AWAKENING YOUR INNER FIRE
At the MEGALITHIC DOMES, in magical SEDONA ARIZONA.
April 29 – May 5, 2024
Join us for a magical and transformative workshop “Awakening Your Inner Fire,” where we will celebrate the essence of Fertility Abundance Passion and Renewal. Inspired by ancient traditions the Maypole dance and Beltane festivities, this immersive experience is designed to ignite the spark within you and reconnect you with the powerful forces of nature and your inner self. Together we embrace the powerful energy of Springtime, in this window mid-way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.
Maypole Dance Ritual: Step into the enchanting world of the Maypole dance, a symbolic representation of the dance between the divine feminine and masculine energies. We join in the history and significance of this age-old tradition and participate in a lively and joyous Maypole dance to infuse the spirit of renewal.
Beltane Celebration: Embrace the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane and its ties to the blooming of spring, the May Queen, and the Green Man. Engage in various Beltane rituals and ceremonies that honor the changing seasons and embrace the power of growth, love, and life.
Fertility and Abundance Rituals: Explore practices that tap into the fertile energy of the Earth, harnessing the abundance that surrounds us. Set intentions for your own growth and engage in rituals to manifest your desires.
Ignite Your Passion: Delve into the depths of your passions and desires. Through guidedRitual Posture sessions and exploratory exercises, uncover the inner flames that drive our life’s direction and creativity.
Renewal and Rebirth: Embrace the cycles of nature as a metaphor for personal transformation. Engage in renewal ceremonies that empower us to shed old patterns and welcome new beginnings.
Nature Connection: Immerse yourself in the natural world, fostering a deep connection with the elements. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities that strengthen your bond with the earth, fire, air, water, and spirit.
Community and Connection: Share this journey with like-minded individuals, building a sense of community and belonging. Collaborate with others to co-create a powerful and sacred space for transformation and growth.
Awaken your inner fire and step into a world of fertility, abundance, passion, and renewal. This workshop is a unique opportunity to celebrate the beauty of life, connect with the wisdom of ancient traditions, and kindle the flame within your heart. Join us for an unforgettable experience of self-discovery and empowerment in the embrace of nature’s eternal cycles.
Beltane. In lighting the Bel-fire together we take part in an ancient and universal ritual of community healing and intention. These sacred magical fires were found in cultures from Europe to China, from Africa to the Middle East, and across Native America.
Maypole. The Maypole Dance weaves the colors together, symbolic of the union of god and goddess, the spiral of life and the union of earth and sky. A tradition dating from ancient Rome, this festival was popularised across Europe (especially in Germanic and Scandinavian countries). Folklore dedicated the Maypole and dancing to the goddess and the festival and ceremony symbolized the arrival of spring and the Earth awakening after its winter slumber. For both young women and young men, it was symbolic of their commitment to care for and nurture each other and the Web of All Our Interconnected Relations, honoring the gifts each brings.
WHAT: Awakening Your Inner Fire
WHEN: April 29th – May 5th
WHERE: Megalithic Domes – Landmark Extreme Home! Sedona Arizona
WHY: Using a series and sequence of Ritual Postures, this workshop is a unique opportunity to celebrate the beauty of life, connect with the wisdom of ancient traditions, and kindle the flame within your heart. Join us for an unforgettable experience of self-discovery and empowerment in the embrace of nature’s eternal cycles.
This retreat is a deep dive into the mysteries, with a small and intimate gathering. If you are a regular attendee of our Zoom sessions, you’ve met many of your fellow explorers of the Alternate Reality already! Let’s come together, here in Sedona, as changemakers to reclaim right relation — with self, community, and the universe at large. And as storytellers writing the next chapter of our individual and collective story. As liasons, listening to our ancestors, to bring forward their wisdom to help light our path. Let’s come together to celebrate with Ritual Body Postures leading us into Ecstatic Trance to amp up our life force, and restore our balance — make our path forward a little more sure-footed! (Scroll Down for a Gallery of 36 photos!)
