Goddess Arising’s mission is to connect women to each other, to themselves, to their inherent Divinity, to the Goddess Arising within her. We consciously cultivate a growing community for women of all walks to discover, explore, and express their awakening Divine Feminine and innate connection to the Divine Goddess Mother in all Her forms.
Meet the Founder
Hi, I’m Kristin. I spent most of my 20s in school and my 30s pursuing a professional opera career. I moved in 2009 to NYC with less than $1,000 in my bank account.
While in NYC, a series of heartbreaking experiences led me to surrender my dreams of becoming a professional opera singer; I indulged in a pipe dream of going to acting school. After a difficult breakup, I had a profound “come to Jesus moment” – I was the common denominator in decades of failed romantic relationships and career struggles. I recommitted to do whatever it took to heal.
Thus began an initiation into deep soul work, excavation, healing, and learning to trust myself. A year later, I followed my heart to spend 2 months busking on the streets of Europe and allowed my intuition to guide me step by step through a magical, purposed adventure. Upon returning to NYC, I knew it was time for a change. I once again followed my heart and moved to Salt Lake City, where I could be close to family.
I grew up in a conservative patriarchal religion, the basis of my spiritual practice and formation until age 40 when I underwent a devastating faith crisis. My faith tradition taught of a Mother God, whom I sought as I navigated through faith transition and began a long process of healing profound mother wounds. The journey of inner excavation deepened as I worked through years of trauma.
In the midst of this turbulent time, I toured with my new husband the ancient circles of Stonehenge, Avebury Henge, and Wood Henge whilst on honeymoon in the UK. We spent a magical Midsummer’s Eve atop the Tor in Glastonbury, anciently known as the Isle of Avalon. We visited the Chartres Cathedral in France, where a sacred well to the Goddess lies deep beneath its floors. As I connected with the powerful energies of these sacred sites situated along ley lines, my body and spirit activated, ancient memories returned, and I felt a soul call arise within me to gather women in circle and connect with our awakening Divine Feminine awareness. So began Goddess Gatherings in the living room of my tiny rented apartment. Goddess Arising was born several months later, as we kicked off our first circle personal development course, Reclaiming Your Sovereignty. In summer 2019, we offered our flagship course, Reclaiming Your Voice. We continue to gather monthly to commune as sisters, to celebrate the Wheel of the Year, and explore feminine spiritual practices. Our courses are offered 2-3 times/year. I am currently expecting my first child and am on maternity leave. Our circle courses will be offered again in fall 2020.
Kristin’s Official Bio
Kristin Elizabeth is a trained opera singer and actress, voice teacher of 19 years, voice activator, and facilitator of women’s circles. In June of 2017, Kristin felt a deep intuitive call to start gathering women while on honeymoon in the UK, visiting ancient stone circles and Glastonbury, the location of the mythical Isle of Avalon. Her commitment to profound soul work and shadow integration has carved within her the capacity to hold powerful transformative space for women who come to gather with her. She is able to create a uniquely beautiful, safe space, where women are held, seen, honored, and celebrated. Kristin mentored with Tanya Lynn of Sistership Circle to become a Master Circle Facilitator and launched Goddess Arising in 2018. Kristin is thrilled to be bringing the medicine of transformative circle programs to women in the Salt Lake area and online.