Spring Rising Goddess Retreat | March 2019

March 6th - March 10th 2019

Discover the archetypes of the higher self and call in your goddess guides as we work with the energy of Spring Equinox, using the moon wheel and your garden of dreams and delight, during this five day Spring Rising Goddess Retreat. You will be held in the landscape of the exquisite Valley of the Moon – in Sonoma, California.




Join us in Sonoma, California, for five amazing days.

We will explore the archetypes of the higher self, honor the Goddess, make inspired art and deepen our connection to the inspired path of art, ritual and transformation!

We are gathering a powerful circle of sisters and this retreat will celebrate the rising energy of the fully expressed self, as SHE is moving toward Spring Equinox.

We will be creating and identifying touchstones for healing and wholeness, making powerful mythic connections as we experience the journey. Turning with the wheel of the moon, each day we will travel with archetypal energies that call to the heart of the higher self and find the goddess guides that lead the way.

We are creating art each day in our beautiful studio space in the heart of the Valley of the Moon, with several rooms: a large bright studiogorgeous and comfy gathering room to circle, share, rest, ritual and muse, PLUS a delicious kitchen and dining space + several outdoor garden rooms. This retreat is designed to inspire deep connection, verdant growth and rising life.

Daily Retreat Schedule

March 6th 1pm – 8pm

  • She Who is Rising
  • The Well of Initiation
  • Dark Moon

March 7th 10am – 5pm

  • The Way of the Sage
  • Waxing + Waning
  • Finding Sanctuary Space

March 8th 10am – 5pm + optional dinner out in Sonoma

  • The Priestess Path
  • Crescent Moon
  • Creating the Sacred Garden

March 9th 10am – 2pm + optional afternoon field trip

  • The Queens Mirror
  • Half Moon
  • Traveling with Dreams + Desires

March 10th 9am – 12 noon

  • Wisdom Keeper + Golden Hive
  • Full Moon
  • Naming + Claiming

*Ask about the bonus offers for those who come and are upgrading with Spring 2019 JourneyCircles™ or CDCC Training programs!


This journey is a pilgrimage into the Heart of Spring Rising.


Art + Process:

Join a group of women creating new vision with energy rising. Dip in to your creative wellspring during this five day retreat and discover deeper connection to art as process, healing, expression and expansion.

This is a spiritual, mythic, creative and experiential retreat – we will be holding a sacred circle, making expressive art with various forms of Mixed Media, Paint, Collage, altered arts and assemblage using materials such as JourneyCircles™, SoulCollage®, and more. All creative materials provided.

We will be exploring techniques and creative ways that are offered in Mythos Journey offerings,  JourneyCircles™ Training and Creative Depth Coaching such as expanded process, pattern play and extended creative mapping.

This Spring Rising Goddess Retreat is an opportunity to gather in person, and to:

    • Be Inspired by your art and life!
    • Have fun with like minded creative women in a wonderful, warm and special place
    • Build sacred space and allow the inner journey to guide you
    • Participate in art as ritual, energy and embodiment practices that will bring new insights to your life.
    • Space for subtle awareness, quiet and contemplative creative time is provided
    • Activate dreaming and delight as you vision and expand your path, purpose and passion
    • Connect with spirit of the rising self

Spring Rising Retreat: 
$925  NOW $785


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Travel + Accommodation Planning:

Your retreat is workshop style and will include a retreat bag, all materials, daily process, a surprise outing and mid-day meals!!

When you sign up you will receive an list of nearby accommodations, in Petaluma and Sonoma, including Inns, Hotels, Spas, VRBO and Air B + B within 1.5 to 12 miles from our retreat! I will coordinate connections with others, if you want to try to arrange to share room accommodations. If you are arriving by air, you can come into Oakland or San Francisco airports and either rent a car or take the airportor shuttle to Petaluma.

Refund Policy:

After October 1st, 2018 – No refunds, exchanges or transfers for this Sonoma Retreat.

Travel insurance is highly recommended for any retreats and is available for a very reasonable cost. I have a fantastic accommodation list and a wonderful travel agent who can help you with any flights, insurance, accommodations and/or additional travel needs.

With payment plan, your first payment authorizes that you understand the commitment to payment in full. Trip is offered by Cat Caracelo and Blue Door Arts LLC, leading expressive arts, mythos journey and goddess travel retreats since 2010.


What Women Say about Goddess Retreats:

I have been on three of these glorious retreats and each and every one was utterly unique, rich with content and process, in a word life-changing. I felt held and tended by Cat on each of these journeys. Once I arrived I had nothing to worry about. No arrangements, planning, itineraries or art supplies. This support left me free to enjoy my own deep and soulful creative experience as well as commune with the sacred elements of the landscape, explore ancient and hidden mystery and take in the local art and culture. On each trip I was soothed, held and ultimately transformed.