2016 Calendar of Events

MARCH 2016 EVENTS

March 4 — 6.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY II Series: Extraction processes. With Deborah Wray.
Gateway II consists of 4 classes specializing in mastering the traditional healing skills of the Shaman (prior classes at a different location). Students will come together in a safe, trusting and loving environment to explore the ancient healing crafts of traditional medicine people. Class 2. More Information.
March 10 — 13.
Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of Spirit. Level 1.
With Brigit Viksnins.
Learn to work confidently and mindfully with health, and subtle or intense symptoms of trauma in the body. Join us for this heart and soul-based, hands-on experiential bodywork training (with a solid amount of information to fill your mind). This course is a fusion and evolution of principles and skills of interactive, awareness-based bodywork and trauma resolution therapies. Includes The Alignment Sequence, an Aikido and Qi Gong-based mindful movement meditation. More Information Here.
March 18 — 20.
The Munay Ki (pronounced – Moon Eye Key)
with Deborah Wray.
The Munay Ki are the nine great rites of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” and “be as thou art.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of “homo luminous.” The prophecies of the Ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet–one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. More Information Here.

APRIL 2016 EVENTS

April 8 — 10.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY I Series: Opening the Gate. With Deborah Wray.
Part of a four-class journey to personal healing and freedom. We begin to assemble a personal altar, a Power Bundle to hold our healing and empowerment. Students will receive the first set of shamanic rites woven into the luminous energy field to heal and realign energetically. More Information Here.
April 23, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
The Art of Living: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth. With Dr. Theo Paredes.
Dr. Paredes worked with shamanic practices for several decades, particularly in the use of ceremony and the practices of managing energy. An expert in working with plant medicines and in the realm of the spirits, Dr. Paredes incorporates breathing techniques, meditation and physical movement to stimulate awareness in ourselves. More information here.

MAY 2016 EVENTS

May 13 — 15.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY II Series: Soul Retrieval – Journeying in the 3 Worlds. With Deborah Wray.
Gateway II consists of 4 classes specializing in mastering the traditional healing skills of the Shaman. Our goal is to discover the student’s own gifts and abilities within a curriculum that focuses on the mastery of tracking and tuning in to the client energetically, chakra balancing, journeying in the 3 worlds, soul retrieval, extraction processes, psychopomp work and death rites. Class 3. More Information Here.
May 28, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
“Shift” Happens Worksop. With Deborra Cameron.
Embrace change with grace and ease by shifting deep genetic and emotional patterns. Explore and discover your ‘Emotional Blueprint’. More Information Here.

JUNE 2016 EVENTS

June 2 — 5.
Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of Spirit, Level 2. With Brigit Viksnins.
Learn to work confidently and mindfully with health, and subtle or intense symptoms of trauma in the body. Join us for this heart and soul-based, hands-on experiential bodywork training (with a solid amount of information to fill your mind). This course is a fusion and evolution of principles and skills of interactive, awareness-based bodywork and trauma resolution therapies. Includes The Alignment Sequence, an Aikido and Qi Gong-based mindful movement meditation. More Information Here.
June 24 — 26.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY I Series: The Great Passage. With Deborah Wray.
Part of a four-class journey to personal healing and freedom. Our greatest enemy is fear and our greatest fear is of Death. All earth based, shamanic cultures, heal the way Death lives within. Death becomes an ally as we experience the great Death Rites. More Information Here.

JULY 2016 EVENTS

July 8 – 10
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY II Series: Advanced Soul Retrieval, Death Rites & Psychopomp. With Deborah Wray.
Gateway II consists of 4 classes specializing in mastering the traditional healing skills of the Shaman. Our goal is to discover the student’s own gifts and abilities within a curriculum that focuses on the mastery of tracking and tuning in to the client energetically, chakra balancing, journeying in the 3 worlds, soul retrieval, extraction processes, psychopomp work and death rites. Class 4. More Information.
Tuesday, July 12. 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Continuing weekly on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.
Hatha Yoga with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Beginners with no previous experience are welcome. Learn the basic principles of Yoga and begin to embrace fitness in body, mind and spirit. Mats and mediation cushions will be provided. Class 1 of 4.
July 16, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Tending the Soul Fires With Jena Leake, Ph.D., R.E.A.T.
Join us for a day of self care,enlivening conversation and expansive art making. Through movement, writing, poetry and visual arts, we will explore what longs for expression, release and transformation. There will time to linger on the retreat grounds and enjoy a delicious vegetarian catered lunch. Overnight accommodations available. More information Here.
Tuesday, July 19. 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Continuing weekly on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.
Hatha Yoga with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Beginners with no previous experience are welcome. Learn the basic principles of Yoga and begin to embrace fitness in body, mind and spirit. Mats and mediation cushions will be provided. Class 2 of 4.
Saturday, July 23. 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Reiki II Training with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of hands on healing rediscover by Dr. Usui in Japan. It is based on the principal that unseen life force energy (ki) flows through us and when stagnant causes stress and illness. Reiki assists in strengthening this life force flow and is known for its many beneficial effects. Open to those who have completed Reiki I.
Sunday, July 24. 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Principles of Land Clearing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Land, especially in historic areas, tends to accumulate energy signatures of those who have lived and died in that area. Often because of the traumatic nature of certain events, the energy of the land can feel ‘disturbed” in one manner of another. Learn simple techniques to sense the energy of the land and tools to help bring that energy back to balance. More Information.
Tuesday, July 26. 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Continuing weekly on Tuesdays for 1 week.
Hatha Yoga with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Beginners with no previous experience are welcome. Learn the basic principles of Yoga and begin to embrace fitness in body, mind and spirit. Mats and mediation cushions will be provided. Class 3 of 4.

