Journeys of the Spirit® June 29th, 2011 Newsletter
~THIS IS A SPECIAL TRAVEL EDITION OF OUR NEWSLETTER!~
I’m going to use this issue to catch up with a few new things, and bring you up to date with what is going on in my world here at JOTS!
First of all: Thank you so much for all the comments about our first video – that was so much fun to hear from all of you, I really appreciated that. The videos are going to continue which brings me to my next point – I am looking for great questions for me to answer in my upcoming videos!
So if you have something you have been burning to ask me – email me – your question might be the one I feature next! Keep in mind that your question needs to be succinct, not a long winded question that has lots of parts to it.
Second: You might have noticed that all our trips now have early bird specials associated with them. This is to encourage you to place your deposit early with us because most of our hotels require we be paid in full 60 days out!
Folks today love joining us at the last minute which we do our best to accommodate – however – if we cannot meet our minimum by 60 days we have to cancel the trip and then it’s disappointing when folks ring us to join a trip a few weeks out and then find out the trip is not happening. So if you are interested in a journey – please let us know early – it will be deeply appreciated! ♥
Third: Speaking of early-bird specials – prices are going up July 1st for our SEDONA: The Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert – Sept 22-27th retreat and for our TEPOZTLÁN, MEXICO: Creating Divine Partnerships – September 24-30th retreat. You can watch a short video on the Tepoztlan retreat center on the right if you like –>
Fourth: I just got back from our wonderful retreat in Santa Fe! I had such a great time with the most awesome group of people! Not only did we get to address the internal issues that have us suffering in our relationships – but we got to see gorgeous art, eat fabulous food, and deeply connect and share our hearts with each other. Wow! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I enjoy best!
PS: Need a special trip for you or your family? Let Ales in Custom Travel design something for you!
I’d just like to share a little with you…
Some of you have been asking – which trips are you leading this year Sheri? The answer is 3 trips: Our journey to Havasupai Falls in September, Day of the Dead in Oaxaca the end of October and the Southern Yucatan for our Beads and Altars trip in November to celebrate 11.11.11.
I want you to know that I am very careful when I plan these trips – and I specifically choose areas in Mexico that I know well and that I know are safe. Of course every place has its occasional issues – does anyone here in the US live in a town that has no crime? I didn’t think so. Please do not eliminate joining me in Oaxaca or the southern Yucatan because of fear – because it is unfounded, truly.
All three retreats are very special – Havasupai I ran last year and loved it so much I had to go again, what a beautiful and sacred part of the canyon! Day of the Dead is also a repeat – last year we helped a local family dress their grave and it was very humbling and quite an honor. We created a group altar which was beautiful and so heart-felt, I can’t wait to go back.
And Lake Balcalar where we stay in the southern Yucatan is right on the edge of a crystal clear, white sand bottomed lake – with beautiful Mayan ruins near-by, the perfect place to make prayer beads and bless them on the sacred altars. I hope you can join me, each trip is an experience your heart will not forget.
Linda Jacobson, in case you do not know her, is running two Art & Spirit trips this year – one to Zion National Park which she ran last year and was fantastic, and her second trip is to Santorini, Greece.
Both places are so visually stunning (heaven on earth!) – the perfect places to stimulate your creative soul and let go of any old stories you have about yourself. Linda also studied with don Miguel Ruiz and combines her creative work with Shamanism and spiritual teachings. Perfect!
We have TWO NEW TRIPS this year that just went up: our Tulum, Mexico Yoga Retreat that my dear friend and yoga teacher extraordinaire John T is running in December, and a longer trip to Dharamsala, India to learn from the Dalai Lama and then to experience a week-long silent retreat. Both trips will be amazing (and require early sign-up)!
And please don’t forget about Peru in October! Carol Rydell is wonderful with Peruvian Spirituality as is Romulo our local guide who specializes in Pranic healing. If you are looking to open your heart, heal and connect with the mother earth (Pachamama) you will want to be with Carol.
Ladies, if you are looking for something special Kathy and Joy are going to the Sophia Peace Center in Dolores, Colorado for their Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat! However, it is almost filled – so if you are interested in learning to trust your inner wisdom more and learn gentle yoga at the same time, better register now!
Don’t forget about Dale Allen Hoffman’s Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert retreat this September in Sedona! Did you listen to our teleclass together – it was great! If you didn’t – you can still sign up for the recording.
If you are not familiar with Dale’s work I highly suggest you check it out – this is NOT your grandma’s Christianity. Just look at this amazing translation of the Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic (rather than from Greek). Every time I read this version of the prayer it brings tears to my eyes. (Thank you Dale!)
To finish off the year – Fu-Ding Cheng (another fab artist and student of don Miguel’s) and Linda Jacobson are going to the mysterious ruins of Palenque in December to celebrate 2012!
If you have never been to Palenque you are going to love the mythology there and the powerful energy! This Shamanistic journey will have you shedding your old useless paradigms and ready for the change ahead!
