UPCOMING EVENTS

Scheduled classes can be seen on our Calendar. Classes are scheduled on our calendar up to 2 months in advance. If you don’t see a class on the calendar that works for you, please contact us if you are interested in a future class, and we’ll let you know when one is scheduled.

Please pre-register for classes if you plan to attend so that we can prepare the needed materials.

Upcoming Schedule – September 2021

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CLASSES AND EVENTS:

Pre-Registration is requested – register online on our website or our Facebook page or give us a call at the store.

 

LIVE WITH PURPOSE Retreat – Has your soul and every fiber of your being been calling to you to LIVE WITH PURPOSE?  Are you now ready to answer and create the experience, the fulfilling life, that your heart is seeking?

 

WHEN:  October 15 – 17, 2021 Pack your bags, you’re going to begin to LIVE WITH PURPOSE!

Starting in Gaylord, MI at Sojourn Lakeside Resort

 Please follow the attached link for all the details and itinerary including images of the resort, rooms, sample day and sample menu.  Join us for this exhilarating ride to get in touch with the things that make your soul sing and your heart filled with joy.

 $100 deposit due now, total cost for this all-inclusive retreat is $499. (all lodging, meals and programming).

 Details on our website here  or visit the Retreat & Events tab on the Upcoming Classes page here www.waystowellnessstore.com

 

Please NOTE: Store Closed for Labor Day

Sunday, September 5 & Monday, September 6

 

Buddha’s Breath Series – A New Breathwork Program

Every Other Wednesday beginning September 1 @ 6:30 – 7:30pm with Brandon Stafford

In This 4-part series we will be breaking down the Anapanasati Sutra from Buddha himself. It is a complete workshop on Buddha’s how to guide on finding awakening through the breath. There will be a lecture portion, but this is a very interactive class that will push your limits but leave you with a process for advancing your life and your consciousness.  Cost: $40 per session

Tarot Readings with Brandon

Each Thursday in September @ 12:00 – 7:00pm

Tarot was one of my first tools for transformation allowing me to rid anxiety and make action plans for spiritual growth. Thus, leading me to a concentration on Mindfulness through breathwork, meditation, and yoga. In overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Fibromyalgia through holistic avenues I decided to dedicate my life to helping others in a similar way.  Cost: $50 for 30 min Intuitive Reading

 

Talking Circle

Tuesday, September 7 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Jerry Mitchell

Talking Circles were mostly used in Native Cultures, and ours will be modeled after that. The Circle will be facilitated, and we will use the talking stick technique.  The most common type of circle is a simple sharing circle, where people just share whatever they have to say. There is no particular purpose or theme, and many fascinating side-trips often happen. The sharing circle is also an excellent introduction to ceremonies and other tools.   Another common circle is the healing circle.  By healing it is meant that healing occurs through talking.  This is generally guided by the conductor and will be convened to deal with issues that are bothering people. These issues can be specific, or the circle can be called to simply allow everyone to get any problems “off their chests”.  Our circle will be both a sharing circle and a healing circle.  Please call to register.  Free Event.

 

Cacao Ceremony

Friday, September 10 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm with Heather Emmons

Cacao is a sacred plant medicine that has been used for ceremony in ancient Mayan & Aztec civilizations for centuries. It’s scientific name “Theobroma Cacao” means “Food of the Gods” and was thought to be a gift sent down from heaven to help mankind. The purest form of chocolate, the unrefined & unprocessed cacao is mixed with spices & turned into a warm, nourishing, slightly bitter drink.  Breath work, gentle movement and sound combine to lead you on an inner healing journey. Known for its heart opening properties, cacao will facilitate the transmutation of fear into love, help to balance the divine masculine & feminine energies within, aid in a deep connection to higher self, enhance creativity, facilitate deeper meditation, and promote the energetic & emotional release of things that no longer serve you. Please dress comfortably, bring your own water bottle, blanket and or mat, and anything else to help you sit or lay comfortably for a period of time. Heather Emmons is a Stress Reduction Specialist & Yoga Instructor from Bay City, MI who has traveled, studied and taught throughout Michigan and Central America. She has participated in many Cacao Ceremonies over the years and is pleased to bring this ancient tradition to the modern community.  Cost: $30

 

When 2 Breaths Become One (A Couples Breath Workshop)

Saturday, September 11 & Friday, September 17 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm with Brandon Stafford

This Breath Workshop focuses on connecting to one another energetically through the breath. A sure way to add an extra spark of intimacy in your relationship. Participants will be guided through several couples’ exercises focused on breath and energetics to build a truly intimate bond. Great for a unique one-of-a-kind date night experience! This is a 2-hour workshop.  Cost:  $60 per couple

