Presented by AgeNation and Center For Spiritual Living
This series will begin in May and run through November, 2015. Its goal is to assist members of the CSL community and well as in greater Seattle community to explore some very essential and relevant topics and gain exposure to some primary and empowering tools to use on the road to living more conscious lives, inheriting their roles as wise elders, identifying ways to create legacies of greater meaning and purpose and playing an important and essential part in recasting a more positive future for those they love and the world-at-large.
The six transformative weekends will feature leading wisdom keepers who will guide “people who weren’t born yesterday” who want to chart a more successful, inspired and meaningful course for the future, as well as health and life care professionals, individuals who are associated with age-related agencies and organizations and younger people who want to know more about and better prepare for the future.
Hosted by Wisdom Keepers George and Sedena Cappannelli, authors of the award winning Do Not Go Quietly and co-founders of AgeNation, The Navigating Your Future Series will include valuable live journeys led by Sonia Choquette, Mark Nepo, Gaily Sheehy, and Gregg Braden. During their weekend journey, The Cappannellis will also be joined via exclusive pre-recorded features by Ram Dass, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jean Houston, Michael Meade, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Each weekend journey will include an inspiring Friday evening program–open to weekend participants and to the general public that will include inspiring talks by the lead Wisdom Keeper, uplifting entertainment, inspiring videos, VIP receptions and books signings. The weekend journeys will continue exclusively for registered participants on Saturday and, in two instances, the Journey’s will conclude with a special Sunday afternoon session.
Each weekend journey will include a free, follow-on program of assignments and teleconferences designed to assist participants to integrate and practice the valuable tools and recommendations covered in the journeys.
So we invite you to give yourself and those you love this invaluable gift. Participate in these unique, heart-opening, mind-expanding, life-affirming journeys and celebrate the miracle and the precious gift of your life. Learn from some of these contemporary guardians of life’s mysteries and let them guide you to remember what is possible and what is most noble and magnificent about the human journey and the human spirit as you take your next steps on this essential journey of living more consciously, aging wisely. These Navigating Your Future Journeys can be experienced individually or as an entire series.
Seattle Series Program Descriptions
May 8-9 – Let Your Intuition Guide You To Fulfillment & Flow: Sonia Choquette With Host Sedena Cappannelli – A Special Mother’s Day Weekend
In this special Mother’s Day Weekend Program Sonia Choquette, author of 19 international, best-selling books including The Answer is Simple and world-renowned teacher and intuitive guide and host, Sedena Cappannelli, author of the award winning Do Not Go Quietly, Co-Founder of AgeNation and Enlivened Ageing expert, will lead you on a journey to explore one of your greatest and most powerful gifts, your intuition. You will learn how it can guide you to a life of greater joy and flow, an intuitively guided, Spirit-driven life. Inspiring stories, practical exercises and rituals, visualizations, and journaling questions all designed to place your intuition at the helm and in the heart of your daily life. This program will also include introduction to Sedena Cappannelli’s valuable, Enlivened Aging Strategies and De-aging Techniques found in her Personal Energy Program, a new Gaiam Video Program.
If you are a mother and would like to bring your mother and/or your daughter, please ask about our special Mother/Daughter discount program. To Register >>
June 5-7 – Wisdom of The Elder – Do Not Go Quietly, Learning To Live and Love The Life You Were Born To Live with George and Sedena Cappannelli, with Special Guest Facilitator, Michael Meade and Special Guest Wisdom Keepers
This engaging, inspiring and transformative program is for ‘people who weren’t born yesterday’, healthcare and life care professionals, individuals who work in other age-related government and private sector organizations, and younger people who want to know more about the future and better prepare for it.
This program is based on their book Do Not Go Quietly, winner of the 2014 Gold Nautilus Award and 8 other national book awards. Jean Houston describes the book as, “Profound, compassionate and deeply useful;” Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith says, “ It offers invaluable insights into one of the most vital subjects of our time.” They will be joined via exclusive, pre-recorded video features by two very special Guest Wisdom Keepers, Ram Dass and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. The program will also include other exclusive video excerpts recorded as part of the Cappannelli’s Wisdom Keeper Television Special with Jean Houston; Michael Meade; Aztec Elder, Dona Emma; Barbara Marx Hubbard and Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Together with the wisdom offered by their remarkable Guest Wisdom Keepers, George and Sedena will guide you on a wonderful journey of self-discovery, inspiration, healing and deeper connection to the dreams you came here to manifest and to the life you were born to live. You’ll explore some of your core beliefs, reinvigorate and redefine some of your goals, learn new life strategies, and begin to design a future with greater meaning, purpose, balance and joy. To Register >>
July 17-19 – The Endless Practice, Becoming Who You Were Born To Be with Mark Nepo, and with co-hosts George and Sedena Cappannelli
Powerful, insightful, interactive, healing are just some of the words participants use to describe this program. Here are a couple of ways Mark describes this work, “Wakefulness is not a destination but a song the human heart keeps singing, the way birds keep singing at the first sign of light.” “This program is an inquiry into how the soul works in the world and how by engaging our soul in the world, we are shaped by the endless practice of becoming the person we were born to be.” To Register >>
September 18-19 – Daring, My Passages, An Inspiring Program About Risking Triumphs and Rebounding from Life’s Challenges: Gail Sheehy and with co-hosts George and Sedena Cappannelli.
