gather. restore. heal.
Pandemic Mixed Tape:
Dedicated to Surviving 2020 and HOPE in 2021
Who We Are
Village Well represents a community of women who promote self love and empowerment through authentic connection, in a sacred space. We are story tellers, truth seekers, and bearers of light. We believe that every woman is her own unique well of wisdom, beauty, and authenticity. When we gather together as fellow sisters to share our journeys, we become a better version of ourselves. If you are still reading, it is because intuitively, you know it can be different if you say yes.
Come. Restore. Heal....we have been waiting for you.
Nicole Kleemann: January 7 & 9Creative, Coach & Twirler
As a Creative Leadership Coach, Nicole Kleemann empowers curious, and courageous women to transform limiting beliefs and create choices that will bring their lives and careers to new heights. Her years of international experience managing diverse and cross-cultural teams at Google, along with her innate understanding of human behavior and motivation, has made her a sought-after manager and coach throughout her career.
Nicole Connell: January 14 &16Qoya Dance Goddess
Nicole is a Qoya movement teacher. Qoya is a fusion of yoga, dance and feminine movement designed to help women reconnect to their innate wisdom, wildness and freedom. When she's not dancing, she runs her own business helping children with learning differences find success, and she also facilitates girls' leadership circles.
Ana Jones: January 21 & 23Social Justice Dynamo
Ana Jones has worked with families and older adults for the last 20 years. She is the founder of Phlex65 a technology app that connects families and caregivers using Android and iOS devices/phones. She has made time in her weekly schedule to speak out against racism, and the injustice and inequities for BIPOC, and has aligned herself with various groups to bring about changes to curriculum in education and community outreach programs for marginalized individuals.
Sue Butzow: January 28 & 30Posture Expert
Sue’s journey of chronic pain has led her to healing her body through movement. Now she loves helping others to reduce pain and live life to it’s fullest. When she’s not teaching Zoom posture classes, Sue can be found playing with her dog Lucy, procrastinating housework, and dreaming of a trip to Barcelona.
Martha Nino: February 4 & 6Speaker & Motivator
Martha is a mom, wife, friend, 25 year Technology pro and part of the only 3% of Latino’s in tech in the Silicon Valley. Recently, she has also gone from voiceless to Speaker and Motivator.
"I was born in central Mexico in a small town; population 300. My parents, humble cotton pickers took a risk in coming the U.S.A undocumented and dreamed of a better life – I have a better life. I could not be more grateful. I was raised in the Silicon Valley town of Fremont, California
Christine Castillo: February 11 & 13Qigong Instructor
Christine is a Certified Qigong Instructor, life coach and a student of Massage Therapy. Her resiliency to overcome difficult obstacles has given Christine a gift to help others heal; mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. She has been practicing the wonderful teachings and skills of Qigong for six years.
Michelle Walsh: February 18 & 20Gatherer of Women
Michelle Walsh is an educator, spiritual seeker, and creator of My Village Well. Michelle's innate use of vulnerability, a disarming sense of humor, and her contagious zest for life, have created a safe haven where women are able to recognize and own their Divine gifts. Using her five daughters as inspiration, Michelle develops Workshop and Retreat curriculum around topics such as: courage, positive body image, and creating healthy boundaries.
Sherry Kim: February 25 & 27Yoga Phenomenon
Sherry delights in sharing the multiple joys and benefits of yoga with a playful and open-minded attitude. Her intention is to offer a yoga practice that will provide healing, strength, balance, focus, awareness, and a sense of calm for each individual regardless of physical abilities, age, or background. Sherry is passionate about self-love, self-discovery, and embracing and cultivating the love and connections we have within ourselves and our communities.
Gangotri Garg: March 4 & 6Feminine Leadership Coach
Gangotri is a certified Integral Coach and Facilitator for Stanford’s Graduate Business School’s Interpersonal Dynamics course. She has created a lead leadership development programs for large healthcare organizations, led yoga teacher training programs, coached leaders across a wide range of professions and run several small businesses. Through coaching, workshops, group work and speaking engagements, Gangotri teaches leaders to embrace a feminine model of leadership.
Kathleen Joan: March 11 & 13Divine Feminine Transformation
Kathleen Joan is committed to the resurrection of the Divine Feminine, especially within her own Catholic Christian tradition. She holds Master’s degrees in theology and ministry and has over 10 years’ ministry experience, including directing retreats, teaching classes on religion and spirituality, and leading small group spiritual communities. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner.
Aelita Leto: March 18 & 20Feng Shui Master & Astrologist
Aelita Leto is a classically trained Feng Shui Master. Since 1989, she has studied and worked with internationally recognized masters in architecture, exterior and interior design, the mantic arts and Feng Shui. Having completed nearly 1000 Feng Shui consultations in the US & Europe, Aelita is considered a leader in the field.
Cecilia Kremer: March 25 & 27Empathy Coach
Cecilia Kremer is an Empathy & Leadership coach. She helps emerging leaders and entrepreneurs unlock their inner power and fulfillment through meaningful self-connection. She also helps them further develop their capacity to build positive relationships, to foster prosperous synergy and sustain long lasting virtuous alliances.
Sean Garcia: April 1 & 3Transgender Educator & MFT
Sean Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in a variety of settings including clinical, educational and currently in private practice. As one of a handful of trans-identified clinicians in Silicon Valley, Sean is extremely passionate about supporting transgender people and their families as well as the co-occurrence of neurodiversity.
Lisa Duerre: April 8 & 10Change Facilitator
Lisa Duerre spent 25 years leading inside some of the top tech companies in Silicon Valley. Now as an Executive Coach, Business Advisor, Speaker and Organizational Change Facilitator she's on a mission to ignite leaders in tech to get kickass results at work, lead high performing teams, and be present for the moments that matter. She believes head and heart belong at work and you need more than technical skills to be a leader worth following.
