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Circle of Life Health & Wellness Coaching with Lorrie Formella

January 18, 900-400


Fee: $139 Includes tools, online Guidebook and lunch.

If you could change or improve anything in your life..what would that be?

You are invited to experience a gentle, fun, highly effective process for making and sustaining the changes YOU truly want in your life! The Circle of Life Process empowers you to set positive life and health direction, and then reach those goals. Start the New Year right!

Has the river of your life been moving so fast that you’re just surviving instead of Thriving?

Do you feel “on purpose” with your life? Or are you feeling overwhelmed, confused and not on your right path?

 Is there an area of life where you are stuck and want to breakthrough into greater joy and fulfillment?

 Are you in dire need of more Self-Care?

The Circle of Life Process empowers you to set positive life and health direction, and then reach those goals. This process is ideal for those who experience high stress at home or work. It also helps people facing life transitions in health, family care giving, relationships or career. 

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Circle of Life Health and Wellness Coaching Includes:

Tune into your Inner Guidance Process
Celebrate your victories of 2018
Access 12 Areas of Your Life
Plant the Seeds of Your Intentions for 2019
Find new creative solutions to life challenges
Experience the Support & Wisdom of others
Create Self-Care action steps for WELL-BEING
Plus Rejuvenating Mind Body Practices

About the Instructor
Lorrie Ann Formella, owner of Seasons of Life Empowerment, is committed to life- long learning and the sharing of practices that empower people to enhance their health and wellness. During her 35 years’ experience in organizational and staff development and project management, Lorrie has helped organizations and people improve performance, deliver results and become connected with services that both met their needs and enrich their lives. She applies these skills to her current role of teacher, practice leader, coach and mentor.

A cancer survivor since 2012, Lorrie attributes her quality of life to an integrated treatment approach that includes Tai Chi and Qigong and many other self-care methods learned while navigating through multiple challenges during the “seasons of life.” She is committed to planting seeds by providing education and practice opportunities that enable people to take charge of their health and wellness.

Lorrie holds a Masters of Arts in Organizational Psychology. She is a Tai Chi EasyTM Senior Trainer, a member of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) faculty. Lorrie is also a 200-hour Certified Integral Tai Chi and Qigong teacher, having studied under the guidance of Dr. Roger Jahnke (IIQTC).

 Lorrie is also a certified Spring Forest Qigong Practice Leader, a healing qigong developed by Master Chunyi Lin and certified in the Funadamentals of Rehabilitative Tai Chi and Qigong from the Institute of Rehabilitative Qigong and Tai Chi.

 She also holds a Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Certificate, Reiki Certificate (Level 1 & 2), Level 1 Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy.

She continuously learns and practices a variety of energy healing approaches that enable individuals to connect with their own healing capability. See more about Lorrie here. 

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Writing your Heart Out Retreat with Sandra Shackelford

Journaling Workshop

February 20-21, 900-400


Is there a story within you waiting to be shared?


Explore the story held within your heart and soul as professional writer and instructor, Sandra Shackelford, leads you in a 2- day writing retreat. 


This powerful workshop will help you to unlock the story within. art of this creative non-fiction writing and journaling workshop will include information about The Writing Process, which will include:


Developing a timeline -- creating a map chronicling the important/transformational people, events and experiences in your life journey.  


You will learn about story structure: beginnings, middle, ends; scene building; sense of place; character building, etc. 


You will learn about reflection , going deeper into your story. This step will help you free yourselves in order to open up, silence the "inner critic" and free you to begin writing your heart out.


In Golden Light Healing Retreat's sacred, safe, non-judgmental environment you will be encouraged to tell and write your TRUTH.



About the Instructor: 

Sandra Shackelford spent a decade working for civil and human rights in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood during the 1950's and sixties. She is a professional writer, documentary artist, instructor and oral historian. As Writing Circle facilitator, she encourages the creative process in people who come together drawing each out as they begin or continue to tell the stories of their lives.


A former journalist and accomplished professional artist, Sandra has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Saint Norbert College, Aldo Leopold Community School and was a writing specialist at the College of Menominee Nation. 


