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     Act of Power Ceremony – Weam Namou, Facilitator

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 – Weam Namou, Facilitator

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

Option #1:     Yoga Workshop – Sandy Naimou, Facilitator

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.

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

 

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45      The Natural Laws of Successful Storytelling: How the Hero Finds Healing on the Journey – Dr. Stan Williams, Facilitator

3:15 – 4:00       Journaling Around the Wheel – Sonya Julie, Facilitator

4:00 – 5:45       Multiple Options: Nature Walk, Writing, or Self-Care

Option #1:      Guided Nature Walk – Patty Shaw, Facilitator

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.

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

 

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 – 10:15  Yoga Workshop – Sandy Naimou, Facilitator

10:30 – 11:00  Guided Meditation for the Creative Soul – Lisa Argo, Facilitator

11:15 – 12:15    GROOVE Dance Workshop – Kate Rundell, Facilitator

12:30 – 1:30     Lunch

1:45 – 2:45       Journaling and the Writing Life Workshop – Weam Namou, Facilitator

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.

Option #2:      Self-Care – Utilizing the skills and wisdom of practitioners for spiritual and/or self-care purposes (added fees may be required).

 

4:30                   Departure

Further details will be announced as they become available.

CLASS DESCRIPTION AND PRESENTERS

Act of Power Ceremony
For our Friday evening session we will hold an Act of Power Ceremony, a powerful writing 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 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
All abilities welcome. Details to be announced soon.

Sandy Naimou 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

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.jpg 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 and teaching, sharing, coaching, and encouraging people to find their inspiration. Find her at www.SonyaJulie.com and https://awakeningthecore.com/

Guided Nature Walk
A guided nature walk on the beautiful grounds of the Columbiere Centere. Details to be announced.

Patty Shaw.jpg 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

The Natural Laws of Successful Storytelling: How the Hero Finds Healing on the Journey In his one-hour workshop, Stan will share with us the fundamental traits of all successful story telling that connect with film audiences and novel readers. These traits have everything to do with your hero’s journey of healing from weakness and vice, to strength and virtue. To some these are miracle remedies that through our characters provide mental, spiritual, and physical healing, not just to the characters we create, but also for the writer and the story consumer. You’ll learn about the importance of irony, struggle and conflict, and how we, along with our characters, can only heal ourselves by confronting and over coming conflict. Stan will also reveal to us the six story fundamentals or medicines the writer needs to internalize before even beginning to write. We’ll discover the five critical ingredients of a Log Line that cut through the thicket of the jungle and reveal the path we need to take as a writer, and that our hero must master. And most important to any holistic solution to our lives and to our character’s quest are how values drive action, and how the four ingredients of the moral premise statement will totally eliminate writers block, that illness that we all want to avoid.

Stan Williams Dr. Stan Williams is a veteran filmmaker and storyteller, having worked with dozens of Hollywood writers and producers over the years. His best selling story structure book was published in 2006 by Michale Wiese Books—the Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success.  The mainstream films he has consultant on have grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, for studios such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, and Disney. Most notably he has worked directly with Will Smith on over a dozen projects. 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.

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site 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/ 

GROOVE Dance Workshop
Unite, dance, and be yourself! Nurture your body, mind, heart, and soul in this dynamic and interactive creative group dance experience. Everyone is welcome – all ages, shapes, sizes, demographics, and abilities. No right or left, front or back, you add your own style and you can’t do this wrong! The GROOVE dance floor is a dynamically interactive and creative group dance experience. With great music, your facilitator, Kate Rundell, will UNITE everyone in a simple movement or rhythm, but you get to dance it your own UNIQUE way. While exploring a variety of styles and genres, we encourage you to enjoy and feel good in your body, every step along the way. Learn more about GROOVE at https://theworldgroovemovement.com/the-dancefloor-experience/

Kate Rundell Kate Rundell had worked in information technology for over 20 years when she decided to follow her passion and become a Registered Nurse at the age of 51. Some major life changes at the age of 56 forced her to go inward, embrace the pain, and move toward healing. During that time she miraculously stumbled across GROOVE which has a philosophy based on loving oneself without judgment. Kate knew that she wanted to experience this lifestyle and to share it with others. “GROOVE has allowed me to meet such beautiful souls and be a part of their healing journey. Before 2016 I was just going through the motions of my life. Now I am embracing the moments, trying new things, and encouraging others to live their truth.”

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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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

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