Self-Love Retreat

“Self Love through the Sacred Feminine”
A Women’s Retreat on Orcas Island with Jo Jayson
April 1st-5th 2019

You are invited to join a unique gathering of soulful and inspirational women… healers, teachers, artists & entrepreneurs… a collective of wise women who are coming together for five full days of self-care, art, music, creativity and healing conversation, held in nurturing settings on beautiful Orcas Island.

“Self Love through the Sacred Feminine” is designed by artist and teacher, Jo Jayson and hosted at Heartwood House by Gretchen Krampf. We have invited the gifted guidance of some of our favorite island teachers/healers to offer bodywork and ceremony.

Our intimate gathering is limited to ten invitees and will be centered at Heartwood on Orcas, a waterview home in Eastsound, the main village on Orcas Island. Orcas is called the Gem of the San Juans and you’ll have many opportunities to discover her splendor. Moran State Park and Turtleback Mountain offer incredible hiking trails, waterfalls, mountain lakes and broad vistas.


Our intention is to provide restorative and creative moments throughout our days together. You will be nurtured with a Morning Stretch, Meditation and Breakfast. There will be a Morning and Afternoon Session presented by Jo on her Thirteen Guides (see below)

Afternoons will be spacious, with optional Healing and Activity Offerings of Bodywork, Acupuncture, Reiki, Flower Remedies and Personal Intuitive Readings. A gifted collective of Women’s Wisdom Guides and Bodyworkers, for individual afternoon sessions, will be available and we’ll provide a menu of offerings upon Registration.

OPTIONAL Guided Kayak and Nature Tours are also available on FRIDAY afternoon. Wander into Eastsound and enjoy our shops and galleries…or enjoy time in the sauna and hot tub, then take a nap. Heartwood’s Heron Garden welcomes you to renew your Spirit in the sauna and hot tub. Afternoons from 12:30 until 4:30 are YOUR TIME.

Delicious breakfasts and some dinners are included, using fresh, locally-sourced products and produce, prepared with loving care and effort made to accommodate special dietary needs. Our team bring many years of culinary practice and they’ll be designing our meals, featuring fresh, local produce and products. You can indulge in our Island’s excellent restaurants for lunch and dinner on select days.

This five day retreat in the serenity and magic of Orcas Island, will be a unique opportunity to take time out of one’s busy life and focus just on you. In these 5 days we will be learning the channeled Sacred Feminine wisdom and guidance to Self-Love. In morning and late afternoon workshops we will be following the path laid out in Jo Jayson’s award winning book “Self-Love through The Sacred Feminine”

Each day we will be aligning with different aspects of the beautiful and life changing guidance of 13 Sacred Feminine archetypes Jo has channeled and painted. We will explore in depth these aspects of self-love and how so many of us struggle and suffer in our quest to love ourselves unconditionally. Offering love to oneself brings miracles and shifts into our lives that we can only imagine. As women we are the caretakers and compassionate vessels for humanity and yet too many women fail to offer that compassion to themselves.

This retreat offers you the space and time to connect deeply with yourself, to bond with 10 other women in sacred sisterhood and to connect with the magical healing energy of Orcas Island.

The Retreat fee of $895 ($795 Earlybird before June 1st) includes DAILY Morning Movement & Meditation Sessions with Jodi Spitali :: Morning & Afternoon Presentations, plus an evening activity ,“Painted Prayers”, led by Jo Jayson :: You will also receive a beautiful journal and Jo’s book, Self-Love Through The Sacred Feminine: A Guide to Self-Love Through The Paintings and Channelings :: A Harvest Moon Ceremony on the full moon, led by Fran Tatu :: Island Guidance, Circle Facilitation and Hospitality by Gretchen Krampf.

IN ADDITION :: Sunday’s Welcome Supper, Monday and Wednesday nights’ Dinners and DAILY Breakfasts and Snacks at Heartwood :: Our Celebratory Dinner on Friday at Jodi’s home on Eagle Ridge.
You’ll have an excellent opportunity to explore our many superb Island cafes and restaurants as you’re ON YOUR OWN for LUNCH each afternoon and DINNER on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.


Travel to Seattle, Guest Accommodations, Outdoor Activities and Personal Sessions are ADDITIONAL and REQUIRE ADVANCED RESERVATIONS.

Click here to download a complete information packet (PDF) for the weekend, or click here to register.