Women’s Spirit Circles: Sisterhood ~ Magic ~ Transformation

When Women Circle Together, Magic Happens

Envision a women’s circle AND a spiritual retreat in one place where you:
… gather with women in sacred space…
… get spiritual guidance…
…and take tangible steps towards creating the life that your heart yearns for.

Did you know that when women come together, the love-bonding hormone oxytocin is released, which reduces stress, loneliness and depression? In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever that we tend to ourselves, befriend each other as sisters, and come together as a community.

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What Is a Spirit Circle

Imagine the transformation of Queer Eye Makeover meets the magic of Hogwarts meets the sisterhood in Sex in the City.

In other words…we’ll bring together a group of amazing women to deeply connect, do a “whole life make-over,” all while receiving powerful spiritual tools and guidance. Amidst all of the responsibilities you have in your life, you will feel nurtured and supported to help you navigate and even thrive in your life.

Yes, you are amazing. And, this will help you know and embody that even more.

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What Happens in a Spirit Circle

Each month presents a powerful theme from the Magic Square (Feng Shui Map), to help you explore each of the Nine Palaces of your life, such as:

  • Self-care and cultivation
  • Purpose and projects
  • Wealth and resources
  • Love relationships
  • Birth family as well as created family


You’ll have time to explore and grow these areas, as well as share in a nonjudgmental, safe and warm space. In addition, you will enjoy guided meditations where you get to ground and center in these uncertain times. You’ll leave each circle feeling part of a wider web of connection and support, with new tools to grow and flourish.

Find out more about Women’s Spirit Circles and our Free Monthly Community Circle

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What Women Are Saying About Spirit Circles:

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Your Two Spirit Circle Options:

Community Circle: This monthly circle provides a time each month to gather with a larger group of women. You’ll get introduced to the theme of the month, with exercises to inquire and deepen into this area of your life.

Inner Circle: This committed group meets for four Wednesdays a month (one of which is the larger Community Call). You’ll be facilitated to dive deep into that month’s theme, with exercises and support to create true transformation in your life. You’ll deeply connect with women from all over the world in an intimate and sacred journey.

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Community Circles are available on a Heart Donation basis, from $11 to $33. Available on a monthly membership or drop-in basis; if you subscribe to the monthly membership, you’ll be sent a recording of the monthly theme if you can’t make it.

Inner Circle is $108 per month. While it’s part of a 9-month transformational journey, you only commit to one month at a time. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those in need; email to inquire.

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Unsure What’s Best for You

Register for our next event. It’ll give you an experience of the power of these women’s gatherings, and help you make a clear choice. 

Join us as we embark together on a deeply transformative journey.

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About the Spirit Circles Facilitator

Vladi Starkov, Acupuncturist Santa Rosa

Flourish Integrative Health founder Vladi Bender is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist in Sonoma County who comes from a lineage of women healers in Bulgaria. From an early age, she was captivated by her grandmother’s stories about herbs, healing, and medicine, and she always knew that healing and working with women was her gift and calling.

Vladi Bender has been on a spiritual path since her teens and studied meditation, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda intensely for 15 years, earning both a Doctorate in Medical Qigong and a Licensure in Acupuncture through training programs in both India and China. Her clinical practice for the past 10 specializes in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. In addition, she guides women to find their unique gifts and purpose, as well as helping them cultivate self-love and self-care.

Vladi Bender created Spirit Circles in 2016 to answer the call of women in her community. From her love of gathering women together, she created Spirit Circles, an accessible, non-denominational spiritual container that supports women in growing their connections with each other and with Spirit. Vladi Bender is now thrilled to bring these transformational circles to women worldwide.