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Women Collectively Woven

A Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
SATURDAY, April 14 - 21st, 2018

Sister, do you desire to join us on a buying trip to Guatemala?

We would love to have you! I am more than happy to create a personal shopping trip with you at any time or during a scheduled retreat. Therefore, if the below dates do not work, we simply look at our calendars and carve out 7 days that work for us both. Your private trip can be solo, with another dear girlfriend, or with your partner. 

My Story

Over ten years ago I was called to the sacred land of Guatemala. I spent two beautiful years getting to know the land and her people. Much of my time outside of teaching was spent in Antigua which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the majestic Lake Atitlan which is the crater of a huge volcano that resides under the water. Many come from all of the world to immerse themselves in the indigenous Mayan culture along with other spiritual practices.

Each village that surrounds the lake has a distinct feel and unique customs which include their deep knowledge in a particular craft that have been passed down from one generation to another.

Let me share a little bit about Guatemala before I share more info regarding an exciting experience I hope you feel the call to participate in.

There are about 24 ethnic groups in Guatemala which counts for 6 million people (60% of the total Guatemalan population) and of that, 22% are affected with extreme poverty. In Lake Atitlan and in several other villages around Guatemala, women have begun women’s collectives or cooperatives. They are run within their community and no woman can join more than one collective ensuring that each have the opportunity to learn a craft, design, create, make and fine-tune their skills as an artisan. This knowledge is then passed along to their children, especially the young girls.

On a good day, a woman may earn 25 quetzales which is about $3.60 USD while a woman who is part of a women’s collective may earn 150 quetzales, approximately $21.43 USD a day. That is an 83% increase in their household earnings. Not only that, the women have expressed to us that they feel empowered and free to support their families and create a life that honors their heritage while also improving their daily lives.

So why do I share this, dear sister?

Over a year ago I sat with Eric, my partner, sharing a dream I had. To return to sacred places that are near and dear to my heart like Guatemala and Peru. I would search for women’s collectives and share their stories, their beautiful handmade merchandise, and learn to be more intentional and conscious around consumption. A month before arriving in Guatemala Eric and I dropped in and vowed to try. To try this out and see what magic would arise from this devotional act.

With so much love, I introduce you to Collectively Woven, a sacred experience that shall open your heart, connect you with inspiring women around the world, and encourage you to consider social conscious consumerism. Collectively Woven will be an experience, but it will now also be a clothing and home goods brand that honors women supporting women.

As your guide, we invite you to join us in April for a Women Collectively Woven Retreat in Guatemala.

Women Collectively Woven

A Sacred Awakening in Guatemala
A Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018

I have always loved merchandise which led me to a previous career in fashion. This along with my love for far and away places, conversing with travelers and locals, exploring new sacred lands, yummy food, magic, rituals and ceremonies, and women supporting women - this project is the divine union of all that I am. 

 
 

Women Collectively Woven

Sacred Awakening Retreat Guatemala

a design, shopping + ceremony retreat

SATURDAY, APRIL 14-21st, 2018

Join us on this magical experience to activate all of your senses while nourishing your mind, body, spirit, energy, and soul. Journey to this mystical place and participate in ceremonies that elevate your business and expand your consciousness. Give yourself permission to retreat and be intoxicated by the beauty of Lake Atitlan, one of the most sacred places on Earth.

I invite you to connect with the healing powers of the sacred locus, Lake Atitlan.

Replenish your body, mind, spirit, and essence through the element of water. Allow Guatemala’s feminine energy to remind you how to surrender, relax, and connect with your intuition. Enter the world in between the mountains and the lake to reunite with your soul.

Show your fullest range and unleash the WILD woman that resides within you. Honor the divine feminine through connecting in sisterhood.

This is for you if…

  • You yearn to know where your products come from: conscious consumption
  • You feel the call to explore Guatemala, specifically Lake Atitlan and Antigua
  • You would love to design your own product for your home, wardrobe, or business
  • You desire to meet the women artisans, hear their stories, and support their businesses
  • You are ready to go on a retreat where you may also rest, slow down, and be nourished
  • You are interested in learning more about cooperatives or how we go from design to product to brand storytelling to final sale as an online conscious business

 

You will experience:

  • A Mayan Ceremony
  • Massage with an amazing healer
  • Excursions to different villages around the lake
  • Tours and intimate connection time with the women’s collectives
  • Shopping for inspiration
  • Design days where we help you design your personal merchandise that the women will them make specifically for you
  • Beautiful accommodations at a eco-conscious hotel on Lake Atitlan and in Antigua

 

WOMEN COLLECTIVELY WOVEN
SACRED AWAKENING RETREAT IN GUATEMALA
DESIGN, SHOP, AND PARTAKE IN CEREMONY
LAKE ATITLAN + ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 11TH, 2017

The total cost of the Women Collectively Woven Retreat is $3,999
or a deposit of $500 with 3 installments of $1,170

I personally would be so excited if you joined us. I love you deeply and as a sister, it would be such a gift to share this magical experience with you. Simply email us at [email protected] to learn more. You'll be asked to put down a $500 deposit to secure your spot. 


