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Summer Solstice Celebration of Light: Ceremonies, Vision Quest Retreat, Power Animal Seminar in the Sedona, Arizona area

Summer Solstice Celebration of Light: Ceremonies, Vision Quest Retreat, Power Animal Seminar in the Sedona, Arizona area

Summer Solstice is one of the 2 major doorways of the year: an auspicious time to join in ceremonial circles, deepen spiritual insights, and celebrate connection with the Peak of the Light, Mother Earth, Power Animals and your vision.

paintings above by Georgia O’Keefe

Summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year that energizes the paths that lead within.
Stand on the threshold and ask yourself: what do you wish to encourage in your life?

Sedona area Summer Solstice Programs 2019

I love Bill Worrell's poster above of ancestor spirits connecting with earthly and celestial energies.

I love Bill Worrell’s poster above of ancestor spirits connecting with earthly and celestial energies.

June 15 – 23
Summer Solstice 
Sedona Vision Quest Retreat

or the 6-day (without solo overnight and special preparations that are part of longer retreat)

June 15 – 21
Be Your Own Shaman-Seer Core Skills Insight Retreat

June 21
Solstice Peak of Light Ceremony & Celebration

June 22 – 23
Summer Solstice Celebration, Ceremony,  Power Animal and Earth Energy Connections Seminar

program descriptions and dates below will be revised and updated soon


Summer Solstice Doorway
Activated by solar infusion of Light, every cell is stimulated to flow more energy.
Inner and outer pathways become energized.
Antennae attuned to the greater field of wisdom, new horizons appear calling us to action.
This fire energy becomes an invitation to cleanse what no longer serves.
Conscious choice to evolve beyond our known edge can be activated in ceremonial circle.
Since time immemorial, we humans have joined together to invoke well being for our Earth, our Community and ourself at these major turning points of the year.

ceremony, circle of power drum healing, shamanic journey

image by Alka Kapoor

Activate your spiritual expression in the Peak of the Light.

This is a potent time to connect with the energies of nature and the mystic pathway of direct knowing. Our instinctual knowing relies on sensory data from every cell of our body which is pulsing with vibratory information from the surrounding universe. This instinctive intelligence gives us the capacity to read signals, clues and patterns.

creationcirclesmWe deepen this with shamanic journey practice. These direct experiences of expanded reality shift perceptions and create new neural pathways. New insights flow in that support conscious re-creation of your life in a frequency more aligned with your soul.

Coming together in ceremony at these seasonal turning points support us to evoke energies that generate positive change in our life. As we walk our prayers in symbolic heart-centered actions, it becomes a felt experience in our body and our mind starts to get it.

Some of the Solstice Light Retreat experiences:

  • medicine walk to develop attentiveness skills and connect with nature energies
  • nature energy connections during the day, at sunset and under the stars
  • earth bonding, sense signs, shapeshift energetically
  • activating new balance with a drum healing ceremony
  • solo vision circle under the stars
  • a variety of ceremonies to activate your intention and walk your new path
  • shamanic journey skills development and exploratory experiences such as past-future lives, soul retrieval, clearing, conscious re-creation
  • spirit helper connections


Summer Solstice Celebration of Light, 9 Power Animals Vibratory Infusion Seminar, and Earth Connections 3-day program:

Solstice outdoor mystic insights, earth connection, ceremonial activation of inspirations that flow in, Power Animal and Earth Energy Connections, make ceremonial staffs

June 21

day 1 of 3 day program or can select June 21 program as a stand alone experience

4 – 10 pm

Mystic Nature Shamanic Journey and Earth Connections outdoor seminar &
Summer Solstice Celebration of Light Drum Healing Ceremony 

A joyful day on the earth at a beautiful private site on Oak Creek with ceremonial sites.  We weave insight journeys, begin medicine animal connection,  with nature connection experiences.  We activate insights & intentions that flow in with ceremonies using Oak Creek, medicine wheel, ancestor wheel and labyrinth, and more).  Return to our ancestral roots with practices to honor our reciprocal relationship with the sentient world that surrounds us and to seed life-positive energies in our life.

Intention of the Ceremony:  clear and activate what is coming to Light.
++ Learn ancient principles of working with ceremony; receive a vibrational healing from earth and cosmos and drum vibration as we work with intention and focus.
++ Create positive movement in your life as you invite vibrational infusion from your soul energy and the peak of the solar energy.

++ Celebrate: make a sun wheel, drum, free your voice with sounds and movement emerging from your solar connections.

Cost for June 21 only:
$200 each with 3 or more (includes site fee and reference packet, transportation for 4-5 people); $270 each with 2, ($440 for 1,  5 hours)
Please email for registration details.  I welcome to share in the celebratory day! 

