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The Alive & Inspired Retreat

Catch your breath. Rediscover yourself.

Awaken to what’s possible.

The Alive & Inspired Retreat will deeply nourish your body and soul, challenge you, reignite your spark and awaken you to what’s possible in yourself and in your life, In a supportive environment, you’ll be gently guided through experiential exercises, self inquiry, small group discussion and movement practices giving you a variety of ways to reconnect to yourself and deeply listen to what’s calling you forth. You’ll emerge refreshed and renewed, invigorated and inspired, with valuable tools and a community to support your Alive & Inspired life.

When & Where

November 2-7, 2021

Ratna Ling Retreat Center
Northern California

Step into the magic of Ratna Ling Retreat Center. Located in the towering redwoods of coastal Sonoma County, a spectacular 90 minute drive north of  San Francisco.

This beautiful retreat center offers you the opportunity to escape into a quiet, naturally sacred space, in lovely cottages, each with an expansive view of the surrounding countryside, complete with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits and quail.
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.


In a deeply nourishing environment, we’ll introduce you to our Alive & Inspired Process, designed to awaken your whole being.

Come home to yourself and rediscover your inner spark. Emerge refreshed and renewed as you see your life and yourself through a new lens, equipped with practical and valuable tools to navigate the road ahead.

The Alive & Inspired Process is about meeting all of who you are with compassion and kindness, opening to your most sacred and vibrant nature, and living a meaningful and fulfilling life.

If you want to gather with a community of women to explore what it means to live a life of meaning, courage, authenticity and inspiration…
If you’re looking for tools to support you in staying connected to your aliveness…
If you’re ready to make yourself, your dreams and desires, a priority…
If you’re willing to step away from the safety of what you’ve always done and explore what happens when you let yourself express, play, create, connect and let your hair down…
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”


Mary Oliver

During the Alive & Inspired Retreat, You Will…

  • Emerge with a daily practice that supports your Alive & Inspired life.
  • Learn self-coaching tools that will serve you on the road ahead.
  • Relate to life’s challenges and stressors in a new way.
  • Open to more joy and possibility.
  • Respond instead of react to life.
  • Tap into your creativity.
  • Reconnect to yourself.
  • Transform fears and limiting beliefs.
  • Live a life of Courage, Love, Guidance & Limitless Possibility!

What Others are Saying…

“Alive & Inspired has given me tools to learn how to truly love myself.  To know what it means to have an open heart and an open mind.  I loved this experience! It was in a magical setting with outstanding guidance.  I hope to go again!”                                                     

— Sue, WA

“Alive & Inspired  was a precious gift to me that fed my soul and was deeply nurturing. In a moment, I can recall the spaciousness and deep grounding I found there, both through the inspiring program delivered with wisdom and grace by Ann and Jackie. I can’t wait to go back. ”                                                   

— Kathy, CA

“I felt safe in sharing my heart and honored to receive others’ hearts. I wish I could do this once a year. It nurtures me, it helps me grow.”                                                   

— TatIana, AT

“Alive & Inspired reminded me what it’s like to feel light, safe and sure…what it feels like to trust that I  know how to fully connect with my heart again. It was magic.”

— Sherri, OH

“Through this retreat, I learned about myself at a much deeper level. I learned to create space in my body, to make room for what’s to come. I learned how to be kind to myself in moments of self-doubt.”

— Maile, CA


Each day of Alive & Inspired will include:

  • Morning movement practices
  • Mindfulness & meditation practices
  • Deep Inquiry
  • Learning & discovery
  • Fun, laughter, play & creative exploration
  • Free time for self-exploration and connection

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30 am-9:15 am      Breakfast

9:30 am-10:30 am    Movement & Mindfulness

10:45 am-12:15 pm    Morning Session

12:15 pm-3:00 pm     Lunch & Free time

3:00 pm-5:00 pm     Afternoon session

5:30 pm-7:00 pm     Dinner & Free time

7:00 pm-9:00 pm     Evening session


3 Night Retreat

November 2-7, 2021

Retreat Cost:


Deposit to Reserve your Space: $100
The price includes 3 nights in a private room of a shared two-room cottage, three healthy vegetarian meals per day, all organized retreat activities.

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.


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.