The Heroine’s Journey


The Magdalene Movement

Expressing and Activating the Divine Feminine
in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene

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December 1 to 4, 2017

Sedona, Arizona

plus a Post Retreat tour to the Grand Canyon


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Magdalene de la Mer, by Cheryl Yambrach Rose


Travel with Kathleen to SEDONA, the Red Rock Country, a land of enchantment and awe to explore, immerse, and expand your knowledge of the mysteries of Mary Magdalene. The red land in Sedona is very similar in energy to the red earth in the Southwest of France, where Magdalene lived and taught for decades. Here we will celebrate and study the life and teachings of Our Lady Magdalena for personal growth and global awareness.

One of the foremost experts on Mary Magdalene in the world, Kathleen McGowan has studied the great lady and master teacher for 25 years on four continents. Kathleen’s understanding of the Magdalene traditions and their origins are unparalleled, and she will be sharing them with a limited group for the first time in magical Sedona.

sedona womens retreat


Details and history never before published will be unveiled at this conference.

Kathleen will guide you through essential teachings from the Magdalene and Gnostic Gospels, as well as some passed down through secret societies devoted to Our Lady. She will also share the ancient prayer practice taught to her by a Cathar Master, and first published in her book, The Source of Miracles (an Oprah holiday choice).

Kathleen will also be launching The Magdalene Movement here, a global initiative to bring The Way of Love and the teachings and essence of Magdalene to the world in a greater way. The final day of the seminar will include group activities, community building and brainstorming so that each woman can determine their own participation in the movement as “a Magdalene” in their own communities and beyond.

The moment you arrive in Sedona you know something is different; something has changed. If you allow it, this beautiful place will transform you. The energy here is subtle and intense … all at the same time. And, if you “tune in,” you will be able to feel the Earth humming her song. There is no better place in the USA to bring forth the Magdalene energies at this time. Won’t you join us?

PS – We LOVE the men in our lives and honor the Sacred Masculine, but this particular retreat is for women only!


Join Bestselling author Kathleen McGowan for an exciting, provocative and dynamic journey into feminine power through the essence of Mary Magdalene.


(At press time – certain elements of schedule are subject to change)

Day 1, Friday – December 1: Retreat Starts (D)
Arrival on your own to your reserved accommodations at the Amara Resort & Spa (Shuttle information to resort will be given with Confirmation). Time to refresh yourself before your welcome dinner with wine, a program overview for the weekend by Kathleen and the preliminaries of the Workshop: Mary Magdalene: Fact, Fiction, and Feeling which continues in the morning.

Day 2, Saturday – December 2: Retreat Continues (B/D)
We will all join for breakfast and a full day of workshops and discussions on the Life and Teachings of Mary Magdalene, including some research which Kathleen has never before shared with the public. Lunch is on your own, or you can use that free time to walk on the beautiful resort grounds and assimilate the events of the morning before resuming for a full afternoon where we will work through the Six Petals of the Rose, a Gnostic/Cathar prayer practice related to the Chartres Labyrinth (and Kathleen’s book, The Source of Miracles). In the evening after our group dinner, we will all gather and enjoy a glass of champagne and a bonfire ritual.

Day 3, Sunday – December 3: Retreat Continues (B/D)
After included breakfast, our morning workshop is entitled The Time Returns and will include break out groups for evolving discussions on bringing the Magdalene Movement into our lives and communities.
Lunchtime again is on your own at one of the Resort’s wonderful eating establishments or to enjoy the beauty if the property. In the afternoon, two special treats! The first is a visit to one of Sedona’s most potent concentrated energy fields (Vortex Phenomena) in Sedona to reconnect you with the energetic nurturance of Mother Earth’s NEMFs (natural electro-magnetic fields). This exercise in connecting with our Earth Mother allows us to work with Her pure Life Force. It is energizing and invigorating, allowing us to charge ourselves for the next steps forward on our amazing journey. This is followed by a visit to Angel Valley, a sacred oasis, a vortex, a sanctuary and a temple. Time for all of us to walk the Chartres-style Labyrinth as a community and to experience the Six Petals of the Rose as we have studied them. The guides at Angel Valley tell us their labyrinth was built as a bridge to a new reality … to a 5th dimensional Consciousness and to a world of love and synchronicity.
Return to our hotel for dinner and storytelling around the fire after dessert.

Day 4- Monday – December 4: Retreat Ends Or stay for an Optional Grand Canyon Tour (B)
We will meet for an early final breakfast and Q & A panel lecture led by Kathleen McGowan.
For those who are staying on in Sedona, there will be an Optional Tour to the Grand Canyon. (See details below.)

