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Experience the beauty and energy of the Sedona Mago Retreat Center near Sedona, Arizona
and learn nutritional approaches to help your patients achieve peak health!


Join board-certified and experienced integrative and functional nutrition practitioner, Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, for a 5-day getaway retreat experience you will not forget!

PLUS, earn up to 19 CE Hours and become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP)!*
 

Your patients are sick and tired of hearing “move more and eat less” or that “it’s all just calories in vs. calories out.” It’s no secret that many people have significant issues with nutrition. Fasting. Fad diets. Magic pills. They’ve tried it all, and nothing worked.

And worst of all? Numerous chronic diseases can be reversed with a food as medicine approach.

Nutrition is the foundation for nearly every aspect of health — and it doesn't have to be complicated! Join an exclusive group of your colleagues and experience today’s best nutrition science broken down into strategies that are simple to share and easy to apply in the real world. You’ll learn safe, effective, and affordable evidence-based nutrition approaches that will help your patients achieve optimal health and wellness while preventing and treating common medical conditions:

  1. Which diet plan is best?
  2. Which supplements are most important?
  3. What is the impact of gut health and the microbiome?
  4. What are specific tactics to use for diabetes, hypothyroidism, insomnia, chronic pain, autoimmunity, and others?

Help your patients expertly navigate diet culture and achieve their goals. Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP has helped thousands of professionals just like you become a trusted resource - don’t miss this opportunity to learn life changing strategies for nutritional program design.

Best of all, after attending you'll be eligible to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) through Evergreen Certifications, a $99 value, for no additional charge!*


PESI retreats fill up fast, so secure your spot today!

*Professional standards apply. See below for more information.

Functional Nutrition Certification Retreat:
A Food as Medicine Approach to Optimize Health & Wellness

 

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th


Single Occupancy: $2,599.99

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just half down today!

Payment Plan available through 4/10/24

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.

And there’s more! The Sedona Mago Retreat Center offers an exquisite landscape, waterfalls, garden walks, and healthful pesco-vegetarian cuisine.

Past participants rave about how wonderful it is to stay at Mago…taking time to unwind, rejuvenate and connect with themselves and their community of colleagues…all at this remarkable place. 

By the end of this retreat, you will feel transformed on both a personal and professional level – refreshed, revitalized, and confidently equipped with new strategies and approaches for helping your patients achieve ideal health and wellness.

And all of it backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee so you have nothing to lose.

Are you ready? Register today and see you in Sedona!


Functional Nutrition Certification Retreat:
A Food as Medicine Approach to Optimize Health & Wellness


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th


Single Occupancy: $2,599.99

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just half down today!

Payment Plan available through 4/10/24

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.
Retreat Schedule
All Times Listed in Local Time

Monday, June 10, 2024

4:00–5:30 pm
Check-In
5:30–6:30 pm
Dinner
6:30–8:30 pm
Introduction and Overview Content*

Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am–12:00 pm
Training*
12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00–5:30 pm
Restoration and Relaxation
5:30–6:30 pm
Dinner
6:30–7:30 pm
Training*

Friday, June 14, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00–10:00 am
Training*
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Check Out and Depart

*CE is awarded during these specified times. Licensing boards require full attendance to the entire retreat, including departure day, to receive any credit for the entire retreat. Please plan travel accordingly.

Who Should Attend?
 
The target audience includes:
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Nurses
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physicians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Other Rehab and Healthcare Professionals
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Functional Nutrition Certification Retreat:
A Food as Medicine Approach to Optimize Health & Wellness

 

LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th

Single Occupancy: $2,599.99

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just half down today!

