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Love Thyself Beach Retreat for Women

Come to the Sea, and Return to Love.

Open yourself to the immense love available to you from Self, Source, Mother Earth, and a sacred gathering of women.

Join Karin, Jasemin, Cathy and a Circle of Women on a journey of Self-Love and Restoration.


  • Slow down a bit;
  • Let go of the rest of the world and all that weighs you down for a little while;
  • Nourish your mind, body, and spirit;
  • Connect with Mother Nature by the Sea;
  • Experience the Magic of Sisterhood.

This Beach Retreat returns us to the subject and experience of LOVE and its sources.  Mother Nature provides inspiration for reflection, action, growth, play, and connection.  It is our intention that women leave this retreat feeling nurtured, nourished, and restored to their higher frequency of LOVE AND LIGHT.  As with all of our Retreats, we know that the Circle of Women provides the best magic and healing of all and that everyone will leave with new friends and a grounded sense of belonging…of being home…of having a Tribe.  This Retreat will host 23 women, including the Facilitators.


Retreat Details


Friday, May 10th – Sunday, May 12th, 2024


Trinity Center
618 Salter Path Rd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512


Double occupancy rooms. Each room has two beds and a private bathroom.


Provided by Trinity Center. Healthy and nutritious meals with fruits and nuts, veggies, and various protein options; coffee & tea. Accommodations will be made for special diet requirements.

What to bring:

Comfortable shoes and clothes, sweats, yoga pants, shorts, jacket, beach towel, beach blanket or chair, sunscreen.

Snacks for yourself or to share.


$444 includes food and lodging, guided self-love journey, ceremony, art and other activity materials. $100 deposit required – non-refundable if we cannot fill your space.

Register Now

Register on MeetupFacebook, or by email to and by sending your payment with a note of the event name and your email address to:

PayPal Friends and family to avoid fees please

Venmo @cathy-Grossbauer last 4 of phone are 7918

Cash app $soulyholistic

Zelle 570-954-7918

Credit cards accepted with an additional $5 fee email to ask for an invoice

Or contact Karin or Cathy directly to pay by check or credit card.

A $100 deposit is required to hold your space.  The balance is due by May 1st. Due to the Trinity Center’s booking and cancelation policies, this deposit may or may not be refundable, depending on whether we can replace you if you cancel.

About Trinity Center

Located three hours from Raleigh – just north of Wilmington and between Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach, Trinity Center is a sanctuary by the sea. An island refuge on the Southern Outer Banks. Come and walk their beaches or stand and watch the sunset on their sound-side pier, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the snowy white egret or majestic blue heron.

MORE INFORMATION about the Trinity Center.


Visit the Love Thyself Retreat Website to see pictures from previous retreats and information about other upcoming retreats.

Love Thyself Retreat for Women Spring 2024



It is NOT selfish or egotistical to pour into your own cup first, to care for and love yourself first. For it is then that you are truly able to love and care for others in a way that uplifts and benefits everyone.

Visit the Love Thyself Retreat Website to see pictures from previous retreats and information about other upcoming retreats.

Reflect on these Questions:


Do you love and accept yourself just the way you are?

Do you appreciate and honor yourself and your life’s journey so far?


Are you aware of your unique qualities and gifts and the differenct that you make in the world?


Are you BOLD and unapologetic in being your authentic self?


Do you “hold space” for yourself to do those things that restore and energize you?



FALL IN LOVE with who you really are.

Show up as your TRUE AUTHENTIC SELF to your loved ones, your community, your planet, and most importantly – yourself.


Join Karin, Jazz, and Cathy for a weekend of discovery, healing, expansion, and LOVE in the midst of a lush forest where Mother Earth holds space for our journey and nourishes our souls.



Retreat Details


Cedar Cross Retreat Center
150 Cedar Cross Way
Louisburg, NC 27549


Everyone in one big house, individual beds in shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms


Healthy and nutritious meals with fruits and nuts, veggies, and various protein options; coffee & tea, snacks


$444 includes food and lodging, guided self-love journey, ceremony of love, art and other activity materials

What you need to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes, sweats, yoga pants, shorts, jacket or coat that allows you to be comfortable outdoors.
  • A favorite creamer for your coffee or something special you like to drink if you want it.
  • Snacks for yourself or to share.


