Our first JOURNEY Retreat was powerfully magical. Journey II promises to be even more transformational & inspiring. Meet our presenters….
Keith Allen Kay. Awakened Imagination . FractalEnergyMandala . In his work Kay combines Ancient Numerology, Quantum Physics and Creativity. In this workshop we will play with energy, activate latent imagination and open portals to the treasure chest of the subconscious. He will be available for private coaching sessions during The Journey retreat.
Franca Leeson . Look Again . Franca is Instructor, Director, Administrator, & Chief Scullery Maid with Look Again in Toronto, a vehicle for offering meditation coaching, classes, and retreats. She also works with Mindcamp Creativity Conference and ThinkX Intellectual Capital. Franca has been studying meditation since 1981 and teaching it since 2000. She has presented meditation and creativity sessions at Mindcamp in Toronto, Canada since its inception, at CREA in Italy since 2005, and at CPSI in Atlanta in 2007. Her particular interest and gift is in helping people enrich their personal and creative lives by developing a meditation practice that extends into all areas of their experience: work, children, marriage, and family responsibilities. When she’s not meditating, teaching, or saving the bacon at ThinkX, she’s playing the cello, drums, fiddle, ukulele, or whatever other instrument she can get her hands on.
Bill Olsen . Bill is listed in the “Top 20″ of the global FindAFacilitator.com database with a clear mission… To accelerate yours. Bill has mastered the art of creating dynamic, innovative and productive space for groups, organizations, executives, and teams to effectively launch their goals to an entirely new level. For Bill, the Journey unifies his passion for empowering and inspiring others, creativity, and his interest in the human spirit. At Journey II he will be leading workshops around how we can create our OWN calendar, to chart our own evolution, milestones, goals & dreams, the power of the labyrinth experience, and other surprises.
Vidette Vanderweide . Vidette is an International Lifestyle Consultant & inspires women to consciously create a business “revolution,” ultimately creating a lifestyle of freedom. She is expertly trained in combining the science of how the mind works, with practical business strategy to help launch purposeful businesses creating a global shift of conscious entrepreneurs. She is a keynote speaker who is well known to be witty, straightforward & high energy while delivering her lectures and workshops. Vidette brings very practical action steps to her workshops so her audience leaves knowing how to implement the steps to translate their passions into lucrative & leveraged business revolutions.
Nikki Shannon . Energy Painter . Energy play with clients is Nikki’s favorite pastime! She optimizes energy flow using both The LifeLine Technique and hands-on energy healing (sprinkled with several additional alternative healing modalities). Also an artist, Nikki has channels her devotion to shifting energy into her artwork in the form of Energy Paintings. Feng Shui paintings designed to improve the energy in a home or business are her current passion.
Tim Hurson . ThinkX Intellectual Capital . Tim is founding partner of ThinkX Intellectual Capital and has delivered productive thinking programs throughout the world. He has keynoted in more than 20 countries on six continents about how to use the principles of productive thinking & creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it. Tim is a founding director of Mindcamp and Facilitators Without Borders and serves on several other non-profit boards. Since its release, Tim’s book Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking has consistently been one of McGraw Hill’s top ten business books, and is now in its fifth printing. It is used in business and professional schools in the US, Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil, and has been translated into eight languages. Tim thinks the phrase “out of the box thinking” should be put back in the box and buried in a deep hole.
Karen Rudolf . TranquilSOULutions. Karen presently facilitates others thru Transitional Life Experiences from a “W”holistic approach to living with the unique use of Visuals. “W”holistic is referring to Mind , Body, Soul. Using communication and various visual techniques, looking at existing belief systems which can hold us in bondage and together, shift perceptions towards a positive outcome. She truly believes life is a conversation which emanates from within and we all have the ability to change those inner dialects to make a difference in our own lives!
Joe Miguez is a nationally known as the “labyrinth man,” has designed sacred space and conducted workshops across the United States. He has built a consulting practice based on stimulating creativity in individuals and groups to achieve organizational innovation. Artist, labyrinth builder, facilitator, teacher, change agent and author, Joe has worked with clients from major corporations, media, college, religious retreat centers and elementary schools. His professional commitment focuses on heightened awareness of one’s self.
Whitney Ferre’ . Creatively Fit . Since 1996 Whitney had been guiding her clients on their own creative and spiritual journey. In her world, painting and doodling become meditation, an opportunity for the mind to expand, for the ego and the to-do list to melt away, and for a new confidence in our ability to create the change we want to see in our world to emerge. Whitney is the published author of two books on creativity, The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit and 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids, (endorsed by Dan Pink and Michael Gelb). Her unique application of art making to the “art of living” has garnered Whitney national attention on CBS News Martha Stewart Radio, & HGTV.
Nancy Smeltzer . Fiber Fantasies Nancy has an MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, is an internationally exhibited art quilter, and former science teacher of 27 years. Her popular blog on art quilting made it to the first page of Google in five weeks. With her passionate curiosity in both aspects of human thought, she is fluent in both right and left thought processes. Nancy is a long distance spiritual healer, with hundreds of clients in the USA, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, England, and Australia. Besides “seeing” her clients, she is also involved in research into the unconscious, Rennaissance of the Heart. There she learns techniques to help her clients remove unknown blocks of resistance in order to move forward.
Tamara Christensen . Idea Farm . Tamara Christensen is a creative catalyst.In a recent survey of those in the know, Tamara was described as a hotpot, a glass of prosecco, an Energizer bunny, a sharpie, & a whirling dervish. She is particularly fond of bold gestures, belly laughs, inventing acronyms, and sing talking. She leads with both head and heart & designs transformational workshop experiences. Tamara has presented at the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute, Mindcamp, Oklahoma Creativity Forum, and ThinkBigKC.
