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New!! 1 Day Event with Grandmothers of the Sacred We

July 26th, 2017 by Mary Johnson

The Grandmothers have offered to add a one-day event in response to the sold-out event at SkyView Retreat Center.

 “The Global Indigenous Grandmothers of the Sacred We”
When: Thursday, September 14
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Located at: 9079 Lakeshore Dr, West Olive, MI 49460
Hosted by: 1Breath4All and Sky View Retreat Center.
Tickets: $200

“A new way of being is emerging. We are stepping forward. With us come our ancestors, future generations, and Mother Earth. Now is the time to gather and act. We are wisdom keepers, Grandmothers, and Great-Grandmothers from various nations and traditions: Hopi, Maori, Ojibwe, Sufi, and Mayan. We are calling all the others who witness and feel this need. Come be with us, help us. We walk together toward balance, in kindness and conscience, one human family.”
Grandmothers Rose Pere, Moetu Taiha, Flordemayo, Eila Paul, Pershlie Ami, Mary Lyons, Devi Tide

Grandmother Rose Great Grandmother Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere is the Maori Tohuna – spiritual leader and keeper of the ancient wisdom and ways of the Maori people. She lives on the North Island of New Zealand. She is an international educationalist on the subjects of education, health, conservation and social welfare. “The Grandmothers of the Sacred We” came together in 2014 as a result of her inspiration.

 

 

devi-tide-head-shotGrandmother Devi-Tide 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 also the head of the Art of Healing Foundation. She travels throughout the world, being with Elders and Healers and Wisdom Keepers of the many Indigenous tribes. She lectures, conducts workshops and leads healing retreats in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe. She is from Washington and is Kefayat (head) of the Sufi Healing Order and the Art of Healing Foundation, convener of the Rainbow Journeys & Awakening of the World Project.

 

Mary LyonsGreat Grandmother Mary Lyons travels the globe with The Indigenous Grandmothers of the Sacred We, presenting on issues including foster care of indigenous children, supporting women in recovery from addiction, and combating fetal alcohol syndrome in Native American communities. Her previous speaking engagements include the Parliament of World Religions in Utah as a keynote speaker and the 2014 World Climate March in New York City. She is a winner of the Minnesota Congressional Angels in Adoption Award, nominated by Senator Norm Coleman, and currently serves as a counselor for the women’s sobriety group Women of Wellbriety International. Mary has been invited by the UN to travel globally speaking on various topics. She is from Minnesota and is an Ojibwe Elder, “Second Water Woman” (water-carrier to her people), member of the Women of Wellbriety Int’l Council, and founding member of the Nations of Wellbriety Int’l USA, and active observer at the United Nations.

Grandmother EilaGrandmother Reverend Eila Paul 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. Eila’s philosophy is that path of Love, Harmony and Beauty. Her singing and music transform life. She is from New Zealand and is a Maori Tainue Elder, member of Grandmothers Circle the Earth, Aotearoa, healer, story teller, songleader, and dreamweaver.

Grandmother MoteuGreat Grandmother Moteu Taiha is a spiritual healer of the Tuhoe Maori Tribe. She is a Naturopath, Reiki Master/Teacher, Registered Social Worker and Spiritual Counselor. Moteu is deeply connected with the earth and our ancestors. She is from New Zealand and is a Maori Tuhoe Elder, member of Grandmothers Circle the Earth, Aotearoa. She is currently running a spiritual healing center in Germany.

Grandmother FlordemayoGrandmother Flordemayo is a Curandera Espiritu, or a healer of divine spirit, of the Mayan People. One of the founding members of Grandmothers, a prestigious group of traditional female elders drawn from around the world, who represent a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing for our Mother Earth, all of her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. She is from New Mexico and is a Mayan Curandera Espiritu (healer of divine spirit), founding member of the Institute for Natural and Traditional Knowledge, recipient of the Martin De La Cruz Award (awarded by Congress of Traditional Medicine), and is recognized as a priestess by the Maya.

Grandmother PercyGrandmother Pershlie Ami is Hopi, Tewa Walpi, Arizona Sand Clan. Pershlie is a speaker, facilitator, trainer, consultant and volunteer. She is a writer, an author and the creator of the Butterfly Prayers. She is an active member of The Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona and has volunteered in many capacities for the Phoenix Indian Center and the Urban Indian Ministry promoting health and wellness. She is a GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) Trainer, Parenting Teacher (Parenting in Two Worlds Curriculum) Curriculum Developer (I am Sacred Curriculum) and an advocate for the Suicide Prevention. She is from Arizona is an Elder of the Hopi-Tewa.

