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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


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

December Retreat with Kike Pintos

Apprenticeship ’24

Family Constellation

Family Constellation is a mirror, a microcosm, a reflection of your life as it is, and as it might be. Benefits are immediate and log-term. It may be therapeutic, but it is in many ways the opposite of therapy. It does not depend on engaging the normal channels of understanding. It goes deeper, like trance or plant-medicine. It shows you very directly, through a collaborative process, what you may have been unable to see or accept previously. By the testimony of many of our clients it compliments other modalities of change, and often achieves what months or years of therapy did not address. To quote one of our mentors, “It shows you what you may already know, but don’t yet know that you know.”

Before experiencing Constellation work, people often think that it’s all about resolving current issues within their family, or changing personal programming established during their upbringing. But the heritage of our family of origin goes far beyond the conditioning of our early life. We have carried buried loyalties that go back, in many instances, for generations ‒ deeper buried memories. So, a question: What if the expectations, disappointments, experiences that we imagine are our own, are determined by generational traumas and unresolved misunderstandings –‒ hidden out of fear, guilt, or simply not knowing that no one has an obligation to accept their present state if it no longer serves them. It’s always astonishing when people take agency over their inner state, and recognize their natural capacity to transform old traumas.

Half-day workshops 
Upcoming Dates October 1. 1:00-4:00 PM  (Los Angeles – Silverlake)

$30 to participate/rep .  $250 for personal constellation
Call to arrange a personal constellation

Pre-register as a participant please. Venmo to @Caitriona-Reed (1660)
please contact us 310-339-1660 

Private Constellations, in person at Manzanita Village or via Zoom are available.

Through the constellation I suddenly have access to a reality that I cannot perceive through thought. Something that had been hidden comes to light. Once in sight I can begin to find a solution. Bert Hellinger  

Maestro Kike Pinto
at MANZANITA Village

December 29, 2023 – January 2, 2024



Join us for this unique opportunity to work with Andean wisdom carrier and musician/composer maestro Kike Pinto, on a rare visit from Peru, for a musical retreat of 5 days and 4 nights at the Zen-capital-of-the-chapparal,  Manzanita Village.

December 29 – January 2

No Prior musical experience necessary


Kike will bring his 50+ years of experience in music – as a composer, charanguista (charango player), guitarist, singer, vientista (flute player), and Paqoruna (one who lives in service to Pachamama). Kike’s own original songs are testament to this lifelong path. After decades of study and listening, he now shares and teaches from his wealth of understanding of traditional Andean music. Look for his songs on Bandcamp.

The focus of this retreat will be on the practices of listening, presence, and joyful witness to the Earth. Join us to explore and awaken your voice and light, expanding your natural ability to open your ears and heart to explore the subtle energies of music and voice, diving into the Andean concept of reciprocity (ayni). No previous experience in music or singing is necessary as we believe that these abilities are innate.

One whole day of the retreat will be dedicated to the “Secret Medicine of the Siku“, (Andean pan flute) – a deep dive into the indigenous music of Peru, in which you will develop beginning skills as a flute player.

Each participant will receive 2 Siku flutes and learn to play them over the course of the retreat

Kike will also lead us through the mysteries of Andean and Amazonian ceremonial music, and the essential nature of music to enriched your life, to bring strength and insight .. for celebration, meditation, grieving, dancing, questioning, breathing. 

On the third day of the retreat there will be an offering to Mother Nature in the Andean tradition, where each person will bring who they are and their own essential authentic nature, co-creating an offering for Pacha Mama (Mother Earth, space and time) ..  dedicating our time, spirit, laughter and song… a pure expression of gratitude and love. 

What could be a better way than this to step into the New Year!?

Daily schedule (subject to what the magic of the group may determine)

Friday December 29th – arrive and begin music!
Saturday December 30th – Full day workshop “Secret Medicine of the Siku (flute)” 
Sunday December 31st – Ofrenda Ceremony to the Sacred Fire and Sacred Plant Ceremony
Monday January 1st – Musical meditation and ceremony with Sacred Plant Ceremony 
(co-facilitated by Jason Bushman)
Tuesday January 2nd – Integration, bye bye and añay! (thank you in Quechua)

We look forward to experience this epic retreat with you in music and song.

All inclusive price (incl. food and accommodation)
Sliding Scale $850 – $1600

Registration or Questions – contact us at

Caitriona, Michele and Manzanita Village 

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,

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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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 to 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 in 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, key elements of Buddhist practice, NLP, Family Systems Constellation work, Divination, and indigenous practices.. 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

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