Full of Rest, fresh air, connection, community, fresh food, fun, hope, and also work that gave me purpose. Nicole leads in a way that allows you to trust and dive in. Recommend any trip anywhere with her guidance.
By Ann D for Earth Medicine Magic in Northern California on 11 Sep, 2021
To be honest, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the retreat with Nicole. And I'm so glad I did! Nicole is an incredible leader, feeling the mood & needs of the group. I loved the openness & experimentation - trying all kinds of exercises from meditation to movement to visualisation. I loved her flexibility - being able to adjust to our unique group needs & switching gears depending on the changes. I felt so taken care of on our retreat, Nicole would check in with us & how we slept, were feeling & if there was anything else we needed which was incredibly sweet. I felt like I could be myself because of the environment Nicole has created, it felt safe & open. The women that I spent these 3 days together became my spirit sisters & we were able to connect deeply because of that safe space. I also absolutely loved the little surprises that Nicole prepared for us - the magical playlist on the way to the retreat to get us 'in the mood' and the thoughtful goody bags with special treats. If you are new to retreats & kundalini yoga like I was, I highly recommend Nicole as your first experience - you will be well taken care of & will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed & at peace. And if you are an experienced yogi - Nicole will help you deepen your practice. There is something for everyone!
By Rita P for Earth Medicine Magic in Northern California on 01 Sep, 2021
After our New Mexico retreat a couple years ago I signed up for this retreat with no hesitation. Nicole is incredibly intuitive and knew just how to create an experience that spoke to all of us. The activities were well planned and amazing and when the weather or power didn’t cooperate Nicole seamlessly changed gears. The rooms were comfortable, the food delicious and the retreat grounds were spectacular. Once again I feel like I came back home healed, with beautiful memories and new lifelong friends. Can’t wait for the next event. ❤️
By Cindy B for Earth Medicine Magic in Northern California on 30 Aug, 2021


Nicole Smith Levay knows how to run a retreat and an amazing online community. I signed up for the Earth Medicine Magic retreat and I had no idea what to expect, except that I was excited to travel back to California and stay in the magical Redwoods. I was not new to retreats, but new to this group that had traveled with each other previously. The retreat itself was more than I could have asked for and expected. Nicole is a brilliant healer, who organized and facilitated this retreat full of activities from morning until night. She brought together a group of women that were able to share, heal and bond with each other. I highly recommend joining her online community Power Within Healing, you will not regret it. Thank you Nicole, for giving me a magical and healing experience.
By Jennifer G on 07 Sep, 2021
I recently attended a yoga retreat in New Mexico with Nicole and admit to being very hesitant about going. Nicole is such a beautiful soul, she made everyone feel welcome, comfortable and at ease and I am extremely grateful for having had the opportunity to learn from her. The experience has launched me onto a new trajectory of embracing me as I am and exploring new ideas and belief systems. Thank You, Nicole!
By Birgitte M on 07 Apr, 2019
Nicole and Bill were such amazing hosts! Always organized, supporitive and attentive. Nicole is the kind of teacher that guides you to see how strong and capable you are of. She is knowledgable, loving, inspiring and has a steady calm presence that made this experience the perfect fusion of relaxing, fun, and full of new. I suprised myself at how much Kundalini yoga and meditation I was capable of doing, and I owe so much of that to the safe space Nicole created. This retreat was like a dream I never wanted to wake up from. I came back to the city refreshed, alive, and more at home with myself.
By Ann D on 06 Apr, 2019