Spur of the moment trip to Sedona for Earth Day! I actually didn't know until the day of! haha =D
We returned from a trip to the Sequoias and Ojai that lasted from Friday - Sunday night. On monday morning I received a text from a friend saying that she was on her way to Sedona and was asking if we wanted to join her there. Hmm.. tired from the few days before, should I go? That was a quick decision! We quickly finished our errands in the morning and left for Sedona by early afternoon.
This was her first time to Sedona, so I wanted to make it fun for her while she was there. Took her to airport mesa and bell rock, teaching her some flow movements, reiki master, and a few other things.
She did not expect to climb this high, as she had huge cuts the size of the grand canyon on her heels and a few other health opportunities to improve. She was processing different emotions and energies throughout the climb and after, but that is ok. All part of the journey =)
She had to leave the next day to take care of a few things and attend a class back in cali.
Stephanie and I stayed an extra night as we hung out at the Sedona Mago Retreat for an Earth Day event!
The healing garden at Mago retreat is very amazing. I love the perfect balance of elements. I wanted to climb the willow tree and jump off, but there were many people surrounding it. haha =P
As you can see, I am having lots of fun with my new little camera. I am no expert, but this makes it fun to capture pictures. I will write a review in the gear section in the near future.
The lunch provided was created from their organic garden. Simply delicious and the picture does not describe the yumminess. Chilled Mango soup, organic salad, enchilada (under that big leaf and cheese), and brown rice. The chef is awesome and will create a meal depending on the needs of the person if necessary, like vegan or gluten free or any allergies.
Afterwards, they gave us a bag and Ichi Lee's book. He is the creator of the retreat center and it talks about his spiritual journey and story about Sedona. We then went to one of the many labyrinths they had at the retreat. During a few of the exercises after the meal, we met an awesome person named Joshua. He passed on some valuable insight. Thanks to him if he is reading this! The exercises included some yoga stretches and healing.
To celebrate towards the night, we hung out with friends Hae Jung and Astara. It was at the yoga studio and healing center. There was an opening ceremony, ecstatic dancing, harp playing, drumming, and more. Overall, an awesome trip like always!