Monthly Women's Circle
to Sep 17

Monthly Women's Circle

Format: Monthly gatherings in circle in the lovely sanctuary of my home

Objective: To create a deeply nourishing community of women to come together to cultivate our inner lives and connect in an authentic, intentional and heartfelt way. Facilitated by social psychologist Lucy Caldwell, we will draw upon the traditions of mindfulness, psychology and the deep wisdom and capacity for healing we are each innately bestowed with.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm one Tuesday evening per month. Calendar to be announced at first meeting.

What to expect: Plan to arrive at my home and put down everything you have been carrying to take this time to nourish yourself with a cup of tea, relaxing music and finding a comfortable place to sit in circle. We will begin with a brief opening meditation, followed by a guided experience or practice that may include journaling, meditation, improvisation role play and small group conversation. We will alternate these inward looking practices with other weeks where we will spend more time going around in circle, sharing what is in our minds and hearts with attentive, compassionate listening.

Location: private home in Los Altos CA 
1.6 miles from San Antonio Cal Train Station or easily accessible via hwy 280 or 101

Photo courtesy of @alexandramalek and The Awaken Society

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Esalen Women’s Visionary Leadership Summit
to Oct 6

Esalen Women’s Visionary Leadership Summit

October 4-6, 2019 some of the most powerful voices shaping the future of our society will gather in the world renowned retreat center of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California to elevate feminine leadership and catalyze transformative societal change.


Unleash the fullest potential of embodied, visionary women leaders to give rise to a global culture with human and planetary thriving at the core.

In this 2.5 day, two night gathering we will:

  • Listen deeply to the wisdom emerging through the sacred land of Esalen and each one of us at this time.

  • Support each other in nurturing rituals and experiences to clear anything that stands between you and your full expression.

  • Share tools and skills for building and implementing feminine principles of mentorship, community, collaboration, authenticity and vulnerability, into culture.

  • Collectively envision the inspired future we will help create.

  • Examine the vectors of change and how we can amplify our impact and get into action.

  • Begin an enduring community charged with embodying and leading the next wave of women’s empowerment, for ourselves and our world.

At a time when our world is cleaving from polarization, climate change and forces that appear to be driving us apart, the time for refreshing, diverse, feminine leadership is now.

Inside women are the keys toward a new paradigm of human flourishing, abundance and peaceful coexistence. As we sit in the most diverse circle of inter-generational, cross-cultural women ever to meet on the Esalen campus, we will begin bringing a new world into existence immediately. We will draw from each other, a rich combination of ancient wisdom and modern science, from the fields of medicine, film, science, business, psychology, consciousness, technology, finance and cultural arts. We will rest, connect, and listen to the Esalen land, waters, and mountains. We will learn from each other’s wisdom across disciplines, backgrounds and generations and share our visions to facilitate individual, systems level and societal transformation. Together, we will collectively shape the experience and the vision for bringing this transformational leadership to our communities and to the world.

G.B. Shaw—“All progress depends on the unreasonable Woman”

Who is this for?

This is for women who have taken the heroine’s journey and have now returned home to share their wisdom. They have transcended the I and are now in service to the WE. You are ready to continue bringing your own healing gifts and wisdom to the world from a place of embodied truth, grace, courage, and compassion.

This year is the inaugural event of what we anticipate to become a larger annual event. As such we are looking to assemble a group of leaders passionate about being part of shaping the foundation and direction of how this movement will grow, evolve and positively shape culture.

How to Apply:

The first year of this Summit is carefully curated to assemble our core team for bringing this work forth. If you would like to request an invitation please visit the Esalen catalog for more information and to apply to attend.

“In the next 30 years we can destroy our world. With the very same powers - spiritual, social, scientific - we can evolve our world. Our mission is to serve as catalysts for a planetary awakening in our lifetime, to take a non-violent path to the next stage of our evolution.” - Barbara Marx Hubbard


In addition to the structured time in workshop, participants will be encouraged to take part in meditation, yoga, journaling, mineral baths and time spent soaking in the magnificent grounds of Esalen. Our intention is for leaders to come away from this summit revitalized, deeply connected, inspired and united by a powerful vision for where we are headed and how we will lead this transformation.





Participants will arrive and settle into the grounds on Friday afternoon. We will gather for a nourishing  meal in the lodge and then begin our workshop Friday evening in the Murphy House, a quaint and nourishing epicenter for our weekend of activities. Friday evening will focus on grounding into the magnificent land and heritage of Esalen, connecting with each-other and setting our intentions.


Saturday will include three content sessions interspersed with free time for soaking in the magnificence of the Esalen woods, oceanside cliffs, gardens, and hidden treasures. Through a variety of small group and open format experiences we will learn from each other’s wisdom across disciplines, backgrounds and generations and connect in a profound way on the rising topics of our day.


