported by the knowing of 30,000 years of HERstory.
Thread 2: Activating Your Healing Gifts – Cultivate Energy & Consciousness Modalities so you can prepare to support others as they awaken into a new paradigm for living on Earth.
Thread 3: Stepping into Your Priestess Self – Practice the Art & Magic of Facilitating Ceremony so you can lead ceremonies with power and confidence.
Thread 4: Consulting the Oracle – Explore Inner Guidance Tools & Trance Work so that you can access your Knowing with ease and flow.
Thread 5: Communicating from the Heart – Nurture Right Relations & Conscious Connection so you can Lead from a new paradigm of co-creation and power-with others.
We will be weaving these 5 themes in a way that connects us deeply with our personal power and our power as a group.
We will raise energy in ceremony daily in order for you to develop your skills as Priestess and strengthen yourself as a vessel for Sacred Power. We do this in service to the Healing and Awakening of Planet Earth, Mother Gaia, and all of her children.
“When I think about the powerful women who have blessed my life, Dawn is at the top of the list. During a time when we worked together for the same company, Dawn quickly became the unofficial mentor to many of us, as her compassionate nature, paired with her wisdom and broad spectrum of esoteric knowledge, is unparalleled.
I’m extremely grateful to have Dawn in my life and I know it is time for her to share her gifts with women around the world.”
Leanne Kallal, Co-Founder, JuicyGeniuses.com
To me, the word “Priestess” is associated with a woman who serves her community in a spiritual capacity.
She is a female leader who honors the Sacred Feminine aspect of Divinity. She may or may not have been “initiated” into a particular lineage, but she has studied long, works on herself personally and has skills and experience in various healing modalities, counseling, ceremonial facilitation, and at least a pinch of magic.
Her service may be her primary vocation, or her avocation.
A Priestess can hold space for others as they move through the more painful emotions and difficult life experiences we all face from time to time.
A Priestess owns her own shit. She does not play the “blame game” or devote time and energy to judging others for their human foibles.
She has faced her own shadow with courage. She has fallen down in life and picked herself back up more than once. She has overcome difficult, often painful losses, and she has mastered her skills and abilities through dedication, consistency and time.
A Priestess takes good care of herself and her family. She enjoys the pleasures of life and does not take vows of poverty or chastity, for she understands that All Acts of Love and Beauty are Sacred.
A Priestess is not a woman who merely dresses the part because it’s intriguing or fun. Being a Priestess is not a fashion statement or a trendy lifestyle choice.
Priestesses are not “clicky,” nor do they put forth their work in order to achieve ego-gratifying renown.
While abundance is the blessing bestowed upon the Priestess (including financial abundance) for doing her Soul’s Sacred Work, the true path of a Priestess is not for those seeking rock-star fame or fortune with a Priestess “brand.”
In times such as these, the true Path of a Priestess is not for the faint of heart.
Being a Priestess is a spiritual dedication. It is a commitment that may at times call you to draw up courage and strength from depths you didn’t even know you had.
As with all Spiritual Callings, one is Called to the role of Priestess. It is a dedication to Spiritual Service.
“You will always be the one in my life who taught me tarot and initiated me into the lexicon of the goddess … you had a great way of addressing things so directly and bluntly and yet with compassion … those times set a solid foundation for my spirituality.”
Alia Munn, performing artist, playwright and mom of 2 sons
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
In the world of feminine empowerment, I’ve spent 34 years watching the way mainstream culture interfaces with the understanding of “Goddess.” For those of us who have dedicated ourselves to the Reawakening of the Divine Feminine principle, it is not what we had hoped to see by now.
Yes, the word “Goddess” is bandied about abundantly these days, and we are no longer laughed at for using it, but this is because something more insidious seems to have occurred …
The word Goddess has become synonymous with trivial female activities: Lifestyle, fashion, or that little extra “me time” pampering is often how we see the word Goddess applied in mainstream culture.
Worse still, this has led to a flourishing of goddess “brands” developed by savvy women and based on little more than good photography and strategic social media marketing.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with creating a lifestyle aligned with your dreams. And there’s nothing wrong with valuing good taste or giving yourself “me time.”
The problem is the trivialisation of a FORCE that has the potential for life-affirming change on Earth.
This “trendification” of the Mother of all Life does not benefit women, men, children or Mother Gaia Herself, and here’s why: When we water-down the concept of Goddess into something merely fashionable, then the actual importance of HER becomes meaningless.
This is not the Goddess we will be exploring during our time together.
The Goddess you will dance with at our Retreat is the Life Force Energy which flows through all things. Because from the most ancient times it was SHE who was worshipped as the force of creation. She represents a reverence for LIFE which is missing in our modern world – and most dearly needed.
