At some point in your life you made the decision that it was no longer safe to speak your truth. You spent your days living up to expectations & definitions. You were living as someone different than who you truly are. This created conflict & tension. Living with integrity means asking for what you want & need, not setting for less than you know you deserve. You are worthy of your truth!
What you will get from this retreat
- Learn how to bring into themselves the powerful transformative energy that exists around everyone
- Tap into and connect with their internal fire & power
- Uncover forgotten seeds and plant new ones for their own transformation
- Connect with nature to heal and inspire their deepest authenticity
This retreat is purposefully planned around the summer solstice. This time of year is a transformative and powerful time to connect with internal fire and power. These are the building blocks that nurture the seeds that participants will plant during this retreat.
Meet the guides
Kimberly has been actively involved in healing for over 24 years as a nurse practitioner and licensed acupuncturist & herbalist. With her varied background and training she is involved with many complex cases in her clinic. Prior to opening Shindai Acupuncture & Healing Arts, she spent several years working at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA where she helped to facilitate healing and wellness programs and provided one-on-one care. She has worked diligently to find her own voice in both Western and Eastern healing paradigms & supports all women in finding and expressing their true voice.
Leslee Vogal~Fredrickson, M.A., CH, CSH, CECP
Leslee’s commitment to health, healing, and wholeness began in 1986 and continues to be a passionate and dedicated focus. She holds degrees in Counseling Psychology, Holistic Nutrition, Ayurvedic Medicine and Energy Medicine and advanced studies in Somatic and Spiritual Psychology . She has a Clinical Herbalist distinction and has studied with a renowned shaman when living in New Mexico. She currently resides in Sedona, AZ and maintains a full integrative counseling practice where she works with individuals, couples, and groups guiding their quest for authentic and healthy lives. She is a guest lecturer for the national Road Scholar program in their Healing Arts division. Leslee continues to cultivate her wholeness with meditation, prayer, yoga, laughter, nature, celebration with friends and loving her husband and 2 cats.
Sedona’s powerful presence has been calling to people since 8,000 BC when the Paleo Indians found communion with spirit and sacred cures among the majestic red rocks. Sedona continues to offer those same medicinal, therapeutic-level cures to its visitors and residents.
As soon as people step foot onto the red earth of Sedona, they are overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of the red rock landscape dotted with lush green pinion trees and other evergreens. The magnetism is more than visual; it is literally magnetic magic! Both the iron-oxide and hematite-rich sand stone (which makes the rocks red), as well as the large deposits of naturally occurring quartz crystals allow for the measureable in-flow and out-flow of magnetic energy.* This is called “grounding” in East Asian medicine.
After leaning into the beauty, visitors find their body and mind release and they start to feel the possibilities of true healing. They become open to finding themselves.
Visitors find that they are their very own powerhouse healer.
Then of course there are the Vortexes. Typically, turbulent flows of water or wind makes vortices. However here, the U.S. Geological Survey found the vortexes to be magnetic anomalies. EEG and magnetometer devices have been able to monitor the vortex effects on human brain patterns.
These swirling energies from the earth are literally everywhere. Locals and visitors alike like to think the vortexes are spiritual places where the energy (Mother Earth) is optimized to facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
*Based on the research work of Phoenix-based electrical engineer Benjamin Lonetree.