Why You Should Come:
Each year during this time in February, the Grandmothers travel back to the homelands of our Maori grandmothers. Grandmother Eila’s invitation to come and stay at the Sharda retreat center just outside beautiful Auckland is like going to visit your grandmother’s home – but so much better. Sharda Retreat Center is full of the kind of energy that will boost you to a new level of consciousness. We will introduce rebirthing exercises that will bring you to a richer understanding of life. You will experience the 4-element teachings during your time with the Grandmothers. Plus, we will venture to Rotorua, along with visiting Hobbiton, home of Lord of the Rings set. Dining at a Marae while enjoying some beautiful Mouri cultural entertainment.
What We Will Do:
We will spend the first 6 days at the center enjoying the richness, the knowledge and teachings of the four grandmothers, and taking some day trips to visit some of the sites sacred to the Maori people. Each of you will have individual time with each of the grandmothers.
Then, we will travel to another beautiful part of the north island called Rotorua, a lovely quaint city resting beside a lake and home to hot pools, heated sands and many geysers. You’ll have access to a wellness spa and tourist attractions. During your visit in this area, you will experience the energizing mud pools, along with some personnel shopping time. But let’s not forget, we all need to please the child within each of us. We will also travel to Hobbiton where they filmed Lord of the Rings Trilogy films.
After our tourism adventure, we all will return north. We haven’t forgotten the beautiful traditions of the Maori people. We are all invited to visit a Marae (a sacred long house) of the Maori people. A nationally renowned Haka Group will share their dance/ritual with us while we enjoy a meal. If you have never experienced the Haka, this will be a treat as this is one of the Islands/cultural highlights. The following day, our dear Great-grandmother Rose Pere will grace us with her knowledge of the Kahukura, the magenta flame and Maori Teachings. Grandmother Rose is like the Dahli Lama of the islands, not to mention her playfulness and her singing talent.
Treat yourself to 10 days of relaxation while absorbing the powerful energy of New Zealand. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sharda Retreat Center. Emerge yourself in the atmosphere, as you create the most important foundation for your well-being – bringing yourself back to a more powerful balance.
We’ve consolidated two activities into one 10-day adventure in wellness and rebirthing. We have planned a variety of cultural exercises for the mind, body and spirit. You’ll enjoy delicious healthy foods and time to tour & embrace this beautiful land. Are you interested in getting back to balance and feeling grounded? Come and join others like yourself interested in achieving life at its best.
This adventure of self-nourishment is right for you if are:
- Off balance and feeling empty
• Over whelmed with problems that are not yours due to work overload or personal overload
• Struggling to find a deeper connection to life
• Experiencing a lack of self-care
• Always giving and forgetting to gift back to yourself
• Looking for more that will rebirth the energy within you
Then this journey of self-care is for you.
Price: 3,500.00 US Dollars BOOK BY JANUARY 15, 2018
Deposit: 1,000 US Dollars (There will be a cancellation fee of 500.00, and 10 days prior to attendance date, the entire deposit of 1,000 will be forfeited). If you paid in full, the remaining will be returned.
IF WE CANCEL TRIP, 100% will be refunded
Price includes; all ground transportation, all lodging, group meals, entrance fee to Hobbiton and lunch there, entrance Koha to Marae with meal and entertainment of the Haka Group.
COSTS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to New Zealand and the cost of Spa Treatments in Rotourea. Some restaurant dinners will be on your own during free time.
Why Come: The grandmothers not only bring their passion and expertise to others, they bring that comforting nourishment that grandmothers do. This is an opportunity to experience the transformative power of self-care (and Grandma care), and to nourish and replenish your body mind, heart and soul. Integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life as you learn to:
• Experience self-care as spiritual practice
• Relax and re-connect with your needs, desires, and your body’s natural rhythms
• Meditate to enhance peace and harmony in everyday life
• Find balance and wholeness in your relationship with the world
Who We Are:
Reverend Grandmother Eila Paul (Maori, NZ) is a healer with a spiritual and physical connection to her people, the Maori of Aotearoa New Zealand and to our world culture. Eila works with the elderly and children, using sacred sound as a tool to heal and transform space within people and the environment. She has traveled through North America and Europe offering sacred seeds of knowledge and healing. She is the Director of Sharda retreat center. Eila’s philosophy is that path of Love, Harmony and Beauty. Her singing and music transform life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT0UD3I3l_c
Great-Grandmother Moetu Taiha, Maori
Almost all of my mahi-work is based on my teachings from my childhood and with the guidance of my ancestors who I walk with in my everyday life.
My Ancestors, The Universe, The Gods and Goddesses answered my call…
This started my journey of Healing…A journey I have been on for almost 30 years and will continue till the day I die.
