Perceptual Awakening Retreat Presenters.

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hailima yates

Hailima Yates used poetry as a teenager to uplift others by speaking on common esteem issues and social conflicts accompanied with solutions to conquer fears and overcome internal and external battles. Her passion for inspiring self-Luv and building unity led her to producing a documentary, as well as multi-faceted performances, and videos to creatively express how our perceptions affect the way we treat ourselves and others. It was that dedication in promoting positive social changes that 12 years ago she began being invited to speak at events for youth groups, universities, social clubs, and non-profit organizations.


Hailima is a Transformational Speaker and certified Life Coach dedicated to sharing with others the effective methods to release damaging beliefs. Hailima guides others to uncover inner tools to reconstruct a beneficial perspective that carries strength, courage, wisdom, ambition, kindness, respect, peace, and Luv to cultivate a more positive and healthy life in order to create a more positive and happier world.



Sista Love Mentoring Inc. - Denver, CO | Peace Jam Rocky Mountain Slam - Denver, CO | McGlone Academy - Denver, CO | Kepner Beacon Middle School - Denver, CO | 100 Men Who Cook Ambassador Team Building Workshop - Denver, CO | Perceptual Awakening Retreat - Winter Park, CO | The Apprentice of Peace Wellness Studio - Denver, CO | National Organization for Women- Rapid City, SD | Alaska Pacific University – Anchorage, AK | University of Colorado Denver – Denver, CO | Black Hills State University – Spearfish, SD | Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean, Mercury Café – Denver, CO | The Bug Theatre – Denver, CO | San Diego Black Film Festival – San Diego, CA | Oakland International Film Festival – Oakland, CA | EFPalooza Film Festival – Denver, CO | FairGrinds Coffee House – New Orleans, LA | Kiwanis – Spearfish, SD | Rotary – Spearfish, SD | Youthwise – Spearfish, SD

Invited presenters are...


Monticue connally

Monticue Connally is a healer, lyricist, soul singer, certified reiki master, seer, and co-owner of Jiridon Apothecary. His enthusiasm and charismatic demeanor make him pure fun to learn from. Intuitive wisdom combined with a deep working knowledge of the plants, makes him a practitioner skilled in meeting people where they are.


Monticue is a graduate of the Artemisia & Rue Western Herbal Medicine and Earth Centered Healing Traditions Program. He instructs students in working with Chakras and Essential Oils, Herbal Men’s Health, Banishing and Blessing with Herbs, Shamanism, Power Animals, and many other esoteric topics. As a natural plant mystic, he has an unorthodox knowledge of the nature of plants and works with them on many levels. Monticue received his Reiki 1 and 2 certifications from Denver’s Usui Center and has since received Reiki 3 Master Status and developed a plant specific system of reiki that helps one to connect better with the plant world.



D.L. "Pos" Ryant is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. He is also a Qi Gong medical student. His passion for alternative healing methods is driven by the experience of being in multiple car accidents and understanding the residual aches and pains that come with it. He is also an avid believer in all areas of self improvement. As a result, he has taken the initiative to study, learn, and grow in the realms of healing through the internal arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. These tools have been invaluable on his life’s journey and is something that he enjoys sharing with the community and to all those that are in need or desire to learn.


Ronnie Qi

Ronnie Qi is a committed, dedicated, and energetic student of the healing arts of Qi Gong and Tai Chi and the effects they have in changing the fabric of your life. Ronnie Harvey, better known by friends as Ronnie Qi, brings the essential principles of Qi Gong and Tai Chi for total wellness, total health, and total fitness wherever he goes. The Qi Gong wellness lifestyle is a major component to his life and outlook on the world. He chooses to be an example to his elders and youth by being a daily reminder to the connection they are missing with life when our minds, posture, and breathing are out of alignment. The art of Qi Gong and Tai Chi can be used as a bridge to get you back to a place of optimum health. Ronnie has been practicing Qi Gong for a number of years and believes that the healing effects are undeniable but it takes a committed and consistent effort to yourself to heal yourself.

Disclosure: We do not treat mental health problems like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, or trauma.