Join spiritual leader and best-selling author Sierra Bender with Dr. Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater both award winning Native American chefs and shamans in a transformational women’s weekend getaway. You will explore Santa Fe’s landscapes and experience Native American traditions that will purify and connect your body and soul down to the core of your DNA. Align yourself with the healing power and tribal energy of women gathering to pray, join in ceremony and rejoice in our beautiful feminine essence.

You will utilize the Sierra Bender Empowerment Method, a 4 body fit approach based on native intelligence clinically proven to heal and empower women.

You will learn to:

  1. Balance the 4 bodies- the spiritual and physical, emotional and intellectual and ethereal and practical
  2. Weave these forces together, like a beautifully woven tapestry, in your everyday life’s practice
  3. Build and experience a Native American sweatlodge ceremony with a tribe of women to purify and heal your body and soul
  4. Prepare Native American ancestral foods “The Magic Eight”
  5. Prevent, treat and heal with native herbs

Activities Include: Daily rituals of yoga, hiking, singing, cooking and building a traditional Native American sweatlodge.
Explore on your free time: Downtown Santa Fe’s famous art district, sacred sites and shopping, spa treatment, horseback riding, hot springs nearby.


February 15-18, 2019 • Santa Fe, New Mexico – Registration Coming Soon

* Please visit the links below for a sneak peek of these magnificent and inspiring landscapes!



Sierra is a best-selling author of Goddess to the Core®, internationally renowned speaker and presenter, researcher, creator of the Sierra Bender Method for Personal & Professional Empowerment proven by American University, Washington, DC, and award winning non-profit advocate and leader in the female empowerment movement for over 25 years.

Sierra’s charismatic appeal has been featured internationally, in media outlets including Oprah Radio, CBS, Global, and Univision TV, as well as in USA Today, Marie Claire, Shape, Whole Living Body & Soul, Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga, Destiny and Natural Awakenings Magazines. Sierra’s extensive clientele includes: Harvard Law School; the Vanderbilt Cancer Center and Hospital in Nashville, TN; the Hackensack Hospital in NJ; and Olympic and professional athletes. Sierra has also worked with Wall Street and Fortune 500 executives from companies including Time Warner, Revlon, American Express, Morgan Stanley and the NHL.


Chef Whitewater was awarded the James Lewis Award and was the first Native American chef ever to receive this award in the culinary and hospitality industry. During Chef Whitewater’s professional cooking experiences, he has remained active in many of his Navajo traditional ways at his home in Pinon, Arizona returning each year for ceremonial obligations. Presently, Whitewater teaches cooking classes, at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, on Native American Foods of the Southwest with chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Kiowa). Their cooking classes feature recipes from the James Beard Award winning cookbook, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, Ten Speed Press.


Dr. Lois Ellen Frank is a Santa Fe, New Mexico based Native American Chef, a foods historian, culinary anthropologist, James Beard Award winning cookbook author, photographer and organic gardener. She is the owner of Red Mesa Cuisine, LLC a Native American catering company specializing in ancestral Native American cuisine with a modern twist. Dr. Frank spent over 25 years documenting the foods and life ways of Native Americans in the Southwest, which won her the James Beard Award for her cookbook entitled, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations. Dr. Frank is an adjunct professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).