Retreat for Women — Illuminate and Create!
With Paulette Rees-Denis
In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!
April 18-22, 2019
For Creative Artists, Writers, Movers, Dreamers…


This is for you to take your life to the next level and leap big!

What is your next project?

What are you wanting to change?

How do you get off the whirlygig so you can truly listen to yourself and move into what you want to become?

Join me April 18-22, 2019 to experience a retreat designed especially for you, with creative women who are desiring to take a journey– an inner deep dive with an outer adventure into colorful possibilities and action. Let’s move your body, mind, and spirit as we gather in an intimate circle.

This is time for yourself, to relax, explore, and gather with like-minded, powerful women, using movement, momentum, and magic! Allow the flow of attraction and action, and the unfolding of what you have been wanting. 

What are those creative journeys you’ve been yearning for? How to write that book, start your own biz, make more money, honor your divine feminine body and heart.

and Special guest guide:

How excited am I to have the amazing Theresa Pridemore, of Sovereign Spirit, the high priestess of business and creativity, joining us for  Illumination…

to bring each of our attendees, spirit readings for our creative archetypes as we dive deeper into our creative souls and what’s next!…
Theresa is a powerhouse and the creator of the Sovereign Oracle Deck and the Portland Tarot deck.. and so much more…..

This is your time,
To quiet down into yourself
Time to write, to create,
To explore, not only your inner journey–
With you and your inner being and desires
But your outer journey too, to make a MAP- a Magic Action Plan- for clarity, purpose, and action steps…

To get results…that’s what I’m talking about…

Change your words, Change your story, Change your life!

In this the beautiful, colorful, creative, art-filled, and passionate city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, we stay at Casa de la Noche–a colorful old brothel turned into a gorgeous art-filled hotel…
And it’s Easter weekend, called Samana Santa…with fabulous goings-on around town too, with time for adventures… and great eats…

A powerful weekend full of creative ritual and internal connection, playful easy movement and dance, and quiet focused time, with guided reflection and refinement…Movement, Momentum, and Magic…

Three days of writing and planning, deep exploration and enlightening — ILLUMINATION — to live lit up every day…with a gathering of creative women, to inspire, share, laugh, create, dance together…Time to redefine and rewrite your story, work on the writing project, move your body, and take action for those desired changes! And get tools methods for ALLOWING them to open up and flow, flourish, and blossom…

To get our creative juices flowing, we all need time to ourselves. The creative retreat has lightly structured gathering times, with some easy dance and yoga flow to get the body and brain moving, meditation and envisioning time to get clarity on your visions, define find new ones, and group coaching times with Paulette. Plus there is much needed alone time to relax, ponder, write, and dream big!

As your coach and guide, I give you tools and inspirations to finally do what you’ve been wanting with clarity and confidence, to find what’s waiting to unfold, open up your body and heart with some divine feminine inspired movement, and guide you to take action. Real concrete action.

If you are ready to live lit up with happiness, pleasure, and abundance and knowing you are finally following your heart, say YES!

J.S. says after finishing up her mastermind, “I can’t even tell you how much you have helped me. When I look back I was in such a hopeless and darn place. Thinking I wasn’t worth shit. I am so much lighter by dumping that baggage and believing that I’m worth it and that I can do anything.”

Join us if you have been desiring change, if being in a group of like-minded women, full of support and action and badass-ness, is something you have been wanting to be a part of! To move that body, shift your energy and your mindset, explore this colorful town of creatives, and make those changes. Break down the walls that have been holding you back. one… 

There is a beautiful power in tribe, in circling up with other women, with inspiration,

connection, and support!

Now is YOUR time to get guidance on building that dream, to do the work and

live the life that speaks to your soul!

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**BONUS: Before and after the retreat, you get a complimentary coaching session with me! 30 minutes each call to get you on point before we meet in person, and to follow through with your aspirations and goals after the retreat! FREE ($360.00 value!) I want to see you succeed with all that you desire!

 This is for you to take your life and dreams to the next level, to leap big!

Create and Illuminate!

Light yourself up, light up your creative path…

In this rich, delightful, and beautiful setting,

our Illumination retreat will set your creative soul on fire,

help you get out of your box, and see what all is possible…

plus help you integrate your desires into your life to carry on when you return home!

