Author and Spiritual Teacher, Ronda LaRue, has an unusually diverse and rich background blending sciences, the arts, psychology, and the sacred into a deeply transformational playground of inquiry, inner self healing arts, and awakened self-realization in everyday soulful living.
An avid student of social-psychology; eastern philosophy; world religion; Shamanic, Vedic, and Toltec healing arts; orthomolecular integrative medicine; nutrition and brain chemistry sciences; Ronda’s work is uniquely grounded in holistic mind/body integrated research and healing practices, while devotional toward the sacred inner knowing that is the ground of all Being, and the genius of who you truly are.
Ronda is founder of Center for SoulArtsin Ojai California, rated one of the “Top 10 Spiritual Retreats in the world” (Asia Spa Magazine, 2007). Here, Ronda offers utterly unique private spiritual retreat intensives (3 1/2 day one-on-one) as well as small group Soul Arts retreats with people from all over the world who come to engage in learning the art of finding and following ( awakening to) their own inner wisdom and way.
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Author of 2 books and hundreds of contemplative articles,
first book: Remembering Who You Really Are, is a classic in contemporary spirituality and sacred psychology, and marked Ronda’s own journey through spiritual crisis, dark night of soul, and transition from life as a successful corporate business woman to becoming an internationally-sought spiritual teacher, healer, and mentor.
Second book: The Art of Living Your Destiny, offers a short introduction into Ronda’s life-transforming retreats and her SoulArts Process of Awakening™ . This practical guidebook helps readers initiate their own inner wisdom in everyday real life.
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M.S. – Master’s of Science Degree in Applied Research and Social-Psychology (Texas Christian University: psychology and medical clinical problem solving; 1982 summa cum laude); Energy Healing Master of Reiki; and Honorary D.D. Doctorate of Divinity Degree and healing minister’s license in recognition of significant life-work as a spiritual teacher and healer (2005).
For nearly 30 years and prior to her own spiritual opening, Ronda owned and ran a successful corporate consulting practice in strategic planning, survey research, and program evaluation (InfoVision Systems). During that time she continued to study and train in metaphysics, health, energy healing, and depth psychology.
Ronda has significant post-graduate study and program development in mind body spirit healing and wellness, with emphasis on:
active meditation breakthrough systems; midlife transition and depression as rite of passage into TrueSelf realization; shamanic, Vedic and ancient knowledge & healing practices; consciousness studies and spiritual processes in the art of awakening as living meditation (employing her unique SoulArts Process ™); emerging technologies in bio-resonance and integrative medicine and the study of mood disorders, brain chemistry re-balancing methods, and addictions (particularly alcohol); and whole life self-realization. Ronda has special interests in creative cuisine, dance, music, photography and ceramic sculpture.
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WORKING WITH RONDA:
Spiritual Retreat Intensives and Direct Spiritual Awakening Apprenticeship programs with Ronda are designed for those who are ready to find out what it means to truly awaken to and consciously live in direct conscious relationship with Life’s sacred mystery and intelligence of Being — every day, as life-honoring art. (Learn more about her programs and retreats, including 2-year advanced apprenticeship program of spiritual self-study at: CenterForSoulArts.com .)
Currently, Ronda is expanding her Ojai California home-based practice and course that incorporates the latest research and science in mind/body/soul healing along side her groundbreaking SoulArts Process of breakthrough and awakening. This next development in her self-healing teaching programs and spiritual awakening retreat intensives will incorporate resources and protocols for balancing brain chemistry and healing diseased cellular functioning in order to truly access and live from clarity of mind, contentment of heart, and the truth of soul.
Ronda’s central emphasis remains a direct experiential teaching and training in self-healing; egoic breakthrough from the bondages of fear and conditioned mind; spiritual awakening as direct experience of conscious presence; and the art of every day spiritual living.
See testimonials of people who have directly trained with Ronda in her SoulArts Process of Awakening ™ and experienced radical healing and life transformations, including healing of cancer, suicidal depression, relationship crisis, dark night of soul spiritual awakening, soul retrieval and midlife biochemical re-balancing. Having “been there herself”, Ronda has particular interest and gift in helping those with long term depression, addiction tendencies, and spiritual crisis to learn about biochemical re-balancing, psychological and spiritual healing, and the breakthrough from an egoic self-identification into a realization of the language of soul and what it means to live from the Divine Mystery and the art of daily creative response-ability.
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HOBBIES AND BEING AT HOME:
Ronda shares daily life and loving with her husband and SoulArts partner, Mattawe Clements (Lifestyle & Financial Investment Specialist); their 2 dogs; 10 hens; 75,000 (and counting) honey bees … and all the other magical plants, fruits, bugs, and trees of this artisan sanctuary we are privileged to steward and honored to share.
Ronda’s favorite home activities include: creating, presenting (and eating!) her “healthy decadent” meals (SoulArts Recipe book in progress); making sacred living spaces; poetic photo collage, social commentary mixed media and installation art (former member Ojai Studio Artist’s tour); collecting and playing music (symphonic classics to country — still not a rapper); expressive dance; sensual yoga and exercise; spa cleanse and detox; online research and shopping (tres expertise!); accumulating iphone apps (how incredible! over 100 on that amazing little box so far…); helping spawn new entrepreneurs; and ever-new idea visioning!
….Ronda invites all genuine seekers to come join the magic of waking up to Life and your own true genius!