Desda Zuckerman, Founder

13 Gateways to the Soul

13 Gateways was last taught in 2016

A Transcendent Passage into Universal Consciousness

Each one of us has his or her own relationship with the complex vitality of cosmic unity. 13 Gateways to the Soul is a journey into the sacred beginning of who and what we are. It is a transcendent passage into Universal Consciousness that holds the healing power of unleashed soul awareness larger and more dynamic than the small personal experience.

It is through these 13 mystical gateways into the very heart of the chakras that we are able to enter the sacred sanctuary of the Creative Spark within. To enter the Divine Oneness, into the core at the center of the sacred anatomy is to enter the holy tabernacle of the universal Soul. The discovery of who we truly are allows us to pull back the veil, revealing an opening that will change your life forever.

Travel with Rev. Desda Zuckerman and Lorin Kaufman, MCAT, BC-DTR on a mystical journey into the 13 Gateways of the Soul. Using guided imagery, authentic movement, sacred dance, the subtle anatomy and the transformational healing methods of CoreIndividuation we will enter into altered states of consciousness that reveal the most extraordinary part of the deepest self.


The 13 Chakras

The 13 Chakras

  • Informing and sharing the mystery: Chakra wisdom and Sacred Anatomy
  • Discovering the secret connection between the Chakras that balances us
  • Moving authentically to embody your Soul’s wisdom
  • Balance the Major Chakras for greater function
  • Removing the veil that keeps the Soul’s Purpose from activating in your life
  • Finding the key to unlock your hidden Gateways
  • Following the pathway of Purpose through the chakras to empowerment
  • 13 Cups of Joy Replenishing Ritual


  • Illuminated Body for Professional Healers
  • Energetic Hygiene for Healers
  • Interview with Instructor

Class Schedule

  • November 13 – 19, 2016
  • On site registration 11/13/16 at 4:00 PM
  • Completion on 11/19/16 at 12:00 noon


  • Pema Osel Ling Mountain Retreat Center
  • 2013 Eureka Canyon Road, Corralitos, CA 95076

Pema Osel Ling is a magnificent retreat center, located in the mountains above Santa Cruz, CA.  Originally founded as a Buddhist Retreat space, it is also available for gatherings such as ours, as well as weddings and other events.  Here are a few links to youtube videos which give you an idea of what awaits you there:

For a review of the site and lodging, click here.

There is a beautiful Buddhist Temple on site. We will not be teaching in this space, but we are welcome to use it individually for personal meditation.
To take a look, please click here.

Here are a few pictures from Nine Levels at Pema Osel Ling in November 2016

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The Pond at Pema Osel Ling

POL Redwoods

Nine Levels 2015 Graduating Class!

Nine Levels 2015 Graduating Class!

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Lorin Kaufman, Desda and Bob Zuckerman at Nine Levels 2016

 Space is Limited, Register Now

  • Prices include teaching, rooms and meals.
  • Rooms are double occupancy.
  • Slightly higher rate if you require a single room.
    • Contact us to be placed on a wait list, single rooms based on availability.
  • Food is excellent with meat and vegetarian options at all meals
  • Slightly higher rate if you require Vegan food preparation
  • We are unable to offer scholarships, discounts or work/study programs
  • Questions?  write us at

Register Now!

  • Early Bird Discount Price: $2250 with deposit or payment received on or before October 14, 2016.
  • After October 14, 2016: $2500.
  • A deposit of $500 will reserve your place.
  • Balance is due October 14, 2016, unless other arrangements are made.
  • For any other arrangements, please contact us at

As of this date the class is completed, thanks to all who participated!

Refund Policy

For all deposits and pre-payments: all funds will be refunded up to 2 weeks before the class (October 30, 2016) except for a $200 administrative fee.
Paypal fees cannot be refunded after 60 days from the date of payment

About Desda

Desda Zuckerman was born a natural intuitive and clairvoyant.  She has spent the better part of her life trying to understand and learn to use her extraordinary gifts. She believes that awakened and trained sensing skills are the most valuable tools an energetically conscious person can have. Ultimately they can lead to the experience of living as a fully extended human being. By coming to know where we end, and where we begin, our understanding of what it means to be a person grows. We become more effective in our daily lives and chosen professions being able to clearly define what we are feeling. The ability to grab hold of and manifest our purpose in life and the deeper wisdom that exists for each of us, within our own make-up, is much more readily available when we are conscious of these skills. Desda has developed this intensive to share the expansive experience of of the 13 chakras and incorporate their message into your life.

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