You are a healer who heals healers. It’s time for you to take your training to the next level and enhance your capacity to serve. The Training Ground is for you.

The Training Ground is a year long group mastery program to cultivate your intuitive gifts and integrate them into your personal modalities of service. The experience is facilitated by me, Sophia Wise One, with a select group of master teachers who visit throughout the year. We create a space to receive skills and practice the lost arts of being an empath, intuitive, seer, and walker of mystery, faith, and medicine. This program invites and supports reclaiming of lost ancestral (blood and spiritual lineage) practices. 

The Training Ground is an opportunity to weave and collectively heal. The Training Ground offers a container designed to let your massive, expansive, and powerful self have space to exercise and solidify your ability to stay present and be of service in all states of being. This process deepens your knowledge of self and your relationship with spirit/source/god/universe/higher self/mystery/nature. 

This is a masterclass for facilitators to optimize healing opportunities when they arise throughout life with deep presence so you’re prepared to walk people, circles, groups, through profound transformation. The curriculum is focused on skill building for transmuting and alchemizing whatever arises including rage, grief, shame, fear, sexual fantasy, desire, and dissociation through spiritual and body based perspectives.

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What happens at The Training Ground?

The Training Ground is a year long, in person, mastery program.

Each cohort meets for a three day weekend every other month.

Opening on Friday afternoon and closing on Sunday afternoon, the weekend gatherings are high intensity, deeply healing, rigorous, fun, and transformational.

What do we actually do at The Training Ground? Each in person gathering includes body-based and spiritually centered skill building.

Many weekends include a full healing circle where each participant takes a turn receiving attention and medicine from the other participants.

Through this process, new modalities are shared, intuition is honed, and many teaching opportunities arise as edges are met, cared for, and the personal landscape expands.

Is there support in between intensive weekends? During the month in between in person retreats, there are two phone calls for integration and teaching, totaling twelve calls for the year. One call is for all students in The Training Ground and the other call is for each individual cohort. The calls are recorded so you have lifetime access to the wisdom, healing, and support offered during these times.

There’s a moderated email thread for each cohort each cycle so writing, art, and requests for support are accessible to the group. Additionally, as a cohort, you’ll be kept on my altar for daily practice, prayers, and integration.

The peace-making, commerfoderie, and deepening of personal mastery through expanded presence is palpable as each season turns through the course of The Training Ground. 

Where is The Training Ground located? There are three cohorts in the 2018 – 2019 class so you can choose the location that works best for you: Philadelphia, PA, The Bay Area, CA, and Taos, NM.

All meals and class materials are included in the course investment.

There’s an early bird registration offer, and payment plans are available. 

Who leads The Training Ground?

I’m Sophia Wise One Daughter of the Wind, and you can read more of my story here.

I lost my mind and my life broke apart at the age of 19. It took about 7 years for me to get it back and then make my life into something I wanted to have.

Over that time, I learned what I needed to became good company to myself. Lest you have the wrong picture, I still danced, sang, created, worked, dreamed, loved during these years, it was just really hard to live a life every day.

Let’s be clear. The things I learned during that time are skills that have been hunted, murdered, and silenced out of many of our lineages. Things that cultures know and knew to pass on and teach to most people and especially their more sensitive ones. These are the emotional and spiritual skills that support optimal health and power in one’s own being, allowing for sanity within sensitivity.

These are the essential elements of training that I had to master in myself to heal and become a sane and, honestly, happy person:

– Knowing how to feel and process feeling (stop disassociating) including anger, rage, shame, guilt, and pleasure

– Knowing what I am thinking and deciding which thoughts I am going to listen to and how to create new patterns of thought

– Having a visceral, real, not theoretical experience of presence in my own body and being

– Understanding there is a language of the body and being able to listen to and communicate with my body (and then others)

– Working with my spirit guides and trusting my intuition

– Being in and facilitating Ceremony

– Knowing my needs and desires

– Setting and keeping peacemaking boundaries

– Ability to relax, clearing stress and discerning whose feelings and thoughts are whose from my emotions, mind, body, & spirit

These are BASIC and required skills for a sensitive empathic person to know. These skills, when mastered, result in sanity, power, well being, and enjoyment of one’s life, even when it feels shitty. These skills make people harder to control, dominate, indoctrinate, and oppress.

