Cross Over Into Strength, Security, Health, and Prosperity

#NWXRR
June 5-7, 2015
Whidbey Island, WA

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Revelations for Healing Body, Heart, Mind, Spirit

#NWXRR
June 5-7, 2015
Whidbey Island, WA

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Converging Paths to Heal, Protect, and Expand

#NWXRR
June 5-7, 2015
Whidbey Island, WA

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About

Weekend Promise

Weekend Promise

Gain confidence, strength, and focus while learning new ways of combining old traditions and techniques that release past blocks & pains, create clarity & focus, and enhance awareness of yourself and others.

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Structure

Structure

Courageous souls like you can let go, let loose, explore, and prosper as you embrace moments of Spirit & grace during informative workshops, hands-on clinics, 1:1 private sessions, moving ceremonies, and relaxation time.

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Mind-Body Clearing

Mind-Body Clearing

Undergo a close examination of self in community and learn invaluable techniques that help you clear, cleanse, and invigorate the body, heart, mind, and spirit.

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Eclectic Methods for Growth & Healing

Eclectic Methods for Growth & Healing

Practitioners, clients, or aficionados of holistic, complementary, or alternative therapies, modalities, and thought processes will be able to

  • explore the intersections of metaphysical, physical, and magical traditions from a variety of perspectives
  • gain intuitive insight and conscious awareness of their personal strength
  • create change through active engagement in life

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Diverse Paths Converging

Diverse Paths Converging

You will have a blast enjoying time with workshop leaders and other guests from diverse backgrounds that reflect the possibilities present at the crossroads of consciousness, action, emotion, and spirituality. Over the course of the weekend, we will access and integrate a variety of approaches that conjure Spirit into existence in our personal and professional lives.

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NWXRR Declaration

NWXRR Declaration

At the Northwest Crossroads Retreat, we’ll gather, we’ll ponder, we’ll dance, we’ll create, we’ll think, we’ll cry, we’ll dream, we’ll move, we’ll pray, we’ll feel, we’ll eat, we’ll laugh, we’ll explore, we’ll rest, we’ll learn, we’ll grow, we’ll feel alive!

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Speakers

You will have direct and intimate access to intuitive readers, spiritual entrepreneurs, Eastern & Western medicine practitioners, root workers, physical integration & movement experts — all artists and instruments of Spirit.

David Rojas, PhD, CHt

David Rojas, PhD, CHt

Connections Wizard & Soul Healer

Cognitive Crossroads

Coaching, consulting, communications, and technologies to inspire and empower heart-centered entrepreneurs

Co-organizer & co-sponsor of NWXRR

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Sindy Todo

Sindy Todo

Reader, Rootworker, Mojo Money Manager

Todomojo & Spikeomancy

Rootwork, intuitive bone & card readings, southern traditional folk magic, and spiritual guidance to help lighthearted professionals balance the magical and mundane

Co-organizer & co-sponsor of NWXRR

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Jim Barker

Jim Barker

Palm Reader

The Divine Hand Palmistry

Expert palm readings and trusted guidance to help seekers gain deeper self awareness and understanding

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Rev. Carolina Dean

Rev. Carolina Dean

Reader, Rootworker, Metaphysical Author

Carolina Conjure

Divination, hoodoo, southern traditional folk magic, doll babies, and magical coaching to help open-minded clients unblock obstructions and manifest the life they desire

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Sommer Joy Albertsen

Sommer Joy Albertsen

Life Brilliance Coach & Nia Instructor

Island Joy Wellness

Nia, dance, art, coaching, workshops, and fun to consciously develop community awareness, compassion, and joy

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Derik Kleinhesselink

Derik Kleinhesselink

Dance, Fitness, and Image Expert

COR Fitness & Fynx Rysng Photography

Eclectic modalities integrated to energize the body and reveal optimal strength, stability, flexibility, and grace

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Jill Pagano

Jill Pagano

Somatic Movement Educator

The Center for Movement & Healing

Nia, Melt Method, and a suite of integrated conscious conditioning techniques for natural, sustainable movement and wellness

