The Price of Being Good: 3 Days of Constellations with Master Constellator Elena Veselago

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The Price of Being Good: 3 Days of Constellations with Master Constellator Elena Veselago

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 12:30 pm

3 Days with Master Constellator Elena Veselago

Near Portland, Oregon at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, Oct. 6-9, 2019

The theme of this workshop will be guilt and innocence, and about how being good for our families can cost too much, while being oneself can be unbearable because of the intense guilt which can arise when we turn away from the traditions of our families.

During this retreat we will look at how families determine the rules of our lives, making us good little girls and boys. As we grow up, many of us begin a desperate struggle with these rules. Why is this struggle so difficult? Because when we enter it, we lose our connection with mother and father – the old childhood connection. And this loss seems enormous.

Looking at this process through the lens of the movement of the field and the laws for the creation of systems can be very helpful in staying connected with family and still living one’s own truth. We will touch on all the basic themes: relationships and aloneness, children and parents, childlessness, professional success, and spiritual self-determination.

At this workshop, Elena will do constellations per the requests of the participants, offer exercises for everyone, and also explain the laws of the field.

Elena is deeply immersed in the energetic qualities of the field, has done thousands of constellations, and has trained thousands of facilitators. Her work and teaching have extraordinary clarity and grace. Elena will most often speak in Russian and Sarah Peyton will offer consecutive interpretation into English.

The focus will be on learning, with the added possibility of receiving a constellation (not guaranteed).

Since we only have 3 rooms left at Collins, there are only double accommodation spaces available at Collins for this retreat. There is a very comfortable hotel available 6 minutes drive away, in Sandy, Oregon, the Best Western, where you can make single room reservations. Airbnb is also possible. A rental car would be needed for either of these lodging possibilities, as well as the payment of commuter costs. Please write to inquire about commuter costs.

This workshop includes a special hearing assistance system from Listen Technologies with individual headphones for any participant that desires to use them.


Please add the tuition and room and board to get your cost

Tuition: $800, $500 of which is nonrefundable

Double Occupancy Room & Board: $365

*If you are a commuter, please request information about commuter fees.  Alton Collins retreat center is approximately 1 hour from Portland.

The workshop begins with dinner at 6pm on Oct. 6 and ends with lunch at 12:30pm on Oct. 9.

To Register please send an email using this form:

Please include your preferred method of payment (PayPal or check)

Special diet requests welcome, see below for more information about the Chef, Vanessa!


  • In order to secure the early-bird rates, you must register and pay in full by the deadlines above.
  • $500 of your tuition payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Payments are refundable up to 32 days before the program start date.
  • If paying by PayPal, please add 3% to cover PayPal fees. Please click the link above to let Sarah know if you prefer to pay by check or to get payment information for PayPal.
  • Final Deadline for Registration: 7 Days Before the Start of the Program


To register please fill out this form to send an email to Sarah. and let her know if you would prefer payment by check or by PayPal.

About Sarah

Sarah Peyton, international constellations facilitator, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates constellations, brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma. She is a regular contributor to The Knowing Field International Constellations Journal, and is an annual guest speaker and teacher at the ISCA Intensive in Southern Germany. She was a featured presenter at London’s 2017 Trauma Through the Systemic Constellation Lens and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” published by Norton Publishing in September of 2017.

About Vanessa

Special diet requests are welcome!

Vanessa is a Gourmet Natural Foods Chef & healthy living educator with more than 20 years of professional experience throughout the USA & Europe. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of NYC & has studied International Food Law throughout the EU.

She graduated from Rutgers University Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Agriculture, Biodiversity & Global Sustainability and a minor in Environmental & Business Economics. She is an advocate for the Non-GMO movement, supports Organic Agriculture and is adept at many styles of nutritional cooking that both nourish the body and redefine what healthy cooking can taste like.

Vanessa is now living in the Mt. Hood area where she offers her globally inspired culinary creations at Alton L. Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, OR. Where she is the Executive Chef. She leads a teaching kitchen, training many people in culinary alchemy from high school students to soccer moms to grandparents. She and her team create from a colorful pallet of local Oregon grown, seasonal fruits & vegetables and emphasizing using non-GMO & organic animal products. These ingredients are utilized to create nutrient-dense delights that cater to a wide variety of dietary needs. Collins Retreat Center strives to always deliver gracious hospitality. Vanessa and her team deliver this hospitality by providing delicious and healthy meals made with love.

Through her work at Collins Retreat Center, Vanessa raises awareness about healthy living and creating a sustainable future for humanity. Due to popular demand, is working on a cookbook to highlight delicious health-oriented globally inspired cuisine and plans to also offer cooking classes at Collins starting in 2020. As a shared vision, Collins plans to further increase the onsite agricultural production in the coming years and create a sustainable farm that supplies the retreat center guests with a farm to table experience!


Тема семинара: о вине и невиновности, о том, что быть хорошим для своей семьи может стоить слишком дорого, а быть собой оказывается невыносимым из-за свойственного нам чувства вины, возникающего, когда мы отказываемся от традиций своей семьи.

The Price of Being Go(o)d / Трудно быть хорошим *

Как жить по-своему и сохранить связь с семьей.

На воркшопе мы рассмотрим, как семья определяет правила нашей жизни, делая нас хорошими мальчиками и девочками. Вырастая, многие из нас начинают отчаянную борьбу с этими правилами. Почему эта борьба так трудна ? Потому что в ней мы потеряем связь с мамой и папой – старую детскую связь. И эта потеря кажется огромной.

Понимание этого процесса черех чтение поля и законы построения систем очень помогает сохранить связь с семьей и жить так, как ты сам считаешь верным. Мы затронем все основные темы: отношения и одиночество, дети и родители, бездетность, профессиональная реализация, духовное самоопределение.

На воркшопе Елена будет делать расстановки по запросам участников. предлагать упражнения для всех, а также разъяснять полевые законы.


October 6 @ 6:00 pm
October 9 @ 12:30 pm
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Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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