7 Day Silent Retreat in Hidden Paradise with Prajna and Jeff
Weaving Indigenous Healing with Wisdom Traditions, Potent Meditations and Deep Care
Are you ready to receive the profound transformational healing of master plant teachers held within a deep well of silence and the support necessary to integrate this and move forward on your journey?
Nurture and align with the movement of your soul
Clear shadow material that impedes connecting with your innate power and wisdom
Ground your awakening to meet challenge and beauty in ordinary life
Recognize unconscious blocks, clear, and integrate on solid ground
Let go of what is not needed and bring in support that sustains an embodied awakening
Restore reverence, wonder, awe, and laughter
Rest deeply in the heart of Silence
Cherish yourself, your people, mother earth and her medicine
“After a recent retreat with Prajna and Jeff Firewalker, I felt very clear, happy and filled with love. The medicine these two healers carry is steeped with plant wisdom that they’ve acquired from the Andes and Peruvian Curandero traditions. Together they combine wisdom teachings, meditations and decades of experience to bring a very effective and loving practice to every participant. They help you help yourself by generously offering knowledge, insight, direction and ample opportunities for abiding silence on your path of healing and liberation. Together they combine feminine and masculine energies to support full integration of human and divine, dark and light in your journey. I encourage anyone interested in an approach that is long lasting and doesn’t leave you feeling unmet to seek out Prajna and Jeff Firewalker. Together they are a driving force that brings love and clarity to our lives.” ~ R.L. California
“Working in ceremony with Jeff and Prajna was an intensely profound and deepening experience. They are both Beings of such integrity and depth that they are able to carry and deliver the wisdom of the plant teachings with utter grace, insight and compassion.
The individual limpiars / healings conducted during the ceremony were performed with absolute precision as they worked on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, working with and meeting each person exactly where they needed to be met.
It was such a beautiful experience to be held in and share ceremony with masters of great wisdom and humility – and I received teachings on so many levels. I can only express my gratitude.” ~ L.B. United Kingdom
This retreat is for those who desire to unearth emotional, mental, karmic, ancestral blocks that hinder cultivating a deep realization of the truth of their being and the essence of reality. Prajna offers a soft safe place to land that provides sacred rituals, silence and a supportive container to empty out of what no longer serves you and the movement of your soul. This is an opportunity to cultivate potent practices, reverence for your walk in life, become more comfortable with the unknown, and to cherish yourself, your people, the earth.
“Join me and my guest Jeff in a deep immersion to nourish the seed of truth inside of you and to cultivate healing power that is part of the fabric of the Universe. When we circle together in the power of presence, our healing and access to truth is magnified. We do not claim to heal or awaken individuals, as this is not our view of life. We have learned tried-and-true techniques that harness the power of presence and healing to happen in our collective unfolding. We will have time and space to integrate these deep processes at mind, heart, gut, in a way that empowers you to walk with courageous love and recreate your life.” ~ Prajna
This retreat requires an application, and brief interview with Prajna to insure you are prepared. Please complete the application form or send a contact form with any questions you may have. Thank you!
“All Love eventually becomes liberation” ~ Prajna
“This is a beautiful, powerful and deeply healing retreat. You will be held and supported in the warmth of Prajna’s deep wisdom teaching and love to let go of whatever is in the way of you living life more fully and wholeheartedly. A month later the ripples of this medicine are still shimmering through me, opening my heart more and more into a freer and more expressive way of being. I am so grateful and so in love.”
“There are no words to express my deep gratitude for the powerful healing I received on Prajna’s retreat. My heart, mind, body and soul feel re-birthed, open and transformed. I sense this deeper fragrance of peace and serenity within, which is being mirrored back to me each and every moment. Prajna’s divine feminine healing gifts and deep awareness allowed each participant to feel held, supported and loved through sometimes difficult and painful past experiences. I would definitely recommend anyone who has an interest in awakening to their True Nature to attend one of her retreats as her commitment, strength, love and integrity is beyond reproach.”
“ Your gifts are many dear Prajna, and I am full of gratitude that you answered the call of the Plants so that you could open this sacred gift fully. Thank you for your courage to share and explore this swelling gift with us all. Deep bows.
