SEDONA

“God created the Grand Canyon but She lives in Sedona” ~ New York Times

Here’s one of the things we like best about yoga: you can literally do it anywhere in the world, from a bustling city studio to a remote Sri Lankan beach—and experience the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of the practice. But if we’re honest with ourselves, there are places in the world that simply exist on a higher plane, and where it’s easier to tap into one’s highest self. Sedona is one of those places…and here are four reasons why. 

(1) It’s got REALLY good energy. Sedona is known for its vortexes—geologic sites brimming with natural spiritual energy—and these areas have proven very popular with past festival attendees seeking extracurricular escapes. And guess what? You don’t have to be dripping in crystals to actually feel something. Whether you travel with one of Sedona’s many specialized vortex tours or take a self-guided hike with a friend, you’re likely to experience some kind of vibrational shift while you’re here, and your yoga practice can make you more open to embracing that sensation.
(2) It’s CRAZY beautiful. Think back to your favorite city studio for a second. Do you feel closer to self and spirit THERE, or when you’re out and about in nature? Chances are, you’ve experienced a deeper “dropping in” when you’ve practiced in an inspiring place. March in Sedona is pure high-desert heaven, with daytime highs reaching into the 70s and crisp, clear nighttime lows in the 30s—and more than 300 breathtaking miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails to explore. Pair outdoor adventure with internal quest, and both can become so much more meaningful.
(3) Shakti + Ganesha in the HOUSE! Sure, you don’t come to a yoga festival for retail therapy—attachment, material possessions, blah blah blah—but you’re also human. So, if the occasional objet d’art just happens to soothe your soul a teeny bit, it just happens that you’re in the right place. Our Conscious Expo is teeming with local color, from spiritual art to handcrafted clothing and jewelry to exotic imports and more. Off-campus, the city’s thriving art scene is overflowing with creative people and beautiful things, including Sedona’s gallery row to the 40+ shops and galleries of the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village.
4. It’s basically a YOGA vortex. Sedona has long attracted spiritual seekers of every ilk. With the launch of MySedonaYoga.com in 2014, the richness of the city’s yoga offerings was finally collected in one place for locals and visitors to explore. During Sedona Yoga Festival, though…that collective energy is pretty much off the charts. Once a year, the most respected local masters and vanguard teachers from around the world gather in one place to share their wisdom. If you’re even a little bit curious about what SYF has to offer, come once. We know we’ll see you again.

Explore without. Explore within.

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