Great-grandmother Rose Pere, Maori
Spiritual Leader, Great Grandmother, Healer, Conservationist and Wisdom Keeper – She is a keeper of the Maori Way and its uniquely respectful relationship to all living things. Her message is one of the unity of all – that we, in our essence come, from One Divine Source.
Pere is prized among her people, and many other tribes, as a holder of ancient wisdom. She uses insight, humor, essential teaching and intuition to navigate through the path of life. Her book, Te Wheke: A Celebration Of Infinite Wisdom, an introduction to essential Maori teachings which go back over 12,000 years and are pertinent to the needs of today.
Grandmother Devi Tide (USA/Sufi) is convener of the Awakening the World Project, linking indigenous tribes around the world to invite the revitalization of natural human wisdom. She has been Head of the Sufi Healing Order in North America since 1999, and is the head of the Art of Healing Foundation. She has over thirty years of experience as a spiritual teacher and has taught internationally at many venues, sharing the ancient teachings of her tradition. She brings a ‘wholeness’ approach to life, offering energy from the One Source.
Great-grandmother Mary Lyons, USA
Ojibwe Elder, Niiah-Nibi-Ikwe “Second Water Woman”, Elder of Mitigwakk-Daywaygus-Giwstashskad “Water Drum Circle”, Sr. Member of the “Top Hat Medicine Dress/Long Skirt Society”, Spiritual Advisor, Storyteller, Wisdom Teacher. Grandmother Mary carries an intense professional portfolio, her contribution to the wellness of women and families stands at the forefront of her commitments in the areas of “talking circles, ceremonies, Vision interpretations, one on one Spiritual Guidance.”
More Videos –getting to know the Grandmothers www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufk4X5ph_zc
Weather and Travel:
Get ready to relax in warmth. At the North Island of New Zealand, the temperature range is 73ºF – 87ºF. Dress is casual and comfortable. Some evenings might be cool, so dress accordingly.
The closest airport is Auckland, New Zealand. We will meet you all there with a bus February 7, between 5:30-7:30am (this is when most flights arrive). We will transport back to the Auckland airport on departure. If some of you are staying on to do further exploring, we can give you some ideas of what to do.
MONEY EXCHANGE; US/Euro dollar has a higher value to NZ $, you will get more for your money there.
You will receive individual attention by Grandmother Devi Tide, she will take your secured deposit/full payment via check or paypal. Any questions and concerns, she will help you.
Grandmother Devi Tide USA cell (518) 505-0091
EMAIL CONTACT: ALL NON-USA RESIDENTS, PLEASE EMAIL DEVI
We, the Grandmothers of the Sacred WE are excited that you will be joining us and look forward to visiting with each of you.
Update: Unfortunately due to health concerns, Great-Grandmother Rangiemarie Rose Pere will no longer be able to join for the September 2017 events. We are all keeping her in our prayers and sending Aroha – infinite love and blessings to our dear Grandmother Rose, and wishing full health to continue her work in the awakening of the world.
We have amazing news. Great-Grandmother Rose has decided to join us for two upcoming programs in the United States, this is an amazing opportunity to meet someone who is at the heart of Maori Spirituality, Spiritual Life, History, Culture, and who helped us vision and create the Global Indigenous Grandmothers of the Sacred We.
On top of this great honor, all six Grandmother of the Sacred We will be present for the workshops in Michigan and at Omega Institute in New York – Eila Paul (Maori/NZ), Mary Lyons (Ojibwe/1st Nations), Flordemayo (Mayan), Pershlie Ami (Hopi-Tewa), Moetu Taiha (Maori), and Devi Tide (Sufi).
Dates: September 17th (Sunday) – September 22nd (Friday)
Online Info: Omega Event Page & Description Click Here ; Sacred Fire Prayer Circle each morning, wisdom sharing and teachings from the whole group of Grandmothers and each Grandmother individually including Water Ceremony and so much more. Omega is a beautiful all-in-one retreat facility with sacred spaces, beachfront lakeside area, a sustainability center, cafe, restaurant, and more.
Online Registration: $395 + Accommodations, includes all meals (amazing delicious vegetarian-vegan-friendly feasts!), click here for online registration
2-Day Retreat with the Grandmothers, September 9th & 10th
Dates: September 9th & 10th (Saturday & Sunday), 10am – 5pm both days. (Full Description Event Page Click HereFull Description Event Page Click Here) Sky View Retreat Center is located half an hour west of Grand Rapids, MI, on beautiful land dedicated to healing work, especially healing by relating with horses.
Online Info: Wisdom sharings, healing work for the planet and ourselves, songs, Water Ceremony, prayer, being in nature, working for the awakening of humanity to live in harmony with Mother Earth, and other offerings are some examples of what this weekend will be about. Spontaneity, laughter, joy, friendship, and deep connection. Click here for the full description and bios of the grandmothers on Sky View Retreat Center’s page.
