Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.

Join Dr. Bonnie Bright and Dr. Christophe Morin for My Soul’s Journey: Chaos and Consciousness, a transformational program based on Neuroscience; on Soul-Centered Psychologies including Jungian, Transpersonal, Archetypal, and Depth; and on many indigenous and ancient wisdom traditions.

This program includes four online soul-centered coaching or group process sessions, plus an immersive 4-night/5-day in-person gathering on the Big Island of Hawaii. The highly curated curriculum is designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding. 

Please note: You must fill out an application to be considered for this program. Serious applications only, please.

About the PROGRAM

My Soul’s Journey: Chaos and Consciousness™

My Soul’s Journey: Chaos and Consciousness™ is a transformational program in the My Soul’s Journey series, tailored especially to support those on a path toward more consciousness and spiritual awakening. It consists of one live, in-person gathering on the Big Island of Hawaii, PLUS four additional online sessions: one individual coaching session and one group process session in weeks leading up to the retreat, and one individual coaching session and one group process session in the weeks following the retreat.

The live in-person gathering takes place In a magical jungle setting in South Kona in a serene and supportive environment conducive to deep reflection and connection. This retreat invites individuals to embark on a personal journey into their biographical and transpersonal stories.

Educational lectures, guided meditations, and experiential soul-centered modalities will help participants uncover layers of their consciousness, revealing insights into their purpose, desires, and the obstacles that hinder their path to fulfillment.

Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.
Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.

Throughout this program, you will be introduced to various Somatic, Symbolic, and Shamanic techniques and practices to access more profound meaning in life and unlock new realms of freedom, creativity, and joy.

From engaging in heart-opening discussions to practicing mindfulness and self-expression through breathwork, shamanic journeying, and creative arts, each day is structured to facilitate personal breakthroughs and a deeper connection with your soul.

 By the end of the program, you will have gained valuable tools and experiences that empower you to navigate life’s complexities with greater ease and a renewed sense of direction, enabling a life lived with intention and authenticity.

PREPARING FOR YOUR SOUL'S JOURNEY: WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE THE GATHERING

The MY SOUL’S JOURNEY™ series begins with answering the call. If you find yourself drawn by this
opportunity to further your path to awakening to the true nature of your being, apply now. (NOTE: Space is limited)

Readings and Multimedia: The curriculum begins as soon as your application is accepted and you make payment for your retreat. You will be given some carefully curated introductory materials to read, watch or listen to that will help you get your bearings as you put your foot on the path. This preliminary material will give you an overview of our unique, soul-centered approach and proven process to help you awaken to new truths about who you really are.

One-on-One online Personal Coaching Session with Dr. Bright and/or Dr. Morin to help identify where you are from a psycho-spiritual perspective, where you want to go, and what tools and resources are available to you to help you transform.

Online Group Gathering and Process: In the weeks before the retreat, you will have the opportunity to attend an online session with other retreat participants to start sharing insights and discovering tools that are emerging for your journey.

Personality and Plasticity Assessment Tool: Receive a customized report on your core personality traits, coping mechanisms, and plasticity habits

Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.
Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE GATHERING*

LECTURES steeped in neuroscience; depth, transpersonal, and other soul-centered psychologies; personality models including the Enneagram and Big Five; consciousness; neuroplasticity, quantum physics; mystical traditions; shamanism; and other psycho-spiritual themes.

EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVITIES such as sound bath, dreamwork breathwork, forest bathing, cacao ceremony, shamanic journeying, ancestral connection, ritual, meditative processes, writing, and creative arts, all designed to help you access powerful insights and awakening.

SOUL-CENTERED COACHING and group process grounded in ancient and modern psychological and scientific perspectives. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS ON-SITE EVENT
—Transportation to and from KOA airport within 1 day of start/end (upon request)
—All food and sleeping arrangements during the event
—All lectures and activities
—One excursion to the volcano (circumstances permitting)
—Coffee, tea, water, snacks, and your very own Manta Soul™ eyemask and journal

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to KOA (Kona) airport

Experience ritual and sacred guided meditations at this consciousness-expanding retreat, My Soul's Journey: Chaos and Consciousness is an immersive 4-night, 5-day retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii designed to guide you through a transformative exploration of your inner self, moving from the turbulence of everyday life to a state of heightened awareness and profound understanding.

