This image keeps popping into my head: a group of women – all ages, colors and backgrounds – sitting around a kitchen table, drinking coffee or tea, with something simmering on the stove.

This image feels like a memory: a memory shared by all of us – given to us by our ancestors.

Can you see it? Can you feel the warmth of the kitchen, smell the delicious aromas rising from the stovetop, hear the melody of women’s voices rising and falling?

I can. In fact this image is so prevalent in my waking moments, and sometimes in my sleep, that I feel called to bring this vision into reality. I believe Mama Appalachia is asking me, asking us, to reconnect with each other in the way of our foremothers. To come together and share our food, our hearts and our wisdom.

If this image, if this vision, resonates with you, then please send me an email below. Share what arose in you as you read this invitation. What is tugging at your memory? How are you being asked to show up?

In service of the sacred,

Kim Bushore-Maki


Kim Bushore-Maki is a soul-driven entrepreneur who understands the undeniable urge to create a business and a life filled with meaning and purpose. Her vision of opening a center where women could heal and grow led her to open Shakti in the Mountains in Johnson City, Tennessee: a place where the creative, feminine energy is nurtured and valued.

Five years later, Kim is still in the flow of supporting and building a healthy, vibrant community and now guides retreats, teaches yoga, and provides one-on-one services for women who want an immersion experience into the life-affirming, Shakti energy.

Kim’s training as a therapist and yoga teacher allows her to safely and compassionately guide women on a heart-centered journey to Self, where women re-connect with their beautiful, authentic spirit.

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