Sedona Sunset Spirit Circle

Sedona sunset over cliff silhouette invites connection with the spiritual energies of sunset, moonrise and stars.

Summer Sedona Sunset by Monica Parsley.

Sunset each day is an auspicious time for reflection, awe, gratitude and ceremony.

The Sedona Sunset Ceremony program is held at a red rock scenic site. We meet at pre-sunset and sense how the nature energy shifts as the light changes.

1.5 hour circle available by reservation with deposit year round for 1 to 12 total participants. See Saturday program calendar below for seasonal timing. Available on other days of the week too and can be timed each month to coincide with new moon or full moon rising during the hour before sunset.


Woman with arms lifted up facing Sedona red cliffs; signifies one of the sites where we do Sedona sunrise ceremony or sunset ceremony and connect with ancestor wisdom.

Joyful Ceremony at a Sedona red cliff site by Sandra Cosentino

Connect with ancestral wisdom on ceremony in nature.   

Sunset connection is a daily spiritual practice that humans have used since the dawn of time.  Also, it is a potent way for humans to share reciprocity with the natural life forces.  At sunset the sun seems to touch the earth and is symbolic of balance of life force energies.

Some of your experiences:

  •  nature and season connections including new and full moon
  • divining walk
  • spirit journey to the drum for inspiration & guidance
  • sunset ceremony is co-created for season and participants

We end just as sun goes below horizon so you have time so stay and take in the beauty on your own during the otherworldly afterglow and sky reflections time.


This sunset program is led by Sandra Cosentino.  And it is based on her more than 3 decades of experiences leading and participating in universal ceremonies and a lifetime of nature connection as a spiritual practice. She has been inspired by sharing in friendship and respect with Native peoples, but does not copy tribal ceremony. Cost for 1.5 hour program:

  • $60 each with 3 or more total participants
  • $85 each for 2
  • $100 with 1 person (1 hour)

Program is booked individually. Discount available if you have a group of 5 or more. Included:  chairs and program and use of drums and rattles Not included:  transportation


All is made new.

Reaching far back into human consciousness is a knowing of the importance of ceremonial circles.   Ceremony in nature helps humans to align with with the universal patterns of life.

Since time immemorial indigenous peoples have practiced sunrise ceremony and sunset ceremony.  Ceremonies remind us that we are connected with all of creation.  Even though our thinking mind perceives us as separate from nature.


Sun Bear’s timeless wisdom about human’s role in ceremony.

Canyon de Chelly drumming circle during a vision quest retreat by Sandra Cosentino.

“The most important thing to remember about ceremony is that it is a way for humans to give back to the creation some of the energy that they are always receiving.

  • ~ When we sing, we give energy through our voice.
  • ~ When we drum we allow the earth’s heartbeat to join with our own.
  • ~ When we pray we give energy through our hearts.
  • ~ When we look upon our relations, we give blessings thru our eyes.

When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space where:

  • ~ Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance.
  • ~ Time takes on a different dimension.
  • ~ Emotions flow more freely.
  • ~ The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them.
  • ~ All is made new; everything becomes sacred.”

2022 Sunset Saturday Schedule

Circle can be scheduled other days of the week as well as on Saturday. Full and new moons coincide with sunset each month too for extra energy.

  • Jan. 22: 4:20 – 5:50 pm
  • Jan. 29: 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Feb. 5: 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Feb. 12: 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Feb. 19: 4:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Feb. 26: 4:50- 6:20 pm
  • March 4: 5 – 6:30 pm
  • March 11: 5 – 6:30 pm
  • March 18: 5 – 6:30 pm
  • March 25: 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • April 2: 5 – 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • April 9: 5:30 – 7 pm
  • April 16: 5:30 – 7 pm
  • April 23: 5:30 – 7 pm
  • April 30:  5:30 – 7 pm – New Moon
  • May 7: 5:45 – 7:15
  • May 14: 5:45 – 7:15 – Full Moon rises 6 pm
  • May 21: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • May 28: 6 – 7:30 pm – New Moon
  • June 4: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • June 11: 6 – 7:30 pm – full moon rises before sunset
  • June 17: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • June 18, 21 & 22: 6 – 8:30 pm
    Solstice Doorway Energies special program:
    Peak of Light Drum Activation Ceremony & Mystic Nature Shamanic Insight Experiences
  • June 25: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • July 2: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • July 9: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • July 16: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • July 23: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • July 30: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Aug. 6: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Aug. 13: 5:45 – 7:15 pm
  • Aug. 20: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Aug. 27: 5:30 – 7:00 pm – New Moon
  • Sept 3: 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • Sept 10: 5 – 6:30 pm – full moon rises 7:16 pm
  • Sept 17: 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Sept 24: 4:45 – 6:15 pm
  • Sept. 22 (Fall Equinox), 23, 24, 25 (new moon) or 26
    special  2.5 hour Fall Equinox Time of Change Insight Journeys & Drum Re-Balancing Ceremony.
  • Oct. 1: 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Oct. 8: 4:30 – 6 pm – near full moon rises during this time
  • Oct. 15: 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Oct. 22:  4:15 – 5:45 pm
  • Oct. 29: 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Nov. 5: 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Nov. 12: 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Nov. 19: 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Nov. 26: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Dec. 3: Nov. 26: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Dec. 10: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Dec. 17: 3:45 – 5:15 pm – full moon rises during this time
  • Dec. 24: 4 – 5:30 pm – New Moon
  • Dec. 31: 4 – 5:30 pm

Available on other days of the week too. Sunset circle on 2022 NEW MOONS for extra juice:

  • April 30
  • May 30
  • June 28
  • July 28
  • Aug. 27
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 25
  • Nov. 23
  • Dec. 23

2022, Full or near full moon rises in the 1.5 hours before sunset on these nights:

  • May 13 or 14
  • June 13
  • July 12
  • August 10
  • Sept. 9
  • Oct. 10
  • Nov. 15
  • Dec. 15

Full moon rising over red cliffs inspires connection with the moon and joyful circle of celestial connection

Full Moon Rising is always an event in Sedona. Photo by Rusty Albertson

Other Inspirational Circles:

Full Moon Inspiration and Ceremony Circle Two hours from sunset into stars come out  — heart to heart with the earth and celestial energies


Explore Sedona on your own after: Scenic-Sacred Sites Circle 


Spirit of Sedona Welcome Circle 1 hour


Related article

Ceremonial Circles–essence of ceremony–article


Sedona Ceremony Programs page


Sedona Programs in Nature page