Led by Sandra Cosentino based on her lifetime of connection with the natural world and more than 3 decades experience leading nature-cultural tours, mystic insight programs and ceremonies.  Sandra has been deeply inspired by decades of sharing friendship and respect with Native American people and their earth spirit practices that stem from thousands of years of the cultural evolution in relation to Mother Earth.  In this seminar she shares universal practices that are part of our shared human heritage on this planet and does not copy specific tribal rituals.

This program draws elements from:  Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey, Earth and Sky Speak to Us, Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching, and Honoring Ways to Connect With the Living Earth outdoor seminar, and Sandra’s decades of experience with creating & facilitating ceremony.

June 21, 22 and 23

Part 2 of Summer Solstice Day Program (held at studio location):

9 Power Animals Connections & Vibrational Infusion to strengthen & support our spiritual expression in our physical body.

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.

Medicine animals, the spirit of wild animals, permeate our consciousness and are with us all the time, either in physical or symbolic form, with life-positive support. When they connect with us, it is unique to our need and circumstance. Essentially we receive an energetic infusion. 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.

Insight journey work has shown me glimpses of vast consciousness surrounding us like a giant computer system. A circle of high frequency guides and animal spirits are interwoven into this net of consciousness around us.

Something in us triggers a response from this network–opens a link for consciousness to communicate with consciousness via vibration. Reciprocity is flowing both ways in this connection and triggers new creation in both us and the other intelligencer (animal spirit). This mutually respectful interaction flows from biological connection to the greater field of intelligence and is part of evolving consciousness in the physical reality. Our DNA is a receptor for spirit that is vaster than this biological incarnation.

June 22
Power Animal Connections

noon – 2:30 pm

4:30 – 7 pm

coyote, medicine animal, power animal, mystic nature, shamanic journey, Sedona insight retreat

June 23
Working with our 9 Power Animals:
Vibrational energies, healing & strengthening our physical presence, exploratory journeys, activation ceremony

noon – 2:30 pm

You will be working on your staffs on your own in between sessions.

(sessions are 2 hours with 1 person)

Cost for June 21 – 23 Summer Solstice Program (includes part 1 described above):
$500 each with 3 or more
($620 with 2 people for 3-day program includes study sheets, staff making materials)

Related article from my Earth-Spirit Blog:  Power Animals Are Vibratory Infusion

Summer Solstice Vision Quest Retreat schedule:

Schedule subject to change to adapt to weather, participants schedules and other unknowns that may arise–but all elements will be included.
Please review full vision quest program details here.

8 days at date that works for you

day 1

8 – 11 am
Sedona Sacred Sites/Vortex Journey 
11 am – noon
Vision Quest Introduction Session
, 1 1/2 hours. Begin to form medicine pieces for your 4 Directions staffs. Detailed instructions for the preparation work you will be doing.

3 – 5:30 pm
Insight Session: Inner Pathways – Conscious Evolution
(2 hours with 1 or 2 people; 2.5 hours with 3-4 people)
Powerful insight tools to enhance shamanic seeing: lucid dreaming, meditation, tracking-clearing energies, listening to body wisdom, developing Here-Now Presence as your point of power, and more. Includes chakra clearing and sound healing with gong and Himalayan metals. From this centered aware place, you become self-referencing, less looking to outside sources for approval and more trusting of your own wisdom.

day 2

6 am – 2 pm
Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey Seminar
on the land to develop skills in shamanic journey and connecting with helper spirits, and Earth and Sky Speaks to Us, and Water Ceremony, and labyrinth ceremony (6 hours with 2 or more, 5.5 hours with 1 person)
Core nature awareness skills development. Practice ways of being in nature as a doorway to open to fresh inspiration: rock divining, vision circle, tree wisdom, thick description, close observation, embracing the elements, messages mirrored to you from nature, noticing patterns. What are signs? Opening to the supportive energies of nature, walking quest experience.

day 3

morning practices on own& nature connection practices

noon – 2 or 2:30 pm
Insight Session: Mystic Child Self, Past and Future Self, Issues, Totem Animal Connections:
Redreaming Ceremony. Shamanic journey work connecting with your mystical child, past and future self, Who Am I? and other areas of importance to you. Continuing feedback on dreams and nature work, 2 – 2.5 hours

On your own during afternoon:
Integrate clearing work
Work on prayer ties and 4-Directions staffs

6:30 – 10 pm
Sunset-Stars-Nature at Night-Solo Circle program
$110 pp with 3 or more (3 hours with 1 or 2 people)

day 4

morning practices on own
nature connection practices on the land

noon – 2 or 2:30 pm
Insight Session: Extraction and Clearing Non-Beneficial Energies
We enlist the aid of spiritual allies to provide support, insight and energy in a series of shamanic journey experiences to connect with powerful guidance, re-align your energy matrix, and do shamanic extraction work. We create a releasing ceremony and connect with guidance to reinforce this healing. 2 – 2 1/2 hours

during day on own:
deepen and clarify your intention, clear your mind, begin writing your New Mythology that has emerged so far, finish prayer ties

day 5
morning practices on own
dawn on own:  go out and sit in solo circle for at least 2 hours, practicing deep observing

during day:
nature connection explorations
deepen and clarify your intention, clear your mind, begin writing your New Mythology that has emerged so far, finish prayer ties

noon – 2 or 2:30 pm
Insight Session: Soul Retrieval Experiential Seminar:
you become your own shaman in a safe and nurturing space in a poignant session of calling back and integrating a part of your own soul that has become energetically separated from you. As time allows, connect with Mystic Child self. Continuing work with your dreams. 2 – 2 1/2 hours

