A Sedona Celebration

A transformative Spiritual experience in Sedona, Arizona
Coming Sept. 21-23, 2022

Dates tentative. Registration open soon

Welcome home....

The powerful energy vortexes of Sedona, Arizona are calling to you, along with your fellow empaths for one of the most transformational experiences of your life.

Ready to release that which holds you back?  Ready for fellowship and true community of Light warrior empaths?  Ready for incredible fun, laughter, and Joy?   

Read on and learn more about how your soul may be calling you to one of the most powerful places on Earth.

Empath Connection LIVETransformation & Joy in one of the most powerful places on Earth....

I am so eager to welcome you home to Sedona, Arizona for our amazing gathering and retreat.

Sedona is considered one of the most sacred places on Earth - similar in its power to The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, Mt. Shasta in California, and Stonehenge in England.  Sedona actually helps to balance the energy grid of the entire planet.

Since ancient times, people have embarked on pilgrimages to Sedona to reclaim energy, gain insights and connect to something deeper within themselves.

Sedona contains a high number of vortexes or centers where the “life force” of the Earth is gathered into funnels of energy.  

The effect of this powerful energy of Sedona?  It can help you positively heal by confronting you with your emotions and helping bring you into awareness of your True, Divine Self.  And Sedona is an AMPLIFIER.  Every intention you put into the Universe is made manifest more quickly through accessing the sacred Earth energy of Mother Earth's heartbeat.

And.....the Peace energy on the land is unlike any other.  

So get ready for a whole lot of fun, joy, tears, laughter, and transformation. . . and most of all, Connection - to your Divinity, and in community to each other.

REGISTER NOW - limited spaces available
"Michael, as I am sitting here this morning ready to depart, I have so much gratitude and emotion overcoming me, I need to let you know how much I am thankful. Giving us a safe space to be ourselves, to learn, to heal and transform is what makes what you accomplished and what we all accomplished this weekend so magical. I never had such a truly spiritual experience."
- Janine
"I am still in awe and gratitude for the incredible weekend and the energy your poured into us. Love and transformation was abound. It continues to ripple. You have taught and reminded me to take pause. I am grateful for you and thank you for the blessings you bestowed on our entire group.
- Jennifer
"This retreat was a Godsent and a breath of fresh air. I am so thankful for my ability to listen to my higher self and obey what my soul needed. I walked into this retreat confused seeking answers and walked out reborn and excited OWNING all the parts of me to attract love, peace, abundance, and live a life of flow and happiness. Take the leap you will not regret it!"  
- Warren Augustin, Texas
"The Sedona Retreat was transformative and unlike anything I have ever experienced before. It was a culmination of true human interaction, time and space with my higher self and with that of others. Exposure to traditional practices that I would've never had the opportunity to witness or participate in; they were full circle moments where I felt connected to ancestors and generations before me. A peace with what was, a removal of expectation and fear for what may be, and an openness and space to just be right now. We each walked through fears, sat in the space of grief, danced, cried in pain and in joy. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat."  
- Thomas G.
"Michael has created a safe space for sensitive people to gather and learn to work with their gifts in a non-overwhelming, hands-on way that is unique in my experience. Learning to be vulnerable and to connect with other people in that vulnerability is a powerful thing and difficult when one is so sensitive to energy from others. In my opinion, unravelling established patterns of distrust and overwhelm is the first, very important step to learning to work with the empath gifts and this retreat really went a long way to that end."
- Beth R.
"I struggle to find the words to articulate what this experience meant to me. It changed my life. I felt so surrounded by love and peace. These tools I will use for the rest of my life, but there was also a whole higher level of learning.  Michael created a comfortable environment in which the shyest of us felt we could share. He led gently and was so down to earth and I appreciated feeling so safe.  He is so incredible.  The group members were so gifted and generous with their gifts and we now share a strong bond. Thank you, thank you. I will never forget the opportunity."
- Shanna G.,  Sandy, Utah

Strengthen your Connection to your Divine Self in Nature with Kindred Spirits....

Learn advanced techniques, practices, ceremonies, and tools to purify your energy field.

Empath Connection LIVE includes:

  • 3 power packed days in the unforgettable and unparalleled energy of sacred Sedona Arizona
  • Personal transformation, support & nurturing through the power of a group of Divine Souls. Come ready to release what holds you back and receive NEW energy to fuel your coming year.
  • Refresh your energy with daily yoga and meditation done in a unified field of consciousness. Facilitated by master practitioner Debra Hess.
  • Opportunity to receive healing from Adele Sands, master healer & bodyworker,.
  • Gain wisdom and learn from Joseph Greywolf, Native American elder.
  • Access higher dimensional frequency energy to strengthen your Intuition and Spiritual connection
  • Practices to strengthen your energy field so that you are not taking on other people's energies.
  • Deeply immerse yourself in nature and Spirit, away from the distractions of modern life.
  • Trance Dancing - flow to the 5 Rhythms (based on the work of Gabrielle Ross).  Facilitated by Debra Hess.
  • Experience several Native American ceremonies, including Fire Ceremony (weather dependent).
  • Experience an authentic and sacred Medicine wheel ceremony - find out what plans Spirit has in store for you.
  • Most of all, experience the laughter, spontanaeity, play, fun and JOY of connecting to your true Authentic self.
  • All registrants are eligible to join as annual members of The Empath Sanctuary community for 80% off the monthly rate.  This will be a one time invitation offered at checkout.

