Women Living Out Loud

A safe, compassionate retreat environment to connect,
honor, express, experience, and
celbrate the Goddess within.

October 2017.

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Redifine the Cultural Narrative of

What it is To Be Woman

We Live Out Loud in...

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Rhythm

Be immersed in music. Sing. Be sung to. Dance, drum and play. Feel your inner rhythm moving through your life.

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Reconnection

Witness, support, and share space with other powerful women committed to inner and outer transformation.

Revolution

Reignite the flame within with meditation, ritual, and movement.
Release that which no longer serves.

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Shatter Your Shoulds and Explode Into Power!

It’s Time.

Time to Own yourself as a Leader who is meant to help shift the world.

Right Now.

 We say we want a different world, but our actions aren’t radical enough to bring about that shift.

We keep creating more of the same, and then feel powerless.

It is time to break the mold of taking linear, masculine strategies and instead own our feminine power and generate the shift from that place.

It’s time to rewrite the cultural narratives of what it means to be a Woman.

So… How do we do that?

We gather in sisterhood & community and then begin.

By helping you to dissolve those patterns, behaviors and cultural narratives,we learn how to be safe without staying small.

It’s time to stop hiding our feminine wisdom and power,and give ourselves permission to be our full self. It is time to break free.

The circumstances of the world have allowed us to settle into domestication,and now it is time for something new.

Time to say yes to the bigger truth your heart yearns for.

Time for something Radical – the Revelation of your Full Self.

This Retreat is for you if:

  • You’re committed to being a catalyst for change and being a part of birthing the new paradigm
  • You’re committed to Love, Truth, Faith, and Freedom
  • You know that reawakening the Divine Feminine within us all is the solution and you’re ready to bring that to life
  • Enough is enough
  • You’re done making excuses, hiding, or dimming your light
  • You know it begins with healing yourself, supporting other women, and bringing more of the divine feminine
  • You’re ready to change the narrative of what it means to be a woman, wife, mother, sister, friend, leader, rebel (cause of things in the world)
  • You’re ready to believe you’re worth it

You’ll leave with:

  • A new sense of self and responsibility to act
  • An experience of your divine nature
  • Sisterhood
  • A reconnection with the natural world
  • A deep communion with self
  • Tools for healthy expression and processing of emotion
  • Inspiration for how to take action that will catalyz lasting change
  • Tokens to commemorate each ritual and bring that energy home with you
  • A soul full of song, voice, rhythm, and harmony
  • Confidence to be/do/have/create the life & future you desire
  • A vast understanding of your spiritual power and how to use it

This Retreat is not:

  • A replacement for therapy or a substitute for your own healing practice
  • A place to get new clients (we support your vision, and this is a place and time to receive)
  • A place to judge others for any life choices, especially beliefs
  • For the faint of heart, or those easily triggered. (This is real, deep work where our light and shadow are both honored and given space.)

Basic Info

When:

  • February 23-27th
  • 5 days, 4 nights, lodging included
  • Thursday afternoon through Monday after lunch

Where:

The Presentation Center
Los Gatos, CA
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67 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains. Hiking trails. Labyrinth. Historic Buildings. Meals included (12 total)

Who (attendees):

Spiritual Women
Leaders
Rebels
Revolutionaries
Dreamers
Cultural Creatives
Healers

Who (leaders):

  • Facilitated by
    Starr Sheppard-Decker
  • Music led by LaRhonda Steele plus pianist
  • Team of incredible women committed to this event

The Location:
The Presentation Center
Los Gatos, CA

A Sacred Space

For decades these grounds have been used for personal and spiritual development, healing, and ritual. Infused with spirituality and intention, The Presentation Center is the perfect place to explore our inner depths together. 

Hiking trails, labyrinth, historic buildings & statues, outdoor amphitheater, pond, and beautiful forest scenery make up the 67 acres where the Women Living Out Loud Retreat is held. Enjoy free afternoons to explore the grounds in silence or with your sisters.

What to expect during your retreat:

Lodging & Group Time:

Each room sports two beds, closet, and small table. Bring a friend to room with, or use the private Facebook group to connect with someone new! Restrooms are many, nearby and shared. Lodging for all attendees are housed in the same building, including 24/7 access to tea & coffee, as well as a common area to connect with other attendees.

Daily Schedule:
Each morning begins with optional mediation before breakfast. Required group meetings are between breakfast and lunch, then after dinner. Afternoons (between lunch & dinner) are free to explore, rest, or connect in whatever way best supports your experience! Some optional activities will be offered.
Daily group sessions will be held in a meeting space near lodging. Dining hall is within walking distance from both lodging and group space (see below for meal info).

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day are included in the cost, totalling 12 meals over the course of the retreat (Thursday dinner through Monday lunch). Known for their fresh, healthy food, Meals are served buffet-style in the dining hall. Dietary requirments accomodated if arranged ahead of time (space for this info in registration form after payment).

Want to learn more about The Presentation Center? Go directly to their website for more photos, detailed history, and testimonials of people’s amazing experiences.

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Facilitated by Spiritual Leader, Speaker & Coach
Starr Sheppard-Decker

There is No One Right Way to Live. Ordained Spiritual and Esoteric Minister, Starr Sheppard-Decker is a leader in teaching women to live empowered lives through their work by starting with their relationship to themselves and the Divine. She believes that as we heal how we relate to ourselves, we shift how we relate to each other and the world. Letting go of the ‘shoulds’ in our life can be utterly liberating, and allows us to create the New Paradigm our hearts yearn for.

