Sedona Retreat Info
Are you ready to settle into the retreat in Sedona? We are! Here are the basic details you’ll need. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 415.990.3991.
Please take a moment to fill in the retreat questionnaire so we have all the vital information for each retreat participant.
The weather: Generally weather in Sedona in late April is delightfully mild, though both sunny/warm and rainy/chilly days are possible. Average high temps for this time of year are in the 70’s lows are generally somewhere around 45-50 with a quick warm-up once the sun comes up. Warmer or colder temps are possible so please check the extended forecast before packing. We will be doing some of our walking, mindful movement and seeing meditations outdoors, so please bring what you might need for that: hat for sun, shoes to walk on trails, a jacket.
Arrival time: Plan to arrive and register between 4:00 – 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24. Those traveling in from a distance may get to town early, please check with your hotel for check-in time. Los Abrigados sticks firmly to a 4PM checkin.
We’ll have a little wine and cheese party at 6 PM, we’ll send the location by email and text (if you gave us that number). This is casual as are all events. We’ll share the details of the next few days and kick off our weekend! If you can’t make it, let me know so I can send you the final details on our itinerary.
We’ll start our day with gentle flow yoga with Heidi at 8:30 AM, then get ready to take a tour of Sedona’s spectacular highlights, ending at lunch. The learning circle starts at the Sedona Creative Life Center at 1 PM.
Departure time: the Learning circle completes at 4:30 PM on Saturday. The Celebration dinner will be at 6 and is included in your registration fee.
Food and Allergies: If we know in advance we will do our best to accommodate requests. If you have specific needs please bring snacks that are suitable to your diet. Each person is responsible for ensuring that food and beverages are suitable to their own needs. We recommend wearing very light fragrance, if any at all as many people are sensitive to fragrances.
- Clothing you can layer for a variety of temperatures from warm days to cool evenings. Loose, comfortable clothes for the yoga portion. (Please bring a towel from your room for yoga as a prop for certain poses)
- Clothes for outdoor practice including hat for sun, shoes to walk on rocky or sandy trails, a jacket and sunscreen.
- Yoga mats are provided, but whatever equipment you need to be comfortable for this retreat–meditation shawls, your own meditation cushion if you prefer it. Chairs will be provided in the classroom.
- Any needed medication or special foods. There will be a refrigerator for use. Please label everything you place in the fridge with your name.
- Please don’t forget to fill out the questionnaire!
Wi-fi and internet
There is limited internet available at the Creative Life Center. There will be frequent breaks for you to check in with work or family, and we ask that if you must make a call or jump on email that you step outside of the classroom to do so while in session. Wi-fi in Sedona is pretty good near businesses, but away from town it can be spotty.
Shuttle Services Between Sedona and Phoenix
Sedona/Phoenix Airport Shuttle: This shuttle leaves Phoenix Airport for Sedona eight times per day, from 10 am to 8 pm. In the Sedona to Phoenix direction, the shuttle picks up passengers both in West Sedona and in the Village of Oak Creek, also eight times per day, from 5:40 am to 3:40 pm. Call 928-282-2066 for reservations. Visit www.arizonashuttle.com for complete schedule.
Ace-Xpress Shuttle (Sedona/Phoenix): This shuttle will come to the your hotel to pick you up. Call 1-800-336-2239 for reservations. Visit http://www.acexshuttle.com for detailed information.
Los Abrigados Resort and Spa
Address: 160 Portal Lane, Sedona, Arizona, 86336,
Directions: From Phoenix Metro Area take Interstate 17 North Exit 298 for Sedona/Oak Creek. Turn left onto Highway 179 and follow approximately 14 miles. Just past Tlaquepaque Village turn left onto Portal Lane. Portal Lane will lead you to Los Abrigados Resort & Spa.
Sedona Creative Life Center
Address: 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-9300
Directions: From Phoenix, take Interstate 17 north toward Flagstaff. Follow Interstate 17 north from Phoenix about 100 miles. Exit at state highway 179 (exit 298). Go about 15 miles north on highway 179 and turn right on Schnebly Hill Rd (if you get to the “Y” where Hwy 179 ends at Hwy 89A, you have gone a quarter mile too far). Go about a quarter mile up Schnebly Hill Rd to number 333 and turn left into SCLC.
Emergency phone numbers: Janet’s Cell: 415.990.3991 CJ’s Cell: 408.406.6035