Living the Spiral

Shamanism, Yoga & Art Women’s Retreat
At Aldermarsh On Whidbey Island
September 27 – 29, 2024

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: $900
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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    I left Cosetta's Living the Spiral retreat feeling lighter and energetically brighter. I was profoundly impacted by every ceremony and was able to shift some negative thinking patterns. Some words to describe the space Cosetta and her wonderful assistant created: authentic, sacred, free, trauma-informed, fluid, synchronistic, inclusive, safe, and deeply nourishing for the heart and soul. The land was beautiful, and the food was amazing. The love and passion Cosetta has for helping others heal and develop their gifts is palpable. This was truly a transformative and unforgettable experience.

    Allison Wendt

    Cosetta's Women's Retreat was an absolute magic full of cosmic and serpent-like energy, that invited with impeccability my spirituality to rise, to anchor further into my truth, and reminded me of the sacred lessons that exist within me, in others and the universe. Cosetta's inner wisdom, guidance, and soul whispers brought me closer to my truth of finding my highest self. I was reminded that it's ok to be clueless (at times) to the deeper questions in life, and that our own curiosity, intuition, and self-compassion can lead the way -- becoming conscious observers of our own predispositions and growth. Our warrior spirit can guide us to our own self-evolution - we must trust it. In three days, I observed transformation all around ... within myself, in each sister, and the universe. Cosetta jaguar and hummingbird spirits, grounding and nurturing with depth and subtle calmness, supported the untwining of the group's individual and collective energetic knots -- each sister was able let go and reclarify for herself the next steps towards enlightenment. Regarding the structure of the retreat: every element, workshop, ask, and invitation had a divine purpose which illuminated the path of awakening, as each step, act and breath was taken. I would recommend this retreat to anyone who is seeking to find deeper inner and outer abundance. Only then we can give the best of ourselves to those around us, gifting others and life with love. Love loves the brave. Thank you for all.

    Simona Trakiyska

    Dearest Cosetta,
    Thank you for another beautiful retreat. I keep coming to your retreats because I come away with a greater sense of purpose and connection to all things. You have a beautiful way of reminding me of the magic that exists in everything we touch and the unseen. I learn new ways to live fully present and that every day is a gift. You bring together women and show us the way to celebrate each other and hold space for our healing. I am forever grateful for the women I meet and the beautiful magic we weave together.

    Janet Holmes

    I attended the Living Spiral retreat as a solo participant, I didn't know anyone going in. During the retreat big medicine opened for me, that of which I felt completely safe, held, seen, and guided through. I exited this retreat feeling like I had a new sense of self, but more importantly, a new sense of community. I deeply admire and appreciate the way Cosetta and her assistant Alyssa held inclusive space for everyone the whole weekend; and I am immensely grateful to the other women who were there that weekend. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone (which I hadn't even considered going into the retreat!) and I cannot wait to attend again in the future!

    Courtney Klop

    I have spent years reading books, going to yoga classes, and taking courses to try to change unhealthy habits that were no longer serving me with no real deep change. After spending just two beautiful life altering days with Cosetta, I came home vibrating on a higher frequency with tools to FINALLY release unwanted toxic habits. I know that Cosetta's nurturing guidance, primal earth wisdom, and compassion has affected me and therefor those around me in monumental ways. I am forever grateful.

    Jennifer Larson

    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

    In the weeks before the retreat, I was suffering from an overly chaotic brain that wanted to over analyze and over think everything. I was moody, and stressed out and taking it out on those around me. It got to the point where my life felt so chaotic that I wanted to cancel going to the retreat to give myself some time back. I’m so, so grateful I didn’t! The second I stepped foot on Aldermarsh land, my souped sighed. How was it that my soul knew so much more what I needed than my brain?? The Living the Spiral retreat and the compassionate guidance of Cosetta and her assistant gave me all the space and direction to give myself the time that I really needed. Throughout each ceremony and ritual, I felt things waking up in me, coming to the surface, asking for attention and intention. I cried, I sobbed, I felt anger, I felt joy, I danced ecstatically. I found a community of women who were all experiencing the same thing and excited and joyful and compassionate in wanting to support and experience these amazing spiritual awakenings together. It was a weekend I will never forget and can’t wait for the next one!

    Heather Mauel

    I began this weekend retreat with feelings of excitement, curiosity, and some nervousness. At the end of the weekend, I felt lighter and softer. While in retreat, I began to rewrite the story that I had been telling myself about what it meant for me to be moving into my Crone Goddess phase of life. I recognized that I had been allowing myself to embody the untrue messages of negativity around age, those messages dissolved. I was clearly ready for this shift, and I am grateful. Cosetta and her assistant wove yoga, meditation, shamanic rituals, nature walks, creativity, movement, contemplation, and community into a retreat that nourished my body, my mind, my heart, and my soul. And the meals were delicious!
    Thank you so much for providing this magical opportunity to fall in love with myself all over again.

    Judi Finney

    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, 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

    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 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