Jessica Davis: April 15 & 17Psychic Intuitive
Jessica Davis is a psychic intuitive healer and counselor. She offers energy healing sessions that are divinely guided and address the exact issues that need to be healed for you in that moment. These sessions help clear out any doubts or fears you may have and allow you to step into your true power!
Gail Weiner: April 22 & 24Dating Whisperer
Gail Weiner, LMFT, has been in clinical practice for over 3 decades helping women and couples thrive. She’s the creator of Datewise, a unique program for single women that combines the depth and precision of therapy with the targeted behavior changes of coaching. Gail is also a trained writing coach who guides clients to craft unique online profiles that attract the right matches. She’s taught Humanity Sexuality graduate courses, and leads Empowered Dating groups and workshops.
Bronwyn Saglimbeni: April 29 & May 1Communication Expert
Bronwyn has spent the last 20+ years helping people shine during some of the most important moments of their lives—whether that was helping a client prepare for a judge’s seat on American Idol, a “casual chat” on Real Time with Bill Maher, or a shot at glory on the TED, TEDx and TEDGlobal stages. Bronwyn believes that the ability to communicate well has become the number-one sought-after soft skill of our time. And not just in the workplace, but in their personal lives too.
Karla Obernesser: May 6 & 8Relationship Expert
Karla enjoys working with people to nourish their relationships. She has a private counseling practice in Bellevue, WA. She and her husband of 32 years have been partnering to enrich their own relationship and the relationships of others by providing retreats and programs. Together they created WeDO Relationships - WeDO Relationships is a platform fostering life-giving relationships that withstand adversity and will be releasing online programs for couples to access online.
Kristen Smyth: May 20 & 22Mindfulness Coach
Kristen is a team builder and life coach while also teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness. She is an expert at helping people tap into their strengths, focusing on the joy they have for what they do, creating balance in their lives, emphasizing the importance of building strong meaningful connections and above all prioritizing health and well-being.
Renewal Retreat Weekend
January 22 -24, 2021
Village Well is thrilled to deliver an ONLINE weekend experience that will be the closest thing to an in person retreat away, January 22-24, 2021. Come for the day or stay for the weekend!
We have collaborated with 5 amazing teachers who will share their gifts throughout our time together. Everything presented is an invitation to recharge your batteries, and renew your soul.
This will be a collaboration of large and small group sharing, Meditation, Painting, BREAKS, Drawings for Prizes, Goody Bags, and FUN!
Feel free to do this with a friend, a few friends, or come as you are.
Think of this weekend as a reset button for 2021. I think we can all agree on this simple truth: we are thirsty for authentic connection, laughter, and an overall increased sense of well being.
Join us as we gather during this sacred time to renew, refresh, and reset for the New Year.
Empathy Empowered Self Love
February 23 - April 6, 2021
6 Weeks: Tuesday 6-8 pm
Early Bird Registration: SAVE $30
Village Well is thrilled to collaborate with PhD Cecilia Kremer, Certified Coach and Design Thinker, for this incredible 6 week online series: Empathy Empowered Self Love.
How would your life be different if you gave yourself the same energy, goodness, and empathy that you freely give to others?
When we fully embrace that Empathy is our capacity to relate deeply and meaningfully, life can't help become more joyful and fulfilling!
This event will have limited space
Please Register Early
SAVE $30 Register by 1/6/21
Intention Party Workshop
February 28, 2021
1 - 3:30 pm
Let's Get Our Groove On!
It is time for some GOOD Juju in 2021!
Rally with like minded soul sister warriors to harness what we have learned, and cultivate what we are calling into our space for today, and those that follow.
This online afternoon workshop is an invitation to create Vision Boards and/or Intention Cards that will serve as a gateway for your clarity and manifestation in 2021.
Powerful messaging that will remind you of your resilience, your power, your Divine Birth rite of your Soul Goals!
Register Early & SAVE!
I Am Becoming...3 Day Beach Retreat
May 20-23, 2021
SOLD OUT (Wait List Available)
Saturday Commuter Passes Available
This 3 day weekend will be a beautiful opportunity to kick off summer, as you give yourself the gift to renew, rest, and restore your sacred soul near the ocean in a private home. There will be time and space for meditation, reflective walks on the beach, creating beautiful artwork, small group sharing, naps, and individual reflection time.
Please gather with other like minded Warriors filled with self love, kinship, and laughter. Walk out of these 3 days with a deeper connection to those around you, and most importantly, yourself.
This will be an intimate weekend limited to10 women
Negative COVID Test required for entry
* Saturday Commuter Pass Available
Words from the Women
“Thank you for paying attention to the idea of gathering women together, setting the tone, and trusting us that this would not only work, but touch us to the core.”
“You provided a space that oozes care and love and brought together women who were ready to share deep feelings because of the trusting space created. It feels good to be brave.”
"Michelle is a gifted and intuitive coach. Angel writing is one of many modalities that she uses to help you heal yourself & guide you to find your unique gifts. Angel writing helped me get clarity on how to move forward and write my own story."
“Michelle is a natural born coach. Her listening skills coupled with her ability to create a customized program that is targeted to each person individually makes her an excellent choice!”
“What a wonderful, intimate community of diverse women all of whom are willing to share their thoughts and experiences for the good of the group. I leave feeling replenished and restored.”
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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants are not necessarily the same views and opinions of Village Well. By participating, you agree Village Well is not responsible for any emotions that may arise as a result. If you are having a psychiatric emergency, please seek medical help immediately.