Margaret Paul Workshop

Inner Bonding

By Paige Reist
February 22, 2018
 

The Power to Heal Yourself

Heal the cycle of shame and self-abandonment that leads to anxiety, depression, addiction, aloneness and relationship failure. Discover how to love yourself rather than reject yourself, and learn to make your best decisions through consistent connection with your personal source of spiritual guidance.

The innovative Inner Bonding process shows you how to:

  • Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others and God
  • Heal guilt, shame, emptiness and aloneness
  • Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion
  • Address the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
  • Learn how to heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you’ve always wanted

Unless you were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to you, you may not have learned how to lovingly manage your painful feelings. As a result, you may be operating from your ego wounded self, controlled by your fears and false beliefs.

Your wounded self may often take over in unloving ways, trampling on your hurts, ignoring them or avoiding them with various addictions and controlling behavior such as:

  • Addictions to drugs, food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work, TV or video games.
  • Co-dependence – trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance – making others responsible for your sense of safety and worth.
  • Staying in your head rather than being present in your body
  • Self-judgment, shaming yourself
  • Obsessive thinking, ruminating
  • Resistance to self, others, Spirit – to taking loving care of yourself

These forms of self-abandonment perpetuate fears of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure, which heal through the practice of Inner Bonding.

Through discussions, exercises and direct work with Dr. Margaret Paul, you learn the powerful Six Steps of Inner Bonding.

Praise for Dr. Margaret Paul’s New Book Diet for Divine Connection

“Margaret Paul is ahead of her time and continues to be a renegade leading thinker and teacher in the psycho-emotional and spiritual realm with this new book.” — Alanis Morissette

“Margaret Paul is connected with her own internal GPS. [She] teaches us how to do the same, and in the process, so much healing takes place.” — Geneen Roth

“Life changing information…truly remarkable… and a true gift to anyone who reads it.” — Sandra Ingerman

 

 

About your teacher

Dr. Margaret Paul is a bestselling author and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program – recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including Oprah. Her book titles include “Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By You” (and subsequent titles “Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By God,” and “…By My Kids”), “Healing Your Aloneness” and “Inner Bonding” and her recently published book, “Diet For Divine Connection.” Margaret holds a PhD in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. She has successfully worked with thousands and taught classes and seminars for over 50 years. Visit her websites at http://www.innerbonding.com and http://selfquest.com.

Margaret lives in Colorado. She has three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to play with her grandchildren, paint, read, make pottery and kayak.

 

Schedule

Friday, May 18th
3:00 pm – Check-in
6:00 pm – 7 pm – Dinner
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Program Session

Saturday, May 19th
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:15 pm – Program Session
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Program Session
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Free Time*
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:30pm – Program Session

Sunday, May 20th
7:30 am – 9 am – Breakfast
9 am – 11:30 am – Program Session
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!

The Hidden World

By AOLRC
November 1, 2017

 

Overview

Join renown intuitive and NY Times best-selling author, Laura Day, as she teaches you powerful and practical techniques to use intuition to transform your life.

“Brilliant and practical…it will be impossible for you to avoid unparalleled success and fulfillment.”
– Deepak Chopra

Your life begins today.

You have the power to create immediate and miraculous change today.

So much of what holds us back comes to us through our childhood experiences, our society, and the powerful, sometimes unhealthy psychic connections we form with others. If you had never seen a door, you would not know that you could open it and enter another space.

“I believe in the gut and I believe in Laura Day.”
– Brad Pitt

Very few of your decisions are made by your conscious mind. In fact, your subconscious has chosen the next step for you a full seven seconds before your conscious mind becomes aware. More than 50 years of parapsychological research by major universities has shown that extrasensory perception not only exists but affects you in ways that you are not consciously aware of. It also affords the trained individual the ability to influence the world in a precognitive and powerful way.

When you make this subtext in your life more conscious, you will discover a new ability to take clear action and get the desired results.

Intuition is mobile attention. Healing is focused intention. And creativity is the alchemy of taking what is and creating something new from it. By developing these three innate abilities, you invite miraculous change into your life.

Whether you are an actor, writer, artist, coach, therapist, singer, or simply someone who wants to choose the life they live, understanding your hidden world is the key. That is what this workshop is about. Using intuition, psychic healing, ritual, writing, art, meditation, and the power of a group, you will be both facilitated and a facilitator in bringing yourself to a New Reality of your own choosing.

