Introduction to Universal Kabbalah & the Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is a pattern with many layers of deep meaning to explore and unfold. Often referred to as “The Roadmap for Life,” it gives us the blueprint for manifestation and a path to ascend to higher states of consciousness and unite with our divinity for a more empowered and joyful life.

The Tree if not just a concept; it is alive within each of us. It is within our DNA, a pattern of creation within us. In the Universal Kabbalah tradition maintained through the Modern Mystery School, we have the opportunity to experience an ascension process to activate this pattern within us on a deeper level, and begin to work with the dynamic Tree of Life within our being, showing us where we are in balance, and where we must shift to achieve our desired outcome. Through working with the Tree, we begin a close examination of who we are at our very core.

In this workshop:

  • Receive an introduction to the Modern Mystery School lineage going back over 3000 years to the time of King Solomon
  • Experience a Guided Meditation with your Tree of Life
  • Explore the keys to harnessing the magickal operations of your blueprint to master manifestation 
  • Insight to finding balance between mind and emotions and clearing out subconscious programming that keeps us stuck
  • Discover details on the Path of Initiation and Universal Kabbalah ascension as a key for accelerated transformation and healing. 

* All guests will receive an exclusive offer, including $100 savings on the 10-month Universal Kabbalah Ascension journey coming to Minnesota in January 2020

Sarah Smriga is a Guide, Healer, and Kabbalah Instructor Apprentice with the Modern Mystery School, with years of experience guiding individuals on a path of accelerated growth and transformation. The Modern Mystery School provides access to an unbroken Mystery School lineage, with a time-tested system and direct handing down from teacher to student for thousands of years, preserving the integrity and power of these ancient keys to support self mastery and spiritual progression.

Antares Tribal Dance Troupe

Antares Tribal performs American Tribal Style® belly dance, which is an improvisational style of dance inspired by Middle Eastern, Flamenco, Indian and folkloric dance forms. See if you can pick up on the communications between the dancers – one will always be a leader, cueing the moves, until another takes over the leadership position. A guiding principle of ATS® is bringing women together in joyous communication through dance. Antares will be joined by Twin Cities dancer, Bohemian Anima, for Saturday performances.

Be Perceptive to the Colors in Your Aura Energy Field

Annette Bruchu,
Stillwater, MN.
Session 3.

The relationship between your Aura field and your Chakra system is through color. Understanding the harmony between the two will create a healthier You. When you are true to your Aura birth color, you will discover ways to better nurture and support your Chakra system. What color is Your Aura?! Join intuitive healer, psychic and colorstrologist, Annette Bruchu, as she teaches the importance of color experienced through everyday life and how you can keep yourself healthy and balanced by being perceptive to the colors in your energy field.

Annette Bruchu is a nationally-known visionary and intuitive healer who blends her expertise as a medium, psychic, colorstrologist, author and mentor to help people heal and grow. Annette has a vast understanding of Auric fields, color representation and the Chakra system through Aura Photography and she enjoys sharing her gifts bridging the spiritual and physical worlds to assist those who seek answers or wish to develop their own intuitive and healing gifts. To learn more about Annette and the services and classes offered through her Helping You Heal Center in Stillwater, MN, please visit:

Find her in the Great Hall in booth #5

Shamanic Meditation & Spirit Boat Journey

Mary Newstrom,
St. Louis Park, MN.
Session 3.

I am excited to be offering this workshop to you today. We start with the Circle of Light Shamanic Meditation, which is a technique to raise our vibrational levels. Raising our vibration is a simple technique that not only heals ourselves but opens us up for greater communication with our Guiding Spirits. As we learn to transfigure, which this technique is called, we bring our consciousness into a state of harmony and balance. As we repair damage on a spiritual level, the natural world begins to repair at the same time. Learn this profound technique that brings harmony and healing into your life. Leave with a deep understanding of connection.

Once we are energetically open through the meditation, we will then move into the second part of the workshop, which is a Spirit Boat Journey. Collectively we have more power than if we are acting alone, and the Spirit Boat operates on that premise. This technique has been used around the world in different cultures as a way to centralize power to heal and bring other benefits to the community. Through intention, the boat will move the group energetically into another dimension where you will speak and communicate with your Spirit Guide, bringing you more clarity on your soul’s purpose. No experience with shamanism is needed, only an open heart and an open mind.

Mary Newstrom, Ph.D., is a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master and founder of Zenith High and creator of Spirit Flow~ shamanic study for Women. Studying the healing arts, for over thirty years, Mary works closely with both your and her Spirit Guides and Power Animals to deliver a powerful shamanic experience. She specializes in shamanic education, healing, cacao ceremonies, ancestral healing, and workshops that show practical ways to transform and heal our lives and the earth. She runs an educational and healing studio in the Minneapolis/Saint Louis Park, MN area. You can contact her at 952-913-5574 or Visit her website or on FaceBook@ZenithMaryNewstrom

Finding Guidance for a Woman’s Life Journey through Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel

Jennifer Exsted, Chanhassen.
Sharon Burton, Rochester.
Session 1.

Each phase of life’s journey, from youth to elder years, brings with it spiritual lessons and challenges. The journey includes lessons about relationships, marriage, children, work and career, and issues related to aging. On the journey, there are spiritual turning points when we seek guidance from the Divine on our next step. This workshop offers a chance to share lessons from life stories and learn spiritual techniques to help us tap into the inner guidance that is available to each of us. We will share techniques for exploring past lives, getting guidance from dreams, and getting a higher viewpoint using Soul Travel. ECKANKAR-The Path of Spiritual Freedom, welcomes all faiths, to come and share in this interactive workshop.

