Braveheart Retreat to Carefree Arizona


Feeling like you need to Recharge?
Give your mind, body, and soul the attention and connection it deserves.

The focus of this 6 night ( March 15 - 21, 2020) retreat is greater health and wellness for mind, body and spirit in a fun and adventurous way.

This retreat is hosted by Wellness Specialist, Deb Taylor and Mindfulness/Bodywork Instructor, Bani Aello.

Additional guest Speaker/Musician, David Young will share his amazing wisdom and ethereal meditation music.

We will explore and learn practices that help us

  • Peel back the layers to arrive at a better feeling state in mind and body
  • Have more positive energy
  • Have more joy, more peace and more freedom

These practices will include:

  • Daily Yoga
  • Qi Gong
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Training
  • Singing, Chanting and Sound Healing
  • Dance
  • Nutrition Coaching and Recipes for delicious nourishing food, energy work and more!
  • Hiking

You may have said to yourself that it’s time to get your mind, body, and spirit in order.. let this be the time to say YES to yourself!

Where is the Retreat?

We will spend the first 4 nights in Carefree Arizona. Carefree is a quaint and beautiful little town about 45 minutes from the Phoenix airport.  It has plenty of nearby recreational activities such as horseback riding, hiking, shopping, biking, museums and eclectic dining! You may choose some of these options but you may also want to spend the whole time enjoying Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center with the many choices of classes that Deb and I will offer!  There is also a heated swimming pool, hot tub, meditation gardens, meditation walking paths and a Labyrinth.

The retreat center in Carefree is the Spirit in the Desert, a beautiful and tranquil setting surrounded by spectacular views of desert scenery.

The last 2 nights will be spent in Sedona at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona which has a stunning view of the Red Rocks!

What will we be doing?

We will have several optional classes of Yoga, Qi Gong, hiking, Meditation all at your discretion and preference.

In between the classes of your choice you can swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, or take comfort in the air-conditioned rooms with private patios overlooking the desert and mountains. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and all have private bathrooms and outdoor balconies. The average temperature in Carefree this time of year is mid to high 70’s with very low humidity making this an optimal temperature! Temperatures are cooler in the morning and evenings.

There will be two hikes you can participate in:  One is Cave Creek National Park in Carefree and the other guided hike will be to the vortex of Bell Rock in Sedona!

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Sedona Vortexes


What is a Vortex?

A vortex is the funnel shape created by a whirling fluid or by the motion of spiraling energy. Familiar examples of vortex shapes are whirlwinds, tornadoes, and water going down a drain. A vortex can be made up of anything that flows, such as wind, water, or electricity.The vortexes in Sedona are swirling centers of subtle energy coming out from the surface of the earth. The vortex energy is not exactly electricity or magnetism, although it does leave a slight measurable residual magnetism in the places where it is strongest.The Energy Vortex of Bell Rock is incredible!  The subtle energy that exists at this location interacts with who a person is inside. The energy resonates with and strengthens the Inner Being of each person that comes within about a quarter to a half mile of it. This resonance happens because the vortex energy is very similar to the subtle energy operating in the energy centers inside each person. If you are a sensitive person, it is easy to feel the energy at these vortexes.  Below is a picture of Bell Rock.   

What is the cost?

The cost includes your comfortable and spacious rooms in both Carefree and Sedona, all meals and refreshments for the 4 days in Carefree, 24 hour coffee, tea, water and ice, plus breakfast on the two days in Sedona, all classes in Carefree plus the morning Yoga classes in Sedona and Guided Hike to Bell Rock.  Classes include Yoga, Qi gong, Meditation, Mindfulness training, gatherings for dance, singing/chanting, education on food, nutrition and more!  

The cost also includes your transportation from Carefree to our Hotel in Sedona!All rooms have 2 queen size beds.  Rooms also have their own large private bathroom and balcony.

*Cost does NOT include airfare or transportation to or from the airport. 

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is for women and men ages 18 and up.  Come alone and be prepared to make wonderful new friends!  You may also want to attend with a sibling, parent, son, daughter or friend! Often times we don’t get to spend quality time with family and friends due to our demanding life obligations. This is a chance to spend quality time making shifts for the better and deepening connections!

This will be a wonderful experience for couples who wish to move deeper into healthy practices together! 

There will be many options of classes to participate in so you can choose all of them or just a few. No pressure!

Couples need not feel that they have to attend all classes together.  One of you may want to spend more time participating in the classes that we offer while the other may want to spend more time at the nearby golf course or hiking trails, then meet up later by the pool or for dinner.