Wise & Rising 2019

Strong Back. Soft Front. Wild Heart.

you belong.


And when rooted

in this belonging,

you will

RISE strong!

When you commit to yourself by joining us,
you will receive...

:: Actionable Inspiration ::

We don't simply talk about how to reclaim your power and live your purpose. I give you personalized, practical steps you can take each week to move you closer towards that (re)claiming. After sitting in Circle with other women taking action on their goals and dreams - the inspiration and energy is infectious! You will be moved.

:: Consistency & Accountability ::

dependable schedule of live gatherings, insightful exercises and activities, engaging discussions, and creative processes offer you a clear path to owning your greatness, discovering your gifts, identifying blocks, and taking action on a plan to move through and beyond them. You will supported every single day. You will be held accountable, with love, each and every week.

:: Convenient Community & Meaningful Connection :: 

Weekly gatherings via Zoom means you can meet with your group anywhere internet is available. No finding child care, no commute, and no prep required. You'll be welcomed and loved whether you show up in your pajamas or pants suit.  The container and framework for our gatherings allows us to cultivate and maintain deep connections to each member of the Circle. This Circle of women is available to you 24/7 through our private Facebook group. You will belong.

:: Personalized Care when & how you need it::

All members have direct access to me for private one-on-one sessions when needed. As an experienced coach and spiritual guide, I lead from the heart and commit to showing up for you with fierce love and honesty so that we may connect and work from a meaningful place. While there is great benefit to group processing, you may feel a need to reach out and discuss things privately with me. I hold space in my heart for the unfolding of you, as I hold space in my calendar to ensure you receive an elevated level of support, coaching, and accountability. You will be seen, heard, and supported.

:: Inclusive 3 Day Retreat::

After 7 months of coming together weekly in our online space, we come together in person for an immersive, three day experience on the farm, unlike any other. This is where friendships, sisterships, and mentorships truly blossom. We will share guided interactions with the horses, experiential activities in Nature, gathering in ceremony around the fire, embodied practices, creative processes,  and just enough white space to absorb all that this experience entails. You will be fully prepared to take this wisdom out into the world to impact the lives of others. You will RISE.


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Being part of the Circle is a life changing experience if you open your mind to an amazing journey. Personally, I’ve never experienced anything like this gathering of women - sharing with each other, listening to each other’s vastly different experiences and learning from each other and all of this under the loving guidance of Melissa from whom we all learn. The Circle can take you places you’ve never been and bring out the wild wonderful woman inside you!


Linda Park - Social Justice Warrior (and badass grandma)


Do you ever feel like you've lost touch with a part of yourself?
This is the space where you will reclaim all of it. All of you.


Maybe this happened during your journey through motherhood, years of career focus, divorce (or the unhealthy marriage that led to it), a single moment of trauma, or an accumulation of years of it. Often this sense of loss can't be traced back to a single cause, but to a lifetime of societal pressures to be something, or someone else.
Anyone other than your wild and true and most powerful self. 


:: The Framework for Your Experience ::

Together in Circle we will:

  • Plant the seeds of your bold intentions
  • Remain rooted in the call of your own wild heart
  • Ensure you are nourished so that you may nourish others
  • Develop a strong center from which to expand  
  • Move in rhythm with Nature and and her seasons
  • Enable you to continue this cycle of growth and rebirth time and again, rising taller and stronger with each turn

You will reclaim your Wildness.

You will cultivate Wisdom.

You will Rise Up!


Connected to Spirit, Rooted in Nature, 

Designed for Your Unique  Human Experience.

I've brought together the: 

  • Sacred Container of a women's circle
  • Action and Accountability of group coaching
  • Personalized Care and Support of private coaching


  • to create the most unique offering that fully supports you, 
    Mind, Body, and Soul


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    Finding a group of women willing to share their inner selves, in a shared spiritual journey, is a prayer answered. I am grateful for the creative support that Melissa gives to each of us. And I look forward to the continuing inspiration of this Wild Hearted Circle.


