Betsy Bertram | Yoga & Kiteboarding Instructor


Imagine Your Inner Saint or Goddess: A yoga and creativity workshop

Date: October 26th 
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Sudie Rakusin’s Studio :3315 Arthur Minnis Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278

$95 to register prior to September 30 
$110 after September 30th 
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Minimum 5, maximum 8 participants

Join Sudie Rakusin and Betsy Bertram for a unique yoga and creativity retreat designed to connect you to your inner goddess. Spend the afternoon at Sudie’s beautiful studio tucked away in the trees to renew and revive your inner creative spirit and divine nature. Through yoga, creativity and connection magnify your inner light in this afternoon workshop. In this 4 hour long workshop imagine your ideal self in saint or goddess form. 

This workshop is inspired by Sudie’s divination deck, The Journey Cards. There are 36 Pen and ink drawings of goddesses and 19 paintings of Saints. The goddesses from antiquity and the imagined saints provide guidance through their particular virtues.  

The workshop will begin with a centering all levels, gentle yoga practice led by Betsy designed to open the heart to the divinity within. Through a slow, soulful flow, we will surrender all that is no longer serving us to create space for the divine to shine.

After the opening yoga class, participants will have the opportunity to imagine themselves as a saint or goddess. Who would you be? What is your name? What is your myth, your teachings?  Who and what surround you? 

At Sudie’s studio we will lay out a tarp with all the supplies and you will be invited to dive into your creativity.  A piece of archival cardboard, 8” x 10” or larger will be supplied; as well as paint, beads, ribbon, strands of flowers and leaves, glue guns, etc. Please bring anything of significance to incorporate into your mixed media creation.

You will be invited to also write a myth and teachings inspired by your goddess or saint. If desired, you may share your mixed media creation and myth with the group. Delight in the amazing conversations that arise from these revelations. 

After creating your goddess card and myth, we will end with a restorative yoga nidra led by Betsy. Leave feeling rested, restored and re-inspired in body, mind and spirit.

Snacks and sparkling water provided.

Yoga mats provided. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer. 

A special discount for workshop participants on all winged willow press products at the retreat 



Cultivating Your Creative Spirit
Take a pause from daily life and soak up seaside inspiration while learning self-care practices. Reflect on where you are and where you want to be with support from a like-minded community of women.  

Spring 2020, date TBD
Beaufort, NC

What's included?

Food: Dinner Friday and Saturday, Lunch Saturday and Sunday, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday,

Lodging (only if you purchase the homey onsite lodging options) otherwise we recommend staying at a rental in downtown Beaufort

Daily yoga classes taught by Betsy or Alisha

Daily meditation

Mandala Workshop

Art Journaling Workshop

Kayaking trip/Paddle Board trip to Carrot Island (as weather permits)

Sensory Delights

A goodie bag

Memories to last a lifetime!

A Private Facebook group for participants

What's Not Included:  

Transportation to Beaufort

Accommodations not included in all booking options

Who is this retreat for?

Women who want to hit the pause button in Beaufort with like-minded women seeking a deeper connection with self and others.  If you're seeking adventure and opportunity to pursue your passions, this retreat will give you an opportunity to renew and refresh.

Who is this not for?

Those who aren't interested in structured retreat activities, those who prefer posh accommodations, those not comfortable with outdoor adventuring that could include bug bites, sunburn or getting wet.  This is also not ideal for those who don't like sharing or participating in group activities. Our intention is to have active participation from all attendees.