17th annual sun valley wellness festival
May 22-26, 2014
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Enroll today in order to reserve your place in one or more of the following workshops.


Fri, May 23 Mon, May 26
Arielle Ford :: Manifesting Love Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM :: Sawtooth Room :: Cost: $297
 
Are you ready to meet and spend the rest of your life with your soulmate? 
But….is there a voice in your head telling you you’re too old or too fat or too damaged or all the good ones are taken (or some other misbegotten belief that is holding you back)?
Whatever beliefs or myths you are holding on to, they are not true and I can prove it!
More than 16 years ago I manifested my husband with powerful but amazingly easy techniques.  These have now worked for thousands of men and women of all ages (including my 80 year old mother-in-law), around the world!
In this workshop we will explore and discover how to:
• Clarify your needs, intentions and desires to magnetize your soulmate.
• Use my “secret sauce” for powerfully activating the Law of Attraction in your love life.
• Open your heart through the power of "feelingizations"™ and connect with the partnership energy of the divine. 
• Utilize transformational prayers, processes and rituals that will empower you to create and attract the partner of your dreams.
 
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Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a relationship expert, speaker, and host of The Art of Love online series.

Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eight books including her latest, Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships and the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.” 

Arielle lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband and soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends.

www.soulmatesecret.com
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Uma Mulnick :: Transformation Through Creativity: Meeting the Muse Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Continental Room :: Cost: $60
 
This is a hands - on workshop utilizing Intentional Creativity and Active Imagination to connect with the Inner Muse vs. the Inner Critic.   Information received will then be utilized in a painting.  Paintings are acrylic on water color paper (24" x 20") with embellishments.  Absolutely NO Experience Necessary.
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Uma's life is as a healer and her soul yearns for joy — to feel it, to express it, to share it and to BE it. She imagines a world filled with love and peace, and that all people are one.  Sharing the healing energy of Transformational Creativity is her contribution to making that a reality.  We can create whatever we want in our lives.  Uma chooses to create JOY!   

Uma painted, quilted, drew, "threw" pots (pottery), made stained glass art, and in her early 20s she became more aware of her spiritual side.  She started exploring meditation, learned to do yoga, and became much more knowledgeable about nutritional factors and health.  She traveled to India to continue her studies there, and upon returning to the states, she became a co-owner of the Institute of Yogic Culture in Southern California. She spent the next few years teaching yoga, meditation, vegetarian cooking and massage classes.  In 1979 she earned her chiropractic degree (D.C.) at Western States Chiropractic College, and later added an acupuncture certification to it.  She has been co-owner of Back Country Chiropractic and Wellness Center in McCall, Idaho for the past 20 + years and is now the owner of Dr. Uma’s Healing and Creative Arts Center.   For most of her life she has felt the calling to help people improve the quality of their lives, and she has fulfilled that mission as a healer.

In 2009, Uma walked into a Chopra Center retreat and saw the mandala work of Paul Heussenstamm.  It was a transforming moment and she became more intimately connected with the mandala -- never looking back - only going deeper and deeper into the center.  In 2013 Uma trained at the Cosmic Cowgirl University with Visionary Artist Shiloh Sophia McCloud and shortly thereafter in her Color of Woman Teachers Training Program.  The therapeutic healing of the Color of Woman Method has expanded Uma's tools of offering.
 
 - "I thrive on reaching greater depths of joy, and loving myself and others in a more complete way - there is no greater joy than sharing that journey with others and watching their lives transform.  I offer a loving, supportive atmosphere for this transformation to happen.  This is not just a workshop, this is a soul experience." - Uma Mulnick 
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Jeanette Dames :: Spiritual Efficiency - Learning to Live Each Day with Spirit and Angels as Your Guides Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Limelight A :: Cost $60

What would your life look like if joy was your natural state?
How could your life improve if you knew you were never alone?
Living in love instead of fear means I can...!

Improve every area of your life with the help of your angels.  Would you like to know who your guardian angels are?  Would you find it exciting to know which Archangel can help you with romance, health, finances, communication?  If this could change and improve every area of your life what would you invest to learn these skills?  Join Jeanette Dames, Angel Therapy Practitioner, for this exciting workshop and learn how to feel, hear, communicate with and even see your guardian angels and any other Divine Beings whose help you would like in your life.  Learn how to connect with all the angels around you, and see your life become a beautiful co-creation with peace surrounding  you as that connection becomes your natural state each day.  Jeanette will share with you how to make this connection, help you feel their presence and trust the guidance you are receiving.  She will also do a simple Angel Therapy session to cleanse and clear all your energy so you can enjoy your life in peace and joy! 

