Water Priestess Arts in the South of France

Join other women from around the world for 7 days in France, near Toulouse.

The ancient lands of the Cathar and Magdalene.



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Water Priestess Arts, Sensual Embodiment, Body Temple Tending, Holy Sisterhood

We are Mermaids & Womb Priestesses
The most pure divine feminine teacher that I know is the water.


Water. Not just a substance, she is the Divine Mother incarnate.


Without her, nothing living would exist.


The water is the root of the lineage of love. She is the primordial fabric all beings are woven from. She is me and she is you. She is the mirror of unity. The substance of polarity. The star in the story of the sacred night gone bright with remembering. She is memory.


Water as mother. Mother as love. Love as water. The spiral flows.



 Hiking hours into the largest cave in Europe where the Cathars once hid escaping persecution and doing water & sound ceremony in the natural cathedral.


Praying & singing in my favorite sacred chapel that you’ve probably never heard of with a powerful leyline in undercover devotion to Mary Magdalene.


Climbing the Magdalene tower of Rennes Le Chateau, walking through Cathar towns & castles, and an off the tourist path church with a black madonna.


Soaking in pure hot springs, drinking “miraculous” spring water, communing at a salt water spring, and baptising in a holy river.


Doing nourishing temple rituals in our own private cathar castle.


And so much more…


Dive into the legends and living legacy of Magdalene & the Cathars.

Pilgrimage Overview

Languedoc, France

The southwest of France is absolutely enchanting. The land is rich and soaked in a lineage of love from Mary Magdalene and the Cathars. The land looks similar to Tuscany with rolling green and golden hills, yet there are also gorgeous dramatic mountains. It is a terrain that is abundant in natural beauty and sacred water sites. Endless churches and castles.


As a little girl, I wanted to go to France more than anywhere in the world. It called my heart and beaconed me. The first time I went 4 years ago was life changing for me. Last Fall, I had a very powerful dream telling me to travel to a specific place in France I’d never heard of and connect with the spirit of a Cathar priestess. I traveled there last month for a self guided Cathar & Mary Magdalene pilgrimage and finally found the places in France that I’d been waiting to discover since I was a child. I walked those lands and felt them not only in my blood as ancestry, but in my spirit. Finally remembering the fragrance as wet candle lit caves, wild blooming rosemary, and golden love. I discovered places without proper directions off the tourist trail that are some of my favorite places ever.


In the 1200’s the catholic church launched a crusade against fellow christians who were considered a threat to the pope’s rule. Killing between 200,000 to a million people in what is known as the Albigensian Crusade mostly in the south of France and northern Italy. These people are referred to today as the Cathars, but they referred to themselves as bon homes, good people. I believe they carried and some still carry to this day the true teachings of Mary Magdalene, who escaped to France after the crucifixion. They were such a threat to the catholic church that they were hunted, so the lineage of love went underground. Literally.


Now we are in the time of the fulfillment of the prophecy. The laurel is turning green again.


I am honored to bring you on a similar pilgrimage


Lombrives Cave Ceremony

The largest cave in Europe and the sacred refuge of the Cathars welcomes us into the cathedral for ceremony. Caves are the womb of the mother. This place in incredibly sacred. We will have a private many hour walking tour and learn the fascinating history of the place before dropping into a deep ceremony and meditation activation in the huge cathedral room with incredible acoustics. A special surprise awaits.

Water Arts

You will experience all kinds of unique water workshops. There will be opening and closing water rituals, ritual washing ceremony, daily water communion, libations & water blessings for the land. We will be keeping a water altar for the duration of the retreat and visit sacred water sites.

Sisterhood Sensorium

A Sensorium is a body temple tending that softens us into presence and love through the senses. There are trays of sacred adornments. The room become magnetic with heavenly love. We drop into the space of woman as goddess. Sister as me. Body as sacred. It is a gentle and nourishing way to heal sisterhood wounds, sexual trauma, body shame, anxiety, and more.


We will have the great blessing of doing a powerful group baptism ceremony in the sacred river legend says Mary Magdalene used to baptize people in. 


