As we do not have taxi licenses, we do not include transportation in our tour fees and are designated as "step-on guides." Generally, we meet you near the trail
site and board your vehicle. Our permit with the Forest Service requires that we park only one car at the trail head.
Learn about the 10 yoga principles for ultimate well-being:
--5 principles for personal mastery
2-3 Day Sedona Spirit Adventure Package
A choice of activities plus life coaching by expert guides
Additional services available: Healings, Astrology, Psychic Readings
$295 per person, 2-4 guests
Johanna Maheshvari at Cathedral Rock
Use Sedona's accelerating vortex energy
in a spiritual ceremony to release the past
and open up to the new you!
- Learn about Sedona's vortex energy and legends of Sedona
- Open you heart in a sharing circle similar to Native American Council where all speak and listen from the heart
- Discover the plant medicine and animal life of the Sedona area
- Set your own leisurely or invigorating hike pace
- Enjoy quiet time to commune with Sedona vortex energy and enhance you spiritual connection with all of life
- Choose to do guided breathing and meditation during the hike and take spectacular photos if you like
- Clear your energy at a Sedona vortex hike site with guided chakra balancing and Tibetan bowl toning in a spiritual ceremony
- Be guided at the vortex site to let go of what no longer serves you, express gratitude for your life's blessings, and set intentions for your life and lives of those you care about
- Stretch your body and spirit in gentle yoga movements
- Feel the exhilaration of expanded aliveness and spiritual awakening in vortex energy
- Pamper yourself with a massage or psychic or astrology reading
A Moment of Prayer at 7 Sacred Pools
Where do we hike in Sedona?
We hike in the Sedona red rock vortex area in lush high desert forest with a wide choice of easy-to-challenging trails -- leading to Sedona's mesas and mountain peaks and caves with traces of Native American cliff dwellings. All Sedona Spirit Yoga hike sites have spectacular majestic views of towering red rocks that radiate mystical Sedona vortex energy. Call Johanna 928-282-9900
Experience Sedona's Vortex Energy
3 Hour Hikes to One Vortex: Hiking, communing with plants, connecting with vortex energy, Yoga, chakra balancing, emotional release, energy clearing, coaching, Tibetan bowl sound healing & annointing with essential oils
*Expert guides from our team will help you choose vortexes
|$90 per person--2 or more|
5-Hour Transformational Mini-Retreat: Hiking, communing with plants, connecting with vortex energy, Yoga, chakra balancing, emotional release, energy clearing, life-coaching, Tibetan Bowl sound healing, annointing with essential oils, organic picnic lunch & YogaLife CD set
*Expert guide Johanna will choose the perfect vortex site
$180 per person--2 or more
*Cancellation Policy: We schedule our time to serve you and make your reservations with our hike leaders. Kindly let us know at least 48 hours before your hike if you must cancel, or there is a $50 fee per person.
Cancellation within 48-24 hours--Refund minus $50 per person
Cancellation with less than 24 hours--No refund. And we help you make alternate arrangements in an emergency.
Join us for a 6-day Sedona yoga & vortex hiking retreat
For information about our deeply spiritual Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking retreats, click here Sedona Yoga Hikes and Vortex Ceremonies and Yoga Retreats by Johanna Maheshvari Mosca.
Three Powerful Career Women Share Warrior Pose
EFFECTIVE March 2015-
Sedona Spirit Vortex Hikes
Use Any Credit Card
3 hour Hikes to one or two vortexes
3 hour vortex hikes
2 or more, $90 each
|3-hour solo hike or sacred sites tour--$160|
5-hour Mini-Retreat, includes lunch and YogaLife CD *
5-hr Mini Retreat & Picnic
2 or more,$180 each
|2-3 Day Sedona Spirit Adventure|
|$295 per person, 2-4 guests|
|$270 per person, groups of 5-6|
|3-4 Day Deluxe Sedona Spirit Adventure|
|$425 per person, 2-4 guests|
|$395 per person, groups of 5-6|
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GROUP DISCOUNTS--Avaliable for groups of five or more guests
GOOD NEWS : Discounted Hike Fees for Families
FAMILY SPECIAL 3-Hour Sedona Vortex Yoga Hike --
Fun Vortex Hike for Parents traveling with children & teens
*Younger children up to age 6 go free
*Children and teens age 7-15 pay only $40
- Enjoy being with an expert vortex guide who is also a parent
- Take a leisurely yoga hike to a scenic Sedona vortex site
- Engage in stories and games guided by your yoga hike leader
- Learn about the legends, plants and animals of Sedona
- Choose to do playful yoga stretches during your hike
- No charge for infants and kids up to age 6. Children and teens age 7-15 join a vortex hike wiith parents for the reduced kids' price of $40 for a 3-hour tour and $50 for a 4-hour tour
- Let us know the age of participants, and our leaders will prepare fun vortex yoga activities. Ask for the family special vortex yoga hike.
