Meditation and Self-Care for Women 

90 day course

Starts September 2018


You know that feeling you have when someone is in love with you? And they tell you all the amazing qualities that they see in you and you start to blossom like a flower? You start to actually believe that you Are worthy of this love and adoration..that yeah, you are pretty amazing. And then you expand in every way and life becomes magical...

Well, imagine if you could have that kind of feeling about yourself and life all of the time? Not dependent upon another person, not dependent upon outward affirmation and praise, just an authentic love of yourself and life. Take a second to imagine how that would feel...

Love is expansive and in that heart-centered state we become a magnet for more love and life-affirming experiences. Life becomes synchronistic and mirrors the internal state that we feel.

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9 Month Women's Empowerment Course(s)

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
Do you know what the energetic vibration of 2018 is? The energetic vibration of 2018 is 11. The number 11 represents self mastery, illumination, inspiration and enlightenment. 
So, what does that mean to you and I? It means that 2018 is a time to move into self mastery. We can either have the Universe and Life push us into self-mastery or we can step UP, take the risk, take charge of our lives and surrender to the Universe. 2018 can teach us that WE are the creators of our destiny. We are creator beings in a body and everything is possible. It means that no one is going to do your healing for you (no teacher, therapist, shaman, healer, ect).  They can help, guide, support and show you the way, but no one is going to learn your lessons for you. The only way is to take a deep breath, “set your face like flint” and walk through it.. 


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!