Yoga Nidra

Sunday, September 12 @ 1:00-2:00pm with Meg Ellis

Yoga Nidra is a sleep based meditation known as psychic sleep.  Using a series of breath, body and awareness techniques, Yoga Nidra guides the brainwave states down towards sleep, where thoughts naturally distance themselves.  Here we can easily enter the gap between us and our thoughts and re-establish the knowing that we are more than the mind. In Yoga Nidra, the body sleeps, the thinking mind is at rest, but consciousness is active.  This practice profoundly releases excess tension in the body and benefits many symptoms of illness such as anxiety, chronic pain, depression, traumatic stress, addictions, and insomnia. This class style is great for all levels of yoga or meditation experience, including beginners. There is an attendance maximum of 10 students, so please reserve your spot ahead of time.  Cost $15

 

Spiritual Empowerment
Monday, September 13 & 27 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Nancy Hall

Join Rev. Nancy Hall in a night of intuition discovery. As you discuss your experiences you will begin to understand your own gifts and how to enhance and incorporate these gifts in your everyday life. Rev. Nancy will be facilitating a group discussion to help you blossom and feel empowered about embracing your spirituality and the many forms of expression that it can take. This will be a mix of discussion, Q&A and meditations to help you grow in taking you through guided meditations to help you grow in the way you were meant to be. Opening to Spirit is exciting and empowering.  Please call to register.  Cost: Donation Based

 

Holy Fire® Reiki 1 & 2 Training – 2-day class

Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19 @ 10:00am 5:30pm each day with Jo & Jeff Currier

(Must attend both days) Reiki Masters Jo & Jeff bring a fearless Reiki approach to their teaching that creates a sense of confidence, knowledge and empowerment for you as a student. This thorough, hands-on training combines lecture, discussion, and real-life experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki session using all the hand positions (including the use of all the Level 2 symbols). You will be introduced to the Holy Fire® Reiki energy and you will understand how to use Reiki in your everyday life for yourself, your family, friends, pets, plants, and so much more!   Please inquire at Ways To Wellness with any questions.  Cost for both levels: $399.

 

Journey Circle
Tuesday, September 21 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

This Journey Circle will occur the day before the equinox so it’s a great time to gather and do the work to help bring ourselves into balance.  We will be meeting in person!  Journeying is an ancient technique to connect with spirit for healing and much more. The circle will be led by Jeff, and anyone who has been trained in how to Journey may participate. Bring your drum, rattle, eye cover, and anything you need to assist you in journeying. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, please call and talk to Jeff.

 

Medical Intuitive Individual Appointments – Lori Irvin

Wednesday, September 22 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm with Lori Irvin

Rev. Lori Irvin, Medical Intuitive Healer is a Holy Fire® Reiki Master and Occupational Therapist, who provides customized healings to reduce/eliminate your emotional or physical symptoms. Known as an “Extractor”, she helps remove old energy and replaces it with Healing Color Energy.  Sessions may include Cord attachment and Block Removals, Energetic Surgery, Inner Child work, Epigenetics, the use of Crystals, and Color Energy Infusion.  Clients have reported reductions in their pain and anxiety symptoms as well as calmer brain activity and better thought patterns along with a feeling of peace and lightness.  Sit with Lori as she connects with Source to heal and change the vibration of the dis-ease.  More information about Lori at ZSourceConnection.com. Call WTW to schedule.  Cost:  30 minutes $65 and 60 minutes $125.

 

Perspective on Death & Dying (2-day workshop)

Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26 @ 10am – 5pm each day

This weekend we will explore our ideas and perception of what happens after death from a Shamanic viewpoint – The potential for healing that death brings. When people have struggles letting go of this world they can get lost in the other world, stuck and unable to pass over to the love that awaits. This course will enable you to learn how to help souls make a clear transition. This work is known as Psychopomp, from the Greek meaning ‘conductor of souls’. This ancient practice is as relevant for today as it was for our Ancestors undertook the work – an act of grace for those in need. The training is a beautiful support for those who work and care for those that are ill or dying. Learn to support your loved ones in this transition time. By gaining greater heart understanding we empower ourselves with a new perspective on death and remove any fears that may be present.

We will also explore how we can work together as a community when natural disasters, conflicts, etc. have happened. This training re-connects us to the wisdom our Ancestors held, empowering us to live a life awake. Investment: $111

 

 Rebirthing Ourselves – Sacred Drumming Intensive

Saturdays in October, November, December, January with Dede Alder

This 4-month series will use the frame drum as a tool for connecting to the rhythms of the universe and to the rhythms of our life. Each class will focus on one of the sacred elements of fire, air, earth, and water; learning corresponding sacred chants, rhythms, and journeys.

