Release & Renewal: New Year Retreat (HFRR)

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – January 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Sedona Elks Lodge
110 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Healing From the Core:
Release & Renewal: New Year Retreat

January 9 – 13, 2019

Is your spirit calling out for a change … but you’re not sure what you want or how to get there?

Do you long for a meaningful career or a committed relationship, but you’re tired of waiting for things to fall into place?

Perhaps you’re a caregiver who needs to replenish yourself. Or you’ll have nothing left to give.  

Or maybe you’re a therapist who understands your need to do your own healing, so you can continue helping others heal, too.

If you feel stuck or overwhelmed — and you need help getting on the right track — this once-a-year retreat is for you.

“Beautiful experience allowing you to dive inwards and pull up what allows
us to truly grow, while simultaneously being surrounded
by a group of loving support.”

— Justin Vinokur

Come Free Your Mind. Heal Your Emotions.

And Discover Your Soul’s Purpose.

If you’re like most people, in times of distress you try to switch things up.

You might exercise. Eat better. Change jobs. Find new friends.

The problem is, your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.

So no amount of food or friends will stop you from returning to the same old place …

Unless you address the change that needs to happen inside first.  

In Release & Renewal, you’ll walk a sacred pathway that reveals your True North.

Even better, you’ll be part of a community of nurturers who will help you get there.

“I came expecting to get tools to apply into my life and practice.
But I am leaving with a new deeper sense of myself
to create a new personal reality.

“Everyone should experience what happens in this class to honor their
essence and their connection to life and all that is.”

— Margarita Camarena

Let the Medicine Wheel Show You the Way

Release & Renewal blends the art of Full Body Presence with the ancient wisdom of the Native American Medicine Wheel to reveal your soul’s path.

Together we’ll walk this sacred circle that supports you to release your old baggage.

Uncover your deepest inspirations. And set a powerful intention you can manifest.

We’ll start our retreat with purposeful Community Building. This creates  a safe space that honors your vulnerability.

So you’re free to dive deep … without fear or apology.

Then each morning starts with the age-old tradition of storytelling. This opens our hearts to fully embrace the day.

You’ll also practice the Core Embodiment Process(sm) that leads you into the grace-filled state of Full Body Presence.

Then we’ll begin our journey through the Medicine Wheel in the center — at what we call The Children’s Fire.

Here you’ll gather resources that will nurture the seedling of an idea that’s buried inside of you.

From there we’ll move step-by-step through each point of power on the Wheel:

The Men’s Lodge of the East

Here you’ll awaken your mind. And get crystal clear on what you want to bring into your life — and what to leave behind.

The Peacekeepers Lodge of Southeast

This is where you’ll make peace with the primary issue you’ve come to work with. Then you can finally move forward unencumbered by regrets.

The War Chiefs Lodge of the South

This Lodge reveals what’s truly important to you. So you know what to take a stand for. And where to invest your time and energy.

The Storyteller Lodge of the Southwest

Here you’ll uncover your personal story and the patterns that have held you back in the past. So you can look to the future without hitting the same old walls.

The Women’s Lodge of the West

This is where you’ll learn how to process your emotions efficiently. So they no longer have a hold on you. And you’re free to make empowered decisions.

The Council Lodge of the Northwest

Now you’ll see all your best options clearly. By cultivating your own personal Council here, you’ll know what to say YES to. And what to let go of.

The Hunters and Gatherers Lodge of the North

Here you’ll enter the Land of Spirit. And you’ll discover how to take the decisions you made in the Medicine Wheel into your daily life.

The Dog Soldier’s Lodge of the Northeast

This is where you’ll give voice to any last unseen, voiceless or vulnerable part of you that needs to be heard to prevent self-sabotage.

And finally, you’ll return to the Children’s Lodge one last time.

Together we’ll celebrate all the wisdom you gained in your journey around the Wheel.

And you’ll leave knowing you are forever changed … for the better.

“It was like coming home to myself.”  

– P. K., Occupational Therapist

Allow Sedona to Work Its Magic On You

Release & Renewal takes place among the red-rock buttes, the towering canyon walls and the gentle pine forests of Sedona.

