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Welcome to the Center for Sacred Studies


The Center for Sacred Studies is dedicated to sustaining ways of life based on collaboration and reciprocity
with the Earth and all Her beings.

The seeds of the Center for Sacred Studies were first planted in 1995 in our intentional community, Kayumari. We joined together at that time to live together, to raise our children, to create a safe place for prayer while nurturing our relation to the Divine and to this wondrous creation.

Our non-profit root, the Center for Sacred Studies, took hold in 2001 to protect our ways of prayer. This created a collaboration with the Global Community to serve our Earth-Based Initiatives, to honor our ceremonies in our Sanctuary, and to inspire with our Global University through our Ministry and Educational programs.

We continue, through the decades, to unite with people in many countries around the world growing our prayer
for the next seven generations!

Join us on this sacred journey as a walking prayer for Mother Earth.

Click below to watch an introductory video from CSS Spiritual Director Jyoti.

Center for Sacred Studies – Past, Present and Future told by Jyoti!

Global University : Prepare yourself to improve the Quality of Life in the World

The Online Ministry Training Program – a 2-year online program with two tracks, Auditing or Ordination Starting MAY 1st 2019. Register Today!! See the Ministry Training Program Information page


Watch a Ministerial Training Program introductory video from CSS Spiritual Director Jyoti:


The Stargate Mystery School – a five-weekend residential program in Guerneville, California that explores non-ordinary states of consciousness. See the Stargate Information page






The Children’s Stargate – four-days retreat in Guerneville, California – Our Elders tell us that those closest to Creator are the children and the elders. See the Children’s Stargate Information page.


Maitri Breathwork Certification Training– a 2-year program (instructional and practicum) in the techniques of Maitri breathwork. See the Maitri Breathwork Information page.

>>NEW !! 2019 Global Maitri BreathWork – June 29, 2019 – Sebastopol, CA –LEARN MORE



The OnlineWisdom Bridge is an international educational initiative that, through the wonderful technology of tele-seminars, makes far-reaching wisdom accessible to people around the world. See the Wisdom Bridge Information page




Silent retreats – Join us for an opportunity to sit longer in the Silence, to immerse yourself in your connection to All that is! “In The Silence, The Mother Comes!” See the Silent Retreat page.

>>NEW !!SILENT RETREAT with Jyoti & Darlene Hunter – November 20-24, 2019,LEARN MORE

Earth Initiatives :What we are doing in the World


The Fountain – For The Natural Order of Our Existence. Restoring a global economy of Reciprocity inspired by Nature and the Sacred. See The Fountain For The Natural Order of Our Existence Information page.

Camp liberia roundFiscal Sponsorships: Fukushima Solutions We can then heal the oceans and heal ourselves; Camp for Peace Liberia Education and Rehabilitation Project for marginalized youth in Liberia. See the Fiscal Sponsorships Information page.

Alliances: Le Ciel Foundation is dedicated to restoring harmony and ecology on a global scale through cultural, spiritual and environmental projects. Pua Case – Water is Sacred Sunday.Satya Lightworks a group of revolutionaries, writers, teachers, healers and Earth activists who share a common vision of awakening oneness consciousness through re-kindling ancient wisdom in human hearts.Finca Sagrada (Sacred Land Farm) – Intercultural Biodynamic self-supporting farm family on 15 lower acres with a mountain above, located near Vilcabamba, which is a destination in southern Ecuador, drawing travelers from around the world. WaterSongLine Councilfounded through the coming forth of a vision of an international bringing together of all those souls and spirits praying for the healing of our Mother Waters, and working towards a healed earth. 4 Elements Earth Education a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, was founded by Rick Berry to bring the timeless teachings of Grandfather “Stalking Wolf” to children, their families, and communities. See the Alliances Information page.

Seeds for Peace and Unity:The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. See the Seeds for Peace and Unity Information page.



Partner Programs: Let us work together for Unity & Love

Sanctuary Spirit ~ Time & Space to Replenish Your Magic. Each month Reverend Kim Forcina offers a guided healing journey, a guest guide comes on to offer a healing, a blessing from their unique spiritual tradition and call where people can ask questions about energy work. See the Sanctuary Spirit Information page.