    Cathy Ray Spiritual Mentor & Equine Inspired Coach @MoreThanARide.com

    :: Core Competencies Cultivated in Circle ::

    • Holding Space for Self and Others
    • Visioning Boldly & Creating Gift Goals
    • Commiting to Accountability
    • Rewiring Harmful Thought Patterns
    • Accepting Vulnerability
    • Activating Radical Self Love & Acceptance
    • Aligning with Nature's Rhythms
    • Creating Resilience
    • Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
    • Addressing Fear & Resistance
    • Embodied Learning
    • Accessing the Feminine Divine
    • Declaring Personal Sovereignty
    • Living Brave & Trusting Self
    • Playing Big with Confidence
    • Activating Leadership Archetypes
    • Mastering Key Leadership Roles
    • Exploring Shadow Work
    • Completing Personal Self Assessments
    • Content is personalized to each unique Circle, and may shift and change according to group needs

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    Circle has been an integral part of my soul’s evolution, and a jewel in the crown of every success I experience. I’m deeply grateful to be part of Circle and to have it in my life...I never could have guessed  the depth and abundance of what I’ve received by participating in this incredible membership. Being engaged in this Circle has not only meant having the critical support I’ve needed to manifest my desires and intentions, but it’s been an incredible sisterhood of joyful activities and connections.


    Anne Eston Author & Writing Coach @WriterAnne.com

    :: How We Gather ::

    • Every Sunday via Zoom (online video conferencing platform)
      • Each week will rotate between 4p and 7p EST  (1p/4p PST) 
    • Virtual Meeting Room available for member use
      • Our Zoom Room is available for members to gather together outside of scheduled gatherings
      • One-on-One or small group; mastermind a challenge, celebrate a win, or meet for drinks and share
    • March 21, 2019 - November 10, 2019
      • Weekly learning sessions, Circle gatherings, goal setting, and accountability
      • Lots of growth and forward momentum
      • All gatherings are recorded, archived, and password protected
    • November 11, 2019 -March 20, 2020
      • We gather at a more relaxed pace through the Winter months
      • Focused on more reflective, foundational work and preparing for your next great rise
      • All gatherings are recorded, archived, and password protected
    • October 25 - 27, 2019
      • All inclusive 3 day retreat will be held at The Watershed Farm in Ringgold GA
      • Space is limited for this option 
    • Private Facebook Group where we share continuously and all content is organized into easily accessible Units
      • Additional resources are shared here daily by myself and other members
      • Personal mid-week check-ins offer consistent accountability and opportunities to ask for help
    • Journal/Workbook sent through monthly emails with a link to download for each Unit
      • I encourage all members to store these in a 3-ring binder for future reference, or save in a cloud storage system such as google drive. You will come back to this material time and again!
    • One-on-One coaching, strategizing, intuitive readings, or simply listening is available, as needed through phone or video conferencing


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    The [onsite retreat] was an extremely valuable, life-affirming experience facilitated by extraordinarily gifted team facilitators. The benefits of that time as a group, and with the horse, continue to reverberate for me, and wash over me with grace. It was truly a kairos day..


    Anne Fraley Rector & Animal Activist

    :: How You Can Join Us ::

    Registration is open for a limited time.

    Online Circle
    of Support 

    Online only experience for those unable to travel

    $

    55

    /mo

    • Weekly gatherings via Zoom
    • Accompanying downloads for each gathering which compile to create your own personal Journal/Workbook
    • Recordings of all gatherings safely archived and password protected
    • Entire library of additional resources to support your work in Circle, password protected
    • Midweek check-ins for accountability, support, and celebration
    FULL YEAR of support + INCLUSIVE RETREAT