OUR UPCOMING FREE TELECLASSES!
~Is It Possible to Have Fear & Still Live Boldly?~
♥Join me – Thursday, July 7th at 8:30 pm eastern, 5:30 pacific time for a powerful free teleclass. We’ll be talking about: Transcending Fear! – and what are the necessary tools to step through our uncertainties and live fully in our power. I’ll also be sharing what will be happening on my upcoming Havasupai Falls Retreat – Sept 20-26th. Sign up NOW!
On this call we will move past the fears that are holding you back from creating your best life, and let go of troublesome mental limitations. Together we’ll transcend any fears we have about what we can or cannot accomplish in our lives. Imagine what life could be like if you could take any action in life regardless of whether or not you felt afraid or if your mind was filled with objections!
~Feeling Stifled, Overwhelmed & Disconnected?
Activate your Creative Soul!~
♥Join join renowned shaman-ess, artist, & teacher extraordinaire Linda Jacobson and I – Saturday, July 23rd at 12:00 noon eastern, 9:00 am pacific time for a wonderful teleclass on: Feeling Stifled, Overwhelmed & Disconnected? Activate your Creative Soul! (she is facilitating the ZION NATIONAL PARK: Art & Spirit Painting Retreat – Sept 14-18th and SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul! – October 14-21st Retreats).
Linda believes: Each one of us has untapped creative abilities that can deepen our understanding and connection to the world. Enhanced levels of creativity make us flexible and able to cope with the uncertainties of our changing world. They can help us to have insights and breakthroughs as we navigate our way to higher levels of expression and actualization. Don’t miss this class! Sign up NOW!
~5 Keys to Living Your Truth and Loving Your Authentic Life!~
♥Join Carol and I – Thursday, July 14th at 8:30 pm eastern, 5:30 pacific time for a powerful free teleclass. We’ll be talking about: Living Your Truth and Loving Your Authentic Life! Carol is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading experts on living a passionately authentic and vibrant life. Having deeply transformed her own life she expertly guides others to living their dreams and passions. Sign up NOW!
On this call we’ll share the 3 vital keys to maintaining integrity in your life, how to create inner calm and safety to support the life changes you desire and the one question you can ask yourself to instantaneously shift your awareness! She will also share about her upcoming Journey to Peru – October 13-23rd.
Here’s a fun message on love from me to you! If you want to listen on YouTube directly simply click on the YouTube link box…And don’t forget to post at the bottom of the page!
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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS!
~SOUL-STIRRING SEPTEMBER SOJOURNS~
ZION NATIONAL PARK: Art & Spirit Painting Retreat
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
Sept 14-18th, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
HAVASUPAI FALLS GRAND CANYON: Living Fearlessly
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Sept 20-26th, 2011 (price goes up July 15th!)
SEDONA: The Aramaic Breath of Life: Awakening in the Desert
Trip Leader: Dale Allen Hoffman
Sept 22-27th, 2011 (price goes up July 1st!)
DOLORES, CO: Revolution! Intuitive Awareness & Communication Retreat
Trip Leader: Kathy Knowles & Joy Valenti Kochmer
Sept 24-28th, 2011
TEPOZTLÁN, MEXICO: Creating Divine Partnerships
Trip Leaders: Greg & Tamara Montana
September 24-30th (price goes up July 1st!)
~BOLD OCTOBER EXPEDITIONS~
PERU & MACHU PICCHU: The Heart & Soul of Pachamama
Trip Leader: Carol Rydell
October 13-23rd -Lake Titicaca extension Oct 23-25th (price goes up Aug 1st!)
SANTORINI, GREECE: Inspire Your Creative Soul!
Trip Leader: Linda Jacobson
October 14-21st, 2011 (price goes up August 1st!)
DHARAMSALA, INDIA: The Dalai Lama & Tibetan Buddhism in Exile NEW!
Trip Leaders: Lama Buga Tire & Lisa Tully
Oct 21-Nov 7th
DAY OF THE DEAD: Oaxaca Mexico: A Celebration of Life!
Trip Leader: Sheri Rosenthal
Oct 29th-Nov 6th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~NOURISHING NOVEMBER RETREATS~
MAYAN RIVIERA: Prayer Beads & Altars
Trip Leaders: Sheri Rosenthal & Kathy Benson
Nov 9-15th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-OPENING DECEMBER TRAVELS~
TULUM, MEXICO: Atmananda Yoga Retreat NEW!
Trip Leaders: Jhon Tamayo
Dec 3-10th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
PALENQUE, MEXICO: A Shamanic Portal to 2012
Trip Leaders: Fu-Ding Cheng & Linda Jacobson
Dec 8-13th, 2011 (price goes up Sept 1st!)
~HEART-WARMING JANUARY ADVENTURES 2012~
ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA: Unconditional Love in Action
Trip Leader: David Ault
January 30 – February 9th (price goes up Oct 1st, 2011!)