About Children: The only children on our hikes are little angels with their families, and those "family discount hikes" are led separately. There are no children on the hike appointments we make with you.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:
Do I need to bring a yoga mat? --No.
Must I wear hiking boots? --Good sneakers or teva-type supportive hiking sandals are fine (No flip flops!).
What do I wear? --Loose-fitting comfortable clothes you can stretch in and sit on the ground in.
What do I bring? --A water bottle, a snack, a light windbreaker or jacket, a sun hat, sun glasses and sunscreen.
How much yoga do we do? --That depends on the request of the guests scheduling the hike. There could be no yoga stretches, or a half hour to 1.5 hours depending on guest requests, your leader and the length of the hike.
What if I am a beginner and my companion has never done yoga?
--We tailor the hike to each person's interests and are able to do gentle yoga when some clients have little or no experience and would like a taste of yoga; sometimes husbands take photos while wives do yoga.
How difficult is the hike? --All of our hikes are easy to moderate, and we let our clients set the pace. We do schedule rigorous or challenging hikes when they are requested as such.
What is a vortex anyway? --See short video atop this page. Visit www.yogalife.net/vortex.html
What is a Sacred or Spiritual Sites tour? To learn more about our Sedona Sacred Sites Tour, please click here Sacred Site tours
How do we schedule the date for a vortex experience? Call Johanna at 928-282-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the date. Then we will send you a confirmation form.
Father & Daughter from Japan join in Vortex Yoga
How to Register:
- Call Johanna at 928-282-9900 or email email@example.com to make your vortex hike appointment
- Fill in the confirmation sheet you will receive via email
- Pay for your hike online using the PayPal buttons and your charge card. Or you can send a check a week in advance, or give money to the hike leader on the day of the hike. Please see cancellation policy below.
- Meet your hike leader at the designated meeting place
- We provide yoga mats for your visit
- Transportation is not included in the hike fee; you may ride with your hike leader if you choose
Relax deeply with one of our healing services:
- Click here for information about massage services
- Be guided to release emotions in a Sedona Method Release Session.
- Deepen your relaxatin and expand your energy with a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session.
Want to enjoy a Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreat?
- Plan for next year Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreats
- Create a custom Sedona retreat for your group of family, friends, staff or business colleagues Custom Group Retreats for Family, Friends & Organizations
Custom Group Vortex Tours
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About Johanna's Hike--
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Johanna is overflowing with incredible positive energy. Not only was she my yoga instructor, she also became my tour guide, holistic healer, spiritual guide and friend. Our Sedona vortex yoga hike experience was so healing that when my dear friend Sandy returned home, her cancer was in remission for months. A year later, as she passed on, Sandy requested that we scatter her ashes on the site where we had done yoga with Johanna in Sedona. Johanna led our family and friends in a Sedona farewell celebration of life for Sandy that we will always cherish.
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Johanna, ... you will be glad to know I am still practicing yoga and I still believe that the day you took me on the mountain in Sedona was a life changing event for me.... Keep it up.
—Antonia Derling Rogers,
Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking tours and retreats have received international acclaim for over 20 years. Just this summer 2013, photos of our hikes were shown on "Good Morning, America" with Al Roker and recommended in Women's Health Magazine. Our hikes and retreats have been featured three times in the Yoga 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. Click here to read more about our international publicity www.yogalife.net/press.html To see photos of 17 years of retreats, to learn more about retreat leader, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, PhD, and view her recent Cultivate Contentment book interview on Fox TV, visit www.facebook.com/sedonaspirityogaandhiking
In 1994, twenty years ago, I — Johanna Mosca — started leading hikes in Sedona vortexes and began offering yoga on hikes in Sedona. I coined the phrase “vortex yoga hike” as our way of introducing guests to Sedona vortexes and the peace of yoga. That was right after I spent fourteen consecutive months camping, enjoying yoga and hiking amid the red rocks. Now, an expert team of Sedona yoga instructors and I lead your Sedona hikes to the most awesome Sedona hiking trails from a deep, heart connection with the Sedona vortexes, bringing first-hand knowledge from almost two decades of yoga and hiking in Sedona.
