Root Fire Rising:
CLAIM YOUR ENERGETIC POWER
FEBRUARY 3-6, 2022
REIGNITE YOUR FIRE FOR LIFE AND EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY IN THE FREEDOM OF THE RED ROCKS.
Channel AND EXPERIENCE THE ELEMENTAL
Magick of Fire!
LIGHT YOUR ROOT FIRE AND THRIVE!
Located in the mystical Red Rocks of Sedona, this retreat offers you the opportunity to feed your internal fire, recalibrate your motivation, and use travel as a catalyst for your self-growth.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TIME WHEN WE NEEDED TO SPREAD OUR WINGS MORE THAN NOW!
Ready to break through stuck, anxious, fearful, angry, or sad energy?
Are you exhausted and ready to release the restrictions of old paradigms (beliefs)?
Explore and expand your purpose and deepen your connection.
Now is the time to spark your inner flames and burn away the past two years of lockdowns and stagnant energy.
Feel the freedom of being in community with others again and expand the possibility of what comes next in your life and in the world.
ARE YOU READY TO CLAIM YOUR ENERGETIC POWER?
Love immersing yourself in soulful, authentic, and expansive experiences that elevate your consciousness
Desire travel after the long months of lockdowns and restrictions
Need to clear out and burn away what no longer serves
Want to melt the symbolic snows of winter and become generative for your personal spring
Love Sedona or have always wanted to visit this sacred place
Just walked away from a relationship, job, or are experiencing a life transition
Want to step away from the mundane and take space to LIVE and not just work, eat, sleep and repeat
Are ready to risk some of your comfortabilities to shift your life
Have burned your fire out completely and need more fuel to re-stoke your fire
Want to Dance/Ignite your Internal Fire
Have spent the past year only “tending the coals” and need to raise your energy
Desire meaningful connections with a like-minded community in a safe and brave space
Are looking to blaze a trail on your life path instead of feeling stagnant
Crave a container to stoke your fire among the sacred Red Rocks, with delicious, nourishing food, and acres of beautiful land where you can feel the earth breathe
Then the Red Rocks of Sedona are calling you to embrace your Root Fire and your personal dance with the life cycle of fire!
yourself in the beautiful setting of the Sedona Red Rocks as you burn away and clear out your internal fire pit to build the sacred fire(s) of your life.
breathwork to help lay the foundation for your life’s fire.
the heat of fire in ceremonial circle under the starlight of the big skies of Northern Arizona.
your flame with powerful intentional ceremony including breathwork sessions, vibrational resets, guided meditations, labyrinth walks under the southwestern skies and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Become the alchemist infusing the energies of fire in your life.
Arrive in Arizona and travel to the energetic vibrational lands of Sedona. All your needs will be met at this all-inclusive retreat.
During your retreat you will be well held by skilled facilitators, the land around you, and the magick of the elements.
TOGETHER WE WILL WALK THE LIFE CYCLE OF FIRE:
SPARK, FLAME, EMBER
Thursday: Tending Your Fire
Begin our time together orienting to our circle and questioning how you tend fire in your life. Examine where you have lost your energy and where you need to stoke your fires and open to the magick of Imbolc.
Following the example of the Goddess Brigid (Brig), the wielder of water and fire, you will learn to bring together opposing elements to create a stronger fire within. Step into the role of alchemist gathering the tinder to create your kinetic energy.
Fire needs three things to burn: fuel, heat, and oxygen.
What is the fuel that is feeding your fire after the societal traumas and transitions of 2020 and 2021?
Do you have the necessary heat (passion, energy, drive) to sustain your fire?
Are you missing a key element for your fire oxygen (idea, insight, or clarity)?
Are you trying to build your fire with something that is easy to light or with wet dense wood? What do you already have burning? Is the fire almost out or have you burned too bright?
These three simple ingredients combine in a powerful energy that can transmute your life in both positive or destructive ways. This destruction is not always negative but often leads to the birthing of new life. From the ashes comes new growth.
In this way we learn to become unattached from what can burn away in an instant.
Dancing with the element of fire demands our respect and brings us many gifts.
The spark that lights your fire. After tending, we lay the foundation to ignite your fire burning away all that stands in the way of love.
