Wish Us Well!

All ticket sales are closed for this years event as we prepare for our day of luxurious wholesale wellness.  If you were interested but this was not your year, stay tuned to hear about 2025!

About Healing Retreat is a day of inspiration, motivation and self care for the healers of our community. The goal is to promote whole self wellness (physical, emotional, mental & spiritual) to re-energize these selfless lightworkers to continue their amazing journeys of creating more compassion, love and self awareness in our world. The retreat will be filled with workshops by inspiring healers, offering delicious gourmet food, optional spa services, and a place to network and build community with like-frequency souls.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Grand Rapids, Michigan

JW Marriott Hotel

0 Days
9 Hours
59 Minutes
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Sponsored by:

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AHR is an Event for Lightworkers

A lightworker is someone who feels connected to others and their well-being, choosing to help and inspire people by supporting their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. They lead with their hearts, not their ego, and are full of compassion often as a result of their own life's trauma.

Lightworkers come in many forms. To name a few, but not limited to...

- Nurses, EMT, message therapists,
- Teachers, social workers, therapists, counselors
- Holistic healers, spiritual leaders, life coaches
- Caregivers, parents, customer/hospitality services   - Sensitives, empaths, intuitives
- and those who care for all of Earth's creatures & life

Event Schedule

(To be updated or edited as needed)

8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Check in to receive your event badge and begin your day with a delicious breakfast buffet while exploring and shopping the retreat wellness vendors

9:00 am

Welcome & Mediation

Opening speeches and guided mediation to set the relaxed tone of the day

9:30 am

Special Guest Speaker - Charity Youngblood

How To Start Saying "No" When You Feel Obligated To Say "Yes"
*See speaker bio below 

10:30 am


Take a moment to stretch and shop the retreat wellness vendors

10:50 am

Special Guest Speaker - Karin Tobiason

Creating Your Best Destiny with Spiritual Law Mastery
*See speaker bio below

11:50 am

Special Guest Speaker - Katie Sass

Managing Your Energy in the New Paradigm
*See speaker bio below

1:00 pm

Wellness Break

A dedicated interlude to promote your own self care.  
*See Wellness Break section below for more details

5:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - Sheree Buckman

How Our Inner Voice and Intuition Can Lead Us To Extraordinary Paths
*See speaker bio below

6:00 pm

Closing Speeches

Gratitude and announcements

6:15 pm

3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a 3-course gourmet dinner served directly to you

7:00 pm

Networking Party

Enjoy your evening building your community of like-souls while letting go and having fun! Credit card bar will be open for service

10:00 pm

End of Event

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.  You are welcome to enjoy your night further at the many amazing destinations within downtown Grand Rapids.

Event Speakers

Get to know your speakers

Charity Youngblood
Host of Life's Questions & Lessons Podcast

Charity Youngblood is a character, full of curiosity and creativity. In 2021, her wise council members told her it was time to share her gift of asking the right questions with a wider audience. She decided to start the 5-minute “Life’s Questions & Lessons” podcast, to share her passion for self-reflection and help women cultivate a self-reflection practice of their own. In 2024, she expanded to YouTube videos, offering 5-minute guided journaling and guided meditation sessions.

Charity believes we are here on this planet to help each other, and that is exactly what she continues to do with her work. She hopes that her words empower, encourage and inspire you to embrace who you are, while becoming who you are meant to be.

Catch up with Charity on her many platforms including her podcast "Life's Questions & Lessons".

YouTube @lifesquestionsandlessons
LinkedIn @charityyoungblood
Email: [email protected]

Karin Tobiason
Psychic, Medium, Akashic Reader

As an identical twin, Karin Tobiason’s psychic ability was nurtured and honored so she developed an ease of astral projecting back and forth behind the veil. Karin had her first NDE at 30 years old. She met with the counsel, was downloaded with spiritual law, and was witness as to how the “other” side works, including being given access to the Akashic records. While in the light, she was told she was to teach others how to live and manifest as spiritual beings. Karin chose to ignore this missive but continued her spiritual learnings.