Baptism is far more ancient than Christianity. Variations of baptisms and water purification ceremonies have been used in ancient cultures including temples in Egypt, Greece, Bali, and other sites around the world. There is recorded documentation of many temple sites having permanent bathing style water structure remains. There are speculations about what they were used for, but based upon my own intuition, they were for sacred ceremony including a form of “baptism”. Water is life and used to be honored and revered at the forefront of spirituality.

Additional Experiences

We will practice the art of anointing through the lineage of the myrrhophore. There will be an abundance of high quality sacred essential oils that we will work with in ceremony.


We will incorporate singing & vibrational medicine throughout the journey. Hiking & dance will also be woven in our time together.


 We will enjoy story time from some of the gnostic gospels. I will share legends and stories about Mary Magdalene and the Cathars.


We will also have tea parties. They are an amazing way to process and integrate after ceremonies, initiate deeper journeys, as well as a wonderful start to the day! Organic, sustainable, highest quality.

Spring Water

There will be opportunities to gather spring water at various sacred springs along the journey. Bring your own water bottles to fill up. At the house, we will drink filtered water.

Food Nourishment

This is a feasting celebration retreat when it comes to food. A nourishment of our taste buds and bodies in a rich and ancient way. The theme of our nourishment for the week is organic and as local as possible. The philosophy is to eat what nature around you provides. It will be mostly pescatarian.


“What we lived in the Water Priestess Retreat is truly beyond words.
Sisterhood, Love, Expansion. Divine Feminine, Union.
Heaven on earth.
The perfect time and the perfect moment.
The call was made, and we listened. The ones that finally were meant to be there, together.
It was magic every day, in every moment.
Dakota holds a very high frequency space, in such a harmonious, exquisite and femenine way.
For me personally, this retreat was a Big opening from my heart to fully accept who I am and step into my power to finally show it to the world in the most aligned way. For me this retreat meant to be truly between equals. Powerful women, sisters guided truly by love, feeling the Acceptance in the bottom of my heart. It meant to be in a space where you can truly be, share your gifts, surrender to whatever comes or happen, because we were holding each other in such a beautiful way, that all the resistances simply were pushed aside. It was a blessing. A gift.
The most powerful activations I have had in my life. Really changing the codes. Really letting yourself simply be, and letting your true self to reveal. This retreat has been life changing. There are no words to describe the huge feeling of blessing, gratitude and love that is in my heart everytime I remember the experience, everytime I think how grateful I am for having met all my sisters, and for all the blessings and activations that were received those days.”


Sara Baretto

Midwife, Canary Islands

“The Water Priestess Retreat held and transformed me in ways I could have never seen coming.

Dakota holds a frequency of pure unconditional love, powerful innocence and ancient wisdom. Everything that is not that is innately invited to emerge in the safety of the container to be alchemized.

This allows for a deeply healing sisterhood experience, where every sister is equally celebrated in her true essence and honoured in her power.

I’ve had a pattern for as long as I can remember of feeling deeply inferior in the presence of powerful beings and doubting my belonging in every group I have been a part of. For the first time in my life, I got confronted with the reality that this pattern is created by just a belief and that I actually do get to shift it, if only I choose to surrender to the greater truth.

The retreat quite literally flowed like water. Dakota embodies the feminine in a truly graceful way, and – can fiercely mission her masculine into upholding the unshakable container that allowed 14 women to drop into the depth of their being.

I have never felt as safe in my body as I did at the retreat. I felt a bit shy knowing there would be practices involving physical touch and minimal clothing. But when the time came for them, my consciousness got flooded with remembrance that cast out the fear. I knew we had been tending to each other’s bodies in these ways for thousands of years. It felt right, invigorating and beautiful. I felt like my body could remember true joy for the first time in years. Remembering my body as holy and feeling every woman’s body as that made it so that both giving and receiving in these ways felt like an equally great honour.

My relationship to water has shifted substantially. Learning some ways of the water priestess initiated me into feeling deeply connected to the waters of the earth and the waters within in a very new way.

I will continue to integrate this beautiful experience for a long time.

Dakota, deep bows for listening to spirit in such a meaningful way and thank you, thank you for all you embody, all you offer and all that you are.

