Gabor Mate and Tommy Rosen at Villa Kali Ma Residential Trauma Treatment Grand Opening

December 12, 2023

We celebrated the official launch of The Retreat, our residential trauma treatment center for women, located in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, California. This event was an unmissable opportunity utilized to reignite the passion of an individual for this field and the clients they work with.

Dr. Gabor Mate

World-renowned author, trauma expert, and speaker, Dr. Gabor Mate discussed the lifelong impacts of trauma on every aspect of our lives, and his newest book, The Myth of Normal; Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture.

Dr. Tommy Rosen

We also had the privilege of having internationally renowned yoga instructor and addiction recovery expert Dr. Tommy Rosen, who graciously discussed his book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life. Through his workshops, courses, destination retreats, and classes, Tommy has helped thousands of individuals in overcoming their addictions and being free.

A Life-Changing Event for Villa Kali Ma

We had the privilege of having an intimate conversation with our guest speakers, Dr. Mate and Mr. Rosen discussing trauma in all its forms, how it affects lives deeply, and how we can begin to start to heal it. During the presentation, there was a book signing and an opportunity to meet the author!

Dr. Mate was able to connect with our shared mission of healing addiction and trauma. As Dr. Mate stated, “Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.”

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Learn More About Villa Kali Ma!

Here at Villa Kali Ma, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of women. Our program model creates a unique safe container for all women to express vulnerability with one another and our team of heart healers who’ve been where they are and understand what it takes to heal. Our residential trauma program, The Retreat, focuses on underlying trauma, pain, and shame buried deep within that needs to be released and then transformed. Ultimately, it’s going to take removing any deeply held beliefs that get in the way of self-realization and self-love.

Our fully licensed mental health and trauma treatment center, The Retreat, is a sanctuary for women to feel nurtured and safe as we guide them gently on a journey toward well-being and healing. Located in a beautiful spa resort-like setting, it features 6 private suites, with full ensuite bathrooms included! Our clinical team provides evidence-based mental health and trauma modalities and we offer a daily schedule of holistic modalities, body treatments, as well as, nutritious and delicious plant-based foods to fully heal the mind, body, and soul.

As Dr. Gabor Mate stated, “Trauma is not what happened to you, it’s what happened inside you because of what happened to you.” Even though we cannot change the past, we can change the future by healing the wounds that are caused by traumatic circumstances from the past.

Here at Villa Kali Ma, we provide a supportive and safe environment with our team of healers to assist and guide you as you transform the pain of your wounding into medicine that will heal and set you free. Contact us today to get started on your journey.

I don't believe it to be an exaggeration to say that Villa Kali Ma saved my life.
I couldn't have asked for a better environment to heal and redirect onto a path towards true living.


This place completely changed my life. I needed a drastic change from the typical recovery environment in order to stay sober long-term. I can honestly say that I love who I am today and I am forever grateful for Villa Kali Ma!


I am so grateful I found Villa Kali Ma, it has truly changed my life. Kay is awesome and the entire team who works there is absolutely amazing. If you need treatment, I highly recommend making this the start to your recovery.


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