Sedona Rouge Sponsors Sedona Miracle

The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is a proud sponsor of the Sedona Miracle! The Sedona Miracle will be an elegant evening featuring fine wines and delectable cuisine with a silent and live auction providing all of the necessary entertainment. Guests will be able to bid on items including a trip for two to Paris, France. This six-night getaway at the Hotel Lumen, one of the most intriguing boutique designer hotels in Paris, will be a highly anticipated live auction item. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a Baseball Package with five nights in Boston, tickets for Red Sox games, as well as tickets in Arizona when they return from travels, to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another highlighted item will be the famous work by local artist and well-known author, Joe Beeler. His bronze, “A Day In Town” will be offered in the live auction along with a Joe Beeler sketchbook, and his coffee table book, Joe Beeler: The Life of a Cowboy Artist. Guests will relish the opportunity to bid on the Du Jour, restaurant at the Arizona Culinary Institute for fourteen guests, with round trip transportation from Sedona to the restaurant and home. Finally, bids will be plenty on the Steve Jilleba Certified Master Chef dinner for twelve. Chef Jilleba is a winner of three International Culinary Olympic competitions and will create a dinner that is unique and never to be forgotten. Finally, an item that is sure to please anyone- a three night Journey for One at Mii Amo, including all meals and six spa treatments!

Other live auction items will be featured as well as a silent auction showcasing notable wines from across the Country and in the Verde Valley, jewelry, art work, an electric bike, dinners at Enchantment, L’Auberge, Dahl & DiLuca dinner with custom items prepared by Chef Lisa Dahl, in home private dinner with REDS Chef Ron Moler, an in home dinner with Los Abrigados Chef Patrick Jochim, in home dinner with Shugrue’s Chef Michael Mullins, in home dinner with Rene Chef Walter Paulson, and so many more fine items available for bidding on at the event.

The Sedona Miracle has generously been sponsored by Shamrock Foods, provider of the fine cuisine that will be served on April 27 at the Hilton Sedona. Because of generous donations, the Sedona 30 aims to double their educational contribution to the Sedona community this year with the Sedona Miracle event.

The Sedona Miracle is now accepting charitable donations and sponsorships for this fundraising event. The Sedona Miracle has raised over 1.4 million dollars since its inception and looks forward to raising even more in 2013 to benefit children through educational giving. To make your charitable donation, sponsorship, or to purchase your ticket for the April 27 dinner, visit the website today at www.sedona30.com.

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Spring in Sedona

PoolSpring in Sedona is one of the most popular times to visit. Not only is the weather almost perfect, but the daylight is lasting longer and the sunsets just seem a little more special.

If you are looking to visit and want a time when the sidewalks are bustling, hiking trails are not so lonely, and the sun sets in a purple and pink sky- visit in April or May. The hot air balloons dot the morning sky and everything just seems fresh and new.

Enjoy fresh berries in REDS with your morning oatmeal, stop for a refreshing dip in the NL006-Mt.Wilson & the Fin Sunsetgaze at the sunset from the rooftop terrace, book a Spa treatment using herbs and flowers fresh from Sedona’s high desert terrain, then cap it all off with a luxurious sleep overnight.

We look forward to sharing spring in Sedona with you very soon! To make reservation or check availability click here.

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Sweepstakes!

Itching to get away and escape to a place of complete relaxation? Look no further- the PoolSedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is your place. We know that you will find our location to be convenient but also in the heart of Sedona.

We happen to be having a sweepstakes on Facebook right now and it’s your chance to win a stay with us and a Pink Jeep® Tour! Imagine it now- checking in and settling into a cozy lounge chair by the pool with a view of Thunder Mountain. After a dip in the pool you escape to REDS for a quick lunch and you get ready for an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone and on top of the red rocks- in a Pink Jeep®!

We invite you to enter the sweepstakes and then explore our website to begin planning your Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa escape today. Even if you don’t win- you’ll find some great specials and packages online that just might hit the spot.

We hope to see you in Sedona soon!

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Pick the Rouge

_MG_1336Thinking about planning an event in Sedona and don’t know where to choose? Sedona has many locations to offer that is certain. But, why not choose the place with the best recommendations?

Allow us to share two experiences with you:

“The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is simply one of the BEST places you could EVER host an event! The facilities are top-notch and the service is extraordinary and the staff is the best you will ever encounter! Every detail from beginning to end is handled with the utmost in professionalism and creativity- and I mean EVERY detail! We have hosted several events at Sedona Rouge over the last 8 years, and I can say, without reservation, that the entire team is committed to making every event they host the very best created! If you want an event to remember, talk to the incredible people at Sedona Rouge.” Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director, Sedona International Film Festival.

