Ayurvedic Massage-Abyhanga & Shirodhara Wellness Workshop Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Ayurvedic Massage and Indian head massage is a relatively new luxury experience, arising from an ancient practice, enjoyed today in many Spa and Wellness centers throughout the modern USA. Globally, it is not a secret that the health benefits of Ayurvedic treatments are profoundly balancing to everyone’s perfect health and radiant beauty.
  • In this workshop, we will explore the basic traditions of Ayurveda and their origins, Shirodara oil therapy, Facial Marma Point Therapy, Indian Head Massage, with an introduction into the Doshas and Gunas relative to this type of bodywork and introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine.
  • Expand your private practice and knowledge, add value to your expertise in the workplace and open yourself to the profound healing secrets of Ayurveda!
  • Space is limited to an intimate group of 8 health and wellness practitioners for a more well rounded learning environment.
  • Kitchardi lunch and Chai will be provided on Saturday. Bring two bath towels a yoga mat and wear comfortable natural fiber clothing.
  • Your Instructor Lorrie Lawrence, LMMT 1200 hr, AP, RYT 200 hr, NCBTMB, NAMA
  • Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, former field medic and VA nurse, Lorrie has over 30 years experience in the field of health and modern and ancient integrative wellness modalities. Magna cum laude graduate, completing studies and practicum in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Mexico for Allopathic and Indigenous Medicine, Passionate in her respect and love for Ayurveda, her journey has led to an education with Dr’s Deepak Chopra, David Simon, and Vasant Lad, for Ayurvedic Medicine and is a Certified Chopra Center instructor.
  • Lorrie teaches and develops wellness programs to assist and support her clients on their journey to optimal health. Lorrie is an author/contributor to wellness industry publications and public speaker offering wellness solutions to a high profile audience, with many successful wellness organization startups and development of private and group wellness retreat programs. Lorrie is a board certified Continued Education Provider and is the founder and Operational Director of Sedona Wellness. Lorrie Loves spending her time in Nature Hiking and Mountain Biking in the Red Rocks, Riding into the Colorado Mountains. She currently spends her time practicing and leading retreats, cleanse programs and educational workshops at Sedona Wellness in Clarkdale, AZ and Pagosa Wellness in Pagosa Springs, CO. Join her in these natural healing environments!

About This Event

Ayurvedic Massage-Abyhanga & Shirodhara wellness workshop retreat

Ayurvedic Massage and Indian head massage is a relatively new luxury experience, arising from an ancient practice, enjoyed today in many Spa and Wellness centers throughout the modern USA.  Globally, it is not a secret that the health benefits of Ayurvedic treatments are profoundly balancing to everyone’s perfect health and radiant beauty.

In this workshop, we will explore the basic traditions of Ayurveda and their origins, Shirodara oil therapy, Facial Marma Point Therapy, Indian Head Massage, with an introduction into the Doshas and Gunas relative to this type of bodywork and introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine. This is ALOT of information, please be ready to take notes.  This is considered an intermediate level learning environment.

Expand your private practice and knowledge, add value to your expertise in the workplace and open yourself  to the profound healing secrets of Ayurveda!

Space is limited to an intimate group of 12 health and wellness practitioners for a more well rounded learning environment.

Kitchardi lunch and Chai will be provided on Saturday.  Bring two bath towels a yoga mat, one set sheets and wear comfortable natural fiber clothing.

Lorrie Lawrence, LMMT 1200 hr, AP, RYT 200 hr, NCBTMB, NAMA

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, former field medic and VA nurse, Lorrie has over 30 years experience in the field of health, modern and ancient integrative wellness modalities.  Magna cum laude graduate, completing studies and practicum in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, France and Mexico for Allopathic and Indigenous Medicine, Passionate in her respect and love for Ayurveda, her journey has led to an education with Dr’s Deepak Chopra, David Simon, and Vasant Lad, for Ayurvedic Medicine and is a Certified Chopra Center instructor.

Lorrie teaches and develops wellness programs to assist and support her clients on their journey to optimal health. Lorrie is an author/contributor to wellness industry publications and public speaker offering wellness solutions to a high profile audience, with many successful wellness organization startups and development of private and group wellness retreat programs. Lorrie is a board certified Continued Education Provider and is the founder and Operational Director of Sedona Wellness. Lorrie Loves spending her time in Nature Hiking and Mountain Biking in the Red Rocks, Riding into the Colorado Mountains. She currently spends her time practicing and leading retreats, cleanse programs and educational workshops at Sedona Wellness in Clarkdale, AZ and Pagosa Wellness in Pagosa Springs, CO. Join her in these natural healing environments!

