2023 PRESENTERS AND WEEKLONG WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Week Long Workshops are designed for those full-time retreatants who would like to interact with one workshop leader for the entire week. Depending on how the class is designed, it may contain multiple topics or a single topic that is related to the workshop title. The workshop leader remains the same with each session. Please see the Single Sessions if you are interested in a sampling of workshops or only attending for a day or two. You can sign up for one A.M. Week Long Workshop OR four A.M. Single Sessions.
A.M. WEEK LONG WORKSHOPS (9:00 - 11:00am each day)
#1 Unleashing Your Power Within, Living Purposefully
Rev. Mary Lemons Albemarle, NC
What power is locked within you? What is beyond the door of your consciousness? Journey within for insight on abilities you hone from other lifetimes. Acknowledge and heal what has previously limited you. Remembering who you really are, you recognize and use your unique gifts. You assume your role as a light-bearer and restorer of balance and harmony. Your journey is one of joy and gratitude as you realize you make a difference in your family, your community, your country.
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.
#2 The Art of the Shamanic Journey
Michael Northrop Three Rivers, MI
This class is an introduction to the age-old spiritual technology of the Shamanic journey, the primary tool that indigenous peoples around the world have used for thousands of years for healing and information. This can also be a great refresher for those who have previously learned to journey. The class will concentrate on developing journey skills and will introduce related healing techniques.
Michael Northrop has had an active Shamanic Healing Practice for 12 years. He has studied Core Shamanism, Weather Shamanism, Celtic Shamanism and Dhami-Jhankri Shamanism. Michael is also a Reiki Master Teacher, a Certified Hypnotherapist, Professor of Comparative Religion, and clergy for 37 years.
P.M. WEEK LONG WORKSHOPS (3:30 - 5:30 each day)
Week Long Workshops are designed for those full-time retreatants who would like to interact with one workshop leader for the entire week. Depending on how the class is designed, it may contain multiple topics or a single topic that is related to the workshop title. The workshop leader remains the same with each session. Please see the Single Sessions if you are interested in a sampling of workshops or only attending for a day or two. You can sign up for one P.M. Week Long Workshop OR four P.M. Single Sessions.
#3 Developing Intuition for Practical Use
Jewel Shelden Hastings, MI
We are blessed with natural intuition that can be developed and used every day. In this class you will learn to trust your inner knowing and to expand your intuitive abilities. We will explore mind reading, mental telepathy, second sight, visions and more. You will be guided to ‘see’ your past and future timelines, to hear your Spirit Guides, and to scan auras for possible health issues. With practice you will be able to find lost pets and car keys!
Jewel Shelden works as a professional psychic consultant and spiritual counselor on a daily basis. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Ordained Minister, and Reiki Master. She has been a guest psychic on radio shows and presented esoteric classes throughout Michigan. She has made a life-long study of palmistry and dermatoglyphics, reading thousands of hands. She is an author and lecturer.
#4 The Practical Application of Elemental Energies
Stirling Graham Plainwell, MI
Learn to attune to each element; Air, Fire, Earth, and Water as you strengthen your connection to them. You will work with herbs, crystals, stones, animal totems and more. You will come to a greater understanding of elemental energies and how to apply them into practical formulation of recipes for tool construction, ritual, ceremony, and all forms of “energy crafting” modalities. Each class will include attunements for each element and meditations to strengthen connections to them.
Stirling Graham has been a Metaphysical Minister for over fifteen years. He is also certified as a Master Crystalogist through Melodies Crystal Healing. He has done extensive research on angelology, the elements, humours of the body, spiritual theory, spiritual philosophy, spiritual geometry, the Platonic solids and Merkabah, spiritual physics, practical spiritual energy application, protection, ancient mythology, and the Hermetica. He has also lectured for graduate students at MSU, CMU, TGLR, Camp Chesterfield, and the Convocation Conference.