Women of Wisdom
SEDONA RED ROCKS VORTEX RETREAT
Yoga – Meditation – Powerful Workshops –
Deep Connection to Yourself and Others
3 Nights: FEB 15 – 18, 2019
5 Nights: Feb 15 – Feb 20, 2019
Gather together with women of all ages as we learn to embrace the beauty, depth, and wisdom of our feminine self. Stepping away from your daily life to go on retreat is a profound act of saying I love you to the most important person you know–YOU! As you exhale away from the distractions of your daily life we will together share a journey immersed in the powerful vortex energy of the RED rocks of Sedona. You will inhale the knowledge, strength, and healing of self-care, with the time-tested traditions of Naturopathic Medicine, Yoga, and Meditation to bring about an inner peace that will serve you as you return to your daily life healthier, more relaxed, and grateful you gave yourself this gift. Whether you are experiencing health challenges or at a crossroads of some emotional change in your life, this retreat is guaranteed to bring you the vitality and power you need to step forward towards happiness and the life you deserve to live.
This year one of the workshops with Dr. Stills will focus on women’s breast health. We will explore the connection of Breast Health and your chakras, best practices for how to prevent breast cancer, at home tips you can start doing right away to enhance your breast health and have an authentic conversation about our breasts and what they do and don’t represent to us on a deeper level. Learn the life themes and energetic patterns that result in breast cancer. Learn about the connection between your teeth, your thyroid, your stomach, and your breasts.
The Mago Retreat center is simply magical. With 12 vortexes on the grounds, the beauty and energy of Sedona is amplified, and you will be able to effortlessly access the momentum of change, growth, and bliss. There are so many ways to nurture yourself…. Whether taking a hike on the grounds, soaking away stress in the hot tub or sitting quietly in the contemplative gardens you will be stretching deeply into the realm of healing energy.
We will learn from each other, from ourselves, and from mother nature as we bathe in the beauty of the majestic Sedona RED rocks and our spirits. To be present is to be alive! Give yourself this present and Say YES to your healing adventure and join us!
3 Day Retreat
The retreat will be filled with outdoor time immersed in nature, soul-nurturing and inspirational yoga and pranayama, mind clearing meditation, the healing practice of Reiki, time for reflection, and powerful workshops designed by Dr. Sharon Stills to help you reinvent your health and manifest the life you desire. In the evening enjoy relaxing yoga sessions that include restorative yoga, yin yoga, myofascial release, Reiki, essential oils, chanting, and different forms of meditation including Yoga Nidra.
- Immerse yourself in a daily practice of yoga designed to bring healing and balance. The yoga practices will be adapted so that all-levels can participate
- Experience specific yoga and restorative yoga poses to support your hormones and leave them beautifully balanced
- Practice breathing and meditation techniques that calm your mind and spirit
- Learn how to tap into the innate wisdom of your body to help you address physical disharmony and truly change the direction of the aging process.
- Some things you will learn include the following:
- How to make the best food choices and tips to control your waistline
- Simple tricks to decrease your toxic load from chemicals in the environment
- Your natural options for hormonal health
- How to become highly skilled in the art of sleep
- Which vitamins and supplements will enhance your health
- Become educated on the right types of diagnostic testing to understand the root causes of your health issues
- Q&A time with Dr. Stills –receive expert guidance on where to go and what to do to heal what ails you
5 Day Retreat
A special opportunity for those of you who wish to deepen your retreat experience. Join us for a spectacular extra two days in the RED Rocks of Sedona. Adding on the experience of the 3-day retreat we will use these two glorious extra days to go deeper, embrace stillness and with clarity and focus design our future.
Experience a day of silence. Silence is a profound healer and one that is often overlooked. There is no need to search outside for a GURU for you are your very best guru. By unplugging and letting go of the spoken word you will have access to deep wisdom that has been residing in you all along and is waiting to be unleashed.
Dr. Sharon is a trained MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Teacher and based on this teaching will guide you through a day of sitting meditation, yoga with Maria, walking meditation, eating meditations, and perhaps a few surprises all designed to bring you insight, joy and healing. We will have time for sharing our experiences after the day of silence in a sacred circle and fire ceremony.
