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An open invitation to curious souls, wanting to learn, grow and expand into their true essence of who they are in an immersive, alchemical retreat, where you will release the old paradigms, gain clarity, realise your unique magic and soul truth to fully birth your Light into the world. 

Gazing at the white filled mountain top of Mount Fuji, you feel overwhelme with a sense of peace, like the mountain. Assured, determined and steadfast on your feet.

You take another breath wanting to hold on to this moment a little longer and a deep sense of gratitude fill you up. You know you are on the right path and recognise this fire in the belly and know you’ve got this.

You smile inwardly as you remember and cherish all the experiences you’ve had so far, leading to this moment: the playful laughter of your newfound mates for life, the delicious meals you shared, the quiet confidence in your stride, now filled with love and appreciation for life. 

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And most of all you, you delight in the shift. How it happened, you are not quite sure, but so much have changed and all for the better. You’ve finally dropped the baggage you have been carrying for years and feel you are now truly able to move on.

Your mind is emptied and expanded to all that is possible. You’ve magic in your life and it’s here to stay. 

As you stand here reminiscing, you’re astonished at how liberated you feel. After all these years of searching, finally, you are able to say this is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. You feel reborn. And that is only the beginning! 

Welcome to Hanafuda Magic!

And what is possible for you here

For starters, how empowering, would it feel to… 

  • Embrace ancient Japanese wisdom of magic and healing so that you can use it in your daily life and help others should you decide to?

  • Honour exactly who you are without being apologetic about it 

  • Have the clarity and confidence to conduct healing for yourself and others 

  • No longer feel overwhemend or anxious about life but life it in full joy and glory?

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These are only some of the hidden abilities you will uncover as ancient, alchemical processes harness the power of ancient Japan to peel away the layers of resistance and illusion inside you.

In days, you’ll find yourself more able to…

  • Integrate areas of conflict within so that you can wholeheartedly be of service

  • Feel progressively calmer and more at peace so that you can effectively respond to even the most demanding life situations;

  • Transcend old patterns of limitation, dropping inner resistance and revealing the qualities you need most to make your life successful;

  • Awaken your inner wisdom, anchoring in a more reliable inner guidance system to navigate your business and life;

  • Become immersed in the beauty of life so that you can live in with passion and purpose

Wouldn’t that be enough to join us?

Sound amazing! Tell me the tuition & sign me up!

The Venue

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Your home away from home is a sanctuary  with peaceful surroundings in beautiful picturesque Kyoto, Japan

As the gates swing open, you’ll be delighted by the enclosed courtyard and garden area sprawled out before you. Here you’ll marvel at the architecture, the simplicity of the buildings, traditional paintings that brings the culture to life. 


It seems like a world apart, so different from what you’ve known. And yet you’ve come home – not only to this magical place but more importantly to yourself.

You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another time and space while still having all the conveniences of our modern age.

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Your room will be your sanctuary

Most come with one full-sized bed and a twin, with your own private bathrooms that is modern and minimalistic. 

 

Pick up a cup of soothing green tea, and enjoy a quiet moment on the communal outdoor terrace.

 

Get present and focused with an intentional walk through the japanese garden or soak yourself in the onsen bath.

Even if you never left the retreat center, your days would be filled with rich experiences, bringing a smile to your face, peace to your heart and inspiration to your soul.

Wow, I can't wait. I'm joining now!

The Cuisine

Your Mouthwatering Meals

Japanese food is a multi-sensory experience that engages your taste buds, sense of smell, and even your eyes. 

 

In the open kitchen, fresh, locally harvested ingredients are combined with attentive and loving preparation to create mouthwatering traditional Japanese cuisine.

 

Your taste buds will celebrate the complexity of flavors that arise from the conscientious combination of clean ingredients and delectable spices.

 

The power of good food to bring people together is ignited in the family-style dining room, making strangers into friends, creating laughter and unforgettable conversations as you savour your dessert. 

Warm Welcome

YOUR JOURNEY OF AWAKENING

WELCOME

As the gates to your home away from home swing open, you’re immediately mesmerized by the beauty and magic of your surroundings.

There, your Mexican family welcomes you warmly, making it easy for you to settle in and get ready for the adventure ahead.

Today, as that adventure begins, we’ll hold our first gathering, open the sacred space and set the transformation in motion.

