2018 Retreat Presenters

Weeklong Morning Workshops:
Bob Huttinga
- Weeklong Morning Workshop #1
& Wednesday Morning Lecture
Cyndi Silva - Weeklong Morning Workshop #2
Dr. Jon Mundy - Weeklong Morning Workshop #3
& Monday Morning Lecture
Darcy Davis-Beghein - Weeklong Morning Workshop #4

Weeklong Afternoon Workshops:
Mark Handler
- Weeklong Afternoon Workhsop #5
Dani Ehlenfeldt - Weeklong Afternoon Workshop #6
Ken Bede - Weeklong Afternoon Workshop #7
Adrianna Lesniak - Weeklong Afternoon Workshop #8

Single Session AM & PM Workshops:
Rev. Normandi Ellis
- Morning Single Session #'s 9,11,13,15,17
Minnie Kansman - Morning Single Session #'s 10,12,14,16,18
& Tuesday Morning Lecture
Amy Auset Rohn - Afternoon Single Session #'s 19,21,23,25,27
& Thursday Morning Lecture
Mary Lemons - Afternoon Single Session #'s 20,22,24,26,28

2018 Spiritual Counselors


  • Ken Bede
  • Jeanna Billings
  • Rev. Elizabeth Brown
  • Rev. Darcy Davis-Beghein
  • Dani Ehlenfeldt
  • Rev. Normandi Ellis
  • Mark Handler
  • Barb Huttinga
  • Bob Huttinga
  • Sandy Kreager
  • Mary Lemons
  • Adrianna Lesniak
  • Dr. Jon Mundy
  • Jim Puskala
  • Amy Auset Rohn
  • Dusty Russell
  • Cyndi Silva
  • Deb Swingholm
  • Donna Tomchuck
  • Niki VanderWilp

CONSULTATION appointments will be available at the Retreat during Free Time. Information on consultants will be mailed/ emailed to you along with your registration confirmation. Once you have received your registration confirmation, you can pre-register for appointments. It is advised to pre-register for appointments if there is a certain counselor that you would like to meet with. This will give you first choice and also eliminate the long lines often experienced when signing up at the Retreat. Fees are $40 for a 25-minute session and $80 for a 55-minute session, except as otherwise noted. Please note that some consultations will require your birth date, accurate birth time, and birth place. Consultations are provided for entertainment purposes.


Meet Your 2018 Retreat Presenters

Bob Huttinga PA-C is a Coptic Minister who uses his spiritual training to counsel people who are seeking ways to manifest light in their own life. He is a certified Physician Assistant and a Certified Natural Health Practitioner who still makes house calls. He practices traditional medicine with drugs and surgery, as well as alternative medicine with nutrition, herbs, essential oils, and clinical homeopathy. He has authored two books, “Put Your Health in Your Own Hands” and “A Shortcut to Success–Your Prescription for Success in Relationships, Career, Recreation, Money and Health”. Bob and his wife, Barbara, founded The Healing Center in Lakeview, Michigan.

Cyndi Silva is a Somatic Movement and Meditation Teacher, Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Communal Leader, Human Design Analyst and Genetic Intuitive. She is also the founder of WIN: Wisdom and Intuition Network, an online resource for students and teachers of metaphysics. Through her workshops, private groups and personal sessions, she educates and coaches individuals using mystical concepts in practical terms that liberate and inspire discovery into our intimate purpose and unique potential.

Cyndi will be offering counseling services related to the HoloGenetic imprints of your personal natal chart using a synthesis of Astrology, I'Ching, Kaballah, Chakra System and the Tree of Life.

Cyndi's website is www.GeneticAlchemy.com.

Dr. Jon Mundy is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine, and the Executive Director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. He taught courses in Philosophy and Religion from 1967 to 2008 at the New School University and the State University of New York with a specialization in The History of Mysticism. The author of 11 books, his newest book is Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles published by Barnes and Noble. His earlier book, “Living A Course in Miracles” is now a best-seller, published in serveral different languages. He has produced over 100 YouTube presentations on A Course in Miracles. He met Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course in Miracles, in 1973. Helen introduced Jon to the Course and served as his counselor until she became ill in 1980. He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a standup philosopher comedian.