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Jeanette has been communicating with angels since she was a small child.  After completing her training with Dr.  Doreen Virtue in 2007, she has been leading workshop and retreats as well as coaching individuals and doing readings.  Jeanette is the host of The Soul’s Edge on 12Radio, and owns River Angel Ranch in McCall Idaho where she leads river retreats every summer.   Jeanette is also a licensed instructor for Louise Hay’s Love Yourself, Heal Your Life programs.

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Diana Anderson :: Confident Couples Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Camas Room :: Cost $40 per person or $65 per couple
 

You can have the relationship you desire. Once you have found love, the hard part is over. The rest is downhill, if you learn what your partner needs and how to communicate your own needs. With a few basic tools and some knowledge, any couple in love can turn their relationship into a powerful one.

In this workshop you will learn about the following skills:

  • How to communicate in an effective way that your partner understands
  • The male and female language and the differences in communication
  • The innate needs of your partner and how to meet them
  • What men need more than sex
  • What makes females interested in physical intimacy
  • Specific ways to developer deeper intimate connection
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Diana Anderson is the author of three books about creating better intimacy in relationships. She has coached women and men on the subject for eighteen years. Manifesting with Passion is a result of many years of working with women and men interested in becoming more aware of the power of their physical bodies. As a veteran coach, Diana teaches how to enlist the key ingredient to creating what you desire - Passion! Her powerful manifesting insights are now being developed into a book and video series. The author is the proud mother of three successful, artistic daughters in Boise and is grateful for her three sons-in-law. She lives in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Sonia Sommer :: Feel Like a Kid Again: How to Take Care of Your Own Body, Mind and Soul for a Healthy, Happy Life Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Lupine Room :: Cost $50

Finally feel at home in your body
Strengthen and calm your mind
Recapture the spirit you had as a kid so you can live life and have fun again

In this empowering workshop you will learn how to tune into and take care of the three fundamental aspects of your self - body, mind and soul. In this practical workshop, we will dive into how to live a better life and get your mind, body and soul tuned up using tools you can implement immediately and use for the rest of your life.  You will leave refreshed, recharged and ready to truly live a life you love using simple strategies and ideas.

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Sonia Sommer is a sought-after Practitioner of Structural Integration, who has been running a successful private practice for the past 15 years in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Sonia works with individuals from all walks of life with a focus on those seeking real transformation and personal evolution. After working with her, clients experience relief from pain in their body while learning tools to take back control of their own wellbeing and realign their life.
 
Sonia has over 20 years of experience in the field, with additional qualifications in massage therapy, sports training, and nutrition and is a professional member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). She has been a student of Hua Shan Taoist Chi Kung for the past decade and the energy medicine of the Q’ero Shamans, gaining hands-on experience working directly with shamans in Peru. Sonia has worked at the Australian Institute of Sport with Olympic athletes to help them optimize performance.  An active community member, she works with school aged children on a volunteer basis to teach them mindfulness through the Flourish Foundation http://www.flourishfoundation.org

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Dallas Reid Hall :: True Love is Not for Cowards Enroll
Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Aspen Room :: Cost: $40

Have you found true love in your relationship with self?  Will you know it when you see it?  In this workshop we will explore:
• What true love is in relation to the self
• How to achieve it
• How to break through the biggest obstacle to truly loving yourself

You will discover new and effective communication skills, learn how to create and maintain boundaries, and explore how to live and make decisions based on what you are feeling.  We will also look at fear and how to change your relationship to it. You will leave with tried and tested techniques you can use each day to find and enjoy true love in all your relationships, and you will leave with at least one idea that will affect your life in a positive way.

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Dallas Reid Hall is a man who has been involved in the Human Potential Movement for 46 years. He started in 1968 in Palo Alto, California which was one of the major centers of the movement.

Through all of Dallas' personal and professional challenges, he has maintained an incredible passion for wanting to know who his authentic self is. Dallas has spent time with many of our gifted teachers including J. Krishnamurti, Sam Keen, Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra and Gabrielle Roth, but it is his relentless search to understand the human condition that has brought him to who he is today.
 
Dallas maintains that, "You can read every book or listen to every teacher but until you have the courage to directly engage your true self you won’t discover who you are and how you can truly discover what this existence has to offer you."

www.dallasreidhall.com

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Tommy Rosen :: Recovery 2.0: Cutting Edge Perspectives on the 12 Steps, Yoga and Meditation Enroll
Friday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Continental Room :: Cost: $50

Recovery 2.0 has 6 pillars, which together form the basis of a holistic and more powerful approach to recovery from addiction than what is currently in place today.  The 6 pillars are:  The 12-Steps, Yoga, Meditation, Real Food, Mission, Service to Others.