4 – 6:30 pm
Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching held at studio with sound healing instruments

Deerskin drum I made and a Hopi artist painted with the Earth Carrier Twins and other spiritual beings emerging from the cetner

Deerskin drum I made and a Hopi artist painted
with the Earth Carrier Twins and other spiritual beings emerging from the cent

day 6
10:30 am – 12:30 or 1 pm
Insight Session: Imagining and Conscious ReCreation
experiential journeys to activate new pathways, potential new beginningsd

Solo Overnight Ceremony:  afternoon to sunrise the next day in solo communion with nature in your sacred ceremonial space.  This is optional and done on your own with you taking full responsibility for your safety.

Day 7

Dawn Return, Fire Ceremony, Processing Your Experience, Hopi blue corn pancake breakfast, 2.5 – 3 hours

During the day on own:
Journal, paint your shield, Write your new mythology, rest and dream.
You will want to keep your hotel room so you can go there in the early morning for shower and rest.
Important to stay in your inner space all day as you continue to process, rebalance.
Pay attention to you dreams during the night and on awakening.

day 8

Closing circle, 2 hours (time to be determined)
4 Directions/4 Elements Ceremony
Share New Mythology and Intentions for your return; closing ceremony
and/or shamanic journey, moving into future focus as you prepare to return home.
Doing the closing on Day 8 gives you a full night’s dream time to process your solo overnight. But we can do the closing late on day 7 if need be for your time frame.

Cost Per Person for June 16 – 23 Sedona Vision Quest Retreat

1 person, $2,350;*
2 people, $1,680* each
3 – 6 people, $1,380 each

Does not include lodging or meals (except 1 breakfast).
Please read the entire Vision Quest page to make sure this is for you and find out more details.


Led by Sandra Cosentino based on 30 years of experience with insight practices, nature energies, lucid dreaming, and leading ceremony and retreats.

For insights into this work, please see my Earth-Spirit series articles such as: 

About Summer Solstice:

image Summer Solstice by Lansa

The sun is approaching its maximum power, light and heat (in northern hemisphere)…a time when our body usually experiences an increase in energy. Receptors in our retinas conduct the light information which stimulates a reset of our circadian rhythms. This invokes a time of action.

People for millennia have gathered celebrating the peak of nature’s abundance and joy in the fullness of life at summer solstice. Every cell of our body is responding to the season’s shifting. Ceremonies at the 4 turning points of the year help recalibrate our energy systems. As you attune to the rhythms of the natural world, you consciously invite the seasons of waxing and waning, of birth, growth, death and renewal to reverberate within your life. This is an inviting of positive change and rebalancing.

“At the Summer Solstice the sun is reaching the height of its powers, before the energy shifts and the days begin to shorten gradually again.
This is summer’s height, midsummer, the longest day and the shortest night of the earth’s solar year. Here we celebrate the completion of the cycle that began at the winter solstice. In the midst of the longest day of the year, we simultaneously begin our return to the dark half of the year.

Solstice means “standing of the sun” and we can connect to this great turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking a moment to stop, be still and look back at our own unique journey since the winter solstice. From now to the winter solstice everything in earth will be withdrawing within.

We can use this time to focus on what we wish to nurture and develop in ourselves during the coming months. The summer solstice is a doorway into the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within. Stand on the threshold and ask yourself what you wish to encourage in your life?”
(quote from Jillian Shipway)


Hopi Indian Lands
Solstice Spirit Journey

June 23-24, 2019


Summer Solstice at Hopi is an important turning point in the ceremonial cycle of the year.  We will have special circles, backcountry rock art site exploration.
Please see details here

Hopi tour, Hopi guide

Hopi Mesa cliff trail with Hopi guide


painting by John Steele: "We Bring the Rain"

painting of Hopi Kachinas by John Steele: “We Bring the Rain”

“Katsinam are Hopi spirit messengers who send prayers for rain, bountiful harvests and a prosperous, healthy life for humankind. They are our friends and visitors who bring gifts and food, as well as messages to teach appropriate behavior and the consequences of unacceptable behavior. Katsinam, of which there are over two hundred and fifty different types, represent various beings, from animals to clouds.”
Hopi Cultural Preservation Office

Related articles:

Fire on the Sacred Mountain
Hopi Cycle of the Year