Rest in Nature - Embody Your Light A Winter Solstice Day Retreat, Saturday, December 17th, 10am-5pm

Regular price $333.00
Unit price

Rest in Nature - Embody Your Light A Winter Solstice Day Retreat, Saturday, December 17th, 10am-5pm

Regular price $333.00
Unit price

Ojai, California - Chumash Territory
Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Join us for a day of sacred ceremony and ritual on the beautiful land of the Chumash in Ojai California. We will honor the Winter Solstice and embody our Light through elemental ritual, a crystalline sound journey, energy healing, sacred soul art, and fire ceremony. We will nourish our bodies with a fresh, local, seasonal meal and rekindle a sense of connection to ourselves and our sacred community.

Retreat Schedule:

  • 10am: Arrival + Opening Ceremony + Elemental Ritual 
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Sound Journey + Energy Healing
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Seasonal Meal
  • 1:30pm-3pm: Sacred Soul Art
  • 3pm-3:30pm: Snack Break
  • 3:30pm- 5pm: Fire Ceremony + Closing 


The retreat will take place at the Ojai Foundation; a 36-acre educational sanctuary in the Upper Ojai Valley. For over forty years, it has inspired, transformed, and nurtured thousands by offering programs, trainings and retreats that center on deepening relationships with self, each other, and the Earth. Ojai, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a much sought-after energetic vortex where spiritual seekers and practitioners gather to nourish and heal the soul.

Land Acknowledgment:

We would like to acknowledge the Chumash people, the custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders both past and present, as well other Indigenous people present. 


The access to the Council House building is ADA approved, and there is one designated parking spot close to the building. There is another accessible designated parking spot by the Gateway building. One can also drive by the Council House for pick up and drop-off in case one needs. Unfortunately the rest of the land is not universally accessible due to the ruggedness of the terrain.


Ojai chef Michelle Nicole Gerrard knows the sacred value of gathering as a collective to nourish and be present with one another. Her seasonal menu of seasonal, local, organic food will be as beautiful as it is delicious. She will be offering a vegan and gluten free lunch. 
*If there are any individual food sensitivities or allergies please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate your needs. 


Safiya Randera

Safiya Randera is an initiated healer and diviner in the tradition of the Dagara, a lineage originally rooted in Burkina Faso, West Africa brought to the West by Elder Malidoma Somé. Stick divination is an indigenous, earth-based practice that facilitates powerful healing and alignment through channelled messages and elemental ritual work. Divination in this tradition is considered a method to ‘open the way’ in one’s life. It is a 50,000+-year-old lineage that connects one to the many immediate forms and doorways of the divine.

Her teachings come from the Wedeme  (elemental beings of the land ) and the Kontomblé (beings of the Water), ancestral knowledge as well as spiritual healers from Rootwork (Mary Shultan),  Svikiro (Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa), and Dagara (Malidoma Patrice Somé, Mark Bockely and his teacher Martine Somé) traditions.

Safiya holds sacred circles, facilitates womxn’s retreats, and supports others in connecting to the elementals and grounding their ancestral medicine.

Currently residing as a guest on Chumash Territory she may be found making offerings to the land and listening.

Safiya's Offering:  Opening Ceremony, Fire Ceremony

Safiya invites you into direct relationship with the elementals in the opening ceremony and closing fire ceremony where participants will set the intention to release that which no longer serves while honouring their inner light.

Jessi Campbell 

Jessi is a mystic, healer, and artist. She was born with a wild imagination and a fiery passion to change the world. When she was little, she spent most of her time playing make-believe —crushing acorns for potions, leading expeditions through the creek, and speaking at global conventions from under the covers at bedtime. Her first loves were dance and theatre. Then singing and playing the drums. Then plants, gardening, and permaculture. And now - the healing arts. She had always been saddened that there wasn't some kind of mystery school  she could've gone to growing up. But looking back, she realizes she made her own.

And over time, with these different arts and great care, she has crafted a very personal, very unique, very intimate relationship with the liminal realms. In this magical place between worlds, anything is possible. And she has experienced this firsthand. Again and again.

Her greatest of hopes, is to empower people by reconnecting them to this unlimited resource within and re-establishing their trust in themselves, in life, and in the unseen world. This remembrance and restoration of our true nature, she believes, is what will create a better world. The New Earth. The New Way.

Jessi has been practicing Reiki and Energy Healing for over five years and serves an ever-growing and beautiful array of clients in Southern California and beyond. She is a Reiki Master + Teacher in the Tera Mai Seichem lineage. She has been certified as an Oncology Reiki Practitioner through Huntington Beach Reiki. She has also graduated from the Art of Conscious Dying & Death Midwifery program at Sacred Crossings and is working on her certification.

Jessi's Offering: Elemental offerings, Energy healing


Mary Grisey 

Mary Grisey is a Multidimensional Channeler, Psychic Medium and Visual Artist based out of Los Angeles, California. She has been connected to the unseen world ever since she can remember and works closely with her spirit guides. During her sessions, Mary channels her client’s spirit guides, loved ones and higher selves to support their soul remembering process. Her approach is always heart-centered, therapeutic and in the highest alignment of the client. She is incredibly passionate about helping other intuitives find their voice in this world whether that be through a one-on-one reading, a mentorship or workshop. Her fine art background provides a unique approach to her readings and teachings as they tend to foster creativity, inventiveness and imagination.

Mary has studied the art of mediumship in advanced programs and development circles with renowned mediums: Mavis Pittilla, Eileen Davies and Lisa Williams. She has completed Linda Backman’s Soul Regression program and most recently, Josephine Hardman’s Akashic Records certification program. Mary has also been working with the tarot for over 15 years and is reiki 2 attuned by Aimee Bello of Altared Space. 

In addition to her spiritual development, Mary is a textile installation artist and holds an MFA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her work across North America including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto and Quebec. Her art practice bridges the connection between the physical and metaphysical dimensions and utilizes her spiritual downloads and past life memories as direct inspiration for her work.

Mary's Offering: Sacred Soul Art: Amulets, Talismans and Ceremonial Tools (An Experiential Guided Journey)

In this interactive workshop, Mary will guide you through a visualization journey led by sound followed by space to create your own Sacred Soul Tool based on the visions and messages you received during your journey.


Jenn Mellon

Jennifer Mellon was in the fashion industry for 14 years as an international model, and then ran a talent agency for four years before founding the creative studio, MELLON., with her husband, an interior photographer and industrial designer.  She is a mom to two beautiful daughters, also both creatives.

Jenn Mellon is the founder of the dress line Divine Feminine. She is trained extensively in Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Method, The Work of Byron Katie, as well as Jungian dream analysis. She studied the feminine archetypes with Sagefire Institute and has facilitated spiritual psychology sessions for individuals and groups for the past ten years.

Jenn's Offering: Sound healing, Guided meditation / journey

  • Payment plans are available
  • Three full scholarships available to BIPOC people, LGBTQIA2S+ people, people with disability, and people impacted by systemic inequity. . Apply HERE
  • Due to the nature of the retreat, unfortunately refunds will not be given.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of the retreat, unfortunately refunds will not be given.