AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT
Yoga and Hiking Retreat
March 29-April 3, 2020
Awaken your Spirit is a Yoga Retreat designed to help you reconnect with your soul in one of the most spiritual places in the world.
Sedona is an Arizona Desert town that is surrounded by red rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forest and is thought of as one of the most magical and spiritual places in the world. Wherever you go, you can feel the energy! This journey will quickly bring you to your inner self, where you can easily connect and relax into your beautiful surroundings.
Linda and Diane are experienced yoga teachers who have a passion for helping their students move forward along the yogic path through their passion for connecting to the spirit. They do this through the use of asana practice, meditation and connecting with nature. They are offering this divine retreat in a beautiful ranch style home located in the west end of Sedona, near the moun-tains.
The Sedona Ranch Resort is located on 2.5 acres of land in a quiet neighbourhood. The back patio has gorgeous views of the sunset and the red rock mountains. There is a heated pool, hot tub, fire pit and BBQ.
Your journey into awakening your spirit will begin each day with morning yoga classes preparing your body for quiet meditation, guided hikes and spiritual awakening in the red rocks.
MEALSYour hosts will provide nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch and supper 3 times during the week. You will be part of a small casual group of people who are looking for the serenity and peacefulness of this part of the country. This is a time to not only connect with yourself and tune into nature, but to connect with others doing the same thing. Meals are mostly vegetarian with some fish and meat options. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. We will provide 3 suppers for the week and are leaving some evenings free to experience some of the amazing restaurants in the area. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available throughout the day. Please let us know of your dietary needs and list any food allergies or diet re-strictions when you register.
LEADERSDiane Lingle and Linda Ivany will be the leaders for this retreat. Linda and Diane met doing a yoga workshop in Phoenix and have studied together for the past couple of years concentrating on healing emphasis yoga. They immediately connected as friends and wanted to share their passion and knowledge of yoga and the surrounding area with other yogi’s. They are both inspired and awed by the beauty of Sedona and look forward to creating a memorable week of yoga, hiking and community in this spiritually charged landscape.
TRAVELTravel to the ranch from Phoenix airport will be the participants own responsibility. Car rental is available or shuttle service is available for hire.
ACCOMODATIONS:The bedrooms are dispersed on 3 floors of the home and there are three bathrooms. The bedrooms and costs associated with the accommodations are listed below. There is a large patio, with an in-ground swimming pool and hot tub to use at your leisure. Surrounding the house are several small areas to sit and contemplate in privacy.
YOGA SESSIONSAll yoga sessions will be appropriate for the participants level of ability and needs, each session is optional and will be taught by Linda Ivany and Diane Lingle. Yoga Mats and props will be available at the Ranch.
ARRIVALThe evening of your arrival will provide time for you to get settled away and meet the other participants of the retreat. On the first evening, there will be a welcoming supper followed by some relaxation near the fire pit with an opportunity to get to know one another. This retreat will be further shaped by the participants experience and needs.
FREE TIMEThere is an abundance of hiking and biking rails in the area with stunning scenery to enjoy, or you can stay at the ranch and enjoy the peace and quiet. Sedona also has wonderful mystical stores, restaurants and other adventurous opportunities to explore. We have organized some excursions and there will be material available at the ranch on excursions in Sedona.
REGISTRATIONDouble or triple occupancy rooms which are listed below must be booked with your guest, or you will need to let us know if you require assistance in finding a roommate. See rates and registration below. Registration details are below.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE* this schedule can and will be modified to suit our participants needs.
08:00 - 09:00 Hatha Yoga Practice
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Guided Hikes/ or personal excursion
1:00 -2:00 Lunch
2:00- 5:00 Free Time
5:00 - 6:00 Relaxation Yoga
6:00- 7:00 Free Time
7:00 - 8:00 Supper
Included:5 nights accommodations
5 breakfasts and 4 lunch
3 Suppers (2 dining out on your own)
5 morning yoga classes
2 Guided Hikes
1 Sedona Vortex Hikes, transportation provided
1 Peace Park, Medicine Wheel, transportation provided
1 Shopping excursion to Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, transportation
1 Mala Making Class
1 Excursion to the Divine Grace Yoga Ashram in Cottonwood
Not Included:Transportation to and from Sedona
Bedroom 1 - KINGSecluded top floor of house, room has walk out balcony with small table and chair, sitting area in the room with ensuite. King Bed and Queen Pullout Couch. Great for someone who would like total privacy or a group who doesn’t mind sharing and still have lots of room. Can sleep up to 4. If sharing must organize roommates together:
Single: $1,797.00 US
Double: $1,497.00 US
Triple: $1,397.00 US
Bedroom 2 - QUEENThis room is on the main floor and has a shared bathroom.
