Join us on this learning journey of deep self-study combining
micro-macro wellbeing methods for the post-modern woman

Personalized Functional Nutrition
Embodiment Practices & Life-Design Strategy




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The world needs vital female leaders and visionary creators.

Learning to attend to your body intelligence is an essential leadership skill to deal with today’s challenges.  This program will provide you with highly personalized wellbeing strategies and embodied practices, supported by a community of women on a like-minded path. 

Your body is a vessel. Learn how to take care of your body now, in a way that your elder self can also be radiant in the future. The next step on your personal healing journey has the potential to not only transform your path, but heal the next generations.  

Are we speaking your language? Then join us on this transformational learning journey.


You’ve tried all sorts of diets, therapy, coaching, supplements, yet it still feels like something’s off. Maybe it’s a feeling of dissonance, exhaustion, lack of direction or unpredictable energy shifts throughout the day. Have you ever had the urge to reach beyond your symptoms to get to the root of the matter?


The law of attraction happens at a cellular level. If we can learn how to heal our cells, then our view of the world and our relationship to it will change. No longer do we need to carry old stories of shame, scarcity and fear that keep us playing small in a life that isn’t fulfilling us. It’s actually in our hands to become educated self-healers and purposefully direct our lives to what our hearts and bodies are yearning for.

Dealing with life transitions requires multiple layers of support. In this complex times, we propose a comprehensive approach to guide your unique unfolding.


wellbeing domains

// MIND-BODY-CHEMISTRY: It begins with taking a close look at your metabolic balance. Simple and widely available blood tests are an essential step to creating a personalized plan that incorporates nutrition and habits to achieve your own version of optimal health. With personalized attention by an expert with more than 20 years of experience in metabolic analysis you will finally have a means of hearing your body's messages clearly.

// PERSONAL PRACTICE: Learn to develop a personal practice with movement sequences and energy practices that replenish your organs, optimize hormonal balance and increase access to your innate body wisdom.

// LIFE-DESIGN STRATEGY: We will use Design Thinking methodologies to create your strategy to align your unique gifts with your higher purpose. And complement with the revolutionary approach of the Gene Keys.

Design a life that supports your radiant womanhood

Design a life that supports your radiant womanhood

“This human life form is to be stewarded in a way
that honors its sacredness.”



We are gathering this November for a 6-day immersion in the mystical mountains in Malinalco and Mexico City’s vibrant cultural vortex. Paired with a month of personalized online support and fem-to-fem learning community that will merge with participants creative gifts.

ready to join us?

We have 18 spaces for a community of women from around the world. Please fill out the following application form and tell us more about yourself and your intention for being part of VESSEL. We will accept applications on a first-come first serve basis, so reserve your place now. We’d love to have you be part of this innovative learning and healing experience!

We welcome any woman on a leadership path, in the midst of recreating her story, in pursuit of a vision, in the process of becoming... with a desire to be of service embodying her unique gifts, on a journey of healing, self-knowledge and a yearning to be part of a community of female creatrixes who are ready to who are ready to show up for themselves and each other.


micro-macro WELLBEING methods:

A new paradigm of radiant womanhood is possible and we believe it needs to be personalized and multi-dimensional. That’s why we’ve assembled a badass team of 4 female experts with unique orientations in wholistic living:

- Look at your bloodwork and understand your cellular health on a 1-on-1 call + 3 days of deep learning during retreat with Sadie Kaufman // Sadie Kaufman Method Functional Nutrition

- Practice healing movement sequences, powerful energetic cultivation and experience deep connection through ritual dance and ceremony with Mar Sierra // Embodiment + Earth Wisdom

- Heal your womb and reclaim your sexual energy with an intimate meditative session with Mariana Quiroga // Womb Healing

- Uncover your unique gifts and align to your soul’s purpose via 1-on-1 coaching session with Ting Kelly using the revolutionary approach of the Gene Keys


who are we

Healing, Embodiment & Ceremony with Mar Sierra |

Mar Sierra is an experience designer for transformation. Trained as a systems thinker, yoga teacher, performance artist and strategic designer, Mar graduated from an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts in 2013.

She guides retreats, conferences and leadership trainings around the world. Mar has developed her conscious movement practice influenced by 12+ years of teaching and practicing Yoga, meditation, healing and wisdom traditions, as well as dance and performance methods. Her classes encourage flow and bodily wisdom as a pathway to heightened states of presence. She sees dance as an antidote to our modern fears and aloneness, and creates rituals to explore questions of personal/collective consciousness.

In 2018 I was paralyzed for two days, all my joints calcified and unmovable. My mind was weak, confused and anxious. Half my hair went white and I lost my period. Seriously there was something wrong, and I was only 32!! I was feeling overwhelmed, misinformed, without clear direction on what to do. Miraculously, I visited Sadie days after my paralysis. After our first conversation looking at my bloodwork, I knew I could trust her with my life.  “Your system is in an emergency,” said Sadie calmly, “and you will recuperate your health”. After 7 months of focused inner work and lots of rest, I learned to adjust and manage my lifestyle choices to proactively deal with insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, viruses and hormonal imbalances, conditions I didn’t even know were in me. 

