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Expand Horizons Spiritual Insight Retreat…Sedona 6-day modern day mystic program

Expand Horizons Spiritual Insight Retreat…Sedona 6-day modern day mystic program

Pathways of the Modern Day Mystic

Painting of Raven sitting on a branch overlooking a rugged red canyon. This symbolizes the expansion of consciousness the comes from nature mysticism practices.

Shamanic Mentoring|
Nature Mysticism|
Ceremony|
Mindfulness|
Lucid Dreaming|

6-day immersive modern day mystic experiential program. Led by Sandra Cosentino, based on more than 3 decades of experience.


Retreat Experiences:

Expand your boundaries as you view your life from Higher Self perspective.

Open new vision.*

Shamanic journey is an experience with the larger spiritual reality.  This helps you see with your heart and mind simultaneously.

Discover nature as a portal to spiritual awareness and expansion of consciousness. And connect heart to heart with the natural life forces.

Learn timeless principles of ceremony.  This helps you voice your truths and activate life positive movement.

Work with clearing what no longer serves and soul retrieval processes.

Perceive new possibilities as your inner truth emerges.

Enjoy flashes of insight, creative stimulus and a sense of being more at home with yourself.


*(No “plant medicine”(entheogens) are used or needed.  Vision is a natural skill that can be developed with practice and has a longer lasting, more profound support on our life walk.)

Full moon over Sedona red cliffs at twilight. This symbolizes perceiving new possibilities that help expand horizons.

Full Moon rising at twilight over Sedona cliffs by Monica Parsley

2019 dates: 

+ September 21 – 26, Fall Equinox
+ October 26 – 31, New Moon and Mid-Fall turning point

Or
Create your personalized spiritual retreat
any time of the year
in the Sedona, Arizona area with Sandra Cosentino


2 people walking under tress with red cliffs of Sedona in the background. This symbolizes attentiveness in nature practice to help participants discover nature as a portal to spiritual awareness.

Attentiveness in nature practice, a core skill for the modern day mystic. Photo by Sandra Cosentino

This integrated program supports personal empowerment and honors your own inherent wisdom.

I hold space for participants and reflect back their soul’s gifts in a compassionate, supportive way.

“..The mystical variant of the spiritual experience is perhaps the greatest accelerator of evolutionary enhancement.
Dr. Jean Houston


Some Pathways We Work With

Each experience builds on the others as you weave your unique tapestry.

And my prayer for you is to take these tools and direct experiences into your daily life and that your radiance will inspire others!


Black ink drawing of a bear holding feathers. This symbolizes spiritual allies that support humans while doing shamanic journey.Shamanic Journey is a direct spiritual experience of the expanded reality.

This is a journey to the drum to communicate with wise and compassionate spiritual allies for wisdom, guidance, self-healing and more. And each of us has the innate ability to develop these skills.

We view life issues from a detached, spiritual perspective. This enables new insights to flow in and supports conscious re-creation of your life in a frequency more aligned with your soul.

For more info: Shamanic Journey in Today’s World: Direct Experience with the Sentient Universe —article, images

Wild nature is a doorway,  a Portal to Spirit.

Woman standing on red cliff at sunset in deep solo meditation with nature. Symbolizes connecting with the natural life forces in solo communion with nature.

You go out at dawn, sunset and under the stars and practice solo soul communion in nature. A shamanistic seer (modern-day mystic) is practiced in deep observation, reading the signs, receiving and transmitting energies.

Mystic skills open a sense of spaciousness and curiosity.  Spontaneous flashes of insight flow in as your relax the thinking mind.  As you deepen observation and energy connection, you may experience moments of union with the divine.

For more info:

Expanded Now Awareness in Nature–article
Attention–A Core Mystical Perception Skill–article
Mystical Contemplation & Frequencies of Consciousness–article

Inner Pathways 

View life from a higher perspective with practices of: Here-Now Presence with Self, Attention, Intention, Intuition, Compassion & Patience with Self as your point of power, Courage & Presence.

Mystic painting of giant tigers in the clouds looking at a small boy standing along on a hill. This symbolizes power animals bringing support and guidance during lucid dreaming.

