It has been almost 20 years since Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estés changed women’s lives with her best-selling book Women Who Run With the Wolves. Dr. Estes unveils her long-awaited new book, Untie the Strong Woman (Sounds True, Nov. 2011) at the inaugural Woman Arising event in Sedona, Arizona.
On Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10 Dr. Estés will be joined by inspiring luminaries and educators including actress and advocate of human potential - Lindsay Wagner; 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.
Woman Arising 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 with whom I can connect, identify with, and relate to. I want to hear how these women transformed their lives.” says Sarah McLean, the founder of Woman Arising.
Constance Kellough, president and founder of Namaste Publishing, a Canadian publishing house with a focus on mind/body spirit books, opens Sunday morning. She shares her story and how she has been able to live passionately, inspiring participants and sharing keys she has discovered to assist anyone in living a 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 shares 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 now leads Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart workshops and retreats internationally. She says, “Every one of us is so much more amazing than we even know.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD delivers the afternoon keynote sharing stories from her new book, Untie the Strong Woman. She will also be available for personal book signings.
In the evening, 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.
On Monday morning, after a sunrise meditation with Sarah McLean, gentle yoga with Alisa Gray, or a hike in paths through the red rocks, Colette Baron-Reid will lead women through a series of “3-minute miracle shifts” based on fundamental concepts introduced in her new book The Map, Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life.
Transformational speaker and author Cynthia James then presents Sacred Woman/Holy Life, a presentation where she guides women with wisdom from feminine archetypes to embrace the strength and power of what it means to be the Divine Feminine.
“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 emcees the event. 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 by Martika Gomez, an Andean medicine woman and sacred sound healer.
Participants will enjoy chef-inspired vegetarian lunches in an enchanting setting. Nestled on 70 acres of national forest land and the fabled Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, Enchantment Resort is the perfect getaway. There is easy access to hiking and biking trails, award-winning restaurants, and a fabulous spa. Please visit: www.enchantmentresort.com
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.
Tickets are now available at www.womanarising.com or by calling (928) 202-7995. Attendance is limited. Register early and save!