The Retreat Center only sleeps 16, so if you are planning to attend the Love Thyself Retreat for Women and you want to lock in your spot, please RSVP by sending either full payment or a deposit of at least $50 with a note of the event name and your email address to:

Venmo @Karin-Cross-3 (to verify, the last 4 digits of the phone number is 2475)

Cash app $KarinCross

Please contact me directly if you prefer to use a credit card or check at or 919-397-2475.

Full payment is due by March 15th, (one week prior to the Retreat).



About Cedar Cross Retreat Center

Located 45 minutes to an hour outside of Raleigh, Cedar Cross offers four miles of trails through 52 acres in the woods of beautiful Franklin County, North Carolina.  Bordered by creeks, ponds, and beaver marsh, the property includes a variety of natural landscapes.

The Lodge offers a large community room with a vaulted ceiling, a wall of windows, skylights, wood stove, and brick floor.  It has a full kitchen and accommodates as many as 14 people.

MORE INFORMATION about Cedar Cross Retreat Center


Raleigh Sister Circle – New Moon

Come at 1:00pm to socialize. The New Moon Circle starts at 1:30pm.

Discover the joy and power of Sisterhood!

Since ancient times, women have been coming together in circle to strengthen bonds and create supportive communities. This loving and empowering time creates a ripple effect in our world.

Raleigh Sister Circle (New Moon) meets on or about the new moon every month to set personal and collective intentions together and amplify them. Each Circle includes discussion around that month’s theme and a meditation shared by over 100,000 women around the world. Each month builds on the momentum of the last as we harness the profound power of our collective intention.

Our group celebrates all women. Together we transform and empower in a sacred space of mutual love, respect, and appreciation.

We ask for a $5 love offering. You may pay cash at the event or Venmo @Karin-Cross-3 to verify the last 4 digits of phone is 2475 or Cash app $KarinCross.

Please register on Meetup of Facebook or email me at so that we have a good idea of how many women are coming.

Facilitated by Karin Cross.

Chakra Wisdom

Optimize your life force energy and accelerate your manifestations by tuning in to the wisdom of YOUR chakras through reflection, meditation, and artistic expression.

Unleash your Inner Artist and Inner Child and join us for this fun, illuminating, and hands-on deep dive into your Chakras and the wisdom they hold.

In this program, you will:

  • Identify something that you want to manifest so that you can apply your new Chakra Wisdom immediately and use it to help you move forward in this desire;
  • Learn about the different aspects of each of your seven main Chakras;
  • Access YOUR Chakra Wisdom through self-reflection and guided meditation;
  • Balance each Chakra for optimal life force energy and manifesting;
  • Create your very own full deck of Chakra Wisdom Cards (oracle cards with you as the oracle) in which you capture your Inner Wisdom and that of your Chakras. (You’ll be able to use these cards for years for continued inspiration and guidance from the wisest person you know – YOU!)

Attending Chakra Wisdom provides you the opportunity to simultaneously tap into your Inner Wisdom, your Inner Artist, your Inner Child, AND your Inner Manifester – a winning combination for growth and transformation…and FUN!

Each attendee will also receive a special gift of 7 crystals – one for each Chakra to take with you.  All materials will be supplies.

Presented by Karin Cross,
Course fee is $111

Please RSVP by registering on Meetup, Facebook, or Eventbrite and sending your payment with a note of the event name and your email address to:

PayPal Please select Friends and family to avoid fees
Venmo @Karin-Cross-3 to verify the last 4 digits of phone is 2475
Cash app $KarinCross

Alternatively, you may bring a check or cash to class, but please register so that we have enough materials for everyone.

No Matter Who Wins, You Still Create Your Own Reality

This certainly has been an interesting presidential election experience…for all of us.  Unfortunately, it has also been an incredibly divisive and disempowering to the American people.  Did you give away your power?

