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Soul Shine:

Creative Soul-Healing Workshops + Retreats

"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Be afraid of nothing."

-Oscar Wilde

The journey towards growth and transformation is one that begins with healing but often requires soul-searching to [re]discover how to live a wholehearted life with courage,  compassion, and connection.  

We have come to understand that to live a life full of meaning and purpose, we must learn how to cultivate a wholehearted life --embracing our imperfections,  being daring enough to speak our truth, and having the resiliency to show up even with life gets hard. In our workshops and retreats, we create brave spaces that honor each person's journey to wholeness.  Our creative soul-searching workshops and retreats help to transform grief and trauma into a life of self-acceptance, self-love, and self-compassion.

Our Soul Shine workshops and retreats are centered around themes of authenticity, vulnerability deep connection, and belly laughs.  We have developed creative soul-healing workshops and retreats that encompass the therapeutic use of expressive arts, mindful movements, relaxation, and lots of fun! 

Soul Shine creative soul-healing workshops and retreats offer you the opportunity for deep connection, healing and growth that can lead you on the road to freedom, possibility, personal power & responsibility.

 If you are craving true connection with others who have traveled difficult journeys, if you are wanting or needing to [re]connect with your soul, if you have come to the realization that surviving isn't enough, then this is for you! Each workshop and retreat promises a felt sense of sisterhood and love! Come as you are. You are welcome.

The moment you doubt whether you can fly,
you cease forever to be able to do it.
To have trust in yourself is to have wings.

adapted from JM Barrie


Why is Soul-Healing Needed?

There are things we all need as humans to feel joy and whole: safety, love, and meaning/purpose in our life. Most of us need to overcome fears and negative beliefs that keep us from feeling joy and whole. When we experience trauma and grief our sense of safety in the world, connection with others, and meaning in life often become disrupted and may be challenging to restore. Trauma and grief can leave us feeling vulnerable, isolated, and questioning the purpose and value of our existence. It can be difficult to trust others or the world around us, and our beliefs and values may be called into question. However, it is possible to work through trauma and grief and find a new sense of safety, connection, and meaning in life.


Soul Shine creative soul-healing workshops and retreats offer you the opportunity for deep connection, healing, and growth that can lead you on the road to freedom, possibility, personal power & responsibility. Through our Soul Shine workshops and retreats, you will be invited to explore your inner world, express yourself creatively, and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through various activities and exercises designed to help you process trauma and grief, release negative emotions, and tap into your inner wisdom and intuition.


By participating in our Soul Shine workshops and retreats, you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your strengths, and your values. You can learn how to set healthy boundaries, communicate effectively, and make conscious choices that align with your authentic self. With a renewed sense of personal power and responsibility, you can create a life that feels fulfilling and meaningful.


At Creating Space Therapy, we believe that healing is a journey, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Our community of like-minded individuals is here to offer encouragement, inspiration, and solidarity as you continue to grow and evolve.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage.” “People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the
real badasses.”

-Brene' Brown

Soul Shine Workshops and Retreats | Creating Space Therapy | Batavia


The Transformative Power of Creativity

Soul-healing exercises are creative projects and activities that foster creative wellness. Facilitators act as guides to support you on your journey to healing and re[connecting] to your heart and soul. These workshops and retreats are designed to help you feel whole and complete.

As adults, we let the verbal way of communication and self-expression dominate. We falsely believe that creativity is for paid, professional artists. But the truth is we are all born creative and if we allow ourselves to change our self-limiting beliefs then we can cultivate creativity and that set us free from limitations on who and what we are and can achieve.

In our Soul-Healing workshops and retreats, you are encouraged to let go of the need to prove yourself, to let go of the need to be perfect. You’re worth and dignity are inherent. We invite you to trust the process. To be curious about what your inner soul/child/world needs and wants to say. You are invited to practice acceptance without judgment of your inner needs and wants. You are invited to nurture your soul.

Soul Shine Workshops and Retreats | Creating Space Therapy | Batavia

Our Workshops + Retreats

“Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses, gifts and challenges, quirks and oddities.

Happiness is not dependent on circumstances being exactly as we want them to be, or on ourselves being exactly as we'd like to be."

-Kristin Neff 

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Soul Shine workshops and retreats are for those who want to live deeper,
truer, braver, and more authentic.
We offer brave spaces where it's safe to show up and be seen.

We've created space just for you

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