Living the Spiral

Shamanism, Yoga & Art Women’s Retreat
At Aldermarsh On Whidbey Island
May 27 -29, 2022

The enemy of the ego is unconditional acceptance, a state of no judgment, of unconditional love for all that it is and all that is not.

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Wherever you are in the spiral of your life, if you still find ways to judge it as “less than perfect,” you are denying yourself permission to be exactly who you are as you are.

The enemy of the ego is unconditional acceptance, a state of no judgment, of unconditional love for all that it is and all that is not.

In this ceremonial retreat we will use ancient practices such as movement, stillness, sweat lodges, breath work, storytelling, silence, oracle journeys and art.

Together, in oneness, we will spiral from one moment to the next and create a crucible for embodied intention, healing and transformation.

This is a healing retreat crafted to allow you to dive deep within yourself while opening to work in community.

The schedule is rich and engaging. It does entail a certain amount of preparation.

Price: $750
Includes 3 days, 2 nights lodging & amenities, 6 delicious meals based on Ayurvedic principles. All teachings, ceremonies, rituals and art supplies.

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    What I loved so much about this retreat was how different it was than the first one. My heart was overflowing with gratitude even before arriving on the land, knowing that I had made the commitment for time and that Cosetta would be holding space to invest in myself in this way. It was a big carrot for me getting through a busy few months. What struck me deeply during this retreat was the responsibility and desire I have to myself and to those around me to lean into my own goddess-ness. Recognizing the awakening of each sister goddess around me, I left asking myself how I need to live differently to continue to foster this in myself and in others. And of course, the laughter, the tears, the connection, healing and oh my goodness, the food. I left feeling refreshed and fulfilled. When I got my home, my husband said how calm I was. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in these new ways. THANK YOU COSETTA!

    Colleen Coleman

    As a person looking to deepen my spiritual practice, I have attended many several retreats and workshops. There was something uniquely different about this experience, whose lingering effects keep me connected to my inner world even though I’m back in the hustle of work.
    Cosetta creates a safe space to drop into ceremony without feeling uncomfortable. Her candor, her knowledge and her ability to be vulnerable create instant trust. I loved the flow of the experience in terms of design and I loved being guided into shamanic practice through breath, song, sweat lodge, movement, ritual, art and food. From the very first moment I experienced Cosetta at Breath Medicine Ceremony, I knew she was somebody I could trust to guide me deeper into myself.

    Genessa KrasnowCEO - Revel Wolf Collective

    I feel so very blessed to have been a part of Cosetta's Divination Retreat with Yoga, Shamanism and Art. The retreat nourished and invigorated my entire being. There was so much for my heart, my mind, and my body to process. Cosetta created a beautiful and powerful sense of sisterhood, like nothing I have ever experienced before. She is powerful and radiant and intuitive and honest. It was amazing to experience her authentic desire to share her gifts and nourish her sisters. The seeds that have been planted in my heart continue to grow.

    Traci Closson

    Cosetta creates an environment that allows me the freedom and the safety to access aspects of my being that are typically kept hidden from others as well as from myself. There is something magical about the space, rituals, practices and teaching she offers, that enable me a continuum growth into my authentic Self. Cosetta teaches from the heart where authenticity is encouraged and practiced.

    Wilma Shaw

    Cosetta’s retreats are one of a kind, truly mind blowing! It is amazing to me how she designs these retreats in every detail and then executed with such skill, grace, and, impressive. Having joined for 2 retreats, I was able to experience transformational growth each time. Whether you are joining alone, or with others you already know, it doesn’t matter…. the social dynamic is warm, welcoming, and simply amazing. I have never seen an ability to create trust so quickly in a group of people that led to such deep connection...and fun. Cosetta is a wise and thoughtful leader and the retreats are a mixture of spiritualism (shamanism for sure, but every practice is welcome), joy and connection (think late night dance party and lots of girlfriends!), rest and restoration (early silence and amazing yoga), and a culinary adventure (Ayurveda food to nourish). The retreats are perfectly structured to balance rest, learning, growth, creativity, emotional connection…and so much more!