LOCATION: Our sacred space is Sedona, Arizona, 350 million years in the making. Nature took her time to sculpt these red rocks, through earth thrusts, sea changes, wind and rain. We are blessed beneath our feet with an ancient aquifer, supplied by snowmelt from the sacred mountains of Flagstaff. Desert plants are hardy survivors, adaptable, resilient, with a long history of water conservation. All lessons with can use today, known and practiced by the Sinagua, ancestors to the Hopi, who left their mark here. Writing in petroglyphs on the cliffs, they too journaled their spirit journeys. (See photos below)
In this Intensive we will:
Greet the spirits of this land and sky
Tune to the magnetic field generated by this iron-infused, red rock landscape
Experience the energy flow inside the resonance acoustic chambers of these domes
Activate our connection with Spirit through Ritual Postures, twice daily
Come together in rituals for fire and water, earth and sky, sun and moon
Share our goals and dreams in roundtable discussions
Dance and sing with the Ancestors
Greet the morning sun with walking meditations in the Rock Circle Labyrinth
Stargaze under Sedona’s dark skies, around the campfire
Take time to rest, reflect, restore
- Gain knowledge from collective wisdom and profound shared insights
- Engage in collaborative introspection, and contemplative sessions.
- Experience a sense of belonging not only to Earth but to the entire Universe, bridging your individuality with the fundamental forces molding the cosmos.
- Depart with a refreshed outlook, enabling you to perceive your life through the expansive lens of the universe.
- Join a shared journey, uniting participants in a collective experience.
Individual and group activities
Widening the bandwidth of perception
Art and journaling
Sharing our stories and life adventures
Sacred ceremonies with fire and water blessings
Earth and heart-centered practices
Roundtable discussions to learn from one another, share our stories
Listening for what Nature, also our co-facilitator, brings in for our journey together
Total Cost for this retreat is $795.00 USD Includes 6 nights accommodation at the Sedona Domes in Sedona Arizona, dinners and brunch, coffee and tea. Our well taps into the water of an ancient aquifer fed by Flagstaff’s snowmelt, so no need to bring bottled water. Do bring your favorite beverages and some snacks and treats to share, and anything extra you need for a special diet. Please pay upon booking, or arrange a payment plan in advance.
Exploring Personal Development & Revelation
- Using the power of selected Ritual Body Postures a means of self-discovery and growth.
- A chance to build and continue exploring personal strengths, including values, passions, and life experiences.
- We will have exercises and discussions to encourage participants to embrace their unique gifts and understand how they influence their perception of the world.
Cultivating Self-Awareness and Inner Knowledge
- Introducing mindful /self-reflection rituals to foster self-awareness and emotional freedom.
- Personal time to navigate our inner landscape with a fresh perspective.
- We will connect with each other, build meaningful relationships, and embrace diversity of ideas to enhance their understanding of different perspectives.
Sharing the Power of Ritual
We will be deeply engaged in daily ritual. Rituals hold a significant power and have been practiced by humans across cultures and time periods. Rituals provide the context for transformative experiences that mark personal or collective transitions.
The Community Effect: Amplifying the Emerging Experience
Gathering individuals together with a shared vision is incredibly powerful. When people come together with a shared vision, there is a collective energy and Spirit inspiration that emerges. Group trance posture sessions harnesses a unique and powerful collective energy, enhancing the individual and collective experience of the posture journey. The collective energy can deepen the trance posture experience for each participant. Also we have witnessed the birthing of synchronization and resonance among participants. Participants report that it generates a collective field of healing and transformation.
Cost: $795.00 - Food and lodging included
($825.00 after April 1, 2024
Course Instructor: Paul Robear
President / Executive Director of the Cuyamungue Institute.
As director of the Cuyamungue Institute, Paul Robear led the organization with unwavering dedication and a profound commitment to its mission. Under his visionary leadership, the institute continues to flourishes and becoming a beacon of exploration, research, and education in the field of consciousness studies.
Paul has spearheaded groundbreaking research projects that delved into the ancient practices of ecstatic trance and shamanic journeying, shedding light on the profound wisdom and healing potential contained within these traditions. Recognizing the importance of disseminating knowledge and empowering individuals, Robear expanded the institute’s educational programs. He developed innovative workshops and training sessions, inviting renowned scholars and practitioners from various disciplines to share their expertise. Through these initiatives, the Cuyamungue Institute became a global hub for the exploration of altered states of consciousness and their practical applications.
Robear’s passion for preserving indigenous wisdom and fostering cross-cultural understanding led to fruitful collaborations with indigenous communities worldwide. With wife Laura lee, they established partnerships with traditional healers and spiritual leaders, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and promoting cultural appreciation. Through these efforts, the institute became a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern scientific inquiry.
Beyond his role as director, Paul Robear was known for his warmth, humility, and deep respect for others. He nurtured a supportive and inclusive environment within the institute, fostering collaboration and empowering individuals to pursue their unique paths of exploration and growth.
Course Instructor: Laura Lee
Board Member of Cuyamungue Institute.