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Happy New Year!
We hope you are ready to welcome in lots of new, positive energy in this new year! We are very excited with the direction we are heading in 2017 and can’t wait to share it all with you.
We are continuing to offer our new Great Spirit Talks at the low introductory rate for January, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience this amazing information, be sure to join us this month!
A recurring theme lately has been how to deal with anxiety and the sense of overwhelm that can come with it. If you’re looking for a new way to deal with that, try this approach.

Read more of our latest newsletter including upcoming events.

Spirit retreat 2016 Puerto Vallarta sunset from the boardwalk of the city

Spiritual Retreat 2017

Join us for a trip to the
Mayan Temple at Chichen Itza 

Dedicated to the Serpent God Kukulcan

 

 

March 18- 25, 2017 the Center for Holistic Healing and Art will be traveling to Puerto Morelos, Mexico just south of Cancun for a week-long immersion in self-discovery and expansion and a trip to the pyramids! Amy, Andrea and Kristi will act as guides and mentors for an intimate group for this week away from the ordinary. We will be staying at  Secrets Silversands Riviera, an adults only, all-inclusive, 5 star resort on the lovely Mexican Riviera where March temperatures are a delightful 86 degrees on average. The week will include daily meditation plus a variety of metaphysical and creative activities designed to support and encourage you to dive deep within yourself to let your goddess shine. After inner exploration there will be ample time for further self-care by re-charging in the ocean and pools. We will be treated to many types of cuisine and entertainment provided by the resort.

The week will include but is not limited to:

  • Exploration of the Akashic Records

  • Light Connection healing

  • Conversations with Great Spirit

  • Self-Realization workshops using The Map

  • Mediumship

  • Spirit drawing

  • Intuitive Energy Cards

  • Meditative doodling

  • Crystal grid healing

  • Chakra balancing

This week will be about experiencing these types of things as well as exploring how you are able to connect to more than your 5 senses. Intense opening to self can be challenging, but when done with this group support and balanced with pampering and fun, it creates the path to magnificent growth!

As part of our retreat we will be picked up at the resort by a private van with a personal guide to enjoy a full day excursion to the  Mayan Kukulkan Pyramid, local taqueria, shopping and a swim in a cenote (cave with a natural pool). A second, partial day excursion will include a boat trip that will allow us to see and swim with sea turtles and we may also find dolphins!

Your fee will include:

  • 7 nights and 8 days of lodging

  • 24-hr delicious food and top-shelf beverages including room service

  • Access to beach and pools as well as hot tub and fitness center

  • Two cultural excursions

  • All the metaphysical activities and workshops

It may also include round trip airport transportation (still working on that with facility). Prepayment 30 days in advance will allow a $50 discount off total and coupons for spa services. It does not include beverages while on the excursions, tipping of tour guides. You will want to consider money for shopping opportunities and any spa treatments you would like to treat yourself to as well.

Rates are based on double occupancy in hotel suites, two double beds per room, shower, jacuzzi, balcony. It does not include airfare to/from Cancun International Airport. Total investment for this luxurious week of connecting with your inner goddess is $2200. This is what self-love is all about!

If you feel you are meant to join us on this exclusive retreat, contact Kristi at kndjnstn@comcast.net to inquire about availability of space.


Learn more about Chichen Itza and the pyramid here.
See photos from 2016 Spiritual Retreat here.

Please select the ticket you wish to purchase at this time- note a deposit of $500 is due no later than Jan. 15 to hold your place, then return to purchase second “ticket” for the balance. This would still be only for you personally, it is not purchaing a second spot on the trip. Dates are for when the money will be debited from your account, actual trip dates are March 18-25. You may also choose to pay the entire balance at once. Please purchase plane tickets into Cancun and be sure to let us know your planned trip details here.

image of sunrise

Too Late to go Back To Sleep

“Too late to go back to sleep…”

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I love theater and this is a quote from “Defying Gravity”, a song from the musical Wicked. I admit, somewhat sheepishly, that until now I didn’t really know what it meant in the context of the song. Recently the full intent of it hit me like a ton of brick. I had just received a message from spirit that basically pushed me out of the proverbial (cozy and warm) nest and the realization that once awakened to the full enormity of All that is, it is impossible “to go back to sleep”. How I processed that went something like : “wow, that was a lot of intense information, all I really want to do is crawl in a corner and forget about it for a while, maybe it won’t seem so challenging after a bit of time away from it.” Pause for thinking and a little hyperventilating, then “oh, that was the message. There is no more time, the time is now and I have to act. Shoot! Can’t I just have a little more time pretending I don’t know it? No? Oh blast.” Then the song came into my head and a light bulb went on.  That’s what the song meant! Once youknow, you can’t pretend that you don’t know. You can’t “go back to sleep.” You have to move forward and put fear, doubt and second-guessing aside.