    Brenda Kuster

    Cosetta, you are an incredible guide, sharing your healing spirit through so many healing modalities. My highlights were: the silent mornings that allowed me to feel, composting what no longer serves me; connecting with my Sacred Breath and my creativity. Last but not least being able to trust and feel deeply connected to other amazing women.
    The breath ceremony was powerful. It took me out of my body so I could truly “see”, and it helped me feel enormous gratitude for myself and my life. The sweat lodge was beautiful and touching. You have the innate ability to see those around you in their wholeness even when are broken, lost or confused. And you do that with honesty and much loving care, making everyone feeling safe and held.
    I recommend your retreats to any woman seeking her own truth, wanting to find mindfulness and ways to clear their mind and open their heart. The gorgeous and secluded location, along with incredible healthy meals and the company of amazing women was the icing on the cake.

    Kelly Neel

    Cosetta’s retreat was powerful, real, warm, nurturing, aromatic, enlightening and deeply alive. It shook up truths that no longer serve me. It awakened the wilderness of the drumbeats of my heart. The way she weaves patterns of sacred spaces through dimensions of spirit is astonishing. The retreat was also unsettling, challenging, beautiful, sacred, deeply native to the traditions that tribes around the worlds have carried forward.
    Once I returned home, it took me deeper breaths and greater faith for the divinity to move through me via everyday lessons. Thank you for your medicine and for your love!

    Clementine May

    The retreat was both emotionally and physically challenging. It took me to places I had never been in my life, allowing me to start my healing process. Cosetta is a very intuitive healer and has been able to help me unlock years of feelings which have been holding me back. She does this by creating a safe place honoring the uniqueness of the individuals and the spirit of the group. Added plus was that the location and food were amazing.

    Helen StaufferDirector, Digital Sales & Merchandising at REI

    Cosetta, a million thanks for your work and your desire to share it with others. The space you created for so many women to be present and heard and deepen was sacred and desperately needed by me. I have felt deeply serene and grounded, even when returning to my generally high intensity job, and have felt less need to jump into conversations, conclusions, and group talk without a higher purpose. I am eternally grateful for the integration of silence into the weekend- what started as an immediate negative reaction along with many stories in my mind, turned into curiosity and then revelations on why silence has negative connotations for me in my life. After the weekend, I am actually CRAVING silence and have started waking up earlier this week to enjoy time to myself!
    It was incredibly moving to see women processing their fears and pain and expectations, at the same time I was, even if it was in a different fashion. For me, being able to not do anything "more productive" like dishes, laundry, organizing, running errands, checking emails, etc. gave me such incredible amounts of mental energy and space to integrate the practices and explore my feelings around them.
    I felt like every one of us were sisters in that space and am changed for that experience.

    Meghan Bronkema

    I’ve known Cosetta for about 12 years, and she creates the most remarkable experiences and attracts the most amazing women. It’s real life Alchemy, what happens at these retreats. I always seem to get in touch with emotions and thoughts that were otherwise elusive, and the path ahead becomes clearer, and real healing and growth seems possible. Sometimes it’s sweet and gentle, sometimes very challenging, but always powerful. Cosetta creates space for real authenticity and going deep into yourself and your relationship with the world, all with creativity, exuberance, honesty and love. These times are a treasure and a gift to me, and I look forward to the next one.

    Tiffani A.

    I have been attending Cosetta's Women's retreat for the past 4 years and I am amazed that every retreat ends up being a completely different experience. I'm deeply grateful for the group of women who are brought together for their individual and collective healing. Cosetta and her assistants always do a remarkable holding space, guiding and supporting us through our journey. While I continue to do my own work, I'm already looking forward to my next retreat with Cosetta!

    Jigna Patel