Triple Moon Goddess Retreat
Women’s retreats happen annually in September. Tickets to the current year’s retreat will begin on April 1.
Triple Moon Goddess Retreat is a space for women to connect through sharing. We are simply gathering the natural talents and gifts we see in our community, and making it available. We believe in the magic that is created when we show up together and allow the energy that is created to embolden us. We provide meals, suggested activities, and prompts. But come as you are, and participate in whatever way you need.
Meet your facilitators and hosts!
Co-Hosts, Triple Moon Goddess Retreat
Bridgette Weber, Organizer/Host, Local Foods Chef & Caterer
Bridgette is a creative spirit and empathetic friend. She currently works as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Community Action Coalition for South Central WI, and coordinator of The Community Mandala Project for Sarvodaya USA, two organizations working towards equity for vulnerable populations. Bridgette graduated with a BS in Environmental Science and recently completed her certification as a yoga teacher. She spent the last decade working in culinary arts and on various projects in the local foods movement. In her spare time Bridgette hosts local foods dinners and wellness retreats, attends community choir, and writes songs with friends. Her passion for equity lead her to see the power of holistic health & yoga for coping with the emotional and mental struggles she found were holding her & her community back. She brings her knowledge, experience and skills to her community in various ways; as an organizer, a teacher, a chef, singer/songwriter, and human.
Rebecca Bloedorn, Co-host, Writing Workshop Facilitator
Rebecca’s most influential gift in her young life was a blank journal at 7 years old where she spent hours turning blank white pages into trails of personal history. There were self-deprecating words, empowering words, artwork, poems, pictures and creative self-expression that grew and evolved into a relationship with the pen. Rebecca is a Montessori teacher, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a reader, writer, hiker, a nature loving, wine-drinking red head. She loves language and its flexibility to make us laugh, express our internal thought and hear words from people we’ve never met. Rebecca has written for Cream Magazine (Zurich, Switzerland), a parenting website called Mudpie Mamas, the Love Wisconsin Project and occasionally Facebook. Posting on Facebook counts as being published, right? Rebecca will teach us about the benefits of self-expression as well as show you a few writing tips to express gratitude when she brings us together.
Jess Katherine, Keynote Facilitator: Foraging Walk, Herbalist Lecture, Tincture Making
As an herbal educator, I write, teach and offer wellness consultations that promote safe, effective and experienced based herbal knowledge. I also parent two children and am a full spectrum doula and therapeutic mentor. In my down time I love to explore movement, garden and cook nourishing food.
I honor my ancestors and I strive to make medicinal remedies with herbs and plants that are close to my Eastern and Northern European ancestry. I acknowledge that I am harvesting plants on the currently occupied lands of the Sauk & Meswaki and Ho-Chunk peoples in the land also called the Driftless Region of WI.
My foundational approach is inspired by the Kitchen Medicine and Vitalist herbal traditions. I thank my teachers: Carol Jacobs, Linda Conroy, Rose Barlow, Carol Willis, and Blazing Star Herbal School.
Rachel Stetenfeld, Asana & Meditation Facilitator
Rachel Stetenfeld is a passionate and committed teacher who’s followed yoga around the world like her greatest love affair. Starting her training at Yandara Institute in Mexico, she’s since explored yoga ashrams in India, California, and New York for further teaching. Her practice, which consists of philosophical study, chanting, dance, Asana, and meditation, is the foundation for her teaching, which focuses primarily on breath, intuitive movement, and encouraging students to see themselves as their own teacher. Currently working for Breathe For Change, a yoga and wellness training for educators, she leads content in philosophy and personal development. In addition to practice and teaching, she can’t emphasize enough the importance of self-embodiment and presence in our lives. At the end of the day, this is truly all that matters.
Sarah Burgess, Community Singing Workshop Facilitator
Sarah Burgess discovered community singing in Iowa City, where she resided before moving to Madison last January. A singer all her life, Sarah fell in love with singing in a whole new way through this style of singing together. She loves most the connection she feels simultaneously with the song’s meaning, with herself, and with the other voices present – magic!! As she writes this now, she realizes that is always what she loves in singing, in music, art, community, creativity, nature and more, to feel a deeper connection to herself, those around her and beyond, and the natural world all around her. Community singing activates this immediately and accessibly, it is for everyone. Sarah began leading community singing in Madison shortly after her arrival, singing with others in parks, at potlucks and around campfires; she is happy to sing anywhere and everywhere. Sarah studied vocal jazz and songwriting at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, and studied English at the University of Iowa, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree. She teaches piano, voice, songwriting, and children’s music, and loves her role as a community song leader. She is also a mother who home-schools her four children in her spare time :). Thank you!