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Sedona Hiking & Yoga Retreat

Highlights

  •   Sedona's best, most beautiful hikes
  •   Premier lodging on Oak Creek
  •   Energizing vinyasa practices
  •   Invigorating blend of hiking and yoga
  •   Healthy, home-cooked meals
  •   Connect with like-minded participants
  •   Stunning Red Rock landscapes

Description

Experience the powerful transformative energy of this beautiful desert destination as you hike through red rock canyons with an expert hiking guide from Wildland Trekking and awaken your experience with a daily yoga practice with instructors from Yoga Journal. This hiking and yoga trip is 4 days of inspiration and vigorous hiking and yoga in one of the country’s most scenic places. This trip is for yogis and hikers who like to sweat. We’ll start every day with strength-building vinyasa practices; spend long, rewarding hours on the trail; and then wind down in the evenings with soothing Gentle Yoga and stretching sessions to help you ease tension and get a good night’s sleep. Each yoga class will target specific hiking muscles, to keep you healthy and happy.

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

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Minimum Guests

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Trip Dates & Booking

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1
  • Hiking Mileage: 5-7.5 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 500 feet
  • Evening Yoga Session: 1 hour Gentle Yoga class
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

On our first day, we will gather for an orientation about the retreat. A light breakfast will be prepared before a morning's hike to one of Sedona's famous rock formations, Cathedral Rock. Cathedral Rock, a stunning, nearly 1,000 foot tall sandstone monolith is famous for being a Sedona energy vortex. We will loop along the base of Cathedral Rock and enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of cottonwood trees lining the banks of Oak Creek, with a view of the northwest side of Cathedral Rock. Our first day's hike will be a nice 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. We will transition into spending the rest of the afternoon introducing the group to our yoga practice and include some free time to settle in and enjoy the gorgeous creek-side property.

Day 2
  • Morning Yoga Session: early morning 1 hour Vinyasa Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Class
  • Hiking Mileage: 6-9 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 1198 feet
  • Evening Yoga Session: 30-60 minute Gentle Yoga Class near sunset
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

After an early morning Vinyasa Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation practice and breakfast, we will embark on a longer day of hiking in the red rocks on one of Sedona’s gem hikes. Our route takes us back in time on old wagon roads (now trails) to incredible views high on a ridge line. This is a great hike to learn the history and story of T.C. Schnebly and his wife Sedona, for whom the town is named. It involves exhilarating steps on pure sandstone up Schnebly Hill for vistas and panoramic views of the canyons below. We will return to Briar Patch for relaxing free time before dinner and an optional Gentle Yoga session and sound bath around sunset to reset from a long, wonderful day of hiking.

Day 3
  • Morning Yoga Session: 1 hour Vinyasa Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Class
  • Hiking Mileage: 5-8 miles
  • 1-way Elevation Change: 1800-2200 feet
  • Evening Yoga Session: 1 hour Gentle Yoga in the evening
  • Accommodations: Briar Patch Inn

After our morning practice, we will head back out for another beautiful and exhilarating hike. For today's hike, we have the option to embark on a rewarding Sedona summit hike to the tallest rock formation in the area. The hike features a heavily wooded and remote trail to a summit with unforgettable views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Your hiking guide will prepare a tasty lunch and share some of the history of the area.

We'll complete our hike among the towering cliffs, sheer pinnacles and pristine canyons of Sedona before returning to Briar Patch Inn for an afternoon of free time and relaxation or a dip in Oak Creek. There will be an optional evening Gentle Yoga class.

Day 4
  • Morning Yoga Session: Early morning 1 hour Vinyasa Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation class
  • Hiking Mileage: 5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 500 feet

After a rejuvenating morning yoga practice, we'll pack up to check out from our rooms. Afterwards we will have an afternoon hike to Mescal Mountain. Mescal Mountain, a mesa situated between the mouths of two beautiful canyons, is named so because of its abundance of mescal, or agave plants. These plants have not only been an iconic and beautiful plant admired in the desert, 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 enjoy a loop hike around the mesa and gain sweeping views of the valleys below. We will have a healthy and hearty picnic lunch along our route. At the cessation of our last day's hike, we will return to Sedona for the conclusion of our amazing Red Rock Yoga journey.




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 6 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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