Sandra is currently at work on her memoir and conducts Writing Circles, edits individual writer's work and presents workshops. In July she conducted two workshops and served on a panel at the Story Circle Networks Conference in Austin, TX. In April of this year she will be conducting workshops at The UntitledTown Book and Author Festival in Green Bay, WI.


Fee: 

$275 commuter (includes lunch)

$330 shared cabin (includes all meals)

$375 private cabin room (includes all meals). 

An additional night stay can be added for Tuesday or Thursday for $40/person shared cabin, $85/person private cabin (breakfast included). 


Cabins have twin-beds with linen and towels provided. Cabin is heated & air conditioned and has electricity. Bathroom with shower a one-minute walk from cabin. Lunches, Wednesday dinner and breakfast on Thursday are included. 



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The Herbal Apprentice with Gigi Stafne

June 29-30, 2019

The Herbal Apprentice:  Self-Care to Community Care

2-day Certificate Level Immersion Course


Course Description:

An inspiring foundations certificate level botanical medicine course!


Desire to be more self-sustainable with your personal health care and home?  Dabbled with herbalism a bit or engaged in self study for years?  Now you're ready to learn more?  


Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne, for an intensive weekend at Golden Light Retreat Center.


Core components of this inspiring course include:  

  • Foundations in Natural & Botanical Medicine
  • History, Philosophies and Pathways in Herbalism
  • Top Herbs in North America
  • Herbs for the Life Cycle
  • Botanicals for Contemporary Life Stressors--anxiety, depression and environmental toxins.  
  • Herb Apothecary Basics 
  • Professional ethics, business and regulation seminar
  • Handcrafted preparations including teas, tinctures, lotions, oils and flower essences
  • And more!

Students receive a 40-hour Certificate of Completion for this foundations course in the U.S.  While students-participants will be in class fewer hours than that, they receive numerous reading materials that count toward those cumulative credit hours—readings they will do on their own.

This course is a Prerequisite for Intermediate & Master Herbalism programs with Gigi Stafne.


Workshop Times:  

 10:00am-4:00 (Sat) and 9:00-3:00 (Sun)


Fee: 

$275 non- residential. Lunch included Saturday and Sunday. 

$305 camping option (you supply gear) Lunches, Saturday dinner and breakfast on Sunday included 

$330 Shared Cabin (based on triple occupancy). 

$375 Private Cabin (2  available)


Cabins have twin-beds with linen and towels provided. Cabin is heated & air conditioned and has electricity. Bathroom with shower a one-minute walk from cabin. Lunches, Saturday dinner and breakfast on Sunday included. 


An additional night stay can be added for Friday or Sunday for $40/person shared cabin, $85/person private cabin or $15/person camping (breakfast included). Extra Dinner $15

Class Time: Saturday 1000-500, Sunday 900-500


Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus a $50.00 processing fee will be given until 15 days prior to workshop date. Refunds will not be given after that date. Exceptions are not made to this policy.  


Materials to Bring:

Tote bag or basket, one glass pint size jar, one pint tincture solvent (examples:  Apple Cider Vinegar, Brandy, Vodka, Vegetable Glycerin), 3 glass tincture bottles (1/2 or 1 ounce size--instructor will have some available to purchase, too).  All other herbs, materials, containers are included in tuition.


About the Instructor:

Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an activist, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields.  She was long time  Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally and is current Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada. See Gigi's website here.

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Take A Walk on the Wild Side! A guided plant identification walk with Gigi Stafne

June 28, 2019 3:30-5:00 PM


Take a walk on the wild side with Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne!  
Discover wild edibles, medicinal herbs and plants of ecological and cultural importance.  At least twenty plants and trees will be discussed.   Botanical bonus:  tips about harvesting, 'joyful growers' and those plants at-risk to be left to flourish.

Bring your plant journal or notebook.  
Comfortable walking shoes.  Dress for the weather.
Mildly strenuous. Open to the public, anyone eager to learn more.