This includes:

  • 5 nights in Lake Atitlan and 2 nights in Antigua at two beautiful hotels
  • Transport from the airport to Lake Atitlan, transport to the airport from Antigua
  • All sacred excursions (ceremonies, massage and tours)
  • Meeting the talented artisans of the women’s collectives where you will purchase and design your goodies. We ensure that you will receive great service and amazing prices.
  • Design support and loving guidance from Sora 
  • Sacred space holding, heavy lifting, warm celebrations, and creative direction from Eric

What this does not include:

  • Your flight from your country to Guatemala City
  • Food, snacks, extra activities you desire to participate in
  • Your shopping purchases from the women’s collectives
  • Other incidentals such as gratuities

 

Women Collectively Woven
Sacred Awakening in Guatemala

A Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018
Full amount of $3,999

or a deposit of $500 with 3 installments of $1,170


ITINERARY


Apr 14, 2018
Arrival
3pm: Arrival Time
4pm: Opening Ceremony
6:30pm: Dinner

 

Daily Schedule (subject to change)
8-9am: Breakfast
9:30am-3pm: Shopping trip or ceremony
3pm-5pm: healing session or free time
6pm: Dinner
7:30-10pm: circle or free time

 

April 21, 2018
8am: Breakfast
9am - 11am: Closing Circle
Departure

Activities + tours that are included

Shopping in San Juan
Shopping in Panajachel
Massage
Cacao Ceremony
Tour Antigua
Additional excursions and classes


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LAKSHMI

Why we will seek refuge in the Goddess Lakshmi?

Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. The word ''Lakshmi'' is derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshmi, meaning "goal." Lakshmi, therefore, represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity.

It is said that when you allow Lakshmi into your heart, you radiate beauty, manifest grace, and feel a sense of profound happiness, enjoyment, and liberation.

Lakshmi stands for abundance, beauty, sensuality, calm, prosperity, love, grace, ease, success, fame, presence. Those who welcome in Lakshmi are rewarded with...

  • Skills of success, worldly and spiritually

  • Love, harmony, and kindness

  • A beautiful life of abundance and freedom

Is Lakshmi calling you forward?

Answer her call only if...

  • You desire to connect with other extraordinary women.

  • You yearn for a break from the everyday so you can transcend what is holding you back.

  • You dream of living the nomadic lifestyle ... sometimes.

  • You’ve been consumed by wanderlust but don’t want to travel to a new country on your own.

  • You are ready to live from your essence - your sacred being.

  • You desire to flow with the divine feminine.

  • You are committed to learning how to expand your business and life with grace and ease.

  • You are a magical being - a sister, teacher, leader, momma, mentor, student, medicine woman, and lightworker.

Her song is intoxicating. Drink from her cup and activate your own inner goddess in a land of wonder and adventure.

In addition, she encourages us to be social conscious beings. 

Imagine knowing the artisans who made your clothes. Imagine being an active participant in making your accessories, home goods, and sacred tools. Imagine their craftsmanship with your creativity.

This is what we do and this is what you can do to.

Create, mindfully consume, give back.

All our products are designed to create awareness for social good, entrepreneurship and connection with indigenous women and their families.

Join us, in your wardrobe, in your home or on retreat.

Create with artisans. Connect with your creativity. Consciously consume.


YOUR SACRED SPACE HOLDER
 

Sora Surya No is a sacred space holder, strategy alchemist, transformative business coach, international retreat leader, inspirational speaker, fire igniter, heart whisperer, and world traveler.

She works with sovereign awakened women entrepreneurs to incorporate the art of feeling sacred into their business through rituals, ceremonies, and the divine feminine.

Sora loves to sit in ceremony with sisters and share the art of holding circle. She leads women through powerful experiences in her mastermind, on retreats, and from the stage. Sora blends real world experience with mystical transformation, ritualistic practices, inner reflection, and deepening community to help soulful feminine leaders create great impact while priestessing their life. 


Accommodations

I will ensure that we are staying in a beautiful hotel or retreat center in both Lake Atitlan and in Antigua.


