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Spiritual Awakening & Healing Journey in Sedona, AZ

Illuminate Your Life!

Spiritual Awakening and Inner Journey Women’s Healing Retreat

Sedona, AZ   April 6 – 10, 2018

If you have ever asked, “What will bring me more happiness? What can I do to bring more balance into my life? How can I maintain a calm balance while making a real difference in this world?  Or any other soul-driven questions, this is the place for you. This intensive discovery and inner journey healing retreat in beautiful Sedona, AZ creates a safe space to explore, understand, and grow yourself towards a more empowered, connected you where you learn to tune into your inner wisdom and the healing energy of Sedona so you can begin to heal and love yourself and begin to live the life you are meant to.  Whether you arrive with curiosity and a desire to grow or if you feel a sense of loss, disconnection or confusion, you will transform into a much better place than where you were when you arrived. You will leave with a calm presence, optimism, tools for change, and deep, resonant joy.

Our four teachers will guide you through group activities and individual work both indoors and outdoors. You will learn to connect with nature and “be” in the moment.  You will learn and experience energetic healing, sink into deep meditation, personal reflection and creative expression exercises. You will participate in group heart based yoga practices, engage in hiking activities in some of the most powerful vortexes in Sedona all designed to connect you with the powerful energy of our natural world.  All classes and exercises are designed to lead you through a healing and awakening process of self-acceptance, love and joyful change.

Whether you are seeking personal healing, spiritual empowerment or just needing to recharge your batteries, this is the retreat for you! We have specifically selected Sedona for our retreat as the area is full of powerful electromagnetic energy which is healing, energizing and balancing.

Why Sedona? We have specifically selected Sedona for our retreat as the area is full of powerful electromagnetic energy which is healing, energizing and balancing. Sedona’s spiritual vortexes are powerful and transformational energy centers that are located at specific sites throughout Sedona, Arizona. Vortexes are the intersections of natural electromagnetic earth energy, also known as ley lines. Ley lines can intersect in different ways, creating different types of energy vortexes. You can feel energy throughout the town but it is more concentrated in these locations. The three most common types of vortexes are magnetic, electrical and balanced vortexes.  We will be traveling to each of these vortexes for hiking and sacred work.  Sedona will energize your life!

Twisted trees indicate the presence of vortex energy. It will spiral in the energy field.  This twisted tree is at Bell Rock. 

Magnetic vortexes have a feminine or “yin” energy because the energy flow is very nurturing, soft and welcoming and can assist you in inward activities, such as contemplation, meditation and reflection. Cathedral Rock–the “womb with a view” is a well-known magnetic vortex.

An electrical vortex is a “yang” or masculine vortex. Electrical vortexes tend to be very energizing and are really great for getting the energy moving. Perfect for forward movement, setting intentions and increasing your resolve and stamina.  Bell Rock is an electrical vortex is the right place to do a vigorous yoga flow or to chant or make prayers. Bell Rock will amplify your intentions and send them out into the Universe.

Balanced vortexes are simply a mix of electrical and magnetic energy, both yin and yang. Airport Mesa is one of the best known balanced Sedona spiritual vortexes. We will go to the Airport Mesa to see things from a larger perspective and to gain clarity and a higher vision for your life.

Subtle energy vibrations that you might experience at these Vortex sites:

  1. Tingling in the hands
  2. Buzzing throughout your body
  3. Heating up
  4. Feeling a rush of energy
  5. A shift in consciousness or perception.

Vortex energy intensifies everything it comes in contact with so Sedona itself is like a large amplifier. This means that everything you are feeling will be magnified. If you are happy while you are in Sedona, you may become euphoric or blissful. When you experience the sensation of love, you may be ecstatic.  On the other hand, if you are irritated, agitated or depressed, those feelings will also be magnified. It’s for this reason it’s very important to watch your feelings and mental chatter while you’re in Sedona. You may experience instant demonstrations of just how powerful your thoughts and emotions can be.

Vortex energy will make your experience in Sedona a constant learning and growth experience. They call this special energy field as the “Spirit of Sedona,” a strong, creative, inspiring and loving feminine presence.

The goal of our retreat will be to have an amazing, fun, inspiring and educational way to integrate with the intense spiritual energies here and to exponentially accelerate your healing, awakening and transformation. Our retreat is being created to facilitate you in fully experiencing the Spirit of Sedona and her vortex energy and moving you to a much more balanced and blissful higher ground.