Enacting Change

Our emphasis on Sunday will be in turning outward and envisioning how to build a better world, developing strategies for activating feminine leadership in our communities and catalyzing a global movement. We will share our insights and visions for the break out groups as we begin to establish our collective vision for the future.

Finally, we will discuss plans for how to interweave our efforts to support one another, direct the emergence of this movement as it builds momentum and propagates including priorities for the next annual Women’s Visionary Leadership Summit.

About Esalen:

We are extremely honored to be hosting this gathering of women visionaries in one of the most visually stunning and culturally significant retreat centers the world over, at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Esalen. The word itself summons up tantalizing visions of adventure, of unexplored frontiers, of human possibilities yet to be realized. There is the wonder of the place itself, 120 acres of fertile land carved out between mountain and ocean, blessed by a cascading canyon stream and hot mineral springs gushing out of a seaside cliff. Founded in 1962 by Michael Murphy and Dick Price, Esalen is the birthplace of the human potential movement. It is where some of the greatest culture creators of all time, including Abraham Maslow, Fritz & Laura Perls, Alan Watts, Joan Baez, Ida Rolf, and many others, came to connect, iterate, and share their wisdom. Esalen boasts breakthroughs in fields from Gestalt psychology to quantum physics, from philosophy to economics, from body work to citizen diplomacy.

We are overjoyed to welcome this group of women visionaries to this extraordinary land and catalyze our collective action toward a ground swell in feminine leadership at a time when when the global ecosystem has never felt more fertile for transformative change.

Description of Experience/Accommodation:


Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell is a social psychologist, writer, and creator of the Life Revealed podcast. For twenty years she has devoted herself to the science and practice of how people change, drawing upon the traditions of social psychology and wisdom based practices. Lucy is a steward of aligning people to their highest purpose and truth with an emphasis on awakening, empowering and dynamically reshaping global culture.

Bristol Baughan

Bristol Baughan is a professional leadership coach, speaker and executive producer of Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated films. She is a TED fellow, founder of Inner Astronauts, and holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

A limited number of scholarships are available through the Esalen Scholarship Program. Applicants must apply no later than end of June to be considered for the Scholarship Program.

This Summit is carefully curated to achieve maximum impact. If you would like to request an invitation please visit the Esalen catalog for more information and to apply to attend.

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The Journey Talks for Female Founders
6:00 PM18:00

The Journey Talks for Female Founders

Please join us in a conversation on "Power", more details to come!

Joining us this evening:

Lucy Caldwell is a social psychologist, venture philanthropist and creator of the Life Revealed podcast featuring the defining stories of trailblazers of the world. For twenty years she has devoted herself to the science and practice of how people change, drawing upon the traditions of social psychology and wisdom based practices. Lucy is a steward of aligning people to their highest purpose and truth with an emphasis on awakening, empowering and dynamically reshaping culture.

Julia Li led the marketing team at Scalable Press - the world’s first tech company using software and automation to disrupt the $30B printing industry. Scalable Press is unfunded and profitable, with over 300 employees and over 25 million products shipped. Li is an accidential, serial entrepreneur. At 21, she founded Agency Element - a brand management firm that drove over $500M in revenue and averaged 350% return for clients. Their work spanned across multiple verticals including luxury goods, lifestyle/consumer services, B2B markets, and the hospitality industry. Li is the former CMO of Materialist, a venture-backed startup solving the massive material sourcing challenge for the $235B interior building materials market. She later built a funded, stealth-mode beauty subscription startup before joining Scalable Press.

Dr. Helen Chen, Founder of Guided Clarity. Guided Clarity has developed a new class of compounds to target and clear cells of dysfunctional mitochondria, improving cellular energy production. Their compounds are synthesized from naturally-occurring ingredients in food, so they are both safe and affordable as a medical food. In their first clinical study on healthy volunteers, the data showed an increase in insulin sensitivity, a reduction in inflammation marker NLR, and improved physical function. Guided Clarity is focused on healthy aging, improving mitochondrial function both in the brain and on the periphery.

Dr. Siv Watkins, Founder of 11Biomics. 11Biomics has developed a very effective, non-pesticide plant treatment that solves a huge problem for the fast-growing cannabis industry — powdery mildew disease. Powdery mildew disease can spike in a cannabis grow operation overnight, ruining a harvest worth millions. Existing antifungal treatments are ineffective or damage the plant. 11Biomics heals plants in a manner of hours by rebalancing the plant’s phytobiome, using natural hyper-antagonists to fungal diseases. Their platform of seven plant therapeutics allows 11Biomics to tune their therapy to different regions of the country, as well as treat other crops commonly affected by powdery mildew — hops, grapes, and tomatoes.

