Woman Arising 2017 

Our Presenters

Our presenters come from all walks of life and various, differing knowledge bases. They join here together alongside our participants in unity to celebrate the divine feminine in all of us!
Woman Arising

Currently residing in Sedona, Arizona, and Athens, Greece, Zeffi Shakti Devi is internationally accomplished as a Spiritual Counselor, Medical Intuitive, Tantric teacher, Reiki Master, and Healer whose work takes her to Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her book FROM ROOT TO TRUTH explores how we can heal our Chakras emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She has studied Tantric Eastern, Hindu, and Tibetan philosophy, Hermetic and Ancient Greek philosophies , Shamanic Healing, Pranic Healing, and travels all over the world doing Sacred Goddess Ceremony. Her unique blending of many traditions brings us more connected to the universal truth, which resides within all of us. Zeffi Shakti Devi has the honor of hosting Woman Arising which has been her long held dream of helping  to awaken the divine feminine within all of us.

Zeffi Shakti Devi
The Awakening of a New Generation of Wise Woman Elders
Diana Bonwick

Diana Bonwick is an Elemental Alchemist, Inspirational Speaker, Published Author, Divine Feminine Business Mentor, Creatrix of several Elemental Woman™ Programs and the Elemental Woman™ Entrepreneur Calendar.
If women would love to build their lives and businesses in a creative and sustainable way, Diana is the expert. She is a thought leader when it comes to women’s sexuality and financial abundance. Diana has designed a support system for conscious women in business to stay anchored, fuelled up and highly productive, while they juggle the multiple demands in their lives.
She works globally with conscious women entrepreneurs. Her workshops and events open up a profound understanding for women about themselves to connect them with a power that is far greater than they ever expected.

Astrology + Alchemy: Creating Talismans using the Zodiac
Sandy Rueve
Avani Sukhadia

Sandy Rueve, an alchemist of astrology and clay, helps her clients align with their life path, current intentions, and purpose with handmade, astrologically timed talismans. A Spirited Creator. Having studied astrology for nearly two decades, Sandy Rueve hand creates clay beads with precise astrological timing to take on the energies available. Sandy blends art, astrology, and alchemy to help her clients reach their desires thru mindfulness and talismans.

Fountain of Youth:  Ayurvedic Alchemy & Science of Age Reversal

Avani Sukhadia is a student of life, mother, sister, yogini, and life-long Shakti Worshiper. Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and owner of Authentic Ayurveda of Sedona, specializing in Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies and Pancha Karma cleansing.

Avani grew up living with traditional  Ayurvedic principles at home with her family.  She has been formally studying and practicing Holistic Medicine since 1998. She has trained with the most respected teachers/gurus in the field including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Mahadavan, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra, Swami Sadashiva Tirtha, and Bharat Shukla.  Avani is a graduate of New York University, The School of Healing Arts, and the American School of Ayurveda. She is eager to share with you the wisdom of integrating different Ayurvedic practices to connect deeply to your divine feminine and talk about how the ancient science of Ayurveda helps women to remain youthful and look beautiful.

Empowering Our Now, Small Acts, Immeasurable Benefit

Sherab “Shey” Khandro's deepest wish is to nourish and inspire the hearts and minds of others through paintings, sculpture and philosophical reflections focused on art, spirituality and the experiences of modern life.  She invites you to come alive in your own journey through the power of mindfulness and intentionality, exploring the transformative power of universal Love and Compassion.


Born and raised in the United States, Sherab was ordained as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition for 15 years. Her art and philosophy for living express a blend of the East and the West. A modern woman and one of the early Western artists to receive formal training from Tibetan masters in exile, her art is naturally an expression of the ancient and the contemporary. In her paintings she uses the neo-impressionist style of pointillism, tiny dots of color creating rich and vibrant imagery. Each stroke of the brush holds a prayer of compassion, each dot offered as a jeweled universe, an aspiration to end suffering in the world.

Sherab "Shey" Khandro
The Mothers Arise
Elizabeth Oakes Phd

Elizabeth Oakes, Ph.D., is a poet, spiritual writer, and former Shakespeare and Women's Poetry Professor. Her first book of poems won the 2004 Pearl Poetry Prize, a national award based in California. She is also the author of four other poetry books, the most recent of which is In the Matrix of the Mothers,  A long-time feminist and veteran speaker on Shakespeare, women's poetry, and women's pre-history/history, she especially enjoys sharing her poetry and that of other women with female audiences. 

Her workshop will bring the energy of our long suppressed past alive through poetry, chant, and movement. In this interactive, experiential presentation, the hymns that Enheduanna, a high priestess, sung to the moon goddess Inanna, the most powerful deity in Sumeria 5,000 years ago, will resound again. We will also rescue Medusa from her image as a monster. We will welcome these women into our world as muses, mentors, and mothers.

