Transformative Love Retreat:

An immersive 2.5-day soul care retreat for Activists, Therapists, Ministers, and Creatives who are changing the world

November 1, 2024-November 3, 2024

Wish you had dedicated time and space to rest and rekindle the flame for the important work you are doing in the world?

You DO have the courage to let go of an old identity or habit, or change behaviors that no longer serve you — and to make space for new or refreshed possibilities.

But HOW?

Picture in your mind a creative healing space shared with other changemaking women who, like you, are ready to engage in transformative work.

Does this resonate with you? 

Do you feel like you are sitting in the swampland of your soul and asking yourself: Where do you go from here?

Have you lost the passion and fire for what you do simply because your soul needs deep rest?

Are you experiencing compassion fatigue because you pour your heart and soul into everything you do?

What would life look like if you had a safe and confidential space to both grieve and celebrate? 

The Transformative Love Retreat is designed to help Changemakers lean into their own inner wisdom, so that they reconnect with their soul’s yearning and continue creating transformation in their life and work. 

“Lynette provided a dynamic, open and creative spiritual practice. She encouraged us to get into our bodies as an expression of spirituality, and supported folks for whom it was out of their comfort zone. She is a gentle, creative leader who can work with a diverse audience with ease. We loved having her and would invite her to lead an event with us again!”

Jennifer Newman (she/her)

Executive Director at Beacon Hill Friends House

“Having attended Lynette’s on-line retreat on lamentations, I wrote her this after the first session: “Girrrrllllll, you opened this up with beauty and grace, with real vulnerability, and with finesse. I loved the combination of quotes, scripture, and personal story. I feel ministered to and look forward to where we will go tomorrow. Thank you! I’m so glad to be blessed by this experience. Amen about weeping and wailing.”

 

“I was looking for a place where lamentation could be embodied. Lynette invited us into that experience after sharing deeply from her own spiritual life. Along the way, I recognized that the longing I experience for greater depth and range in life is in response to certain cultural constraints that strait-jacket our potential spiritual experience.”

 

“Having my yearning fulfilled during that retreat, I’ve sought out places where others unbind those constraints more freely, whether with lament, jubilation, or anything in between. The result is that I feel more fully met, more whole, and more intimately involved with this thing called life. If you want some of that, I recommend engaging with Lynette.”

Viv Hawkins,

Integral Master Coach™ at LifeCalls, Photo by Chris Baker Evens

“Lynette has a knack for combining her passion for mental health work with her naturally inquisitive nature. The result is a well-balanced and down to earth approach to even the most difficult topics. She skillfully ropes her audience in with pop culture references and humor to lighten the mood and create safe spaces for authentic engagement and discussion.”

Dr. Tiffany Jenkins, LCADC, ACS, CCTP, LPC

Therapist & Founder of Awakening Change LLC

At the Transformative Love Retreat, you’ll go from the Burned-Out Professional to the Fired-Up Changemaker.

During our time together, you will:

  1. Nurture your creative spirit through expressive arts, contemplative practices, and play.
  2. Break bread with other amazing women while having courageous in-community conversations.
  3. Slow down and make time to listen to your heart’s desires.
  4. Envision new ways to bring a foundation of love to your life and work.
  5. Rediscover what makes you come alive.

In addition to plenty of time for rest and relaxation, you will engage in three learnscapes — a much more evocative term than workshop! — that will help you step into a fired up changemaker.

Learnscape One: Live Love Out Loud

We will explore the intersection of narrative journaling, poetry, and personal memories. You will recall past memories that have had an impact on your life, uncover your hidden self-love story—and how you can use expressive writing to fuel your Changemaker Journey.

Learnscape Two: Leading with Love

We will explore what it looks like to be a leader in today’s workplace, in your solo practice, or in your personal sphere of influence. What are the qualities that make a great leader and what does it mean to lead an initiative or organization from a feminine essence/divine feminine?

Learnscape Three: Love is As Love Does

We will look at the struggles of loneliness as we do our activism work. We will explore how we create the community we need, so we can lead with love and leave our legacy.

Learnscape One: Live Love Out Loud

We will explore the intersection of narrative journaling, poetry, and personal memories. You will recall past memories that have had an impact on your life, uncover your hidden self-love story—and how you can use expressive writing to fuel your Changemaker Journey.

Learnscape Two: Leading with Love

We will explore what it looks like to be a leader in today’s workplace, in your solo practice, or in your personal sphere of influence.  What are the qualities that make a great leader and what does it mean to lead an initiative or organization from a feminine essence/divine feminine?

Learnscape Three: Love is As Love Does

We will look at the struggles of loneliness as we do our activism work. We will explore how we create the community we need, so we can lead with love and leave our legacy.