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Dr. Thomas Kim DC

Dr. Thomas Kim DC

Chiropractor, Stress & Wellness Doctor

The O Institute

Mind-body medicine to help people understand the root cause of their health issues and empower them to achieve an overall state of well being

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Terese Nielsen

Terese Nielsen

Fantasy & Spirit Artist

The Art of Terese Nielsen

World-renowned inspired art: fantasy, sacred, and magical images

(collaboratrix in absentia)

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Schedule

Subject to minor schedule or workshop title adjustments.

++ indicates an item or activity included only for guests who choose to join the Inner Circle.

Friday June 5, 2015

4:00-5:00 PM
Check-In, Retreat Registration, Walkabout
Arrive, check in as a retreat guest, get settled into your room, and stroll through the lush green outdoor spaces or charming nooks and crannies of the inn.
5:00-6:00 PM
Inner Circle Meet & Greet and Happy Hour (cash bar) ++
As an Inner Circle guest, this is the perfect opportunity to meet other attendees from near & far and introduce yourself to the various presenters who will be on hand to socialize before dinner. Happy Hour in Judge Still's Tavern is from 4-6 PM for you to enjoy before dinner.
6:00-7:00 PM
Inner Circle Dinner with Presenters ++
Break bread with presenters and other Inner Circle guests over a fine meal in the historic, mirror-lined Captain Whidbey Inn dining room, with waterfront views overlooking Penn Cove.
7:30-9:00 PM
Opening Ceremony: Open the Path to Strength, Protection, and Possibility++
Sindy Todo & David Rojas welcome guests, presenters, and the rich natural elements of the Northwest while inviting beloved ancestors and spirits to oversee, protect, and guide the many life-enriching events of the weekend. This ceremony is intended to confirm our collective retreat into a sacred, special place for the weekend, clearing us all of outside influences and opening us to receive Divine connection.
9:00-11:00 PM
Free time for reflection and private sessions
Relax with a glass of wine and new friends in the tavern, reflect on the day and your intentions for the weekend, or schedule private sessions with some of the presenters.

Saturday June 6, 2015

7:00-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast ++
As an Inner Circle guest staying at the inn, you receive a nutritious continental breakfast of breads, pastries, fruits, juices, coffee, etc.
8:30-9:20 AM
The Joy of Movement: a Moving Meditation for People Who Don't Like to Move
Jill Pagano leads a meditative movement for you to gain a deeper connection and relationship with your body. The experience itself offers you a lightbulb moment when you can connect to your body. Even if the connection is short-lived, the opportunity is present for you to reclaim that connection again. Additionally, moving our bodies in a group opens us all up to receive the bounty of the entire weekend.
9:30-10:20 AM
Internal Alignment for True Soul Freedom
David Rojas will inspire and empower you to discover, trust, and reveal perhaps hidden facets of your inner self. Along the way, you'll acquire strategies to help you reprogram old patterns, fortify self-image, and increase respect so you can free yourself from the shackles of self-repression or self-oppression.
10:30-11:20 AM
Healing Hands: How the Energy in Our Hands Can Be Visualized and Used for Healing Ourselves and Others
Jim Barker reveals the manifestation side of palmistry. You will gain an ability to change your reality and create your desires by understanding and directing the energy in your hands.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM
Panel: Where Motion Meets Emotion
Dr. Thomas Kim DC & Derik Kleinhesselink join together as two spiritual body mechanics to describe their experiences and unique perspectives on the crossroads of movement and emotion. The discussion affords you an opportunity to ask questions about integrative approaches to healthcare, exercise, nutrition and how you can further benefit from alternative and complementary medicine and training.
12:30-1:50 PM
Lunch ++
Inner Circle guests are invited to the dining room to refuel with a hearty lunch.
2:00-2:50 PM
"Breaking Bad": Conjure, Bottle and Seal Your Deep Dark, Nasty, or Hurtful Tendencies
In this hands-on conjure crafternoon workshop, Auntie Sindy Todo offers a fun-filled approach to understanding some of the protective principles of traditional southern rootwork with a unique, modern twist. You'll walk away feeling relieved and empowered after extracting and containing some of those old habits that no longer serve a purpose.
3:00-3:50 PM
Awaken Energy Brilliance Inside You
Sommer Joy Albertsen leads this wake-up session. She will empower us with helpful tools to live a turned-on, amazing life complete with a deeper, loving, sacred connection to self and Spirit. Along the journey she'll show us more intimate, vulnerable ways of being in community that inspire meaningful action toward realizing our dreams and desires.
4:00-5:30 PM
Panel: Diverse Divination Practices for Guidance and Healing (hors d'œuvre included ++, cash bar)
A dynamic and occasionally bawdy ensemble of intuitive readers — Sindy Todo, Carolina Dean, Jim Barker, David Rojas — discuss the potential for past, present, or future personal healing & growth as revealed through various methods of access to Divine Source: bones, cards, hands, souls, and more. You are invited to buy a drink in Judge Still's Tavern to accompany the light afternoon hors d'œuvre provided during this lively conversation.
5:45-7:00 PM
Panel: Focus, Movement, Spirit (TBD)
Derik Kleinhesselink, Jill Pagano, and Sommer Joy Albertsen team up to share insights on mindful movement, dedication to physical health, interpersonal connection, and forward motion.
7:00-11:00 PM
Free time for dinner (on your own), reflection, and private sessions
Savor this time to enjoy dinner in the Inn's dining room or in the town of Coupeville, reflect on the day at sunset with a glass of wine and new friends, or take advantage of this opportunity to schedule private sessions with some of the presenters.

