2023 Sacred Waters Retreat

Sacred Emporium

Become an Exhibitor!

Sacred Waters Retreat is an annual retreat for women of color only. Our 2023 retreat is in it’s 21st year and showcases renowned  herbalists, healers and ritualists who specialize in Natural Healing. Our mission is to elevate our herbal, natural health and spiritual wellness by providing a space for us to deepen our connections and knowledge through ritual and renewal.

In addition to our luminary keynotes and renowned herbalist speakers, High Priestess & Author Yeye Luisah Teish will be presenting and leading us in ritual. Iya Mary Ayodele will also be joining us. She is a Prophetess and Community Herbalist. As Foundress of the Institute of Africana Cosmology, she preserves and teaches Africana healing wisdom in conferences, classes, and consultations globally. Sacred Waters Retreat offers classes, workshops, ceremonies, rituals, and sacred gathering spaces for healings, rest and rejuvenation to an intimate group of 125 attendees and staff from around the world.

This 4 day / 3 night weekend retreat takes place at the brand-new location at Paris Landing State Park in the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee, on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which forms Kentucky Lake, it is the perfect location for relaxing while enjoying the great outdoors and all things Sacred Waters. Paris Landing provides hotel resort-style vacation on Kentucky Lake near Land Between the Lakes. Features include modern room design, conference space, a full-service restaurant, bar, and lounge overlooking scenic lakes and natural beauty. The vending fee of $495 includes 1 table approximately 4’ wide x 8’ long and 1 chair for 4 days.

yeye luisah teish
Yeye Luisah Teish

An Iyanifa and Oshun Chief in the Yoruba tradition. Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals.

Rose Bird
Stephanie Rose Bird

Bird works as a magickal herbalist, aromatherapist and is sole proprietor of Almost Edible Natural Products. Her products include organic herbal soap, incense, potpourri, bath salts, sachets and dream pillows.

Iya Mary Ayodele

Mary Ayodele is a Prophetess and Community Herbalist. As Foundress of the Institute of Africana Cosmology, she preserves and teaches Africana healing wisdom in conferences, classes, and consultations globally.

Courtney Alexander

Courtney Alexander is a multi-media artist, creative director, and writer with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of South Florida. In her past work she dug into issues of duality, hypersexuality, and self-awareness; a much more personal dialogue which served to create vulnerability and explore the complex nature of her existence.

Thank you for your interest in offering holistic service, herbal product(s), and/or handcrafted items at the Sacred Waters Retreat. Though the retreat’s emphasis is primarily ritual and educational, the Sacred Emporium adds a wonderful dimension to the event and provides participants with an excellent opportunity to obtain high quality herbal and sacred soul products. It’s always a favorite space at the retreat, as women tend to love to bring something home that reminds them of the experience shared.

Please read through the following information about vending at the retreat. Should you have further questions, please contact the Site Manager directly.  Jaymii Liehr | SiteFairySWR@gmail.com | Mobile: 689.249.3653


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