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Sacred Earth Retreats is a collaboration between soul sisters Denie Shae Martinez and Rachelle Suzanne Rice. Both steeped in the iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation lineage, cultivating a deep connection with self and Being is at the root of Sacred Earth Retreats. 

Our mission is providing deeply embodied experiences that nourish heart and soul, body and mind. We believe that embodiment - learning how to dwell richly and wisely in this human experience - is the key to healing, connection, and meaning. Our retreats offer a blend of our shared and unique perspectives. 

For more information, events and retreats visit Sacred Earth Retreats

Poetry & Tea

Friday  -  December 20th 2019  -  3:00PST/5CST

Just you and two deeply sensitive women bonding over tea and poetry.  Join Denie Shae Martinez and Rachelle Suzanne Rice for a mini retreat into poetic delight. Readings and insights from the poets, artists, teachers, philosophers and practitioners that breathe life into us through the written word.  All you need to do is brew your favorite cup of tea, sit back, relax, open your ears and your heart. 

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Sacred Earth Retreats

RETREAT Reflections 

You and The Mat 

23811 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 716-9910

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Yoga for Healing
Sunday  December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
9 - 10:15 am   

**NEW DAY & TIME starts TUESDAY December 31st
A combination of meditative movement and restorative yoga.  Designed for anyone healing from an injury, dealing with a chronic illness or emotional stress.

Yoga Nidra Meditation
Monday  December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30          
6:15 - 7pm   
Show up as you are and experience the meditative heart of yoga- Yoga Nidra. Discover an opportunity to let go of a reactive mind and practice how slowing down and waking in to the body and mind can lead to a place of grounding, deep peace, and higher levels of awareness. iRest Yoga Nidra meditation will deepen your awareness of Self, body and mind. Research shows iRest Yoga Nidra meditation practices will reduce muscle tension, high blood pressure, stress levels (cortisol), anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, dis-comfort and dis-ease associated with life all the while promoting resiliency, gratitude, joy and ease of being.

Restorative Yoga
Monday   December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30                 
7:30 - 8:30 pm   
Enjoy the benefits of yoga in a class designed to feel like no work whatsoever. Gently open the body using props and and stay in each pose until you wonder if you have to move to the next one. Option to remain in whatever feels delicious.

Shaanti Yoga
26981 Vista Terrace, Suite C (upstairs), Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 328-1120

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Gentle Movement & Restoration
Monday  December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30              

10:30 - 11:30 am   

A calming experience from start to finish, this class is suited for all levels and those who may be new to the practice of yoga and want to start slow. Designed for those who seek balance or may be recovering from an injury, surgery, trauma and or dealing with some form of pain. Students will be gently guided into slow mindful movement and various restorative postures with the help of props and breath as a form of healing. Ample Savasana with a bodysensing iRest Yoga Nidra meditation to integrate the open, clear, relaxed and gently stretched body and mind.

Join Denie Shae for a 75 minute respite from the holiday hustle and bustle with a gentle restorative practice, aromatherapy and iRest Yoga Nidra.
The benefits of self care breaks can increase your resiliency, immunity and capacity joy and holiday cheer.


DECEMBER 24th 9-10:15AM





Interested in hosting a Group Workshop, Class or Event?
All Aromatic, iRest Meditation, Yoga & Ayurveda offerings can be presented individuals or with small or large groups. Ideal for a variety of setting: private residence, schools, hospitals, corporate environments, special interest group centers, community centers, spas, gyms and special events.

If you are interested hosting me please contact me for a menu of group offerings:


Disclaimer: I understand that Denie Shae is not a healthcare professional nor does she diagnose any ailments or diseases. I understand that there is no guarantee of results for any of the modalities and that there will be no refund after the service has been provided. These services are meant to be complementary to allopathic medicine and the client should consult with their physician for serious health issues. It is understood that by booking a session you are agreeing to the above terms. I also understand that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. There is a $50 fee for last minute cancellations. 

I recently had the honor to co-host my first retreat experience. We asked the attendees to share about there experience- here if what they had to say. 

Please describe your overall experience of your retreat. 
"I loved my experience on this retreat. It was very out of my comfort zone so I was going in with no expectations. At the end of the retreat I just wanted to stay and continue more of the meditations. I absolutely loved it and will be forever grateful for you both." 

"Magnificent! Feeling restful and restored!" 

How would you describe your experience of Yoga Nidra? 
"I loved it. I never thought I could allow myself to get to that point of relaxation. Focusing on feeling my body really helped take my focus off the thoughts that would normally run through my mind." 

"My experience changed every time we practiced. Enjoyed practicing in the group. Two-voiced was cool, as was incorporating sound." "

My experience was amazing and opened my mind to a whole other world that I want to continue in my every day life."

Get In Touch for pricing and scheduling. ​​

For a more detailed description of offerings please visit The Roots.


