A Message from our founder
debra stangl

“My life has taken on a devotion to service that I have never experienced before. My goal and my prayer is to assist everyone in living their best life and having the relationship of their dreams.”

Debra Stangl

About Debra

When I came to Sedona for the first time in 1999, my entire life was a mess. I hated my work as a divorce attorney and knew I wasn’t living my life purpose; I was in an unhappy marriage, I was more than 40 pounds overweight and I was $50,000 in debt. I was the perfect example of the fact that when one part of your life is out of balance (especially hating your work and not living your life purpose), it affects every other part of your life.

I had tried everything – therapy, reading zillions of books, going to workshops, seminars and classes, group retreats, women’s retreats, fasting retreats, went to ashrams, firewalking, taking mushrooms and other psychedelics (in an attempt to connect with the Divine), meditating, you name it, I had tried it and nothing worked for me. When I would go to a group retreat, I would feel good while I was there but the minute I left (usually at the airport), I would already start to be back to my old self (frustrated, unhappy and disconnected).

For five years before I came to Sedona, I would pray and meditate and say “God, I’m so unhappy, please tell me what to do”. I would hear this small voice saying “you need to leave your law practice” and instead of following that, I would get angry, that's how disconnected I was. “How can I possibly leave my law practice when I'm $50,000 in debt, we have no money in savings and I’m our sole support?”

The Journey to Happy

When I finally got to the point where I couldn’t stand my life anymore, I came to Sedona for what I thought would be three days of just being quiet. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found a woman who did retreats at her home so I decided to stay with her. She asked if I wanted to do sessions with her, but I said no because I didn’t want to spend the money. Finally, after we talked I decided to do one private session with her. It changed my life. In a vision the Egyptian Goddess Isis appeared to me and told me “if you don’t leave your law practice now, you’re going to die like your mother did”. I realized I was exactly the age my mother was when she got sick with cancer and died five years later and I could see that I was on that same path – feeling frustrated, stuck, angry and hopeless.

I went home (to Omaha, Nebraska) and spent 2 weeks with my lawyer brain trying to figure out how I was possibly going to leave my law practice when I was $50,000 in debt, had no money in savings and was our sole support. Suddenly, one day following a meditation, I felt this feeling of peace and surrender come over me. I got down on my knees and said “God, I’m going to do this, but I need some help”. Within just a few hours, I got a phone call from one of my former clients. At the end of the conversation, he told me that he had just started a new mortgage refinancing business. I asked him if it would be possible to re-finance my house to get a lower monthly payment. He called me back in 10 minutes and said, “I can cut your mortgage payment in half, plus I can get you $50,000 in cash.”

I had never told him (or anyone else) that I was $50,000 in debt, because I was so ashamed of it. Suddenly, in an instant, the weight of five years of worry was gone. It was gone within hours of asking for help. It was gone within hours of going into that deep place of surrender and listening to my Intuition. I asked, I listened, I made a decision, and I got exactly the help I needed.

And that was just the beginning.

I spent the next three years going back and forth to Sedona for a month at time to do deep healing work with the different Practitioners I was finding here.

Suddenly, in 2001, three weeks before 9/11, I was in Sedona doing a session in the same room where my High Self had appeared to me in a vision almost three years before. My High Self came in again as Isis, and this time she said, “It’s time to move to Sedona.” I responded, “Why? What am I going to be doing in Sedona?” I got no response. One of the things I have learned over the years is that the High Self doesn’t usually show you the complete picture, only the next step. Mine had shown me the next step.

I went back to Omaha and sold my house in three days (the real estate agent had said that it would take six months) for more than what the real estate agent had predicted. I took that as another sign that following my Intuition was the thing I had to do.

I moved to Sedona, and I sat here for six months. I would pray and say, “I did what you told me to do. I came here. Now what?”

Suddenly, over those next few months, I started having dreams about what would become Sedona Soul Adventures. I was shown that it was working one-on-one, in private with these Practitioners who are Masters at taking you from where you are to where you want to be that had completely transformed my life. I was shown that I could condense what had taken me three years into three days. Using the principles we teach here at Sedona Soul Adventures, I went from unhappy, depressed, burned out, in debt, overweight and not living my purpose to happy, releasing over 40 pounds (in 5 weeks without diet or exercise), financial abundance, finding and marrying my spiritual partner and doing the work of my dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures and I was shown how I could bring all of that to the world.

Because we custom design each retreat for each person or couple and because you are working in private with these Master Practitioners, we can find, release and heal the Core Wounds, fears, traumas and limiting beliefs that are holding you back and then bring you into connection on all the levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Taking you from where you are and bringing you into the life or relationship of your dreams.

