spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Mar
22
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Mar
29
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Laguna Beach High School Walk for Water
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Laguna Beach High School Walk for Water

LAGUNA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL WALK FOR WATER

  • Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • 12:00 PM  3:00 PM

  • Laguna Beach High School (map)

REGISTER TO WALK WITH US ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd 2019 from 12-3pmCLICK HERE TO JOIN US and get a free t-shirtLBHS Walking for Water is teaming up with the national nonprofit Wisdom Spring for the benefit of indigenous people in Africa. Please join us for a “Walk for Water” to raise money to build wells in Burkina Faso and Kenya. The day will be filled with a silent auction, walking, games, face paint, raffles, music, food, and fun for all ages!

Date & Time: Sunday, June 2nd — Starts at NOON— We will walk RAIN or SHINE.

Location:Laguna Beach High School625 Park AveLaguna Beach, CA

Questions? Contact Susan Hough at (703) 505-5152.

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE

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FRANCE RETREAT:  Ground & Love Your Story
Jun
16
to Jun 22

FRANCE RETREAT: Ground & Love Your Story

Ground & Love Your Story; Open Your Heart to Live it!

(THROUGH RITUAL AND ART)

2019 is the year of the Mineral Element for the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso. Sobonfu Somé came from this tribe and taught their rituals and ways in the West. The mineral year is the time to break free of ancestral and individual patterns that have caused you to stay out of alignment with your gifts. Susan Hough, a long time student of Sobonfu, will guide you to move through and into this mineral year; release fears that get in the way of your alignment. You will feel it in your bones. You will awaken your story through a week of meditation, rituals, journaling, storytelling and art.

The week will be devoted to release past patterns and stories that no longer serve you. Through rituals and self-reflection you will explore and open yourself to new possibilities, new growth. You will create the opportunity for your life to become truly aligned with your journey. You will open up and discover new ways to bring forth your most meaningful gifts to your life while being supported and celebrated in this.  

YOUR GUIDES

Susan Hough has been living her gift for over 30 years. A born healer, she began her journey on the East Coast working with teens and families as a social worker. The rites of passage of losing her mother, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and suffering through a divorce caused Susan's entire life to shift. Experiencing so many rites of passage at once set her off on a journey to heal herself both physically and spiritually in Laguna Beach. Studying the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, Susan felt her life shifting once again. After reading Sobonfu's book "The Spirit of Intimacy" several times she knew they had to meet. When she finally met Sobonfu, they connected on a deep spiritual level, and their lives  became intertwined. For the next 18 years Sobonfu mentored her in the practice of traditional African Rituals. Through these rituals Susan learned the role that spirit plays in her life, and vowed to share this wisdom; creating Living Your Gifts.

Susan has the rare perspective of having a background in traditional therapy, studying indigenous healing methods, and training as a life coach. With her diversity of education and experience, she has combined her teachings to develop a coaching practice that honors spirit while integrating traditional methods. Susan's approach to Spiritual Coaching focuses on finding your gifts and enabling you to share them with the world.

Susan is a CTI certified Life Coach, and has trained with Mietek Wierkus in energy healing, Mary Branch Grove in the healing arts, and Jennifer Halls in intuitive healing.

“Susan Hough is a spirited and resourceful leader, deeply in touch with her indigenous soul. She combines her studies in ancient wisdom with her life experience, to ingeniously create a unique experience for each person or group. Her work is brilliant, inspiring and healing. I recommend her.”

— SOBONFU SOMÉ

Véronique Porter is a French-American painter born in Lyon, France and residing in both Vence, France and Laguna Beach, California. She is fascinated by landscapes and seascapes preferring to capture them in oil, which allows for the translucency and magic to happen deep within the painting. Her work is collected throughout the world. 

