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Goddess Gratitude

These are some beautiful reflections from my Sacred Divine Goddess Retreats that have taken place all over the world. Hear the heart-felt words from our past participants.


“I LOOOOOVE TULUM! I LOVE THIS RETREAT! The house, the food, the activities, the “me time” were all so great. Where do I even start? The workshops beautiful and intimate. The best was the open air roof top chanting. The activities were heavenly, Coba, the Pyramids, Cenotes, and Shaman Temascal- all Beautiful! 5 days I feel is not enough!!! Is there anything to improve upon? Just myself! Lots of love to all my sisters 

5 star Rating!“

-Joy Juliano-Goddard



“I had what I thought was a foundation on spirituality before embarking on this adventure to Tulum. I arrived with an open heart and open mind. My experience far surpassed anything I could have imagined! I now see and trust that so many doors will be opened for anyone who participates in this. Veronica Ruiz and Lisa Alpert Gniady come from a place of pure LOVE to help us tap into our higher selves, our spirit guides, whatever you want to call that thing that guides us along the way while here on earth. 

Lisa is an amazing and gifted teacher who discovered her calling by diligent work. She can give you tools to help you break free from what's holding you back. Veronica can cleanse and unbind you but YOU must take charge and integrate your new knowledge.

After experiencing my first Goddess retreat I now know that I don't need to worry about missing the best there is to do wherever we travel. Veronica is a world traveler (I think she's lived more outside of the US than in!). Not only is she a skilled travel planner, she has so many local connections that she finds the best of the best to indulge in. I just relaxed and trusted her. Each retreat is carefully planned out and designed around a theme. Trust me you will not want to leave!

These two amazing ladies have been given gifts and rather than keep it for themselves, they want to teach each of us HOW they got there so we can continue on the path of enlightenment as well. This trip helped me to understand how to dig deeper to learn what my purpose is-what my gifts are. Once I am clearer on this I will be aligned with my highest and most powerful self and I have these lovelies to thank for helping me to launch!”

-Donna Hall Madsen



“Going on an all girls trip by myself with women I never met before was empowering. Meeting strong beautiful women who were vulnerable and open was a life changing powerful experience. This trip reconnected me with the importance of self love. The women I met empowered me to see and be the woman I thought was lost after motherhood and marriage. I walk taller, stronger and more confident. The Tulum trip was a trip that has changed me internally for the best. They did an amazing job hosting the retreat and making sure to connect all of us during our adventures and circle time. I loved the trip and I can’t wait to book my next trip with Sacred Dive Goddess Retreats.“

-Rosa Cardinaletti 



“My recent experience in taking the magnificent Bali retreat, has left me with an overwhelming feeling that I have been nourished and healed, to the very core of my being  Every thoughtful detail that went into the planning of our everyday activities, I witnessed first hand, bring about a positive change within every exceptional woman who participated in the retreat. When I initially signed up to be apart of the Bali retreat, I made a decision to completely surrender to what the outcome had to be, and allowed the universe to lead me to whatever was best for me there.  Although my underlying purpose going into this trip was to experience personal growth and peace,  I came back home with that desire met and so much more.  I witnessed  first had that there is a powerful force created in numbers, when you're surrounded by sisters who also are in a loving space and who have their personal gifts to share with one another; and when that force is at work, it helps to build each individual up where it's needed the most.  And when the land as powerful as Bali which is enriched with love, peace and sacred sites to visit and embrace, you can't help but come back any other way, than being soul satisfied.”

-Sharon Cunningham 



“I am beyond grateful for these retreats. I see myself grow and experience different energy and transformation with each retreat. I love the connection and the rituals and how they bring me to a higher vibrational frequency.”

–  Rosa Cortez


“I came in not knowing what to expect, but was amazed at how much I received!  They shared their experience and knowledge and helped me set intentions that will change my life and the generations that will follow.  Amazing heart-opening experience.  I am thankful for the experience and opportunity.”

– Cordialis Kasago


“The Inner Goddess Retreat was amazing!  It was an opportunity for inner reflection and to connect with other women on a deeply spiritual level.  I appreciate all the work that was put into creating such a wonderful experience for women to recharge and renew their connection to a higher authority and to heighten their awareness of the elements and their significance to our well being.”

– Zoey Carpenter


“The Inner Goddess Retreat was exactly what I needed to propel my life forward.  It was the answer to 10 years worth of prayers and launched the beginning of my career.  I now have an extremely clear vision of exactly what I need to align with my soul purpose.  I opened my heart, gained a sisterhood that I once lost, became more enlightened and vulnerable, I connected with each sister in my own way, and I loved all equally the same.  They did an amazing job at aligning everything and things flowed so smoothly.  I could not be happier and even cried so hard leaving because I didn’t want to leave.  I would love to attend 2-3 retreats a year because I see the value, and you cannot gain this type of experience just anywhere.  The locations are optimal.  Getting away from your day to day life allows you to reconnect to what is important.  I am going back home with more clarity, love, support and guidance, and I couldn’t be happier!  Oh, and the food / service… no words to describe how amazing it was!”

