July 14, 2011 - 12:49pm
It’s been almost 20 years since Dr. Clarissa PinkolaEstés changed women’s lives with her best-selling book Women Who Run With the Wolves, and in October in Sedona, Arizona at the inaugural Woman Arising event, Dr Estes unveils her long-awaited new book Untie the Strong Woman (Sounds True, October 2011).
On Sunday October 9 and Monday October 10 at the Enchantment Resort in the
glorious red rocks of Sedona, Dr. Estés will be joined by inspiring luminaries and
educators including actress and advocate of human potential Lindsay Wagner (of Bionic Woman fame), Hay House author and intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid, founder and president of Namaste Publishing Constance Kellough, transformational leader and associate minister of Denver’s Mile-Hi Church Cynthia James, and acclaimed recording artist Kathy Zavada who will perform a heart opening concert under the stars.
The Woman Arising event is an opportunity for women to take a personal journey to
Sedona – one of the most glorious spots in the world – and delve deeper into the meaning of their lives, honor their own stories, and find tools to help them live their full potential. They’ll be charmed by the dynamic speakers’ personal tales and will discover practical tools for transformation
“Women want to be inspired by other women, I know I do! I want to hear from women whom I can connect with, identify with, and relate to. I want to hear how these women transformed their lives.” says Sarah McLean, of the Sedona Meditation Training Company and founder of the Woman Arising weekend. Sarah will be sharing her own journey of self-discovery and how she found her authentic voice.
Constance Kellough, president and founder of Namaste Publishing, a Canadian
publishing house with a focus on mind/body spirit books, opens the dialogues on
Sunday morning. She shares her story and how she has been able to live passionately. She inspires participants with her keys to discovery which have grown out of her direct experiences – keys that can assist anyone to live a more joyful, grace-filled life.
“You don't need to change yourself or experience something in order to experience love and peace and joy, because these are the characteristics of your true nature. They form the signature of your being,” Kellough insists.
Lindsay Wagner will then share her personal and professional journey as a woman on the path of integrating body, mind and spirit and a journey of discovering the oneness each one of us can tap into.
Wagner says, “Every one of us is so much more amazing than we even know. Our
experience in life comes from our perspective. I say, shift the perspective and
experience the difference.” Wagner now leads Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart
workshops and retreats internationally.
Participants will be served a signature chef-inspired luncheon, and encouraged to
discuss with each other the nature of feminine power. They’ll also be encouraged to
explore the questions, What gets in the way of speaking my truth? How can I best serve my family or my community?
Clarissa Pinkola Estés PhD, will then deliver the afternoon keynote and share stories
from her new book, Untie the Strong Woman. She’ll also be available for personal
After dinner, inspirational singer songwriter Kathy Zavada will perform a heart opening concert under the stars. Zavada’s recordings have appeared on Amazon.com’s 10 Best List, in the top 50 most played on public radio.
Monday morning after a sunrise meditation led by Sarah McLean, gentle Anusarainspired yoga with Alisa Gray, or a hike in the paths through the red rocks, women will be inspired by a workshop with noted intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid.
Baron-Reid introduces a radical new intuitive and creative approach to navigating your destiny. Known for her dynamic presentations, she’ll lead women through a series of exercises and highly effective "3–minute miracle shifts" based on the fundamental concepts introduced in her new book The Map, Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life. (Hay House).
Baron-Reid explains, “Women will be challenged to ask themselves what gets in the way of speaking their truth about what really matters to them. They will be guided to live what is in their hearts.”
After lunch, transformational speaker and author Cynthia James presents a talk on
Sacred Woman/Holy Life. She’ll guide women with wisdom from feminine archetypes
and help them to embrace the strength and power of what it means to be the Divine
“Every single person on this planet has, at the core of their being, the power to create a life of grace, ease and abundance," insists James, who also serves as an associate minister at Denver’s Mile-Hi Church.
Amanda Christmann Larson, will emcee the event. "I hope that others learn from me
that you don't have to be anyone special or wait until you're in just the perfect place in life to follow your dreams,” shares Larson.
After leaving a career in publishing in search for more meaning in her life, Larson
founded the non-profit organization, Compassionate Journeys, designed to transform
lives through guided service trips to Africa.
The weekend will close with a ceremony with Andean medicine woman and sacred
sound healer, Martika Gomez .
Participants will enjoy special rates to stay at one of the country’s most inviting
destinations while being engaged, entertained and inspired, the Enchantment Resort. Nestled on 70 acres amidst national forest land and the fabled Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness. Enchantment has been ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the three best resorts in the U.S. It offers luxurious accommodations that harmonize with the timeless beauty of the land. With is easy access to hiking and mountain biking trails, award winning restaurants, and the Mii amo Spa offering ayurvedic and Native American healing massage treatments, it’s the perfect retreat location for anyone. Participants of the Woman Arising weekend can reserve accommodations at the reduced rate of $245 per night. Call to make your reservation 800.826.4180, and let them know you are with the Woman Arising group #1036.
Woman Arising! is sponsored by Sedona writer/artist Victoria Nelson, The Sanctuary at Sedona, Stone Nation Rising, Namaste Publishing, Heart Wisdom Journeys, and Sedona Meditation Training Company. Media sponsors are Shimmy Magazine, AZ Net News, Natural Awakenings, and Green Living AZ.
Tickets for Woman Arising are available through www.womanarising.com or by
calling 928-202-7995. Attendance is limited to 175 women. Register early and save!