Anyone can heal from addiction with proper attitude, direction, inspiration and love.   Part of the challenge has been that we have not known how to do this. We have not realized that there are deeper levels of detoxification and transformation available, which are necessary to uproot addiction and transcend it altogether.
We have also been lacking key perspectives about the causes, nature and anatomy of addiction. The perspectives, practices and technologies that are necessary to fully heal from addiction and thrive in recovery are the subjects of this workshop.
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Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness.  He holds advanced certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and has 20 years of recovery from acute drug addiction.  Tommy is one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds.  He teaches regularly at yoga conferences and festivals, including Wanderlust, Hanuman  and Tadasana. He is the host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference and teaches annually at Esalen, Omega and Kripalu.  Tommy's first book, Recovery 2.0, is due out from Hay House in 2014.

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Peggy Rometo :: Genius Intuition & The 7 Simple Secrets to Getting Your Questions Answered Enroll
Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Columbine Room :: Cost: $60

This event is all you need to know about the way you are already perfectly wired to understand and discern intuitive information. The workshop is divided into two parts. Part I is essentially the “How To” of Genius Intuition. Peggy will start you on your path to success by giving you the basics of intuition and putting you in touch with your strongest intuitive sense to help you discover how the Creator speaks directly to you. You will learn what differentiates Genius Intuition from everyday intuition. Peggy will share her guidelines for clear communication that will ensure your success. 
Part II focuses on the “How To” of increasing your ability to receive and manifest Genius Intuition by recognizing and catching your ego.  You’ll discover the Seven Simple Secrets that are needed to help you create and sustain your connection that gives shape to Genius Intuition. You will even make use of the chakra energy system to connect and anchor your seven main chakras with the seven corresponding Simple Secrets to keep you in the flow of your Genius Intuition.

Comfortable clothing is recommended. Open to all levels of intuitive ability from novice to expert.
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As one of the world’s most gifted intuitive teachers, Peggy Rometo shares her wisdom with Fortune 500 leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and celebrities as well as housewives, firemen, and schoolteachers. Deepak Chopra, Donna Karan and Demi Moore are just a few of the notable figures who praise her work. Her tenacity and absolute confidence in what she teaches, combined with humor and grace, has attracted individuals from all walks of life. Her practical style and genuine care are the perfect assets in guiding others to access and manifest spiritual guidance. Rometo’s approach appeals to entrepreneurs, trendsetters and go-getters, as she helps to take the guesswork out of increasing the value of our lives.  Author of The Little Book of Big Promises and the soon-to-be- published Genius Intuition, Rometo offers “how-to” guides for tapping into our innate wisdom founded on her belief that all the answers we seek come from within. She has appeared on FOX News’ Strategy Room and We tv and has been featured at Hay House “I Can Do It” events, Donna Karan’s NYC-based Urban Zen Studio, the Omega Institute, and the Zurich-based Lebenskraft Festival.

Highly intuitive from a young age, Peggy Rometo spent much of
her life resisting her gifts, and became a successful entrepreneur
and real estate investor and raised three children together with
her husband Bob. At age 38, she lost a brother in an unexpected accident, prompting her to reevaluate her life’s purpose. She instantly connected to a wellspring of inner guidance, which she has honed to understand intuitive ability in herself and others.

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Christina Tindle :: Peak Performance Breakthroughs in Athletics... and Life! Enroll
Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Camas Room :: Cost $65
 
Peak Performance is a YES attitude, called MOJO, that busts through self-limiting barriers to achieve world class physical results. When athletes use MOJO, they leave comfort zones behind to reach ultimate athletic goals. While comfort zones are often a stress-free place or situation where one feels safe or at ease, learn how they ultimately limit success and skill development when they become a hiding place to avoid facing difficulties or fears--called Nojo.  Nojo comfort zones minimize athletic potential and rob competitors of valuable time and confidence to develop world class abilities.

Learn to develop Mojo, the personal power that drives all success, and employ it to achieve extreme athletic outcomes. Ironically, research shows that peak performance comes from one’s passion, positive clarity, and commitment, not results or numbers. In this workshop, participants learn to develop the sort of inner strength that fuels excellence and top performance. Adversities and fears are replaced with Mojo-producing focus and action. Traits and beliefs of world class competitors and Olympians are spotlighted along with mental rules for athletic excellence. These elements, along with top mental techniques, are designed into Individual Mojo Peak Performance Plans. Increase focus, confidence, enjoyment, and push though physical and mental pain that stifles athletic performance. Say YES to that.

This workshop is also appropriate and helpful for amateur or recreational athletes that want a boost, and especially motivating for those returning to their sport after an injury, motherhood, or other hiatus.
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Christina Tindle, M.A Clinical Psychology, has counseled many clients with a range of issues over a 30-year career including depression, addictions, violence, personal growth, trauma, crisis intervention, self-development, fears, low self-esteem, parenting concerns, couple’s healing, peak performance, creativity, and family dynamics. She has trained and presented numerous workshops over that period on personal growth.