Your Sedona Facilitators

Dr. Michael R. Smith

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Michael R. Smith's pioneering work to connect empaths and sensitives with their Divine potential has reached millions. As a doctoral trained counselor and healing practitioner of indigenous and energy medicine, Michael's great joy is to serve as a spiritual guide for empaths at all levels of awakening. He lives in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ, just a short drive from our Sedona retreat location, where he enjoys hot yoga, golf, skiing, and hiking.

Joseph Greywolf, Lakota elder, shamanic healer & guide

Joseph Greywolf is a wisdom keeper, healer and guide to the spiritual realms.  With a calming and soothing Presence, he offers authentic spiritual ceremony done in a respectful and traditional manner.  He lives and practices in Sedona.

Personal Mentoring Summits
Debra Hess

Debra works individually and in groups to support conscious transformation and awakening.
In working with Debra, students gain knowledge and experience of the wisdom of their own Body and Higher Self through the lens of their own Conscious experience. Debra’s gifts of compassion and safety support your return to wholeness and Joy.

The founder of LightSeekers Yoga, Debra has walked a lifetime of Devotion to her own recovery, as well as the surrender to the higher power to whom she seeks to Co-create with in serving you. Debra’s additional background includes a degree in Music Therapy, and certifications in Forrest Yoga, IRest Yoga Nidra, and Laughter Yoga.

Your Soul is calling....

SEDONA Celebration Daily Outline

Please note these dates are NOT yet official.
An official announcement will be made by June 15th

TUESDAY, SEPT 20, 2022

Recommended that you arrive on Thursday and get settled, buy some groceries at Whole Foods/Natural Grocers, or perhaps do some sightseeing on the gorgeous land. We have arranged a special rate at the Green Tree Inn (see below), close to our gathering place, or you can also investigate AirBnB's, which are significantly less than hotel rates.

WED, SEPT 21, 2022
2 pm - Opening Ceremony at The Sedonya Center 
5 pm - 6 pm - Gourmet organic catered dinner (included in tuition)
6 - 7 pm - Trance Dance ceremony to end the day. 

THURS, SEPT 22, 2022
9 am- Morning yoga
10 am - Talking circle, Partner Exercises
11 - 1:30 pm Medicine Wheel ceremony on the land
2 - 6 pm - Ceremonies on the land, visiting 4 energy vortexes, swimming in Oak Creek (there will be only very short hikes to reach our destinations, 30 minutes of walking max).

Dinner as a group is optional & there will be opportunities to join spontaneous groupings

FRIDAY, SEPT 23, 2022

9 am - Morning yoga & breathwork
10 am - 2 pm Intuition Development, Partner exercises, & meditation at a special nature vortex
1 - 2 pm Lunch
4 - 6 pm Closing fire ceremony at Joseph Greywolf's home

Dinner as a group is optional & there will be opportunities to join spontaneous groupings

The Sedoyna Center, our gathering place.
Sedonya Center
The gorgeous Cathedral Room of Sedonya Center

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  1. 1. NO REFUNDS after 60 days prior to the event start. The only exception to this would be if you caught COVID and needed to cancel for that reason.
  2. 2. HOTELS & TRANSPORT:  You are responsible for your own transportation to and from Sedona, as well as your lodging and all your meals (with the exception of dinner on the first evening).  We have arranged a special hotel rate and reserved a block of 15 rooms (10 double/5 single kings) at the Green Tree Inn of APPROXIMATELY $229 (double) to $239 (king single) per night.  We suggest you stay here as it's within a 3 minute walk of our gathering center, The Sedonya Conscious Living Center (120 Deer Trail Road, Sedona, AZ, 86336). You can also investigate AirBnB's, the prices of which are currently significantly less than hotel rates. Guidelines and suggestions for travel will be emailed.

    3.  AIRPORT: It is recommended you fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (2 hour drive from Sedona).  Most available flights and lowest cost.  You can also fly into Flagstaff (45 min drive). You can arrange a shuttle from either airport. CLICK HERE for shuttle. (Groome Transportation).

    4.All registrants are eligible to join as annual members to the Empath Sanctuary community for 80% off.  This will be a one time invitation offered at checkout.
  3. Got questions? Email Dr. Michael Smith


Registration for September 2022 will open soon.