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Sedona, AZ. (Nov. 15, 2011)—The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa announced today that they will be hosting a special yoga and spa retreat March 3-7, 2011, with Ultimate Wellness and Yoga expert Sadie Nardini. The retreat will feature daily workshops led by Nardini who will teach Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. This is an opportunity to have a quick, effective vacation-with-self, see Sedona and experience Sadie Nardini’s special brand of yoga.

The founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Nardini brings a real-world mix of many eastern and western techniques to her yoga and lifestyle teachings. Nardini has lived through dysfunction on every level and has re-oriented her life in a way that is abundantly powerful on every level. Her vibrant personality, down-to-earth yoga tips and centered living tools are regularly covered by the national media including Elle, Glamour, Self, the New York Times and CNN. She is the ‘Ultimate Wellness Expert’ for Dr. Oz’s website, Shareware.

The retreat includes four nights at the luxurious Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a welcome reception, two-hour daily yoga classes, a three-course dinner at REDS (the award winning Sedona Rouge restaurant) and 20% off any spa treatment at the Spa at Sedona Rouge (known for its intuitive massage therapists and Ayurvedic specialists).  Optional day trips will be offered with Pink Jeep Tours, taking you to gorgeous spots in Sedona’s backcountry and with Sedona Adventure Tours, for wine tasting excursions into the Verde Valley wine country. For more information and reservations, visit

About Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa: A member of Luxe Worldwide Hotels, Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond hotel located at 2250 W. SR 89A in Sedona, Arizona. Designed with Mediterranean motifs that blend seamlessly into Red Rock Country, the Sedona Rouge offers 77 guest rooms, including suites and spa guest rooms, REDS Restaurant and the Spa at Sedona Rouge. Special features include an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi™ with a cozy fireplace and intimate sitting area, a glass walled exercise room and outdoor courtyards designed with Tunisian artifacts and beautiful fountains. The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa offers privacy, luxury, romance, adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation.  For more information visit or phone 928.203.4111.




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November 19, 2010 at 7:38 am


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Cynthia Richmond

Cynthia Richmond, known for her expertise in dream work, will be the featured guest at the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa’s Autumn Dream Spa Soiree, September 30, 2010. Richmond is the author of two books on dream work, Dream Power and, her new release, The Dream Power Journal. She is a frequent television and radio guest, including Oprah, Dr. Phil, The View, NPR and The Gayle King Show on Oprah’s Sirus XM radio network. Her column, “In Your Dreams,” ran in the Los Angeles Times and the Arizona Republic for years. Richmond was called “one of the foremost authorities on dreams and their meanings” by Entertainment Tonight TV.  Richmond will be giving guests at the Spa Soiree ten minute sessions to “Harness the Power of Your Dreams”.

This special event will include entrancing live entertainment by Native American flautist and flamenco guitarist Drew Diego Bennett and spa style hors d’oeuvres, teas and wine by Chef Ron Moler.

Ten minute spa samplers may be reserved from 6 to 8 pm and will include, Head and Neck Massage; Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, Tarot, Palm Reading, Opal Eye Treatment and Mini Facials; and Reflexology, Chair Massage Spiritual Acupuncture, Introduction to Family Constellation.

Wellness Workshops will be from 6 to 8 pm and include: “Secrets of the Pulse: an Introduction to the Ancient Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis by Lorrie Lawrence; “Spiritual Hypnotherapy” by Ramananda and “Mayan Astrology” by Abby Haydon.

Entry fee is $20 and includes one spa sampler. Pre-registration is highly recommended. To register, call the spa at 928-340-5331 or email

For more information about the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa visit

Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

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September 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm


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Luxury B & B Accommodations in Sedona

Perfect Pairings is the perfect confluence of great accommodations, great wine, great food and a great destination all adding up to a great time. The Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway, designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life, is a collaboration between the best Sedona has to offer in bed and breakfast inns, boutique wineries and fine restaurants. Each Perfect Pairings Getaway is limited to six couples to ensure a personalized and exclusive experience.  Each getaway week will be hosted by a different restaurant whose distinctive style will be mirrored throughout the journey, so you can come back a second or third time and have a totally new experience.

