RETREAT FAQ – HAWAII & MOUNT SHASTA

 

Who will be leading the retreat? 

The retreat leader will be Greg “Magick” Bernstein. 

What will be taught on these retreats?

Magick will be providing daily spiritual teachings and transmissions based on awakening, unconditional love, truth, authentic self-expression, inner guidance, clarity, non-dual reality, and other teachings from the east and west.  He has no plan in advance for what to teach on any given retreat. He will be guided by spirit according to what is present for the participant(s). Accordingly, the possibilities for what will be taught is broad and vast.   

Where will this retreat take place?

Private Custom Retreats: Each morning we will meet at a specified meeting site such as a coffee shop or health food store.  From there, we will spend the bulk of our day in nature in specific sacred site vortexes.  These sites can be a variety of topography and climates including but not limited to lakes, rivers, streams, meadows, oceans, mountains, hiking trails, caves, lava tubes, waterfalls, volcanos, deserts, lava, or other locations. You will have ample time to connect with and meditate with the land in your own unique ways. 

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  We typically stay in one to three private homes or a retreat center. We will spend some time at the retreat center/homes in leisure and integration time as well as for teachings, meals and sleeping.  On most days, the bulk of our day will be in nature in specific sacred site vortexes.  These sites can be a variety of topography and climates including but not limited to lakes, rivers, streams, meadows, mountains, hiking trails, caves, lava tubes, waterfalls, oceans, volcanos, deserts, lava, or other locations. You will have ample time to connect with and meditate with the land in your own unique ways. 

When will we meet?  

Private Custom Retreats:

Typically, the start time is typically 9:30am but is subject to adjustment by the retreat leader prior to the day of the start of the retreat. You will receive an email with the location and time of your meeting 48 hours prior to the start of the retreat. If this it is a multi-day retreat, the meeting time and place for subsequent days will be determined at the end of day one.

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  

You will meet at the main facility where the retreat is taking place.  You will receive an email with the location and time of your meeting about a week before the start of the retreat. If you would like more info about the retreat center further in advance just let us know.

When will the retreat end?   

Private Custom Retreats:

Typically, each day the retreat will end between 5 and 6pm. Of course, we are always in flow, so this is subject to change by retreat leader.

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  

The retreat typically ends mid-day on the last day of the retreat. Of course, we are always in flow, so this is subject to change by retreat leader.

What will we do on the retreat?   

Private Custom Retreats:

We will spend the bulk of our day in nature in specific sacred site vortexes. You will have ample time to connect with and meditate with the land in your own unique ways.  Magick will also be providing spiritual teachings, healing and transmissions based on awakening, unconditional love, truth, authentic self-expression, inner guidance, clarity, non-dual reality, and other teachings from the east and west.  He has no plan in advance for what to do in any given moment or what to teach on any given retreat. He will be guided by spirit according to what is present for you in the moment. Accordingly, the possibilities for what will be taught are broad and vast.  

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  

On most days, the bulk of our day will be in nature in specific sacred site vortexes.  On these days, the group will go out into nature so that participants can commune individually directly with nature. Magick will also be providing daily spiritual teachings, healing and transmissions based on awakening, unconditional love, truth, authentic self-expression, inner guidance, clarity, non-dual reality, and other teachings from the east and west.  He has no plan in advance for what to do in any given moment or what to teach on any given retreat. He will be guided by spirit according to what is present for the group in the moment. Accordingly, the possibilities for what will be taught are broad and vast.  We will also spend some time at the retreat center/home in leisure and integration time as well as for teachings, meals and sleeping.

How is weather important?

All kinds of weather are possible. The retreat will happen and continue in whatever the weather conditions may be, including but not limited to rain, snow, fog, smoke or sunshine, hot or cold conditions.  So please be prepared so you can be comfortable in any conditions.

What to Bring?    

A list of important items to bring on the retreat will be emailed to you in the Welcome Package. Please bring all indicated items. Here are some of the items often on that list.

-Headlamp

 

-Sunscreen

 

-Bathing Suit

 

-Hat-Sun

 

-Hat-Cold

 

-Sweater/sweat shirt

 

-Rain Gear

 

-Comfortable closed toed Shoes (already broken in)

     

-One set of Very Warm Clothes, layers

(why?  Mount Shasta is pretty warm in summer, but even in summer it can get cold at night, or rarely during the day. If you are coming for private retreat in winter in Mount Shasta you will need very warm clothes for sure.   For Maui, if we visit the top of Haleakala be prepared for the possibility of very cold and windy conditions—the summit is over 10,000 feet)

 

-Personal Journal

 

-Ho’okupu

(Offerings for the alters at temple sites–should be something small, natural and bio-degradable such as fruit, flowers, tobacco, leis, etc…)

-Whatever inner guidance tells you to bring

 

Can I arrive early or stay later than the retreat?

Yes, you can arrive early or stay later on your own, but the retreat does not start until the designated time and date, and is over on the designated time and date.  

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  

Yes, you can arrive early or stay later on your own, but the retreat does not start until the designated time and date and is over on the designated time and date.  Please do not arrive at the retreat facility early or plan to stay later then the retreat start and end times.

What is included in this retreat? 

Private Custom Retreats:

Adventuring into nature with Magick and all the teachings, healing and energy work is included. You will spend the bulk of the day in nature with Magick doing deep transformational work and having intimate time communing with nature. Accommodations, food and transportation are not included.

Shamanic Awakening Group Retreats:  

Double occupancy accommodations with a roommate, all food, snacks, water, all activities, teachings, healing and time in nature are included.  Airfare and transportation are not included. 

What is not included in this retreat? 

Transportation, alcohol, and professional services such as massage are not included. Also, anything else not listed as “what is included” in the retreat.

What are the accommodations like? Where do we stay?