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6-Day Certificate Program: Yoga & Meditation Retreat
6-Day Certificate Program: Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Where:   SEDONA, AZ

When:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019





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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH AUGUST 20, 2019


Single Occupancy

$2,399.00 By August 20, 2019
$2,599.00 After August 20, 2019

Double Occupancy

$2,199.00 By August 20, 2019
$2,399.00 After August 20, 2019

*** All prices are shown in US Dollars ***
 
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Location

SEDONA MAGO RETREAT CENTER
3500 E BILL GRAY ROAD
SEDONA, AZ 86336
Phone:  800-875-2256
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Rejuvenate yourself and your healing abilities with an educational retreat near the majestic mountains of Sedona, Arizona. Earning up to 25.5 CE hours has never been more relaxing.

Experience the transformational practices of meditation, yoga, self-inquiry, present moment awareness, self-compassion and noble silence, along with their clinical applications, in an ideal setting – the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center in Sedona, Arizona. This is the perfect setting to deepen your learning of both yoga and meditation! All levels are welcome.

This meditation and yoga retreat is a rich exploration into practices that can cultivate happiness and healing. Through meditation, clinical teachings and group discussion, gentle yoga movement, experiential mindfulness practices, mindful eating, walking meditation, noble silence and deep rest, this retreat will follow balanced schedule to journal our responses to inquiry questions, practice emotional regulation skills. Learn to witness thoughts and calm our nervous systems. Additional time will be spent on the study and practice of teaching mindful breathing and movement.

To ensure rejuvenation there is plenty of free time for walking, contemplation and resting. The Sedona Mago Retreat Center offers an exquisite landscape, waterfalls, garden walks, and healthful, pesco vegetarian cuisine and stylish accommodation. At times during the retreat, we will maintain silence to facilitate deep transformation.
Sleeping Accommodations:

If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.

In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $200 will be credited.

Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:00 pm – Check In
4:45 pm – Retreat orientation (Mago Hall)
5:00 pm – Welcome – Educational Introduction*
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm – Educational Program*
8:40 pm - Meditation
9:00 pm – Break for the night

Wednesday-Saturday, September 25-28, 2019
6:30 am - Meditation
7:15 am - Breakfast
8:30 am – Educational Program*
10:30 am - Break
11:00 am - Yoga
12:00 Noon - Lunch
2:30 pm – Educational Program/Transformative Practice*
4:15 pm - Break
4:30 pm – Walking meditation/practice teaching
5:30 pm - Break
5:45 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm – Educational Program*
8:40 pm - Meditation
9:00 pm – Break for the night

Sunday, September 29, 2019
6:30 am - Meditation
7:15 am - Breakfast
8:30 am – Educational Program*
10:30 am - Break
10:45 am – Contemplation and closing
12:00 Noon – Social lunch

*CE is awarded during these specified times

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Accommodations

Map and Driving Directions
Sedona Mago Retreat is located 40 miles southwest of downtown Sedona and 2.5 hours north of Phoenix. If this is your first trip driving to Sedona Mago Retreat, arrange your driving schedule so you can arrive during daylight hours because it goes through the National Forest and road signs and lighting are limited.

Shuttle Service
AZ Shuttle provides shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport directly to Sedona Mago Retreat Center.

Sedona Mago Retreat Center's Policies and Conditions



Highlights of the Center
  • Healthful (and tasty!) pesco-vegetarian cuisine
  • Stylish accommodations
  • Yoga mat for your use during your stay
  • Healing garden and lake
  • Vortexes
  • Covered patios and meditation areas
  • Lounge (with WiFI access)
  • Incredible landscapes
    Cancellation Policy: Prior to 45 days before the event start date, you will be charged a $100 cancel fee. For cancellations received after that, you will receive a gift certificate for your purchase amount to attend any future live PESI sponsored seminar.

