Mission Statement


Tune out of the world

Tap in into yourself

Our mission is to educate and prepare everyone from children ages 12 to 18, young adults to the elder community to become global leaders who will build bridges and equality among different peoples and cultures in order to restore the equilibrium of Mother Earth and to ensure that her diverse inhabitants survive, thrive and move forward together into the future.

Growing into Light Team

Regina Cohen – Founder & Head Shaman
Florencia Masri – Co-Founder & CEO
Solyra Sepulveda – Co-Founder & Teacher
Metar Catalan – Head of Operations & Strategic Growth
Oscar Zambrano – Executive Assistant and Administration Manager
Cornelius Rohr – Team Manager
Raoni Rohr – Forest Engineer
Marcia De Silva – Property Manager & Systems Operator
Paula Pravaz – Teacher
Nadam Guerra – Teacher
Florenc Bio – Teacher

Future of Growing into Light

We plan to be a leader in creating outlets for the world to grow into a higher level of living. From healing to eco tours explaining the planet and its many functions.

Through the creation of collaborative communities around the world in which cooperative ownership of resources cohabit healthily with private property ownership, our emerging leaders will work together to create a sustainable future which heals the planet and assures harmonious living in the face of adversity.

Future leaders will have the responsibility and task of revisioning and transforming societies in a unified way from health and education to communication and government structures that create a healthy equilibrium between the greater good of the community and the needs and rights of each of its individual participants/citizens. Economies will be restructured to function so that the individual’s success will be deeply intertwined with the success of the whole community. A system of incentives will create and support sustainable industries that benefit by benefiting the people who contribute to its success. Societies and civilization as a whole will be recreated by our future leadership in a holistic, ethical, responsible and integrated way.

Our teaching will merge the ancient wisdom, teachings and knowledge passed on from generation to generation with progressive and advanced visions of the future in a safe, creative and holistic learning environment. Connecting and respecting the earth, the community, developing unconditional friendships and nurturing the sacred and mystical will be the most important values. By teaching students to go inward, by processing, releasing negativity and unhealthy attachments to the past, becoming aware and enlightened, we will teach our future leaders to heal their own wounds in order to heal the world, to pray, play, love, create and celebrate.

Target Audience

The targeted audience for GIL will differ depending on the products and services offered. GIL will be catered to people who are interested in reaching their full potential in life. Who seek to step out of their normal day to day life and experience a higher living. Who want to become teachers and leaders in different aspects of life. Who are searching for emotional and mental freedom and who are interested in experiencing our planet from a more eco friendly perspective.

Retreat Center & Facility

The GIL retreat center and facility will be located on a 30 hectare property in the beautiful landscape of Bocaina de Minas. The center is nestled on top of rolling hills and between forested sprawling mountains surrounded by nature. GIL will be a self-sustained farm with natural resources such as three organic vegetable gardens, livestock, two trout farms, and a bee farm. The amenities include but aren’t limited to two saunas built beside a lake fit for swimming, natural waterfalls within walking distance, sunbathing deck, fire circle. GIL will offer multiple different room types for the multi-night programs from individual
suites to shared community dorms. Group cooking and nutrition class will be held in the large commercial kitchen loaded with all the standard necessities and enough room to support cooking for up to 200 people. There will be a large dance floor/activity room which will host the community meditation sessions, yoga class, dances, and many more group gatherings.