In this inspiring program, praised by audiences around the country, pioneering investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author of 17 books, Gail Sheehy offers a thrilling experience of the transformative power of daring based on her new memoir, Daring: My Passages. She explores some of the most startling scenes of her extraordinary life – from dodging bullets on Bloody Sunday, to discovering how PM Margaret Thatcher used her sex appeal to help end the Cold War, to her own stirring romance and years of creative care-giving for New York magazine creator Clay Felker. Threading personal narrative with 50 years of public history, Gail offers a fascinating window into how daring propelled her life beyond fear, and can propel yours too.
This poignant, funny, and incredibly inspiring and uplifting program will also include valuable examples from the lives of some remarkable women of our time and, of course the wisdom Gail has shared with us in Passage, Passages in Care Giving, Sex and the Seasoned Woman and her other books. This program will be supported by hosts George and Sedena Cappannelli and include interactive processes, audience sharing and a very special question and answer session. As Gail says – “When I fear, I dare. I dare you to dream dangerously, and act confidently.” To Register >>
October 23-24 – Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley: Preparing for the Future of Consciousness
At this point and place in human history, Dannion and Kathryn believe we are all being called to reassess, and possibly recreate, our personal mission statements in life – particularly those of us who are in the second half of life and those in younger generations who want to better prepare for the future. We have arrived at a time when all things have evolved to a point of critical mass. Through our conscious thoughts, and intentions as well as our physical actions, we are preparing for a quantum leap in consciousness. The coming era is unprecedented in every possible way. Therefore, the execution of our power and might, as spiritual beings experiencing a physical incarnation, has never been more crucial.
In preparation, for the next decade, we must find our spiritual clarity. The “new normal” will be a heightened consciousness that requires we align our daily activities with the cosmic vibration and flow, redefine our values and priorities, more fully understand the nature of aging and transitioning between this life and what lies beyond. This program is not to be missed by anyone who values the quality of life in the coming years.
In this program, Kathryn and Dannion will explore:
The Fourfold Path to Power, love, belief, choice and prayer
* The Boomer’s Action Plan
* The Prosperity Mindset
* Formula for Creating Community
November 20-21 – The Turning Point, A Program On Creating Resilience In A Time of Extremes with Gregg Braden, and with co-hosts George and Sedena Cappannelli
In this engaging and inspiring program Gregg Braden will lead us on an eye-opening and hope-evolving journey of discovery that will carry us from some of the remote monasteries and forgotten texts of the ancient world and some of the keepers of this ancient wisdom to the ‘turning point’, this remarkable time in our personal lives and in collective history when every crisis can become transformation, when simply surviving can become joyous thriving.” Gregg believes that time is now. In this dynamic, thought and heart opening, interactive program, Gregg will help participants to better understand that the challenges we face, individually and collectively, are showing us that we’ve outgrown the thinking of the past and that these changes in our world mean big changes in our lives. Weaving easy-to-understand science and the wisdom traditions of the past Gregg will help participants to understand the key to thrive in the midst of the transformation and the strategies to get us there. To Register >>
Wisdom Keeper Bios
May 8-9 – Sonia Choquette
Globally celebrated, dynamic spiritual teacher, six- sensory consultant, enchanting storyteller, and transformational visionary guide. Author of 19 internationally best-selling books about intuitive awakening, personal and creative growth, and individual transformational leadership capabilities, most notably – The Answer is Simple. Sonia’s work has been published in over 40 countries, translated into 37 languages, making her one of the most widely read authors and experts in her field of work.
Sonia is inspiring a global consciousness movement around her belief that, as human beings, “We are divine beings endowed with six senses to guide us through life.” Sonia insists that we all must rely on our innate sixth senses in order to make the most authentic, well-informed, healthful, and soul-satisfying decisions possible. Sonia’s philanthropic work has brought her to workshops in South Africa, through her publisher Hay House, which helped Sonia set up organizational collaborations with Nurturing Orphans with AIDS for Humanity (NOAH), in addition to charity work and fundraising throughout the United States. In 2012 Sonia was awarded the Leader of the Year by the Global Holistic Psychology Association and the award for Exceptional Human Service by the 1st Global Parliament of Human Spirituality in Hyderabad India. To learn more about Sonia, please visit www.soniachoquette.net.
June 5-7 – George & Sedena Cappannelli
The Cappannelli’s are award-winning authors, experts on individual, organizational and societal change and internationally known consultants and coaches who have worked with hundreds of the country’s leading organizations.
