About Us

About Us

Our practitioners offer both alternative and conventional, holistic healing health therapies and treatments. Some of the practitioners are available for all retreats, others may require advanced scheduling.


IMG_7970Ashley Chapman is a certified Nutritional Consultant, Raw Food Chef, Reiki Master and a mother.

Her passion is to organize healing retreats and to support people in finding their own healing wisdom. She integrates her Native American heritage, Holistic Nutrition and various Somatic practices.

She is inspired by creativity in exploring fine arts, playing piano and the daily joys of family life.

IMG_3942Anjay Skwira is a Director of Sacred Springs Retreat. Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Clarity Breathwork Practitioner/Trainer and Aquatic Bodyworker with extensive training and certifications in Watsu, Waterdance, Healing Dance as well as Esalen, Thai, Swedish, Tantsu, Self-Healing, Movement Education, Anahatha Yoga. Integrative and Yin Yoga and Taoist Chi Gong.

In his twenties, Anjay had a near death experience that was his first spritual awakening. Since then Anjay has been travelling extensively, has lived in India and Africa, and has spent a lot of time in meditation, silent retreats and embraced various spiritual practices. His main passion is to live an awakened life and to share it with others. He enjoys in-depth study and practice of self-inquiry and meditation as a path of liberation. In his teaching and counseling he integrates over 30 years of experience in spiritual practices and leading healing retreats.


Ghania Dawn Joia is an intuitive healer with an integrative approach to healing. She calls her work “Solelation”. Solelation is a body of work that has taken over 30 years to develop. The focus of the work is to unlock and release physical, energetic and emotional traumas as well as stuck patterns that create toxicity, pain, discomfort and stress in the body. Even after one session clients report that they feel relief from chronic pain, physically and emotionally lighter, deeply relaxed and happier. Which in turn, allows a person deeper access to their heart and soul and able to connect their everyday life with Heart Consciousness. Ghania’s work is a mix and integrates Foot Reflexology, Sound, Ortho-Bionomy, Inner Landscape, Cranial Sacral, Breath Work, Nutrition, and Counseling.


Maggie Raintree Homsy, LCSW, SEP. I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of California. I obtained my Masters degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and have been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2010.

I specialize in working with adults and teens to resolve trauma and reduce stress through the use of mindfulness-based techniques, Somatic Experiencing (SE), in addition to Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Humanistic therapy approaches.

In 2013, I completed a three-year training through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute to become an SE Practitioner (SEP). I am currently enrolled in a two-year training program, the Neuro-affective Relational Model (NARM), developed by Dr. Laurence Heller.

NARM specifically addresses the treatment of developmental trauma and the character structures which develop in response to such trauma. I have also received training in Seeking Safety, a (CBT) treatment approach for addressing the dual diagnoses of PTSD and addiction.

I regularly utilize Somatic Experiencing, music (tamboura and singing), yoga, psychotherapy, Kirtan, and various spiritual practices for my own personal growth and healing. I am a mother and spouse and live and work in Lake County.


Jim Gilkeson, B.A., C.M.T, C.S.T. is a creative bodywork therapist, teacher of energy healing, and the author of A Pilgrim in Your Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process (iUniverse) and Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth (Marlowe & Co.), which the “father of bio-feedback,” Elmer Green, Ph.D., called “the best book I’ve seen on this subject.”

A former brother in a semi-monastic spiritual order, Jim was a co-founder of the Institute for Healing Studies. In his private healing practice, Jim combines subtle energy therapy with cranio-sacral work and therapeutic massage.

His background in meditation and spiritual practice and his love for experiential learning have made him keenly attentive to the developmental and initiatory dimensions of bodywork and energy healing. More about Jim at www.jimgilkeson.com.

Dr. Ann West is a seasoned relationship coach, holding over 20 years of experience assisting families, couples and individuals. Her deep desire to learn about the mind and how we think only increased as she studied clinical psychology. Along the way she discovered a natural calling in the fields of psychology and spirituality, which culminated in her earning a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology.

Dr. West teaches Non-Violent Communication, in addition to coaching individuals in relationship breakdowns towards breakthroughs.

Over the past 20 years, Ann has utilized her training in PAIRS to help thousands of couples and individuals make major breakthroughs in their lives and relationships, acting as the magnifying lens that allows them to identify their blind 1spots, and overcome them. Under her nurturing guidance, clients can eliminate fears, stay on track with life choices, and release the emotional trauma holding them back.

A 3rd Degree Usui Reiki Master, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner and Life Coach.

For the past 20 years, Dr. West has taught meditation and more advanced techniques such as trauma release to help clients recover from childhood traumas, deep emotional wounds, and extreme loss.