Start Spring off right with our one-day Women’s Healing Retreat!  Join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm for a day of mind-body workshops including yoga, qi-gong, belly dance, yoni healing, Feng Shui for wellness and healthy foods – all designed to help you activate your full wellness potential.  

women's wellness day retreat flier2Retreat Schedule

9:30 – 10:30 am:   Registration, Welcome & Meditation

10:30 – 11:45 pm: Qi-Gong w/Nicole Jackson

11:50 – 1:05 pm: Bellydance w/Marie James

1:05 – 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 pm: Yoni Healing w/Mayasa Telfair

3:10 – 4:25 pm: Feng Shui for Wellness w/Felicia D’Haiti

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Chakra Sound Healing w/Rev. Susan Duncan

5:35 – 6 pm: Yoga for Healing w/Dana Smith

The cost of the retreat is $108 and $90 for Shanti Members.  The cost includes snacks, a healthy lunch and special gift bag. 


Spaces are filling quickly!  Click here to register today.

Presenter Bios:

Dana A. Smith

Embracing FailureDana is a certified yoga teacher and trainer, Master Life Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner. Considered a “Jane of all Holistic Trades” she specializes in Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki and is a gifted Intuitive Counselor. She has practiced yoga for well over a decade and is registered with the National Yoga Alliance.  Dana believes that yoga is a powerful tool on the path of total wellness. Her style of teaching draws from Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa roots. She believes that the essence of yoga lies within the heart of the practitioner and that all can benefit regardless of age or ability. She considers herself as a “tour guide” during her students’ journey back home – to Self.

Dana created Spiritual Essence Yoga in 2003 as a way to share her love of yoga with her family and friends. Initially skeptical about yoga herself, Dana knew the common misconceptions and myths surrounding yoga. She wanted to encourage others, who believed they weren’t suited for yoga practice due to physical, mental or emotional challenges, to explore the art of yoga.

In addition to yoga and holistic wellness Dana has made it her mission to promote body positivity and diversity in yoga.  She released her first book YES! Yoga Has Curves in June 2014. The book is a testament that yoga is for EVERYbody and no one physical form stakes claim on the practice.  It celebrates beautiful goddesses of all curvy shapes and sizes and finally allows the beauty of our curves to be recognized in this blessed art called yoga.  Volume 2 of the book will be released this winter.  Dana is also an active member with the Black Yoga Teacher’s Alliance (BYTA) and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.  Learn how you can work with Dana by visiting

Felicia D’Haiti

Felicia D.Felicia Messina-D’Haiti seeks to inspire confidence, clarity, and connection with one’s inner voice through the practice of feng shui. Whether she’s providing people with down-to-earth solutions for clearing clutter or helping people reinvent themselves after dramatic life changes, Felicia quickly and gracefully creates opportunity from chaos. Her practice, Soul Transformations, LLC, has attracted an internal client base with feng shui services for schools, homes, offices, and holistic practices. She also provides workshops and classes.

Felicia is a certified Usui Reiki Master, Master Teacher of Interior Alignment© and Medicine Wheel Feng Shui Practitioner, Gateway Dreaming™ Coach, and Soul Coach. She is a graduate of one of the largest feng shui schools in the world, and is a Red Ribbon member of the International Feng Shui Guild. She is also a contributing author in Soul Whispers III: Soul Wisdom for Living the Life of Your Dreams.


Marie James

Marie J.Marie attended her first bellydance class in 2006 at MamaSita Studios and later at Belly Dance With Soul.  In 2011 she started teaching classes in 2011 at Mardi Gras Health Fitness & Events, Colony South Fitness Center, and Holistic Dynamic. She is AFAA Certified in Primary Group Exercise, CPR/AED, Jiivana Yoga® Level 1, and Zumba Basic I.  

Marie combines a sensual and fun feminine fusion of fitness and dance.  She teaches the basics of bellydance movements to improve muscle strength and the essential fundamentals that really makes the dance beneficial to feminine health. 

Her journey into belly dancing because she had an issue with fibroids.   Bellydance helped change her health and lifestyle. She has experience many benefits from bellydance and is one of the best ways she knows personally to relieve stress.


Mayasa Telfair

Mayasa TFrom the humble beginnings of her loving grandparents an elder aunties “Mayasa” (MAH-yah-sah) experienced the benefits of natural herbal remedies early in childhood. There is no doubt in her mind that plant leaves, bark, berries, flowers and roots grow here on earth for us to use for our benefit. This philosophy is a driving force that keeps her acquiring the most up-to-date certifications. Maintaining her Togo, West Afrikan indigenous distinctiveness, inner peace, and fitness is also something that she holds true to herself.

A vegan health enthusiast who attributes her new mind study tour experience to Kemet/Egypt a great part of her awareness to a spiritual awakening.  Mastering a 500RYT Kemetic/Hatha yoga certification shortly after returning, Mayasa unfolded deeper wisdom, and thirst for a peaceful path of enlightening. The alchemy of ecstasy, and sensual gemstones, awakening and channeling of sexual energy is an art Mayasa has been working to master for 17 years under the tutelage of amazing world recognized Tantric Master Teachers. Studying sexual secrets, sharing information and providing women with physical and mental tools to awaken and control Kundalini power is her passion. (nicknamed the womb therapist) Discovering essential oils from beginning to end now a doTerra Independent Essential Oil Consultant. 

Unable to get enough, she is also, but not limited to a Certified Thai massage therapist, Certified American Drugless Practitioner, Herbalist, Certified Birth Doula, Kangen Alkaline Water Device Distributor, mother, friend, sister, bellydance instructor, Certified Mediator and certified holistic health consultant, life coach and graduate of the world’s largest nutritional school “Institute of Integrative Nutrition”; Her passion to help women and girls break through barriers is constantly seen in her commitment to aid her two daughters, local women in shelters, nursing homes, remote villages, schools, community, associations, friends and any woman who values their own happiness & health.  She won’t find your passion or healing for you but she’ll definitely provide you with tools, resources and services that help you ask the right questions to build an effective plan for yourself.

Nicole Jackson

Nicole J.As a licensed Holistic Health Coach, Massage Therapist, and Energy Healer, Nicole Jackson wears many hats in the field of Holistic Health.  She began her journey in the healing arts nearly 10 years ago.  Her goal is to educate and elevate her clients while helping them discover a higher level of wholeness, happiness and personal wellbeing.  Whether its emotional clearing, nutritional coaching, stress relief, or energy balancing, she helps clients remove blockages that keep them stuck in old, unhealthy patterns.  

Nicole looks at every client holistically and creates an atmosphere where they can heal on multiple levels and rediscover their wholeness.  She encourages her clients to live happier, healthier lives by coaching them to make better nutritional and lifestyle choices.