A few years ago, I found myself in a yurt in rural Washington State.
This yurt was decked out with fresh flowers, a box of mini chocolates, throw pillows in rich jewel tones, and on my bed was a journal with a cover reading,
“In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our souls soar.”
My heart swelled with both uncertainty and promise.
I had just signed up for a weekend women’s retreat...I needed a reset button. Feeling burnt out at work, I was losing productive hours because I was tired and disconnected from my spirit, uninspired, and unsure about relationship choices.
This weekend in yurt with like-minded souls was filled with the guidance and spaciousness for my soul's wisdom to emerge.
Imagine the power of joining inspiring people in a sacred circle…
~Listen to another‘s brave story of honoring their soul-wisdom and feel your own courage to manifest your dreams.
~Give yourself the radical permission to detach from screens and devices.
~Reconnect with profound spiritual hope as you engage in social justice.
~Connect in sacred community with others journeying through similar struggles.
~Renew JOY and purpose!
~Release what no longer serves you and welcome in a future brimming with possibility!
~Enhance family roles and lovingkindness.
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The gift of this weekend was waking up with joy and renewed purpose. I was reminded of my connection to something bigger, tapping into soul-wisdom connected me to a deeper sense of purpose--enhancing family roles, partnering, and productivity.
We know too well the fragility of life--we get one spin on this planet as the soul that is uniquely us. Retreats are a shofar blast to live our most passionate, lit up, fulfilled, abundant, and JOYOUS lives! The power of community enables both connection to our own Truth and the reminder that so many of us confront similar struggles.
The magic of immersive Jewish retreats is a shofar blast to live our most passionate, lit up, fulfilled, abundant, and JOYOUS lives! Guiding groups to connect with their soul-wisdom is precisely what my neshama, spirit, is here to do.
Jewish communities benefit from retreats via:
~Exponentially greater volunteerism
~New member recruitment
~More stable financial well-being
Many communities create beautiful retreats for their Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodesh groups, Empty Nesters, Young Families, and Interfaith Couples groups. Selichot, Hanukkah, and Elul are also times we can tie personal introspection and community building into our Jewish calendar.
Feeling seen, heard, and supported creates space for more invested participants.
Sharing inclusive spirituality, provocative journal questions, levity, and multiple opportunities for group connection, I tailor each retreat so length, location, and structure are all customized.
“Jessica has a very soothing and inviting presentation style that conveys trustworthiness, warmth, and real depth. Her session was the highlight for me. She is a quill of poetry, instrument of song, kaleidoscope of light.” ~Zoe K.
"I so needed this. I registered amidst a lot of transitioning my life. I looked forward to getting away for a long weekend where it was easy, not work/effort. The women all came together, supported, and loved-on one another. We built deep bonds, saw each other fully, and held each other in a tender heart-space. Alongside Jessica's compassionate facilitation, this provided a beautiful opening for my own soul wisdom to come through. I feel capable and supported in moving forward on my next chapter with ease." ~Jill
“I am so moved by her generosity and courage.”
“Jessica’s warmth, gentleness, and spiritual openness is always inspirational.”
“Jessica inspires my soul and fills me up in ways I never imagined or expected.” ~Marla
“Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your playful countenance and spirit bring wholeness to our world.”
"Rabbi Marshall created a beautiful and meaningful spiritual experience for me. I felt supported and nurtured throughout the entire process....She listened, asked questions, and guided me to an experience that was fulfilling and distinct. I would recommend Rabbi Marshall to anyone, of any religious level, that is looking to have a personalized, spiritual experience." ~Kim