I found this retreat online and read reviews, most of which are spot on. This is a truly wonderful choice for a retreat. I think if you are going to go on a retreat in Sedona solo, its nice to have a planned week with a guide and spiritual leader.Vs. coming on your own and trying to navigate and find lodging. My week consisted of 6 days, including lodging at the Baby Quail Inn for 6 nights. Maybe see my review for the hotel if you want more info on that part.
Marian and Garrett greeted me with arms wide open and were truly interested in my reason for being there and were willing to offer support the entire trip. The week is a mix of workshops in the morning and excursions in the afternoon. Marian runs the workshops, helps you develop your own self love, intuition, and gives you insight to your patterns. There was only one other retreat guest there that I became quite close to. They believe anyone who comes is in divine order, and they go with it. We learned gratitude journaling, grieving losses, meditations, self love, and developing intuition. The thing I learned most was to choose love over fear. Always. I also learned exactly what this looks like.
Garretts contribution is the excursions and guiding. There was a mix of visiting the Sedona vortexes and hikes, we also went to the Grand canyon, and Native American ruins. We visited a Native American Shaman and also they had included a massage at a nearby spa which was heavenly.
I never felt "alone" the entire time, always had someone to talk to and confide in. But, also had time alone to journal and meditate and shop. Marian loving and peaceful, very in tune to her intuition. Garrett is loving and full of information on the area. He is an ex- rodeo rider and knowledgeable about the land and is a great guide.
Overall, I would go again, maybe in a few years. Sedona is a perfect place of stillness and peace, the perfect getaway to get to know yourself, relax and get centered. Feel free to message me about any of my experiences there and Ill try and help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Week-long mind-body-spirit individual, womens, couples & marriage retreats with empowering, life-changing workshops and exciting outdoor activities in magical Sedona & the awesome Grand Canyon. ... more less