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September 2016 
Meditation Teacher Academy
Teach Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation Teacher Academy
Do you want more peace? Are you looking for more passion and purpose in your life? Perhaps becoming a meditation teacher is the next step for you. The Meditation Teacher Academy is a 200-hour training program which provides the knowledge, support, and supervision to meditators wishing to deepen their own personal meditation and mindfulness practises and learn to teach meditation.

The Meditation Teacher Academy is under the direction of Sarah McLean, an inspiring, meditation and mindfulness teacher with over 20 years' experience teaching mediation who developed the program in 2012. She's a best-selling Hay House author and the founder of the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona.

With increasing numbers of people seeking to learn meditation to increase their inner peace and wellbeing, the need for qualified, professional teachers is undoubtable.

The hundreds of graduates of the Meditation Teacher Academy are sharing meditation and mindfulness around the world making a difference in the lives of their families, in their workplace, and in their community. Some teach meditation in Fortune 500 companies, others take meditation and mindfulness into schools, while others bring it to healthcare arenas.

The 200-hour program offers a complete and intensive course in the theory, science, practice, and teaching of a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques with a faculty of seasoned meditation teachers from various meditation schools.

You begin your training in the Meditation Foundation Course: a 150-hour, self-paced, distance learning and personal practice curriculum. With the support of a personal course adviser, you will dive into and master a variety of meditation and mindfulness practices, readings on neuroscience and philosophy, personal development exercises, a series of videos and audios, quizzes, and ten live teleconferences.

After completing the distance learning component, you'll attend the required 50-hour Teacher Training Intensive in Sedona, Arizona at the McLean Meditation Institute. It's an 8-day immersion into meditation, gentle yoga practices, and a teaching practicum. You'll emerge as an effective and inspiring teacher, trained to teach scientifically proven, time-tested meditation and mindfulness techniques.

If you'd like to find out if this program is right for you, call (928) 204-0067. With rolling admissions, you can begin right away!

The McLean Meditation Institute provides meditation and mindfulness programs: weekend retreats, classes, study groups, daily meditations, and a professional teacher training program, dedicated to supporting those seeking increased happiness, peace, and fulfillment.

Goddess Divine
A Sedona Women's Retreat

Sedona Women_s Retreat
In May of 2016 a group of dynamic women came together for a weekend in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. They spent their time bonding in sisterhood, supporting one another's goals and reveling in the spectacular beauty that Mother Earth has to offer in the Red Rock region of Arizona.

Lifelong friendships were formed. Mystical experiences were had. And the support, communication and sisterhood continues.

I had the honor of facilitating the retreat for these amazing goddesses. Each woman in presence was given a personal divination, connection to goddesses (mythological as well as her own inner goddess) for help in her endeavors. All of the workshops and exercises facilitated insights for each woman, uncovering and removing any blocks to her success.

Kelly had this to say about her experience - "I came to Ren´┐Że's Goddess Divine retreat. I just wanted to Re-Set and I found SO much more! She facilitated a HUGE spiritual foundation that I just can't wait to experience for the rest of my life! So, if you get a chance to come visit her, Do it!"

So, here's your chance! The next Goddess Divine Retreat will take place November 11th through November 14th, 2016. We will share four days and three nights of immersion in the Divine. I would be so thrilled to host you in my next group of Goddesses! Let's share the sacred sisterhood together!

Bright Blessings!

Visit Renee Damoiselle

Womens Yoga & Turtle Retreat
Costa Rica Adventure - October 22-29

Women_s Yoga _ Turtle Retreat
Costa Rica has the highest density of biodiversity in the world, including monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths, turtles, crocodiles, frogs, jaguars, and ocelots to name a few. Rich with waterfalls and rainforests; explore nature and see the beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds all around you. Swim in the magical warm ocean; relax on the beach. Make new friends while enjoying the trip of a lifetime.
Adventure awaits; zip line, SUP, kayak, snorkel, ATV, hike the rainforest, surfing, sailing, diving, rafting. Relax by the infinity pool or go to the spa for a massage and facial.
This 8 day, 7 night amazing adventure includes; Yoga twice daily, 3 meals, airport transfers, hotel, night out dancing, sunset yoga on the beach, sangria night, sharing circles, and the highlight of the trip is watching the turtles nesting on the beach. Prices as low as $1000.
Come feel your fierce and live the pura vida way

Visit Bodyworks Yoga Company

Calling in the Moonlight
October 15-16 in Virginia

Release and Awakening Retreat
The retreat program is called "The Release and Awakening" and is designed to support you in all that you would want to release from your life and then raise you up into your highest vibration and consciousness.

