Creative Roots Retreat - Immersion into Yoga, Process Art + Nature

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

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Gaby Colletta
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Mar 10 - 13, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
Creative Roots Retreat - Immersion into Yoga, Process Art + Nature
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Gaby Colletta
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6 reviews

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Mar 10 - 13, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Journey to Sedona, Arizona for a 4-day wellness retreat to renew and rejuvenate your being. Reconnect to body and spirit through daily yoga practices rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Discover self-care rituals that align with the rhythms of the Earth. Nourish your creative potential with guided art process workshops that rekindle your intuition and expression. This long weekend is perfect for caregivers, professionals, nature lovers, artists, therapists, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, social workers and more. You don’t have to have experience painting or practicing yoga—all you need is desire to re-connect to your inherent wisdom, to be in nature and community, and to replenish your heart. Join for an intimate gathering of connection, intuition and inspiration. 



Nature Immersion in Sedona Arizona

Sedona has long been regarded as a place both sacred and powerful. It is Nature’s cathedral built upon Ancient rock and lush riparian vegetation. With its’ multicolored sands and brilliant sunsets it is no surprise that Sedona is known as an art and cultural Mecca. People travel from across the globe to experience the mysterious, cosmic forces that are said to emanate from the red rocks. It is home to several vortices, said to be conducive for healing, meditation and self-exploration.  The winding canyons and running rivers are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The adventure is endless with rock climbs, hikes, mountain bike trails, river kayaking and more. 

Whether you come to revive your body, reset your mind or uplift your spirit… there is no doubt Sedona will leave your heart beating with a deep aliveness.

Element-Inspired Yoga with Gaby

Enjoy two yoga classes daily, intended to inspire embodied awareness and personal expression. Each class is guided with mindfulness, alignment focus, and Ayurvedic principles to integrate body, mind and heart. 


Morning Asana is inspired by solar energy, a Vinyasa class unfolding consciousness through the dance of breath with movement. In the afternoon, we wind down the day with a lunar-inspired practice such as Restorative, Aromatherapy Grounding Flow, or Yoga Nidra. One can expect meditation, pranayama, breath awareness, mudra and mantra. Whether a seasoned practitioner or new yogi, instruction and modifications are given for each individual explore one’s potential.

Process Art with Bevie

Process arts access the intuitive, body based intelligence that we all have, offering profound and personal wisdoms. Process arts involve a way of being with your creative process and your life that encourages abundant presence, emotional awareness and courage.  You can expect play, group interaction, strengthened intuition, experimentation, new discoveries, break-throughs in stagnant corners, and art that is alive and connected to your story.  The techniques learned shine a new light on your engagement with your life and may give you new insights as to how to move through stuck places.  You also may begin to notice differences in your relationships, parenting, health challenges, or even athletic endeavors.  Process arts shift our internal locus of control; and when this compass shifts, everything changes.  


No art experience necessary!


Optional $25 supply fee (we provide the materials) or refer to recommended supply list if you prefer to bring your own.

Organic Farm to Table Meals

Enjoy a retreat menu intentionally crafted to nourish and heal. We believe food is medicine and our chef, prepares each dish with enthusiasm, mindfulness and love. Each meal is made with Ayurvedic principles that align with the transition of seasons and the local harvest. All meals are plant-based with organic ingredients that are sourced for their high quality, nutrient-dense and nourishing essence. We support our local farmers when possible.


If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, we can happily accommodate. 


About our Chef Bella Staines:  She offers food that reflects her values, focusing on fresh, vibrant produce from only the best suppliers who respect and cherish nature. She aims to celebrate sustainably and responsibly grown ingredients, providing a delicious base for a wide variety of dishes. Her food is soulful, flavourful and wholesome, deriving its inspiration from a number of cuisines but always advocating eating and living in a healthy and balanced direction. All dishes are created to compliment and balance the elements and processes of a yoga retreat, keeping both the mind and the body nourished. She loves to share her passion for the healing power of food and it's beautiful way of bringing people together. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposits are non-refundable. 
  • If you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to departure, you will receive a 50% refund of the trip price. 
  • Within 30 days of departure, there will be no refund of the trip price.

Accommodation

Our home away from home is hosted in the heart of Sedona at the Transformation House and the Homestead. Our properties share the lush green grounds, an orchard, majestic views of the classic red rocks of Sedona and have exclusive creek access.


There's also a hot tub for relaxing soaks under the stars.  Enjoy comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of space to relax, read, write, walk in nature and practice stillness.


We have tiered pricing to accommodate various needs. Have question? Don't hesitate to ask! 

