Sacred Sisterhood Awakening: Embracing a New Self-Love Paradigm Together

Dawn Morningstar,
St. Paul, MN.
Sessions 2 & 4.

In order to transform our world, women need to transform their own lives first. “Sacred Sisterhood Awakening” awakens women by examining all they have been told about putting their needs and dreams behind the needs of others—and reveals the truth about the beauty and joy of living empowered, whole, and supported. This workshop teaches women to deeply examine and elevate their relationship with themselves, their Higher Power, and others. Four proven and easy-to-remember techniques that increase self-awareness are lovingly offered in this workshop. They will experience immediate results as they begin to reclaim their wholeness and live with spiritual deepening, confidence, and joy.

Participants learn how to:
• Stop putting their own needs last—guilt-free—and why that helps the world more
• Identify and prioritize what’s important in their lives—in a simple, beautiful way
• Appreciate a sparkling experience of the Divine within
• Grant themselves permission to live a happy, healthy, fulfilled life
• Stop feeling alone on their journey
• Feel renewed, nourished, and blessed in every moment

Dawn Morningstar is an advocate for women, a survivor, master coach, spiritual guide, award-winning author of Venerable Women: Transform Ourselves, Transform the World, and podcast host of VENERABLE. Dawn founded the Venerable Women sisterhood, philosophy and movement in 2013, which emboldens women to change the world by bringing their wisdom to life. She teaches women to claim the word ‘venerable’ to describe them; it means worthy of honor, love, and respect by virtue of their wisdom and experience. Women living with the awareness of their venerability open the door to leading extraordinary lives—and transforming the world for good. As a master coach for women spanning over 25 years, she has observed that when women do better, so do all those around them. Dawn’s signature program Living LOVE (a Life Of Venerable Expression) is being taught by Venerable Women Luminary Leaders around the country in many formats.

Find her in the Great Hall at booth #1

From Victim to Guru: Self-Realization through Archetypes and their Goddess Counterpart (Part II)

Claire Marie Kohout, Hudson, WI.
Jennifer Hummel, New Richmond, WI.
Session 2.

Broaden one’s self-realization with the archetypes and their goddesses through the lens of the chakra system. At the end of the course, participants will be able to identify their archetype, have the tools to invoke the goddess within, and the knowledge to make personal choices in their life which can lead them into self-realization, empowerment and growth.

This is part two of a two part workshop, please plan to attend part one.

Jennifer Hummel, owner of The Sprouted Path, LLC, is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Morphogenic Field Technique trained and a Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner. Through her education, she takes the approach that each person is bio-individual and can pull from a variety of resources to customize a healing protocol unique to each person.

Claire Marie has been professionally presenting and speaking for the last 3 years. For such organizations as Edge Life, BodyLab USA, Heart and Soul Wellness Events and the North Central Healing Touch Community Gathering. She has a BS in Speech Communication from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and has been teaching locally for the last 7 years. Claire Marie is adamant that self-worth, self-love and personal introspection are keys to healing and living a life full of joy, empowerment, vibrancy and abundance.

You can find Claire at booth # 14 in the Great Hall.

Courage to ACT

Cheryl Killilea,
Onalaska, WI.
Session 2.

Discover how your unique purpose, strengths, and future visions can not only help you on the path to change but give you the confidence to enjoy the bumpy ride along the way. Utilize the ACT (Acknowledge Change Today) method to step forward and embrace areas of change. You will also gain knowledge on how breath techniques, yoga postures, mantras and visualizations can keep you calm and grounded on the journey to self discovery and long lasting change.

Cheryl Killilea is a fitness fanatic, mud runner, body builder, and dedicated yogi who works with women to help them ACT (Acknowledge Change Today) and transform their lives to live their fullest potential.

Cheryl is no stranger to big life changes and started her journey when change was thrust upon her at the young age of 12. Regardless of the types of change, Cheryl learned to navigate the challenging times with exercise, healthy nutrition, yoga, breath techniques, and so much more. She truly discovered her passion for all things health and fitness at 40 with a major career shift and opened her own Training/Yoga studio, proof that she isn’t afraid to change lanes in life. Ironically her studio is “Changing Lanes Fitness & Nutrition” She currently rides the fast lane in her entrepreneur life with her husband and 2 children right beside her while embracing the inevitable change along the path to leading her best life ever.

Spiritual Anatomy for Healers

Antoinette Caruso,
Ellsworth, ME.
Session 3.

Spiritual anatomy reveals the root cause of pain in clients that exhibit stress, anxiety, and physical pain. Emotional, mental, and spiritual issues can emerge in the body if not addressed early. By identifying the initiating factor, the practitioners can help clients heal more efficiently. The practitioner will learn the areas of the body and feel of subtle energies there that target specific emotional issues.