Christina was influenced by Olympic athletes and hopefuls in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she counseled for 10 years. She switched her approach to positive psychology to guide world class competitors beyond perceived limitations to achieve challenging athletic goals against the best athletes in the world.

Christina blends Positive Psychology, Olympic Mental Training, Buddhist Psychology, Flow studies, Flourishing research, Behavioral-Cognitive views, and humor to create a unique and effective, approach to personal growth.  She adapted her Thrive training for artists, cancer patients and their families, teens, peak performance athletes, and gaining financial wealth.

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Fred Olson :: The Practice of Inner Image Healing Enroll
1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Lupine Room :: Cost $95

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basic assumptions, models and practices that differentiate Inner Image Healing from other approaches to healing.  Case examples will be used to illustrate the diversity, elegance and power of this approach to transformation and healing through the use of dreams and nightmares, emotional issues and trauma, and physical issues and symptoms.  Participants will have the opportunity to experience Inner Image Healing directly during the workshop using group and/or personal exercises. + Expand

Fred Olsen has been involved in the modern dream movement since 1972 when he initiated his unique approach to inner imagery and healing.  Fred studied briefly at the C.G.Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and earned a Master of Divinity M.Div. in 1979 from the Andover Newton Theological School.  He taught a variety of college classes in psychology and organizational transformation in New Hampshire, Vermont, California and Portland, OR, and worked on a crisis intervention and suicide hotline during the early 1980s.  Fred relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985 to participate in the emerging dreamwork movement at the time of the founding of the Association for the Study of Dreams.  He co-founded the Bay Area Dreamworkers Group(BADG) in 1985 and founded the San Francisco Dream House in 1986 while continuing to develop his unique approach.

Fred has presented workshops at his center as well as ASD (later IASD) and presented papers at the annual meeting of the International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing during the late 1980s through the mid 1990s.  He has conducted workshops, classes and occasional training groups in his approach over the years in San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Paradise, CA; Reno, NV; and Taos, NM.

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Alex Laws :: Awakening Your Intuition Enroll
Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Aspen Room :: Cost: $37
 
Alex Laws will present eight steps to awakening one’s intuition and living a life taking action on the thoughts and feelings each of us have within. All participants will leave the workshop with individual tailored plans for themselves, which will allow them to take action, listen, and to exist in a healthier and more fulfilling life.
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Alex Laws is a world-class athlete, cancer survivor, founder of Rythmatic Meditation™ and intuitive consultant who has proven success as a psychic medium. As an intuitive consultant, Laws clientele vary from cooperate leaders and managers seeking insight for company direction and performance to individuals who want outside consultation and information about a personal issue or relationship.
As a world-class athlete, Laws was the owner of the popular Soul Culture Cycling studio in Portland and has competed in more than 15 Ironman Triathlons, more than 40 marathons and has completed the Ultraman Hawaii three times.
His innovative Rythmatic Meditation™, which he teaches exclusively at Zenergy Health Club and Spa in Sun Valley is a unique cycling class offering a full body work out with an added component of meditation creating a body and mind connection.
Through his experience competing in Ironman Triathlons, living as a cancer survivor and inventing a unique relaxation spin class, Laws can relate to many of life’s experience. Laws mission to tap into everyone’s inner voice or business core is also to provide a healthier existence and fulfilling life.
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Kim John Payne :: Simplicity Parenting Enroll
Monday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM :: Continental Room :: Cost: $45

In this workshop, Kim will explore in depth why less is more and present four simplicity pathways you can take to help your child feel calmer, happier and more secure. This is the work and the workshop which provided the inspiration for Kim’s book by the same name.  It presents not only the four simple steps, but examples of how to bring “the power of less” into your home on a daily basis.
So much of modern life seems to be about more. Very few presentations you will attend will suggest that you do less, but this is one of them. It quietly presents ‘do-able’ daily ways in which we can simplify our families lives and by doing so build resiliency within our children.
 
Step One: Simplify your environment
Step Two: Simplify food and mealtimes
Step Three: Simplify your family’s schedule
Step Four: Simplify the amount of information and involvement about the adult world

CEU credits are available for this workshop.
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Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a family & school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher for twenty seven years. He regularly gives keynote addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. He is a consultant and trainer to over 110 U.S. independent and public schools.  In each role, he has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem and the vital role living a balanced simple life brings.  He has also consulted for educational associations in South Africa, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Kim has worked extensively with the North American and UK Waldorf educational movements. He has served as Director of the Collaborative Counseling program at Antioch University New England. He is Co-Director of the Simplicity Project a multi media social network that explores what really connects and disconnects us to ourselves and to the world. Kim is the Founding Director of The Center for Social Sustainability.

