The Retreat

The Healing Light Retreat has been made possible by the generous donation of healer and devoted student of the ascended masters, Maydell Goulart, of her ten-acre property, including her home and three outbuildings. She graciously offered this gift to fulfill Mother Mary's vision of a healing retreat in the Paradise Valley to bring healing to hundreds and, one day, thousands from around the world. Maydell holds the vision with Mother Mary that many will come to this retreat to receive teaching, renewal and healing. 

In 2011, the Healing Light Retreat became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit activity, guided by a board of directors, currently: Jackie Fleder - president, Dr. Nancy Lach - VP, Nancy Badten - treasurer, and Sharon Wallace - secretary.

  Maydell Goulart

Maydell Goulart Tells Her Story

At the age of ten I was introduced to religion for the first time through a local religious study group held in our home by my father. After six months I began to question some of the teachings presented. I decided that there had to be someone walking this Earth who knew the real truth. While pondering on this subject, an invisible presence made itself known and assured me that “I was not to be concerned about this now. When I was in my mature years I would find a teacher and a teaching that would answer all my questions.” I accepted the reality of this inner message and refused to participate in the study group any longer.

          During my twenties and early thirties I had a number of health incidents that required a doctor's assistance. My experience with these doctors was very dismal. I ended up having to heal myself. I then had a wakeup call just before my 36th birthday that eventually set me on the path of finding the spiritual teacher I was told about as a ten year old child.  It was a seven-year quest. And very early on I was briefly introduced to the mysterious Great White Brotherhood.  I made contact with the teacher in the seventh year on July 7, 1977. It opened up a whole new world to me that until then I had only been partially aware of. It changed my world view and what life was all about forever. It made life far more interesting, worthwhile and meaningful.

          Along the way I became aware of several different healing methods that I was able to put to good use for my personal healing—color light therapy being one of them. Later I began to use the light of higher dimensions for healing purposes, which I mention in my book, Life's Hidden Secrets, under the pseudonym M. Victoria DavisThis was a step up from other methods that were part physical in nature—not requiring special tools or equipment, only a verbal request and inner visualization. The end goal of this was to help others in need of healing and illumination.

          In 2011, I deeded over my ten-acre property as a not-for-profit healing center under the direction of myself, Deborah and Jackie. We spent three years in planning. In the fourth year, we began the first physical projects by building a small vaastu temple of healing and planting three permaculture sites surrounding it. 


Dr. Nancy Lach

Dr. Nancy Lach, a Chiropractic Physician since 1986, is passionate about nutrition and helping empower people to achieve optimum health. Dr. Nancy’s practice is focused 100% on healing through nutrition. She is one of only 500 advanced clinically trained practitioners in Nutrition Response Testing and has been helping patients achieve better health through custom designed nutrition programs since 2007.  Her practice is in Corvallis, OR where she has lived with her husband and four children since 2002.

A Personal Message from Dr. Nancy
I have been interested in nutrition since I was seventeen. Originally planning to attend medical school, I decided instead to pursue a holistic approach to health that better matched my personal convictions. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and then received my Chiropractic degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1986.

Over the years, I attended many post-graduate seminars in the field of holistic health and nutrition. In 2006, I was introduced to an approach to nutrition that provided me with the personal health improvements I had been seeking, along with a way to provide true healing to others. My advanced training in nutrition response testing has given me the knowledge and tools to be able to thoroughly evaluate each individual and provide personalized solutions to the underlying causes of many health issues.

The services I offer through the Healing Light Retreat combine my spiritual path and intuition with my many years of experience as a health practitioner. The workshops and videos I offer are intended to educate others, while providing self-healing empowerment.


Dr. Marlenea La Shomb

Dr. Marlenea La Shomb, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, certified herbologist (including with pure essential oils), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and health coach in diet and nutrition. She is certified as a personal trainer, zone therapist on the feet and all body maps and as a Pilates instructor. She also holds certification in auricular(ears) therapist from the International College of Chinese medicine and lymphology. Her practice includes oriental face diagnostics and reboundology—working with balance coordination, rhythm and timing. Marlenea is also a licensed beautician. Marlenea is the author of many articles printed in Natural Life News and Directory in Montana and elsewhere in the US.

A Personal Message from Dr. Marlenea
My passion is to help people to be balanced and to be their very best to fulfill their divine plan. If you have your health, you have your wealth. If you don't have your health, you will spend your wealth trying to get your health. I focus on a whole food- eating lifestyle in virtual consultations.


Janet Little, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)

Janet has been counseling for over 20 years, including 12 years in substance abuse counseling and group therapy. Following graduate work, she trained in EMDR* and is particularly drawn to trauma therapy and women’s issues. Some other favorite modes of treatment are Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. She has counseled clients from many religious, cultural and spiritual perspectives, honoring the worldview of each client, helping clients determine where they are now, where they would like to be and how to make the journey to their more fulfilled self.

*EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is primarily known simply as EMDR. It is a widely tested, evidence-based therapy for trauma, PTSD and numerous other psychological and behavioral issues.




Jackie Fleder

Jackie Fleder

Jackie has been on a spiritual path for 20 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, she was drawn to the spiritual architcture of the Vastu* Science, which she immersed herself in for six years. Jackie was a major influence in the building of the temple on the Healing Light Retreat property. Her mission is to build enlightened retreats and communities for the Golden Crystal Age throughout the United States and the world.  

Having also built her own vaastu home and temple in Patagonia, Arizona, Jackie believes that each one can heal herself/himself through their higher Buddhic Self and through praying and meditating or living within a vaastu** building. Vaastu architecture that uplifts the soul's consciousness to God consciousness bring perfect wholeness to the body mind and soul. Vastu Science is one of the most exciting studies she has ever discovered. Jackie is married and has two children.


Deborah Timberlake

Deborah Timberlake

Deborah Timberlake's life passion is to make our world a safer, more peaceful, more beautiful place for our children and all future generations. She has been on a spiritual path for 25 years, a student of a variety of spiritual and religious disciplines. Having enjoyed much professional experience helping not-for-profit organizations, Deborah desires to continue leveraging her business background with her commitment to the betterment of people. And for that reason she is excited to be on the board of Healing Light Retreat. Deborah is a consultant for global finance, human resources, and payroll. 



Nancy Badten

Nancy Badten is a graphic designer. She lives with her family in Livingston Montana near the Healing Light Retreat. She has been on the spiritual path for over 40 years and understands how physical wholeness supports spiritual enlightenment. She was inspired to join the board to offer support to bring this mission forward, and to educate people on the best ways to maintain physical health.  



Volunteers Wanted

If you are a qualified healer or are interested in being part of the Healing Light Retreat team, we would love to hear from you. Join us in this ever-developing mission of healing and wholeness for the planet. Please send inquiries to


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*Vastu is unmanifest divine evergy
**Vaastu is divine energy manifest in the world of form such as a building, tree or flower.