Karin Tobiason used her psychic skills to become an award-winning corporate publicist with a long list of esteemed clients and celebrities, with high-end media placements including six clients booked on Oprah. After extreme burnout, Karin experienced her second NDE but this time she toured the “misery” of her life caused by not accepting her path. She was shown the joy of abiding to her healer/teacher blueprint, so off went the corporate hat and on went the woo-woo one. 

Karin Tobiason is a teacher and healer, who works with many from the other side to offer clarity for moving faster and more solidly to your heart’s desire and destiny. She also teaches others to do the same based on one’s individual soul blueprint. Karin is a frequent guest on YouWealthRevolution with Darius Barazandeh and Beyond The Ordinary with John Burgos.

[email protected]

Katie Sass
Intuitive Energy Healer

Katie is a full time Intuitive Energy Healer who works with clients on a Multi Dimensional level. She is the creator and owner of Soul Healing LLC.  Katie is a Master Reiki Practitioner and teaches Reiki to both kids and adults. Since, 2020 Katie has taught classes to teenagers and kids on conscious topics like 'How to Manage Your Energy' and 'Strengthening Your Intuition'. Her passion lays in helping others come into realization of how powerful they really are.

Katie was trained in Reiki through Penny Bauer in 2015, then specialized in Inner Child Work through the Donna Lakes Healer Program in 2019 where she continued  as a student teacher for many years.  She continued her training by taking specialized courses such as: Past/Parallel Life Healing and Mediumship, Sara Landon's Master Class, Aligned with Etheric Crystal Healing, just to name a few.

Find out more about Katie from her blogs found on her website and of course, you can hear more of her in Season One of The About Healing Podcast.

Instagram: @katiesasslove_intuitivehealer 
Facebook: @Katiesasslove

Your Keynote Speaker
About Healing Medium, Sheree Buckman

Sheree is the founder of About Healing, LLC, a business created to inspire, teach and help others on their journeys of healing and connecting with their deepest truths and most authentic selves. She is the host and creator of About Healing Podcast, which inspires healing through love, understanding and community. She is also the guided force in creating the About Healing Retreat.  Sheree, also known as the About Healing Medium, is an empath and intuitive medium specializing in inspiring and guiding others through trauma and grief healing.

With a degree and a professional background in social and mental health services, Sheree brings a compassionate professionalism into her healing work.  In 2017 Sheree began her brave and long journey to self healing.  During this time she found her true soul purpose and in 2020 she received her certification in Spiritual Healing from James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts.  It is through her own life experiences, education, deep mediation, intuition and connecting to loving Spirit that she is able to bring an unfiltered perspective in understanding how to heal on soul level.

You can hear more from Sheree on her show About Healing Podcast, as well as guest appearances on other healing and spiritual shows: Align Vibe Flow Podcast, Empath Awaken, and Unlocking You With Janell Warkentin.

Instagram/Facebook/TikTok/Youtube: @abouthealingmedium

Wellness Break

One of the key components of the About Healing Retreat is taking time to rejuvenate your own energy.  We have put much thought into creating wellness options to fulfill any budget or need. 
With all the love and energy you give, you must refuel and recharge. It is never selfish to take time for yourself, it is necessary.

"Self care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." - Katie Reed

Wellness Break On-Your-Own Options:

Are you one who likes to wait and see how you feel in moment?  Or looking for options that fit your budget?  There are so many amazing things to do and see within downtown Grand Rapids that will amaze and refresh you.

Take a Nap

This is your time to do what you want.  If a nap brings you peace and relaxation, you have more than enough time for your beauty sleep (because you are already beautiful- inside and out)

Take a Bath

Are you staying at the JW?  Every room offers an actual soaking tub... Bring your bubbles, salts, oils etc and soak away.

Take a Walk

Explore the city or just take a walk across the blue bridge and enjoy the views of the passing river.  It's Michigan, so it could be freezing out... that's okay, enjoy the Grand Rapids Skywalk. It is a great way to get from one place to another without having to walk outside.

