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SEDONA, ARIZONA

Sedona's Healing Arts For Women: Yoga, Qi Gong, Ayurveda and More

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Program #1063RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4,500 feet elevation. Those with heart or lung concerns should consult a physician before attending.

Itinerary for Feb 16 — Feb 21, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: On the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona's red rocks.

Contact info:
1752 SR 179
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-7333
web: www.pocodiablo.com

Room amenities: All rooms have AC, cable TV, dataport phones, voicemail, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, free WiFi access, irons and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Poco has a fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, on property golf course, heated outdoor pool and a whirlpool. On site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Close to galleries and Sedona's Tlaquepaque marketplace. Massage therapists on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call the Poco Diablo for the rates in effect during your pre/post program stay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 16 - Arrival & Registration/Orientation & Introduction...
Afternoon: On-site registration from 4:30 - 5:15 PM in hotel lobby or meeting room.

Dinner: Dinner at T-Carls restaurant, located within the premises of the hotel. T-Carl's offers fine dining for its patrons with entrée options for our group to include: Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan; Mushroom Streudel and Tofu Wrapped in Tender Pastry Served with Wild Rice and Mixed Seasonal Vegetables; turkey breast served with mashed potatoes and peas; vegetable or meat lasagna with seasonal vegetables; etc.

Evening: Program orientation following dinner at the hotel. Review the schedule, meet your fellow participants, and get ready for the exciting week that awaits you.

Lodging: Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: On the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona's red rocks.

Contact info:
1752 SR 179
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-7333
web: www.pocodiablo.com

Room amenities: All rooms have AC, cable TV, dataport phones, voicemail, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, free WiFi access, irons and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Poco has a fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, on property golf course, heated outdoor pool and a whirlpool. On site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Close to galleries and Sedona's Tlaquepaque marketplace. Massage therapists on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call the Poco Diablo for the rates in effect during your pre/post program stay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 17 - Ayurveda/Yoga/Meditation
Note: Today we have 4 classes, two of which are active for their cumulative 3.5 hour duration of Nomadics and Yoga.

Breakfast: Breakfast at T-Carl's Restaurant, located inside the premises of the hotel. Daily buffet to include: fresh fruit; scrambled eggs; breakfast meats; potatoes; french toast; hot and cold cereals; assorted fruit juices; coffee; etc.

Morning: We begin our morning with a class on "nomadics". Blending yoga and stretching, our Nomadics class will put you in touch with your body and help sharpen your focus for the weeks activities. Following our Nomadics class, we will have a class entitled "in the moment" which will bring the class together to share their individual stories and help coalesce the group for the week ahead.

Lunch: Lunch is served at T-Carl's restaurant, located withing the premises of the hotel. Daily plated options to choose from include: southwest veggie wrap; chicken diablo pasta; cobb salad; soup of the day and 1/2 club sandwich; or a chicken marche' sandwich.

Afternoon: Following lunch, we will have a class on Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within the western world, where several of its methods, such as the use of herbs, massage, and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment. Our second class of the afternoon is a soft yoga and meditation class. Explore how meditation is used to bring peace, clarity, and focus to our lives through some practical exercises.

Dinner: Dinner at T-Carls restaurant, located within the premises of the hotel.

Evening: Tonight's workshop is titled: Wellness Coaching: Approaches to Balance and Vitality: This workshop will explore the powerful healing potential of herbal medicine. We will discuss herbs, foods and lifestyle approaches that enhance vitality, build our immune systems, and help us to create...and maintain...a healthy lifestyle.

Lodging: Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: On the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona's red rocks.

Contact info:
1752 SR 179
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-7333
web: www.pocodiablo.com

Room amenities: All rooms have AC, cable TV, dataport phones, voicemail, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, free WiFi access, irons and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Poco has a fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, on property golf course, heated outdoor pool and a whirlpool. On site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Close to galleries and Sedona's Tlaquepaque marketplace. Massage therapists on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call the Poco Diablo for the rates in effect during your pre/post program stay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 18 - Jin Shin Jyutsu/Qi Gong/Sedona exploration
Note: Morning classes active while afternoon to be a short hike in a beautiful Sedona location. Trail to be mostly flat, hike is 1 - 2 miles but can be made shorter if you like as it it an "out and back" hike.

Breakfast: Breakfast at T-Carl's Restaurant, located inside the premises of the hotel.

Morning: Our first morning class will be an introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Jin Shin Jyutsu is the ancient art of harmonizing body, mind and spirit with gentle touch. It facilitates balance in the body's energy systems, which promotes health and well being. Jin Shin Jyutsu is an invaluable complement to conventional healing methods, inducing relaxation, reducing the effects of stress, and assisting our innate healing capacity. Our second morning class will be an introduction to Qi Gong.

Lunch: Lunch is served at T-Carl's restaurant, located withing the premises of the hotel.

Afternoon: Enjoy a short hike into Sedona's beautiful surroundings. We will address the myth and reality of the famed Sedona's vortex energy spots that are found throughout Sedona's red rock region. Hiking of approximately 2 miles with stops to discuss the flora surroundings and to soak up the scenery.

