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Sacred Centers Immersion 2014
Return to the Sacred!

A Sacred Centers community experience!
We urge and encourage you to invest in yourself because your world will never be the same! You will find that your entire purpose and involvement in life changes drastically when you decide to invest in yourself. Take the plunge! This year's Immersion will be held just 20 miles north of San Francisco. Grow and explore with us while attending free morning yoga classes and enriching evening programs, eating delicious lunches, immersed in a community of dedicated co-hearts!

2 weeks of intimate workshops with our top teachers offering high-quality beginning to advanced curriculum.
Dive deep and immerse yourself in 1 or all the workshops!

Spring Immersion Retreat
May 2014
Novato, CA
with Anodea Judith, PhD, Selene Vega, PhD, and Glenn Hartelius, PhD!

Sacred Centers Immersion Retreats should be called “advances” — an opportunity to advance your personal growth and professional skills in a beautiful setting with likehearted individuals. Whether you want to get your feet wet with introductory courses, or dive deeper with our advanced courses, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in small, intimate classes designed for depth and personal attention. Areas of study include yoga, psychology, energy work, leadership, bodywork, and more, taught by Sacred Centers top teachers.

Our Immersions are designed primarily for students working towards Certification as teachers and healers. These retreats offer several specialized courses, in which students can deepen their learning on a more personal level. Throughout the Immersion, students come together, each morning for yoga taught by students in the Sacred Center’s Teacher Track, and in the evenings for community events, entertainment, sharing meals, and special presentations. Students enter smaller workshops designed for their special track. What is most special is that the Sacred Centers community of co-hearts flourishes throughout the Immersion, for a memorable experience of love, light, and transformation. You will leave with many new beloved friends!

Enrollment in the Sacred Centers Certification Program is not required to take Immersion courses. Open to all!


Hunger for the sacred may be the most prominent quality that I notice as I travel the world. Except for countries in the Far East where the sacred is part of everyday life, it seems too much of the world has turned away from its grounding in the sacred realm. Our fractured civilization spinning toward destruction is the result.

We also pay the price psychologically as this loss echoes through the generations. Loss of the sacred feminine has an effect on our mothers and grandmothers, and their ability to give good mothering. Loss of the sacred masculine—in a male dominated society means that the masculine overreach is spinning out of balance without higher purpose.

Restoration of the sacred may be the most important journey we take in life. Whether we find it on the yoga mat in an aligned posture, in moments of deep meditation, participating in group ceremony, or from healing and reclaiming a broken part of ourselves, this profound connection with our inner being takes us to grace. From that grace, we can begin to restore the world.

Join us for one, two, or three courses at this year’s Immersion. Get your feet wet with Glenn Hartelius’s Energy Awareness 1 and learn about managing your attention within your chakras. Join Anodea in her signature advanced course: Chakra Therapy (Level 2 of the Mind-Body Integration class) where you will get to experience and conduct your own energy-based therapy sessions. Or join Selene Vega in Guiding the Journey, as you deepen your skills with the tools of trance, movement, and ritual. The workshops are described more fully below.

Each course is a door that opens more deeply into the sacred. If you have wandered from that realm, we invite you to return.

Sacred Centers Immersion Workshops 2014

This year, for the first time, I will be holding the Immersion at our newly purchased home in Novato, CA (about 40 minutes north of San Francisco). Lodging will be a nearby hotel (see below for more details on the Best Western: 215 Alameda Del Prado, Novato) and the group will come together each morning for yoga, each evening for various activities, and share meals and moments. There will be time for hot tubs, saunas, or swimming, or hiking along wetland trails nearby. Space is limited for these specialized courses, so register early.
Take one, two, or all three Immersion courses.
Enrollment is open to everyone!

Energy Awareness I: Awaken Your Untapped Mind

Taught by Glenn Hartelius, PhD – 12 CEU’s
Monday – Tuesday, May 19-20, 2014
$325 Regular

Click Here to Register for Energy Awareness

Mind-Body Chakra Therapy: Level 2

Taught by Anodea Judith, PhD – 30 CEU’s
Wednesday – Sunday, May 21-25, 2014
$565 Regular

Register for Chakra Therapy

Guiding the Journey: Facilitating Transformative Experiences

Taught by Selene Vega, PhD – 30 CEU’s
Monday – Friday, May 26-30, 2014
$565 Regular

Register for Guiding the Journey
10% Discount for registering for all 3 workshops!

