October 14 - 17, 2022



If you are a 40+ year old woman yearning to break free from the mold and reclaim your right for FUN, PURPOSE and SUPPORT to finally embody strength, joy and self confidence, join Cecile & Marissa for a deep dive & fun long weekend in near Rainbow Springs, FL.

Oh the power!

By the end of this journey…

You are reconnected to your Joy, you know how to nurture your Heart's desires, your Nature, your Dreams and Passions. With the tools you now have, you now speak up and are in this new Goddess ecstatic flow of manifesting what you want.

You feel that creative power in your womb again and totally let go of any shameful beliefs that were put on you like a girdle. You rev up your confidence, step up into your power & start to ASK from a place of center and get all the support you were afraid to ask for.

Now that you own your power, you switch the main narrative that used to play in your head for a MUCH BETTER STORY! Cultivating your Joy, Creativity and Power becomes a priority. You carve time for the passions that light you up, the jobs that excite you.

You now remember your Nature, your elements, and you know how to play with them, how to LEAD the dance of Life.

If you are still wondering WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US...

Is reconnecting with your Joy, Heart's desires, Nature, Dreams and Passions utterly important to you?

Want the best tools to invite strong support in your life? Tools to be able to speak up? Tools to be in an ecstatic flow of giving and receiving for the rest of your life?

Are you ready to give your Goddess Self a solid upgrade? If the answer to all these questions is YES....

We can't wait to have you!

My Heart Says YES!


Our home near Rainbow Springs...

Our headquarters for this amazing adventure will be this beautiful Home !

During our down time, you will be invited to relax in the Jacuzzi, play outside and grab a canoe and go on an adventure!

At night, we will watch the Milky Way galaxy and star gaze and catch the beautiful sunsets that the West Coast of FL has to offer!

Last but not least, we will have a huge kitchen where we will all get creative!!! But shhh…. We are not revealing everything here yet! Just know that all the food will be provided, and that you will get a beautiful nourishing Ayurvedically-balanced meal every night!

How does that sound? :)


More on food? Really!?

Yes! Because we really don’t want you to think about what you are going to have to prepare or go get! We want to feed you the best food so all you have to do is focus on your inner work!

Your body will soak up all the goodness of Ayurvedically prepared meals that are specifically crafted for the Fall season.

Cecile is an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and formerly owned a vegetarian café! She loves making warming dishes with lots of yummy herbs that detoxify and strengthen the body. During this retreat, she will put together some of her favorite food combinations and share her balancing cooking tips with you!

Imagine ... All your senses ... perfectly fragrant dishes such as Kitchari, lentils, dhals, and healthy soups!

Can’t eat this or that? Vegan, gluten or dairy free? No problem – we’re happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.


Our Journey

3 days/3 nights on a journey to nurture your heart's desires, your Nature, your Dreams & Passions!

WE will Reclaim our WILDNESS [the odd, the dirty, the animal, the moist, the deeply creative feminine side that has been dormant and/ or suppressed] by releasing the STORIES, beliefs, Limitations, ANGER, Fear, Resentment, Contracts, Expectations, Inhibitions and shyness.

WE will FOCUS ourselves and connect to the feminine archetype of the wild woman. Connect with our intuition and learn to trust it by considering life through a new lens, by storytelling and rewriting.

WE will CARRY THROUGH and learn the steps you must do consistently to make things manifest in the world by putting into practice in order to embody; by learning infinite kindness and patience towards ourselves and committing to never letting ourselves down.


Click on the arrows to read the details of each day.

[Day 1] Welcoming ceremony

Opening ceremony with “Housekeeping”

We will open our hearts and share our intent for the retreat. We will make clear to let go any of their current worries about kids for 6 days, job issues, things that need to be done, etc. We will commit to this retreat experience, commit to let go of our habitual life and fully step into the experience. We will reignite our choice and trust to be here.

We will also commit to put our need to know aside & accept be guided with trust.

Welcoming Dinner!

[Day 2] RECLAIM: Connect to EARTH & WATER

We will dive into the theme of the foundations, the mud, the moist, the feminine energies.

We will release to the Earth, release the rage/anger, the old agreements, the stories we tell ourselves as women and moms.

We will practice emotional release exercises and journaling, and we will get creative with the Earth with a fun experiential workshop and our first group hike in Nature!

After playing with dirt and grounding ourselves, we will move to the next level, and open up to our instinctual and intuitive energies through the theme of water.

We will learn how to nurture our potential and be attentive to our own personal rhythms as women.

We will move our bodies in different ways and wake up that powerful creative flow. We will learn to reconnect with our intuition through the use of muscle testing, and we will learn about simple ways to include body care into our lives.

We will end this day with transitioning from Earth & Water to Fire with a community fire ceremony.