Payment Plan available through 4/10/24

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.
Retreat Content
  1. Prepare a framework for balancing nutritional intake to optimize macronutrient and micronutrient intake.
  2. Assess the general function of the gut via digestion, intestinal permeability, and microbiome and its impact on weight, immunity, and metabolic health.
  3. Determine how to assess a patient’s nutritional status and when to refer out to a nutrition professional.
  4. Determine the prevalence of and what entails disrupted sleep, stress management, and alignment to circadian rhythms.
  5. Investigate the health benefits and risks of adequate sleep and mindfulness, as well as the importance of aligning one’s lifestyle habits to natural circadian rhythms.
  6. Investigate the myriad of food reactions: allergies, sensitivities and reactions as well as how to manage them.
  7. Determine how one’s nutrition and lifestyle habits impact overall health and wellness via driving or lowering inflammation and oxidative stress.
  8. Differentiate the pros and cons of various popular diets and when best to utilize them.
  9. Determine common nutritional risks and articulate action steps to help optimize a patient’s nutritional state.
  10. Differentiate the components of a SAD (standard American diet) compared to an anti-inflammatory diet and the benefits of food quality over quantity.
  11. Determine how food acts as medicine in the prevention of many chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer and more.
  12. Evaluate the role of food and nutrition in mood disorders such as Anxiety and Depression.
  13. Investigate the systemic impact of the gut microbiome and research that supports its importance.
  14. Determine a prioritized approach to optimizing gut function and hormone balance via the 5R gut repair protocol.
  15. Practice tactics for vetting dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness.
  16. Develop strategies for teaching clients and patients how to better understand and utilize food label information
  17. Determine foods that help in the regulation of blood sugar to reduce extreme highs and lows.
  18. Design and inspect a multi-day food journal in order to better understand nutritional habits.
Principles to Maximize Your Patient's Nutrition
  • Food as medicine
  • Foundations: oxidative stress & inflammation & blood sugar regulation
  • Stress, the Autonomic Nervous System & the impact of nutritional status
  • Mindful Eating
  • Diet recalls – diary vs 24 hour
  • Macros and micros
    • What’s the skinny on fats?
    • To carb or not to carb?
    • Protein – high or low?
  • Nutrient balance and easy visuals for portions
  • Quality of food – processed, whole, organic
  • Navigating food labels, nutrition facts & ingredients
  • Beverages & sweeteners
  • Food reactions - allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances – N of 1
    • Elimination diet process
  • Functional and superfoods
  • Supplements
  • Q&A
Gut Health & Why That Matters
  • Digestion, absorption, and impact of enzymes
  • Acidity & hypochlorhydria – abuse of PPI’s and antacids
  • Healthy elimination – Bristol scale
    • What is constipation these days??
  • Cravings – what the body is saying
  • Intestinal barrier and leaky gut
    • Zonulin & wheat/gluten sensitivity to celiac
  • Microbiome – the power of bacteria – estrobalome – impact of antibiotics
    • Modulator of inflammation
  • 5R protocol to heal the gut
  • Prebiotics & probiotics
  • Case Study with open discussion
  • Q&A
Diet Wars – There is no “one size fits all” in nutrition!
  • SAD – components vs Anti-Inflammatory diet – comparison chart
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Mediterranean – the gold standard
  • Paleo / DASH
  • Keto
  • Vegan + different types of vegetarian diets
  • Elimination diets
  • Intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating & fasting mimicking diets
  • Case Study with open discussion
  • Q&A
Food as Medicine in Special Populations
  • Cardiometabolic disease: metabolic syndrome, diabetes, & heart disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anxiety & depression 
  • Food and mood
  • Cancer
  • Dementia 
  • Autoimmunity 
Resources for Ongoing Education
  • Case reviews with guided nutrition and lifestyle plan
  • Red flags, limitations, and when to refer out
  • Q&A
Functional Nutrition Certification Retreat:
A Food as Medicine Approach to Optimize Health & Wellness


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th


Single Occupancy: $2,599.99

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just half down today!

Payment Plan available through 4/10/24

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.
 
Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a
Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP)?


This course fulfills the educational requirements to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional (CFNIP) through Evergreen Certifications.

Click Here to Learn More About the Certification

Get Certified and Go Further
Become a Certified Functional Nutrition Informed Professional and show your employer, clients, potential clients, and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on nutritional approaches.

Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment that you can be proud of!
Client Trust
Clients working with a Certified Professional can be confident they are receiving top-tier care for their unique needs.

