We coach women and host powerful annual women's retreats.
We believe that an awakening of the feminine spirit is transpiring in the world, and that remembering their power is just the beginning...
Self-exploration leads to self-discovery and only through deep personal intention and commitment can we uncover the secret of our strength as women.
We two lady warriors have dedicated our lives, heart and soul, to the empowerment of women like us: women who know there's got to be more. Women who are willing to break the mold to get it.
Our coaching provides women with the resources to unlock their own innate wisdom while building the trust to listen to it.
Our services include:
- One time consultations
- In depth coaching programs
- Enlightening and empowering retreats
With the tools they develop while working with us, women build the confidence they need to design and manifest the life they dream of, whether it means shifting their career in some way, improving their health and well-being, deepening their relationships, exploring their spirituality or possibly even a combination of all these facets...
We also make it fun! Personal development guru's at your service!
Here's some testimonials:
"Working with Shizumi has been by far the best 'investment' in myself I have ever made! There aren't enough words to describe how beneficial it continues to be in my well being and happiness. She 'knows her stuff', she is intuitive, she is warm and loving. I am forever grateful."
"I just love genuine spirit of both Marie and Shizumi. They aren't just teachers but two women who truly care about the well being of their students."
"I recently attended a women’s retreat planned and facilitated by Marie and Shizumi that was fantastic. The weekend was incredibly fun, challenging, nourishing, and filled will so many opportunities for self growth. Both Marie and Shizumi put incredible thought and energy into making sure each of us were included in meal prep activities, hikes, and so many other activities so that we could get the most out of our experience. Marie and Shizumi are incredibly knowledgeable, caring, intuitive, funny, and sensitive life coaches. I look forward to learning from and working with both of these incredibly talented women."
"The retreat with Awaken was not just heart opening and empowering, but it was also filled with much needed laughter and playfulness, something that is often lost in everyday life. This weekend reminded me to 'not take life so seriously, it's only life after all... yeeah.'"
The openness and acceptance I felt not only by the hosts but each of the women attending is what I enjoyed most. I feel many of the activities helped to foster this."
"Marie and Shizumi are two incredible human beings and leaders. Their strength and guidance were an amazing part of my being able to take so many leaps and risks.
Thank you!!! The safe space that was created here has been amazing. I feel so blessed by this entire experience and the sisterhood."
"It was awesome and loving and accepting with no judgment and GREAT food and learning. Loved it all! Thank you."
"Shizumi and Marie did an awesome job at organizing and planning this retreat! What an incredible experience! I have never been to any kind of retreat before so I really didn't know what to expect, I just knew I needed to rest and to have some internal change in my life.
When I got to the house, I decided to leave my old self at the door and enter with an open mind and a full heart. I wanted to be a clean slate and to experience everything the awakened retreat had to offer. I just had one complaint - IT WENT BY TOO FAST! The whole time I was always too busy not even bored once. The time was fantastic! I loved hanging out with some awesome ladies who I have come to admire so much.
It was a much needed weekend where it had more of a slumber party vibe with heart-to-heart chats, making super yummy healthy foods, spending time in nature, going on hikes, wiggling my toes in the Yuba River, trying new food and activities, and getting in touch with my inner self. It was nice to unplug from electronics for a few days. Do yourself a favor, the next time this retreat has sign ups, dont think, just go! Do it for yourself. You wont regret it. I didn't!
"It was an amazing experience and I look forward to attending more in the future. Beautifully and thoughtfully put together - Just need more time! :)"
"Three of the most incredible women I have ever met. They share their truth unapologetically and it's clear that they desire to enable others to do the same. Women empowering other women is a magical thing. This program is truly LIFE CHANGING. One weekend and my entire world is shifting. This is GOLD!"
"Mind, Body, Spirit was truly food for soul. The weekend not only offered personal growth and a chance to connect with nature, but most importantly established a true sisterhood."
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