After years of teaching the Law of Attraction and Metaphysics through events, classes, and retreats, Starr has taken her wisdom & experience with deep inner work to the Spiritual Women Leaders who really need it, while simultaneously homeschooling two of her three kids and singing professionally. Her unique approach to Relationships and Personal Transformation has inspired hundreds to make their expanding lives more enjoyable, love-filled, authentic, impactful, and successful.

She is thrilled to support powerful visionary women to confidently build and maintain healthy relationships that last, and knows the work of empowering women is truly changing the world.

Music from Award-Winning Vocalist
LaRhonda Steele 

LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13 singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. The journey continued to Portland, Oregon and is an amazing legacy of musical experiences for which she is ever Awed and Grateful. Over the years she has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists: Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Paul Delay, Obo Addy and Thara Memory. She has had the pleasure of recoding with Obo Addy, Janice Scroggins, Norman Sylvester and Ken DaRouchie.

Performing at the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and her yearly appearances at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals are just a couple of the highlights of her career, as well as receiving the Muddy Award for Best Female Vocalist in 2016.

LaRhonda currently enjoys working with her own band The LaRhonda Steele Band in which her husband Mark is the keyboardist and co-producer of their collaboration “Artistic Differences.” The CD features 12 original songs written and co-written by the duo. “My Soul’s Song” is her latest recording that feature a few of her gospel favorites.

Returning to her Gospel roots, LaRhonda is the choir director for the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir, whose mission is to employ Gospel Music to spread the message of Love, Equality and Cooperation  She is Music Director for Unity West Linn.

Ever thankful for the support she has received from the musical community and her fans, her legacy of the love of music will continue on, through and as the Irresistable Soul Music of LaRhonda Steele.

What People Are Saying…

“I have known Starr for many years, and find her to be a model of Authenticity, a sincere and learned student of Spiritual Clarity, a fountainhead of her own unique and spot-on Insight, and a sturdy leader with focused Vision. “

Linda Rossi

Principal Broker

“Starr is a force to be reckoned with. “

Dill Ward

CEO

Women With Moxie International

“Starr is a gifted coach. She listens thoughtfully and gives honest, constructive feedback. I came away with the confidence to face life’s challenges. Her dedication is real and it is reflected in the joy she finds in every interaction. I can recommend Starr unequivocally as a talented facilitator. You will come away stronger, and with a new-found clarity.”

Anne Holmgreen

Marketing Communication Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there and where do I stay?

The Presentation Center is located approx. 30 minutes from the San Jose airport in San Jose, California, for those flying in.
We recommend a Lyft or Uber from the airport, as well as connecting with other attendees via the Facebook group to set up ride shares.
While your travel to San Jose and to the retreat center is not included in the price of the retreat, your lodging and meals are. Check-in on Thursday February 23rd is from 3-5pm, with our first group session starting at 5pm. Monday we’ll end group at noon and go to lunch together as our last group adventure.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds will only be given within 3 days of registration (minus a $250 non-refundable deposit) and up to a week prior to event, or under documented emergency circumstances. Any refund requests must be conducted over the phone, and take 4-6 weeks to process. Transfers to other women will be allowed up until Jan 1st.

What's expected of me?

We expect you to arrive on time to the best of your ability, Thursday evening by 5pm through lunch on Monday, and to stay present during all required group activities (morning and eve sessions). If you feel uncomfortable in a specific activity you may choose to not participate, but we ask that you please stay present in the room to witness and support your sisters.

It is encourage, though not required, to “unplug” for the weekend. Let your loved-ones and clients know you’ll be unreachable. You may give them the front desk number for The Presentation Center for emergencies if that helps you be present. Put your smartphone and laptop away and see what magic happens when you’re fully in the moment with your sisters.

Honesty, Respect, and Space. Please be honest about who you are, what is going on for you, and what you wish to take from this incredible experience. Show up. Participate. Inquire. Express.
Please respect that others may be in a completely different inner place, have different opinions, views, and experiences, or want something entirely unique from this retreat.
Please be willing to hold space – or learn how to – for opposing ideas, strong emotions, and expressive creativity. This retreat is about creating a safe container for us to bring all of ourselves, which can only happen when we are willing to come from curiosity rather than judgment.

What will I get?

Access to a private Facebook group to stay connected to all the amazing women attendees.

Be showered with gifts upon arrival, as well as keep trinkets from your journey throughout the weekend.

A unique, healing, transformational experience to remember for the rest of your life.

The full support of your Sisters!

So much more…

What if I register and then can't make it?

You have up until January 1st to transfer your spot to another woman if you find you are unable to attend.
Unfortunately there are no refunds available without proven emergency circumstances.

What if I can only come for part of it?

Then we respectfully ask that you do not sign up for 2017. In order to create the safe container of love and acceptance for this powerful weekend, we ask that you only register if you are able to fully attend. This is for you and the rest of attendees. As our connection builds and deepens, it can be disruptive to add new people, both for the new person and for the group.

Exceptions may be made for late flights Thursday eve if you can begin with us by 7pm, or early flights Monday if you can stay until close at noon. Please contact Starr by emailing starr@radicalrevelations if this is a concern.

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Attendance: Only $2097!
All lodging and meals included

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