– Lauren Strader


“The Inner Goddess Retreat allowed me to rediscover and reinvent my inner Goddess.  The holistic approach to everything was good for connecting to mind, body and spirit.  I have been reminded that I create my own possibilities and have found ways to let go of what no longer serves me.  The power of sisterhood is amazing!  Love was present in this retreat.”

– Christina Arias


“The Inner Goddess Retreat is a transformational journey that every woman should consider embarking upon for herself.  Their vision to create a sisterhood bond through reflection, releasing, envisioning and manifesting is thoughtfully and intentionally executed through every detail.  My soul went on a journey of powerful transformation and growth throughout the retreat.  This is a way to step back from the demands of daily life and connect to one’s inner source.  I am forever changed by my connection to the sisterhood and the women with whom I have shared this experience.  The facilitators share a divine gift and vision which is truly enhancing the lives of each woman who is willing to open up and dive deep into the depth of her own soul.  I can’t thank you enough for the experiences throughout the retreat… every little detail was so perfect, from the villa, to the food, to the ceremonies and sacred rituals.  Thank you so much for pouring your heart and soul into each and every one of us!  You are two divine Goddesses that I feel blessed to know!”

– Megan Hafer


“I had no idea what was in store for me when I decided to attend the Inner Goddess Retreat in Bali, Indonesia.  First, I would like to thank the facilitators for their vision to reach women, heal them, and restore what sacred friendships with other women should feel like.  Thank you sharing your hearts with women.  I was in awe the entire trip.  I was extremely grateful for this opportunity to not only experience and commune with God on a totally different continent, but to share in the beauty of each of the Goddesses that were a part of the retreat.  This was a life changing experience and I’ll never forget that I am a blessed woman and my inner Goddess is alive and ready to attract all of the blessings in store for me.  Friendships were developed, and I hold all of these dear women in my heart.  My name is Shaune and I am a Goddess!”

– Shaune Roberts


“I’m grateful for you ladies for seeing the need for this type of togetherness.  My time in Bali was well spent!  I am so very grateful.”

– Shaala Brown


“When I booked my retreat I knew in my heart that I was called to do inner work to grow and expand.  I knew I needed this, but didn’t expect the depth, the profound enlightenment, or the light that would illuminate inside of me as a result of this experience.  From the sisterhood circles, to the nourishing food, everything was divine and in alignment to me becoming my BEST self.  Words cannot completely express what has been sparked inside of me.  All of the wonderful workshops, healing sessions and wisdom has made me see the world so much more clearly.  I’ve been taught by the wisdom of the facilitators to be the spark of my life and release any self-doubt, or fear of success.  We had valuable lessons and workshops on manifesting abundance and prosperity.  I know I have the tools to visualize my life and implement my dreams without fear.  The retreat is truly transformational and my life now feels anew.”

–  Robyn Melissa


“My Dear Sisters!  It cracked my heart to hear your words, to see your tears, to share with you my deepest feelings.  I saw so much beauty in each and every one of you, the divine beauty beyond the appearance, make up and elegant clothes.  I learned from you that great lesson of compassion, generosity, of joy to give, the joy to receive.  Thank you!  You reminded me of the biggest gift in my life, the gift of being a woman and to live my femininity with grace, gratitude and inspiration.”

– Tatiana Kercha


“There were no thieves in the temple….only love, light & goodness. I felt a physical reaction caused by the vibration. I surrendered to the dark night of my soul. Alone but not lonely. This feeling is amazing. Thank you for following your hearts & your vision. Your light has liberated me in a way that I’m forever grateful for. I’m honored to be one of the first & excited that it will not be my last journey. I am light. I am love. I am free.”

– Kelli Lynn


“What a wonderful and transforming experience! Any ladies looking for a cleansing, transforming experience, I recommend these retreats hands down as the best gift you can give yourself on your journey of self discovery and healing. Thank you for an indescribable soul retreat!”

– Chrystal Hedlin


“It was an absolute pleasure meeting all of the beautiful Holistic Goddess Retreat Bali ladies! You did a phenomenal job and I am forever changed. God Bless you all.”

– SaBrina Fisher Reece


 “Loved the trip! The experience was nice and I enjoyed the circle and rituals.  I’ll be adopting some of the things learned and applying it to my family.“

-Lynette Runnels


“Some serious magic went down in Costa Rica. A deeply personal trip dedicated to honoring the Divine within myself… it also gifted me some seriously beautiful life long friendships with strangers I now call my soul sisters. I haven’t felt this good about myself in a very long time and I’m so grateful for this retreat. I feel like I came home to myself in a much bigger beautiful and divine way that I probably won’t ever really be able to put into words but will remember and grow from forever.”