Without these skills I WAS INSANE. Dysfunctional. Lonely. Bitter. Exhausted. Angry. And overwhelmed by other people’s feeling.

Untrained medicine people go insane.

All the sensitivity and none of the skill is a recipe for addiction, abuse, masochism, controlling behaviors, and list goes on and on.

Everything I learned and mastered (and continue to master) is what I teach in The Training Ground.

I am on a mission to equip people with the skills of sanity.

Along with this lifetime body of work, I’m also a licensed massage therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, pelvic floor practitioner. I’ve lead thousands of people through healing ceremony through group programs and personalized intensives.

Participants of The Training Ground can upgrade support. Enroll in an additional 6 personalized, individual bodywork and personal mentoring sessions with Sophia over the course of the year.

Learn more on a complementary phone call »

Topics & Skills Covered in Past Rounds of The Training Ground

While there is a core curriculum for The Training Ground, careful attention is paid to each student and cohort. As a result, teachings and skills building can vary from year to year based on the needs of each participant and the medicine called each round. Here’s a round up of some content from times past:

– mask work

– storytelling as medicine

– seasons and cycles of transformation

– how conception, gestation, birth, and new life of a baby mirrors the transformational journey in healing realms and creative pursuits

– rage

– dark sexual fantasy

– prayer practices

– medicine songs

– altar building and tending

– traction

– Systema

– path of the warrior

– path of the healer

– working with plant allies (flowers, sage, frankincense and other non-addictive medicinal elements)

– connecting with your own spirit guides

– group healing work

– meditation practices

– shamanic journeying

– candle and fire work

– animal guides

– tea ceremony

– dosing

– facing the personal saboteur

– under the care of professional facilitation, when students come with practice in particular modalities, we all end up depening our understanding of those tools including reiki, massage, cupping, crystal resonance therapy, music, food, gua sha, art making, yoga, mindfulness, and non violent communication (NVC)

Who is The Training Ground for?

At your core you know have powerful medicine and potency and want to strengthen, brew, and share that. This is a group program for people who like to do it their own way and also want space and community to share, grow, and be supported in their unique gifts, voice, and medicine.

– Titans

– Transformational & Thought Leaders

– Bodyworkers, Massage and Reiki practitioners

– Therapists

– Teachers

– Coaches

– Mentors

– Artists

– Musicians

– Creatives

– Cultural Creatives

– Facilitators

– Healers

– Medicine People


– Highly sensitive people

– Intuitives

– Empaths

As a graduate of The Training Ground, you’ll receive certification as a Soul Unification Practitioner.


Soul Unification is the process of identifying and locating disconnection in a being, be it on the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual level of a person, and bringing soul connection, inhabitance, and presence to those spaces, unifying the Truest Self with the living self. Through guided meditation, group exercises, and facilitated personal work, students will become equipped and certified in this modality.

Enrollment in one of three locations: Philadelphia, The Bay Area, or Taos, NM

Initiation weekend in October 2018

Philadelphia: October 5 – 7
The Bay Area: October 19 – 21
Taos: October 26 – 28

► 6 in person 3 day weekends of ceremony and advanced training over the course of the year

► All meals and snacks are provided during intensive weekends

► 6 teaching calls – all recorded for lifetime access

► 6 cohort community calls – also recorded for you

► Moderated email thread in between intensive weekends for each cohort to share healing, resources, and support

► A year of group altar support (hashtag literally keeping your prayers and our group work on my altar. I am your practitioner everyday, there’s never a day when I’m not. I include your TTG cohort in my practice everyday.)

► Soul Unification Practitioner Certification

► Option to upgrade your support level to 6 in person individual bodywork and personal mentoring sessions with Sophia over the course of the year – inquire further about this option on your complementary intake phone call

Investment for the year: $5,555 (before September 1st) or $7,777 – payment plans available