CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE provides a non-judgemental, open atmosphere for learning and expression: allowing, encouraging, and assisting individuals to reach their full potential, using principles that balance Body, Mind, and Spirit reclaiming your personal chi'.
Pastor Ellen Martin, RN, PhD is the founder of Celebrations of Life. She is an Ordained Minister and a Registered Nurse (of 30 years). She inspires and motivates audiences by drawing from her life experiences as a Nurse, Single Parent, Cowgirl/Rancher, and Spiritual Facilitator. She creates change in thinking and lifestyle by uniquely blending the Orthodox and the Metaphysical philosophies. She truly believes that EVERYONE can reach their full potential and creates an atmosphere of open learning and sharing.
No matter how many of her classes I attend, I always come away wishing the time with Ellen was longer ~ ~ MK ~ Ogden, Utah
Dr. Martin teaches and presents with a genuine enthusiasm that is contagious for her audience~ ~ JS ~ Phoenix, Arizona
Ellen is a very passionate speaker and educator, which is evident by her understanding and application of her topics ~ ~ TM ~ Salt Lake City, Utah
More, more, more, ~ ~ DWT ~ Seattle, Washington
Pastor Ellen, what a delightful presentation! I am so glad that I was here! What a fabulous opportunity! ~ ~ RW ~ Missoula, Montana
Pastor Ellen, Thank you for your wisdom and insight ~ ~ EN ~ Billings, Montana
You have such a soothing voice and such knowledge of your subject, I could listen to you all day ~ ~ SR ~ Portland, Oregon
CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE teaches that Spirit is within, not with out. The challenge is that many of us do not know how or where to find it. It is locked up deep down inside us, like a chapter of a book or a treasure chest and you do not have a clue where the key is, let alone how to open it. Through the teaching of prayer, meditation, quiet times out in Mother Nature, including labrynth walks, meditative walks and other principles taught by Pastor Ellen, individuals learn how to find that Spirit within and how to allow that treasure chest to be open at all times, not just on Sunday when they are sitting in church and the Preacher is preaching from the pulpit; not just during quiet meditative times, but all the times.
Through Workshops, Presentations, and Keynotes, participants are taught that it is okay to take a deep breath, stop for a few seconds before going on. Particularly right before a challenging meeting or decision. Ellen teaches that Spirit has a plan for each and everyone of us. That plan includes being at our full potential, at work, at play, in relationships, parenting; every arena of our lives.
Why “life at the barn”, instead of Celebrations of Life? Simple, Celebrations of Life was taken AND the goal of Celebrations of Life is to SOON have a retreat center where participants can visit to get away from the everyday challenges and learn to refill their buckets. Learn to find Spirit in all walks of life. Learn to enjoy life and ALL if has to offer. This retreat center will be in Montana on 27 beautiful acres, just waiting for the construction to start.
Until then, Pastor Ellen travels teaching at workshops and seminars, helping everyone reach their potential.
We offer workbooks, meditation tapes, journals, all tools to help travel the journey.