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SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats located in Arizona, offers personal, couples and group retreats that will guide you through spiritual-growth and self-healing.

I Went On a 3 Day Retreat in Sedona: Here is What Happened

By |2018-06-08T13:43:58+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

This blog was written by SpiritQuest client: Dr. Christina Tarantola, PharmD, CHC about her experience at SpiritQuest. I’m turning 30. I want to go on a spiritual retreat to Sedona,” I said to my mother two months ago. What is it about "30" that makes us all pump the breaks and evaluate our lives? I am [...]

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Who Are You, Really?

By |2018-05-25T18:16:05+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Fear, frustration, and anxiety, in many people, stems from a fundamental misunderstanding about the true nature of the self. Many times we over-identify with one aspect of ourselves, while ignoring other aspects. When you shine the light of awareness at yourself when you are in a quiet, concentrated space, who is there? Are you a [...]

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Attachment, Desire, and the Benefit of Retreat

By |2018-02-14T19:06:56+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized|

Attachment and desire are two terms translated from ancient wisdom traditions that often confuse modern Western students. This article aims to briefly clarify these terms, and then show how a more complete understanding can aid our spiritual journey and practice. On retreat, we can work with more diligence on these hinderances.  On Attachment In Western [...]

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How SpiritQuest is different: Integral Healing

By |2018-01-16T19:11:40+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

There is no retreat center in the United States like SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats because we recognize the interconnected and interdependent nature of health and healing. The body cannot be healthy without activity and conscious eating. Misalignment in the body can also be caused by stress and tension that originates in the mind or the emotions. [...]

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Freshness as a Couple

By |2017-12-22T17:17:23+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

To be in a relationship as a couple requires constant growth. The person we chose to spend our life with isn’t now the person we married or committed to. People change, needs change. We pass through life milestones and enter distinct phases of our lives. When we commit to someone, the truth is that we [...]

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Seeing the World with Freshness

By |2017-12-02T13:29:27+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

It is an old cliche that “the only thing that stays the same is change.” It may be old and well-used, but that’s because it’s true. Nothing is ever the same, ask any toddler. A toddler responds to the present moment, in a way, closer to the true. They are overjoyed by the sky, a [...]

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On Being Present

By |2017-11-28T09:33:10+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Again and again we hear wisdom traditions ask us to “be present,” but what does this really mean? Often we associate “being present” with lovely and nice things: taking a vacation, hanging out with the kids, planting a garden, or making time for a favorite activity. While these things are part of a healthy, balanced [...]

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Why do we need Spiritual Retreat?

By |2017-10-05T12:50:51+00:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Spiritual Growth|

What is a Spiritual Retreat? What role does the “spiritual” play in our daily lives? In ancient cultures, those that chose a spiritual path often retreated from society, supported by donations, as they removed themselves from the typical mundane details of human life. These people were revered for their attainment and teachings, that they passed [...]

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Judgement and Compassion

By |2017-10-05T12:52:18+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Relationship Tools, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

The word “judgement” has many connotations in English. It can have both a negative flavor (as in someone that constantly expresses superiority over others) or positive flavor (as in the rule of law and justice). Judging, comparing, and assessing are all aspects of our mind and the human experience. There is nothing inherently “bad” or [...]

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Journey of Awakening

By |2017-10-05T12:54:34+00:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: All Blog Posts, Health and Wellness, Self-Growth, Spiritual Growth|

Throughout the day we are often caught up in trains of thought that are so compelling we become totally absorbed. It is as if the present moment disappears. Imagine your body sitting on a bank by the river, your thoughts would be like the boats that float by. However, often we don’t choose which boat [...]

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