Their Mission:

To share the deep knowledge of the wisdom keepers gathered from ancient sources throughout the world. This teaching offers hope, tools for healing, empowerment and a reminder of our interconnected world.

‘We are all together, One family.’

Their Message:

Our message is one of healing the sense of separation, fear and division between nationalities, religions and races. This is a time that was prophesized by a great many ancient traditions, as was the healing and opening that is coming through the travel and teaching of the Elders of the Indigenous traditions.

For more information regarding the Grandmothers, visit their page: artofhealingfoundation.org

Purchase Tickets and Event Details.

-This event is open to men and women.

-Registration is a sliding scale of $200 Please give according to what you feel is best for your circumstances. A PayPal account isn’t necessary to register. Registration can also be done with a credit card.

-No refunds or exchanges after September 1, 2017

For Event questions, contact:
skyviewretreatcenter@gmail.com or 1breath4all@gmail.com

1Breath4All and Sky View Retreat Center are highly pleased at the opportunity of bringing this group of revered and respected Grandmothers to Western Michigan as they offer their wisdom and insights to us.


On The Path Yoga In Spring Lake is a Favorite!

February 20th, 2017 by Mary Johnson
On The Path Yoga offers a variety of over 25 classes per week including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Gentle, and adaptive Chair Yoga. Each instructor has extensive training and brings their special understanding of yoga to the mat allowing our clients to explore, nourish, and grow in their own practice.

Sandy Parker Owner of On The Path Yoga

Studio owner, Sandy Parker, specializes in an alignment-based yoga and offers a Foundations of Yoga class as well. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Education with over 30 years of teaching experience in movement and wellness. Besides teaching group yoga classes, Sandy also offers private consultations and small group specialty workshops for integrative health and movement education. Her areas of focus include joint health, relieving pelvic dysfunction, empowering birth, optimizing breath, restoring balance, and pain mediation.

LOCATION: 701 E. Savidge St. #3  Spring Lake, MI 49456


Meet David Stanley Gregory – Inspired Life GR Featured Speaker

January 16th, 2017 by Mary Johnson

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David Stanley Gregory – Author, Spiritual Counselor, Teacher and Blogger is a featured speaker at our second Copy of Jen Bumstead copyannual Inspired Life GR Health and Wellness Conference. David’s lively, engaging, positive approach to life situations will undoubtedly inspire you on your wellness journey. Catch his presentation on February 25 at Inspired Life GR.

Learn more about David, and Phoenix Rising by visiting: Phoenix Rising Grand Rapids. And he is our featured collaborator in our 1Breath4All Community Circle this month.

 

 


David Gregory of Phoenix Rising

January 16th, 2017 by Mary Johnson

 Kristie Photo ApprovedAuthor, Teacher, Spiritual Counselor and Eternal Optimist.

David Stanley Gregory is not just an author sharing the message of just showing up…He is a guy that does just that!

David’s first book of the trilogy, “Just Show Up –  Ya’ Gotta Do It Anyway”, start with the process of how to be transparent and authentic.  This is necessary first step to addressing any kind of addiction or way of thinking that is no longer working which is an Energy Vampire to who we are, what we are, and what we can become.

His latest book, “Emotional Rags to Spiritual Riches” is now available on line at Barnes&Noble, Amazon, and Iuniverse. This is the second book of a trilogy and is focused on the gift of addiction. David shows us, tells us and demonstrates to us that addiction is but a wake up call to changing our thinking and changing our life.

In addition to writing books and blogs, David teaches classes at Aquinas for the OLLI program. He is speaking  Saturday February 25th at the second annual InspiredLifeGR 2017 Health and Wellness Conference Feb. 25 and 26 at Aquinas College. For More information and tickets to the event go to inspiredlifegr.com

David is also available for public speaking, in-home Spiritual Counseling, classes and retreats. His one-on-one help is focused in the areas of addiction and changing our thinking. His mantra is, “Show up to your life and your life will show up to you”

For more information of what David is offering as well as a sampling of his next book of affirmations due out summer of 2017, visit his Web site; phoenixrisinggrandrapidsmi.com.


