Swim in the Crystalline Lake Ouachita
June 14 - 19, 2016


Join Star Essence creator Star Riparetti for a very special, intimate retreat in Hot Springs, AR, home of Lake Ouachita (pronounced "Wash-ah-taw”), which sits above the largest deposit of quartz crystals in the country!

This is one of the cleanest, clearest lakes of its size in the U.S. Relax and nourish yourself in Her liquid light frequencies and receive the transmissions of light from the huge cache of crystals that abide under the lake. Swim in the lake, soak in the thermal baths, participate in a fire ceremony, take a boat trip to an island, learn Geometric Alchemy of the Andean Orchid Flower Essences, mine for crystals and have a whole day with the amazing Gary Fleck- laying in crystal grids and having a complete experience with mineral allies like no other.

Receive crystalline activations!


Note from Star:

It’s all about raising our frequencies. That is what I feel my mission is. Vibrational medicine- essences in particular- are my main technique for doing this, and if you’ve read my book, you know that high vibe food and languaging are some other passions of mine.

When a friend sent a link to a video channeled from Archangel Metatron that talks about the crystals in Brazil and Arkansas being activated at this time I got what many of us like to refer to as God Bumps, or Skin Knowledge. I wanted to go to Arkansas. I knew I would receive a transmission there. Immediately I remembered that I have a friend, Kayse Williams, who lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I’d never had a great desire to go there, maybe a little curiosity- and then BAM- I wanted to go with all of my being.

I’ll cut to the chase. We are offering a once in a lifetime most amazing journey for a small group of people. Under Lake Ouachita is one of the largest veins of crystals in the US, and we will swim in that lake! Kayse says that lake is what keeps her in Hot Springs, as she is super energy sensitive!! She says it’s like swimming in liquid velvet light.


What's Included


5 nights lodging in a cabin right on the lake, with all of the amenities including a pool and hot tub, a canoe, and kayaks. Click here to see it on VRBO. We will be sharing rooms, and everyone will have their own bed.

All lunches and dinners with the exception of one pot luck dinner and one lunch at a restaurant. Included meals will be catered by the lovely Sandy Rose and will be healthy vegetarian (no white refined sugar) with vegan options. You will be able to shop for breakfast food (and anything else you require to supplement for your dietary needs) to prepare in our cabin's fully equipped kitchen. (If you choose you can enjoy an organic Purium superfood shake for breakfast at no extra cost!)

All transportation within Hot Springs.

Geometric Alchemy of the Andean Orchid Flower Essences with Star Riparetti. An activating experiential class utilizing Mahavakyas (sacred sayings) and haromonic sequencing with flower essences.

Crystal immersion with Gary Fleck. A full day with the amazing Gary and his crystals and collection of Tibetan bowls. He has been working with crystals for well over 40 years (he has gone to the Tucson crystal show for 43 years!). He has crystals that you won’t find anywhere else.

And equally amazing Kayse Williams as our intrepid guide! (Kayse and Gary are twin flame partners).

Boat rides on the lake, all ceremonies, and lots of magic!


Not included:

      ~ Transportation to/from Hot Springs, AR. (flights to/from Little Rock and shuttle to/from Hot Springs)
      ~ Breakfast, snacks, one lunch at Taco Mama’s, one pot luck dinner which we will co-create
      ~ Admission to Quapaw Thermal Baths ($20), massage (if you wish to have one)
      ~ Admission to Crystal mine ($15: a great price that Kayse is getting for us from the owner of the mine)
      ~ Personal purchases (shopping)



      Hosts and Co-facilitators


      Kayse Williams


      Kayse is a catalyst for compassionate change, inspiration and empowerment. She has devoted her life to developing her clairvoyant tracking abilities, expanding her spiritual awareness and trusting her heart’s wisdom. Kayse uses an alchemy of indigenous shamanism, Nonviolent Communication and essential oils (infused from Sacred Sites) to guide people in deepening their self-compassion, reclaiming their power, and rediscovering their heart’s calling. She embodies a life affirming attitude and is as playful as she is deep.

      Lake Ouachita Adventure: Kayse has visited many sacred sites around the planet, and considers Lake Ouachita as one of the hidden sacred treasures of the world. This lake is truly magical! Join Kayse in discovering this pristine womb of the Divine Radiant Mother. Participants will be cleansed, nourished and activated by Lake Ouachita’s liquid light frequencies from Her crystalline waters.

      sacred-alchemy.comcompassionate-connection.com    Email: sunfun336@gmail.com    Phone: (501) 767-8642


      Gary Fleck


      Gary has collected minerals since he was nine years old, and has been in deep communion with the mineral kingdom since 1974. Gary feels minerals are his family. Gary shares his wisdom and insights and creates sacred space through his experiential workshops that support people in deepening their relationship with the minerals. A highlight of this workshop will be the opportunity for participants to lay in crystal grids and experience the minerals energetically.




