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At
Women In Power
we create an unprecedented space for women to fully explore their power shadows. We know of no other place in the world where it is safe for women to encounter all realms of her powers, then revel in their embodiment.

As women, we are intimately familiar with the perpetrators and the victims within ourselves and in our world. We may flip from judging ourselves for being "too weak" or "too strong," then flog ourselves being caught in this cycle. In Women In Power
, we seek to break the habitual victim/perpetrator cycle and liberate the power held in this dynamic. We can use this freed power to live with the full vitality, vibrant sexuality, and powerful action that is our birthright as women.

Shamans stalk power through ritual, encountering large forces through sacred form. This is the path we will travel, learning from what we fear most. As predator and prey, the instinctive life-taking and life-giving forces live in each of us. Together, in
Women In Power
we take crucial and radical steps into the shadows of our personal and collective psyches to reclaim the power that lies there in waiting.

"Healing: It ain't pretty, but it can be beautiful." Terri Nash, healer and midwife


We believe that freeing our Inner Predators will help us access power to work with these painful issues:
  • The rampant diagnosis of depression in women
  • An inner critic who always finds your "flaws"
  • Never having a place to express the powerful self you sense inside
  • Getting stuck in arguments you never seem to win
  • Not standing up for yourself
  • Abuse of children
  • Hiding or distorting your sexual vibrancy
  • Abuse of women
  • Corporate glass ceilings and lip service to equality
  • Addictions
  • Raping of the land for oil and profit
  • Poisoning of our rivers, our foods, our soil, and wildlife
  • Racial profiling and murders
  • Incarceration of millions
  • Abuse of political power locally and globally
  • Predatory lending
  • Enslaving people in sweatshops
  • 30,000 children dying each day of starvation in a world of abundance...


What keeps you from stepping fully into your power to defend what is sacred to you: your children, your body, your work, your community, our earth, your wildest, craziest dreams? We believe that the clear voice of women in their loving power is essential to the healing of the world. We need all of us now at this crucial moment in the life of humanity, a time deep ecologist Joanna Macy calls "The Great Turning."




Have you ever been called witch, bitch, ball-buster, or butch when you showed your strength? Have you ever had to choose between a lover or your power? Have you been silenced by your own demons? Shamed by a culture that taught, "Nice girls stay small"? Scared away? Overwhelmed? Under-supported?

Many of us advocate for non-violence, using our power in partnership with others, seeking peace. We keep in shadow our inborn force for destruction, our inner Kali who dances with a belt of skulls around her waist. We have a fierce and mighty Mother Bear in us is ready to defend and protect all we love, yet we keep her behind bars. We muffle intelligent sharp voices and crush our own wild spirits.

When we stay loyal to our solemn promises never to be like the abusers in our lives, do we depress ourselves? With a seemingly big heart, many of us choose to wound ourselves long before we would risk wounding another. What patterns of violence against ourselves persist because we hold to these ancient vows: I'll never be that brutal; good girls hide their fury; real women lead from gentleness.

Fearing our own fury, the myth of a women's "murderous rage," we restrain ourselves. But the tooth and claw of the Alpha She-Wolf seeking food for her young serve life. She is good, and she lives in us.



A woman in touch with her own inner predator consciously understands the true vulnerability of the prey, the delicacy of life. Standing fully in her power, she can act with love and balance on behalf of life.

Our initiation process stalks, greets, understands, liberates and integrates archetypal predator energies. We find this gold in the depths of our own psyches. We consciously welcome these life forces to give power to our authentic selves. We can then choose to enact this power to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our world, blessing all that is sacred to us with renewed depth, clarity and intention.

When we do this healing work in our circle, we are blessed to create a community of women walking this path of loving power together.



Something important for you to be aware of: Women In Power is a cauldron for initiation. This is not the co-created container that we women often generate together.

It is a highly structured form where our leaders intentionally hold the mystery for the duration of the weekend. This invaluable and rare work accesses the predator energy in a deliberate, courageous, and shame-free environment. (Did we mention that it could also be fun too?) Please choose carefully for yourself.

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