Fee:  $22


Time:  3:3-5:00PM


About the Instructor: 

Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an activist, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields.  She was long time  Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally and is current Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada. www.greenwisdom.weebly.com 


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Mediumship with Mavis Pittilla

Mavis Pittilla, UK Medium

July 3-4

July 6-7 (sold out!)


The Miracle of Communication 

with Mavis Pittilla


Join the renowned UK medium Mavis Pittilla, former senior tutor at the Arthur Findlay College, author and broadcaster to celebrate the “Miracle of Communication” and acquire a full and in depth understanding of the process for yourself and the Spirit World. This knowledge will enhance your belief in yourself and the Spirit World and will in turn allow your mediumistic link to be enriched.

Having shared these experiences Mavis, supported by her partner Jean, will help you deepen your communication skills through demonstrations, private sittings and inspirational speaking., the true “Miracle of Communication” can then be celebrated.


Mavis is the most experienced medium in the world today having worked for over 50 years and is thrilled to share her astounding knowledge and love of working with Spirit. Jean supports her in a practical and organisational capacity having been an educator all her life.

Mavis believes that mediumship is a great responsibility and that having solid foundations is essential. Students’ are always delighted by Mavis’ down to earth and caring approach and are blown away by her depth of understanding of Spiritual matters.

She works throughout the world and along with her partner Jean Else runs her own very successful mentorship programmes in the UK and USA, as well as on-line mentorship programmes helping people throughout the world.

Mavis has also helped train many of the well-known mediums around today.

You will have an unforgettable experience and enrich your spiritual journey that will transform your thinking as you progress on your pathway.

Fee:
$395 commuter (lunch included)
$425 camping option
$450 shared cabin room
$495 private cabin room(2 rooms available)
(For residential options 1 breakfast, lunches, 1 dinner are included)


To Register: email us at info@GoldenLightHealing.net with your option

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds minus a $50.00 processing fee will be given until 15 days prior to the workshop date. Refunds will not be given after that date. Exceptions are not made to this policy. 

Soul Retrieval with Peruvian Shaman, Jose Luis Herrera

September 12-15, 2019


An exploration into Andean Soul Retrieval techniques.  Join us in this hands-on training seminar and learn different soul retrieval approaches, tracking, assessment, the Cosmovision of the soul’s journey, ritual, and healing techniques.


Soul retrieval is a process of remembering, a journey of discovery. It is bringing back the missing piece of the puzzle into wholeness. It’s bringing the soul part home where it rightfully belongs. As the sense of “home” dawns in the healed individual. The veils of pain, resistance, or memory fade away to awaken dormant vitality, passion, and clarity towards life. Soul retrieval is an ancient practice that reassembles a fractured individual back into synchronicity with life. Lost attributes, passion, vitality, clarity, physicality, zest for life are recovered.

When soul loss happens and no healing or preventive therapies are in place. The psyche and luminous field are in disarray and one’s vitality leaks. As time rolls and the gap of memory deepens; it might affect the ability of the body to remember its healed state. The shaman’s task is to find the original trauma or event and not the replays.


Pre-requisite: This training is offered to mesa carriers. 


Fee: 

$735 non-residential
$780 camp
$855 shared cabin
$990 private cabin room (2 available)
(meals are included)


Class Time:
Thursday 2:30-Sunday ~2:00


About the Instructor: José Luis Herrera is an exceptional workshop facilitator and international speaker on indigenous healing methods. Of Peruvian lineage, he brings 25 years of experience gained through extensive research, and apprenticeships with shamans of the mountains, jungle and desert. José Luis’ unique education of Engineering and System Science combined with this wisdom of the land and culture enables him to bring the voice, traditions, and wisdom of  indigenous cultures to the West. He is the Founder of Rainbow Jaguar Institute, and Chairperson of the non-profit organization the Andean Research Institute which is dedicated to the research and preservation of the traditions of Peruvian medicine people  and provides social outreach to impoverished villages. 


Cancellation Policy:
Refunds minus a $50.00 processing fee will be given until 15 days prior to workshop date. Refunds will not be given after that date. Exceptions are not made to this policy. 


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