In addition to authoring Simplicity Parenting, he is also the author of The Games Children Play, and is presently working on two other titles,The Soul of Discipline and Whole Child Sports; How to Navigate Child & Youth Sports.  He has appeared on frequently on television including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox; on radio with the BBC, Sirius/XM, CBC & NPR and in print including Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Mothering, Times Union and the LA Times.  He is based in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
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Kyle Cease :: Evolving Out Loud: A Comedic Transformational Workshop Enroll
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Limelight A :: Cost: $50

Benefits from this workshop will include minimizing, if not ending, stage fright, writer’s block, hesitation, doubt and fear and moving you toward what you really want in life, beyond where you are now. Money, health, relationships can all improve as you move toward your core. Kyle will guide you through the art of allowing and letting go and into the unlimited art of playing, and he will discuss how to add more humor to your life and into your work.

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Kyle Cease is an inspirational speaker, transforming audiences through his unique blend of comedy and motivation. Following his successful Comedy Central Hour Special Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler and a #1 ranking on the network’s Standup Showdown, Kyle began speaking at colleges, universities, summits and Fortune 500 conferences about his use of Comedy to overcome life’s obstacles. Kyle tours North America lecturing his beliefs on spirituality, transformation and self- motivation.

Kyle Cease was named the Number One Comedian on Comedy Central in 2009.  He has appeared on over 100 different TV and movie appearances, including The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Show, Comedy Central’s Atom TV, numerous VH1 Shows, Reality Bites Back, One on One, Man up, Stand up, Comics Unleashed, and the Martin Short Show.

www.kylecease.com

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Kia Miller :: Heal and Rejuvenate Yourself Through The Breath Enroll
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Sawtooth Room :: Cost: $50
 
 
The ancient sages recognized the breath as one of the key ways that we build and balance energy in the body. It is the bridge between the unconscious and the conscious and a powerful tool for personal transformation. It is perhaps the most important practice for this time in the world, when stress is high and our energy reserves are low. This workshop explores the 4 key uses of the breath (letting go, carrying our words, changing our energy, transforming our consciousness). You will explore your relationship to the breath and learn key pranayamas (breath techniques) that will help you to become masterful at managing your energy and revitalizing your mind and body.  These tools will serve you throughout your life. Workshop will include movement, pranayama and meditation.
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One of the most well known Kundalini teachers in the West, Kia has an ability to translate the subtle teachings of Kundalini Yoga in a highly accessible way. Kia's study of yoga began when she was 15. She is certified in both Hatha and Kundalini and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. Kia's passion is to share the Kundalini tradition infused with Bhakti. Kia's classes are a powerful mix of asana, breath, meditation and chanting that will leave you uplifted and empowered. - Reduce
Betsy Chasse :: Tipping The Sacred Cows Enroll
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Columbine Room :: Cost: $50

What does it mean to live “in BLISS”? Is it possible? What is The Law of Attraction and how do I use it? What does it mean to live a spiritual and purposeful life? How can I do it while I’m picking up my kids from school and finding success in my work? In this talk, Betsy examines the principles of spirituality and the practicality of using them in our everyday life. Exploring neuroscience and organizational psychology as tools to understand how we work and how we can create real change in our beliefs and behaviors to live the life we desire. Based on her latest book, Tipping Sacred Cows.
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Betsy Chasse is an award winning filmmaker and author and was listed in Variety’s top 50 Independent Producers of 2004.   Chasse was the Co-Director, Co-Writer, and Producer of the award winning and highly acclaimed film What The Bleep Do We Know?! This ground-breaking film was the first of it’s kind - a hybrid documentary including a dramatic story.  It featured Academy award winner Marlee Maitlin, Elaine Hendrix and Armin Shimmerman.  The film was a sleeper hit of 2004 grossing over $14 million dollars in the US box office and went on to sell over 1 million dvds in it’s first six months of release.  It is now considered a cult classic and the most successful film about spirituality of all time.

Chasse co-authored the book What The Bleep Do We Know?! Discovering the Endless Possibilities For Altering Your Everyday Reality, and is the author of Metanoia — A Transformative Change of Heart. She is currently finishing her third book, Tipping Sacred Cows.

In 2007 Chasse produced the documentary Pregnant in America. which was screened nationally and endorsed by leading birth experts such as Lamaze International and Midwife Association of America.  She is currently in pre-production on Zentropy, which is loosely based on her journey of making BLEEP as well as producing and directing the follow up film to BLEEP for the 10th anniversary which will be released in 2014.

Betsy Chasse has helped produce over 30 feature films, and runs her own production and distribution company, Intention Media, which has released multiple films on DVD or in theaters, including the Sundance Award winning documentary FUEL, and the award winning Quantum Activist.

 

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Nanette Ford :: Awakening, Here and Now Enroll
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Camas Room :: Cost: $35


The only requirement to attend this workshop is a desire to stop suffering.  Divine Energies are exceptionally available on the planet now waiting to assist you in evolving to higher levels of consciousness called Awakening, God Realization and Enlightenment. This workshop will offer access to those Divine energies.  Awakening is waiting for you now. It is your karma and your destiny.