[Anodea's] immersion was one of the best experiences I have ever had!
I made some terrific friends, had lots of ‘firsts’, grew as
a person and a teacher and learned from the best! ~Wendy Landry
(In the Sacred Centers Certification: Teacher Track)

Energy Awareness I: Awaken Your Untapped Mind
Taught by Glenn Hartelius, PhD – 12 CEU’s
Monday – Tuesday, May 19-20, 2014

$295 Early Bird, $350 Regular

Love_heart_girlThis class teaches you how to manage your own mind in new and powerful ways. If other approaches to quieting your mind have failed, this workshop is for you.

Learning to manage your mind also opens new skills for dealing with others. You will learn how to: Listen deeply and effectively to others; Invite others into a state of comfortable connection; Create personal intimacy with others; Consciously maintain healthy personal boundaries; and Protect yourself from unwanted energy from other people.

You will learn simple techniques to accomplish the following in less than one minute:

  • Quiet the mind to create inner peace and stillness
  • Create a clear, focused state of mind for concentrating on work or projects
  • Manage your attention so you can stay in the present moment
  • Cultivate your personal presence

These self-management skills are also the gateway to the world of healing. You will learn how to:

  • Enter into a deeply relaxed self-healing state
  • Sense subtle energies as qualities of presence
  • Bring powerful healing energy to yourself and others in a clean and clear way

Skills are more useful when they come with ideas that help you to think in new ways. You will learn the following concepts:

  • What the body-mind connection is really like
  • How to understand the anatomy of the mind
  • How to understand mindfulness as a simple inner posture
  • How to go beyond mindfulness into practical inner postures for daily life
  • Why we need a new kind of psychology to support healing and transformation

This workshop teaches you how to master your mind by managing your attention: the essence of your consciousness. You can work, relax, and connect with yourself and others more deeply by understanding the anatomy and dynamics of the body and mind, just as athletes learn to excel through an understanding of the structure of the physical body.

During the workshop, you will participate in group and partner exercises designed to lead you to direct, tangible experiences of the skills that are presented. This is the first workshop in a series of self-development courses that also leads to professional certification in energy healing techniques. This workshop fulfills the Energy Awareness course requirement for the Sacred Centers Certification Program. This class grounds the principle of Energy Healing and the chakras with potent and advanced techniques of clearing, opening, and balancing chakras, as well as energy hygiene for selfprotection and more.

12 CEU’s possible for therapists, social workers, and yoga teachers. All Sacred Centers workshops are pre-approved in California by the Board of Behavioral Sciences PCE 2208.

Click Here to Register for Energy Awareness

Mind-Body Chakra Therapy: Level 2
Taught by Anodea Judith, PhD – 30 CEU’s
Wednesday – Sunday, May 21-25, 2014


alchemyExperience hands-on practical training in conducting therapeutic sessions and utilizing the material taught in Techniques of Mind-Body Integration: Level 1 and Chakra Awakening: Psychology of the Chakras and also Intro to Chakra Therapy.

Students will watch Anodea work therapeutically with other students and then will conduct their own sessions on each other with Anodea’s guidance. This is a chance to both do your own work as well as enhance your skills working with others.

You will learn:

  • Assessment for chakra diagnosis, character structure, and trauma
  • Charging and discharging: techniques, do’s and don’ts
  • Getting to the Core
  • Mending the wounds, re-negotiating trauma
  • Balancing the chakras
  • Working with client resistance
  • Therapist ethics and self-care


This advanced workshop is limited to 12 people who have already taken the Techniques of Mind-Body Integration: Level 1 course or Intro to Chakra Therapy, and fully read Eastern Body, Western Mind and preferably taken Chakra Awakening: Psychology of the Chakras. It is open to anyone with the pre-requisites, however, preference is given to those in the Sacred Centers Certification Healer Track. Each iteration of this course is different because we learn from the issues that show up in the students. If you have taken this class before, you will find a completely new set of therapeutic examples to learn from AND you will receive 50% off the workshop cost!

Sacred Centers Certification Professional Level: Healer Track Requirement

30 CEU’s possible for therapists, social workers, and yoga teachers. All Sacred Centers workshops are pre-approved in California by the Board of Behavioral Sciences PCE 2208.

