Sheila Belanger is an inspiring astrologer, wilderness guide and mentor for the mysteries and depths. She is a passionate advocate for our wild nature and our capacity to track and navigate the currents of soul. She has guided vision quests, transformational retreats, and nature-based soul programs since 1997. From her training in Transpersonal Psychology, Authentic Movement, and Deep Imagery, she is committed to nurturing the personal expression of embodied imagination and relationship to the Sacred. In her private practice, Sheila specializes in the astrology of midlife mischief. In addition to programs that Sheila guides through NW SoulQuest, she also offers programs specific to her legacy work with Astrology and midlife. Check out her Astrology and Midlife website for retreats, webinars, and blogs.
Cadencia Photography “Cadence is an alchemical photographer. Her pictures are a form a transformational therapy! They have shown me glimpses of my future self that make me giddy with excitement. ‘Am I really that person?’ I’ve asked myself with disbelief when looking at her pictures. Seriously! Her art helps me expand my own self-worth and live into all the possibilities of who I am becoming. It is for this reason that I’ve brought her as an event and boutique documentarian to all my retreats. She empowers women to really SEE their true beauty. Cadence’s approachability and natural playfulness makes it really easy to relax and have fun with the camera. She is also incredibly detail-oriented and a great coach, helping to make those little final adjustments in posture and lighting which really count. In a nutshell, working with Cadence is life-changing. Do it!” – Christabel Zamor
Sarah Durham Wilson of DOITGIRL is an ex-rock journalist turned Divine Feminine writer and teacher who creates under the pen name DOITGIRL. She spends her time on Martha’s Vineyard & Topanga Canyon, and other places where nature- the feminine- rules. She teaches workshops, courses, and retreats on awakening to one’s inner divine feminine nature.
MY PROCESS: “My process is searching the darkness for the light, I'm into diving all the way down to the bottom of the shipwreck to rise up with the gold.”
"Winter is a perfect time to descend into your own depths"
Awakening Avalon is a school dedicated to sacred activism and to supporting the evolution of consciousness on the planet. The combined practice of earth-based spirituality and mystical tradition awakens leaders to the call of service, infused with indigenous wisdom and steeped in devotional love.
If you have a sense of something more that lives in you, if you feel a desire to be completely alive and expressive of your amazing radiance, if you want to fulfill the infinite potential of your heart and live an enchanted life in communion with others, we invite you to come sit at this hearth. The cauldron is brewing! Warm your soul, open yourself, renew, and remember.
Animas Valley Institute — founded in 1980 by Bill Plotkin — offers a rich assortment of journeys into the mysteries of nature and psyche, including soulcraft™ intensives, contemporary vision fasts, and training programs for nature-based soul guides.
Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural evolution. As founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest. Previously, he has been a research psychologist (studying non-ordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology, psychotherapist, rock musician, and whitewater river guide.
Laurence Hillman : Born and raised in Zürich, Switzerland, Laurence began to study astrology at the age of sixteen and this has remained his passion for over thirty-nine years. He is a full-time archetypal consultant and teacher, using ancient techniques, including astrology, for the modern world. His ability to recognize underlying archetypes both in organizations and in individuals has brought him recognition worldwide. Laurence specializes in helping his clients understand their deeper purpose and their calling - especially in these challenging times.
A force in the ongoing movement to merge astrology with depth psychology, his approach is practical and full of metaphor and Jungian insight.
In organizations he shows how, on an archetypal level, leadership is, or is not, aligned with their stated mission. With private clients he specializes in helping them understand their deeper purpose and their life's calling - especially in these challenging times.
He has lectured internationally and conducted workshops at the Globe Theatre in London where he blended Shakespeare and Astrology. At the Cycles & Symbols Conference in California, he lectured on Venus in America (co-presented with his father James Hillman). He has also taught at Jean Houston's Mystery School, at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Findhorn, and he has been a repeated guest lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught small study groups and private students across the US.
He is the author of Planets in Play - How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology and the co-author of Alignments - How to Live in Harmony with the Universe.
Laurence holds an MBA, an MCM (Masters in Construction Management), as well as a degree in Architecture. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership Psychology at Meridian University.