From the moment you wake up, the struggles begin. with internal dialog and conflict. There is a constant inner conversation of chatter, which follows you and governs your day. The Buddhists call this Monkey Mind.  It runs you and by the end of the day you are exhausted looking for a way to find some peace.  When Awakening happens the Monkey Mind calms down and dissolves.

This workshop  will provide you the opportunity to listen and participate in a real discussion with normal people who have had this neurobiological brain shift called Awakening. This will enliven your consciousness and  start your own process towards moving out of the chattering mind toward internal peace.  This workshop will offer you an opportunity for personal interaction with confirmed Awakened people.  Through the Oneness Blessing and ancient meditation techniques, by the completion of the workshop you will leave feeling a change of consciousness, which will continue to expand.

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Nanette Ford is a Physician Assistant who works locally in Ketchum. She started her journey to Awakening 40 years ago when she was 16. As a young teenager she was drawn to the mysticism of the Eastern Philosophies, beginning with initiation in to Trancendental Meditation (TM). Through the experience of regular meditation she continued her journey toward the hope that one day she would move into a permanent shift of higher consciousness known as Awakening. In 2007 She experienced the Deeksha Blessing for the first time. Through the Grace of this transmission of Divine energies, she noted an acceleration of growth in consciousness. Since that time she has traveled several times to Oneness University in India to study with the Avatar Sri AmmaBhagavan, who confirmed her in 2012 to be “Awakened,” and she was told that “the Self will never return."
From this perspective she holds great passion to assist others into their own Awakening which is close at hand for EVERYONE on the planet today.
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Petra :: Become a Green Smoothie Gangster Enroll
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: Lupine Room :: Price $60


Let's empower the people!  Do you know how to heal your body naturally, lose weight, look younger, strengthen your immune system, have more energy, heal constipation, prevent disease and feel more comfortable in your skin?  Do you love yourself and the miraculous body you live in?  Do you know how to feed your children food that will aid in their growth, expand their brains, strengthen their bodies and give them optimal health in the developing years of their life?

This workshop is part lecture and part demonstration.   I will demonstrate simple, yummy, healthy, food that will transform your life and jump start your journey to optimal health.   Raw plant based food vibrating with life force and direct energy from the sun.  This food gives us a natural high, heals our body of ailments, reverses aging and prevents disease. Green smoothies, juices without a juicer, delicious snacks, desserts and raw chocolate.   Yes chocolate!  Take your power back and learn about your body, how to heal it and how to nourish it.  It's easy....I will show you how. Together we can change the world one green smoothie at a time!  Join the gang, come to the workshop and become a Green Smoothie Gangster!

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Petra loves kale!  And she loves inspiring, empowering and healing people through green smoothies, juicy food and juicy thoughts.  She is a national spokesperson for the benefits of green smoothies, fresh juices, raw food, alternative healing, natural beauty and proper bowel care.  Yes it is important to poo everyday!  She is the founder of GreenSmoothieGangster.com where she shares inspiring, empowering, entertaining videos and posts about health, vitality, stretching, youthening, grounding, healing, longevity, disease prevention and self love. She has coached, inspired and transformed people all the world.  Follow her to Eat Juicy, Think Juicy and Feel Juicy.
www.greensmoothiegangster.com

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Gary Quinn :: The Power of Yes: Master a Positive Belief System and Achieve Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Enroll
Monday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Continental Room :: Cost: $50


Every human being has come into this life to create something unique and enriching this world. Each of us is born with a gift and a task through which we are drawn to people, places, events or horizons. Destiny, success and fulfillment are the landmarks of this energy.  However, the power we lose in everyday needs or confusion often robs us of the control and the ability to stay on the ideal path. Fears cause a loss in confidence. But those fears and the lack of freedom are related; we are forced to face our goals again in the eye, to overcome obstacles, and to dare for a new beginning.

The techniques of mindfulness meditation can be used in our everyday lives to help us achieve physical relaxation, inner peace and an enhanced ability to cope with stress. We will learn to focus on a moment -to- moment awareness of our body and mind, gaining direct insight into how our thoughts and emotions can trigger physical tension, stress and health problems. We will explore the power of foods, antioxidants, detoxification, exercise and nutrition. The seminar aims to raise awareness that we develop a unique sense of individual power within us. It's about to discover the champion in us to take our destiny in the hands and to seek creative success. Inspired motivation, the power of transformation and the recognition of their own potential are made visible and tangible in this workshop. In this way, we are introduced to a vibrant spiritual zone in which develops the inspiration from the book of our own lives.

