Talk Story with the Big Island

Sacred Retreat in Hawaii  January 28, 2018-February 2, 2018

Come, engage in Talk Story with elemental forces of the Big Island, with the ancient stories of the land and the people.  Dive deeper into your own Talk Story as a result.

We’ll visit sacred sites, swim in the waters of Forgiveness, give offerings to Pele.  We’ll explore the stories of the land and the people, making our acquaintance with the gods and the goddesses of this incredible place.  

We’ll enter into a deep Conversation or Talk Story with each place we visit; taking in the Story of each place, and responding with the gift of our own stories.  We will find a gentle rhythm of communing with Place, Other than Humans, each other and Self.

This is an invitation for our body spirits to connect with sacred sites, healing waters, the creative fires of the island, and with mother earth.

Dive into the deep Story, wildness, and beauty of Hawaii.  Come, be inspired to dive deeper into your own Wild Story, your own juicy creative fires.  Engage in the Conversation with Hawaii, Self, and Others.

Trip Fee: Early registration $2100.00 if paid in full by November 27, 2017.  Regular fee 2,300.00
Includes all meals except 2 meals out,
Accommodations at Ah Paradise Resort
Dolphin and Whale Boat Trip with Phyllis Magal
Chanting session at the Place of Refuge with
Hawaiin elder, Kumu Keala Ching
Visits to the volcano, snorkeling
And other adventures!

Group will be limited to 12 participants

Does not include airfare.

Food as Connection

We’ll provide the food,
Participants will team up to plan and prepare meals in the spacious full kitchen
A $200.00 nonrefundable deposit
will hold your space

For Registration or further information,
Please contact Judy Shook


Ellen has been standing at the Threshold of women’s initiation for 30 years.  As nurse-midwife, ceremonialist, shamanic practitioner, she has accompanied thousands of women through deep rites of passage. She now works with individuals who are seeking to give birth to themselves as powerful participators in life. She has a private practice, utilizing Bill Plotkin’s Map of the Psyche in combination with shamanic practices and other soulcraft practices. She also teaches Map of the Psyche classes, leads ongoing Map of the Psyche/Shamanic Journeywork groups, in addition to workshops, weekend retreats and week-long wilderness retreats.

Judy Shook lived on Hawaii island for 6 years, led several retreats and introduced numerous people to the Island. Judy has also lived in Alaska, CA, OK, TX and continues to learn from indigenous elders in all the places she lives.  She has been leading individuals and groups in shamanic practices since 1992. A spiritual leader, who combines art, poetry, sacred dance, singing, creative ritual, and storytelling to enable people in new ways of relating with each other and the Divine. Shook is a graduate of Matthew Fox’s Institute of Creation Spirituality and an ordained United Methodist minister.  Shook is the pastor at Ukiah United Methodist Church. She has been leading Interplay workshops, classes, and retreats since 1995.

Let’s Talk 

I offer a complimentary 30 Minute Session to explore how we might work together.

Ellen Grossman, M.S.

I midwife people now who are choosing to say yes to birthing their own genius into the world. If you’d like to explore further, I’d be happy to offer a Complimentary 30 Minute Session to explore how we might work together.

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