Retreat

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Do you want to be surrounded by dozens of other witches, learning, creating, and growing together?

Do you want to do it in a mansion in New Orlean’s garden district?

 

Of course you do.

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Mark your calendars, because we are planning the very first witches retreat of 2020 from 7/31-8/03!!

 

This retreat is going to be jam packed with magick.

 

 

Sign up for the waitlist. This is going to be the event of the year.

 

 

 

Host

 

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Shawn Engel, owner of Witchy Wisdoms, is a spiritual mentor, brand strategist, entrepreneur, and Tarot reader. It is her life’s purpose to help others with the strength of her intuition and ability to attract open doors. Primarily she works with entrepreneurs to help them solidify their brand and land features for exposure, but she continues to work as an abundance coach, helping women find their spirituality and build a firm foundation of gratitude on which to manifest from. She has worked with thousands of women by performing Tarot readings, leading spell work and rituals, teaching manifestation lessons, and providing business strategies and mindset work. She has been featured in multiple publications including Cosmopolitan, Bust, and Sabat magazine, and is the author of Cosmopolitan’s book on Love Spells. She recently founded the Boss Mystic Podcast Network, which is a growing home to witchcraft podcasts, including two of her own, The Boss Mystic and True Crime Astrology.

 

 

Guest speakers

 

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Best selling author Juliet Diaz is an Indigenous Taino Medicine woman and seer. Owner of November Sage Botanica, Plant Coven, and Tierra Sagrada (a nonprofit). Known to the world as the Plant Witch, Plant Whisperer. Juliet was born extrasensory and comes from a long lineage of witch healers. A Behique (healer) of her tribe. Signs of her natural gifts like healing, energy reading, communication with spirit & other realms shined through at the age of 3. She believes Magick lives within us all. She feels passionately about bringing truth to this mundane world and inspiring others to step into their presence/truth. She has over 30 years experience and has a Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine and is a bestselling Author of her book Witchery – Embrace the Witch Within published by Hayhouse. Her next book, Plant Witch releases in 2020.

 

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Chelsea Selby, founder and CEO of Witch Baby Soap, is an eclectic witch with a background in alternative medicine. Her knowledge of herbs, flowers, and deities helps her to craft all of the incredible scents at her company, and she has been featured in many publications (including Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, and Wired UK) to talk about it. As a mother and a business mogul, Chelsea is changing the beauty industry by infusing intentional glamour magick into her products and ritual guides. She is a gifted intuitive with extrasensory abilities in the form of scent, and has so much knowledge to share with the world.

 

 

 

VIP Additions

If you book to stay in the main house with your Host Witches, you will automatically get VIP status and access to great additions like

  • Nightly Witchings (including a seance)
  • A personalized reading from your host and each guest speaker
  • Access to the pool

 

 

Itinerary

 

Friday night

  • It’s welcome night! Everyone will meet around 5pm for a meet and greet in the main house. A light dinner and snacks will be provided.
  • Ghost tour 8 pm
  • VIP seance

 

Saturday 

  • It’s learning day! Classes start at 11am, each approximately 45 minutes with a break in between.
  • Lunch is provided in the main house after classes
  • Take the St. Charles Streetcar to French quarter
  • Voodoo museum
  • Branch off and explore
  • VIP drinks at Muriels

 

Sunday

  • Meet at the house around 11 am for beignets and coffee
  • Podcast recording
  • Free day! Lounge by the pool or explore!
  • VIP cemetery photoshoots
  • 7pm readings circle

 

Monday 

  • Meet at the house for catered breakfast
  • Farewell abundance ritual

 

 

Accommodations

There are a variety of ways you can be included in this magickal excursion, from super VIP to doing your own thing.

 

 

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Private bedroom in the main house, with direct access to kitchen and pool. Grants access to VIP additions.

 

 

 

 

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Shared bedroom in the main house, with direct access to kitchen and pool. We will take requests if you’d like to be paired with someone specific. Grants access to VIP additions.

 

 

 

 

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Bunk beds in the main house, with direct access to kitchen and pool. We will take requests if you’d like to be paired with someone specific. Grants access to VIP additions.

 

 

 

 

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Take care of your own accommodations and save! Book anywhere in New Orleans proper and gain access to all included activities, meals, and outings.

 

 

You can choose to put a deposit to secure your place on the trip, or pay in full to secure your preferred room.

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Activities

We have so much planned for this retreat!

 

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We will have three classes on various topics by some of your favorite witches! Each 45 minute class will be incredibly immersive, with a question and answer segment. Throughout the experience, we will hold rituals (and nightly witchings for VIP guests!) that will leave you feeling abundant and full after the weekend is over. We also have a pool and a dedicated time for photo shoots, so you will leave with content and a tan!

 

 

 

 

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Of course readings are part of the package- we’re witches! VIP guests get personalized readings from the host and guest speaker, but everyone in attendance will have the chance to read and get read at our readings circle held Saturday night. Bring your divination tools so you can participate in the fun, or just come to get a reading of your own!

 

 

 

 

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Your host will be recording a live episode of her hit podcast, True Crime Astrology, with Juliet Diaz (who has a background in criminology.) There will be an audience setting with a Q&A, so bring your best questions!

 

 

 

 

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We will all be taking the St. Charles Street Car to New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, tickets to be included in booking price.

 

 

 

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And on the first night, after our initial meet and greet and dinner, we will go on a ghost tour to see the spooky side of New Orleans, tickets included in booking. Afterwards, VIP’s can come back to the house for a seance, or you can go off and enjoy the nightlife!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*You are not required to participate in any activity, but we would love if you would!*

 

So, will you join us?

 

Spots are very limited. Reserve your spot now, or get on the waitlist to be first in line when spots need to be filled.

 

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FAQ:

 

Where is it located?

This retreat is located in New Orlean’s Garden District, so if you are booking your own room, make sure it is adjacent so you can easily attend all of the activities!

 

Will I have my own bedroom and bathroom?

Space is limited, and your privacy will depend on your investment. There are shared bathrooms about the house, but you will not share with more than 3 people maximum.

 

How many spaces are there?

There is limited space in this retreat, with 7 VIP spots and 10 additional spots.

 

What can I expect from each day?

The itinerary listed above will give you a good idea of what is planned, but be advised that this far in advance, plans are subject to change.

 

Do I have to attend the activities?

You can choose to opt in or out of any activity you desire, but please let us know ahead of time so we can determine tickets or seating arrangements.

 

I have dietary restrictions. Is that a problem?

In the booking form you will have a space to provide your dietary restrictions, and we will accommodate as best we can.

 

I have a disability. Is this space inclusive?

There are rooms on the first floor of the house, but the house does have stairs. Please let us know in the forms how we can accommodate and we will do our best to provide assistance.

 

Can I bring my family?

This is an opportunity to step outside of your routine and connect to your best, witchiest self. It is advised that you leave the kids at home, as they will not be permitted to attend activities.

 

What is your refund policy?

We have a strict, no refund policy. If there is an emergency, we will try our best to fill your spot, but there is no guarantee. Because all outings and meals must be accounted for, this is something we cannot promise.

 

What if I have more questions that aren’t listed here?

Feel free to email shawn@witchywisdoms.com for specific inquiries.

 

 

**Venues, accommodations, outings, and speakers are subject to change. This is an 18+ event**