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Winter Solstice Calling Back the Light Retreat 2017

Winter Solstice Calling Back the Light Retreat 2017

Sedona Winter Solstice Retreat……..

A time of deepening & calling back the Light

Winter Solstice, the peak of the dark in the cycle of the year, is one of the most powerful turning points of the year.

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.

Humankind has supported renewal of life in this way for thousands of years.

Hopi friends remind me that the thoughts and focus you have at Winter Solstice are the seeds that will grow in the coming year.

Winter Solstice Be Your Own Shaman-Seer Retreat
Dec. 19 – 23, 2017 – Sedona area

Moondance by Christos Karapanos

Moondance by Christos Karapanos

I support you with intuitive insights and holding a circle of support for you. I have seen people make profound realizations, free up emotional drains, deepen self-acceptance and resolve, open to expanded sense of their path; and, thus, let of their soul’s radiance to shine. From this centered aware place, you become self-referencing, less looking to outside sources for approval and more trusting of your own wisdom. We use these tools throughout the retreat.

Day 1 and Day 3 are out on the land; all other sessions will be held at location 20 minutes south of Sedona near Cottonwood.

Your time out on the land on your own between sessions connecting with nature + your focus and dedication to daily practices are a key part of this self-empowerment process.

This personalized Insight Retreat focuses on skills development supporting your being your own shaman-seer in this potent time of winter deepening:

Modern Day Mystic – Direct Experience with the Sentient Universe with timeless using archetypal pathways of the soul known as “shamanism” updated for today’s world.

Connect with Nature energies and the signs that flow to us constantly. This focused time outdoors deepens confidence and awareness, releases stress, and invokes joy.

Ceremony–Create sacred space, invoke cosmic energies to create positive change

Conscious evolution using powerful insight tools that enhance the shamanic practices such as lucid dreaming, clearing patterns, meditation, mindfulness–here-now clear-eyed Presence with Self as your point of power.

4 Sisters sacred site

4 Sisters sacred site

~~Can do whole retreat or select parts~~

Day 1

9 am – 12:30 pm
Sedona Sacred Sites/Vortex Tour + Earth & Sky Speak to Us

A flowing experience to see Sedona’s main landscape temples. Practice nature energy attunement and observing skills.   Insights into ancient cultures perspective on sacred lands and the New Age stories of Sedona’s “vortex” sites.  Natural history.  You will gain an overview of the main sacred and scenic sites in the Sedona area and advice on accessing others.

on own during afternoon: practice deep observation in nature as you explore area(s) that call to you.

Day 2, Dec. 20, Winter Solstice

9:30 am – 12  pm*
Insight Session: Inner Pathways – Conscious Evolution
Powerful insight tools to enhance seeing:  practice with lucid dreaming, meditation, tracking-clearing energies, listening to body wisdom, developing Here-Now Presence as your point of power, and more. Insight experiences + chakra clearing 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.

2:30 – 5:30 pm*
Winter Solstice Ceremony
At this auspicious time of one of the 2 major doorways of the year, we attune to the energetics of the longest night and the going-within-time. We acknowledge the depth of this time in our life and the planet we live on.
We use the power of our circle to give courage for next steps, trusting our own guidance.
Will include: experiential insight journeys, ceremonial activation, and sound healing/rebalancing experience and a re-dreaming ceremony to recast energies from potent events of your life into your new evolution now.

day 3, Dec. 21
10 am – 4 pm*
Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey Seminar in Nature & Using Ceremony to Activate Intention
Outdoor seminar at a private site by Oak Creek with access to several ceremonial sites.
In a series of spirit journeys to the drum, we connect with medicine animals, wise helper spirits, tree wisdom and more interwoven with nature energy and attentiveness practices. Teachings on vision quest practice and a mini solo experience. We bring the insights that have come to you into ceremony to activate positive change using the labyrinth, medicined wheel and ancestor circles sites. Sandra mentors you and offers intuitive insights.

on own: sunset and stars come out nature attunement

day 3, Dec. 22

10 am – 12:30 pm*

Insight Session: Extraction, Release Unbeneficial Energies
We begin with a powerful intention to bring in powerful supportive Helper Spirits that are right for you at this time. Within the framework of this energy, we journey to uncover what is key for you to deal with at this time and, with your spirit support, you will experience moving this energetic pattern and starting to restore your energetic matrix. We make it real to your mind with a follow up ceremony. This opens the way for you to make an energetic break through–part of a life long practice of conscious re-creation.

lunch break and visit riverside park for nature time

2:30 – 5:30 pm*

image by Saddharaja of Windhorse--your inner spirit--carrying you out in higher realms to explore

image by Saddharaja of Windhorse–your inner spirit–carrying you out in higher realms to explore

Circle of Power Teaching and Healing Ceremony
Learn ancient principles of working with ceremony, invoking spiritual energies, consecrating sacred space. Timeless principles, honoring ways to work with intention, ceremony and energy based on 30 years of experience. In this flow of energy, vibratory shift occurs as you are wrapped in a blanket and receive sound vibrations and shamanic rebalancing work by Sandra as guided by spirit. An uplifting experience for creating positive movement in your life as you align with your soul energy and the cosmos.

Day 5, Dec. 23

on own: dawn prayers, dream work
Write your new mythology, Create a symbolic spirit mandala.

On your own during morning: Do a birthing ceremony at Montezuma Well prehistoric sacred spring site as part of your integration of the mornings soul work.

11 am  – 1:30 pm*
Insight Session: Creative Journeys, Imagining
Connect with past and future selves that are meaningful to you here and now.  Journeys to address your key topics. Imagining is seed power–we will do some insight experiences to tap into your deeper longing and emerge images and feelings that have power for you to help emerge a new reality.

Closing circle: Share New Mythology, Mandala, and Intentions for your return; tarot and symbol card reading option

These sessions are 30 minutes shorter if just 1 person


$740 each based on 3 or more
($920 each with 2 people ; $1,590 for 1 person –time frames slightly shorter with less than 3)

Included: program, transportation for the 2 outdoor tours/seminars, study packet.
Not included: meals, lodging, transportation for studio sessions & ceremonies.

Will send lodging suggestions for Sedona and Cottonwood area and registration details.
Best to have your own vehicle to go out to red rocks trails in between sessions and to come to studio sessions.

Dec. 24 option to deepen retreat with: Insight Session: Soul Retrieval **
This work is to reclaim more of your soul’s presence and vital energy that have become separated or weakened in expression in your life through traumas, misperceptions, and various life experiences. I can journey into the spirit world and find fragmented parts of your soul and negotiate with them to come back to you–but it is far more empowering and effective for you to do this for yourself. Building on the work done in Extraction and Spirit Helper connection, you learn how to track in the Lower World to find what is lost or hidden with a practice journey. Then we track, retrieve and ceremonially integrate part(s) of you that are ready to come home into your life now. This is a profound act of coming home to self–a deeply self-nurturing and freeing experience.

$140 with 1 person, $100 each with 2, $85 each with 3

Option to Select individual Programs instead of doing whole retreat:

Sedona Sacred Sites/Vortex Tour + Earth & Sky Speak to Us
$135 pp with 3 or more , ($170 each with 2)

Winter Solstice Ceremony, 
$100 pp with 3 or more ($190 each with 2, 2.5 hours)

Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey & Ceremony Seminar in Nature
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.
$150 each with 3 ($200 each with 2 total on trip; $340 for 1)

Circle of Power Healing Ceremony & Teaching,
( $100 pp with 3 re more, $125 with 2, $175 for 1)