What we're about

We are evolving! IONS Flathead Valley has evolved into Akashic Flathead Valley as of May 2022. We are now a portal for sharing info on holistic events, groups and useful resources in the Flathead related to Mind-Body-Spirit healing, education, expansion and connections.

When IONS Flathead's monthly meeting location closed in March 2020 due to Covid, our community group became unable to meet in person. So the IONS Flathead community group has now officially closed (see "a bit of history" below).

Fortunately, many groups and resources interested in Body-Mind-Spirit healing and consciousness expansion have sprouted up throughout Flathead Valley. Some have organically connected with each other.

As an avid Consciousness Explorer myself, I've found some of them and am eager to share them with other like-minded FV residents and friends. (FYI, I was an IONS Flathead steering committee member since 2019 and am a Life&Soul Synergy Coach, hypnotherapist, personal evolution author, and Akashic Records advanced teacher based in Whitefish.)

So rather than closing down this Meetup, I have refocused it to share like-minded and holistic events, speakers, and resources with you. I hope you will check them out. I am including only events presented by teachers and groups that I have personally "vetted" and will expand this list to include other groups and speakers as they come my way.

If YOU are a speaker &/or teacher of like-minded subjects -- or have a wellness center in Flathead Valley, or host events in NW Montana for other Consciousness Explorers -- please let me know.

Or if you know resources and events you can recommend, send them my way! I'm eager to expand this Meetup's listings and resources in 2022 (at no charge to members or event hosts) so we can all benefit.

You can send me a message via Meetup or you can email me at AkashicFlathead@gmail.com -- please include your full name, plus your phone # and when I can reach you in case I need more info. If you are an event provider or speaker, include your website or FB links please.

At this most interesting time on Planet Earth, we all need "a little help from our friends" (which is my personal theme-song for 2022!). Let's continue to connect and collaborate. As we consciously expand and explore together, we can shift energy on the planet in positive ways!

BTW - the word "Akasha" is a Sanskrit word which means “Primary Substance,” that out of which all things are formed." (see Dictionary.com)

Barbara Schiffman
Organizer - Akashic Flathead Valley Meetup (2022)

A bit of history: The Flathead Valley IONS Meetup was formed over 10 years ago to explore the nature of consciousness from a scientific perspective. An informal community group affiliated with IONS (the Institute of Noetic Sciences founded by NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell in 1973, based in Northern California), members of IONS Flathead sought to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe through sharing resources and welcoming like-minded speakers.

FYI -- IONS International has done extensive scientific research on holistic, metaphysical and "inner directed" subjects. Check out IONS' resources at https://noetic.org/

Upcoming events (4+)

7/8: Mushroom ceremony with Aminita Dreamer & Amy Dempster (of Following Hawks)

Join Amy Dempster of Following Hawks and Amanita Dreamer to experience and explore the dream-like consciousness expanding experiences possible with Aminata mushrooms.

Space is limited -- there is pre-ceremony preparation and requirements to follow.

Registration and pre-payment required.
QUESTIONS? Send an email to [masked].

Get info and register for this unique and transformational event at:

The ceremony will begin at 7pm Friday and last 4-5 hours. It overnight camping can be arranged or stay at a location nearby. The event will conclude at 11am Saturday after a light meal.

Get info on Amy's work as a Grid Keeper with Montana energy portals, her Earth Tender Academy trainings, and much more at:

Get info on Amanita Dreamer's experiences at:

Sound Bath at Yoga Hive Whitefish

Needs a location


Join Yoga Hive for a rejuvenating Sound Bath

led by Sound Practitioner VELVET PHILLIPS SULLIVAN.

When: Saturday 7/9 from 6:30-7:30pm

407 East 1st St.
Whitefish MT 59937

More info: call[masked]

Cost: $20 per person



Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Sound can soothe, raise our consciousness, and take us into other realms of reality.

Sound healing uses aspects of music to improve our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being. Healing is often thought of as fixing something that is wrong. Sound can harmonize everything that is right – Beauty, harmony, love and Spirit.

Sound frequencies are created by playing various instruments, i.e., Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, crystal pyramid, crystal harp, tuning forks, Native American flutes, drums, rattles, voice, etc. Whether through the use of medicine melodies of Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras’ use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance.