Sunday June 7, 2015

7:00-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast ++
As an Inner Circle guest staying at the inn, you receive a nutritious continental breakfast of breads, pastries, fruits, juices, coffee, etc.
8:00-8:50 AM
Mindful Motion: Physically Connect with Spirit and Body
Derik Kleinhesselink guides us to become peaceful and present through focused movement & breathing. Energizing the body can calm the mind and make the spirit open to receiving the Divine. Being thoroughly focused on specific techniques will bring your mind into a zen-like state allowing for harmony between body, mind, & spirit. Here you can experience a deeper physical connection with Spirit and your Self.
9:00-9:50 AM
MELT and Mobilize
Jill Pagano introduces us to and works with us using the MELT Method, a self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain. Using a specialized soft foam roller and small balls as tools, MELT helps mobilize joints, rehydrate your body’s connective tissue and rebalance your nervous system. This Hands-off Bodywork® approach will increase joint mobility, improve posture and balance while enhancing your body’s ability to heal.
10:00-10:50 AM
Emotions, Stress, and Creativity: Connecting Your Emotional State with Stress and the Energetic Progression of Creation
Dr. Thomas Kim DC explains the clear mechanisms underlying how stress can affect your health. He describes how your emotional response to stress affects certain organ systems in particular. In this workshop you will learn stress solutions that are clear and simple to implement in order to maintain an optimal energetic progression of creation and functioning.
11:00-11:20 AM
Break / check-out / luggage drop
Inner Circle guests can use this time to confirm their check-out with the inn staff and bring luggage to a central area for storage during the afternoon.
11:30-12:50 PM
Brunch Workshop: Nourishing Body & Invigorating Spirit ++
Auntie Sindy Todo & David Rojas join forces and sit with you over a scrumptious and spirited brunch to describe intentional eating and drinking. You'll learn new ways and be reminded of some already familiar ones of incorporating animal, mineral, and vegetable into your festive morning meals with focus and meaning. This workshop will encourage and empower you to conjure healing, strength, and protection for yourself and the guests you welcome around your table back at home.
1:00-1:50 PM
The Power of Thought for Healing in Hoodoo
Carolina Dean delivers the strong message that Hoodoo is not something you *do* when you need it. It is a way of life, both a philosophy and a practice. It is a way of interacting with others, living in community with the Ancestors, and moving closer to at-one-ment with God. It is something that you carry with you every moment of every day. You will walk away from this session not only knowing that you are in control of your own life but also believing that you can and will change your life for the better, now prepared to do so with the tools you receive during this workshop.
2:00-2:50 PM
What is your energy personality — Is it working for you or not?
Jill Pagano introduces us to the world of “energy personality”: what energy do you show up, react or respond to in your life situations. Once we understand our energy tendencies, we can wake up to which energy we’d consciously like to tap into, rather than the one we habitually use or overuse. Consciously accessing a variety of energy personalities allows great freedom in choosing how to respond to life and thus affects the outcome of every situation. For the workshop experience, we’ll go directly to our human source, our body, for the greatest insights of all.
3:00-3:50 PM
Let Your Hands Guide the Way: How the Body Language of the Hand Can Lead the Heart and Mind to Success
Jim Barker opens our eyes, ears, and hands to practical elements of body language from a chiromancer's perspective. You will gain an awareness of the energy your hands carry. These new insights can help you direct your thoughts, feelings, and actions to support your will and thrive in your endeavors.
4:00-4:50 PM
Closing Ceremony: Healing Power of Gratitude
Sindy Todo & David Rojas acknowledge the ancestors, entities, and guests present throughout this life-affirming, enriching weekend for the many gifts already accepted and those yet to come. It is often said that acknowledging what we have achieved or received with gratitude opens the way to further bounty. It is with this awareness that we conclude the weekend and go forth feeling more focused, healthier, and more confident.

