Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Spirit of the Full Moon in Sedona, ArizonaI was in Sedona, Arizona, staying at the very magical and appropriately named Enchantment Resort, a secluded property nestled in the Boynton Canyon that felt like more of an otherworldly experience than a hotel. It was also summer solstice AND the night of the strawberry moon, making this a rare event in the sky that needed to be celebrated.
“Write down the thoughts and feelings you want to release. Write things down that no longer serve you.” The therapist told me in a calm, nurturing voice, as the scent of wild Arizona sage drifted through the room. I was indulging in the “Spirit of the Full Moon” at Mii Amo, a destination spa on the grounds of Enchantment, offering luxurious treatments inspired by Native American traditions and influenced by the energy of the Red Rocks.
So there I was, writing down my thoughts and worries with a pencil (unsurprised when I had to ask for a second sheet of paper), then watched as the therapist calmly lit the worries on fire, assuring me that with the power of the full moon, and the spiritual energies of the sun and the canyon, these thoughts were going to leave my mind. I watched the small flame of smoke disappear into the quiet room along with the burning paper where all of my worries once lived, and believed her. Then I lay on the massage table, and she massaged my scalp, freeing my mind from any leftover tension. The treatment ended with a foot massage using frankincense, an oil that relieves stress and anxiety. And I was left feeling pampered, rejuvenated, worry free, and ready for the rest of my journey.
Of course, it’s not hard for one to abandon worries at Mii Amo. Surrounded by soaring red cliffs, the architecture is infused with nature and the activities are inspired by the energies of the canyon. Guests can begin each morning by setting their intentions in the crystal grotto, basking by the pool amidst spectacular canyon views, or choosing from one of the dozens of yoga classes, guided hiking experiences, or meditation walks. The property also offers summer and winter solstice events.