Elite Retreat

Friday September 21 – Sunday September 23, 2018

“FREE TO BE...”An Exclusive Empowerment & Healing Experience for Black Women

at the Five-star Rated
Skamania Lodge and Resort
overlooking the lovely Columbia River
(Voted 2017 Northwest Resort of the Year by Conde Nast)
Skamania Lodge


your mind, body & spiriT


After two years of producing the popular, sold-out REVIVE Black Women’s Empowerment Breakfast, it is now time to take it to the NEXT LEVEL – the REVIVE 2018 Elite Retreat  - where we  have an entire weekend (not just a day) dedicated to your personal transformation, and spiritual growth and development, featuring empowerment sessions led by Sistah Experts.

Get ready for a luxury Empowerment and Healing Weekend fit for a Queen complete with an award-winning location, unsurpassed Northwest beauty, elite hotel accommodations (included in your Weekend), and undivided attention from the hotel staff and our REVIVE Retreat team for you and 19 other attendees. 

This weekend is designed with YOU in mind – a Sacred Space for Black Women to be affirmed, loved and celebrated.

Be seen. Be heard. Be REVIVED.
Over the course of this exclusive weekend experience, you will:


yourself from “old” blockages, doubts, and hindrances

Set Yourself Free To Be…

joyful, beautiful, sensuous, powerful, prosperous, loving, confident, magnetic, and the highest and best version of yourself


“old,” limiting beliefs, thoughts, habits, behaviors, and comfort zones that are holding you back from your Greatness and Fuller Self-expression


your mind, body, spirit, and energy,


your passions, possibilities, Commitment to Self, and your focus

Do you yearn to get away to a beautiful and Sacred Space with other supportive and loving Sistahs where you can relax, exhale, be yourself, and restore your mind, body, and spirit?

Do you desire to be holistically re-energized by fresh sweet air, lush greenery, the calming current of the Columbia River, and a pristine, natural setting?

Are you ready for more clarity and to move forward with more certainty and confidence in your life?

Are you ready to begin healing your heart, and releasing old “tapes” and beliefs?

Do you want to learn tools and techniques that support inner renewal and being a JUICIER women in all areas of your life?

Do you desire to release “old” baggage and be FREER and more self-expressed in your life?

If you answered YES to at least TWO of these questions, then the REVIVE Elite Retreat is for YOU!

Your mind, body and spirit deserve a Sacred Pause in order to be revived, restored, renewed and rejuvenated; and to be in Sacred Community with other like-minded, loving Sistahs on the grow.


Elite Retreat

includes your hotel room, both nights!

  • Terry Cloth spa robes in each hotel room
  • 7 empowerment sessions INCLUDING a “letting go” exercise at the fireside circle
  • Powerful session presenters
  • Opening “Women of Wakanda” reception
  • Delicious Saturday breakfast and lunch
  • Delicious Sunday breakfast
  • Swag Bag for all attendees
  • Welcome gift
  • Sunday morning yoga, an included option
  • Saturday afternoon self-care & Relaxation break to indulge in the on-site amenities for your pleasure: indoor pool and outdoor hot tub; use of resort bikes, use of health club, scenic hiking trails, and fitness trail (or, you may choose to indulge in a spa treatment in the resort’s waterleaf spa, the skamania aerial tour or outdoor zip line – not included in your retreat weekend package) 
  • VIP BONUS – VIP Dessert & Champagne Reception and “Love Lounge discussion” with the co-producers and the session presenters in the lovely Hood River Suite
  • VIP BONUS - DELUXE VIP Swagalicious Gift Bag
  • Saturday afternoon empowerment sessions in the lovely Hood River Suite
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary fresh hot coffee daily from 6:00am to Noon
  • Free wi-fi in your guest room

20 exclusive spaces are available

Paid in Full and 2-Part Installment options available.
*Does NOT include: airfare, ground transportation to the Lodge, Saturday Dinner, the Skamania Zip Line, Skamania Aerial Tour nor Spa Treatments in the Waterleaf Spa.


Opening Night “Women of Wakanda” Reception in the “Washington Living Room” and on the outdoor Private Boulder Terrace
Partake in 7 Empowerment Sessions led by Sistah Experts PLUS a special Evening Fireside “Let It Go” Circle
  • Session One – Moving Meditation and the Healing Power of Silence
  • Session Two -  Unleash Your Creativity: Create your FREE TO BE Empowerment Tool
  • Session Three – The Power of the Pen – Journaling as a Manifestation Tool
  • Session Four -  FREE TO BE……
  • Session Five – The Wisdom Circle in the lovely Hood River Suite
  • Session Six – Being a More JUICY Woman in Life & Love in the lovely Hood River Suite
  • Saturday Afternoon Self-Care and Renewal Break: indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness trail, hiking trails, use of bikes, Dinner on your own. (Not included: Spa treatments in the Waterleaf Spa, Skamania Aerial Tour, Skamania Zip Line)
  • Session Seven – “Let It Go” Release Exercise at the Fireside Circle   
  • Sunday Morning Yoga – an included option
  • Closing Circle on Sunday Morning
VIP Registration and VIP BONUSES
  • VIP Bonus #1: “After Hours” VIP Dessert & Champagne Reception and “Love Lounge” Discussion in the Hood River Suite with Presenters and Co-Producers (takes place after the opening night Reception)
  • VIP Bonus #2: Deluxe Swagalicious Gift Bag
  • VIP Bonus #3: Popular E-book: Think It, Write It, Declare It

Your payment will be automatically processed from our office.
To CLAIM YOUR SPOT, complete and submit the Registration/Payment Authorization Form.

Note: If you want to Pay in Full BEFORE July 10 and SECURE your spot immediately, please send an email to [email protected] and you’ll be sent a special Payment Link.


  • Skamania Lodge and Resort is 45 minutes from Portland and 2.5 hours from Seattle, by car, and overlooks the beautiful Columbia River.  A shuttle is available from the Portland Airport for a fee. Details on this will be provided in your Final Confirmation Letter..
  • You can select your own roommate or the Retreat Team can select a roommate for you. 
  • Rooms are Double Occupancy.  All attendees will have a roommate.
  • Given the nature of this event, no refunds are available.  Your Registration can be transferred to someone else, but not refunded.  Any transfers must be completed by September 5.
Your Amazing Sistah
Presenters & Facilitators:

Dr. Debi Jenkins » 

Over twenty years of transforming lives, as a life coach, teacher, and presenter. As a tenured professor, Department Head and Division Chair, she is known for her whole life approach to personal growth and development. One of Dr. Debi’s favorite African proverbs, “We are not vases to be filled rather flames to be lit!”

Star Waters » 

International Life/Wellness Coach, Speaker, Writer, Way-Shower and Spirituality Teacher; Star is also known for teaching others how to ‘manifest their wildest dreams’ through writing, visualization and meditation techniques.

Sharon Gary-Smith » 

Social Justice Philanthropist, Economic Empowerer, Imagineer, and Wakanda Woman Warrior; Woman of Wisdom with a deep love for her community

Debrena Jackson Gandy » 

National best-selling author, Juicy Woman, international speaker, success coach, relationships coach; and Founder of the Love Academy and Juicy Woman University

Your REVIVE Co-Producers:

Kathy Kendrix

Empowerment Group CEO, event designer and planner, professional connector, project expert, public relations specialist, industry trend-watcher, business owner of 25+ years

Debrena Jackson Gandy

National best-selling author, Juicy Woman, international speaker, transformational coach, relationships coach; and Founder of the Love Academy and Juicy Woman University

We expect a FULL event!!
Only 20 spaces are available

Questions? Please call 503-735-1475
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]