Take Time Out To Breathe

December 9th, 2016 by Mary Johnson

As we move into the holiday season we often put our most basic needs aside. 1Breath4All invites you this year to remember to take time out to Breathe!!

Of course we breathe, right, luckily our autonomic nervous system takes over and we don’t have to think about it. But what is we thought about it? What if we took time out each day to focus on our breath?

When we do this we reduce the amount of stress on our body. The sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) relaxes allowing us to have energy for the other systems to function better. We find ourselves more centered and grounded giving us the ability to think with more clarity and to be more present to our lives. As we are more present, in the moment, we can make better choices, establish priorities, and follow thru with what needs to be done.

Breathing with the elements is one form of conscious breathing that not only accomplishes all of this but also connects us (our body, mind and energy) with the world that we live in so that we can coexists in a more dynamic way.

Here is a simple but powerful practice that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you through the busy holiday season and in your life in general.

Breathing the Elements

Begin by standing comfortably, feet solidly on the floor, shoulder width apart.
Relax into your body from the souls of the feet up. Let the eyes close and bring your attention to the breath. (You may also sit comfortably in a chair but back should be upright, head balanced  in neutral position.)

Breathe the elements in the order below. Focus on the element, its suggested color (color has vibration!), and the qualities it represents.
Note that each element has a direction of the breath. For instance, Earth is inhale through the nose and  exhale through the nose.

  • Earth

    The breath of the Earth Element is an even inhalation and exhalation through both nose ripe wheat
    Color: saffron
    Represents: Patience, endurance, humility, gratitude. Sifting.

  • Water

    The breath of the WaterElement is an even inhalation through the nose exhale through the mouth.
    Color: sea green
    Represents: Fluid, lush, generosity, repentance, renewing, agility, release, washing.

  • Fire

    The breath of the Fire Element is an even inhalation through both nose, exhale through the mouth.
    Color: orange-red
    Represents: Passion, affection, conviction, hopefulness, supplication, consuming the fuel of egotism, radiating selflessness.

  • Air

    The breath of the Air Element is an even inhalation and exhalation through the mouth.
    Color: sky blue
    Represents: Vastness, lightness, impervious to restriction, grace, delicacy, freedom. Air is the rhythm of change.


Shannon Sadoski – Live Unprocessed

December 5th, 2016 by Mary Johnson

View More: http://mdesignandphotography.pass.us/shannon-sadoskiShannon Sadoski, BS, Certified Natural Food Chef, Fitness & Yoga Instructor, Founder of Live Unprocessed, LLC

Shannon strives to empower people to take control of their health through fad-free eating, sweating and thinking. Through Live Unprocessed, LLC, Shannon offers natural chef
services emphasizing a transition into a whole-foods approach to eating. She centers around seasonal, organic, local, unrefined foods to improve health and our relationship with food to reach optimal wellness. She specializes in helping address health concerns, dietary restrictions, and assists in breaking old habits. Shannon believes in teaching others how to embrace a real food lifestyle, using food as fuel, providing assistance with meal planning, ingredient sourcing, culinary techniques, nutrition education, and supporting the development of new habits.

To truly Live Unprocessed, we must listen to our bodies and embrace where we are today, taking steps to improve each day without judgement. With 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Shannon also provides personal training services, with an emphasis on corrective exercise and functional movement, as well as group and private yoga sessions. By combining nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and mindfulness strategies, Shannon embraces individuality, striving to find the balance that works for each person. Shannon inspires each of us to find our best self, allowing our light to shine bright, while living healthy, happy, fulfilled lives.

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Shannon earned her BS in Health Fitness in Preventative & Rehabilitative Programs (2007) from CMU. She attended Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado to certify as a Natural Food Chef (2012).

Enjoy her recipe for these perfect for the holiday Mint Chocolate Tarts – Delicious!  Tarts.Multi

Recipe Source: Shannon Sadoski, Live Unprocessed

 Over the holidays we love to celebrate with the ones we love! That means lots of activities, laughter, libations, and indulgences. But indulging doesn’t have to mean processed foods, refined sugars, and belly aches. I love bringing simple dishes that I know won’t upset my tummy. This way I always know there’s something I can eat, and I get to introduce new foods to family and friends that they may not have tried on their own. Dessert is sometimes a struggle to find recipes without all the junk that actually taste good. Well, you’re in for a treat ~ literally 

 This mint chocolate tart is so versatile, filled with flavor, and boasts healthy fats to satisfy, support blood sugar balance, and fulfill your sweet tooth. There are no refined sugars, gluten, or dairy, and your vegan friends will also be impressed..