    The best experience, at lower monthly investments - SPACE LIMITED

    $

    75

    /mo x12mo

    • 3 Day Inclusive Retreat at The Watershed Farm
    • Weekly gatherings via Zoom
    • Accompanying downloads for each gathering which compile to create your own personal Journal/Workbook
    • Recordings of all gatherings safely archived and password protected
    • One-on-One support as needed  (including coaching sessions, intuitive readings, strategy sessions, etc.)
    • Entire library of additional resources to support your work in Circle, password protected
    • Midweek check-ins for accountability, support, and celebration

    :: How You Make Your Investment ::

    • Complete the payment information by clicking one of the JOIN US NOW buttons above
      • Your first payment will be taken immediately
      • Your following payments will occur automatically on a monthly schedule from the date of purchase
    • You will receive an email within one hour welcoming you into the Circle
      • This email will have links to join the Facebook group, free texting service, and archived content

    This is your invitation. This is your opportunity.

    There's something resonating within you right now, or you wouldn't still be here with me. I want you to take a moment right now and connect to that. Feel in your body where that pull is coming from. That tug at your heart, churn in your belly, quickening of breath - that is that part of you that you think you've lost, calling you home. That is your power beneath the surface, moving you to lay claim to it. That is your big, wild, scary, exhilarating dream that you're going to make a reality this year! You didn't lose anything. It's all still there. And it's all yours.

    Please don't spend another moment ignoring that call. You've been doing that for years. It won't go away, and that's a good thing. This wild part of you is resilient, strong, spirited, and determined. It is everything you want to be but think you aren't. It is there waiting for you to say:

    meet

    melissa

    {your soul sherpa for the journey}

    To the Sherpa, all Himalayan peaks are sacred, so each tour they guide holds a unique ethical and spiritual meaning. Your journey back to your wild and true Self is no different. It is sacred. It is hallowed. And it is my honor to be serving you as your guide to rise rooted.

    Hello my dear friend! My name is Melissa Bennett and I have followed my own path of Rebirth and Reclamation of Self. I understand the fear and doubt that thrives in the space you may be living in and I understand the peaks and valleys that must be traversed as you journey out of that space and upward to where you belong. 

    I spent most of my late teens and early twenties running from my Self, burying truths, and being absolutely terrified of anyone finding out my heart-felt desires. I lived in shame that manifested in a string of unhealthy choices, always spiraling downward and always making sure no one knew. I was using wasting all my power attempting to repress my power. 

    And then I became a mother. Oh the joy! Every cell in my body awoke to it's one true purpose in this life. Finally a kindred spirit who I loved beyond reason and who in return loved me without question or condition. It was the first time since childhood I remember living so fully and without shame. And so I devoted my Self to that role. I was a Mother. It was the most beautiful distraction I'd ever experienced.

    Outside of the role however. I was nothing. Nothing.  I stopped doing all the things that mattered. I traded in my art for finger paints, my writing for facebook updates, my solitude for playdates, my mental health for that coveted crown of motherly martyrdom.

    My world grew smaller and smaller and I shrank to fit it. I was anxious and afraid and couldn't leave the house without my child on my hip. I was nothing without him and soon my mental health collapsed and along with it my marriage, my friendships, and my entire world.

    I had been issued many invitations from the Universe to step into my greatness. I continually said no and hid in fear. This collapse however, was what it took for me to say YES. Although I didn't know it at the time, the darkness surrounding me in those moments was the seed of my rebirth being planted. 

    I did the work. Through many seasons I grew roots, shoots, flowers, and fruits. I now have the resources to nurture an entire forest of women as together, we RISE rooted to our own wild hearts. 

    I'm now a mother of three boys, a beloved wife, a successful coach and facilitator, friend to so many amazing humans, steward of sacred land and sentient souls, and above all else - I am ME - a creative and unique expression of Source energy itself, a divine and powerful child of God, a beautiful and sacred soul here to experience as much as I can in this brief and brilliant flash of a human lifetime.

    I am here in this precise time and place with you to connect and love and guide and inspire you to see that you are all these things too.

    We are in this together and that is the most beautiful part of this entire story.