Debra Stangl, Founder
In January, 1999, Debra was a divorce attorney in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning her 20th year of practice. With 175 active cases, she was stressed out, burned out and ready to jump off the nearest cliff. Having been on her spiritual path since the death of her mother in 1978, Debra knew there was more. Although she was helping her clients in her practice, she yearned to be of service on a much deeper level.
She comes to Sedona for what is supposed to be just 3 days of quiet and instead has a life changing session with one of Sedona’s amazing healers, where she receives the message, “You must leave your law practice now”. She goes home, spends 6 months closing her practice, and over the next 3 years starts coming out to Sedona for weeks at a time, always doing transformational sessions with the incredible practitioners with whom she keeps connecting. Suddenly in August, 2001 (3 weeks before 9/11), she’s told in a session she’s supposed to move to Sedona. “Why?”, Debra asks. No answer. “Just Go.”
Within 2 months she’s moved to Sedona and is waiting for the flash to come in on what she’s supposed to be doing there. As Debra says “Suddenly I realized that having attended every Workshop and seminar that was out there, I had never had a completely transformational experience in a group setting. The most powerful, impactful work that truly changed my life was the one-on-one sessions I did with the amazing practitioners in Sedona.”
I understood then that those three years I had been coming to Sedona and doing sessions with so many incredible healers were preparation, laying the groundwork for the creation of Sedona Soul Adventures. So that people from around the world could come into this amazing, mystical place and have the same kind of life-changing, transformational experience I had”.
Then starting in 2004, Debra connected her love of sacred travel to her people, with trips to Egypt, Peru and Bali, helping people discover and connect with the energies of these mystical and magical places.
“My life has taken on a devotion to service that I have never experienced before. My goal and my prayer is to assist everyone in achieving and maintaining their connection with their essential spiritual nature.”
Keith Kavisic, Chief Visionary Officer
Isn’t that a great title? Because it says it all. When Keith joined Sedona Soul Adventures, he immediately stepped full on into the role of expanding the vision of what Sedona Soul Adventures could be. Keith has been guided on the shamanic path since leaving the US Marine Corps in 1994 and has put to use his many talents and gifts to serve through the spiritual and practical worlds of here and now. In addition to co-creating and always expanding the mission of Sedona Soul Adventures, Keith has been the driving force behind the new look and feel of our web site, as well as implementing on-going open-hearted communication with our Tribe (i.e., you!) His hard work, dedication and commitment to service are awe-inspiring.
Our Practitioners are the best of the best that Sedona has to offer. All of them have been called to Sedona to do their sacred work, some from as far away as Germany and South Africa. They are Sedona’s most advanced spiritual guides, healers, intuitives, psychics, body workers and energy workers. They do a wide spectrum of different processes ranging from
- Emotional healing work
- Bodywork and massage
- Psychic and intuitive readings
- Sacred ceremony on the land
- Energy work
- Chakra Balancing
- Sound Healing
- Transformational Life Coaching
When you combine the wisdom and mastery of our practitioners with the incredible energies of Sedona, the result is transformation on the deepest levels.
Our Angel Guides
Our Angel Guides are here for you. When you contact us, your Angel Guide will spend time connecting in with you and really getting an idea of what you’re looking for in your life, what you want to have happen and would be the perfect set of experiences for you for your Sedona Soul Adventure retreat. The Angel Guide has experienced the work of the different practitioners and they’re also very intuitive, so they are coming from a very informed place and you will really enjoy speaking with them. After connecting with you, they will custom-design your retreat, putting together the sessions in such a way so as to create the transformations you’re looking for.
Our Sedona Guides
When you come to Sedona to do a Soul Adventure, you will have your own Sedona Guide. Your Sedona Guide will contact you before you come, making sure that all your questions are answered. Then on your first day, you’ll meet your Sedona Guide at our beautiful office (with stunning red rock views) and receive an Orientation of your retreat and information about Sedona, so that you hit the ground running. After a brief driving tour of Sedona (we’re so tiny, only 12,000 people!), you and your Sedona Guide will do a brief meditation to connect with the energies and to set your intention for your Soul Adventure. Then, each day, we encourage you to connect with your Sedona Guide and talk about your day. We want to make sure you know at all times that we are here for you.
Our Retreat Coordinators
Our wonderful Retreat Coordinators handle all the millions of little details for your retreat. Scheduling your sessions, answering your questions, making sure that you don’t have to be concerned about any of the logistics, so you can focus solely on you and your transformation.
Sedona Soul Adventures was founded in 2002 to create powerful, life changing retreats by helping individuals and couples reconnect with their essential, spiritual nature. The original founders were Debra Stangl, Tom Margrave and David Cates. David is such a wonderful Initiator and brought his amazing energy to the beginnings of Sedona Soul Adventures for its first two years of infancy and then transplanted to Hawaii to write a book and deepen his journey of exploration. Tom Margrave brought his knowledge and expertise of web design and internet communication to bring Sedona Soul Adventures to the attention of millions and contributed for so many years as a valued practitioner of experiental breathwork. Tom is now living primarily in Bali and continues to contribute to our Sedona Soul Adventure Tribe by leading our annual trips to Bali.