Pricing for this 5 Day Spiritual Awakening Retreat Package:

$2,000 for shared room with breakfast included.  The price includes all group activities including energy training and healing, techniques for finding yourself and what will fulfill you so you can begin to create a life you love, along with a sound healing event, karma clearing, art healing sessions, yoga sessions, hiking and healing adventures, meditations/relaxation sessions and snacks/energy bars for hiking.

  • Note: Participants are responsible for flights, transportation, lunches and dinners and any travel or trips or activities outside of planned schedule and personal travel insurance.  There are many local restaurants and shops within walking distance. We recommend you bring a journal, a yoga mat and blanket or blocks and a water bottle with you to the event.

Click below to Sign Up: $2000:  

Friends and Family Rates (Call to see if you qualify):

Single registration:  $1750.00

If you and a friend sign up together to share a room:  $1500 each

Email me at marla@practicalsolutionszone.com if you want to sign up!

Schedule and Details:

DAY ONE: Friday, April 6, 2018

  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Check in with time to explore grounds    creekside inn
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Welcome, Introductions and Setting Intentions for Retreat (Marla)
  • 5:00 – 6:30pm: Dinner on own or in groups
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Understanding Area Energy: Using this Energy to Balance and Calm your System allowing Increased Clarity (Marla)
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Sleepy Time Yoga Session (Danielle)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm: Free Contemplative Time/Journaling for Clarity on Intentions
  • 9:00 pm: Lights out/Quiet Time

We are starting this spiritual journey by guiding you into your heart on an inner journey that will guide you through the process of connecting with your energy and creating powerful intentions that will set the tone for your entire retreat experience. This session will “set the stage” for your deeply transformative experience by helping you gain clarity on who you are and what you want to accomplish in these 5 days.  The goal is to provide you with tools that will help you heal during this retreat that you can take home and apply in everyday life which will allow you to remain in the amazing energetic space you will enter during your spiritual journey on this retreat.

DAY TWO: Yin: Saturday, April 7, 2018 

  • 6:00 – 6:30 am: Yin Meditation- Sunrise at Cathedral Rock (Marla)
    • Cathedral Rock is a magnetic vortex.  It has a feminine or “yin” energy cathedral rockflow that is very nurturing, soft and welcoming and can assist you in inward activities, such as contemplation, meditation and reflection.  This will help you identify areas for healing allowing more clarity on your intentions.
  • 6:30 – 7:30 am:  Contemplative Morning Hike at Cathedral Rock (Christina)
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 to 11:30: Heart Based Inner Journey and Self Discovery Workshop (Marla)
  • 11:30 – 1:30 pm:  Free for Lunch/Contemplative/Discovery Time
  • 1:30 – 4:30 pm: Karma Clearing & Energetic Cord-Cutting followed by Sound download (1)Healing (Inner Journeys)
  • 4:30-6:00 pm: Reflective Time/Journaling
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Or Optional Bonus Healing and Being Through Art Activity with Amanda Stovall
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Sunset Yin Yoga (Danielle: Sunset at 6:52)
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Free time and Dinner.
  • 9:00 pm:  Lights out and quiet time

Connect with your soul on our morning meditation and contemplative hike in one of Sedona’s most beautiful vortexes that is full of nurturing yin energy.  Your experience will be heightened with a leader who will guide you in awareness practices that tap into the depth and power of the present moment. Designed for any fitness level, this guided hike will be an unforgettable experience that will help you cultivate mindfulness and presence anytime, anywhere.

Experience the benefits of working with energy from a heart based place.  You will find you have increased vitality, productivity, reduced stress, and living a more present and joyful life. We will ease you into the powerful practice of heart based work by guiding you through several practices that can be easily learned and then implemented in your daily life.

DAY THREE: Yang: Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • 6:00 – 6:15 am: Yang Chakra Balancing Meditation with Chanting and Prayer– Sunrise at Bell Rock (Marla)

Bell Rock is an electrical vortex which is a “yang” or masculine vortex. Electrical vortexes bell rockare very energizing and are really great for getting the energy moving. Perfect for forward movement and increasing your resolve and stamina.  Bell Rock will amplify your intentions and send them out into the Universe.

  • 6:15 – 7:15 am: Rejuvenating Yoga Flow at Bell Rock (Danielle)

The healing benefits of yoga are recognized by doctors, researchers and spiritual leaders alike. Whether this is your first experience with yoga or you have been practicing for 30 years, our seasoned yoga practitioner will guide you through a rejuvenating, Yoga session, custom tailored to your current skill level. Embark upon your yoga journey or bring your practice to a whole new level while being supported by the beautiful surroundings of Bell Rock.