Sadie’s gift is that she translates her deep knowledge of life on a cellular level and helps your system find it’s natural way to self-heal. Using advanced blood testing to collect the right information and go beyond the symptoms, you learn to understand the metabolic function of your cells. By seeing the whole picture of your life story, she guides you to precise adjustments in nutrition, rituals, supplements and small, yet radical lifestyle habits, that nurture and restore the body’s optimal functions.

Her companionship in this transformative year has been profound and sincere; she was able to hold me in my vulnerability as I dealt with my best friend’s death, she encouraged me with clarity to continue on the path towards health while affirming my commitment with my life. 

That’s why I’ve invited her to share her powerful method of healing through functional nutrition. For anyone who wants to get rid of systemic imbalances and deal with chronic conditions, it’s critical that we learn how to read the signs of our body at the metabolic level.

Functional Wholistic Nutrition with Sadie Kaufman |

Sadie Kaufman is a certified Functional Nutritionist who has spent more than 20 years developing her unique nutrition protocol. The Sadie Kaufman Method is a personalized nutrition program using nutrient dense everyday food over supplements. With her team based in Morelos, Mexico, Sadie has worked with countless clients throughout Mexico and Internationally heal a wide-range of chronic conditions from autoimmune and hormonal problems to tooth decay. Using basic blood and urine tests, Sadie and her team create personalized plans tailored for each individual’s unique metabolism. She offers individual and family consultations, nutrition workshops and retreats. Read life-changing testimonials here

Womb Healing & Life-Design with Mariana Quiroga

Mariana likes to play with nature, strategies and energetic movement. Her invitations weave life, design innovation, and ancestral traditions to fully embrace the present and surrender to Divine Grace. Envisioning a regenerative future, she designs and facilitates strategic sessions and subtle experiences of connection for soul-discoverers and diverse communities so we can nurture the self, tap into creative manifestation and allow magic, play, awe and joy to emerge.

Gene Keys and Rituals with Ting Kelly |

Ting designs transformative experiences for global leaders looking to shift paradigms in culture, wellness and technology. What drives her is working toward a world of humanitarian and ecological thriving and co-existence. She has started over 3 companies, all centered around creating immersive experiences for individuals and organizations. She integrates a range of systemic methodologies designed to distill your unique genius, soul essence and life’s work, so that you can align your cyclical rituals to allow your power and creative expression to manifest abundantly. For the last two years, she has focused on building Ritual Studio to support female leaders in transitioning out of comfort zones in work and life, and step more fully into their deeper purpose and connection to their inner truth and beauty. 

She is honored to be co-creating the program with three powerful women, and offering Gene Keys deep dive sessions as well as incorporating integrative rituals through the program design. She will also be offering her annual year-end-review program, Nightingale, as a month-long immersion to digest, integrate and vision your year ahead across the New Year.

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program & logistics

Our journey begins with analyzing your bloodwork. You will have a 1-1 video call with Sadie Kaufman to review in detail the state of your cellular health. During the retreat she will share her practical method to become an educated self-healer and together will design a personalized habit plan to repair your body’s vitality. 

We will gather in Mexico City on Sunday November 10th so we can depart to Malinalco, our rural retreat location as a group first thing Monday morning, November 11th. We will have 3 days of very nourishing nature retreating, with restorative  therapies, a temazcal ritual and deep dive into self-healing through nutrition, daily embodiment and ceremony. 

We return to Mexico City on Thursday 14th and will spend the weekend delving into life-design and visioning work in the midst of an ecosystem of powerful creatives. We will conclude on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17th. We recommend you give yourself a few extra days to enjoy the vibrant culture of Mexico City. 


preparation a month before we gather:

  • Complete a list blood tests in lab near where you live (you can work with a recommended online lab, for the best price and to eliminate the need for a Doctors appointment),   Test results are sent directly to Sadie’s team for analysis. 

  • 1-on-1 call for bloodwork analysis and nutritional guidance with Sadie 

  • 1-on-1 call for intention setting with Mari or Ting or Mariana 

  • Self-study questions 

onsite 6-day Immersion details: 

  • 3 day nature retreat in Malinalco (NOVEMBER 11-15) 

    • Transport and accommodation  

    • 3 nourishing meals tailored to your dietary needs

    • Sadie Kaufman Method to become educated self-healers 

    • A supportive group container conducive to deep inquiry and story sharing 

    • 2 embodiment sessions a day: Meditation + Restorative Yoga + Somatic dance + Ritual guided by Mar Sierra & Mariana Quiroga 

    • Inner artist stations for creating with nature 

    • Temazcal ritual and healing treatments 

    • 1:1 Gene Keys session with Ting

  • 3 day Mexico city immersion  (NOVEMBER 15-17) 

  • Transport and accommodation 

  • Nourishing breakfast and lunch 

  • Two dinners are open to explore Mexico City’s culinary scene  

  • Supportive conversations for life visioning, life-design, group work 

  • We will be working at an amazing female-led co-working space: MIA co-growing 

  • Creative integration of the experience 

integration sessions post-immersion:

(at additional cost):

To integrate and metabolize the cycles of transition, we recommend you pair the program work with the following:

  • Bodywork / Massage sessions

  • Deep Dive Program with Sadie (1:1 Nutritional support ) 

  • Deep Dive Program with Ting (Nightingale 1-month journey or 3-day intensive or 1:1 coaching)

  • Womb mirroring and yoni steaming 1:1 work with Mariana 


Check out this video from our past retreat in Malinalco 2018.