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Workshops Certification in Soul-Work NLP; a streamlined version of Neurolinguistics and trance-work, the most brilliantly effective communication and integrated personal transformation skills. Learn the core skills that will allow you to be massively effective with your clients, as well as to create exponential growth in your business and personal life.

A two week group program that includes revolutionary personal-change tools for clarity, direction, and for being and expressing your vision for what’s possible in your life and for the world

NLP Coaching and Training, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapy, Certified NLP Coaching and Practitioner training program in California 760.782.9223

You are at the cutting edge, highly creative, and motivated – a visionary, an artist, a healer, an evolutionary leader. Your passion is to make your vision real. The world we all long for also includes your thriving life and business. Win-win is the only option.

Do you believe in the magic of a bigger vision for what is possible? Is it is time for you to commit to a new level of success and influence .. with full-on energy and creativity? Then this is where our conversation can begin.

We each work with a small number of individual clients. We customize the program to best address your needs. Please contact us for details.

Manzanita Village Retreat  .  Morning Meditation  .  Apprenticeship  .  Support Us

For the freedom you deserve ..   for the world we long for

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Upcoming Retreats and workshops 

I have been utterly and subtly and profoundly and irrevocably transformed by my time at Manzanita Village. Thank you both. Darya Norvet

Ordinary Magic
Resilience and Presence

 June 26 – July 1, 2022

with Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki 

Landscape at Manzanita Village

Like many, we have been on our own retreat over much of the past couple of years. We are aware that many people continue to face difficulty and grief. We, along with many others, bear witness to the violence in Ukraine, Yemen, and elsewhere. We have looked deeply at what we value most, and how to bring the truth of our being more fully into our lives and into the world.

In spite of the polarization, violence, and challenges in the world, we are nourished and sustained by the energetic vortex that is Manzanita Village, by our practices, our friends, colleagues and students.

During this time we have been training the amazing people in our year-long apprenticeship program, concluding this July. The program has opened our eyes to the magic that is possible when we commit to calling forth the resilience and creativity that lives in all of us. 

We’ll be joined on this retreat by some of the graduating apprentices from this program. We invite you to join us for a weeklong immersion in work that reconnects to source, to intuition, to our indigenous soul.

This retreat will be an immersion in the work that has come to define Five Changes and Manzanita Village, gently guiding you towards:

  • Releasing trauma embedded in your family system
  • Changing negative states of mind and heart quickly and effectively, and to sustain and cultivate your natural resilience
  • Developing or deepening your ongoing practice of meditation and prayer
  • Connecting with the web of living beings and celebrate your place in the miracle of life on this planet
  • Learning to read your life and the world around you like an open book

This retreat includes food and accommodation at Manzanita Village. Please reach out to us if you have questions.

Sliding Scale: $497 – $1197
Registration: Ordinary Magic- Click Here


Dining Room at Manzanita Village

In addition to live in-person retreats,

we have some on-line retreats, Systemic Constellation Workshops, and other events, make sure you are on our email list to get updates

Retreats and Workshops at Manzanita Village. Retreats at Manzanita Village are an integration of silence, deep inner work, and learning skills that you can bring into your life to help transform yourself, your relationship with those you care for, and the world. 

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Unless otherwise noted retreats and workshops are open to everyone,

After a prolonged and productive hiatus we’re up and running again. We’ve already held a number of retreats, our own, and some hosted by others.

Manzanita Village is a no-joke place!! This is a bring-all-your-wisdom, bring-all-your-honesty, and bring-all-your-bullshit place. Because we live in a time that’s filled with chaos and confusion. But things get a whole lot clearer here. — Jamie Grace Davis

I had no idea how profound the training was going to be. Looking back now, I can’t imagine my life if I hadn’t done this.   Emily Steinberg

 Caitriona and Michele create a transformation that’s so deep and  penetrating and powerful, because it’s not preconceived. They allow each person to go through their process and make it their own. In so many other trainings and retreats they manufacture a ‘peak experience’ and then attempt to ‘integrate’ it, which is then followed by inevitable disappointment.
Peak experience and integration happen together here, and real integration and transformation then flood into your life as you bring your learning into the world. — Meredith Smith

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Apprenticeship program. We are calling together a community a wisdom-council of people who are ready to support each other in learning and growing to dive into the sacred work of personal and spiritual transformation. To serve others and the world and realize your deepest calling.

Everyone’s journey, everyone’s life, is unique. You participation in this program is designed for you to meet your own personal and professional goals and to the develop skills that let you be the creator of your own life.

What are the qualities you most desire to embody?

Program includes, as we move forward into 2022, then 2023, retreats on the sacred land that we call our home, personal coaching, family and systemic constellation work, coaching and mentorship with both Caitriona and Michele. You will dive deeply into the how-to’s of psyche-magic, ket elements of Buddhist practice, and NLP, Family Systems Constellation work, Divination. All of which are part of the seamless whole of the program we will co-create with you.  For Information Click Here

“Manzanita Village together with the work of Five Changes is an incredible fertile field of magic …”
— Lawrence Ellis

Our gift to you

Workbook & Audio

Your Soul’s Masterpiece

.. how to tame the dragons in your life, so that they become your best friends and certain allies . Includes audio trance-journey  for deep-level neurological change.

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