Meet our 2018 Presenters!
2018’s Retreat was a Wonderful Weekend! Take a look back at some of our presenters!
Sonic Bliss Bath
Cache Hartzell, E-RYT 500 began her exploration with meditation, healing arts, sound, soul trance work, movement and yoga over 25 years ago and continues to pursue education and experience in sound healing, yoga and the healing arts. This ongoing process of practicing and learning provides many fresh insights that inspire her teaching and workshops. Cache's teaching style is intuitive and nourishes the hidden strengths of her clients and students while challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. Her deep understanding and direct experience can easily open the way to a reunion with the True Self. Her skilled hands-on adjustments help students to access and awaken the life force in dormant areas of the body. You will leave her classes feeling enlivened, refreshed, relaxed and renewed.
Cache is also an International yoga educator, a registered Jin Shin Do practitioner, a Body Centered Contemplative Counselor, a teacher for the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, an Intuitive Source Healer and a swimmer of rivers.
Great Falls, MT
Love, Light AND Shadow
Erin Duffy Osswald is a creatrix practicing the healing and fine arts. She leads sacred circles, celebrates rites of passage and guides personal spiritual metamorphosis. As a Certified Earth Medicine Practitioner utilizing shamanic techniques, Erin facilitates a range of spiritual healing, but her specialty focuses on tending to the heart. She gathers her medicine in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and has earned the trust of the Spirits of the Land. Her tools are elemental and effective.
Contact Erin at:
Great Falls, MT
Dancing Inside Out
Mary Papoulis is a professional violinist who has been concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony and a member of the Cascade Quartet and String Orchestra of the Rockies for 28 years. Mary’s passion for dance began at a young age improvising to her sister practicing Beethoven piano sonatas in their living room. Throughout her life Mary has studied ballet, modern, tango, belly dancing and ballroom dance. She is a Blue belt NIA instructor who has been teaching NIA at the Yoga for Wellness Studio in Great Falls since 2011. Mary’s inspiration for teaching dance and NIA was spurred on by a NIA workshop she took at a Celebrating Women conference back in 2004. While raising her two sons she has explored the self healing benefits of NIA and her passion for dance.
Ocean of Holy Love Experience
Casey Krohn is a Reiki Master who loves living in wonder & supporting people for their highest good. She also delights in creating mandalas in chalk, taking copious amounts of pictures, embracing laughter & writing free-flowing poetry.
Dancing in the Vibration of Joy
Dances of Universal Peace (Sunday, Closing Ceremony)
We join in a circle, learn simple phases and tunes from the spiritual traditions of the world, and move and sing.
It is what humans have done since the beginning of time.
Florence has been conducting Dances of Universal Peace circles in Montana for 23 years.
Releasing the Vibrational Energy of Laughter: Theater Improvisation Games
Recently retired as a long time theater professor at Montana State University, Stephanie continues to lead mask character creation workshops and the ever popular theater improvisation workshops. She's also launching a new business, sharing her mask artistry pieces. Other activities include directing for community theater, kayaking, and gardening new perennial beds in the backyard!
Great Falls, MT
Love Your Life! - Use EFT to Remove What is Keeping You Stuck
Tracy Johnson has the best job in the world! When you ask her what that job is, she will tell you that she helps people to live their life purpose with ease, grace and joy. Tracy is a certified and accredited EFT practitioner with the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. She found EFT, aka “Tapping” while searching for a natural remedy for her own stress and anxiety, and while dreaming of a way to leave her soul sucking government job. Tracy holds degrees in Counseling Psychology and Religious Studies, but takes great pride in having Siri address her as “Khalisi, Mother of Chickens. ” When she is not facilitating miracles with her clients, she enjoys simple living in the countryside near the Smith River with her husband Keith, her Yorkie Lucia, and a small flock of Chickens. Tracy loves to garden, to cook, and to play the Celtic harp badly, though her “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is improving.
Create Your Own Vibrational Apothecary
Bella Marie is a sound healing ceremonialist, Intentional Creativity™ Teacher and founder of Radical Creativity Coach. She helps women access, ignite and express their divine spark through creative outlets like painting, sound healing, meditation and intuition. By accessing our feminine powers of intuition, creativity and embodied awareness, she mentors women to create a project, a painting, a long time coming dream. She believes that we all have the answers we seek and supports women to go within to reawaken their radiance. Bella offers private sessions as well as hosting groups, events and retreats. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting, dancing and relaxing with friends by the lake or ocean.