Together in circle, clear your fire pit of anything that blocks your fuel. Eliminate old beliefs that stifle your heat, and release the rage and anger that is holding you back. This cycle is especially potent after moving through a pandemic. You will also have the opportunity to unlock restrictive patterns and stagnation to lay a strong fire foundation through a day of Breathwork Ceremony.
We are living in an auspicious time of many changes. This is a time where both the breadth and depth of sorrow can sometimes dim our light. Because of life’s pressures and traumas it is helpful to have a safe container to just cry, yell, scream (keening), pound pillows, wail, howl etc. with no judgment or comment from anyone. To reclaim your creative spark for your fire, you are going to first release in order to renew.
Conscious circular breathing in conjunction with chakra-attuned music are the drivers of this process. We create a safe environment where the ego can let down its defenses just a bit, letting go of what it no longer needs, freeing us to heal aspects deep within.
Experience a powerful fire ceremony with community. Having tended our fire pit, laid a meaningful foundation, and sparked our fire, we let the blaze burn.
Start your day expanding your awareness through a vibrational reset with the phenomenal sound healer Keith Caplin.
Next, spiral inward on a Sacred Labyrinth walk learning to sustain your fire through a reclaiming and intention setting ritual. Experience the magick of drumming with a mother drum in sacred circle.
In the evening, raise energy together circled around our ancient sacred fire.
Come dressed in regalia and use your heart to visualize how you want to represent your dreams and intentions. Channel your energy around the fire under the beauty and infinite wisdom of the milky way.
Celebrate, dance, drum, and sing in community. Become the Priestex of fire.
Sunday: The Embers
Fire has a life cycle. All cycles have a beginning and an ending. We learn to appreciate the meaning of the embers.
Develop a respect and comfortability as you sit with your embers. It is ok to smolder sometimes and much joy can come from tending the embers. You have the power and potential to re-ignite your fire on your earth walk whenever necessary. And yet, we honor all stages, even when our fire burns out.
Leave with tools to sustain your fire as you return to your every-day.
Begin to integrate your experience with a meaningful closing ceremony.
IGNITE YOUR ROOT FIRE.
SPARK THE FIRE OF CHANGE!
The Benefits of Root Fire Rising...
Discover techniques for awakening your root fire
Recover and reclaim your soul fire wisdom
Expand and transmute your energetic body through breathwork
Release the old through the catalytic process that breath allows
Reignite your energy for life and release fear of the future
The opportunity to release grief, especially after moving through a pandemic
Indulge in the confidence that comes from within after taking a risk and trying something new
Be seen, heard, celebrated, and witnessed in your new brave, bold self
Activate your imaginal cells
Sustain your body with nourishing vegetarian and pescatarian cuisine, lovingly prepared for you
Make friends with like-minded people who are on fire for life and desire more
Spark your internal fire in the midst of winter and move through stagnant energy
Relax on the healing land
Indulge yourself in the luxury of the hot tub, hiking, meditative paths and sacred vortexes
Rejuvenate creativity and imagination
Be around people again! It's time to get back to being in community!
Welcome to Casa de la Luna
BUILT TO EMBRACE THE LAND
Casa De La Luna was custom built to embrace its environment. This home has heart and spirit and the land has rich history.
Choose at least one day you will be up at daybreak to enjoy the local deer grazing in the back lawn. Listen to Oak Creek and stretch out in the creek-side hammock.
The home is surrounded by amazing hiking trails, swimming holes, and wildlife.
Your retreat includes:
3 nights in beautiful Sedona
Access to Oak Creek, hiking trails, and more!
All your meals (vegetarian) for the retreat -- that's eight meals!
Full day-long breathwork experience
Sacred drumming circle and drum trance experience
Multiple sacred ceremonies
Candle magick and other mystery
Facilitators who have over 35 years experience with certifications in Breathwork Metamorphosis, Shamanic Breathwork, Warrior Goddess training, Reiki, End of Life Doula and Animal Companion Doula certificates from the University of Vermont, Conscious Empath, 13 years Tarot reading, sound healing, Communication Ph.D. and MA degrees and beaucoup ceremonial magikal weaving!