 I use this tart crust with many different fillings, as it’s simple flavor compliments sweet, savory, creamy, or fruity. I like using a local grade B maple syrup for a rich, buttery flavor. For the filling, I use a raw cashew butter that can also easily be made on your own by soaking cashews overnight, draining and rinsing, and blending in a food processor or high speed blender. Artisana raw cashew butter has an unbeatable smooth texture, but homemade with a little texture isn’t bad either. I use a peppermint essential oil to bring a fresh flavor and ignite the senses. *Make sure your essential oil is high quality and ingestible or substitute with a peppermint extract, adding a little at a time to taste. The chocolate cream topping can easily be used as a filling with a whipped coconut cream topping, if you so desire. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy this treat ~ indulge ~ and be merry!

 

 Ingredients:

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2 cups Almond Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mint Tart Filling

MintTartIngred½ cup Cashew Butter (I use Raw Artisana)
2 ripe Avocados
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3-4 drops Ameo Peppermint Essential Oil (more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt

 

Chocolate Cream Topping

1 can
(5.4 ounces) Coconut Cream, drained*
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Unrefined Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F
  2. Place silicon cups on cookie sheet or grease muffin (or mini muffin) pan with coconut oil.
  3. Mix dry crust ingredients. Mix wet crust ingredients. Incorporate well together.
  4. Using a tablespoon for measure, place one spoonful of the crust mixture into each cup, dispersing any leftover evenly. Using fingers, gently press onto bottom and sides of cup, evenly forming a shell for tart.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden in color. Remove from oven and let cool 10+ minutes before placing in freezer.
  6. Place all mint filling ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavor as desired. Refrigerate until ready to fill tart shells.
  7. In small sauce pan, add coconut cream, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat on low heat just until melted, whisking together.
  8. Add cacao powder and stir until well combined. Transfer into a bowl. Place in refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until thick, texture has formed.
  9. Remove crust cups from freezer.
  10. Pipe mint filling into tart shells (you may use plastic storage bag as piping tool, cutting off the bottom corner).
  11. Pipe chocolate cream on top of mint filling.
  12. Serve cooler than room temperature or store airtight in refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may also store in freezer to help preserve texture of crust. Be sure to for about 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 12 tarts or 24 mini-tarts

*The coconut cream does not have to be refrigerated overnight. Simply remove cream from can with a spoon and drain out the additional coconut water (less than 1 ounce). If you are substituting a full size can of full fat coconut milk, I suggest refrigerating overnight, then scooping out the cream and reserving the coconut water for smoothies or other recipes.

**To make coconut whip cream (optional for chocolate tarts): place can of full fat coconut milk in refrigerator overnight. Do not shake. Remove all solids to a stainless steel bowl. Whip with maple syrup or honey to sweeten to desired taste.


What is the Human Energy Body?

November 16th, 2016 by Mary Johnson

 imagesThis has become a commonly used term, but do you realize it is a complex system, with structure and components that, when in balance support optimal health?

The human energy system of the body is the vibration or essence of who we are. It is the frequency that supports our physical body. It is a dynamic system that consists of light, color, vibration and movement.

The components of the energy system are the power current/channel, the chakras and the field/aura.

  1. Power current- a vertical channel of energy running through the center of our body and field. This current of energy is the source that our chakras are “plugged” into. It is our connection to the earth’s vibration/energy and to the universal energy/vibration/intelligence/power. The clearer this channel is the higher the vibrations will be that run through it and that we ultimately have access to. The higher the vibration that is running through this channel and feeding the chakras and field the healthier our energy system will be. Emotions, thoughts, beliefs, past impressions and experiences all have an effect on the openness of the power current.
  2. Chakras – are energy vortexes that are cone shaped with the narrow opening emanating from the power current. The major chakras are located along this power channel and are paired, front and back of the body and in the case of the 1st chakra it is paired with the crown chakra. There are 7 traditional chakras but there are also an infinite number beyond the crown that feed energy into our field from the higher spiritual dimensions. There are also minor chakras located at the joints, palms of hands, bottoms of the feet, along the spine, and associated with specific organs, glands and valves.  The energy of the chakras flows in a clockwise manner, they are complex in nature, consisting of color, light, movement and dimension. They feed the organs and systems of the body that they are located in. They are also related to certain beliefs, emotions and thoughts.
  3. Aura or Energy Field – this last component of our energy system is composed of “levels” that correspond to the chakras. They all have their origin at the central power current therefor there is an “overlapping effect”, meaning they are levels but are not linear or static, but flowing within each other. This also means that they begin within the physical body, not outside of the edges of the form, so the vibration of the field will impact the overall harmony of the physical body.

