about nina be & sarah buckner

from the first day we met, we recognized our mutual passions for the art of life

and the need to support all women

to see and hear each other.

to embrace each other's courage.

creating ritual. loving our bodies. redefining the sacred.

this is our feminine economy.

transmuting pain to power.

this retreat is our paying it forward to the tears and wisdom of the women of the world.

"when women are better, the world is better." -nina be

about wisdom circles

the wisdom circle method developed and facilitated by nina be and has been studied by researchers at Duke University for its power to transform trauma. it draws on a wide range of ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. you can read more about the wisdom circle method here.

you're invited to join nina be and sarah bucker this august in cortland, new york for an intimate and co-lead 1 day wisdom circle retreat where we will explore themes of beauty within ourselves, within each other and the world.

below you'll find what is included in your

re-treat,

re-membering

& re(storying)

welcoming

once you make your payment you will receive a welcome email with instructions about how you might prepare, what to bring and local places to stay, eat and hike.

nourishment

gluten free and vegan friendly snacks and lunch will be provided.

wisdom circle

nina be and sarah buckner will offer a 3 hr supportive workshop for the mind, body and heart.

journey journal

this gift for you is a creation momento to re-cord and re-member your value, truth and beauty. you will be able to start working with your journey journal in the wisdom circle which we hope you will continue to use as a life practice.

walking meditation & waterfall blessing

in the quiet of our footsteps the world holds hands in the gentle wisdom of water. together we will explore this connection, coherence and cosmology in walking meditation ending with a waterfall blessing at Roy H Park, a 241-acre preserve with access to forest, rolling meadows, wetlands, and the very magical and swimmable Six-Mile Creek.

red thread ritual

our connection to each other: a tailsman into the forever. this ritual is to re-member our promises and re-joice in honoring them.

you can book your spot in the upstate new york wisdom circle retreat below

this retreat is open to anyone who feels called to explore their connection to the feminine within themselves and their lineage 

the total investment for your 1 day wisdom circle retreat is $111

please note registration will close on 8/18 at 11:59 pm est

once you commit with your payment you will receive an email within 1 business day (M-F) with a welcome guide with some useful information like the address for sarah's home, the emerald (located in cortland, new york) what to bring and local places to stay, eat and hike.

if you have financial difficulties please don't hesitate to contact us

your wisdom circle retreat schedule

welcome

10:30 - 10:50 am

you'll arrive to sarah's home, the emerald, where you will be welcomed into the space with a beverage and get settled before our wisdom circle begins.

wisdom circle

11- 2 pm

our wisdom circle gathering begins with a bell at 11 am. we will breathe, move gently, journal, converse and connect in the company of each other.

lunch

2 - 3 pm

sarah's husband max will prepare a beautiful gluten free and vegan friendly lunch to follow our wisdom circle that we will enjoy together.

digestion, unity & transport

3 - 4 pm

after some easeful Ayurvedic digestion practices and mindful community clean-up we will caravan to Roy H Park Preserve.

walking meditation & waterfall blessing

4 - 6 pm

we will walk through meadow, wetland and forest to arrive at a waterfall and swimming hole where we will anoint ourselves and honor our promises.

wisdom circle retreat closing ceremony

6 - 6:30 pm

we will seal the community container with compassion and our commitment to ourselves, each other and the world.

you can book your spot in the upstate new york wisdom circle retreat below

this retreat is open to anyone who feels called to explore their connection to the feminine within themselves and their lineage 

the total investment for your 1 day wisdom circle retreat is $111

please note registration will close on 8/18 at 11:59 pm est

once you commit with your payment you will receive an email within 1 business day (M-F) with a welcome guide with some useful information like the address for sarah's home, the emerald (located in cortland, new york) what to bring and local places to stay, eat and hike.

if you have financial difficulties please don't hesitate to contact us

nina be


nina be is the founder of MindBody Centering Yoga, one of the first trauma-sensitive yoga
techniques.


nina be (MA., MED., E-RYT-500, DY-800, NCC #87024, C-IAYT) has facilitated psychosomatic
yoga therapy internationally for over 45 years. She is a certified yoga therapist, dance-theatre
artist, author, and consultant with an MA in Performing Arts and an M.Ed. in Counseling.

She is also the Director of Wellness at Burts Bees. In addition, with over 30,000 hours of study, she
has facilitated mindbody meditation groups in the Plum Village lineage, enjoyed founding non-
profit LiveGlobally and been Director of MindBody Centering Yoga RYT 200/300/500 trainings
specializing in trauma-sensitive yoga techniques since 2009.

nina be & her team have published two books; The Mastery of the Self, a MindBody Centering


Yoga Manual, and The 10 Promises; a Path to Inner Peace (a journal of expressive arts).

nina and her team are currently finalizing publications on a series of workbook journals for
transforming trauma.


In 2022 nina be and her team @centering.life are launching three online courses/training
programs for transforming trauma through movement, the visual and verbal arts.


In order to satisfy her passionate curiosity, nina has traveled to 38 states and 19 countries.


Fun Fact :: nina won one of the country’s top 100 restaurants awards from Forbes magazine in
1994 for her restaurants in New Orleans.

sarah buckner

sarah elizabeth-borst buckner is a somatic and spiritual coach, multi-passionate artist and higher self embodiment doula serving heart-based leaders, creative innovators, entrepreneurs and lightworkers on their non-linear journey of healing, awakening, empowerment, embodiment, self-realization and revolutionary self-love.

sarah supports her clients in accessing their personal power, deepening intimacy with their bodies, breath and intuition and self-caring in a way that hits the spot so that they can embody their Higher Self in their leadership, relationships and purpose work.

sarah has a bachelor of fine arts from savannah college of art and design and a master of fine arts from duke university.

while in graduate school at duke, sarah began studying with nina be to deepen her knowledge and relationship to her own body, heart and mind with the intention and prayer to create beautiful and sacred spaces, practices and experiences for women to be in community, connection and conherence with themselves, each other and the world.

almost a decade later, sarah has continued deepening her studies in the healing arts and now offers trauma-informed somatic movement, asana, breathwork, meditation and visualization to support mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health as a part of her practice and praxis to her clients all over the world.

The Wisdom Circle Method developed & facilitated by nina be is so profoundly powerful that it was studied by researchers at Duke University. learn more here