The Inn at Mountain Quest - Marlinton (Frost), West Virginia, 24954, United States

The Shaman's Heart:
The Path of Authentic Power, Purpose & Presence

Facilitated by
Byron Metcalf, PhD & Karen Malik, MA

September 28 - Oct 2, 2016

The Shaman's Heart is a revolutionary new program for developing one's full capacity for soul-based and heart-centered living. Developed by Byron Metcalf, Ph.D., The Shaman's Heart Program is the result of 30 years of research, clinical application, spiritual and transpersonal development, and shamanic/holistic healing and transformation. The program is a unique and practical integration of shamanic practice, transpersonal psychology, ancient wisdom teachings, and various contemporary methods of spiritual growth, development and personal transformation. This highly experiential 4-day retreat is specifically oriented toward creating the capacity to navigate these challenging times and complex world in a soul-based and heart-centered manner.

Using a combination of music and sound technologies, meditation, personal intention, ritual, journey work, and integrative processing, Byron will be joined by Karen Malik, MA, former senior Monroe Institute facilitator to create a powerful and safe environment for you to explore The Shaman's Heart Program.

In addition to expanded and advanced Shaman's Heart Program exercises and activities, you will experience meditations that are specifically designed to assist and support the full development of the fundamental capacities, potentials and essential qualities of the heart.

Throughout the workshop, Byron will use live drums and percussion, and various shamanic tools to enhance and amplify the effectiveness of group exercises.

DATES: Arrive Wednesday, September 28, before 6 PM (in time for dinner) and depart Sunday, October 2, at 11 AM (following an integration session).

And . . .

The Spectrum of Being:
An Exploration of Our Essential Nature

Facilitated by
Karen Malik, MA & Byron Metcalf, PhD

November 2 - November 6, 2016

The underlying foundation of humanity - and our personalities - is a life-force that comes from beyond our understanding. Yet, this life-force is a manifestation of our Essential Nature, and thus can be known by us. There is a Spectrum of Being from which we come; it is who we really are, thus our birthright. As we embark on the journey of ascent to explore this Spectrum, we transcend from the duality of physical-matter-reality into the non-dual and subtle realms of the Self. Journeying this way opens doorways to Our Essential Nature, allowing us to receive the gifts of our true Self. And, as we integrate these gifts our awareness expands and our lives become the expression of our highest unfoldment, bringing heaven down to earth.

In addition to an experiential exploration of the Spectrum of Being model, the workshop includes:

*Inner-journeywork utilizing music and sound technologies
*Meditation and expanded states of awareness
*Group work and integrative processing

DATES: Arrive Wednesday, November 2, before 6 PM (in time for dinner) and depart Sunday, November 6, at 11 AM (following an integration session).

TOTAL COST OF EACH WORKSHOP: $1195 (includes facilitation, materials, lodging, all meals and taxes), with $500 due at time of registration, and the remainder due 30 days before the event.

LODGING: Rooms are double occupancy, each with a unique theme and private bath. See www.mountainquestinn.com Special requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

MEALS: Mountain Quest features a private chef who caters to the special needs of individuals. If you are a vegan, vegetarian, are lacto- or gluten-free, or have other food requirements, please provide that information when registering for an event.

TRANSPORTATION: The farm is situated in a high valley of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Driving directions are on the website. If you plan on experiencing the many local attractions available in this remote location, you will wish to have a car available (let Mountain Quest know if you need a room before or after the event). Local attractions include the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (largest mobile receiver in the world), CASS Railroad and Snowshoe Ski Resort. The nearest airport is Greenbrier Valley Airport located in Lewisburg, West Virginia. It is recommended that car rentals be pre-arranged. Special pickup arrangements can be made through Mountain Quest.

CLOTHING: Nights in the mountains are cool, and the weather can change rapidly. Layering is recommended. You will want to bring hiking shoes if you plan to visit the animals or navigate the paths of this 450 acre farm.

BRING WITH YOU: You will want to bring a notebook, and it is suggested that you bring your favorite stereo earphones, although earphones will also be available. You will want to remember to bring a camera. Mountain Quest is the home of the Myst, an intriguing and mystical night-time photography experience that represents the natural energies surrounding each and every one of us, energies that are often invisible and rarely capture our attention.

Call 304-799-7267 or email alex@mountainquestinstitute.com to register for these events.

NOTE: These events are not appropriate for people with a history of seizure disorders or severe mental illness including dissociative disorders and bi-polar disorder. Please contact Byron Metcalf or Karen Malik if you have questions or concerns. All inquires are kept strictly confidential.

Byron Metcalf, PhD, is a transpersonal guide and educator, shamanic practitioner, researcher, and award-winning professional musician. For three decades, he has been intensely involved in consciousness research and spiritual development, specializing in the transformative potential of alternative states of consciousness. As a drummer, percussionist and recording engineer, Byron produces music for deep inner exploration, breathwork, shamanic journeywork, body-oriented therapies, various meditation practices and the healing arts.

As a workshop, retreat and ceremonial leader with over 30 years of experience, Byron has facilitated personal growth and healing workshops featuring Holotropic and HoloShamanic Breathwork and The Shaman's Heart Program/Training throughout the US. He lives in the high-desert mountains of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and is the founding director of HoloShamanic Strategies, LLC.
See www.holoshamanicstrategies.org and www.byronmetcalf.com

Karen Malik, MA is a transpersonal therapist, guide and mentor. Extensively trained and experienced in the field of consciousness exploration, Karen is recognized both nationally and internationally as a uniquely gifted workshop/retreat facilitator, therapist and healer.

Karen developed the Western Division of The Monroe Institute (TMI) and as Senior Residential Facilitator for over 36 years, played a key role in the overall development of TMI and its cutting-edge programs. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, is a Senior Fellow with the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) and a certified Biofeedback practitioner. She has served on the Board and is past president and conference chairperson of ISSSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine), and also serves on the Board and is past president of CCSP (Cross Cultural Studies Program). See www.karenmalik.com