 


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Find Your Archetypes in this 2-Part Workshop Nov. 17th and Dec. 8th

September 27th, 2016 by ifi-admin

ArchetypalJourney_340x353Have you ever asked, “Who am I, and what is my purpose?” Register now for 1Breath4All’s 2-part workshop “An Archetypal Journey” scheduled for Nov. 17th and Dec. 8 in Grand Rapids. For the low single-day workshop price of $75 or $135 for both sessions, you will explore and determine which 12 of the many Archetypes described by Caroline Myss best represent you, build them into your own personal chart, and learn to apply their wisdom to your daily life.

As you work towards building your chart, the process will help you understand what it is you are on Earth to do, realize what lessons your soul needs to learn, and guide you through important situations, decisions, and relationships.

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Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching

September 22nd, 2016 by ifi-admin

linda anderson photo for web“Simply put, when you move away from anything that no longer ‘serves your soul,’ follow your Inspired Inner Knowing, and Inspired Impulses, you begin moving in new exciting life directions.” -Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson is the owner of Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching
Linda’s coaching is a safe space to discover and strengthen your inner empowerment. It is a place where you can clear your mind and liberate yourself from life-limiting beliefs, self-judgments, unwanted experiences…

Transition and change can be very scary. Linda provides a safe space to contemplate & discern what you want and need to do for yourself,  while at the same time, building up your inner power all along the way.

You will have deeper clarity of who you really are and where your true power and creativity arise from. Here, you have permission to become clear about what you want… what your soulful purpose is… where you want to go from here …

You’ll come to realize and actualize: True inner joy, Unconditional love, Soul Purpose, Your Creative Powers… like never before.  Isn’t it time to give yourself permission? Come in and ‘clear your stream.’

About Linda:

Linda is a long time explorer and seeker of Spiritual and Self Empowerment. A graduate of Holistic Learning Centers, Linda has a double certification as an Advanced Skills Life Coach and Spiritual Life Coach. She is board certified and accredited as a Holistic Health Practitioner through AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). Linda has participated in many workshops/retreats with regards to ‘moving beyond the ego’ – moving away from our false negative beliefs and coming into the soul truth about ourselves.

Linda’s style of coaching is peaceful, grounding, empowering and fun! Her coaching process provides her clients clarity in their mind, soul, & home. As early as the first session, Linda’s techniques quickly uncover the areas of pain and hidden hotspots clients want to move away from, while clarifying the pleasures they want to move towards.

Clients redesign their perceptions of desire and ‘permission’ to want what they want… She is a guide in helping them deepen alignment to their inner knowing and wisdom. Clients learn how to tap into their own infinite power and connection.

“I hope you will join me on this most exciting journey. My style of coaching is peaceful, grounding, empowering and fun! We were meant for a life of Joy and Wellbeing. Seriously! Let’s go!”

Visit Clear Stream Empowerment Coaching

To schedule an appointment contact Linda at:
clearstreamec@gmail.com or 616.822.3641
(Phone sessions are also available.)


LUX CHIX – A Creative Agency for Holistic Brands

September 22nd, 2016 by ifi-admin

Portrait of Nicole Zaagman, founder ofLUX CHIXNICOLE ZAAGMAN is a Holistic Branding & Confidence Coach and founder of LUX CHIX.  ZAAGMAN is passionate about teaching holistic healers to create confident brands, transforming their lives and those they serve as they share their message with the world. Her featured services include: branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, coaching and website development.

Her lifestyle brand at NICOLEZAAGMAN.com helps holistic souls discover success on their own terms by claiming inner peace and confidence. She’s dedicated her life to helping others shine their inner lights (as LUX means light). Accolades include: featured as an emerging coach via Examiner.com, nominated as 1 of 40 companies making a social impact in Michigan by Michipreneur & named holistic leader of tomorrow by Holistic Fashionista magazine.

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