Your Sedona Retreat Leaders
What makes Sedona Healing Retreats different from the rest is our unique holistic approach, our personalized programs and our attention to detail. Founded by Ed Preston and Katherine Lash, the company specializes in providing customized healing experiences for those living with anxiety, depression, grief and PTSD.
About Ed - A native of North Carolina, Ed has lived in the Southwest for over 30 years. After earning degrees in both Business and Cultural Anthropology, he chose to pursue a career as a naturalist, photographer and wilderness guide, spending over 20 years in the field of outdoor experiential education. His encyclopedic knowledge of Native American spirituality has helped literally thousands of clients find inner peace and emotional freedom by reconnecting with Mother Earth.
About Katherine - An Arizona native whose life experience includes almost a decade of travel to Tibet, Nepal, India, and Thailand, along with living in Bali Indonesia. These travels have given her great insights into cultural diversity and spiritual practice. While living in Hawaii, Katherine studied ayurvedic medicine, plant medicine, and various Eastern modalities while getting licensed and certified in Holistic Health. Her own personal practice of Ashtanga Yoga helps to keep her centered as she facilitates self-growth with energy healing, color therapy, chakra alignment, EFT, holistic nutritional health, reflexology, and more.
Serving as a business woman and spiritual guide, Katherine's life has been devoted to empowering individuals to reach their full potential by shifting perspectives and awakening to higher consciousness.
A free spirited Aquarian, Ed is able to connect with people from all walks of life, and felt right at home when he first arrived Sedona in 1981. He has been interested in breath work, meditation, Jungian psychology, identity and personal transformation for many years. Systems that he finds particularly useful include Emotional Intelligence, Bowen Family Systems, and Myers-Briggs.
Speaking of Myers-Briggs, both Ed & Katherine are INFJ's -- the "Idealist Counselor". The rarest of all the personality types according to the eminent psychologist David Keirsey, "INFJ's are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive. INFJ's genuinely desire to help others and readily grasp the hidden psychological stimuli behind the more observable dynamics of behavior and affect."