Gray Bear Goddess Gathering

April 24 -27, 2025  


This 4-day women’s retreat will nourish you to your very bones…It is held at the height of Spring where everything is emerald green and bursting with Life. The streams and waterfall nourish us, the local organic food made with Love, the stars at night while in the stone hot tub, the wood-fire sauna and cold plunge, the yoga, sound bath and meditation, and of course Sisterhood…

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

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This enchanted forest is so loved and honored by Adam & Diann of Gray Bear and it loves us back in return. The forest, streams (there are over 100 natural springs on their property), wildlife and stars are stellar. Here, your cell phone won’t work, so you can truly be unplugged, and drink in the healing elements and sisterhood.


There is very little artificial light so the night starscape is SPECTACULAR. One of my favorite things is gazing at the moon and stars from the stone hot tub at night.

Also, there is a solar eclipse on April 8th. Eclipses are always agents of change, and can sometimes be intense. What better place to be for this powerful energetic upgrade than the consciously created womb of Gray Bear and the Goddess Gathering?!


  • Lodging Thursday - Sunday with a bounty of West Tennessee's natural beauty. 

  • An abundance of organic vegetarian meals and select protein options prepared with love by the Gray Bear Family and Mother Earth

  • Sacred space collective of wisdom, strength, and love.

  • Sacred Circle & Ceremony Sessions

  • Spring Fed Cold Plunge 

  • Reflective Hikes, Forrest bathing, & Sound baths

  • Refreshing Waterfalls 

  • Multiple Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork Sessions

  • Magic Movement and pure joy

  •  Wood Fire Sauna


Bethany Joy


Bethany Joy is the creator of the Priestesses of the New Earth Embodiment Temple, and a passionate teacher, spiritual mentor, and guide. For more than 15 years she has guided fellow lightworkers, starseeds, priestesses and healers to reclaim their innate power and gifts to live as their highest, embodied selves.

 Bethany has studied under yogis, shamans, and mystics around the world, yet throughout it all, she was constantly guided back to her own Heart - her own fountain of Truth and Light – and the immense wisdom we all hold within.

Bethany's courses, retreats and programs guide women to awaken their dormant gifts so they can become the world's leaders of light, truth, and love.

Jessalynn Hakanson


A seeker at the core of her being, Jessalynn has deep devotion to healing arts and Source energy. This devotion moves through her studies in various yogic traditions, Ayurveda, breath, body, sound, and energy work. She creates containers for Spiritual alignment through service in her sessions, trainings, workshops, and retreats.

Jessalynn is a yoga educator, light worker, a licensed massage therapist, reiki and sound practitioner. She prays daily that her life be an instrument of Divine Mother’s Embrace.

She is grateful to love and serve her community and a family full of furry times and tenacious spirits who are her greatest teachers :)



To be added to the waiting list, directly contact Jessalynn Hakanson. 

Email: [email protected]

contact no: 615-878-9642