That was over 20 years ago. Since then, we have helped tens of thousands of people with our private, custom-designed retreats. Individuals leave happy, content, and at peace knowing their life’s purpose and ready to live it. Couples are able to let go of the resentments of the past, rediscover the love that brought them together in the first place, and bring the sizzle back into their relationship. It’s ironic to me that I was a divorce attorney for 20 years, and now I’ve spent another 20 years doing so much to save and renew countless marriages. Hopefully, the karma is balanced out by now! Even after all these years and helping thousands of people, I’m still amazed at what happens.

Our Mission

The mission of Sedona Soul Adventures is to transform the lives and relationships of individuals and couples.

Sedona Soul Adventures, founded in 2002, is dedicated to guiding individuals and couples in rediscovering their true spiritual essence. We believe that many of life's challenges arise from a disconnect from our spiritual roots. Our tailored retreats in the renowned transformative landscape of Sedona enable participants to reconnect, find clarity, and embrace a purposeful life. Sedona's unique energy amplifies intentions and paves the way for healing and growth. We collaborate with the region's most esteemed healers and spiritual guides to facilitate profound shifts in our clients. In just three days, witness a significant shift in your journey. To explore what's possible, reach out to us today. 

Our Practitioners

All of them have been called to Sedona to do their sacred work, some from as far away as Germany and the Netherlands. They are Sedona’s most advanced spiritual guides, healers, intuitives, psychics, body workers and energy workers.They do a wide spectrum of different processes ranging from:

  • Emotional healing work
  • Bodywork and massage
  • Psychic and intuitive readings
  • Yoga
  • Breathwork
  • Sacred ceremony on the land
  • Energy work
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Sound Healing
  • Transformational Life Coaching

When you combine the wisdom and mastery of our practitioners with the incredible energies of Sedona, the result is transformation on the deepest levels.

Our Soul Guides

Our Soul Guides are here for YOU!

What is a Soul Guide? When you contact us, your Soul Guide will spend time connecting with you and in a heart-to-heart conversation, your Soul Guide will explore where you’re at in your life, what’s happening, where you are blocked and what tools you need to start creating the life you want to live. Our Soul Guides have experienced the work of our many Practitioners so they know first hand how powerful each of the sessions can be. They are also very intuitive and can get a clear sense of which specific sessions would be most beneficial for you to meet your deepest soul needs.After connecting with you, they will custom-design your retreat with a series of one-on-one (or two-on-one for couples) private sessions that will provide the transformations you are looking for. Can you imagine how it will feel to have a whole new perspective on life and what is possible for you?

Call (928) 204-5988 and talk with a Soul Guide today and join the thousands of others who have seen profound changes in their lives as a result.

Our Retreat Coordinators

Our wonderful Retreat Coordinators will handle all the many details for your retreat.

They do everything from scheduling your sessions, providing information about transportation, lodging and directions and are available to answer any questions. That way you don’t have to worry about all the logistics and you can give your total focus to your own experience and the process of transformation.

Call (928) 204-5988 and speak with our amazing team and let us create a retreat that will take you from where you are to where you want to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions? We’re here to help

What is a Sedona Soul Adventure?

A Sedona Soul Adventure is a private Retreat Intensive, which is custom designed for exactly what you need so that you can get exactly what you want in your life and your relationship. We work only with individuals and couples. Before you begin your Intensive, you (or both of you, for a Couples Retreat) will spend time speaking with your Soul Guide, in depth, about what your specific situation is, where you’re at right now and what you are looking to achieve. Based on that deep conversation, they’ll custom design your private Retreat Intensive. During your Retreat Intensive (either in Sedona or At Home online). you will meet in private one-on-one (or two-on-one for couples) sessions with the Master Practitioners of Sedona (we have over 70!). These sessions will be carefully selected and orchestrated by your Soul Guide, to bring you into the life or relationship of your dreams. For a more in-depth description, visit our Personal Spiritual Retreats page or Couples Retreat Page.

What’s special about this?

We work only with individuals and couples and each Retreat Intensive is custom designed, consisting of private one-on-one (or two-on-one for Couples) with the Master Practitioners of Sedona (we have over 70!). Because each Intensive is custom designed, you receive exactly what you need and want.Instead of being herded into a room with everyone els and receiving the same information as everyone else, your Retreat Intensive is completely private so you receive that special personal attention. The Practitioners are utilizing our Sedona Proven Process where they are finding, releasing and healing the Core Wounds, patterns, blocks, traumas, fears and limiting beliefs (what we like to call “the gunk”) that are holding you back from having the life or relationship of your dreams. Next they are using processes to bring you into connection on all the levels– physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Finally, we give you tools and on-going support to make sure your transformations last a lifetime.

What is the price?