Thus when WE understand Her at this level, we embrace a role-model for empowered feminine leadership that can not be ignored, laughed at, trivialised or beaten.
Now it’s time to truly deepen into your Soul’s Wisdom and Truth. It is time to learn more, get connected, to integrate and be able to move in your life (and your life’s work) as an Empowered, Feminine Leader.
“Dawn has a technique of listening to others interests, then pulling out certain details from what she hears, building upon them with her own knowledge and experience, providing information that creates a ! and ? to go off in their head, helping them to realize these may be passions that need to be explored.”
Celeste Parrins, Business and Marketing Consultant
“You inspired me to be a strong woman, to be feminine yet fierce. I always admired that you were both physical and very knowledgeable … I always left your class feeling inspired to be a better person.”
Jennana Johnson, former professional muaythai fighter and mom of 4
The exact daily itinerary will emerge based on the Sisters present. However, the overarching structure will be as follows:
Northern Thailand is a fascinating land. Rich in culture and history, it is well-worth your time to consider extending your stay before or after our retreat in order to get a feel for this wonderful land and its gentle, friendly people.
Below are my personal recommendations for excursions beyond our retreat. Once you are accepted and make your deposit we can speak directly about your interests and I’ll happily point you in the right direction for the excursion that’s right for you!
Mala Dhara is a woman-built Eco Resort and organic farm located a short distance outside the city of Chiang Mai – Thailand’s “Rose of the North” and the Kingdom’s 2nd largest city.
The Resort owner, Khun Ploy (Literally: “Ms. Ploy”) birthed the vision for Mala Dhara after living in the city for many years. She came to realise that her deep connection with Mother Earth was calling her to escape the concrete jungle in order to turn her vision into a blessing for others.
Mala Dhara was built intentionally in order to host retreats. With 2 yoga shalas (pavilions), a salt water swimming pool and 7 unique and luxurious earthen villas, this is truly the handiwork of a Priestess of the Earth (although she may not call herself that!)
“We embrace simply getting back to the basics,” says Khun Ploy.
It’s setting is idyllic, just far enough away from the bustle of the city to be peaceful, yet close enough to let us explore Chiang Mai on a Day Tour.
Each of the 7 gorgeous villas at Mala Dhara are unique. All are built primarily of natural materials including earthen mud bricks, (called “adobe”), reclaimed teak wood, light bricks and some cement.
Accommodations are double occupancy unless you request a single supplement (limited).
The Kin Dee (literally: “Eat Good”) Restaurant is the very heart of the Resort. It is where we will gather for most meals (except on excursion days). The menu changes with the seasons, the harvests and the creative juices flowing through the kitchen.
Kin Dee reflects the owner’s attitude and ethos: “Fun, fresh, local, organic and quality in every way possible,” says Khun Ploy. “We strive to pour our hearts out, laugh until it hurts and take the source, quality and taste of all of our ingredients seriously.”
In total, 17 meals are included for our retreat and they are Vegan.
“Dawn has a very thorough and accurate approach of going through the individual steps of an intervention and gave me great space and support to walk through it in my own time. I felt much relief after our session and experience more ease in my life now when it comes to structuring my work load and balancing myself. Thank you Dawn for your outstanding guidance!”
Helene Weiss – Mindset Coach @ShineOnline.today
Prices starting at $1597 for standard, double-occupancy accommodations.
(Single Supplements also available)
A non-refundable deposit of $497 reserves your place in the circle.
After completing the retreat you will have the opportunity to join Dawn’s Priestess Leadership Council, which is by invitation-only.
Fine Print: All deposits are non-refundable. Full Balance is due by 9 December, 2018. Payment Plans are available.
Cancellation fees apply to payment beyond the deposit. A small handful of single supplement are available.
I have been studying Goddess lore, facilitating ceremony, offering intuitive guidance, spiritual counsel, tarot & astrology readings for 34 years. Today I also apply the healing and transformational tools of hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), to assist women in healing, clearing and actualising their Sacred Leadership potential.
My Initiation as a Priestess was in 1986 with my first Dianic Coven, Mother Spirit. My second initiation – or RE-Dedication – came in January, 2017 when I could no longer ignore my truth and my Sacred Calling as a Mentor and Guide for the next generation of feminine leaders.
I am also an Ordained Priestess of the Goddess with the Global Goddess Church and Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church.
If you know me personally, you also know that I have been a business mentor & marketing consultant for 7 years, a professional writer for more than 14 years, and am the #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author of the book, Spirit, Mind & Money.
I live most of the year in Sedona, Arizona with my beloved mate, and 3-4 months annually in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the home of my heart.