Wise Women Medicine
Dr. Shaida Sina

Dr. Shaida Sina has been working in the field of medicine for over 30 years. Her initial training was as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist where she received her Associates Degree in 1985 and trained at John Hopkins Hospital Laboratories. She received her Bachelors of Science from University of Maryland’s School of Medicine’s Department of Medical and Research Technology in 1993. During her first 10 years in healthcare she worked in the field of laboratory medicine where she ultimately became lead technologist of a reference infectious disease laboratory. Dr. Sina began her studies in natural medicine in 1995 at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, Arizona. She has an extensive background in infectious disease and has trained at the Being Alive Center (an HIV center) located in Phoenix. Dr. Sina was the first naturopathic physician to do a clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic where she trained in Reproductive Endocrinology (Infertility). Dr. Sina completed post- doctorate training and received certification in the field of Environmental Medicine with an emphasis in chemical and metal detoxification. Her areas of clinical focus include women’s health care, longevity medicine, environmental medicine, allergy treatment, GI health, and primary care practice.

Awaken and Embrace Your Feminine Self

Nancy Safford is an author, her new book titled, A Magdalene Awakens: Hidden Temple Secrets. She is an ordained Priestess of the Magdalene Mysteries, a shamanic healing practitioner and a clairvoyant reader and intuitive counselor. She has been facilitating women’s circles and guiding men and women on pilgrimages to sacred sites both in southern France, as a bilingual guide and in Sedona, Arizona since 1996, dedicated to empowering others to discover their inner wisdom for a more conscious relationship within.

Knowing that we each have a sacred story, she will talk about how she surrendered her old beliefs and lifestyle in order to awaken her deepest truth and discover her feminine self.  In presenting her new book, "A Magdalene Awakens, Hidden Temple Secrets", she will discuss my journey to uncover this lost truth, her deepest self, in a place far beyond what she had imagined possible.

Nancy Safford
Sacred YONI Activation!

Sheron Foster, RScP, is an empirically self taught mixed media artist, water colorist, and pen& ink designer. She became a student of yoga in 1989 and a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist/Teacher in 1995. After  many years of incredibly fulfilling study in world religions, metaphysics & more, she became a licensed Religious Science Practioner in 2004. Having a background in the recovery, healing and spiritual arenas, she draws from a deep place within to create art pieces that are soothing, yet empowering for the viewers inner immersion with self truth & higher guidance. Series such as the Sedona Soul Maps, Sedona Heart Maps & Goddess Yoni Art, are a humble offering for combining her soul infused art with meditation, in the Vedic tradition of Trataka, open-gaze meditation.

Her workshop will immerse participants in meditation, chakra clearing & divine yoni art creations! You will leave with not only with your own delicious Goddess Yoni artpiece, but a clearer and more attainable roadmap for your next big manifestation.

Sheron Foster
The Evolution of all Things Relies on Self Love...

Eva Maurice is a contemporary Spiritual Counselor who inspires people to find their passion, purpose and prosperity through Self Love. Eva’s compassionate yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth and begin living their dreams.

In college, Eva originally studied theatre; inspired by characters she portrayed, she discovered a passion for psychology. To create financial stability, Eva entered into the cutting edge world of wellness and beauty. Eva was exposed to spiritual leaders through her work with innovative companies from all over the world. After a twenty year career she expanded her journey by studying Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica which led to the creation of the 40 Days of Self Love program; an online six week series soon to be a book.


Eva Maurice
The Fractured Feminine in the Stars

Lisa Dixon has been practicing Astrology and Dance for over twenty years. She does Counseling Astrology and holds Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences. At Kepler College she studied ancient culture, history, religion and how astrology has survived and been transmitted throughout the millennia.

As a Dancer she studied traditional dance and drum of Africa and the African Diaspora. She taught Afro-Brazilian Dance, Samba and dances of the African Diaspora at University of Hawaii Hilo from 2001-2015.

Lisa Dixon
Morning Ceremonial Hike Red Rocks of Sedona - $40 Donation
Rebekah Two Moons

Rebekah Two Moons was born and raised in this beautiful high desert spiritual land. She has been learning and teaching the earth medicine ways since 2006 and now helps others heal themselves by learning to balance the unseen world with the physical world to promote spiritual, mental, physical and emotional healing.


Join us on a peaceful hike and adventure to a sacred place in Sedona. Here we will hold a Medicine Wheel Ceremony and opening prayer for releasing all that no longer serves us and gratitude for all that we have and that is to come. We call in the ancestors and the blessings of the four directions to assist us on our journey. We drum and sing the medicine songs that will assist you in releasing and healing. Rebekah Two Moons will guide you through a powerful ceremony, prayer and share teachings of the indigenous people that held this land so sacred

Sanjali Kirtan

Valerie "Sanjali" Irons is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. She also offers kirtan with her devotional music project "Sanjali Kirtan" and will soon be recording her first cd. As a sound healer, she is immersed in the world of sacred sound. She offers private sessions - "Soundwave Journeys” - using her Soundwave BedTM, as well as Shamanic Breathwork and group breathwork/sound healing journeys. She continues to paint and sculpt, as well as teach "Sacred Creativity” workshops. She is dedicated to divine healing through the arts. She is inspired by divine love and is deeply grateful.

Valerie Sanjali Irons