IN PERSON GATHERING AT MANTA SOUL™ ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII

 

DAY 1: Diving In: Arrival and Entering your Soulscape
(Begins at 3pm)

DAY 2: SoulScrying™: Revealing your Soul’s Code and Mapping your Path to Greater Consciousness
Focus: Identifying and Decoding Biographical, Perinatal, Ancestral, Archetypal, and Transpersonal stories

DAY 3:  Storienting™: Using your Soul’s Code as Blueprint and GPS
Focus:
 Identifying insights through Somatic, Symbolic, and Shamanic techniques

DAY 4:
 Stepping into the Fire: Re-Kindling Your Connection to Soul and Re-Programming your Life
Focus: Uncover and Access the Infinite Possibilities of your Soul’s Journey for Consciousness, Creativity, and Transformation
Excursion: Honoring Pele: Volcano Vision Quest (weather and circumstances permitting)

DAY 5: Celebrating the Journey
Focus: Sharing, Integration, and Preparing for your Return 
(includes lunch; ends by 2pm)

Experiential Modalities: Dreamwork, Cacao Ceremony, Shamanic Soul Retrieval Journey, Breathwork, Ancestral work, Working with Archetypes and Transpersonal perspectives, Guided Visualizations, Soul Collage, Working with Altars, Creative Arts and Expression

Optional Evening Activities: Sound Bath, Manta Ray Snorkel/Dive or Viewing with the Group  (weather and circumstances permitting), Soul-Fire Chat/Hangout at the Firepit, Documentary Film-

about the facilitators

Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. — Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach, Director of the Institute for Soul-Centered Psychology and Coaching; Co-Founder, Manta Soul Retreats
Dr. Bonnie Bright

Dr. Bonnie Bright holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University, and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also completed her doctorate degree.

She is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst™ and a certified Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach. She uses archetypal and shamanic perspectives to help clients navigate spiritual awakening; to integrate breathwork, meditative, psychedelic, or other non-ordinary experiences; and to move through creative blockages and open their lives to joy and transcendence.

Bonnie is accredited through IACTM—the International Association of Coaches, Therapists, & Mentors. She has trained extensively in dreamwork; in Holotropic Breathwork, a process developed by transpersonal pioneers, Stan and Christina Grof; and in the Enneagram, a psycho-spiritual personality map for transformation. Bonnie also completed a 2-year training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with initiated African elder, Malidoma Somé, traveling to Somé’s native Burkina Faso in Africa where she studied ritual medicine with the Dagara people. She has also spent time with members of the Shipibo tribe in the jungles of Peru, and with other honored elders and shamans on four continents.

Bonnie created and served as the Executive Editor of Depth Insights™ scholarly journal for six years, and is the Founder and Director Emerita of Depth Psychology Alliance™, an online organization with nearly 6,000 members. She has conducted over 100 audio and video interview/podcasts on depth psychology, and is the editor of Earth, Climate, Dreams: Dialogues with Depth Psychologists in the Age of the Anthropocene (2019), and Depth Psychology and the Digital Age(2016).

Bonnie’s path to soul began with a spontaneous mystical experience in 2006, and she continues her quest for awakening each day with a sense of joy, freedom, and gratitude at the magic afoot in the world. She seeks to live into her gift and calling by helping others find their path to soul, and to learn to do the same for others. 

Dr. Christophe Morin

Dr. Christophe Morin holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University, an MA and a PhD in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. 

Dr. Morin is an adjunct faculty member of Fielding Graduate University where he teaches several post graduate courses on the neuroscience of propaganda and advertising effectiveness. He actively volunteers his expertise for many non-profit organizations seeking to use cutting-edge science to raise awareness and money.

Christophe brings over 35 years of consumer, advertising, and public health research using cognitive psychology, media psychology, personality psychology and neuroscience. He has authored three best sellers on neuromarketing and scientific persuasion which are currently available in multiple languages. He has earned multiple prestigious speaking, research and publication awards during his career. 

During the COVID crisis, Christophe pivoted his research and writing to the field of mental and spiritual health. He published The Serenity Code in 2020 in which he proposed a scientific formula for achieving more serenity through self-love habits.

