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Have you ever pictured yourself adding your voice to the Agape International Choir but thought that opportunity was just out of reach?Think again! Experience the Agape Chant Connection! Come learn all of your favorite chants that anchor our services each week at this joyful music invitational.

On the first Wednesday of every month, following the evening service, rise from the sanctuary, step into the choir loft and meet your new family. Sing, laugh and breathe your way into an unprecedented experience of music, rhythm and joy. We Live Stream as well so members from all over the globe can join in the fun as we make a joyful noise together in community.



Just arrive with joy in your heart and leave with a song of freedom in your soul. You will be changed from this wonderful experience, working with Rickie BB and the Agape Choir. Become more of who you really are and see what happens to the rest of us when you set your soul free and deliver your gift as only you can.

"Wholly Holy Way, Pure Agape Love, Our Loving Will Change The World, Om Shanti, We Let It Be and so many more!"

Soul Sisters is the perfect blend of Creatively organized Chaos! God just moves through us with such total JOY and everyone gets a clue of how blessed we are to have the kind of problems we have. We get a clue on how to be better, softer, stronger, sweeter, sexier, powerful and unabashedly CREATIVE! The songs, the wisdom, the SOUL, the STORIES, the FEELINGS that flow all contribute to what makes this an off the chart weekend journey that so many soulful women have prepdare to take over the last 19 year!

THE COUNCIL OF WISE WOMEN open to receive Rev. Greta who will take her place beside Mama Byars, Sister Leanna and others.

It’s All For YOU! Soul Enlightening Workshops, Sunrise and Moonlight Meditations, Awe Inspiring Ritual and Celebration Prayer, Play, Music, Movement and Massage. Empowerment Sessions On Creating The Life You Want, Creativity, Spontaneity, Re-Discovery, Re-Birth, Re-Blossom and Bloom. Then a chance to“TELL MAMA” All About It!



Inspiration + Community

Celebrating the divine Feminine

A little Soul Sisters History. The first retreat was in 1999. After Dr. Rickie Byars Beckwith and Rev. Greta Sesheta attended a women’s retreat by Mary Morrissey in Oregon, they decided on the flight home that they could do a women’s retreat their own way. That was the beginning. The retreat was called “Women Who Pray (And Play!) Friday July 9- Sunday July 11th,1999.  It was at Temescal Canyon Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, California, and 161 women attended including Mama Byars and Rev. Lissa Sprinkles. Dr. Rickie was the facilitator and Sonia Jackson and Rev. Greta Sesheta produced it. From 2000 to 2003 the Retreat was held in Highland Springs in Beaumont, California, about 92 miles and 2 hours from Los Angeles. Participants paid $5 to ride on a chartered bus there. There were beautiful peacocks everywhere --- also cute bear cubs and their very protective mothers. We also had interesting dining experiences since we could not provide our own caterers. In about 2001 Rev. Arlene Hylton Campbell started being responsible for the décor. In 2002 Sonia Jackson stopped participating as a co-producer and Greta took over the sole responsibility. In 2004, the Soul sisters decided they had had enough of the bears and moved back to Temescal Gateway Park and have been there ever since. In 2005 Rev. Joanne Coleman became involved. So did Angie Craig. She drove the first Love Bug to help the Wise Women and those with some physical challenge to get from one place to another. From 2006 to 2008 the Soul Sisters would meet occasionally on a Saturday morning at Kenneth Hahn Park for a Soul Sisters Prayer Circle from 8 to 9:30am. We’d gather, sing, pray, share goodies, having readings, and more. From 2007 to 2009 Auntie Pua came from Hawaii and assisted with the facilitation of the Closing Ceremonies. Beginning in 2010 Rev. Joanne assisted with it. 2010 an optional third day was added because women asked for a longer retreat. Each Retreat had a unique theme:1999   Women Who Pray (and Play!)- Temescal Gateway Park.  2000  Women Rockin’ on Higher Ground- Highland Springs 2001   Spirit Women, Mystic Daughters- Highland Springs 2002   Resurrecting with a Strut- Highland Springs2003   Praying and Praising –Highland Springs2004   Women Connecting Soul to Soul- Temescal2005   Land and Stand with Loving Kindness- Temescal2006   Lighten Up! We Are The Light- Temescal2007   Our Time is Now!- Temescal2008   Our Roots Run Deep!- Temescal2009   Flower and Fly- Temescal2010   A Woman Out of Time!- Temescal2011   Return to Me- Temescal2012   Celebrating What a Woman of Power Can Do-Temescal2013   Our Loving Will Change the World- Temescal2014   Sojourn to Truth- The Path That Leads to Light- Temescal201520162017

Body Work and ModalitiesEach year Soul Sisters retreat attendees have the opportunity to enjoy Body Work and Healing Modalities. The following shows some examples of what can be available.*All Work Is Done Fully Clothed*MassageDeep Tissue: Massage using deeper pressure on specific muscle points and/or groups. It relieves muscle and ligament stress. It also focuses on the physiological release of tension or bonds in the tissue.Hot Stone Body Massage: The masseuse uses the hot flat stones with penetrating heat to achieve mental, muscular and tissue relaxation, clearing of the toxins and balancing of energy for a complete body, mind, and soul treatment. You leave completely relaxed.Hot Stone Foot Massage: A specialty treatment using smooth, flat, heated basalt stones to deeply relax the entire body via the feet. This treatment is integrated with reflexology using smooth energized stones to soften the tissue covering the lower legs, ankles and foot. The session ends with an application of organic virgin coconut oil to lower legs and feet. (55 Min Only)Massage Therapy: The manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure– structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually.MyoFascial Release Bodywork: A "hands on" manipulation of the entire body to help promote healing and relieving pain that the body may endure in everyday living. MFR helps alleviate these problems by breaking up or releasing constricted snags in the fascia tissue within the body. MFR increases circulation, mobility, and range of motion while decreasing pain.Reiki Massage: During the course of Swedish body massage, areas holding emotion or trauma are located and connected with intuitively. Blocks are cleared and the areas are infused with the Universal Life Force energy. Intuitive counsel and translation on the readings received from the body are offered.Reflexology: An ancient method of healing with specific touch techniques to more than 75,000 nerve endings in the feet, hand and ears. The principle is based on 10 vertical zones in the body. A dual energy system of Scalar and Pranic energy is used to enhance the benefits. Reduces stress, pain, improvescirculation & increasesenergy.Sacred Lomi:  There are many different styles of Lomi Lomi massage. Sacred Lomi uses flowing forearm massage, presence, prayer, aloha, breath-work and sacred touch to offer a space of unconditional love and healing.  This work is sometimes called Temple Style Lomi, Hawaiian Temple Bodywork or Kahuna Bodywork.Shiatsu ("finger pressure"): A natural healing art using the same meridian system as acupuncture to help release tension and energy blocks while promoting better blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. It enhances the functioning of every system in the body, including the immune system.As any massage is more enjoyable and effective on an empty stomach, by eating nothing or very lightly 2 hrs before session is recommended. ENERGY MODALITIES Aura Camera Imaging-1: Experience the visualization of your Aura while you’re walked through events in your life and you will see how your Aura changes as the events changed. You’ll receive a print out of your Aura and a brief explanation of your specific Aura. (25 Min.)Aura Camera Imaging-2: In this 55 minute Aura Camera experience you’ll receive all that is included in the 25 minute session as well as a full year’s energy reading of your Aura, past, present and future. (55 Min.)Healing Touch: An energy therapy in which the practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health by clearing the energy field (aura) and balancing the energy centers (chakras).Pranic Healing: A simple, powerful, effective, no-touch energy technique. It identifies and corrects an individual's energy problem areas that can cause physical, emotional and financial imbalances in their lives.  It uses spiritual life force (prana) to cleanse, energize, and balance energy body disruptions and the benefits are good heals, happiness, and better prosperityReconnective Healing: A set of frequencies, which carry light and information.  It connects us to the fullness of the Universe as well as the very essence of our being.  In this process, our DNA strands are supported in reconnecting which allows our multidimensional experience of the Universe to unfold; this is a catalyst to our well-being on all levels.Reference Point Therapy:  A multiple principal use of metaphysics to go to the point of origin of trauma patterns. Working with the traumas from your experiences starting with conception and back through generational blueprint. The practitioner gently guides the client to the point of origins (trauma) and releases it, allowing the client to feel a major release of old patterns & beliefs.Angels Light Therapy: A sweet divine energy that assists in transcending all issues in partnership with IET (Integrated Energy Therapy). An angelic clearing takes place through the clearing of chakras and energetic balancing, along with the clearing of emotional issues and challenges. Using violet angelic energy rays, as brought to us thru nine Healing Angels of the Energy Field, working directly with your 12-Strand Spiritual DNA. Supporting you in letting go gently releasing limiting energy patterns of your past, empowering & balancing your life in the present. Intuitive messages are given to assist you on your path.Supernatural Healing:  Supernatural healing is the highest healing. Divine energy is transmitted to: elevate your consciousness, awaken spiritual abilities, heal traumas & heartbreak, burn karmas, purify chakras, & heal ‘problems that medical science cannot diagnose or cure. Miracles continue to occur with these healing techniques of Jesus, Buddha & their shared east-west lineage, through the Soul Doctor.Vibrational Sound Healing:  Vibrational Alignment a very effective healing for your mind body and soul. Use of Sacred instruments-quartz crystal singing bowls & drums and rattles and other sacred instruments. Sound Healing is the therapeutic application of various sounds accompanied by the intent to heal. Because our bodies are vibrational systems, sound can have a powerful effect on our physical and mental states. Since ancient times, sound has been used as a tool for healing.Theta Healing: Is an energetic healing modality in which the practitioner enters into the Theta brainwave state and connects to Source Energy in order to recreate undesired patterns, beliefs into a beneficial one. In this way, patterns & core beliefs are cleared on a psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical level.