1 ~ INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer the following seven questions to inform the community about yourself and enhance your experience at the Sedona Source Center. Answers are NOT REQUIRED to join, and you can always fill them out later on your MYPORTAL page. Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
As a recent newcomer, the Red Rock Mountains take my breath away every day!! The wonderful community of women I have met so far: so warm, inviting and welcoming! The feelings of peacefulness and fun that I feel so often. Hiking (yes!), swimming in the creek, and meditating on a beautiful rock above the creek with the sound of rushing water in the background.
2 ~ What is your "JOB" (aka Joy of Being)? What especially delights you?
Real conversations with all peoples...the kind where I learn something; a new perspective, an idea, trivia, laughter and authenticity! NATURE! Trees are my first love, but all of nature
makes my heart soar! Art in any form (worked in a museum for years), and road trips!
3 ~ What would you love to offer to and share with our community?
Assisting people in their discovery of self-empowerment,self-awareness, and understanding/compassion of events through hypnotherapy! Volunteer energy and willingness to get involved where needed. Friendship!
4 ~ What do you value most in life? Which virtues do you most admire in people? And, how do you feel we can deepen, expand and enhance our community?
My 2 children and grandson,my spiritual growth, my friendships and the community I choose to live in. Loving, Self-awareness, compassion, honesty, generosity, desire to make a difference in
the lives of others and themselves.
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Over two decades, the Happy Oasis has hosted hundreds of visitors with a shared vision of co-creating a healthier, happier, more creative and peaceful nature-loving humanity. Located near Prescott, Arizona, the stunning red-ochre, almost-otherworldly landscape plays host to fun eco and spiritual retreats, featuring raw vegan food.
Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Adventure Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with drop-in classes at the light filled studio space, you'll find your yoga at Aumbase Sedona. Invigorating, relaxing, therapeutic... Always authentic! Private sessions, small groups, and private retreats available. ON THE LAND: Choose your own adventure... Aumbase Adventures skilled and experienced guides offer private and small group Yoga Hikes, Sound Healing, Shamanic Journeys, Yoga Nidra, and more on the Red Rocks of Sedona. Awaken your yoga at some of the most powerful, energetic, and spiritual vortex spots in Sedona. Permitted by the Coconino National Forest. Open to all skill levels and all ages. Yoga for Every Body. Home of the Sedona Yoga Festival, held annually in March in Sedona.
SYF Gives Back is something we’ve been doing from the start. Utilizing this event as platform to serve and in our case, we’ve been offering some form of trauma informed yoga training at SYF since the beginning. We have trained hundreds of yoga teachers and brought awareness to the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress in our communities across the country. We’ve called this program all sorts of things from Yoga for Veterans and Yoga for First Responders to Yoga for PTSD, with one simple aim: Provide the tools to alleviate the effects of trauma, of suffering. A trauma sensitive yoga training takes into account the specific aspects of traditional yoga practices that ameliorate the effects of trauma and stress on the human nervous system. Yoga is and has always been the healing balm to soothe the injured human nervous system, ergo a Yoga for PTSD training, a trauma sensitive yoga training, trauma informed yoga training… Call it what you will, we know what outcomes have emerged from this training. We know that by training hundreds we have impacted thousands. This year we are going back to our roots, quite literally… as it was the Mindful Yoga Therapy team who were key members of the first cadre we put together for Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans.
For a growing number of people focusing on matters of consciousness, sacred knowledge and personal freedom, the reclamation of the word sovereign has become profoundly consequential. Within this paradigm, to recognize oneself as a sovereign being is to acknowledge one’s own total spiritual autonomy and unconditional entitlement to self‐determination. It is a primary avowal of oneself as a free and natural human being — not a serf, a subject, a corporate entity, or even a citizen. No persons or man‐made laws have any jurisdiction whatsoever over a sovereign being. This is all very alarming for any empire that secretly prefers its populace to feel toothless.
Time has come and gone, and sits now at the window —watching. When I was a child I sat at tables of concerned and brilliant people who discussed the fate of the world with great passion. It was the early 70’s and publications were springing up around the globe to announce the need to change the way humanity was living with each other and the biosphere. The radical revolutionaries were penning beautiful texts on systems theory, cybernetics, ecology, new forms of education, steady state economics, and exploratory versions of non-violent democracies. It was quite clear at my dinner table in 1976 that there were a few basic steps to be taken immediately to save mankind and the planet. They were: be respectful to all cultures, save the ecology, offer equal opportunity to all, resist runaway capitalism, and stop building nuclear weapons. More than 40 years later, whatever measures have been taken, no matter how well intended, we must admit that they have not been enough. While we may be ready now to embrace some of the criteria for survival from the mid-seventies – it is no longer the seventies. While still viable, these criteria appear quaint and insufficient now. Fixing economies, making civil rights laws, or developing sustainable architecture seems now to have been merely a form of prolongation of the epistemology that defaults to exploitation. Incremental change, it would appear, was an idea that ate decades. So, from this beginning point, (which is really a middle point), we sit today, with father time, by the window, watching.