November 17, 2018
Our Favorite Spas & Yoga Studios
Posted by: Lori Reinhold
Sedona is an international destination for wellness lovers and spiritual seekers. The gorgeous desert landscapes and friendly, welcoming locals make Sedona a wonderful place to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Promises of renewal and transformation are always close by in Sedona, whether it’s through the healing powers of the red rocks or the many excellent spas, yoga studios, and wellness centers that fill the town. Let your cares float away and do something nice for your body, mind, and your soul. Here are our favorite yoga studios and spas in Sedona to help make your trip a truly rejuvenating and enriching experience. For even more information, check out our Wellness Lovers Guide to Sedona.
Spas & Massage
A massage or spa day is the perfect way to reward yourself and your muscles after a strenuous hike or busy day of shopping and sightseeing. Uptown Massage calls itself “a sanctuary for relaxation and healing.” It specializes in massages, body treatments and wraps, and organic facials. Their beautiful, rustic setting features wood-paneled walls, potted plants, colorful woven rugs, beautiful views, and a fireplace. Uptown is one of the best places to go for a couples massage. Whatever treatment you select, you will leave their tranquil oasis feeling better in both your body and soul.
Sedona’s New Day Spa has been voted the best day spa in Sedona for eleven years in a row. Their extensive spa menu features a variety of treatments with a specifically Southwestern twist, such as the Desert Moon Deep Healing Massage or Nature’s Desert Flower Rejuvenation with Prickly Pear and Pomegranate. They specialize in all kinds of massage, including deep tissue massage, desert stone massage, shiatsu massage, prenatal massage, and more. If you are feeling adventurous, try one of their unique “Native Wisdom” spa rituals, inspired by Native American spiritual practices such as the vision quest, sweat lodge, and wheel of life. They also offer nail care and waxing services.
Looking to improve your mind-body connection? Sedona is filled with many wonderful yoga studios helping their students to find inner peace and balance. Even if you aren’t into the spiritual side of the practice, yoga is still a great way to build strength, improve flexibility, and restore your body after all sorts of vacation activities, whether that is a day of hiking or a night on the town. Sedona is such a yoga mecca that it even hosts the annual Sedona Yoga Festival in March, one of the best festivals in the country for health, wellness, and spiritual enrichment.
7 Centers Yoga, located just a short drive away from the Alma de Sedona Inn, is an excellent local studio offering a variety of daily classes for all skill levels, from gentle restorative all the way to sweaty Vinyasa. Our favorite thing about 7 Centers is the incredible views. While you are in Warrior 2, you can marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Airport Mesa on the horizon. After you work up an appetite, grab a bite at their on-site Ayurvedic Kitchen. 7 Centers also hosts wonderful workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings throughout the year.
If you prefer to get outside, try Vortex Yoga Hiking. Their red rock excursions combine yoga with hiking for a fun and challenging day of physical and spiritual enrichment. The journeys typically last 60-90 minutes and involve meditation, visualization, breathing exercises, and QiGong. We also love Inner Journeys and have been recommending this expert husband and wife (Kurt and Mariposa) team to our guests over ten years. Their spiritual retreats can be personally-customized to fit your individual needs, meaning you can mix and match yoga, energy balance, shamanic soul healing, and empowerment ceremonies however you please. Inner Journeys also offers a variety of great spiritual massages, including hot stone, chakra balancing, and energy healing.
If you are interested in meditation, we recommend The McLean Meditation Institute, founded by best-selling meditation author Sarah McLean. Sarah has worked with Deepak Chopra at the Chopra center and studied meditation all over the world. Now, Sarah is happy to share the transformative power of meditation with the people of Sedona. The McLean Institutes uses meditation as a tool for combatting the stress of our hectic, overstimulated lives. If you are new to meditation, we recommend their SEED (Simple, Easy, Every Day) Meditation class, a perfect introduction to meditation techniques and practices. They also host a variety of community meditations as well as retreats and workshops.
There are also many great places to relax and spiritually recharge at the Alma de Sedona Inn, including our on-site labyrinth and medicine wheel. And of course, simply sitting back and soaking in our incredible red rock views is always a transformative experience. Read our earlier blog post to learn more about spirituality at the Alma de Sedona Inn.
Planning a wellness getaway to Sedona? Book a stay at the Alma de Sedona Inn, offering warm service and unbeatable red rock views in the heart of Sedona.