Julie and I are both teachers and healers. Over the years we have helped many people find peace, completeness and healing. Here are the testimonials to show our work on a personal level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Julie and learn Shamanism. During the time I stumbled across their website, I was dealing with anxiety, having the busy-doing attitude versus being in the flow. Now, twelve weeks later, my anxiety is basically gone, and I feel more in tune with myself, my intuition, and with Spirit. There are things I have been wanting to change and things I wanted to do, and now since working with Julie I’ve been able to make those changes very easily and naturally. The best action I’ve done was reach out to Julie and explore the world of Shamanism with her as my teacher. She truly is a gift to those who work with her.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful soul retrieval experience! You brought knowledge, kindness and quality to our sessions and guided me to a place of light, love and joy! You gave me back a part of myself that I thought was gone for good! Your nurturing style and suggestions brought clarity and closure, “what a profound shift in consciousness”! I have deep trust in your work and will not hesitate to recommend you to others, so they too, may experience your healing gifts.
Your session with my husband had a profound impact on him. He is definitely more like the Wayne I knew before his illness. Thank you! He is stoked to keep up the momentum and looking forward to journeying!
I took the steps I had to, with Casey's counsel, to navigate through a very difficult, private, and life-transforming process. In the end, we didn't take on lawyers or even consider mediation. I filed the paperwork myself, we amicably divided up our lives and went our separate ways. We still occasionally talk, but slowly, we are moving further apart - as it should be. Our divorce cost under $400. No lie. I'm at peace now, as to how it played out - it wasn't easy of course, but with Casey's guidance, kindness, compassion and non-judgment, I was able to navigate thru one of the most challenging times of my life with more grace than I thought possible.
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.
Casey has been immensely helpful to me in a very confusing and painful time in my life. He has offered insight and suggestions that are totally outside of the realm of what friends or a therapist have been able to offer me. I credit my allowance of new paths opening up to me to the guidance I received from him. Reaching out to Casey was such a good decision for me.
I'm starting to learn how to journey on my own to ask the helping guides and spirits for guidance on how to let this shame go. I'm now starting to step into my power, speaking up instead of hiding my emotions, becoming more outgoing and realizing that I need to accept my true self and love my true self if I want that mirrored back to me in life. Since I'm not being so hard on myself anymore, I'm also not as hard on my kids either which has resulted in a lot less of the anger energy and opened up room for more positive, loving experiences for all of us!
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.
I began working with Julie in Spring. I was in the middle of major life Transitions and healing from some serious surgery. And she guided me through an amazingly beautiful process to reconnect with parts of my soul and move from reactive emotions to energy emotions. She's a beautiful, beautiful Storyteller and guide. I am truly grateful for the work that I am doing with her and know that my life has been truly enhanced because of my connection.
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.
The idea of a spiritual divorce offered me a gleam of hope and I wrote to Casey asking for help.
It was the hardest time of my life. I was so broken, following Casey’s advice was a leap of faith. But Casey’s insights have proved correct and his strategies have worked. Over the past eighteen months, I have learned to be patient and discovered the rewards of letting things unfold over time instead of forcing the situation; I have become less needy and emotionally more self-sufficient; I have explored new activities and rediscovered old interests. Casey has enabled me not only to get through the pain, but to come out on the other side feeling whole, more realistic and in a better position to start again.
More people should know what wonderful work you do.
I have a couple of friends that have asked me how I've managed to be strong enough to move forward and be happy so soon after him leaving me. I told them that true happiness lies within yourself and if you need a little help finding it, visit the Personal Tao site.
I recently came back from a Personal Tao retreat with both Casey & Julie. I attended the retreat with my husband. The experience was invaluable and we will hold the teachings with us forever. This personal retreat came at a time in my life where I needed it most. Casey & Julie are wonderful listeners, provide teachings catered to a person's specific needs (including chronic physical pain) while gently remaining in tune with the emotional needs of the participant. I found not only has the retreat helped strengthen us as a couple, it also strengthened me as an individual.
Casey and Julie are without question the kindest people I know. And, as if that weren’t enough, they’re also excellent teachers.
Because what they offer is a PERSONAL Tao, the way Casey and Julie work with you might be completely different than my experience. But if you are fortunate enough to work with either or both of them, rest assured that you will get what you need. Both of them bring humor, wisdom, and a keen perception, balanced with patience and grace to help move you through the storm.
I miss them and the Island already.
This course serves as a wonderful introduction to shamanism and for gaining experience with shamanic practices. Julie is a supportive, compassionate and insightful teacher. She explains concepts in a clear and understandable way, and she provides guidance from a non-judgmental and growth-oriented perspective. Among many things I appreciated about Julie as a teacher was her availability to provide feedback via e-mail in the time between sessions. This really helped me to integrate what I learned from the sessions into my daily life.
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!