Have you been paying attention to the campaign?  If so, have you been noticing more negativity in your life recently?  Are you feeling angrier or more stressed?  Are you more skeptical and judgmental of people you don’t even know?  Are you fearful about the possible outcome of the presidential election?  Are you more worried about your future?  Are you feeling hopeless and like things are out of control? Read More

Are your thoughts aligned with your goal?

What does it mean to “align your thoughts with your goal” and why is it worth your time?


The short and simple answer to why it’s worth your time to align your thoughts with your goals – dreams – desires – is because doing so makes the journey faster, easier and more enjoyable.  Think “flow.”  Thoughts that are contrary to what you are wanting to achieve or experience, however, make the process slower, more complicated and more stressful.  Think “struggle.”

We don’t consciously choose to do things the “hard” way, but when I ask the question, “What do you want?” people almost always respond in one of two ways: Read More

Overwhelmed by “To-Do’s”?

Overwhelmed by so many To-Do’s?  It’s time to delegate to Universal Energy.

Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed from the weight of having too much to do?  As an entrepreneur and a former HR professional, this stressful state is quite familiar to me. 

I’ve spent a lot of time pushing through and telling myself to work harder.  This strategy was never very effective though, and always left me tired, annoyed and even less productive.

When I learned about the Law of Attraction and the flow of Universal Energy, however, I began to understand what was happening during those times of overwhelm and how to tap into the productivity of Universal Energy to get more done in less time.  We can easily achieve so much more if our thoughts and energy are in alignment instead of working against each other. Read More

Monday Morning Mindset

Monday morning is a great opportunity to reflect on what you want to achieve and how you want to feel by the end of the week .  To help everything come together easily for you, take a moment to also make sure your thoughts are focused on what you want instead of what you don’t want to experience. 

If you are thinking about the lack of … time – money – people – cooperation – resources … or if you are thinking that your week and work will be difficult and stressful, then you are thinking about what you don’t want.  Read More

3 Simple Steps to Attracting More and Better Clients through Gratitude

This article ran in the July issue of Carolina Business Woman.

Gratitude changes everything – including all aspects of our business. 

Through a conscious gratitude practice, we can attract more and better clients into our business.  Try this simple 3-part gratitude practice to help you find the perfect balance of clients you love, work you enjoy and the financial rewards you desire. Read More

Spirit Connections: A Meditation Series

Focus for April – Magnetizing People You Don’t Yet Know 


Spirit Connections Overview

Have you been considering integrating meditation into your daily life? Or perhaps you already meditate but want to know more and go deeper? Regular meditation is the number one way to bring peace, focus and overall well-being into your life, but it can do a LOT more than that.

There are many different kinds of meditations. During this 10-month journey, I will introduce you to ten different meditations that will help you connect with your Inner Being, access Infinite Intelligence, and manifest all that you desire. Each session will begin with some instruction on that evening’s meditation followed by a focusing exercise. Then I will guide through the meditation. I will also provide you with a digital recording of each meditation.

Over the course of this meditative journey, you will:

1. Become more focused, at ease and open to receive insights, opportunities and gifts from the Universe; 
2. Build a conscious relationship with your Inner Being; 
3. Meet your Future Self and receive guidance and support for future manifestations; 
4. Meet subpersonalities that are currently holding you back so that you can transform their limiting beliefs; 
5. Attract people, material things, situations and experiences; 
6. Connect with others (living or deceased) on the soul plane; 
7. Access Infinite Intelligence for wisdom, guidance and even specific ideas for creating your desire.

Meditation Focus for Each Session:

• Session 1 – Focusing Meditation

• Session 2 –Your Inner Being 

• Session 3 – Magnetizing material things and opportunities 
• Session 4 – Magnetizing people you do not yet know(business partners, clients, co-creators) 
• Session 5 – Advanced Magnetizing material things and opportunities 
• Session 6 – Releasing limiting beliefs 
• Session 7 – Accessing your natural state of well-being and physical health and vitality 
• Session 8 – Attracting a soul mate 
• Session 9 – Communicating with others’ Inner Beings 
• Session 10 – Your Future Self

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
Cost: $20 per person is appreciated.