-Theresa Coggiola

“For the first time in my life I experienced what Sacred Sisterhood meant. Never before had I been surrounded by so many beautiful women that I had never met before. We all shared a sacred experience. We lifted each other up. We bonded on a soul level. I am forever grateful for this experience. Veronica and Lisa create a sacred space for all to heal at the deepest level of our being. Every detail of the retreat was well thought out, organized and beautiful. And most importantly is the heart element. Lisa and Veronica have a genuine love and compassion for the women they serve and their giving nature and authenticity is unparalleled.”
-Jenna Tighe

“Oh Veronica, you have NO idea how God had used you to heal & inspire me & change my life...
Can’t stop thinking about your prayers for your precious son at the ceremony...
He is so blessed to have you Veronica...
I’m still awestruck by you & your amazing gifts & leadership at the retreat.  
Veronica you are a rare & beautiful gem... I was so blessed by you & Lisa & experienced powerful healing, sacred ceremonies... I can’t thank you enough! 
See the website & retreat schedule for & join me in traveling to majestic places all over the world & savor the Spiritual Leadership of these two powerful, loving, amazing teachers...
All my Love to you,


“I just returned from Sedona, AZ & the so very powerful, Spiritually inspiring, & miraculously healing Goddess Retreat led by Lisa Alpert Gniady & Veronica Ruiz... my life, heart, health & happiness will never be the same...

The sacred ceremonies, amazing, powerful women providing wise spiritual teachings, truths & leadership blessed our hearts & activated our newly Awakened spirits with the majestic mountainous & miraculous healing vortex energies of the Ancients & our Angels...  unspeakable beauties... magnificent life-changing moments...

Never have I been in the presence of such powerful spiritual women... They are in service of nothing but providing Truth in Presence in the Present Moment... Flute-like hollow instruments of Gods love...

We were magnetically energized & immersed in Nature’s most magnificent musical energies & healing vibrations poured into our humble Energetic Souls...

Ever feel like Words just DO NOT cut it?  

The 4 days in Sedona were totally life changing & I’m like an infant learning to crawl but sooo inspired & joyful & happy...

See the website & retreat schedule for 2019 & join me in traveling to majestic places all over the world & savor the Spiritual Leadership of these two powerful, loving, amazing teachers...

Hugs & All my Love to you,
Kimberlee Ann Davis Comfort
Eagle 🦅 Girl 
kiss on your forehead”

“I went to California feeling heavy and drained.. after a weekend spent with beautiful ladies from all around the world, I am light 🏾‍♀️ After yoga, meditation, water purification, releasing my fears and regrets into the violet flames, recharging my wedding bands at the alter and getting in tune with my inner Goddess & more, I feel like I have released so much weight off of my shoulders. Now, I know exactly what India Arie (my fav artist) is talking about This women’s retreat was one of the best experiences ever! I met new people, we laughed and cried together! The best thing about this retreat is that I was able to share a beautiful experience with my mom  “
-Mischa Darrisaw

“Opening, Clarifying, Truth Telling Experience. Glorious Sisterhood. Gratitude & Love. Transcending Experience. Looking forward to another! “

“Dear Sacred Goddess Veronica, 
Namaste, Sister! Your Beautiful & Brilliant Light is so Powerful & Strong. I am Blessed & Grateful to share in your Presence on this Priceless weekend in Mount Shasta, a retreat I will never forget. Thank You So Much for helping me to see my Inner Beauty. My heart is infinitely grateful for this elevation you’ve sparked in my frequency Veronica. Your Gift is More Valuable than Gold!!
-Love Kasie”

“Coming to this retreat has helped me overcome my ego as well as work on my shadow side. I was able to heal from past trauma and pain, I was able to flow and not react to drama and negative energy. I feel so empowered and I have trust in the universe as well as self-love for myself. 
I Love Me, I Love Me, I Love you”

“A lovely experience filled with ceremony, delight and the deepening of Sisterhood. An honor and pleasure to travel “IN” with Veronica and Lisa. Looking forward to the next experience with the Goddesses!”
All Love, 
-Erica Jo Shaffer

“My weekend retreat was one that was surely needed and very much appreciated. As women, we need to embrace and welcome the feminine goddess side of us and share the love with all of humanity. Even though this was my first retreat, it sure won’t be my last. I enjoyed this retreat immensely and looking forward to one of the getaways outside of the country in 2019! Simply beautiful event. Continued blessings and elevation Goddesses! Thanks to my beautiful sista’s who shared in this awesome experience as well. Love you ladies to pieces. “
-Brown Subconscious Mind Erieka

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