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Introduction to Spirit Connection


July 29th-30th 2023
10am-5pm each day

Many cultures around the world have maintained an animistic way of life through relationships with their ancestors and lands. For some of us, these ties have been severed. Animism is the knowing that all beings are alive and have a soul. From this orientation, we are working together with a whole ecosystem of nature spirits, ancestors, guides, and other beings, recognizing that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves. 

Through nurturing and deepening these relationships, a particular kind of healing is available to us, one that many of our earth-centered and wise ancestors once knew. Knowing that everything is always evolving and changing, we recognize that rooting ourselves in these relationships supports us and all beings in meeting the current times we are living in.

In this class, we will create an offering to support the remembering of the deep love and interconnection of the earth, the cosmic realms, and all beings. In our relating with the more-than-human world, we will root into the support and resilience in all of us as we remember our place woven through all things. Through drumming, guided journeys, and embodiment practices, we will explore our own unique ways of developing our direct connection to our spirit guides.

This class is for folks who are new to spirit connection and also for folks who have a connection already and would like to practice deepening their relationships. We welcome people to this circle who are feeling curious, open, and ready to experience the love of their guides and deepen their trust of their own inner wisdom that shines from within.

In this class we will:


  • Experience drumming journeys and meditations

  • Connect with personal helping spirits and guides, including well ancestors, nature spirits, and animals

  • Open up your senses of perception beyond the ordinary world 

  • Explore your own unique way of experiencing the spiritual world

  • Learn how to tend these spiritual relationships in an ongoing way integrated with everyday life

  • Connect to spirit from your own embodiment

  • Remember the childlike joy of the imaginal realm as a portal into your spiritual connection

  • Partner with the plant kin as a bridge to the spirit world


Class Assistant:
Heather Porter of



Class Cost

We gather on traditional lands of the Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne in what is now called the Boulder, Colorado area at a retreat center. The center is located in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado at 7,500 feet. It’s about 15 minutes up the mountain from North Boulder at Broadway and Lee Hill. This place is a true sanctuary. This home and land are intentionally tended in a living and reciprocal relationship that is palpable. Spending the day here you will feel like you are on retreat and being held in sacred space. Exact location will be given upon registration.


A portion of the proceeds of this class will go to the Arapaho and Cheyenne Language program.


Cost: Sliding scale of $275-$400


To apply:
Please send an email to Rachel at Please include your name and share a paragraph about what is calling you to this circle at this time

There are a few need-based reduced cost spaces with priority going to BIPOC and LGBTQ participants. Please email Rachel to inquire.

Email Rachel if you need to make payment plan arrangements.

Somatic Soul Work

About Rachel:

Rachel Weitz is an Animistic Healing Artist and Somatic Soul Worker. She is a folk herbalist, mother, partner, animist, and ceremonial artist. Blending her training as a therapist, practicing embodied mysticism, and healing with plants, she helps to weave a group field that is ripe for personal and group process on the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes. Her greatest joy is to support folks to have their own direct connection to their guides of spirit, including the nature and plant spirits. Rachel has been teaching earth and spirit lead classes for over 10 years and gives thanks to her many inspiring teachers including Ann Drucker, Miss Beatrice Waight, Sandra Ingerman, and Zvi Ish-Shalom. 

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