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Release your Past, Transform your Present & Manifest your Incredible Life

Spring 2017

Attendance to the retreat is not guaranteed and is a 3-step process:

1. A $500 refundable deposit required to apply to the retreat

2. As soon as the payment is processed you will be redirected to the online application

3. You will receive a call for a live interview for next steps

I am Richa Badami and I am living my best life ever. I have 3 amazing daughters, a loving husband, a dog, a beautiful home and everything I have ever wanted in my life, I have! But my life was not always this way. As a child I was sexually abused, as a teenager I was depressed, overweight and suicidal. My life had been a string of debacles and setbacks but one day I met a spiritual teacher and that day I saw for the first time that my life didn’t have to continue to be lived in the darkness I had grown accustomed to. I understood that there was a light at the end of the tunnel and that the light was within me and that I had it in me to connect with that light. And so I started the unpleasant and uncomfortable work on seeing who I was, why I had become who I was and how I felt about it.

The deep, personal and painful work took almost a decade, and in many ways I am still peeling back the layers every day. Personal transformation and healing is not a destination, it is a journey and although that first day I met my teacher I made a hairpin bend in my life, the road to recovery has had it’s ups and downs. The only thing that kept bringing me back was the fact that now I had seen the light, now I knew transformation was possible and that I could heal. I could not look the other way. So now, my past is in the past. Using the very tools and mind reframing technologies I utilized to recover myself, I teach others now, how to transform their’s and heal from past traumas, pains and hurts. I find great joy in serving others be the best versions of themselves, without excuses. I know what it is to suffer in silence, be suppressed, repressed and feel unloved and forgotten. Having walked the walk I can now show others how to break the silence, come out of the shadows and shine their bright light. You are the light, you have always been the light. I can show you how to shine it in the world again.


Become Whole, Authentic and Unstoppable

Release the Past, Celebrate your Life and Regain your Sense of Power and Peace

The I AM LIVE Retreat is Not for Everyone

The I AM Retreat weekend is an intense and transformative weekend to meet yourself where you are, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.


I want this experience for every single person on the planet, simply because I know how powerful it can be for their life. But I also have to accept that this weekend is not for just anyone.


It’s for those who are willing to take radical responsibility for their own healing and recovery. The time for blame is over. Or rather, if you are here and wish to learn more about the retreat then know that you are about to disappear many a past demons in your life that have been haunting you. If you are ready to see what your life can be without a hurting past of betrayals and disappointments, then welcome.

This retreat is for you if you:

  • Are tired of feeling forgotten, hopeless and helpless
  • Want to feel alive, loved and energized
  • Are ready to release the old hurts and pain and be free of the past once and for all
  • Want to learn tools that will help you increase your self awareness
  • Like meditation, mindfulness, movement and music
  • Are willing to respect and honor sacred practices and techniques only taught from teacher to student

Retreat Graduates Share the Results of Attending an I AM LIVE Retreat

How I AM Retreat Works

Join us for a weekend of meditation, mindfulness and transformation. From Thursday evening until Sunday evening, leave the day-to-day busyness behind and pause at the I AM Retreat. You will be completely taken care of this weekend. Your transformation begins the moment you say YES!


You may arrive anytime in the afternoon and get settled in. Check-in is at 4 pm. On Day 1 we will begin with a reception dinner and opening session.


Our days will begin at 7 am with light yoga, breath and meditation. Begin notice where you are in your life, why you are where you are and how you feel about it. Many meditations, different styles, techniques and tools. There will be periods of silence for reflection and introspection throughout the weekend.


Get ready to release and let go of the old stories that are holding you back in your life. Begin to see the new possibilities that await you. The day begins at 7 am sharp. Uncover the inner divine self that is ready to emerge and celebrate life.


The day begins with yoga and meditation, promptly at 7 am. On the final day of the retreat you will have clarity of self and will experience a sense of inner awareness like never before. You will plant the seed of your desires with the powerful I AM meditation to manifest your intentions. The retreat will end around at 4 pm.

The retreat will be at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, VA

Staying at the Airlie Center is a requirement for the retreat.

Your final registration includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations at the Airlie Hotel & Conference Center
  • All meals beginning Thursday night dinner reception, all meals Friday, Saturday and Sunday through lunch and afternoon tea. Abundant snacks throughout your stay in luxurious and serene accommodations
  • All seminar materials, signed copy of my book, “Coming Home to the Heart” and my personalized meditation CD for your home practice after the retreat

…and many other special surprises you will know about only when you are there!


