Mountain Shakti is passionate about empowering people to heal their body and soul so they can come into deep communion with the divine and thrive in life.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Stephanie Renee dos Santos
Stephanie Renee dos Santos passion is empowering people to fully embody your best-self through nondual Tantric wisdom and aligning with natural cycles. She is known as an inspiring, loving, creative, and compassionate teacher with the Hindu goddess Bhuvaneshwari-like quality to create sacred healing, creative-expressive, and meditative spaces. Certified in Integrative yoga and she is been given permission by loved teacher Sally Kempton to share the teachings of the nondual Shiva or Shakti tradition. She holds a B.A in Studio Arts from Whitman College and is a working artist.
Gabriela Lopez (Ganga Devi) seeks tools for healing through Sacred Feminine teachings, one's that bring empowerment. She is a Homeopath and Iridologist Therapist, focused on the care of women, mothers and children. She has been practicing Indian Classical Dance since 2008. She studies with Professor Krishna Sharana, and conducts workshops, lectures and presentations throughout Brazil. She shares this ancient dance tradition which is always associated with developing self-knowledge through art. She also studies with Guru Mithun Shyam of the Vaishnavi Natyashala School in Bangalore, India.
"This pilgrimage brought me to a sacred space within myself, where each breath I took filled me with love, wonder, gratitude and reverence for the heart of everything that is. I felt strong and grounded like the proud mountains surrounding me. I felt safety under the canopy of deep rooted trees. I felt at ease with the rhythm of the glacial creeks. The warmth of the campfire mirrored the nature of our group. Alongside the dancing flames, we shared ideas, stories, laughter, kindness and friendship. In the cool morning air as we practiced flowing goddess yoga, the light and shadows magically played, as the leaves fluttered and swayed above us. With each step taken, there was an opportunity to learn something new— about the landscape, about each other, about ourselves."
"This is beyond a simple backpacking trip. It is truly an inspired divine experience. Stephanie is a Yogini, an author and an outdoor enthusiast. Her energy and enthusiasm to bring women of diverse backgrounds to experience the enchanting wilderness and an inner transformation with the help of Goddess teachings and Yoga is very special. I feel fortunate to be part of this very unique experience. This was my second backpacking trip with Stephanie exploring the inner self and the outdoors in the North Cascades National Park. On our first trip we explored Thundercreek trail and studied Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Matangi. This year we explored Mount Baker Wilderness with the Goddesses Bhuvaneswari, Durga and Parvati. The energies invoked with the Goddess work and Yoga were in perfect harmony with the nature outside. Personally it allows me to check in with myself and be inspired on my life journey. It is indeed such a blessing that Stephanie is able to bring all her unique talents in such a perfect offering.... With much gratitude."
"The joy in getting a camp fire started, the joy in the warmth of the fire on a cold chilly evening, the joy in the warmth of the people around you, the sharing, the caring, the talks, the confessions, the bonding, the love and the laughter. Joy in the songs, the stories, the poetry, the yoga under the trees. Joy in the small things, the attempts to get a rope over a branch to hang food, the sleeping in a tent and watching the moonlight streaming through the tall trees as if it were a flashlight in the sky. Joy in the constant hum of the stream through the night. Joy in the walks, the treks, the trees, the mountains and in being little humans again. Joy, pure, simple, untagged joy.
Life is short, yes, but perhaps, only if we don't live it."
"Such an enriching and energizing retreat. We were surrounded by stunning panoramic views of jagged mountains and lush green valleys. I developed new friendships with a wonderful community of women. The retreat was well organized and Stephanie was extremely knowledgeable about the area and backcountry backpacking and camping and was always willing to help any of us who had questions about gear, set up, etc. The North Cascades National Park is a gorgeous area to learn about and invoke the divine feminine. I would definitely recommend this retreat to others looking to deepen their spirituality, yoga practice and commune with nature."
"The trip was amazing. The people were wonderful, Stephanie was an amazing leader, the views were incredible and the backpacking was really fun. Our campsites were gorgeous. I had the best time."