Year-long program

This program weaves together ancient ritual, ceremony, and immersion on the beautiful island of Maui for two separate weeks during the yearly cycle— and through virtual classes, private consultations, and sessions.

The first immersion week on the island of Maui is from Tuesday, Aug 7th through Monday, Aug 13th, 2018 for the new moon in the Earth element season.

The last immersion week on the island of Maui is from Saturday, July 21st through Thursday, July 27th, 2019 for the full moon in the Fire element season.

The virtual classes, sessions, and private consultations offered twice a month in between the two immersions will hold, teach, explore, heal, and ground you on the wave through the monthly and seasonal energy phases of the yearly cycle. Thus, preparing you for the reclamation of your authentic sexual nature as a vessel for Divine creation.

This program builds upon itself. You will be taking a journey through the entire yearly cycle that gives you an experience immersed in the wisdom of nature. It is our best intention to make sure you do not waste your time and money. Or find this program is not a good match for you once you have begun.

Because of the level of commitment for this program we ask that you fill out this Application.  

Virtual classes will be live on Zoom. Private consultations will be scheduled individually. Because it will be a small intimate group, together we will choose an optimum time and day of the week for virtual classes at the first immersion to make it possible for everyone to attend live. However, if you need to miss a class you will receive the video recording. 

Payment Options Here

For other questions contact Mary Lane,

Immersion lodging is available at affordable rates via Sue Lukas, HERE

Check out a video introduction from Mary, HERE

Apprenticeship Overview

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(C) 2003 Gateway,Inc.

Mary & Pele 


During these times when our skill, endurance, and surrender are required for our collective transformation, never before have we needed the women to take their place in our society more than now.

The ancient ancestors knew Mother Earth was a physical manifestation of divine intelligence, love, compassion, creative, sexual life force, pulsing in its never ending cycle of life and death. Their symbiotic relationship with her was not separate from their relationship with the Divine. Through her, they experienced their direct connection in their daily lives. Their relationship with her married the sacred and mundane. And the women were highly skilled as a vessel that received divine inspiration so that it may be brought into form and experienced in our physical reality.

Moving from the energy field of a patriarchal influence that created generations of a victim, martyr reality through domination, into a frequency of co-creation with divine inspiration requires letting go of everything we have been taught about ourselves. The disconnect from our own direct divine relationship, our physical environment, our creative sexual energy, and our ability to receive, has in essence cut our society off from the Heart of life.

The pathway offered in this program supports the reclamation of the ancient wisdom buried deep within us.

It supports the return to a sacred relationship with Mother Earth.

It nourishes the unique path, gifts, and direct connection of each woman and her journey.

It offers tools to strengthen a woman’s essential quality as a receptive vessel.

It provides a container to explore both the light and shadow aspects of our relationship with our sexual, creative energy, feminine and masculine essential qualities.

This apprenticeship is a year long program that provides an opportunity for women to re-member, reclaim, and restore this ancient wisdom, relationship, and skill. The program empowers women to let go, and step up in a co-creative role aligned with the divine intelligence of Mother Earth and their soul’s contract.

In this program we start by restoring our relationship with the Mother. Together, we will reconnect with the seasonal wave of energy that flows through the yearly cycle.

You will learn how food supports you to ground, center, and embody the intelligence of the elemental phases of the creative cycle that moves through the earth’s body—and your own.

You will be supported to heal your relationship with Mother energy and strengthen it within yourself through food, gardening, and witnessing your self similarity.

You will learn basic herbalism to keep you and your family healthy, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and sovereign, from a destructive pharmaceutical industry.

You will receive support from the spirit world as we pilgrimage to sacred sites that embody the energies of our journey.

We will use this strong grounding in the loving, compassionate lap of Mother Maui to hold us as we explore the shadow side and wounding of the feminine we have carried collectively for many generations.

We will experience the power of sacred play, conscious movement, artistic alchemy, and energy healing, essential to health and wellbeing.

We will recreate our relationship with our sexual, creative energy, free from the small box it was placed in by a patriarchal society.

We will explore how this pathway supports you to have a conscious, sacred death, skilled at letting go, after a lifetime of practice that has propelled your soul’s growth and evolution.

