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Embracing Our Fury:
The Transformative Power of Women's Anger

"Your anger is a gift you give to yourself and the world that is yours.

In anger, I have lived more fully, freely, intensely, sensitively, and politically.

If ever there was a time not to silence yourself, to channel your anger

into healthy places and choices, this is it.” 

~Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

The information below is from our August 2019 women's retreat. I have been brainstorming about future retreats. 

Right now I am considering play and pleasure as extreme self-care. What does it look like, and what is getting in the way of my joy.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Extreme Self-Care

Extreme self-care is not always unicorns, rainbows, and love & light. Extreme self-care includes setting boundaries when it scares the shit out of you. It’s investing in your own health and vitality to an even greater degree than you take care of others because that is putting on your oxygen mask first. It is consciously and intentionally making time to renew, replenish, and rejuvenate rather than giving yourself the leftovers of your day/week. Extreme self-care requires you to break some of the bullshit rules the dominant culture has fed you around being “selfish”.

This weekend will invite you to step out of your comfort zone, lean into your courage and vulnerability, and face the beautiful and the not-beautiful in you with compassion and grace. In the tranquil and healing surroundings at Bend of Ivy Lodge, you will find nature trails alongside a gentle river, spaces for quiet reflection, creative expression through art & play, and connection with other women.


Who is it for?

This weekend is for women and those who strongly identify as women. If you are one who has been described as a rebel, wild spirit, crazy, irreverent, bawdy, outrageous, or would like to find these aspects within yourself, this weekend is for you.

If you are one who has awakened or is awakening to the realization of how the dominant culture has oppressed and shaped who you are and how you are in the world, this weekend is for you.

If you are one who has been shushed, silenced, man-splained to, had your voice cut off, discounted, minimized, or silenced, this weekend is for you.


What do you gain?

  • Discover the worthy purpose behind your anger.

  • Explore how anger is connected to boundaries.

  • Rediscover lost passion. 

  • Become a better listener... to yourself.

  • Tap into the creative within you.

  • Find the courage and inspiration to show up as nothing less than who you are.


$648 Registration includes:

  • All workshop materials and art supplies.

  • Accommodations for Friday through Sunday night, checking out Monday at noon (includes linens, shampoo, and bodywash).

  • All meals from Friday evening until Monday morning breakfast.

  • Fire engine red Love Yourself Fiercely swag bag.

  • Good and Mad book by Rebecca Traister

  • More 'goodies' in the swag bag


"That's a lot of money."

Yes, it is, and you are worth more than that. 

To put it into perspective I did a cost comparison of an all-inclusive weekend in Asheville, NC. The average cost of a hotel in the area is $125/night. Breakfast and lunch at restaurants with $$ are approximately $11 a meal not including tip.

Dinner runs about $22. Including tip that comes to about $140 for 8 meals. Then I researched workshops in the area from visual arts to mind & body. A 3-day workshop runs about $250.


3 nights x $125 = $375

            8 meals = $140

        Workshop = $250

Total cost              $765


Then I did a web search for "women's retreats". I found a link titled 24 Best Women's Retreats in the United States. Many of them well over $1000 and some more than $2000. None comparable was priced as low as Sage Soul Sisters retreats. If you are curious, take a look for yourself:


*Sage Soul Sisters Cancellation/Refund Policy

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.



“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled Sage Soul Sister retreat, including postponing or rescheduling.

“You” refers to the guest booking a Sage Soul Sister retreat.

“We” refers to Sage Soul Sister retreats.


Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply.

All deposits are non-refundable.

The remaining balance is due 60 days before the retreat start date.


If you cancel your trip, a portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be returned to you or applied to another Retreat.  

  • If you cancel 60 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be returned to you or applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.

  • If you cancel 15 – 59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be returned to you or applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat.

  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.


Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 90 days prior to retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply. While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Sage Soul Sisters must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

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