Surrender to Self Care and Journey Into Self Discovery Women’s Retreat With Jill & Laura

Feeling depleted? Overwhelmed? Stressed? It is time to press pause. Let go of your obligations and responsibilities just for one day to replenish and tickle your soul. You ready to take some “you time”?

2024 is a year for reclamation. Many have said they want to reduce stress, fear, and anxiety and live more authentically as part of what they are calling in this year.

Women hold the medicine our world needs more than ever.

Join us for a full day surrendering into self-care, journeying into self-discovery, nurturing your soul, and community. Spend the day with us pampering the soul and lifting your spirit with 2 seasoned space holder who come with decades of experience leading women and in sacred activism.

This retreat is designed to help you create a deeper awareness and connection to the inner wisdom in a safe, diverse, inclusive, nurturing environment.

Get back to you … Your authentic you.

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Here is a small taste of your day:

  • Capitalize on the energies of the summer solstice
  • A deeper discovery into self through an enrichment circle
  • Self-care and soul-fillment experientials
  • Renewal and reflection with Journaling and Creative Arts
  • Spiritual journeys of self-discovery and exploration in nature (earth, wind, fire, water)
  • Vibrational healing meditation with the Tibetan Singing Bowls, bells, Gong

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  • Quiet time in nature
  • Connect with like-minded community
  • We move away from intellect & embody the magic we want to make manifest through various experientials.
  • Integration time.
  • Healthy lunch, light snacks, water & tea provided.

Empower yourself and your soul. This will be a powerful interactive day with built in quiet time to go within. You will no doubt leave more empowered and living more in vibrational alignment with your authentic truth.

Check out our YouTube Channel for videos from previous retreats or scroll to the bottom to view a sample .

Want something deeper? Check out the upcoming 10 day Sacred Pilgrimage to Ireland. 

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What previous attendees had to say:

“This retreat exceeded my expectations”.

“Highly recommend”
“Love it. An Awesome day! Thank you.”
“I loved the bowls (OMG)”

“This was the best retreat I have been to and I go to a lot.”

“Others should know how relaxed and calm you will feel.”

Women’s Retreat with Laura (c) 2019

“I thoroughly enjoyed Laura’s ability to guide me back to my inner self and appreciate me for all that I am.”

“Laura has a unique ability to guide attendees and help them become more in tune with themselves. She helps all see the beauty within and gives the tools to continue the work on your your own and carry it forward.”


This event will be limited to 15 women.

We also have a donation button for folks who wish to make a donation to support our DV initiatives and scholarships for survivors to attend this event. As we know financial abuse is the NUMBER ONE reason why survivors do not access healing services due to ongoing abuse such as litigation abuse and post separation abuse.


About Your Space Holders:

Laura Bonetzky-Joseph:

Laura is a published author, award-winning advocate, podcaster, spiritual teacher, experienced rooted multi-generational healer & intuitive, seeker, speaker, social justice warrior, trauma thriver, artist, and an approved certified Jikiden Reiki® Shihan (Teacher) through the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan.

Laura has also been providing spiritual retreats throughout New England since 2012, and in 2024, she will be leading a 10 day pilgrimage to Ireland.

She has a private practice on the water near the Atlantic ocean in Hingham, MA providing spiritually based and holistic health  enrichment services, events, and classes privately as well as groups since 2006.

She is a frequent guest speaker on topics relating to domestic violence, sacred activism, healing root issues and all things spiritual.

She has experience as a trauma specialist, college educator, domestic violence advocate, end of life transition specialist, has over 15 years experience working in the healthcare system, and serves as a member of the MA T.R.A.C. Coalition.

Laura’s mission is to help others rediscover the power that lies within and helps other to become their own superhero.  She has been providing spiritual retreats throughout New England since 2012 to help others rediscover that power.

Jill Jardine:

Jill Jardine, M.A. Counseling/Psychology, has been a professional Astrologer, Spiritual Intuitive, and Healer for 30+ years. Jill is certified in several healing modalities including as a certified Vedic Astrologer, Yoga teacher, Sanskrit Mantra instructor, and Kundalini Yoga teacher. Jill has been trained by a Gong Master in the art of Gong healing. She is the host of an internationally acclaimed podcast, “Cosmic Scene with Jill Jardine.”

