Women’s Rites of Passage

Do you believe in the importance of ritual to support what the psyche attempts to accomplish as we move through life’s stages?  Do you believe in the power of a woman’s circle?  Do you believe in the power of a circle created with the needs and intentions of those who are a part of it?

If any of this resonates with you – please consider joining us October 23-27, 2019 at Nazareth Retreat Center in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Spirit of Sophia has asked Paula D’Arcy, author and international retreat leader, to be our guide for this special Women’s Rites of Passage circle.  Paula joined us in March of 2017 to lead a day retreat in Louisville.  Knowing this was not enough time for us to be with Paula, I wanted to give many in Louisville the opportunity to meet Paula and experience her voice and wisdom.  I have had the pleasure of attending several 5 day Writing Retreats with Paula.  I have always been intrigued by her Rites of Passage circles.  She agreed to convene one for us in November of 2018.  It was a special 3 night retreat at Nazareth, Kentucky.  The retreat was full within 2 weeks of the beginning of registration.  We had a wait list of 14 women.

The retreat was a wonderful experience for all who participated.  We discovered that we needed to add an additional night for 2019’s retreat.  The Rites of Passage retreats that Paula usually lead are 6 nights.  She condensed it on my request  –  for Spirit of Sophia.  This is a powerful, deep, meaningful experience – and it was determined by Paula, and agreed upon, that we need to expand it to 4 nights.

More information to come for 2019’s retreat.  Please save the date.  Registration will begin in early 2019.


Any questions, email dana@spiritofsophia.org