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Bhakti Tribe Sedona Presents:
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
A Sacred Chant Concert
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Unity Church, Sedona
Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda this spring for a sensational night of music, chanting and connection. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer a combination of kirtan (call and response singing), bhajan (devotional hymns) and original singer/song writer compositions in the languages of English, Sanskrit and Gurbani. Alternating guitar, harmonium, keyboard, bansuri flutes and vocal weaving, they create a profound healing and balanced sound current (Naad) brimming with bhakti (devotion).
It's official. After many many months of offering tours that have included visits to our local organic chocolate shops, I have finally created three Chocolate tours. These unique tours allow to to get all tat you would get our of one of our scenic Sedona tours with a huge bonus. There is chocolate included. So come join us on your next trip to Sedona, for beautiful vista's and chocolate. What could be any better than that?
Often there are things about my job that really bring me a deep sense of gratification in what I do. This week has given me an opportunity to reflect on some of those things. With so many tourists coming to red rock country, and so many tour choices; I feel such gratitude when someone picks my company. And to make it even more gratifying, to choose to use me, for such important times of a couple's life together.
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of working with a couple from California and there two wedding planners. The scope of my tour was something I had never officially done before, though with some careful questions upon meeting Sonia & Ed; given my expansive knowledge of the Sedona area, I was able to provide them exactly what they were looking for. For they are getting married here on March 12th and were looking for the perfect location for them and up to 175 of their close friends and family with stunning red rock backdrops. So although, I have never been a Sedona Wedding Location Scout, I can now say I can add that to my list of available services. It was a pleasure working with them, as well as Beth and Esther from Beth Helmstetter Events & Weddings out of Los Angeles. Aft harmony with your beloved.er showing them all around epic and inspiring possible wedding locations around Sedona, I realized that I may wish to help more couples coming to Arizona, and wishing for that perfect location in red rock country to hold their wedding. Helping people come together in love makes my heart feel really good.
Yesterday, I had a lovely couple here on their honeymoon. Again, it brings me such pleasure to be able to be part of a couple's beginning moments of their lives together. And although I have had many couple's join our tours for their anniversary celebration, which is equally gratifying, there's something really special when I get to share Arizona during a couple honeymoon.
So, I reflect in gratitude. May I extend my love to every couple who have ever shared a tour experience with my company. I wish you all a lifetime of peace, LOVE, and harmony with your beloved. Thank you all for allowing me to share my love and passion with you, Arizona.
Wedding Ceremony Scouting - Sonia & Ed and Beth & Esther - 1/17/16
"Wine Your Way": Jerome Wine Experience - Julie & Andy - 1/19/16
Scenic Sedona Adventure - Bill & Lynn - 1/20/16
Today I had the pleasure of taking a very nice couple from southern California out on what was booked as a scenic Sedona and ancient Indian ruins combo tour, but turned it to a much more diverse experience for them and their dog. One of the things that makes my job and tours so unique is my ability to customize each tour to my clients unique interests. Offering private tours gives me the ability to change and alter the tours projected itinerary on the fly to better suit the interests ands desires of each individual client.
After sharing some of the sights of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and other points of interest with my clients and their dog, I learned that they enjoy local micro-breweries as well as wine. So since the tour included lunch, I opted to take them to Verde Brewing Company for lunch, which was quite fabulous, where they could simply some local beers. Afterwards, we headed to my favorite ruin site of the area, Montezuma Well, which they enjoyed immensely. Since I had shared with them the flavor of a local brewery, it seemed appropriate to share with them a local vineyard as well, which Javelina Leap became the perfect choice. They even brought a bottle of wine home to share with their daughter! - the Prospector's Blend, which is one of my favorites! From there, we headed back to Sedona just in time to see the red rock glowing from the illumination of the sun setting to our west. Another beautiful day in tour paradise.
It's been a busy November in the world of tours for me, Jim Reich, lead guide of Sedona Red Rock Adventures and Wine Tours of Sedona. Been sharing the majestic beauty of red rock country and the Verde Valley Wine Trail from clients as far away as England and as close as Phoenix. One of the great things about being a tor guide is that just as every tour is different, each client that discovers my company is as unique as the places we share with them. Just one of many reasons why I enjoy what I do so much.
"Wine Your Way": Connoisseur's Wine Experience -
Adventures & Experiences from the life of Jim Reich, guide extraordinaire.