Rise Up Retreat // April 5 - April 8 // Topanga Canyon, California   



You are invited to journey to the Santa Monica Mountains for a deeply transformative experience sitting side-by-side with your soul sisters.  This weekend is so much more than just a seriously luxurious getaway, it is an invitation to rise above the stories, limitations, doubts, and fears and step into an even greater expression of your life and leadership.  

Here are all the details you've been anxiously awaiting! 

    The Rise Up Retreat Experience

    Restore: This experience is specifically designed to offer pockets of quiet where you can slow down and receive.  Whether it be sleeping in, getting a gentle massage, floating in the pool, or reading a book of poetry, you will have many opportunities to slip into stillness. 

    Reconnect: There is nothing quite like the magic that is created while in immediate proximity with your soul tribe.  This is a unique chance to connect face-to-face with other women walking the honest, courageous, and exhilarating life path of self realization and external contribution.  From formal group exercises to impromptu brainstorming sessions to late night heart-to-hearts under the stars, you are sure to feel more connected to your freest self, your spirit squad, and your sisters. 

    Reinvigorate: Let's face it, living an awakened life is no stroll in the park.  It is a marathon with hills and valleys, twists and turns.  It takes incredible endurance and we all need to make pitstops to refuel every now and again.  We will spend time clearing away mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual blocks that are slowing you down and give you an infusion of fresh inspiration and clean energy.  A morning hike, high intensity workout meets deep yogic movement, farm-to-table California cuisine, lots of laughter, and guided readings and clearings will recharge your batteries in no time.  

    Redefine: You are the leader we have been waiting for.  Yes, YOU.  In order to rise up to meet your greatest potential, you have to continually turn inward to clarify and claim your soul-led desires.  Through visioning exercises and hot seats you will be challenged and supported to think bigger about what playing BIG looks in all areas of your life.  As you wave goodbye to this experience you will have in hand a simple, but powerful plan to take home and activate your wildest dreams for the benefit of your own unfolding, in honor of those that came before you, and to care for those who will come after you.

    When: 5pm Thursday, April 5th to 11am Sunday, April 8th 

    Where: Topanga Canyon, California

    What's Included:

    • Accommodations at the Saddle Peak Estate nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains boasting an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean
    • Food & beverages, begining Thursday for dinner through breakfast on Sunday, including dinner at the estate prepared by a private chef and dinner at an oceanside restaurant in Malibu
    • Rise Up transformational coaching experience led by Sarah Anassori and several guest teachers 
    • Deep Tissue/Swedish or Sports/Thai massage on a private balcony
    • Morning #goldclassworkout HIIT/yoga experience 
    • Welcome gift and fun surprises along the way

    Accommodation Details:  Enjoy sweeping views, multiple terraces, floor to ceiling windows, state of the art kitchen, and heated pool and spa.  Guests will be sharing rooms and sleeping with one other person in a king or queen sized bed.    

    Travel: The nearest airport is Los Angeles International Airport.  Travel to and from the retreat location is not included, but local guests may be able to pick you up and/or you can ride-share with others flying into LAX!  You are not going to want to miss the first sunset, so be sure to arrive at the airport on Thursday by 3pm latest! 


    On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
    — Jules Renard

    Welcome to Saddle Peak Estate...your home amongst the clouds! 

    Enjoy sweeping views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean as you go for a dip in the pool, curl up on one of several balconies with your favorite book, or relax in the main room chatting with your soul sisters.  Each bedroom has a unique view and private sitting area for when you are seeking some alone time.  The state of the art kitchen will be stocked with your favorite beverages, healthy snacks, and of course lots and lots of fine chocolate.  These images don't do the property justice, but will give you a taste of your heavenly weekend oasis. 

    Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.
    — Unknown

    Meet your dream team!  

    This hand-selected team of beautiful souls are here to make your experience truly remarkable.  You will be guided, nourished, held, and celebrated by these powerful and loving teachers, healers, and creatives.  


    Sarah Anassori

    Holistic Executive Coach, Founder of Stepping into Someday Women's Leadership Program

    Sarah is on a soul-inspired mission to guide the next generation of heart-centered leaders to step into the work (and way of working) they were made for.  She believes that through strengthening and unifying each aspect of our life, learning to work with (not against) our fears, and fully stepping into our authentic self, we become empowered to do our best work.  She supports her clients in creating a work-life that integrates with their personal mission and ideal lifestyle by blending insights from her own personal growth journey, work as a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher, Strategic Intervention coaching training through the world renowned Robbins-Madanes Center, and skill in strategic planning from her previous life as a Brand Manager at Johnson & Johnson.  