Meet Your Retreat Instructor
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Cindi Lockhart, RDN, LD, IFNCP, is board-certified as an integrative and functional nutrition practitioner with over 30 years in professional practice. She has trained nutrition, fitness, and medical practitioners throughout most of her career, yet maintains a personal practice with clients as she believes that the only way she can effectively educate and inspire other practitioners is through her own practical experience with clients. In addition to educating on how Food is Medicine, Cindi also specializes in coaching clients and practitioners on the importance of managing stress, optimizing sleep, proper exercise and movement, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins. Cindi has extensive expertise in women's health issues including hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, and autoimmunity as well as gut health, weight management, histamine intolerance, and immune health.

Click here for information about Cindi Lockhart
What does Tuition Include?
  1. Learn safe, effective, & affordable evidence-based nutrition approaches
  2. Training and Q&As with an experienced, board-certified practitioner
  3. CFNIP Certification Application Fee – a $99.99 value!
  4. Up to 19 CE Hours, CE certificate & course manual
  1. Healing vortexes, meditation areas, & labyrinth
  2. Peaceful lake & trails – surrounded by magnificent red rock mountains
  3. Healthful pesco-vegetarian cuisine
  4. Private lodging & bathrooms for the duration of your stay
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center
Autumnal lakeside landscape photo at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center

If you're looking for a place to unwind and reconnect with what's important, what better environment than one of the most beautiful deserts on the planet?

The Sedona Mago Retreat Center is located in Sedona, Arizona, an area long known for natural healing and spiritual awakening. Surrounded by red monoliths, Native American ruins and majestic mountains. Experience the beauty, feel the energy, and awaken your spirit.

Retreat Highlights

  • Secluded retreat, offering 173 acres
  • Private or shared lodging with private bathrooms
  • Healthful pesco-vegetarian cuisine (3 meals daily)
  • Beautiful lake surrounded by trees, flowers, aromatic herbs, and many wild birds
  • Covered patios, meditation areas & labyrinth
  • Healing vortexes, experience healing and deep awakening
  • Peaceful trails to enjoy nature
  • Awe-inspiring sunrises, sunsets and stargazing
  • Direct shuttle service available from Phoenix Sky Harbor (additional fees)
 

Retreat Location

Sedona Mago Retreat
3500 E Bill Gray Road
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Phone: (928) 204-3391

Retreat Center Website

Retreat Center FAQs

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Sedona Mago. Please contact AZ Shuttle Select (623-200-2849) or Groome Transportation (928-350-8466) for more information and reservations. Note that transit times may take longer than the geographical distance from the airport. Please review the retreat’s schedule above, inquire regarding transit times with the shuttle services, and plan flights/travel accordingly.

Accessibility

Sedona Mago Retreat Center has been mindfully set in nature – the grounds and roads are a mixture of dirt, gravel, and pavement. The general guest areas are spread out over many acres, so getting to and from various points will require walking moderate distances and traversing stairs and hills. If mobility is a concern, please contact the retreat center before registering with PESI.

Non-Participating Retreat Guests

Sedona Mago is an all-inclusive retreat center. All reservations are per individual, not per room. All individuals staying at the retreat center incur a room and board charge whether or not they are participating in the PESI educational training. If you are considering bringing a guest with you who will not be participating in the PESI educational training, please contact PESI at 800-844-8260.

CE Information

Please review the retreat’s credit information by clicking any of the “Click here for CE credit details” links found above.

PLEASE NOTE: Most licensing boards require full attendance to the entire program to receive any credit.

Please review the retreat’s schedule above and plan your travel accordingly to ensure full attendance to the program.

Health and Safety

Attendees’ health and safety is a top priority for PESI & Sedona Mago Retreat Center. For the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines, click here.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason option to protect your travel plans.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact us immediately:

Email: retreatinfo@pesi.com • Phone: 800-844-8260

Please check with your local government to see what advisories are in place before you travel. All flights are subject to the terms and conditions of your airline carrier’s policy travel plans.

Functional Nutrition Certification Retreat:
A Food as Medicine Approach to Optimize Health & Wellness


LIVE in Sedona, Arizona: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th


Single Occupancy: $2,599.99

Interested in a payment plan? Get started for just half down today!

Payment Plan available through 4/10/24

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in your tuition. Click here for CE credit details
Don't see your state profession listed? Contact us.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this online retreat.
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