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  • Connectfulness New Paltz, NY 12528 (map)

Every woman has a divine source within her waiting to be seen, held, nurtured and known.

We invite you to join our intimate Goddess Awakening Retreat spanning over 3 days, March 17-19, 2017, in New York’s Hudson Valley (just 90-miles north of NYC).

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Right now, we’re living through a collective process of deep transformation. You feel like you’re in a “crisis of not knowing,” and you’re not alone in this.

Though you long to be the change you wish to see in the world, you know there are illusions and disconnects that hold you back and keep you stuck in a fear loop.  Are you ready to see yourself, really see yourself? Are you ready to see yourself in your full truth, imperfections and all?

The divine feminine within you is calling for you to tune in. Goddess energy is asking you to awaken to do your own personal healing so you can find the strength and the resources to give back to the collective.

It takes courage to sit in your identity and tolerate your own subtle shifts as you map the crisis of not knowing. It takes passion and desire to find yourself in the midst of upheaval and uncertainty.

It’s uncomfortable to lean into your shadows to see true reflections of yourself. This is the stuff that so often evokes shame and guilt. We get that. It’s your discomfort with these dark spaces that keeps you stuck in these painful, stressful loops.

With support, you will:

  • Free yourself from self-limiting behaviors
  • Experience loving forms of Self-care and nourishment
  • Transmute illusions and attachments that perpetuate fear
  • Discover the beauty and perfection inherent in your so-called “imperfections”
  • Anchor a deep sense of internal strength and confidence

Over the course of our three days together we’ll be diving into how you see yourself; your feelings, your observations of your shadows, and your relationships. You’ll learn how to trust your own intuition. You’ll build confidence in your own inner guidance through gentle observation of yourself.

We’ll hold and comfort you as you peer into your shadowy reflections and peel back the veil of the illusions that keep you stuck.

Collectively, we’ll create a healing environment to nourish and nurture you that you’ll take back home and share with the important people in your life.

You’ll leave our gathering with:

  • A sense of loving appreciation for You
  • Restoration through our self-work, group work, and bodywork
  • Deeper insight into your Self
  • Reactivation of your Intuition
  • Newly empowered perspective of your own being and relationships
  • Deeper clarity about your decision making process

We invite you to join our Goddess Awakening Retreat. Within this intimate supportive circle of women you will come to trust your worth and let go of false authorities. The divine within you will reveal herself, you will make peace with your distractions and fears, and you’ll embark on your sacred journey.

The Facilitators:

Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R is a relationship therapist, consultant, and co-host of the Practice Of Being Seen podcast. She’s also the creator of Connectfulness, a research-based practice that encourages you to explore and embrace every aspect of your humanity – including everything that’s marvelous and all that’s messy. Rebecca’s mission is to help you escape feelings of lack, overwhelm and shame and fall in and connect more fully with the life you live, the people who matter most and the gifts you bring into your community. Her work is based in the premise that sustainable, meaningful, playful, intimate relationships share key ingredients: reflection + observation. Rebecca’s work has taught her that the most common shared human concerns aren’t about mortality, but about the state of relationships and legacy. Rebecca lives, works and plays in the Hudson Valley with her husband, 2 daughters and handful of 4-legged-furry mischief makers.


Marnie McKnight-Favell is a healer and a priestess in service to the Divine. Her work provides emotional-spiritual support and guidance to her clients to help provide illumination, deep self-understanding, and tools to transform lives. Through her work at Dragonfly Holistic, Marnie helps to awaken and empower women, offering guidance from a crisis point to a state of sovereignty and absolute Self-love and dignity, with the awareness that women are Wayshowers for the new earth. A lifelong healer, Marnie practices several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy®. As an IET® Master-Instructor, she provides private client support as well as training and attunement in IET to healers. Marnie is also a clinically trained homeopath, and serves individuals and families utilizing homeopathy. Additionally, Marnie is a nationally certified yoga instructor, a legally ordained interfaith minister, and a Priestess of Divine Mother Isis in the Order of Magdalen. Marnie lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York, with her husband, daughter, and three rescue cats. She serves clients locally in the Hudson Valley as well as worldwide.

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Common Questions:

Who is this Goddess Awakening Retreat experience for?

Women who —due to the multitude of caregiving and nurturing roles they hold in their lives— have inadvertently silenced their divine goddess within. Women who are ready for a deep dive into the healing. Mothers, we’re calling to you. Give yourself permission to take the needed time and space away to nurture yourself.

What are my payment options:

You can choose to Pay in Full, $777, or you can opt for two monthly payments of $397 (available until February 22nd). If you need another payment option, email we’re happy to work with you. 

What do I need to bring?

We ask that you bring an open heart and a desire to connect, restore and grow. Yoga attire also would be perfect.

What will our time together look like?

On Friday, March 17th, we’ll gather together around 4pm, prepare a modest meal together and hold a sacred ceremony around serving. Around 7pm we’ll close for the night and send you off, full bellied and well acquainted.

On Saturday, March 18th, we’ll begin with a sensory walk outdoors at 10am followed by a full day of sacred introspection, yoga and healing. Lunch will be a catered and we’ll complete our day around 6pm to rest up and digest the day.

On Sunday, March 19th, we’ll meet at 9am for breakfast and a half day of body work and processing. We’ll send you home after a delicious closing ceremony around noon.

How many people will be attending the retreat?

This will be an intimate healing retreat, with 2 facilitators and 7 participants.

Are meals included?

Yes! We’re providing a modest meal on Friday evening, a nourishing lunch on Saturday & light breakfast on Sunday. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we’ll do our best to accommodate. 

Are accommodations included in the retreat price?

No. All participants are responsible for their own lodging. There are several local bed and breakfasts, retreat centers and local airbnb’s to choose from. Let us know if you need help finding accommodations. Here are a few local options:
New Paltz Hampton Inn
Buttermilk Falls Inn
Mohonk Mountain House
more local accomodations

Where is the retreat being held and how do I get there?

The retreat will be held at a private home in New Paltz, NY. We can also help you arrange a shuttle to our location from New Paltz, NY. Bus service is available to New Paltz from NYC.

What is your refund policy?

Your purchase is non-refundable. That said, we get that sometimes life happens. If you find yourself in a position of being unable to attend, you can transfer your enrollment to another person. In order to transfer you must contact us at

While we have no expectation to cancel this event, we strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance. We are not responsible for any losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedule or overbooking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strikes, acts of God, acts of terrorism, force majeure, war, quarantine, criminal activity, or for any other cause beyond its control. In the unlikely event of a retreat cancellation, Organizers shall have no liability beyond the refund of all event participants’ registration fees received by it. The Organizers may decline to accept or to retain any event participant as a participant on the event at any time or remove a participant for behavior deemed, in it’s sole discretion to be disrespectful, disruptive or hate-driven.

When does registration close?

The final deadline to register is Monday March 6th at 11:59pm EST or when spaces fill, whichever comes first. If you are considering joining us we invite you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

The divine feminine within you is calling for you to tune in. Goddess energy is asking you to awaken —to do your own personal healing— so you can find strength and resources to take back home and share with the important people in your life.

Register Now!