Vibrational Sound Healing with Keith Caplin, The Elemental Phoenix
Custom "Root Fire Rising" Fire Cycle tarot spread
Does not include:
Transportation to and from the retreat space
Amenities outside the scope of the retreat
ALLOW SEDONA TO HOLD SPACE FOR YOUR HEALING...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS BREATHWORK?Breathwork is a powerful journey that invites you into the depths of your being where you can experience meaningful healing and transformation on multiple levels. Deep, fast, and circular belly breathing combined with chakra attuned music and movement are the catalysts of this process. Participating in breathwork offers you the opportunity to express anything that might be unconsciously holding you back. It is about burning away the stories, the habits, the excuses and other blocks so that we can lovingly take care of our minds, bodies, hearts, and souls. Because of life’s pressures and traumas it can be extremely helpful to have a safe container to just cry, yell, scream, pound pillows, wail, howl etc. with no judgment or comment from anyone. Together at our retreat we will create this safe space for you to move stuck energy, release outdated programming, unhealthy patterns and behaviors, and limiting beliefs. Breathwork also offers us the opportunity to have access to our archetypes, guides, soul retrievals, the animistic world, family of origin patterns, and the trust to release trauma. In our breathwork session you will be well held to walk your journey in your unique way. Especially potent after 2020 and moving through the pandemic, breathwork offers you an opportunity to release all the fear, anger, sadness, and stagnation you may have felt or still be feeling. Your facilitators have years of experience holding others in this breathwork container. Christian and Madrone are both certified Breathwork Metamorphosis facilitators. Madrone is also a a certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and Shamanic Minister with Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONSCIOUS BREATHING?There are many benefits of conscious breathing including: Relaxation Inspiration: through bringing the breath into the body consciously, we can reach a state of mind that has awareness of "all that is." The pineal glad is activated which allows for this higher state of consciousness Release of the old through the catalytic process the breath allows Igniting the imaginal cells of possibility Embodiment Expansion and transmutation Emotional, mental, and physical release Spiritual awareness More energy and better function of the body in general
CAN ANYONE COME TO THIS RETREAT?YES! This is an inclusive space. Bring a partner, bring a friend- everyone is welcome!
I'VE NEVER TAKEN PART IN CEREMONY. IS THIS PART OF A CULT OR RELIGIOUS PRACTICE? WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?We are not a cult nor affiliated with any religious organization. All who desire a more spiritual-based life can take part in ceremony and this experience, no matter your religious background. When we see our lives, the world around us, and ourselves as sacred we act ceremonially. All of life’s rituals become the sacred ceremony we are a part of called being human. Paying attention to the messages that are all around us provides a pathway to a more magickal life, a life filled with connection to the web we are all a part of and in turn this helps us to thrive.
WILL WE BE WALKING ON FIRE?Nope, not this time. However, walking on fire is an amazing experience and this retreat would be a great precursor for doing a fire walk. Madrone has walked on fire and thus holds the lessons of that experience in her being as she is co-creating this retreat with Christian, the original fire priestx. We will be experiencing a sacred fire ceremony and doing candle magick at this retreat so plenty of fire energy will be raised together in our circle!
WHAT IS THE POLICY ON SUBSTANCES AT THIS RETREAT?No alcohol or drugs are allowed on property. This includes recreational cannabis. We encourage you to allow yourself the experience of fully participating in this retreat without substances.
WILL THE THINGS THAT I SHARE AT THIS RETREAT BE CONFIDENTIAL?We are committed to confidentiality. We honor the sacred ceremony we enter together when we join the ancient practice of being in circle. As such, in order to create a container where everyone feels safe to express and share, you must agree to not discuss other participants’ experiences or anything that another person shares that might identify them in any way. You must also agree to not audio or video record any time that we are in ceremony together. Thank you for respecting yourself and others.
WILL THERE BE ANY DOWNTIME?Yes! We encourage you to take time for yourself--this retreat is for you! There will be space for sacred solo time as we want to be sure you have time to soak up the magick of the land.
