Welcome to Your Gateway to Wellness

At Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, we are devoted to empowering our clients to discover and achieve their complete wellness potential: mind, body and spirit. We offer exceptional and dedicated healing practitioners, in a beautiful, safe and loving environment. Our practice is built on mutual respect, love, integrity and success for all. At Gateway Cottage Wellness Center we believe the power of healing energy combined with your openness to integrating wellness in every aspect of your life, creates inspired miracles.


Gateway Cottage's director, Baker Gendron, adeptly guides the Wellness Center day-to-day operations. In addition, Baker provides Master Reiki sessions, Spiritual Life Coaching, and facilitates powerful workshops & retreats. She has studied with Peruvian Shamans, and also offers superior Spiritual Intuitive Readings.

Gateway Cottage Wellness Center's numerous other therapy services include Massage; Cranial-Sacral; Myofascial & Neuromuscular Release; Body Intelligence Therapy; Reflexology; Master Hypnotherapy & Medium Work; Medical Intuitive Readings; Reiki-Energy Healing, Reconnective Healing, Shamanic Healing; Breath, Sound, & Light Healing; Life Coaching; and more. Skype, Indigo, and Remote Healing sessions are also available for select services. There are 14+ qualified and skilled practitioners in all, many of whom are also Reiki-Masters.  

In addition to the numerous Wellness services, the retail area features fine jewelry, and quality minerals & crystals. The jewelry is a combination of Native American vintage and contemporary pieces featuring local artisans. The jewelry, minerals, and crystals are personally and individually chosen by Ali, using her experience as a former wardrobe & image consultant, her refined intuition, and her ability to see energy (a gift from her extensive Near Death Experience). As a result, each item is chosen for its inherent beauty, healing properties, and vibrational energy.

Anyone seeking to expand their spiritual, mental, and/or physical wellbeing, is encouraged to visit Gateway Cottage Wellness Center in person at 470 N. Hwy 89A in uptown Sedona, or Call (928) 325-1648, we will be happy to assist you.

Sedona's Rustic Elegance

The Story of Gateway Cottage Wellness Center

The story begins with Sedona's early pioneers, the Jordan families. They were well known for their community involvement and for growing fruits & vegetables that were sold to markets in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Jerome, Clarkdale, Prescott, and even nation-wide. The Walter and Ruth Jordan homestead, just north of uptown Sedona, is now the site of the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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George (Walter's brother) and Helen Jordan had their orchards, fruit processing barn, and sales building on the edge of uptown Sedona, just before Oak Creek Canyon. When they retired in 1958, they sold their orchards, fruit processing barn, and retail sales building. A portion of their orchards became the now defunct Hawkeye RV park. Their former fruit-processing barn is now the location of the Art Barn at the Sedona Art Center. And their Jordan Sales Building, Sedona Local Landmark #5, built with Sedona Red Rock circa 1938, has had many owners over the years.  

In 2014, this former Jordan Sales Building was purchased by the founders of Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, Gregg & Ali Ponder of Sedona. Their intention is to preserve this important part of Sedona's rich history and to offer to the community many of the therapy services that have benefited Ali in her on-going recovery from a near-fatal car collision in 1994. 

After nearly 2 years in renovations, Gateway Cottage Wellness Center opened in February 2016. The exterior is historically preserved while the interior is a combination of Jordan-era ambiance and modern upgrades.  

Every visitor's wellness journey begins the moment they enter the Wellness Center. Many comment on the beauty of the interior and how good it feels. These "good vibes" are due to a combination of the mineral and crystal energy, low EMF, 10 air-purifiers operating in the Center, and by the loving commitment and high intentions of the founders and all who work there. 

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The upstairs of Gateway Cottage Wellness Center provides front-desk services and a charming retail area. The copper-faced reception counter is highlighted by a custom-made 15-foot topper of Alligator Juniper that was rescued from the 2006 Brins Mesa Fire near Sedona. The custom circular & multi-tiered shelving units are hand-made with Alligator Juniper from Mingus Mountain near Jerome. A refurbished bread rack, now display shelving, is from the mining days of Clarkdale & Jerome. The antique jewelry case is unique with an unusual curved-glass side at one end. The new wood flooring was selected to look as if George & Helen walked on it themselves. Even the upstairs restroom has the original red rock wall that was restored by an local artist.  

The downstairs, which was previously the Jordan's refrigerated fruit-storage area, has been converted into a waiting area and 5 therapy rooms with original art, and a fully handicap-accessible restroom. The two floors are connected via new stairs with a custom railing or by elevator.  

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Outside Gateway Cottage's back door is the upper terrace. Strolling down the paved ramp, brings one to the meditation terrace complete with a calming water-feature created with a century-old local grinding stone. The lovely landscaping includes ornamental pear trees in honor of the Jordan's orchards. The parking lot is surrounded by a combination of a privacy wall and a hand-fabricated steel fence & gate crafted to appear to be from a by-gone era. The intention from day one of renovations was that everything about the Wellness Center would exude the quality of rustic elegance.

We encourage you to visit Gateway Cottage Wellness Center in person at 470 N. Hwy 89A in uptown Sedona. Our speciality at Gateway Cottage Wellness Center is creating transformative, life-changing experiences.

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