Online Registration Credit Card or Paypal: Sliding Scale $200 – $350, Click Here and scroll to the bottom for the online registration. SOLD OUT – THERE IS NOW A 1-DAY INTIMATE RETREAT BEING OFFERED THURSDAY SEPT. 14TH: CONTACT: email@example.com
Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 6 – 9pm
Online Info: 1Breath4All is honored and privileged to host the Grandmothers of the Sacred We in Grand Rapids for an evening event in which they will share; from the heart, indigenous wisdom, healing and hope for the future of our planet. We are wisdom keepers, Elders, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers (these are titles) from various nations and traditions: Hopi, Maori, Mayan, Sufi and Ojibwe. Grandfathers and also Healers. Amidst this time of separation we come together with a message of oneness and our interconnection. Click Here for more info on the Eventbrite Page
Online Registration: $20 in advance (click here) or $25 at the door
New: Sacred Water Blessing Ceremony on Lake Michigan with the Grandmothers, September 11th
Offered by the Grandmothers of the Sacred We -Blessing the Waters of Lake Michigan
The Grandmothers of the Sacred We are visiting the Grand Rapids area the week of September 11-16 and are offering several events and workshops. This latest addition is a Sacred Water Ceremony on our beloved Lake Michigan at Camp Blodgett (West Olive location). We begin the evening with the participatory Sacred Water Ceremony, followed by a simple potluck meal and music by Jason Wheeler, Bruce and Becca Ling and friends.
** This is a free event – donations accepted at the event to support the work of the Grandmother’s through the Art Of Healing Foundation.
**Please bring a simple dish to share if you are able
Sponsored by the Christine Wheeler Family Foundation.
Hosted by 1Breath4All LLC.
Location: Camp Blodgett- Main Lodge 10451 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive, Michigan 49460
Grandmother Pershlie Ami from Phoenix, Arizona – Grandmother and Elder of the Hopi-Tewa Tribes, member of the Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona, Creator and trainer of the “I Am Sacred” curriculum, participant in the Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition To End Abuse
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Arohanui ~ Me Gwetch ~ Kia Ora ~ Quaqua Esqualie ~ Peace ~ Love ~ Harmony ~ Healing Beauty ~ Seven Generations ~ One Human Family
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Florida Water Blessing Tour with Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons & Grandmother Doreen Bennett
- June 17th, 8am – 10:30am: Sacred Water Blessing Ceremony at Delray Beach, FL with the Sacred Water Tribe; FB Click Here
- June 18th, 10am – 3pm: Sacred Circle for the Earth with Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons & Doreen Bennett in Jupiter Farms, FL, $40-60 suggested donation, potluck lunch, camping available, FB Click Here
Info: Chris Akbar & Jessica : firstname.lastname@example.org / 941-993-9994
Grandmothers Circle at Omega Institute, September 18-22
Stay in touch as the Grandmothers and friends travel through Aotearoa (New Zealand) on a journey of healing, spiritual teachings, divine nature encounters, and community.
2017 Journey To New Zealand February 18 – March 2nd
Register for the 2017 Sacred Journey Of The We to New Zealand!
Complete 2017 Aotearoa (NZ) Journey Details & Info: Click Here
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration & Deposit: Mail deposit checks for $1,000 to hold your place to PO Box 1787, Bothell WA 98041, Checks should be made out to “The Art Of Healing Foundation”
Paypal Deposit: Click here to pay the $1,000 deposit online
This is a healing, restorative, and rejuvenating journey into the heart of New Zealand where we will stay in healing places, visit sacred locations, and join together with our Maori Grandmothers, brothers, and sisters in honoring life, our connection with each other, and the wisdom teachings that have been passed down from generation to generation.
- Visit Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere, Tohunga (spiritual elder) of the Maori
- Stay in a Marae, sacred longhouse, an honor most New Zealanders will never know
- Travel to Lake Waikaremoana, a deeply sacred place to the Maori, Sharda Retreat Center, and many other sacred natural places.
- Daily teachings, sharings, wisdom, and programs from Maori Grandmother Eila Paul, Maori Great-Grandmother Moetu Taiha, Ojibwe Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons, and Sufi Kefayat Grandmother Devi Tide, all of whom will be joining on this journey!
- Healing Spring-fed Hot Tubs
WE ARE GOING TO STANDING ROCK
Grandmothers Mary and Devi journey with Jalilah, Akbar, Jessica, Jaqui, and some of Grandmother Mary’s Family, on a Solidarity Journey to Standing Rock, Nov 11-13, to stand in solidarity to say that WATER IS LIFE in solidarity and friendship with the over 200 tribes that have gathered in Standing Rock. Especially moving is the call from Lakota-Sioux Chief Arvol Looking Horse for religious and spiritual leaders, and people of all kind, to come to Standing Rock.
