Mystic Vision 3-day Retreat with Solo Vision Circle Experiences, Sedona, Arizona

Mystic Vision Core Skills 3-day Retreat

Sedona sunset photo with rays of sun going up into sky. Symbolizes Sedona as a place of mystic vision connection.

Many people request a “vision quest experience”, but do not have time to devote 8 days to do the full program.

This joyful 3-day mystic immersion outdoor program is designed to:

  • develop core skills with seeking vision in nature with nature as a portal to spirit connection, work with shamanic journey,  and activate inspirations that flow into you with ceremony
  • provide vision quest solo circle experience
  • give yourself an energetic break from your busy world
  • let some fresh insights flow in

This program does not include any “plant medicine”.
Vision is a natural skill than can be cultivated with attentiveness, focus, and other pathways of the mystic.

The solo overnight is part of  the full 8-day program: Sedona Vision Quest Retreat.

Mystic’s path of direct experience is the core of the retreat.

“It is not the woods I hike through. I hike through the field of power around me that I call my soul, even though at this moment, in this place, I may call it “the woods.” (Tom Cowan, Yearning for the Wind)

2021 Scheduled dates

  • July 22 – 24 full moon
  • August 1 – 3 full moon & half-way to Autumn
  • September 29 – Oct. 1
  • Oct. 18 – 20 full moon
  • Nov. 18 – 20 full moon (partial lunar eclipse)
or can be scheduled at a date that works for you
4 Sisters with full moon behind center spire. Symbolizes an inspiring nature energy connection site.

Full Moon over Cathedral Rock by Monica Parsley

“Solo time in nature is a core mystical practice for me that always renews my spirit and belongs to all human beings. Going alone into wild nature at night builds personal confidence and power as you use your awareness tools and trust in Source to overcome fears that arise. This is an ancient way of connecting with your own soul. ” Sandra Cosentino

 Shadow of a person exploring red rock shelf area of Sedona. Symbolizes exploring in nature spiritual practice.

What Changes Can You Expect?

Guests gain a greater sense of confidence, fresh insights and personal inspiration.

Given even a brief encounter with a coyote’s bold yellow wild eyes, or in a soul-imprinting moment gazing at the luminous layers of light and color of a sunset over cliff and high desert vistas, or seeing the stars out away from city lights–wonder can erupt.

In a flash we remember we are connected to a vaster universe full of mystery and beauty that is always there, eternally waiting to inspire us directly from Source.

I welcome  you to this time of exploring…..

Cost Per Person:

$700 each with 3-6 people
$900 each for 2 people
$1,320 for 1 person

Included:  program, study sheets

Not included: Entry fees to lagoon park ($7 per visit) You will need your own transportation to drive to Sedona and Cottonwood (20 minutes south of Sedona) outdoor meeting places accessible by paved roads except for a 2 mile forest service gravel road access to private site on Oak Creek.

We will practice CDC covid safety guidelines.
Group size limited to 6.

See reservation/cancellation policies here

Mystic Vision Program:

Daily on your own: go out to special areas practicing the earth-spirit connection skills at dawn, day and evening times between sessions. There will be study sheets and reflection time in the evening. Some sessions are slightly shorter with less than 3 people.

Day 1

Sedona trails intro & Earth Connection, Mystic Nature & Shamanic Journey outdoor seminar

2 women walking on a red dirt trail. Shows the site where we do our sedona vortex-sacred and ancestors sites program.2 hours

Sedona Vortex-Sacred and Ancestor Sites Circle & Vision Quest Introduction The vibrant red cliffscapes invite a coming home to the heart of nature and our authentic self. Overview of Sedona’s scenic and vortex sites, the stories, connecting with the energies–includes map and directions on accessing special places on your own and introduction to vision quest. Explore one of Sedona’s trail areas on your own after our circle.

4 hour outdoor seminar
Ceremony, heart centered, shamanic journey, activation

Heart shaped ceremonial circle at one of the sites we will visit. Photo by Sandra Cosentino

Shamanic Journey, Nature Connection, and Ceremony outdoor seminar,  at a private site on Oak Creek. Shamanism is the worlds’ oldest form of communion with Source and is based on a deep, living relation to Nature and inner pathway attentiveness skills.  Insights flow in. You learn to trust your perceptions and gain confidence in your own seeing skills.  We work with ceremony to activate positive change in your life. In Nature’s field of sensory connection, we practice toning down the thinking-planning mind and being alive in the moment. In this attentive state, spontaneous moments can occur.  You may experience a moment of ecstatic sense of union with Spirit and all of life. Tension releases, moments of discovery occur,  and you may have flashes of imagining new potentials. Nature becomes a mirror to your greater knowing.