What will be your best memory of the Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway?…Will it be the leisurely afternoon exploring wineries with a gourmet picnic overlooking Oak Creek followed by a lazy evening counting a billion stars overhead.…Will it be the stimulating day browsing the shops of Tlaquepaque followed by a gourmet cooking class where all hands prepare a fabulous dinner in a dramatic setting overlooking Oak Creek.…Will it be the delectable dinner at the Chef’s Table at a selected local restaurant followed by a perfectly dreamy night’s sleep.…Think of it as all of the above in four glorious days of food, wine and bliss. This is the Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway…a perfectly wonderful vacation for the pair of you.

Day one of your Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway begins the moment you check into the Sedona Bed and Breakfast of your choice.  And what a selection of inns! You can choose to be ensconced in greenness along bubbling Oak Creek or high atop a red rock mesa with views forever. You can choose to be in the middle of the Gallery District or miles down a country road. You can snuggle up in a cozy log cabin or luxuriate in an expansive villa. You have seventeen excellent chances to make the right choice.

Following a great night’s sleep, day two will begin with the aroma of fresh coffee and breakfast being prepared.  Relax and indulge in one of our unique and delicious breakfasts. Shortly thereafter your luxury coach will arrive to whisk you away on a tour of the burgeoning Verde Valley Wine Country. You will be visiting four local wineries where you will taste skillfully crafted wines including Syrah, Petite Syrah, Viognier, Rousanne, Zinfandel, Merlot, Chardonnay, and proprietary blends. Following your vineyard and winery tour, just as the hunger pangs return, a gourmet picnic beckons.  Your picnic baskets will be delivered to an exclusive area at the winery, set aside just for you. Sit back and revel in gourmet food, a glass of great local wine and gorgeous scenery. Then it’s back to your Bed and Breakfast to enjoy an evening on your own in Sedona. Your innkeeper will be happy to recommend dinner spots and arrange reservations.


Day three starts with another great breakfast to fortify you for a day of exploring Sedona your way. Whether you choose to take a jeep tour, go hiking, visit the galleries, visit ancient ruins or just relax at the Inn, your innkeeper will be glad to assist you with all the arrangements. Save the evening for your cooking class where a notable local chef will create a dinner menu and then guide all hands through the preparation of the gourmet feast. The superb kitchen, dining and living area of the cooking school overlooks Oak Creek, providing the ideal canvas to create your culinary masterpiece. Get as involved as you like, though it will be hard to resist the kitchen filled with Viking Professional appliances and the expert though genial instruction of the chef. There will be wine!

Day four is yours to do whatever you like. Your innkeepers have all the info you need to plan a great day in Sedona, be it shopping at Tlaquepaque, a spa service, a trolley tour or maybe a hike into a hidden canyon. There are so many things to do and see. But be sure to get back for your Chef’s Table experience at a selected local restaurant.  Plan on a leisurely evening tasting great food paired with great wine, all wrapped up with great company.  What a great night! We recommend that you spend the remainder of your last night gazing at the sparkling sky counting shooting stars and reminiscing about all of the wonderful experiences of your Perfect Pairings Getaway.

Day five you will enjoy one last scrumptious breakfast and head for home, or choose to extend your stay to further explore the many pleasures Sedona provides. If you stay through Friday you can experience the First Friday Gallery Tour, where the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to many of the finest galleries in town. Enjoy great art, nibble hors d’oeuvres, sip wine and chat with the artists. You may find a treasure that will be a lasting memory of your Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway Sedona. This is the way life should be…the Perfect Pairings for the perfect pair.

For more information about The Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway Sedona, visit

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September 1, 2010 at 3:33 am


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I had the pleasure to host Gayle McCarthy of Hipster Travel Guide on a wine tour with Sedona Adventure Tours a couple of weeks ago.  We had so much fun and it’s always such a blast to see peoples reaction when they visit all the vineyards and wine tasting rooms in the Verde Valley.

