SAN DIEGO SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER STAFF
Welcome to the staff page for the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center. Below you will find biographical profiles of some of the staff members. All staff love living in nature, love nature, horses, hiking, spirituality, the arts and yummy food. We are here to share what we love with you. All our staff each have their own forte to share with the group. If you are interested in becoming a part of our staff, please contact us.
From his early twenties, Memo Ozdogan has had great passion and personal interest in exploring western and eastern spirituality and philosophy in order to see and understand different approaches towards the subject of living. He has delved into the original teachings of the Buddha, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ancient Greek philosophy, Zen, The Tao, ancient forms of spirituality and new age spirituality.
After deeply studying all these various approaches, he tried to find out the original truth in each of these different approaches without becoming a static follower of any of them. He quotes: “life is a very dynamic and living thing which is ever-changing, and therefore no philosophy of the past can be applied directly to life which takes place only in the present moment. Philosophy or teachings might point out an important truth and much can be learned from them but one should never get stuck at any of them since life must be explored from moment to moment and that means one must continue one’s inner journey of discovery at this present moment. This is the only door opening to the path of true happiness and liberation”.
Having lived in Asia for a long time, he has had the unique opportunity to deeply explore eastern philosophies of living such as Zen. Being originally from Turkey where the great poet Rumi lived his life, Memo has had a family tradition of Sufism, and his grandfather was a widely respected Sufi master of his area. After such a long term of study and exploration, recently, naturally and spontaneously he began sharing the outcome of such study with others in a book he authored named as “Letters from Love Cafe”, and by organizing some discussion groups and seminars for the exploration of subjects such as Love, Living in the Present, Meditation, Spiritual path, Fear, Self-Knowledge, Suffering, Loneliness, Happiness, Wisdom, Conscious Living, The Subconscious etc. ; basically subjects about life itself. He also established a platform called ‘Find Your Secret Key’ to serve this purpose, and for the healing of deeply rooted subconscious hurts through guided meditation and spiritual counselling. Memo also has deep knowledge about the subconscious and the subtle ways of its working. Both in Sufism and Zen there are no official certificates of mastery, but with his deep level of understanding and wisdom Memo is a true spiritual master.
Recently, he decided to travel the world to share such knowledge and wisdom, and learn, at the same time, from others as well in the process as he believes one is both the master and the student who studies life in the mirror of relationship.
Jennifer is a business owner, career coach, spiritual counselor and a highly sensitive person. Jennifer graduated from California State University San Marcos. Jennifer has a current California teaching credential and she has taught in the inner-city and also, the more affluent city schools for five years until she became pregnant. She later studied spiritual psychology, Psychic and evidential Mediumship, Akashic readings, vibrational healing, Intuitive Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing work, Spirit and Animal Communication, Psychometry and Spiritual space clearing. She has studied Spiritual Parenting and is Certified Facilitator of the 17 and GraceLight and The Point of Essence Process from The Soul Center for Spiritual Healing – Spiritual Healing for Indigo Children and Adult Indigos. In 2005, Jennifer completed certification for Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection and also in 2005 Jennifer also completed for Basic Certified Practitioner and Advanced Certified Practitioner in the EMF Balancing Technique. In 2005, Jennifer became a Soul Memory Discovery Practitioner. Jennifer has been professionally serving as an ambassador between the Spirit world and our day to day world relaying wisdom and insight from teachers, angels, guides and those who have crossed over for many years now. She is gifted in clairvoyance, clairsentience, Clair cognizance, clairaudience and clairgustance. She is a sound healer and spiritual healer clearing higher levels of the auric field, career coach, love coach, and mental medium.
She also teaches about emancipation and manifestation and believes all healing comes from God.
SAN DIEGO SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER LEGAL DISCLAIMER AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
This Legal Disclaimer allows alternative practitioners to practice legally in the State of California. According to the California Health Freedom Act (SB577), the following information must be disclosed to you. Please retrieve the full text of SB577 here: ftp://www.leginfo.ca.gov. The California Health Freedom Act was signed into law on September 23, 2002. This bill allows full practice of alternative methods by non-licensed individuals, within certain clearly defined parameters. As of January 1, 2003, alternative practitioners are allowed to practice freely in California.
Jennifer Robinson and Memo Ozdogan at the San Diego Spiritual Retreat Center (Practitioners) are not medical doctors or licensed physicians. Persons with psychological or physical illness that require a medical doctor should contact licensed medical practitioners. Practitioners’ spiritual counseling services are alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the State. Practitioners’ spiritual counseling services are not licensed by the State of California. No statement by Practitioners should ever be taken by the client as a recommendation to discontinue the use of legal drugs or controlled substances prescribed by an appropriately licensed practitioner. Any third party information (such as books or articles) provided is entirely educational in nature, and it is up to the client to use his or her own independent judgment in assessing or utilizing such information. Practitioners’ counseling services are comprised of several non-invasive therapeutic modalities: counseling, lighttouch healing (Reiki, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, and Craniosacral Therapy), meditation, education, movement, sound, breath work, and somatic response. The synergy and integration of these supports clients in deeply contacting, accepting, understanding, releasing, healing, embracing, loving, evolving, and celebrating all aspects of their inner nature and outer life expression. Specifically, Practitioners’ counseling services assist individuals and couples to create harmonized awareness and balanced growth on spiritual, mental, emotional, energetic, and physical levels of being pertaining to experiencing and expressing: intimacy, sexuality, and relationship with their intimate partner. For these purposes, Practitioners employ many therapeutic tools including, but not limited to: light-touch healing modalities, meditation retreat techniques, communication techniques, personal and spiritual counseling, philosophical inquiry, movement, breath work, emotional journeying, somatic feedback, education, channeled guidance, energetic healing, and subjective research. Jennifer Robinson is an Ordained Minister and as ordained minister, all spiritual counseling services provided, including client information and session activity, are kept strictly confidential and fall under the auspices of spiritual counseling confidentiality protections afforded by law to clergymen and their parishioners.
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A. That Jennifer Robinson and Memo Ozdogan are not licensed physicians or psychotherapists.
B. That the treatment provided by Practitioners is alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the State of California.
C. That Practitioners’ services provided are not licensed by the State of California.
D. The nature of Practitioners’ services to be provided.
E. The theory of treatment upon which the services are based.
F. Practitioners’ education, training, experience, and other qualifications regarding the services to be provided.