In-Person Animal Communication Classes and Retreats

Deepening Animal Communication Retreat

This retreat will be offered in New Mexico in May, 2018

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Please note that the registration does not include travel, lodging, or meals. See the FAQ below for more information.

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Deepening Animal Communication-Level 2 Retreat

This retreat is for those who have practiced telepathic communication with animals after the Beginning Animal Communication Class (online or in-person) and want more knowledge, experience, direction, and inspiration to broaden and deepen their experience. It is a Level 2 Class in the Animal Communication Academy, and it is also an all-levels retreat for anyone who has completed at least the Beginning class or beyond.

This class is designed to help you to deepen your telepathic connection with animals and all of life. We will explore our spiritual communion with domestic and wild animals, plants, the elements, the nature spirits, the mineral kingdom, and the Earth.

Using ceremony, extended time with the animals and nature, we will work intensively with exercises and practices designed to cultivate deep presence, the ability to receive telepathic communication clearly and accurately, and to gently become aware of and release the blocks that inhibit full connection with all of life.

With the animals as our teachers and all of nature as our guide, we will journey into realms often unnoticed by humans, and into a world where all beings understand each other and are united as one.

Location: 2017 course location TBA

Preparation: Beginning Animal Communication Class, read Penelope Smith’s book Animal Talk, continued practice of animal communication skills. review of practice and experience.

If you have taken an Animal Communication Course with another instructor, you are welcome in this course with a review of your experience. Please send me an e-mail with the following information: when, where, and with whom you did basic training, and a statement on what you gained and how you have applied your animal communication skills.

Once you register, you’ll be sent additional information about the retreat, as well as directions to our private ranch location.

Praise from Past Participants:

Nancy is gifted in holding space, creating a supportive environment for exploration, and encouraging the group to play as well as acknowledge the deep work being done. I appreciate the experiential orientation of the class. Eleni Livitsanos, CA

I felt so comfortable in the surroundings. Nancy’s guidance and the company of people who attended made my heart just soar. I made new friends who all have huge hearts and know intimately the deep love we all have for our animals, no matter what form they appear in, no matter if they are with us or on the other side.  Terri Scheinuck, Cottonwood, AZ

The exercises were varied and helpful, and very tangible and specific…I have tools to practice, and new insights about the entire process.
Tobey L, AZ

I feel comfort and confidence in my growing ability to communicate with the animals. Jennifer N, AZ

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Your Cancellation Policy for In-Person Classes?

The Cancellation Policy is stated on in-person course pages and registration materials:

Advance registration payments, minus a 10% cancellation fee, may be applied toward a future course or online purchase. There will be no refunds for no-shows without communication.

What’s up with the whole Arizona Mountain Time/Mountain Standard Time thing?

Ah, I’m so glad that you asked. We do things kinda differently out here on the frontier.

In Arizona, we do not observe Daylight Savings Time. Perhaps this is because, living in the land o’ sunshine, we have plenty of daylight to go around. I didn’t make this policy, so I can’t defend it, but I will try to help you to understand it.

What this means is that when the rest of the US changes their clocks, we do not. This gives us more time to play with our animals instead of futzing with our watches.

Here’s the easiest way I’ve found to understand this for most people, including me:

In the spring and summer months, when the rest of the country “springs ahead” into Daylight Savings Time , AZ is the same time as California (Pacific Daylight Time), 3 hours earlier than Eastern Daylight Time.

In the fall and winter months, when the rest of the country “falls back” into Standard Time, AZ is the same time as Colorado (Mountain Standard Time), 2 hours earlier than Eastern Standard Time.

Exceptions: the Navajo Nation, in northeastern AZ, DOES observe Daylight Savings Time. The Hopi Nation, whose borders are within the Navajo Nation, observes the same time as the rest of AZ (no Daylight Savings Time). So if you are traveling in northern Arizona in the summer time, you can expect to have to change your watch a lot. Or you can just throw it away and step out of linear time for awhile.

Here is a link for a good date and time converter:

How do I get to Sedona + the Verde Valley and where can I stay?

If you are flying, the closest airport is Phoenix. The Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle provides shuttle service from the Phoenix Airport to the Verde Valley. Many people choose to rent a car at the airport, as we are a small community without a lot of public transportation options. If you want to explore wilderness areas while you are here, a high-clearance vehicle is a good option.

Cottonwood has a variety of accommodation options to fit every budget. Flying Eagle Bed and Breakfast/Retreat Center, The Pines Motel, and Little Daisy Inn are some choices that students have used in the past. There is also camping nearby at lovely Dead Horse Ranch State Park, and several other hotels/motels within a short distance.

If you are coming from out of the area, you may also be interested in checking out lodging in the historic mountain town/artists’ community of Jerome, about a 20-minute drive from Cottonwood, or the famous red rock area of Sedona, about a 30-minute drive. For Sedona lodging options, see


Can I bring my animal companion to the Sedona retreats?

Our retreats are held at a private ranch, with the resident animals as our teachers. Please do not bring your animal friends to the  retreats. We can recommend local boarding/day care facilities for your animal friend if needed. Thank you for your understanding of this policy.

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