The focus of this series will be playing the drum in the upright position and layering in singing and movement. This class will cover material for an entire month of practice, and each class will build upon the foundation of the next. Purchasing a drum is highly recommended. There will be some to borrow for the first class.

Held at Ways To Wellness in Midland from 1-5pm each meeting time.

Saturday, October 2, Saturday, October 30, Saturday, November 20, and Saturday, December 18, January 22

Cost $250, 1st class Drop-in: $50

Early bird discount of $200 until Sept 8th

 

Crystal Reiki Training

Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10 @ 10:00am – 5:30pm with Jeff Currier

In this crystal healing course, you will learn how to use Reiki with crystals to create balance in your mental/emotional fields as well as balancing your chakras.   Join Jeff, our Geologist, Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner.  He will explain how crystals can be used to change and enhance the energy around us including our homes, meditation areas, and workplaces for healing and manifesting. As part of your class registration, you’ll receive a 30-page manual and a crystal kit including all 55 stones needed for the exercises in class plus a fabric case to keep them in. This is a two-day intensive course. In this crystal healing course you will learn: How to clear the aura and strengthen the etheric field  |  How to balance and activate the chakras  |  How crystal energy can cleanse the mental and emotional field  |  How to use crystal energy and Reiki to develop healthy mental and emotional processes  |  How to work with crystals to send healing energy to the earth  |  Methods to step out of ego and into higher consciousness  |  How to cleanse, program and nurture your crystals 3 powerful crystal healing formations  |  An introduction to crystal grids for distant healing.  Prerequisite training: Reiki Level II.   Cost:  $300.  Pre-Registration Required.

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Looking Forward to October and Beyond !!

 

Yoga Nidra

Sunday, October 3 @ 1:00-2:00pm with Meg Ellis

Talking Circle

Monday, October 4 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Jerry Mitchell

 Tarot Readings with Brandon

Each Thursday in October @ 12:00 – 7:00pm

Crystal Reiki Training
Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10 @ 10am – 5:30 pm each day with Jeff Currier

Spiritual Empowerment
Monday, October 11 & 25 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm with Nancy Hall

Journey Circle
Tuesday, October 19 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

Medical Intuitive Individual Appointments – Lori Irvin

Wednesday, October 20 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm with Lori Irvin 

 Sacred Drumming Intensive Workshop Series

Saturday, October 2 & 30 @ 1:00 – 6:00pm with Dede Alder

Words, Oaths & Curses (2-day workshop)
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 @ 10am – 5pm with Jeff Currier

The words we use or others use with us can severely limit our energy.  We are all familiar with the phrases we use on ourselves or others such as ‘you can’t sing, or I can’t sing well’.  From a shamanic perspective we refer to these as curses. They are like darts fired into the person’s energy field, and given the right circumstances, they stick and begin to spread their poison. Curse healing is an energetic, ritual process of locating the curses, extracting them, and the repairing the imprint of the curse in the energy field. Once curses are removed, they no longer can interfere with the natural function of the energy field. As a result, more energy can flow through to be available to you. In this two-day workshop you’ll learn the technique to identify and de-energize the curses you’ve done to yourself, others or the ones others have done to you.  This is an advanced class, application for attendance will be accepted.  Cost: $111

 

Cacao Ceremony w/ Heather Emmons

Friday, October 29 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm

 

2021 Reiki Training Schedule

 

Reiki 1 & 2 Holy Fire® Training
Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19 @ 10am – 5:30 pm each day

 

Crystal Reiki Training
Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10 @ 10am – 5:30 pm each day

 

Advanced Reiki Holy Fire® Training
Friday November 12 @ 12nn – 7 pm each day

 

 

2021 Shamanic Training Courses

See our Google Calendar for details & descriptions

 

Perspective on Death & Dying (2-day workshop)
Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26 @ 10am – 5pm each day

 

Words, Oaths & Curses (2-day workshop)
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 @ 10am – 5pm

 

Moving Beyond Fear
Saturday, November 13 @ 10am – 5pm

 

Divination
Sunday, November 14 @ 10am – 5pm

Lost and Suffering Spirits (4-day workshop)
Saturday, December 4; Sunday, December 5; Saturday, December 11; Sunday, December 12

10:00am – 5:00pm each of the days

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2021 Reiki Training

Karuna Holy Fire Reiki Master

Friday, May 20 @ 6:30pm – 9pm; Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, March 21 @ 10:00am – 5:30 pm both days

