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

Join other women in the inspiring setting of Sedona to learn about and practice a range of healing techniques, focusing on mind, body, spiritual well-being and longevity.
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Program No. 1063RJ
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5 B 4 L 4 D
Check In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Activity note: This weeks program is the "Level Two" variation of the content. Attendance at Healing Arts for Women "Level One" not required, but preferred when attending this program.

Afternoon: Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar conference room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to learn when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: 5:30 p.m. In our private meeting room, the Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Periods in the schedule labeled “Free Time and “At Leisure” offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable while going out to explore on your own, engaging in available activities indepently, or simply relaxing and making new friends among fellow participants. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: In our resort conference room, enjoy a buffet meal with two entree's, salad, sides and the chef's dessert of the day plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

Aroma Therapy, Yoga, Meditation
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Activity note: Today we have 4 classes, two of which are active for their cumulative 3.5 hour duration of Nomadics and Yoga.

Breakfast: In the resort restaurant, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs and omelettes made to order, breakfast meats, potatoes, steel cut oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee, tea, water.

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: In the resort restaurant, we’ll have a plated lunch featuring contemporary, health-focused cuisine with a rotating variety of choices such as soup, salad, grilled pizza, roasted vegetables, and spreads with coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: Following lunch, we will have a class on the use of essential oils and aromatherapy. Discover their uses and applications. 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. Our final activity for the day will be to travel to a special location to view Sedona's beautiful sunset views and to enjoy some special local art.

Dinner: At a favorite Mexican restaurant, we’ll have a plated dinner with a choice of American or Mexican themed entrées plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Tonight is left unscheduled after our very full day and late dinner.

Introduction to "Enneagram", Transformational healer.
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Activity note: Out and about most of the day, away from the hotel. Limited walking but on our feet for up to 3 hours of the day.

Breakfast: Buffet at the resort restaurant.

Morning: Today we get out of the resort grounds and spend most of the day within the confines of beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. Start with an introduction to "Enneagram", a well known system of understanding why we do what we do according to the nine personality types. This program will take place at the beautiful home of Robin Cameron, certified Enneagram teacher.

Lunch: Lunch is catered today by the Wildflower Bread Company, featuring a variety of sandwiches and sides to choose from.

Afternoon: After lunch we travel to "Your hearts Home", a private sanctuary retreat located in Oak Creek Canyon and providing stunning views. Our host, Enocha Ranjita, is an amazing presenter/person who has been a transformational healing artist in Sedona for the past 30 years specializing in bringing out the inner peace and joy of all her clients. After departing the retreat so we will head over to the home of two of Sedona's most creative artists, Kimal Christenson and Trea Grey. Here we will revel in the beauty of the bending light and the colorful array of red rocks that surrounds us.

Dinner: Resort plated meal.

Evening: Enjoy another alternative health related presentation.

Jin Shin Jyutsu, Chair Yoga, Ayurveda, Herbal Medicine.
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Activity note: Active classes all morning and workshops in the afternoon.

Breakfast: Buffet at resort restaurant.

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 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: Plated at the resort.

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 presenter is Leslee Vogal who will present: Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and LifeStyle 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.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure.

Hike into the Red Rocks, Free afternoon, Music therapy
Sedona, AZ
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Activity note: Morning hike of approximately 2 miles over a two hour time frame on a well maintained trail with little elevation change. Free afternoon provides opportunity to explore the many trails and art shops of Sedona.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: After breakfast 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.

Lunch: Plated at the resort.

Afternoon: Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. You might like to explore some of Sedona's many red rock hiking trails or fascinating art galleries. There are also opportunities to explore back country and archaeological sites by Jeep. The resort’s amenities are available for all guests (extra fees may apply). In addition to a large exercise facility, tennis courts, lap pool, etc., there are daily classes of different kinds as well as a massage or reiki therapy session (sign up at Orientation). The spa offers discounts to Road Scholar participants.

Dinner: For our farewell dinner, we will go across the street to the Sedona Golf Resort to enjoy their weekly community buffet that features a large selection of tasty items including salad, several different entrées, side dishes, and assorted desserts, sodas, coffee, water included; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: We’ll enjoy a musical performance. Then prepare for check-out and departure following our closing session in the morning.

Nomadics, Program Conclusion

Activity note: 1 hour of Nomadics will keep you on your feet and moving. The program concludes by 10:00 a.m. Hotel check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: We’ll conclude our program on the healing arts with a final Nomadics class and reflection on what we’ve learned together. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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