Ignite Your Power—A Full Flower Moon Retreat

Ignite Your Power—A Full Flower Moon Retreat

Ignite Your Power—A Full Flower Moon Retreat

Join us for an Intimate Women’s Retreat To Awaken Your Inner Fire, with Make & Mary & Friends.

Friday Night- Sunday Afternoon
May 5th-May 7th

at The Bingen Hotel in the Gorge
Cost: $777, Payment Plan Available / See Below for More Details!
10% BIPOC Discount

We’ll gather for an immersive experience to open our hearts, bodies and minds— to regenerate our cells and our spirits with the youthful flames inside of us.

Spring is when the natural world is awakening, there is a return to the fertility of the land, and to ourselves. It is a powerful time of the year to reclaim, and to reconnect with our own desires—as above, and so below.

The Eastern portal of Spring is also a time to lean into what brings you joy, and pleasure. To expand your energy, cultivate your rebirth and growth, and plant seeds of intentions. With the blooming of the land, we are also reminded to mother ourselves lovingly, and to create and cleanse the stagnation of Winter—old habits and limiting beliefs.

What better way to honor yourself than on the Full Flower Moon with the gentle offerings of love, joy, play, rest, soulful nourishment and sacred ceremony.


The retreat is open to all people who identify as women and gender queer. We value diversity— race, ethnicity, gender identity, and religious beliefs.

Woven together in curiosity and renewal, this retreat is about sparking the fire within, stepping into your power, expanding your consciousness, sharpening your intuition— and ultimately opening up to the newness of you.

The Setting

Cozy & Modern

Our retreat takes place at the Bingen Society Hotel in Bingen, Washington, just an hour and fifteen minutes from Portland. This modern meets vintage is a cozy retreat space in the Columbia River Gorge, and there are surprises around every corner along with beautiful communal spaces tucked in and out.

Amenities include, private group activities:

  • Indoor saltwater soaking pool
  • Outdoor hot pool
  • A cold plunge pool
  • Cedar sauna


Enlightened in The Sanctuary

Immersed Healing

During this experience we will womb in the sanctuary. This subterranean dome-shaped structure is tucked into the hillside of the Columbia River Gorge and flooded with natural light. We’ll gather here often, in ceremony and in our workshops.

Over the weekend you will experience:

  • Mico Wisdom from an Indigenous Lens & Ceremony
  • Soundbath Journey Experience’s
  • Yoga Movement & Breath-work
  • Intuition Building
  • Full Moon Rituals
  • Hand-making
  • Tarot & Energy Readings

Lodgings in The Bunkhouse

When we are truly together our energies vibrate higher.

We’ll come together with an adult sleep over that will invite fellowship & community. We’ve rented an entire Bunkhouse for all of our guests.

The 3-level shared sleeping arrangements include:

  • Luxury twin-size mattress, linens, blankets & pillows
  • Bath towel, hand towel & face/makeup washcloth
  • Lockable storage box
  • Power outlets
  • Reading light
  • Earplugs
  • Heavy-duty privacy curtain
  • Access to large storage cabinets
  • Access to community space & refrigerator

The mattresses are thick, the duvets fluffy, and the steel bed frames are so sturdy you’ll never feel your bunkmate tossing and turning in the night. You will also have the opportunity to request a lower bunk or sleep near friends.



All The Goodness—Earth Medicine of The North East

We are all connected. Nothing is in isolation.

Not only will you learn valuable techniques to restore & let go, you’ll also spend two nights and 1.5 days immersed into sacred self-care.

Included with the retreat:

  • Plant-based meals all day on Saturday & Sunday morning
  • Plant Allies
  • Herbal Mocktail Mixers
  • A Gift Bag of Self-care essentials from Make & Mary

There is also a cafe on-site that serves drinks, food, and alcoholic beverages.

The Teachers & Healers

Yvonne Perez Emerson—Owner and founder of Make & Mary. Yvonne is a Bruja, an Earth Sister, medicine woman, creative maker, light worker and birth doula. Her intuitive sense has given her the opportunity to lead with her heart energy. She has spent 30 years working with medicinal plants, has helmed creative teams, facilitated healing circles, and provided a platform for creativity & community throughout her career. Her curated workshops and experiences include various modalities—from hands-on heritage craft making to energy working and plant medicine. Yvonne believes in the power of divine energy and nurturing ourselves and community whole-heartedly.


