Shadow Work Retreat, A Path to Self Awareness
with Melanie Ryan, LCSWR
@ Sticks and Stones Farm

Saturday, November 2nd

Join us for a half or full day of rest, relaxation and self exploration using the ancient wisdom practices of our ancestors. All ancient wisdom lineages and modern psychology teach the practice of “looking inside.” Dr. Carl Jung, MD called it “Shadow Work”, Socrates called it “Know Thyself” and our ancestors practiced self awareness as the key to good health and happiness. In modern times, we have become over scheduled, distracted and sick. We must learn to love and nurture ourselves, remembering the wisdom of our ancestors. 


In this Shadow Work intensive, Melanie Ryan teaches us two powerful ancient wisdom practices of self awareness: Buddhist meditation and the Shaman’s Journey of the Soul. You will learn about your “shadow self” the parts that are lost and/or hidden and techniques for how to access and integrate your dark and golden shadow sides. Using these practices, we will retrieve lost and hidden parts, integrate what needs healing, and bring to light your natural gifts, true desires and life purpose.

Morning Workshop-Meditation Retreat

10am to 1pm

Registration: $75 

In this morning mini retreat we will practice Buddhist meditation, a practice of self study. Includes meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, and aimless wandering. Dharma talks on the teachings of basic goodness and cocoon. For all levels. 

Afternoon Workshop-Shaman’s Journey of the Soul

2pm to 5pm

Registration: $75

In this afternoon workshop, we will engage in powerful experiential exercises used by shamans - the indigenous energy medicine men and women - for over thousands of years. We will step into non-ordinary reality and explore the spirit realm of our soul. With the help of our loving spirit guides and ancestors, we will retrieve lost or hidden parts of ourselves for wisdom, healing and clarity of life purpose. All levels welcome. 

Full Day (attend both workshops)

Registration: $150

Melanie Ryan, LCSWR, SRMT

Melanie Ryan is an international psychotherapist and teacher of ancient wisdom and holistic health. She is a shamanic reiki master teacher and authorized to teach Buddhist meditation in the Shambhala tradition founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibet. Melanie Ryan guides individuals to sacred places around the world for spiritual healing immersions, connecting us to the ancient wisdom of our ancestors and to reclaim health and healing. Melanie is owner and founder of The Center for Health and Healing, a holistic health and learning center located in Mt. Kisco, NY where she teaches regularly and has a private practice.

Location of Event:

Sticks and Stones Farm

197 Huntington Road

Newtown, CT 06470