8th Annual Moving Into The Light Women's Retreat

2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero, CA 94060

Melissa Sutor
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Nov 16 - 18, 2018
Group size: 18-20
8th Annual Moving Into The Light Women's Retreat
2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero, CA 94060

Melissa Sutor
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Deposit: $150
Nov 16 - 18, 2018
Group size: 18-20

About this trip

A Weekend of Self-Care, Empowerment and Positive Transformation

Do you long to reconnect with your authentic self? Do you crave time to de-stress, rest, cultivate inner peace, and renew your soul?  

Dragonfly Healing Center provides a safe and nourishing environment in which women can deeply explore what it means to come into balance in their lives - emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. It is designed especially for women who are and wish to be active and empowered participants in their whole health and well-being.

Through inspiring discussions, guided meditations, hiking, journaling, yoga, and creative expression, we foster an intimate community for healing, integration, and awakening. Connect deeper with your self care by relaxing into the loving healing hands of your wellness service providers.  Experience Massage Therapy and other wellness services as an option during your retreat.  

Throughout the weekend, you will be led on a journey of new perceptions, towards a whole new way to view your life and experience how the elusive sense of safety, security, and love which you are seeking is not somewhere out there but all within you.

Join us on this journey towards self-discovery... 

Value of the Retreat

*Create lifelong friendships, genuine connections, and heartfelt memories
*Reconnect with some ladies from previous retreats and meet some new ones
*Take home wisdom and skills that can change your life for the better
*Experience how self-care reigns supreme and shift your mindset to ultimate self-love
*Participate in a safe, loving, and fun community of women
*Learn from and share with the retreat staff who have multiple years of combined experience in their professions along with numerous degrees and certifications
*Benefit from the energy and care put into creating this quality retreat offering
*Spend special moments in one of the most beautiful locations in America on the California coast
*Be a part of social responsibility ~ Dragonfly Center volunteers multiple hours of time and energy every year to be of service 
*Continue the support and inspiration through our Private Facebook Group only for retreat participants

Per Person Costs:
*Gourmet, farm-to-table, full service, catered meals (2 full buffet breakfast meals, 2 four-course lunch meals, and 2 snack meals) 
*Unlimited Tea, Coffee, and Water included daily; fresh juices and specialty beverages included during meals
*Mindfulness Meditation Practices
*2 professionally led and engaging movement/yoga classes 
*12 inspiring workshops 
*Vision Board workshop 
*Additional meditation and activities offered the day before
Total Cost per person = $1425
Bundled together for the retreat and offered at the amazing cost of $444!!!


Costanoa is an eco adventure resort on the stunning Northern California coast just south of Half Moon Bay.

Costanoa Resort offers many amenities including beautiful hot tub, 24-hour saunas, comfort stations with fireplaces, onsite restaurant and store, easy beach access, glorious nature plus much more.  

Located south of San Francisco and to the west of San Jose and Silicon Valley, Costanoa Resort is a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of city life.  We are happy to welcome you to a natural paradise!

Your choice of accommodation is an additional cost. This gives you flexibility in choosing which accommodation type you wish for and how many nights you want to spend at Costanoa Resort.  You have a choice of lovely accommodations!  Options are available for luxurious lodge rooms and cabins as well as glamping tent cabins, and more.  You also have the option to commute to the retreat each day if you prefer.  

Please review the accommodation options on the Costanoa Resort website at  http://www.costanoa.com/accommodations.html  
Book your accommodation online from the Costanoa website.

Book your accommodation as soon as you register for the retreat to reserve your top choice. Accommodations can fill quickly.  Dragonfly Healing Center is not responsible if your top choice of accommodation is not available.

Workshop Leaders

Kini Chang, LMFT

Kini is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist where she practices as a Mental Health Therapist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland serving children and families in East Oakland through addressing trauma associated with systemic oppression, community violence, and grief and loss. She also has a private practice in Oakland, CA where she specializes in intergenerational and familial trauma, transitional struggles and life challenges, anxiety and depression, as well parent education and coaching on Adolescent Development and child-

Kini will be leading a workshop at the retreat. 


Sunrise Walk and Physical Fitness by Ali Reneer


Singing Circle and Creativity by Yolanda Rhodes


Cancellation Policy

In order to reserve a space in our 2018 Moving Into the Light Women's Retreat, a non-refundable deposit of $175 (or $150 for Dragonflies) is required.  Balance is due by September 16th 2018 for new participants and October 16th 2018 for Dragonflies.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your participation in the retreat, then you can transfer your reserved space to another lady of your choice. If we have a waiting list, then you can request to transfer to a lady on the list. 
We strongly urge you to consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment should you need to cancel or interrupt your trip.  You can go to:
http://www.roamright.com/ or www.insuremytrip.com or https://www.squaremouth.com/
And find a policy that suits your needs.

What’s included

  • Gourmet meals
    Gourmet, farm-to-table, full service, catered meals ~ 2 full buffet breakfast meals, 2 four-course lunch meals, and 2 snack meals; Unlimited Tea, Coffee, and Water; Fresh juices during meals
  • Mindfulness
    Guided meditations
  • Workshops
    12 inspiring workshops plus a Vision Board workshop
  • Yoga
    2 professionally led and engaging movement/yoga classes for all levels
  • Dinner
    Dinner meals are optional and at an additional cost; there is a restaurant on site and others in the area
  • Accommodations
    Your choice of accommodation is an additional cost. You may also choose to commute.

Available Packages

Dragonflies (have attended previously)
Available until Oct 16
Deposit: $150
Dragonfly in the Making
Available until Oct 16
Deposit: $175
Pre-Paid Deposit - Pay Balance Due

If you are a Dragonfly who already paid your $150 deposit directly to Melissa, then this is your remaining balance due.  Thank you!

Available until Oct 16only 1 left

If you have already received confirmation from Melissa for a scholarship to the retreat, then complete your registration here.  Congratulations!!

*All scholarships have been allocated*

only 4 left
Deposit: $150

Dragonflies (have attended previously)


Connecting and Sharing our Presence

Friday, November 16th

5:30-6:30pm Meditation and Sharing

(meet in the Lodge Lobby)
6:30pm Dinner at Cascade Restaurant (Optional; cost not included)
8:30pm Fun Activities, Connection and Conversations around the fireplace

Your Organizer

Melissa Sutor
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Melissa is a Mindfulness Teacher, Retreat Leader, and Diversity/Inclusion Consultant who has earned Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering as well as Counseling Psychology. She supports individuals and groups in living balanced, authentic, and happy. Melissa was an engineer and IT project manager in Silicon Valley before traveling to over 50 countries on a backpacking journey around the world interacting with people of diverse cultures and engaging in indigenous spiritual practices. Connecting with the courage to live with deep meaning and purpose in her own life allows her to effectively and heartfully guide others in doing the same. She has led mindfulness workshops at many organizations including Google as well as retreat centers including Esalen Institute and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Kaiser. Melissa is the founder of Dragonfly Healing Center and co-founder of Weirdworld, a Public Benefit Internet Company for radical social change.


This was a fabulous workshop with excellent presenters, fun interactive exercises, lively and mind opening conversation, fantastic food and accommodations! Thank you so much Melissa for truly bringing your beautiful vision to fruition. I look forward to the next retreat!

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