• 9 relates to wisdom and responsibility
  • 9 learns selflessness and compassion.
  • The 9 energy takes care of everyone else, but needs to learn to speak up when they themselves need help, love and support
  • The 9 energy person understands others' experiences of life as they have gone through them and can give sympathy, support and love.
  • People with the 9 energy work without motive. Their PURPOSE is for the greatest good of all. They have a protective energy and they have great power and love in their soul. They are aware that they have come with a MISSION that adheres to the principle of Universal Love and compassion. They will grow and learn throughout their lifetime: tolerance, compassion, selflessness and generosity.
  • There is a great strength of character within the 9 person, as well as wisdom, intuition and high idealism. There is also a great deal of warmth of feeling and love of home, family and friends.
  • The 9 energy is charitable, benevolent and altruistic. They must, however, not allow themselves to become doormats or martyrs.
  • Number 9 has a sympathetic understanding of the under-privileged and under-developed, while at the same time sharing the aspiration and idealism of the more advanced souls. By respecting the Universal Law of Love and Service, and practicing humility, number 9 individuals can turn passion into compassion.

source: Numerology Blog



"OTHER Women are not my competition; I stand with them, not against them."

Kym Ventola, founder of NINE, noticed that a lot of women around her were feeling disconnected, stressed out and lonely. She completely related to this when she had started her photography business back in 2007.

After talking with a handful of women, she saw a need for a different kind of "retreat". Not religious, not a workshop, not a conference. (Those can be great! But these women were craving deep connection and support).

NINE was born out of a passion to bring women together in a safe, non-judgmental and healing place.

Our first "Retreat" in 2014. Stephanie, Amanda, Kym, Jihan, Sam and Dana

Our first "Retreat" in 2014.

Stephanie, Amanda, Kym, Jihan, Sam and Dana



Kym Ventola is a photographer based in New England.

"I prefer clouds & rain over sunny days, camping over boutique hotels, flea markets over malls and reading over watching TV.

I'm wildly passionate about living a #zerowaste lifestyle, environmental and peace & justice issues.

I married my sweet husband, who is a social worker, in 2000 and we have a 10 year old son. If we're not gardening, cooking or creating things at home, we're on the road in our pop-up camper in the woods."

IG: @kymventola

Website: kymventola.com



Kimberly Goeman is the studio manager for Kym Ventola Photography. She's been married for 8 years and has a 3 year old son.

Kimberly loves:

  • emails (seriously....she loves answering ALL of our emails)
  • that "Wipe Out!" show. her dream is to be a competitor. (not kidding)
  • sleep!
  • San Francisco (her hometown)
  • traveling. Her favorite place so far is Italy. Her wanderlust list includes NYC in the winter, Greece and Switzerland in the summer.
  • chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.