Free Workshops at Spirit Fest!

There are six free 50-minute Workshops to choose from.  You do not need to pre-register, but just show up. All Workshops are in "the Garden Room" at ISD.  Space is Limited.  Scroll down for Details!

10:30 am- 11:20  Diane Foster- "Keys to Self- Care" - Disconnect from Negative Energy


11:30 am- 12:20  Ally Sutton-Pyle - Elementals


12:30pm - 1:20  Lewis Harrison - ""Spiritual Transformation through Game Based Thinking""


1:30 pm – 2:20  Kristen Niles- "Practical Protection Magic"


2:30 pm – 3:20 Tom Meade- Mysteries of the Bosnian Pyramids


3:30 pm – 4:20 Diana Friedell - Guided Meditation to Meet Your Spirit Guide & Get an Answer


10:30 am - 11:20 am

“Key to Self-Care Series" -

 Learning the Art of Disconnecting from Negative Energy

At the end of the day are you emotionally drained, mentally fatigued and physically exhausted? Is disconnecting from the negative energy created from the drama around you difficult to do? Do you want to do make your life more balanced and in harmony, but don't know how to begin?

Join Master Energy Healing Practitioner, Diane Foster, as she teaches you techniques for disengaging from the negative energy around you. This workshop is part of the Lecture Series, The Key to Self Care, she gives at Canyon Ranch Spa & Resort in Lenox, MA.

Bio:  Diane Foster is certified as a Master Practitioner in both Usui and Karuna Reiki® and has also
obtained her certification as an Integrated Energy Therapy® Master Instructor. She has studied
Jin Shin Jyutsu® and is also a certified Metatronic Healing® Practitioner. She is a member of both the International Association of Reiki Professionals® and the Association of Professional Metatronic Healers. She is also an Ordained Minister. 
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Diane is also offering Healing Sessions today-
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Contact: +1 (518) 364-4919

1:30 pm-1:50 pm

"Practical Protection Magic"

Kristen Niles

Practical guidance, methods and tools to ward off psychic attacks​ & negative energy.  The workshop will include information on energetic cleansing and grounding, prayers of protection, and a review of some of the most popular metaphysical accoutrement for protection magic.
Kristen will also be providing one-card Tarot Card Readings in the Vending Area throughout the day.

Bio:  Kristen Diana Niles is an Empathic Intuitive Healer, certified in (Traditional) Usui Reiki level 1:  For as long as she can remember people have sought her out in times of crisis for a compassionate listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.  Kristen’s kind heart and open mind attract many people seeking sound advice on both professional and personal matters.  Her journey through the challenges of this life have brought her to a path and calling as a Spiritual Energy Healer.  Kristen’s inner strength perseveres and she strives to turn the lessons of her life into a positive force to help others.  She began her formal training in 2016 with Jeanne Sands, Usui Reiki Master, formerly of Delhi and will be attaining the second level in the Spring of 2018. Her practice is growing and she is eager to learn and study many other modalities.  In addition to being a Sanctioned Healer with The Institute for Spiritual Development, she is currently enrolled in the Ministerial Program.

2:30 pm – 3:20 Tom Meade
Mysteries of the Bosnian Pyramids

Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids Tour

In September Tom Meade toured the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids, home to the world’s tallest pyramid at a height of over 220 meters, with the author, Kathleen McGowan. Dr. Sam Osmanagich found and has excavated these sites. Learn how old they are and how they were built, also why they were built and their healing powers. Bosnia, unlike Egypt and Mexico, is not about artifacts, money or gold, but energy and power, which is still available today. You’ll also see why the current beliefs of mainstream archeologists don’t accept these as real pyramids or the thousands of others that exist worldwide. How do these sites relate to the work of Nicholas Tesla and the Coral Castle in Florida? Experience the amazing spiritual background of Bosnia, the “Megalithic City”, and ancient stone spheres.

Short Bio

Tom Meade, a holistic practitioner from Endicott, NY, is a dowser, practicing EFT, L.I.F.E. Systems bio-feedback, Reconnective Healing, the Reconnection and the use of healing tools. Tom has been teaching dowsing, EFT, and Reconnective Healing for as long as 20 years. He has spoken on several topics at various venues including the ASD annual conference. His office is at 421 E. Main St., Endicott , NY. He can be reached at [email protected] or 607 343-7124

11:30am -12:20 pm


Alexandra (Ally) Sutton-Pyle

In this class we will discuss Elementals, from fairies, to dragons, to yes even salamanders. We will discuss who belongs to what element and how we can commune with these spirits in nature. Because these spirits are so close to nature and animals we will also discuss their involvement with them and how to be more environmentally considerate to establish relationships with these nature spirits. This is an introductory class with a more in-depth class to follow.

Alexandra Sutton-Pyle:  If you know Ally, you know you are working with one of God's Angels of healing.  While working as an EMT, Ally witnessed the spirit of a young child leave his body following a tragic accident at a parade.  The shock of that experience opened Ally up to a spiritual calling to heal others, and so she began her training.  15 years as an EMT and Nurse, plus training as a Reiki Master AND an Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor developed her profound gifts.  Ally also discovered her abilities to see and feel intuitively, and uses that gift to inform her healing gifts. She is a certified "Fairyologist" through the Doreen Virtue program, and also regularly attends advanced trainings at Lily Dale. She is a sanctioned healer with the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta, NY where she participates in the Sunday "healing chairs" once a month as a volunteer.  Working with Ally is a profound experience you won't soon forget.

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

 Lewis Harrison

"Spiritual Transformation  through Game-Based Thinking"

Many of us who would describe ourselves as “spiritual,” still suffer unnecessarily.
We may experience financial struggles, loneliness, a lack of community, or confusion about which is the best “Spiritual Path” for us. It is often said that “Life is a Game.”

In this interactive presentation, Lewis Harrison, the senior teacher at the Wisdom Path Community will share tips, techniques and strategies for creating a joyous and abundant material experience while maintaining your spiritual focus. If you loved the Academy Award Winning movie “A Beautiful Mind” you will not want to miss this experience.

Bio:  Lewis Harrison is the author of the “Teachings of Lewis Harrison” a series of books on game based thinking and the Wisdom Path. He is the senior teacher in the Wisdom Path Community and mentors others in Game Based thinking.

3:30-4:20 Diana Friedell

Spiritual Medium

"Guided Meditation to Meet a Spirit Guide"

Are you there, Spirit Guide? I have a question about my life path. . . its great to know we all have Spirit Guides who are ready to provide assistance if we but ask.  How do we hear or know their answer? Diana guides you easily into a beautiful meditation, where your receptive state is deepened, and on a journey to a special meeting with one of your Spirit Guides.  You will experience awareness of the guidance you are being given, and the unconditional support of your Spirit Guide.

Rev. Diana Friedell:

Diana is the owner of the 15 year old Oneonta based Spiritual Counseling Business, “Tuning In – Tuning Up”, and the Director of the newly formed Chapter of the Institute for Spiritual Development.  She offers private confidential Psychic Intuitive Readings, teaches classes in Meditation, Healing, and Intuitive Development.  

Diana is also giving readings today at the Spirit Fest- Call her to pre-book 607-433-2089 to assure a spot (she fills fast) ; or just drop in!