The Shift Network empowers a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. See the Shift Network Information page


Please know that we will ever sell or share
your details.
Center for Sacred Studies is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.


Virtual Event: Energy Medicine & Healing Summit @ the Shift network
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm


The power to heal is within you…

You have a keen ability to tap into this potent inner resource at any time — to treat ailments and illnesses, increase vitality, balance emotions, and prevent disease.

For thousands of years, practitioners around the world have activated the body’s natural healing processes — through balancing qi, healing touch, Ayurvedic medicine, shamanic practices, hands-on healing such as reiki and Chinese reflexology, and many other techniques.

Traditional Western medicine focuses on diagnosing symptoms and treating you from the outside. Energy medicine unlocks your life force to heal you from the inside and addresses the root causes of illness.

In fact, Western medicine and energy medicine complement each other beautifully to  support and revitalize your WHOLE being. From reducing anxiety and stress through chakra balancing… to enhancing cancer therapies with the wisdom of Qigong… patients everywhere are taking an active role in their own healing processes.

And science is now showing that different forms of energy medicine promote healing…

During The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit, you’ll discover exactly how to take your health into your own hands (literally!) with today’s top energy medicine experts, health practitioners, and healers, who will guide you toward transforming your overall wellbeing from the inside out.

Free Online Event
The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit
April 22-26, 2019


I’m passionate about inviting you to join me for The Energy Medicine and Healing Summit, produced by The Shift Network, where you’ll discover 35+ of today’s highly sought-after teachers, doctors, and healers — including Dr. Judith Orloff, Gregg Braden, Donna Eden, Bruce Lipton, Heather Dane, Robert Peng, Wendy De Rosa, Lee Harris, Dr. Sue Morter, Anodea Judith, Daisy Lee, Dawson Church, and others — bringing to light the curative and evolutionary powers of a wide range of proven energy practices!

During this groundbreaking 5-day event, you’ll discover:

  • Ways that spiritual practice can create a haven amidst chaos and adversity — an internal place to find stillness before responding to challenging situations
  • The role that energy plays in the connection between mind and body… and why it’s the essential key to healing and living in balance
  • How to improve your vision with Chinese Reflexology
  • Qigong — an ancient healing tool for modern times
  • Leading-edge research about how your mind can shape your destiny
  • Meaningful grounding practices to address your physical, mental, and emotional needs
  • An understanding about how your thoughts hold the power to immediately impact your physical body
  • That coherence between the heart and brain can move you out of trauma
  • Methods for diagnosing excessive or deficient energy in the chakras
  • Scientific research showing how you can create a long-lasting state of bliss, passion, energy, and health
  • Profound practices based on Native American medicine and chakra clearing to remove ego, blockages, traumas, and burdens
  • And many more modalities, all for your own healing. 

And if you’re a healing practitioner or a coach yourself, you’ll be in demand as your clients discover that you possess deep knowledge and a diverse array of leading-edge healing techniques from this comprehensive energy medicine series.

Join us and the amazing panel of other presenters to discover the latest energy science and leading-edge techniques for addressing not only your body, mind, and spirit, but also your emotions, past trauma, and even your relationships!

RSVP here for The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/emd19/thirteen

P.S. Here’s some of what the brilliant speakers will be sharing with you…

  • Awaken your intuition and empathy with Judith Orloff to enhance your health, relationships, and emotional and physical wellbeing. 
  • Gregg Braden illuminates your super-human healing abilities and critiques mainstream theories of human evolution.
  • Join Donna Eden to discover the sweet spot in your chest and your heart chakra that can connect your soul and mind for whole-body healing.  
  • Bruce Lipton will show you how you can “turn off” disease-producing genes, and turn on genes that promote healing! 
  • Become a “hollow bone” for healing energies of the Great Spirit to flow through, with Native American energy medicine teacher Heather Dane.  
  • Unearth lifetimes of wounding stored in your chakras with Wendy DeRosa, and access the power of sacred love.
  • Receive fascinating insights about your empathic abilities and power to heal from Lee Harris.
  • Daisy Lee will explain how the ancient practice of Qigong works to enable self-healing.
  • Crack your Energy Codes with Dr. Sue Morter to activate your capacity to heal and truly create your own reality.  
  • Get the energy flowing smoothly in your mind, body, and spirit with world-renowned chakra expert Anodea Judith.. 

