Winter Solstice, the peak of the dark in the cycle of the year, has always been understood by humankind as one of the two most powerful turning points of the year.
painting is Kachinas on Peaks by John Steele
This is a potent time to connect with nature and ceremony and the power of our own focused intention to create a new vibrational frequency and positive movement.
Solstice Spirit Program, Dec. 20 - 21, Sedona
Friday, Dec. 20, 5 - 8 pm
12 noon - 2:30 pm
$80 each with 3 ($90 each with 2, 2 hours)
(this journey could be done alternatively on Sat. or Sun. morning if need be)
Preparing for the longest night and the going-within-time.
This is an auspicious time on one of the 2 major doorways of the year for Insight work, ceremonial activation, and sound healing/rebalancing experience.
Acknowledge the depth of this time in our life and the planet we live on.
Using power of our circle to give courage for next steps, trusting our own guidance.
$75 each with 3 or more ($110 each with 2)
Saturday, Dec. 21--Winter Solstice
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
on the land at a beautiful private site on Oak Creek
We do shamanic insight journeys in the context of nature energies and connection and ceremonial experiences to activate positive change for an inspiring, flowing half day. You receive shamanic mentoring/feedback.
$135 each with 3 ($185 each with 2 total on trip)
5 - 8 pm
$100 each with 3 or more people ($125 each with 2 total for ceremony, 2.5 hours) -- for more info, please see description on web page link and below
$390 each with 3 or more
($475 each with 2)
options Dec. 17, 18, 19, or 22:
(guided with 4 people, or independent traveler for 1 - 3)
Deposit required to reserve program.
Deposit is refundable less a $50 office fee per person with 30 days notice prior to program start.
Payments non-refundable with less than 30 days notice.
Program Led by:
Sandra Cosentino has a lifetime of experience of listening to and exploring wild nature plus more than 2 decades of experience with shamanic practices and ceremony. Her wisdom is based on direct knowing and more than 30 years of involvement with Native American and metaphysical wise people and east-west emotional and shamanic healing practices. Her warmth, honoring approach, mystical understandings and intuitive insights create a bridge and encouragement for people to hear and trust the voice of their own soul. She has been creating circles/retreats and leading ceremonies for over 25 years bringing together people from around the world with Native and universal wisdom people of the Southwest. Sandra has deep respect for Native cultural traditions and does not copy tribal ways. Rather she encourages respect for tribal privacy and learning authentic cultural values from indigenous peoples. Sandra is dedicated to each of us empowering ourself with our authentic expression of spirit.
12-21-12 winter solstice sunset over the San Francisco, Peaks, holy mountain,
to the southwest of the Hopi Mesas.
Dec. 21 in Sedona
Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony
Learn universal principles of ceremony, and participate in creating a sacred circle for renewal and balance. Experience drumming, being a vessel to flow energy, receiving energies and shamanic insights in this personalized ceremony with Sandra. This is not a Hopi ceremony, but an honoring one for all peoples not copying any tribal tradition.
prehistoric solstice marker petroglyph from Chaco Canyon
|Reaching far back into human consciousness is a knowing of the importance of aligning with patterns of organization found in our greater universe. Ceremony is used to create balance and instigate positive change. Ceremonies remind us that we are part of a wave of energy in flow with all of creation and not merely a separate particle as our thinking mind perceives. We can use ceremony to emerge new phenomena.
Ceremony makes our shifts real to our mind. It opens a new sense of connection between you and the powers of the universe and gives you experience working with your helping spirits. A sense of inner harmony is generated as we open our heart and become one with the universe.
I use universal, time-honored ways as a framework. I have learned the power of focusing many days or weeks in advance as helper energies are evoked. I listen to my guidance and intuition and use years of experience to bring these universal ways into a living, contemporary form for all people. A kind of surrender takes place as you become a fluid vessel for waves of energy to flow through.
Led by Sandra Cosentino who has 30 years experience in leading/teaching universal ways of consecrating circles and holding space in a way that respects and empowers all participants to be active participants in this uplifting rebalancing experience.
4 - 6 or 7 pm, $100 each with 3 or more people
($125 each with 2, 2.5 hours)
Hopi independent traveler
during week of Dec. 17 - 22:
You begin the day before your journey with an in-depth 2 hour seminar with Sandra Cosentino in Sedona to prepare your for your journey and provide understandings that will make your experience much richer.
with Sandra available on Dec. 17, 18, 19 or 22 with 4 or more.
Best to leave at 7 am (dawn) and drive to Hopi on your own to meet your private guide who is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable and partiipates in Hopi traditional life for:
This is one of the most sacred times of year at Hopi. You will go quietly to villages on all 3 mesas with your guide in your vehicle, and tune with this prayerful time of year.
Special spirit circles with a Hopi female leader to share and activate your intentions:
--Solstice dawn prayers.
--Traditional Hopi blue corn pancake breakfast in a home (included).
Joyful time of creating your own medicine piece (that you will take home with you) with Hopi artists
Homemade Lunch in a Hopi home
(words of your Hopi guide)
Hopi is in a remote high mesa area in northeastern Arizona and takes about 3 hours to get there from Sedona.
Hopi portion of this program is subject to weather conditions as you drive in elevations of 5 - 7,000 feet which could get snowstorms this time of year.
Program customized to your time frame. Email for details.
Option to add mystic insight work or ceremony in Sedona before or after your Hopi trip.