International Women’s Day: A Personal Journey Part II

I was recently reminded about a similar post I made on 3/8/19 where I shared my journey, as well as an empowerment mantra. In light of events since then and in reflection, it feels more like I wrote that piece during a different era comparatively to where we are today. On one level feels like we slipped backwards in a time warp 50-100 years ago despite all the milestones women have made throughout history.

This year – do we celebrate, or do we organize and rise the fuck up????

So, BEFORE I share with you some yummy affirmations, I feel like we need to face some harsh truths FIRST. We cannot change what we can NOT acknowledge right?

You will have to help me, because I am not sure that women under the age of 35 really understand what is at stake. Women first gathered in 1848 to discuss the issue of gender equality. Over 170 years later, women have sought gender equality through various waves in American history.

Despite all the progress we women have made, since my last post in 2019, I have witnessed an erosion of women’s protections and rights that go beyond just the reversal of Roe.

The #1 screening to prevent cervical cancer is no longer recommended annually, but every 4-5 years and in many cases is no longer covered on insurance. I recently learned that Medicare/Medicaid is NO longer covering this unless “medically necessary”.

From child marriage laws to Missouri enacting a law that women can no longer bare their arms in government buildings to family court judges incarcerating women to silence & punish them in domestic violence cases involving custody to judges legally trafficking children to either their rapists or abusers or to a cottage industry of parental alienation 4-day camps where children literally disappear with NO outside contact with the world or school or doctors etc for 100+ days or longer and more.

Then lets NOT forget the vile mass mob mentality of deliberately set out to harm Amber Heard that was originally orchestrated by Johnny Depp who PAID millions BEFORE his trial to gain influences to launch a “global humiliation” and destruction of his victim, Amber Heard.

Finally, we have the toxic vile abusive influencers like Andrew Tate who admittedly sexually trafficking & enslaving women and encouraging YOUNG boys and men to BE like him.

It is actually quite refreshing to see professionals like Dr. Jessica Taylor , psychologist & speaker, take on the toxic misogynistic culture we STILL live in from a psychology standpoint of both the Andrew Tate situation and Amber Heard. She is also the author of “Sexy but psycho: HOW THE PATRIARCHY USES WOMEN’S TRAUMA AGAINST THEM”.

We are at a crossroads, as we chatted about in the Triggers and Spiritual Medicine Podcast Episode 5 “How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today From The Eyes of A Breast Cancer Survivor”

Women who say … “yeah but” – need to seriously pause a bit and see what they are really endorsing. I recently saw a self-proclaimed domestic violence advocate (not connected to any nonprofits), who said the “yeah but” to Alex Murdaugh being found guilty of murdering his son and wife claiming he was set up.

Anyone who truly understands the dynamics of domestic violence, narcissism, coercive control, AND his entire familial history, would NOT be saying “yeah but” unless they still have some serious unpacking to do still. You cannot advocate for victims of abuse and say this man with his history is innocent.

Many of you know that I believe that in order to FULLY heal trauma, you must address root issues and systems. I also believe that as a multi-generational healer & intuitive and spiritual teacher, we cannot fully help others heal without doing our own inner work – this includes unpacking patriarchal & colonialist ideologies – and without doing sacred activism. They do go hand in hand in my option and to many well-intentioned folks, bypass these necessary steps.

So, here is the deal – Both Trump & Biden – BOTH political parties – have been BLOCKING the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution (Us Archives)- The Equal Rights Amendment (dif link)- that would guarantee equality of women to men.

So when I originally wrote my 2019 post, I was going thru lots of growing pains & was on the verge of a major breakthrough … the kind I’ve waited a lifetime for if not multiple lifetimes … that was halted when the pandemic shutdown commenced, and the onslaught began – medically, systemically, politically, and legally.

NOW – if we choose – we can be the lotus flower rising from the darkness.

Despite the obstacles and setbacks, we do have opportunity here. We must remember that we do NOT grow during the party or celebrations. We grow in the darkness like the lotus flower or any seed you wish to plant.

Despite my own setbacks over the past four years, I published not one, but two books last year, on top of my healing work & professional practice:

Currently, I am a part of a statewide domestic violence task force, and Massachusetts has numerous bills pending involving coercive control, abusive litigation, and making cutting off a GPS bracelet a felony. I am waiting to see if the language supports victims in a way that abusers are unable to weaponize them against their victims or targets, because on the flip side, MA is currently trying to build a $50 million prison. I am using my sacred activism and voice to ensure that does NOT happen and we become FREER and safer from abuse.