And more!

RSVP here for The Energy Medicine & Healing Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/emd19/thirteen

Readings with Christine Leporte
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Readings with Christine Leporte

45 years of Experience

20 minutes for $20

Pachamama Drum Circle & Healing Circle for Peace, Ourselves, and the Earth @ Center for Sacred Studies Guerneville
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Shamanic Drum Circle

Led by Deer
Healing & Drumming for ourselves, world
Peace & Pachamama. Bring a drum/rattle or use ours!

Cost: $5 or more to Center for Sacred Studies
Led by: Deer Domnitz, Shamanic Practitioner

Linda (Deer) Domnitz is a psychic medium, hypnotherapist,
and shamanic practitioner. She is also the producer of the Deer Hypnosis Tapes for relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. She was the co-leader of a shamanic drumming circle in Minneapolis
for 7 years, which focused on drumming for world peace and
Mother Earth, journeying to find answers to questions, and giving and receiving healing energy.

Virtual Event: Reweaving Your Ancestral Story with Gemma Benton @ The Shift Network
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are there parts of yourself and your family history that you’ve lost touch with?

If so, how might your life change if you could reconnect with your ancestral story and witness the truth of your lineage, the difficulties that have been surmounted, and the wisdom that has been earned?

You might become more empowered, wiser, and better able to understand who you are and where you’re headed.

Perhaps you’d also feel a deeper sense of belonging, of your place in the world — and be better able to navigate life and cultivate a brighter future for yourself and others.

On Saturday, April 27, Native American spiritual activist, storyteller, teacher, and singer Gemma Benton will show you how to connect more fully with your ancestors through story and song during a complimentary video event: Reweaving Your Ancestral Story: Ritual, Story & Song to Remember ‘the Forgotten,’ Heal the Past & Rekindle Belonging.

You can find out more and reserve your spot for FREE here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/as/thirteen

During this powerful hour, you’ll:

  • Understand why connecting with ancestors is essential for opening the portal to the Spirit world and your own higher Self
  • Discover how you can cultivate a capacity to witness ancestral stories as a way to increase resilience and navigate life challenges
  • Learn how you can start creating a new mythology for your family that allows you to heal painful stories
  • Receive key principles to bring forth the power and wisdom in the stories of your ancestors and access them in your daily life
  • Participate in a healing ritual to connect with the “Land of the Forgottens” — re-membering and connecting with their power and drawing from their wisdom

Gemma has taught the power of reweaving our ancestral story for close to 30 years, helping people heal debilitating family issues, from abuse to addiction, by addressing the “spirits in the shadows” with an open heart.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover how to connect with your ancestors to cultivate a deeper sense of belonging… and become a wise and loving elder yourself!

You can RSVP for free here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/as/thirteen

If you’re ready to live more fully in your power and discover how enjoyable and easy it is to experience ancestral wisdom through story and song, don’t miss: Discover the Power of Practical Animism: Reclaiming Intimacy and Kinship Through Earth-Honoring Rituals & Practices.

Register for the free event here: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/as/thirteen

A downloadable recording will be provided later to all who register, whether or not you listen to the scheduled event.

Navigating Transitions with an Open Heart @ CSS Guerneville
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This deeply experiential workshop is an offering of things I have learned from a lifetime of wilderness guiding, supported by the Crystal Bowls to help take it all in.

Things like,
How to stay present in your body while dealing with real fear or terror.
The importance of honoring your own pace; why it is so important to listen to yourself – and how to do that even when you’re scared and everyone else seems to be OK.
How to truly help another person in widely varying circumstances.
How to release anxiety and come into peace in the moment, so you can transmit that to those around you.
How to truly be one with the place and situation you find yourself in.

