Julie and I are both teachers and healers. Over the last 20 years we have helped many people find peace, completeness, and healing. Here are the testimonials to show our work on a personal level.

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A Kind and Most Inspiring Teacher

I don’t know if it was fate or the calling of my older wiser self that brought me to Julie and Casey. But I can say that I am grateful that I finally made it here.

I came here looking for Taoist teachings and ended up taking the course Introduction to Shamanism and it was exactly what I needed, without quite knowing it.

A beautiful chance to connect with other women around the world, sharing similar journeys.

A much-needed opportunity for my spirit to retake the reigns and guide me through the spiritual world, to learn from it and explore its most fascinating and infinite corners.

I got in touch with that which lives inside me, and all around us.

I got in touch with healing wisdom that became essential to my navigating these complex times.

Julie has been the kindest and most inspiring teacher and sitting down every week to journey with her has been a profoundly rewarding experience.

Shamanism has become the spiritual practice that makes the most sense to me and I never knew it could be woven into my everyday life this way.

I am truly grateful for having found these teachings with such a fair amount of guidance and generous support.

I hope we can continue our meetings.
I’m absolutely up for anything and everything.





Soul Retrieval & Shamanism

THAT (Soul Retrieval) was (is) the single most healing “thing” I did for my trauma. Unbelievable!

When my wife looked at me today she started crying because I look so different, young and relaxed.

I can now enter the spirit world with my helpers on my own. You have opened the doors to something very beautiful and wonderful for me. Thank you!!!!

Soul Retrieval and Shamanism
Soul Retrieval and Shamanism



Midlife Crisis Marriage Problems

One day, 8 years ago, a day like any other day, my wife for 30 years told me that she was not happy, that she had met someone else, and that she wanted to split and start a new life. I could not believe it, but I knew she was serious about it. Until that moment, I was 110% convinced that she could not be without me. At that precise moment, my entire world collapsed, and my heart got broken in so many pieces. It was impossible for me to accept her leaving. We continue living together for a while, thinking that it was better for our son, but she continued to move ahead in her own life. Then I understood that she was, in reality, looking for herself. I was so desperate; I did not realize how I would be able to continue my life without her because, for me, she was my life.

One day I found an article talking about a similar situation and middle life crisis, which made a lot of sense for me. It was Casey’s. I send him a message explaining to him that I was in a similar situation and would like to talk with him. I was so surprised when just some hours after I received an answer saying that of course, he could. From that moment, Casey’s wisdom, patience, and love guided me to a new world: the real world. The world that our conditioned minds do not want to or cannot see. A world of no judgment, awareness, and love. The three elements that allow us to open our hearts and see with different eyes and to connect with ourselves and others in a completely different way.

It took me several years to accept and release, it was my own time, as Casey used to say, and he was there patiently waiting for me. Three years ago, while I was still finalizing the process, I met Mariana, and we started a long-distance relationship, and we will now be getting married soon. If I had not been able to release, if I had not been able to connect in a different and deeper way, if I had never got to understand what to be aware was, I don’t think I would have even met Mariana.

Thanks so much Casey! For being there for me and others. Thanks for your infinite patience and love.

Midlife Crisis to a New Marriage & a New Life
Midlife Crisis to a New Marriage & a New Life



Spiritual Light

Hello all, I wish to say Julie’s teachings on Healing With Spiritual Light are well worth experiencing and investing in. They are uplifting and healing themselves. Her Shamanic Journeys left me with a powerful sense of refreshment and learning from my Spirit Guides. Julie is a great teacher, friendly and insightful. I recommend her!

Shamanism & Spiritual Guidance
Shamanism & Spiritual Guidance



A Glorious Retreat

My four-day retreat to One River with Casey and Julie was beyond all of my expectations.  I arrived there full of fear and self-judgment, which they quickly dispelled with their comforting embrace physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Casey’s very first lesson to me was that fear is not real; it is just a potential outcome.  He taught me that by using awareness, I am able to navigate around negative potentials, while not missing out on potential positive experiences.

Both Casey and Julie created a safe, sacred place for me to learn.  We spent four 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 learned that  I do not need to carry all my stories on my back like a heavy load weighing me down.  I was too full of old stories to begin to write a new one.  The more weight I held, the less I was able to focus on creating a new positive story for myself.

I learned countless lessons from them including QiGong, how to make organic tea and slow down to enjoy the process of making and drinking it, how to sit with myself and others comfortably, to be present and aware, how to pause several times each day with gratitude in my heart.

Julie was always there with insight and shared it with her soft, gentle voice.  Julie talked me through one of my dreams and gave me an entirely new vision of what a dream can mean, the energy that is trying to reach and inspire me.  Julie also taught me about anger, where it is stored in the body, and how to release it positively.

A very powerful lesson they taught me was the power to pause.  When I started to panic, Casey taught me to pause, touch my heart, breathe, and release my anxiety.  The power of pause gives me time to shift gears and become more insightful.  During other powerful pause moments I was able to go deep and embrace the moments that we shared.  I am now able to access the memories of my peaceful time there and I know I will hold on to these moments eternally.

I enjoyed getting to know their beautiful daughter a bit and watch and feel the positive interactions their family had together.  She is an amazing young lady who welcomed me into their home.

I feel as if I was reborn in and around their home, listening to the river flowing and the birds chirping, watching, listening and feeling the power of the waterfall and the river, feeling the river and the sun on my skin, breathing in the clear air, appreciating the sound of the rain, looking at the beauty around me, including their hibiscus tree where I felt I gained strength.