Darcy Davis-Beghein has worked with churches, spiritual organizations, and schools for over 30 years as a speaker, workshop leader, educator, and singer. She was ordained as a Coptic Minister in 2008. She is a Life Coach and lives in Goodyear, AZ - near Sedona - with her husband. She has joined us at The Great Lakes Retreat for several years in the past, and was also our Music Director for several years. Currently, she facilitates and inspires groups and individuals to manifest their dreams through transformative thinking and decisive action to create a life they would love! Her transformational workshops, webinars, and coaching programs teach the invisible side of success through alignment with the Universal Laws.Darcy Davis-Beghein Darcy will have CDs available for purchase in the gift store, our "Enlightenment Emporium" during free time.

Darcy will also be available for private consultations during free time on Monday through Thursday afternoons. You can visit her website at www.heartstreamlifecoaching.com.

Mark Handler
Mark Handler is an international meditative recording artist and certified Amrit Yoga instructor. He specializes in meditative concerts with antique Tibetan Singing Bowls and Tibetan style chant. Northern Express described his music as “incredibly delicious” and “ having the power to go beyond ones ears to the heart and perhaps the soul for inner peace.” The Detroit News headlined his sounds as therapy for the soul.The magical sounds of the bowls on "The Tibetan Singing Bowls Experience" album take you to the deepest levels of the soul where ecstasy, love, and bliss reside. You enter the mysterious domain of divine stillness." Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai

Mark's webites include www.tibetanbowls.org and www.tibetanbowlexperience.com.

Dani Ehlenfeldt
Dani Ehlenfeldt is a British Trained Aweyndd, Certified Zentangle Teacher, and Artist. Shamans work from inner knowing, internalizing, and making things their own. In the British tradition they call themselves Awenydd. The work is largely experiential … knowing of and for yourself. Combining her skills as Awenydd and Artist she works to heal the world around her and assist the Beings of Otherworld. Dani has been a member and former Co-Chair of The Great Lakes Retreat Committee. Dani resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Additionally, Dani is participating in a Spirit Animal Telesummit April 24-May 5; you can find more information about this on her website, http://drgnffairy.weebly.com/.

You can also find some of Dani's artwork and her beautiful card deck in the gift store, The Enlightenment Emporium, during free time.

Dani will also be offering counseling/service provider work during the daily free time hours.

Kenneth Bede (www.aura-illumination.com) is a certified medium and ordained minister through the Indiana Association of Spiritualists. Over the last 20 years, he has attended a wide variety of classes and workshops, as well as lecturing and teaching aura and chakra awareness. He also owns and operates Aura Illumination, providing detailed aura readings. A soul reading consists of many facets in your current life. During a session, he taps into your energy and sees what you need in the current moment, based on what is happening now in your life.

Adrianna Lesniak, is a third-generation psychic Medium. In her family, being psychic is normal. From childhood, she has been channeling a sacred symbol which she uses for healing and connection energies: Sacred Triad. Adrianna has been a featured speaker and presenter at churches, colleges, retreats, and expos. She is heard around the world on her Blog Talk Radio Show: “Adrianna’s Psychic Sampler” and “Hot Topics with a Dash of Spirit,” Adrianna is a Sacred Triad Practioner, a Natural medium, life coach, Reiki Practioner, author, wife, and mother! She continues to study the Ancient Tetragrammaton that has brought so much light and love into theworld.

Normandi Ellis
Normandi Ellis is back by popular demand for her third summer with us. She is is the author of many books of fiction and non-fiction. She has translated the spiritual classic, Awakening Osiris, from the hieroglyphs in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Normandi is an ordained priestess in the Fellowship of Isis and leads trips to Egypt with ShamanicJourney.com. She is a Spiritualist Medium, Past President of the National Association of the Poetry Therapy Foundation, and a Board Member of the Association of the Study of Women and Mythology. Normandi presents workshops around the country and lives in Camp Chesterfield, IN. The information contained in this year's workshop is drawn from Normandi’s latest book The Union of Isis and Thoth: Initiatory Practices of Ancient Egypt (Bear & Co., 2015). Normandi lives and works in Camp Chesterfield, Indiana. You can visit Normandi's website at:www.normandiellis.com

Normandi will have books for sale in the gift store, The Enlightenment Emporium. Normandi will also be available for private consultation appointments during the free time each day.

Minnie Kansman
Minnie has been an attendee and a presenter many times at TGLR. She has taught classes for us in Feng-Shui, Shinrin Yoko- Forest Immersion, Sacred Space, Drumming, and Fairy Gardens.

