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WHAT’S NEW? A Very Special Adventure for Women!

So many of us have a love-hate relationship with our bodies – no thanks to the media, societies values, peer pressure, and even family insults. What I love about what Jenna has created in this special retreat is a chance to look more closely at they way we feel about ourselves and to challenge them in a very adventurous way.

fem-vitaleNot your typical “retreat” this trip will have you questioning everything you think about yourself in a safe, fun, and supported environment. I recommend you give this trip a second look and if you have any issues with how you feel about your body – this is the trip for you.

While together, you’ll be focusing on: what it means to be a woman in today’s world and how reclaiming the Core Essence of being female can ignite our empowerment. Through meditation, breathwork and movement, you will be guided into feeling and developing presence inside your body. Through these practices of awareness, we will cultivate deep presence and love of self. We will introduce loving body talk and practices that align your being with pleasure, joy, luxury and celebration of your divinely feminine body.

Trip tuition: 3,995 USD based on double occupancy – many meals, activities, photoshoot, etc included.

Details for NYC on Jenna’s website!

Blessings & love, Sheri

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Finding YOUR Way on El Camino de Santiago: Spain
September 11–22nd, 2016


Walking the el Camino de Santiago is the perfect way to illuminate key areas of your life – including health, self-care, relationships, career, creative expression, and even your relationship with the Divine that are calling out to you. Make no mistake – this will be a once in a lifetime pilgrimage with modern day shaman Cara Andershock to connect with your soul’s deepest longing and truths offering you time away from the stresses of everyday life to breathe, think, feel and gain fierce clarity.

The Camino normally takes as long as two months, so we handpicked an unforgettable experience that includes unique, top-notch accommodations, delectable meals and transportation – while still giving you the opportunity to walk 61 miles (100 KM) traversing lavender fields, medieval cities, rolling vineyards, and olive groves. Historically people have walked el Camino as a spiritual journey to tap into inner peace and solitude, and to personally challenge themselves while being immersed in cultural marvels. And you’ll feel your spirit soar with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment when you reach the breath-taking grandeur of The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – the final steps of your pilgrim’s journey!

Following the traditions of the pilgrimage with a modern shamanic twist, we’ll be using the powerful energies of the magical, mystical and miraculous el Camino de Santiago to build your dream life. You’ll receive life-altering tools and strategies to identify and breakthrough personal barriers so that you can create more love and abundance and reach your highest potential in life. Trip cost: $3,997 USD based on double occupancy, Single occupancy supplement: $650 – most meals included.

Details for el Camino on Cara’s website!


Mastering the Tao Nature Within: Wudang Mountain, China
November 7–19th, 2016


Join Terry Hodgkinson for a powerful journey to China where you’ll learn ancient methods for inner balance. We’ll be focusing on the art of Tai Chi, which will bring clarity and calm to your mind. The art of Qigong will be introduced into your lifestyle, enabling you to find your true self and place in this world. And Taoist meditation will clear your energy body and have you feeling more rooted to the earth.

Wudang is located in Central China’s Hubei Province and this location houses thousands of years of Taoist practice. The atmosphere is ripe with Tao and finding your inner Tao is easily grasped in this ancient place with so much support. The complex was specially designed to fit the Taoist principle of harmony between man and nature.

Magnificent buildings of ancient Chinese design and thought and are located all over the mountain and there are more than 2,000 Palaces and Temples, making this complex the world’s largest Taoist center. Trip tuition: $2497 USD based on double occupancy, single occupancy: $3197 USD – many meals included.

Details for China on Terry’s website!

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“The Wholeness of Life”
by J. Krishnamurti

Taken from: Part II Chapter 11; 5th Public Talk Saanen 19th July 1977: ‘Where there is suffering you cannot possibly love’

lakeWe say that love is part of suffering. When you love somebody it brings about suffering. We are going to question whether it is possible to be free of all suffering. When there is freedom from suffering in the consciousness of the human being then that freedom brings about a transformation in consciousness and that transformation affects the whole of mankind’s suffering. That is part of compassion.

Where there is suffering you cannot possibly love. That is a truth, a law. When you love somebody and he or she does something of which you totally disapprove and you suffer, it shows that you do not love. See the truth of it. How can you suffer when your wife throws you away and goes after somebody else? Yet we suffer from that. We get angry, jealous, envious, hateful; at the same time we say, “I love my wife”! Such love is not love. So, is it possible not to suffer and yet have the flowering of immense love?

What is the nature and the essence of suffering – the essence of it, not the various forms of it? What is the essence of suffering? Is it not the total expression, at that moment, of complete self-centred existence? It is the essence of the me – the essence of the ego, the person, the limited, enclosed, resisting existence, which is called the “me.” When there is an incident that demands understanding and insight, that is denied by the awakening of the me, the essence which is the cause of suffering. If there were no me, would there be suffering? One would help, one would do all kinds of things, but one would not suffer.

springSuffering is the expression of the me; it includes self-pity, loneliness, trying to escape, trying to be with the other who is gone – and all else that is implied. Suffering is the very me, which is the image, the knowledge, the remembrance of the past. So, what relationship has suffering, the essence of the me, to love? Is there any relationship between love and suffering? The me is put together by thought: but is love put together by thought?

Is love put together by thought? – the memories of the pains, the delights, and the pursuit of pleasure, sexual or otherwise, of the pleasure of possessing somebody and somebody liking to be possessed; all that is the structure of thought. The me with its name, with its form, its memory, is put together by thought – obviously. But if love is not put together by thought, then suffering has no relationship to love. Therefore action from love is different from action from suffering.

What place has thought in relation to love and in relation to suffering? To have an insight into it means you are neither escaping, wanting comfort, frightened to be lonely, isolated; it means therefore your mind is free and that which is free is empty. If you have that emptiness you have an insight into suffering. Then suffering as the me disappears. There is immediate action because that is so; action then is from love, not from suffering.

bambooOne discovers that action from suffering is the action of the me and that therefore there is constant conflict. One can see the logic of it all, the reason for it. Only so is it possible to love without a shadow of suffering. Thought is not love; thought is not compassion. Compassion is intelligence – which is not the outcome of thought. What is the action of intelligence?

If one has intelligence it is operating, it is functioning, it is acting. But if one asks: What is the action of intelligence? – one merely wants thought to be satisfied. When one asks: What is the action of compassion? – is it not thought that is asking? Is it not the me that is saying: If I could have this compassion I would act differently? Therefore when one puts such questions one is still caught in terms of thought, But with an insight into thought then thought has its right place and intelligence then acts.


J. KrishnamurtiKrishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow.

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