Alive & Inspired Retreat

April 27 – May 2, 2021

Join us for our Alive & Inspired Retreat at the sacred Ratna Ling Retreat Center, Northern California.

Learn how to access Courage, Love, Wisdom & Possibility, powerful energies that live within you, so you’re ready to face anything that arises in life.

Reignite your inner spark, where your creative, playful and passionate self lives.

Due to current restrictions only 14 spaces are available. This retreat will sell out. $100 deposit will reserve you space. Because times are uncertain, your deposit is fully refundable.

Daily Inspiration Practice – Virtual

Our Daily Inspiration Practice (DIP) is our core teaching and greatest resource for remembering who we are. Comprised of breath, mindfulness, movement, inspiration and intention, this powerful embodied practice strengthens our root system and opens our hearts and minds. Experience a sense of grounded strength, deep connection, awakened mind and pure possibility. This powerful practice is a tremendous resource to us at this time.

The practice will include movement, a guided meditation, and journaling. Show up as you are, wear comfortable clothing and bring your pen and journal.

Join us for Online Daily Inspiration Practice:

Alive & Inspired Virtual Retreat


Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home to connect with yourself and others. Drop into a grounding and inspiring embodied practice, learn practical tools to work with anxiety and support your self-care. Open yourself to the gifts of creativity and possibility to support your well-being. This three and a half hour virtual retreat will leave you feeling inspired, nourished and replenished.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


Mary Oliver


About Us

Jackie Priestley

Co-Founder, Coach

Jackie Priestley has been working as a professional coach and facilitator for more than two decades. She is certified through the Center of Excellence, Tony Robbins Breakthrough Training and Working with Women programs. She uses the Enneagram system to bring self-awareness, compassion and transformation in the workplace and in personal relationships. She leads The Excel Training program that supports self-mastery in every life role. She has facilitated trainings on leadership, personal growth and development and communication. Jackie uses her innate compassion, wisdom and humor to support her clients. Through her guidance they learn self compassion, clarify intention and take inspired action. This work is her life’s passion and her lifestyle. Learn more about working with Jackie!

Ann Patricio

Co-Founder, Coach

Ann Patricio awakens possibility and creativity in the body, mind, heart and Spirit. She guides individuals and groups to be present and playful, to hear the whisper of their life's calling, to welcome all parts of themselves, and to share their unique gifts with the world. Ann is a professional coach, a certified massage therapist, somatic educator and Nia teacher whose work integrates thirty years of experience in the healing and performing arts. Ann's work has been influenced by the Hendricks Institute, Strategic Intervention Coaching, Voice Dialogue Training, The Nia Technique & Lifestyle Program. She believes that when we connect to breath, body sensation, and intention we set ourselves on a course to transform patterns and ultimately connect to our Essential Selves. Learn more about working with Ann!
Co-creators of the Alive and Inspired Process, Jackie & Ann believe that in becoming fully present, trusting the body’s innate wisdom, and connecting to our Essence, we ground into who we are - resilient, creative, Alive and Inspired.
Alive and Inspired is an integration of the work that Jackie and Ann have been bringing to their clients, students and their own lives. The power of the Alive and Inspired process is going through the body to deepen connection to self, transform the patterns that emerge through the coaching and inquiry practice, and moving from intention to action. The creation of this process evolved as Jackie and Ann, long-time friends and now professional colleagues, came together with the intention of bringing their passion for growth and transformation, their years of training and practice, to the world in a greater way.