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Living Authentically

Change your story,
change your life.

July 8-10, 2016

in Ojai, California

Releasing the patterns that no longer serve you.

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Desiring to consciously make a positive change in your life.


Shifting away from unproductive and unconscious states of being that keep you stuck.


Creating a stronger connection to the world around you and with yourself.

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Please join me for a powerful weekend of releasing those habits, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. Engage in the power of Shamanic practices of ritual and ceremony.

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To Receive Information & Tools for Positive Change

The workshop is for those interested in releasing their stories from their minds and bodies as well as building consciousness and self-awareness. Clear intention + shift in energy = transformation.

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In a Nurturing and Peaceful Environment

The retreat centers selected allow you to step away from your lives with healthy meals and a nurturing, natural environment.

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With an Experienced Shamanic Practitioner

Our host, Julie Down is a practicing Shaman having received her shamanic training primarily from the Four Winds Society in the Q’ero tradition studying in the United States, Peru and Chile.

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Julie’s retreat was just what I was looking for.  I wanted a spiritual retreat in a beautiful setting where I could take some time to self reflect and work on myself in a loving and supportive environment.  Julie used some very helpful techniques to help me identify and work through negative thought patterns so that I can break free of those things that are holding me back from getting what I really want in my life.  It was a very enlightening experience and the self exploration I did over the course of the retreat was definitely beneficial. I truly appreciate Julie’s hospitality and genuine concern for my well being. I am grateful for the opportunity and would wholeheartedly recommend Julie’s retreat.


The retreat in Ojai was phenomenal.  I haven’t stopped talking about it since I left that weekend!

Julie led a weekend of healing, expansion, and forging authentic relationships – something that will not soon be forgotten.

I can’t wait for the next one!

I had to google what the word Shaman meant before I signed up for Julie’s retreat; yet I had the most incredible, mellow, spiritual break through’s on that four day trip…


This was one of the best weekends over the past several years. It was a great combination of everything:  work on my “inner stuff”, increase the level of self-awareness, and enjoy a great community of open and wonderful people.  Julie managed to create an amazing natural environment  – so peaceful. I enjoyed hiking, tasty food, and the opportunity to make my weekend more meaningful and fulfilling. I was sincerely happy while participating in Julie’s retreat. And I am very grateful for that opportunity. I highly recommend the retreat and definitely will participate again.


Julie’s retreat literally changed my life.  I went with the intention to change my story.  It began at a beautiful location surrounded by sounds of nature. The experience was challenging, loving, growing, releasing, trusting, dancing, meditative and ceremonial.  Two weeks after the retreat, I was laid off with a generous severance package.  I’m changing my story!  We also had yoga, swimming and a delicious chef.


If you are reading this review, you owe it to your beautiful life to experience Julie’s gifts of direct, powerful, and effective breakthroughs with her retreats!
I was in need of a retreat that could get to the heart of the matter of my fears and confusion regarding my self-healing, undiscovered strengths, and struggles to access my authentic power.  I truly wanted to move forward in my life with greater self-love, safety and trust!
Julie is smart, gently-down-to-earth-real, funny and compassionate!  She shares her genuine humanity and provides you with an easy to talk to, honest and safe place for you to gain clarity, confident insights and powerful breakthroughs for your life!

If you want happy transformations and you are willing to create that your yourself, then please know that Julie is your right guide and healing friend.


I have never participated in this kind of retreat. It was my first experience, but I extremely enjoyed the retreat.  Julie managed to bring amazing people and create a special environment –  full of love, support, and acceptance. I enjoyed our trainings, which provided interactions with other people and opportunities to work on the inner problems that have bothered me for a long time. The space felt very safe; a place where I felt free to express myself. It was an unforgettable experience and I regret that it was just two days. I would have liked to stay there longer.


The retreat afforded me the opportunity to look at some patterns of behavior in my day to day life that are no longer serving me well and provided actionable tools to change those patterns.

Living Authentically

Change your story,
change your life.

July 8-10, 2016

in Ojai, California

Releasing the patterns that no longer serve you.

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