Susan and Véronique's work compliments each other beautifully. In addition to working with Susan and Véronique your time away in this beautiful place will give you space to:

  • Ignite your passion

  • Find your flow

  • Nourish yourself body and soul

  • Align with your gifts

  • Discover your inner truth

Testimonials of past workshop, August 2018

  • Thank you all for a wonderful retreat experience and opening up your life experiences to Jamie and I. You are all strong, beautiful women with real life stories that show your personal strength and courage! It is a true inspiration. Ashley Bulai

WHERE AM I GOING 

Vence is a beautiful medieval village perched on the hills overlooking the Cote d'Azur. You can read Richard Madeley's view of Vence in the Telegraph here. Our Villa, Le Claoux, is a 10-minute stroll downhill into this beautiful artistic town which is a renowned artists hubs with history, beauty and culture rolled into one. Vence village captures French old school chic with its cobbled streets, small squares and elegant shops, bistros and galleries. Le Claoux's stunning panoramic views are reason alone to kick back, relax and take in the beauty of the world.

YOUR HOME FOR THE WEEK

Your home for the week will be the stunning Mas de Claoux. All of the accommodations are shared and spread out throughout the 4 beautiful bedrooms; 2 - 3 people per room with comfortable beds, a private bathroom per room and lovely linens and towels. The house has a stunning view with a beautiful pool and lots of gardens and nature to explore around the villa. You will spend a wonderful week here relaxing and getting back to yourself. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Your Investment of $2,2000 includes: (Your nonrefundable deposit of 500 Euros will be applied toward the total cost of the retreat.)

  • 6 nights accommodation (Linens and Towels provided)

  • 1 Guided Meditation Session daily

  • Nature walks

  • Daily Painting Workshops at The Looking Glass Atelier

  • Daily Rituals with Susan to understand and connect

  • All art and ritual material

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Packed lunch

  • Home cooked dinners, I dinner in town

  • Fruit, tea and snacks available through out the day

  • Free use of the pool and space at Le Claoux

  • Pick up & Drop off - (conditions apply)

Not included:

  • Flights

LOGISTICS

Airport pickup and drop off will be from Nice Airport:

The closest airport to the villa is Nice (2 terminals) and the villa is about a 35-minute drive (without traffic) or 1-hour bus ride (without traffic) away. The airport serves most major European cites flying regularly throughout the day to the more major ones such as London and Paris. The biggest airlines flying to Nice are: British Airways, Air France and Easyjet.

Arrival Airport Shuttle is at 3-4 PM on Arrival Day (Departure time from Nice Airport)

Departure shuttle is at 11.30 AM on Departure Day (Departure time from Le Claoux)

Arrival outside these times will require you to organize your own transport to Vence. There are a few options:

Rent a Car:

The South of France is beautiful and easily explored by car. There is parking at the villa and having a car will allow you more freedom to explore the neighboring towns. 

Arrival by bus:

The South of France is well connected by rail to other French cities and to other countries notably Italy. The major stations are Nice and Antibes. There are two buses that travel to Vence from the airport passing via the Cagnes sur Mer train station, the number 400 and number 94. They pass approximately every 15 - 30 minutes, take 1 - 1.25 hours and cost 2 EUR. The ride up to Vence is very scenic and if you take the 400 you will pass by the historic village of St Paul de Vence. Once you arrive in Vence, it is a 5-minute car journey to the villa. Transfer from Vence up to the house can be organized and will be free of charge.

Arrival by taxi:

Taxis are expensive in the South of France but very comfortable and an easy method of transport. The cost is about 70 EUR to get to the house and they can be taken directly from outside the airport terminal.

http://www.sanctuaryfortheartist.com/retreats/

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Be Inspired!  From Your Head To Your Heart
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Be Inspired! From Your Head To Your Heart

with Susan Hough and Ann Kamille

July 5th - July 7th, 2019, in Copenhagen

Learn to live from your heart instead of your head; being guided by the elements within you. In today’s modern society we have lost track of our true potential. Realign to your hearts intent, true essence, and purpose through the wisdom of the traditions of the Dagara Medicine Wheel.

Susan Hough: Susan Hough has been living her gift for over 30 years. A born healer, she began her journey on the East Coast working with teens and families as a social worker. The Rites of Passage of losing her mother, being diagnosed with breast cancer, and suffering through a divorce caused Susan's entire life to shift. Experiencing so many rites of passage at once set her off on a journey to heal herself both physically and spiritually in Laguna Beach. Studying the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, Susan felt her life shifting once again. After reading Sobonfu's book "The Spirit of Intimacy" several times she knew they had to meet. When she finally met Sobonfu, they connected on a deep spiritual level, and their lives became intertwined. For the next 18 years, Sobonfu mentored her in the practice of traditional African Rituals. Through these rituals, Susan learned the role that spirit plays in her life and vowed to share this wisdom; creating Living Your Gifts.