AUGUST 2016 EVENTS

Tuesday, August 2. 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Hatha Yoga with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Beginners with no previous experience are welcome. Learn the basic principles of Yoga and begin to embrace fitness in body, mind and spirit. Mats and mediation cushions will be provided. Class 4 of 4.
August 6 & 7. 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
We are all made of God Stuff — A Journey Back to the Center of the Creator with James Foster.
All too often our perceptions of God are limited to the box we try to fit him into. Can we reconcile our faith in light of our current understanding of science and the study of other faiths and cultures? This workshop offers perspective, knowledge and discussion that explores the Christian Church from the earliest days, the similarities of different faith traditions, and our human dimension of divinity. James Foster has been a pastor, chaplain, retreat director and writer for more than fifty years. He is visiting us from Tennessee. More Information
Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Making New Choices in Your Life: A Sound Energy Healing Gathering with sound shaman Norma Gentile.
Our time will include a series of sacred chant meditations, teachings on the use of sound to magnify other healing modalities, and exploration of our own ability to choose new thoughts, feelings and experiences to better follow our soul’s journey. Join us for a day of self care, enlivening conversation and expansive art making. Through movement, writing, poetry and visual arts, we will explore what longs for expression, release and transformation. There will time to linger on the retreat grounds and enjoy a delicious vegetarian catered lunch. More Information Here.
Tuesday, August 23. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Continuing weekly for 6 weeks.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 1 of 6.
August 25 — 28.
Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of Spirit, Level 3. With Brigit Viksnins.
Learn to work confidently and mindfully with health, and subtle or intense symptoms of trauma in the body. Join us for this heart and soul-based, hands-on experiential bodywork training (with a solid amount of information to fill your mind). This course is a fusion and evolution of principles and skills of interactive, awareness-based bodywork and trauma resolution therapies. Includes The Alignment Sequence, an Aikido and Qi Gong-based mindful movement meditation. More Information Here.
Tuesday, August 30. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Continuing weekly for 5 weeks.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 2 of 6.

September 2016 Events

Tuesday, September 6. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Continuing weekly for 4 weeks.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 3 of 6.
Tuesday, September 13. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Continuing weekly for 3 weeks.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 4 of 6.
September 16 — 18.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY I Series: Ancient Altars. With Deborah Wray.
We have addressed primary issues in the first two classes and the student’s journey now quantum leaps into dancing with the Wisdom teachings that can only be experienced, not taught. We will call on our personal lineage of spiritual guides and teachers to inform our work. More Information Here.
Tuesday, September 20. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Continuing weekly for 2 weeks.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 5 of 6.
September 23 — 25.
YogaLaughs 10th Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training with Leigh Meredith, CYLT and Kristin Jo Freed, CLYT.
Join us for a weekend where you’ll laugh and learn your way to becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Whether you’d like to come for a weekend filled with laughter or to learn and practice leading, you’ll leave glowing with joy and confidence. More Information Here.
Tuesday, September 27. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary. Class 6 of 6.

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS

October 1, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
The Art of Living: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth. With Dr. Theo Paredes.
Dr. Paredes worked with shamanic practices for several decades, particularly in the use of ceremony and the practices of managing energy. An expert in working with plant medicines and in the realm of the spirits, Dr. Paredes incorporates breathing techniques, meditation and physical movement to stimulate awareness in ourselves. More information here.
Tuesday, October 4. 6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Introduction to Energy Healing with Margaretta McIlvaine.
Learn the basics of Energy Healing based on the teachings of Barbara Brennan in text, Hands Of Light, Plant Spirit Medicine by Mary Ann Copson, and certain basic principles of Celtic Shamanism. To work in this manner is a learned skill that everyone with interest can acquire. No previous experience necessary.
October 7 — 9.
Advanced Dreaming and Manifestation Program. With Deborah Wray.
Empower a sacred dream for your life through three master classes. Class 1: Destiny Dreaming. More Information Here.

NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS

November 4 — 6.
Gateway School of Shamanism, The GATEWAY I Series: New Paradigms. With Deborah Wray. Class four with Deborah Wray.
Our task becomes one of opening to the beauty of our evolutionary Self. We are now sourcing from our Becoming and have released the threads of the past. We are connecting to a luminous world community that envisions and contributes to the dreams of possibility for the planet. More Information Here.

DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS

December 2 — 4.
Advanced Dreaming and Manifestation Program. With Deborah Wray.
Empower a sacred dream for your life through three master classes. Class 2: Advanced Destiny Dreaming. More Information Here.

“I have been to several events at Bridge Between the Worlds and have enjoyed the programs and the beautiful ambiance of the surroundings at all of them. Margaretta is such a gracious and generous hostess and makes everyone feel at home. She chooses such remarkable presenters and valuable programs that I wish I had time to go to them all!”

– Phyllis Koch-Sheras, PhD

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