To highlight some of our events: Yoga & Meditation, Self-Healing, Crystal Talk, Sound & Light Immersion, Concert, Full Moon Release Ritual & Fire Drumming, and much, much more!
The Land Celebration offers hiking trails through their 43 acres that lead to many sacred grottoes like the Prayer Pagoda, 3 Labyrinths, the Copper Pyramid and Medicine Wheel which are all lined with Crystals. The Land Celebration is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Gore, Va. West of Winchester, Va.
Weekend & 1 Day Tickets $130-$330 with Dorm / Camp. (Options for early arrival and late check out.)

Visit Crystal Reiki Therapy

Boldly Going Nowhere Retreat
From Striving to Arriving

The Boldly Going Nowhere movement was created by Shannon Plummer and Bob Sima. It represents the challenge question that we so often ask ourselves throughout our lives, "What am I doing?" Not in a literal sense, but in the grander consciousness. So often, the answer is simple, "I need to slow down before I go any further." The tagline - From Striving to Arriving - was borrowed from a Wayne Dyer presentation to remind us that we cannot arrive at, or enjoy, this moment when we are constantly striving to get to the next. Boldly Going Nowhere has a clear intention: to bring you to HERE. Whatever "here" needs to be for you. Shannon and Bob will combine stimulating discussion, creative silences, inspiring activities, and soul-stirring music to create an experience to remind you that nowhere is now-here.

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Baja Escape: Oct 25 -Nov 1
Radical Self Care and Adventure

Baja Escape
Rest, Rejuvenate, Reconnect. Remote tranquility, peace, quiet and deep Soul diving in a circle of women make this Earth & Sea Eco-Adventure a rare and extraordinary retreat. Paddle, hike, SUP pristine waters; swim with sea lions and gentle whale sharks in Isla Espiritu Santos, Baja California. Revitalize your mind, body and spirit in quiet, stunning beauty with 8 days/7 nights of wondrous adventure and profound reconnection!

Visit Womens Empowerment Workshop
Yoga, Qigong for Sexual Vitality
with Prana Regina Barrett and guest

Yoga_ Qigong for Sexual Vitality
October 6-9
Women's sexuality can be a powerful source of energy, self discovery and creativity!  Practice gentle to moderate tantra yoga, qigong and sacred movement.  Learn taoist and tantric sacred sexuality and breathing techniques, meditation and communication skills for nourishment and personal empowerment. Gather the life force energy from all around you to support reproductive health, sustain and nourish your energy and encourage sexual vitality and healing.

Visit Eastover Estate & Retreat

Personalized Retreats in Ojai
Emotional Healing, Self-Care & More!

Personalized Retreats in Ojai
Be supported as you connect spiritually, recover from loss, experience emotional healing, discover your life purpose, find real love, learn self-care, and believe life can be good again.  Our personalized retreats are unique. All retreats give you counseling support, help setting up your retreat, a customized retreat manual, meditations.. Add on services include yoga, massage, a spiritual tour of Ojai, and more!

Visit Peaceful Self Retreats

Uplifting Sedona Adventure
Yoga & Hiking - November 5-9

Uplifting Sedona Adventure
Enjoy leisurely hikes and gentle Yoga amid Sedona's majestic red rocks, plus a Grand Canyon adventure. Let experts guide you to deepen your well-being through Yoga and meditation. Experience Sedona's mystical vortex energy, the peace of Yoga, and a fun vacation. "Relax, Release, Receive, and Renew!" Retreats listed first, Sunset Magazine's - "Ten Inspirational Retreats." New 2017 retreats-January, March, May, October, November. Beginners and longtime yogis welcome.

Visit Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking

Symposium-Medical Qigong Taichi
Save the Dates: June 23-30, 2017

Symposium on Medical Qigong Taichi
This Eastover annual event attracts leading Qigong masters from around the world. Join the community of Chinese medicine doctors, psychologists and healing practitioners. The theme is the eastern art of healing, emphasizing how our spiritual and mental health affects our physical health, consisted of individual classes, workshops, and panel discussions. Participants received board certificates as they complete required courses during the symposium. The nights will be packed with meditation, Qigong dance and enchanting Chinese tea ceremonies.

Visit Eastover Estate & Retreat
Study with Curandera Shamans
Retreats and Online Learning

Study with modern day Curandera Shamans
Study with modern day Curandera Shamans  who act as mediums between the physical world and the spiritual dimensions for the purposes of healing. For centuries, the ancient Mayan people were accurate astronomers, DNA healers, hermetic masters and sacred geometry (Light Language) communicators. To this day, scientists have no answers for how the Mayan people were so advanced in these fields of study. Retreats and online learning worldwide!