The final day we will do a profound vision board exercise creating the life we desire for ourselves as we emerge from the sacred RED rocks of Sedona.
Last year our retreat participants didn’t want to leave the magical Sedona Mago Retreat Center after the three evenings. Although, it was inspiring, rejuvenating and healing we all wanted more. So we are very excited about these add-on days and the benefits they will bring to you and hope you can arrange your schedule to stay and join us.
You’ll be led and supported by experts. You’ll connect with like-minded women in a safe, happy and nurturing environment. You’ll take home new insights, skills, and tools that will empower you long after the retreat has ended.
Join us for 3 or 5 nights of well-deserved “me-time” at the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center in one of the most beautiful places on the planet! You will leave feeling revitalized, energized, inspired, and owning your place in this sacred group of Women of Wisdom you have connected with!
Sedona Mago Retreat is located on a stunning, 163-acre stretch of land in the high Arizonan desert, 4,500-feet above sea level.
It is an ideal location for exploring nature, gazing at the stars, enjoying awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets, walking paths and energy vortexes, and re-connecting with everything that’s important in your life. Everything here is geared towards healing the body, calming the mind, and awakening the spirit.
Double and single guest rooms are supplied with towels and soap, shampoo and conditioner. The pool and Jacuzzi are open year-round. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available and pool towels are supplied. To maintain an environment conducive to meditation, the rooms do not have televisions or phones. Wi-fi service is available in our lounge and training rooms.
Bring your bathing suit – Start or end the day with a relaxing swim in the swimming pool or a dip in the Jacuzzi, surrounded by majestic rock formations and stunning starlight views.
Healing Garden and Lake – Take a meditative stroll around the beautifully landscaped lake, surrounded by trees, flowers, aromatic herbs, and many wild birds.
Healing Vortexes – 12 small vortexes on the property form one large vortex with a special energy, where you can experience healing and deep awakening.
Covered patios and meditation areas – Throughout the center, there are beautiful, isolated spots to relax and meditate, providing ample opportunities for you to shut out the world and focus on you.
Gift Shop – for that everyday item you forgot to bring, and you will also find one-of-a-kind rocks and minerals, beautiful jewelry, and clothes.
Walking Trails and Labyrinth – Across the vast land area, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the many trails leading to meditation areas and vortex sites – ideal for exploring and re-connecting with nature.
3-Night Double Occupancy: $1175
3-Night Single Occupancy: $1,335
5-Night Double Occupancy: $1675
5-Night Single Occupancy: $1,935
What’s included in the prices above: Retreat pricing includes accommodations in either double or single occupancy rooms, delicious, healthy meals will be provided throughout the weekend (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. options are available), attendance at all yoga and workshop sessions, and time to hike, explore, and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Mago Retreat Center.
- 3 or 5 Nights Lodging in either single or double occupancy rooms at Sedona Mago Retreat Center
- Twice daily yoga and meditation practices with Maria
- Meals: Dinner on Friday night of retreat, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on full retreat days, Breakfast and Lunch on final day of the retreat
- Reinvent Your Health Workshops with Sharon
- Access to Mago Retreat Center amenities
- Guided hike of the vortexes
- Guided sunrise labyrinth walks and starlight meditation sessions
- Special group activity
What’s Not Included
Airfare and Transportation from the airport to the retreat center. There is a shuttle bus service available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Any additional snacks or souvenirs.
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Payment Policy
Step 1) Click the Book Now button below to make your payment, or contact Maria about paying via check.
Step 2) Once we’ve received your deposit, you will be contacted if you are booking a double room and need to be matched up with a roommate.
After December 22, the full payment will be required when you make the reservation.
All payments are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation on our side, your entire payment will be refunded.
If you are traveling alone and would like to be paired up with another retreat guest for double occupancy, please let us know and we will try to pair you with another matching participant. Both parties must agree to room together. If we are unable to pair you with another guest the single occupancy rate will apply.