Long believed to be a sacred site for ancient American tribes, there’s an energy here that draws you out into nature and inward at the same time.

That’s why your retreat includes plenty of free time for you to rest, rejuvenate and explore.

Plus, for the first time this year, this experience is open to everyone — free of prerequisites!

So come alone. Or bring your family, your friends or your colleagues.

And enjoy the wonders of Sedona that draw people from the world over.

“I enjoy coming to this retreat year after year.
Each time I get more clarity and uncover another layer.

“This year felt like a truly sacred process in a supportive community.
Each day revealed more magic.”

— Janis McCall

It Happens Only Once a Year.

Your Time Is Now.

Let’s face it. Now that we’re surrounded with technology, time seems to speed up every day.

It’s easy for life to get away from you, right?

That’s why we don’t want another year to pass you by without finding out what brings you joy. And how to attract it to you.

  • Come slow down. Relax. And take stock of your desires under the big blue skies of Sedona.
  • Discover how to use breath, movement, voice and touch to nourish yourself. And to enter the sacred space of your heart.
  • Learn how to call in the elements of nature — and pray in the Native American tradition that honors all of creation. And celebrates the fullness of life.
  • Take away tools that sustain this open-heartedness long after you return home.

In opening at such a deep level, you’ll tap into what you need to heal. And you’ll attract what you really want.

This is the key that creates powerful change — and then shows you how to sustain it.

“Spirit always seems to bring together those
on a similar path at the present moment.

“Veils were removed, healing proceeded,
and joy carried me away into my world.

“I have reached a depth in my being
that has made this life journey well worth it.”

— Terry Freed

Meet Your Instructors

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D

Suzanne is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process.

For more than 30 years she has empowered people with practical tools that enable them to experience joy in each moment without burning out.

Suzanne is also the author of Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom and Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom.

Come experience her magic in weaving together a deeply healing community as you dissolve your limitations — and transform them into strengths.

“A profound transformational experience.” — D.A.R., Psychotherapist

Joel Ying, MD

Dr. Joel Ying is a “Physician-Educator-Storyteller” who integrates modern medicine with a wide range of holistic and integrative models of healing.

He believes the most valuable teachings are the ones that teach us about ourselves — body, mind, emotions and spirit. And he uses the art of storytelling to impart wisdom in a way that’s entertaining and easy to understand.

Come allow Joel to touch your heart — and unlock the power of the Medicine Wheel to guide you on your soul’s path for the coming year.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to start my year.”

– K.M., Physical Therapist


A Wise Investment In Your Transformation

Sedona is famous for drawing visitors from all over the globe.

That’s why a retreat here can easily run into the thousands … even the tens of thousands of dollars.

The good news is, we made the decision to keep Relax & Renewal accessible to everyone who needs its life-changing potential.

Tuition is only $795. That’s it.

Plus you’ll SAVE $200.00 — and pay only $100/month — with our interest-free savings plan!

Get the details here.

Or call 800-311-9204 and ask for the HFC Core-Pak Savings Plan.

You can even attend Release & Renewal before your investment is complete!

Course Prerequisite: None

NCBTMB Approved Provider: 35 CE Contact Hours Available

Recommended Reading and Listening:

Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom

Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom

Release & Renewal Audio Series

Workshop Hours

On-site registration is at 8:30AM the first day.

While typical workshop hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM, we’ll set hours together that allow time for hiking, shopping and sightseeing.

Because of that, parts of the workshop will be held in the evening.

Earning CE Contact Hours

Our time together will be flexible so you can enjoy the adventures of Sedona with your family.

Yet you must attend all training hours to earn CE Contact Hours.


Sedona Elks Lodge
110 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336


While you’re responsible for securing your own accommodations, you’ll have access to a low group rate at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona.

The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from the workshop venue.

After you register you’ll receive details on how to get the group rate.

1200 West Highway 89A
Sedona AZ 86336
800.292.6344 | 928.282.3072

Cancellation Policy

While we do our best to accommodate changes, a $50 cancellation or transfer fee may apply.