A Colorful Holiday Table

By Kelly DJ (October 15, 2010)

Enchantment and Mii amo have established relationships with many special artists from across Arizona.  We are proud to showcase unique items that we have been privileged to collect, many of them handcrafted exclusively for Enchantment Resort and Mii amo. 

With holidays just around the corner, it will be a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy each others company, perhaps across a table for a Holiday meal.    Local artist Tracy Weisel’s glass pumpkins and pears would be a whimsical touch to your home or table.

Tracy moved to Arizona in 1975 has been blowing glass locally since 1990, he and his wife reside in Jerome where he is continually inspired by his views of Sedona and the Verde Valley.  We invite you to come in and view Tracy’s harvest year-round.

Posted in: Time for Shopping

Join the Camp Coyote counselors on Saturday, October 30th to celebrate Halloween! Festivities will start at 9:30 a.m. and go until 9 p.m. We will kick-off our daily events with a resort wide skeleton scavenger hunt from 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. at the Tipi. Afterward, all resort guests will can rejoin us for the fall festival 1:30 — 3 p.m. also at the Tipi. The festival will include games such as bobbing for apples, pin the nose on the pumpkin, spaghetti madness, Halloween bingo, mummy wrap, and much more! In the evening, exclusively for Camp Coyote kids, we will be going around trick or treating to different departments such as Enchantment Resort front desk, bell stand, Yavapai, and Tii Gavo. Once we come back, the children will be able to participate in decorating goody bags, making cupcakes, crafting tootsie pop ghosts, and designing caramel apples. The cost for night camp is $45 including dinner. Also, night camp starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Happy Halloween!

Posted in: Kids' Camp Coyote

The Missing Link

By Jan Dibeler (October 4, 2010)

Most people don’t realize that stretching is both natural and instinctive. Humans and animals stretch naturally after waking up and after long periods of sitting or inactivity. It is done instinctively and feels wonderful immediately. Benefiting all people, it can be easily accomplished with time and attention.

Stretching elongates our muscle groups, improving elasticity and the range of motion of the joints involved.  Muscles are strengthened and toned since more muscle fibers are available for use. Novice exercisers who stretch after strength training can increase their strength up to 19% when performed after their workout. This is a fabulous return for 10-20 minutes of stretching! Intermediate and advanced exercisers will receive gains as well.

Done daily on its own, before exercising as a warm up to reduce injury or afterwards as a cool down to reduce muscular soreness, stretching is vital to a successful exercise program. It is the missing link in the majority of fitness programs of  the people I train.

Remember “change is inevitable, but growth is intentional”. Add a stretching segment to your exercise program, addressing all the major muscle groups. Better yet, join a class or add yoga to your repertoire.

Posted in: Fitness & Adventure

Save Your Arm

By John Meyers (September 22, 2010)

Along with the advent of various breakthroughs in racquet and string technology,tennis players have enjoyed the benefits of more power, spin, and control. The modern game has seen all kinds of changes with extreme grips, two-handed backhands, stroke technique,and even footwork. The downside of all this…the unforgiving and ultra-light graphite frames and stiff strings will inevitably take their toll on your arm. The good news – there are at least three simple ways to alleviate the chance of wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries.

# 1  Use soft strings
# 2  Go down on tension
# 3  Improved technique

A soft, multi-filament string (try Tecnifibre or Wilson NXT ) will decrease the shock of impact on your arm. Reducing string tension by 3-5 lbs below the recommended mid-range provides a more forgiving string bed, and further reduces vibration. Thirdly, and possibly most important, visit your local teaching pro (or me when you visit here!). A little tweak of the grip, a slight adjustment on your backhand or forehand, or even an astute observation that your serve has more hitches than a horse ranch might save you many days of pain and suffering.

Hopefully, with these tips all you old dogs out there can quit whining and spend more time on the court. And yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!

Posted in: Tennis Courtside

Enchantment Resort is the perfect home base when you decide to explore Northern Arizona’s Verde Valley Wine Trail. Visit the great wineries and tasting rooms nestled in the red rock countryside and lush canyons surrounding Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale and Cornville. Wine enthusiasts can experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of exquisite wines.

Four wineries and four different tasting rooms on the Verde Valley Wine Trail offer a variety of skillfully crafted wines to satisfy any taster’s palate. Choices include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Roussanne, Zinfandel, Merlot and Chardonnay. For more information, please contact the concierge at 928.282.2900 or visit www.vvwinetrail.com to plan your adventure.

Posted in: Spotlight on Sedona