This retreat is only open to graduates of our Beyond The Brain Level 1 Retreat.

In Beyond The Brain Level 1, you learned how to clear and protect energy, how to establish rich relationships, how to live your life's purpose, and how to deepen experience, insight and vision.

In this Beyond The Brain Level 2 retreat, you will take all of these concepts even further, in order to produce even greater and more meaningful results.

Here’s what we’ll work on in this highly experiential weekend:

Stillness: how to increase the size and performance of your prefrontal cortex (vision/insights, emotional regulation, planning, strategic thinking) and hippocampus (learning, memory) and decrease the size of your amygdala (aggression, fight/flight/freeze, self-sabotage)  

Level 2 Energy Clearing: of rooms, buildings, spaces, people, self  

Quantum vs Newtonian: time, energy, travel, healing, manifestation   Resistance vs Flow: techniques to maneuver your consciousness and that in service of others  

Advanced Elements: techniques to deepen relationships, align together for healing or manifestation, use in corporate or personal settings to move energy or clear blockages  

Sounds of Power: how to use sound to move and shift energy  

Advanced Artes and directions: how to powerfully activate, when to work with, when to let them rest, how to deepen your relationship with your mesa and artes, using your artes in energy balancing, healing, remote work 

Dreaming: how to become more lucid in the dream time and accomplish useful things as well as seek learning from guides/benefactors

As leaders we are expected to be highly present, have clear and consistent insights, maintain significant levels of energy, and stay grounded regardless of circumstances.
Yet in today’s world of relentless change this can be challenging.
This is why since time immemorial great leaders have taken space to step away from the noise, to get still, to reconnect with who they are and what really matters.
We have designed this retreat for this purpose.

“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up for the STI Retreat. I took the plunge since I trust Christine, and I’m really glad I did. Christine has a unique and fresh approach to cut right to the issue and resolve challenges in a teaching way using both non-denominational spirituality and neuroscience. She blended different practices and forms of ancient tribal wisdom into a modern, flexible interpretation. So now I understand how to apply techniques that have helped humans for centuries to connect more deeply to themselves and others, as well as perform better. You, your team, your organization will benefit from what you learn here.
          --President of mid-market Technology Deployment Firm


“In today’s global ecosystem, the leaders that will shape and transform the world need to practice mindfulness and self-awareness to lead and thrive in an ever-changing environment. The STI Retreat provides ancient wisdom and tools for the leaders of the world in this transformational journey. The clear concepts, with the correct pacing led to fantastic intimacy and connection in the group. I’m a better version of me as a result.
           --Finance Lead at Fortune 100 company & YPO Member

“I loved learning the tools of awareness to embrace the elements, beings, medicines of healing to be more connected to self and others. I LOVED the sound journey – it totally blew my mind. I learned how to really feel present, more connected and calm with a warm sense of spirit and being. The pendulum as an energy healing technique for chakras was really cool too. I can’t wait to bring these tools into my work and life. I have grown tremendously from this experience—and in ways I didn’t know were possible. Wow.”
                          --Executive, billion-dollar Family Office


“I’ve been working on expanding my awareness, personal power, and inner stillness for many years. This retreat brought me tools and insights I’ve never seen before. I learned remarkable things about energy, how it works, how to direct it, how to harness it for better communication and human/business relationships. I now feel more connected to nature and my energy field and I'm more confident about how to manage my energy. This weekend was a transformational leadership experience!”
               --CFO of a top Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm

crystal-city-2This retreat has been life-changing. I felt stuck in my life and needed to find my path. Now I feel joyful, energized, and ready to lovingly welcome what comes next with a grateful heart. I will continue to do this work with Christine as long as it’s available to me. And I hope that is the rest of my life!
--Technology HR Business Partner



This program, the initiations, and all processes and practices will be led by Executive Coach and Shamanic Practitioner Christine Comaford.

Christine’s blend of 30+ years of working with senior executives and 20+ years of practice and application of a wide variety of techniques (all backed by neuroscience) are what makes  the difference. 

Here’s a high level bio:  • 30 years helping 700 of the Fortune 1000 and 300 SMEs to create and sustain continuous growth  • 7 years as a Buddhist monk navigating profound change  • 17 years studying indigenous mindfulness and mysticism practices including Peruvian and Native American shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism & mysticism, Reiki, Egyptian mystery school, Hindu Polytheism & Raja Yoga sutras  • Selected by the Dalai Lama to assist him in his 2010 tour, worked closely for 7 days, and was asked to represent Tibetan Buddhism to over 14,000 Americans at the assorted teachings he held  • Master level certification of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Reiki  • Has helped 2 USA Presidents (Clinton and Bush) and 8 billionaires and over 1,000 companies to use certain of these techniques.  
Her “business” bio is here.


IONS Earthrise Retreat Center

101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma, Ca 94952



The rooms are rustic and baths are shared, yet the grounds are beautiful, have amazing energy and will increase your experience exponentially.

9 Meals

  • Thurs dinner 
• 3 meals Fri 
• 3 meals Sat
• Sun breakfast & lunch

The Program & All Materials

Including 1 Private Video Session with Christine after the event to optimize your experience.


Retreat attire is comfortable, whatever you’d wear to hike or workout. We’ll be sitting for long periods of time (chairs available as well as backjacks and pillows) as well as have some time outside. Bring layers for outside as it may be chilly. Please join us for this Retreat, and awaken the dormant abilities you know you have! 




  • • You are ready to remember, and step into, who you truly are and what you are truly capable of 
  • • You want to understand and experience the mysteries of life and live them daily     
  • • You want to move powerfully into expanded states of awareness and self-actualization
  • • You want to develop community and relationships with people of like mind on a similar path
  • • You want to make a profound positive difference in the lives of the people you interact with
  • • You want to increase your capacity, abilities, and to intentionally evolve
  • • You are ready to stop talking about deep levels of growth and do it



  • • You want a “quick fix” to a problem in your life
  • • Personal growth is not a key part of your life  
  • • You want “arm chair” mysticism: things you can read about but not directly experience 
  • • You want to be entertained for a weekend 
  • • You have rigid views on the nature of reality and are close-minded  
  • • You are not ready to release the mental limitations that are holding you back and preventing you from getting what you want



$1500 deposit plus $1997 to be paid by 7/7/17