Bloodroot exists to give people the experience of being witnessed, to feel free in their body and to catalyze liberation in the world.

The Experience

Suspend time to enter deeply into daily multi-dimensional, embodiment + healing arts workshops led by trained healers + facilitators oriented towards politicized liberation work.

Experience your own private, hour-long Bloodroot photography session with photographer Rachel Liu + a loving witness there to support you as you allow yourself to be seen in your truth, power + goodness.

Join a powerful community of humans coming together with the intention of personal + collective transformation.

Reserve your spot today


You are on a journey with your body and desire to take the next step towards radically loving yourself

You long to remember what’s already in you (the love, goodness + fullness of your being) 

You desire a community of people consciously moving towards freedom in + through their bodies not just for ourselves but for the world  

You’re ready to be witnessed, even if it feels scary! (just about everyone is nervous to be in front of the camera)

You desire a place where you can be you + feel what you feel, where grief, rage + joy are welcome

You long to explore + be connected to your sensuality + sexual power

You crave to be in nature + to cultivate a relationship with the earth

You need a break from it all and a place to just be, eat delicious food and rest

Bloodroot Retreats are a space for cis women, non-binary + trans people who are comfortable in an environment that centers the experience of those socialized as women.

Private Bloodroot Sessions are open to people of all gender identities.


A Bloodroot retreat is an experience like no other. Born from a desire to remember the body as home, it is a space for liberation in and through our bodies. It is about being witnessed in our wholeness and not looking away and pushing back on harmful stories that exist not just within our bodies but within the body of our culture, our communities and our world...

Through an intentionally curated retreat space with generous permission, abundant community, space for rest and deep witnessing on an individual + collective level, our hope is that you leave freer than you came. We believe that when we tell the truth of who we are with our hearts and bodies, we can move mountains and shift entire paradigms.

Workshops include somatic release, movement, creative expression through writing, art making, Earth honoring + relationship, tincture making, meditation + more. 

Be Seen in your Truth

Experience your own private, hour-long Bloodroot photography session with Rachel + a loving witness there to support you as you allow yourself to be seen in your truth, power + goodness.  We provide a delightful array of natural props and an ample full gender spectrum wardrobe to play with during your session.

Support for Your Body

Be taken through an experienced facilitated by our experienced staff which includes a body- & energy-based psychotherapist, a licensed massage therapist as well as those trained in trauma informed, politicized liberation work.

You Belong Here

Join in a powerful community of humans coming together with the intention of personal + collective transformation. Evening fire pits, creative sharing, singing, dance parties + so much more. Not only will you share the retreat experience together but we also gather before the retreat and again after within 2 months time for our Collective Witnessing, a post retreat circle for the purpose of witnessing the images made during Bloodroot Sessions. 


Nine Mountain is a beautiful + spacious retreat location complete with hiking trails, streams, a hot tub and nearby quarry. The center itself offers bedrooms with bunk beds, two private bedrooms and camping options.
The retreat center staff prepares gorgeous meals and snacks for retreat participants with plentiful gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options available.


Rachel Liu

Rachel (they/she) is the creator of Bloodroot Sessions, the creative director of Bloodroot + a trauma informed healing artist + photographer.

Angela Clinton

Angela (she/her) is the MC of Bloodroot Retreats, co-director of Bloodroot, radical heart + body cheerleader, session witness + workshop facilitator.

Terna Tilley-Gyado

Terna (say Tayna, she/her) shows up to Bloodroot as a caring holder of people, body + energy based psychotherapist, session witness + workshop facilitator.


TW (they/she) brings their warrior mama spirit as a session witness, meditation + earth centered workshop facilitator + with fanny pack support.


Hanifa (she/her) offers her hands and heart to Bloodroot through her grounding presence, song, powerful workshops + spirit filled facilitation.


Nayahra (they/them) brings their experience as a space holder, energy + body worker to the role of retreat host and dj.

For more detailed bios on the Bloodroot team click here


The Bloodroot retreat starts at $2,450 with limited spaces for different types of accommodations options. In alignment with our values we offer 4-5 sliding scale slots for those who are financially otherwise unable to attend. Payment plans are available.

Early Registration Bonuses

Register by Tuesday, March 26th to receive:

-Eight month payment plan

-$100 off digital files or products

-Additional 8'x10" archival print


We offer sliding scale slots that are open to anyone with financial need. We give priority to BIPOC individuals, those with disabilities + those who are single parents. We aim to be inclusive to those with disabilities and are not always able to make the accommodations needed. Click HERE for more information + to request an application. Sliding scale applications are due April 9th. We will let people know by April 23rd.

We are committed to creating the conditions for Bloodroot to be a space that feels inclusive, diverse + welcoming. We take into consideration the identities within the group + do our best to create a racially balanced group experience for those that come to our retreat. 

10 % of our profits go towards the support of the Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Indian Nation.

Important Dates:

Early Registration: Reserve your spot by Tuesday, March 26th to receive magical extras including an 8 month payment plan.

Sliding Scale Applications are due Tuesday, April 9th. We will let people know what they've been awarded by April 23.

Virtual Info Sessions are Wed, March 13th @ 5pm EST + Wed, May 22nd @ 7pm EST (click date to register).

Retreat registration deadline is July 2nd.

Please fill out the form below to receive the link to learn more and register