  • 8:30 – 9:30 am:  Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Group B Intentional Hike with Christina
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Group A Intentional Hike with Christina
  • 9:00 – 4:30:  20+ Minute Individual Sessions with Marla and Danielle (Note:  All Group A arrange for AM times with both practitioners and all Group B for PM times with both practitioners.
  • 9:00 – 4:30 pm: Targeted Journaling/Visioning/Meditation/Reflecting during down time when not in sessions or hiking.  Or you can choose to explore and shop in Sedona area.   Amanda Stovall will be offering Art activities during this time period where you can learn to “BE” and “HEAL” through art which will amplify your experience. images
  • 4:30 – 9:00 pm:  Free time/Dinner/Exploring
  • 9:00 pm:  Lights out/Quiet time

DAY FOUR: Balancing Yin/Yang: Monday, April 9, 2018

  • 6:00 – 6:30 am:  Reflective Meditation Time at the Airport Mesa.  (Marla)

Balanced vortexes are simply a mix of electrical and magnetic energy, both yin and yang. airport mesaAirport Mesa is one of the best known balanced Sedona spiritual vortexes. We will go to the Airport Mesa to see things from a larger perspective and to gain clarity and a higher vision for your life.

  • 6:30 – 8:00 am: 3.5 mile round trip Airport Mesa Hike with Christina
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 to 11:30 am: Creating Balance and Direction in Your Life (Marla)
  • 11:30 – 1 pm:  Free for Lunch
  • 1 – 3 pm:  Creating Your Plan for Living a Life You Love (Marla)
  • 3 – 4:30 pm: Homework/journaling/quiet meditation time
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm:  Yin Yang Yoga (Danielle)
  • 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Dinner/Shopping or Reflective Time
  • 9:00 pm: Lights out

Most of us have learned to disconnect from the wisdom of our hearts, cutting us off from our powerful, inner wisdom. Without the navigation system of our heart in fact, it can be difficult to make decisions and take action in a way that serves our highest good. Tap into the high awareness of your heart as you discover and release blocks that are preventing you from accessing your subtle inner voice and experiencing joy.  Our practitioner will be leading you through energy work and shifts to clear any obstacles you may have, enabling you to fully step forward on your path with greater clarity and insight. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful healing tool that can help you release traumas, fears, grief, anger & any “stuck” feelings in your life. Our practitioners will help you understand the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual communication system within your being and give you multiple tools so that you can navigate through your world with more ease, fulfillment and joy!

In the afternoon, we will work on creating your vision/game plans for implementing and committing to practicing what you learned at this retreat so it becomes a way of life for you. Synthesize what you have learned and experienced on your retreat so you can maintain your new sense of strength and clarity at home. Marla will help you “connect the dots” and ensure you have a plan for implementing the tools, practices and skills you have learned into your everyday life. Learn the secrets of creating lasting change so new habits and patterns of behavior can emerge — ensuring that your retreat has long-lasting, positive effects on your life!

DAY FIVE: Tuesday, April 10, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 am:  Local Sunrise Hike with Christina (Marges Draw)marges

7:00 – 8:00 am:  Morning yoga and Closing Blessings with Danielle

8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 to 10:00 am: Closing Ceremonies and Group Photos

10:00 – 11:00 am:  Optional Video Testimonials for free coaching with Marla

10:30 – 11:00 am: Packing and Check out

Other Benefits of Attending the Spiritual Awakening and Inner Journey Healing Retreat

Being away from our busy lives and standing fully in nature’s beauty can deeply shift our perspective on our life and the world we live in. Friendships are formed, relationships emerge, and projections examined as women come to find their way in the world. Support, encouragement and acknowledgement result from our respect for each other’s process. Located in Loreto Bay, steps from the gorgeous beach, an amazing trio of teachers/spiritual guides will lead you through meditation practices, healing yoga classes, outings to connect with nature and transformative workshops.  You will be in amazing energy throughout the week and return home refreshed, renewed and ready to move forward in your life in more joy than you ever had before.

On this retreat you will develop a plan to achieve positive change in your life and overcome major obstacles and fears that have stopped you in the past. Don’t worry, you will have plenty of time to relax so you can begin to integrate all that you experience.  You will also find yourself bonding with every individual in this group and will find you are friends for life. This retreat will be unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

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Verbal Testimonials from 2 Attendee’s at Last Retreat!  Amanda has moved from participant to leader in this retreat!

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The transformed Alisa with me and my pup!