[Day 3] FIRE, Action & AIR, Movement & Creation

Focusing and transforming. The strong feminine.

We will learn to tend to the Fire, to nurturing our potential rather than be consumed by our Fire. We will learn to be attentive to our own personal rhythms as women and to cultivate the Warrior Goddess in us.


We will open our bodies with Yin Yoga, guide you on a meditative journey and shower you with Love!

[Day 4] Farewell celebration!

We will wrap up this beautiful weekend with a sharing circle where we will have a special gift for all! A special thing that will hopefully be a little reminder of your powerful goddess nature and connection to Source...

Until next time!



Reigniting your Passion for Life

How amazing would it feel...

  • to enjoy your own company and say YES to all the fun things you used to do?

  • to stand up for yourself and attend to your own needs and well-being first?

  • to wake up refreshed and feeling like you can tackle the world?

  • to listen to the voice of your intuition and to have the courage to express it? to change the narrative that has been playing in your mind (aka until everybody’s needs are not taken care of, I cannot have “me time”)?

  • to feel feminine, attractive and free-flowing again?

With this retreat, you will…

  • rediscover your true self and your heart’s desires.

  • design a written plan for the future that will be a fountain of joy, creativity and fulfillment for decades to come!

  • experience that full sense of well-being through calming the mind, eating organic fresh foods, taking care of your body and moving mindfully in nature..

  • release limitations and blockages, and call in the Fire and your power to stand up for yourself.

  • easily and peacefully express your needs and prioritize time for yourself, your health, your relationships and your personal projects!

  • reconnect with the juiciness and playfulness of your femininity through dance and authentic exchange with like-minded women.

  • learn to better work together, to ASK from a place of center, so you can do the same at home with your family, friends, colleagues etc.

You will come back home with a new energy signature ready to make all your dreams come true!

Sign me up PLEASE!

This journey is TOTALLY for you if…

  • You know you are a woman of power who has put everyone first and wants to do things differently.

  • You deeply care about reconnecting with your Heart and Passions.

  • You are open to all spiritual traditions and believe in honoring Mother Earth and Goddess energy.

  • You are humble, supportive and authentic.

  • You’re okay with being vulnerable within a sacred sisterhood.

  • You are ready and committed to put yourself as a priority 🙂

  • You’re excited to be outside and connect to Nature.

  • You’re a little adventurous!

This journey is NOT for you if…

  • You aren’t open to exploring new ways of thinking & doing.

  • You don’t want to do your own inner work and overcome your own beliefs.

  • You’re attached to blaming outside circumstances for your happiness and success.

  • You always need to control everything.

  • You enjoy making excuses, being negative or defensive.

  • You take more than you give.

  • Adventure, personal growth and major breakthroughs bore you.

  • You aren’t willing to laugh, cry, hugand get a little dirty!



What is included?

  • 3 days of emotional release work, Ayurvedic teachings, guided meditations, mindful movement sessions including Dance & Yoga, journaling exercises, practice with homeopathy class, self-care “homework”, Ayurvedic cooking class, sharing circles, water cleansing ceremony + lots of deep conversations!

  • Hospitality-filled accommodation at our beautiful house near Rainbow Springs, FL.

  • All organic meals made with seasonal produce and prepared according to Ayurvedic balancing principles.

  • Replenishing Snacks and drinks* will be provided during the whole stay.

*Wine will be included for dinner.

  • A creative activity! (intention bracelet making with beads)

  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Springs Park.

  • Canoe available at the property (limited quantity) + Jacuzzi!

What is NOT included?

  • Your transportation to get there.

  • Transportation from the house to the sites in the area (we will carpool and use the cars we have!)

  • Any activity that is not listed in the "what is included" section.

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance.


Trip leaders

Cecile Antoine Alfonzo

Cecile's mission is to help people live a life of awareness & take their health in their own hands. Her favorite modalities are Ayurveda and all its balancing tools (Foods and Herbs, Yoga asana, Lifestyle, Exercise, Meditation, Visualization, Gem therapy, Sound therapy, Color therapy & Mantra and Affirmations) and also Emotion Code, EFT and Reiki, that she uses to clear blockages and restore a healthy flow in the mind, body and spirit.

She is super excited to launch these UPGRADE THE GODDESS SELF retreats and help WOMEN uncover their INNER POWER & be in a healthy flow of giving and receiving for good!

Marissa Lavin

Marissa is a homeopath and suburban mom living in South Florida and has been coaching people back to balance for the past 15+ years.

She began a journey to radically reconsider everything she was told and once believed, in order to live a life powered by LOVE & SYNTROPY.

She is taking suburban society and its entropic stories by storm & feels called to redesign and recreate a world that all natural beings deserve.

She is also the creator of an amazing children's learning community called Soul 2 Soil Florida.


My Heart Says YES!