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PRESS CONTACT: Ronda LaRue, M.S.
703 Tico Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 USA
805-746-1657 (text msg) Skype ID: ronda.larue
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Author and Spiritual Teacher, Ronda LaRue, M.S., has an unusually diverse and rich background blending a life time study of research science, the expressive arts, social-psychology, and the sacred into a deeply transformational playground of inquiry, inner self healing arts, and awakened self-realization, through everyday, real life.
Ronda’s work is uniquely grounded in holistic mind/body/soul- 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 SoulArts in 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 private couples and 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 Social Research and Evaluation Methodology (Texas Christian University: social-psychology and medical clinical problem solving focus of Thesis; 1982 summa cum laude)
For nearly 30 years and prior to her own spiritual experience and first book, 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 and wellness, and psychology research.
consciousness studies and spiritual processes in the art of awakening through everyday living meditation (employing her unique SoulArts Process ™); independent study of emerging technologies in integrative medicine, natural brain chemistry re-balancing resources, and help with addictions (particularly alcohol). 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. Her work is a living responsible mature spirituality based on the examples of Christ, Buddha and all mature teachings of inner God-self. (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, early woundedness, and the conditioned mind; spiritual awakening as direct experience of conscious presence; and the art of every day spiritual living.
Ronda, like many of today’s spiritual thought-leaders has a long and significant history of nearly 5 decades of study – both academic and self-traveled – and spanning the world religions, philosophies and healing modalities. All who work with her are informed to understand that she is not a traditional or licensed marriage and family counsel0r (MFCC) and she does not practice psychology or psychotherapy. Those who request to work with Ronda are asked to demonstrate mental/emotional maturity and readiness and to attain the “approval” of a doctor or professional therapist if under such care and before attending any retreat process with Ronda. Her work is not new age and it is not aligned with any one path. Rather, it is inspired in the art of helping an individual to find and honor his/her own inner spirituality. Her work is open to all genders, sexual identifications, religions or ages so long as the person applying to work with Ronda is dedicated to approaching life from care for others, integrity of action, and a self-responsible maturity to growing in one’s own experience of God without dogma or rules imposed onto others.
Ronda grew up Presbyterian with a long line of church music family members (including herself). She has an innate appreciation for the Christ method though is no longer aligned with a particular church. She has also a life long study of meditation and Buddhist thought and is affectionately called “Zen Master Butt Kicker” by several of her client friends.
See testimonials of people who have directly trained with Ronda in her SoulArts Process of Awakening ™ and experienced radical healing and life transformations.
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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!
Your treasure is hidden in the wound…