Elite Retreat

Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, 2019

Revive 2019

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


your mind, body & spiriT


Last year’s REVIVE 2018 Elite Retreat was a HUGE SUCCESS, with a sold out event and the transformation of minds, bodies, hearts and spirits. Now, we’re taking it to the NEXT LEVEL – with the REVIVE 2019 Elite Retreat - where we have an entire weekend dedicated to you BECOMING BOUNDLESS.

Get ready to experience a luxurious weekend that is all about your personal transformation, and spiritual growth and development, featuring empowerment sessions led by Sistah Experts.

Get ready for an ALL-INCLUSIVE Empowerment and Healing Weekend fit for a Queen, complete with an award-winning location, unsurpassed Northwest beauty, award-winning hotel accommodations, NEWLY REMODELED ROOMS, and undivided attention from the hotel staff and our REVIVE Retreat team for you and 15 other women.

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 limiting beliefs

Set Yourself Free To Be…

a more MAGNETIC WOMAN - joyful, beautiful, sensuous, powerful, prosperous, loving, confident, and the highest and best version of yourself


“old,” limiting beliefs, thoughts, habits, behaviors, and comfort zones that are holding you back from BE-ing a WHOLE, HEALED WOMAN and your Fuller Self-expression


your spirit, body and mindset


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

Do you yearn to get away to a peaceful, 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 as a WHOLE WOMAN?

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

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

Are you ready to make the SHIFT from “being in your Girl,” to “BE-ing your Woman” in all areas of your life?

Do you desire be FREER and more self-expressed in your life?

If you answered YES to at least TWO of these questions, then the REVIVE 2019 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.


All Inclusive

Elite Retreat

Includes your hotel room - Both Nights, and Meals*

  • BOTH hotel nights in newly remodeled Hotel Rooms (Double occupancy)
  • SIX (6) Life-changing Empowerment sessions
  • Opening “Sunset” Friday Night Dinner
  • Delicious Saturday breakfast and lunch (*Saturday Dinner – on your own)
  • Delicious Sunday breakfast
  • Premier VIP Special Late Evening Reception
  • Premier VIP BONUS – VIP Reception Evening Event
  • Premier VIP BONUS - DELUXE VIP Swagalicious Gift Bag
  • Premier VIP Room Upgrade (for first 10 VIPs)
  • Terry Cloth Robes in each room
  • Swag Bag for all attendees (Premier VIP Swag Bags for Premier VIPs)
  • Saturday afternoon Self-care & Relaxation break to indulge in the on-site included 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)
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary fresh hot coffee daily from 6:00am to Noon
  • Free wi-fi in your guest room

Only 16 Exclusive Spaces are Available

Paid in Full and 3-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.

What women that have attended have to say about the REVIVE Elite Retreat

“Every activity, every speaker at the Revive Retreat was so thoughtfully planned out and provided me with invaluable tools to navigate through life’s everyday obstacles. The most impactful part of the Retreat for me was taking a Vow of Silence while writing in my journal. It was as if I was seeing things through a different lens, a different perspective. I came away with a much greater understanding and appreciation of how the traumas I have endured have impacted who I am today, but even more, how to continue on my journey of transformation and self to become a Juicy Woman.”

– J. A. McNair

"REVIVE drew women from all across the United States and was, in my opinion, the best weekend I have spent ever! Our ‘every’ need was perfectly provided for. We wanted for ‘nothing,’ other than more days to ‘bond and grow together!’"

– A. Waters

“I was awestruck with the beauty of the place. What I loved the most...the double rainbow, the gifts, the conversations, the testimonies, the opportunity to look into the eyes of another divine human being and say, "I see you" and feel that moment on such a visceral level, that I glimpsed a soul, to feel whole and complete, special and cared feel God's grace wash over me over and over and over again with each new connection and each activity.”

– Dr. S. Walton

“The most powerful part of the experience for me was, by far, the “I see you” exercise.  There is nothing more powerful than someone of your own hue looking into your eyes and affirming your experiences, your journey, and your existence as a beautiful, living example of God’s workmanship…without wanting anything in return.  It left me with a very simple yet powerful sentiment –
I. Am. Enough.

– T. Carter


Opening Night “Sunset Terrace” Reception
Partake in 7 Empowerment Sessions led by Sistah Experts on topics such as:
  • Releasing “Old” Tapes and Limiting Beliefs
  • Being CDO (Chief Design Officer) of Your Life
  • Embracing FULL Womanhood and Letting “the Girl” Go
  • Rites of Passage – from “being in your Girl” to “Be-ing in Your Woman”
  • BECOMING BOUNDLESS in mind, body, spirit, and thinking
  • Moving Meditation and the Healing Power of Silence

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)

Closing Rites of Passage Circle on Sunday Morning


Payment Options: Regular Registration


Option C:
Regular Registration
with 3 Installments


DEPOSIT of $350 Processed on May 30.
$433.00 on June 30, July 30, August 30

Option D:
VIP Regular

with 3 Installments


DEPOSIT of $350 Processed on May 30.
$483.00 on June 30, July 30, August 30.


Your payment will be automatically processed from our office. 
 To reserve your spot, fill out and return your Registration/Authorization Form.  Your spot is confirmed and secured once your initial deposit or paid in full payment has been processed on May 30.  


  • 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:

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 Universe-ity

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 Universe-ity

We expect a FULL event!!
Only 16 Exclusive Spaces are Available

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