Transformational Recovery 

Once there was a girl whose heart had been locked up. Her voice had been taken and her spirit chained to a great stone at the bottom of the deepest ocean. She felt totally alone and powerless, trudging through the endless desert. One day, she came to an oasis and found there a circle of wise women, waiting for her. They washed her feet and held her while she cried and cried. Together they unlocked her heart, reclaimed her voice, and swam through the ancient waters to untether her soul…

transformational recovery Program

The Transformational Recovery program is a dynamic, evidence based program for women that comprehensively addresses co-existing issues such as:

  • disordered eating
  • physical, emotional or sexual trauma
  • grief or loss
  • depression and low self-esteem
  • substance abuse
  • codependency
  • anxiety

Shakti Rising’s unique and effective empowerment-based model of service delivery displaces orthodox methods by being: woman-centered, holistic, trauma-informed, expressive arts based, community led, sustainable and leadership-oriented. 

the Intensive apprenticeship

    The Shakti Rising Apprenticeship is a sisterhood that provides the support and tools for young women ages 15-30 to tap into their own wisdom, power and resiliency, ultimately reclaiming their whole selves and becoming leaders within their families, social networks, and communities. Women work with an integrated team addressing their mind, body, and spirit through various healing modalities including:

    • whole-person focused education
    • individual and group therapeutic sessions
    • expressive arts therapy
    • yoga, dance and expressive movement
    • meditation
    • nutritional counseling
    • a blend of Eastern, Western and naturopathic medicine
    • shamanic journeying
    • energy healing and more…



    The Apprenticeship can be both residential and non-residential.  Women can live in our house or participate while living at home and coming to our campus for services. The program is designed to be individualized, responsive to the unique needs of each woman who comes to our door.  On average, the Apprenticeship is a 2-3 year program.  

    Program costs are: 

    Residential: $1,500 per month
    includes full room and board including organic, vegetarian meals, organic gardens, healing services, movement, educational courses, counseling, and therapeutic groups.  

    Non Residential: $600 per month
    includes all healing services, movement, educational courses, counseling, and therapeutic groups.

    We offer sliding scales, scholarships, donor match programs, work trade, and more.  Our commitment is to support every woman who comes to us, regardless of financial capacity.

    "This is what I carry in my heart with me today, deep love and gratitude for myself, my gifts, my presence, and all of life and humanity. I value myself and my presence. This value is something that is innate and emanates from within me. This is the biggest gift I have received from my transformation process.  

    Before coming to Shakti, I had no self-confidence, self-worth, or internal value. I felt I placed all of my worth in other people’s opinions of me. I was disconnected and non-trusting of myself. I was a drug addict, I had an eating disorder and I isolated myself. I was unable to earn an income for myself and manage my life with all of my insecurities that invaded and infected my life like poison...

    All of these issues were and are still intertwined. My story of transformation is proof of the healing power of this program. I have the skills to be able to build and sustain inner resilience and strength, and the ability to unwind and let go of all of the enmeshment and the damage that low self worth has had on my life." - Shakti Rising Graduate

    Learn more today

    To get started in your recovery and healing journey with Shakti Rising, call us today at 619-501-2746 or contact Angie Hensley.  Our first step will to be to share more with you over the phone about our program and schedule an initial assessment.  

    Additional services


    Community & Seasonal Apprenticeship

    Designed for women who are either not ready or needing a long term program or who are older than 30, we offer modified Apprenticeship programs that can be participated on a seasonal or annual commitment.  

    The Community Apprenticeship is typically non-residential for women who create individualized packages of services one season at at time.  This could look like a series of individual sessions and one class.  Cost is dependent on the blend of services.  LEARN MORE TODAY

    The Seasonal Apprenticeship is for women who come to live at the Sunshine House for a season and fully participate in the Apprenticeship.  This is ideal for times of transition, when need some intensive healing, and for deep restoration and soul healing work.  Cost is $1,800 for full room and board and all included services.  Scholarships, sliding scales, and payment plans are available.  LEARN MORE TODAY


    Individual services

    We offer a variety of individual services for anyone in our community who wants to do their healing work within the Shakti Rising model.

    Individual therapeutic sessions follow a more  traditional form of individual session, while drawing on  Shakti's unique model of transformational recovery.  LEARN MORE TODAY

    Cost: $70 per session of $200 for a package of four.

    Transformation Maps
    Call your soul closer to the surface and connect with that star in the sky that guides your life’s work.  Whether this is in your career, your mothering or that overarching umbrella that is LIFE, we invite you to liberate your creative process and wild feminine in all realms.

    This single session will take you through a journey of our Shakti model of transformation, provide you with a map of your personal feminine geography and offer guidance for bolstering and supporting you in orienting to your soul star, allowing you to continue traversing the landscape of your life with your wild feminine as co-pilot.  LEARN MORE TODAY

    Cost: $150 per map   Current promotion: $75 per map


    Transformational Map and Soul Compass Calibration
    So you’ve got the map, but is your compass calibrated? Is the GPS online and hooked up to the divine?  This offering provides an expansion on the transformational map, finding all the cosmic calling cards and soul sticky notes that await you as you call forth your creativity and start to meet and greet those ideas and inspirations that have been begging for your attention.

    This package includes an initial session to land your transformational map and a follow-up session to supply you with provisions and tools to ignite the expansion ahead.  This includes signature Shakti materials for liberating your creativity, specific readings, referrals, and a more detailed visual representation of your compass as you pack your bag and lace up your boots, seeing your guiding star more clearly and brightly than ever before. LEARN MORE TODAY

    Cost: $300    Current promotion: $150

    Want to change your life?  Call us today.

    Contact Angie Hensley at (619)501-2746 or at

    Come join one of our open Shakti Rising events in Sacramento to see our home and get a taste of our community.