Wake up this summer on Whidbey Island in Washington’s beautiful Puget Sound and enjoy a personal nature/nurture retreat for three full days.

Ebby's Landing

  • Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
  • Do you feel as if you are hanging off the side of a cliff, fearfully clinging to a past that no longer serves you?
  • Are you stumbling over the same issues and blocks in your life, which arise in various forms but are ultimately one and the same?
  • Are you ready to make a transformational leap forward in your life?
  • Are you are ready, willing, and able to commit to a rigorous program of introspection and change?
  • Do you desire a guide to witness and hold space for your journey?

If the answer is “yes,” then you will benefit greatly from an intensive personalized retreat.

Do you need to relax and regroup?

When going through a personal transformation, we often feel the need to withdraw from the world for a period of introspection. Throughout history, people have returned to nature to immerse themselves in quiet and beauty, to restore and invigorate their souls, or to simply relax and regroup.

Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman, guides her clients through their personal growth, and sees them take tremendous strides and leaps of faith as they leave relationships, heal marriages, and recover from lifelong heartbreaks and personal trauma.

What one participant had to say:

“Renee is an angel without the fluffy wings and clouds around her. She is an angel sent to help you if you want to make changes and take ownership of your own issues and hear it just as it is.  We worked full circle, mind, body and soul.  Discussions and practical tools to use in your daily life, exercise in the most pure natural beauty one can imagine, and healing work from the practical shaman. Renee has been there and done that and is now here to write a book on it and share her wisdom and real life experiences with all who can receive from her.”  Randi July 2012

“Renee’s guidance has enhanced and enriched my journey. Anyone would be blessed to be touched by her helpful presence in their lives.”


Would you like to be nurtured, fed, supported, and healed?


This summer, Renee is leading a retreat on Whidbey Island for a few ready and fortunate individuals. Would you like ReneeCascade mountains to nurture, feed, and provide you with emotional, physical, and energetic support and healing?

“Renee is the key to change for people who don’t know how to change, but truly want to. I didn’t all of a sudden fall off the deep end. I was drowning for my whole lifetime due to problems inside my heart and brain that I was born with, and they grew into bigger and bigger issues. In a short amount of time, Renee helped change my whole perspective about me, others, and life. I’m far from living life to the fullest, but at least I got to first base after striking out so, so many times. If everyone reading this passage knew me, they would be lined up outside Renee’s door saying, ‘So you’re the one who made that neurotic little boy into a functional man. If he can be helped, I wonder what Renee can do for me.’ Thank you, Renee.”

In addition to her one-on-one coaching program, Renee is offering her clients and their guest a unique opportunity to spend three days and two nights for at a fabulous getaway on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.

Renee will be your host, guide, and personal chef. She will hold space and direct this personal retreat that could change your life! Fly to Seattle and leave the rest to The Practical Shaman.

Are you ready?

“I found working with Renee extremely beneficial. First of all, I liked her pragmatic approach: Renee gives you Practical Shaman ocean hikepractical solutions that you can implement from day one, which gives you immediate benefits. Furthermore, she is very good in opening your mind, making you see things in a different perspective. She is very persistent and makes you work hard so that you can achieve your goals in a short time. She can be tough and direct, but after you think about it, you can see her point. Most importantly, by working with her you learn some tools that are going to stay with you forever and that will help you deal with your life in a new, improved way.” When you’re free from your daily routine and spend your time devoted to retreat, you can unwind and do important healing work tailored to your unique needs. This level of customized help and attention is difficult to get on a group retreat.

“Renee meets you where you are now and gives you practical tools to heal the wounds and get back to your foundation, so you can get to where you really want to be; not where she thinks you should go.”

Although you will have time to relax, hike, and enjoy the island lifestyle (Whidbey Island is a bird watcher’s paradise), Renee will spend 25 hours on you. When was the last time you received that kind of attention?

“Renee loves her clients unconditionally. She provides top-notch service. She’s available …”

This three-day retreat is an intensive version of Renee’s three-month coaching program; however, instead of experiencing a single session, and then dealing with distractions such as laundry and television at home, you can fully absorb all the work before returning to daily life.

How does the process work?

Personal Retreat: Prior to the retreat, Renee offers a one-hour phone session to determine what treatment plan suits you best.Flowers on Whidbey Island

“Renee is one of a kind. Powerful, direct, and incredibly insightful. Renee sincerely cares for your personal development and growth. She is devoted to all of her clients and does not let you weather the storm alone.”

At the retreat, Renee will work with you—one on one—during three or four healing sessions, one and one-half hours each, which could include the following practices:

  • Illumination
  • Soul Retrieval
  • Extraction
  • Destiny Retrieval
  • Past-Life Regression
  • Soul Card Reading
  • Sacred Play (envisioning, yoga, painting, clay, or music)

An important part of the process will include in-depth conversation sessions and journaling.

To balance all the deep, soul-level inner work, you will be able to nurture your physical body with three hours of body treatments from a licensed massage therapist.

You will enjoy organic food prepared by Renee—who happens to be a world-class chef!

To help you further connect to your body, health, and the earth, you may assist in the kitchen or the garden where honoring your body—your soul’s home—begins.

Renee will schedule two 30-minute follow-up phone calls to your home as you continue the work on your own.

“Renee has a keen ability to get to the heart of the matter in a compassionate and affirming way.”

Group Retreat November 2015 in So CA

More information coming soon on the Desert Retreat.  Please email Renee if you are interested. Spaces are limited to 8 participants, save your space, register early.

After experiencing Renee’s work, you will:

  • Discover the importance of feeling good—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Discover how energy works
  • Create your desired end result, at your own pace, with guidance and support
  • Reclaim your power
  • Live an authentic life
  • Communicate with ease
  • Move forward with grace
  • Attune to gratitude
  • Keep on track
  • Do what you love and love what you do
  • Manifest practically

“Within six months, we accomplished more than 10 plus years of therapy. No therapist ever got in this deep, or touched me with language I could hear.” 

Commit to your healing now!

Cost for Private Retreat: $2900. for one person (includes first class lodging, healthy meals, body treatments from licensed massage therapist, and three-day program). There are a limited number of spaces for this unique vision quest.

 “If anyone ever told me I would be listening to business advice from a shaman, I would say they are crazy. But it works!”

Available Dates:

Personal Retreats: Let’s get you scheduled. Dates are on a first come first serve basis.

Sample Schedule – Subject to Change based on your needs

First Evening
Unpack and leisure fresh market cuisine dinner
Opening Ceremony to Release What No Longer Works in Your Life.

Day One:
Opening Shamanic Healing Session
Movement -Tree House in the Woods
Afternoon – Touch Drawing Session in Nature
Evening -Bodywork and Shamanic Healing Session #2

Day Two:
Hike along the bluffs, and into the water for a deep renewal and rebirth.
Lunch on the bluff
Journey and Healing session
Journaling or more touch drawing
Together we will visit a market and cook

Day Three:
Shamanic Healing Session
Movement for integration
Create a power necklace to reinforce your own process
Closing ceremony


You can not put a price tag on joy. Register today.

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