Antoinette realized from an early age that we are physical beings living in a metaphysical world. Because social and emotional issues, and even past life issues can impact our health and well-being, Antoinette addresses the whole person in her private practice. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, psychic and spiritual counselor who runs a private practice in Ellsworth, Maine. She’s taught alternative healing methods to the staff at Richard E. Laube Cancer Center in Kittanning Pa, and hosted the radio show “Complete Health Conversations” on WWCH Radio in Clarion PA. Today she consults with client nationwide.

Personal Journaling with the Tarot

Nell Morningstar,
Minneapolis, MN.
Session 3.

Combining personal journaling techniques (both written and visual) and Tarot allows us to play with two distinct paths to self-reflection. We will explore exercises, prompts and other ways to interact with both journaling and the Tarot mysteries. Feel free to bring your own journal or Tarot deck, or use materials that I will provide.

Nell Morningstar has been an avid journaler for over 50 years, and a Tarot student/reader/teacher also for over 50 years. She says it has been fun to integrate these two passions and find ways in which they deepen and enliven each other.

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

Sound, Singing Bowls & Gongs

Frank and Kathy Andresen,
Minnesota City, MN.
Session 3.

Gongs are useful in resolving emotional and physical dissonance. Magic happens when there is no separation between the gong, the player and the listener.

Playing and listening to gongs is about spiritual, physical and emotional resolution – opening of doors and windows to the Universe, moving around energies, Universal energies – to enter a spiritual dimension. The Gong is a psycho-acoustic gateway to heightened states of awareness and consciousness. It is an ideal tool for stress reduction.

Since the age of 7 Frank began his music studies learning to play the organ and moving up to 40 years of playing in various cover bands until finding his true calling in the vibrational arts with singing bowls and gongs. He and Kathy have found a great blend joining these instruments along with Native American flutes and other factors bringing a harmonic blend to the listener to be able to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate.

Renewing Your Spirit

Carole Cravath,
Rochester, MN.
Session 2.

The purpose of this workshop is to help people reconnect with their spirit and all of its many wonderful qualities including joy, wisdom, inspiration, love, beauty and power. When people get overwhelmed with challenges, they can lose touch with their spirit. These are enjoyable, creative activities to inspire and stimulate daily connection to our spirit. Our spirit can help us navigate and overcome obstacles and difficulties when we are consciously connected to it. Activities for inner reflection, new insights, creative action and positive new directions will be given to connect with our spirit daily. We will have two meditations, ‘Connecting with Your Spirit’ and ‘Cleansing the Heart.’ This class is designed to inspire, educate, be experiential and empowering.

Carole Cravath has over 30 years of experience in the fields of teaching, counseling, cultural diversity, social work, intuitive development and healing, working with adults and children to develop compassion/empathy and peace making skills. She teaches The Perceptive Awareness Technique, a 3 day training for rapid unfoldment of accurate, higher intuition. She is a Reiki Master and presently teaches the powerful Soma Pi Healing Technique for deep healing of body, mind and spirit. She has a private practice for intuitive consultation.

Carol believes that one of the most important things we must do in life is take control of our own consciousness. All of her teachings center on the importance of love, empowering self through being in charge of our thoughts, emotions and perceptions and developing and using using our spiritual gifts to help ourselves and others.

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

What is a Death Doula?

Anne Murphy,
Jane Whitlock,
St. Paul, MN.
Session 3.

What is a death doula? What are your options? What are the environmental considerations? What are your spiritual ideas? We cover these topics and more. Led by Anne Murphy (funeral celebrant) and Jane Whitlock (death doula), this lighthearted discussion will be an open forum to learn about your options and possibilities when it comes to celebrating a person’s life.

Anne Murphy is a Celebrant, Home Vigil Guide, and Death Educator. Anne is trained in the art of supporting individuals and families through the season of death and dying through heart-centered, compassionate, and meaningful conversations, rituals, and ceremonies. Death and dying are a part of life that can frequently cause fear, anxiety or straight up denial. By acknowledging death as a natural part of life and planning for it, thoughtfully and lovingly can support everyone involved. Anne has witnessed the calm confidence people have when they are empowered and educated to make their end of life wishes known. Though dying is not optional, the way we honor, celebrate, and relate to death is. Anne currently serves both nationally and locally. She is a founding member of the Minnesota Death Collaborative, Our Lady of Peace volunteer, Minnesota Threshold Network leadership circle and has served in various capacities for the National Home Funeral Alliance, Green Burial Council, Crescent Cove Pediatric Hospice & Respite and National Doula Alliance.

Jane Whitlock is a trained death doula. She supports individuals and families as they face the end of life. She recently did a TEDx Minneapolis on how we as a society are losing out on the gifts that death has to offer us, on the opportunity to lead lives with more meaning and love. She offers end of life doula training through Doula givers of NYC. She holds a BA in American Institutions from UW Madison. In her first life, she was a middle school social studies teacher and Athletic Director. She lost her husband after a four-month illness with kidney cancer. It was this experience that put her on the path to become a death doula.