Because each Soul Adventure is a custom-designed blend of sessions, there is no set price and the cost is determined by the number and type of sessions included in your Retreat Intensive and how deeply you want to commit. A Soul Adventure can range anywhere from around $3,000 to $8,000 per person, with the average around $4,000 per person. Couples Retreat Intensives involve both individual sessions and couples sessions. Other cost considerations are your lodging and transportation. We can send you an email listing special places to stay in Sedona that are conducive to your experience. After you speak with your Soul Guide and they custom design your Intensive, you will know the exact cost (and there is no cost or obligation for speaking with your Soul Guide).

How long does it take?

From our experience of over 20 years, we know the best results come from spending 3-5 full days on your private sessions in Sedona, not including your travel time. Individual Retreat Intensives are a minimum of 3 days, Couples Intensives are a minimum of 4 days, most people are here 4 or 5 days, but we can custom design the Intensive for the length you desire. Of course, it's also wonderful to add in additional days for sightseeing in spectacular Sedona.

Where do the sessions take place?

Many people ask if the sessions will be outside on the land, or held at interior locations. And the answer is - it’s a mix of both, with the majority of the transformational sessions taking place indoors in private. Our network of Practitioners will work with you in-person (or virtually) from their personal home offices, private healing spaces, and sacred sites across the beautiful spiritual Mecca of Sedona, Arizona. We do not use a central retreat facility, our beautiful office is in west Sedona for our administrative staff.

Does a virtual retreat have the same impact as coming to Sedona?

We started doing our At Home Retreat Intensives during the pandemic and were delighted to discover that they provide the same incredible transformations as doing the retreats here in Sedona. Energy is energy and our Practitioners are Masters at utilizing and connecting you with the transformational energies of Sedona, so it doesn't matter whether you're in their healing room or in your home anywhere in the world, our Master Practitioners still deliver the same kind of life-changing, incredible transformations. And the best part is, you save the expense and difficulty of travel, renting a car, getting a room, etc. Many of our clients tell us they believe they enjoyed the experience even more because they were able to sleep in their own bed, have their pets with them, etc.

How can I have the optimum experience?

Unless you are booking a couples retreat, we highly recommend that you come alone, to focus exclusively on yourself and your relationship with Spirit. Treat yourself to a comfortable, peaceful room with beautiful views and lovely energy, so that you’ll enjoy your time alone. Be in Sedona long enough so that you can take the time to see this beautiful place and so that you can hike, rest and journal so that you can deeply integrate your sessions.

Are you open all year round?

We’re here for you 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our office is open 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. on Saturday and 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. on Sunday. Arizona is on Mountain Standard time year ’round.

Can I come on a weekend?

Absolutely. But plan on staying at least 3 full days, not counting your travel time.

Do we work full days and evenings?

Generally you’re scheduled for 3-5 hours of sessions per day. Evenings are sometimes available, but not required.

Will I have time on my own?

Yes. Your sessions will be spaced to allow you time to integrate, and depending on how many days you are here, it's wonderful to explore Sedona and the surrounding wilderness and sacred sites, so give yourself enough time to do that here in this beautiful place.

How far in advance do I need to plan this?

To get exactly what you need, we recommend at least 2-3 weeks advance planning. Our best Practitioners book up in advance, and may not be available at the last moment. Some of our clients start months in advance. Sedona is a small resort town, and during peak seasons, getting a wonderful room can be a problem.

That said, we can usually accommodate last-minute requests. In special situations, we’ve had clients arrive within days of their first call, and step into their Soul Adventure right away.

Where are you located?

Sedona is a small resort town located in beautiful Red Rock Country, in the high desert two hours north of Phoenix, Arizona.

Don’t expect a central retreat facility! We are a network of alternative practitioners, healers, intuitives, energy workers and spiritual guides who work out of home offices, private healing spaces and sacred sites all over Sedona. It’s easy to get around: Sedona is so small, it’s usually a 5-10 minute drive to anywhere. We’re completely surrounded by gorgeous National Forest and red rock mountains.

Where do I stay?

We’ve decided to focus on what we do best: healing and spiritual awakening. We leave the lodging business to the innkeepers. Because your experience is custom designed, we want you to stay where you’ll be most comfortable. Some people want just a basic room, others want a kitchen to prepare their own food, some want the lap of luxury. Because Sedona is a high-end resort town, there are many wonderful resorts, hotels, AirBnBs, etc. Rooms in Sedona generally start at $100 per night and go up from there with high end resorts charging as much as $1,500 per night. We are happy to send you an email with our recommendations.

How do I get there?