Register for Chakra Therapy

Guiding the Journey: Facilitating Transformative Experiences
Taught by Selene Vega – 30 CEU’s
Monday – Friday, May 26-30, 2014


WZ Woman w:earthAwakening self-awareness and opening to new perspectives creates profound potential for transformation. Unblocking the unconscious conditioning that has limited us, we can move creatively into our full potential. For therapists and teachers, the art of creating a context in which this can occur is essential. Using the tools of trance, movement, and ritual, and a structured framework for creating sacred space, you will learn to work deeply with students and clients in a contained and safe way. A balance between inner work and interactive experience provide opportunities to deepen your own process while you practice using these tools for yourself and others. Explore your inner terrain, touching neglected parts of yourself, as you deepen your understanding and ability to guide others into their inner experience.

  Presenter(s): Selene Vega, Ph.D.

Selene, who has taught with Anodea for over 20 years, covers a lot of ground in this workshop. Guiding the Journey is primarily about guiding hypnotherapeutic trance journeys, but also includes movement, group dynamics and creating sacred space as experienced each day in the Psychology of Chakras. You will gain the tools necessary to begin guiding your own trances, either with a private client or a group, and learn the ethics, principles, dangers, and techniques necessary to do so. A balance between inner and outer work will provide opportunities for participants to deepen their own process while learning to guide others.

  • Learn to work with group energy, balancing attention to individuals and to the group experience
  • Develop your ability to guide group and individual movement journeys and rituals for healing, growth, and celebration
  • Gain understanding of the ethical considerations involved in teaching and leading workshops, and in working with non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Learn to assist students and clients in creating a bridge between their experiences in a workshop or therapeutic setting and everyday life

Recommended but not pre-requisites: Chakra Awakening: Psychology of the Chakras, or previous familiarity with trance and hypnosis.

Sacred Centers Certification Professional Level: Teacher Track Requirement, recommended healer track

30 CEU’s possible for therapists, social workers, and yoga teachers. All Sacred Centers workshops are pre-approved in California by the Board of Behavioral Sciences PCE 2208.

Register for Guiding the Journey

10% Discount for registering for all 3 workshops!


Anodea Judith, Ph.D.

Anodea Judith, Ph.D has been called “a prophet for our time.” A groundbreaking thought leader who is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and a writer, therapist, and spiritual teacher. Her passion for the realization of human potential matches her concern for humanity’s impending crises — her fervent wish is that we “wake up in time.” She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (E-RYT), with lifelong studies of psychology, mythology, sociology, history, systems theory, and mystic spirituality. She is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the Chakra System for the Western lifestyle. She teaches across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Europe, Ireland, Asia, and South and Central America.

She is best known for the chakra classic, Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System, (Llewellyn, 1987, revised 1999), considered the definitive work on the subject, with over 200,000 copies sold in English and additional printings in 15 languages. A second book, co-authored with Selene Vega: The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (Crossing Press, 1993) arose out of the popular Psychology of the Chakras Intensive, taught by Judith and Vega for nearly three decades. Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, released in February 1997, charts childhood development, bioenergetic character structures and Jungian individuation, all within the chakra model. This book is used as a text in universities and healing schools across the country. In March of 2000, she released a six-tape audio course called: The Chakra System: A Complete Course in Self-Diagnosis and Healing followed by the popular boxed multi-media kit: Chakra Balancing, both through Sounds True. Her artistic expression combines with her mystic passion in her award winning DVD, The Illuminated Chakras, a co-creation with her son, artist and animator, Alex Wayne. The Illuminated Chakras, won the best-animation award at the New York Film Festival in 2004.

Her most recent book, The Global Heart Awakens, (The Shift Network, July 2013), is a rewrite of the 2007 edition, Waking the Global Heart, which won two literary awards, including a Nautilus Gold. This book charts the history of human development into our present crisis and necessary transformation, with an inspiring message of hope for our future. And finally, released in 2012 and coauthored with Lion Goodman, is Creating on Purpose: The Spiritual Technology of Manifesting Through the Chakras (Sounds True, 2012) teaches people how to bring heaven down to earth through the manifestation process of making change in our lives and our world.

Anodea conducted a private practice for over 20 years, but traveling has taken her healing efforts into the workshop mode, training other therapists in somatic techniques, and conducting healing sessions within the workshop setting.

On the more personal level, Anodea Judith is a dynamic individual with many talents: teacher, healer, writer, priestess, musician, artist, yogini, and co-heart. She is well-loved for her integration of mind, body, and spirit, shoring up the inequalities between masculine and feminine, and her dream of co-creating Heaven on Earth. She feels deeply concerned about the state of our world, in terms of ecology, ethics, politics, and religion. Feeling that individual and cultural transformation are intrinsically related, Anodea supports a path to empowerment and balance through teaching of life-affirming paths of wisdom. This is achieved through reclaiming our bodies, the environment, and our connection to both Heaven and Earth.

