Facilitators ~ Living Large When Your Life Feels Small



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, one of the country’s premier women’s 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 six 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, 21 Days of Gratitude, 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life and A Safe Place to Stand which will be published in 2021. For information on Karen and her work, please click here.


BETH BRYCE is an award-winning Career Strategist & Transformation Coach, writer, and founder of Daring Circle Ranch, successfully coaching hundreds of women through career and life transitions. Beth is a retreat facilitator through Sedona Women’s Institute, Mastermind facilitator and a member of the (ICF) International Coach Federation.  She’s passionate about helping others create their own Life Revolution – an authentic life, filled with passion and joy beyond their wildest imagination!  In 2012, Beth embarked upon her own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey traveling throughout the United States searching for the strength to finally begin living her dreams. Beth ultimately wrote about her life revolution as a featured co-author of Women on Fire: Volume 2 (2014). Her chapter is titled, “I’m Marrying Me.” For more information on Beth, please click here.


KAREN DRUCKER’s message is all about healing and love – whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are funny, inspiring, and heart opening. She is a keynote speaker, women’s retreat facilitator, and entertainer who has recorded 20 CDs of her inspirational music. Karen is also the author of the best selling book “Let Go of the Shore – Songs & Stories To Set The Spirit Free.” Her chants and songs are used around the world and often help people deal with illness and loss, or help them fill the need to feel more centered for the day.  Karen’s intention is to make a difference by using her music to open hearts and share a message of hope, acceptance, and love.   For more information on Karen Drucker, please click here.


APRIL ELY has been a psychotherapist for 20+ 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.  Wanting to learn about incorporating Mindfulness in her work with children, in 2011 April completed a teacher training course in “Mindfulness and Yoga for Children.” Since that time, she has created Mindfulness curriculums to be utilized in the schools to help empower children to calm their minds and open their hearts, as well as, incorporating those same powerful tools into her work with individuals and families within her private practice. April has staffed many Sedona Women’s Institute retreats and co-facilitated two retreats with her mother, Karen Ely, as well as, serving as a trainer and mentor for the Sedona Women’s Institutes’ Facilitator Training Program since its 2016 inception.


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