Power Animal Allies of our Soul:
Connecting with Instinctual Wisdom
2.5-day Sedona area outdoor retreat
An insightful & empowering core power animal connections training program based on 3.5 decades of experience
In this joyful, experiential training in nature, we invite connection with 9 primary totem animals using core shamanic journey pathways.
The nine power animals symbolize the gifts-aspirations-challenges you came into this life with. I visualize them as a support team, an energetic matrix, that you can consciously connect with to aide in your authentic expression.
This program is for those who want to go beyond symbolic meanings in a book to:
- experience energetic infusion and support of these allies of our soul
- make meaningful power animal connections
- express more of your own instinctual wisdom
- do vision circle practice under the stars with their support
- build confidence, free creative energies & spontaneity
Wild animals do not doubt themselves, are deep observers connected to all around them, and confidently take action.
We activate their presence through nature awareness practices, signs, dreams, movement, voice, making your own medicine cards, power staff, ceremony, drumming, vision circle and more.
No prior experience is necessary. Please come with an openness, and no preconceptions about which animal helper spirit will come to you in the insight journeys. Set an intention to perceive with new eyes and enjoy making loyal spiritual friendships (or seeing prior power animal friendships in an expanded way).
Medicine animals—the spirit of wild animals, birds, and other beings of the earth, waters and skies—are part of the non-verbal language of spirit.
These power animals or totems, including mythic and extinct animals, are in our consciousness, dreams and often our physical world.
Ultimately a mystery, their compassionate spirit presence in our life is a magical gift. Each species evolved on the planet long before humans. Each species is imbued with power and unique energetic frequencies derived from far longer interaction with the primordial forces of biologic life.
When they connect with us, it is unique to our need and circumstance. Essentially, we receive knowings and an energetic infusion that supports our energy field, brings fresh insights, courage, joy and much more. Some are with us our entire life; others often appear spontaneously to meet a need.
The gift of the power animal connection comes from our spirit that is calling us to allow our cells to recalibrate to hold more light, power and energy.
Something in us triggers a response from the greater field of consciousness. This opens a link for communication via vibration, imagery, knowings. Reciprocity flows both ways in this connection and triggers new creation in both us and the animal spirit. This mutually respectful interaction is part of evolving consciousness in the physical reality.
Retreat leader, Sandra Cosentino, was initiated into connection with and support from the soul of the wild beings in her youth via lucid dreams and a life long connection to nature. She has deepened this with decades of personal mystic insight practice and in interaction/observation with the spirit of wild beings who appear in support of participants in ceremonies and insight sessions.
There will also be evening and morning practices on your own that are essential to your integration of these totem animal connections–so plan for a full 3 days!
Mystic Nature Shamanic Journey and Earth Connections outdoor seminar,
7 hours (2, 2.5 hour sessions and a 2 hour lunch break/integration time to walk the large labyrinth, reflect, journal,-sketch or sit next to the creek)
A joyful day on the earth at a beautiful private site on Oak Creek with ceremonial sites. Foundational experiences with using shamanic journey for medicine animal connection interwoven with nature and other practices to invite energetic infusion of energies and connection.
At days end, we co-create ceremony honoring the powers of your first 4 animal helpers. Learn how to invoke energies and walk your intention.
sunset and evening on own: nature time, deep observing with your spirit animals; draw 4 medicine cards and make 4 direction emblems; journal, reflect.
dawn on own: greet sun, vision circle
morning 2.5 hour session at sacred ancestor site:
- sharing signs, knowings, dreams and intuitive feedback from Sandra
- 2 more more medicine animal connections
- connect with wise ancestor spirit
- prepare for rebirthing ceremony which you do at the site on your own after our session
afternoon on own: nature walk, journaling/drawing, integration, relaxation, draw medicine 2 cards
evening 3 hour session at red rock scenic site:
- 2 more medicine animal connections
- Solo vision Circle under the stars (about 1 hour) with support of the 4 totems you met today
early morning on own: greet sun, nature time, draw 2 more medicine cards, make a simple power staff, journal-reflect on all 8 totems
afternoon 3 hour closing session at an outdoor site either in Sedona or Cottonwood near Verde River or at studio site with access to more sound instruments:
- final medicine animal connection
- apply shamanic journey to explore ways to live more of your destiny as you deepen support work with your 9 Totems to bring this into your life as an on-going support
- Council of Power Animals speaking your authentic truth
- Closing Ceremony with drumming, your animal spirit songs, celebration
$500 each with 3 or more; $750 each with 2, ($1,300 for 1–with one person day 1 is 4 hour session and does not include lunch break at site)
Includes: $30 pp private site fee, reference packet, art supplies, planning and program outlined.
Does not include: transportation, meals (bring your own lunch on day 1–I will have ice chest available).
We will be meeting at outdoor sites in the Sedona red rock area, 1 or 2 sites in Cottonwood, one site 18 miles south of Sedona (30-35 minutes), one site 15 minutes south of the west end of Sedona. We will work with weather, size and needs of group in finalizing meeting sites.
Please email for registration details. I welcome to share in this inspiring and empowering core earth-spirit training program!
This program draws elements from Sandra’s 3+ decades of experience with leading retreats, creating & facilitating ceremony and, working with power animals energetic presence:
- Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection & Ceremony outdoor insight seminar
- Earth and Sky Speak to Us outdoor seminar:
- Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching
- Landscape as Spiritual Doorway Practices: Connecting with the Natural Life Forces Heart to Heart outdoor experiential seminar
- Sunset-Starlight Nature at Night & Solo Vision Circle seminar
Related blog article: Power Animals are Vibratory Infusion