September 2021 - Sedona Soul Adventures


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Make your relationship a priority or suffer the consequences

For so many people, the same stuff happens. When you’re first together, you want to be with that other person all the time, you can’t get enough of them. And then you get married, the kids come, life is so hectic, etc, etc, etc.

And then suddenly you look up one day and the thrill is gone…

Watch my video, I have some surprising things that you can do about it.

Is it time to make your relationship a priority? If so, maybe think about doing a Couples Retreat with us. 

One of the huge benefits of our Couples Retreats is that they are completely private — you won’t be in a group with a bunch of strangers.  All of your sessions are either one-on-one or two-on-one with our Master Practitioners, many of whom have over 20 years of experience working with couples. All of their focus is on you and they know how to heal the wounds and bring your relationship to the next level.

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Or if you’d prefer, call us at (928) 204-5988 or click here and one of our Soul Guides will call you.

Would you like to speak to someone today about doing a retreat?
We’re even open on Sunday, because we’re here for you!
And remember, there’s no cost or obligation and you can do it At-Home or here in Sedona.


Our Soul Adventure “enhanced our relationship to another level…we feel more connected”

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That’s exactly what happens when you do a Couples Retreat with us – it enhances your relationship to a new level, bringing you a deeper connection and closeness.

There’s no better way to make your relationship a priority! Give us a call so we can start the process with you right now.

Wishing you a week filled with all the right priorities!

“Sedona Soul Adventures saved my life”

Today, I suddenly found this newsletter that was marking our 10 year anniversary back in 2012 (gosh that feels so long ago!) and it gave me goosebumps (you’ll understand that even more completely at the end), so I had to share it with you. It’s so amazing to think now it’s been 19 years!


When I first came to Sedona in January of 1999, I had no idea of everything that was in store for me and the thousands of people who would come to connect with us.

In looking back, I’ve thought about some of the most amazing, poignant, and incredible things that have happened over the years. I’ve asked some of our fabulous past clients for permission to share their stories. And so many people have been so generous.

The first one is from Susan Perkins and it’s so beautiful… Here it is…

“To all who are willing and open to living the best life possible…

My name is Susan Perkins and this is my miracle. Last year, I suffered a terrible loss. My relationship of seven years broke apart. It was more than just a relationship because we were best friends, business partners, and of course, we owned our home together. That being said, the breakup was devastating because I lost everything at once. I felt my life had been pulled out from underneath me. I went into a full-blown depression. I didn’t know that depression could be so paralyzing and my only thoughts were that of suicide because I could not function. I literally felt paralyzed.

The phone rang and it was my dearest friend of 35 years. She heard my voice and asked, “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” I said in a weak pathetic tone.
She asked again “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” I sighed.
She asked a third time, “What’s Wrong?”
“EVERYTHING!!!” I cried.

Immediately without the slightest hesitation, she said ” Oh My God, we have to get to Sedona! I am going to have someone call you now and do a meditation over the phone. Within the next five minutes, there was an angel from Arizona on the line meditating and sending me love in my time of crisis. After talking to Debra, I packed my bags and was on my way.

I have tears streaming down my face as I write this because Sedona Soul Adventures changed my life forever. We flew into Phoenix and drove up to Sedona at dusk. It was late when we checked into a very charming bed and breakfast. After a good night’s sleep, I woke up and looked out the window. I had never seen anything so beautiful as the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. I remember thinking that it didn’t even look real. We met Debra on top of a vortex that overlooked all of Sedona. It was breathtaking. We sat down and Debra started a meditation, a prayer to the Universe for me. Tears were rolling down my eyes as I listened to her words. She looked over at me and said my third eye was opening. This was all new to me… vortexes, meditating, third eye, etc… Well, I just went with it and thank God I did.

Every session helped my heart and spirit to open up. During one of my clearing sessions, my life was totally transformed. I have told this story a thousand times and I get chill bumps every time I do! I was lying on the table with my eyes closed and an eye pillow over them when all of the sudden I started to see angels and explosions. The way I always describe it is like I was seeing the Big Bang happening. I didn’t know if this was a video on the ceiling or if it was in my head. I raised my hands to touch my eyes and the eye pillow was still over them. I was so excited. It was so beautiful. I kept repeating over and over in my head, “I don’t ever want this to stop… I don’t ever want this to stop… I don’t ever want this to stop.”

When the session was over and the eye pillow was removed, everything was different. Everything was lighter and brighter; I had a grin from ear to ear. I was walking on air!! I knew then that this was it. This was how we were supposed to feel; how we were supposed to live. I had goosebumps and tears of joy. I felt the purest most unconditional love I had ever felt in my life. I had no fear; I felt total forgiveness; Nothing upset me and I knew just what to do. The Universe was speaking to me through everything. I mean everything, the wind, the trees, the birds; everything was so alive! I couldn’t wait to get up at 6:00 am to see what miracles life would bring me next.

