Event Details

Your entire history – your unique story – is carried within your body and mind. Explore that story through the lens of narrative medicine.

Jump start your healing with shamanic practices, shadow work, meditation, mindfulness and direct experiential awareness. This retreat is a rare opportunity to align more fully with your life’s mission, and to foster great clarity, creativity, and renewal. Come expecting to have fun, look deeply within, and to be joyously shifted. This conference is also open to practitioners that want to self-explore and learn these techniques.

$2750 including room and board!

Travel is not included
Space is limited!

Do you feel that the life you are living is not the one you envisioned for yourself?
Are you troubled by illness, doubt, anxiety, and fears that will not clear, no matter what you do, or how hard you try to change?




Only you can fully appreciate that struggle, but it is also true that you are not alone. Everyone carries wounds and defenses that don’t serve their soul’s purpose. Healing and working through such patterns takes a tremendous amount of courage and effort. Despite the challenges, for some, the need for healing and creative change is now the top priority.

Pirtle and Chiasson recently completed filming the feature-length documentary film, Is Your Story Making You Sick? The film features 8 participants engaged in much the same programming you will experience at this retreat. Anyone who boldly ventures into the mystery can receive the same beautiful transformation. You are invited to join us. “Story” will release sometime in late 2018 at film festivals around the country.

Dr. Mark Pirtle & Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson


Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson is the Co- Director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board-certified in Integrative Medicine and Family Medicine and completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in 2004. Dr. Chiasson has a long-standing interest in traditional energy healing traditions and teaches integrative medicine and energy medicine around the country. She is the author of Energy Healing – the Essentials of Self Care (Sounds True 2013) as well as other publication on Energy Healing.
Learn more – AnnMarieChiassonMD.com

Dr. Mark Pirtle, a pioneer in integral thinking in stress relief and recovery, is a clinician, author, public speaker, filmmaker, and true “innerpreneur.” Mark connects the dots between science, wellness, and spirituality. He tirelessly updates his understanding of the latest science to help others change and heal. Combining the disciplines of neuroscience, living systems theory, and mindfulness meditation, he developed an evidence-based program for people suffering from stress-related conditions called Skillfully Aware®. He teaches meditation and mindfulness to empower clients to work through stress-related patterns including pain, strong emotions and urges.
Learn more – skillfullyaware.com/dr-pirtles-bio/

Retreat Details

Pricing: $2,750 includes room and board (double occupancy). Single rooms available at an additional cost of $40 per night.

Special Diets: Special diets of gluten-free and vegan are $10.00/day/ per person extra. Other special diets/preferences/restrictions are negotiated separately based on the complexity of the desired meals.

Travel: Just 45 minutes from the Tucson Airport!. Travel to and from Kenyon Ranch is not included. However, organizers will facilitate shared ground transportation when possible.

Pre and post-programming: Registrants also receive free, lifetime access to Dr. Mark Pirtle’s “Tools for Transformation” online class immediately upon registration. This class will prepare you for the retreat and help you maintain your gains after. The class includes an online forum and live, bi-weekly, web-based, “office hours” student meetings.

Refund Policy: Due to fixed costs associated with hosting this retreat, refunds will be issued in the form of credit toward any future retreat we host. Registrants who initiate a cancellation before 11/01/18 will receive full credit toward any of our future retreats (dates TBD).

Contact lynda@skillfullyaware.com or call 520-981-9911 with questions!

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