Bring your problems and conflicts. We will use these modalities for resolution. By the end of the workshop you will have new tools to employ in your relationships, business, and personal practice.

This is an experiential workshop. The nature of both healing and intuition is direct and sometimes intrusive. Please come prepared for change and ready to facilitate change in others.

Recommended reading: The Circle: How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life (Atria softcover copy with the workbook)

Workshop is open to everyone. Anyone under the age of 18 will require permission from presenter prior to enrollment.


About the Teacher

Laura Day is a NY Times bestselling author who has spent three decades helping individuals, organizations, and companies use their innate intuitive abilities to create profound changes in their lives.

Her work has helped demystify intuition and demonstrate its practical, verifiable uses in the fields of business, science, medicine and personal growth.

She has trained thousands of people to use their brains and perceptions in effective ways including scientists, celebrities, business executives, and other professionals to realize their goals while creating supportive and inspiring communities.

Laura has been featured in many publications including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Independent, Bottom Line, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and People magazines.

She speaks regularly both here and abroad, and has appeared on numerous shows including CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. More

View: Newsweek Article | ABC News Feature




Testimonials

“Laura Day gives us strength to know ourselves and our own potential when clarity is most essential…Laura’s insights empower us to live each day with the power and courage to create our lives instead of being created by circumstance. Laura Day gives us the key to ourselves.”

– Nicole Kidman

“Laura Day is a remarkable woman with remarkable abilities. But for me, what is most remarkable about her is how she has taught me to believe in myself and my own intuition. As a woman and mother, I have seen Laura’s commitment to educating people and releasing their fears.  By creating practical formats, she teaches everyone to see how intuition works on all levels in our lives, and how we can take back our personal power.”

– Demi Moore



Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

3:00 – 6:00  CHECK IN & GET SETTLED

6:00 – 7:15 DINNER

7:15 – 7.45 ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER ORIENTATION

7:45 – 9:30 EVENING WORKSHOP SESSION

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:30 – 12:00   MORNING WORKSHOP SESSION

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

2:00 – 4:30    AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSION

4:45 – 5:45 YOGA (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 6:30    MEDITATION SESSION (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

7:30 – 8:15    KIRTAN (OPTIONAL)

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:30 – 12:00   MORNING WORKSHOP SESSION

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

2:00 – 4:30    AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSION

4:45 – 5:45 YOGA (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 6:30    MEDITATION SESSION (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

8:00 – 9:30 EVENING SESSION (LABYRINTH RITUAL WITH BONFIRE)

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:30 – 12:00   MORNING WORKSHOP SESSION

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

2:00 – 4:30    AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSION

4:45 – 5:45 YOGA (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 6:30    MEDITATION SESSION (OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

7:30 – 8:15    KIRTAN (OPTIONAL)

8.00 – 9:30  GROUP BONFIRE

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

7:30 – 8.45   BREAKFAST

9:00 – 11:00  MORNING WORKSHOP SESSION

11:00 – CHECK OUT

12:00 – 1.30 PM LUNCH & GOODBYES

 

*The Art of Living Retreat Center offers various alternative programming throughout the day including Massage and Spa Treatments, Pottery Classes, Nature Walks, Property Tours, etc.  Most of these activities require reservations and an additional fee which you can arrange in advance. To arrange Spa Treatments we recommend calling in advance to (828) 264-8382.  To arrange other services or for questions dial the main number at (800) 392.6870.


Soul Mastery: A Lee Harris Retreat

By AOLRC
October 19, 2017

Your Life is About to Change

 

 

Overview

With the transformational teaching from energy intuitive, channeler and sound healer Lee Harris, everything you want is closer than you think. The goals you want to achieve now, the loving connections you want to experience, the aliveness and peace you want to feel, the spiritual growth you may be longing for – all are poised at the threshold of your reality, just waiting for you to open the door.

Somewhere inside, you know the key to this door isn’t to be found in working harder or trying to “make things happen.” You sense that the next stage of your personal evolution can be a process of exciting discovery, enjoyment, and even amusement. And you are right.

In this incredible mountaintop retreat amidst soaring views of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, discover that what you most wish to create now can come quickly and with ease…like magic.

Over the course of 5 days, let the power of the natural world and the wisdom of your own soul take the lead, guiding you as you take the next important steps in your life. Meet your inner soul warrior whose strength of spirit is greater than any obstacle, whose love is bigger than any doubt or fear.