WHERE DO I NEED TO FLY INTO? HOW WILL I GET TO THE RETREAT CENTER?If you will be flying into Arizona for this retreat you will have two airport options. Your first option is to fly into Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix. You may rent a car or carpooling, however, there are also shuttle services available. The second is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), located about 5 miles south of Flagstaff. From there you will need to rent a car or carpool with a friend. Be aware that our retreat is in February and there may be snow in Flagstaff that could make travel more difficult. Regardless of how you arrive, your journey to our home for this retreat will be well worth it.
WHAT ARE YOUR COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES?We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy container for our retreat participants, facilitators, staff, and other guests. As part of the retreat registration process, we require that all participants sign a waiver agreeing to our policies and procedures. VACCINATION Vaccines are now readily available to all adults. To absolutely limit the chance for transmission of the virus during our retreat, we require that all participants, facilitators, and staff be vaccinated. Participants must send a photo or copy of their vaccination card to us by January 15, 2022. Please contact us if you have an exemption to vaccination. TESTING In addition to vaccination, the retreat center requires proof of a negative Covid test within 3 days of the start of our retreat (February 3, 2022). When possible, we recommend a PCR test over a rapid test. Participants must come prepared to show their negative test. Failure to provide a negative test, or confirmation of a positive test will result in the participant being asked to leave the Retreat immediately. MASKS Wearing a mask is optional. CONFIRMED COVID INFECTION This Retreat is not equipped to offer medical treatment for Covid. If any participant tests positive, they must leave the Retreat for the health and safety of others on the site. Participants who test positive for Covid within 10 days of the retreat may request a full refund minus the $300 non-refundable deposit. Contact us as soon as possible with proof of the positive COVID test. Please contact us if you have any questions about these policies and procedures.
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
Christian Kolesar and Madrone Kalil
A lover of mystery and a believer in magick, Madrone (She/Her/They) is a community weaver who has led sacred circles and ceremonies for the past sixteen years as an animistic wild witchy womyn! She has been dedicated to honoring the sacred feminine in womxn's circles creating spaces for them to crack-open to their true selves while being held in safe and supportive communities. Her true work is to hold joy in all she does (even the not so great stuff). She believes that to get to that joy we have to wade through the grief, pain, sadness and more. But it is all worth it and we can find joy in the transformation process!
Madrone is a certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and Shamanic Minister with Venus Rising Association for Transformation. She is also a certified Breathwork Metamorphosis facilitator and Warrior Goddess Level 1 facilitator. She has her End of Life (EOL) Doula certificate from the University of Vermont as well as her Animal Companion EOL Doula certificate. In 2018 she founded Taproot Journeys to further facilitate and share the many spiritual and transformative workings that have brought her so much growth in her life.
Madrone holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies with specialty in Gender/sexuality studies, group, interpersonal, and inter-natural communication. This gives her a unique and informed perspective as she leads and facilitates communities helping them open up to themselves in turn strengthening their taproot.
Madrone has spent years working in neo-pagan circles witnessing and working with the healing powers of nature and its beings. Perhaps her Celtic roots led her this way but one thing is for sure, she loves creative ritual and facilitating restorative circles as a space for transformation. She looks forward to sitting in circle with you in Sedona and embracing the mystery of the cycles of fire together.
As a Sun worshiper and a Triple Fire Sign (Leo, Leo, Sagittarius), Christian (he/they) has walked the cycle of Fire many times in this life and lifetimes before. Their inner flame shines brightest when they're working in community and one-on-one with clients.
Christian has a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. He is a certified Breathwork Metamorphosis facilitator, Holy Fire III/Usui Reiki practitioner (Level II), and a certified End of Life Doula. Christian has been reading tarot cards for 13 years and launched SunStar Tarot in 2017. They have been facilitating connection to Spirit through sacred circles, ceremonies, and meditations since 2007. Most recently, he has been exploring the world of Protection Magick, specifically Shielding as a daily practice.
If you are looking to connect with Christian please check out their Instagram, where they host weekly lives on Sundays at 6pm PST and Thursday at 9pm PST. Sunday night is a weekly Tarot Energy Reading and Thursday night is a time to join in his Sacred Nook for a Bedtime Story and Inner Child magick.
