Sedona Arizona Yoga Hiking Healing Retreat


October 15-21, 2023

Note: Please contact us before registering, as the trip is nearly full.

Fall has excellent weather, not too hot or cold.

Please see below for room choices and price details

Come join us for our 16th year in Sedona …


Sacred Sedona

Discount: Please take off $50 if you have taken ANY retreat with us before!  Come experience the sacred energy and wonderful beauty of Sedona, Arizona.  Prices vary, depending on the room (see below, average price of $1,400 per person).  Price includes 6 nights beautiful accommodations at the Transition Retreat Center, most meals, yoga, meditation, guided hikes, vortex visits, creek swimming, other trips, and shuttles from and to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and shuttle to all guided hikes.


“Thank you Roy and Liz for the perfect retreat! Just the right combination of adventure and sacred! The yoga, the hiking, the people; this was my best vacation ever.”

Roger, from 2012 and 2022 Sedona retreats

Theme: The Art and Heart of Yoga

What is yoga all about, really? Why is it so popular? Does it align with Christian values? Yoga reportedly means “union” or “yoke” but what are we trying to connect or “yoke” to, and what do we need to “unyoke” from?  What are the true goals and benefits and how can we make the most of our yoga practice?



Price includes

Price includes 6 nights beautiful accommodations at the Transition Retreat Center, most meals (about 14 meals), yoga, meditation, guided hikes, vortex visits, creek swimming, and other trips. We also include shuttles to all guided hikes, and shuttles from and to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (if you arrive in Phoenix by 11am Sunday, and fly out no earlier than 2pm Saturday; otherwise other shuttles are available). No worries if you do not have a room-mate, we will find you someone compatible. We will be staying right in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. Bicycle Option: For the first time, we will also offer a short red rock dirt bicycle option (2 hours, $50 bike rental fee).


Teachers and Hike Guides

Roy Holman and Liz Gross will teach the yoga and lead the hikes and other activities. Roy has led over 60 retreats in Washington, Mexico, Guatemala, Hawaii, Bali, and Costa Rica. Liz joined Roy with her gifts in 2015. This will be our 16th year in Sedona, so we know the best hikes, vortexes, sites and restaurants! Roy is trained at the 500 hour level in Viniyoga, a breath-connected, body-friendly, heart centered, meditative flow yoga. This retreat is suitable for all yoga and hiking levels. Liz Gross is a yoga teacher and gifted vibrational energy healer and outstanding cook!


Most meals are included. Daily healthy, mostly organic breakfasts, usually a wide variety buffet of oatmeal, eggs, granola, cereal, nuts, seeds, nut butters, breads, various milks (diary and non-dairy), fresh fruit, flax, hemp, coffee, tea, and much more. We will make sure all diets are met.

We also include fixings for most of the lunches, and three home-cooked delicious dinners.  For other meals, we shop at a local natural foods store for our lunch or dinner fixings, which we keep at the hotel to take on hikes. Then we usually dine or lunch out 3 or 4 times, or you can save money and cook at the retreat center. As this is our 16th year in Sedona, we know the best places to eat, usually one night Thai, one night Fancy Mexican, one Italian, and one excellent Health food.



Deluxe Accommodations in Sedona


Our host home is called Transition Home, and transition is our theme! Click here to see pics of the space.  Nice spacious rooms, good views, wonderful setting in  the very heart of Sedona, amazing breakfasts, and lovely yoga space. We have the whole place to ourselves with no other guests or groups.  Transition Home click here

And ….. please take off $50

if you have attended any retreat with us before!


Rooms and Rates: 

Please look over the list of rooms and rates below and tell us your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. We will do our best to meet your needs.