Come and kindle your inner flame, your passion and purpose for living, and let the firework steadily change the direction you’re going in. Bring your concerns, goals, desires, and dreams to this week and accelerate the pace of your own healing and fulfillment.



What to Expect

Akin to Lee’s renowned Energy Mastery Retreats, during this week you will have unparalleled support for awakening to the true magic of yourself – coming to know yourself in new and profound ways.

With ample time built in for self-reflection and self-care, some of the highlights of the retreat include the following:

  • Open to your higher consciousness with group work with Lee, as well as channeling sessions with the Zs.
  • Deepen your understanding of our human patterning and how to attain lasting freedom from the limitations that may be holding you back.
  • Take your growth and expansion to the next level with one-on-one intuitive attention from Lee.
  • Accelerate your physical, emotional, and spiritual healing with advanced energy work.
  • Experience live music accompanying all sessions, with sound healer and Music Master Narada Wise.
  • Integrate your retreat experiences with Pilates, QiGong, and guided visualization sessions led by Steven Washington, Lee’s beloved partner and a master teacher of the mind-body-spirit connection.
  • Enjoy all the property has to offer during down time including an award-winning Ayurveda spa, hiking trails, daily meditation sessions, pottery classes, yoga classes, nightly kirtan sessions, bonfires, and so much more.


About the Teacher


Lee Harris is a gifted energy intuitive, channeler, author, and teacher who is bringing an extraordinary new light to our rapidly-changing world. Leading a vibrant online community, Lee reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the planet every month. His weekly Energy Updates, broadcast on YouTube, have received over 3.2 million views to date and offer practical guidance for navigating daily life with clarity, empowerment, and optimism.

With his penetrating insights into the energetics of emotions, and his teachings on how to integrate spirituality into daily life in grounded and practical ways, Lee’s private clients and retreat participants report profound shifts as they discover a new understanding of who they are here to be.

His acclaimed retreats, held around the globe, are adventures into the deepest aspects of living, loving, and awakening. More


Schedule

SOUL MASTERY BOONE RETREAT DAILY SCHEDULE

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH

3:00 – 6:00  CHECK IN & GET SETTLED

6:00 – 7:15  DINNER

7:15 – 7.45  ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER ORIENTATION

7:45 – 9:45  EVENING SESSION WITH LEE

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:10 – 10:00   QI GONG SESSION WITH STEVEN

10:00 – 12:00  MORNING SESSION WITH LEE

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00     ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING (MASSAGE, WELLNESS, NATURE, ETC.)***

3:00 – 5:15    AFTERNOON SESSION WITH LEE

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

8:00 – 9.30   EVENING SOUND HEALING SESSION

 

FRIDAY JUNE 8TH

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:10 – 10:00   PILATES SESSION WITH STEVEN

10:00 – 12:00  MORNING SESSION WITH LEE

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00     ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING (MASSAGE, WELLNESS, NATURE, ETC.)***

3:00 – 5:15    AFTERNOON SESSION WITH LEE

6:00 – 6:30    GROUP MEDITATION (LED BY RETREAT CENTER)

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

7:30 – 8:15    KIRTAN

8.30 – 10:00    EVENING SOUND HEALING SESSION

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH

7:30 – 9:00      BREAKFAST

9:10 – 10:00   QI GONG SESSION WITH STEVEN

10:00 – 12:00  MORNING SESSION WITH LEE

12:00 – 1:30    LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00     ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING (MASSAGE, WELLNESS, NATURE, ETC.)***

3:00 – 5:15    AFTERNOON SESSION WITH LEE

6:00 – 6:30    GROUP MEDITATION (LED BY RETREAT CENTER)

6:00 – 7:30    DINNER

7:30 – 8:15    KIRTAN

8.00 – 10:00  BONFIRE

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH

7:30 – 8.45   BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:30  MORNING SESSION WITH LEE

11:00 – CHECK OUT

12:00 – 1.30 PM LUNCH & GOODBYES

***The Art of Living Retreat Center offers various alternative programming throughout the day including Pottery classes, Nature Walks, Labyrinth, Property Tours, Massage and Spa Treatments. Some of these activities require reservations and an additional fee which you can arrange in advance. To arrange Spa Treatments we recommend calling as soon as possible to (828) 264-8382. For a list of spa services, please visit the spa page.
To arrange other services or for questions dial the main number at (800) 392.6870.


Recovery 2.0 Immersion

By AOLRC
October 18, 2017

Overview

The transformative possibilities offered by yoga and meditation are a perfect and necessary complement to anyone on a path of recovery from addiction.

