Katie Maatta founded Gold Dust Retreats after searching in 2020 for a retreat herself. Due to closures around the world, she couldn't fly to another country for a much-needed getaway. Realizing the need was out there, she decided to create a retreat on select weekends throughout the year, bringing like-minded individuals together to focus on finding and becoming your highest, best self!
She is a certified Life and Health Coach, Romana's Pilates trained Instructor, as well as certified Meditation Instructor. Katie is excited to host events by bringing together the top health and wellness experts with the ready and willing clients that are looking for change, inner growth, and health!
Patricia practices shamanic energy healing. Born and raised in France, she has worked extensively with European medicine men and women. She is also a graduate of the Four winds school of Medicine founded by Dr. Alberto Villoldo.
By Bringing together old European and American techniques, she will guide you through a process to find your own resources in order to restore your emotional and physical health. Stepping out of the outdated belief that we are victims of our family genes and karma.
Her method will help you find a path towards harmony and wellbeing by understanding that we dream our world into being. Our inner-self determines our outer world. Are you ready for a new approach to solving your obstacles (health, family, career and more…)?
Dona is a bestselling Author on Amazon and Success Coach. She believes anything is possible and everything is transformable! Over the last 25 years she has worn many hats including being a Contemplative Psychotherapist, University Professor, Midwife, and Momma of 7. She trained in the ancient Hawaiian Mindfulness practice of Ho’oponopono over 15 years ago, when she and her family lived on the island of Kauai. It was required training for Psychotherapists. Ultimately, she has inspired people to unleash their own unique Mojo; thus achieving their personal, professional, and financial goals. She lives with her family in Scottsdale where the owls hoot, the coyotes howl, and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking each and every day. Fresh out of college at CU Boulder, she took a job as a “Speaker Coach” for CareerTrack Seminars, traveling around the country from seminar to seminar to “Coach” writers and speakers such as Jack Canfield, Tom Peters, and more. It was her job to help them create a “pitch” within their own Mojo so that they generated the expected sales. Since then she has been Coaching all of her clients to do this in every aspect of their lives. Dona believes that when we live life from our own unique Mojo, formula, or blueprint for success….Magic and Miracles happen!
A New York City native, Michael joined the U.S Navy in 1999 and experienced years of conducting helicopter search and rescue missions deployed around the globe.
After many bouts with cervical spine issues, neurological pain and degradation, Michael turned to natural /alternative methods after fully exploring western science medical practices, spine surgery, pain management, pharmaceutical intervention and advice.
Michael’s journey took him to the Amazon jungle exploring healing modalities used by indigenous people of that region using medicinal plants, diets and ancestral practices to explore the mind-body and spirit with great results.
Using lessons learned and research from his journey into natural and alternative methods learning from some of the best in their fields, Michael became a Wim Hof Method certified instructor teaching across the U.S and Mexico, XPT (Breath, Move, Recover) Coach combining contrast therapy training, breath-work and pool training to others around the valley. Michael a teacher by nature with a master’s degree in adult education and training, he considers himself a student for life in the area of self-exploration, biohacking, wellness and ancient practices that have stood the test of time.
Juliana Bishop is a Medical Herbalist specializing in Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbalism. She holds diplomas in both Western and Medical Herbalism and a Bachelors degree in Social/Relationship Psychology. Ms. Bishop founded Herbal Jules after completing four years of conceptual study and hands on training with instructors Dr. Judyth Shamosh, Medical Herbalist; Jo Ann Sanchez, Herbalist; and Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S. Herbal Jules has since become a successful herbal clinic devoted to balancing the body through the use of plant nutrition.
Kim was a professional makeup artist in the television & media industry for over 20 years working in Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix, and that became her home. After taking a break and having children, she felt there had to be something more, something bigger to bring her peace and connection. That's when Yoga Nidra and Kundalini Yoga fell in her lap and changed her life overnight. Sound completely changed and transformed her life in every way, and now works with private clients and large groups, to work with these tools of transformation throughout the country to help others see their true connection to themselves and awaken.
Kim is a Holistic Practitioner certified in many different modalities, with the most passion going into Vibrational Sound, working with her Alchemy Crystal Bowls and gongs. She is a Certified Advanced Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Reiki Master Teacher, 200-hour ERYT, and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, currently working on Level 2 and a Breath work Facilitator.
Chef Celine graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with high honors and was classically
in France with 3-Star Michelin Recipient Chef Marc Veyrat.
Chef Celine is established and proven in our local communities. While working with Michael's Catering, Creations in Cuisine and Execute Chef at Venues Café in Carefree where Chef Celine created seasonal local menus, fresh daily specials & wine tasting dinners with a “very” French touch, much to the delight of the community.
NOW, Chef Celine has redirected her culinary skills to support all kinds of medical conditions. She takes into account diet restrictions and recommendations, then
successfully creates nutrient-rich flavorful dishes for all types of required specialty diets. Celine provides in-depth assistance that compliments medical staff & dieticians’ support to help change established lifestyle habits and keep patients
on track for a healthier lifestyle.
Chef Celine pays close attention to medical conditions, recommendations and dietary guidelines set by a patient’s medical team. You can expect healthy food with special emphasis on DELICIOUS FLAVORS in every bite, that will help ensure you stay on target and improve your health day by day.