A Time of Awakening

Women's Healing Retreat | Sept 15th -17th

You have until Sept 8th to register!


A Magical Healing and Ceremonial Weekend for Women

All of the great spiritual teachings of the world, throughout all the centuries, teach about the need to Awaken. But what does this really mean? What are we to Awaken to? And how do we do it? We are always being guided, taught how to Awaken to Who We Truly Are - a being who is not restricted by the limits of physical reality. We have vast abilities that we are unaware of, and once we Awaken to this knowledge, we learn how to work with energy, how to mold and manifest our realities, how to understand what life is from a broader, more enlightened, what might even seem a magical place.



AYAL HURST: Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master, Energy & Light Worker, Spiritual Counselor, Co-Founder of Homestead Retreat

CHRYS FRANKS: Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Akashic Record Consultant, Light Worker, Spiritual Counselor, Founder of The Reiki Connection of Charleston

During Our Time Together as a Sacred Circle of Women, We Will:

  • Play on the Earth, in the elemental power of change, in sacred pools and fire ceremonies.

  • Commune and be guided by Grandmother Moon.

  • Partake in magical Shamanic Journeys.

  • Connect our roots to the Earth Mother, and remember the Wisdom Ways of the Ancient Grandmothers.

  • Beautifully adapt to a new way of being.

  • Participate in the powerful Changing Woman Ceremony.

  • Find and remove the buried blocks, hidden motives, and blind spots that cause one’s life to remain frozen in place.

  • Move beyond previous limits and repeating patterns.

  • Journey into pure potentiality and possibility, experiencing the nectar and ambrosia of what your life can truly be.

  • Experience profound, personal healing and transformation, enhancing and opening to changes even in the DNA and the cellular level of our beings.


"I wanted to tell you again how very much I enjoyed our weekend. You must know what a real difference you have made in many women's lives. It must be a feeling that words cannot describe to see before your eyes the transformation that these women make when they can feel the unconditional love and acceptance given. I can't remember when I have felt so well centered and full of joy."  - Lou Stressing, Visual Artist

"So wonderful to spend such a powerful weekend with such a diverse and beautiful group of women. You two are amazingly gifted women with such insight and intuition into each of our souls. Your observations and intuition with respect to each woman was so "spot on" and specific to where we each are in our respective journeys. I am blessed to have been called into your circle. It is my pure intent to continue on this path with you both."    - Jeannie N.

"The weekend I shared with you at the Women's Council changed my life. Your love and support, from total strangers, really made an impression on me. I'm glad to see that the kind of people I try so hard to be like exist in these times. You opened my eyes to things I'd heard hints of. I hope to learn more. I absorbed so much just by being around the women at The Council. Thank you for sharing what you know. You seem to know so much about so many things, especially people." - Sarah Hitchner,  University Student

"I can't say enough about how powerful this past weekend was and my overall experience shared with each of you. It was truly magical and life-changing and I plan to write down as much detail as possible in the next few days so that it is not ever forgotton and in hopes to share with others."  - Shanna, Midwife

"As you know, I have been to many of these 'retreats'/counsels and never before have I experienced such a powerful movement with the participants and guides. I am ever grateful to have been a part and truly hope to have the great honor to cross paths with each of you again." - Marilyn, Wife and Mother

 "I also want to wholeheartedly thank Ayal and Chrys for everything. To be so gifted, wise, knowledgeable, nurturing, intuitive, open and real... and then to to be organized, concise, specific and one-on-one with each of us... truly it takes a centered and fully aware person. To be in their presence is one be guided by them was an humbling honor." - Christie, Spa Owner

Council of Women Program Details:

Event Date: September 15th - 17th

Event Location:  Homestead Retreat at Horse Fork | 330 Horse Fork Road, Clyde, NC 28721

Cost for the Weekend $465.00 Includes delicious vegetarian meals and 2 nights accommodations. Space is limited to 14 participants. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is needed to reserve your space.

Register by filling out our form or contacting Ayal directly @:

(843) 577-2821 or e-mail her at: