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April 23-28th 2023 , Zion National Park Utah

Zion National Park is a place of Power, Beauty, and awe inspiring landscape. 

In this intensive week, it is also where you can awaken those qualities within your Self


Taking a contemplative walk under a waterfall, stopping to watch the sunlight sparkle in the droplets and spray. It is a beautiful world you see on the outside, and yet you feel it on the inside. 

Hiking back into a slot canyon, collecting fears and false beliefs from your sub-conscious, and piecing together their patterns, so  you can lay them to rest in a ceremony. 

Walking in a river, being present with every footstep, finding the flow of your breathing, everything is in harmony. 

Climbing high above the valley, looking down below, you find a different perspective for your self, and your life. 

There is peace, beauty, and love in the world, and inside of you. 

These are some of the experiences that will change you, and your relationships with others during this powerful week in Zion National Park.


"I've done other retreats but I've never experienced something like this."
Mary C

What is in it for you....

On a power journey, you’re able to leap forward in ways that might have taken you several years working through on your own. We will use ceremony, ritual, contemplation, laughter, our attention, and every bit of awareness to move beyond the emotions and fears of limiting beliefs in the mind. We launch our consciousness deep into the wisdom and power of nature. 

"Going on a trip like this is so much more powerful than weekly sessions over the phone, in so many ways. Besides the personal growth I've experienced, and the love, I'm making friendships I believe will last my lifetime."
Greg L

This is for you if...

  • You want a deep change to your unconscious beliefs and old patterns.
  • You have worked on the Self Mastery practices on your own or in the online groups and want to take a big leap forward.
  • You are new to the Self Mastery work but feel ready to take responsibility for your current situation and make changes to your inner world.
  • You want to accelerate your personal change with the power of nature, ceremony, and group support.

If any of the above applies to you, we can’t wait to have you join us on this Power Journey to Zion

" I was wondering if someone was having the same experience after they got back like I did. Every morning after I got back for almost 2 weeks. I'd get ready for work or (anywhere it didn't matter) & start to head out the door & it was a very strong feeling that I was forgetting something.

I finally figured it out.

Everyday I had gone to a job that I really didn't much like, because of the stories & feelings I had carried. They were not there anymore. Stories about how things would go in general once I left my house. I held onto these so much, that it felt like I was really forgetting something. I was arming myself every time I walked out the door...

That's my story of what I was missing.

Take care of yourselves! "


My son asked me what I did this past week and I told him I loved.(period) And that is what exactly happened, not just my husband, but all you wonderful people who shared your stories and journey with me. I'm so happy you were there and became a part of my life for this experience.


Many people try to change their thinking, emotions and behavior. Most fail because they don’t have a process that goes to the source of the problem. To make real changes successfully you need to change the programming of your beliefs, most of which are unconscious.

Your guide Gary van Warmerdam


Gary van Warmerdam

Founder of

Gary has led Spiritual Powe Journeys for 20 years. His experience in guiding these journeys comes from 20 years of personal study with don Miguel Ruiz, a Spiriutal Master. Miguel is also the best selling author of The Four Agreements, an other best selling books. Gary’s experience and teachings from his Mentor are both extensive and profound. Gary is the author of MindWorks: a practical guide to changing thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. He also created the belief busting Self Mastery Course that has helped thousands.

" ... more than once, I felt intense thumps, pulsing (changing?) in my heart and felt much love and much calm. This feeling of freedom and love knocked out the feelings or worry about career, etc. All that seems like the role of a character, not me, although I am still drawn to making art and showing it...but - maybe i am more drawn to enjoying and changing.

I feel much calmer and happier; I can see my thoughts better and recognize the characters (voices) in my head better and just let them fade away. I feel stronger to address things as they come up - and have noticed my responses to things has shifted - things that would have taken me into worrying - I now feel more in the moment. My assistant at work, said, "What happened to you? You seem so Zen!""

Lodging -

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Bumbleberry Inn in downtown Springdale UT.  This is about a mile from the National Park entrance. This is a short shuttle ride that runs through town that takes us to the park and back to the hotel. 

You can also make your own lodging arrangements at another location, or camp. 

If you are staying at the Bumbleberry, breakfast at Porters Restaurant next door, is included each morning of your stay. 

We will have lunch at the Zion Lodge restaurant in the park, or bring something to eat on the land and keep continuity to our inner journey.  

In the evening we sample the local fare of great restaurants in downtown Springdale. 

You can find a room mate to share room expenses in the Self Mastery Community Zion Group. 




Pool and hot tub
two queen beds with our reserved rooms
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Beauty, Nature, Power, Consciousness, and Love

Zion Retreat


total price for:

One week, guided instruction for personal change
Live Preparation session
Live follow up session
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Common Questions

Yes, this trip can be for you.  You can be as private as you like. There are no requirements to share. You could spend the whole week in silence and do the process as a silent retreat. You are invited to be a part of every process, but not required.

We offer a process and respect how each individual wants to do it. 

If you want to go off on your own at different times, or not show up for a class, you are free to do so.  All we ask is that you let your team leader know so we know you are taken care of and not looking for you when you don’t want to be found. 

PS. What many of us discovered was that our past experience of groups gave us that “not belonging” feeling because the group didn’t know how to be kind and accepting. This often happens at a young age.

When you find the right group that is willing to accept you, just as you are, then we can shake off the “not a group person” narrative. 

Arrival: We will begin the evening Sunday April 23rd, at 7 pm.  If people can arrive sooner then we might move this earlier. 


Departure: We plan to finish in the park and return to the hotel area by 1 PM on Friday.  For those that need to fly out, they can. If you don’t have to leave right away, we can have lunch together, and some might even go for another hike.  I’ve often done the Angels Landing hike that last afternoon. 

No. Our inner journey can have emotional hurts to be healed. To do this there needs to be safety and trust built. As you feel you have this you will open up more. In the  meantime you can be as private as you wish. It is entirely optional. 

We open up sharing opportunities during the day, or at evening class. Often someone’s realization or question helps another person with some issue they were wrestling with.  Sharing happens in the casual social times in between and at meals. 

We are very careful to steer away from what would look like group therapy sharing.  That is not the path or processes we work with. You are more likely to be invited to spend parts of the day in silence, or to be guided inward for deeper self-inquiry. 

The recording will be available after the call and you can do the practices in your own time. If you have a question that you want to be answered, you can post that beforehand and we will answer it during the call.

  1. If you feel excited when reading about it, but also a bit nervous and scared.
  2. If you’ve done some previous work with observing and changing your thoughts, emotions and behaviors and want to grow your self-awareness. 
  3. If you feel motivated to take a big leap and experience unconditional love and expand your consciousness.

Answering yes to any of the above? Then you’re ready.
If your mind wants to complicate it more than that, it’s welcome to. But it really can be that simple.

We recommend the events over individual coaching. 

The commitment involved in showing up, and the focused attention for several sustained days allow breaking through many more issues in a shorter time than you will do on your own. The processes are much deeper. Your connection and support in a group environment are more conducive to learning and change as well. lincoln gets strapped face up and sucked. ultra hot brunette teenie facialized.

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