      Remember there is a pool and hot tub at our cabin- so evenings we will have opportunities to enjoy these amenities, as well as any other activities we choose to co-create together. I sense that awesome people will be drawn to this adventure!


      TUESDAY 6/14: Welcome!

      Arrive in Little Rock, AR.* There are shuttles to Hot Springs, AR. We can help you figure that out. Once you get to Hot Springs we will supply all of the transportation, including grocery shopping in Hot Springs so you can stock up on breakfast food and snacks for your personal use.

      Catered dinner.

      Evening Connection Circle, Despacho. Offering to land and water, and blessing our journey together!


      WEDNESDAY 6/15: Whole Day at Lake Ouachita

      8:00 . Breakfast* at our cabin.

      9:00 . Connection Circle, Heaven and Earth Breathing.

      10:30 . Go to the Lake! (20 min drive) Bring snacks, water, towels, etc. Spend the day. A boat trip to the island. Catered picnic lunch. Swim in the lake to enjoy the frequencies and activations of the alive energetic waters (if you don’t swim, you can using the flotation devices we provide). Peruvian Water cleansing ceremony.

        6:30 . Catered dinner back at our cabin.

        Closing circle. How is everyone doing? Sharing about the day.

        Opportunities to co-create. Enjoy the pool and the hot tub... Journal...


        THURSDAY 6/16: Mineral Day

        8:00 . Breakfast* at our cabin.

        9:00 . Connection Circle, Yoga, Heaven and Earth Breathing.

          10:00 . Mineral activation day with Gary. Catered lunch at our cabin (which is right next door).

            Back to the Lake: if there is time… Some may want to stay and look at more crystals and others may want to swim (oh how flexible we are).

            6:00 . Catered dinner.


            FRIDAY 6/17: Trip to Town (Thermal Baths); Evening Special Orchid Essence Ceremony

            8:00 . Breakfast* at our cabin.

            9:00 . Connection Circle, Heaven and Earth Breathing.

            10:00 . Quapaw Baths and Spa.* Enjoy the mineral baths and optional spa treatments (or people can go shopping).

            Lunch at Taco Mama’s.*

            4:30 - 6:30 . Geometric Alchemy of the Andean Orchid Flower Essences with Star. Community invited.

            6:30 . Potluck dinner.

            Kirtan Dance Party. Star will play "Kirtan Deejay". Kirtan = devotional chants. Dance to her favorite Kirtan music- and those who don’t want to dance can just chant and meditate... or go in the hot tub... or....


            SATURDAY 6/18:  Trip to Crystal Mine and Back to the Lake one more time.

            8:00 . Breakfast* at our cabin.

            9:00 . Short Connection Circle.

            Crystal mines, where we can dig for crystals.

            Do anything we want to do and haven’t done!

            Catered picnic lunch.

            Back to the Lake! Fire Ceremony

            Catered Celebration Dinner.


            SUNDAY 6/19: Goodbyes

            8:00 . Breakfast* at our cabin.

            Final Connection Circle.

            Pack and head out.


            * = not included in retreat cost.


            Optional extracurricular events (not included):

            The Kryon Summer Light Conference is in Hot Springs the week prior to our retreat, June 8 - 16, 2016 with Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispensa and others if you want to arrive early to attend that.

            There is Bhakti Fest Midwest happening in Illinois the following weekend, June 24 - 16, 2016 (it’s a 10 hour drive from Hot Springs).

            Just thought I’d mention those things, in case anyone is doing a road trip... I’m thinking about going... : )




            $999 per person.

            Space for 8 people.

            $250 deposit will hold your space. Balance due by May 1.

            Contact us to sign up!

            Email: bliss@staressence.com  Phone: (805) 965-1619  Toll-free: (888) 277-4955

            (Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 10am - 4pm PST)

            We will send you a PayPal invoice for payment (or you can send us a check if you choose).

            If you have any questions please email bliss@staressence.com.

            Cancellation Policy: $150 of deposit refunded if cancelling prior to May 1 ($100 non-refundable). Full retreat cost only refundable if we have a replacement for you- which we will do our best to find. We have based our price on 8 participants, aiming to give you the best deal possible, so we need to have a full group.