Location

The 2015 NW Crossroads Retreat will convene at The Captain Whidbey Inn, idyllically nestled on a narrow stretch of land on Whidbey Island between Penn Cove and the expanse of the Salish Sea. By car and ferry, Coupeville, WA is about 2 hours north of Seattle; 2.5 hours south of Vancouver, BC; or 2 hours east of Port Angeles, WA.

Island County Tourism has directions and information about The Shortest Distance to Far Away.

If you're not driving, SeaTac Shuttle offers a shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to Coupeville, WA. You can take the 10:45am, 12:45pm or 2:45pm shuttle from Sea-Tac and arrive in time for Friday evening's festivities. The linked page also has taxi information for once you've arrived on the island. It's about a 6 minute drive from the shuttle drop-off point in Coupeville to the Captain Whidbey Inn.

Register Now

Choose What's Right for You and Sign Up Today

The combination of what you'll experience when you decide to attend NWXRR is unlike anything you've ever expected would be offered to you in one weekend. When you treat yourself to this remarkable retreat, you'll discover unique Revelations for Healing Body, Heart, Mind, and Spirit. Register now and mark your calendar for a weekend of workshops, ceremony, and celebration to connect with your core and your community.

Live on Whidbey or plan on commuting? Reserve your spot today to Join Us at NWXRR

If you find yourself on or within an easy drive of Whidbey Island, then we have two options that will appeal to you. Whether you register for Sunday, register for Saturday, or register for both, you can rest assured that you'll be stepping out of the ordinary and returning with extraordinary new tools, tricks, and techniques for healthier, more magical living.

Saturday Pass
$179
8:30am-7:00pm Saturday June 6
5 workshops
3 panels
Voucher toward lunch @ Capt. Whidbey
Happy hour hors d'œuvres

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Sunday Pass
$149
8:00am-5:00pm Sunday June 7
6 workshops
Brunch panel not included (sold out)
Voucher toward brunch @ Capt. Whidbey
Closing ceremony

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If you still have a question or two before you make your decision to attend NWXRR, fill out the form here, leave a voice message for David Rojas at 206-963-6831, or post a question about the retreat on our Facebook Event Page. Whichever way you choose, we'll be in touch soon.


Northwest Crossroads Retreat
June 5-7, 2015
Captain Whidbey Inn