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Change Your Story Change Your Life- Living Authentically

  • EarthRise at IONS 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952 USA (map)

October 16-18, 2015 at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma California

Please join me and Julie Down for a powerful weekend of shamanic ritual and ceremony.

Release beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. Build tools to create consciousness and self-awareness as well as enjoy hiking and movement. Restore yourself with a shamanic healing.

The workshop

So often, the current of the day-to-day moves at such a rapid pace there is hardly time for reflection. For thousands of years human beings have used retreats as a time-out to create lasting positive change.

At a scenic retreat center in Petaluma, we will step away from daily routine to examine our inner lives in a focused, supportive workshop environment. We will investigate the current habits of our mind and learn tools for breaking negative thought patterns that cause daily suffering. We will engage in shamanic rituals and healing practices to create new pathways for contentment in our lives. Participants also have the opportunity to receive a shamanic healing from Lisa Smith, a powerful  energetic healer.

The retreat will be both an individual and community experience. We will focus on uncovering patterns that keep us stuck in our lives by completing various exercises around mindfulness and self-exploration through journaling. We will share some of our reflections in order to build self-awareness and learn from others’ experiences. Throughout this   process there will movement to release it from our bodies. There will also be a fire ceremony, where we will release the behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve us.

With new space cleared, we will determine what to create in place of what we have released; that which will enrich and empower our lives. There will be a Despacho, an ancient Peruvian prayer ceremony to assist us to manifest our dreams.

We will begin at 3:00 on the 16th and complete by 5:00 on the 18th.


The price is $750 for single occupancy and $625 per person for double occupancy.

The price includes participation in the 3 day workshop, 2 nights’ accommodations, 3 meals a day including tax, as well as full access to the grounds around the retreat center for hiking.

Shamanic healings must be scheduled in advance and payments made directly to the shaman. Shamanic healing releases old imprints enabling transformation to occur more quickly and be longer lasting. Please email me regarding setting up an appointment.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, you will receive:

  • A full refund – Up to 2 weeks before with $200 administrative fee;
  • 50% refund – Between 2 weeks and 2 days before;
  • No refund – Cancellation 48 hours or less
Earlier Event: September 22
Firing Up the Fall- with Lisa
Later Event: November 14
Journey to the Soul November