Laughter & Silence The Sedona Retreat
Weekend Wisdom comes in the decision to retreat, and with a winning combination of laughter, silence set in the natural vortex of Sedona, the introspective and experience will be a rich and full being engagement .
Join us in One of the Four Quarters for Inspiration & Insight!
The Four Quarters Philosophy & Offerings
The Laughter and Silence Retreat
$495.00 Course Fee - Includes Course & Meals
(Register accommodations with Hotel below)
Check in Fri Sept 22- Check out Sun Sept 24
The Arabella Hotel Sedona
The Four Quarter Sedona Retreats 2020
Our focus is to use what is natural to understand our innate qualities and characteristics of our human nature. Using laughter is quite natural to evoke the body, mind and spirit and silence to listen to what it says when we do. You are your own brightness and lightness in the world, though understanding takes time to educate, embrace and evolve. Retreat can offer you that opportunity. Lynda and Michele bring a unique sense of comprehension to the equation with Lynda's understanding of human nature and potential combined with Michele's relationship with nature and in particular 20 years in Sedona.
April 24-26, 2020
Our outermost part that connects with the world and recognized and assed by others is our physicality. Understanding our physical nature in relationship to the whole of who we are is essential in the well being of our bodies, from activity to nutrition. This is our consideration for connecting in breath, meditation, hiking, and Earth connection. Laughter in the Vortex is profound and energetic as we explore the body in various ways with how and where laughter has an effect. Silence deepens our listening and explorative intuitive and greater appreciation for trust.
July 26-28, 2020
The mental faculty of our mind has long been appreciated and utilized as thought and knowledge. This introspective and playful experience of the weekend can show us the world outside of thought and how we might experience it differently. Engage in exploring and expanding potential as when we connect and communicate with others, are inner dialogue relates more of who we are to the outside world as well as its directive for our inner guidance. Open and expand with our tour of Sedona and the natural in this mind expansive opportunity. Laughter brings our cognitive to awakened and conscious states where silence can magnify them. Learn how laughter sharpens your mind and techniques to enhance your mental acuity for efficient results.
Sep 25-27, 2020
As we expand our human exploration, we get to the truth of what is misunderstood and maligned about Emotion. Navigating the caves to the peaks, we explore the vast landscape of Sedona for its inherent offerings as we traverse the insightful world of emotion's similar features. Using laughter is more than a release, but a purposeful journey for exploring the emotional capacity and understanding its very vital and underused expression more effectively. Silence educates our truth in this experience to mine the vastnesses of our potential and bring to light the essential freedom of what our emotions truly offer.
Jan 8-10, 2021
In completion of our dynamic human exploration is the spiritual exploration that laughter offers as it is such a great opening of our body and mind. It can allow our soulful nature to align and define what is natural and divine. We will deepen our connection to everything in our silence as our breath work, meditations and attunements will take us to a deeper reservoir within. Our connection to the essence of Sedona and the natural vortex of energetic vibration will feature a holistic experience for body and mind, though will enhance the spirit with an infused purpose for the coming year.
The Arabella Resort
Healthy Vegetarian Tasty Options
Saturday Mid day Meal
Evening Meals (Friday-Saturday night)
Soup and Raw Salad Supper, gluten free tortillas, Roasted Veggies, Tofu and Vegetable Bake, gluten free breads and spreads, dessert and herbal iced teas, infused waters.
Morning Meals (Saturday -Sunday Morning)
Oatmeal, eggs, yogurt, smoothies, nuts, seeds, fruits, gluten free breakfast bake, coffee, teas, nut milks, juice.
Mid day Meal (Saturday- Sunday Brunch)
Quinoa salad, Avocado & Salsa Tortillas, Portobella wraps, cheese and nut spreads w/ breads
Snacks ( All day and in between meals)
Omega trail mix, nuts, crackers, bars, apples & nut butter, fruits, yogurts, smoothies, coffee, herbal tea, infused waters
The Meal Plan
The Schedule & Overview
5pm Arrival - Check In
7am Morning Meditations
Activities, Discussions 8:30am Breakfast
Noon Mid Day Meal
6pm Evening Meals Sunday
7am Morning Meditations Activities, Discussions 8:30am Breakfast
1pm Closing Ceremony
To Retreat is to withdraw from the norm, release the routine and to return to a more natural state. In Sedona, the environment offers revitalization in the native red rock formations and vibrational vortex that flows geometrically and pervasively throughout.
Each morning we will meet the day with meditative activities and sunrise dialogues followed by a hearty and healthy vegetarian breakfast and repose time. We gather again for circle concepts and activities. Laughter and Silence are woven into our experiences and follow up options to repose into nature for periods of time. Laughter is always a welcome element at any time.
With laughter we explore communication and with silence we deepen the listening skills. We meet at Meal Times and share. Snacks and beverages are always available in the reflective times for all.
Where available, excursions take us deeper into the experience with Earth connection and our activities are designed to explore the vast inner reserve in relationship to our external world. Participants will engage in simple activity to demonstrate and offer exploration to add depth to the communication of laughter or the listening of silence. Our experience will offer times of reflection and silence to add understanding and insight as well as a transformative quality that arrives when one engages in relating better.
For Your Consideration
1. Consider what you want to take away from this experience.
2. Take care of what really matters before hand
Leave the rest!
3. Dive fully into the experience
Don't hold back!
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Laughter & Play for Potential
Lynda's diverse background in personal development included directing Leadership, Coaching, Training, and Development Programs. She is a Master Trainer of Laughter and Play and a Designer of Games for Human Potential and an innovator in the field of Emotional Education.
Meditation • Laughter Leadership
Michele has a deep appreciation of nature and has lived in the natural setting of Sedona for over 20 years. She is skilled in meditation and is certified as a Laughter Yoga Leader. Michele adds a dynamic appreciation of developing holistic self awareness and practices that are evident in her excursions and private tours of the natural settings of Sedona.