Adventures in Creativity, Yoga, and Play

Orcas Island, Washington, June 25, 26, 27, 2019

With Katherine and Katie Witteman, Jessica Libonati, and Dee Hein

Dear JOY Sisters,

With joyful hearts, we invite you to a magical summer retreat! Please join us for our annual JOY Sisters: Adventures in Creativity, Yoga, and Play, a fabulously fun and festive adventure on beautiful Orcas Island, Washington. If your heart is longing for a meaningful and joy-filled retreat, this is it!

Give yourself the blessing of inspiring art activities, joyful song, nourishing yoga, fun-filled adventure, soulful sisterhood, overflowing love, and sparkling joy! Together, we’ll cultivate and claim our JOY. Our hurting world needs the healing balm of our joy, now more than ever.

Come PLAY with us! MAGIC and JOY await!

Katherine, Katie, Jessica, and Dee

About the Retreat!

We have so much magic planned.
Please have a look at everything that’s included!

Daily Intentional Creativity Art Sessions

All Art Supplies

Daily Voice Lessons to Connect with Your Inner JOY

Gentle, Feel-Good Yoga Sessions (suitable for all levels!)

Guided Journeys and Meditations


Heart-Centered Sisterhood Circles

Release Ritual

Blessing Circle

Kayaking Adventure

Guided Nature Walks and Forest Bathing Strolls

Celebration Dinner

Four Amazing Teachers to Guide Your Journey

More Magical Surprises

Come Play!

It will be a JOY to share this magical adventure with you.

Come, dear JOY Sister,

Give yourself the blessing of . . .

Magic, Wonder, Creativity, Connection, Adventure, Play, Fun, Rejuvenation,
Expansion, Love, Laughter, Inspiration, Sweet Sisterhood and Sparkling JOY!

We welcome you with open arms.

Joy is strength.

Mother Teresa

RETREAT VENUE: Each day, we will meet at the Rosario Conference Center, surrounded by pristine natural beauty and magnificent ocean views. Our conference center is located on the water’s edge overlooking Cascade Bay. Imagine painting in a gorgeous room with floor-to-ceiling windows, streaming natural light, and sunny harbor views.

LODGING: Orcas Island offers a variety of charming hotels and B&Bs. One of our favorites is the historic Rosario Resort & Spa. If you’d like to stay at this beautiful waterfront resort, we recommend arriving on Monday, June 24th. We will begin our retreat at 10:00 AM Tuesday morning, so it’s definitely best to arrive the night before.

To book a room, please call Rosario Resort at 800.562.8820 or 360.376.2222 or visit

Suzana Roach Orcas Island Photos The beautiful and historic Rosario Resort and Spa

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Your Joyful Retreat Teachers

KATHERINE WITTEMAN, M.A. is a Mystic, Muse, Visionary Artist and Certified Intentional Creativity Teacher. She passionately guides women to the truth of their radiant light and innate divinity. With eternal optimism, compassion, and love, she inspires her students to awaken to their most vibrant, joyful, empowered lives.

Katherine holds an MA in English Literature. An inspiring teacher for over twenty years, she can teach absolutely anyone to paint. Experience the transformational magic and healing power of intuitive painting, creative playshops, and life-changing travel adventures at

KATIE WITTEMAN is the youngest Intentional Creativity Teacher in the world. An old soul, Katie is wise and compassionate beyond her years. A lifelong art lover, Katie adores teaching Intentional Creativity retreats and playshops for kids, teens, and adults. Katie leads with a vibrant and enthusiastic heart and guides her students through deeply healing, nourishing, and joyful creative adventures. Katie considers her students to be soul friends and is excited to join them on their spiritual and creative journey. When Katie is not creating magic with her paintbrush, she can be found dancing, acting, singing, writing, and playing with her beloved, fluffy puppies, Bailey and Bodhi.

Meet Our Joyful Guest Teachers

Jessica Libonati & Dee Hein

We are elated to introduce you to this year’s delightfully magical and amazing guest teachers, Jessica and Dee. 

Jessica will help you discover the pure joy of your own beautiful, powerful, authentic voice. She shares this inspiring message:

“In this special retreat, we will harness the JOY of singing to empower our feminine beings. Together we will connect to the collective feminine voice of strength, courage, and wisdom. We will sing outside amidst the beautiful forests, beaches, and mountaintops of Orcas Island. We will free our voices and experience a natural energy flow throughout our bodies. Come, join your sisters in musical expression. All voices are welcome and celebrated. No singing experience necessary.”

Dee, a long-time resident of Orcas Island who knows all the most magical and secret spots, will guide us on nature walks, forest bathing strolls, and outdoor adventures. A gifted yoga teacher for over 24 years, Dee will also offer daily restorative yoga sessions. Just relax and receive her healing touch.

JESSICA LIBONATI is a passionate voice teacher who guides students to connect with the powerful instrument they already have. In her classes and workshops, students learn to embrace their confident, authentic voices and practice sustainable, healthy vocal techniques. Jessica encourages mindfulness and self love to help open the chakras and free the voice. Jessica earned an M.Ed from Portland State University, continuing education in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and a B.M. in Music-Theatre from Catholic University (CUA.) The multi-talented Jessica is a beloved teacher, professional vocalist, actor, dancer, music director, and acting coach.

DEE HEIN is a healer, teacher, and guide dedicated to exploring and expanding the spirit through communion with the physical body and the natural world. Her great passion is awakening others to their divine beauty, grace and joy through intentional, accessible movement and breath, and connecting people to the divinity of our natural world through blissful, contemplative time immersed in nature.

From 1995-2005 Dee was the creator and proprietress of Sadh Desha, a 25 acre contemplative environment on Orcas Island where she led yoga and meditation retreats for people living with cancer. She then spent 10 years creating and stewarding a healing yoga sanctuary in Seattle, guiding classes, intensives, workshops and retreats. Dee now delights in sharing the magic wherever she is invited!

The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.

Jaggi Vasudev

Yes, this looks magical! I want to join you!



Pay in Full $695

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$232 Non-Refundable Deposit, 2 payments of $232 to be charged monthly thereafter

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We are thrilled to announce that a limited number of scholarships are available upon request. If your heart is longing for JOY and you feel called to join our magical adventure, we don’t want financial challenges to stand in your way. Please reach out to us, and we’ll find a way to share the JOY. Much love to you. 
We are happy to answer questions. Please contact Katherine at

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.