Goddess power was on glorious display at the second annual Meadowlands Retreat, hosted by Meadow, the Y-Combinator startup building point-of-sale software for California dispensaries, earlier this month in Mendocino.
Billed as an “annual retreat designed to build a united and collaborative cannabis community,” the four-day retreat featured ample opportunities to connect, learn, and most importantly, recharge.
Following a chanting, meditation, and CBD vape pen conscious consumption session led by Eliza Maroney (the Cannabis Yogi), a Feminine Leadership Round Table tackled how the industry can collectively build a stronger community and support women to become leaders in all phases of their careers. Karen Biswas from Meadow moderated the discussion between top bosses from the brands mentioned above.
Tina Gordon, founder of Moon made Farms, summed up the vibe of the Village when she declared, “The feminine essence of this plant has the potential to bring balance globally.”
See the pics by Mike Rosati, below.
Opening Meditation by Eliza Maroney (The Cannabis Yogi), Co-Founder of Lucky Box Club
Eliza on singing bowl and chants
"It was an honor to open the Feminine Leadership Panel at Meadowlands. My intention was to set the tone by inviting participants to connect with Mama Ganja and Mother Earth as a collective group. It was a poignant moment that will live with me always." - Eliza
Green Goddess Village gathering space
Chelsey McKrill, Chief Develpoment Officer at Kikoko
Moderator Karen Biswas, Communications Manager at Meadow
Tina Gordon, Founder, Owner & Exec Farm Boss at Moon Made Farms
Getting ready for the Feminine Leadership Round Table
Daytrip, hemp-infused sparkling water
“The feminine essence of this plant has the potential to bring balance globally,” said Tina Gordon, Founder of Moon Made Farms.
Ashley Picillo (Founder, Point7Group), Chelsey McKrill (Chief Development Officer, Kikoko), and Andrea Brooks (Founder & CEO, SAVA)
Tina takes the mic.
Ashley, Chelsea and Andrea
“Putting money behind values is a good way to change the world; pay it back, pay it forward, support other female entrepreneurs,” said Andrea Brooks (right), CEO of SAVA, before giving Chelsea the mic.
Kaylene Bishop from Lady Chatterley's asks a question during the Feminine Leadership Round Table.
Erin, Tina, Karen
Betsy Kabacker at Garden Society
Karli Warner, Garden Society
Betsy talks about Garden Society's tasty product line.
Gannon Castor (Space Coyote) & Merril Gilbert (TraceTrust) at the Moon Made Farm table
The Moon Made Farms team gets crafty.
Dee Dasault (center) of Ganja Yoga
Karyn Wagner, Chief Cannabis Evangelist @ Sexxpot
Cat Packer, Exec Dir & GM at the Dept of Cannabis Regulation in LA; Karyn Wagner; Ophelia Chong at StockPot images
Mini sound bath
Erin Johnson Gore, Founder & CEO @ Garden Society
Team Kikoko table
Kikoko's tea lounge in a lotus belle tent
Hanging out at the Green Goddess Village
The Moon Made Farms dream weaver craft table
Moon Made Farms got creative at "Camp Moonifestation"