• 05 - 11 Nov 2023
  • Sedona, Arizona

Joy, Meaning & Purpose in Sedona: Nov 2023

“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 the stunning vistas and natural energy of Sedona to rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit like no other experience.

19 CME credits available for Healthcare professionals

Explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that hold us back, and identify new choices and practices that move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.  Daily sessions are interactive, fun, and insightful. We will work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling ready to take on new challenges.

Each morning begins with educational sessions and a hearty breakfast, followed by hiking beautiful trails throughout Sedona. Accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides, our days are filled with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational insights, and wonderful food. There is ample opportunity for personal reflection, self-care, and time to enjoy the many energy healing opportunities for which Sedona is known. Early evening provides the opportunity to meet for a social hour, daily debriefing, and rejuvenation of your mind, soul, and trekking legs before enjoying lovely dinners. Each day is capped off with a discussion on how to reawaken joy, meaning and purpose in your life.  No matter what your level of physical or emotional fitness, you are welcome on this active retreat. During this adventure, expert facilitators provide daily sessions inspired by the Center for Courage & Renewal, 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 stay in Phoenix the first night of our trip and travelers may arrive in Phoenix anytime on Sunday, November 5th. We depart for Sedona early on Monday, November 6th. Following this in-person Sedona retreat, we will offer additional virtual sessions. The cost is $500 (for 6 months virtual sessions) or $750 (for 12 months virtual sessions). The virtual sessions will happen every 2nd Sunday of the month from 6:00 PM – 7:30PM CST. It will be 1 CME per session. For more information, you can go here. If you have additional questions about this trip, please contact Corey Martin at Corey@BounceTravels.com

Corey Martin, a Center for Courage and Renewal Facilitator in training will be joined by Kim Schwartz,  the CEO of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Eastern North Carolina, and Roberta Cassidy a highly experienced leader who has served in a variety of healthcare capacities and settings.

7:00- 10:00 am – Breakfast at the hotel with daily debrief, resilience topic discussions

10:00 am – Hiking Sedona’s many amazing trails

1:00 pm – Lunch stop

2:00 pm – More breathtaking adventures, personal reflection or relaxation time

6:00 pm – Group Dinner

7:30pm – Social hour, Hot tub, Fire pit, pool Our time spent cultivating joy, meaning, and purpose is through the use of quiet reflection, lectures, journaling, and daily group reflections.

We use our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.


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

After our breakfast together, our morning sessions will focus on creating brave space to do deep heartfelt work as well as the importance of Gratitude and Relationships. After our sessions, we travel to Sedona via a comfortable passenger van to arrive at our hotel, The Element, and meet for more educational sessions. The beauty of Sedona draws visitors from around the world. The striking red rocks are internationally renowned for their majestic beauty.   Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 3 – Sedona, AZ

Our morning educational sessions will focus on the power of our mindset and ways to create space in our busy life to live with joy, meaning and purpose.  Today we will have the opportunity to hike the Brins Mesa Trail, check out Soldiers Pass Trail, and the Seven Sacred Pools.  This hike leads you into the open where you 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.  We will also be offering Daily Forest Therapy opportunities with our guides.  After hiking we will return to the hotel for reflection time and optional massage or reiki sessions. Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 4 – Sedona, AZ

Educational sessions will include setting boundaries, connecting with nature and how to ask open, honest questions.  The Courthouse Loop, Bell Rock Climb, and Big Park trails are on our agenda for today. These hikes travel through some of the famous Sedona energy vortex areas.  This is also a great day to spend the afternoon taking advantage of some of the nation’s best alternative healers.  There are many businesses nearby to book a massage, experience Reiki healing, or have your energy flow adjusted through Qigong.  You will have the opportunity for a daily forest therapy session with our guides. Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona.  Breakfast included.

Day 5 – Sedona, AZ

Educational sessions include perfectionism, shame, and clearness committees.  Today we 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. Once we return to Sedona, there is free-time to use for your own well-being. Tonight we stay at the Element Hotel in Sedona. Breakfast included.

Day 6 – Sedona, AZ

Educational sessions will focus on grief and forgiveness and transitions.  After our morning sessions we will spend some time in downtown Sedona allowing the opportunity to do a little shopping and to check out Sedona’s business community.  The afternoon affords us one more opportunity for what many say is the best trail in Sedona — 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.

Element Hotel – Address: 6601 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86351




WHAT’S INCLUDED • 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
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED • Round-trip airfare
• Ground transportation to your hotel in Phoenix
• Lunches & Dinners
• Additional excursions or tours you choose
• Travel insurance
CANCELLATION DETAILS • Cancellations prior to Sept 5, 2023 are subject to a $500 cancellation fee
• Non-refundable on or after Sept 5, 2023
• If Bounce Travels cancels the trip due to any reason, you have your choice of a refund (minus the $500 non-refundable) OR using your entire balance towards another Bounce Travels trip through the following calendar year.
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.

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.




Accreditation Statement:  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.

CME Credit:  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.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this event. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.  The ACCME defines “‘relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.


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