She wrote a great article that I am posting here for you:

Enjoy and come and visit us sometime!

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August 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

Tubing Madness Hits the Verde!

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Fun For the Whole Family

Sedona, AZ. (July 12, 2010)– Sedona Adventure Tours presents tubing madness on the Verde River. You can be in the water floating downriver in less than an hour from Sedona! Tubing madness runs through the summer until Labor Day weekend, so you still have many weeks to cool off with summer fun on the river. Bring a friend or the whole family. It is a great time for everyone.

You can rent the tubes from the boathouse in West Sedona and do your own thing or take advantage of our daily river shuttles so you can do as many as three trips downriver a day. Call or stop by the Boathouse for all the details. Bring a cooler and a picnic and plan to have lots of fun in the sun. Take advantage of the Sunday Local’s Special…50% off all rental prices for locals, every Sunday through Labor Day. And a local is anyone from Sedona, the Verde Valley, Flagstaff and the Tri-Cities area.

So make plans now to get wet this summer. Get a tube, catch the shuttle and get on the river. It is wet, it is wild, and it is affordable fun for the whole family.

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call 928-204-6440.


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July 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm


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Welcome to the official voting page of the 2010 American Volunteer!

It’s time once again to recognize those amazing Meals On Wheels volunteers who go far above and beyond the call of duty to make sure no senior goes hungry. The winner of this year’s American Volunteer Contest will win MOWAA’s annual Jody Tepedino Nicholo Award and his or her nominating MOW program will be presented a check for $1,000, second place will be presented a check for $750, and third place will be presented with a check for $500* at the 2010 Annual MOWAA Conference in Atlanta, Ga., courtesy of Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO). In addition, BSRO has generously offered to throw in a new set of tires for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. If any of the winning volunteers no longer drive, their programs will be awarded the set of tires. The polls will close on August 1st. Good luck to all of our 2010 American Volunteer nominees!

Here’ is how you can help Meals on Wheels. Buy a calendar, print or Gicleé or offer to sell the calendars in your retail establishment. Each image is beautiful. Decorate your home or business with these artistic flower images and you are donating to the Meals-on-Wheels program at the same time!  For purchases visit

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June 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm


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Get moving with TV stars Biggest Losers, Bill and Jim Germanakos, August 19-21, 2010 at one of the worlds best hotels, the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, in one of the world’s best destinations, Sedona, Arizona. Gigi Rock Productions and Bill Germanakos have partnered to present an adventure of a lifetime hosting three days of extreme motivation with Biggest Losers who will share their personal stories with you.

Jim’s father, George Germanakos always had Jim and Bill stick to the mantra; “The only way to get something done, is to get it started. Get it started, and you’re on your way”! Well, they got it started, and went all the way. Jim dropped from 51% body-fat to 10, and from 361 pounds to 175 pounds in just under eight (8) months.

You’ll be inspired by their transparency about their experience before, during and after this life changing weight loss journey and uplifted through a series of nutritional lectures, motivational talks and social gatherings.

Red Rock hikes will be featured along with workouts and mountain biking all available at different levels of ability.

Since the Season 4 Finale of ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Jim and Bill have appeared on Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Larry King Live Show, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and numerous other internet, magazine, and print publications throughout the U.S. The “Teenie-Twins” rang the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 3, 2008, where 125 million people watched the market surge up 82 points while the brothers were on the Stock Exchange floor. Their latest endeavor is to participate in promoting the “Million Pound Match-Up” in January in one of the five “fattest cities in America”.

Special package rates are available through Gigi Rock Productions and the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. For more information about the ‘Take a Hike’ events including the welcome party, morning workouts, yoga, two hikes with lunch, two seminars and the closing dinner, register at or call 928-282-3049. Special guest room rates are provided at the AAA-Four Diamond Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. For reservations call 928.203.4111 or visit .

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June 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm