For centuries, these names were used as weapons against women to shame and make us forget. 

Now is the time of reclaiming the power of them. 

As we have done since the beginning, we gather to remember and rejoice as sisters and as women who embody the wisdom and wildness of dark feminine medicine.  

The Dark Feminine holds in her a power like no other.

She is the  energy we enter into during the second half of our cycle (during menstruation) and in our 40s and beyond in our life cycle. 

She is autumn, winter, letting go, surrender, death, rebirth, intuition, sensuality, wisdom. 

Her medicine is wild, raw, and unapologetic.  She is powerful and we have been taught to fear that kind of magick.  

She teaches us to honour our loving boundaries and tune into our deepest urges and wild calls for that which makes our heart, womb, and yoni feel juicy and alive!

The Wild & Wise Embodiment Immersion is a 3 day experience for women to come together as sisters, share sacred space and ceremony, and reconnect to the power of their inner dark feminine and her magick.  



Imagine being in a space for an entire weekend, dedicated to connecting with your body more deeply, to sharing your dreams and visions with others in a safe and supportive way, to being heard and seen in your magick and authenticity.  

Many of us have forgotten the ways in which women used to gather, as healers, oracles to their communities, medicine women.  It is a time of remembering who we are and what our deepest desires are telling us. 

It is also a time of letting go of outdated programs and belief systems about what a woman should look like or behave like and standing fully in our power as the wild woman does free of shame and fear of what others may think.  

The Lodge- our home for the weekend 

The West Coast River Lodge will be our personal sanctuary during our stay. Nestled in the forest on the banks of the river, surrounded by trees on all sides and visited frequently by woodland creatures like our deer friends, this space is the perfect container to hold us through our time together.  

We will share ceremonial space here during our circles in both the indoor and outdoor spaces, and in your free time you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a walk on one of the nearby nature trails, and plenty of space to enjoy a cozy nap or a book,  as well as time to connect with the other women by the fire.  

Our meals will be nourishing for the body and spirit, and compliment the shift in seasons as our bodies gently come out of winter and into spring, we celebrate our ancestral ways of community based dining and preparing food together.  

Meet Your Guides…


Jacqueline Kofoed is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Sacred Women’s Circle Creatrix. Her soul’s mission is to “gather the women” and create a safe space for women to come home to their own Divine Feminine essence and power. The feminine energy is rising on this planet and she’s loving every second of it. 



Akaiy’ha is a Sacred Feminine Embodiment Guide and founder of Medicine Women Rising.  She has a passion for creating deeply transformative experiences for women to come back home to their power and truth through the wisdom held in the sacred vessel of their bodies.  Over the past 16 years she has hosted many circles, trainings, and retreats in supportive spaces in Canada, United States, and Costa Rica.  

Dates & Times 
    This is an extended weekend immersion. 
    We begin on Friday, March 17th @ 3pm and end on Sunday, March 19th @ 2pm
    Location: West Coast River Lodge in Port Alberni 


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    Shared Room-  $888 

    Payments can be sent to Akaiyha@medicinewomenrise.com (etransfer) or you can pay via paypal by using the button below (3% paypal fee will be added) 

    includes all meals, snacks, offerings, and a gift to take home. (two in a room with separate beds and private bathroom)


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    ” I came away from this weekend feeling more nourished, connected, grounded, and powerful that I have ever felt. I am immensely grateful to Akaiy’ha for her powerful presence, magical space holding, and how she demonstrated to us so beautifully how to step into our wild woman energies”  Joanne

    ” With so much gratitude to the most beautiful women I shared space wtih and our teacher Akaiy’ha whose grace, beauty, and presence was just about the most powerful healing thing I have felt in a very long time”  Natasha

    ” It has really come to light how much I was holding in my body and powering through – never giving my body/mind a rest (even when I though I was). I come to see that without realizing it I have been holding on to a backlog of stress in my body from kids hospital stays many years ago, to lack of sleep, to work related stress, etc. etc. I even can point to times my body has been calling out for me to take care of myself, culminating in appendicitis last year.  I am slowly looking for ways to build more release into my days/weeks. ”  LA 

    ” Now that I’ve finally (properly!) integrated the Sacred Space Retreat, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the magical weekend. I felt so loved, so at-home, and so comfortable (even when uncomfortable and naked in the freezing river water!) Akaiy’ha has such a beautiful way of including and welcoming all of you, and created a space for us to share safely, love deeply, and feel all of the feelings. So much gratitude for the time spent with all of the beautiful women there! ” Samantha

    ” Thank you for being so unapologetically & beautifully representative of all things feminine- you are truly an inspiration to all of us & a force to be reckoned with. There is a softness to your strength & I believe you have been granted the gift of channeling the divine feminine energy & synthesizing it in A way that allows modern day women to resonate with & empower ourselves! ” Trina
    ” Thank-you so much for your offering.   I do feel altered today…like I am undergoing a major upgrade!!! Awesome! and once again what magnificently beautiful timing. I completely see why you love when you have the opportunity to share this with other women. Gosh so amazingly empowering, freeing and connecting. Wholeee shit! ”  Rhianna

    ” Thank you for the tools you gave me, What it means to be feminine (especially in my masculine dominant world ), Wild and flowing, she almost always gets shut down, (now she has permission to show up, I like her) , the give /take wheel, visualizing , how to create an altar, and how to dance and celebrate my feminine energy.  Thank you most of all for creating a safe space for me (and the other women) to be me. ” Patty

    ” Akaiy’ha has a special ability to hold space for women in a way that makes them feel safe, nurtured and supported.   Participating in her embodiment course was something I knew in my heart that I needed to do.  The  vulnerability I felt going to her embodiment class was quickly defused as we slowly and beautifully moved into a space of sharing, compassion and love for what it means to be a women. ”  Shannon