Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat


NOVEMBER 1- 6, 2018

An enlightening experience to nourish your mind, body & soul!


Our 7th yoga retreat was held at the award-winning Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ. This resort is surrounded by breathtaking beauty! Sedona is known for its serene setting amidst the beautiful Red Rocks and steep canyon walls. It has been voted as one of the top hiking destinations in the nation. People from all walks of life are drawn to this area to find inspiration.

This amazing yoga retreat included the following:

  • Accommodations for 6 days/5 nights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes

  • Health and wellness seminars

  • Nutritious breakfast and dinner every day

  • Use of tennis courts, bicycles, croquet, pitch & putt golf, and ping pong

  • Resort activities such as scenic hikes, lectures, performances, classes, and Native American Programs

  • Outdoor/adventure activities such as hiking and mountain biking

  • Rejuvenating and relaxing activities at the spa

  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the property

Sedona is truly a wonderful place for a yoga retreat!


Yoga Instructor, Marion Jackson (Mahima) is a lifelong student of movement. After 18 years of dance training, she began her yoga practice in 2000 and has been teaching since her 200 hour certification at Integral Yoga NYC in 2005. Additionally, she completed Vinyasa training with Shiva Rea in 2008 and the 300 hour Jivamukti teacher training in 2015. Marion has worked with students of ages 6 to 92, beginner to advanced.

Mahima is grateful to Ananda Ashram, a yoga retreat and spiritual center where she lived for 3 years and where she continues to teach and study. She draws great inspiration from her Sanskrit studies and Vedantic philosophy. Also a sound healer, Mahima has studied Tibetan Singing bowl therapy and Chakra Balancing in Nepal. Her carefully sequenced vinyasa classes focus on organically aligned movement, integrated breath, energetic connection, sound and mantra. Expect a peaceful, nurturing, and accepting space in Mahima's class. Your session will be tailored to your individual needs, regardless of age or experience level.


Dr. Christine E. Kiesinger has been teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices for over twenty years. She holds a doctorate in Communication Studies with expertise in the areas of Interpersonal and Family communication studies. Christine is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, aromatherapy specialist and a highly sought after personal and professional development coach. A master integrative wellness practitioner/educator, she has lectured extensively around the country sharing her unique, multidisciplinary approach to optimal health and wellbeing.

Christine's teachings are "experiential journeys" that open pathways to peace and healing at the deepest levels. Her teaching style is eclectic in nature, yet rooted in both tried and true methods and innovative theory. She pulls from a variety of disciplines to create truly transformational experiences--lessons that linger long after her students leave her sessions.



Marcela Hughes loves to organize yoga retreats in beautiful and inspiring destinations around the world. Marcela worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, and then changed her career to become a yoga instructor in 2011. She had the pleasure of teaching Yoga for Teens, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga for several years. Marcela opened a beautiful yoga boutique in Old Town Alexandria, VA in 2015. After three years, Marcela has transitioned her business to an online yoga boutique in order to have more time to care for her aging parents. She continues to offer private sessions and Health & Wellness workshops in Old Town Alexandria. She hopes to inspire people to maintain a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle, and looks forward to leading Mindfulness Meditation classes in Sedona.

retreat schedulE:

  • 7:00 – 7:30 a.m.: Morning meditation.

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast / personal time.

  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Gather with group for morning yoga practice. We begin each day with an inspiring and meaningful discussion, followed by a 75-90 min yoga class.

  • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.: FREE TIME

  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Health & Wellness topics

  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Yoga class and/or guided meditation

  • 7:30 p.m. and on: Dinner / Free time

This unique retreat experience addressed all aspects of health and wellness.