Your Path Appears

Stepping into a Life of Deep Meaning
Distance Learning Program
January 1, 2019 ~ June 30, 2019

Are you yearning for a life that is truly your life?


What would it be like if you allowed the veil of old paradigms to fall away . . . and you could begin to see a new path appear . . . and you walked through the veil and stepped onto the path . . . knowing it was your path . . . how might that change your life?

Make 2018 the last year of your former life.  The life where you were living someone else’s dream.  The life where you were living from values, concepts and pastimes that no longer served you.

Make 2019 the year that you emerge from your sleepwalking life and learn to quiet your mind enough to see the appearance of your unique path and know that you have the tools to confidently step forward on a journey that is your own.

One year from now you can be walking YOUR path, one that has been calling you for years but was drowned out, suppressed and ignored for way too long.  A path where your values, your work, your pastimes and the people who surround you are all in alignment.  A path of openhearted love for yourself and others.  A path where you feel at home, sure of who you are and confident in the direction you’re moving.

Are you considering making a shift? Are you ready to find, follow, and commit to finding your path and living your unique life?  Then join us for six months of life-changing exercises, readings, experiences, insights and inspiration, guided by an experienced facilitator and supported by a community of women asking the same questions and yearning for a more meaningful life.



  • 6-Month Distance Learning through our Online School, which will provide the foundation for this program.  Each month will consist of readings, exercises, experiences, videos, audios, monthly practices, the opportunity to share with other participants in an online forum, support and insights from your “study buddy,” and the guidance of Karen Ely, the founder/director of the Sedona Women’s Institute. Expect each month to take approximately 15 hours to complete.
  • Books, readings and supplies you’ll need for the class.
  • Monthly tele-conference calls, full of insightful discussions led by Karen Ely in community with your new like-minded friends.  We will be meeting the second Monday of each month at 5pm PT (6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET) beginning on Monday, January 14th.
  • Support from your “study buddy” (whose name and contact information you’ll be given the first month of the course).
  • Ongoing support by facilitator, Karen Ely.



January, Month 1:  The Heroine’s Journey
The foundation for this class (and your life) is to truly understand The Heroine’s Journey and how it has shaped (and continues to shape) your life.  You’ll begin to understand that the only way to live your life forward is by understanding your life backwards.  This month you will learn the importance of The Heroine’s Journey, how it has played out in your life, and how to use that understanding to forge a more peaceful, meaningful future.

February, Month 2:  Meeting the Committee
Understanding that the voices in your head (often based in fear, shame, anger, guilt, anxiety, resentment, disappointment), are just that . . . voices that have formed a committee of negativity that keeps you stuck in a loop and does not serve you.  Over the month you will come to see that you are much more than the voices in your head. You are the one who is listening.

March, Month 3:  The Sound of Silence
Because it is only possible to hear the whispers of your own heart (your higher self) in silent moments, this month will provide you with an understanding and experiences that will assist you in quieting your mind and truly understanding that silent moments are integral to living your unique life.

April, Month 4:  What sustains you when all else falls away?
This month will provide you with 21 practices that have the capacity to sustain you through even the most challenging times.  The exercises and experiences this month will help you to discern which ones are right for you at this time and support you in putting them into regular practice in your life.

May, Month 5:  Letting go of what no longer serves you   
Throughout your life, you have accumulated (from your family, community, religion, culture, media, etc.) many ideas, pastimes, work experiences and people that no longer serve you.  Exercises and experiences this month will help you identify them and a ceremony at the end of the month will allow you to discard those that no longer serve you.

June, Month 6:  Embracing a new way
Exercises and experiences this month will guide you in creating a blueprint for your future . . . one that is authentically and meaningfully yours, moving you powerfully back into your life with a deeper sense of joy and an enlivened sense of being.

A Path Appears is designed to provide you with tools, guidance and support as you search for your own unique path.


KAREN ELY is a speaker, facilitator, mentor and author who inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live to their full potential. She is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute (originally A Woman’s Way), one of the country’s premier women’s retreat programs, which has offered hundreds of programs and touched thousands of women all over the world since its inception in 2003. Karen is also the author of five well-received books, including: Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul and 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life. A Safe Place to Stand will be published in 2019. Karen has a lifetime of retreat facilitation experience and a deep commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy. For more information on Karen and her work, please click here.


Sarah McLean provides an audio teaching on meditation as part of Month 3.  Sarah is tSarah-McLeanhe best-selling Hay House author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.  She is an inspiring teacher who makes meditation accessible to everyone.  She’ll help you to discover the key to becoming more self-aware, more intuitive, and more compassionate through meditation. For more information on Sarah and her work, please visit


April Ely provides a video teaching on Mindfulness in Month 4.April Ely 
April has been psychotherapist for over 15 years, providing individual, family and group counseling     for children and adults in schools, outpatient clinics, and domestic violence shelters.  Her commitment to helping her clients lead full and healthy lives led her to the study of Mindfulness, a practice and way of living that helps individuals to live more fully present in their own lives.


Janise Witt provides a video teaching on the importance of time in nature and a daily journaling practice in Month 4.
Janise Witt feels sJanise Witthe has been privileged to be a full-time fine art photographer for 22 years.   Her artistic expression is truly about her inner journey.  She feels that all aspects of her photographic gifts contribute to the whole because they express the beauty and wonder of all coming together.  She credits daily walks in nature and a morning journaling practice as wonderful foundations for her work and her personal growth.  For more information on Janise, please visit


Sharon Hooper provides a vital component in Month 6 with her acclaimed Vision Mapping exercise.Sharon Hooper
Sharon Hooper is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, having coached hundreds of men, women, teams and corporate executives since that time. All of these people have been in transition, perhaps feeling stuck, not knowing how to move ahead, possibly feeling lost or confused and wondering what to do with the next phase of their lives. Coaching skills, experience and an inspirational outlook are key ingredients in Sharon’s coaching.  For more information on Sharon Hooper’s work, please visit


Fee includes entire distance learning program, books and supplies, six conference calls, a study buddy to process exercises, an online discussion forum, and ongoing support by Karen Ely, founder/director of the Sedona Women’s Institute.

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