Reiki 1 & 2 Training

Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19 @ 10am – 5:30pm both days

Friday, May 20 @ 6:30pm – 9pm; Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, March 21 @ 10:00am – 5:30 pm both days

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2021 Shamanic Training Courses

 

Perspective on Death & Dying (2-day workshop)
Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26 @ 10am – 5pm each day
This weekend we will explore our ideas and perception of what happens after death from a Shamanic perspective, and the potential for healing that death brings. Cost: $111

When people have struggles letting go of this world they can get lost in the other world, stuck and unable to pass over to the love that awaits. This course will enable you to learn how to help souls make a clear transition. This work is known as Psychopomp, from the Greek meaning ‘conductor of souls’. This ancient practice is as relevant for today as it was for our Ancestors undertook the work – an act of grace for those in need. The training is a beautiful support for those who work and care for those that are ill or dying. Learn to supporting your loved ones in this transition time. By gaining greater heart understanding we empower ourselves with a new perspective on death and remove any fears that may be present.

We will also explore how we can work together as a community when natural disasters, conflicts, etc. have happened. This training re-connects us to the wisdom our Ancestors held, empowering us to live a life awake.

Words, Oaths & Curses (2-day workshop)
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 @ 10am – 5pm
The words we use or others use with us can severely limit our energy.  We are all familiar with the phrases we use on ourselves or others such as ‘you can’t sing, or I can’t sing well’.  From a shamanic perspective we refer to these as curses. They are like darts fired into the person’s energy field, and given the right circumstances, they stick and begin to spread their poison. Curse healing is an energetic, ritual process of locating the curses, extracting them, and the repairing the imprint of the curse in the energy field. Once curses are removed, they no longer can interfere with the natural function of the energy field. As a result, more energy can flow through to be available to you. In this two day workshop you’ll learn the technique to identify and de-energize the curses you’ve done to yourself, others or the ones others have done to you.  This is an advanced class, application for attendance will be accepted.
Cost: $111

Moving Beyond Fear
Saturday, November 13 @ 10am – 5pm
In order to free ourselves from fear, we must leave behind that which we understand and face what lies beyond: we must make the unknown, known. Dare to discover, to live with passion; to experience the fullness, joy, peace and unconditional love that lie in your heart. When you find them, you will realize that you always knew they were there, you just didn’t recognize them for what they were.  In this workshop, Jeff will guide you through Shamanic and Hypnotherapy techniques to identify the Fear that is present in your life and show you how you can transmute that Fear into the known and remove it’s power over you.  Cost: $75

Divination
Sunday, November 14 @ 10am – 5pm
One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into non-ordinary reality (Spiritual Realms) to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself.  In this workshop we will discuss the different techniques that may be used for divination and then work to develop one that seems to work best for you.  We will discuss approaches that can help make your divination techniques more effective.  Uncover how you can find the answers you seek within for yourself and others.  Pre-requisite: you must be trained in the method of shamanic journeying. Cost: $75

Lost and Suffering Spirits (4-day workshop)
Saturday, December 4; Sunday, December 5; Saturday, December 11; Sunday, December 12
Compassionate Clearing is a technique to use when a person who has experienced soul loss or other traumas may find that they have become a host to suffering beings or entities. These suffering beings may affect a person’s energy and influence them in a variety of ways. Illness, depression, substance abuse, phobias, emotional problems, suicidal tendencies and other issues may be in part due to the influence of these beings that have attached to the client. These beings are generally people whose own experience at the time of death has become compromised in such a way that they did not successfully make their own journey to the Light.  In this workshop you will learn how to help these beings successfully make their way to where they belong in a compassionate way.  The techniques taught can be applied to assist suffering beings whether they are part of another person’s energy, the energy of a place or the energy of an item.  All forms of compassionate clearing will be taught and practiced.  This is an advanced class, application for attendance will be acce

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LIVE WITH PURPOSE Retreat

WHEN:  October 15 – 17, 2021

 Pack your bags, you’re going to begin to Live With Purpose! Starting in Gaylord, MI at Sojourn Lakeside Resort

 Lakeside Resort  Accommodations

WHISPERING PINES

With 4 premium suites, Whispering Pines is tucked into the woods, away from the bustle of the beach. Each suite is oversized (420 sq. ft.), great for bridal parties or business functions needing added room or privacy. Two of the suites are handicap accessible with murphy beds that fold up during the day to maximize floor-space and increase room functionality.

