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Sedona Hiking & Restorative Yoga

Highlights

  •   Stunning hikes around Sedona
  •   Premier lodging on Oak Creek
  •   Focus on Restorative Yoga
  •   Relaxing blend of hiking & yoga
  •   Delicious, home-cooked meals
  •   Connect with like-minded participants
  •   Breathtaking Red Rock landscapes

Description

The power and stillness of desert landscapes provide the perfect setting for practicing Restorative Yoga. During this four-day retreat, we’ll pair gentle hiking in the red rocks with an expert local guide with deeply relaxing yoga to help you set aside time for self-care and restore your energy. With this balance of mild hiking and restoration, each day you will have time for healing as you settle into our shared, retreat-style cabin accommodations that are tucked on the banks of the fresh water stream, Oak Creek, and allow you to sink into a sound bath or Yoga Nidra sessions in the evenings. You’ll leave Sedona feeling revived!

Wildland Trekking is a permitee of the USFS, Red Rock Ranger District.
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Yoga Journal Retreat
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Sedona, AZ
4 days
$1495 Per Person
+$445 Single Supplement

Travel to Sedona

Minimum Guests

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Trip Dates & Booking

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1
  • Hiking Mileage: 2 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 200 feet
  • Afternoon Yoga: 1 hour Restorative Yoga class
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

On our first day, you'll meet your group and leaders in the morning for an orientation. Afterwards, a light breakfast will be prepared and then we'll embark on a gentle morning's hike to one of Sedona's famous rock formations and spiritual vortexes, Bell Rock. Our first day's hike will be a short warm up on a well-maintained trail to introduce us to the red rocks of Sedona and to learn about the area before the lovely drive up Oak Creek Canyon to our retreat accommodations. At our lodge we will transition into spending the rest of the afternoon in restorative yoga practice and free time to enjoy the gorgeous creek-side property.

Day 2
  • Morning Yoga: Early morning 1 hour Restorative Yoga Class
  • Hiking Mileage: 3 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 1198 feet
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

After an early morning Restorative Yoga class and refreshing breakfast, we will set out for a day of hiking in the red rocks of Sedona. We will incorporate mindfulness exercises today, including walking meditation and sensory explorations. We will return to Briar Patch for relaxing free time before dinner and an optional sunset hike to an energy vortex or to Sedona's Buddhist, outdoor Stupa. There will also be an optional one-hour sound bath to help you relax before retiring.

Day 3
  • Morning Yoga: 1 hour Restorative Yoga Class
  • Hiking Mileage: 3-5 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 500 feet
  • Afternoon Yoga: 30 minute Mindfulness Meditation; Optional Yoga Nidra
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

After today's morning practice, we will head back out for another beautiful Sedona hike. This hike will bring us to Cathedral Rock, a stunning, nearly 1,000 foot tall sandstone monolith that is famous for being a Sedona energy vortex. We will loop around the base of Cathedral Rock and enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of cottonwood trees lining the banks of Oak Creek. Your hiking guide will prepare a tasty lunch and share some of the history of the area. We'll complete our hike before returning to Briar Patch Inn for an afternoon of relaxation and a 30 minute Mindfulness Meditation. After dinner, you will have the option for a Yoga Nidra session as well.

Day 4
  • Morning Yoga: Early morning 1 hour Restorative Yoga class
  • Hiking Mileage: 3-5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 500 feet

After an early morning yoga practice and packing to depart our lodge, we enjoy a final hike in an area full of amazing views and serenity. Mescal Mountain, a mesa situated between the mouths of two beautiful canyons, is so named because of its abundance of mescal, or agave plants. These iconic plants have not only been a beautiful feature to admire in Arizona's deserts, they also contain valuable nutrients that were harvested by ancient peoples. The Yavapai Native Americans traditionally harvested mescal in April and May when the plant sends up its signature stalk. Hear about the incredible history of this area from your guide while we hike as much as we desire around the mesa to gain sweeping views of the valleys below. We will sit down for a healthy and hearty picnic lunch along our route. At the cessation of our last hike, we will return you to Sedona for the conclusion of our restorative week in Sedona.




Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, natural events like fires and flooding, and other potential causes.

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional Yoga Journal yoga instructor
  • Two or more yoga sessions daily plus hikes
  • 3 nights of lodging at Briar Patch Inn. (Lodging Details)
  • All meals are included from breakfast day 1 through lunch the final day
  • Use of a day pack and trekking poles
  • A professional, knowledgeable, certified Sedona hiking guide
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour originating and concluding in Sedona
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
  • You will receive a Lifetime Hiking Membership entitling you, your spouse and kids to a lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!

What's Not Included

  • Yoga mat
  • Clothes, raingear, and footwear (Oboz hiking shoes and boots recommended)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)
See the Packing Lists page for more information.


Meals: What To Expect

This retreat includes all meals from breakfast the first day through lunch the final day. All meals will be prepared by your Wildland guide using fresh, healthy, delicous ingredients.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.


Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:
  • Deuter or Osprey backpacks
  • Leki or Black Diamond trekking poles
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Satellite phone


What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on this retreat. These items are a yoga mat, three 1-liter water bottles per person and basic items like sunscreen, lip balm, and toiletries are also important. Most of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.


Clothing List

  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (Oboz hiking shoes and boots recommended)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night
  • Shorts, one pair or two, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for lounging around the lodge; (On Smokies trips: Lightweight, close-toed sandals or shoes, to use for creek crossings and camp shoes)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!!
  • Small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes
  • Yoga clothing
ADDITIONAL CLOTHING OCTOBER TO APRIL
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Trip Logistics

How do I Register?

Ready to register? In the Dates section of this trip page, the green dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you're ready to register we'll email you a link to a registration profile. You'll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit ($500).

Feel free to call us for more info - we're here 7 days a week!


Where Do We Meet?

You will meet your guide the morning of Day 1 of the tour at a location determined by your guide in Sedona, AZ. Your guide will contact you 1-2 weeks prior to the start date to finalize and coordinate retreat details.

Check out our Travel Resources page for information on flights, shuttles, lodging and more.


Start/End Times

Your guide will inform you of the first day's rendezvous time in the pre trip contact. Generally, you can expect between 6:00 and 8:00 A.M., although the exact time will depend on current weather and road conditions.We will drop you off at your hotel on the final day normally before 5 PM (this time is not guaranteed, as a variety of circumstances can influence our exact return time).


Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT's, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We've developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.


Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.


Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time...etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides' off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.


Group Size and Age Restrictions

The standard group size on this trip is 8 guests and 1 guide. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we'll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:
  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis


Weather in Sedona

Sedona is at 4500 feet elevation, which is considered high desert. It tends to be the most comfortable in Spring and Fall, but Summer and Winter are not extreme and are still great times to hike Sedona. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures in the Sedona area:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
     
 
Month
Low
Hi
 
 
January
33°
58°
 
 
February
35°
61°
 
 
March
38°
66°
 
 
April
44°
74°
 
 
May
52°
84°
 
 
June
60°
93°
 
 
July
66°
96°
 
 
August
65°
94°
 
 
September
60°
88°
 
 
October
50°
78°
 
 
November
39°
66°
 
 
December
32°
57°
 

Accommodations

Briar Patch Inn

Briar Patch Inn

3 nights

This yoga and hiking retreat includes lodging at Briar Patch Inn's largest and most private cabin accommodation. The cabin features four bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The cabin features a large, full kitchen where your guide will prepare most of our meals for the duration of the trip as well as a spacious dining area and living room. The house has two fireplaces and a wrap around deck that overlooks the property with great red rock views. The inn is located on the banks of Oak Creek with lush, shaded grass-coverd grounds perfect for outdoor yoga.

Briar Patch Inn

Sleeping Arrangements

Shared or Single Options

Sleeping arrangements include shared rooms. The rooming arrangements available are: one king and one twin bed in a private bedroom; 2 twin beds in a private bedroom; and 2 private rooms with 1 queen bed in each. Solo travelers will be assigned at time of booking. Special rooming requests will depend on availability and can be placed at time of booking. Single rooms with private baths are available for an additional single supplement.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

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