Together with yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert, Tommy Rosen, you will practice vinyasa flow, Kundalini kriyas, pranayama, meditation, and chanting to recognize and move beyond existing habits.

With more than 25 years of continuous recovery, Tommy will share ancient practices and modern techniques to form new, vibrant patterns and habits to thrive in sustained and long-term recovery from all addictions.

You will return home with techniques to add to your recovery toolbox. Including how to build and maintain a daily sadhana, how to incorporate quick tools, and an understanding of where to go for additional support and information when it is needed.

This program is exclusively for those in recovery from addiction, their loved ones, and professionals in the field.

Participants are invited based on criteria set forth by Recovery 2.0, which includes a period of time in continuous recovery and complete abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, no matter what the nature of their addiction(s) have been.

Suitable for beginner to advanced yoga practitioners.

About the Teacher

Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both kundalini and hatha yoga and has 25 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.

Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of yoga and recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference series and the Recovery 2.0 Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals. His first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in 2014.

Tommy and his wife, yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live in California, where they teach yoga and grow organic vegetables in their backyard. More


Schedule

Friday
3:00 – 6:00pm: Check-in
6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 7:50pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (Dining Hall)
8:00 – 9:30pm: Opening Circle

Saturday
6:00 – 7:00am: Sadhana
7:00 – 8:00am: Universal 12 Step Group
8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm: Program Session
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
2:00 – 5:30pm: Program Session
6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 9:00pm: Optional, informal evening gathering

Sunday – Thursday
7:00 – 8:00am: Universal 12 Step Group
8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm: Program Session
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
2:00 – 5:30pm: Program Session
6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 9:00pm: Optional, informal evening gathering

Friday
6:00 – 7:00am: Sadhana
7:00 – 8:00am: Universal 12 Step Group
8:00 – 9:00am: Breakfast
11:00am: Check out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00pm: Lunch is included in your stay this day!

*Some afternoon sessions may be changed to free time utilized for spa appointments, hikes, pottery, or relaxation.

**Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The phone number is (828) 264-8382.


The Agreements of Love

By AOLRC
October 8, 2017

Overview

International bestselling author and spiritual teacher, don Miguel Ruiz, has shared his family’s teachings globally through the books of Toltec wisdom which have sold over 10 million copies alone in the United States, and been published in 40 languages worldwide. His sons don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose have joined together for this unique workshop to share the wisdom from The Mastery of Love book in which don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships.

Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Jose will share their family’s Toltec tradition that gave shape to their father’s books, and will show you how to heal from emotional wounds, and recover the freedom and joy that are a part of your birthright, thus restoring the spirit of playfulness that is vital for love to blossom in relationships.

Ultimately, we all wish to enjoy life. There are many facets in our everyday experience that allow us to express this joy. One of those ways is through the relationships we have with the people in our lives. In the Toltec family tradition, the Mastery of Love begins by bringing harmony into our most impactful relationship, the one with ourselves. This mastery gives us the opportunity to share that harmony with everyone in our life.

The workshop will cover:

 
  • Why “domestication” and the “image of perfection” lead to self-rejection
  • The war of control that slowly destroys most relationships
  • Why we learned to hunt for love in others, and how to release the love inside us
  • How to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others
  • Re-discover the love of your life

Don Miguel Jr. and don Jose Ruiz will teach you how to empower yourself and step into masterful levels of faith and authenticity. Their brilliant teachings will help you to move beyond doubt and let go of the lies that create emotional drama, victimization, and the limiting belief systems that programmed our “domestication”.

This life-changing program will help you to return to your innate wisdom, and live your life based on truth. They will help you understand that the agreements we make are ultimately about seeing our whole reality through the eyes of truth. The result of practicing these agreements helps you to move into complete acceptance of yourselves just the way you are, and the complete acceptance of everybody else just the way they are. The reward for doing that is your eternal happiness.

Don Miguel Jr. and don Jose Ruiz will teach you to:

 
  • Become aware of how you confuse what you know, for who you are
  • Gain awareness of how your agreements have created your reality
  • Release the fear of what you are without your beliefs
  • Let go of conditional love and embrace unconditional love
  • Make new agreements that are more in line with your true authentic self

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your life to the next level.

Workshop will be of interest to anyone look for practical tools to live happily. It may also appeal to healthcare professionals and yoga and meditation practitioners.

About the Teachers


Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.

Along with his father, don Miguel Ruiz Sr., and brother, don Jose Ruiz, don Miguel Jr. leads workshops, retreats and power journeys to help others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health. He also hosts a successful weekly internet radio show, “The Way of the Desert”. More

 

Don Jose Ruiz, is a Toltec Master of Transformation and modern day Shaman. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Night lineage, and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz, author of New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements. He is the author of The Fifth Agreement, Ripples of Wisdom, and My Good Friend The Rattlesnake. Along with his family, he teaches workshops and offers transformational journeys around the world. More

   

Schedule

Friday 9/7

3 pm – Check-in

4 pm – 4:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation (Meeting Space) – MANDATORY FOR ALL GROUPS

4:30 pm – 6 pm – Intro Program Session

6 pm – 7:30 pm- Dinner Break

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm- Satsang (optional)

 

Saturday 9/8

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast

9 am – 11:30 am – Program Session

12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch

1 pm – 4 pm – Program Session

4 pm – 6 pm – Free Time

6 pm – 7:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:30pm – Satsang (optional)

 

Sunday 9/9

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast

9 am – 11:30 am – Closing Program Session

11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)

12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Power of Attention with Sarah McLean

The Power of Attention

By AOLRC
October 4, 2017

Overview

Have you ever heard the phrase, “where your attention goes, energy flows”? It’s true. Your attention is a powerful currency, after all you pay attention. Unfortunately, most people don’t recognize the enormous power their attention offers and its ability to effect and transform all areas of their life.

The Power of Attention retreat will take you on a journey into mindfulness and meditation to increase your understanding of the value of attention. A value Sarah calls your superpower: the most important ingredient for living a powerful, purposeful, love-filled life. You’ll develop a whole new appreciation for your attention. You’ll:

  • Explore how to manage the currency of your attention. Learn to reclaim it so you can avert the distractions that abound in our fast-paced, device-laden culture. You will deliberately determine where, how, to whom, and on what you want to pay it.
  • Wisely use the power of your attention to connect with and enliven what really matters to you such as your relationships, your passions, your projects, your health, your career, and your environment. Discover why your attention is a “currency of love.”
  • Enhance your ability to be more present, self-aware, and focused with mindfulness practices.
  • Learn to use self-inquiry and meditation techniques to cultivate the direct experience of the source of your attention.
  • Tune in to the love that lives through you as you and the love that calls you forth to live an extraordinary life.

Each one of us has the ability to take advantage of this superpower and reclaim the ability to pay attention on purpose. When you do, you can turn your attention inward and wake up to the source of it: love.

Items to bring: Casual and comfortable clothes, a journal and a pen, your favorite water bottle, a meditation shawl if you like to use one and your open heart and mind.

You will receive a complimentary copy of The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation

CE Credits available.

 

About the Teacher


Hay House author Sarah McLean is an American Transcendentalist and inspiring and insightful meditation expert based in Sedona, Arizona. With kindness and humor, Sarah shares secrets to successful meditation and how the meditation path can lead to self-compassion, clear communication, and a more peaceful and powerful life. She has been teaching people to meditate for over 20 years.

Sarah first learned about meditation while in the U.S. Army training as a Behavioral Specialist to help soldiers address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the Army and college, Sarah took a nine-month mountain bike journey from Europe to Asia seeking secrets to peace and fulfillment. When she returned, she began her daily meditation practice and studied mind/body health with Dr. Deepak Chopra. She worked with him as the Program Director for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California. After eight years, Sarah took a sabbatical to seek the origins of meditation. She lived in a traditional ashram in South India for six months and was a two-year resident at a remote Zen Buddhist monastery. In 2001, she settled in Sedona, Arizona and founded the McLean Meditation Institute and offers meditation and mindfulness classes and weekend retreats. She’s also the director of the Meditation Teacher Academy with offices in Sedona and County Cork Ireland – a 200-hour teacher training program which trains meditation and mindfulness teachers around the globe.