Singe: $1,697.00 US
Double: $1,397.00 US
Bedroom 3 - DOUBLEThis bedroom is on the lower level of the house and has a double bed and shared bathroom.
Single: $1,597.00 US
Double: $1,397.00 US
Bedroom 4This bedroom is on the lower level of the house and has a shared bathroom. It has 1 Double Bed and 1 Sin-gle Bed. If sharing must organize own roommate, or let us know and we will match you up.
Double: $1,497.00 US
Triple: $1,297.00 US
Common AreaFor the budget conscious yogi who doesn’t mind being in a common area and compromising a little privacy. The common area is a private room which has a pull out couch and 2 single beds and is situated on the main floor. It also has a shared bathroom.
RESERVE YOUR SPACEReserve your room with a non-refundable $500.00 per person. You will receive a response within the first 24 hours with room confirmation if it is available. 50% of the balance is due November 25, 2019 and the rest due February 5, 2020.
Flights should fly into Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport and if needed a shuttle can be booked from Sky Harbour Airport to Sedona. Rides can be arranged in Sedona to the Ranch.
You may check in anytime after 4:00 pm on Sunday March 29, 2020. Your hosts will be waiting to welcome you with a short reception once you have settled away your belongings. Departure day is Friday April 3, 2020 at 1200 pm following morning yoga practice and breakfast.
TERMS AND CONDITIONSA $500 USD non-refundable deposit ( per person) is required to reserve your spot when you book.
-payments can be made via credit card, pay pal
-Travel insurance is recommended for this trip
-50% of the balance is due by November 25, 2019, an invoice will be sent to you.
-The remaining balance is due February 5, 2020
-If payments are not received by the due dates, your booking will be canceled
-Deposit and all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE: no exceptions
Linda's BiographyLinda began practicing yoga in 1983 and immediately fell in love with the practice. She has been studying yoga ever since. She has studied extensively since then moving within a variety of styles which has shaped her practice today. In 2013, she began formally training as a teacher and has subsequently completed a 500 hour teacher training in Texas in 2016. She continues to study in Phoenix Arizona with some amazing teachers. Her style of yoga is alignment based with a strong emphasis on anatomy. Linda. Believes we have a connection to something bigger than ourselves and continues to live a spiritually based life. She believes her “dharma” or purpose in life is to share these teachings..
Diane's BiographyI began practicing yoga 27 years ago to reduce stress and alleviate back pain from Scoliosis. Since then yoga has been a big part of my life. Through yoga, not only have I achieved strength and flexibility; I have gained more confidence, focus and calm. A several years ago I decided it was time to share my positive experiences with all those who would benefit from yoga. I completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Inner Vision Yoga, Tempe. I continued my education further by taking workshops in Anatomy for Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Senior and Chair yoga taught by many highly regarded teachers. I am currently completing the 500-hour Master Program for Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy. My practice is always evolving and I am constantly inspired and motivated by all the incredible teachers around me. I have a passion for teaching yoga and inspiring others to thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga. I enjoy working with students of all ages, body types and fitness levels. I believe in cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgement so anyone can reap the benefits of yoga. Yoga has miraculously transformed my life and I am very grateful to be teaching and enthusiastically sharing this miracle with others.
Questions:What is meant by “Awakening Your Spirit”?
Sedona is considered one of the most spiritual places in the world. It’s absolute beauty, red rock and sand connect you to the earth like no other place. This retreat is focused on helping you connect to your inner self and awaken your spirit through our yoga and hike which will connect us to the mother earth. We will visit the Peace Park where you will be able to walk the prayer wheels and stupa and use the Ancient Indian Medicine Wheel to assist you in awakening the spirit within you.
How long will the guided hikes be?
We will assess the group for ability and organize the hikes based on people’s hiking experience. We would like to complete the guided hikes in the morning to avoid the hot day. There will be opportunities for experienced hikers to complete longer hikes, leaders can help in arranging.
What if I want to explore Sedona on my own?
Sedona has public transportation which is easily accessed. It is a beautiful city which is frequently visited by tourists. There are a variety of options for you to take in and you are free to do whatever you’d like to do.
Do I have to have lots of experience in yoga?
This retreat is being offered to people who have experience in yoga, however we will be able to adjust our classes to meet you where you are at? The beauty of having two yoga instructors allows us to focus on your individual needs, keeping in mind any health issues you may be experiencing.