In addition to private events, Kimberly occasionally schedules retreats and workshops that are open to the public (most in St. Louis or western Ireland). Public events will be posted on the Events page when they occur. If you would like to explore sponsoring an event in your area, please consider the options below or contact Kimberly to discuss a custom program specially tailored to the needs and interests of your group.
Words of Power: Poetry as a Spiritual Practice
(with Mary Lou Schneider)
A Day of Immersion in words of beauty and power. Explore accessible, transformational poetry via experiential exercises designed to:
- Create instant calm
- Transform your unconscious mind
- Deepen (or initiate) your meditation practice
- Awaken present-moment awareness
- Put you in touch with your body and nature
- Open portals to the sacred
- Reconnect you with your Essential Self
Leave with tools you can use right away, a reawakening of wonder, maybe even some new friends! You will explore words as a vehicle for relating to, and co-creating, reality. You do NOT need to be a poet or writer, or even be familiar with poetry, in order to benefit from and enjoy this program. Of course, if you DO love poetry already, you will relish this day.
Praise for the Words of Power Retreat
Leaves her audiences changed
Kimberly Schneider is an expert and thought leader in the field of human development, business and an array of other areas. But, what makes her so darn powerful as a speaker and program leader is her ability to captivate a room with her warm and incredibly personal style. Whether you’re in a large audience listening to Kimberly speak, or attending a smaller program, you feel like you’re sitting in her living room having the most fascinating, mind-expanding, and life-changing conversation, ever. Kimberly’s style is unique and I think the most effective out there. She’s brilliant and has an extremely impressive reserve of knowledge and expertise. It’s her ability to share insights in a way that leaves her audiences changed that inspires me to recommend her so highly. (After attending Poetry as a Spiritual Practice Retreat)
Truly Magical …
Words can’t begin to describe how moving this retreat was for me. I was looking forward to a much needed break in my routine but what I got was so much more. Not being a poet or particularly fond of reading poetry, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I love Kimberly’s wisdom and energy and decided on a whim to attend. I came away feeling so much more grounded and invigorated. Kimberly’s gentle guidance and the resonance of the group created something truly magical. If you have the opportunity to steal away for a Saturday, skip the mall! Do this instead!
About the Instructors
Kimberly V. Schneider, M.Ed., J.D., LPC is the author of Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles and the AudioBook Terrible Beauty: Poems and Reflections for Precarious Times. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Adjunct Lecturer of Communication at Washington University, and a regular contributor to Great Day St. Louis television show.
Her Mom, Mary Lou Schneider, is a Reiki Master and Meditation Midwife who has been companioning seekers on their spiritual journeys for 30 years through retreats, classes, groups and one-on-one work. In addition to her training in spiritual direction, Mary Lou’s work draws upon her studies in Kundalini energy, Scripture, meditation, codependency issues and contemplative dance. Kimberly and Mary Lou have journeyed together to Ireland several times to offer a week-long workshop focused on Celtic Spirituality, including the power of poetry to awaken the soul.
Celtic Spirituality: The Mystery Tradition of The West
Kimberly offers a week-long retreat on Celtic Spirituality in western Ireland every other year. In addition, she has offered several different programs on Celtic spirituality in St. Louis, collaborating with Irish sacred music vocalist Noirin Ni Riain, Irish singer/songwriters Owen and Moley O'Suilleabhain, and also with her mother, Mary Lou Schneider. Retreats focus on discovering the Divine via experiential exercises, poetry and/or music and group process. The programs also draw upon material from the book Kimberly is writing on The Five Illusions and The Five Truths of Celtic Cosmology.
Praise for Celtic Spirituality Retreats
… brought us all deeper into our own hearts
Kimberly’s retreat was a unique experience that connects the age-old traditions of Celtic spirituality to our contemporary lives. Her retreat was informative, reflective and personal; the emotional honesty she shared brought us all deeper into our own hearts. Many of our participants were interested in doing more of Kimberly’s programs as well.
"My experience in attending the Celtic Soul Experience in Ireland was life-changing!" Mara Gardner, PT, St. Charles, MO
"The entire trip and its memories are beyond words." Lynn Merves, Blue Bell, PA
"I feel my heart and soul got bigger while in Ireland. The spirit of the land became more alive for me...Thank you for being so authentic and flexible the whole trip." Madonna Rossell, St. Louis, MO
"Going to Ireland with Kimberly Schneider was an incredible, creative journey into the heart and soul!" Peg Callahan, Eureka, MO
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- Terrible Beauty: Turning Painful Times into Peak Experiences
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- Artful Communication: Creating a Meeting of the Minds
Contact Kimberly to talk about creating a transformational experience for your group!