Colleen Callahan at May 30, 2022
Over the past 40 years, I have taken many personal growth and meditation workshops. Awakening The Illuminated Heart has been one of the most transformational of all. Phil Laing did an outstanding job of explaining esoteric concepts which provided the context for experiential learning and transpersonal experiences. Along with Phil's passion for this work, he has an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge on the subject. He has a rare and special quality to create and hold sacred space in which one can find that tiny place in the heart where all creation resides. Colleen
Cynthia Foster at Apr 20, 2022
Fantastic experience! It was the right workshop at the right time for me and it answered many lingering questions I had from other spiritual workshops from different traditions - the pieces finally fit all together into a cohesive whole and I understood what I've been trying to learn for so many years. Many of these techniques we practiced during the workshop produced immediate results for me. I felt deeply connected to something very sacred, and left with techniques I've been using every day since (more than 2 weeks later). I'm already feeling a definitive shift in my energy! Phil was incredibly knowledgeable about the wide range of experiences people can have when using these techniques and responded to each question with thoughtfulness and consideration for each person. The slides he showed clearly demonstrated the how's and why's of what we were learning, moved me at a deep emotional level and inspired me to practice! On Day 2, the experience was life-altering as I felt myself belonging and being loved unconditionally in a way that I had never experienced before. I would repeat this workshop again in a heartbeat just to re-experience it all over again! - Cynthia Foster, MD
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Crystal Ann Magana at Jan 30, 2022
Phil is a fantastic facilitator! He was very warm and welcoming. He was very knowledgeable on the topics taught! Also he is a very intelligent man in general and conversation was very intriguing. He created a very safe space for the group to openly express ourselves. The program helped me open my heart! I am grateful for the techniques I learned.
Jody Ainbinder at Jan 22, 2022
Phil was a great instructor. He spent all the time needed to explain the material and the processes in which we would conduct our meditations and practices.
Sterling OGrady at Feb 27, 2015
I didn't succeed in establishing my permanent Merkaba, and that was disappointing. However, I don't blame the presenter. He was great. I still got tremendous value from the program and all the teachings and experiences. I might retake it at some point and try again. Phil did a really great job of guiding the class through all the various parts of the workshop
Julieanne Case at Jul 03, 2014
I enjoyed taking the workshop with Phil. He is a good teacher and I learned a lot. There is a lot of material to cover and it was well presented.
Sara Baker at Apr 25, 2014
This was an awesome and unforgettable experience. Very profound. I LOVED it! Phil is a fantastic facilitator. I've since taken three other workshops with him. He takes the time to answer everyone's questions and bring everyone along. He is super intuitive and compassionate. He sets a fun, relaxed, safe and respectful tone throughout. Very approachable and down-to-earth. A real gem.
Joan Dixon at Dec 09, 2013
I first took the workshop with Drunvalo in August of 2011 in Sedona so it was good to review and deepen and to create a local meditation group.
Robert Bellin at Dec 07, 2013
Everything regarding the workshop was great. I realize that Phil needed to compress everything normally presented in a 5-day workshop into 4 days. Might it have been better presented in 5 days? Maybe. And, for someone like me, maybe not. It has been important for me to experience the meditation on my own, in my own space. Things happen which I have never experienced in meditations I have done in the past. I am having to feel my way through. I have been able to connect with Phil regarding questions which have come up for me. I appreciate his willingness to be there for me. And, I am finding that answers may be more available for me the less I try during my meditation practice. I do miss discussion of other's experiences as that often fills gaps in my thought process. Over all, I am loving this meditation practice. Am I doing it right? Maybe not yet. And I think the practice, itself, will take me where I want to go. Thank you!!!
nova lee at Nov 07, 2013
its was a good class probably better now as it was the first time my teacher taught this version however his depth of personal knowledge and integrity was impressive. It would have been helpful if he had one of the monitors that he described from heart math that tells you if you have entered the tinny space of the heart.
Jon Gilson at Jun 15, 2013
I felt I really got a lot out of this class. Thank you so much, Phil!
Susan Frailey at Jun 04, 2013
Phil was excellent. This was my first workshop without Drunvalo and Phil was an ace of a teacher. No loss in information or impact or experience.
Ronald Hardwick/Harrison at Jun 02, 2013
The teachings were presented very well indeed and I am meditating daily. It is probably me and not the healing in the workshop which causes me to still have my emotional tramas. My chiropractor tells me that I am holding on to stresses & the adjustments do help.