Keith (he/him) believes that living a spiritually connected life is something that is achievable by everyone. Keith provides practical experiences using Breathwork, Shamanic practices, Sound Healing and Coaching to explore your inner landscape and implement change in your life. Daily practices do not need to be complex in order to be powerful. Keith has been growing through his own personal practice for over 30 years.
As a retreat coordinator, community organizer, and business manager for wellness-based and spiritual entrepreneurs, Heather (she/her) has a passion for bringing people together. She is a firm believer in the power of travel (and retreats in particular) to ignite our spirit, allow our fears to surface, and change our lives in perpetuity.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Madrone is a gifted leader who cultivated the [grief ritual] container expertly, adding really thoughtful, poetic, special touches that took the whole experience to another level. She navigated us all through dark waters with grace and humour. There was a beautiful pace and balance to the evening. Throughout the ritual I felt fully focused, connected, safe, and well held. I'm impressed with the vulnerable depth that I found in myself and feel honoured to have been witnessed in that state.
After tapping into some deep grief that I wasn't even consciously aware of and expressing it, I felt a huge surge of creative energy the following day. I felt more alive in my body. I sang and drummed like I haven't in so long. I'm so grateful for this experience and I'm excited about attending other events in the future."
NOVA RAYE / SHADOW INTEGRATION COACH & LAUNCH DOULA
"Christian, you are so gifted with your presence and reading! The lovely prompts, meditation and incredible wisdom you shared have given me radical clarity. I cannot wait to share the fruit of this session with the World! Thank you so much!!!"
ANGELA / PROFESSIONAL WITCH & TAROT DECK CREATOR
"This experience helped me to safely confront the things I’ve been subconsciously repressing. It was a liberating experience and being in a group setting made it less scary... Madrone was an excellent leader and you will come out feeling uplifted and extremely happy that you decided to do this for yourself."
LUNA WILLOW / NURSE
"I had the most incredible Year Ahead Reading with the amazing Christian this morning and I am just brimming with gratitude.
This reading bought me clarity, excitement, a deep sense of being seen and understood, the energies of ‘I got this!’ and ‘I can do this’ and ‘it’s good to be fully me’.
I feel ready for this year in a way I seemed to be missing... I feel focused, I feel excited, I feel a little nervous and scared but in a way that I know means I’m ready to grow and expand and learn.
I’m ready for the magic of this year..."
LOTTIE / PSYCHIC & TAROT READER
"The shamanic breathwork that Madrone facilitates is an out of body, into the other worlds, kind of experience. I journeyed very quickly because of the space that Madrone provided and the nature of the work."
MICHELLE DUBIAN / ENERGY HEALER & MASSAGE THERAPIST
"Christian is absolutely amazing!! Firstly, he made me feel completely at home, as I had no idea what to expect. He's gentle, smart and oh so charismatic!!! His knowledge of Tarot came through clear and filled with passion as he explained each card and its meaning.
After our session ended, I had so much to think about. His readings were exactly what I needed to make peace with the present. Thank you Christian. I'll be back. ❤️"
I'M READY TO CLAIM MY ENERGETIC POWER!
Thank you for your interest! This retreat is sold out.
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COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy container for our retreat participants, facilitators, and staff. As part of the retreat registration process, we require that all participants sign a waiver agreeing to our policies and procedures.
Vaccines are now readily available to all adults. To absolutely limit the chance for transmission of the virus during our retreat, we require that all participants, facilitators, and staff be vaccinated. Participants must send a photo or copy of their vaccination card to us by January 15, 2022.
Please contact us if you have an exemption to vaccination.
In addition to vaccination, we require proof of a negative Covid test within 3 days of the start of our retreat (February 3, 2022). When possible, we recommend a PCR test over a rapid test. Participants must come prepared to show their negative test to staff. Failure to provide a negative test, or confirmation of a positive test will result in the participant being asked to leave the Retreat immediately.
Wearing a mask is optional at all times.
CONFIRMED COVID INFECTION
The Retreat is not equipped to offer medical treatment for Covid. If any participant tests positive, they must leave Sedona Mago for the health and safety of others on the site.
Participants who test positive for Covid within 10 days of the retreat may request a full refund minus the $300 non-refundable deposit. Contact us as soon as possible with proof of the positive COVID test.
Please contact us if you have any questions about these policies and procedures.