Living in Joy and Beauty from your Point of Calm

July 16 - July 21, 2021

Darren O’Tell

Sherry Champlin

Susan Gale

Our natural state is joy and beauty, but so much distracts us from living in this way, including unexplained moods that seem to creep up on us from nowhere.  Many of us long for an explanation of our seemingly perpetual, inexplicable state of anxiety.

What if there was a simple, energetic explanation for this?  What if there were concrete life practices that allow you to spontaneously get together with friends without giving a thought to being anxious?  What if you no longer needed to pretend everything was okay because everything IS okay?

Your team from A Place of Light has been both practicing this way of life and teaching others to do the same since 2009.  During your six days with us you will be gently led through transformative experiences that will leave you able to experience the beauty and richness of life from a point of calm for all your days.

You will also be pampered with a massage, treated to a Sound Bath Meditation, and experience the profound insights that can only be gained from participating in a traditional sweat lodge.  Plus, you will be able to practice all your new skills of being anxiety free while being coached during a trip to Woodstock on the final day and more!

We start working with you as soon as you register!  A personal phone call from a team member will help you create your unique goals, and everyone will have the opportunity to meet and greet online before July 16, 2021 so that you will be seeing familiar faces when you arrive!

ScheduleFriday, July 16
  •  3 - 8pm Check-in
  • 3:30 - 6pm Individual massages and small group sessions - energy*
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:45 or 8pm Bonfire Session - Working with the element of fire

 Saturday, July 17

  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:30 Optional Guided Imagery or Spiritual Hiking (sign up the night before)
  • 10am - 12pm Massages, small group sessions on energy*, and one-on-one’s for energy work
  • 12 - 1pm Lunch
  • 1 - 5pm Massages, small group sessions on energy*, and one-on-one’s for energy work
  • 5 - 6pm Whole group:  How Energy can Create and Affect our Moods
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7 - 8pm Free Time.  During your free time, you can make use of the pool, fitness room,  take a hike, meditate in the garden, sit on the deck and sip tea, explore the book store and read, chat with newly found friends, check in with family and friends back home, take a nap or any other activity you choose.  One or more facilitators are always available for conversation.
  • 8pm Question and Answer on content shared Friday and Saturday

*Sessions on Energy on Friday and Saturday

  1. Being Grounded
  2. Recognition of energy all around us.
  3. The energy of fire and water.
  4. The energy of the four directions.
  5. Sensing the energy of each other.
  6. Recognizing the difference in energies in nature, water, and when in the buildings.
  7. Being love and compassion
  8. Practicing being grounded and love and compassion during somewhat chaotic energy
  9. Achieving a meditative state

Sunday, July 18

  • 8 - 9am Light Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:30am Optional Guided Imagery or Spiritual Hiking
  • 10 - 11:30am Preparation for sweat lodge:
    • Reviewing the energy of fire and water
    • Reviewing the energy of the four directions
    • Understanding the grandfathers (the stones used by the fire keeper to put in the lodge).
    • What to do if you have a vision or other profound experience.
    • Make gifts to honor the sweat lodge leaders.
    • Protocol when interacting with leaders.
  • 11:30 - 1pm Free Time
  • 1 - 4pm Sweat Lodge
  • 4 - 5pm Journaling and discussion of sweat lodge experience
  • 5 - 6pm Free Time.
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner

Monday, July 19

  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10am Optional Guided Imagery or Spiritual Hiking
  • 10 - 11am Sound Bath Healing Meditation
  • 11 - 11:45am Journaling and discussion of the Sound Bath Healing Meditation experience
  • 12 - 1pm Lunch
  • 1 - 4pm Creating Your World of Joy and Beauty
    • Mindfulness practices
    • The Universal Laws according to the Cayce Readings and bringing people into our world.
    • Thought patterns and the energy around us.
  • 5 - 6pm Colors and your Moods
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner

Tuesday, July 20

  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 11am Exploring Pantherkill Stream and honoring the naga
  • 11am - 12pm Paying Attention to Other Ways Our Sensitivities Speak to Uspart one
    • Reading people.
    • Communicating with spirit people
    • Everyday life
  • 12 - 1pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30pm Paying Attention to Other Ways Our Sensitivities Speak to Us, part two
  • 4 - 5pm Handling New People and Environments
  • 5 - 6pm Free Time
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm All about the Woodstock trip and having the opportunity to use all that has been learned

Wednesday, July 21

  •  8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10am Check-out of Rooms
  • 10am - 2pm Woodstock trip and Lunch
  • 2pm Closing Ceremony
*Please note that schedule is subject to change


Darren O’Tell

Darren, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2009:  Academically, I am a science guy, but connecting with that inner voice, knowing things on a deeper level has always fascinated me.  Now that I make that part of my daily life, I am eager to assist others in doing the s...

Sherry Champlin

Sherry, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2015:  I have personal experience with how the knowledge you will be receiving can help you achieve a life of joy and beauty from a point of calm, having seen it happen for myself and others over the years.  I find using the...

Susan Gale

Susan, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2003.   All my life I have created spaces where people can learn and grow.  In the work I do now at A Place of Light, I hold a space where people can discover who they are by listening to their inner voice and learn to hold o...



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