To donate to support the Standing Rock winter camp (they need supplies like solar chargers, generators, sleeping bags, etc.) and to support the Grandmothers going to Standing Rock, please click here to support through the Art Of Healing Foundation (all funds go to supporting Standing Rock, and are 501c3 tax deductible donations).
We will be traveling with waters from the water ceremonies of all our Rainbow Journeys and blessed by many hearts and hands across the US, NZ, Europe, and Canada to Standing Rock to bring blessing and prayer with us. You will all be with us through these waters, send us prayers, energy, love, and we hope to be able to send out photos, livestreams, and videos of our times at Standing Rock.
Stay connected – WE ARE WATER
Love, the Grandmothers
2016 Journey To Europe & Omega Institute
NEW: Sidebar gallery of European Journey Photos (Look to the right of the main page!)
NEW: Daily Updates (scroll through the journey below to read)
Sacred Journey of the We – Heilige Reise der Verbundenheit
Sacred Journey Through Europe: Aug 29 – Sep 9
Come be with us. Walk sacredly with the ancestors in nature, in spirit, and together with one another. This is a journey of healing – for ourselves, our planet, and humanity. All hotels, transportation, and most meals included. And lots of quality time with the Grandmothers.
Berlin: Aug 29 – 31. Muritz National Park: Aug 31 – Sep 4. Kurawaka Holland: Sep 5-8
We want to give thanks to everyone who is with us on this Journey. The people at the Rigpa Dharma Center where we are staying who are so generous and kind. The people we met tonight, some from far away as Colombia. The hall here was over packed – so many people joining their hearts with ours. We are so grateful.
We sang Rose’s song A EE O, in German. It was fabulous. Eyes overflowed. Our hearts celebrate in love.
And we are grateful for the children who were here tonight. And the Grandfathers who were here to support us all.
We are with you. We feel your presence.
Devi, Mary, Moetu, Eila, Pershlie, Sharifa Nur, Jalila
This is our first night on the Journey. I’m here with Great Grandmother Mary and Akbar. We all flew in today, at different times. Max, Katerina and Grandmother Moetu welcomed us, and brought us to the Rigpa Dharma Center here in Berlin. This is an exquisite retreat with a natural park, sacred spaces, and clean, bright, spacious and clear atmosphere. We are at home.
With respect for those who live here, their ancestors and also for this land, 10 of us made an offering, asking that we be allowed to come onto this land – not to take, but to learn, to receive and to share. It was a a precious moment for all of us. We are grateful to be here.
Grandmother Moetu Taiha sends aroha nu nui to all our dear ones near far and wide
It’s been a lovely beginning.
We are with you in heart and spirit. We feel your presence.
September 2nd: Water Ceremonies at Muritz Lake
September 2nd: Water Ceremonies at Muritz Lake
After breakfast our group got onto the park bus and headed to Germany’s largest lake, Muritz Lake, which is fed by no rivers yet feeds many rivers, has drinking-quality crystal-clear waters, and is the home to many sea eagles, herons, fish, snakes, and ravens, who all visited us while there. Muritz literally translates to “little ocean” and is a Slavic name.
Great-Grandmother Mary brought water from Axel’s well that she had prayed over for 24hrs, and had everyone put their love and prayers for healing the waters of the world (especially in North Dakota and Hopi Reservation). We carried the pail to the lake where Grandmother Alina (a local German Grandmother who prays for the water and nature spirits hereabouts) welcomed us to the waters with Grandmother Akila and Axel, who stood ankle deep in the Muritz.
(No photos were taken of any ceremony)
We sang the water song from Doreen Day and Grandmothers Moetu and Eila led us in the Maori Puri, which is a symbolic purification dunking fully in the waters – we sang holding hands and walking out across the soft silty lake bed into the chilly shallow lake with sunshine beaming down all around us. This was about becoming one with the water, remembering to be one with the waters, and returning to that pure state.
A German biologist offered her song and invited all to pray silently for the waters of the Muritz and the world, and we closed by drinking the blessed waters from Grandmother Mary.
September 1st: Water Ceremony Prep Talk from Grandmother Mary
Sacred inner journeys of indigenous wisdom with the Grandmothers, healing, ceremony for healing Earth’s water, the earth, honoring the ancestors, walking on the land, connecting with each other, sweat lodge, praying for the healing our hearts, the planet, and humanity. 500Eur Indcludes Lodging
Gathering of spiritual indigenous Grandmothers for the healing of the whole, the healing of ourselves, the planet, the earth, our hearts. Honoring our ancestors, walking on the land, connecting with each other. $395 USD Tuition, Housing separate
We send greetings to all of you. We send love.