JOIN US FOR THE 2020 PATH OF CONSCIOUSNESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Pray, dream, and write your new story – one that inspires, gives peace, and strengthens your spirit. The third annual spiritual and writing conference will allow you to enhance your writing, personal, and business life with the help of various ancient, sacred, and creative teachings, including writing and storytelling.
Our theme this year will revolve around Thanksgiving. Travel full circle on the path to gratitude as you explore writing concepts and shamanic wisdom. Our 2020 conference is being hosted by Unique Voices in Films. More details will be announced as we continue to develop the schedule and are subject to change. This virtual event will be donation based.
Register by sending a message to: SpiritualAndWritingRetreat@gmail.com and send:
– You first and last name
– Your email address
– How you heard about the event.
Once this is done, we will respond by sending you a return email.
This is a free event. However, donations are appreciated and go to Unique Voices in Films, a nonprofit entity that hosts the Path of Consciousness Conference every year. This is a tax deductible gift that will help with the administration of our event. Donations may be made at this PayPal Link.
SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020
Please note: The times below are Eastern Standard Time
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Welcome – Weam Namou
12:05 – 12:20
Thanksgiving Meditation – Lisa Argo
12:25 – 1:10
Heyoka Teaching Workshop – Weam Namou
1:20 – 1:55
Relaxing into Gratitude: Yoga Workshop with Crystal Bowls – Sandy Naimou
2:05 – 2:35
Interactive Writing Workshop – Weam Namou
2:35 – 2:50
15 Minute Break
2:50 – 3:25
Navigating Change in a Year of Transformation – Vince Anthony Pitre
3:35 – 4:10
Akashic Wisdom – Patty Shaw
4:20 – 4:50
Exploring Energetic & Creative Connections – Sonya Julie
4:50 – 5:00
Closing – Weam Namou
This year’s event was inspired by the Seneca Thanksgiving Prayer. Here is a link to the prayer so that you may read it:
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND PRESENTERS
Heyoka Teaching Workshop
Join us for the “Heyoka Teaching”, otherwise known as the Ultimate Mirror. This will force you to look at yourself and the world around you in a different way. This is an opportunity to find answers to questions you never contemplated before and to learn in unexpected ways what you need to discover on your path. It includes written exercises.
Interactive Writing Workshop
Writing prompts will be provided to participants and time will be provided for Q&A.
Weam Namou is an Eric Hoffer award-winning author of 13 books, a speaker, a filmmaker (winner of the IndieFest International Film Award ), and journalist for over 10 years. She serves as an Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America [Detroit Chapter], the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. She hosts a weekly half hour TV show on Community Media Network in Troy, Michigan. Weam is a certified Reiki Master, Sikkim Guardian, ordained minister, and a graduate of best-selling author Lynn Andrews’ 4-year course of study and training in the sacred healing art. Find her at http://www.WeamNamou.com and http://www.ThePathofConsciousness.com
Participants be guided through a meditation that will emphasize the power of gratitude, the focus of this year’s event, and find a place of grounding and centeredness that will help to prepare us as we move forward for our special day.
Lisa Argo is a second level Reiki practitioner and a student at the Center of Enlightenment Ministry program in Ferndale, MI. She serves the congregation as a certified Medium and Spiritual Healer. Lisa is a web designer, certified in HTML, and Microsoft Office and she’s working on a series of children’s books centered around a group of boys and their growth, both spiritually and emotionally.
Relaxing into Gratitude: Yoga Workshop with Crystal Bowls
Participants of all physical abilities will be gently guided through yoga postures as they experience the meditative sound of crystal bowls.
Sandy Naimou is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance, holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.L.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has been practicing yoga for over 22 years, teaching for 9 years, and writing in personal journals since childhood. Teaching yoga at General Motors Corporation for seven years helped her to apply an ancient science to the modern workday for the everyday practitioner. Currently Sandy serves as president for The Theosophical Society in Detroit. She offers online yoga classes and a weekly live class at a park in Royal Oak, Michigan. http://www.CreativeEnergyYoga.com
Navigating Change in a Year of Transformation with Vince Anthony
Put down your journal, and find a comfy place to lay down, close your eyes and go inside to receive the rest, relief and insight you need to move forward during this guided transformational journey.
Vince Anthony Pitre is a licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. His curiosity and commitment to master the healing process guided him to study sound healing in Europe and Shamanic healing in the jungle and mountains of Peru. Now in his twenty third year in practice, he provides private video sessions and workshops. To learn about his positively life changing work, go to https://www.newoutcomestherapy.com/
Akashic Healing for a Wounded Soul
Are you in no mood for thanksgiving? Then you have come to the right place. Patty Shaw, author of DIY Akashic Wisdom, will guide you into your Akashic records to soothe your cranky wounded soul and let love in again.
Patty Shaw is the author of the award winning books, Healer’s Almanac – Journey into Health with Wisdom from the 21st Century Goddesses and DIY Akashic Wisdom, access the library of your soul with Jacki Smith. She is co-owner of Coventry Creations, creators of the Original Blessed Herbal Candles, and the Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale. She is a Holy Fire Reiki master and spiritual counselor. http://www.HealingWithPattyShaw.com
Exploring Energetic & Creative Connections
Participants will explore the connection between our energetic body and that of the Earth’s and how this knowledge can assist us in working creatively with all of our aspects that range from the physical to the nonphysical.
Sonya Julie A voracious reader since the age of five, Sonya Julie has been writing creatively for decades. She has published columns in company newsletters and created freelance content for print and digital publications about health, fitness, spirituality, lifestyle, travel, adventure, and community. Publications include The Oakland Press, Michigan Sports Edge, and Rochester Media. Sonya facilitates workshops and is the executive administrator for Rochester Writers. She loves interacting with the Michigan writing community and works one-on-one with authors to help them navigate the self-publishing process. She owns Ann Charles Media LLC with her partner, Michael Dwyer, and together they offer boutique media creation including social media, publicity, marketing, and websites. Sonya has a Bachelor of Business, two associate degrees, and years of professional development. A passionate believer in creative growth, Sonya enjoys teaching, sharing, coaching, and encouraging people to find their inspiration. Find her at www.SonyaJulie.com.