Dr. Sharon Stills
Naturopathic Medical Doctor & Meditation Instructor
Dr. Sharon Stills is a graduate of SCNM and a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in the state of Arizona. She has helped women transition naturally through menopause for the last 16 years and celebrated her own journey through menopause with a climb up Kilimanjaro. Her expertise in European Biological Medicine, Naturopathy and Ayurveda make her a sought-after physician in the treatment of Cancer, Autoimmune Disease, and Emotional Imbalances. She is a trained MBSR instructor and refers to the practice of mindfulness as the essence of being alive. She is passionate about the power of retreats and refers to them as medicine along with the other tools she uses for her patients including diet, nutritional supplementation, meditation, and yoga. Her down to earth nature combined with her extensive knowledge of the healing arts from first her own firsthand experiences and then through working with thousands of patients makes her the perfect choice and an absolute delight as a health and wellness guide for you.
Maria Santoferraro E-RYT 500 Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Maria spent over 25 years in the crazy corporate world. Needing a detox from an unhealthy Blackberry addiction, boatloads of stress, and an aching back, she sought out a healthier lifestyle and is grateful to have found her physical and spiritual release through the practice of yoga.
Today she is living a balanced and blissful life, teaching yoga, leading international yoga retreats and yoga teacher training programs, sharing inspiration on the Daily Downward Dog, creating meditation videos for Hang 10 Meditation, and contributing her writing to Elephant Journal, Daily Cup of Yoga, and MindBodyGreen.
Her playful, heart-opening teaching combines meditation, breath, alignment, and asana in slow-flowing Hatha yoga classes that encourage students to reconnect with their bodies. Maria incorporates uplifting class themes, music, poetry, laughter, and the spiritual teachings of yoga to create a peaceful environment where students can quiet their minds, let go, and experience a deep sense of calm, well-being, and joy. In 2011 she was able to combine two of her greatest passions – yoga and the beach – to start her own beach yoga “studio” on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, where she has shared yoga with hundreds of students.
Want to learn more about Sharon and Maria and also why going on a yoga retreat is like medicine for your soul? Watch the video below…
DAY 23 -RED HOT HEALING!! Retreats are Medicinal!Join me and my very special guest, Maria of Daily Downward Dog, for a live chat about our upcoming Women of Wisdom Retreat in the RED Rocks of Sedona. You're not going to want to miss this one! xoxoPosted by Dr Sharon Stills on Tuesday, July 31, 2018
I will have to say I have never been on a retreat before, it won’t be my last! I walked away with knowledge and just an overall feeling of just being lighter and more focused on me. I am the type of person that is very busy and like people around me and asking advice to everything because I don’t always trust my judgment. I have a better understanding of what I can accomplish and how to do it by just being me and believing in the goddess that I am. I have always been a giver and will continue to be but am taking time to be inside my head and enjoy it. Maria is such a great instructor and brings such wisdom and spirit to her practice. I’m going to continue to be an advocate of her and Dr. Sharon Stills. They are a wonderful team, I can’t say enough. I didn’t know Yoga that well but now have a better understanding and will continue to practice. It does make a difference. I’m looking forward to the next one!Kathy Owad
Maria is amazing!!! I am 44 years old and suffering from surgical menopause. I have had hot flashes, night sweats, foggy mind, insomnia and weight gain over the past few months. I have tried over the counter medication with no relief. I can’t take hormone replacement due to a history of blood clots, and the only other option my doctors could recommend were anti-depression pills, whose side effects is helping with hot flashes. I was going crazy!! My co-worker suggested I contact Maria and I’m so thankful I did. We meet for a private session and it was amazing. She showed me poses and shared information about essential oils, and sent me home with information about the poses and the benefits of each along with some tea.
It’s only been a couple days, but I’m doing a 15-20 practice before bed and last night I slept through the night! Something I haven’t done in months. My hot flashes are less frequent and less intense! My foggy mind is going away and I feel better than I’ve felt in months.
Thank you Maria for helping me find myself again!!Wendy Coleman
She was able to discover what was actually wrong with me
When I could find no help for my health issues in my homeland of Iceland, I traveled to the United States to see Dr. Stills. Her tests showed me what the underlying matters truly were, and she was able to discover what was actually wrong with me. Her nutritional guidelines, supplements, and hormonal medications got me back to fantastic health again. I am forever grateful.R.M., 61-year-old female from Iceland
“Thank you all so much for one of the best vacations in my life. I have new inspiration to get healthy, exercise more, and let go of all of my fears! And now I have a group of wonderful new friends. Life is good.”N. B.