If the answer is “yes,” then you will benefit greatly from an intensive personalized retreat.
When going through a personal transformation, we often feel the need to withdraw from the world for a period of introspection. Throughout history, people have returned to nature to immerse themselves in quiet and beauty, to restore and invigorate their souls, or to simply relax and regroup.
Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman, guides her clients through their personal growth, and sees them take tremendous strides and leaps of faith as they leave relationships, heal marriages, recover from lifelong heartbreaks and personal trauma.
What one participant had to say:
“Renee is an angel without the fluffy wings and clouds around her. She is an angel sent to help you if you want to make changes and take ownership of your own issues and hear it just as it is. We worked full circle, mind, body and soul. Discussions and practical tools to use in your daily life, exercise in the most pure natural beauty one can imagine, and healing work from the practical shaman. Renee has been there and done that and is now here to write a book on it and share her wisdom and real life experiences with all who can receive from her.” Randi July 2012
“Renee’s guidance has enhanced and enriched my journey. Anyone would be blessed to be touched by her helpful presence in their lives.”
This summer, Renee is leading a retreat on Whidbey Island for a few ready and fortunate individuals. Would you like Renee to nurture, feed, and provide you with emotional, physical, and energetic support and healing?
“Renee is the key to change in people who don’t know how to change but truly want to. I didn’t all of a sudden fall off the deep end. I was drowning for my whole lifetime due to problems inside my heart and brain that I was born with and that grew into bigger and bigger issues. In a short amount of time, Renee helped change my whole perspective about me, others, and life. I’m far from living life to the fullest, but at least I got to first base after striking out so, so many times. If everyone reading this passage knew me, they would be lined up outside Renee’s door saying, ‘So you’re the one who made that neurotic little boy into a functional man. If he can be helped, I wonder what Renee can do for me.’ Thank you, Renee.”
In addition to her one-on-one coaching program, Renee is now offering her clients and their guest a unique opportunity to spend three days and two nights for a getaway on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.
Renee will be your host, guide, and personal chef. She will hold space and direct this personal retreat that could change your life! Fly to Seattle and leave the rest to The Practical Shaman.
“I found working with Renee extremely beneficial. First of all, I liked her pragmatic approach: Renee gives you practical solutions that you can implement from day one, which gives you immediate benefits. Furthermore, she is very good in opening your mind, making you see things in a different perspective. She is very persistent and makes you work hard so that you can achieve your goals in a short time. She can be tough and direct, but after you think about it, you can see her point. Most importantly, by working with her you learn some tools that are going to stay with you forever and that will help you deal with your life in a new, improved way.”
When you’re free from your daily routine and spend your time devoted to retreat, you can unwind and do important healing work tailored to your unique needs. This level of customized help and attention is difficult to get on a group retreat.
“Renee meets you where you are now and gives you practical tools to heal the wounds and get back to your foundation, so you can get to where you really want to be; not where she thinks you should go.”
Although you will have time to relax, hike, and enjoy the island lifestyle (Whidbey Island is a bird watcher’s paradise), Renee will spend 25 hours on you. When was the last time you received that kind of attention?
“Renee loves her clients unconditionally. She provides top-notch service. She’s available …”
This three-day retreat is an intensive version of Renee’s three-month coaching program; however, instead of experiencing a single session, and then dealing with distractions such as laundry and television at home, you can fully absorb all the work before returning to daily life.
“Renee is one of a kind. Powerful, direct, and incredibly insightful. Renee sincerely cares for your personal development and growth. She is devoted to all of her clients and does not let you weather the storm alone.”
At the retreat, Renee will work with you—one on one—during three or four healing sessions, one and one-half hours each, which could include the following practices:
An important part of the process will include in-depth conversation sessions and journaling.
To balance all the deep, soul-level inner work, you will be able to nurture your physical body with three hours of body treatments by a licensed massage therapist.
You will enjoy organic food prepared by Renee—a world-class chef!
To help you further connect to your body, health, and the earth, you may assist in the kitchen or the garden where honoring your body—your soul’s home—begins.
Renee will schedule two 30-minute follow-up phone calls to your home as you continue the work on your own.
“Renee has a keen ability to get to the heart of the matter in a compassionate and affirming way.”
More information coming soon on the Desert Retreat. Please email Renee if you are interested. Spaces are limited to 8 participants, save your space, register early.
“Within six months, we accomplished more than 10 plus years of therapy. No therapist ever got in this deep, or touched me with language I could hear.”
Cost for Private Retreat: $2900. for one person (includes first class lodging, healthy meals, body treatments from licensed massage therapist, and three-day program). There are a limited number of spaces for this unique vision quest.
Cost for Group Retreat: $995. healthy meals, body treatment from licensed massage therapist, and three-day program. Lodging is additional and there are several options available. Limit to 8 people.
“If anyone ever told me I would be listening to business advice from a shaman, I would say they are crazy. But it works!”
Personal Retreats: Let’s get you scheduled. Dates are on a first come first serve basis.
Group retreat: October 17-20 limited to 8 people. Palm Springs Area
Sample Schedule – Subject to Change based on your needs
Unpack and leisure fresh market cuisine dinner
Opening Ceremony to Release What No Longer Works in Your Life.
Opening Shamanic Healing Session
Movement -Tree House in the Woods
Afternoon – Touch Drawing Session in Nature
Evening -Bodywork and Shamanic Healing Session #2
Hike along the bluffs, and into the water for a deep renewal and rebirth.
Lunch on the bluff
Journey and Healing session
Journaling or more touch drawing
Together we will visit a market and cook
Shamanic Healing Session
Movement for integration
Create a power necklace to reinforce your own process
You can not put a price tag on joy. Register today.