Embracing the Heart of Being: A 4-day Retreat

Sedona, AZ, United States

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Giselle Segura
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Oct 11 - 15, 2017
Group size: 1-12
Embracing the Heart of Being: A 4-day Retreat
Sedona, AZ, United States

Giselle Segura
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$1625
Deposit: $500
Oct 11 - 15, 2017
Group size: 1-12

About this trip

Embracing the Heart of Being: Journey Into Nature's Wisdom & Creative Power Alive Within You

4-day Exclusive Retreat in Sedona, Arizona October 11 – 15, 2017

"In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir


The source of creativity, enthusiasm and Nature’s Divine Wisdom is found in the innermost Heart of Being. It is a Primal Pulsation which throbs constantly with the loving, joyous and expansive intention of life’s Power. In yoga philosophy, this is called ‘Spanda’.


When we are surrounded by the noise of daily life, responsibilities, and unresolved emotions, it is easy to lose touch with that space within ourselves. Hearing our inner voice, accessing our gifts, and our inner treasures, can feel like a daunting task. We often walk on autopilot unaware of the beauty and power that lies within and that surrounds us.


Nature knows who she is. She expresses herself fully, in her uniquely given voice, offering her gifts to the world. You, too, are Nature. You have that same Power. This retreat is an invitation to tap into it and be nurtured, renewed, and inspired.


Join us on this 4-day retreat journey to Sedona, Arizona, land of vibrant earth energy and sacred wisdom. Together, we will attune to our Essential Nature, draw from ancient wisdom, and unleash the empowered creative expression of our being.

What will I experience at the retreat?

Transformation! Through a dynamic tapestry of yoga sessions, meditation, group wisdom circles and scenic mindfulness walks we aim for a deeper connection to:  

·  Understand and connect with nature’s rhythm and its intuitive creative force

·  Access and recognize your innate gifts, strengths and inner treasures

·  Reconnect with ancient wisdom

·  Create coherence between your essential self and your actions

·  Bring to awareness intention’s creative power

·  Honor yourself and unleash the empowered creative expression of your being 

A select group of 12 participants:

Will reside at a one-of-a-kind home called “The Light House” especially reserved for our 4-day immersive retreat journey in Sedona, Arizona, which is a pleasant 2-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona. Location address will be provided upon reservation. 


The Light House is a collection of indoor and outdoor spaces created with a complementary merging of Indonesian, Japanese, Moroccan and East Indian cultures. The home’s warm and inviting rooms are interspersed with comforting courtyards, peaceful meditation gardens, hanging lounges, tranquil pools and restful waterfalls. The Light House offers a full sensory environment enhanced by natural and handmade architectural details.

About Your Hosts and Mentors:

Tomas Rodriguez. Life Coach, Yoga & Meditation Teacher


Tomás began his practice of yoga and meditation in 1991 at age 17 when he met his spiritual teacher or Guru, the impact of this meeting was so powerful that from then on, he committed himself to the study of the Tantric Yoga philosophy and to the practices of meditation, yoga, selfless service, mantra and contemplation. Through the years of daily practice and then in his experience of living for six years in ashrams of New York and India, he deepened the inner experience as well as his understanding and practice of the ancient art of yoga.


Since 2002 he began teaching yoga and has taken teacher ́s trainings of hatha yoga in New York, Argentina and India, in the Anusara® style with many anusara teachers, to mention a few: John Friend (founder of Anusara® Yoga style), Jayendra Henley, Jordan Bloom, Susana Garcia and BJ Galvan, managing to have more than 5 immersions (5 days intensive training in philosophy and technique of alignment of hatha yoga), totaling more than 250 hours of training, which in time made him recipient of the second level of certification the Anusara School of Yoga offers: Anusara® Inspired teacher". (Http://www.anusarayoga.com/)


Giselle Marzo Segura. Strengths & Positive Psychology Facilitator / Coach


Giselle is a designer, educator, solutions-focused thinker, yogini, world champion martial artist, mother and wife. Her professional background spans over 20 years in marketing and graphic design, helping clients communicate their ideas through effective visuals. Her daughter’s learning differences and the face-to-face encounters with the deficit-based lens often embedded in our society’s approach to people’s differences, led her to a relentless pursuit of a strengths-driven life, which marked the turning point that began to breathe new life for her, her daughter and her family. This experience became the beginning of journey of learnings, encounters with teachers, and spiritual experiences which gave clarity to her life’s mission – to help individuals and groups see and hear themselves through an appreciative lens of strengths.


Giselle is the founder and creative visionary of the innovative Strength Clusters® Visual Map & Group Experience, which helps groups connect with their strengths via multi-sensory learning pathways. Her tools and group dynamics are currently used by educators, coaches, and psychologists in over 10 countries from around the world. Giselle is a graduate in Science Communication from the University of Miami and the Certificate in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar and Wholebeing Institute. Currently, she is completing a Certificate Program in Ontological Coaching with Newfield Network.


