About Us


“Sacred Circle Journeys” is our love offering to old and new friends consciously walking their spiritual path. To the local guides and cultural practitioners who share their wisdom, hearts, and love of the mountains, oceans, forests, valleys, and ancient sacred sites. To the animals, plants, and intangible supportive forces and energies always around us. 

Whether you join us on a group journey or private tour, your Sacred Circle Journey experience will include caring for your precious, hard-working physical body. Growing your spiritual practices. Making space for emotional expression, inspiration, and curiosity. Resting your mind. Expanding your comfort zone. Activating your remembrances. Integrating. Having fun. Sharing. Celebrating.   


Michelle Pillen, Founder

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Michelle’s foundation for “Sacred Circle Journeys” is her family, the values she was raised with, and the place she calls home. She wears many hats, including: mom, friend, wife, auntie, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, grandmother, and journey developer and leader. Michelle has been fortunate to use her Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology in a 28-year career as a program evaluator. She currently offers an array of services for the purpose of conscious awakening.

After co-leading a group journey in 2016 to Perú, Michelle was inspired to start Sacred Circle Journeys. She led a 10-day private tour on the Big Island of Hawai’i in 2018 that was a life-changing trip for all involved. In 2019, Michelle partnered with Gabriela Meneses to lead a group journey to Perú. She also designed and led a customized goddess experience with a dear friend on three islands of Hawai’i: the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu. Registration for the October 16 – 22, 2020 small group journey to the Big Island of Hawai’i is opening soon, and a May/June 2021 small group journey to Perú and Bolivia is in the works.

I participated in Michelle’s Fall 2019 Sacred Circle Journey and it was amazing. I feel like I am still in my post-journey glow two weeks after returning home. Michelle’s intuitive sense of what to share about the islands and how to share it, along with her ability to sense what I needed during our time together made this journey very special. Traveling with Michelle was easy, fun and relaxing. I had so many amazing experiences which really left an impact on me. From visiting the areas affected by the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea, to spending time with a local weaver, to swimming with the dolphins, each experience was unique. This journey is perfect for anyone who desires to be unplugged from your “everyday” life yet fully engaged with nature and the island’s incredible energy, messages, and love. It was so nice to be on a trip where I could just go with the flow and allow each experience to unfold before me. Michelle is a one-of-a-kind person and journey leader, and I highly recommend her Hawaii journey.


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