Sarah is a popular speaker and has facilitated programs for the Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, Miraval, and offers retreats at many world-class destination. Her teachings are endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, India Arie, and a myriad of other contemporary figures. She’s also the best-selling author of the books, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation and, The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and Its Unlimited Potential with Meditation. She’s been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Prevention Magazine, the Guardian, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and CNN. More


Schedule

Thursday
Arrive at the Center, if you’re early you may wish to go on a self-directed nature walk
3:00pm: Check in at reception, settle into your room
4:45 – 5:45pm: Yoga with Community (optional)
6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner
7:05pm – 7:20pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (Dining Hall)
7:30 – 8:30pm: Introduction/Welcome with Sarah at Veda 1

Friday
Watch the sunrise (optional!)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:45 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:45 – 10:45am: Yoga with Community (optional)
11:15am – 12:30pm: Power of Attention with Sarah at Veda 1
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch (Optional silent)
1:30 – 3:30pm: Free Time*
3:45 – 5:30pm: Session with Sarah at Veda 1
6:00 – 6:30pm: Meditation with Community
6:30 – 7:30: Dinner
7:30pm: Meditative Chant (Kirtan) with Community

Saturday
Nature Walk at Dawn (optional)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:45 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:45 – 10:45am: Yoga with Community (optional)
11:15am – 12:30pm: Power of Attention with Sarah at Veda 1
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30pm: Free Time*
3:45 – 5:30pm: Session with Sarah
6:00 – 6:30pm: Meditation with Community
6:30 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Meditative Chant (Kirtan) with Community

Sunday
Nature Walk at Dawn (optional)
7:45 – 8:30am: Meditation with Sarah
8:30 – 9:15am: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00pm: Session with Sarah at Veda 1
11:00am: Check out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00pm: Lunch

*Free time to enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, pottery, spa treatments, or simply unwind with a book whilst admiring the vastness of the mountain range.


Qi Renewal Retreat

By AOLRC
September 30, 2017

Overview

Join Dr James Leary and Wah! on a four-day journey to learn self-healing and Qi healing protocols*. Their combined experience in healing and yoga spans 60 years, with Dr Leary successfully helping people worldwide to change emotional and cellular patterns.

Life energy or Qi is something that can be cultivated and renewed in the body. It can heal injuries, eradicate illness, correct imbalances, and restore harmony to the system. Your mind, thoughts, emotions and physical conditions are interconnected. Life Qi Renewal is a protocol developed by James Leary, DOM, PhD through 50 years of study and mastery of many methodologies of healing. Imbalances in the body are traced back to the root cause. Old emotional beliefs and behavioral patterns that no longer support your current dreams and aspirations are released through combining breath awareness with the Qi of the practitioner while administering healing protocols.

Dr Leary is a doctor of Oriental Medicine and PhD of Behavioral Psychology. He combines the protocols and wisdom of both methodologies with intuition, compassion and resolution, helping you let go of old patterns that no longer serve your highest expression of life.

Wah! has been working in the field of personal development for over 25 years and has published books on yoga and healing. She has lectured at Princeton University, CU Boulder, Loyola Marymount University, and performed with Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer and has been co-teaching this retreat with Dr Leary for 3 years.

During the four-day retreat, Wah! will lead you in self-healing practices from yoga, meditation and Ayurveda in the morning and in the afternoon Dr. Leary will lecture, teach and provide demonstrations for breathwork, Qi cupping, and energy reading and release. You will learn and practice specific protocols each afternoon in partners or small groups.

Rest, renew and reset your routine!

Items to bring: Comfortable clothing for movement…and your willingness to learn and be open to new ideas and practices!

*Qi healing protocols include techniques of muscle manipulation, visceral manipulation, self-regulation, nutritional education, energetic point therapies, applied kinesiology, permissions, Taoist hand cupping, tapping, meridian stimulation, and facilitating Qi movement through the breath.

 

About the Teachers

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James Leary, DOM, DMQ, PhD has spent 50 years developing the energy work known as Life Qi Renewal. He studied in the Far East with many healing masters, refining his natural gift of healing and learning over 40 different healing methods. James uses energy and breath to access the quantum field of cells, releasing old energy patterns and beliefs. More

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Wah! has been working in the field of personal development for 25 years and published books on yoga and healing. Her self-healing techniques, toning and QiDance are synthesized from a lifetime of study in yoga and meditation traditions. More


Schedule

Wednesday
7:00 – 7:30pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation
7.30 – 8:00pm: Qi Renewal Welcome Circle

Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
2:00 – 5:00pm: Afternoon Session

Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
2:00 – 5:00pm: Afternoon Session

Saturday
9:00am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
2:00 – 5:00pm: Afternoon Session
7:30pm: Wah! leads Kirtan

Sunday
9:00am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
Lunch
Depart

Sunday afternoon is time for healing sessions at the Shankara Ayurveda Spa or pottery, hiking or departure.