Never in a million years would I have dreamed of holding a yoga retreat in Sedona, Arizona. Yet six years ago I was invited to do just that. The invitation was to rent out a B&B that had six bedrooms and a beautiful great room. It would mean finding 12 people to join me for a week in beautiful Sedona. For some reason I instantly knew I could make the retreat happen.
The first retreat happened in 2016. Each year since then I’ve had the good fortune to spend a week each fall with a wonderful group of people. The retreat is mainly women, some returning more than once. They seem to be drawn to the beautiful landscape that is Sedona and for the opportunity to unplug from daily life commitments and simply relax.
We currently stay at a B&B that backs up to wonderful hiking trails. Our tasty (and healthy!) breakfasts are eaten outdoors on the patio – the meeting place for most of our activities. We share meals together, hike or shop or find a quiet place to read and each evening gather around the outdoor fire to share in our day’s adventures. There are many extra activities available to us - hot air balloon rides, massages, visit the Grand Canyon and others to choose from. Then there is nature….need I say more?
I’ve come to look forward to this retreat each year. I search out new things for us to see and do, new restaurants and new yoga poses. However, the bottom line is this…everyone seems to enjoy kicking back and having little to no agenda and letting life just happen. Yes, it is a yoga and wellness retreat. We do yoga, eat healthy breakfasts and enjoy nature…all healthy things. The other healthy things are sharing meals with like-minded people, laughing, getting our nature fix and focusing only on ourselves for five glorious days.
Perhaps one day you’ll consider joining us. Check out the Destination Retreat page or the page for the Sedona Retreat on my website. Let me know if you have questions. Speak with someone who has previously attended. Find out what you need to know…then come join us!