DETAILS ABOUT OUR SUMMER 2014
GUIDED IMAGERY TRAINING IN SEDONA, ARIZONA
Our classroom is located in West Sedona, .6 miles from the intersection of Highway 89A and Rodeo Drive. Room reservations should be made immediately, as soon as you decide to take the course, because rooms fill up quickly in Sedona. Below are only a few of the many lodging options available. Our class will be 1/2 mile from the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Highway 89A.
Cheapest option The least expensive lodging can be found by going to Craigslist (Flagstaff) and looking for a room to rent in someone's home. There are many people in Sedona who make a little extra money by doing this, and it is affordable. Some students have had comfortable experiences...and some have not!
Baby Quail Inn, Willow Way, Sedona (This is basic motel lodging in West Sedona, just off the highway. Prices are low, rooms have refrigerators, and former students have reported that they felt comfortable staying here. On weekends there may be music sounds from a nearby club. It does not have red rock views from the rooms, but it is across the street from the Whole Foods grocery store. Check online reviews.)
White House Inn (This is even more of a no-frills motel, located right on the busy highway in West Sedona. Students report that rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, and prices are low. Check online reviews.)
Super Eight (On the noisy highway, but only half a mile from class.)
Sedona Rouge. (Also only half a mile from class; a more upscale hotel. Please note that while their website may show many nature photos, this hotel is right on the busy and noisy highway and is not in a natural setting! Several clients who recently stayed at the Sedona Rouge thought the rooms were cramped & ordinary, and the staff not very friendly, even though their prices were high.)
Sky Ranch Lodge - Sedona (A medium-to-high priced option where many students have stayed in the past. About three miles from our class location. The above photo was taken from a patio of one of the view rooms. Its value is in the location, away from traffic in a peaceful place high on a hill, near the powerful airport vortex, with attractive & serene landscaping. Like any other hotel, there can be noise from adjacent rooms, but most guests are respectful. The majority of rooms have kitchenettes; if this is important to you, check to make sure yours does. The best feature of the lodge is that it is elevated and adjacent to a popular look-out over the red rocks, one of the best views in Sedona. If you want to pay extra, you can have a room with both this magnificent view and a fireplace. (Note: In a recent class, some students thought their beds were too hard. Others felt the decor was dated.)
Links to other Lodging Options:
Days Inn (What you see is what you get. This is also right on the main highway, and within a mile of class.)
Sunset Chateau (This is a pricier bed and breakfast with lovely grounds, a great view, and attractive, southwest-style rooms with kitchen accessories. Share with one or two roommates to reduce costs. The only complaint has been that the owners, at breakfast, would sometimes want to talk enthusiastically about their religious beliefs with guests.)
Sedona Chamber of Commerce: Hotels
Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona
Sedona Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels and Lodging
Southwest Inn - Sedona
Trip Advisor - Sedona Hotels, B&B, Motels (read reviews)
ROOM SHARING & CARPOOLING
Students in the past have not only reduced costs but also made wonderful lifelong friends by sharing rooms! We will be compiling lists of those interested either in sharing a hotel room/condo and in carpooling or renting a car together. Names, telephone numbers and emails of students who wish to do this to cut costs will be distributed, and it will be up to each individual student to contact others on the list and make arrangements. Please note that while it is fairly likely, we cannot promise that individuals will find someone with whom to share a room or vehicle. Note: You will need a car both to get to and from class; it is also highly recommended for Sedona, as walking along the highway can be dangerous, and opportunities for food, sightseeing, hiking, etc. are widespread.
MEALS & SIGHTSEEING
All meals are "on your own." Students on a budget might consider lodging that includes a kitchenette. There are numerous restaurants and grocery stores within a few minutes' drive of our class location.
To reduce meal costs, you might want to make sure your room has a microwave and refrigerator. Many hotel rooms in Sedona offer this, even at the lower-end hotels.
You will be completely--and happily!--absorbed in guided imagery training during our days of class. Time for exploring Sedona will be very limited during our three days of class. Students are strongly encouraged to consider staying an extra day or two for R&R, hiking, or sight-seeing in this mystical place!
Students are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, neck supports (the kind you wear on airplanes) and anything else you want to be comfortable during our sessions. Please be advised and pack accordingly. Maximize your comfort!
For your comfort, our classes are always 100% fragrance free. Everyone knows what it's like to be in a closed space all day with someone wearing a scent they dislike. Added to that, increasing numbers of people have allergies to fragrances, including natural oils; we usually have several individuals, sometimes with serious allergies, in our classes. For this reason, we will not be using products like sage, incense or scented candles, and all students are requested to avoid wearing perfumes, aftershave, body perfumes, essential oils and other scented products and reserve their use for another time.
Please allow your body to adjust to the schedule, especially if you are coming from overseas, so that you may be fully present during our sacred time together. Most of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Sedona is about 130 miles north of Phoenix, a 2-hour drive, or 35 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Space is provided on your registration form to connect with others if you are interested in sharing a rental car to and from the Phoenix airport, or carpooling to and from class.
Some guests drive their own car.
Many students find it most cost-effective to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and rent a car. This option gives you the freedom to come and go as it suits you upon arrival, upon departure and during your stay. For most people this is the most convenient way to reach Sedona. Certification is only given for full attendance and will not be given to anyone requiring an early departure. With this in mind, students flying to and from Phoenix should schedule their arrival the day before class begins, and plan their departure from Phoenix a day after class ends.
Ace Express: They will take you directly to your hotel, and pick you up. To make a reservation, please call (928)-639-3357. NOTE: In one of our past classes, Ace changed a number of students' reservation times at the last minute for their own convenience, forcing people to wake up much earlier in the morning than originally scheduled (naughty company, bad karma!). Because of this experience, it's recommended to get a contract in writing with specific pick-up times if you use Ace. Friendly service and drivers.
Sedona/Phoenix Airport Shuttle: This shuttle leaves Phoenix Airport for Sedona seven times per day, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the Sedona to Phoenix direction, the shuttle picks up passengers both in West Sedona and in the Village of Oak Creek, also seven times per day, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 928-282-2066 for reservations. Visit www.sedona-phoenix-shuttle.com for a complete schedule. You will still need to take a taxi or arrange transportation to your lodging, and Sedona taxis are expensive.
Reminder: Not only your full tuition for this guided imagery course, but 100% of your transportation and lodging, and 50% of your meals may be tax deductible in the United States under continuing education, provided you earn self-employment income in a related field. Please check with your tax accountant.
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