Check out Families for Justice as Healing and their efforts to prevent this building of a women’s prison. I wrote about my incarceration story in the book Feisty on how I was sentenced for 30days plus 6mo of criminal court community service (my regular 12-15hrs a week community services to victims of domestic violence was prohibited) by a family court judge who also denied my right to an attorney and to medical care for $400 in holding by D.O.R. While incarcerated, I learned about how many women turned to substance abuse to cope with the trauma inflicted by the courts failing to protect victims of abuse AND that approximately 15-20% were sent there by family court judges as a way to silence them.

In January, I shared the 2022 in Review & 2023 Psychic Spirit Energy Forecast in episode 17 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine Podcast where I talk about these changing times and how to navigate these ever-intensifying energetic shifts – that do impact the daily life, politics, laws, governing, social justice etc.

In the Secrets to Healing book, I wrote an extended version of the “Embracing the Dragon Within” that I wrote originally in 2018. NOW is the time to call in the energies of the dragon.

Dragons have been a huge part of my life and over the past few years, their energy and connection to me has grown stronger.  If we want to make the kinds of changes we want and need to make, we must look at ALL facets including the spiritual realms.

The reason why so-called extremist groups use tactics such as race or religion to incite division, fear, and control to disempower and enslave their followers, is because their narcissistic abusive methods of power are threatened.

Women are more educated now. Or are we?

Have you ever wondered why women do not support each other – especially white women? Especially in business and careers? Instead, we often feel envy, jealousy, or judgement?

Have you ever wondered why women are so darn critical of other women? Like where does this stuff really come from?

Have you ever wondered why women feel an instinctual need to compete against each other, but you do not know where it is rooted or why if we are hard wired to be in community and support of each other?

Have you ever wondered where the ideology of women serving the man ever came from?

I ask you to tune in to THIS very thought-provoking amazing podcast episode as we shed the beliefs systems, we’ve been conditioned to believe that runs through our very DNA over hundreds of years.

I will add … this episode may be triggering for some who are not ready to dive deep into the root issues many of us women – especially white women are experiencing and WHY we keep repeating cycles that do not serve us OR repeating cycles that serve us in a way that still keeps us chained to the patriarchal expectations.

Do not be seduced by the systemic patriarchal misogynistic ways or their toxic agendas that target your fears and vulnerabilities.

Alone we are strong. However, together we are stronger.

Together, we rise.

Together, we are unstoppable.

But do you believe that? Really?

Let’s bare witness to the transformation and magic of dragon within in the depths of our souls.

Today I celebrate ALL OF ME and all the brave courageous strong women before me.

I celebrate the wisdom of my ancestors breathing and pulsating in my veins.

I celebrate all the badass women and men who have guided me, supported me, journeyed with me, and mentored me throughout the years.

Thank you.

I am dragon.

I am the divine feminine.

I am the fire, water, air, and earth in the womb.

I am woman. 

I am ME.

Together we rise. Together we are unstoppable.

Let’s do this shall we???

Happy International Women’s Day 3/8/23

With appreciation,

International Women’s Day: A Personal Journey


I am a badass dragon spiritual warrior goddess that burns away fear buried deep in my shadows, shields my human vessel from harm, stands strong in my truth and raw authentic power, and moves swiftly against those who victimize others.

Today, I am making “herstory” with some dragon magic in tow. I am no longer a victim of my past, but a badass. It’s taken me a VERY long time (decades) to get to this point. CPTSD and the fallout of trying to survive after abuse is NOT easy…far from it.

I’m going thru lots of growing pains right now & on the verge of a major breakthrough … the kind I’ve waited a lifetime for if not multiple lifetimes.

See me.

Feel me.

Hear me.

Bare witness to the transformation and magic of dragon in the depths of my soul.

AND so, I bless my junk … I bless all who caused me harm & I mourn all I lost. In doing so, I find the buried treasure residing within me all along … buried in my own shadows.  To read more on this bless your junk series, click here.

Today I celebrate ALL OF ME and all the brave courageous strong women before me.

I celebrate the wisdom of my ancestors breathing and pulsating in my veins.

I celebrate all the badass women and men who have guided me, supported me, journeyed with me, and mentored me throughout the years.
Thank you.

I am dragon.

I am the divine feminine.

I am the fire, water, air, and earth in the womb.

I am woman. 

I am ME.

Together we rise. Together we are unstoppable.

Happy International Women’s Day 3/8/19

With appreciation,

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