January 25-27

*this retreat sold out quickly in 2018. Reserve your spot today.

Do you know what the energetic vibration of 2019 is? The energetic vibration of 2019 is 3. The number 3 represents the Great Teacher, Expansion, Prosperity and Growth.  In what areas do you wish to expand this year? Do you wish to expand your passions, business or career? Do you wish to have an epic, expansive Love relationship? Do you wish to expand your spiritual depth and connection? Do you wish to deepen your healing and self-empowerment?

If you answered YES to any of these questions know that there is powerful energy available this coming year to harness to your dreams!! 

JOIN US in expanding your horizons for 2019 as we immerse in a 3 day weekend to lift our spirits, connect with other women, and intentionally map out the year ahead...

Read more: https://www.bethanyjoy.net/events-workshops/embody-joy-retreat-2019/



9 Month Women's Empowerment Course

The standard of success in life isn’t the things. 
It isn’t the money or the stuff. 
It is absolutely the amount of JOY that you feel. 
–A. Hicks

Before I created this course I sat down, meditated and asked Source, “What is the most deep and thorough way to bring women into empowerment? How can I help bring women into a place where they are the masters of their destiny and they are living a life overflowing with Joy, health and power?”

Immediately I received the answer to create a 9 month program using all of the tools that have brought me to my own place of empowerment: meditation, yoga, joy-practices, self-care and self-love practices, women’s circles, shamanic (indigenous) ceremonies, immersion experiences and energetic clearing...



How to Awaken your Intuition

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

-Albert Einstein

Intuition is an innate gift we all carry, yet how many of us utilize this gift to its fullest capacity? We have all felt that gut feeling that something’s not quite right, have gotten goose bumps at auspicious times, or had hunches that we just can’t explain. How many times have we said, “If only I had listened to my intuition!” or “I knew I shouldn’t have, and now I’m paying the price!”.

Did you know that your intuition is your birth rite? It is one of your innate senses, just like taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing. Someone who is intuitive is not “special” or extraordinary. YOU, too, have these abilities.

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 Gray Bear Goddess Gathering: May 2-5, 2019

*this retreat sold out in 2018 and is filling up very quickly! $100 deposit required to register.


A weekend devoted to nourishment and self-love led by Bethany Joy and Jessalynn Hakanson. Celebrate the strength and compassion of women in a beautiful weekend away. This is an invitation to settle into self love, cultivate stillness through the serenity of Gray BearRetreat Center, savor the nourishment of vegetarian meals prepared with love, and transform through Nature, Yoga and Meditation.

Mothers, sisters, daughters, and women of all stages and ages welcome!  

Nourish and replenish YOURSELF as you bask in this breathtaking natural environment and the community of other women. 

The weekend includes:


- Organic world class vegetarian meals from the center's garden 

- Yoga and meditation practices with Bethany and Jessalynn. 

- Relaxation/free time to enjoy the amenities and beauty of GrayBear such as reflective walks and hikes, a wood fired sauna/spring fed cold plunge, an outdoor natural hot tub, refreshing waterfalls and more.

Massage therapist and Watzu practitioners are available during the weekend by appointment.

Arrival: Thursday, May 2nd between 2-4pm. 

Departure: Sunday May 5th @ 2:00pm.

Only 2 hours from Nashville!


Early Bird price: $495 for the weekend shared lodging with Thursday arrival between 2:00-4:00pm. 

**Lodging upgrades to private cabins available by request and at an additional cost.

$195/non-refundable deposit required to hold registration

Early Bird Full payment required by April 1, 2019.
 Contact Jessalynn at 615-878-9642 for questions and payment.

Gray Bear Lodge

P.O. Box 682

Hohenwald, TN


Only a 2 hour drive from Nashville!