Why Sedona is Out of the Ordinary (ooo!)

To us, Sedona is one of the most magical and beautiful places in the world. Yes, there are many beautiful places on earth—some people love the beauty of the ocean or a majestic forest—and there are many things that make visiting these a special experience. Sometimes it is the aroma (of course!) of the place that can make it special, like the smell of the salty water or of the mossy, green forest. Sometimes it is the feel—sand between the toes, or walking with the dirt beneath your feet. Our senses are appealed to in different ways and at different times. So what are the reasons to visit Sedona?

I’d like to describe to you, as best as I can, what makes Sedona OOO! Out Of the Ordinary! We can show you pictures, I can use words, and I can give you the science behind why Sedona is a very magical and beautiful place, but it still won’t let you feel what it’s like to be here. We live here, and it certainly isn’t for everyone, but here’s why we think it’s OOO!

Beautiful Reasons to Visit Sedona

Sedona Red Rocks

We know there are other places that have Red Rocks. There are Red Rocks in Colorado, there are even Red Rocks in France. It’s not just about the Red Rocks. But the Red Rocks of Sedona are spectacular and one of the most amazing reasons to visit Sedona. There are different Red Rock formations in the mountains around us named Snoopy Rock, Bell Rock, and Thunder Mountain, just to name a few. They are magnificent in their red color. You may have seen pictures and photos, even some that we have shared with you, but there is something different that I really can’t put into words to describe how it feels to be amongst the Red Rocks that surround us.

snowy sedona at stillpoint

Arizona Skies

Arizona has amazing blue skies. In fact, Arizona has more days of recorded sunlight than any other state in the US, including the Sunshine State! Yes, I know there are many places that have clear, blue skies but there is scientific research on how the combination of the Red Rocks, the blue sky, and the green from our Juniper and Pinon trees makes us feel. In fact, the research into color is not a new phenomenon. It can be traced to works that are hundreds of years old. One of the most relevant today remains “Theory of Colours” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which was first published in 1810. I think we all know how colors make us feel. This is one of the reasons why so many businesses use color. Many Chinese restaurants are decorated in red, aren’t they?


Yes, vortexes, not vortices. This is that energetic “thing” that some people call woo-woo. There really is some kind of energy—a vibration, a feeling—it doesn’t matter what you call it. It is a feeling you just experience. Some people just feel “good” when they are in Sedona. This is the simplest way to explain it, but others are a little afraid of what this “energetic” “woo-woo” feeling is all about. For most people, they just feel more relaxed, more at peace, and just a little bit better than they did before they arrived.


Sedona is basically surrounded by National Forest which means pretty much everywhere you turn and look you will see Red Rocks, trees and mountains. Talk about beautiful reasons to visit Sedona! Nature and beauty really do surround us at every turn. When I wake in the morning, I feel truly blessed to see the sunrise on Thunder Mountain outside my window.

star sunrise from deck at stillpoint studies


I have shared with you a little bit about the external environment in which we live, work, and teach. We feel blessed. We feel that the energy of Sedona adds something extra special to everything that we do here. This is the reason we feel that having our aromatherapy school, Stillpoint Studies, is extra special as well. It is said that there is a magnetism here in Sedona. There are four million tourists that flock to Sedona every year and many of them return time after time. This is an example of the magnetism of which I speak. It’s kind of like that potato chip. You can’t eat just one!

Everybody wants to feel good and be happy, right? Sedona and Stillpoint are the perfect combination. We feel that Sedona adds depth to our personal lives. There is a certain happiness and contentment—a sense of peace and knowing that everything is going to be alright. Our environment conveys that to us on a daily basis. The Red Rocks, the trees and the mountains give a sense of stability that helps us to feel more grounded and rooted.

We invite you to come visit Sedona. We invite you to experience the magic and beauty that surrounds us here in our Red Rocks. If you are looking for some Out Of the Ordinary, Sedona may be it!