The-day-has-begun
The-day-has-begun

Are you in that place where youknow but you are still letting apprehension or self-doubt prevent you from taking the next step? Are you pretending that you don’t know and staying in your cozy corner? We understand! That’s what we are here for at the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, to support you in that scary unknown where you step out of your comfort zone and into the Light of endless possibility!! We have many opportunities for you to explore the amazing world beyond our 5 senses. If you need information on something we’re not offering- let us know right here on the blog. We love input!

Feeling like you might be ready to immerse yourself in this kind of learning? We have a week-long retreat in paradise March of 2016 to do just that. There is still time to register and get a $100 discount here: http://bit.ly/1MEHpyL   Find out more info here.

Wishing you Love and Light,
Kristi

photo of Casa de los Artistas

Mexico On My Mind

Mexico on My Mind

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In my mind I can hear James Taylor’s Mexico. “I’ve never really been but I’d sure like to go.”  My mind keeps coming back to our Mexico Retreat, I think about it often. Are you thinking about too? I’m so excited for it. 

Casa de Los Artistas

I think of all the sun and the fabulous fresh food and the sand between my toes, oh how I love the idea of laying out on that beach doing nothing. Then my mind wanders over to all the fun of big dinners together and laughter and celebrating each other. I love all of this. I’m finding myself giggling at the thought of it right now.  Of course, then comes the whole reason we’re doing this; Our Connection! Our connection with each other, our community and how our community is ever expanding. Especially our connection to Spirit, isn’t this what it’s all about?  I’m overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of spending an entire week in this energy.
Just think of it – waking each morning to like minded people with big smiles to great you, meeting for morning meditations together to start our days. Our days will be filled with adventures and art, mountain hikes and beach side siestas too. Our afternoons and evenings will be filled with SPIRIT! We’ll have Table Tipping, Metaphysical Playground workshops, Art Classes, Empath Support, Mediumship and whatever else we can conjure up. I know right… how exciting!
Last night these were the thoughts keeping me up. Now these are the thoughts putting a smile on my face for the day. 
If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s plenty of time. Also, don’t forget if you pay for the trip in full by October 31st, there’s a $100 discount! This is going to be an amazing week at the end of our winter, March 5th through the 12th.  Check out our Mexico Retreat page with more information. You can sign up directly with Casa De Los Artistas, that’s where we’ll be staying. They make it all so easy, they take care of everything. From the moment we step off the plane, we’re in their hands.  (They’re professionals, they’ve done this before. hahaa) The space is limited. I hope you make it!
I Wish You Light,
Andrea
photo of fish underwater at boca de tomatlan, Mexico

Fish and Whales and Rocks, Oh My!

Fish and Whales and Rocks, Oh my!

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One of the coolest excursions during a trip to Casa de Los Artistas is a boat trip out into the Bay of Banderas. It is over 3000 feet deep with about 62 miles of coastline and is a nursery for Humpback whales from November through March. The moms and babies are easy to spot on boat trips around the bay, and while riding out to the National Marine Park called Los Arcos, we saw a frolicking mom and baby pair!

Humpback whales, mom and baby.
Humpback whales, mom and baby.

This area boasts billions of colorful fish, coral reefs and birds as well as interesting volcanic formations. I was so excited to snorkel here and see everything! I wasn’t prepared for all of the new sensations of being in deep (very deep) water, wearing a mask, hearing fish (didn’t know they made sounds) and being touched by them! It was initially a bit anxiety provoking, but after ditching the life jacket I got some great photos and really enjoyed the time amidst this school of fish.

photo of vibrant fish underwater
Fish from my snorkeling adventure.

I have been practicing with my mask and snorkel this summer so I’ll be ready for an extended time exploring in March! Only 195 more days until our Mexico Retreat for Connection, Creativity and Healing. If you want to join me and swim with the fish- visit:  ArtWorkshopVacations.com for more information and to book your trip! We are able to bring 20 people with us on this exciting journey of self-discovery.

I’ll be posting more fun experiences soon!

Wishing you Light,

Kristi

photo of Casa de los Artistas

197

197

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Casa de Los Artistas
Casa de Los Artistas

197 what you ask? 197 days until we head off for our adventure in Mexico! It may sound far away, but I can tell you the time goes by quickly! I went to the Casa de los Artistas this past January on a purely art workshop and once I made my reservations, the time flew by. Amy, Andrea and I leave March 5, 2016 ( I wasn’t going to make you figure that out ;-)) for a week of Connection, Creativity and Healing. It’s going to be a week-long immersion in positive, uplifting energy that will leave you re-charged, focused and Spiritually elevated! Are you joining us?

