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8 Day Spiritual Yoga Retreat in Sedona, AZ

8 Day Spiritual Yoga Retreat in Sedona, AZ

Date: Apr 11, 2020

Location:1595 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 United States

Give yourself the gift of an 8-day yoga retreat in one of the most well-known healing centers in the US. Modeled after programs at the Sivananda Ashram, we’ll practice and study with Arjuna, a masterful yogi who’s been teaching for over 30 years. We will enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals prepared by our on-site chef and soak up the spiritual vibrations from Sedona’s Red Rock Mountains.

*Space is limited to 15 attendees - tickets available below reflect number of spots still open


Overview:

Daily yoga asana classes - advanced beginners to seasoned yogis

Daily workshops on yoga theory

Daily satsang - silent meditation, spiritual chanting (kirtan) and spiritual lecture

Walking meditation sessions

Scheduled free time for hiking and reflection

Free day for local hiking excursion

A group hike in Boyton Canyon

Two vegetarian meals per day plus snacks provided by our on-site chef

Optional classes on vegetarian cooking and food as a source of healing

Accommodations included: The Chocolate Treehouse*

Specialized massages available (additional charge)

*Accommodations are in shared rooms with shared baths

*If you are coming with a friend and would like to share a bed, there is a slightly discounted rate.

*If the booking is full, and you would like to share a bed with a partner, we will be able to add an additional guest or two.


Cost: $1100 / person

A $100 deposit is required to to register.*

With confirmation you'll receive a waiver and details for paying the balance by check or venmo.

You will need to send the balance and signed waiver within 2 weeks of registration.

*If you wish to discuss a payment plan, please contact Adina at adina@couragetobecurious.com

 

Course Description: From the Yoga Mat to Spiritual Quest

A line in the The Bhagavad Gita reads, “When the mind finds rest and calmness by the practice of yoga, we can find joy and intuit the spirit.”

During this eight day yoga retreat and spiritual quest, we will explore the true meaning of yoga. While many of us are familiar with yoga as a physical practice, its essence is spiritual in nature and it offers a complete philosophy for approaching and living life.

Arjuna, our guide for the week, is a disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and directs guest programs at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. He will lead this journey to support us in deepening our relationship with yoga as a way of life. Each day will be filled with asana yoga practice, meditation, spiritual devotion, teaching and story-telling, as well as time for sharing and reflection. Those who have studied with Arjuna know him to be dynamic, warm, inspiring and full of life.


Our On-Site Chef

The program will be accentuated by our on-site chef, the talented Lesley Majzlin. Lesley serves as one of the lead chefs at the Sivananda Yoga Center in New York and their Yoga Ranch in upstate New York. With a karma yoga journey that began 20 years ago in the kitchen at the Integral Yoga Institute, and a background in theatre and holistic massage, Lesley brings a creative and unique perspective on food.

Her colorful, positive, mindful approach to nourishment encourages a sense of empowerment and inspiration. It also serves as a vessel for deepening meditation practices. In Lesley's own journey, the healing nature of her method helped her recover from both an eating disorder in youth and from partial paralysis and inflammation after a severe spinal injury later in life.

 

FAQs:

How do I get to and from the retreat?

The retreat is located about 2 hours from the Phoenix airport. We'll provide arrival details for everyone attending so that rental cars and trips can be shared. This will reduce costs and help keep the number of cars at the house to a minimum.

Can I book a private room, or a room with a friend?

We will be staying in a house with shared rooms and bathrooms. Unfortunately, there are no single rooms available. You can see the full description here: Chocolate Treehouse Airbnb.

Please note, depending on the attendees, some rooms may be co-ed. Let us know when you register if you have special requests regarding the gender make-up of your roommates. We will try to accommodate those.

What should I bring?

Yoga clothes and some warmer cover ups. Temperatures during this time of year in Sedona are typically highs from 68-76 F and lows from 48-52 F.

Hiking and walking shoes for excursions and walking meditation.

Any cover ups you’ll want for comfort during meditation and yoga.

A yoga mat.

Water bottles and hats or sunglasses for sun exposure on the hikes.

Vegetarian snacks. We will provide food but if you have special items you want to bring, we ask that you please adhere to keeping them vegetarian.

Can you accommodate my food and dietary restrictions?

All meals will be vegetarian and we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Please let us know when you book your spot if you have special requests.

Is there any flexibility around arrival and departure times?

We’ll kick-off at 6 PM on April 11th with a group dinner and the program will officially begin at 8 PM. If you cannot make dinner, please let us know. We urge you to arrive by 8 PM on Saturday so that you can gain important information on the week ahead and to meet the group.

You may arrive as early as 2 PM on the 11th and get settled into the house. There will be an optional yoga class at 4 PM on the 11th for those who arrive early.

Do I have to participate in all the activities?

To get the full experience of the retreat and to create a welcoming community we expect everyone to participate in all activities. We understand you may have to miss one or two, but please let us know in advance.

What is the cancellation policy?

This is a very small retreat with only 13 spots, so we truly hope that anyone who joins is very committed as it will prevent another person from participating.

However, we know that changes in circumstances and emergencies happen, so we have structured the cancellation policy in a way that will allow another person to claim your spot, should you be unable to attend.

Refund by notice period:

2 months in advance - 100%*

6 weeks in advance - 75%

4 weeks in advance - 50%

2 weeks in advance - 25%

Less than 2 weeks - no refund

*You are also welcome to have another person fill your spot for a full refund at any time.

Do you have questions that are not here in the FAQs?

Please write Audrey at audreydotson@gmail.com and she'll be able to answer your questions!

 

Daily Schedule

*subject to change - please check closer to April 11th for the final details

Day 1: arrival and check in

4 PM Yoga Asana class

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Meditation and intro to the retreat

Day 2

6:30 AM Silent Meditation Walk, Pranayama and Sun Salutations outdoors

8:30 AM Yoga asana

10 AM Brunch

Free time

2 PM Theory workshop introduction to Pantajali

4 PM Asanas

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Satsang

Day 3

6:30 AM Satsang

8 AM Breakfast

9 AM Bryn’s Mesa hike with pranayama

1 PM Rest/free time

4 PM Asanas

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Satsang

Day 4

6:30 AM Satsang

8 AM Yoga Asanas and pranayama

10 AM Brunch

12 PM Theory workshop

2:30 PM Theory workshop 2

4 PM Yoga for busy people, short asana class with asana workshop

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Satsang

Day 5: Local Excursion

Day off for exploration

8 PM Satsang

Day 6

6:30 AM Silent Walk, Pranayama and Sun salutations in nature

8 AM Asanas

10 AM Brunch

12:30 PM Theory workshop

4 PM Asanas

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Satsang

Day 7: Boynton Canyon

6:30 AM Early breakfast

7:30 AM Boynton Canyon, sacred outing to the Apache “Womb of the Earth”

(Arjuna’s favorite Sedona destination)

1 PM Lunch

2 PM Rest

4 PM Asanas

6 PM Dinner

8 PM Om Circle meditation

Day 8

6:30 AM Meditation

8 AM Asanas

10 AM Brunch

11 AM Q&A discussion, closing

Date And Time

Sat, Apr 11, 2020, 4:00 PM –

Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 12:30 PM MST

Location

Sedona

1595 West Hwy 89A

Sedona, AZ 86336

United States

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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