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga
    2 Element-inspired Yoga Classes: Solar + Lunar Movement each day
  • Nourishing Meals
    3 organic and locally-sourced vegetarian meals daily
  • Creative Workshops
    Individual and group process art guidance through art journaling and process painting
  • 1 Wellness Workshop
    Ayurvedic Rituals for Self-Care
  • Accommodation
    3 Nights + 4 Days of accommodation
  • Sound Bath Meditation
    Guided meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls
  • Renewal in Nature
    Guided Nature and Art-based Mindfulness Experiences
  • Transportation
    To and from retreat space
  • Art Supply Materials
    Bring your own (see materials list) or add on $25 materials fee

Available Packages

Private Queen with Private Bath
Sold Out

Enjoy a Queen size bed in a private room and private bath to yourself. 

$1,250
Deposit: $350
Private Queen - Shared Bath
Sold Out
$1,150
Deposit: $0
Shared Queen with Private Bathroom
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Enjoy a Queen size bed in a private room all to yourself for $1250 and your own private bath known as the Periwinkle Suite in the Transformation Home.


If you'd like to share this with a partner/friend, price is $1050 each. Please message your hosts (Gaby or Bevie) directly so we can arrange this payout for you.

$1,050
Deposit: $350
Shared Full Bed in Private Room
Sold Out
$975
Deposit: $350
Twin bed in Shared Room
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Enjoy a twin bed in a shared room for $950. Your will share your room with one other like-minded soul ready to rest and renew.


If you would like to share a twin room with a friend or partner, please message your hosts (Gaby or Bevie) so we can arrange this for you.

$950
Deposit: $350
BYO Camping - Tent or Van
Sold Out
$875
Deposit: $350

Available options

Art Materials
$25
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Gaby Colletta
6 reviews
E-RYT 500, YACEP, AHC. Gaby is a Meditation and Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor with over 12 years of practice in integrative wellness. She facilitates transformational nature-based retreats, guides mind-body courses, leads teacher trainings and coaches individuals on how to create an ecosystem of internal resources that bring forth one’s greater potential.

Reviews

To sum it up with my own quote on day 3... "I feel like I'm drifting from one pleasurable and interesting thing to the next". This retreat was truly nourishing, grounding, and exciting. Gaby and Kristin were perfect hosts. I can't tell you how much I needed to be in nature, in community, and learning new things. We started each day with freshly made chai by the wonderful Alexann and Czarina (spelling? forgive me) the Ayurvedic chef & her lovely sous chef. Morning yoga was outside each day and I can't tell you how wonderful it was practicing alongside lovely people w/Gaby as our guide. She is patient and thoughtful...a wonderful teacher who possesses a calm open fun vibe. Breakfast was served in the cozy house and each meal brought me closer to deep groundedness within my body. By the time it was over I felt completely nourished and grateful. (and managed to loose a few pounds even though I went back for seconds every delicious meal!) Then we would learn about and experiment with natural dyeing and resist techniques w/Kristin who has a gentle, fun, and informative way of teaching. Her patience with our endless questions was remarkable. She demonstrated and assisted us and cheered us on. I learned about indigo dyeing...something that I've been wanting to learn for years now. I left with confidence that I can do this at home, and we also received a very detailed follow up email with links to refer back to. I cannot WAIT to try some of the things we learned, I'm so inspired! We got a journal in our little welcome bundle of gifts, and I wrote in it every night so I can return to how I felt on this retreat when I feel overworked or stressed. I wanted to make sure to capture the amazingness that was happening all around and inside of me. I can't recommend this more for people who want to learn about plant-based dye, Ayurveda, yoga, and do it in the most beautiful surroundings with lovely people. <3
By Sarah K for Fall Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 13 Nov, 2021
This retreat was beyond anything I could have hoped for. The setting, the community, the activities we are all wonderful. Gaby's yoga instruction and leadership was exactly what was called for, Kristin was knowledgable and patient with endless questions about natural dye, and Wild Hart Ayruveda provided incredible meals four times a day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend. Thank you!
By Eileen R for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 10 Jun, 2021
Very memorable fun filled experience, with warm knowledgeable people. Workshops were informative and enriching. Great teachers! Thank you🙏
By Yulia P for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 10 Jun, 2021
This was a supremely well orchestrated trip led by two very kind, warm and knowledgeable facilitators, Gaby and Kristin. Each activity and space between was designed with intention. The yoga was inviting, the food was incredibly nourishing, the natural dye workshop was super cool, and the Yuba was the cherry on top - perfectly magical.
By Gabrielle S for Spring Alchemy of Earth 2021: Yoga + Ayurveda + Natural Dye Retreat on 03 Jun, 2021
Every detail of the weekend was perfect, magical, intentional, and with a desire to cultivate love and compassion. The location at the Spirit House was absolute magic. The schedule was so thoughtfully curated that it felt relaxing, full, and allowed plenty of time for rest, solitude, connection, and soaking in the environment. Gaby and Rhea are such gracious hosts and planned an incredible weekend. I have never been on a yoga retreat, but this sets the bar extremely high for any future retreats. It was everything I needed and more.
By Julia M for The Love Collective Womxn's Retreat 2020 on 17 Apr, 2020
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