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Body, Mind & Spirits Hangout + optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat

April 15 - April 25

Verde Ranch RV Resort • Camp Verde, AZ • April 15-25, 2022

This Hangout is currently sold out, but join the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up!

Focus on your personal well-being

As RVers, we know how important it is to take care of our physical health (even if we sometimes don’t give it as much attention as we should). But having a healthy body is only one part of overall wellness–we also need to care for our mental and spiritual health as well, especially after the challenges of the last couple of years. During the seven-day Body, Mind and Spirits Hangout, April 18-25, 2022, you’ll be able to focus on all three facets of your personal well-being under the skillful guidance of Escapees member Theresé Julo, a full-time RVer and traveling yoga and meditation teacher. And if you’d like to focus more specifically on learning yoga or improving your existing yoga practice, you’ll also have the option to add a three-day Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat, April 15-18, before the Hangout.

Most mornings during the Hangout will begin with guided meditation, yoga, pilates, or water aerobics classes. Later in the day, we might be kayaking, playing pickleball, or hiking one of the area’s many beautiful trails. We’ll have informative talks on the benefits of massage therapy and healthy nutrition. You’ll also have the opportunity to indulge in a private massage therapy session.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Hangout without some time to explore the local area. We’ll spend a day in Cottonwood, the heart of Arizona’s wine country, and visit some of the sites of the early Indigenous Americans, such as Tuzigoot or Montezuma’s Castle. There will also be time to visit the vibrant galleries and New Age shops of Sedona.

And that last “s” in “Spirits” is not a typo! In addition to the wine tasting rooms in Cottonwood, our Hangout experience will include a visit to the Alcantara Vineyards and Winery in Camp Verde and the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill in Sedona.

Our group meals will continue our emphasis on wellness, with a healthy catered dinner after the nutritionist talk, a smoothie bar by the pool one afternoon, a potluck dinner featuring your best good-for-you recipes, and even healthy snacks at our traditional Get The Heck Out breakfast on the last day of the Hangout.

Optional pre-Hangout Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat

If you’d like to deepen your practice of yoga and build a closer community with other yogis on the road, add the optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat to your Hangout registration. 

For many of us, practicing yoga on the road is different than in the studio. It’s tough to build a sustainable yoga practice when you practice alone and your schedule and location are always changing. This yoga-focused weekend retreat will be dedicated to building sustainable practices to soothe your mind, body, and spirit while building your RV yogi community.

When you join us for the optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat, you’ll have the chance to experience:

  • Daily guided meditation
  • Different types of rejuvenating and restorative yoga you can practice in a park setting, using breath and deep stretching to replenish and energize your being
  • Vortex hiking in the red rocks of Sedona, one of the few places on earth with elevated energy levels, which we’ll capture with yoga sprinkled into our hike
  • Holistic creative practices, such as the use of essential oils and chakra elements and colors, that encourage alignment of your mind, body, and spirit
  • Sacred yoga practice under the full moon, where we’ll learn to capture the moon’s unique energy by making moon water infused with our intentions
  • A drumming lesson followed by a guided spiritual drum circle, in which the fluid movements and rhythm of the drum beats brings tranquility and soothes your soul
  • A spiritual hike in Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park, a sacred site visited by travelers from around the world for peace, prayer, and healing

The Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat will begin on the afternoon of Friday, April 15, and end the morning of Monday, April 18, right before the Body, Mind and Spirits Hangout. If you attend the Retreat, you’ll be able to stay in the same RV site through the Hangout.

At this time, you must be registered for the Body, Mind and Spirits Hangout to attend the Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat. If you’re traveling in your RV with a spouse, partner or friend(s), one or more of you may choose to register for the Retreat while the others elect not to participate.

Optional activity: Coyote Canyons Pink Jeep Tour ($91/person)

Sedona’s remote canyons are just as stunning as its ascending trails, and you’ll discover their beauty in during this 2-hour guided tour in one of Pink Adventure Tours’ iconic, customized, open-air Pink Jeep Wranglers. Wildlife, scenery and photo ops abound during this initiation to the rugged Sedona backcountry. You’ll learn about Thunder Mountain, Boynton Canyon, Doe Mesa, Bear Mountain and the Camel’s Caravan on this scenic tour. The tour price of $91/person includes a group discount, all taxes and gratuities. 

Hangout location

Camping for both the Body, Mind and Spirits Hangout and the optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat will be at the Verde Ranch RV Resort in Camp Verde, Arizona. This beautiful park features spacious, big-rig-friendly full-hookup sites with 30/50A service and upscale amenities like a heated pool, two hot tubs, firepit, fitness center, laundry and shower facilities, convenience store, pet park, playground, and pickleball courts, as well as walking trails along the nearby river.
 
This Hangout is limited to only 30 RVs and tickets will go quickly—so don’t wait to register

Is this event right for me?