Laura Carlin and Alison Forbes :: Change Your Home, Transform Your Life Enroll
Monday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Sawtooth Room :: Cost $60

How many of us yearn to come home? Not only to a physical place that inspires us with its beauty and simplicity, but also to a place inside ourselves where we feel connected, alive with purpose, overwhelming grateful, and brimming with joy?  Join sisters Laura and Alison and get the simple steps and practical inspiration you need to create your ideal home.

The workshop will consist of three parts:

Coming Home:
Explore the meaning of home to you.
Discover the vital connection between home and self
Learn why your home is such a powerful tool for creating the life you want.
Participate in an exercise to clarify your current relationship with your home and life.
 
Making a Home:
Learn how to simplify and de-clutter (step by step) to make space for what truly matters.
Participate in an exercise to clear your "inner clutter."
Learn how to clear the energy in a room.
Learn ten simple steps to create a healthier home.
Go room by room and receive tips for each room of your home to create supportive, harmonious, beautiful, and healthful surroundings.

Bringing Your Dreams Home:
Be guided through the "Life Design" process to set intentions and create visual affirmations.
Use a Feng Shui tool called the Bagua Map to anchor your visual affirmations
Identify actions steps and make a personalized plan to create your ideal home and life.

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Laura and Alison are sisters, speakers, and authors of The Peaceful Nursery: Preparing a Home for Your Baby, and the eGuides Laura and Alison’s What You Will Need for a Healthy, Green Baby Nursery and Love at Home: The Single Girl’s Guide to Life Design. Laura and Alison write, speak and teach about the simple changes you can make at home to change your life, and the inspiration and love that can be found in everyday living. They have contributed to magazines, websites and television and radio shows and have been featured in numerous publications. Laura received a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University. Alison has a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and she is a certified Denise Linn Soul Coach. In addition, Alison is Co-Executive Director of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that transforms the lives of youth from underserved communities through the arts. Laura and Alison are also graduates of the Western School of Feng Shui. Their articles and free guide "Ten Tips to Start Transforming Your Home and Life Today" can be found at www.InspiredEverydayLiving.com
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Tresa Leftenant :: Ultimate Wellness: Your Personal Money Reinvention Enroll
Monday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Camas Room :: Cost: $50 per person or $75 per couple

During this immersive and interactive workshop, Reinventing Her author Tresa Leftenant will guide you through a Personal Money Reinvention designed to transform every aspect of your wellness through the area of money.  You will begin by uncovering your Personal Money Lens, which is the lens through which you currently view and live your life in the area of money.  You will then experience Tresa's 3-part Reframe-Retrain-Reclaim process as you build a new understanding and relationship with money and wellness that you've never known before.  During this powerful workshop experience you will also learn:
  • How to declare a new Money Lens that releases unconscious patterns keeping you from the life and wellness you want
  • Why your new money conversation must become your new Money reality (the difference is critical) and exactly how to make that happen
  • A simple process for replacing your old money patterns with empowered behaviors that are fully aligned with your highest core purpose and what's most important to you
  • The 7-Step Money Reinvention Blueprint that has helped women and couples of all ages reclaim their power over money, wellness and life
Every workshop participant will also receive a 90-Day Financial Reinvention Plan.

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Tresa Leftenant, CFP® and author of Reinventing Her: Helping Women Plan For, Pursue and Capitalize on Your Next Chapter, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Reinvention Specialist who is fiercely committed to guiding women on becoming fully empowered in every area of their lives, beginning with a Personal Reinvention in the area of money.  Her professional career includes over 25 years experience working with remarkable women and guiding them through her powerful 7-Step Reinvention Process for achieving ultimate personal and financial wellness.

Tresa's passion for helping women reinvent their story around money comes from her own powerful reinvention, which followed years of personal and financial turmoil due to an inability to see her unconscious money patterns.  Even as she was advising people how to manage their money, she was drowning in debt and completely avoiding certain patterns and messes in her life, including dysfunctional relationships, excessive drinking and shopping, as well as not being fully present for her children.  It wasn’t until she hit rock bottom that the gift of reinvention emerged and literally saved her existence.  The gift of her own powerful transformation is what empowers her to guide others to immediately reinvent their relationship with money and start living a purpose-driven life.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. For a list of states in which Tresa is registered to do business, please visit www.myfinancialdesign.com

www.ReinventingHer.com 

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Kate Janke :: Creating a Climate of Mindfulness: How to Incorporate Mindfulness into your School and Home Enroll
Monday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Columbine Room :: Cost: $75

 

Join us for a half day of inquiry, practice, and play as we explore the power of teaching youth how to live and grow with strong minds and strong hearts.  This will be an experiential workshop for educators, parents, MFTs, and anyone interested in teaching mindfulness to youth.  Learn simple and fun lessons that cultivate compassion, empathy, wisdom, and connection among students.  Help your student(s) develop their ability to pay attention and self regulate emotions using mindful awareness.  Learn new ways to communicate with each other using mindful based language.  Over all, the power of teaching from a place of presence will be emphasized and supported, to bring personal benefit to all who attend.  Participants will receive a packet that includes the lessons presented and references for further learning.  Workshop is suitable for all levels of mindfulness experience.