 

Venue Highlights

Beautiful, unique and peaceful destination locations in nature
All locations surrounded by indigenous landscape
Spectacular views of Sedona, Sycamore Canyon and high desert National Forest
Spectacular views of Pagosa Peak, mountain forests and the Rockies
Each location minutes away from outdoor adventure opportunities
Each location minutes away from historical town shopping districts
In addition to our own aquifer clean water wells, we are solar, radiant floor heating and natural cooling systems
Family run with 15 years of working together in retreat and educational environments
Beautiful indoor and outdoor yoga studio
Customized programs
Delicious all organic, non-GMO kitchen
MD,NMD, NMD, DC, FNP, AP, LMMT supportive wellness group

Accommodations

Our Favorite around the corner: Mescal Canyon Retreat, 1550 Abbey Road South Clarkdale, AZ 86324
An off-the-grid desert oasis surrounded by National Forest: private patios, hot tub, fireplace, whole foods and serenity await your arrival.
Nestled in Mescal Canyon, you'll enjoys days of tranquility in a secluded locale, hot tub , forest trails to wander, on-site , all within the backdrop of wondrous landscape and an endless sky. Let yourself enjoy all the amenities available to you. Whole foods are picked from our land and served fresh, wireless internet is standard. Any other request can be easily accommodated. Go ahead, make yourself comfortable here.

Super close and affordable: Iron Horse Inn , 1034 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-ask for Dianna-we love her!
Located in the “Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country”. An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drives. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents. Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms, Cafes and Restaurants, Antique Stores, Galleries, Boutique Hotels, Shops and Boutiques, Historic Tours, Nature Trails and the Verde River, Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts, 2nd Saturday Art Walk each month.

The Arizona Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast offer spacious rooms and suites that are
designed to fit almost anyone's budget and taste. Located between Jerome and Sedona in Clarkdale Arizona, see the
Sedona red rocks like never before. A perfect place to just sit and relax, or explore the area.

The Blue Heron Guest House is a renovated workshop built at the turn of the twentieth
century when Arizona’s copper boom was still in its heyday. This charming, cozy hideaway in
historic Clarkdale, Arizona, is nestled in the Verde Valley between Jerome and the red rocks
of Sedona. The Blue Heron is a studio cottage with a queen bed, futon, private bathroom
and shower, and a kitchenette.

The Flying Eagle Country Retreat is surrounded by native landscaping and is frequently
visited by native wildlife, including coyote, javelina, deer, fox, and a variety of birds (cardinals, quail, ravens, hawks,
and more.) The convenient continental breakfast for B&B guests will get each day off to a wonderful start.

We offer a rustic, off the grid, Arizona Bed & Breakfast Retreat in a unique setting.
Our Southwest Bed & Breakfast retreat is an Arizona High Desert oasis, bordered by
National Forest, secluded and yet close to Clarkdale and Sedona. Our hand built passive
solar sustainable B & B is nestled in a verdant permaculture landscape with a terraced organic garden. This is a large 400 sf studio, with original Southwest artwork and soft lighting. It sleeps 3 on a very comfortable queen sized Nova Foam bed and also a pull-out twin sofa, with 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets. It includes a private pool and hot tub! We are centrally located for exploring everything the Verde Valley has to offer from Sedona (20 minutes) to
Jerome (10 minute).

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

We are an all organic, non-GMO domestic commercially outfitted Kitchen. Our staff is trained for a variety of menu preparations, overseen by our Wellness Director.

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Reviews  
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  • M. Fair   December 10, 2018

      Very revitalizing weekend

    This CEU retreat included yoga, meditation, healthy food, learning, multiple opportunities to practice new skills, info on how to incorporate this modality into my private practice, and lots of laughter and positive energy. I left with many new skills, and renewed energy levels. So glad to have come to this workshop. Thank you for teaching.

