Essential Tools

for Creating the Life You Want

An immersive weekend workshop where you’ll learn

foundational tools to make powerful, positive shifts in your life.

Stop wondering if

your life “could” be better

and start learning how to create

the life you really want.

In this foundational workshop you will learn how to:

Translate your body’s wisdom 

Have you wondered how to hear the messages your body is faithfully trying to send you?

You’ll connect the dots between your body sensations, emotions, and what you really want!
Day 1

Navigate your inner world

Have you felt lost in whatever is going on in your inner experience?

You’ll come away with a powerful map
–so even if you’re lost, you’ll have a guide.

Day 2

Get unstuck

Do you feel mired and struggling in your relationships (even with your relationship with you?

You get to learn and practice EPI’s tools that can help you shift any struggle, any time.

Day 2

Know your true power.

It can be easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed by what life hands you. 

You’ll easily and playfully discover the powerful essence that lies within you.

Days 2 & 3

“Julie’s work has transformed not only my relationship to myself but it has transformed every

relationship in my life and how I view the world.”

~ Jill E – Coach. Teacher. Student of life

What’s included:

  • 2 ½ days of direct instruction from Dr. Julie Colwell
  • 6- Facets of Evolutionary Power Essential Tools handouts
  • Skills practice with members of the community
  • Personal transformation and beautiful mountain air!
Every window of the meeting hall offers wonderful views.

Spring – April 12-14th 2024 in Lyons, Colorado

  • Friday – 5:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – 9:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday – 9:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Location– Paonia, CO
  • $450/person

Fall 2024 dates September 14-16

  • Essentials Location outside Paonia
  • The dance hall, our meeting location
  • Dining/Kitchen area for Essentials.
  • Fall Essentials Location in Paonia
A peek into this fabulous location.

We’re headed back to the gorgeous Paonia, CO. This is an incredible venue, filled with art, creativity, and heart. Join us for a special weekend.

Our host location, about 10 minutes outside of Paonia Colorado, is a little wild, a little down to earth, a little rustic, and a enormously, wonderfully beautiful.

Our host is a dedicated explorer in repurposing, reusing and recycling and his vision for this retreat has grown bit by bit over the years.

Please do not arrive expecting the amenities you find in the city, we’re off the grid here. There’s electricity but no formal lodging. Folks can choose to camp though much of the location is sloped so camping is best around the parking area. The Dance Hall, where we will be meeting during parts of our days, is available for bunking on the floor at night if you want to sleep inside.

There will be a latrine available or the wide open spaces for those personal needs.

Water has to be hauled in so bring what you need to help out there.

If you find sleeping outside or on the floor daunting, Paonia (10 minutes away,) Hotchkiss (25 minutes,) and Delta (48 minutes) have more traditional Lodging available.

An ode to wide open spaces
Oh, to nourish my soul in the wide open spaces.
In the dark of the night and the quiet of the trees,
In the peace of the breeze and the energy of the storms.
Oh, to feel the dry desert air, redolent of juniper and dust,
To sleep with the stars as my guardians above.
Take me to those spaces where my eyes can see
All the places unreachable, by my booted feet today.
Let me bask, let me bathe, let me wallow in all that wideness
As it envelopes me with the softest touch
and fills me with peace and love.
Take me