CEU credits are available for this workshop.
Kate Riley and Susan Randall :: Conscious Aging and Conscious Dying Enroll
Monday 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Lupine Room :: Cost: $50

To maintain a healthy body, we must make lifestyle choices that promote good health. If you know that one day you will die, why wouldn’t you want to make choices that promote a good death? The members of the baby boomer generation, all 76 million of us who are still living, are facing end-of-life decisions. Most do not want an institutional death; more and more are seeking new options and educating themselves to make better decisions. How can we plan for an affordable, meaningful death?

Spend three lively hours with Certified Death Midwives, Kate Riley and Susan Randall for an extension of their presentation: Death and Dying: Shifting the Paradigm. Kate and Susan will lead participants into examining death on a more intimate level:
• How to prepare for your own death
• How to initiate end of life dialogue/conversation
• What to do if things don’t go as planned
• Your legal rights in caring for a deceased loved one
• Assistance with filling out and filing necessary legal documents
• Home funeral vs. commercial funeral homes
• Legal issues and costs involved

In addition, Kate and Susan will have information on shrouds, caskets and alternative urns, instructions on how to build a pine coffin, cremation requirements, green burials, and how to create individual ceremonies, rituals and memorial services. They will have Advanced Medical Directive forms, as well as additional information and resources such as Lisa Carlson’s Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love (which covers laws and regulations in all 50 states) and information on local references such as Hospice of the Wood River Valley or Wood River Chapel.

CEU credits are available for this workshop.

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Kate Riley is a Certified Death Midwife/Advocate.  As a child, Kate experienced many deaths, and it wasn't until later in adulthood that she sought to transcend the fear she felt at each death. Over time, Kate began to approach the passing of loved ones in a different way. In 2007, when Kate was called to her father's bedside, she experienced something completely different. Suddenly, it felt natural to advocate for her father who was on a ventilator and couldn't speak. Kate found a way to communicate with her father, and in this space both participated in an end-of-life conversation. After his death, she began her training as a death midwife. Kate lives in Hailey, Idaho where she works as an advocate/liaison for the dying and their family members.

Susan Randall is a Certified Death Midwife/Holistic Death Care. At an early age, when she created a graveyard for her pet turtles, Susan realized meaningful ritual was important for honoring the dead. When her best friend disappeared without a trace during her teenage years, Susan learned that the absence of a loved one's body delays the grieving process. As an adult, after viewing a friend's body at the funeral home, she saw the importance of taking charge of the funeral process. These experiences have led Susan to educate folks about their legal choices and options in death care as well as in celebrating this transition. Susan lives in Boise, Idaho, where she works as a practitioner in holistic death care.

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Jody Stanislaw :: The Four Keys to Having More Energy, Better Sleep, and Feeling Great Enroll
Monday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM :: Aspen Room :: Cost $35

Being truly healthy is much more than just about avoiding disease.  Optimal health includes waking up with energy and enthusiasm, feeding your body the right nutrients, getting adequate rest and regular exercise, feeling good in your body, and having joy and peace in your heart.

When you look at health from this holistic perspective, how are you doing? In this workshop local naturopathic physician Dr. Jody Stanislaw presents her secret formula for how to improve on all of the above, including how to have more energy and radiant health.

At this inspiring workshop, you will learn:
• The essential ingredients for a healthy breakfast
• The main 2 oils you should use in your kitchen
• The 4 rules of optimal nutrition
• Secrets to a good night’s sleep
• Simple tools for reducing stress and increasing joy
• Natural steps for avoiding colds & the flu
…and much more

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Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her naturopathic doctorate degree at Bastyr University. She has helped patients around the world transform their health from flailing to fabulous using her 4 Pillars of Health Lifestyle Transformation program.  She sees a wide range of conditions such as insomnia, fatigue, digestion issues, weightloss, anxiety, depression, allergies, asthma, autoimmune conditions and more. She is a unique physician because she not only focuses on improving one's physical health but also focuses on supporting patients in feeling well about their life overall. She uses a whole person approach for achieving optimal wellbeing.

Dr. Jody's passion for wellness stems from overcoming her own health challenges of living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of seven. Healthy nutrition and exercise have always been a part of her life.  She has also traveled extensively and has lived in Italy, Australia, Bali, and Thailand, and wrote a book based on her year in Thailand, called HUNGER, An Adventurous Journey of Finding Peace Within.
 
Dr. Jody works with clients anywhere around the world via phone or Skype.  www.DrJodyND.com

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