Dr. Inja Radman, Founder of New Culture Foods. New Culture is making cheese without the cow. Combining dairy proteins, expressed by microflora, with plant lipids and sugars, their method arrives at curds that are then advanced into the traditional cheesemaking process, be that stirred, kneaded, stretched or aged. New Culture’s cheese has the signature textural properties and qualities that we’re all familiar with in dairy cheese. By removing the cow from the cheesemaking process, New Culture’s cheese is more sustainable, ethical, and better for the world.

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Live Studio Podcast featuring  Lucy Caldwell in Conversation with Holocaust survivor and philanthropic visionary George Sarlo
8:00 PM20:00

Live Studio Podcast featuring Lucy Caldwell in Conversation with Holocaust survivor and philanthropic visionary George Sarlo

Lucy Caldwell in Conversation with Holocaust survivor, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropic Visionary George Sarlo at Betabrand Retail Store.

Betabrand Retail Store
780 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

May 23rd 6:30 to 8 pm

Lucy is extremely honored to be hosting a conversation with one of the most remarkable stewards of a coming wave of societal transformation, George Sarlo. George is a survivor of the Holocaust and will share his riveting true life story of survival, making his way to freedom, financial security, and ultimately emotional liberation from the debilitating effects of PTSD. They will also discuss George’s bold vision for helping to heal the psychic trauma of the nearly 1 billion people suffering from anxiety, depression, addictions and PTSD through the revolution of evidenced-based psychedelic therapies, including plans for helping open a compassionate care clinic in San Francisco in the near future.

Register here on Eventbrite

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Awakened Futures May 18-19th, San Francisco
to May 19

Awakened Futures May 18-19th, San Francisco

How might psychedelics, technology and meditation intersect to create scalable individual and collective transformation?

For millennia, humans have used ancient technologies like meditation and psychedelic medicine to expand their consciousness, support healing and facilitate deep personal and collective transformation. As we continue to expand our technological capacities in the modern age, new tools for transformation are being birthed, and hold promising potential as solutions to humanity's systemic problems.

On May 18th and 19th, 2019, Consciousness Hacking will be holding our first annual 2-day Awakened Futures Summit. Together we will explore how the renaissance of psychedelic science and the mainstreaming of contemplative practices might combine with the latest transformative technologies to create the next paradigm of healing and awakening.

Lucy will join a fascinating group of thought other leaders, visionaries, teachers, researchers and entrepreneurs at the leading-edge to explore the integration points between these domains.

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Awaken Society: Innana
to Apr 14

Awaken Society: Innana

Inanna was an ancient Mesopotamian goddess known as the Queen of Heaven. She was known for her for her dual-nature – embracing her feminine as well as masculine traits. Inanna was associated with love, sex, desire, and fertility, as well as war, justice, and political power. Many of her myths depict her as the enforcer of divine justice.

She's the perfect inspiration for an empowered 2019! This 3 day curated healing retreat is located in the spectacular wine country and will focus on professional development, enhancing leadership skills, and claiming your self-confidence! The goal of this retreat is designed to help you tap into your deepest desires, inspire change, and drive momentum for the rest of the year.

To learn more and register visit:

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Sound & Silence Experience, Costa Rica
to Mar 21

Sound & Silence Experience, Costa Rica

We invite you to join us on an odyssey deep into the heart space, beyond the senses, into the precious nature of paradise and among your awaiting conscious community. This is no ordinary gathering. In fact, at one point, we even called it a festival, because indeed we are celebrating this sweet life. However, we soon realized that this was more than a festival – it has become a living retreat, a gathering of heart-centered beings from all walks of life who come together to radiate love and share moments of sheer joy and captivating experiences. These gatherings are also a return to the essence and purity of live music, dance and the meditative arts.

Participants at Sound & Silence have the opportunity to meet with social psychologist Lucy Caldwell in an intimate 1-on-1 setting to reflect on their deeply held values, question their own assumptions, and transform their personal narratives. In these sessions you will learn powerful tools for releasing old stories that perpetuate suffering and stagnation and will form new ways of thinking and embodying your gifts in order to triumph over adversity and gain more emotional freedom. Lucy’s techniques are based upon extensive knowledge of the field of social psychology together with wisdom based traditions and practices.

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To register, visit

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The Awaken Society
to Nov 5

The Awaken Society

Lucy is delighted to facilitating a workshop at The Awaken Society Women's retreat with 12 incredibly gifted, powerhouse facilitators with extraordinary offerings in a potent part of Northern California, among rolling meadows and wise oak trees.

This is a curated group of Activists, Artists, CEOs, Coaches, Community Builders, Entrepreneurs, Healers, Mothers, Teachers, Visionaries...badass yet compassionate women.

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