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Reach deep states of relaxation and meditation
  • Experience deeper restful sleep
  • Release negative emotions
  • Enhance mental clarity, memory and creativity
  • Accelerate spiritual growth and enlightenment

Your body naturally cools down during relaxation.
Wear your warm, coziest clothing.
Bring water and your favorite blanket.

Prepare to find ultimate relaxation and healing.


More info:
or call[masked]

YogaHive Kalispell: Ecstatic Dance - monthly - 2nd Saturday evenings

Needs a location


Ecstatic Dance with Emerson

When: Second Saturday of Every Month
from 7-9pm

Where: Yoga Hive Kalispell
7 Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901
(Space Shared with Noble Dance Studio)

Cost per session:
One-time - $15
Monthly YogaHive Unlimited Members - $10

Get info & Register to attend at:

or call YogaHive at[masked]

-- RSVPs here do not hold or confirm your space.

Ecstatic Dance is a free-form, unstructured dance space.

Ecstatic Dance is an inner/outer journey, an authentic moving meditation where true Presence is experienced. It creates a direct body-mind-spirit connection, allowing our body and inner guide to be our own teachers.

In its most elemental definition it's a free-form dance movement inspired by carefully crafted music with the intention of creating a healing journey. No dance experience or partner is necessary or needed.

On one hand it's a perfect outlet for those who think they "can't dance" because they were taught that to "know" how to dance is to move in a certain way. On the other hand it's a luscious playground for experienced dancers who are craving a free space where they can let loose with their peers.

It's about being fully present, transparent and real with oneself and others, discovering our own true dance, using this movement and energetic experience to release stuck patterns in our bodies, emotions and mind and being able to experience true union with the Divine.

Ultimately, Ecstatic Dance is a spiritual practice -- a safe space to explore healing through communion, individually and with our community/ tribe... with the divine through dancing, without the iterations of the mind while talking & drinking (common in the nightclub scene).

At Ecstatic Dance you have no one to impress -- our attention is focused on ourselves, not on others. So you can be utterly yourself, getting down, letting loose, allowing your emotions, dreams and prayers to dance themselves. You can free your mind and body while connecting with yourself, others & Spirit in a safe and healthy way.

Ecstatic Dance empowers people of all shapes, ages, sizes and backgrounds to freely express themselves. The liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance and the fearlessness with which others move gives permission and courage to dance without inhibition.

But we have a social/vending area where you can catch up with your friends while you take a break from the dance floor.

Everyone is welcomed.

The Yoga Hive Experience:
At Yoga Hive Montana, our intention is to create a sacred free-form Playground for Embodiment of Spirit where dance blossoms, Spirit awakens, boundaries melt, boredom dissolves, creativity breaks out, playfulness comes alive, hope emerges, prayers are heard, beauty flows, communities collaborate, ritual is reinvented and harmony resonates as the beat deepens within an electronic tapestry of world rhythms, weaving us together as One greater family.

Join us for this experience!

More info:[masked]https://www.yogahivemontana.com/ecstatic-dance.html#/

Acoustic Being/Kalispell: semi-monthly Dream Readers gathering with Cori Gow

Dream Readers - Social Gathering & Dream Interpretation Group

Held twice monthly – come to either or both:

  • 6-8pm on the first Friday of the month
  • 11am-1pm on the third Saturday of the month

Call or email to reserve your space:
Cori Gow[masked]

Get more details at:

This group is a safe space to share your nighttime dreams and explore the meaning of the symbols in them.

Fun is important and this group is intended to be fun!

Let’s talk about common dreams:

  • teeth falling out
  • being late
  • dreams about food
  • pregnancy
  • failing a test
  • flying/falling
  • can’t find a bathroom
  • people cheating
  • being lost
  • dying
  • naked in public, etc.

Let’s talk about common symbols:

  • prominent colors
  • kinds of vehicles
  • cryptids or mythological creatures
  • kinds of buildings
  • gods/goddesses
  • landscapes
  • stars and planets
  • animals
  • light and dark, etc.

Let’s pull apart the messages our sleeping mind is offering and use that info to make our waking dreams alive!

Cori Gow
Life Coach - Acoustic Being LLC
The Healing Path, Room 3
146 3rd Ave W, Kalispell, MT[masked]

About Cori: "An integral part of how I coach others to Gnd the same integrated balance is understanding ourselves as polar beings who live in a polar universe."

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