Frequently Asked Questions
Lodging, Travel, and Food
What are hotel accommodations in the area? You can find a list of suggested accommodations at the end of the Schedule of Events page. Click Here
We suggest selecting accommodations located along HWY 89A West (West Sedona) within 5 miles of the Sedona Performing Arts Center. March is the high season for tourism in the area, causing heavy traffic on AZ-179 coming into Sedona and in and around the downtown area.
You may also consider accommodations in Cottonwood, located about 15 miles west of Sedona. Traffic on HWY 89A West between the west end of Sedona and Cottonwood is usually light, even during the high season.
What is the best option for air travel? Phoenix International Airport is the primary airport for the area. There are also regional airports in Prescott and Flagstaff. It is about a two-hour drive from Phoenix to Sedona. We suggest that you get a rental vehicle rather than use a shuttle service to get to Sedona because there are limited options for ride-share transportation in Sedona.
What is the typical weather in March? The average temperature is a high of 65°F, with morning temperatures 10-15°F lower. Thunderstorms and rain are not unusual. So be prepared for rain and wind for any outdoor activities.
What are the food options during the event? There will be a food vendor inside the event venue offering beverages, coffee, and light meals, including vegetarian options, throughout the event. There will also be food trucks onsite during the lunch breaks. Food is allowed in the main exhibit hall but not in the theater.
There are several restaurants within a short drive from the event venue and some grocery stores, including Whole Foods, on HWY 89A.
Selecting Workshops and Outdoor Journeys
How do I select the Workshop or Outdoor Journey I want to attend? We are excited to offer the Sched app for creating your personal event schedule. After you have purchased the number of workshops or outdoor journeys you want to attend, you will receive a “Welcome to Sched” email from the event organizers with important information about how to make your Workshop and Outdoor Journey selections using the Sched app.
You will also receive an email from Sched with the subject line "You're Invited To Sedona Ascension Retreat." Open the email and follow the instructions to "Create Your Profile + Schedule," which includes creating a password.
Once you have a Sched profile, follow the simple prompts to access the event schedule, then select the sessions you want to attend, including Workshops and Outdoor Journeys, to create your personal event schedule.
If the number of Workshops or Outdoor Journeys you select exceeds the number you have purchased, you will get an error message to adjust your selections.
*Workshop and Outdoor Journey participation is not confirmed until you have selected the sessions you want to attend on Sched. If you have not received the Sched emails, please check your spam folder. If you need assistance with scheduling, you may also contact us at:
Can I change my Workshop or Outdoor Journey selection? Yes. You can change your selection using the Sched app. Simply deselect the Workshop or Outdoor Journey you do not want to attend, then select the one you want to attend.
Can I purchase Workshops and Journeys at the event? Yes. During the event, you can purchase passes for Workshops and Outdoor Journeys that are not sold out.
Workshops and Outdoor Journeys have a limited number of seats. So, we suggest you make your selections on Sched as soon as possible to ensure you can attend the events you want. If you select a Workshop or Outdoor Journey that is sold out and there are no other options you like, we will be happy to refund your purchase. We will announce when Workshops or Outdoor Journeys are selling out and are sold out to keep you posted.
How do I access and sign the liability waiver required for me to participate in an Outdoor Journey? All Outdoor Journey participants are required to sign our online liability waiver. You can access the waiver on the Outdoor Journey page. Click Here
*Outdoor Journey participation is not confirmed until you have submitted the online waiver form.
Attending the Event
Where is the event venue located? The event is being held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, situated within the Sedona High School complex at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Is there parking at the event venue? The parking lot will not be open for event goers until 1:00 pm. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. Parking is free. The entrance to the parking lot is the first driveway on the right, about .25 miles after you turn onto Red Rock Loop from HWY 89A.
Please note that the parking lot is part of the Sedona High School complex and is used by students during school hours. This lot will be used by students until about 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024.
When does registration start? Doors open at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024. We suggest that you plan to arrive at the Performing Arts Center at 1:00 to get parked and get your place in line for check-in and registration. The Main Stage events start at 2:30 p.m. Sound Journey performance starts at 2 pm.
Seating in the Main Stage theater is open on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest entering the theater about 30 minutes before the start of the first morning and afternoon Main Stage presentations for optimal seating and to assist us in getting started on time.
Is there a storage area for personal items at the event venue? No. Please plan to leave any personal items not carried on your person at your hotel or other lodging.
Can I bring my pet into the event venue? The Sedona Performing Arts Center does not allow animals in its facilities, with the exception of registered service animals.
Are there age-appropriate guidelines for the event? Due to the nature of the content to include channeling, near-death experiences, extra-terrestrials and spiritual beliefs, this event is geared towards an adult audience over the age of 18. Due to the long periods of silent meditation, this retreat is not a good fit for small children. We are dedicated to the highest well-being of all always.
If you have other questions or need assistance, you can reach a Transcendence Team member at email@example.com