Nourishing Self Worth

April 3, 2019


I don’t want you to just sit at the table.
I don’t want you just to eat, and be content.
I want you to walk into the fields
Where the water is shining, and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there, far from the white tablecloth.
I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing.
~Mary Oliver


I just finished another wonderful weeklong Cleansing Retreat in paradise with beautiful beings who are calling in a more vividly, radiantly and agelessly version of themselves and celebrating the self worth that inspires that.


Again and again, the topic of feeling worthy of this behavior, the “retreating for one’s own well being” behavior, came up this week. I shared that the habit of creating retreat time for myself started years ago when I began my training in the health care field as a massage therapist, yoga teacher and conscious dance guide. It was obvious to me that in order to be of service to anyone, I would have to know myself. To truly know myself, I would have to remove myself from the constraints of my everyday world that I had allowed to define me and thus might be preventing me from evolving and growing in ways that were authentic. These retreat times allowed me to dive deeply into the practices that would help me explore and discover my true self at that time.

Today, my High Vibration Private Cleansing Retreats create safe & sacred space for you,

inspiring that kind of inward exploration, amplifying your self worth & self love.

Raw food cleansing is a meditation unto itself, facilitating your inward dive, more deeply and more quickly, so you can vibrationally rise to clearer and more conscious states of presence. I like to say that I facilitate altered states of consciousness without the use of external substances, but the truth is that raw foods have such a high vibrational field, they can in fact be thought of as plant medicines that alter one’s mental state.


All this to say: Don’t settle for what’s seems to be happening at the surface level. Scoop up the dirt in your palms, smell it’s ruddy fragrance, and be willing to journey deep and true to unearth the wisdom that profoundly and enduringly nourishes your self worth.


Love the journey! 

P.S. Stay tuned for my end of Season Sale coming up mid April! Get your Fall ’19 or Winter ’20 retreat booked and save!


Guest Testimonial

I must admit that I journeyed into Leela's cleansing retreat with my eyes wide shut. I was not mentally or emotionally prepared for what was to come. I had the privilege of sharing this experience with my best friend, my mother, which made it that much more special and who initially introduced Leela and her vast knowledge to me. It was apparent that Leela went above and beyond to create an experience that I'd never forget and who armored me with the tools I needed through daily yoga, meditation and healthy food choices to continue a life-long commitment to mind, body soul connection. She treated me like "the goddesses that I am" and ensured that all my needs were met. Leela provides a loving, safe, and impeccably groomed landscape of beauty in all aspects for your entire stay. The sunsets on her beachfront property were unforgettable. I was challenged beyond what I was prepared for but with her encouragement, discipli ne and wisdom, I left feeling liberated, lighter, inspired and proud of myself; knowing without a doubt that I was stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. Angela B

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Leela Francis Retreats
Yoga, Meditation, Dance and Raw Food Cleansing Retreats on the beach in gorgeous Troncones, Mexico & riverside in Sandpoint, Id. Immerse yourself in serene beauty and uninterrupted peace and quiet for your personal retreat.
Casa Firefly, Playa Norte, Troncones, Gro., Mexico
Gypsy Bay River House,  Sagle, ID