Pollinate Women's Weekend

Pollinate Your Life

What would it feel like to wake up in the morning and have nothing else on the agenda but you? That is what awaits you every morning at the Pollinate Women’s Weekend. A dynamic group of women “Pollinators” have come together to create a weekend where you come first. Nature, stillness, friendship, art, music, exercise, food, dancing, fire, ritual, sleep, hot tubs, talking, healing…whatever connects you to your soul; you will find it available at Pollinate Women’s Weekend. Join us, make time for something beautiful, make time for you!

discounted registration of $225 for the month of august!! use promo code ‘thehive19’ (all lowercase) to receive discount. registration goes back up to $350 on september 1st!!!


Schedule of Events

What you will find.

At Pollinate Women’s Weekend you can connect to yourself through nature, ritual, healing, art, music, food, outdoor recreation, and most importantly, community. Take a look at what is at your fingertips.


Meet and commune with amazing women, especially through the Pollinate ‘Circles,’ intimate small group discussions with other women on what brings meaning to life.


Dive into nature with time, hikes, hammocks, Ritual, Music and campfires.

Create Beautiful art in our Art House.


Activate your body with rec activities including canoeing, rock wall, horseback riding, yoga and dancing.

Let someone take care of you with healing care pracitioners, healthy meals, and cozy cabins.


Pollinate Women’s Weekend will bring together some of the finest women in the healing arts including massage, reiki, unlimited breath, acupuncture, healing touch and more. See the full list here. Our Pollinators will be buzzing around, leading circles, activities, campfires and more. Meet them here.


Healer: Maya Bromolson / Cultural Healer

Maya is a multiple disciplinary healer and founder of Cultural Healer producing natural handmade products for the home and body, as well as organic fair trade essential oils for mind/life/health. CH acts as an educational and advocacy resource for introducing ferments, and other plant based health and healing. Maya is a Master Reiki practitioner and Cultural Healer is a source of Reiki, as well as Reiki workshops.


Healer: Clair Gallant / Revival Massage

Clair has been a licensed massage therapist since October 2010. Her passions involve massage to help with chronic or acute issues through deep tissue, myofacial release, trigger point, thai stretching, cupping and more. Tailoring each appointment to the client so not every massage is the same each time you visit her. Recently, she was voted runner up for Cityview's Best Massage Therapist in Des Moines. Her massage studio is located in Windsor Heights where she rents from a FIT, a gym ran by all women!


Pollinator: Deneishia Reese-Jacobpito

Deneishia returns to Iowa, the home of her college years (Cornell College) as a ritual leader for Pollinate, using her gifts to creating a deep ritual experience for attendees. Deneishia is a spiritual healer using the modalities of poetry, song, ritual, storytelling and community connection to assist people in healing through their personal and societal trauma. Reaching deeply into her experience as both an African American women and lesbian, Deneishia is a master of creating sacred space for diverse experiences.


Pollinator: jennifer Boes

Jennifer Boes is a popular Des Moines-based artist and the Artistic Director for City Sounds DSM, which puts out 11 artist-painted public pianos in Des Moines. She is known for her painting but like most amazing artist dabbles in fiber arts and jewelry. Jennifer will be creating and directing the Art House at Pollinate. This beautiful screened in building, complete with a cozy fireplace, will be a makers’ paradise with multiple different artistic modalities to lose yourself in.

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Des Moines Y Camp

We come to pollinate at the Des Moines Y Camp. This beautiful camp is nestled along the Des Moines River just outside Boone, Iowa which is about an hour northwest of Des Moines. Native inhabitants of the area included the Sac and Fox tribes until they were forcibly removed by European settlers. One hundred years ago the land came under the stewardship of the YMCA who made it a respite for thousands of children and families looking to connect to nature and each other. The camp is equipped with all the modern conveniences without sacrificing nature’s power. Visit the “Accommodations” of the site to find out more about our nest.

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