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    Helen Vonderheide

    Akashic Record Practitioner and Teacher, Founder of BeeTru2You

    Helen is a masterful guide who uses the Akashic Records as a pathway to personal transformation for herself, her clients, and her students.  She is trained by the renowned teacher Linda Howe and has not only led her clients to experience this special form of compassionate guidance, but also cultivate deep self-trust.  She encourages us all to become our own healers and teaches her students how to access and work with their own records through several certification programs.  Helen is a bright light and greatness mirror to so many people on the journey to live an awakened life - one that aligns with their soul's desire to learn and grow.  

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    Valentina Savelyeva 

    Soul-Centered Coach, Speaker & Facilitator

    Valentina is a professional certified life and business coach and workshop leader.  Her special blend of business know-how (garnered during her years working at a top financial firm and leading financial training programs) and spiritual framing (built through her education in Spiritual Psychology and extensive personal work) create an inspiring, yet grounded approach to coaching.  Her clients have successfully launched new careers, founded and grown businesses, restored and transformed personal and business relationships, increased wealth and more all while experiencing a deeper sense of joy, spiritual attunement, purpose and presence in their lives.


    Laura Snyder


    Mind/Body Connection Teacher, Creator of Movement Life Coaching

    Laura believes that movement has the power to heal. She teaches on the mind/body connection and how to tap into the body’s wisdom for gaining more clarity, confidence, and self-trust for navigating life and change. Laura completed her coach training under Dr. Martha Beck and uses both intuitive movement and mindset work to help her clients find the clarity they seek. A dancer all her life, Laura recently created a class that combines self help, dance, and yoga. Her signature GuiDANCE classes help people further connect into their mind, body, and soul all while having a ton of fun.


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    Katie Bressack

    Women's Health Coach

    Katie is an award winning health coach who specializes in women's hormonal health. With Katie's support, the women she counsels prepare their bodies for pregnancy, increase energy levels, get their periods back and on track, lose weight, eat healthier, maintain a balanced mood, and live a healthier and more vibrant life.  She has also supported businesses through corporate wellness programs for seven years in New York City and Los Angeles and her clients include companies including Mattel, Vice Media, and Digitas.


    Jamie Baker

    Registered Yoga Teacher, Co-Founder of The Glo Lab, Creator of #goldclassworkout

    Jamie is passionate about movement.  It has been her personal path towards healing, happiness & experiencing strength on that juicy trifecta level: mentally, physically and spiritually.  By creating #goldclassworkout Jamie's intertwined the spiritual facets of yoga with HIIT sequences to bring us to a place where mindfulness is damn near mandatory.  In 45 minutes you'll meet your edges and observe how you relate to yourself in the process of alchemy.  She also balances motherhood and a career as a film & commercial Producer.  

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    Tanya Caycedo 

    Photographer & Retreat Coordinator Extraordinaire

    Tanya has been seeing photographs in everyday moments for as long as she can remember. Taking her first class in photography during high school she fell in love. Fascinated that photographs could capture a whole story in one image. No matter how messy and busy life gets, Photography always stays her main passion. Studying Psychology in college encouraged her love of true human moments.  She always strives to bring authentic, human moments to life with her lens.


    Ramon Rodriguez

    Certified Massage Therapist & Wise Man

    Ramon is the owner of Etnaí | A Massage Therapy Practice.  He specializes in customized Deep Tissue/Swedish and Sports/Thai massage blends that effectively improve both awareness and function in clients. His experience includes working with organizations like the Boston Ballet, Boston College Eagles football program, Boston Athletic Association, and professional athletes, although he truly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life.  Ramon is a philosopher in his own right and believes in dancing to the beat of your own drum. 



    Tara Tahbaz

    Private Chef & Life of the Party

    Tara is a Private Chef in Los Angeles who believes food has the ability to build a community and bring people together. A born and raised California girl, Tara fuses together familiar and foreign flavors together to create an unforgettable and innovative dining experience for her clients. She has had the opportunity to cook for many special guests and even at the Tony's Awards dinner. In her free time, you can catch Tara on the Food Network competing on different cooking shows. 


    PLAN A: One installment of $2,190

    PLAN B: Two installments of $1,210.  First payment due upon registration.  Second payment due on 3/19/18. 

    All tickets are nonrefundable.  In the last-minute event of an emergency/illness, you may transfer your ticket to an unregistered guest pending approval from Sarah (must be an existing client of Sarah's or be screened by Sarah).  

    Space is VERY limited!  The retreat location has a max capacity of 8 and 4 spaces are filled! 

    Stepping into Someday Mastermind participants have priority access until 2/19/18. On 2/20/18, unconfirmed spots will be opened up to the waitlist (first come, first served basis).