By Kelly Baughman

Unlock the key to your success, mind, body, and spirit at the 2nd Annual Wonder Women’s Wellness Event, Saturday, January 19th from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Hotel Indigo located at 22843 Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach.
Presented by Rio Cordy, hypnosis instructor, Reiki Master, Tai Chi instructor, and owner and director of the Coastal Ballet Academy, and Darcy Toth, a certified life and wellness coach, Reiki Master, and senior director with Mary Kay, this event is designed to offer experience and education on how to restore balance and personal power in your life physically, spiritually, financially, and emotionally.
Cordy and Toth both have over 35 years of experience in business, and found their journey in spiritual healing in one another over the years. “The reason we work together so well is that she brings so many assets to the table that are different from mine. I appeal to a different type and so does she. Together we provide something for everyone in teaching what the human body and psyche can do,” Cordy said.
Cordy said that while the art of alternative healing may have once been considered hoopla, science has now proven its validity. “It has been proven that our chakra energies vibrate and make an actual noise. Oils and stones vibrate on different frequencies, and through science we can now prove that those frequencies can change the frequencies we put off in our own bodies,” she said.
It is that scientific proof that allows Cordy and Toth to evaluate each individual and formulate a plan with the use of those tools to calm and center the internal energy. “We have an amazing program to offer people of all ages from all walks of life. We make it fun to learn and apply our concepts, and want to give women the tools to continue their journey to spiritual and emotional wellness long after our event is over,” said Toth.
Classes include Creative Movement for Your Brain where Cordy will assist you in centering your left and right brain which makes for clearer and more balanced decision making. Students will be asked to follow a formula of tapping, brushing, and squeezing parts of their own body. This process has been used in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and has shown to greatly increase the brain’s function and clarity.
The Wheel of Life Exercise class helps people identify more objectively what areas of their life may need improvement. Toth will ask students to fill out a chart of questions and information that will allow them to see each category like a wheel and see which areas they score lowest. From there you can address your personal strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve more balance and success in those areas.
Discovering Reiki will demonstrate the art of healing through sound and vibration, along with the use of stones to nurture the energy chakras. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Lunch will be had by all, followed by a guided meditation class.
Then Toth will teach the final class of the day called Your “Critter” Brain where you will cover the workings of the amygdala, aka “critter brain”. “The amygdala is the part of the brain that holds us back in fear. In life, sometimes we don’t take chances because of the risk of failure. This is the amygdala at work. This class will teach you how to manage and quiet those fears to help you move forward and succeed,” she said.
At the end of the day, students will have time for questions and answers regarding any of the information covered throughout the day, and there will also be private coaching sessions, Reiki chair sessions, and facials for just $15.
Seating is limited for the Wonder Women’s Wellness Event, so reserve you spot now. Registration is $125 payable by check or card. To reserve your ticket, call 517-281-3908. For room reservations at the Indigo Hotel, call 251-981-1737.