Year Long Study of the Elements
.:. Spirits of the Earth .:.
Year Three

It is with great joy we invite you to join us in year three of the Spirits of the Earth Immersion. In this year long immersion we will travel together to seashore and mountains, create sacred shields, and immerse ourselves in the rhythms and power of the Elemental forces.

When we cultivate sacred relationships with the Elemental principles in our lives, Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ethers, we are imbued with Spirit merging us more directly in interconnectedness to the Web of Life. Moving into deepening relationships with ourselves, our community, the natural world, and Spirit through cultivating right relationship with the Elements and the unseen supports us in expanding our consciousness and fulfilling our destiny.

Walking a path of sacred reciprocity, gratitude, deep listening; and living from our hearts, empowers us to navigate the shifting realities of the Earth and her inhabitants. This path awakens us to a new, yet ancient way of being; interconnected with all, living with spiritual protection, perception, harmony and peace. 

What We Will Do:

We will gather together every other month for collective learning and deeply rooted ritual and connection.  In alternate months, we will lean into our personal visioning and rituals consecrating our relationship with each element through private mentoring.

For three of our 6 months of collective learning we will share time together inhabiting the lands of the Blue Ridge mountains, the foot hills of the North Georgia mountains, and the Atlantic waterways in South Carolina for 2-3 days retreats. We will tend the spirits in the local woods in Watkinsville, GA at Woodhill, and in the sacred space at Heart Path Studio for the other 3 months.

Registration and Intensive Details

Spirits of the Earth Year 3: The Elements is limited to 6 people.


September 14th & 15th: Two-day retreat: Blue Ridge Mountains ~ Air

October Personal Mentoring (to be scheduled)

November: 9th: Woodhill: One day retreat~ Fire

December: Personal Mentoring (to be scheduled)

January 10th-12th: Three-day retreat: South Carolina Beach ~ Water

February: Personal Mentoring (to be scheduled)

March  7th & 8th : Two-day retreat: Parker Ranch/War Woman Dell ~ Earth

April: Personal Mentoring (to be scheduled)

May 16th: Heart Path Studio: One-day retreat  ~ Ethers

June: Personal Mentoring (to be scheduled)

July 11th: Woodhill: One-day retreat Closing collective gathering: Putting it all together

August: Personal Consecration Ceremony (to be scheduled)


The offering for year three Spirits of the Earth is $3350.00

Payment plans available

What’s included:

Accommodations at 2 &3 day retreats: total of 6 nights

*some meals provided with lodging, more information available upon registration

6 in person weekend workshops (3 one-day, 2 two-day, and 1 three-day)

6 ~ 2-hour mentoring sessions with Shannon where you will hone your relationships with the particular element of focus and develop a personal ritual

6 ~ 2-hour mentoring sessions with Barbara where you will hone your relationship with the particular element of focus through creating your elemental shield

Requirements to attend: Prior experience with personal healing work and spiritual practice is recommended and includes skilled experience with navigating interpersonal terrain through journeying and having a deepening relationship with spiritual allies (such as helping spirits, elevated ancestors, deities and other unseen sources of support, If you’ve yet to have this requirement and would like support with this, please reach out and we can book a session together before the immersion begins.

How to register:

Please send intent to attend or request an application here: shannon@redearthhealing.org or barbara@woodhillretreat.org

Upon acceptance to the program, further details, as well as deposits/payment options, will be provided.


Barbara is a community elder, teacher, healer and mixed media artist. She is grateful to live in the woods and work with Spirit and natural materials to create art. As an only child growing up in Macon, Georgia, she spent her time in the exploring the woods and creek, making altars, observing and interacting with insects, reptiles, and animals. This childhood grounded her firmly in her love of the Earth. Barbara came of age in the early 1970’s and was fortunate to be part of a community of artists and healers.  In the 1990’s Barbara took numerous spirit based workshops including workshops on death and dying, shamanic practices, Holotropic Breathwork, and earth-based spiritual practices. She was also fortunate to participate in Dr. Elizabeth Sheerer’s dream groups for twenty-three years. During this time Barbara’s art redefined itself, becoming shaped by her spiritual practice. She teaches workshops incorporating guided journeying and natural materials that immerse participants in the creative flow.

Shannon is a ritual healing practitioner, teacher and founder of Heart Path Studio, (www.heartpathstudio.org) a non-profit organization in Athens which aims to create a new folk culture of relating with the unseen world through the convergence of animistic and shamanic principles. Having made a pilgrimage to Nigeria, she is a committed student in the Ifa/Orisa tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa in the lineage of OlúwoFálolú Adésànyà, She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling. Committed to Earth-honoring, individual and collective healing, she is a certified practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing. Her work addresses the cultural wounding of the feminine through patriarchy and focuses primarily on supporting others with their blood lineage ancestors and healing of the collective other unhealed ones through land-based ritual. She provides individual sessions, online and in-person workshops. Her ancestors hail from the British Isles, France, and Cherokee and Illini/Kaskaskia Nations. More information on her approach to healing can be found at redearthhealing.org

Please note that this is an educational and experiential workshop. By doing this deep work, personal material may be released from the unconscious. While some of this material may be processed during the workshop, participants are encouraged to continue working to process and integrate it with therapists or other healers as the need arises.