Visit Mayan Healers

Angelsong Retreat Center
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Stanwood, WA
A licensed bed and breakfast on 42 acres of farmland, forest, stream, and zen gardens. Perfect for a private retreat. If you book a private retreat, no other guests will be on the property during your stay. Groups up to 30 are welcome.

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Mountain Trek Health Spa & Fitness
Personal Retreats

Hot Springs, BC
Each day begins with delicious spa cuisine and mild yoga before enjoying guided hikes through some of the most beautiful terrain on earth. In the evenings there are fitness classes, health lectures and many different ways to detox and relax including massage, sauna, hot tub and the nearby natural hot springs before you fall into a perfectly sound sleep.

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Sedona Mago Retreat
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Sedona, AZ
A 163-acre spiritual retreat center owned by the Tao Fellowship, a nonprofit established to provide guidance and education to those who seek an open-minded, integrative and practical spiritual direction. Groups up to 500 welcome.

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Spirit Mountain Retreat
Personal Retreats

Idyllwild, CA
A non-denominational spirituality/ meditation center. We offer a quiet place for individual and small group reflection, attuning to one's inner spirit, prayer, meditation and spiritual guidance.

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SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats
Personal Retreats

Sedona, AZ
Our programs include both private one-on-one intensives that are offered year round, as well as affordable small group retreats offered on predetermined dates. Our approach is both holistic and non-sectarian.

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AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Costa Rica
Imagine.. leaving your stress behind and immersing yourself in nature at a holistic eco-retreat where you can truly rejuvenate your spirit. Imagine... practicing yoga in Costa Rica in a magnificent open-air pavilion overlooking the Costa Rican mountains while exotic birds fly overhead. Groups up to 40 are welcome.

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Infinite Alignment
Personal Retreats

Evergreen, CO
We provide extensive ongoing remote healing and coaching support services, as well as workshops for conscious evolution. The ROSE process is at the cornerstone of this transmutation to Infinite Alignment.

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One-on-One Life Coaching Retreat
Personal Retreats

Santa Barbara, CA
Treat Yourself to a Soul-Satisfying Solo Retreat in Beautiful Santa Barbara! These private guided retreats offer a unique getaway coaching retreat experience facilitated by Lauren Sullivan, award-winning author of Give Wings to Your Dreams: Reawaken Your Joy and Passion for Life.

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Sakya Kachod Choling
Personal Retreats

Friday Harbor, WA
The Center is located on 20 acres of beautiful tree covered hillside on San Juan Island, Washington. The serene, natural setting offers a place of refuge and support for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike year 'round.

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Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat
Personal Retreats & Center for Rent

Leyden, MA
Spirit Fire is both an educational organization focused on meditation and a retreat facility available for group rental (up to 40) and personal Quietude retreats. Spirit Fire is located on 95 private acres of serenity and beauty in Western Massachusetts.

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Nyingma Institute
Personal Retreats

Berkeley, CA
We offer custom private retreats, presenting you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Berkeley Hills. These retreats are designed for your schedule, offering ample time for study and practice, while also including a beginning Tibetan Yoga class and our popular weekend programs.

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House of the Redeemer
Personal Retreats

New York, NY
Dedicated to providing peace and serenity for those who seek "a place apart". The House is open to all faiths for prayer, meditation and spiritual renewal.

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The Dent House
Center for Rent

Ojai, CA
Includes a main house, Farm House and Guest Barns, and extensive grounds for groups up to 24. The three facilities combine to offer eleven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, two convertible sitting rooms, one very large gathering room, three living rooms, three kitchens, plus serene screened porches.

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Flaget Retreat Center
Center for Rent

Louisville, KY
We can accommodate multiple groups of up to 300 people at a time. Many of our guests have returned here year after year, and that return pilgrimage attests to their satisfaction with what they experience here.

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La Balian Villa and Retreat
Center for Rent

Bali, Indonesia
An 8 bedroom all with ensuite bathroom retreat in Balian on the stunning west coast of Bali. Only 1.5 hours from the airport set in a tranquil rice field setting yet only 20 minutes lazy walk to Balian beach and village.

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Camp Chipinaw
Center for Rent

Swan Lake, NY
Located less than 2 hours north west of New York City in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Our facility encompasses over 300 acres with numerous lighted sports fields and indoor facilities. For groups up to 2000.

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Venture Valley
Center for Rent

Corralitos, CA
Designed to provide the optimal setting and inspiration for productive and successful meetings.
Writer's Retreats, strategic planning, human potential groups, yoga, team building, Beautiful, fully-equipped meeting rooms with fireplaces and gorgeous views.

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