To get our creative juices flowing, we all need time to ourselves. The creative retreat has lightly structured gathering times, with some easy dance and yoga flow to get the body and brain moving, meditation and envisioning time to get clarity on your visions, possibly find new ones, and group coaching times with Paulette. Plus there is much needed alone time to relax, ponder, write, and dream big!







There will be discussions about your creative spirit and your feminine courage, authenticity, and what it takes to create the life you want, to truly show up to live a meaningful life full of art and beauty and prosperity. And how to keep moving forward…

See proposed schedule below… Other activities may include day trips to an amazing spa and the botanical gardens, plus town rituals for the Samana Santa Easter weekend (not to be missed!), with plenty of opportunity to muse and reflect while you explore the colors, textures and flavors of this arty town, San Miguel de Allende (recently named by Conde Nast “2018 Best City in the World” for the second year running). 

Whether you are an experienced creative, or ready to explore that aspect of your heart,

this retreat is for you!

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Our retreat venue is really cool! And so beautiful… you pick your own room!

Casa de la Noche is located in the Centro Historico district of San Miguel de Allende. This hotel is an ideal venue for this kind of experience. Barbara Poole, the owner of Casa de la Noche, is an American ex-pat painter-turned-innkeeper who loves hosting artists! She has created a very attractive space for artists and creatives. In addition to the private rooms, there’s a lovely studio space, a large meditation/movement studio, and a number of sitting and meeting areas. Original art by a wonderful Mexican painter hangs throughout the hotel. 

For our maximum privacy and freedom, I have reserved the entire venue for our retreat week. The retreat is limited to 14 women. Having a room of your own gives you the best opportunity for personal privacy and rest. You are welcome to come early or stay later too, reserve your extra room time through the hotel directly for that. Otherwise, all is booked through me. Click here learn more about the fascinating story of Casa de la Noche.

Retreat costs. Accommodation and registration are rolled into one with 3 different pricing options for the accommodation portion.  A delicious  Mexican breakfast is included in the cost, and a dinner made exclusively for us; you’ll be on your own for most other meals which the favorable exchange rate makes very reasonable. Plus some of the rooms have little kitchenettes.

You’ll make your own travel arrangements to Leon/BJX airport or Queretaro/QRO. And you will be shuttled to our hotel! As with any travel these days, consider purchasing travel insurance.

This is the retreat for you if you are ready for taking some time for yourself, ready to make changes, take an adventure, visit an exotic locale, and be ready to lay down actionable steps toward your dreams If you are ready to play big and be part of this dynamic gathering or creative women to enjoy each other, the process, and have so much fun exploring both the town and yourself, then JOIN US!

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So WOW!!!! Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?!

I continue to gather the creative Tribes! This Illumination Retreat for Women is a uniquely creative and renewal experience for you. And if you’ve been craving some beauty, art, an adventure, and a small gathering of fabulous women to be inspired by, this is it! I’d love to share this experience with you! Please pass along this invitation to any woman you think would benefit from time to themselves alongside like-minded others. Scroll down to see our probable daily scheduling and pricing for Retreat at Casa de la Noche.

I’ve taught at and led retreats and festivals around the globe for the past 25 years and now I am excited to offer you this retreat for the first time in San Miguel!

Let’s do this! Please let us know your questions — I look forward to hearing from you!


My last workshop in Mexico! So fun…





Probable Schedule!

Thursday, April 18

Arrive Thursday, April 18, afternoon/PM to Casa de Noche, Fly into Leon or Queretaro and the hotel will arrange shuttle pick up, (please send your air travel itinerary to us) Dinner on your own. If you are there by 5:00 there is a reverent procession through town for the Samana Santa weekend…

Friday–may be changed to be more accommodating…may do yoga flow before breakfast!

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                    Breakfast (included). Start the day with fresh fruit, homemade granola, and yogurt, eggs, coffee, etc.

9:45 – 12:45 p.m.               Check-in; introductions… easy light yoga flow movement — warmup the body! Journaling prompts, envisioning and clarity sessions, group discussion, and coaching!

