Call of the Wild
" ... If you've ever been on a yoga retreat, you know that the experience of practicing yoga in a beautiful place, with the support of like-minded people and plenty of time for rest and relaxation, can refresh your outlook and create the conditions for breakthroughs in your practice and in your whole life." The article recommended our
2011 Sedona Vortex Yoga & Hiking Retreats!
Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking tours and retreats have received international acclaim for over 17 years. Featured three times in theYoga Journal, the latest in 2011, twice in Shape Magazine, also recommended in Hooked on the Outdoors, Your Health, Living Fit, New Age, the Valley Guide and the travel section of the NY Daily News.
Johanna’s tours have been enjoyed and praised by authors of a variety of international magazines including Elle, Spur, Frau , Frontline, plus an article with a centerfold of Johanna meditating on Bell Rock in NEO Magazine. We hosted authors who attended our retreats and wrote first-hand articles for Arizona Highways, Essence, Alternative Medicine and Awareness Magazines. Our retreats were listed #1 in Sunset Magazine’s article “Ten Inspirational Retreats” and filmed for MTV, Channel 3: Good Morning, Arizona, and other TV shows.
Sedona vortexes are reported to have a healing effect as they heighten consciousness, strengthen purposefulness and increase clarity. But how to access this energy is often a challenge. That is why Sedona Yoga and Hiking has an expert team to help you clear your mind, body and spirit so that you can commune with the energy and use it for clearing, intention-setting, and tapping into your own inner wisdom. Since 1994, over eighteen years, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, PhD, and her team of hike guides and yoga experts have been offering spectacular, spiritual retreats and tours of Sedona vortexes at affordable prices.
The Yoga we do extends beyond Hatha Yoga, which combines postures and breathing. We do Raja or "Kingly" Yoga, the classical eight-part yoga that leads to quieting the mind and connecting with the inner Oneness. From her internationally acclaimed YogaLife book and CD, Johanna teaches how to embrace the eight limbs of yoga in your daily life--starting with yoga principles for contentment, postures, breath- control, inward-focus, concentration, meditation, surrendering the mind and connecting with Divine Light.
Be prepared to do frequent "Drop-Ins" into the stillness within, guided by Johanna and her team. Deepen your yoga practice to include extending further into poses and do vinyasa series with chanting. You will definitely expand your consciousness, increase your flexibiity, and learn to silence your mind in meditation.
Visit our “About Us” section to see Johanna’s bio and character and all of the international publicity praising our spiritual retreats and daily hiking in Sedona vortexes amid the most majestic sites in the world. We have attracted international publicity from many authors who toured a vortex with Johanna and our expert team. Johanna and her team are committed to serving you and helping you have the spiritual retreat you desire.
We are devoted to helping you access your inner guidance amid the natural setting of Sedona vortexes. We customize our yoga retreat to the level of ability of our guests, and we love to welcome beginners. Each and every spiritual retreat is designed to help guests relax and open up to greater aliveness and CONTENTMENT in the vortex energy.
For 2012, we are offering two retreats--The Ultimate Sedona-Grand Canyon Adventure-- April 22-28 and Oct. 7-13, including 6 nights' lodging, daily yoga/meditation instruction, guided vortex yoga hikes, a full-day tour of the Grand Canyon, a one-hour massage, a half-hour psychic reading, a sacred Native American cleansing ceremony, personal life coaching, a Contentment Workshop and complimentary Cultivate Contentment book and lots of free time to enjoy Sedona!
One of our themes is “Relax, Release, Receive and Renew.” Our promise is that wherever you are at in your life journey, we can help you advance to the next level, whatever that might be for you, personally. We believe that we are all spiritual energy beings facing the challenges of our human interactions with everyday circumstances, and as such, we need to keep clearing our energy by releasing the past and centering ourselves with gratitude in the present moment.
A CONTENTMENT retreat with our team is a way to have you clear the past and open up to new dimensions of strength and well-being, not just amid the energy of Sedona, Arizona, but carried home into your everyday life. Our retreats have also been featured in the Yoga Journal three times in the past decade—Dec. 2000, April 2001 and June 2011. In May 2008, Sunset Magazine listed our Sedona Yoga Retreats number one in an article on “Ten Inspirational Retreats.” We hope you will join us for a heart-opening experience.
AYA Featured Teacher--August through December 2011: This year Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., has been honored by being chosen the Featured Teacher by the Arizona Yoga Association for its fall online newsletter. To learn more about the AYA and see Johanna's photo, bio and offerings, please visit the AYA website at http://www.azyoga.com/featured.html