About the Director & Founder
of the Sedona Women’s Institute



As a woman who spent so many years neither living or even knowing her authentic self, Tamara truly understands what it’s like to be in the darkness. Now, after tons of hard emotional work, she personally knows the vast possibilities that unfold when one wakes up to their highest self and truth.

Working with Tamara means working with a woman who is dedicated to her values: being Real, keeping it Simple, finding Peace, Happiness and living in Gratitude.  She is here to be of service to others along their journey of healing and growth. Tamara helps clients discover their personal values enabling them to design a life built upon this clarity. She is committed to creating a non-judgmental space in which you can delve deeply into what makes you whole and HAPPY.

Tamara Misle became the owner and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute in April 2021.  She brings with her a multitude of skills and a passion for uplifting and empowering women.  Tamara combines her 30+ years of experience being a mother to three beautiful daughters as well as her coaching, facilitating, volunteering and experience running a wellness center.

She is a graduate of the Sedona Women’s Institute’s Facilitator Training Program and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (JustBYou.com) from the Co-Active Training Institute. And has a BA in Education from The University of Nebraska.


Karen Ely is a nationally recognized women’s retreat facilitator, inspirational speaker and author who has facilitated hundreds of personal growth programs for thousands of women in 10 states, 8 countries and on four continents.

Karen is the founding director of the Sedona Women’s Institute (formerly A Woman’s Way), founded in 2003 with the mission of providing guidance, tools and support for women seeking authentic lives of peace and meaning. She is the author of six books: Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself (2006), A Retreat of My Own (2008), Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul (2011), 21 Days of Gratitude (2014 ~ currently out of print), and 21 Stepping Stones to a Peaceful, More Meaningful Life (2014) and A Safe Place to Stand (to be published soon).  Click here for testimonials on Karen Ely’s work with the Sedona Women’s Institute.  To contact Karen:  EmailKarenE@gmail.com or 928-254-1897.



It is our hope that our work has helped to transform not only individual women’s lives but the planet as a whole. Because we believe it is important work and we believe it is about time.

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