Cells and the Sacred

Conscious Living Workshop

Cells and the Sacred

Molecules and Meaning

Friday, Jul 8, 2011, 4:00 PM –
Sunday, Jul 10, 2011, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Sondra Barrett, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Explore cellular intelligence where science & spirituality meet

Expand how you KNOW and experience your body

Take home useful strategies for healing and well-being

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Energy-enhancing practices that engage your body, mind and cells' intelligence
  • Imagery and creative processes as opportunities for healing
  • How and where in your body, sound, energy and mind can affect cell health
  • Teachers – learn innovative ways to teach about cells, lifestyle and making biology real
  • Therapists – discover ways to provide clients with new body image, with love for their cells
  • Body workers – enhance your practice by new understanding of the fabric and strings of our tissues
  • Spiritual seekers – rejoice in the sacred mythology within our cells and molecules.

Blending art, spirituality and science, this experiential workshop is practical as well as illuminating. You will take home health-enhancing practices which improve cellular memory and provide you with a new view of your body, and your cells. Bring art supplies and a journal; simple paper and crayons or colored pencils will be fine.

Can we learn from our oldest living ancestors—our very own cells? Discover secrets hidden in your cells and molecules. Cellular intelligence can be described as our cells’ decision-making process. What manages this intelligence and gene expression is the rigidity and flexibility of the fabric. Become more flexible and nurture your well-being in the process.

Wine Alchemy: Special guests to share secrets of quartz crystals’ effect on wine during dinner Saturday evening, July 9th at the Cells and the Sacred Workshop.

Pete Hoffmann (Aum Cellars) and Jeff Dawson (Round Pond Estate) have been working to enhance and revitalize wines by using programmed quartz crystals. Throughout history quartz crystals have been used by healers, spiritual teachers, and scientists to receive, transmit, store, focus and amplify various forms of energy found in our Universe. Now quartz crystals and other minerals are being used to inform the qualities in wine.

Working with these crystals and focused intentions Hoffman and Dawson have opened a whole new door in the wine cellar. Sip and enjoy!

“All cells in our body have the same genes, identical genetic intelligence. The genes that are expressed at a given time are influenced by the cellular tension, location, and the chemical cocktails our body creates.” —Sondra Barrett

“When we join in circles, welcome love into our lives, when we touch one another or hold hands, we re-create molecular embrace on a grand scale.” —Sondra Barrett

“Cellular anthropology? Anthropology is the study of human cultures and their origins; cellular anthropology looks at how the origins and form of our cells contributed to human traditions, values and art. Through science we can uncover the sacred.” —Sondra Barrett

Sondra Barrett, PhD, is an educator, medical scientist, author, and award-winning photographer. Her love of biochemistry leads her on forays deep into the microscopic world of nature (Wine’s Hidden Beauty, 2010) and the scientific, mystical and spiritual qualities of cells (Cells and the Sacred, 2012, Sounds True). Dr. Barrett is a nationally recognized speaker on mindbody and lifestyle medicine and has taught at UC Berkeley, UCSF, Sonoma State, JFK University, California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Wisdom University, California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser Hospital, and venues throughout the United States.


4:00—5:45 PM Check in
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Evening Program:
Creating Sanctuary—From Science to Cellular Mythology

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:00 PM Morning Program:
The Architecture and Energy of Life—Life Needs a Place

12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
3:30—5:30 PM Afternoon Program:
Moving our Cells—the Cellular Shaman

6:00—7:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Evening Program:
The “I AM” Function and “Wisdom Keepers” Embedded in our Cells

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:00 PM Morning Program:
Life’s Operating Instructions--Remembering

12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is from Friday from 4:00—6:00 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by 11:00 AM on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

The weekend workshop fee, including meals, is $295 up to a month prior to the workshop date (June 8, 2011), and $325 thereafter. Overnight lodging is $72 per night for a shared room or $97 per night for a single room.

CE Credits
12 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
  • Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318
  • Social Workers — State of Illinois, Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor, License No. 159.000435

Psychologists -- CECs for psychologists are provided by The Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for the program and content. For questions about the CEC contact, visit

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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