Since coming home, I am a quieter, less anxious, more aware, content, peaceful, present and grateful person.  When I feel my body, mind or spirit start to shift, I pause and remember the lessons I learned at One River.  I am eternally grateful to Casey and Julie for this experience.

Midlife Crisis to Transformation - A Glorious Midlife Retreat
Midlife Crisis to Transformation - A Glorious Midlife Retreat


United States

Retreats and Gifts

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. The special opportunity they arranged for me to gain closure with my mom’s passing showed how much thought Casey and Julie had for my particular needs. For my retreat, we took beautiful trips to the Moana Loa mountain and the Wailuku river. I learned how movement, story, connection and even daily challenges can work together, instead of being in competition for time and attention. Individual lessons from the phone calls were able to come together with the extra time. If, like me, you’ve worked with Casey or Julie for a while, a retreat can provide a warm and wonderful focus for moving ahead. Aloha!

Midlife Crisis Retreats and Gifts
Midlife Crisis Retreats and Gifts


United States

Reconnecting to Soul

Wonderful thank you Julie. Even in the short time that you’ve been working with me I’ve already seen such a huge improvement. There are no words to tell you how grateful I am. You are so patient, kind, and attentive. Your kindness comes through the phone. You make me feel so comfortable and optimistic. Thank you, thank you. 🙏

Midlife Crisis, Shamanism and Taoist Teachings
Midlife Crisis, Shamanism and Taoist Teachings


United States

A Stronger Life After Midlife Crisis

The simplicity of what Casey teaches eliminates the need for years of microscopic self-analysis. It merely bypasses it in favor of being still. I’m the author of a book that approaches self-improvement through modifying the subconscious motives behind behavior. However, Casey’s influence in my life has been like a still pool of water in which the root of my resurgent seeking was visible along with the ease of the path forward through nonresistance.

A Stronger Life After Midlife Crisis
A Stronger Life After Midlife Crisis


United States

Being Kind In Midlife Relationship

After 20 months working with Casey, I have accomplished so much, that I could never have imagined. During the mid-life crisis that I was living with my wife, I was desperate, full of fear, weak and alone. Little by little, though his life and relationship approach, he inspired me for a different way of looking at things. Now I can see the truth there within his sayings. Being patient, getting stronger, being kind to everyone around you, including yourself, has made the nightmare I lived, a unique, graceful experience, that has changed my life. I thank him from my heart and hope that this way of thinking may help other people too, to face the challenges of our lives.

Being Kind In Midlife Relationship
Being Kind In Midlife Relationship



After My Partner’s Midlife Affair

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.

Life Changing - After My Partner's Midlife Affair
Life Changing - After My Partner's Midlife Affair


United States

Additional Testimonials and Review Excerpts

  • Casey’s teaching has transformed my mid-life crisis and given me a faith in myself and the universe and an awareness of my power to create my own world of new possibilities and limitless potentials.
  • I wholeheartedly recommend his writing, his retreat and his sense of wonder wrapped in wisdom with a dose of wit and fun. Onward, and thank you, Casey! You have made a real difference in my life and in helping me get to flow and balance.
  • A place and a teacher like no other. Excellent service that is well worth your time. If you are unsure of what is next in your life or where you are going, you will find a warm welcome in Casey and a beautiful local to explore your path. His ability to conceptualize the different angles and shapes of a situation provides the kindness and comfort needed to explore your own life in a way never imagined.
  • An Angel on Earth I was blessed by finding Casey’s web site on the internet. Just talking to Casey on the phone gave me so much comfort that I knew that I needed to fly to Hilo to meet him and attend his retreat. Casey is truly a gifted healer. He shares his knowledge and wisdom in a simple and humble way.
  • I love Julie’s Conscious Dance. Peace, joy, contentment, and wholeness is what I feel at the end of a conscious dance. Julie allows participants the solitude they need to explore their inner dance journey, and at the same time, she can connect participants as a group. Julie, thank you for your heartfelt commitment to Conscious Dance!
  • Wow…thank you so much for a great two hours of music, movement, and joy! It’s such a treat for me to be able just to open up all the channels and move to music; grateful. I haven’t danced that freely…possibly ever. Thank you for creating the space for me to be able to release.
  • Thank you again. I felt an incredible connection to and pleasure with being in my body when I danced. I have little memory of feeling quite like that in this lifetime. It is wonderful and deepens my desire to keep that connection.
  • Wanted to express my appreciation for your wonderful gift of dance to me. The workshop took me deeper, and the unconditional love from my peers will begin to allow the process of self-acceptance.
  • I just love what it (movement meditation) does. And you’re great in showing us the PRESENCE to do it…I’m going to twirl everywhere I go now, who cares!
  • He can make you smile, he’s a funny guy, but he never makes fun of you or anyone else. You’re safe because he’s a real participant. Maybe that’s a clue, because when the reader/helper/therapist/analyst/caregiver claims or pretends to be separate from the subject, – uninvolved, neutral – they are not able to be as sensitive to the feeling inside the process. There is no such thing as neutral, in my opinion (and I was an art therapist for 15 years). Here there is no pretense of neutrality; you are working with a magician, a magician with the discipline to maintain his own good heart.
  • Casey “reads” people deeply, and very little gets past his scrutiny – so one has the sense of being completely “seen”. He gets past social masks and defenses, and gives people a sense that they can be open and honest- first with him, and ultimately with themselves. Even when the feedback is difficult or challenging, he is attentive and supportive, guiding people through their process as if he is a type of “midwife” coaching them through their own personal “rebirth”.

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