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The transformed Amanda







About Your Spiritual Guides and Teachers:

086LowRes - CopyMarla Williams is a very happy and highly trusted, energy based, intuitive life, career and business coach dedicated to increasing happiness and wellness in the world.  Her gift is her ability to help you find happiness and health within yourself so you can live the life you have always dreamed of. Marla knows from personal experience how to transition from living a typical life feeling like you are on a treadmill with too much stress, overwhelm or struggle into a happy, rewarding, balanced life making a living doing what you love.   She will teach you how to get out of your head and begin to tap into your own intuition to discover your purpose and passions so you can begin to live the happy life you are meant to.

Marla is a certified Energy Coach, trained in many modalities of Energy Healing including Heart Based work, EFT, Reiki, Shamanism and Feng Shui among others.  In Marla’s early career, she a was a key leader in helping create a happy, game-changing culture that grew a $12-million-dollar company into a $2.3-billion-dollar global corporation.  She is a resourceful, insightful and a lifelong learner who doesn’t see what is but what can be.  If you are ready to live the happy life you are meant to, Marla is ready to help!  Learn more about Marla!



Danielle Kurtz has been practicing and sharing her love of yoga for over 20 years with her friends and family. She believes that yoga has magic to offer everyone and gives us access to a calmness and radiance that is our true divine nature. She teaches both a mindful, gentle vinyasa flow yoga and Yin Yoga that encourages self-love and the wisdom of the body to emerge. She is a 200 hour RYT certified yoga teacher with Alchemy of Yoga and has completed further trainings in Yin Yoga, Chakra Yoga, Shamanism, Vibrational Healing and Meditation.   Danielle is also a master level certified Reiki Practitioner and offers private in person and distant healing sessions.  Learn more about Danielle. 

christinaChristina Crawford is an avid hiker dedicated to teaching others how to find pure joy and happiness within through meditative hikes.   She leads hikes and other outdoor activities to help people connect with their hearts and heal their souls by connecting with nature and their own inner wisdom.She is trained in many modalities of energy including meditation, has practiced yoga for 25 years and is passionate about healthy eating and living. She is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying and sharing her passions for kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, biking, hiking while observing, and connecting with all the beauty, birds and wildlife in our natural world.

DSC_0211Amanda Stovall is a healing arts and life coach who healed herself and now helps people overcome struggles and challenges to begin living the life they have always desired! Her growth in the past few years has been nothing less than remarkable! She learned to love and accept herself through the good, the bad and the ugly! She had a lot to learn about her desires, dreams, fears and shortcomings. Learning and applying self-love practices including art turned out to be the key to her success. As soon as she accepted and loved herself for exactly who she was, it was then she was able to allow love to flow to her and through her in all aspects of her life. It was like nothing she had experienced in her entire life, she transformed from a victim of her life into becoming her own hero.  It was then she realized that she must take her life lessons and help others heal their lives also so she proceeded to get certified as a Life Coach and Reiki practitioner.  She has always been an artist and doing art was part of her healing process and she will show you how to use art in your healing and happiness.   Come learn to be your own hero!  Learn more about Amanda!


  1. What is the lodging & are there photos available?http://www.creeksideinn.net/   We have reserved the entire inn for our use.  You will be sharing a room and bed with one other.  If you wish your own room, it would require paying 2 enrollment fees.
  2. Where is it located in relation to town:  It is walking distance or short drives to most major shopping areas and restaurants in Sedona.
  3. How many would be in our group?Up to 14 guests and 3 teachers for a total of 14 to 17.
  4. What about food allergies: The retreat center is very tuned into this and will provide accommodations for allergies and restrictions. We will ask for input in advance from all participants.  We will ensure our snacks meet the needs of our participants.
  5. Will yoga mat’s be available to us or would we need to bring our own?Everyone is encouraged to bring their own.  If you don’t have one, we can make special arrangements.  If you have a yoga blanket or block that is encouraged also but not required.
  6. What airport should I fly into?  Phoenix will most likely be the most cost effective and then it will take about 1.5 hours to drive to Sedona.  You may want to team up with other participants to share a car.   You can also fly into Flagstaff and that is about a 40 minute drive.
  7.  What if I fly in early?  We cannot check in until 3 pm but you can explore Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon area until we able to arrive at the facility.
  8.  Are there alternatives to eating out all the time?  All rooms but 2 are equipped with a small refrigerator and microwave so you can store snacks and drinks in your room if you don’t want to go out all the time. We will also provide snacks during the day.  You can also make coffee or tea in your rooms.
  9. How do I sign up?  Just click button to enroll today!  If you have more questions, feel free to call Marla at 425-985-3398!

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