Read more and make your reservations at:   ArtWorkshopVacations.com

I wish you Light,

Kristi

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Newsletter

Happy New Year!
We hope you are ready to welcome in lots of new, positive energy in this new year! We are very excited with the direction we are heading in 2017 and can’t wait to share it all with you.
We are continuing to offer our new Great Spirit Talks at the low introductory rate for January, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience this amazing information, be sure to join us this month!
A recurring theme lately has been how to deal with anxiety and the sense of overwhelm that can come with it. If you’re looking for a new way to deal with that, try this approach.

Read more of our latest newsletter including upcoming events.

Spirit retreat 2016 Puerto Vallarta sunset from the boardwalk of the city

Spiritual Retreat 2017

Join us for a trip to the
Mayan Temple at Chichen Itza 

Dedicated to the Serpent God Kukulcan

 

 

March 18- 25, 2017 the Center for Holistic Healing and Art will be traveling to Puerto Morelos, Mexico just south of Cancun for a week-long immersion in self-discovery and expansion and a trip to the pyramids! Amy, Andrea and Kristi will act as guides and mentors for an intimate group for this week away from the ordinary. We will be staying at  Secrets Silversands Riviera, an adults only, all-inclusive, 5 star resort on the lovely Mexican Riviera where March temperatures are a delightful 86 degrees on average. The week will include daily meditation plus a variety of metaphysical and creative activities designed to support and encourage you to dive deep within yourself to let your goddess shine. After inner exploration there will be ample time for further self-care by re-charging in the ocean and pools. We will be treated to many types of cuisine and entertainment provided by the resort.

The week will include but is not limited to:

  • Exploration of the Akashic Records

  • Light Connection healing

  • Conversations with Great Spirit

  • Self-Realization workshops using The Map

  • Mediumship

  • Spirit drawing

  • Intuitive Energy Cards

  • Meditative doodling

  • Crystal grid healing

  • Chakra balancing

This week will be about experiencing these types of things as well as exploring how you are able to connect to more than your 5 senses. Intense opening to self can be challenging, but when done with this group support and balanced with pampering and fun, it creates the path to magnificent growth!

As part of our retreat we will be picked up at the resort by a private van with a personal guide to enjoy a full day excursion to the  Mayan Kukulkan Pyramid, local taqueria, shopping and a swim in a cenote (cave with a natural pool). A second, partial day excursion will include a boat trip that will allow us to see and swim with sea turtles and we may also find dolphins!

Your fee will include:

  • 7 nights and 8 days of lodging

  • 24-hr delicious food and top-shelf beverages including room service

  • Access to beach and pools as well as hot tub and fitness center

  • Two cultural excursions

  • All the metaphysical activities and workshops

It may also include round trip airport transportation (still working on that with facility). Prepayment 30 days in advance will allow a $50 discount off total and coupons for spa services. It does not include beverages while on the excursions, tipping of tour guides. You will want to consider money for shopping opportunities and any spa treatments you would like to treat yourself to as well.

Rates are based on double occupancy in hotel suites, two double beds per room, shower, jacuzzi, balcony. It does not include airfare to/from Cancun International Airport. Total investment for this luxurious week of connecting with your inner goddess is $2200. This is what self-love is all about!

If you feel you are meant to join us on this exclusive retreat, contact Kristi at kndjnstn@comcast.net to inquire about availability of space.


Learn more about Chichen Itza and the pyramid here.
See photos from 2016 Spiritual Retreat here.

Please select the ticket you wish to purchase at this time- note a deposit of $500 is due no later than Jan. 15 to hold your place, then return to purchase second “ticket” for the balance. This would still be only for you personally, it is not purchaing a second spot on the trip. Dates are for when the money will be debited from your account, actual trip dates are March 18-25. You may also choose to pay the entire balance at once. Please purchase plane tickets into Cancun and be sure to let us know your planned trip details here.

image of sunrise

Too Late to go Back To Sleep

“Too late to go back to sleep…”

POSTED ON  

I love theater and this is a quote from “Defying Gravity”, a song from the musical Wicked. I admit, somewhat sheepishly, that until now I didn’t really know what it meant in the context of the song. Recently the full intent of it hit me like a ton of brick. I had just received a message from spirit that basically pushed me out of the proverbial (cozy and warm) nest and the realization that once awakened to the full enormity of All that is, it is impossible “to go back to sleep”. How I processed that went something like : “wow, that was a lot of intense information, all I really want to do is crawl in a corner and forget about it for a while, maybe it won’t seem so challenging after a bit of time away from it.” Pause for thinking and a little hyperventilating, then “oh, that was the message. There is no more time, the time is now and I have to act. Shoot! Can’t I just have a little more time pretending I don’t know it? No? Oh blast.” Then the song came into my head and a light bulb went on.  That’s what the song meant! Once youknow, you can’t pretend that you don’t know. You can’t “go back to sleep.” You have to move forward and put fear, doubt and second-guessing aside.

