Core Skills 3-day Retreat
Many people request a “vision quest experience”, but do not have time to devote 8 days to do the full program.
This 3-day mystic immersion program is designed to:
- develop core skills working with nature energies, shamanic journey and ceremony
- provide vision quest solo circle experiences
- give yourself an energetic break from your busy world
- let some fresh insights flow in
This program is designed to give you experiences and build skills with seeking vision in nature and nature as a portal to spirit connection, but it does not include being out all night.
The solo overnight is part of the full 8-day program: Sedona Vision Quest Retreat.
Mystic’s path of direct experience is the core of the retreat.
“It is not the woods I hike through. I hike through the field of power around me that I call my soul, even though at this moment, in this place, I may call it “the woods.”
(Tom Cowan, Yearning for the Wind)
2020 Scheduled dates
- Oct. 28 – 30 or Nov. 1 – 3 (moon will be full Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1)
- November 28 – 30, full moon
or can be scheduled at a date that works for you
“Solo time in nature is a core mystical practice for me that always renews my spirit and belongs to all human beings. Going alone into wild nature at night builds personal confidence and power as you use your awareness tools and trust in Source to overcome fears that arise. This is an ancient way of connecting with your own soul. ” Sandra Cosentino
What Changes Can You Expect?
Guests gain a greater sense of confidence, fresh insights and personal inspiration.
Given even a brief encounter with a coyote’s bold yellow wild eyes, or in a soul-imprinting moment gazing at the luminous layers of light and color of a sunset over cliff and high desert vistas, or seeing the stars out away from city lights–wonder can erupt.
In a flash we remember we are connected to a vaster universe full of mystery and beauty that is always there, eternally waiting to inspire us directly from Source.
I welcome you to this time of exploring…..
Cost Per Person:
$600 each with 3-6 people
$850 each for 2 people
$1,380 for 1 person
Included: program, study sheets
Not included: Entry fees to lagoon park ($7 per visit)
You will need your own transportation to drive to Sedona and Cottonwood (20 minutes south of Sedona) outdoor meeting places.
We will practice CDC covid safety guidelines: we will wear masks and practice 6 feet spacing. Group size limited to 6.
Mystic Vision Program:
Daily on your own: go out to special areas practicing the earth-spirit connection skills at dawn, day and evening times between sessions. There will be study sheets and reflection time in the evening.
Sessions are slightly shorter with less than 3 people.
Earth Connection, Mystic Nature & Inner Pathway Skills
morning session: 3.5 hours
Sedona Vortex-Sacred and Ancestor Sites Circle.
The vibrant red cliffscapes invite a coming home to the heart of nature and our authentic self.
Overview of Sedona’s scenic and vortex sites, the stories, connecting with the energies–includes map and directions on accessing special places on your own.
Vision Quest Introduction
Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection, and Ceremony outdoor seminar, part 1.
Shamanism is the worlds’ oldest form of communion with Source and is based on a deep, living relation to Nature and inner pathway attentiveness skills. Insights flow in. You learn to trust your perceptions and gain confidence in your own seeing skills. We work with ceremony to activate positive change in your life.
In Nature’s field of sensory connection, we practice toning down the thinking-planning mind and being alive in the moment. In this attentive state, spontaneous moments can occur. You may experience a moment of ecstatic sense of union with Spirit and all of life. Tension releases, moments of discovery occur, and you may have flashes of imagining new potentials.
Nature becomes a mirror to your greater knowing.
late afternoon insight session at a park lagoon setting in Cottonwood: 2.5 hours with 2 or more (2 hours with 1)
Insight Session: Inner Pathways-Conscious Evolution skills. Clearing Non-Beneficial Energies, Lucid Dreaming, Here-Now Presence, Sound Healing, your Mystic child connection for inspiration now, Deepening Spirit Helper Connections.
Evening: You go out on own and watch sunrise and stars come out. Make 4-direction medicine bundles and focus on your intention.
Deepening Mystic Insight & Ceremony Practice and Sunset-Stars-Solo Circle
dawn nature connections on your own
morning session 2.5 hours
Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection, and Ceremony outdoor seminar, part 2.
during day on own, POWER OF FOCUSED INTENTION:
Walking, practice shape shifting, being in deep awareness at sacred sites in Sedona area
evening session 3.5 hours with 3 or more (3 hours with 1 or 2 people)
Sunset-Stars-Solo Vision Circle
We begin with tuning into nature at night, and ancestor wisdom. You receive instruction on basic safety skills and on setting up your sacred circle before night falls. As you sit in your consecrated circle for an hour or hour and a half, your focus is on being in a state of expanded now awareness as you sense/invite a merging with vibrational energies from the stars/moon, the earth, the trees. If only for a few moments you can enter this greater field of energy, quick flashes of insight can flow in. A joyous sense of being part of the larger plan of life may arise spontaneously.
Dawn Vision Circle, Creative Insight Experiences & Drum Healing Ceremony
Dawn vision circle on own
morning session: 2.5 hrs with 1 or 2 people; 3 hrs with 3-4 people
Circle of Power/ Medicine Wheel Teaching and Healing Ceremony,
A shamanic healing ceremony that takes Nature awareness and mystical perceptions a step farther to work with intention, ceremonial protocols, directing energies to create positive change in your life. (held at outdoor site)
afternoon insight session and closing ceremony at a park lagoon setting in Cottonwood: 3 hours with 3 or more (2.5 hours with 1 or 2)
Insight Session: This series of insight journeys with feedback and mentoring is customized to participants. As time allows, may include deepening connection with Power Animals and other wise Helper Spirits, exploring Current Issues you may have, Imagine new potentials, Past-Future Selves insights that have meaning now.
Closing: Sharing your new mythology and ceremony-drum celebration.
Retreat participant review from March, 2019:
“I wanted to do a spiritual retreat in the Sedona area and there were so many choices, I was overwhelmed. I contacted a few, but none of them had any activities or seminars that I truly wanted. Sandra, who runs Crossing Worlds Journeys, responded back promptly to my email and gave me some reading material on her site, and that sealed the deal for me.
I did a 3-day retreat, and it was amazing. Time out in nature, she knows so much about the Native American culture and history, and seeing the sunsets and going out to watch the stars, private ceremonies at Oak Creek, it was all wonderful and I plan to do other retreats with her going forward.”
Highly recommend! (by Author_Elaine as posted on Trip Advisor)
Some pertinent articles:
No two programs are the same — the pathways of our insight journeys are co-created with spiritual guidance unique to the people and time. All retreats are personalized to support you in working with your intention, to stretch your boundaries, build skills to take back into your life, and see more of who you are.
Please see overview of Insight Retreats and seasonal retreat programs here.