In 2023, Christophe decided to explore the materialistic and non-materialistic basis of neuroplasticity and its relationship to transformation and self-healing. He attended a shamanic initiation retreat in Peru amongst members of the Shipibo tribe in November 2023, during which time he started his most recent book entitled The Plasticity Code. The book presents the latest research on the neuroscience of stress, anxiety and depression as well as the promising role ancient healing traditions can play to mitigate and eliminate debilitating conditions.

about the LOCATION

MANTA SOUL
Mauli Ola O Ka Hāhālua

Set on the slopes of an ancient volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii on sacred land long inhabited by native Hawaiians, Manta Soul™ offers a restful jungle retreat to renew and restore deep connections with nature and self.

Decades ago, the verdant vegetation was cultivated as a macadamia nut farm, and a variety of animals and tropical plants still thrive in the current ecosystem, including lots of birds, mongoose, rabbits, chickens, and wild pigs. Coqui frogs, though new to the island in recent decades, offer you your own personal symphony every night as the sun drops below the horizon into the clear blue Pacific.

Our affinity for the stunning, otherworldly creatures we know as manta rays provides a powerful metaphor for personal growth and transformation, the mission and vision of Manta Soul retreats. The capacity to dive into the depths of one’s psyche—while also being able to transcend the surface of one’s reality and leap into a different dimension—allows for new perspectives. In the Hawaiian language, Manta Soul can be translated as Mauli Ola O Ka Hāhālua, meaning “breath of life & powerful healing of the manta ray.”

Manta Soul is owned and operated by Dr. Bonnie Bright and Dr. Christophe Morin, who honor the land as sacred, and who have tirelessly poured themselves into the project to reclaim the land from wildly invasive flora and jungle overgrowth and to coax it back to its inherent beauty and soul.

CAPTAIN COOK | KEALAKEKUA  |            BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII 

Less than two miles as the crow flies, magical Kealakekua Bay awaits, home to pods of spinner dolphins that thrive in its warm protected waters. Kealakekua means “path of the gods.”Art galleries, restaurants, and shops dot the main road, just 15 minutes from Kona, an old harbor town with tons of charm. The world-famous Captain Cook trail is just a few minutes walking distance from Manta Soul™. It’s magnificent views and crystalline waters at the bottom of the trail, accessible only by boat or on foot, make every moment a memorable and inspiring experience. 

The Big Island is also one of a tiny handful of locations in the world where you can snorkel or scuba dive with actual manta rays, incredible otherworldly creatures that represent such soulful freedom and inspire incredible awe.

Whether you prefer to kayak, swim, scuba dive, or surf; to hike, explore art galleries, or visit one of the world’s only live volcanos less than 2 hours away; or whether you opt to stay close to the land—working, writing, making art, or delving into the depths of yourself in your own private space in a natural setting—a multitude of options for recreation and relaxation are available.

Contact us for more information on booking your personal retreat at Manta Soul™

PRICING & REGISTRATION

Join Dr. Bonnie Bright and Dr. Christophe Morin for My Soul’s Journey: Chaos and Consciousness, a transformational program based on Neuroscience; on Soul-Centered Psychologies including Jungian, Transpersonal, Archetypal, and Depth; and on many indigenous and ancient wisdom traditions.

Regular Rate

This immersive all-inclusive*
5 day/4 night retreat is $3,999 for individuals and $6,999 per couple. Payment plans may be available,
along with some partial scholarships

for those who are longing to come,
but are financially challenged. *excludes airfare

EarlyBird Rate

Register and Pay in Full by May 5, and get $800 OFF!
You pay only $3199

Join Dr. Bonnie Bright and Dr. Christophe Morin for My Soul’s Journey: Chaos and Consciousness, a transformational program based on Neuroscience; on Soul-Centered Psychologies including Jungian, Transpersonal, Archetypal, and Depth; and on many indigenous and ancient wisdom traditions.

Special Discount Rate

Students and Graduates of the
Institute for Soul-Centered™
receive an $500 discount regardless of
when you register. If registering with
the EarlyBird (by May 5), take an additional $400 off

REFUND POLICY

By May 5: Full refund minus $300 admin fee.
By May 12: 80% refund
No refunds will be made after May 1 unless your spot is filled. Then you may receive a 70% refund.



SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING RETREATS AT MANTA SOUL™

These programs are produced by the
 Institute for SoulCentered Psychology and Coaching™.
Themes and activities will vary for each program.

May 26-31, 2024  *FULL
June 9-13, 2024
Sept. 1-5, 2024
Sept. 22-25, 2024
Oct. 6-10, 2024

*subject to change or cancellation. Assumes a minimum number
registrants for each set of dates.