Susan has the rare perspective of having a background in traditional therapy, studying indigenous healing methods, and training as a life coach. With her diversity of education and experience, she has combined her teachings to develop a coaching practice that honors spirit while integrating traditional methods. Susan's approach to Spiritual Coaching focuses on finding your gifts and enabling you to share them with the world.

Susan is a CTI certified Life Coach and has trained with Mietek Wierkus in energy healing, Mary Branch Grove in the healing arts, and Jennifer Halls in intuitive healing.

Ann Kamille : Working as an interior space designer she combines modern aesthetics with native indigenous wisdom obtained through her training as a Feng shui. She brings in the resources of the Nature elements available for us all in our surroundings through the vibration of color, form, and materials. She creates a multi-sensory healing space nourishing the best possible conditions for you to feel supported and at home,

Cost: $500/DKK 3350

Payment:  Link to Copenhagen paypal.me/summerseminar

Accommodations (separate): https://www.lundeborg.dk/uk/beach-cabins.aspx +45 62 25 14 50

For more information: Ann Kamille at +45-5088-51611 or Susan Hough at 1-703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Mar
8
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Mar
1
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Feb
15
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Feb
8
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Jan
25
10:30 AM10:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Jan
18
10:30 AM10:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Jan
11
10:30 AM10:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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spiRITUAL:  Milk and Honey
Jan
4
10:30 AM10:30

spiRITUAL: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Weekly Ritual:  Milk and Honey
Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Weekly Ritual: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Weekly Ritual:  Milk and Honey
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Weekly Ritual: Milk and Honey

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Ritual, Art & Yoga France Retreat
Aug
26
to Sep 1

Ritual, Art & Yoga France Retreat

In association with Sanctuary for the Artist, This unique retreat is an authentic art and yoga workshop in the heart of Vence’s historic Citée des Arts. Inspired by the teachings of Sobonfu Somé, Keeper of the Rituals of the Dagara Tribe in Burkina Faso, this personal journey will take you through the five elements that compose the traditional Dagara medicine wheel. Through the practice of ritual, art, and yoga you will undergo an inner shift to allow for a deeper understanding of yourself.

Join Susan and Véronique Porter with accommodations at the Villa "Le Claooux"

Accommodation at the Villa “Le Claoux” and get all of the details below:

 

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Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual
Aug
17
10:30 AM10:30

Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual
Aug
10
10:30 AM10:30

Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual
Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Women's Group: Open Yourself to Love: Let Go
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Group: Open Yourself to Love: Let Go

Friday, July 27th we will have a special community gathering to celebrate the Welcoming Love Moon.  The energy of this moon is from the Divine Feminine.  The Divine Feminine is the aspect of the self, associated with creation, intuition, community, sensuality and collaboration.

Details:
Where:  Susan’s House, 644 Glenneyre, Laguna Beach
When:  Friday, July 27th
Time:  6pm – 9pm (We will walk to the beach for a portion of this gathering.)
Intention:  We will be celebrating the Welcoming Love Moon with a ritual to open oneself to love by letting go.

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Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

Join us every Friday in Laguna, CA at the beach in prayer to do the Milk & Honey Ritual.

Contact Susan as the Ritual Time varies every week! 703-505-5152

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Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Milk and Honey Weekly Friday Ritual

Susan’s mentor Sobonfu Some taught her the importance of releasing what no longer serves us. The Milk and Honey ritual combines elements and allows us to relinquish our feelings to the water spirits. When we let go of toxic emotions and voice our gratitude we can embark on a journey of self discovery.

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Utilizing Elements
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Utilizing Elements

  • 644 Glenneyre Street Laguna Beach, CA, 92651 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Utilizing elements of ritual and sharing in a traditional, confidential, supportive women's group setting, we will encourage and hold one another accountable for living our most gifted lives.

$25.00 before the event (pre-pay sign up below) | $30 at the Door.

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