The-day-has-begun
The-day-has-begun

Are you in that place where youknow but you are still letting apprehension or self-doubt prevent you from taking the next step? Are you pretending that you don’t know and staying in your cozy corner? We understand! That’s what we are here for at the Center for Holistic Healing and Art, to support you in that scary unknown where you step out of your comfort zone and into the Light of endless possibility!! We have many opportunities for you to explore the amazing world beyond our 5 senses. If you need information on something we’re not offering- let us know right here on the blog. We love input!

Feeling like you might be ready to immerse yourself in this kind of learning? We have a week-long retreat in paradise March of 2016 to do just that. There is still time to register and get a $100 discount here: http://bit.ly/1MEHpyL   Find out more info here.

Wishing you Love and Light,
Kristi

photo of Casa de los Artistas

Mexico On My Mind

Mexico on My Mind

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In my mind I can hear James Taylor’s Mexico. “I’ve never really been but I’d sure like to go.”  My mind keeps coming back to our Mexico Retreat, I think about it often. Are you thinking about too? I’m so excited for it. 

Casa de Los Artistas

I think of all the sun and the fabulous fresh food and the sand between my toes, oh how I love the idea of laying out on that beach doing nothing. Then my mind wanders over to all the fun of big dinners together and laughter and celebrating each other. I love all of this. I’m finding myself giggling at the thought of it right now.  Of course, then comes the whole reason we’re doing this; Our Connection! Our connection with each other, our community and how our community is ever expanding. Especially our connection to Spirit, isn’t this what it’s all about?  I’m overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of spending an entire week in this energy.
Just think of it – waking each morning to like minded people with big smiles to great you, meeting for morning meditations together to start our days. Our days will be filled with adventures and art, mountain hikes and beach side siestas too. Our afternoons and evenings will be filled with SPIRIT! We’ll have Table Tipping, Metaphysical Playground workshops, Art Classes, Empath Support, Mediumship and whatever else we can conjure up. I know right… how exciting!
Last night these were the thoughts keeping me up. Now these are the thoughts putting a smile on my face for the day. 
If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s plenty of time. Also, don’t forget if you pay for the trip in full by October 31st, there’s a $100 discount! This is going to be an amazing week at the end of our winter, March 5th through the 12th.  Check out our Mexico Retreat page with more information. You can sign up directly with Casa De Los Artistas, that’s where we’ll be staying. They make it all so easy, they take care of everything. From the moment we step off the plane, we’re in their hands.  (They’re professionals, they’ve done this before. hahaa) The space is limited. I hope you make it!
I Wish You Light,
Andrea
photo of fish underwater at boca de tomatlan, Mexico

Fish and Whales and Rocks, Oh My!

Fish and Whales and Rocks, Oh my!

POSTED ON UPDATED ON

One of the coolest excursions during a trip to Casa de Los Artistas is a boat trip out into the Bay of Banderas. It is over 3000 feet deep with about 62 miles of coastline and is a nursery for Humpback whales from November through March. The moms and babies are easy to spot on boat trips around the bay, and while riding out to the National Marine Park called Los Arcos, we saw a frolicking mom and baby pair!

Humpback whales, mom and baby.
Humpback whales, mom and baby.

This area boasts billions of colorful fish, coral reefs and birds as well as interesting volcanic formations. I was so excited to snorkel here and see everything! I wasn’t prepared for all of the new sensations of being in deep (very deep) water, wearing a mask, hearing fish (didn’t know they made sounds) and being touched by them! It was initially a bit anxiety provoking, but after ditching the life jacket I got some great photos and really enjoyed the time amidst this school of fish.

photo of vibrant fish underwater
Fish from my snorkeling adventure.

I have been practicing with my mask and snorkel this summer so I’ll be ready for an extended time exploring in March! Only 195 more days until our Mexico Retreat for Connection, Creativity and Healing. If you want to join me and swim with the fish- visit:  ArtWorkshopVacations.com for more information and to book your trip! We are able to bring 20 people with us on this exciting journey of self-discovery.

I’ll be posting more fun experiences soon!

Wishing you Light,

Kristi

photo of Casa de los Artistas

197

197

POSTED ON UPDATED ON

Casa de Los Artistas
Casa de Los Artistas

197 what you ask? 197 days until we head off for our adventure in Mexico! It may sound far away, but I can tell you the time goes by quickly! I went to the Casa de los Artistas this past January on a purely art workshop and once I made my reservations, the time flew by. Amy, Andrea and I leave March 5, 2016 ( I wasn’t going to make you figure that out ;-)) for a week of Connection, Creativity and Healing. It’s going to be a week-long immersion in positive, uplifting energy that will leave you re-charged, focused and Spiritually elevated! Are you joining us?

Read more and make your reservations at:   ArtWorkshopVacations.com

I wish you Light,

Kristi