Looking to cultivate peace? health? longevity?
Ayurveda may be the perfect fit.

As an Ayurveda Health Counselor I will gather and assess information for the purpose to help you understand your constitution, optimal state of health, and current state of imbalance. 

An initial consultation will be conducted, this is the information gathering session. I will ask questions and go into details of your current daily routines. The Report of Findings Visit is just that- I share with you my findings of where and what may be causing dis-ease within the body and mind. Follow Up Visits give us the opportunity for me to teach and share lifestyle and sensory therapies that will create an optimal environment within your body for healing to take place. 

Additional therapies can be added to Follow Up Visits such as Abhyanga therapy, Aromatic Alchemy, Yoga Nidra and customized meditation recordings.


TRUE NATURE   customized aromatics for body, mind and spirit
​True Nature custom blends are intended to be your own personal fragrant sidekick! Supportive, there when you need it and most importantly they make you feel good. The power of plants can ease many common ailments of the body, mind, and balance the energy of the Spirit. In biology we are taught not everyone is the same, like fingerprints we are all different and react differently to internal and external stimuli. Together let's create a natural remedy to soothe your body, mind, and spirit.

If you are interested in creating a custom blend for yourself, an individual, retail facility, event, party, as favors, and/or personal and business gifts please e-mail for a custom quote.​​
FRAGRANT CEREMONY  drop into the universe of high vibrational healing
Nature is our connection to all that is. Aromatic botanicals, more commonly known as essential oils, have been used for healing, hygiene, spiritual and religious practices for centuries. There is something magical that happens when adorned with pure, genuine and authentic aromatic botanicals. This in person treatment combines various essential oils and healing modalities that detox and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. The many benefits of this treatment are as followed:
- Clearing and Balancing the Bodies Energy Centers (Chakras)
- Relieves Stress and Tension From The Body
- Eases Emotional and Mental Dis-Comfort & Fatigue
- Aides in Detoxing & Strengthening the Body Systems

the experience
In this 75 minute session we will work together to set an intention for the ceremony practice. This treatment is done on a massage table or padded floor mat. Meditation, pranayama (breath exercise), application of the aromatics for chakra balancing. 


"Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something."
-Swami Satchidananda

YOGA ME  the antidote for stress
A 75 minute private sessions offer the personalized guidance necessary for students to develop a greater understanding of self and experience the numerous benefits that these practices have on the body, mind and spirit. Yoga and Meditation therapies are:
- A mindfulness based practice rooted in ancient wisdom teachings of yoga and meditation.
- An ideal practice for re-shaping neural pathways critical to fostering emotional self-regulation, ethical decision-making, resiliency, enhancement of cognitive and emotional skills.
- Helpful in alleviating and resolving trauma and suffering. 
- A way to develop empathy, well-being as well as improving overall physical and mental health.

the experience
To remain authentic and “in the now” sessions are a created for your needs in the moment. A blend of restorative postures, mindful and gentle movement, breath exercises and guided iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. No matter where you are at, my focus is to open the body, ease mental and emotional stress, physical tension and empowering the spirit. 

Semi-private and small group experiences available.


NOURISH ME  abhyanga; the ultimate oil treatment
Abhyanga Therapy is a restorative, nourishing therapy that comes from the timeless natural medicine system Ayurveda. A warm herbal oil blend is applied to the body in a soothing and rhythmic therapeutic Ayurvedic massage. Every oil therapy uses authentic oils and herbs which are carefully selected and customized for you. These herbal infused oils focus on detoxifying your body and eliminating the stored-up cellular waste. Health and longevity depend upon the proper nourishment, assimilation and elimination of the body tissues as well as the mind. Improper metabolism and circulation causes waste products to accumulated in the different systems of the body, such as the nervous, circulatory and muscular systems. Through proper oleation and massage of the entire body, the metabolic and enzymatic functions are stimulated to assist the body to detox, reducing stress and allowing it to work at its optimum potential. 

nourish  /   verb   /   'ner-ish, 'ne-rish 
1. to provide someone or something with things that are needed to live, be healthy, grow, etc. 
​2. to foster support, or encourage the development of; promote
​3. to cherish; keep alive 

RESTORE ME  intuitive touch bodywork for total restoration 

Experience therapeutic energetic bodywork. Through various assessment tools such as face, back and abdominal energy readings I am able to tune in and align the body both physically and energetically. The nurturing qualities of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and 5 sense therapies create a harmonious session. 

Bliss Oil Therapy Add On

Every oil therapy uses authentic oils and herbs which are carefully selected and customized for you. These herbal infused oils focus on detoxifying your body and eliminating the stored-up cellular waste. Through proper oleation and therapeutic touch, the metabolic and enzymatic functions are stimulated to assist the body to detox, reducing stress and allowing it to work at its optimum potential.