I had gone from suicidal thoughts and near-death to the top of the highest mountains, to the stars, to heaven. I was riding the wave high on life. It really was almost indescribable but let’s just say that my dear friend got me to Sedona Soul Adventures and it truly saved my life. I have never been the same since then.

Two weeks later a group of 24 Soul Adventurers from around the world left for Egypt. It was my great fortune to be able to join the group. I mean, is this a miracle or what? I went from near death to The Great Pyramids. It was out of my wildest dreams and I was having the time of my life! Floating down the Nile and exploring temples, standing next to the Sphinx, please someone pinch me! Ouch I am awake and I mean for the first time in my life I can say I am awake. This was the first time in my life that I was really conscious. Thank you, thank you, thank you Sedona Soul Adventures!!

I now work in the Healing Arts at an integrated wellness center. When you have an experience like that you want to share it with everyone! I could write a book about my experience but this is the condensed version. The story is not even slightly exaggerated as a matter of fact it is under exaggerated. I have been back to Sedona Soul Adventures four times and it is one of my dreams to live there someday!!!”

Susan Perkins


On top of all the amazing things Susan wrote is what’s happened since then:

  • Susan and I are still in touch to this day.
  • Her friend who brought her here originally (and we all went to Egypt) just came for another Soul Adventure with her new husband a few years ago, which was so delicious.
  • All of us became friends with two people who were on the Egypt trip with us. They had each done a Soul Adventure, met on that Egypt trip, got married one year later, had a daughter two years later who they named Kaira in honor of Cairo where they met, and had a son another two years after that. They just came for a visit to Sedona last month and all four of them had dinner with us and Kaira is even taller than her mother! We had so much fun!

Isn’t it amazing all this stuff that happens? Peoples’ lives are changed, they have incredible adventures, they get married, have children, and live happily ever after! That’s the whole idea.


And so many more things keep happening and people keep coming to us whose lives are transformed forever. I feel so grateful.

I want to invite you to come to Sedona and experience for yourself the transformations that thousands of others have experienced over the past 19 years. This is why we were named:

  • “Best in Sedona for Retreats” in 2021 and 2020
  • “Best Marriage Retreats in the US” for the past 5 years
  • Last week we were named to the “11 Best Couples Retreats Around the World.” Wow, the whole world!

It’s very simple – it’s because we’re the best!

Give us a call and speak with one of our Soul Guides – they’ll connect with you (or both of you for a Couples Retreat) and start the process of figuring out what’s holding you back from living the life or having the relationship of your dreams. Then they’ll custom design a retreat that is perfect for taking you from where you are to where you want to be.

i want my transformation

Or if you’d prefer, call us at (877) 204-3664 or click here and one of our Soul Guides will call you.

Would you like to speak to someone today about doing a retreat?
We’re even open on Sunday, because we’re here for you!
And remember, there’s no cost or obligation and you can do it At-Home or here in Sedona.

Wishing you a week filled with love and growth!

SSA named to “11 Best Couples Retreats Around the World”

What a wonderful surprise this week to discover that we were named to the 11 Best Couples Retreats Around the World. Wow! That’s in the entire world!!

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When I was reading the article, I was struck by one thing – the thing that makes us so completely different from all the other retreats that are out there. And that is the fact that we custom design each and every retreat for each couple who comes to us and you work in private one-on-one or two-on-one sessions with our Master Practitioners.

Why is the custom design so important? Because each couple is different and each person within the couple is different. The wounds, hurts, and blocks that brought each of you to where you are at this point, are completely different than what brought your partner here. We spend lots of time speaking with both of you before your retreat starts, so we’re designing a retreat that is exactly what YOU need and want.

With all the other retreats, you’re working in a group of people. We have so many couples who come to us with really serious issues – infidelity, sexual issues, deep problems from their past. There aren’t many people I know who want to share all that deeply personal information with a roomful of strangers.

That’s why the privacy we provide is so important and makes such a difference in the transformations that happen.

In a group retreat (which is NOT what we do), they cover the topics of what they want to cover, and you have to hope they’re going to cover the precise issues you have. But even deeper than that – who is determining the issues you have?

In our private couples retreat, we discover in so many instances that the issues you think are the issues, actually AREN’T the real issues at all. There’s no opportunity to discover that when you’re in a group.

Here’s the article about us:


Did you know Sedona Soul Adventures was also named “Best In Sedona for Retreats” for 2021 and 2022? And “Best Marriage Retreat in the US 5 years in a row (2017-2021)?