“We regularly host our leadership retreats for the Diamondbacks in Sedona because the environment is so inviting and generates such creativity from our executive team. You cannot beat team-building with the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains in Sedona.” CEO, Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks.

Let us help you plan your next event in Sedona! Contact the staff today at 928-340-5307.

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Sedona Healing Retreat

Due to public requests, James and his “Master Guides” invite you to the most profound and powerful healing weekends you will ever experience.  James and his spiritual team, escort you to several of the greatest powerful energy vortexes recognized in the world.  In these energetic systems, you will be guided on various journeys to open-up, activate and align yourself with your own magnificent “current of being.”  You will draw on the energies of the “higher realms” and communicate with your higher selves, your own spiritual guides and loved ones who have passed beyond the “veil.”   This is an intimate experience and attendance will be extremely limited!

Join us on a journey to one of the most powerful energy centers on the planet. Be immersed in the beauty and power of the Sedona vortexes and be guided on an intimate journey with the world’s most profound spiritual teachers and visionaries. The power of this vortex will magnify your experience and propel you into a place of great change and realization.

With James as your guide, you will experience:

  • How to utilize higher vibrational frequencies for healing in every area of your life
  • How to use the power of the vortex to magnify your experience and propel you into a place of great change and realization.
  • Your ability to recognize and communicate with the Spirit World
  • James’ bringing forth messages from the Spirit World within the energy of  the vortexes
  • UFO’s and communicate with their life forms.
  • Recognizing  miracles in your daily life;

This is a perfect opportunity for you to bring yourself into full realization with your true self and lays a foundation for you to radiate your true magnificence.  This weekend will break open past soul patterns and shift old belief systems.  You are a perfect divine representation of the God spark.  Isn’t it time you live it?

The Event takes place at the beautiful Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. Click here for hotel and location information.

Price: $975 per person – includes meals!  payment plans available by calling our office:  877-300-7352
OR…….
Click here to register now!

 

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THE SOUL RADIANCE RETREAT at Sedona Rouge March 7 – 10

Now is the time to take a meditation vacation – a joyful weekend retreat to honor your soul, nourish your body, and harmonize your mind. Join legendary meditation teacher and Hay House author Sarah McLean as she leads you on a journey of self-discovery in the awe-inspiring setting of the red rocks of Sedona at the award winning Sedona Rouge Resort.

Whether you’re a beginning meditator or a seasoned practitioner, the Soul Radiance Retreat opens the pathways to your inner radiance. It’s the perfect opportunity to give yourself the attention you need. Rejuvenate, enliven your spirit, and discover easy yet dynamic meditations, self-awareness exercises, and gentle yoga practices to help you live a happy, fulfilling, and creative life.

Give yourself the opportunity to escape the schedules and busyness of your life to relax, rediscover your inner power, and transform your life. The  annual Soul Radiance Retreat at Sedona Rouge is offered March 7 – 10 in Sedona. Early registration is offered through February 14.  Reduced room rates for retreat participants at Sedona Rouge are available. Find out more, visit www.RadianceRetreat.com, or call (928) 204-0067.

 

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Sedona Yoga Festival & Healing Arts Conference, February 7-10, 2013

** SYF2013 Schedule is Published ** How will your practice expand?

Sedona Yoga Festival & Healing Arts Conference is pleased to announce the full schedule of offerings. SYF2013 is a full immersion, multi-venue event with a focus on yoga and well being. The Sedona Yoga Festival is honored to be named a Signature Event by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce in its inaugural year. Known for its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects, deep spirituality and vortex energy, Sedona, Arizona welcomes you to a festival of love and light.

Joining Chris Spheeris at the opening event Thursday evening, February 7th, 2013, is a special keynote talk by Steven A. Ross, Ph.D., President & CEO of The World Research Foundation. Ross will be sharingThe Nature, Mind and Heart of Healing. The World Research Foundation is considered a principal source regarding alternative medicine treatments and therapies. Another truly special keynote will be offered on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 presenting Rama Jyoti Vernon on “Creating Peace, Individual to Global”. Rama Jyoti has traveled extensively on missions of citizen diplomacy, mediation and healing on a global level. She will share stories from her vast background, and speak on the spiritual principles of resolving conflict in our lives and in our world. SYF2013 also welcomes New York Times bestselling author of The Sedona Method and longtime yogi, Hale Dwoskin, who will be sharing the workshop “Mastering The Yoga of Emotion with The Sedona Method”.

Purchase your tickets now and pre-register for workshops at sedonayogafestival.com.

“The SYF2013 schedule is comprised of yogis, healers, musicians and dedicated devotees to the Divine. Each presenter is sharing an offering from the Heart.  Never before has Sedona experienced an influx of Yoga in this way and it is the presenter and participant alike who are making this event happen,” says festival co-founder Marc Titus. “Together we will open the doors to a new reality.”