Have Lunch

There are so many amazing options to choose from.  The Margaux French bistro is fantastic and located in the JW or try any of the other local favorites like Tupelo Honey, Stan's Tacos, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, The Chop House... and so many more!

Explore the City & Shop

There is so much to see and absorb in this beautiful city.  The Amway next door is exquisite and you can find great hidden gems all around the city.  Don't forget to shop the AHR vendors on your break.


If you enjoy the arts or a good history museum there are a few within walking distance of the JW.
- Gerald R. Ford Museum
- Grand Rapids Public Museum
- Grand Rapids Art Museum 

Wellness Break Add-ons

VIP Tranquility Room

A private retreat, separate from the main event area, for VIPs to relax, center and reground.  This space includes:
- Comfy seating, low lighting and soft music
- Guided mediations, Yoga mats
- 5 minute Chair Massages during Wellness Break

Save $10 by purchasing with your event ticket *See details in 'Event Pricing'

Seraphina Spa

Invest in your own self care and treat yourself to a luxury spa experience.
*Contact Seraphina Spa directly to book
(click the image for their website)

JW Wellness

- Workout in a state-of-the-art facility with breathtaking views
- Take a swim in the indoor heated pool
- Relax and unwind in the Eucalyptus scented sauna (or the unscented if you prefer) to release what your body no longer needs

Included in your JW Marriott Stay
$15 non-guest optional add-on (this option will be available at a later date)

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

We've negotiated prices to make it convenient for you to stay in this modern luxurious hotel and enjoy all the mindful experiences they offer.

Use the custom link below to get your discounted rates
for Friday, April 19th and/or Saturday, April 20th

*Number of discounted rooms dependent upon hotel availability*

Do you prefer to make reservations via phone?
Reservations Toll Free: 877-901-6632
Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009

Other Lodging Options

See the map below to find other hotels close by - Marked in Green

Flying in from out of state?

The local airport is Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

Just 15 miles from the JW Marriott

Event Sponsors

Thank you to these amazing businesses in supporting the healers of our community!

Learn more about our sponsors by clicking their logos.

Moon Medicine Therapeutics

Empowering Our Community with Holistic Choices for Managing Pain & Stress


An expert-led community for psychics, energy workers and spiritual guides, to help introduce the world to all that we offer.

Guiding Light Astrology

[email protected]

Event Pricing

Ticket Sales for this event are now closed.

AHR Event Ticket


+ processing fee

Access to the entire event including
- Buffet Breakfast
- Workshops
- 3 Course Dinner 
- Networking Party
- Raffle Ticket to win amazing prizes

AHR Event Ticket + VIP
*only 1 ticket left*


+ processing fee

Access to the entire event including 
- Everything listed in the AHR Event Ticket
- Plus access to the Tranquility Room throughout the entire day.
- A chair massage during the Wellness Break
- A second raffle ticket to win amazing prizes

Purchase together and save $10 on VIP option!

*Limited availability 

VIP Add-On *only 1 VIP spot left*


+ processing fee

Access to the Tranquility Room for quiet relaxation during the retreat.  Take your personal mindfulness or meditation breaks away from the crowd.  Stretch with yoga or just sit back and take in the views soaking in the light with wall to ceiling windows.

Add anytime until the event or until they sell out.

*Limited Availability

Angel Ticket


Would you like to donate to help another lightworker attend the event who may need a little financial assistance?  100% of Angel Ticket proceeds will help support another healer spread their wings.

Want to contribute more or help the event further?  Think about becoming a sponsor to help a community of lightworkers. 
*email link below

Interested in becoming an event sponsor?

We are looking for amazing sponsors to help us make this event as magical as possible for the people who make us feel better everyday.  We have several packages to choose from.  Contact us through the button below for more information.

Email us

Interested in becoming a retreat wellness vendor?

We are taking applications for event vendors.  There are a very limited number of spaces available and only selecting those supporting the wellness of our healers.  If you are interested email us with your business and product information and price ranges. 

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