12:45 – 3:00 p.m.        Lunch on your own. Perhaps a walk to the Artisan’s Market (Mercado de Artisantas), a visit to Mixta, and so many other shops!)

Time to explore the town for artistic inspiration and color, or spend time alone, journaling and dreaming, doing the work from the morning, resting, napping, chatting!

3:30  – 5:30 p.m.           Movement, accountability partner up — small group discussions, planning, and MAPPing (Magic Action Plans)

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.            Group or solo Dinner on the town. Tba, we can make reservations!

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.            Check-in, meditation, What are you ready to change? Let go of, release, those limiting beliefs that have been holding you back… time for relaxed gathering and discussion, wine sipping, journaling, dreaming out loud with your circle and partners.

Sleep so well!

Saturday-may be changed…may do yoga flow before breakfast!

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                    Breakfast. Start the day with fresh fruit, homemade granola, and yogurt, eggs, coffee, etc.

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.                Tribal Grooves dance (Divine Feminine Fitness!)movement — warmup the body! Open up the body and feel your divine grace and power, and then open up the heart and soul — Journaling prompts, envisioning and clarity sessions, group discussion, and coaching!

12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        An amazing trip to La Gruta Spa,, soak and lunch, relax, detox, allow the flow… (small additional fees for spa and taxi)

4:00 – 6:30 p.m.            Movement, accountability partner up — small group discussions, planning, and MAPPing (Magic Action Plans)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.            Special Mexican vegetarian dinner prepared just for us!

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.            Check-in, clarification, dreams, and plans laid, inspiration abounds, feeling great and clear and ready to step up!

Sleep well!

Sunday –may be changed… may do yoga flow before breakfast!

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                    Breakfast. Start the day with fresh fruit, homemade granola, and yogurt, eggs, coffee, etc.

9:45 – 11:30 a.m.                Check-in; introductions… easy light yoga flow movement and moving meditation — warmup the body! Journaling prompts, Rapid Planning Method, a great tool, and clarity sessions, group discussion, and coaching!

11:45 – 3:00 p.m. Samana Santa activities in El Jardin, a short walk to the town square (they blow up Judas!), a trip to El Charco, botanical gardens and nature preserve), small extra fee, with a lunch out together!

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.           Movement, accountability partners — small group discussions, powering up!

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.            Group or solo Dinner on the town

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.            Check-in and Celebration… sharing, accountability, and final gathering


Price includes accommodation, retreat facilitation, daily breakfast and one night’s dinner made for us! Does not include airfare or other travel expenses. (Local airport is Leon, approx. 1 1/2 hours from San Miguel de Allende.) Register before November 15th and receive free round trip shuttle transport. To register, select the room you want and make a $400 deposit. Payment of the balance (by Paypal) is required on or before February 1, 2019. Contact me if you want input regarding your room choice.

Your total registration fee depends on the accommodation you select.

3 levels are available: Divine Deluxe($1697), Goddess Deluxe ($1597) and Working Goddess($1497). To offer you the most rest and renewal from our retreat experience, all accommodations are single occupancy. (If you’d like to invite a friend or significant other to join you before or after the retreat, the hotel offers reduced rates for retreat participants, contact them directly.) Please notify us of dietary restrictions. A kitchen is available for use by all participants throughout the retreat.

Please make your room selections below. If you have any questions, I’m happy to help you.

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Please read this!

Cancellation Policy. Refunds. Deposits. There are no refunds. Payment of the balance is due by February 1, 2019. If the retreat is canceled by Paulette Rees-Denis, you will be refunded all monies you have paid to date. We encourage you to purchase travel insurance that will cover your expenses in case your plans change.

Note: The multi-level hotel does not have an elevator. If you have concerns about your ability to negotiate steps, please let us know so we can help you choose your accommodation.

Early discount price by Nov. 15th only…
**Today just put down your $400.00 deposit to hold your room. Final payment due Feb. 15th, 2019…
THE FABULOUS ROOMS! Pick one just for you!

Divine Deluxe SUITES $1897.00 


This one bedroom apartment has its own plant-filled terrace along with outdoor seating for two. The hand-painted tile kitchenette has many windows with a pretty view, counter seating, and a sitting area with a couch, coffee table and two chairs. Cable TV is in the living area. There is a private bath with shower. Two twin beds can be made into a king if preferred.