Workshops begin on Friday morning with a 108 Sun Salutation Yoga Mala, and closes on Sunday with a Gong Bath Ceremony by the Sattvic Gong Artists.  Be sure to register for the workshops that interest you as soon as you purchase your ticket, space is limited! The workshops and evening events to choose from range from the trauma and stress releasing Hearts of Hope Tract, to Aqua Kriya Yoga, to Kirtan with David Newman Durga Das, to in depth anatomy education… and everything in between! Workshop offerings are suitable for all ages and levels. Daily meditations are offered at the Amara Resort as well as at 7 Centers Yoga Arts. Vendors will offer their wares, musicians will keep you moving into the evening, and you will get as much asana as you wish. Come and experience the energy of Sedona in a whole new way!

Getting there and getting around is made easy thanks to partners Sedona Red Rock Adventures and Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle, offering event shuttle service as well as deeply discounted rates on tours and airport transit. Hotel partners include Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, Amara Resort & Spa and Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa offering accommodations at discounted rates. Amara Spa is offering SYF guests a 15% discount on all pre-booked spa sessions and free 15-minute healing sessions for festival attendees. Other resources are Visit Sedona and Soul of Sedona, great websites to find information on all that Sedona offers to explore. With so many workshops, yoga classes, meditation sessions, healing arts, and musical offerings SYF2013 is a true destination experience in health and well being amid a stunning landscape. You don’t want to miss this. Be present!

“Yoga is direct experience of higher consciousness; this year’s festival schedule provides an opportunity for everyone to participate,” emphasizes Marc. “Beginner or advanced Yogi, bring your mat and we’ll see you at SYF2013!”

 

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The Beauty (and Benefits!) of Nettle Tea

This article was taken from the online outlet SpaFinder.

The Beauty of Nettle Tea
By Robin Harrington

My first homework assignment in herbal medicine school was to choose one herb and really get to know it. I choseUrtica dioica, the stinging nettle. Stinging nettle is a member of the mint family, known for its stinging hairs that deliver a formic acid bite to the unlucky soul who touches the fresh plant. Luckily, the formic acid dissipates when dried and the plant has been used since antiquity for its healing properties and fibers.

For two weeks I drank a really strong infusion of nettle tea and kept a journal of how I felt physically, mentally, and emotionally. I found after two days of imbibing nettle tea I was craving my next cup. After one week my mind felt clearer- I could retain information better and solve everyday problems without the usual brain haze. Physically, I had a lot more energy. After two weeks of continuously sipping tea, I looked a heck of lot better (even for a twenty-five year old). My skin was clear of acne and radiant. My hair had shine to it, and my body felt firmer and more purposeful. Good stuff.

Now, years later, as the spa herbalist and spa products formulator at the Spa at Sedona Rouge, I include nettles in many of my spa lotions and potions. As part of a natural product recipe or alone as a tea, stinging nettle is therapeutic on many different levels: as a nutritional powerhouse; a  detoxifying, slimming, and pain relieving diuretic; as well as a skin and hair beautifier.

Craving Nettle Tea = Craving Nutrients

As I mentioned, after a couple of days of drinking nettle tea, I started to crave my next cup. Why? The herb is a well of nutrition.

If you are vitamin deficient (most of us are because of depleted soils), have problems absorbing nutrients, or are prone to acidosis, nettle tea can restore you…and your body knows it. Rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C (10 times more than in an apple), vitamin B complex, vitamin E, amino acids, and beta-carotene (five times more than in a carrot) to name only a few, nettle is alkalizing while supporting the immune system, the nervous system, bone stability, the metabolism and skin health.  That translates into having more energy, mental acuity, disease resilience and radiant well-being. In fact, nettle tea is such a great source of nourishment that some herbalists and organic farmers brew nettle tea for their crops as a fertilizer instead of using Miracle-Gro.

A Gentle yet Effective Body Flush

Stinging nettle leaf is a gentle diuretic, helping the body to process and flush away toxins. It flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. The tea is ideal for sodium induced water retention and high blood pressure. Its diuretic effect decreases bloated “water weight” and other edema, streamlining and slimming the body. An added plus, nettle tea (alone, without other herbs) is considered safe in pregnancy and helps with aching legs and swollen ankles.

The herb’s diuretic action also flushes excess uric acid from muscles and joints, helping to relieve arthritic pain and inflammations. Also in its role as an anti-inflammatory, nettle tea is effective in treating the symptoms of itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing common in allergy season.

The Beauty Benefits

Because of its nourishing, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties, nettle tea is a natural beautifier to skin and hair. Nettle tea has been shown to clear acne and eczema as well as encourage thicker, shinier hair and new hair growth.