Evening: You go out on own and watch sunrise and stars come out. Make 4-direction medicine bundles and focus on your intention.

Day 2

Inner Pathways Skills & Sunset-Stars-Solo Circle

dawn nature connections on your own

Dawn full moon and hot air balloon photo in Sedona. One of the sites where we go to make dawn nature connections.

I love to be out in the quiet of predawn, that magical moment when the birds are just starting to sing up the sun. A moment potent with possibility. Image shows balloon rising with Mingus Mountain in background (a holy place in Yavapai and Tonto Apache mythology).  The full moon is setting and balloon is rising.


morning session 2.5 hours at a park lagoon setting in Cottonwood: 2.5 hours with 2 or more (2 hours with 1)

Insight Session: Inner Pathways-Conscious Evolution skills. Clearing Non-Beneficial Energies, Lucid Dreaming, Here-Now Presence, Sound Healing, your Mystic child connection for inspiration now, Deepening Spirit Helper Connections. during day on own, POWER OF FOCUSED INTENTION:  Walking, practice shape shifting, being in deep awareness at sacred sites in Sedona area 

evening session 3.5 hours with 3 or more (3 hours with 1 or 2 people)

drawing of people looking at meteors. Illustrates our stars-solo vision circle programSunset-Stars-Solo Vision Circle We begin with tuning into nature at night, and ancestor wisdom. You receive instruction on basic safety skills and on setting up your sacred circle before night falls. As you sit in your consecrated circle for an hour or hour and a half, your focus is on being in a state of expanded now awareness as you sense/invite a merging with vibrational energies from the stars/moon, the earth, the trees. If only for a few moments you can enter this greater field of energy, quick flashes of insight can flow in. A joyous sense of being part of the larger plan of life may arise spontaneously.

Day 3

Dawn Vision Circle, Creative Insight Experiences & Drum Healing Ceremony

Dawn vision circle on own

morning session: 3 hrs with 3 or more people (2.5 hrs with 1 or 2 people)

Circle of Power/ Medicine Wheel Teaching and Healing Ceremony, A shamanic healing ceremony that takes Nature awareness and mystical perceptions a step farther to work with intention, ceremonial protocols, directing energies to create positive change in your life. (held at outdoor site) Ancestor rock art painting of a spiral illustrates the circle of power you connect with during ceremomy

afternoon insight session and closing ceremony at a park lagoon setting in Cottonwood: 3 hours with 3 or more (2.5 hours with 1 or 2)

Creative Insight Session: This series of insight journeys with feedback and mentoring is customized to participants. As time allows, may include deepening connection with Power Animals and other wise Helper Spirits, exploring Current Issues you may have, Imagine new potentials, Past-Future Selves insights that have meaning now. Closing: Sharing your new mythology and ceremony-drum celebration.

Retreat participant review from March, 2019: “I wanted to do a spiritual retreat in the Sedona area and there were so many choices, I was overwhelmed. I contacted a few, but none of them had any activities or seminars that I truly wanted. Sandra, who runs Crossing Worlds Journeys, responded back promptly to my email and gave me some reading material on her site, and that sealed the deal for me. I did a 3-day retreat, and it was amazing. Time out in nature, she knows so much about the Native American culture and history, and seeing the sunsets and going out to watch the stars, private ceremonies at Oak Creek, it was all wonderful and I plan to do other retreats with her going forward.” Highly recommend! (by Author_Elaine as posted on Trip Advisor)

Some pertinent articles:

  • Shamanic Journey in Today’s World: Direct Experience with the Sentient Universe—article
  • Expanded Now Awareness in Naturearticle
  • Attention–A Core Mystical Perception Skillarticle
  • Vision Quest, Communing With our Soul in Naturearticle
  • Ceremonial Circles–essence of ceremony–article

Big Dipper photo. Illustrates star viewing.

Insight Retreats 

No two programs are the same — the pathways of our insight journeys are co-created with spiritual guidance unique to the people and time. All retreats are personalized to support you in working with your intention, to stretch your boundaries, build skills to take back into your life, and see more of who you are. 

Please see overview of Insight Retreats and seasonal retreat programs here.