Jennifer Exsted is a Vice President in corporate America who leads a team of top performers. She is also a volunteer Coordinator for 200+ events per year that explore various spiritual topics. She has won awards for her work and has held various leadership positions throughout her life. She enjoys using inner guidance to find answers to all of life’s situations.

Sharon Burton is a retired radiologist and a member of the Eckankar clergy. She is grateful to be a hospice and grief support volunteer and facilitator for spiritual discussion groups. Sharon also finds joy in being with family and friends, sharing photos of beautiful moments, and learning to dance.

Both Jennifer and Sharon have led various spiritual discussions throughout Minnesota and have been long time presenters of the Women & Spirituality Conference. Sharon lives in Rochester and has facilitated both spiritual discussion classes and spiritual book discussions in the Rochester area. Both are passionate about spiritual principles and are eager to help others find ways to tap into their own inner guidance. Find them at booth #50

Symptoms as Messengers – Hearing the Call of the Divine Feminine

Valorie Prahl,
Cedar Falls, IA.
Session 2.

Purpose- to acquaint participants with their own power and to understand that symptoms are not to be feared but used as a pathway to transformation and self-realization. It is an introduction to universal laws and archetypal patterns that influence health and well-being.

Healing synthesis is a method to evaluate how we are connected spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It recognizes that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and our physical bodies offer clues to the hidden treasures that maximize human experience. This technique uses hands-on evaluation techniques that provide healers a pathway to help clients identify and overcome problems and patterns that create illness. No longer are our symptoms something to dread, but are opportunities for transformation and self-acceptance.

Dr. Valorie Prahl is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist in active practice for more than 35 years. Her specialty is functional health and whole-body healing. She helps people who struggle with heart disease, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions, diabetes, weight issues, and more. Many patients just want to feel good for a lifetime with the least number of drugs. She works with people in-person, over the phone or computer from anywhere. Her frustration with the typical medical approach of suppressing symptoms without finding their underlying cause set her on a journey to discover solutions. She is fascinated by the expanding field of epigenetics, the study of DNA and how it can be positively affected. She uses her understanding to help “turn-on” processes in the body. This allows abundant energy and speedy healing. Dr. Prahl’s work as an integrative health provider allows her to serve patients with drug-free, effective strategies including nutritional recommendations, mind/body tools, and health coaching to help patients have increased energy and vitality. Dr. Prahl spent three years studying Transformative Medicine, a process integrating archetypal patterns and universal laws. She understands how people get ill and how they can progress to health and now teaches healers how to integrate this information into healing practice. Over the past several years Dr. Val has been learning and exploring ancient healing arts and Shamanic practices. The body has an innate ability to heal once the causes are illuminated.

Find her in booth #52

Understanding the Universe Using Mayan Spirituality

Gina K. Miranda,
St. Paul, MN.
Session 1.

In the lecture I explain the origin of the Maya, the creation of ancient beliefs. We will explore the Native American ancient views about life and ways of beings as well as interactions with environment. I will explain the 20 basic forces of the universe their powers and flaws. I will identify everyone in the audience forces and their position present and at birth. I will explain the positions on the river of life and implications. Also resources to continue learning will be provided.

Gina K. Miranda was born in Central America. She was trained as an Ajkin (Keeper of Days ) by Ochee at age 11. She graduated as a system analyst and programmer 1979, then studied Mayan Archaeology at Hamline University in St Paul MN, 1990. She was adviser to the greatest Mayan exhibit in US history at the Minnesota Science Museum in 2013.

Author of:

  • Matter of Chulel
  • Lost Knowledge of the Mayan Calendar
  • Finding the Chulel
  • The Journey of the First Americans
  • The Ancient Mayan Constellations
  • The Ancient Mayan Lunar Calendar

Deep Awakenings Prom[p]t Connect – A Journaling Circle

Sara Taylor,
River Falls, WI.
Session 4.

This class examines the benefits of journaling while on a spiritual quest. Journaling can be considered a dialogue with one’s soul in an effort to write toward wholeness of self. This class presents the opportunity to discover parts of self and a oneness of the universe. Writing creates a better understanding of one’s life. Using in-class activities of writing and small group discussion, participants will experience first hand the power of guided journaling.

Sara Taylor loves the challenges of life, learning and simplicity. She finds the intersection of people, processes and products fascinating. Sara is a graduate of the Christine Center’s 3 year Spiritual Awakening program.

Find her in the Great Hall, booth #10

Earthway Gifts

earthway farms

Patty Dease, of Earthway Gifts, creates wire wrapped gem trees, willow and quartz crystal wands, gems and gemstones, singing bowls, wire wrapped jewelry, and more one of a kind, handmade items.

Earthway Farm, located in South Haven, Minnesota, is a 40 acre organic farm. It is on a beautiful natural setting with animals, both wild and domestic, who accompty us on our journey.

Throughout the year we offer classes, events, and gathering that focus on healing and spiritual growth, with the emphasis on bringing awareness to our own goodness, talents, abilities and the ancient wisdom that lies within.

Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association

The Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association supports you in relieving your and your loved ones suffering through sustaining your daily Hanmi Buddhist meditation practice, offering you Hanmi Buddhist spiritual healing, and conducting Hanmi Buddhist prayer services so that we all can be the peace, the radiant health, the abundance and the joy that we seek.

Offering Chinese Mystery School (Hanmi Buddhist) spiritual healings, meditations, teachings, and prayer services to help YOU TRANSFORM your life. Also Meditation CDs, books, malas.