Your guided meditations and gentle healings during the ceremonies shone a light on my remembering of this silent fathomless well that lies ‘with-in’. May I tumble fully!!!!
You are a true mirror Prajna.”
“During the retreat I’ve gone through different states and experiences. I am grateful. I can face my shadow I have to face it if I want to have a stable base from which to deepen.
I feel much gratitude to you for your work, with great commitment and incredible beauty, difficult to forget.”
“Many thanks for your strength, energy, and the large responsibility and love that you have shown in every moment caring for us in the large retreat. I have very much enjoyed the silence, the calm, and the interior journey of healing and consciousness. I very much liked the guided meditations, the exercise of listening to presence, the rituals of recognition in the eyes of all and everyone in the ceremony.”
“Hi Prajna, Thank you for the wisdom you carry and for the immensely unique and healing experience. I had deep insight to motherly attachments and beliefs and co-dependencies, which were very revealing and freeing. Much love to you and to your beautiful daughters.”
“I am happy to be alive, especially at this time to witness and be a part of this collective spiritual Renaissance. There is a tremendous freedom and peace in my being and more and more it doesn’t seem all that far away anymore. Just underneath the surface noise, it is there. I am just allowing this, stepping out of the way letting Being Be. Thank you for your weekly meditations :)”
“Thank you so much for holding the space for the most incredible, enriching, challenging, emotional, funny and transformational week I have ever had.”
“Your all pervading love and sharp sword of clarity have pierced deep layers of misunderstanding that had been so good at hiding before…”
“I’m very grateful for this retreat. Prajna holds a wonderful space that is both deep and caring. I felt very safe to go on a journey within myself under her guidance…”
“Retreat was the most powerful and transforming week of my life. I was so meant to be there. You are such a powerful facilitator. “
I feel deep respect for how you hold a circle and facilitate this work. I want to be more selective in what I bring into my life and what I serve. I am continuing the diet. I feel a strong call to do so. I take the tincture on daily base. It heals a lot. Things I wasn’t aware of in my system are presenting fully. But I can sit with this, descending into my body, looking at it, and feeling it. During the days I can do all practical things that I was postponing for quite a while, because I didn’t like to do them. It’s very fulfilling to scrap them from my list. My dreams are clear with much shifting. LOVE.”
“Hello Magic Woman,
After the retreat when I went home I noticed this quality of being present. When meeting people and talking to them, I saw them, heard them. I notice I’m present with them, with trees, with goats, with my sitting on the chair, with surrounding. Looking at the mountain I felt deep silence. I enjoy something I almost never and reluctantly did before, taking invitation by a neighbor to drink some chai and have a talk. I feel spontaneous, open. I find myself thinking, ‘I am very surprised of myself.’ Just feel empty now and hungry. You make this so simple, so direct. Thank you Prajna.”
“Thank you – deeply – for this experience.
Loved the retreat. Silence was powerful – the energetic container it created gave so much power to the ceremonial space. On several occasions during your teachings, your words really penetrated deep into to me – I felt a true resonation with them – little boundary between us. I felt the indigenous healing ceremonies were very different to what I had experienced in other places. The way you orchestrated the night and tended to us was more free of boundaries, less of a gap — a greater closeness, of course your teachings and mentoring helped with this, but it felt very ‘close’ just in your being.
The sense of humor and light heartedness at times was great.
The interweaving and synergistic characteristics of the meditations, teachings, silence, plant teachers, group of people really culminated in an environment of accelerated processing for me, of constant learning (at times very challenging); it predisposed an energy and a mindset in me to be continuously open and receptive.”
“Hi Prajna, Thank you for amassing Sacred experience. Honestly I feel big shift in my life. I’m still unhappy, confused and kind of lost, but I am not taking it so seriously. I feel a power like never before and deep quiet. In “meditation” I processed enormous fears. Since then the space around my heart seems to be more full. I feel overall a subtle yet very good feeling in body. Thank you so much again.”