Graciela Teofield—Sound practitioner and energy healer. Graciela has done many things around health and wellness, education and spirituality. By using vibrational sound therapy with the Himalayan hand hammered bowls, various styles of singing bowls, gong and other sound making instruments Graciela is able to resurrect ancient teachings of vibrational sound to enhance the removal of toxins and blockages, provide deep levels of relaxation, improved sleep, reduce pain, and clear negative energy and emotion. She is a Medical Reiki Master through Raven Keys, a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master through ICRT with Colleen Benelli, VSTCLP with Vibrational Sound Association and a Yomassage® Energy Practitioner. She also holds a M.A. Education from Portland State University. 



Shaney Aalbers—Shaney Aalbers has been instructing body movement since 1995 and has been licensed as a Massage Therapist since 2000. She has traveled the world and studied extensively and has lead national and international retreats and workshops since 2007. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Community Health Education with countless instructor certifications. Shaney’s poetic vibrations flow through her teachings in a stream of consciousness that is both enlightening and mystical. Her wisdom shines through as she takes you on a journey of the body and the mind, an experience you will always remember.


Mariah Makalapua—Mother, artist, activist, and the owner of Medicine Collective. Mariah uses creativity and intuition as tools for cultivating self awareness and empowerment. She learned from an early age to communicate with Spirit and has encouraged many to connect to their own guidance for navigating life in a purposeful way. Over the past decade, her path has been dedicated to the energetic principles of wellness, art, ceremony, and the tools and healing work of her own lineage. She has spent extensive amounts of time in Mexico serving as a wellness practitioner, tarot reader, and yoga instructor.

Through lineage and personal experience, Makalapua has developed a passion for bridging the gap between traditional healing work and integrative psychotherapy that can be utilized by anyone seeking resolve.



Sah’RAh Ma’at Bey’s—“Divinely Sah’Rah” love for spiritual growth is the foundation of her way of life.  Knowing that we are all Divine Light… Contributing to her community at large across the United States and Abroad, she strives to assist women all over the world to heighten their Spiritual growth and Wellness. As the creator of Ladies of the Light, she aspires to educate, elevate, and enlighten women of purpose by bringing them together to connect, build community and uplift one another. Sah’Rah’s mission is to provide a safe space for healing.  Lessons learned from her past… it is her mission to assist in raising the collective consciousness of humanity. Working alongside women to help them develop customized spiritual practices propelling them into the next level of consciousness. 


Patty Montoya— Intuitive Tarot Reader, Energy Healer, Psychic Medium, Anticipatory Grief Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Death Doula. Throughout her career she has studied a variety of healing modalities, including The Emotion Code™, Mediumship, Reiki, and many more. As a spiritual advocate, Patty can support you through your healing journey.

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Patty has studied and lived in a variety of countries around the world. Now she is happy to call Oregon her home.



Onsite Chef preparing our plant-based food

Jessie Moore—I am an artist and a professionally trained chef, with over 17 years experience working in the food service industry. I will never stop loving how much joy food can bring, and how important and rewarding it is to feed and nourish others. I am always awed and honored that I can quickly be loved by someone I have fed. How I can share intimate parts of my soul with another just through the senses. By offering taste and texture, a warm toasty smell, or the colorful feast for the eyes to behold. Cooking is a gift I have fostered and nurtured in many different forms. It is as much a part of me as is my right hand, and it shows up in my life in many different versions of itself, and I am grateful for it. My passion for putting tasty food in front of others also comes with understanding dietary restrictions so that everyone feels welcome at the table. I know delicious alternative ingredients and methods to make wholesome and healthful comfort foods that are both nostalgic and new. It is my honor and joy to prepare your meals for this retreat.


A few important details:


For your convenience we offer installment payments. To use this, just check the 1st installment payment for the ticket type you are purchasing. We will send you a code for your 2nd & 3rd and final payment.

  • 1st payment due at Sign-up
  • 2nd Payment is due March 10th
  • Final payment is due May 1st

We don’t want to turn you away because of price, and are willing to work with you to create a payment plan you feel comfortable with. Please email us if you have a special need here.



Two ways:

1. Just add an extra BIPOC ticket to your order.

2. Consider a donation. Donate extra money towards our programming and sponsorships, which we would greatly appreciate! This is not a ticket entry.

We are offering a 10% off for BIPOC folks.

Why 777?

The number 7 is related to the angelic realms in numerology: It’s associated with luck and divine alignment. When you see a 7, it represents a new path, and a foray into uncharted territory.

777 resonates with a spiritual awakening, collective consciousness, and a development of spiritual gifts. It is a symbol for psychic abilities and embracing your hidden talents.


We have made a commitment to make this retreat community-based and accessible, therefore there are no refunds for this event, but you can forward your ticket to another person.


This is intended to be an adults only retreat.


If you have any question, please contact us at: info@makeandmary.com

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