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5 Days Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat Arizona

  • Poco Diablo Resort, State Route, Sedona, Arizona, USA


Indulging Arizona Yoga Retreat

Do you want to invest more of your energy creating the life you crave? Retreat to explore mindful eating, yoga, and vibrant living! During the retreat you’ll experience daily guided yoga practices to energize and restore your body, mind, heart, and spirit. In addition, you’ll participate in the interactive mindful eating workshops. The eye-opening and life-changing topics are based on the mindful eating cycle and will give you a whole new way to think about eating and living!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mindful eating workshops
  • Afternoon hiking to Red Rocks
  • Daily dinner at nearby restaurants
  • Daily buffet breakfast & lunch
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Nearby attractions

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Adorned with warm and welcoming décor, each of Poco Diablo Resort's 137 rooms features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), Nintendo gaming systems and direct-dial telephones with voicemail.

You will sink into a Simmons EverNu Beauty Rest bed, layered with soft pillows and premium linens, and relax while watching a new flat-screen TV. There's no need to leave your four-legged friends at home. Poco Diablo Resort offers selected pet-friendly rooms and designated pet friendly dining areas.


  • Complimentary access to Poco tennis courts
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet
  • Full spa and salon
  • Hair dryers, ironing boards, coffee makers, toiletries
  • Luxurious in-room guest robes
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpools
  • Resort parking


Each day you’ll experience guided yoga practices with Jessie Dwiggins (RYT-500 and licensed “Am I Hungry?” mindful eating facilitator) to energize and restore your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Class themes are based on the body’s subtle energy system and how it enhances mindful eating concepts so they become more instinctive. You will also enjoy one yoga practice on the rocks.

“Am I Hungry?” mindful eating workshops

Throughout the retreat you’ll participate in interactive mindful eating workshops with “Am I Hungry?” founder: Michelle May, M.D., RYT-200. These eye-opening and life-changing topics are based on the mindful eating cycle and will give you a whole new way to think about eating and living.

Hike the Red Rocks

Sedona is known for its gorgeous red rock formations, incredible hiking, and vortexes. Jessie Dwiggins: Yoga & Wellness has selected 3 beautiful afternoon hikes (weather permitting) to challenge you and take your breath away. However, these hikes are encouraged but optional.

Place note that all activities are at your own risk. You will be required to sign a fitness waiver to participate. Please decide whether these activities are appropriate; see your personal physician for medical clearance if necessary.

Workshop materials

Please bring your copies of “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Athletes” (available in June 2016) and “Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Companion Workbook and Awareness Journal” (available in January 2017). Jessie Dwiggins: Yoga & Wellness will have copies onsite for purchase but if you want to read in advance, you may order them.


Day 1

  • 15:00-15:45 Retreat check-in and orientation
  • 15:45-17:00 "In Charge, Not in Control"
  • 17:30-19:30 Dine-around dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative yoga

Day 2

  • 07:30-08:15 Breakfast
  • 08:30-09:30 "Trust Your Body Wisdom"
  • 09:45-10:45 "Fearless Eating"
  • 11:00-12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch: "Mindful Eating I"
  • 13:00-14:00 "Just Right"
  • 14:30-17:30 Hiking - Cathedral Rock
  • 18:00-20:00 Dine-around dinner
  • 20:30-21:30 Gentle yoga

Day 3

  • 07:30-08:15 Breakfast
  • 08:30-09:30 "I’m NOT Hungry - What Now?"
  • 09:45-10:45 "Handling Head Hunger"
  • 11:00-12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch: "Mindful Eating II"
  • 13:30-16:30 Yoga on the rocks (hike to coffee pot)
  • 16:30-18:00 Sedona shopping (self-care time)
  • 18:00-20:00 Dine-around dinner

Day 4

  • 06:00-07:00 Sunrise yoga
  • 07:30-08:15 Breakfast
  • 08:30-09:30 "Love Your Body"
  • 09:45-10:45 "What Am I Really Hungry For?"
  • 11:00-12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch: "Mindful Eating III"
  • 13:30-16:30 Hiking - Broken Arrow
  • 16:30-18:00 Self-care time
  • 18:00-20:00 Dine-around dinner

Day 5

  • 07:30-08:15 Breakfast
  • 08:15-08:30 Group photo
  • 08:30-09:30 "Self-care Buffer zone"
  • 09:45-10:45 "Don’t Miss the Lesson"
  • 11:00-12:00 "Developing a Home Yoga Practice"
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch: "Retreat wrap-up"
  • 13:00 Retreat concluded
  • Jessie Dwiggins

    Jessie Dwiggins has taught Forrest yoga since 2007. She is graduated from both the Foundational and Advanced Teacher Training programs with Ana Forrest. She is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher and also a certified yoga tune up teacher. She has undergraduate degrees in nutrition and exercise physiology and a graduate degree in nutrition.

This retreat will take place in Poco Diablo Resort, Sedona, Arizona. The resort is located approximately two hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Arizona's main international airport servicing Sedona. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) is approximately a 40-minute drive to Poco Diablo Resort.

Nearby place

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) - 40 minutes' drive

During this retreat, you will have these following meals:

  • Full buffet breakfast from Monday to Thursday
  • Buffet lunch on the Canopy Patio overlooking the golf course: Lunch includes guided mindful eating experiences to practice the new skills you’ve learned that day.
  • “Dine - around" dinner: Each evening, join a few of your new friends for dinner to make connections and practice mindful eating in a real world setting. Jessie Dwiggins: Yoga & Wellness will make reservations at several great restaurants nearby so all you have to do is signup (no host).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Book a red rocks Jeep tour
  • See Sedona from a hot air balloon
  • Take a train ride to the Grand Canyon
  • Take a wineries tour
  • Visit Chapel of Holy Cross
  • Visit Jerome
  • Visit the Grand Canyon

The spa at Poco Diablo offers special seasonal massage services for retreat participants in addition to what is offered on the usual massage menu. Please schedule your appointments well in advance so you will not miss any of the retreat activities and so you can select your desired appointment during peak hours. Gratuities are not included in spa prices and are at the guest's discretion.

  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily buffet lunch
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Mindful eating workshops
  • Red Rocks hiking
  • Dine-around dinners

Driving directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX)

  • Exit airport towards 24th street / Downtown Phoenix and take Interstate 10 West 5 miles.
  • Merge onto Interstate 17 North via exit 143A towards Flagstaff; travel 98 miles.
  • Take AZ - 179 N Exit, exit 298, towards Sedona.
  • Turn left onto AZ - 179 N. Continue approximately 13 miles; pass through the Village of Oak Creek.
  • Poco Diablo Resort is located on the left, one mile past Chapel Road.

Arrival by plane

If you’re flying to Arizona, most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). It’s about 120 miles to Sedona, so rent a car or arrange shuttle service to Sedona.

Depending on your city of origin, you may be able to fly into Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) for a lower airfare; it is about 150 miles to Sedona. There are also small airports in Sedona and Flagstaff.

Arrival by shuttle

Arizona Shuttle provides door to door shuttle service with a reservation. Please visit their website for further information.

East Greenwich, United States

Jessie Dwiggins is a yoga instructor that runs yoga retreats throughout the United States.

Speaks English

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5 days / 4 nights


Arrival: Sunday March 5, 2017
Departure: Thursday March 9, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before January 6, 2017.

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