Program Schedule 2019

Join us for the 2019 Path of Consciousness Conference and Retreat

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

Friday – October 4, 2019

4:00 – 5:45   Guests arrive and unpack

5:45 – 6:00    Dinner

7:00 – 9:00    For our evening session we will hold an Act of Power ceremony, a powerful process in which we set our intentions for that which we wish to manifest.

Saturday – October 5, 2019

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

8:30 – 9:30    Breakfast

9:45 – 9:50     Welcome

9:50 – 11:20    Mother Energy Workshop

This morning workshop will explore the different styles of shamanic energy (Rainbow vs. Nurturing), how to recognize which type you are, and how to use that to manifest personal and professional success.

11:20 – 12:30    Writing and Self Care Options

Time will be provided for participants to focus on writing, spirituality, and self-care. Attendees can opt to join a writing group or take quiet time to write alone. Visit one of our practitioners for spiritual and/or self care purposes. Further details and options will be announced.

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45      Screenwriting – Dr. Stan Williams

3:15 – 4:00       In the afternoon we will focus on Journaling Around the Wheel to create balance. This will include a guided meditation and journaling activity.

4:00 – 5:45       Writing and Self Care Options

Option #1: Guided Nature Walk

Option #2: 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.

Option #3: Utilizing the skills and wisdom of practitioners for spiritual and/or self-care purposes (added fees may be required).

Further details and options will be announced.

5:45 – 6:00    Dinner

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

9:30 – ?          An outdoor Drumming Fire Ceremony will take place, weather permitting.

Sunday – October 6, 2019

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

8:30 – 9:30    Breakfast

9:45 – 11:40   Morning sessions will focus on empowering ourselves through movement (all abilities welcome) and sound healing

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45       Journaling and the Writing Life workshop

3:00 – 4:15      Writing and Self Care Options

Again, time will be provided for participants to focus on writing, spirituality, and self-care. Attendees can opt to join a writing group or take quiet time to write alone. Visit one of our practitioners for spiritual and/or self care purposes. Further details and options will be announced.

4:30                   Departure

Further details will be announced as they become available.

CLASS DESCRIPTION AND PRESENTERS

Act of Power Ceremony
A powerful process in which we set our intentions for that which we wish to manifest.

Mother Energy Workshop
Explore the different styles of shamanic energy (Rainbow vs. Nurturing), how to recognize which type you are, and how to use that to manifest personal and professional success.

Journaling and the Writing Life
We will look at how we can use journaling to support us in our writing life as we empower ourselves to be the storytellers of our lives, both personally and professionally.

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

 

Journaling Around the Wheel
In this guided meditation participants will learn about balancing their energies using the principles of traveling around the shamanic wheel and will be provided a journaling activity for personal exploration.

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, spirituality, ancient wisdom, lifestyle, travel, adventure, and community. Sonya facilitates workshops, creates jewelry, and is currently writing her memoir, due to be published by the end of 2019. 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. 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/

 

Screenwriting: Exploring the Hero’s Journey through Film
Explore the Hero’s Journey in storytelling and how we can use this process to share our stories.

Dr. Stan Williams is an international award-winning video producer, filmmaker and show creator. He is a veteran producer of hundreds of documentaries, an author, and an active Hollywood script consultant who has worked most notably on multiple film projects with Will Smith. Will Smith endorsed Dr. Stan Williams’ book, The Moral Premise, as “The most powerful tool in my new tool box.” Since 1972, he has managed hundreds of industrial and dramatic productions, including numerous documentaries, live shows, theater, live and broadcast television as producer, director, writer, editor, and executive producer working with both union and amateur talent. He is Executive Producer and Director for SWC Films and Nineveh’s Crossing a media distribution company that focuses on the intersection of Catholicism and Entertainment. Find him at https://www.stanwilliams.com/ and http://moralpremise.blogspot.com/

 

Deep Insight Gong Meditation
You will be guided on a dynamic sound journey to help you enhance your intuition, creativity and healing. This deeply integrative experience supports your learning and next steps.

Vince Anthony Pitre is a licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist.  His curiosity and commitment to master the healing process has guided him to study sound healing in Europe and Shamanic healing in the jungle and mountains of Peru.  Now in his twenty first year in practice, he provides therapeutic individual and group sessions at his office in Sterling Heights Michigan. Find him at https://www.newoutcomestherapy.com/

Placeholder ImageLisa 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.

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

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,

Check back here for additional presenter information and workshop descriptions

 

Descending down the stairs into the trail through the woods during Wake Up Your Nature at The Path of Consciousness
Participants enjoy the Guided Nature Walk at the 2018 Path of Consciousness Conference and Retreat