Registration & Tuition

Your tuition includes:

  • 7 nights eco accommodation
  • 3 meals a day of delicious, nourishing food
  • 1-hour massage
  • Sacred cacao ceremony
  • additional excursions
  • shuttle to the lake and shuttle to the airport

 

Your tuition does not include:

  • travel to Guatemala
  • your shopping costs
  • additional massage treatments
  • additional excursions

 

Retreat Investment

The total cost of the Women Collectively Woven Retreat is $3,999
or a deposit of $500 with 3 installments of $1,170

Secure your spot with a deposit of $500.

I AM READY FOR THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF ME!


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Women Collectively Woven
A Sacred Awakening Guatemala Design, Shopping + Ceremony Retreat
April 14-21, 2018

Secure  your  spot  with  a  $500  deposit.


FAQ's

When is the Sister Success retreat in Guatemala? 
Apr 14-21, 2018: Lake Atitlan and Antigua

 

What is the price of the retreat?

The cost of the retreat is: $3,999
You may pay in installments or in full.

 

I don't think I can afford it. 

Dear sister, there is always a way to manifest that which you desire. You may consider asking for support, reaching out to your community, family or soul tribe, saving money and cutting some expenses, and looking into the payment plan. The Universe always provides so as soon as your soul says a resounding YES, all will unfold accordingly to assist in your trip to Guatemala. 

Secure your space with a $500 deposit and then space out the balance in 2, or 3 payments. 

 

What is the refund policy?

Your deposit will not be refunded. 

There will be no refunds if you cancel less than 90 days prior to Nov 4, 2018.  All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing.  If you desire to leave the retreat prior to its conclusion, refunds will not be made for the unused portion of the retreat. In the event that you cannot attend the retreat but know of someone who can take your place, you may transfer the full amount of your fees paid to the 3rd party with a $100 administration fee on the condition that we are notified immediately by both parties and accept the application of the new sister.

 

What if I want to wait until next year?

If the following year feels better, then lovely; we will see you then dear sister. If putting it off is your mind resisting the travel then we ask that you get in touch with your inner voice and ask her what she desires. Is she calling you forth to come? Follow your intuition and you will find that the universe will provide the means to get you here. Lean into your courage and come join us in sisterhood. 

 

How do I get to Lake Atitlan?

You will fly from your home city to Guatemala City, Guatemala. You will then take a private shuttle van to the town of Panajachel which located on Lake Atitlan.

 

How do I get there?

Take an international flight from your city to La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City.

 

What travel information do I need?

Please make sure you have your passport with you and it is at least valid for six months before your departure date. You will need to have proof of a return flight or show you have a flight to another country after your trip to Guatemala. Please check with your local travel department to ensure you do not need to get a visa before entering the country. Americans do not need a Visa. 

 

What is the currency in Guatemala?

The currency of Guatemala is quetzal (GTQ).

 

What is the exchange rate?

Currently $1 USD = 6.5 Quetzal

 

What will be the weather?

It will be dry season. The highs gets to about 76 degrees fahrenheit and the lows could get to as low as 55 degrees fahrenheit. The weather will be mild.

 

Is there any preparation I need to do before going?

There is nothing you need to do prior to arriving. We invite you to keep yourself open to the flow of traveling and being in a new setting. Give yourself enough time to book your travel. Be open to new experiences, new friendships, and the healing properties of Guatemala. It is going to be a loving and transformative experience. 

 

What do I bring?

You will receive a complete list of items to bring before the trip. Here are some things you may want to consider bringing:

  • items for the alter
  • beautiful and comfortable clothing 
  • teas or natural remedies to keep your digestive system on track
  • ear plugs
  • toiletries 
  • notebook or favorite journal & pen
  • your magical tools
  • your laptop and other business tools

 

What are other things I can do while at the retreat?

  • healing session
  • massage
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • exploring other towns around the lake

 

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

You can email Sora at [email protected] 

 

Who do I speak with if I have concerns or desire some support while at the retreat?

You will have amazing sisters along with Sora to help ensure you are comfortable and your needs are being met. 

 

Will my dietary needs be met?

Yes, we will try our best to ensure that all of your dietary requirements are met. Please inform us at least one month before the retreat with a list of your food needs so the staff at the retreat center can prepare. 

 

Can I arrive before the retreat or stay after the retreat ends?

You may come before and after and spend some time exploring Guatemala on your own. We just ask that you find your way to the retreat center on time on the appropriate date. 


SECURE  YOUR   SPOT   WITH  A  $500  DEPOSIT.