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Celestial Sisters Retreat 2024

Updated: May 24

A Retreat for Women : Sisters, Mothers, + Daughters

Celestial Sisters is a weekend retreat for women. Gather together with other women to celebrate yourself and each other, unplug from your daily life, and attune to the sacred land. Enjoy a special weekend Sept 27-29 at Liberty Arising, a beautiful High Desert Retreat Center one hour east of San Diego.

Dive into a deeper realm of self-expression and embodiment, create meaningful connections, and expand into community. At Celestial Sisters we will weave together teachings that nourish your mind, body, heart, and spirit in the company of women, with the support of women and a uniquely gifted facilitation team.

You're welcome to attend this weekend retreat with your sister, mother, or adult daughter or you can come alone and find sisters here! This retreat is for adults! We host an all ages retreat Mother's Day weekend each year if that's more your vibe.

To Register contact To reserve your spot in the retreat send us a $100 deposit. Send your deposit via Zelle to 406-249-2330 or Venmo to @racheldragonfly (due to the non-refundable nature of the deposit we don't accept deposits sent with buyer protection).

Include a note with your payment letting us know if you'd like to camp, stay in the shared dormitory space or request a private or semi-private room, cabin, or RV/Trailer. Include your name and email address so we can contact you about the retreat! Retreat Package Includes : Lodging (see accommodation options below) Healthy organic meals Free time to walk the land, soak in the hot tub, enjoy the pool, and relax Movement and meditation classes Workshops geared towards self growth and healing

Prompts for deep discussion and contemplation

Self Care practices Craft Time ..and more! Price Options (per person) : $400 Private Room

$390 RV or Trailer (sometimes available) $350 Dormitory $330 Camping All bedding is provided for your comfort in any private room, cabin, or RV/Trailer. Ticket costs are per person so if you're sharing a private room, tent or RV/Trailer with another woman you must purchase individual tickets.

Facilitation Team :

Rachel Dragon - Rachel is a resident and Director at Liberty Arising and has hand selected a stellar team of women to share their wisdom, their tools, and their hearts with you. She will be present and available throughout the weekend to offer support and hold space.

Adelaide Marcus - Adelaide celebrates life through art, expressive movement, and empowering others. Born of Syrian blood, Adelaide grew up near song and dance from the womb. Her career in entertainment carved the path to becoming an international performing artist and distinguished teacher. She’s combined "Womb Wisdom" with her Belly Dance classes & workshops to bring forward the most nourishing sacred aspects of this feminine ritual. Adelaide’s life experiences and unique way of being are reflected in her commitment to sharing what brings her happiness with the world!

Katie Dove - Katie is an intuitive guide, healer, and teacher. She is a mystic and has been exploring esoteric teachings and mystery schools for over two decades. Katie’s gatherings and teaching consist of things she is fascinated by and often working on at the moment. They are a mixture of experiences she has collected over the years and things she has developed herself.

Leona Grunow - Leona is a homeschool mom to an 8 year old boy and two nieces ages 7 and 3. She is a lifetime learner diving into her ancestral language, customs, and foods and planting an ancestral food garden. She also continues to learn about San Diego ecology through the lens of the land’s first people, the Kumeyaay, at Kumeyaay Community College. She is passionate about her spiritual path, which is walked daily, with the guidance and support of her elder Myranda Pretty-Owl, her ancestors, and guides at The Sacred Way Mystery School.

Maddie Hamann - Maddie has been a singer and musician for as long as she can remember. In the last decade, her relationship with music has shifted and brought her closer to relationship with the Earth, with herself, and with others. She facilitates a seasonal all-levels world music choir (One Voice San Diego), and works to bring the healing power of singing in community to all. Maddie has been involved with the Celestial Sisters Retreat since 2020 in the capacity of retreat chef. She has a deep love for providing nourishing food and will be creating the weekend's meal plan, but this time she'll be more involved in sessions and threading song and sound into the weekend as it unfolds!

Mara Harris - Mara is a cultural activist and Women & Wellness Advocate who combines breath exercises, explorative movement, ritual, and self-awareness tools to facilitate participants through their unique state of emergence. Mara's energetic facilitation incorporates a broad view of Life through various lenses with: a background in Clinical Psychology and Women Studies (currently rebirthing herself via Organic Intelligence Post-Trauma Growth Coaching Program and The 5-year Rudra Yoga Program with Murshida Kadre), two decades of teaching yoga, along with a personal mission of exploring self-awareness via: hatha yoga, contact improv dance, improv theatre, partner yoga, acrobatics, burning man, group-therapy, inner-child work, friendships, partnerships, good food, basket weaving, and synchronicity as a tuning fork. Circling up with Celestial Sisters since its inception, she is honored to collaborate with this current team of women seeking to harness collective wisdom! From firsthand experience, Celestial Sisters Retreat time invites introspection, harmonious gathering, and metta-morphosis!


Arrival time is between 3-5:30pm on Friday September 27

Retreat ends at 1:00pm on Sunday September 29 with final departure time of 2:00pm


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✨ Celestial Sisters is an Alcohol-Free gathering ✨


You ladies put on a wonderful retreat! Things flowed smoothly, the land is amazing, the facilities are great, and the offerings were educational and inspiring. I left feeling calm, lifted, and smarter!

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​The Celestial Sisters retreat at Liberty Arising is something that I look forward to going to with my daughter each time. We love being on the land and being with all of the amazing women and children who gather for each retreat. The facilitators do such a great job and all of the offerings are interesting and unique. Can't wait to head back out in October!

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I would encourage you to attend a Celestial Sisters retreat at Liberty Arising! The land, the offerings, the food, and the facilitators are all amazing. I’ve been twice and can’t wait for the next one!

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Thank you for a magical weekend! I feel refreshed and renewed and ready to jump back into my life.

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I would recommend a Celestial Sisters Retreat to all women, a beautiful weekend to clear your monkey minds and remember who you truly are, and celebrate that.

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I've participated in three Celestial Sisters retreats and each one has been unique and perfect in it's own way. The food is amazing and I love the flexible format where you can do as much or as little as you prefer. I find the classes/offerings to be a perfect balance of pushing through my comfort zone, but in a very safe, supportive environment.

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I had such a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend with women only. It was peaceful and I was thankful to only drive an hour out of the city to be in nature. I loved all of it and I will be back again.

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I was happy that, although I was surprised at the level of emotion that spilled out of me, breaking myself open let the stars in me fill my sky.

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