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September 2017

Embody the New Frequency of Being a Woman with Marya Michael and Margaretta McIlvaine

September 30 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please join us to say YES! to the heart of your own innate power.  Own the purifying power of your feminine root system and create new healing and life in your body everyday. Through storytelling, movement, dance and connecting to the root chakra we begin to rewrite to story of the feminine journey and reclaim and reconnect  to  the depth of inner power so needed in these times. Call Margaretta at 434-293-9708 or email at to register.

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October 2017

The 4 Sacred Keynotes of an Inspired and Courageous Life: Transmuting Violence into Love.

October 14 @ 8:00 AM - October 15 @ 5:00 PM

Have you always dreamed of living in a world that is kind, caring and compassionate? Are you watching the violence, hatred, injustice, environmental destruction, and unkindness of all kinds to targeted groups of the human family with fear, uncertainty, sadness, and even anger? Have you heard great spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama talk about how ending violence on the planet starts with your own mind? Are you confused or curious about what this means? Do you want to feel…

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The Dolphin Dance with Christine Fisher

October 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Rise up Productions presents: The Healing Energy of the Dolphin Dance Christine will share her amazing journey of how movement and dance helped her to on her journey of recovery from cancer. More information to come. To register email Christine at or call her at 434-409-0548.

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Gateway ll Mastering the Skills of a Shaman – Class 4 Advanced Soul Retrieval & Death Rites with Deborah Wray

October 27 - October 29

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. Visit Shaman's Dream - the Gateway School of Shamanism for more information.

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Drumming Workshop with Yolanda Martinez

October 28 @ 9:00 AM - October 29 @ 5:00 PM

Come make your drum with Apache Master Drum Maker, Yolanda. Saturday we will make our drums and Sunday we will birth them, hearing their voice for the first time. We will be using Elk and Buffalo Hide is available for $30 more. Wear comfortable cloths, bring hydration and a snack if needed. These drum are powerful instruments and will be made in a beautiful, traditional, sacred way honoring the four legged, standing people (trees) and all that contributed. So bring…

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November 2017

Gateway I Personal Healing Journey – Class 4 New Paradigms with Deborah Wray

November 3 - November 5

Gateway I Personal Healing Journey - Class 4 New Paradigms 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.Visit Shaman's Dream - the Gateway School of Shamanism for more information.

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Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat With Jena Leake PH.D

November 4 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join us for this inspiring day with Jena Leake.   The fee is $160 before 10/6 and $ 180 after.  Price includes art materials and vegetarian lunch. More information to come. Register on line at Jena

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Womb Continuum: A Womb Surround Workshop with Continuum ​with Frank Carbone

November 6 @ 8:00 AM - November 10 @ 5:00 PM

Please come and enjoy the leading edge of womb surround and prenatal and perinatal somatic health (PPN) work with an emerging leader in the birth psychology movement. Frank Carbone is a Continuum teacher trained by Emilie Conrad, and a prenatal and perinatal practitioner trained by Ray Castellino. He has assisted the leaders in the PPN field for years, including Ray Castellino, Mary Jackson and Tara Blasco. This special Continuum Womb Surround work, WombContinuum™, is a blend of Continuum movement therapy…

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December 2017

Advanced Tracking and Divination with Deborah Wray

December 1 - December 3

* Prerequisite: Gateway I A Master's program for professionals and all individuals wishing to advance their shamanic tracking skills. We will learn fun and easy techniques used by medicine people and Sooth Sayers around the globe for divining the future and answering personal questions. Visit Shaman's Dream - the Gateway School of Shamanism for more information.

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The Breathwork Process with Sandy Foster Morrison MA/ LPC Psychotherapist, Healer, Author

December 9 @ 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

THE BREATHWORK PROCESS opens inner doorways that roll through time and send breathers on inner journeys: Personal...Transpersonal...Cosmic. Healing. Inspiring. Transforming. $150.00 for day and optional Follow-Up Group For more information visit:

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