Program Schedule 2020

JOIN US FOR THE 2020 PATH OF CONSCIOUSNESS CONFERENCE AND RETREAT

Guests have the choice of attending the one-day Saturday Conference or the full three-day retreat.

More details will be announced as we develop the schedule and details are subject to change. Check back for more information soon.

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 2, 2020

4:00 – 5:45    Guests arrive and unpack

5:30 – 5:40    Welcome  (Manresa – 5th Floor)

5:45 – 6:45     Dinner

7:00 – 9:00     Heyoka Teaching Workshop – Weam Namou, Facilitator (Manresa – 5th Floor)

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 3, 2019

7:30 – 8:00    Path of Consciousness Sacred Service at the Main Chapel

8:30 – 9:30    Breakfast

9:45 – 9:50     Welcome

9:50 – 11:20    Workshop – Weam Namou (Manresa – 5th Floor)

11:30 – 12:30   Multiple Options: Yoga Workshop, Writing, or Self-Care

Option #1:     Yoga Workshop – Sandy Naimou, Facilitator (Cardoner Room – 3rd Floor)

Option #2:     Writing – Utilize the beautiful Colombiere Center, both indoors and out, to write with a group to share in the creative process. You may also opt to spend time alone to journal privately.  (Monserrat – 5th Floor)

Option #3:     Self-Care – Utilizing the skills and wisdom of practitioners for spiritual and/or self-care purposes.  (Retreatant Lounge – 4th Floor)

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45      Writing Workshop – TBA (Manresa – 5th Floor)

3:15 – 4:00       Meditation – Sonya Julie, Facilitator  (Manresa – 5th Floor)

4:15 – 4:45       Multiple Options: Nature Walk, Writing, or Self-Care

Option #1:      Guided Nature Walk – Patty Shaw, Facilitator (meet near the lobby on the 3rd floor)

Option #2:     Writing – Utilize the beautiful Colombiere Center, both indoors and out, to write with a group to share in the creative process. You may also want to opt to spend time alone to journal privately. (Monserrat – 5th Floor)

Option #3:    Self-Care – Utilizing the skills and wisdom of practitioners for spiritual and/or self-care purposes. (Retreatant Lounge – 4th Floor)

5:00 – 5:45    Workshop – TBA  (Manresa – 5th Floor)

5:45 – 6:45       Dinner

7:00 – 9:00       Gong Ceremony in the Chapel

9:30 – ?             An outdoor Drumming Fire Ceremony will take place, weather permitting. Please bring a percussion or acoustic instrument if you’d like to take part.  There will be a few extra to share.

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 4, 2020

7:30 – 8:00    Path of Consciousness Sacred Service at the Main Chapel

8:30 – 9:30    Breakfast

9:45 – 10:15  Yoga Workshop – Sandy Naimou – (Cardoner – 3rd Floor)

10:30 – 11:00  Guided Meditation – Lisa Argo  (Cardoner – 3rd Floor)

11:15 – 12:15    Workshop – TBA (Cardoner  – 3rd Floor)

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45       Workshop – Weam Namou (Manresa – 5th Floor)

3:00 – 4:15       Multiple Options: Writing, or Self-Care

Option #1:      Writing – Utilize the beautiful Colombiere Center, both indoors and out, to write with a group to share in the creative process. You may also opt to spend time alone to journal privately. (Monserrat – 5th Floor)

Option #2:      Self-Care – Utilizing the skills and wisdom of practitioners for spiritual and/or self-care purposes. (Retreatant Lounge – 4th Floor)

4:30                   Departure

Further details will be announced as they become available.

CLASS DESCRIPTION AND PRESENTERS

Heyoka Teaching Workshop
For our Friday evening session we will hold a workshop on 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 a guided meditation and written exercises.

Workshop
Explore shamanic concepts.

Writing Life
Writing workshop.

Weam Namou

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

Yoga Workshop
Writing workshop.

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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 teaching yoga since 2011, practicing yoga for over 20 years, and writing in personal journals since childhood. She teaches yoga full-time, primarily at General Motors Corporation and is a board member for the Theosophical Society in Detroit. http://www.CreativeEnergyYoga.com

Meditation
Writing workshop.

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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 PressMichigan Sports Edge, and Rochester Media. Sonya facilitates workshops and is currently writing her first fiction book in a series whose characters will explore practical spirituality in a modern world. She is the executive administrator for Rochester Writers and loves interacting with the Michigan writing community. She enjoys crafting social media content and marketing for select entities. 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 and https://awakeningthecore.com/ .

Lisa Argo 

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.

 

 

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