Bedroom 1: Crescent Moon – ONE BED LEFT   (First pic, top left) :  (2 or 3 twins) ensuite bathroom with large tub, shower, 2 sinks

3 people: $1,400, or 2 people $1,700 each

Bedroom 2: Star Song THIS ROOM IS TAKEN (pic at top middle) : 3 Twins attached bathroom tub/shower combo, 1 sink

3 people: $1,300 each, or two people $1,600 each

Note: There is 1 additional full bath off large living room


Upstairs Rooms

Bedroom 4: THIS ROOM IS TAKEN (MoonView – pic at top right ) : choice of king & 1 twin or 3 twins) ensuite bathroom with shower, 1 sink, This room has private balcony, and one of the beds is in a little semi-private nook

3 people: $1,400 each, or two people $1,700 each

Bedroom 5: THIS ROOM IS TAKEN (Eclipse, pic above, lower row, left) :   1 Queen shared bath

2 people: $1,400 each, or private room $2,000

Bedroom 6: THIS ROOM IS TAKEN  (Brightline, pic above, lower row, right) :  2 Twins shared bath

2 people: $1,400 each

For two shared rooms above: Full bath, tub / shower combo, 2 sinks

For bigger, better & more room pics CLICK HERE

“My heart overflows with love and gratitude for knowing you two beautiful human beings. I’m still whirling and savoring this retreat and all that transpired. The energy and love that each of you put into the weekend is dynamic. I’m in a better place physically, mentally and spiritually—body, mind and spirit. You are Amazing. Much Love and Blessings”

Carrie, 2022 Aldermarsh retreat

“Thank you, Roy and Liz, for all you did  to make this a wonderful heartfelt retreat. The care and concern you both showed for all of us was very evident. I am so glad I was able to participate in this beautiful Sedona retreat.”

Valerie, from 2021 Sedona retreat


Key Travel Details

Please contact us before you book your flights, for details. Some folks choose to arrive a day early or leave late, which is fine. Otherwise we will meet at the Phoenix airport the first morning and I will have a rented van waiting. Please make sure your flight arrives by 11am if you plan to ride with us to Sedona from Phoenix, and plan to fly home no earlier than 2 pm, again, only if you want to ride with us back from Sedona to Phoenix. We cannot cover costs of separate transport, only with van. Separate shuttle is about $70 each way. Note: To ride in the van you MUST not have any very large bags; please travel light, as the van has limited space.


General Day by Day Itinerary of Trip

At least one daily yoga class (sunrise or sunset), some vortex visits and meditations, healing workshop, daily hikes, and other activities. We expect to have about 12-15 max people attend. All classes, hikes, and activities are optional. October is ideal hiking weather.

Note: All classes, hikes, activities are optional of course. Rest when you need rest.

Day 1: Meet in Phoenix for shuttle van ride to Sedona (or meet us in Sedona). Visit sacred site, shop for our lunch fixings for week, yoga class, dinner at home.

Day 2: Morning yoga. B-fast, playshop / workshop, then Bell Rock vortex 4 mile hike.Dinner at hotel.

Day 3:  B-fast, Little Horse Trail 4 mile hike hike. Afternoon yoga, Amitabha Peace Park Stupa, out to dinner.

Day 4: Meditation option. Morning yoga, B-fast, Healing Playshop, hike Brins Mesa Trail 5 miles. Dinner at home (retreat center).

Day 5: B-fast, then hike Cathedral Rock Vortex hike, 4 miles, souvenir shopping at Crystal Magic, Native Art store, out to dinner.

Day 6: Meditation option. Morning yoga, B-fast, Mescal Trail hike, closing ceremony and out to dinner.

Day 7: Morning yoga, B-fast, shuttle to airport (or your own transport)


Register Now

Note: Please let us know if you already have a room mate you wish to share with. Please note that we will do our best to honor your request for double or triple as we arrange the rooms (probably no single rooms available). Checks ($500 nonrefundable deposit or entire amount) can be sent with REGISTRATION to: Roy Holman, 1917 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201 Or you may pay securely online via PayPal: Make a deposit of $500:

Pay approximate full amount of $1300:

Payment and Refund Policy

It may be advisable to purchase Travel Cancelation insurance, as there is much uncertainty and change these days (you may have noticed!). We request a $500 deposit ($100 for Washington Retreats), balance due 30 days prior to trip–when possible.  Note:  Deposit is generally nonrefundable. 3/4 of later payment may be refunded if you cancel > 30 days prior to trip, 1/2 refund if you cancel 15 – 30 days prior to trip (depending on retreat center refund policy), no refund under 15 days prior to trip–unless I can get some money back from hotels and retreat center.  Note: In these wild, COVID times, we do our best to expand our refund policy, being fair to all involved.

You might consider purchasing travel & flight insurance, if you are concerned about health or cancelation. One highly rated company is  although there are many others.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Lao Tzu