November 3-6, 2016


Airlie Center

6809 Airlie Rd.

Warrenton, VA 20187

Airlie Center

I have combined all of my most impactful teachings for this weekend retreat. This material cannot be found anywhere else in the world under one roof. I have combined over 20 years of my experience and training from mentors from all over the world in this program. All together this retreat is valued anywhere around $25,000, in fact, probably even a lot more.  You would have to travel all over the world and take courses and classes with all the different teachers and trainers. Not counting all the time it would take to do that. It would take several years. Now you can access this life changing work in one weekend.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

The deposit is refundable for 3 days after your application interview. There is no refund once you are confirmed for the retreat.

However, if you need to transfer your ticket to a friend, you may do so.

If you are unable to transfer, the amount you paid can be applied to a future retreat or program.

Richa understands that the decision to participate in I AM Retreat may be one you really need to think through.


Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question/s below, email or call Richa, and she will be glad to talk with you.

What should I wear at the retreat?


Dress comfortably, mostly in yoga / exercise type clothing. We will be indoors as well as outdoors, so dress in layers. Check the weather and pack weather appropriate gear, shoes, jackets etc. There are hiking and biking trails, so make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. Airlie has a gym as well, so if you would like to work out, please bring what you would normally need for your exercise.

Do I need anything special for the retreat?

Please bring a yoga mat and a cushion to sit on. There will be times we will be on the floor, sitting or lying in meditation. Have socks and a light blanket handy as temperatures might go up and down depending on weather and temperature settings at the hotel.

Do you teach any religious practices at this retreat?

This course and every course, retreat or workshop I teach contains non-denominational teachings. The retreat is spiritual and non-religious. I have clients from all faiths and walks of life. Meditation will only deepen your connection in a variety of areas in your life.

What if I can’t be there for the entire weekend?

If you can’t be there for the entirety of the retreat I suggest first trying to rearrange whatever you need to so you can be there for the entire duration. If you still can’t then please attend the next retreat instead. It would be a disservice to you to miss any part of the weekend. The weekend is designed to be a gentle journey to deepen your inner awareness. Skipping any part of it, especially the beginning or the end will leave it being an incomplete experience, which I would not want for you.

What if I don’t want to share in a group setting?

You are free to be exactly who you are. Sharing is an opportunity to practice self-expression and can help be a catalyst in your healing. But not for all of us. For some, silence, reflection and introspection can be just as powerful a catalyst. Listen to you inner voice, and be guided by your own divine presence. You are invited to share during the sharing times, but it isn’t mandatory to.

What are the sessions like?

You will experience a variety of different transformational tools and techniques and meditations. The specifics of the sessions are only shared at the retreat as these are sacred practices and the energy of the participants and the space in the moment is as much a teacher as are the ancient teachings being shared.

In what ways can I support myself after the retreat has ended?

Even after the retreat has ended you should continue practicing the meditations. I have additional programs and courses that you could consider taking to open up to deeper healing and transformation in your life.

In what other ways can I work with you?

I have other courses and programs I offer that go from a month, to 6 to 11 months. Depending on where you are on your journey you can determine whether a course or a weekend retreat is best for you. Most of my clients begin with the retreats or the 1-year program, bust mostly always end up doing all programs in the order that suits them the best.

How do I know if this retreat is really for me?

If after reading the material provided here and watching the testimonials of past participants you are still not clear if this retreat is for you then email me and we can set up a time to talk. There is a retreat registration form that you will receive after signing up and that self-awareness questionnaire will also help you get prepared for the tone and direction of the retreat weekend.

Will I be able to make calls or use my computer and other digital gadgets during the weekend?

The retreat is a no technology retreat. You will not have access to your phones for the weekend. Please let your family and loved ones know you will be out of reach. They may reach us via the Hotel or our team phone numbers in case of any emergency. With that said, please bring as few gizmos and digital distractions as possible for you will not be using them in any case.

It’s time to make a change. It’s time to pause, reflect and introspect. You may have noticed that an unexamined life comes at a cost. You pay the price when you live unfulfilled, semi-satisfied with relationships and less than charmed by how life turned out. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can transform your life. It can be done. There is no longer any need to linger in the dark. You can come out from the shadows, claim your power and shine your light.