Sierra Bender and her husband, Will Higbee, at the Red Power Party, a private event at the 4 Body Fit™ Institute in December.

New Year, New You: Tap into your inner goddess with Sierra Bender

Women’s empowerment guru Sierra Bender, known for her trademarked Goddess workshops, is opening her new 4 Body Fit™ Institute in St. Petersburg this year, kicking things off with a “Goddess in the Bedroom” retreat Feb. 8-10. The retreat is billed as a “sexy and passionate workshop for single and married women” that includes “aromatherapy, tantric and healing exercises, massage, Goddess to the Core® Inside Out Workout™ (including yoga, weight training, exercise bands, and breath work) and discussions on women’s sexual fitness and health.”

Retreat, $499 (includes personal aromatherapy blend & supplies), 3001 16th St. N., St. Petersburg, 888-794-3330,