It’s so gratifying to be recognized for the work we do here and I want to give a huge shout out to our incredible Master Practitioners and our amazing staff.

This all happens because you are all so committed to helping people live their best lives and have their best relationships.


I think many of you know that I was a divorce attorney for 20 years. It’s been 19 years that I’ve been doing Sedona Soul Adventures and it’s so wonderful to have been able to help so many people not only stay together, but be together in a relationship that is happy, loving, and passionate.

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Get your free copy of our “Sedona Guide To Couples Retreats

If you have questions about our Couples Retreats, download a free copy of our “Sedona Guide To Couples Retreats.”

But what’s even better is to speak with one of our Soul Guides. They’ll connect with both of you (separately) to start the process of discovering what are the blocks, the hurts, or the wounds that are holding you back from having the relationship of your dreams.

Then they’ll do what they do best – they’ll custom design a retreat that will take you from where you are to where you want to be designed to bring you back into the love and sizzle that brought you together in the first place.

i want my transformation

Or if you’d prefer, call us at (877) 204-3664 or click here and one of our Soul Guides will call you.

Would you like to speak to someone today about doing a retreat?
We’re even open on Sunday, because we’re here for you!
And remember, there’s no cost or obligation and you can do it At-Home or here in Sedona.

Wishing you a week filled with love and connection!

Scientific Studies Say Being Happy & Positive Is More Important Than Diet & Exercise For A Longer, Happier Life

You know how everybody seems to be fixated on diet and exercise as the only thing they talk about for living a longer and happier life?

What if I told you that many scientific studies show that being happy and having a positive attitude have been proven to be much more important than any of these:

  • Cholesterol
  • Weight
  • Smoking
  • Blood Pressure
  • Exercise

Would that surprise you? Watch my video to find out what’s The Most Important Thing You Can Do for living longer.

Being optimistic, being happy and staying positive can be really difficult if you’re actually feeling upset, anxious and unhappy. 

If you need to turn that around, please call us. We will clear the blocks and gunk that are creating the problems (they’re probably different than you think!), and move you back into connection and back into the happiness and peace that are your birthright.

Call us now – Your life depends on it!

i want my transformation

Or if you’d prefer, call us at (877) 204-3664 or click here and one of our Soul Guides will call you.

Would you like to speak to someone today about doing a retreat?
We’re even open on Sunday, because we’re here for you!
And remember, there’s no cost or obligation and you can do it At-Home or here in Sedona.

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Join us for our new “Compassion Cultivation Training” 8-week online class Starting September 14, 2021

Would you like to learn about a way to give yourself a happier, healthier life? Then join us for our new “Compassion Cultivation Training” 8-week online class – starting September 14, 2021.

Compassion is perhaps the most powerful and effective tool you can use to care for yourself and improve your relationships. Compassion Training builds mental habits that, over time, are demonstrated to open the heart and promote personal well-being, resilience, and meaningful connections, even in challenging circumstances.

Existing research shows that mindfulness and compassion training can meaningfully reduce the symptoms of stress and burnout and improve health outcomes.

why compassion

We all face difficult situations, challenging relationships, and internal thoughts and beliefs that prevent us from experiencing the best life has to offer. When we become more aware, open, and curious about the world and people around us, we learn to use our natural compassion in practical ways to navigate life’s toughest personal challenges and begin to move through life’s ups and downs with greater confidence and ease.

Practicing compassion can alleviate our worries and fears so we can become powerful forces for good – in our relationships, families, workplaces, and communities.

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The Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week online course developed in 2009 at Stanford University (CCARE — Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) by experts in contemplative studies, psychology, neuroscience, and adult education. The Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) is backed by scientific research and 10,000+ alumni worldwide.

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Throughout the training, we help you lean into challenges, build the courage to take compassionate action, manage your emotions, and develop your resilience to prevent empathy fatigue.

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The course includes:

  • Weekly 2-hour online classes including lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions
  • Each class will be recorded (but live participation is highly recommended for the biggest benefit.
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I hope you can join us – you’ll be glad you did.


Komala Rohde is a certified instructor of the Compassion Cultivation Training. She is a certified professional coach (PCC, CPCC, CNTC).

Born in Germany, she began her career as a nurse before receiving her degree in Naturopathic Medicine / Psychology. Komala works internationally as a mentor, coach, and teacher.

She has been practicing meditation for over 40 years and has practiced and taught various traditions including Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Vipassana, active meditation techniques and compassion meditation. Komala lives with her husband in Sedona, Arizona for the past 25 years.

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Wishing you a week filled with happy!