Darryl Slim. Navajo Healer & Mentor


Darryl Slim is a healer and mentor. He is Tangle Clan on his mother’s side, Many Goat Clan on his father’s side, Bitter Water Clan on his paternal grandparent side, and Mexican Clan on his maternal grandparent side. He grew up on the Navajo Nation where he learned traditional Navajo medicine from his grandparents Danny and Aurora Joe. From a very young age, he was mentored into the wisdom traditions of our ancestors. He lives with his family in Mesa, Arizona. He loves to listen and share with all the earth’s relatives, water his plants and play with his three dogs.

What will my days be like?

Wednesday, October 11

5:30pm Arrival / Check-in

6:30pm – 7:30pm  Dinner

8:00pm – 9:30pm  Welcome Program / Navajo Natural Cycle Way of Life Circle

Thursday, Friday & Saturday - October 12, 13 & 14

6:00am – 7:00am  Sunrise Meditation

7:00am – 8:00am   Breakfast

8:30am – 12:30pm    Morning Program: Yoga / Wisdom Circles / Mindfulness Nature Walk

12:30pm – 3:30pm   Lunch & Personal Time

(space for self-reflection, journaling, personal time and rest)

3:30pm – 6:30pm   Afternoon Program: Yoga / Wisdom Circles / Mindfulness Nature Walk

7:00pm – 8:00pm   Dinner

8:00pm – 9:30pm  Gatherings by the Fire Evening Program

* We plan three (3) nature mindfulness walks / scenic hikes during the retreat, one (1) for each day Thursday through Saturday (weather permitting). The hikes may take place in the afternoon or in the morning depending on the specific location. The order of the program will be adjusted accordingly.

Sunday, October 15

6:00am – 7:00am  Sunrise Meditation

7:00am – 8:00am   Breakfast

8:30am – 10:00am    Morning Program / Farewell

10:30am Check-out

(Schedule subject to changes)

Arriving to Sedona

You can fly direct to Phoenix, Arizona, from most major US Airports. Our retreat location is in Sedona, which is a pleasant 2-hour drive from Phoenix. There are three options of ground transportation:

Renting a Car

From Phoenix Airport, you can rent a car if you wish to do your own touring/sightseeing around Arizona before or after the retreat. Some locations close to Sedona to consider visiting: The Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, just to name a few.

Airport Group Pick Up Service (Tentative Option)

Depending on the interest, we may be able to provide a group pick up option as follows:

Phoenix Airport to Sedona Retreat Location (Wednesday)  Pick up time 3:00pm approx.

Drop off time 5:00pm approx.

Sedona to Phoenix Airport (Sunday) Pick up time 10:30am approx.

  Drop off time 12:30pm approx.

The group pick up service is approx. $50-$70 each way. – The price varies based on the number of people in the group that request this service, please let us know if you are interested in this option so we may have a proper head count and provide more accurate pricing.

Ride Shares

Upon registration you will have access to our private Facebook group where you can request ride-shares with other participants to-and-from Phoenix/Sedona.    

What’s included

  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily Yoga and Meditation Sessions interwoven throughout the day
  • Yoga Philosophy
    Yoga Philosophy Wisdom Sharing
  • Navajo Wisdom
    Navajo Nature Wisdom Teaching & Navajo Natural Cycle Way of Life Healing Circle
  • Strength Clusters®
    Strength Clusters® Group Experiences & Individual Signature Strengths Map
  • Mindfulness Nature Walks
    Mindfulness walks among the scenic Red Rocks of Sedona
  • Meditation at Vortexes
    Meditations at Sedona Vortex Locations
  • Personal time
    Space for personal reflection
  • Accommodations
    Accommodations for 4-nights (private and/or shared rooms, shared bathrooms)
  • Transportation in Sedona
    Transportation within Sedona for our group mindfulness and nature walks.
  • Meals
    All meals during the retreat cooked by our home chef
  • Air Transportation
    Air transportation
  • Transport fr/to Phoenix
    Shuttle transportation or car rental from Phoenix International Airport to Sedona.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted during the retreat to maintain the retreat atmosphere
  • Optional Gratuities
    Optional gratuities

Available Packages

Shared Room (Double Occupancy)

Shared room for a couple / or two friends looking to share ** SOME SPACES AVAILABLE **

Pricing for accommodations include full program and all meals. 

Available until Sep 06only 4 left
$1625
Deposit: $500
Shared Room (Triple Occupancy)

Shared room for friends or solo travelers looking to share ** SOME SPACES AVAILABLE **

Pricing for accommodations include full program and all meals. 

Available until Sep 06only 3 left
$1525
Deposit: $500
$1625
Deposit: $500

Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
Deadline Passed

Your Organizer


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Giselle Segura
Giselle is the founder and creative visionary of the innovative Strength Clusters® Visual Map & Group Experience, which helps groups connect with their strengths via multi-sensory learning pathways. Her tools and group dynamics are currently used by educators, coaches, and psychologists in over 10 countries from around the world. Giselle is a graduate in Science Communication from the University of Miami and the Certificate in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar and Wholebeing Institute. Currently, she is completing a Certificate Program in Ontological Coaching with Newfield Network.