Those who register for this program will receive a copy of Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food, andMeena, The fiery story of a heroine’s initiation, reclaiming her authentic sexual nature and her relationship with the Great Mother. Both these books authored by Mary Lane, will bring you into an experience, starting point, and language we can all launch from together in the program. It will also give you a peek into a doorway in which you will be stepping through.

Meet the Mentors and Co-facilitators!

You will be held by a circle of highly skilled, compassionate, wise Aunties who bring their unique gifts, skills, and wisdom together. The weaving of the gifts these women offer creates a strong fabric of support that takes you through the spirit, soul, mental, emotional, and physical bodies for full integration. They have offered their gifts worldwide for many years. Being held by this circle of women is a gift you will continue to unwrap for the rest of your lives. I am honored to introduce you to these women, and step into a circle of Sacred Play with them. 

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Mary Lane has a deep understanding of our relationship with food, Pele archetypal  energy, and the wisdom of the Earth. She is the author of Divine Nourishment: A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food, and,Meena.She lives on the island of Maui, where she supports women to strengthen their relationship with their own unique gifts, and with Mother Earth.

Over her forty-year career as a professional chef, Mary’s journey took her through a doorway into the wisdom of nature. She became a devoted student of the natural world. Over time, the Mother’s wisdom revealed itself as a vast reservoir which has the capacity to take us home to ourselves.

Mary Lane’s studies have supported her alignment with nature’s wisdom. These studies have included a two-year schooling as a professional chef, a two-year schooling in five element nourishment, a two-year schooling in plant spirit medicine, a decade focused on sacred sexuality, ongoing schooling on conscious dying, Five Rhythm dance, and studies with several teachers in herbalism and wild food identification.

Some co-creations come often, some take a lifetime to distill, integrate, and bring into form. The two books, and this year-long program is a manifestation of Mary’s co-creation aligned with her soul’s contract that has taken a lifetime to offer. The journey has facilitated her owning healing and growth during its gestation and birth into form.

“Distilling the wisdom garnered on my journey, and planting the seeds of this wisdom in fertile ground for those seeking it is what my soul was designed to do during this autumn season of my life. It has become Sacred Play for me.”


Amara is the creator of the Azul conscious movement practice. Azul is the result of Amara’s love and lifelong dedication to dance as a vehicle for personal growth and transformation. Trained by Gabrielle Roth in Waves & Heartbeat, she has taught 5Rhythms® for 17 years and has traveled the world spreading her unique voice in this work throughout countries in Europe, the Americas and Australia.

Azul is a conscious dance practice that combines Amara’s expertise in movement and embodimentwith the inspiration received by her spiritual teacher Prem Baba.  Azul facilitates psycho-spiritual healing, fosters self-knowledge and opens the gateway to experiencing pure love and joy.

Amara has recently developed the Awakening Love Trilogy a series of three week-long retreat designed to support personal transformation. Amara also offers workshops in North and South America, Europe and Australia and will start the Azul™ Teacher Training beginning November 2016.

Amara lives in Hawaii and is the co-founder of the global movement community OneDanceTribe™ a new and unified field where teachers and dancers from different countries, modalities and walks of life come together as ONE TRIBE to celebrate the power of moving as one. OneDanceTribe organizes week-long retreats every January in Maui (Hawaii) and every June in Kisslegg (Germany).


Beth Marcil, is a widely recognized visual artist and creative workshop facilitator who lives in Maui, HI. An honor graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, she is adept at a variety of mediums, in a wide range of approaches. Combining her love of art and creative process with her deep appreciation for their power to heal, Beth offers clients much more than her impressive breadth of artistic knowledge and her infectious enthusiasm. It is also her personal authenticity and gentle guidance that makes a lasting impression on those who work with her. Simply put, Beth Marcil is someone that people intuitively trust. A popular visual journaling instructor and trained SoulCollage® facilitator, Beth has 30 years of experience as a ‘creative midwife’ for those who wish to explore their inner worlds and rediscover the magic of artistic play.

“Art is my symbolic language, bringing into visible form all that has made me who I am, guiding me through crossroads and transitions, giving me clues as to who I shall become. My extensive visual art background and my passion for sharing the power of art-making as a tool for transformation… these are what I offer to those who choose to work with me.”