They are also Co-Founders of AgeNation, the multi-platform company that offers inspiration, education, engagement and solutions “for people who weren’t born yesterday” and young people who want to know more about and better prepare for the future. Through AgeNation they are working to create an age-friendly world in which the wisdom and experience of elders is honored and included in the critical decisions of our time.
They are co – Authors of Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living The Life You Were Born To Live For People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday, winner of nine national book awards including the 2014 Nautilus Gold Award and The Best Is Yet To Be, How to Age Wisely and Fall In Love With Your Life Again, Their new book, Getting Unstuck, Ten Simple Secrets To Embracing Change and Celebrating Life will be published in Spring 2015. Their previous books include: Say Yes to Change, 25 Keys to Making Change Work for You, Authenticity, A Guide To Greater Meaning and Purpose At Work and At Home.
George and Sedena host The Wisdom Keepers, a nationally syndicated radio talk show. George and Alan Hutner host AgeNation Radio Magazine, which airs live on 98.1 FM in Santa Fe and is also syndicated nationally. George is also an Emmy Award winning film and television producer/director. As a member of The Screen Actors Guild since 1979 Sedena has appeared in numerous films, television programs and theatrical productions. She also produced theatre in Hollywood and wrote and developed story concepts for television.
June 5th – Michael Meade
Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. His hypnotic and fiery storytelling, street savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths are highly relevant to current culture. He is the author of a number of books including Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, and The World Behind the World. Why The World Doesn’t End, Finding Genius In Your Live Meade is founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to education and cultural healing. Michael will be a guest facilitator on the Friday evening, June 5th, with George & Sedena.
July 17-19 – Mark Nepo
Mark Nepo, best-selling author of 15 books including The Book of Awakening, is beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher. Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his number one New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening.
His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Recent work includes The Endless Practice (Atria, 2014), Inside the Miracle (forthcoming from Sounds True, 2015), his latest book of poems, Reduced to Joy (Viva Editions, 2013), cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2013, Mark has appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. The Exquisite Risk was cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, calling it “one of the best books we’ve ever read on what it takes to live an authentic life.” Mark is a cancer survivor, devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.
Mark Nepo, best-selling author of 15 books including #1 New York Times Bestselling, The Book of Awakening, is beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher. In this inspiring journey Mark will support you in exploring what it means to become your truest self. He illuminates the soul’s work in the world, some of the soul’s deepest and most ancient questions and the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life in all its messiness and unpredictability.
September 18-19 – Gail Sheehy
Gail Sheehy, is an icon of American journalism, world-renowned author of 17 books, and popular lecturer has changed the way millions of people around the world look at the stages of their lives. Her revolutionary book, Passages, was named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our times, remained on the NY Times Bestseller list for three years and was translated into 28 languages.
In Silent Passages she broke the taboo the taboo surrounding menopause and opened a dialogue vital to maturing women. In New Passages and Understanding Men’s Passages she revisited the stages of adult life and mapped out a completely new frontier entitled ‘second adulthood. Her latest book, Daring, My Passages, is an intimate portrait of her extraordinary life and provides insights into the lives of many of the leading figures of our time. As a literary journalist, Gail Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York Magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She won the Washington journalism Review Award for Best Magazine writer in America. For more information visit: www.gailsheehy.com
Date – TBA – Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley
Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley are bestselling authors, lecturers and spiritual teachers who have both survived near-death experiences. In 1994, as Dannion’s first New York Times bestseller, Saved by the Light, was being published, Kathryn was leaving her footprint in the literary world as the author of Jewels for the Soul: Affirmations from the Heart. At the same time, she was a cutting edge journalist with the very popular column; Conversations with Kathryn was dedicated to in-depth interviews with the world’s leaders in global/spiritual consciousness.
In 2004, together Kathryn and Dannion authored, Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven. In 2008, Harper Harper One, San Francisco, republished the book under the name Secrets of the Light, Dannion and Kathryn explain what they call The Four-Fold Path, to spiritual enlightenment, along with an explanation of how to live this life in a way that will benefit people in the afterlife. Currently, they are working on their next co-authored book, Ten Things to Know Before You Go.
Today, this devoted couple works ceaselessly to champion of virtues of spiritual values in daily life. Together they guide The Twilight Brigade, their non-profit organization dedicated to training volunteers to be at the bedside of our American veteran’s in transition, from the world to the next. www.dannion.com
November 20-21 – Gregg Braden
Gregg Braden, New York Times best-selling author is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom and the real world. According to Deepak Chopra, “he is a scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.”
Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 34 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, Deep Truth, and his newest, The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes. His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement,” and is now a textbook for college level physics courses exploring new discoveries of science and our relationship to the world. His books hold five gold awards in the categories of Science and Cosmology, Religion, and Social Change from the prestigious Nautilus Book awards. For more information visit: www.greggbraden.com