The easiest travel plan is to fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, rent a car, and drive up to Sedona. Phoenix is a major hub, with frequent deals to be found, especially on Southwest Airlines. The airport has all the usual car rental agencies. Hint: don’t be talked into renting an SUV unless you really want one. Even though Sedona is in mountainous terrain, it’s a straight shot from Phoenix on Interstate 17, ending with twenty miles of gently winding road through spectacular scenery on Arizona State Highway 179. An SUV will cost more and is absolutely not necessary, unless that is your preference.

Do I really need a car?

We strongly encourage you to rent a car when your flight arrives in Phoenix. This will provide you with the highest level of freedom and flexibility during your stay in Sedona.

Having said that, there are some alternatives. You can get an airport shuttle to bring you up from Phoenix (Groome) and rent a car when you arrive in Sedona. If you don’t want to drive at all, you can take the airport shuttle and hire a taxi to get to and from sessions within Sedona. However, taxi and Uber service is very undependable and expensive in Sedona as compared to large cities.

If you choose the non-driving option, be sure to tell your Soul Guide so that they can assist you in choosing centrally located lodging within walking distance to restaurants and shops. You will also need to schedule your retreat at least one week in advance to give the taxi service enough notice to accommodate your schedule.

Will I be in a group?

No. Everything you do with us will be completely personal and private.

Can I come with a friend?

A spiritual retreat is time for you to rest, renew, and reconnect. That’s a different intention, and energy, than traveling with a friend. We highly recommend you use this time to find yourself, away from the distractions and demands of others, no matter how beloved.

Can I do this with my partner?

If your focus is on bringing connection back into your relationship, and going deeper into intimacy, then we would say “Yes!” We can design a couples retreat for you, with a very different focus than a personal retreat. We don’t recommend bringing your partner if they are not part of Couples Retreat, so you can have this delicious time to focus completely on yourself and not be concerned about taking care of other people.

Are there really 100 different types of sessions available?

Yes, our network of over 70 P Practitioners offers well over 100 distinctly different experiences. And, our Practitioners are the very best of the best of what Sedona has to offer.

How do I decide which sessions to take?

With all these possibilities, now you know why your Soul Guide is so essential. Your Soul Guide has experienced the work of the Practitioners and is very intuitive. She/he tunes into you and your energies and consults with you to determine which sessions, in which sequence, will best meet your particular needs. The custom designing of your private Retreat Intensive is one of the things which makes this so special.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Sedona Soul Adventures requires a deposit of one half of the total at the time you book your Retreat Intensive. This deposit is your guarantee that your sessions are being organized and scheduled and are being held exclusively for you. The remaining balance is due 5 days prior to your arrival in Sedona to begin your Intensive. In the event that you have a family or work emergency and are unable to attend your Soul Adventure on the scheduled dates, we will cancel your scheduled retreat and provide you with a Sedona Soul Adventure credit for the amount already paid.

There are no refunds of deposits. Your credit with Sedona Soul Adventures is redeemable for a period of one year from the originally scheduled date of your retreat and only for the same Soul Adventure sessions. If the cancellation occurs 21 days or less prior to your scheduled arrival, there will be an additional rescheduling fee of $100 at the time you reschedule. When rescheduling your Soul Adventure, you must provide us with a minimum of 21 days advance notice.

Sedona Soul Adventures must receive all retreat cancellations in writing or by email. Sedona Soul Adventures occasionally books separate, individual sessions that are not part of a larger Soul Adventure retreat for returning clients. These sessions are completely paid for in advance and there are no refunds. In the event that you have a family or work emergency and are unable to attend your individual session(s) on the scheduled dates, we will cancel your scheduled sessions and maintain a credit for you unless the cancellation occurs 48 hours or less prior to your scheduled session(s), in which case, no credit or refund will be issued.

When rescheduling your individual sessions, you must provide us with a minimum of 21 days advance notice. Sedona Soul Adventures must receive all cancellations of individual sessions in writing or by email. Sedona Soul Adventures offers pre-paid certificates that can be personalized for giving as gifts. These gift certificates are non-refundable and must be redeemed within one year from the date they were issued.

Why should I do this?

Because life without heart and soul is a struggle, and a waste of time. Because there’s nothing more satisfying than a deep and nurturing connection with that Highest part of yourself. Because you deserve to become all that you were born to be. Because you were meant to have a fabulous, connected, juicy loving relationship. Because, as Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

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Connecting with your Soul Guide is the first step for all of our retreat attendees. Our Soul Guides are experts who will connect deeply with you heart-to-heart in order to understand where you’re at in your life, where you want to go, and whether a Soul Adventure is right for you. If so, they’ll put together your custom retreat plan. These calls are free and no obligation.

Taking the first step is the hardest part, but your heart has led you here for a reason. The life you deserve is only a phone call away.

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