Lightworkers Weekend in Sedona, Arizona
May 23-25, 2014

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At the end of May, Viva Institute’s Director Leigh Hopkins will be hosting three events in Sedona Arizona. If you’ve ever been curious about exploring the mystical beauty of Sedona, this is a wonderful opportunity join those of us who are meeting in the area to connect, share, and breathe in the beauty of Sedona’s red rocks.

Sedona was named by USA Today as the #1 most beautiful place in America. Travelers are encouraged to use their free time to explore the area, visit local shops (Sedona is known for its collection of crystal stores), schedule massage appointments, intuitive readings, and just relax and enjoy the high vibration of Sedona’s mystery.

Event 1:  Group Dinner at ChocolaTree
ChocolaTree_storefrontFriday, May 23

Join us for the kick-off dinner at Sedona’s premier raw-vegan restaurant. During this private dinner, Leigh Hopkins will hold an informal discussion called “How Raw Food Made Me Psychic!” Join us for delicious food and spirited conversation. For more information, visit ChocolaTree.

Event 2:  Workshop at The Sedona Arts Center
The Illuminated Narrator: The Art of Transformative Storytelling

May 24, 2014

doorway lightPrice:  $85
Instructor: Leigh Hopkins

“Culture is simply the ensemble of stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.”
–Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist

Time: 2—6:00 pm
Space: 20

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When seen through the eyes of the “Illuminated Narrator,” the stories you tell yourself can create a rich and powerful story about your true essence. Through the oral tradition of storytelling, Leigh Hopkins will guide you to revisit a significant story from your past and breathe new life and meaning into the event.

Through guided meditation, the group will use “soul travel” to return to specific life events and connect any related threads from previous incarnations to heal the past. Finally, participants will work collectively to understand the rich lessons and interconnectedness that comes from sharing life’s meaningful stories.

Consider bringing any of the following:

  • a story that your family tells about you;
  • a life event that was difficult;
  • a story about loss;
  • a family story that has been passed down for generations;
  • a story that you’re proud of.

It’s not necessary to know in advance which story you will be offering for transformation. Everyone is encouraged to share “as the Spirit moves.”

Leigh-buddhaEvent 3:  Walking Meditation
Sunday, May 25

Leigh Hopkins will guide the group on a 3-hour “walking meditation” through one of Sedona’s vortexes. Location to be announced.

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Travel and Lodging

Participants should make their own travel and lodging arrangements. For more information, visit Trip Advisor or visit the workshop event page on Facebook to connect with other travelers.

About Viva Institute

Leigh Hopkins, Course Instructor

Leigh Hopkins, Viva Institute

Leigh Hopkins is the Director of Viva Institute, a “virtual retreat center for the modern mystic.” In 2010, she left a 20-year career in education reform and public policy to create virtual and physical spaces for people to connect to their intuition. She is an intuitive coach and meditation leader who specializes in Soul Mapping.

Leigh hold Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Education, is a Certified Usui Reiki Master, and has a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition.