• 06 - 12 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Joy, Meaning, and Purpose in Sedona

This awe-inspiring retreat, meant to set your soul on fire, will use our daily experiences with awe and wonder in the stunning vistas and natural energy of Sedona to rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit like no other experience.

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
This awe-inspiring retreat, meant to set your soul on fire, will use our daily experiences with awe and wonder in the stunning vistas and natural energy of Sedona to rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit like no other experience.

During this retreat, we will explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back, as we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The sessions will be interactive, fun, and insightful. We will work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling ready to take on new challenges.

We begin each day with early morning educational sessions and a hearty breakfast, before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. Each day we will hike beautiful trails throughout Sedona. We will be accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking and educational insights. There will also be ample opportunity for personal reflection, self-care, and time to enjoy the many energy healing opportunities for which Sedona is known.

In the early evening we will have the opportunity to meet for a social hour and daily debriefing as we rest and rejuvenate our mind, soul, and trekking legs before enjoying lovely dinners. Each day will be topped off with a debrief of the day, and a discussion on how to reawaken joy and meaning and purpose in your life. No matter what your level of fitness or resilience experience, you are welcome on this active retreat.

During this adventure, expert facilitators will provide daily inspirational sessions inspired by the Center for Courage & Renewal and Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ programs, as well as research from other thought leaders on spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Phoenix, Arizona is the closest major city to Sedona. We will stay in Phoenix the first night of our trip and travelers may arrive in Phoenix anytime on Sunday, November 6th. We will depart for Sedona early on Monday, November 7th.

Meet Your Courage & Renewal Facilitators

Tentative Daily Schedule
7:00- 9:30 am – Breakfast at the hotel with reflection/resilience lesson
9:30 am – Hiking Sedona’s many amazing trails
12:00 pm – Lunch stop
1:00 pm – More breathtaking adventures, personal reflection or relaxation time
5:00 pm – Return to hotel
6:30pm – Social hour, daily debrief, resilience topic discussion, group dinner

Our time spent to cultivating joy, meaning and purpose will be through the use of quiet reflection, lectures, journaling, daily group reflections.  We will be using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix got its name from the mythological animal which has the ability to die, rise from the ashes, and come to life again. Its name is symbolic of renewal, rebirth, and resurrection. This seems like an appropriately named location to start this journey of falling upward into the second half of life. As you arrive here the day before our trip starts, you can take in local arts and culture, explore the outdoors, indulge in a unique dining scene, or just sit by the pool and relax. Plan to arrive at anytime this day. The retreat will begin at 8am the next morning.
Tonight we stay in Phoenix.

Day 2 – Sedona, AZ

The beauty of Sedona draws visitors from around the world. The striking red rocks are known to the world for their majestic beauty.  We will have breakfast together and travel to Sedona via a comfortable passenger van to arrive at our hotel. The Element and meet for our initial retreat educational session.
Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 3 – Sedona, AZ

In the morning we will have the opportunity to hike the Brins Mesa Trail, check out Soldiers Pass Trail, and the Seven Sacred Pools. This hike will lead you right out into the open where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the spectacular red rock formations for which Sedona is known.  Take time to hike at your pace and enjoy solitude, or hike with one of your new friends. After a lunch break, we will have the opportunity to Hike the Fay Canyon Trail. This small hidden canyon ends at a red Supai sandstone cliff, and for those of us who are more adventurous, can be scaled to get a breathtaking view of the valley.
Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 4 – Sedona, AZ

The Courthouse Loop, Bell Rock Climb, and Big Park trails are on our agenda for today. These hikes travel through some of the famous energy vortex areas that Sedona is known for.  This is also a great day to spend the afternoon taking advantage of some of the nations best alternative healers. There are many businesses nearby to book a massage, experience Reiki healing, or have your energy flow adjusted during Qigong.
Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona.  Breakfast included.

Day 5 – Prescott, AZ

Today we will travel to Prescott, Arizona to hike the Watson Lake Loop Trail. This fantastic hike takes you through the huge granite rock formations lining the shores of Lake Watson. The deep blue water surrounded by the rocks and valleys that have appeared due to the dammed lake are distinctly different from the red rocks of Sedona, but at the same time are absolutely majestic. Once we return to Sedona, there will be free-time to use for your own well-being.
Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 6 – Sedona, AZ

Majestically overlooking the land and Oak Creek, Cathedral Rock is revered by Native Americans as a home of gods and birthplace of the first man and woman. The vortex energy of this area is said to provide feelings of softness, receptiveness, and compassion. Regardless of how one feels about vortexes, there are many delightful spots in this area to relax in the sun, experience Oak Creek, enjoy the scenery, and perhaps even unknowingly take in the vortex energy.  The afternoon affords us one more opportunity for what many say is the best trail in the Sedona Area, the Oak Creek Trail.  This trail traverses a shallow stream that flows through a deep, forested canyon. It contains plentiful wildlife and many eroded rock formations, and is the perfect place to end our hiking retreat.
Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 7

Arrive back in Phoenix by 12 noon. Some travelers may choose to fly home later in the day while others may want to rent a car and spend more time checking out other parts of Phoenix, such as the botanical garden, or go on one last hike and summit Camelback mountain. Breakfast included.

The New Element Sedona Hotel, inspired by Westin®, is steps away from the breathtaking Red Rock Mountains, famous restaurants and premium shopping. Element Sedona is the newest Marriott Sedona hotel where guests can take in the beautiful scenery – golf, bike or hike with over 400 miles of trails nearby.



  • Transportation from hotel in Phoenix by comfy, relaxing passenger van
  • 1 night lodging in Phoenix
  • 5 nights lodging in Sedona
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Snacks and water for the daily drive
  • Daily park and trail entrance fees
  • Facilitation of resilience topics
  • 19 CME/CEUs for healthcare professionals
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Ground transportation to your hotel in Phoenix
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Additional excursions or tours you choose
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellations prior to Sept 15, 2022 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee. Non-refundable on or after Sept 15, 2022. If Bounce Travels cancels the trip due to the Covid 19 pandemic or any other natural disaster, you have your choice of a refund (minus the $250 non-refundable) or using your entire balance towards another Bounce Travels trip in 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary may change slightly due to accommodation availability, rain, festivals and spontaneous side trips. This is not an endurance race, nor a competition. Please be respectful of all the different paces and walks of life that come together on this group trip.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Innovations in Resilience. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Corey Martin  |  email: corey@bouncetravels.com


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