Love love love

Lena Aline

Recovery Coach, Azores

“I knew I was going to the Water Priestess Retreat at the second I opened the website. Even through a screen, the powerful and magical energies of Dakota blossomed in my heart. Everything was calling me, the energy of the incredible island, the enchanted rituals that were offered and Dakota’s light.

During the retreat everything became even more clear, it was not only a retreat, it was a divine meeting of 14 daughters of the water. A group of powerful and divine water sisters. Thank to Dakota, who holds such humble and beautiful circles with all her heart, a strong sisterhood was created from the beginning. I felt home, I felt safe and supported. We all had our place at this circle, we all had a purpose, sometimes being the one that fell down, sometimes the one that holds her sisters, activations and liberations happened in a perfect and magic flow.

Dakota is very dedicated in her mission, it is so obvious and beautiful to see her natural connection with the spirit of water, and she takes us easily into her magical world and connection.

During this retreat I experienced different deep moments of rituals, it was soft, divine and profound.

I loved this magical retreat. I recommend it to every women on Earth to connect with the element of water, source of life, source of women’s pleasure. It can bring you into your deepest self, remembering your truest essence. And when practicing along with other sisters, it is even more intense and magical.”

Marina Perez

Matrice Médecine, Portugal

The Water Priestess Retreat was absolutely incredible, and life-changing. It was a discovery of the waters of the world and the waters within my being.  The women that she attracted were the perfect blend to awaken parts in me that have been hiding just under the surface. At this retreat, I rediscovered my ancient Priestess self, saw my magickal abilities in a more profound way, and really felt into my personal codes and place in this world.

The temple space that Dakota created was exquisite and transformative. I learned so many tools and teachings that I will carry with me for lifetimes to come, and am forever grateful for this experience.

Ashley Sunshine

Yogini Priestess, Israel

“Participating in the retreat was one of the most magical experiences of my life. Dakota leads with such humble grace, without any feeling of hierarchy and allows for each women’s magical presence and medicine to shine forth. She is a true embodiment of the Divine Feminine and I felt so welcome and safe to be my authentic self, while being held in the most beautiful container throughout the entire trip. I loved every moment of this retreat and highly recommend anything Dakota offers and you can trust it will be full of magic!”
Leanne Falco

Spiritual Mentor & Singer, Oregon

What I experienced was far more magical, blissful, and life changing that I could have ever imagined. Dakota is the real deal meaning that her soul is in alignment for the highest good to flow through her. I experienced her as an angel living here on earth holding a sacred container for all woman to return to the truth of who they are. She holds a sacred container of beauty, love and infinite possibilities to flow through the moment. I believe it is the impeccable purity that also exists in Dakota’s being that she attracts powerful woman who are also called by spirit to support the creating Heaven on Earth mission here on earth. I have great appreciation that Dakota and I crossed paths and was honored to participate in her retreat. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who is open to the miracles and healing that the water offers.

Kari Taylor

Psychologist, North Carolina

I want to write you a thank you-letter. To express my deep, deep gratitude. For the retreat. For everything I found there, for who you are and what you taught me. For your beautiful and loving presence. And for your deeply inspiring connection to the waters. I feel so honored to have had the chance to witness that connection so closely. It was time for me to not only embrace the shadow-side of the waters that have taken so much space in my being, but to also allow her love to run through my veins. To accept that I am worthy of that love, that I am part of that love. That I am love….

I touched that feeling during the retreat. For the first time. That feeling of being loved, of being connected through love, of being worthy of love. From the very first moment we met, I felt so safe around you. I felt your authenticity in the way you approached me. That’s what made me permit myself to really sink in. I have never felt myself being part of a group equally as loved, appreciated and valued as everyone else and now I have.

The way you held space for the group and introduced us to this true meaning of sisterhood is something that I’ll cherish for always. It’s exactly what I needed. Although there’s still a path to walk, I can start to feel how I can serve the world even better if I allow myself to bathe in love.

How I not only deserve being loved, but always am being loved. Because she’s always there. I am her. I am water. I am love. I am… No distant witness anymore. But part of the whole. You taught me. I let you teach me. The time has come to surrender to love….”

Leen Joanna

Psychologist, Belgium

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Retreat Photography: Natalia Dunne and Rachel Crane