Both Casey and Julie created a safe, sacred place for me to learn. We spent 4 glorious days with no set schedule or plan. They worked with my needs as they arose and as we delved deeper into my essence. Each small lesson they taught, expanded upon the last. By the end of the retreat the empty holes in my heart, soul, and spirit were overflowing. With their guidance I was able to begin to write a new story for my life, while still honoring the person that I was before.
I received many gifts from my two-day Hawaiian retreat. After working together on the phone for a couple of years, Casey and Julie used the relaxed timing of the retreat to show how to pause and practice those teachings at a natural pace. Casey selected lessons for me and addressed questions as they arose, many about relationships. Julie led sessions in QiGong and shamanic visioning, sharing her insights on these tools.
Five years ago, I was sad, scared and worst of all, had lost myself. I was a new mother and my husband had asked for a separation. I wasn't sure how I was going to find my way through this situation, but I knew I wanted to do it with grace for myself and my son. Casey and Julie were there for me during my darkest hours. They helped me find my way when life felt out of control and change was all around me. They gave me the strength to not only get through the darkness, but also re-emerge a lighter and truer version of myself. I carry their teachings with me each and every day - knowing they are there should I ever need them gives me peace.
This personal retreat was very different from any other workshop or retreat I’ve attended. With the entire focus on me I felt totally supported to go deeply into the work.
Casey offered a combination of real world techniques for difficult situations as well as insight into motivations that drive behavior. Julie offered a new way of working with dreams that reminded me to bring together my waking and sleeping worlds, my inner and outer worlds, to create my own life.
It’s now six months after the retreat and I can still tangibly feel the solid base it gave me from which to launch deeper explorations into who I am.
I immediately scheduled my retreat with Casey and Julie. I spent 5 wonderful, enlightening, calming and learning days in a perfect setting with two incredibly kind and generous people and a their fun daughter Mina. I felt protected, understood and most of all I didn't feel alone. Even though I know this will be a long process of discovery for both my husband and myself. I have been given tools to help me deal with each day as they come.
There are no words to convey, or any act great enough to express my thanks and gratitude in a way that is comparable to what his teachings and guidance have offered me.
If not for this process, I would not be getting to know myself to this degree, nor would I be able to say goodbye to many of the unhealthy fears and limiting beliefs that I have held onto for decades. I may never have acquired the awareness to go on and recognize my full potential in various aspects of life, or to stand on the peak of a very high mountain from where I could see happiness, trust and love from again.