This is the very work I did to experience a newfound love for myself, my work, and my life.

Hi, my name is Lynette Davis, your F/friendly, neighborhood queer/Ace Blerd and Love Agent. Around 10 years ago, I realized I was taking a supporting role in my own life. I was hiding from my ministry, my call, and didn’t see myself as a leader. This cost me my own self-trust. I didn’t know how to listen to my gut and was instead listening to everyone and everything else. It was exhausting. This corroded my self-respect and took a toll on my self-worth. One day, I realized it was time to heal, to go deeper, and become the leading lady in my own life. To define what leadership meant for me–so that I could be the Love Agent I was meant to be. But without a container of support…I hesitated and struggled to justify my desire for change and to give myself permission to walk out of my comfort zone into the expansion of a spirit-led creative life.

I don’t want this for you. So, I’m creating space for support, and possibility. Your next step is to register for the Transformative Love Retreat.

Weekend Schedule
at a Glance

  • Friday arrival and light snacks
  • Welcome circle
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Partaking in chef-prepared meals
  • Guided contemplative and/or arts-based practices
  • Learnscapes
  • Community offerings
  • Love tank refuel/time for spaciousness and awe
  • Sunday check out

Included at the Retreat

  •   An immersive weekend stay at Nine Mountain Retreat center — an intentionally crafted healing arts and creative space in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts
  •   A private chat group to get to know each other beforehand (rideshares!)
  •   Lodging in communal-style guest rooms
  •   Guided practices and take-home materials
  •   Delicious locally and/or organic sourced meals + yummy snacks, coffee, and tea
  •   Plenty of time to relax and nourish your soul
  •   Enjoy a soak in the hot tub under the gentle glow of the moon and stars

Investment

The Transformative Love Retreat is $1,000 USD

(flight/transportation/travel insurance are not included)

This includes everything mentioned above, and the time and space to breathe and be free, to rest and engage in restorative practices. You can pay in full or in two payments. This intimate experience is only open to 8-10 women. Reserve your retreat spot today.

Weekend Schedule
at a Glance

  • Friday arrival and light snacks
  • Welcome circle
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Partaking in chef-prepared meals
  • Guided contemplative and/or arts-based practices
  • Learnscapes
  • Community offerings
  • Love tank refuel/time for spaciousness and awe
  • Sunday check out

Included at the Retreat

  •   An immersive weekend stay at Nine Mountain Retreat center — an intentionally crafted healing arts and creative space in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts
  •   A private chat group to get to know each other beforehand (rideshares!)
  •   Lodging in communal-style guest rooms
  •   Guided practices and take-home materials
  •   Delicious locally and/or organic sourced meals + yummy snacks, coffee, and tea
  •   Plenty of time to relax and nourish your soul
  •   Enjoy a soak in the hot tub under the gentle glow of the moon and stars

Investment

The Transformative Love Retreat is $1,000 USD

This includes everything mentioned above, and the time and space to breathe and be free, to rest and engage in restorative practices. You can pay in full or in two payments. This intimate experience is only open to 8-10 women. Reserve your retreat spot today.

(flight/transportation/travel insurance are not included)

Meet Your Retreat Leadership Team

Retreat Host and Facilitator

Lynette Davis

Lynette Davis

Lynette Davis, SFCC (she/her), is a writer, spiritual director, mental health advocate, and the Chief Love Agent of The League of Extraordinary Love Agents. Believing stories can change the world and create meaning in life, she enjoys facilitating sacred space for healing and spiritual deepening utilizing the expressive arts. As a liturgical and former jazz and hip-hop dancer, Lynette brings a playful and embodied approach to her offerings. For over a decade, her work has involved utilizing digital marketing and communications for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She has worked on several public health campaigns, including her own “heart work” projects, Smash The Stigma, and #entrepreneurstalkaboutit. 

Lynette is the author of Success To Die For: Breaking Down Assumptions About Anxiety, Depression, & Suicide and Their Impact on Business Women and a contributing author of the Illuminate Quaker Bible study series by Barclay Press. Her writing has also appeared in several publications including Spirituality and Health, Wellness Universe, and Stay Focused Magazine. She also writes at the intersection of mental health, spirituality, and the creative life on Substack: lynettedavis.substack.com 

Lynette is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and an ecumenical Sister with the Sisters For Christian Community (SFCC). Originally from New Jersey, Lynette has lived in Delaware and Hawaii and now calls Western Massachusetts home. Wherever she is in the world, Lynette shows up to life with a heart for service. She has volunteered for many nonprofit and social enterprise projects over the years, including serving on the board for Opera North Inc. and Global Women 4 Wellbeing. She earned her MA in Theopoetics and Writing from Earlham School of Religion and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Sociology.


