Calling Spiritual Women, Men, Teachers, Coaches, Healers and Lightworkers in need of renewed energy, clarity, and inner peace. Please join us for…

Sedona Rejuvenation Retreat:

Yoga, Meditation, and Neuroscience for Personal and Communal Healing

With Laura J Cornell, PhD, Founder of Divine Feminine Yoga, and Dr. Jim Otis, Board Certified Functional Neurologist

Sedona, Arizona, May 21 – 23

Small group in person

In this retreat we’ll take you on an intimate journey into the heart of our own personal practice. We’ll share with you the spiritual and practical tools that have sustained us over decades of committed practice.

These tools have allowed us to face challenges with creativity and resilience, to survive and thrive in good times and bad.

They have helped us to heal and support our bodies, love each other and our families well, and draw on divine intuition to guide our work in the world.

They’ve enabled us to transform, move, and grow even in the midst of a global shutdown.

Nothing matters more than spiritual growth.

Nothing matters more than staying connected to the Wise Loving Presence that pervades our being, so we live from a grounded center no matter what chaos or trouble is swirling around us.

For many people, this year has been utterly chaotic, turning our most cherished expectations upside down. While some have experienced more free time than ever ~ for Yoga, meditation, and creative pursuits ~others have experienced deep losses, additional responsibilities in our families or work, and the stress of learning new technologies and new ways of doing business and maintaining relationships.

Loneliness and isolation are now commonplace. None of us is immune to the stress in society. Even those who still have work see anxiety and loss all around them.

It can all be so overwhelming. Where do we go? What do we do? How do we plan our lives in the face of an uncertain future?

Love can be the guide. Love is the motivating force that both heals our wounds and shows us the way forward.

When we awaken love in the body, we are able to move out into the world, grounded and peaceful, aware and ready to make positive changes and to build a positive future. We are self-directed and creative. 

 

The Sedona Rejuvenation Retreat will bring you…

  • Yoga, meditation, and neuroscience to heal and rebalance your body, mind, and soul
  • Intimate connections with other lightworkers as we form a nourishing circle of support
  • Inspiring practices to shake off the stressors of the past year and move into renewed energy and vitality
  • Clarity on your next steps and the strength to implement them 

Here are the specifics of what we’ll be learning and practicing: 

Meditation ~ Learn an easy, automatic way to experience the broad timeless awareness that can anchor your life in the midst of massive change and uncertainty. Rejuvenate your mind and body, learn to trust your inner voice, access purpose and meaning, and receive the healing messages of Spirit.

Yoga Postures and Breathing ~ Connect with the body, practice self-love, gently process trauma, rest deeply, rebuild physical strength and resilience, and enhance all layers of the immune system.

Partner Connection/ Circle Support and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) ~ Come to know yourself better, release painful beliefs and emotions, get stronger psychologically, and experience kinship, shared energy, and togetherness.

An Understanding of Neuroscience and your Innate Immune System ~ Learn cutting-edge, scientific perspectives and health-promoting practices that support our connection with Spirit and the world around us. 

Intentional Journaling Exercises ~ Learn to use writing to channel the voice of Loving Wisdom, clarify your goals, process challenging emotions, access creativity and intuition, choose healthier habits, and commit to a positive future.

About Your Retreat Leaders:

Laura J Cornell, PhD, is an award-winning speaker, author, and sacred business mentor who helps women heal ~ body, mind, and soul ~ so they can contribute to healing the planet. She is Founder of Divine Feminine Yoga, through which she has directed eight online conferences empowering women through Yoga, and where she offers coaching, retreats, online courses and leadership training for women worldwide.

Laura holds a Masters degree in East-West Psychology and a doctorate in Religion and Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a certified 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, an Integrative Yoga Therapist and a Heartfulness Meditation Practitioner.

Laura is author of the International Best-Selling book Moon Salutations: Women’s Journey Through Yoga to Healing, Power, and Peace. In her 20s, Laura suffered from anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue and an eating disorder. Forging her own authentic path of healing, she discovered Yoga’s transformative power to reconnect her with her feminine being and bring her home to wholeness. She has lived a lifetime of wellness, the last 14 years with her beloved companion Jim.

Dr. Jim Otis is a licensed chiropractor and board-certified functional neurologist, in practice for 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and now in Sedona, Arizona. Out of his extensive experience treating people with head injuries, he developed and patented BrainTime.com, a non-invasive procedure that gently supports the brain to move to a healthy, flexible mode of functioning, one that supports good sleep, emotional resilience, and clear thinking.

He has provided continuing education in the field of functional neurology and integrated medicine for medical professionals including medical doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, and chiropractors.

Jim is also a meditator of 50 years, including Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Heartfulness Meditation, and he has led hundreds of meditation and personal growth classes, including wide ranging topics in peer-counseling. He has extensive experience as an advanced practitioner of non-violent communication (NVC) and couples’ communication.