    Please contact PESI customer service for information on non-CE seeking to register as a guest for pricing and other details.
    1. Analyze the effect of yoga and meditation on the triune brain as applied to clinical practice.
    2. Distinguish between the default network, salience network and central executive network and utilize this information for client psychoeducation.
    3. Articulate the concept of negativity bias in the brain as it relates to clients who have experienced trauma.
    4. Characterize the social brain and use of interpersonal neurobiology to activate the affiliation system of the brain.
    5. Utilize concentration, distancing, observation and distraction in treating depression producing thoughts.
    6. Apply breathing practices, simple body movement and self-compassion for emotional regulation.
    7. Describe salience network, default network and use of interoception for emotional regulation.
    8. Analyze the neuroscience of anxiety, trauma and depression as it relates to treatment.
    9. Apply specific mindfulness skills and practices as part of your anger management treatment regime.
    10. Teach components of mindful self-compassion and discuss its clinical applications with clients.
    11. Describe the benefits of a mind/body approach to improve mental health symptoms in clients.
    12. Explain the relationship between “inner critic”, shame, and treatment according to evolutionary psychology.
    13. Articulate the psychological impact and long-term effects of emotional trauma on a client’s mental health.
    14. Teach mindfulness practices to address negative thoughts regarding chronic pain.
    15. Practice yoga poses applicable to the clinical setting for depression and for emotional trauma.
    16. Teach ways to engage the prefrontal cortex as a strategy for emotional regulation.
    17. Summarize the efficacy of cultivating mindfulness in trauma treatment.
    18. Incorporate mindfulness and compassion techniques to help regulate emotional distress.
    19. Demonstrate breathing interventions/practices that may help reduce anxiety and depression.
    20. Develop processes for reducing rumination and negative thinking with clients.
    21. Practice teaching from script for brief therapeutic chair yoga for anxiety to use with clients.
    22. Practice teaching from script for brief chair yoga for shame to use with clients.
    23. Explain emotional motivation systems of the brain as they pertain to clients who have experienced trauma.
    24. Explain polyvagal theory and implications for resources for emotional regulation.
    25. Utilize window of tolerance as psychoeducation.
    26. Analyze instructions to effectively teach mindful exercises and movement.
    Brain Perspective
    • Triune brain and mental healing
    • Negativity bias of the brain for survival
    • Default network, salience network, central executive network
    • Social brain: causes and conditions
    • Polyvagal nerve theory and clinical applications
    Meditation and Yoga
    • Powerful communication practice “Beginning Anew”
    • Inquiry into transient nature of life
    • Primary components of meditation
    • Teaching meditation to clients
    • Impact of yoga on nervous system
    • Utilize simple yoga in treatment
    • Emotional self-regulation
    • Body scan and sensory input
    • Breath awareness and breathing practices
    • Approaching, not avoiding emotions
    • Cultivating inner refuge and pleasant inner atmosphere
    • Practice teaching mindful breathing and movement
    Cultivate Healthy Thinking
    • Detach from thoughts that wound
    • Use of mantras, changes, songs for healing
    • Store consciousness/mind consciousness and therapeutic implications
    • Habit tendencies and neuronal pathways
    • Naming thoughts
    • Creating inner space and witnessing thoughts
    • Nourishing wholesome thoughts
    • Compassion and healing
    • Healing impact of compassion on brain
    • Primary and secondary cause of suffering
    • Heal shame with understanding, compassion and non-shame physiology
    • Non-anxious presence as clinician
    • Counselors
    • Social Workers
    • Psychologists
    • Psychotherapists
    • Marriage & Family Therapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Addiction Counselors
    • Mental Health Professionals

    MARY NURRIESTEARNS, MSW, LCSW, RYT

    Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain-based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence-based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.

    Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.

    Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices (PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind, with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015), and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck (PESI, 2016). Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living (Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation magazine. She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression. Mary teaches across the United States.



    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

    RICK NURRIESTEARNS

    Rick NurrieStearns has co-led yoga retreats for 14 years. He has been immersed in consciousness studies, meditation and mindfulness practices for four decades. For 20 years, he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines. He was the publisher of Lotus and Personal Transformation magazines, and co-author of the books Soulful Living, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind. He is a long time mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Order of Interbeing. Rick experiences chronic pain from an airplane crash and suffered from a tick borne disease. He relies on mindfulness practices for healing and has learned that you can cultivate happiness and inner peace even when you are hurting.



    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Rick NurrieStearns receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing.

    Non-financial: Rick NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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    Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

    PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




    Addiction Counselors
    This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 25.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


    Counselors
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    Marriage & Family Therapists
    This activity consists of 1530 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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    PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Nurses in full attendance will earn 25.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


    Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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    PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 25.5 contact hours or 2.55 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


    Psychologists
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    This activity consists of 25.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

    PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Arizona Psychologists: This activity consists of 1530 minutes of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


    Social Workers
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    New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 30.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


    Other Professions
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