  • Tish Dragonette   October 22, 2018

      Sedona Wellness Cleanse For The Body and Soul

    The Cleanse Program created by Lorrie Lawrence, that is administered by the Sedona Wellness team, literally brought me from the depths of despair after caretaking and the loss of a loved one to a freedom that my body and spirit had not known since my youth. I experienced Panchakarma (PK) treatments before but never in such an immersive retreat environment. For me, the key was being open to receive. The program began before I arrived with the opportunity to evaluate and share, via a very brief survey, where I was at physically, mentally and emotionally at the time. Lorrie takes a true wholistic approach. Each Cleanse Program is designed for the individual receiving it with a number of practitioners involved. I spent five days receiving treatments and nourishment for every part of my physical body as well as counseling sessions and journaling suggestions to begin to heal my grief. I originally found Lorrie when I was sick during a holiday visit and searched for an Ayurvedic Doctor. Lorrie has assembled a team that provides care in a wide range of modalities. I have continued to seek medical treatment both at Sedona Wellness and Pagosa Wellness several times a year ever since. Both locations are in serene vortex physical settings with water, red rocks and hot springs nearby which embody the essence of wholistic healing. Experiencing a Cleanse Program at Sedona or Pagosa Wellness is a bucket list item I wish everyone could have the blessing to receive.

  • Heather Malloy   October 19, 2018

      Sedona Wellness Panchakarma is transformational for Body, Mind, and Spirit

    One of the best healing experiences of my life was Panchakarma by Lorrie Lawrence at Sedona Wellness. I embarked on this journey at a time when I wanted to reset my health. That was precisely what was provided, a re-boot. I really appreciated the time that Lorrie took to discuss important knowledge about my health at that moment and moving forward into the future. This gave me a pathway to implement a healthier diet and lifestyle. There are different components that make up this healing and restorative process. My favorite of the 5 Panchakarma therapies were the Urdvartana, Swedana, and Shirodhara. The Urdvartana or lymphatic massage was off the charts! The Swedana or herbal steam bath was so lovely and relaxing. The Shirodhara, herbalized warm oil gently poured on the third eye, put me in one of the most profound meditative states of my life! The elimination of toxins from your body can be a challenging experience. However, this cleanse was different than any other I have tried. I found Sedona Wellness Panchakarma to be the most supportive, nurturing, and renewing cleanse I have ever experienced. I received a restoration of balance, mental clarity, and a big improvement in my health and wellness. I felt that my immune system become stronger, my energy levels went higher, and my relaxation became deeper. If you can make some time to invest in your health I can't say enough amazing things about Sedona Wellness. I am so very appreciative to have gone though the Panchakarma therapies with Lorrie and Sedona Wellness. Thank you, with deep gratitude. Heather Malloy Sedona, Arizona

  • Giselle Koy   October 18, 2018

      Exceeded Expectations

    My experience at Sedona Wellness exceeded my expectations. Lorrie knows the very best way to conduct a cleanse and I had complete confidence in all her treatments. They work! I would recommend her cleanse program to anyone who is serious about doing it on the highest level. The entire time I was at the retreat center I was thinking "Why is this not the most popular retreat center in Arizona?" It is on sacred land, private, surrounded by breath-taking views and hiking trails, cozy, beautiful, supplies great organic food and is staffed by the best practitioners anywhere in the world. GREAT place for any kind of retreat!

  • John Hogsett   October 16, 2018

      Deep Tissue Massage

    I've been doing deep tissue massage for the last 36 years. Lorrie Lawrence's skills and variety in this area far exceeds any I've ever experienced!

  • Linda Hogsett   October 13, 2018

      Total wellness in a warm, professional environment

    We met Lorrie years ago when searching for a massage therapist. We had just retired to Sedona and I had chronic back pain from 20 years of working in a hospital. I had been receiving massages for about the last 10 of those 20 years in an effort to help me deal with the pain. After my first massage with Lorrie , I knew that I had struck gold. She has an amazing reportoir of styles and techniques that, when coupled with her energy and passion for healing, has finally given me relief from years of pain. In addition to massage work, I have also had the opportunity to experience other modalities that Lorrie, an Ayurvedic practitioner, offers at her facilities. One of those offerings that I decided to do was a very thorough cleanse that required daily sessions for a week. She was very discrete, encouraging and sensitive to my needs. I felt completely comfortable throughout the process, and had a renewed sense of energy and health when finished. We have visited Lorrie at both of her facilities, Sedona Wellness and Pagosa Wellness. The facilities are clean and professionally run, yet warm and inviting at the same time. Lorrie is constantly challenging herself to learn new techniques for assisting her patients on their journey towards a healthier, more pain-free life. Lorrie is a teacher's teacher, a therapist's therapist, and I would have given her 10 stars had it been possible.

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