Tiger Dreaming: power animals come to us in dreams, knowings and insight journeys bringing a supportive vibrational infusion.

Dreams are a potent source of guidance and healing. Thus, we work with dream seeding, sensing the energy/essence of the dream, freeing stuck energies, and connecting with Higher Guidance. You become more and more the creator of your own dream.


Ceremony

Photo of a woman kneeling with her hands above a small fire. This symbolizes the use of ceremony during a Sedona spiritual retreat to activate positive change..

Ceremonial activation is used during the retreat create positive change.

Ceremony is used throughout the retreat to walk and talk our new truths.  In this way, we make perceptual shifts real to our thinking mind.

The Circle of Power Shamanic Healing Ceremony is a powerful participatory experience. Wise spirit helpers and energies assist us to release that which no longer serves.  This brings in a new sense of balance. Also, your Spirit guides work with me on your behalf to assist you in your healing intention.

Ceremonial Circles–essence of ceremony–article

Sessions included in the retreat are shown below this section


Cost & details

3 or more people, $970 each (with 2 people, $1,240 each; 1 person, $1,760*)
(*does not guarantee a private retreat, but does guarantee that it will happen on the dates you want to come to Sedona. If 1 or 2 others join your retreat, you receive a discounted cost as per above.) 

Included: program, reference packet, coordination-planning of your personalized program.
Lodging, transportation, meals are NOT included.
Please let me know if you would like a list of recommended retreat-friendly places to stay and transportation options from Phoenix to Sedona.

Please email for registration deposit and payment details and let me know what your goal is.

We can modify the program to work with your timeframe, goals and budget.

If you do not have time for full 6 day Retreat, we can compress it to 5 days; however, that squeezes your  nature and integration time.  Or Retreat 2C  is only 3 days, but does give a good introduction to field and shamanic practice if you are time limited.

Time frames for sessions depends on # of participants ( 1 or 2 person retreats have slightly shorter time frames)

The retreats are posted and open to add other participants.


Your own daily practice with inner tools and nature awareness in between our sessions are a core part of the retreat.

To get the most out of it, please clear space for this so you can turn off the cell phone and computer and be fully Present with You.

The landscape temples of Sedona open your heart, energize and reflect light back to you.

But your own intention and willingness to be in compassionate communion with all that you are without judgment gives wings to your journey!


After the retreat.  I recommend you give yourself a day after our retreat to shop, have fun, integrate before returning to your busy home-work world.

Adding on a Hopi and Navajo Journey during or after the retreat is a powerful addition and integration of ancient earth wisdom principals.


Sessions included in your Expand Horizons Retreat

In between sessions, on your own:

  • You will have dream, meditation, and journaling practices.
  • There will be study sheets to support our experiential learning.
  • Each day you will have nature practices and communion time on your own at special sites in the Sedona and Verde Valley area. These instill skills to take back into your life.
  • Each day, we share dreams, signs, knowings that come to you. I will give you intuitive feedback.

The daily order of sessions may be modified, but all sessions will be included.

Day 1

  • Sedona Sacred Sites/Vortex Program to prepare you to explore on your own. Plus: Spirit of Place – Earth Energy Connections. 3 hours
  • Insight Session*: Inner Pathways – Conscious Evolution (all insight sessions held at studio 20 minutes south of Sedona)

Day 2

  • 6 hours with 2 or 3 people, 5.5 hours with 1). Visioning Skills: Shamanic Journey Mentoring, Nature connection practices, and a series of Ceremonies to Activate Seeds that are emerging outdoor workshop at a private site by Oak Creek with access to several ceremonial sites.