Dinner: Dinner at T-Carls restaurant, located within the premises of the hotel.

Evening: After dinner is a fun presentation on "art therapy". Here is a little information on your presenter Veronica Vida: Veronica is an astrologer and expressive art therapist with a deep concern and passion for individual and planetary healing. She brings 30 years of experience in women’s spirituality, facilitating sacred rituals and ceremony. Veronica has worked with women, children, and families in a variety of settings, as a midwife, teacher, and therapist. Her study and practice of astrology for 32 years has enhanced and deepened this work with others. Combining this rich experience with an MA in counseling psychology/expressive art therapy allows her to bring depth, insight, compassion and creativity to her work with individuals and groups

Lodging: Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: On the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona's red rocks.

Contact info:
1752 SR 179
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-7333
web: www.pocodiablo.com

Room amenities: All rooms have AC, cable TV, dataport phones, voicemail, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, free WiFi access, irons and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Poco has a fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, on property golf course, heated outdoor pool and a whirlpool. On site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Close to galleries and Sedona's Tlaquepaque marketplace. Massage therapists on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call the Poco Diablo for the rates in effect during your pre/post program stay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 19 - Acupuncture, Chair Yoga, Homeopathy
Note: Today we have 1 active class of Nomadics.

Breakfast: Breakfast at T-Carl's Restaurant, located inside the premises of the hotel.

Morning: Following breakfast is a presentation on the healing benefits and belief structure of acupuncture. Your Presenter, Ahna Bridenbaugh, is a licensed accupuncurist. She graduated Cum Laude in 1996 from Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. and has enjoyed her private practice in Sedona since then. She is board certified and AZ licensed Our second morning activity will a "chair yoga" class. Your instructor, Elena Bullard, is a full time Certified Instructor, and leads a Yoga teacher training and certification course at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies.

Lunch: Today we will have a box lunch to enjoy outdoors during our field trip.

Afternoon: Enjoy a discussion the practice of Homeopathy. Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that treats patients with heavily diluted preparations which are claimed to cause effects similar to the symptoms presented. Gaining widespread use worldwide in the last few decades, Homeopathy is a valuable tool in your health treatment options.

Dinner: Dinner at T-Carls restaurant, located within the premises of the hotel.

Evening: Free time is scheduled. Do note that many of the personal art therapies are scheduled for free time blocks.

Lodging: Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: On the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona's red rocks.

Contact info:
1752 SR 179
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-7333
web: www.pocodiablo.com

Room amenities: All rooms have AC, cable TV, dataport phones, voicemail, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, free WiFi access, irons and ironing boards.

Facility amenities: Poco has a fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, on property golf course, heated outdoor pool and a whirlpool. On site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Close to galleries and Sedona's Tlaquepaque marketplace. Massage therapists on site.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Call the Poco Diablo for the rates in effect during your pre/post program stay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 20 - Hopi Culture, free afternoon.
Note: Free afternoon provides opportunity to explore the many trails and art shops of Sedona.

Breakfast: Breakfast at T-Carl's Restaurant, located inside the premises of the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, enjoy a presentation on the customs and traditions of the Hopi people by a Chizomona Black. One of country's oldest and most traditional tribes, the Hopi have much to teach us in their spiritual and practical belief systems.

Lunch: Lunch is served at T-Carl's restaurant, located withing the premises of the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time is scheduled. Do note that many of the personal art therapies are scheduled for free time blocks. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sedona's many forest trails or fascinating shops and art galleries. 45 minute spa treatments will be scheduled for many of the people in the program during this afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at T-Carls restaurant, located within the premises of the hotel.

Evening: Tonight's presentation will be a musical performance.

Lodging: Sedona Poco Diablo Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 21 - Nomadics/Holistic Health/Program Conclusion
Breakfast: Breakfast at T-Carl's Restaurant, located inside the premises of the hotel.

Morning: End the week with a final Nomadics class and reflection on what we have learned in the course of the week. The program ends before the 11:00 AM checkout time.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Sedona, AZ
generalPoints of interest w/in 2 Hours of Sedona: In the Flagstaff area, 30 miles north: Sinagua period ruins at Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments; Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument; the Native American artifacts and collections housed at the Museum of Northern Arizona, which also presents Native American performances and demonstrations; the Kachina Wilderness on the 12,600 ft high San Francisco Peaks; old downtown Flagstaff & old Route 66; Lowell Observatory, which discovered the planet Pluto. In the Oak Creek / Sedona area: Massive sandstone cliffs and riparian beauty of Oak Creek Canyon; Sedona red rock monoliths and the surrounding Secret Mountain Wilderness; Sedona’s fine art and jewelry galleries and its international cuisines; the New Age Sedona vortex offerings; the Sinagua ruins at Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments; Jerome, AZ a mining ghost town. In other outlying areas: Hopi & Navajo Reservations; the Mary Colter designed La Posada Hotel / Restaurant at Winslow, AZ; Grand Canyon Railroad at Williams, AZ and the Grand Canyon National Park (2.5 hours north.)

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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