Meet the inspiring women teaching
at the NINE Retreat Lake Tahoe 2019


Dianne Jones

Mindful Self Compassion

This class is inspired by Dianne’s book Stop Breathe Believe®: a simple yet powerful practice that can help us stop the stream of thoughts flowing through our minds and become aware of the one unhealthy thought that needs replacing, breathe our way to a state of calm openness, and move forward with the help of a compassionate belief statement that brings release from the unhealthy thought that’s hindering us.

Stop Breathe Believe can help you become healthier in your thinking, more intentional in your thoughts and behaviors, more aware of your feelings, and thus more mindful of the beauty of the present moment. You don’t have to live at the mercy of negative thinking. You can begin saying yes to healthy, life-affirming thoughts and no to destructive, self-defeating thoughts this very day. 

Small Class: A Daring Way™ - work of Dr. Brené Brown - developing shame resilience skills and a courage practice of wholehearted living.  

Dianne Morris Jones is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant (CDWF-C). Dianne is a therapist, workshop facilitator, laughter yoga instructor, adventurer and joy scavenger hunt guide. Dianne is the author of Stop Breathe Believe, Mindful Living One Thought at a Time and I’m Fine, A Real Feelings Journal.


Resides in: Dallas, TX
Website: diannemorrisjones.com


Shadé Ashani

The Father Wound

This class is for you if:

  • You are angry with your father/dad or don’t have a healthy relationship with him

  • You recognize you have destructive dating habits

  • You know you need to forgive your father to move on with your life

  • You are looking for guidance and ideas to change the way you think about yourself and love yourself

Shadé discovered that healing her relationship with her father set her free to experience healthy love and wealth.

Shadé is an author, teacher, speaker and mentor. She is an active philanthropist and has raised half a million dollars for her nonprofit, Kids International, in hopes of making a difference in the lives of orphaned children around the world. Shadé was honored by Congress for her work and is a Goodwill Ambassador to The Gambia in West Africa.

Resides in: Hawaii
Website: shadeashani.com


Kym Ventola

self-identity • HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

SHORT CLASS: The Four Agreements

Kym will guide us to discover who we really are by setting healthy boundaries and discovering our core values. This will help reduce resentment, guilt & anger; improve confidence, clarity and answer the question "Who Am I?".

Kym Ventola is the Founder of NINE, a Personal and Professional Mentor. She was an international wedding photographer for 11 years.

Resides in: New Hampshire
Website: kymventola.com
Instagram: @kymventola


Georganne Bryant

Finding Your Strengths

Together, in Georganne's class, we will dive deeper into exploring your strengths and have a better understanding of who you are and how you can succeed. Every attendee will receive a link to take the Clifton Strengths assessment before the retreat. When you know your unique set of these talents, you're empowered to succeed by doing what you naturally do best.

The benefits of knowing your strengths:

  • have a basic understanding of who you are and how you can succeed

  • uncover which talents you rely on to build relationships

  • think strategically

  • execute plans and influence others to accomplish goals

Georganne Bryant is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

She is is the owner of Frances, an award-winning boutique in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. Georganne is also the co-creator of the Phoenix Small Wonders Map, a free guide to local dining and shopping. For her work in the community she was listed by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the “Ten Women Who Move The Valley” in 2012.

Resides in: Phoenix, AZ
Website: francesvintage.com
Instagram: @francesvintage


Randi Kay

Taking Good Care

Taking Good Care will teach you simple, yet effective ways to bring self care into your everyday life. It’s a compliment to your healing journey.

It's a starting point to feel at home within yourself and in all of your surroundings. It will give you tangible tools to turn the idea of self care into a daily act of love for yourself and those around you.

Randi graduated from Massage school in 2007 and became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2009.

Resides in: Fargo, ND
Website: naturallyrandikay.com
Instagram: @naturallyrandikay


Jenn Tarrant

Yoga Therapy & Meditation

Experience the stress-relieving effects of trauma-sensitive yoga. Movement-based therapy can alleviate the long-term effects of trauma. In this informative and experiential class, you will learn how our bodies and minds process a traumatic event and what causes an event to stuck, i.e. post-traumatic stress. You will also learn some ways to begin the process of releasing any stuck traumatic events you may have experienced. The session will conclude with a trauma-releasing yoga class where we will explore movement as a therapeutic tool. Some may experience a deep release of memory, some may simply sleep better than they have in recent memory, and some may require additional sessions to realize the full benefits available.  

Benefits can include improved sleep, relief from anxiety, deep relaxation, release of traumatic memories and more. 

NOTE: each participant will need to sign a waiver prior to participating. These classes are not actual therapy sessions, or recommended as a replacement for traditional therapy. Participants are encouraged to seek additional outside support with a Licensed Mental Health Professional as needed. There will be a Therapist on-site if you need to speak with someone before or after the session. Each participant is encouraged to consult with their individual therapist prior to attending the class. 

Jenn is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit Training Systems.


Resides in: Phoenix, Arizona
Website: JennTarrant.com


Heather Kirchoffer

Official Photographer

Heather is offering mini portrait sessions during free time each full day.

Resides in: Phoenix, AZ

Website: agnesartandphoto.com
Instagram: @agnesartandphoto



Are you interested in teaching at the next NINE Retreat? Feel free to reach out so we can get to know you.