Theme: Nurturing and Lightening Up for Summer
Focus on self-care and developing inner resources.
Embracing life and keeping it light.
Join us for a fun, 5-day, heart-opening adventure!
- Starts Sat., May 6, at 7 pm; ends Wed., May 10, at 11 am
Triangle Pose at Yoga Retreat in Sedona
- Daily yoga in red rock vortex energy
- Full day journey to the Grand Canyon with lunch
- Luxurious poolside lodging at the Arabella Hotel
- Yoga for all levels – beginners welcome
- Leisurely hiking to Vortex sites
- Meditation made easy
- Personal coaching on your spiritual journey
- A one-hour massage of your choice
- Joyous Living!
2016 Sedona & Grand Canyon Retreats at the luxurious Arabella Hotel.
$1550 per person, double occupancy (registering together)
$1440 per person, triple occupancy (registering together)
$1800 with solo private room
Three is Company! If you would like to share a room with 2 friends, pay only $1440 per person
Ask us about extended discounts for groups of four or more 928-282-9900
Sedona Retreat Overview–Tentative Schedule
May 6-10, 2017
Guided Vortex Yoga, Hiking & Meditation
Saturday—Welcome to Sedona
7-9 pm Welcome and orientation to retreat events and themes. Yoga class ending in Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation
Sunday–Sedona Town Tour, Yoga Vortex Tour, Group Lunch
7-8 am Breakfast–Arabella Hotel
8 am-1 pm–Sedona Town Tour; Vortex Yoga Hike Red Rock State Park–Cathedral Rock Vista; Lunch at the Wildflower Bread and Bakery
1-4:30 pm—Free time–Massage appointments
4:30-6:30 pm—Yoga at Arabella
6:30 pm–Free eve–Available Activities
7-7:30 am Quick Breakfast at the Arabella Hotel
8 am—Departure to Canyon. Full-day at the Grand Canyon. Tour, time on your own, and lunch included.
6 pm—Return with a free evening and a choice of activities available
Tuesday–Yoga, Hiking & Private Sessions with Johanna
7-8 am Breakfast — Arabella Hotel
8 am – 12 noon—Guided Yoga & Meditation at Rachel’s Knoll
Visit to Chapel of the Holy Cross
12 noon-4:30 pm—Free time–Massage appointments.
Optional Private Hiking to Bell Rock Vortex
4:30-6:30 pm—Yoga at Arabella with farewell appreciations
6:30 pm–Free eve–Suggested activities sheet provided: flute concerts, hot yoga flow classes
7-8 am Breakfast at Arabella
8-11 am: Farewell Yoga at the Amitabha Stupa and Medicine Wheel Ceremony
11 am—Farewell Hugs and preparation for check-out
Want to stay extra nights? Once you register for the retreat with Johanna, she will secure a room in your name. Then you can call the hotel, and pay the going rate to extend your time in the same room, adding extra nights before or after the retreat.
Retreat Interview:Please call for a retreat interview with Johanna to check that our retreat is a perfect match for you: 928-282-9900
We comfortably serve 12 guests so reserve your space early!
Read Retreat Policies and Important Information here
Read About our Sedona Spiritual YogaLife Retreats here
Note: Our 5-Day Sedona-Grand Canyon YogaLife Retreat:
Yoga, Meditation and Nature Walks at Sacred Sites
–Offers gentle, in-depth Yoga & Meditation focused on spiritual transformation
–NOT power Yoga or aerobic buns-of-steel hikes
Here’s what Guests Wrote About our Sedona Retreats
“So many retreat memories to treasure…
Warm, sunny, wonderful yoga and spirituality at the vortexes, labyrinths, Native sites, with wonderful hikes and excursions. It was much more than just a retreat from the demands of everyday living–the time was a rejuvenating week of looking inward, reflecting and transforming. Johanna is an insightful teacher and guide and she plans just enough active time with quiet time. Her Contentment Lodge is warm, welcoming and quiet. One of the best retreats I have done!” — Eileen, ERYT-500
The retreat was a wonderful experience.
“The retreat was a wonderful experience. I loved hiking, doing Yoga, and meditating at the vortexes.”
— Julie Wildman
“Sedona Spirit Yoga and Hiking Retreat is a one-of-a-kind experience.
The yoga, hiking and devotional time combined to create just what I needed to move deeper into my own self-discovery. Johanna is a gifted yoga instructor, and has a caring heart. Her lodge is fabulous, surrounding you with comforts and beauty, which is only amplified by the gorgeous rocks of Arizona. I truly enjoyed my experiences hiking, doing the sweat lodge, and bonding with the brave hearts and souls that made up our group.”
— With Love from Christy
About your Sedona Retreat Leader:
Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D
My vision for myself and my students is to make life a moving meditation in which we cultivate ongoing peace and contentment. I have published three books related to living the wisdom of Yoga—YogaLife: 10 Steps to Freedom; Cultivate Contentment: Using Ancient Wisdom to Thrive in Today’s World; and most recently, Teen Triumph: 10 Ways to a Winning Life. Starting in the 1990’s, I have completed numerous trainings with two 200-hour certifications in Kripalu Yoga and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Then I earned my 500 hours with the International Yoga College, studying mainly with Rama Jyoti Vernon. I followed that with two weeks in India, studying with TVK Desikachar and his son Kaustub at the Krishnamacharya Mandarim. In recent years, my focus on learning techniques to still the babbling mind has led me to complete two meditation teacher trainings, first 200-hours with the McLean Meditation Institute. Then I went on to pursue my current passion, studying I-Rest (Inner Restoration) Meditation with Richard Miller, and completing his teacher trainings I and II. As a former “teacher specialist” for the NYC Public Schools, I have experience meeting my students at their own level and helping them stretch to the next stage of growth, whatever that might be for each individual. I feel honored and grateful when other beings trust me to guide them in Yoga and consciousness expanding reflection on the spiritual path.