Guest Retreat Facilitators

Angie Shyr

Angie Shyr

I was born in love with the Universe. My Mom said as a toddler, I enjoyed saying Hi to everyone and crowning them nicknames. I’m also supremely curious and have spent much of my decades fulfilling varied interests and projects. As a musician, artist, educator and Spirit daughter, my passion is to embody and engender loving creative scholarship, fellowship and participation as a means to serve each other and Earth. In 2020, I was the violinist on Jane Goodall’s Hopecast Podcast series and Katherin Hervey’s documentary “The Prison Within”.

As a teen and young adult, I toured as a violinist with the Page/Plant Reunion Tour (Led Zeppelin). The O’Jays, Snow Patrol, B-52s, Guster and Gorillaz, performing at venues globally. All the while, I was equally interested in and developed my 5+ senses through Reiki, Circle Counciling and other forms of holistic and energy pedagogies.

My current projects – XO Planet, Love at Last and Jackie Highway’s Solid State Sun – aspire to effervescently grow myself and humanity through the cosmic circulation of music, creativity and grace.

Kaia Jackson

Kaia Jackson

Kaia Jackson (they/them) is a healing-centered creator, space holder and story weaver who is energized and humbled by the capacity of every story to change the shape of what we know to be true. They have served as a youth counselor, healing arts facilitator, and community educator. Kaia is committed to learning how to center and hold space for healing of historically silenced experiences in intergenerational community spaces. They have also served as a movement chaplain, offering emotional and spiritual support, and uplifting practices of self-care and community care, with activists.

A long-time co-creator and member of the Collective Leadership Team of Survivor Theatre Project, they practice a deep commitment to collective decision-making, feedback seeking, and intersectional feminism. They also love facilitating workshops on disability justice, community care and restorative practices. Kaia received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Hampshire College, an MDiv from Earlham School of Religion, and a certificate from Prison Yoga Project.

Jacinta V. White

Jacinta V. White

Jacinta V. White has been referred to as a symphony as she masterfully blends many of her talents and skills to passionately work with others. In 2018, Jacinta founded Deeper Dive Consulting. As a corporate trainer, leadership coach, and retreat facilitator, Jacinta is known for guiding individuals and groups into deeper awareness in order for them to thrive. Her clients have included Duke University Health System, Wake Med, EmcArts – Houston, Johnson & Johnson, The Carolinas Hospice and Palliative Care, and several others. But her work far exceeds that.

An accomplished poet, with two books under her belt — Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South, 2019, Press 53 and broken ritual, 2012, Finishing Line Press – Jacinta has been facilitating poetry (as healing) workshops since 2001! Through The Word Project, Jacinta focuses on building self-awareness and community healing using the arts. Out of TWP comes the international journal, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, established in 2015, and publishing writers and artists from across the globe, also under Jacinta’s leadership.

Jacinta has received many accolades including the Outstanding Women Leader’s award from the City of Winston-Salem. She’s served as a Trustee for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board, a literary panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently an officer with the NC Writers Conference.

Jacinta holds a BA in Speech Communications and a MPA in Nonprofit Management. She also has a number of certifications in areas such as Mindfulness, Tantra, Restorative Justice, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

To learn more visit JacintaWhite.com.

Paying it Forward

Are you a BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, and Woman of Color) or QTWOC changemaker who would LOVE to come, but the investment is a bit of a stretch? I’ve been there and am grateful to have received a financial blessing during a time of need. So, I’m paying it forward with one scholarship offering.

Email Darlene at inquiries@lynettedavis.com for the scholarship details and application.

Would you like to make a difference in the life of someone who sits on the margins of margins?

Donate to the scholarship fund so we can provide more opportunities to make this experience more accessible to those who cannot afford to make this kind of investment at this time in their lives. (Priority given to BIWOC, chronically ill/disabled changemakers, and single mamas.)

FAQ’s

Q: I’m not an activist, therapist, or any of the above. Can I still come?

A: If you consider yourself a changemaker and/or a creative with a heart to create more good in this world, this retreat is for you. 

Q: What’s the cancelation policy?

A: There are no refunds. However, if for some reason you can no longer attend, you may privately gift your registration to another woman. (You will need to send the individual’s contact information to us.)

Q: What’s the closest major national airport?

A: That would be Bradley International Airport. 

Q: I have certain dietary restrictions. Can they be accommodated?

A: You’re not the only one! The on-site chef can accommodate dietary needs with advanced notice. (A questionnaire about preferences will be provided once registered.)

Have more questions or simply want to speak with Lynette to decide if this is the right retreat for you?

Email inquiries@lynettedavis.com.

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