About Sedona Wellness Retreat
Sedona Wellness Retreat is a diet retreat hosted at the Lodge at Sedona, a bed and breakfast inn located at the heart of Sedona, Arizona. The main focus of this FitStay is the healing of guests’ chronic illnesses through naturopathic and nutritional remedies such as organic vegetarian meals, organic juices, and fasting. While their programs are geared toward those suffering from a variety of ailments, Sedona Wellness Retreat emphasizes that this retreat is strictly for those who are self-reliant and do not require assistance to perform daily activities.
Based on a combination of medical history, healing needs, and nutritional preferences, guests may choose from three two- to twelve-week nutritional programs which range from a combination of daily organic vegetarian meals and juices to water and tea fasting. Guests may also choose from a variety of accommodations depending on their preferred level of comfort and number of amenities.
Additionally, Sedona Wellness Retreat offers optional treatments and services including laboratory testing, supplements and medication, advanced intravenous therapies, acupuncture, massage, and aftercare consultations at additional costs.
Sedona Wellness Retreat offers three tiers of accommodations including Standard Private Guest Rooms, Deluxe Private King Rooms, and Premium Private King Rooms, through their partnership with the Lodge at Sedona.
Standard Guest Rooms are located on the second floor of the bed and breakfast inn and include a queen-sized bed, private bathroom (shower only), vaulted ceilings, daily organic meals and juices (depending on program), access to the adjacent meditative labyrinth, climate control, free concierge, outdoor views, and basic room and bath amenities.
Deluxe and Premium King Guest Rooms are located on the first floor of the inn and include all amenities in the Standard Rooms in addition to a king-sized bed, flat screen TV, jetted spa tubs, outdoor entrances, and outdoor private view decks.
Because Sedona Wellness Retreat is primarily a diet-focused retreat, there are very few fitness activities and equipment offered to guests. While they do offer optional yoga classes twice a week, daily outdoor walks, and light fitness equipment (recumbent bikes), all of these are completely optional and not included as part of a fitness-specific program.
Sedona Wellness Retreat offers different nutritional programs based on the medical background, nutritional requirements, and preferences of its guests. In their Advanced Wellness Program intended to “flood the body with vitamins and nutrients,” guests are provided with up to thirteen organic juices per day, organic vegetarian meals, and organic coffee.
In their Juice Fasting Program, guests are provided up to five organic juices per day and refeeding with organic vegetarian meals at the end of the two- to six-week program. Similarly, in their Water Fasting Program, guests are provided with water and tea during their fasting period and organic juices and vegetarian meals to refeed at the end of their multi-week fast.
In addition to their therapeutic nutritional programs, Sedona Wellness Retreat offers a variety of extra activities, services, and equipment, including:
- Restorative Yoga
- Art Therapy and Expression
- Nutritional Coaching
- Health Coaching
- Laughing Yoga
- Recumbent Bicycles
- Infrared Saunas
- After-stay Coaching
Sedona Wellness Retreat also offers a host of alternative, naturopathic therapies to aid in guests’ healing process including:
- Coffee Enemas
- Intravenous Nutrition Administration
- Craniosacral Treatment
- Massage Therapy
- Nutritional Supplements
- Hot Stone Therapy
- Lymphatic Drainage
- …among others
Sedona Wellness Retreat is hosted at the Lodge at Sedona, a bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Sedona Red Rock Country. The retreat lies two hours North of Phoenix and less than an hour drive away from Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, Camp Verde, and Jerome.
Airport shuttle services are offered (recommended) from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to and from the retreat (~2 hour drive, $50 each way).
Sedona Wellness Retreat offers a minimum stay of two weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks at a rate of $4,000 per week, per guest, with a $100 reservation fee. There are no discounts for longer stays or for multiple guests.
The $4,000/week rate includes standard room accommodations. However, the Deluxe King rooms can be reserved for an extra $50 per night ($350/week), while the Premium King rooms can be reserved for an extra $100 per night ($700/week).
Those suffering from a chronic illness and seeking a natural course of treatment may want to consider Sedona Wellness Retreat. Their three nutritional programs combined with their comfortable accommodations at the Lodge at Sedona make them a great destination for two to twelve weeks of healing and restoration. However, those looking for a shorter stay (i.e. less than two weeks) or for something more affordable may want to consider other FitStays.
Sedona Wellness Retreat Pros
- Strong Focus on Nutrition – Sedona Wellness Retreat offers a solid selection of organic vegetarian meal and juice options for their Advanced Wellness and Juice Fasting programs.
- Location – This FitStay’s location in the heart of Sedona, Arizona allows for other entertainment options nearby.
- Accommodations – As this FitStay is hosted at a bed and breakfast inn, its accommodation options are respectable.
Sedona Wellness Retreat Cons
- No Shorter Stay Options – Those looking to stay for less than two weeks may want to explore other FitStays.
- No Fitness Options – This FitStay is geared toward those looking to heal through nutritional, naturopathic remedies. Those looking to participate in a fitness program may want to look elsewhere.
- Expensive – At a minimum of $4,000/week, this FitStay is more expensive than other similar diet retreats.