A transformative Spiritual retreat in Sedona, Arizona
Our 4th Annual event happens Summer 2025

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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 in true community with other Light holder empaths?  Ready to strengthen your intuition and receive PURE SOURCE energy to upgrade your vibration?  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.

2025 dates will be announced by August, 2024.

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.

Plus, I will be doing live mediumship readings where you will hear directly loving messages from your loved ones & ancestors.


"Tears became laughter, releasing became freedom, blurred Channels became clear, strangers became lifelong friends. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
This experience helped each of us to become more "Whole".  Michael is the embodiment of a Lightworker and listened deeply with all 6 senses to each group member whilst simultaneously channeling from the Divine. There was no doubt that you can comfortably share "anything" about yourself and have him hold space for you with unconditional love and acceptance. He was also able to be vulnerable about his own feelings and struggles. He is fun and funny and he received occasionally comical messages directly from the Divine and shared them for us all to enjoy. His mission is clear and abundant; to help heal the world, one person, one group at a time by bringing together empaths, highly sensitive people and Lightworkers to open further to our inherent Divine Gifts." - Judy Johnson, speaking on the 2023 retreat.

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"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
"Tears became laughter, weakness became strength, releasing became freedom, blurred Channels became clear, strangers became lifelong friends. I would do it again in a heartbeat. This experience helped each of us to become more "Whole" as many of us were fragmented from the every day vicissitudes of life.  Michael is the embodiment of a Lightworker and an "Angel" in a human body! He is so obviously tuned in to the Divine at all times. He listened deeply with all 6 senses to each group member whilst simultaneously channeling from the Divine. That was a wonder to behold for me and I believe for all of us! There was no doubt that you can comfortably share "anything" about yourself and have him hold space for you with unconditional love and acceptance." - JUDY JOHNSON
"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 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

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

Learn advanced techniques, practices, ceremonies, and tools to purify your energy field, transform your relationship with the Divine and learn how to interpret Spirit communication.

"Life changing doesn't even begin to describe it. What an unbelievable time!
- Kevin Friel,
speaking about the May 2023 Sedona event

"Amazing doesn't even come close!  
I'm still thrumming!" - Linda Phillips

Empath Connection Celebration includes:

  • 4 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 gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation done in a unified field of consciousness. For all body types and all abilities.
  • Opportunity to receive healing from Adele Sands, master healer. and/or local shamans who faciliate at our gathering center.
  • Learn how to communicate with Spirit and open your own channel to higher dimensional Spiritual/Source 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.
  • Experience several Native American ceremonies, including medicine wheel on sacred land
  • BRAND NEW teachings, exercises, & offerings.  We will be exploring in workshop format exercises and practices (both with group & partners) that will strengthen your connection to Spirit and intuition.
  • Live mediumship where you will receive loving messages from your loved ones & ancestors.
  • All registrants are eligible to join as members of The Empath Sanctuary community for a special rate. This will be a one time invitation offered at checkout.

Your Sedona Facilitator

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, spirit medium, and healing practitioner of indigenous 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, skiing, hiking, and playing with Akela, his chocolate lab. Michael will be offering a semi-private exclusive day of ceremony for just you and one other person on Tuesday May 14, 2024.  Be sure to contact Michael with your interest as these 2 spaces will go fast once the details are announced.

Your Soul is calling....

SEDONA Celebration Daily Outline

Michael will be offering a private full-day shared experience/ceremony for 2 people on Tuesday May 14, 2024 -,for an additional fee. Please contact Michael with your interest here.

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2024

It is a MUST that you arrive a day early to integrate and so that you are not rushing.  Get settled, buy some groceries at Whole Foods/Natural Grocers, or perhaps do some sightseeing on the gorgeous land. Recommended that you investigate AirBnB's, which are significantly less than hotel rates.

WED, MAY 15, 2024
2:30 pm - Opening Ceremony - (no latecomers will be allowed).
5 pm - 6 pm - DINNER (bring your own).
6:30 - 8 pm - Special ceremony to end the day. 

THURS, MAY 16, 2024
9:30 am- Morning meditation and yoga (for all bodies and abilities).
11:30 am - 6 pm - Ceremonies on the land, visiting energy vortexes, swimming in Oak Creek (there will be relatively short hikes to reach our destinations, about 60-90 mins of walking each day).

FRIDAY, May 16, 2024

9 am - Morning yoga & breathwork
11 am - 6 pm - ceremonies on the land and visiting 2-3 new energy vortexes. A day full of connection to the Sacred, you will leave with your vibration raised by receiving a form of Darshan.

SATURDAY May 17, 2024
10 am - Morning yoga & meditation (for all body types and abilities).
11 am - 12:30 -Live Mediumship Readings (contact from loved  ones in Spirit)
12:30 - 1 pm Lunch
1 pm -2:30 pm - Intuition development exercises
3pm - Ceremony ending

please email Michael here with any questions

Our small group from 2023
Your ceremony facilitator, Michael Smith
One of the sacred sites that we may visit in 2024


9 spaces total.  First come, first served.

Easy payment plans available - split into 2-3 payments.

You will automatically be emailed instructions after payment.

  1. 1. NO REFUNDS after March 16, 2024. The only exception to this would be if you became ill 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).   You might perhaps stay at THE GREEN TREE INN hotel  which is within a VERY SHORT walk (3 mins) of our gathering center, The Sedonya Center for Conscious Living (120 Deer Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ, 86336). You can also investigate AirBnB's, the prices of which are often less than hotel rates. Guidelines and suggestions for travel will be emailed. Please get refundable travel until you are confirmed as a registrant by Michael.

    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). . PLEASE GET REFUNDABLE TRAVEL until you hear from Michael personally that it is a go.

    4.All registrants are eligible to join as members to the Empath Sanctuary community, which is normally a closed community in which doors only open once a year.  This will be a one time invitation offered at checkout.
  3. Got questions? Email Michael Smith