This third story studio apartment has an open floor plan which includes a kitchenette, table and two chairs, an Equipali couch and chair, and cable TV. A closet separates the king bed (may also be 2 twins) from the main space. There is a private bath with shower. At the rear there are French doors to a second flower-filled terrace with a table and seating for two. For the view-lovers there is a steep stair to the top level terrace with 360 degree views.



This one bedroom apartment has the largest living space with a couch and 2 comfortable chairs facing a large fireplace. The living space also has dining table and seating for 4 as well as a writing desk and cable TV. A talavera-tiled kitchenette has all the basics. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and private bath with shower. Twin beds easily convert to a king-size bed. To reserve Madam’s Suite, use the PayPal button here.




The owner’s former quarters, “La Turca’s Suite” has a Queen-size bed, with antique armoire and original art from well-known Mexican and American painters adorning the walls. It also features an en-suite bathroom with a tub, double sinks and separate shower. It has a beautiful stained glass window in the bathroom that affords light and privacy. The bedroom has an ornamental fireplace, seating for two, and a small table. Wi-Fi, cable TV, purified water, small fridge, microwave, and infloor heating keep this room always comfortable. The location is secluded from other rooms, offering extra privacy and a view of the fountain patio.

Goddess Deluxe Rooms $1797.00 


The Paloma Loft is on the second floor of the Besitos Garden complex and has a balcony overlooking the garden courtyard. In addition to a small bath with shower, it also has a mini-kitchen and access to an open terrace and enclosed atelier. The Paloma can be rented with two twin beds or one king size bed. This room connects to the open air meeting space which can be used for art, yoga, dance or other workshops.




The Hummingbird Room is a king or twin-bedded room that faces out into the garden. It has a private bath with tiled shower and is adjacent to its neighbor, the Dragonfly, to accommodate a small family or group.





The Mariposa Room, with its large arched windows facing the Garden, is perfect for an artist or nature lover. It may be made up as a king or two twin beds and a private bath with shower.




The Dragonfly Room faces out into the courtyard and has 2 twin beds (or one king) and private ensuite bathroom with Mexican-tiled bathtub and overhead shower. It is adjacent to the Garden Kitchen and Sala.




Working Goddess Rooms $1697.00 


The Jovita room is cozy with lots of light and a pleasing view. It has a queen bed with carved headboard, extra shelving and a small chair. It has a private bath with shower, and an electric fireplace for cozy nights. A nearby covered outside sitting area has a wicker couch and chairs and unusual ceremonial masks on the wall. This room has easy access to the Project Room and terrace.



Chiquita Room is the first of four “working girl” rooms, each with its own personality. This is a cozy room near the main dining room. It has very high ceilings and a queen-size bed. There is a small gas fireplace, and chair and small table, as well as en-suite bath with shower. Nearby, there is a garden sitting area and fountain.




The Pepita room is a cozy space with a queen-size bed, ½ stone wall, ½ antique tiled wall, and a hand painted desk and dresser combination and chair. It has a private bath with shower. Original Rubin Morales paintings are on the wall above an electric fireplace. Outside there is sitting alcove, also a nearby fountain….




 The Rosita room features a queen size bed with carved headboard, dresser and a side chair. There is an outside patio area with seating for two. Access to the Group Project Room is up the nearby stairs. This little room was original to the house but is now updated with bath, shower and sitting alcove.




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What’s ready to open up for you?

In this rich, delightful, and beautiful setting,

our Illumination retreat will set your creative soul on fire,

help you get out of your box, and see what all is possible…

plus help you integrate your desires into your life

to carry on when you return home!


I’m Ready! How Do I Register?

If you are ready to join us, and do this for yourself, there is an application process along with your deposit! Please pick your room, get your deposit in to hold it, and we’ll send you a few questions to help get you set up! We want to make sure this is a good fit for you and will review your app right away. We’ll let you know within a day or so if you’re accepted into the retreat. If for some reason you are not accepted, we will promptly refund your initial payment in full.

Movement, Momentum, and Magic

I want you to step into your fullness and beauty and abundance, to live in the body you love,

to feel the lightness and greatness of diving full on into what you are truly desiring!


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