For acne prone or dull, congested skin, I would suggest drinking three to four cups of nettle tea a day for two weeks. After two weeks, take a week off drinking it and see how your skin looks and feels before resuming.

Drinking the tea for two weeks will also gift you with shiny, thicker-looking hair. To heighten the effect, you can rinse your hair with the tea as well. Research has shown that stinging nettle may also be effective in reducing scalp conditions, dandruff, and male pattern baldness.

Nettle tea is a must-have in my herbal apothecary; I honor it profoundly. It is a simple plant with the amazing gift of whole person wellbeing. All we have to do is take a sip.

Where to Find Nettle Tea

You’re able to buy nettle leaf tea in tea bags at most natural food stores. If you prefer, you can buy bulk nettle leaf and brew one tablespoon of dry leaf to one cup of steaming water for at least twenty minutes. The tea can be sweetened as you wish. I make half gallons of the tea at a time, steep it at least an hour and drink it as a refreshing iced tea.

For more information contact the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa.

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Rising Star Healing System selected as “A MUST” by Spa Trends Specialist!

Contributed by Lorelei Pavlovsky

After moving to Sedona, Arizona, in June of 2012 I began working at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa with the intention of spreading the availability of the Rising Star to those seeking the healing tranquility a spa brings, set against the majestic and magical red rocks.

A couple of months later, it was during a Sedona spa review assignment for the Examiner that Marjorie Hope Rothstein, Spa Trends Specialist and Boomer Consumer Expert, came to experience her first Rising Star healing session. When Marjorie asked what new and exciting treatments were being offered at the spa, Spa Director Greg Retegan highly recommended the Rising Star Healing System. Marjorie’s session resounded with her at a deep level and prompted her to select the Rising Star as “A Must” in her article published in the Examiner’s September 2012 issue.

Launched in 2008, the Examiner is a dynamic web-based entertainment, news and lifestyle network that serves more than 20 million monthly readers across the U.S. and around the world. To read Marjorie’s article, please click here.

Having experienced first hand the profound effects of the Rising Star in my own life, I was thrilled that Marjorie also discovered it to be “A Must”. I feel incredibly blessed each day to do what I love and witness the positive results in so many people’s lives.  Visitors and locals alike are beginning to reap the benefits of this comprehensive healing modality and the word is spreading!

For more information about this treatment or any other service, please click here for The Spa at Sedona Rouge.

 

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Amazing Events in October

The Soul Radiance Retreat in the Red Rocks

October 6- 8 in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, take a journey into meditation, yoga and self-discovery with meditation expert and best-selling Hay House author, Sarah McLean.  McLean, along with a team of experts in yoga and mind/body health, including artist Sherab Khandro, forgiveness teacher Lori Rubenstein, and yoga instructor and coach Allison Cabral, gently guide you into self-discovery, gentle flow yoga, and silent and guided meditations. Held at the Sedona Rouge Hotel, surrounded by majestic red rock monuments that soar into the clear blue sky, this retreat creates an opportunity to rejuvenate, recharge, and reflect as you reduce stress, practice mindfulness, present moment awareness, and learn more about who you are and how to be happy. The retreat is open to those with no yoga or meditation experience – anyone who attends will leave transformed and inspired. Visit www.radianceretreat.com or call 928-204-0067. Space is limited, and early registration ends September 6.

Journey into Meditation and Self-Discovery in Sedona Arizona, October 6 – 8

Reconnect with your spirit, awaken to your full potential, strengthen your soul connection, and renew yourself at the Soul Radiance Retreat with best- selling Hay House author and meditation expert Sarah McLean.

During this weekend retreat  you will rejuvenate, recharge, and reflect as Sarah, along with a variety of guest presenters including artist Sherab Khandro, forgiveness teacher Lori Rubenstein, and yoga instructor and coach Allison Cabral, will gently guide you on an essential journey to discover:

  • Powerful meditation instruction in practices for insight, rejuvenation and inspiration;
  • Self-inquiry practices and communication practices to deeply listen to yourself and others;
  • A deep connection to your “soul-center” and with who you really are – the source of your creativity, wisdom and spirituality, the ‘you’ beyond your thoughts and the roles you play;
  • Your inner glow with the yoga of breath, gentle flow yoga, meditation in motion, and mindfulness practices;
  • How shifting your awareness helps you to attune you to your heart’s deepest desires, discover a wonderful world, explore your creativity, and live the life you really want.
  • The natural magnificence of Sedona’s beauty and energy, and the reasons it’s important to harmonize with nature’s rhythms.

Beginners aren’t just welcome, they’re embraced at this retreat. It’s guaranteed attendees will leave transformed and inspired. Space is limited, early registration ends September 6. Find out more: www.radianceretreat.com or call 928-204-0067.

 

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