Today, as part of our intimate circle, you’ll finally get a chance to meet your new friends in person and set a clear intent for this retreat.

And in the evening during a Mexican-style comida, a delightful and delicious family dinner, your senses will be dancing as your excitement for the adventure grows stronger. No doubt you’ll settle in for the night feeling eager for it to begin!

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LETTING GO

You wake up to the smell of coffee.

You’re already in love with the dining hall and the open kitchen, the very heart of the Dreaming House, and you marvel over the savory breakfast spread before you.

This is the day you let go! The morning gathering will prepare you for releasing all that no longer serves you.

In the process, you’ll come to understand how you’ve created those old, limiting patterns, and how YOU have the power to change them.

As you climb up the last steps to the Plaza of Quetzalcoatl, the “place of the chaos of the mind” will open up before you – a powerful symbol of being trapped by our own limiting beliefs.

Here, you’ll finally break free. As you leave the temple, you’ll feel lighter with every footstep.

BEING REBORN

After a delicious communal breakfast and inspirational gathering, we’ll head out to another sacred site – one that few tourists ever visit.

Today’s theme is “being reborn.” And what could be more symbolic of rebirth than a cave in the womb of the earth?

Through a grounding “rebirthing ceremony,” you’ll invite in a new vision of yourself, your business and your life, and you’ll begin to realize your own power as a creator.

As you emerge reborn into the world, you’ll realize that YOU are the source of your life experience.

The Tree of Life and the Sundance Circle will provide sacred ground for you to envision a new life, planting a seed for your radiant future that will sprout strong and powerful.

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AWAKENING

Today, having shed the old and brought a new vision to life, you’re ready to experience the deeper truth and magic of this place.

Now is the time for awakening. And what better place for awakening than right here, as Teotihuacan literally means “the place where humans awaken to their divinity.”

Your day will include magical moments in sites like the Palace of Heaven, the Place of the Women, and the magnificent Pyramids of the Moon and Sun. Each carries its own energy of wisdom and transformation, inviting you to remember and claim your own inherent power.

As each teaching and ceremony leads to the next, you’ll be amazed at the shifts and changes within you. Like breathing, this dance of release and inspiration will continue throughout the day as the alchemy of transformation takes you ever deeper and leaves you ever freer. By nightfall, you may well feel like a newborn butterfly ready for flight!

  • Is this retreat for me?
    YES – especially if you are wanting to dive deep into awakening your soul gifts, healing yourself and wanting to be of service. This retreat will help you move through any internal resistance you still have to taking the action needed in your life. It will give you more clarity, anchor in the energies you need with the tools to get you to where you want to go in your manifestation and unfolding in your life now.
  • What if I cannot afford this?
    This is not just a vacation in a pretty place. It is an Investment in YOU! A more appropriate question is HOW can I afford this. We believe that a retreat experience like this with its powerful teachings will propel you to greater heights in all layers and levels in your life. Things will only get better from here. So make it an investment in yourself that will lift you up to wherever you want to be. Also payment plans are available, and if you do not see one that fits you, check in with us. We will do our best to support you.
  • Can I get a more detailed course outline?
    We want the best retreat experience for you and that means you will need to trust us when we say, some things are best left to be revealed in the right time. We have been teaching esoteric classes and hosting retreats for years, we are skilled in watching the energy required for the group which makes it part of the great experience. Do trust that magic will happen and we will have an amazing time planned for everyone that is fun, safe and fulfilling! So leave it to us and come join us for a great time. As a general overview we gather for teachings twice a day. We have time to relax and time for assignments, going inwards, being in nature and communing and play. There will also be excursions and extracurricular activities planned. We will inform you ahead if you need to be prepared for anything ahead of time. We've got you!
  • How do you arrange roommates?
    We work our magic in pairing people up with the best possible person for you. Most people paired stay friends for a long time to come. So you are in good hands. Additional and limited single occupancy supplements are available on request and at a fee.
  • I'm concerned about travelling alone and with people I don't know
    With any travel, there is always an element of insecurity. However, know that Japan is a very safe country, in fact it is the 10th safest country in the world and people are always helpful to tourist and kind. So we've got you. Once you land, someone will be there to escort you. And your learnings actually starts as soon as you register, and you’ll be in Night School. This is where your soul goes to learn way before the retreat begins. You will be meeting your retreat mates there! The group and the venue are intimate, and the space is private. Rest assured, this is a safe space for you to be YOU.
  • Where do I fly into?
    We begin our retreat in Taketa City, Oita Prefecture at the lovely Kushifuru Retreat Villa. Away from the hustle and bustle, Kushifuru is equipped with a library, training facilities, hot springs, gym, and a sauna, so you can enjoy various activities during your stay or just be in nature. Please book your flights to ARRIVE at Aso Kumamoto Airport : Airport Code: KMJ We will make our way to Osaka for a few days towards the end of our trip and your departure airport will be in Osaka. Depending on where you head out from AFTER the retreat, your departure airport is: KIX or ITM Send us an email to heal@stormshine.com for any questions you have with regards to your plans for Japan so we can assist in your preparations.
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    YES! Closer to the retreat date, our team will be in touch to get all information from you including your dietary restrictions, allergies and intolerances. We will do out best to accommodate your needs. Typically there will be meat or vegetarian options and if you need something more, do let us know.
  • Can I stay longer?
    Absolutely! Japan is magical and if you have time, we highly recommend travelling around the area or other cities that may interest you. We are happy to offer recommendations if you need any.