Our focus in the Year Long Apprentice Program will be the deeply intuitive SoulCollage® process, in which you will choose evocative images from a lavish array of pictures collected from magazines and other sources. As you cut out, rearrange and assemble these into intuitively pleasing arrangements, you will begin to witness the budding relationship between your fresh, new images and your inner landscape. Without consciously thinking about it, you have begun the gentle process of gathering your inner parts from the deep well of your experience, giving them voice, and elevating them to the realm of the sacred. Later in the process, you will journal your discoveries, inviting your logical mind to support and blend with your intuitive wisdom – artistic alchemy at its best. Upon completion of our session, you will have the tools you need to continue creating your unique and powerful deck of SoulCollage® cards, a true reflection of your multi-faceted self. Whether you make 10 cards or 100, the more often you consult them, the more potential they have to become a map and compass throughout your life’s journey.


Kranto, I began my life as a gardner when I was four years old. Running home from nursery school I saw a big purple plum lying under a tree with purple leaves. My world stopped as the realization came to me that fruit came from trees. Now, this particular plum did not fall from the flowering plum tree which does not produce fruit; it must have fallen from some ones shopping basket. However my world was shaped in that moment.

A year later my family moved to country and our house was in the middle of orchards.  My first garden I planted when I was five consisted of marigolds and zinnias in the poorest driest soil I’ve ever worked in.

I have been gardening ever since.  I’ve gardened around the world, I have had terrace gardens, backyards gardens, container gardens, community gardens, gardened in vacant lots until houses were built and even managed a 60 acre truck farm.

I have explored all types of gardening (approaches modalities, what’s the word?), Learned about soil, composting, worms.  Learned how to listen to the earth, the sun, the elements.  And how to communicate with nature spirits of plants and soil.

And now at 70+ I look to my garden to provide me with my food.  I love to walk out see what is ready now, pick it return to my kitchen and cook something just absolutely wonderful, tasty and nutritious.

I look forward to guiding you through the process of creating your own personal garden.

Sue Lukasis a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been working in the field for more than 20 years.  She has worked in various clinical settings and in private practice with all ages throughout the years.  Particularly interested in the relationship between all of the body’s energy systems and the emotional and behavioral patterns present in people’s lives, she began the study of Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) and became a Clinically Licensed Eden Energy Medicine practitioner (EEM-CLP) and teacher of Energy Medicine 101 and 102.

Sue teaches a variety of classes combining EEM practices, essential oils, intuition; and is a conscious channel, bringing energy work through in the form of guided meditations, visualizations and energy processes for groups and individuals.  She is passionate about empowerment and has clearly understood that the path leading there involves diving deep into the shadow side; balancing depth and elevation; strength and weakness; dark and light; masculine and feminine.  Using and teaching various techniques such as:  energy medicine practices, essential oils, plant medicine, holistic nutrition, meditation, yoga, exercise, life enhancing employment, and living in sync with natural law to do so.

As student of clairvoyance, intuitive aromatherapy, meditation and all types of energy healing for many years; Sue is able to use her intuition and compassion to guide others along the cooperative journey of helping them to heal themselves at their own pace in a gentle, supportive and liberating way.

Reverend Bodhi Be is an interfaith minister ordained in a universal Sufi lineage. He is the Executive Director of Doorway Into Light, an educational and charitable organization on Maui providing conscious and compassionate responses to dying and death since 2006, and offering community workshops and presentations.  Doorway Into Light operates Hawaii’s only nonprofit funeral home and only certified green funeral home.

Bodhi is an independent funeral director; end-of-life and bereavement counselor; hospice volunteer; a teacher and trainer of death midwifery; a speaker and workshop leader in the fields of wholehearted and sacred living and dying, and a ceremonial guide. Bodhi facilitates grief groups in schools for children and  teenagers, as well as groups for adults.

He is the founder and president of Doorway Into Light’s The Death Store an educational resource center and store on Maui.

Bodhi hosts a weekly, live radio show on Maui. ‘Death Tracks’ airs every Tuesday from 2-4PM HI Time locally on 88.5FM and streaming on ( on the TUNEIN APP at KAKU 88.5FM.