Minnie Kansman is a graduate of flora-culture from Michigan State University. She began her teaching and consultation business, Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature, in 1994. She is the author of the book Spirit Gardens: Rekindling our Nature Connection. She is also a co-partner in "Mystic Travel", taking groups on sacred journeys around the world. A student of Nature all of her life, her soul’s purpose is to remind others of their Divine relationship with Nature. She lives in Portland, MI with her husband Rein.

Minnie's website is www.minniekansman.com.

Mary Lemons teaches workshops, gives lectures, facilitates healing services. She has done intuitive readings and body work at Southeastern Spiritual Conference in Greensboro, NC. She has also taught at Life Spectrums in Pennsylvania, and at the International Expressive Arts Therapists Association Conference in North Carolina. For numerous years she has done Spirit Circles at Catherine Anderson Art Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina and at A.R.E. Retreat in Wildacres, North Carolina. Her various workshops have different focuses, but they all create the sacred space in which we understand the oneness of all creation, and the different ways through which Spirit works in our lives.

Mary Lemons, www.healingwholeself.net, is the founder of Inner Awakenings, a holistic healing practice for all species. A Spiritual Intuitive and Animal Communicator, Mary has helped innumerable people and animals deal with both emotional and physical concerns. She is the author of My Best Friend is Dying: What Do I Do, which is a spiritual and practical journey through your animal’s transition. Mary is a Healing Touch Practitioner, SoulCollage® Facilitator, and Reiki Master. She is also certified in Thymo-Kinesiology for both human and animals. Mary teaches workshops throughout the United States, conducts private sessions in-person or by phone, and facilitates Spirit Circles regularly in Charlotte, NC. Mary lives in Albemarle, NC.

Mary will also be offering private consultation sessions during the free time hours; and she will have items for sale in the gift store, the Enlightenment Emporium.

Amy Auset Rohn (she is known as "Auset") is an ordained Priestess of Isis through the Fellowship of Isis, clairvoyant-medium, harpist, spiritual coach, Reiki Master/Teacher and Oracle who leads others on a journey back to themselves through the magic that is Egypt, the body and intuition. Her courses are taught in alignment with the Egyptian Pantheon to help you find clarity, open your intuition and re-ignite your passion for life. They are deeply alchemical and powerful in their practicality. You can find out more about her upcoming courses and how to work with her one-on-one at http://www.thegoddessinside.com/ and her music at http://www.thelittleharpist.com/.

Auset is also an accomplished and recognized photographer, you can see the way she sees the world at http://www.ausetimages.com/

Amy Auset Rohn is an ordained Priestess of Isis through the Fellowship of Isis, clairvoyant-medium, harpist, spiritual coach, Reiki Master/Teacher and Oracle who leads others on a journey back to themselves through the magic that is Egypt, the body and intuition.  Her courses are taught in alignment with the Egyptian Pantheon to help you find clarity, open your intuition and re-ignite your passion for life.  They are deeply alchemical and powerful in their practicality.  

She will also be available during free time on Monday thru Thursday afternoon. She will be offering 2 things:

 1) Soul Song Readings: Intuitive readings combined with music composed using the numerology of your name. Each letter of your name has a vibration that is there to help guide and support you through life's challenges. Each letter of your name also holds keys to understanding and unlocking your soul purpose and deep spiritual clearing which is then translated into your own unique song. Your song holds the memories and lessons of not only this lifetime but within the folds of time to include past, present and future and brings all of them into alignment where you are right now. Within your session you will receive an intuitive reading with oracle cards to help map out your personal story as well as a live performance of your song which is recorded and emailed to you for you to use in meditation to align you to your soul purpose and balance your Chakras. Auset will also discuss your missing notes and help you to work with awakening these channels of energy within your body using the music of your Soul Song. Unique, powerful, and transformative your Soul Song can be used anytime you are feeling a need to recharge your energy in the months and years to come.

2) Photography Session: Private time to have beautiful portraits taken. Her photography sessions will include, but are not limited to, "Natural Goddess Photo Shoot" Every woman is naturally beautiful and these unique healing photo shoots are designed to help you not only to see that within yourself, but to help you believe it. No makeup artist, no stylist, no extreme touch-ups...just you, your inner beauty and your radiance...naturally. There is a short pre-shoot consultation to discuss how you would like to see yourself, things to bring to the shoot, how to prepare for your shoot, and the locations available. Creativity is encouraged and inspiration is inevitable!

Auset will also be playing her harp as part of our Healing Service on Wednesday evening. She will also have photography for sale in the Enlightenment Emporium.