She is a dynamic and experienced keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and visionary, dedicated to healing our world and evolving human consciousness.

Selene Vega, Ph.D.
Selene_vega_SKV with tree mediumSelene Vega, Ph.D., LMFT, is a psychotherapist, workshop leader, and dancer, as well as Director of the PhD Practice and MS Programs in Saybrook University’s School of Mind Body Medicine and Associate Core faculty at Sofia University. Selene’s movement-oriented work with creative and healing states of consciousness has evolved over 40 years of teaching and developing experiential approaches to self-exploration, connection, centering and transformation. She has taught at Bastyr University, JFK University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and has served as president of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). Selene has published chapters on the use of mind-body and psychospiritual approaches to the treatment of anxiety, and the use of movement practices in psychospiritual growth and psychotherapy. She was editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter, and co-authored The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (Crossing Press, 1993), which has been translated into five languages. Her website is

Glenn Hartelius, Ph.D.
Glenn_Hartelius_58A9369 2sqGlenn Hartelius, Ph.D., is a scholar and practitioner within the field of transpersonal and transformative psychologies. He serves as Associate Professor at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, is editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal, and Secretary of the International Transpersonal Association. His areas of scholarly interest include transpersonal psychology, somatic psychology, consciousness studies, and phenomenology. He is co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. His published work includes a well-cited study that developed what is the most comprehensive empirically-based and historically-informed synopsis of the definition of transpersonal psychology to date. He has also published in the area of consciousness studies, and is contributing to the foundations for a somatic phenomenology. Contact Glenn


More Immersion details
DATES: May 19-30, 2014
HOURS: 10-1, 3-6 each day
PLACE: Novato, CA 


Cancellations can be problematic, so please keep your commitment if at all possible and read our cancellation policy carefully. Thank you for understanding.We understand that some things are out of our control though, so we will work with you.

  • Cancellation before April 1: full refund minus a $75 administration fee.
  • Cancellation before May 1: 50% refund of total program cost.
  • Cancellation after May 15: NO refund


Workshop fees do not include lodging or meals. A separate email will be sent for you to add $20 lunches during the workshop.


Workshops will be held at 28 Anton Way, Novato, CA 94945.

  • Best Western: 215 Alameda Del Prado
    Novato, California, 94949-6657, United States
    Phone: 415/883-4400We recommend you ALL stay at the Best Western. Make sure you mention Sacred Centers when registering so you save 10%! You can choose a single with a king or you can share a double with 2 queen beds with another workshop student. They have a pool, Complimentary Breakfast, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet, Room Service, and restaurants are close by. Find out more about the Best Western.

    If you are planning to reserve a room and want to share a double with someone (each getting your own queen bed, please let us know and we will try to match you with someone or you can call the Best Western and try to match yourself by mentioning Sacred Centers. That way you save an extra 50% on your room! If you all stay in one place, it makes it easier to carpool together and you become even closer by spending more time together. You really do become like family during these Immersions!

  • Click here to check other Novato Hotel Deals


You will be responsible for your own breakfast (included in your hotel) and dinner. Lunch will be provided for an extra $20/day which will have gluten free, vegetarian options. Near the hotel are some great restaurants and also downtown Novato (Grant street) is very sweet with lots of incredible choices including Paradise Market, Wholefoods and Trader Joes. A good way to spend more time with your workshop co-hearts and go exploring around the town.


Sacred Centers classes are pre-approved in the State of California for Continuing Education Units for therapists by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider #PCE 2208). Anodea is a 500 hour E-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) so the class may be able to count toward your yoga certification in another school, depending on your program. We give a certificate of attendance to all who complete the course, and most students have been successful in submitting it to their own board in their home state for CEU approval. There will be approximately 24 hours of class time.

Please note:Though we are pre-approved, we are not able to grant the actual CEU’s; that application must be done on your own. We merely provide the documentation of class hours.

More Questions?

Download part of the orientation letter here to find your answers to transportation, directions, climate, hotels, etc.


