arizona yoga • adventure • retreat



arizona yoga • adventure • retreat

Yoga • Adventure • Retreat

This fall join Aleysha Derksen & Nicola Anderson in the magical desert city of Sedona, Arizona

Spend 5 days & 5 nights at the breathtaking Moondance Sanctuary in the valley of Oak Creek

Enjoy daily practices of yoga & meditation

Eat beautiful catered meals from Sedona's own Heartline Cafe

Hike Sedona's famous red rocks, visit sacred sites & energy vortexes

Visit the Grand Canyon and marvel at the aerial view during an unforgettable helicopter tour

Oct 27th - Nov 1st 2018



Your Hosts:

Nicola Anderson & Aleysha Derksen


Included in Your Retreat Package:

  • 5 nights accommodation at Moondance Sedona Sanctuary

  • Fresh, healthy, seasonal meals catered by Heartline Cafe (5 breakfasts & 4 dinners)

  • 10 yoga & meditation practices, including a special evening of Yin & Live Music

  • Access to Camp Avalon Spiritual Nature Retreat during your stay

  • Guided hike and tour of a Sedona energy vortex & Native healing ceremony

  • Day trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and 45 minute helicopter tour

  • A digital album of professional, edited photographs of our retreat


Moondance Sedona Sanctuary is situated in the valley of Oak Creek, with a majestic view of Cathedral Rock. Beautifully furnished rooms accommodate either one, two, or three guests comfortably with private or shared bathroom facilities. Rooms are available in single occupancy or shared occupancy options.

Property also includes an onsite yoga studio, swimming pool, hot tub, covered deck, 1.7 acres of fenced yard, and breathtaking views. A 5 minute walk to Camp Avalon Spiritual Nature Retreat with dozens of trails and swimming with private creek access to Oak Creek as well.


Your fuel is a huge priority to us! Enjoy fresh, healthy, delicious food catered by Sedona's local Heartline Cafe. 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, or other dietary needs will be accommodated. Please advise your hosts at time of booking.

Sample Breakfast Menu

Lemon Curd French Toast with fresh fruit

baked frittata with grilled veggies & rosemary potatoes

avocado toast with Heirloom tomatoes

french vanilla yogurt & almond granola

Sample Dinner Menu

roasted pear & butternut squash soup

baby greens with almonds cranberries & pepper VINAIGRETTE

pistachio crusted chicken with POMEGRANATE sauce & roasted root veg

grilled MARINATED salmon with ancho chili aioli & steamed seasonal veg

rice with wheat berries & flax seed


Daily practices will be led by Aleysha & Nicola in the mornings and evenings. Styles of yoga will include vinyasa flow, hatha, yin, yoga nidra & guided meditations. An evening of live music by Nicola & yin with massage led by Aleysha will also be included as a special treat!

All classes will be suitable for all levels. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Camp Avalon & Vortexes:

The sacred lands of Camp Avalon have historically been used for organic gardening and community development. Now, these beautiful and rural lands are often the destination location for campers and those seeking spiritual retreat in the heart of one of Sedona's most pristine natural habitats.

Sedona vortexes are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration. These are places where the earth seems especially alive with energy. Many people feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex. 

Grand Canyon Day Trip:

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is only a 2 hour drive North of Sedona. Spend the day exploring one of the greatest wonders of the modern world!

Our helicopter tour departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and Eastern end of the canyon come into view - one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.

View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird's-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head South through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

As you cross over the Colorado River, you'll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime!


If you didn't know, your host, Nicola is also a professional photographer! During our time together she will be snapping photos and at the end of our retreat she will compile a beautiful photo album of professional, edited photos for you to keep, share & post. Her gift to you!


Not Included in Your Retreat Package:

  • Airfare to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • Transportation (We strongly suggest renting a vehicle for your stay in Arizona. You will have plenty of time to explore and having a vehicle makes that so much more enjoyable! The drive between Phoenix and Sedona is breathtakingly beautiful too! Once your flights are booked we will help to coordinate ride sharing for our guests to keep this cost at a minimum for you.)

  • Lunches (Access to full kitchen on site, or many dining options within a 5 minute drive)

  • Dinner at Che Ah Chi restaurant at Enchantment Resort

  • Alcohol & Gratuities

  • Additional excursions

  • Overnight accommodations in Phoenix if your flight schedule requires


Investment: (pricing is in USD, all taxes included)

Early Bird until July 15th 

Shared Occupancy - $1685 (save 10%)

single occupancy - $1950 (save10%)

Booking after July 15th

shared occupancy - $1855

single occupancy - $2145

$500 USD non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. Payment plans available. 

Final payment of remaining amount is due before October 1st. No refunds will be given.