Every member is welcome at all Escapees RV Club events. With that said, the Body, Mind and Spirits Hangout is best suited for members who:

  • enjoy hiking and walking
  • are interested in improving their physical and mental wellness
  • can participate in activities during weekdays (traditional working/business hours)

For events designed specifically for working-age RVers, with most activities in the evenings and on weekends, try an Xscapers Convergence. Or for more of an all-inclusive, guided-tour experience, you may prefer one of our Head-Out Programs (HOPs).

COVID-19 precautions

Although Escapees recommends that attendees be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations before attending this Hangout, effective March 1, 2022, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will no longer be required. 

Please see the club’s current COVID-19 Event Policy for our current health and safety recommendations and practices, as well as situations under which you may not attend this Hangout if you’ve had recent symptoms of or a positive test for COVID-19.

Schedule

Activities and schedule are subject to change. Activities marked with an *asterisk are not included in your Hangout fee.

Optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat

Friday 4/15

Arrive at Verde Ranch RV Resort

Evening welcome gathering & introductions

Saturday 4/16

Morning meditation
Morning yoga class
Tour of Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
Chakra Pour – Colors/Meaning art project
Catered dinner 
Evening program: Restore Your Zen Practice restorative yoga class

Sunday 4/17

Morning meditation
Morning yoga class
Vortex hike
Picnic lunch (included)
Drum Circle in Sedona
Evening program: Creating a Sacred Practice for the Full Moon

Monday 4/18

Morning meditation
Morning yogilates (yoga/pilates fusion) class

(Hangout begins in evening)

Body, Mind & Spirits Hangout

Monday 4/18

Non-retreat participants arrive at Verde Ranch RV Resort 

Evening welcome gathering & introductions

Tuesday 4/19

Morning meditation

Kayaking*

Visit to Alcantara Vineyards and Winery*

Evening yoga poolside by firelight

Wednesday 4/20

Morning meditation

Visit to area historic site (Montezuma Castle or Tuzigoot) with yoga

Art project

Nutritionist talk

Catered dinner

Thursday 4/21

Morning meditation

Water aerobics

Hiking & stretches w/picnic lunch

Evening: Oak Creek Brewery visit*

Friday 4/22

Chair yoga class

Coyote Canyons Pink Jeep Tour* or visit Sedona on your own

Smoothie bar & potluck appetizers

Saturday 4/23

Water aerobics

Hiking & stretches + free time in Cottonwood

Movie night

Sunday 4/24

Morning meditation

Morning yoga class

Massage therapy talk

Massage appointments*

Pickleball tournament

Healthy Potluck dinner & recipe exchange

Monday 4/25

Healthy GTHO breakfast

Departure

Hangout registration includes:

  • 7 nights RV camping in full hookup site
  • All classes with professional instructor
  • Nutritionist talk
  • Massage therapy talk
  • Hiking
  • Social activities
  • One catered dinner
  • GTHO departure day breakfast
  • Hangout hosts

Additional costs to consider: meals out, wine tasting, historic site admission, optional massage therapy, optional Coyote Canyons Pink Jeep Tour ($91/person)

Optional Retreat registration includes:

  • 3 nights RV camping in full hookup site
  • All classes with professional instructor
  • Art project
  • Hiking
  • Drum circle
  • Social activities
  • One catered dinner
  • Hangout hosts

All activities listed for this event are subject to change.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: 

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the Hangout, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation. 
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future Hangouts; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time. 
  • If COVID-19 protocols are still required at the time of the Hangout, you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules. If requested, you will sign a written agreement releasing Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event.

How to register

There are two ways to register and pay: by phone or online.

  • To register online (highly recommended), click the button below and follow the instructions on your screen.
  • To register by phone, call Escapees Event Registration at ‭(936) 755-1060‬‬.

Registration opens Wednesday, October 20, 2021
at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

We’re sorry, but this Hangout is currently sold out. If you’d still like to attend, please join the waiting list. We’ll notify you if a spot opens up.

After you register

Watch for an email from registration@escapees.com for a confirmation of your registration. If you don’t receive it, call Escapees Event Registration at ‭(936) 755-1060‬ to be sure that your registration was processed correctly.

After you register, please join the Hangout group on Facebook (a link to this group will be in your confirmation email). We will use this group to communicate with Hangout attendees before and during the event. You will also receive one or more emails before the Hangout with more information as needed.

Cancellations

If you cancel either your entire Hangout registration or just your registration for the optional Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat on or before Tuesday, March 15, 2022, you will receive a refund of your registration fees minus a $50 cancellation fee. 

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after March 15, 2022.

Waiting list

The waiting list for this Hangout is now closed.

Details

Start:
April 15
End:
April 25
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Website:
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Venue

Verde Ranch RV Resort
1105 N Dreamcatcher Dr
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 United States
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Phone:
928-567-7126
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