Find out how to add more fun, play and celebration to your life visit her website:
Lizzi Juda has been gathering and inspiring community since her days as a high school cheerleader. She is founder and co-director of Turning the Wheel Missoula, a non-profit that builds healthy, vibrant community through creative self expression. She has been a practitioner of Ecstatic Body Postures and Ecstatic Dance for over 25 years and has been leading improvisational movement classes and expressive arts groups for even longer. She is a mother, massage therapist, minimalist, magic maker and musician. Lizzi is passionate about providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play, move, and connect deeply with themselves and their creative spirit.
Many Hands Light Work is…
Stormi Oshun is a native Northwesterner, having grown up in Wenatchee, WA and settling in Spokane for
almost 30 years before relocating to Bozeman, MT. Her years as a Speech and Language Pathologist in the
public schools gave her plenty of experience working with and engaging youth in positive and productive ways.
After meeting the love of her life, she relocated to Bozeman five years ago and launched Your Girl Friday, a
successful “handy ma’am” business.
Stormi began learning African hand drumming as a young adult, and pursued her passion for drumming with
instruction in various rhythms of the world. On a whim to enliven Spokane's Gay Pride parade, she offered to
bring a marching band -- and then managed to create the vibrant, powerful, joyful "Giant A** Drum Corps"
(GADC), a women's bucket-drumming brigade that regales Pride and other festivities around the Northwestern
U.S. Having led the GADC for eleven successful years, she collaborated with Shaun to create a similar group,
Chicks With Sticks (CWS), in Bozeman. She and Shaun stepped down after leading CWS for six successful
years, and the drum corps continues to be a popular addition to local social justice and women’s empowerment
Stormi has been invited back repeatedly to
SummerSing to teach bucket drumming to women at
this week-long music camp headed by Judy Fjell,
recording artist and “music empowerment
activist.” Several years ago, Judy invited Stormi to
expand her camp offerings to include daily West
African hand drumming lessons, and Stormi has
collaborated with Shaun in these classes with
great success. Stormi and Shaun also teach
beginning West African hand drumming classes in
Bozeman, and offer community drum circles on a
Shaun Phoenix is a private practice counselor
and shamanic healing practitioner in Bozeman,
Montana, whose work focuses on moving beyond surviving to thriving. She has led many deeply moving
women’s spirituality workshops and retreats, including Celebrating Women, an annual weekend gathering
which hosts up to 100 women now in its 25 th year. Weaving together her interpersonal skills with her capacity
to create safe and sacred space, Shaun is extremely effective at creating a coherent sense of connection and
community where all feel welcome, heard and supported.
Shaun’s love of drumming began decades ago as she explored and deepened in ecstatic/trance drumming
practice, creating the drumbeat which supports the trance state so essential to her shamanic healing work. A
musician and songwriter since childhood, Shaun has been a passionate African hand drummer for more than a
decade, and continues to learn and deepen in her drumming practice as she holds the backup rhythm on the
three pitched dundun drums while Stormi leads students in learning melodies for the djembe, the traditional
drum used in African hand drumming.
Both women are founding members of Yamama!, a six-woman World Music and Dance performance ensemble
based in Bozeman, and are also members of the Bozeman chapter of the Montana Women’s Chorus.
Visit them on Facebook:
Learn more about Yamama Here.
Safe Passage Counseling: safepassagecounseling.com
Many Hands Light Work community building through sacred play!
Stormi Oshun and Shaun Phoenix
(406) 548-4698 (406) 580-0562
Toning and Chanting: Exploring the Vibratory Radiance of the Voice
Sandy Bellingham is a composer and piano teacher who is a member of the Tree of Light Shamanic Drum Circle in Bozeman, MT. She has studied music therapy with David Teplitz and sacred chanting with Jill Purse. She is a certified teacher of the shamanic practice, Medicine for the Earth, having worked with Sandra Ingerman. For four years she was the executive director of the Naos Foundation School for Sacred Studies, centered on Whidbey Island, and is the founder of the One River Institute, offering experiences in Earth-centered spirituality in Bozeman. Sandy is a facilitator of Authentic Movement, having studied with Janet Adler.
Sandy has been a keynote speaker on Medicine for the Earth at Celebrating Women, and has led Celebrating Women workshops in Authentic Movement and Medicine for the Earth.