– All Retreat activities including workshops, prayer circles and entry to exchange
– 4 days & 3 nights accommodations at the deluxe Amara Resort & Spa
– Hotel taxes
– Daily breakfast
– Dinner every night
– Wine with dinner
– Welcome Wine reception
– Hosted Evening Wine Hour the other nights
– Optional morning Yoga class in the Spa daily
– Coffee, tea & water breaks
– Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi
– Complimentary hot tea & coffee each morning, as well as newspapers
– Infinity edge pool & spa overlooking Oak Creek
– 24-hour fitness center with brand new equipment
– Access to the Spa with steam rooms and excellent services
– Complimentary access to resort’s bikes
– Optional Post-Retreat Grand Canyon Tour


Grand Canyon tourA perfect way to extend your Retreat stay with a special one-day special tour to the Grand Canyon. After the morning farewell Retreat program, we will board our coach and head north for lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post. The view of the Little Colorado River Gorge from the deck here is especially striking. After lunch, re-board our coach to head to the Grand Canyon for an afternoon of exploring this magnificent natural wonder. We’ll stop at lookout points along the canyon’s East Rim and South Room for dramatic vistas of gorges below. There’s time at leisure for exploring on your own at your own pace. Throughout the entire day, whether we are exploring by foot or on the coach, our expert guide will teach us about the history, archaeology, geology, flora and fauna of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area. Late return to our hotel for dinner and our overnight and dinner at our hotel. Tour ends the following morning, December 5.
Tour includes transportation, expert guide and escort, lunch, dinner, overnight accommodations and breakfast on December 5.

Our Retreat Hotel – The Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
Beautifully set in the red rock country of Sedona, the Amara Resort & Spa provides a breathtaking backdrop to our Heroine’s Journey Retreat. It invigorates the senses with a variety of authentic Sedona experiences. From their website: “The scenery here is almost impossibly beautiful, as if an artist made the entire horizon his canvas. And the Red Rocks are very real and provide the stunning backdrop for our world-class boutique hotel, Amara Resort.”


While at the Heroine’s Journey Retreat, you can have an opportunity to visit the Exchange Room where you’ll find vendors offering high quality spiritual tools, jewelry,  art work and more.

How to get to Sedona and the Kimpton Amara Resort
Note: Transfers to and from the hotel are not included in the retreat price. Transfer options to and from the hotel will be given with your confirmation.


Please read the Terms and Conditions for this program.

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Per Person Double Occupancy: $1,899 by check or money order, $1,999 by credit card

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT (if prepaid by July 1, 2017) Price Per Person:
Per Person Double Occupancy: $1,749 by check or money order, $1,849 by credit card

MOTHER DAUGHTER DISCOUNT (sharing same room)
Total for Two Persons Double Occupancy: $3,499 by check or money order, $3,685 by credit card

Per Person Single Occupancy: $2,349 by check or money order, $2,479 by credit card

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT IN SINGLE ROOM (if prepaid by July 1, 2017) Price Per Person:
Per Person Single Occupancy: $2,199 by check or money order, $2,319 by credit card

Per Person Double Occupancy: $499 by check or money order, $525 by credit card
Per Person Single Room Occupancy: $639 by check or money order, $669 by credit card

For local residents of the Sedona area who do not require accommodations and just want to attend the retreat, they can take a special program that includes the total Retreat day-by-day program with Kathleen PLUS dinner every night.
Price Per Person: $999 by check or money order, $1,059 by credit card. (These spaces are now all filled.)

Pre-Retreat Extra Night Accommodations:
Price Per Person in a double room: $159  ($167 credit card)
Price Per Person in a single room: $309 ($325 credit card

Deposit Schedule:
First Non-Refundable Payment – due as soon as possible in order to ensure a place on the tour as space is limited.
Per Person Double or Single accommodations: $500 by check or money order, $525 by credit card

Second Non-Refundable Payment (due on or before July 1, 2017)
Per Person  Double or Single  accommodations: $500 by check or money order, $525 by credit card

Final Payment (final installment due on or before October 1, 2017)

Attendance is strictly limited due to hotel capacity and the event is expected to sell out. Early booking is highly recommended.


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Travel Insurance

As travel professionals, Body Mind Spirit Journeys highly recommends travel insurance. Sometimes unexpected circumstances can arise. A sudden emergency just before or during your trip could spoil your vacation and deplete your resources.

We have recently seen some of our valued travelers lose not only their non-refundable deposits, but also their entire tour payments because they hoped they would not need trip cancellation insurance.

You should protect your trip investment and yourself in regards to health, property and trip payments. That is why we provide you with an easy way to contact BMSJ’s preferred insurance provider, Allianz Global Assistance. If you need additional information or have questions, please call Allianz directly at 1-800-284-8300, and refer to code F025323.

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Labyrinth photo: Amayra Hamilton