Day 3

  • Insight Session*: Past Life, Mystic Child, Future Self, Current Challenges, Deepen Power Animal connections

Day 4

  • Insight Session*: Extraction, Release Unbeneficial Energies
  • Sunset-Starlight Nature, Solo Sacred Circle. (3.5 hours; 3 hours with 1 person)

Day 5

  • Insight Session*: Soul Retrieval
  • Circle of Power Teaching and Healing Ceremony  (held at studio south of Sedona)

Day 6

  • 3 hours, Insight Session*: Imagining, Conscious Re-Creation, Visioning and Closing circle & drum ceremony:Share New Mythology, Mandala, and Intentions for your return; (tarot and symbol card reading option if time allows)

* INSIGHT SESSIONS are held at studio 20 minutes south of Sedona.  They are 2.5 hours (2 hours with 1 person).
Links for more info about sessions: 

photo of Sandra Cosentino. She is facilitator of the Expand Horizons Sedona Spiritual Insight Retreat

Windy day in Canyon de Chelly


Facilitator: Sandra Cosentino

Sandra created Crossing Worlds in 1991 with Sedona, Hopi and Navajo tours.  Plus she creates mystic insight, cultural and vision quest retreats.  “Experience leading spiritual retreats and ceremonies with people from around the world have have honed my ability to hold space for people, to mentor, and trust my intuition.”

 Sandra has been working with nature mysticism, ceremony, sound healing, insight pathways and shamanic practices for more than 3 decades.

The mystic’s path of direct knowing came to her in a natural way from decades of nature exploring, lucid dream awareness and other intuitive pathways. She also has been inspired by meaningful time spent with indigenous peoples in Arizona, Alaska and Peru.


Guest comments:

“My experience with Crossing Worlds with Sandra Cosentino can be summed up in 3 words: powerful, provoking, and profound. I came in a deep state of confusion and fear—and left with a sense of peace and understanding, coupled with the tools to continue the journey when I got home.

Not only did I experience Sedona in a way I never could have as a tourist, I was able to interact with nature as a catalyst to the spiritual journey. I learned that resistance is part of that journey—but that the journey is worth it. I can’t say it was easy, or that I was always comfortable, but the rewards are quite remarkable.

Sandra brings insight, understanding and incredible spiritual knowledge to the experience, while giving me an opportunity to learn more about myself and how I can move forward into life with confidence and direction. A memorable experience—one that I highly recommend.”  Irene, St. Louis. Missouri, April, 2006


“When I knew that I was returning to Sedona for a week, I did my research because I knew that I wanted to study with a respected teacher. I read many reviews of Sandra Cosentino, and from the moment that I emailed her, I knew that she was the right choice. I spent three life-changing days studying and learning with Sandra, and she is highly professional, gifted, and truly connected.

Through my time with her, I was surprised to discover a part of myself that I didn’t know was there — my inner shaman! As a result of the 3 days, journeying has now become a part of my regular spiritual practice. I reached a place of profound healing over a difficult life event. What a gift. The 3 days were exception and life-changing from start to finish, minute-by-minute. I am a teacher of intuitive development myself, and I plan to bring my students to visit and learn with Sandra the next time I visit Sedona. 10 stars, and eternal gratitude.” Leigh H., spring 2014


“I did the Being Your Own Shaman for 4 days with Sandra and it was amazing. From deconstructing your dreams to find the hidden meanings to guided meditations to sacred nature experiences, this retreat was excellent. The program builds on what was learned during the previous session(s). There is lots of time for self exploration and nature.The medicine wheel ceremony is a wonderful, freeing experience. Throughout the retreat, Sandra creates a nurturing environment and insures that participants stay present and grounded which makes it easy for connecting with other participants.I left Sedona with 3 new friends and I came home feeling rejuvenated and at peace.” C.T., Edmonton, Canada, fall, 2012

Please see other testimonials here.


3 or 4 day Mystic Vision Retreat Options:

2B. Mystic Vision Retreat with Solo Vision Circle experiences
3-day introductory program with both nature and studio sessions, working with spirits of nature, shamanic journey and ceremony, and short experiences with solo vision quest circle.  
2C. Aligning With Greater Self Shamanic Practice: 4-day Shamanic and Ceremony skills retreat provides a progression of experiences including personal healing work with extraction and soul retrieval. Day 1 is in the field, Days 2 – 4 are intensive studio sessions.

Sedona Vision Quest Retreat , 8 days

This program provides a greater deepening opportunity with more practice & integrative time plus the focus involved in the solo overnight, dawn return and practice with making medicine pieces.

Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects, non-profit:  since 1999 supporting Hopi Sustainability and cross-cultural education.