KING SUITES

Pillow-Top King Bed

Refrigerator

Microwave

Coffee Maker

Iron & Ironing Board

Air Conditioner/Heat

Twin Sleeper Sofa

Table with Two Chairs

Oversized Bathroom

Soaker Tub

Tiled Shower

Robes for Guest Use

 

 

QUEEN SUITES

Pillow-Top Queen Murphy Bed

Refrigerator

Microwave

Coffee Maker

Iron & Ironing Board

Air Conditioner/Heat

Twin Day Bed with Trundle

Oversized Tile Shower

Robes for Guest Use

 

LAKEVIEW

Lakeview is our main lodge on-site with 16 lake-side room (avg. 350 sq. ft.) in a variety of configurations. Its large deck overlooks the lake and is the perfect place to connect after a day of activities. Each room has an attached bathroom and can sleep a minimum of two guests in a queen bed. Our fully renovated rooms differ from one another and may sleep additional guests based on the following available options:

LAKEVIEW QUEEN SUITES

Queen Bed

Roll-Away Bed

Twin Bed

Twin Sofa Sleeper

Twin Trundle

Original Wood Floor

Ceiling Fan

Mini-Fridge

Tub & Shower

Tiled Shower

Adjoining Rooms

Sign Up by calling Ways To Wellness at 989-948-7960

I bet you want to know what we will be eating!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your package and will be served every day.

Sample Menu:

What you can expect a day to be like:

Three days will have workshops/group activities and free time that will be more loosely outlined so you can enjoy and connect with nature!

During this retreat we will explore and how your soul and every fiber of your being has been calling to you to LIVE WITH PURPOSE!

Sample schedule workshop day:

7:30 am: yoga/meditation

9 am: breakfast

10:30-12:30: workshop/group activity

1 pm: lunch

2-4pm: workshop/group activity

6 pm: dinner

7:30 – 8:30pm: group activity

Workshop Overview

Our special line-up of guest presenters will provide inspiration, insights, and real-life examples of how trusting in the flow and process guides you on your path. Consider this:  there are multiple purposes in each of our lives, and on that journey each synchronicity helps us to recognize the purpose in the moment.  Discover how to cultivate, embrace, and celebrate each next step.  Here is the list of talented speakers:

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Group Experiences

These are designed to allow you to go inward in a safe and supported way.  Each activity will help to awaken in you your connection to that divine part of you that knows exactly what your purpose is and how to come into alignment with that.

Example Group Experiences:

-Walking the Labyrinth

-Daily yoga/meditation

-Evening wind down around the fire

-Singing Bowl Meditations

-Options for 1:1 healing sessions

Options for choosing your own adventures such as contemplative gardens, nature walks, enjoying the pool or beach.

ACTIVITIES

Are you now ready to answer and create the experience, the fulfilling life, that your heart is seeking?

To give you time for reflection you’ll have the opportunity to kayak, swim, take a peaceful walk, enjoy stimulating conversations around the campfire and explore within yourself as you walk through a labyrinth.  All this and more awaits you this weekend.

Then… You are poised to discover your personal path of purpose, peace, and positivity!  Join us, Jo and Jeff Currier, your retreat facilitators, as we weave and blend a guiding, creativity-sparking, positive-momentum building weekend for you in a beautiful 35-acre natural setting.

It has been our honor and pleasure to hold space for groups over the last several years.  Now we invite YOU to be a part of this all-inclusive, nature-based residential weekend.

Our special line-up of guest presenters will provide inspiration, insights, and real-life examples of how trusting in the flow and process guides you on your path. Consider this:  there are multiple purposes in each of our lives, and on that journey each synchronicity helps us to recognize the purpose in the moment.  Discover how to cultivate, embrace, and celebrate each next step.  Here is the list of talented speakers:

Beth Bryce – 7 Steps to Living Authentically with Passion & Purpose

Keri Kenney – Trusting even when roadblocks appear on your path

Alicia Schneider -Spiritual fluidity and our Divine Purpose

Dawn Hafele – Making Purposeful Change Easy

Jeff Currier – Purposeful Living

Joanne Currier ~ Cultivating Curiosity, Creativity, and Confidence

Live Your Purpose

INVESTING IN YOURSELF WILL BRING PEACE, JOY AND ALIGNMENT.

YOUR $499 INVESTMENT INCLUDES ALL LOGDING, MEALS AND WORKSHOP/ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.  ROOMS ARE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.  $100 non refundable deposit is due now.  Full payment by October 1, 2021.  Sign Up by Calling Ways To Wellness at 989-486-3820.

We are so excited to go on this journey with you! See you at Sojourn Lakeside Resort

Questions? Call Ways To Wellness at 989-486-3820

 

 

 

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