Jim and Laura together:

It is a privilege and a joy for each of us to support the other in our life’s paths, and we affirm that deepening our relationship is a path of healing, strength and growth.

Jim has been an ardent supporter of Divine Feminine Yoga and Laura’s work since its inception. He often travels with her when she leads retreats, meeting and supporting the attendees at meals and beyond. Laura has been a dedicated supporter of Jim’s work as a functional neurologist, and in his development of BrainTime.com.

Jim and Laura are passionate about sharing what has helped them in their personal growth, their marriage, and their health and happiness. They deeply desire to support other people to live their soul’s purpose and access their full potential. This will be their first retreat as co-presenters. The retreat is open to both men and women.

KIND WORDS

“Jim is a genuine healer and an organized and effective instructor. His techniques are simple to learn and simple to use.” ~ Dr. Cynthia Santelli, Oakland, CA

“Dr. Otis did an excellent job of streamlining the material and practices and making them immediately applicable and user friendly.” ~ Steve Toshiba, Oakland, CA

“Laura is an excellent facilitator who brought us together as a group and made some really complex material easy to understand. Her vulnerability in sharing of herself helped us to bond and open up. The bond we formed in just one weekend was truly incredible; she made it safe to go deep! I personally have gained so much from Laura’s teaching. Thank you!” ~ Marguerite Borba, Health Coach and Private Yoga Instructor, Marin, CA

“I feel an incredible amount of emotional safety working with you and I feel your heart sincerity and presence. Thank you for being such an authentic model of what you teach.” ~ Dr. Maureen Murphy, Berkeley, CA

RETREAT DETAILS

Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May 23

Small group, in person ~ Limited to 8 participants

Sedona, Arizona

    • Practice together in our home and eat on our patio with views of Castle Rock.
    • Stay nearby in one of over 200 hotel rooms, inns, AirBnBs, or BnBs within a mile of our home, or spread out to enjoy a variety of neighboring towns. RV Parks, or campsites all within 30 miles distance. 
    • Two dinners and two breakfasts served on our patio ~ lovingly prepared, delicious, organic, and planned to meet your individual food needs. Get to know Laura, Jim, and your companion retreatants over meals. 

Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 21

4-5:30 Program Session
5:30-7:00 Dinner
7-8:30 Program Session

Saturday, May 22

Recommended early morning trail walk on your own
8-9:30 Program Session
9:30-10:30 Breakfast
10:30-1 Program Session
1-4:00 Lunch on your own, rest
4-5:30 Program Session
5:30-7 Dinner
7-8:30 Program Session

Sunday, May 23

Recommended early morning trail walk on your own
8-9:30 Program Session
9:30-10:30 Breakfast
10:30-1 Program Session

Fees and Registration

We are using a sliding scale to provide for equity and inclusion.
Please select the rate that works best for you.
No applications necessary.

Community Partner Rate: $795

(This rate makes our programs and sliding scale possible. Thank you for your support.)

Sedona Rejuvenation Retreat Base Rate: $595

(Covers basic expenses of this event. Thank you.)

Community Supported Scholarship Rate: $395

(For anyone needing community support.)

To register, please send an email to Wendy (AT) DivineFeminineYoga.com with the rate you are choosing and you will be sent payment instructions. Registration is subject to space availability and does not depend on the payment level you are choosing. We recommend registering as soon as possible as we are limiting the retreat to 8 participants.

More Information

Prior Experience: This retreat is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Refunds: It is likely that there will be more demand for space than we will be able to accomodate, and we encourage you to register early. If for some reason you will not be able to attend and you would like a refund, we will look for a replacement for your space. We will provide a full refund of the amount you reserved minus a $75 administrative fee, if we are able to find a replacement. Thank you for your understanding.

Location: The retreat will be held in the Village of Oak Creek, a community of about 6000 people 5 miles south of Uptown Sedona. The Village of Oak Creek is 1 hour 45 minutes from Phoenix and 50 minutes from Flagstaff. Exact address of the retreat will be provided after registration.

Online Retreat: Due to extenuating circumstances we will not be holding an online retreat at this time. If you would like to be on the list for future notification, please email Support (AT) DivineFeminineYoga.com.

Questions: If you require further information prior to registering, please email Support (AT) DivineFeminineYoga.com

This retreat has ended. If you would like to be notified of the next such retreat, please contact us at Support (AT) DivineFeminineYoga.com.

Sedona awaits you with magnificent red rocks, peaceful pine and cactus forests, broad clear skies, and untold numbers of trails to explore. We look forward to an adventure of connection and sacred support.

May all who desire peace find it.

We hope to see you soon.

 

With love, Laura and Jim

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