Let’s Get Real

Spiritual Growth and Personal Development

A Half Day Retreat with  Michele Benzamin-Miki

Sunday March 29, 2015
1pm – 4:30pm
Santa Monica

Do you sometimes feel emotionally or energetically blocked, even though you have a strong spiritual practice and a deepening understanding of your life? Do you get frustrated because you ‘know’ why you’re stuck, but realize that ‘knowing’ isn’t enough, and meditation alone doesn’t seem to address the core of what you are facing? Sometimes it feels like you are stuck in an emotional time capsule. Imagine having the ability to remove that block, and have the access to resources of energy and positive emotion that already exist inside you.

There have been times for most of us when we felt torn, part of us wanting to go in one direction, and part of us wanting to go in another, when it happens it can be so debilitating that we can end up disengaging from life. What if you had access to the tools that let you integrate that split, so that it was no long an either-or? What if you could learn to see in ways that allowed you to integrate the whole of you?

Do you sometimes feel that your creative and intuitive powers need more focus and direction? How would it be to have skills that let you integrate your intuitive knowing, in whatever relationship or context, and especially if you serve others in any way with your work, as a healer, coach, leader, visionary, team member, collaborator, manager…
Imagine being so present to the situations and circumstances of your life, and so aligned with your life-purpose and highest values, that it was no longer possible to be off-track ever again. And that if you are, you can integrate those learnings, knowing that you have the skills to get right back on course.

In this workshop you will learn:
• New ways to use mindfulness and presence in daily life
• Skills and perspectives in Evolutionary Leadership
• Practical Neuroscience. Tool drawn from Five Changes Soul Work NLP (Neurolinguistic Programing) that are some of the best kept secrets on the planet for making rapid permanent change to neural pathways and brain.
• Open channels of communication between conscious and un-conscious mind to address core issues of the split between Spiritual and personal growth.

Bring an open Body/Mind and pen and notebook. The world will appear different after this workshop.

Sliding Scale: $20 – $60, plus an offering of dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less.
Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. Please Click Here for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Michele Benzamin-Miki cofounder of Five Changes and Manzanita Village retreat center in Warner Springs, CA. has mentored and trained individuals and facilitated retreats and training-seminars worldwide for more than twenty-five years. Using combined skills as Master Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Gestalt, with three decades of experience as a Zen and Vipassana teacher. Michele is a woman of high ranking in the martial arts of Aikido and two forms of Iaido sword, and a visual and performance artist. The work we do at Five Changes has been referred to as magical, ‘alchemical’, beyond the range of what is usually considered possible, because of the synergy of all these tools and skills.

This workshop will be held at our  Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica