Our LocationExperience the beauty and magic of this awesome red-rock landscape.
Our Western Spirit retreats are conducted in and around beautiful Sedona, Arizona.
Located in central Arizona, approximately 100 miles northwest of Phoenix, Sedona is a magical place known for its incredible natural red-rock beauty and intense spirituality. In 2004, a prominent national magazine named Sedona “the most beautiful place in America”.
The small city is situated at the opening of Oak Creek Canyon (Oak Creek flows through Sedona) and surrounded by the large and lush 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, encompassing seven wilderness areas.
Sedona is located in Arizona’s high desert, below the southern edge (Mogollon Rim) of the Colorado Plateau, the 2nd largest plateau in the world (the Tibetan Plateau is larger). It is blessed with breathtaking views, four mild seasons filled with abundant sunshine, and fresh clean air.
Set at an elevation of 4,500 feet, the area offers a mild year-round climate of sun-filled days, cool mountain breezes and clear star-filled nights. The serene setting, high above the Sonoran Desert, is surrounded by towering mountain ranges, the nation’s largest contiguous forest of sweet-smelling Ponderosa pines, and Sedona’s awesome red rock cliffs, buttes and spires.
Sedona’s well known and picturesque natural red-rock formations include Coffeepot, Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Merry-Go-Round, and Snoopy Rock. Unlimited hiking, boulder climbing, exploring, sightseeing and picture-taking opportunities abound.
Spiritual Vortex Power Spot
Sedona also has an international reputation as a spiritual power spot, drawing healers, seekers and spiritual guides from all over the globe. Its Vortex energy sites are truly sacred, powerful and healing. By connecting with them, one may enhance meditation, prayer, spiritual exploration and mind/body healing.
Ancient Native Culture
Arizona is home to numerous Native American Indian reservations, including the Navajo, Apache and Hopi. Sedona, and the nearby area, includes many ancient Native cliff dwellings and pueblo ruins from the Sinagua culture.
Rich with the history of colorful characters like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody, Geronimo, and Chocise, Arizona truly is the home of the “old west”.
The area is in close proximity to numerous and special outdoor attractions and activities. In addition to the spectacular red rock area and spiritual magic of Sedona, there is the beautiful San Francisco Peaks mountain range (12,635 ft. elevation), Mingus Mountain (sacred to the local Yavapai Indians), snow activities in Flagstaff, several ancient Indian ruins, the historic mining town of Jerome, the gentle Verde River, the awesome Grand Canyon, the old territorial capital of Prescott, and, of course, the metropolitan area of Phoenix.
Of course, Arizona is also home to the awesome and inspiring Grand Canyon, one of the “seven wonders of the world”. At 277 miles long, 10 miles across, and about a mile deep, it is a geological wonder that will take your breath away. It took the raging Colorado River over 6 million years to form this majestic spectacle.
Workshops at the Healing Arts Center
Cottonwood Old Town Plaza
Phoenix AZ Sky Harbor International Airport