Michele Beucler . Nia Instructor . Michele Beucler is a Nia Brown Belt and has been teaching Nia in Boise for eleven years. She currently teaches four classes per week at the Downtown YMCA and at The Dojo, Boise’s first and only Nia studio. The quality of her movement is often described as “integrated” and “earthy.” Michele’s personal Nia practice has transformed her movement, increased her range of emotional flexibility, and unleashed creativity that takes her work to a new dimension. She has worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for over 18 years. Despite her love of critters, Michele’s skills and energy led her to strategic planning, facilitation, and public involvement.
Bob White . Shamanic Light . “We come together to refocus our path, to be the highest form of healing that can occur.” Bob’s shamanic practices have developed and evolved over the past 15 years through diverse training and personal dedication to exploring his path of spiritual growth. The shaman’s traditional role in many world cultures is to serve as a mediator between the people and the spiritual forces of the natural and spiritual worlds. Bob was an apprentice to a Hawaiian Lono Priest, “adopted” through sacred Hawaiian ceremony, is an initiated shaman of the Hungarian Basca tradition, and has a strong connection with Native American indigenous shamanism. His goal is to provide a safe, supportive, sacred container for people to have their own individual experience, which ultimately allows for the most profound changes and healing.
Karrie Marie Stafford . Inspired Lives Counseling and Creative Arts Studio . Karrie helps her clients approach their lives with intention and with deliberate perspectives through her Marriage and Family Therapy counseling practice, serving others as they bridge the gap between wanting and arriving. Using a unique mingling of art therapy, psycho-education, skill set development, and mindfulness practices, Karrie guides people through the process of gently bringing awareness to and disconnecting from hurtful, energy diminishing habits or frame- works, while connecting to their higher calling. Karrie endorses living with faith over fear.
Jon Pearson . Create Learning . Jon is an internationally known speaker, learning skills consultant, and author. He has performed on stage, television and in the schools for over 20 years and has worked with over one million students, teachers, parents, and administrators. The United States Government selected him to tour schools throughout Asia. As a motivational speaker for businesses and schools he has addressed many state and national conferences. He received the highest workshop ratings in history from the U.S. Patent Model Foundation. Jon has worked with corporations such as Kellogg’s, SC Johnson, General Mills, Novell, General Motors and the U.S. Navy. What you really need to know about Jon Pearson is that his enthusiasm for inspiring YOU is off the charts! You will want to be sure and grab the seat next to him at dinner for a million laughs! We are so thrilled Jon can join us on The Journey!
Lisa Starr . Artisan Drum Maker . Lisa’s stated intention is: “To teach and share awareness of being present within our creative expression when crafting sacred objects of power. To be a guide and guardian as we journey into the esoteric realms seeking wisdom, knowledge and healing. To always practice compassion, understanding and love. To reveal pathways of empowerment.” Lisa is leading us on the Shamanic Coyote Rattle Journey on Wednesday, December 19th from 9a to 4p as our pre-retreat offering. Read about this exciting opportunity here. Lisa has a wide range of extraordinary skills and extensive training in shamanism, the healing arts, and drum making. Read more about Lisa on her site.
Sam Sloneker . Drum Circle Facilitator . Sam’s mother claimed he began his percussion career pounding on pots and pans in her kitchen before he could walk. As a kid, he had violin lessons and played in the orchestra in Jr. High. Later, in High School, he became attracted to the rhythmic pulse of bongos and congas, and by the late fifties, was making his living playing and teaching music in the Los Angeles area. Sam appeared with many fine jazz and Latin groups, including the bands of Joe Loco, Cal Tjader, Bobby Montez, Manny Lopez, Tony Martinez (“Pepino” on The Real McCoys TV series), Eddie Cano, and the famous Cuban composer, Rene Touzet—often performing in Las Vegas and Reno. He recorded with Touzet, Lopez, Nelson Riddle, Buddy Bregman, and others.
Tony Esteves . Live Extreme Energy . Tony Esteves is an Inspirational Facilitator who takes audiences through energetic, entertaining and interactive learning experiences. A graduate of the Second City Improv program in Toronto, Canada, he teaches the benefits of unexpected connections in his improvisational workshops. As a keynote speaker, Tony often uses another passion – juggling – to teach focus. Having lived, worked, or volunteered in over 30 countries, Tony brings his international anecdotes into the learning environment. He has taught in 5 continents, managed logistics for the US military in Uzbekistan and worked as a professional actor. Now Tony is living his dream by performing, teaching and inspiring people to reach their full potential around the world. Tony is a contributing author to, “Big Ideas For The Big Stage – a grassroots guide to becoming a better speaker and presenter”. Audiences from Tony’s presentations leave entertained, educated, inspired and empowered.
Tiffany Josephs . Cosmic Desire . Tiffany’s goal is to help you get the life you want by awakening your cosmic desire. What’s cosmic desire got to do with you? It is her experience that each of us are created with a unique soul expression. These are our energetic signatures, the language in which the deepest parts of us communicate, and the lens through which we view ourselves and the world. If we are intentional and open ourselves to the totality of who we are, others get to see us too… and we are a sight to behold! Her soul’s knack is to see the world through a multi-faceted realm. Like a diamond with a million different faces, she works with clients to reflect back the pure essence of their soul. Her highest pleasure is to mirror your own brilliance so you more easily remember Who You Are.