What People are Saying About Anodea Judith…

“Anodea Judith is one of the great sacred storytellers of this generation. She is engaged in the most urgent work of our time: to re-narrate the great story of our being and becoming in a way that allows us to see the patterns that connect and to chart a course for a better tomorrow. She is at once sage, shaman and seer. Read [The Global Heart Awakens] now.”
– Dr. Marc Gafni, author, Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment

“A powerful guide through the violence and brilliance of the past up to the present and beyond – a beautiful piece of work.”
– Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, Conscious Evolution and Birth 2012 and Beyond

“Masterfully exposes the mythic underpinnings of the human crises and awakens our imagination to the possibilities now at hand.”
–David Korten, author of The Great Turning

“Few have articulated with such original insight the underlying themes behind our planetary crisis, and how, if we all pull together with bright vision and profound love for our world, we can make it through the initiation to our planetary adulthood.”
—Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money

“The Global Heart Awakens explains why and how we can meet the urgent challenges of our time with our hearts as well as our minds, and thus provides us with a marvelous example of spirituality-in-action. Judith’s clear and refreshingly feminine voice demonstrates advanced erudition as well as a lifetime of spiritual experience.”
—Steve McIntosh, author of Evolution’s Purpose

“I have been studying the chakras for many years, but Anodea’s approach, way of explaining each chakra, meditations, exercises, handouts and sense of humor made this experience the best one I’ve ever had. If you want to manifest your dreams, don’t hesitate to take this course!”
– Mariela, Houston, TX

“Anodea’s work helps us re-imagine the Big Dream for ourselves and the world. She is an exceptionally wise woman who I turn to for guidance, insight, and answers. Now, with this book, she makes her deepest wisdom available to us all.”
—Marcia Wieder, CEO/Founder, Dream University

“Anodea Judith is a wise woman for our times for our times who calls us to our evolutionary destiny. At a time when our civilization is overwhelmed by the content in our heads, she offers the context of the heart.”
—Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda), coauthor of Spontaneous Evolution

“Anodea Judith offers deep wisdom and a feminine perspective on the full sweep of our human history. She brilliantly shows us how we’ve now arrived at a time when we can create a new world based on love.”
—Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason

What People are Saying About Selene Vega…

“Guiding the Journey had great impact for me both in terms of personal healing and professional development. Thank you again Selene, I feel truly blessed to have you as my teacher.” M. Garcia

“I truly enjoyed your openness, your humanness and humbleness, while showing an enormous amount of experience with the material and expressing truth.”

“I learned the tools to deconstruct the powerful trances I’ve experienced and witnessed as led by Selene, and then how to rebuild a trance experience that addresses different themes and intentions. Guiding the Journey leads you into your own journey as metaphor and structure for learning how to create that experience for others. Selene is a master, weaving words, experiences, psychology and movement together as a map for transformation, filling your well as you learn how to guide others.” –Carla McAdams

“The workshop was much more than I had expected. The content was remarkable. It opened up a whole new world for me. I enjoyed the leader, Dr. Selene. She was inspirational. Her depth of knowledge and caring was evident throughout the workshop. Everything about the workshop was engaging and will provide lifelong learning and healing opportunities.” –Geny Hyland

“Content was richer than what the class description online offered. Quality of Selene holding space was exceptionally professional, present, grounded—a deep safety to explore, learn and be real was established within the first hours of day 1, and maintained throughout the course. I feel deepened and more present.” –Geffen Rothe

“Many misconceptions about trance were replaced with real information.” –Brad Cassidy

“I appreciated the balance between covering the ‘content’ of the coursework and the ‘content’ of our emotional expression. Both were satisfied by your ability to bring out whatever shows up for us as a result of the trances. The handout will be a valuable takeaway as well as my opened heart.”

“Get ready to relax and go deeper into inner space and return with jewels of self awareness that provide insight and guidance about unconscious parts of you that may be running the show that is your life!”

“The depth of the information is going to be oh, so useful! I recommend this workshop to any practitioner of trance as an anchor in scholarship and experienced application.” –Kathy McKeever

“Selene is a wealth of information and application. I am very glad I came.”

“Every way possible, Selene is a great teacher. I love her style. Selene’s work is special in her gentle approach as a MASTER teacher!”

“I feel led, mentored, and prepared to engage in my own deepening of practices in preparation for including this form of trance in my meaning-making. Selene is organized yet open and flexible and this holding of paradox creates a blending of ways in which to hear/feel/be in the CONTENT she presents.”

“I have a deeper understanding of the ingredients of a successful workshop. Selene models the very work she is teaching through her skill in creating and developing a sacred space in which personal transformation can gracefully occur.”

10% Discount for registering for all 3 workshops!

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