And much, much more. I’m very excited to be offering this.
This workshop will be limited to eight participants.

Cost will be a sliding fee from $85 to $125.

I’m excited to be putting together some Crystal Bowl sessions while I am on the road the next few weeks. There will be a concert on Tuesday night the 23rd and a workshop on Sunday the 28th, both in Guerneville. There will also be an evening concert in Sebastopol on the 24th, and I will be playing in Oakmont as well.

If anyone has a private group they’d like to get a session for, or a place (like yoga or retreat center) that would like to host the bowls I would love that! Simply message me. Cheers!

For more information you can visit http://travelinglight.life/crystal-bowls

Massage with Sunshine Self Care! @ CSS Guerneville
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunshine Self Care Now offering Massage

Dedicated to offering the Gift of Wellness at a discount for Self Care for those who are tight on a budget.

Please book through facebook page:

or call Valerie 707-604-7362

Discounted Rates
1 hour $40
1 1/2 $60

Tune up Tuesdays: Vibrant Synthesis Energetic Transformational Healing! @ CSS Guerneville
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tune up Tuesdays

Lunch time Energy Tune-ups

First time Sessions only $1 a Minute

Sessions Available

Vibrant Synthesis

Energetic Transformational Healing

Holistic Health Navigator

Medical Intuitive

Reiki Master Jennifer J Blakey

Half hour chakra balancing $40

One Hour Reiki Healing Session $75

Two Hour Intuitive Healing Session $150

Call Valerie for pricing & appt. 707-604-7362


Readings with Christine Leporte
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Readings with Christine Leporte

45 years of Experience

20 minutes for $20

Private Sessions with Medium, Physic & Energy Healer Sibyl @ CSS Guerneville
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Private Sessions with Sibyl Harmony
Readings and Healings and Mediumship
Sibyl Harmony is a Local and Internationally known Psychic, Medium, and Energy Healer

Maitri Breathwork, Cleveland, OH, Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ Cleveland, OH
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Testimonials: The Center for Sacred Studies would love to hear from you about your experiences! Send us an email or fill out the form!

“This program (CSS) is changing my life. So grateful!!! ” – Elaine McCall

“Life became joyous and simple and it was magical. I sat in stillness, I read, I worked on my sacred art projects wrapped in the warmth of the sanctuary. Can not wait for the next silent retreat!” – Stace J

“The Center for Sacred Studies and all beings involved have helped me remember the divinity within me and how to embrace my spirituality with love. Thank you for all the selfless time of service you spend helping to awaken humans and heal our beautiful Mother Earth! Much love, gratitude and many Blessings!” – Margie

“CSS changed my life. I am grateful for their love and care.” – Jamie

“Making the decision to do this Ministry Training Program has been the most extraordinary gift I could ever imagine. My life has transformed in the most blessed and sacred ways as I have learned to carry the tools of transformation for myself and others in this time of great planetary shift.” – Rev. Ellen Kittredge, Earthsong Clan, MTP 2015

“The most beautiful, life changing gift I gave to myself was saying yes to this beautiful program (MTP). I am now surrounded by a community of wise teachers, elders, sisters and brothers who are cheering me on and holding me in a beautiful way. Completing this program was just the beginning. I now have a spiritual family.“ Jennifer Hensiek

“It (Stargate) gave me the tools to stay open to follow that guidance…to do it despite the fear and know that I’m held in a good place… To have this family to come back to and my teachers who are just incredible spiritual mentors. I feel so grateful to be able to learn from them and to be able to learn with my peers…and grow into this family…and know it is so safe. Whatever kind of healing needs to be done this is a safe place to do it.” – JS

“Stargate brought forth in me more of who I am, how I serve the greater good, and what I can do to make a difference in this world. This mystery school offers core personal insights, deep healing and lifelong friendships… I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about growing into wholeness and living in Joy.” – TR


Center for Sacred Studies Guerneville Center
13550 Church St., Guerneville, California, U.S. 95446

Questions? Call for more information: 707-604-7362 or send an email to centerforsacredstudies@gmail.com

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