CREATION IN ACTION

This could be one of the most powerful days of your life! It’s time for creation in action, and we have just the spot for that – the Temple of Tetitla.

This temple is known among Toltecs as “the home of the black light,” the source of all creation.

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to enter into and commune with sacred places that are not open to the public.

You’ll be invited not only to tap into the power of these special spaces but more importantly your own. This is where creation begins!

The journey continues into the evening, as we celebrate our transformation with an equinox ceremony and a fiesta filled with music, dancing and fun. This is your time to share your joy and laughter, to revel in “being happy for no reason,” and to celebrate coming home to yourself.

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FAREWELL

As our journey together comes to an end (at least on this retreat), we’ll enjoy one last scrumptious meal together before gathering for a short closing ceremony.

On this last day, you’ll enjoy a beautiful morning with your new friends who now feel like family.

With a deep understanding and appreciation for what has been, you’ll now be ready to move forward into what is to become.

The retreat will officially close at 11 am on September 23, and you’ll be back at the airport in time for your flight anytime after 3 pm.

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Your Adventure

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Japan is amazing in so many ways! Encompassing everything from high central plains to lush southern jungles to pristine ocean beaches, it’s a diverse and beautiful country with a rich and remarkable history. Through its most magnificent, ancient temples and cultre, you will have the rare opportunity of experiencing the heart of that history “up close and personal.”

 

You will also get to experience the Japanese people, who are meticulous, warm, respectful people on the planet. You will marvel over their intricate arts and crafts, and you will especially enjoy sharing in their social lives, which center around family, good food and culture!

Now for a quick lay of the land: After our arrival in Osaka, we will be transported approximately one hour to our accommodations. During that time, you’ll most likely be breathing in the vibrant landscapes and getting to know your fellow travelers.

Visiting sites of Japan will bring much nourishment to the soul on so many levels as it awaken your sensory experience 

 

There we will share our discoveries, deepen our learning, celebrate our success, and solidify the priceless inner gifts we’ve been given to take back home.

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What’s Included

Here are some of the included treats that are waiting for you…

  • A marvelous, home-like environment for eleven nights (double occupancy), where you feel like part of the family, on private and secluded grounds in an authentic village setting.

  • Traditional, homemade Japanese meals made fresh daily – 11 scrumptious breakfasts, 11 luscious lunches and 11 delectable dinners – plus tea, coffee and bottled water at any time of the day.

  • Magical, guided experiences and teachings for eleven full days with teachings and ceremonial ceremonies

  • Daily alchemical gatherings and classes and lots of deep conversation all week!

  • All entrance fees to sacred sites and other included activities.

Group transportation to and from the airport at designated times, arriving on September 18th & departing on September 23rd.

What’s Not Included

These are some of the not-included things you cover yourself…

  • Your round-trip airfare from home.

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended!)

  • Personal taxi transport to the airport outside of scheduled group transport.

  • Between-meal snacks.

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Taxi transport and entrance fees for any private, individual trips.

  • Souvenirs, phone calls, spa services, taxis, laundry, etc.

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This journey is TOTALLY for you if…

  • You’re a heart-based entrepreneur who wants a more fulfilling business and life.