“I felt so expanded with such clarity at the retreat. Albeit with the mind still holding on to some of its more deep-rooted addictions and neuroses. I want to take that level of clarity and expansion into ordinary life.”
Prajna Ginty, MA Conscious Wisdom Guide, Hakomi Therapist; she is a Curandera apprentice traversing multiple dimensions.
“May all beings benefit from Prajna’s dharma.” ~ Adyashanti
Prajna translates as intrinsic heart wisdom — deep knowing that is contained within all of humanity. As an early student of Adyashanti and the non-dual wisdom traditions Prajna began offering teachings in 2001 from her direct experience as mother, friend, and lover of truth. Prajna serves as a catalyst for women and men to live this deep knowing by dissolving shadow (false self), cherishing who they are in body, mind, heart and soul. She is known for her capacity to create sacred and safe spaces for weaving healing sacraments, wisdom traditions, potent meditations with silence for liberation and alignment with the movement of your soul. Prajna mirrors back to you your original wholeness and the keys for cultivating clarity, courage, aliveness, balance, reverence and deep roots in the eternal here and now.
Prajna has answered an ancient call to train as a medicine woman within the Shapibo and Quechua Indigenous traditions in Peru. She has undergone numerous ‘Dietas’ (diets to receive the sacraments of the plants), specifically sacred tobacco. She is honored to join Jeff in this sacred work.
Author of the best selling book Edge of Grace, A Fierce Awakening to Love. Prajna is featured on Buddha at the Gas Pump, Conscious TV, … and much more. She hosts retreats in the United States, Europe and journeys in Peru. You can join her at a meeting, or online from her home in California where she lives with her daughters.
Jeff Firewalker Schmitt, OUnI, PhD is a Folk Healer, Tabaquero, Ceremonialist, Musician & Scientist; he is a walker-between-worlds.
“During healing practice Jeff is brilliantly intuitive and packs a powerful punch, and yet maintains the role of the humble mentor by continually fostering students’ inner wisdom to step into their own healing abilities, ” ~H.K. Swannanoa NC
Jeff is a dedicated practitioner and student of the folk healing traditions of Peru and North America. Jeff enthusiastically works with clients using sacred healing and counseling methods; one of his greatest joys is bringing people together in sacred community to facilitate personal and planetary healing. He is a teacher of the healing arts of South America and the Andes. Jeff has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with the sacred healing plant, tobacco. For many years, Jeff studied the neuro-protective properties of compounds found in tobacco and helped start a company to fight diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s based on this research. Over the years his relationship has shifted to working with tobacco as a teacher and catalyst for sacred healing. After a concentrated apprenticeship with noted Curanderos, Jeff was given the title Tabaquero or ‘one who heals with tobacco’.
Jeff has also practiced and taught Chinese martial arts for most of his life. He is a 32-year veteran scientist, entrepreneur with over 100 publications and patents to his name. As a social entrepreneur he has helped start five companies, one of which went public in 2002. He has given nearly 200 invited presentations (including a TEDx talk and keynote at the Global Philosophy Forum) over the past 25 years. As a university professor, he taught advanced undergraduate, graduate-level and interdisciplinary courses.
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Deposit is non-refundable
Booking Terms: Retreats cancelled by you up to 2 weeks before the retreat starts: 100% of fee still applies.
Retreats cancelled by you up to 1 month before the retreat/workshop start date: 75% of the fee still applies.
Retreats cancelled by you up to 6 weeks before the retreat/workshop start date: 50% of the fee still applies.
If for any reason, we need to cancel a retreat/workshop, a full refund will be given or the booking will be transferred to another retreat/workshop.
Booking Policy: In the event of any unforeseeable circumstances, i.e. staff cancellations, adverse weather conditions, low bookings, maintenance work, mechanical faults, or other situations outside of our control, some amenities or courses described may become temporarily or permanently unavailable.
We reserve the right to make any changes to our program with regard to courses or facilitators. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but, if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred.
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We reserve the right to refuse admission to our retreat if, on arrival, participation appears to be inappropriate. We also reserve the right to ask any visitor to leave the venue if their behavior is disruptive to the function of the workshop/retreat or interferes with the rights and relaxation of others.