What makes our Sedona hikes special is that we help you make a deep connection with the sacred energy of the land. On our three or four-hour hikes to Sedona vortexes, we walk somewhere between a half mile and two miles, round trip, depending upon your preference. We can refer you to associates if you would like a longer, rigorous hike. On our leisurely vortex yoga hikes, we guide you to “Relax, Release, Receive and Renew!” Our Sedona yoga guides lead you to awesome vortex sites and guide you in a meditation to clear your mind, body and spirit, and then set intentions and launch them with powerful energy. We guide you amid the best hiking trails and can make your experience a very gentle, short nature walk, a moderate hike, or a lively jaunt amid Sedona hike trails. In just one hike, we help you access the inner peace and higher consciousness that Sedona vortexes are known for worldwide.
Our Sedona Yoga team also offers tours of spiritual Sedona, in which we take you to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a Tibetan Stupa and a Labyrinth. In addition to tours of Sedona, we also can guide you in tours from Sedona to Montezuma’s Well and Castle and even the Grand Canyon. If you would like to sign up for a number of Sedona vortex tours, we can offer you a discounted Sedona Tours Package. Many of our clients come back often to repeat the experience they have had with us, send us testimonials highly praising our Sedona hikes, and recommend our yoga and vortex tours to friends. Let us be your guide to the magical, mystical energy that Sedona, Arizona, is famous for. Call today to schedule a memorable, life-altering 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
Former Mayor Rob Adams and wife Christine
a Sedona Spirit vortex yoga hike
at Bell Rock,
led by Johanna
“Christine and I had a wonderful time on the yoga hike! What a beautiful day! It was so special to take a little break from our hectic schedules. The knowledge and time that Johanna shared was greatly appreciated. She inspired me to consider yoga as part of my weekly routine. Not bad for a guy brought up on a ranch!” Kudos to Mayor Rob and Christine Adams!
Why Choose Us?
We are committed to guiding you in the most outstanding and memorable Sedona vortex experience!
*Our hikes and retreats were recommend in 3 issues of the Yoga Journal and 2 issues of Shape Magazine in the past decade
* 20+ years of international acclaim
Read About Us
*Our expert leaders guide you to clear your mind, emotions and body tightness and help you use vortex energy to access inner peace
*We customize each hike to the pace and preference of our guests
*Leaders have first aid training and are certified yoga instructors
*We have extensive liability and yoga insurance for three leaders
*Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking is an active member of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association
*We share the SMSA integrity pledge and Forest Service Permit to lead tours
*Read what our hike clients say about their experience Guest Comments
*We are Sedona's premier vortex yoga hike experts
here to serve you!
SEDONA SPIRIT YOGA & HIKING
Featured on TV July 11, 2013
on the Al Roker Show
Good Morning America!
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Also in July 2013, our Sedona Spirit Yoga vortex hikes were recommended in a feature story in Women's Health Magazine.
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Featured in Yoga Journal
3 Times in Past 10 Years
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!
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Preparing for your
Sedona vortex yoga hike
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6 Great Yoga Hikes
After attending a Sedona Spirit vortex yoga hike led by Johanna, author Gina DeMillo, cited Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking as one of six outstanding hiking adventures in the United States. She wrote—“Sedona Spirit will guide you through several vortex sites on yoga-hike trips ranging from a four-hour jaunt to a five-day retreat. You’ll brush through fragrant fields of sage and juniper, past flowering prickly pear cacti, and dip into canyons below red rock spires to explore ancient Native American cliff dwellings. Along the trail, you’ll stop to learn gentle Hatha yoga poses, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation and chakra balancing.”
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HOOKED ON THE OUTDOORS
Introducing this article, magazine writer Gina DeMillo wrote—“You work hard. You play hard. You deserve to kick back. Get ready for 10 getways that marry big adventure with big relaxation without breaking the bank.”
She went on to recommend Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking and our vortex yoga hike excursions as one of these ten adventurous gems, mentioning the power of Sedona's vortexes for red rock yoga hikes, the buttes pinnacles, mesas and canyons to explore, and recommending the affordable vortex yoga hikes offered by Sedona Spirit Yoga and Hiking.
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Johanna's sister Carol hugs
the Sedona trail as brother-in-law
John looks "vortexed"
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*Free mini book about the yoga principles for every vortex hiker
Pocketful of Principles
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Enjoy stress-reducing yoga and hiking at a
self-renewal weekend retreat amid Sedona's vortex energy:
Yoga, Hiking & Transformation Retreats in Sedona, Arizona
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Custom Yoga & Hiking Retreat
888.282.9901 or 928.282.9900
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To see all magazine, book and TV publicity featuring our Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking vortex retreats,