  • You wholeheartedly want to serve through your business.

  • You want to live your life and run your business on your own terms.

  • You’d love to see your business running smoothly and effortlessly.

  • You’re eager to feel more clarity and confidence in making daily decisions.

  • You’re open-minded enough to welcome a variety of spiritual traditions.

  • You’re open to going within and learning and growing with others.

  • You often feel that there has to be “more to life than this.”

  • You long to connect more deeply with your soul mission.

  • The idea of this trip makes you feel both excited and nervous!

This journey is NOT for you if…

  • You have no conflict between personal values and business practices.

  • You have complete clarity on everything in your life and business.

  • You have all the success you want in both your business and life.

  • You would not benefit from a quieter, calmer mind.

  • You’re not interested in being more in tune with your inner wisdom.

  • You resist adventures and don’t like getting a little dusty-dirty.

TRIP LEADERS

Meet your Wanderlust team, who each will take on an important role with your transformational journey to Teotihuacan. Full bio available for each team member.

Sioux Storm

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Jaime Shine

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this retreat for me?
    YES – especially if you are wanting to dive deep into awakening your soul gifts, healing yourself and wanting to be of service. This retreat will help you move through any internal resistance you still have to taking the action needed in your life. It will give you more clarity, anchor in the energies you need with the tools to get you to where you want to go in your manifestation and unfolding in your life now.
  • What if I cannot afford this?
    This is not just a vacation in a pretty place. It is an Investment in YOU! A more appropriate question is HOW can I afford this. We believe that a retreat experience like this with its powerful teachings will propel you to greater heights in all layers and levels in your life. Things will only get better from here. So make it an investment in yourself that will lift you up to wherever you want to be. Also payment plans are available, and if you do not see one that fits you, check in with us. We will do our best to support you.
  • Can I get a more detailed course outline?
    We want the best retreat experience for you and that means you will need to trust us when we say, some things are best left to be revealed in the right time. We have been teaching esoteric classes and hosting retreats for years, we are skilled in watching the energy required for the group which makes it part of the great experience. Do trust that magic will happen and we will have an amazing time planned for everyone that is fun, safe and fulfilling! So leave it to us and come join us for a great time. As a general overview we gather for teachings twice a day. We have time to relax and time for assignments, going inwards, being in nature and communing and play. There will also be excursions and extracurricular activities planned. We will inform you ahead if you need to be prepared for anything ahead of time. We've got you!
  • How do you arrange roommates?
    We work our magic in pairing people up with the best possible person for you. Most people paired stay friends for a long time to come. So you are in good hands. Additional and limited single occupancy supplements are available on request and at a fee.
  • I'm concerned about travelling alone and with people I don't know
    With any travel, there is always an element of insecurity. However, know that Japan is a very safe country, in fact it is the 10th safest country in the world and people are always helpful to tourist and kind. So we've got you. Once you land, someone will be there to escort you. And your learnings actually starts as soon as you register, and you’ll be in Night School. This is where your soul goes to learn way before the retreat begins. You will be meeting your retreat mates there! The group and the venue are intimate, and the space is private. Rest assured, this is a safe space for you to be YOU.
  • Where do I fly into?
    We begin our retreat in Taketa City, Oita Prefecture at the lovely Kushifuru Retreat Villa. Away from the hustle and bustle, Kushifuru is equipped with a library, training facilities, hot springs, gym, and a sauna, so you can enjoy various activities during your stay or just be in nature. Please book your flights to ARRIVE at Aso Kumamoto Airport : Airport Code: KMJ We will make our way to Osaka for a few days towards the end of our trip and your departure airport will be in Osaka. Depending on where you head out from AFTER the retreat, your departure airport is: KIX or ITM Send us an email to heal@stormshine.com for any questions you have with regards to your plans for Japan so we can assist in your preparations.
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    YES! Closer to the retreat date, our team will be in touch to get all information from you including your dietary restrictions, allergies and intolerances. We will do out best to accommodate your needs. Typically there will be meat or vegetarian options and if you need something more, do let us know.
  • Can I stay longer?
    Absolutely! Japan is magical and if you have time, we highly recommend travelling around the area or other cities that may interest you. We are happy to offer recommendations if you need any.

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Still have Questions

The best way to find out if this is for you is to set up an easy going connection call with us. To schedule that please go here:

No more doubts I am investing in ME!

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