Personal Retreats & Girlfriend Getaways

Sedona, Arizona*


Women’s personalized retreats with life-changing possibilities!

Are you yearning to get away . . . to somewhere inspiring?

Would you love to step away from life’s distractions and nestle into a serene space of reflection and renewal?

Are you interested in gathering your closest friends for a delightful experience, part-time playful and part-time life-enhancing?

Or would you love to create a personal retreat, just for you,
which would provide you with time to pause, reflect, rejuvenate
and with the help of a professional facilitator, find inspiration
and the skills to move back into your old life
in a new, more meaningful way?

Then, we would love to help you create it!


I really enjoyed my personal retreat experience.  It was exactly
what I needed
to help me get stronger and more clarity on what I want, where I’m going and, hopefully, where I will land one day. 
Thank you ~ our time together was really inspiring! 
~ F. K., Illinois

We’ll work closely with you to create the experience of a lifetime . . . with the perfect mix of body, mind and spirit experiences.

~ In scenery that will make your heart leap . . . USA Today named Sedona* the Most Beautiful Place in America.

~ With lodging that caters to your need for both peace and vibrancy.

~ Through life-enhancing opportunities . . . visiting Sedona’s famous energy centers, hiking world-class trails, wandering the 50-plus art galleries, receiving soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities, and enjoying nearby vineyards and tasting rooms.

We will work closely with you to design
a Personal Retreat or Girlfriends Getaway
to meet YOUR needs!




WE WILL LISTEN to your needs when talking with you before you arrive . . . What do you enjoy? What are you needing to have happen? How much time would you like to be on your own? How much time would you benefit from guided retreat experiences?

WE WILL SUGGEST a potpourri of retreat opportunities including: life-changing exercises, readings, experiences, insights and inspiration, guided by an experienced facilitator.

WE WILL ARRANGE appointments for experiences that will enhance your Sedona* experience: meditations, spa treatments, healing modalities, outdoor  adventures, spiritual experiences . . . and anything else that you choose.

YOU WILL RETURN HOME with tools that will support you on your continued journey . . . and a deepened understanding of yourself.

experience for you or a group of friends, we would love to work with you on that as well.  Similar to our in-person retreats ~ using many of the same materials, creating a safe space for exploring and sharing, and giving you the insights, tools and skills needed to live a more full and meaningful life ~ while in your jammies, wrapped in a warm blanket, nestled in the comfort of your own home, then we would love to make that happen for you!

Give yourself the gift of daring to dream
of a new way of being!


My best friend and I enjoyed an insightful, relaxing
3-day private retreat with Karen Ely. I highly recommend
it for anyone looking to get their lives back on track!  I
was so moved by my experience that I am planning
to take Karen’s
Facilitator Training Program so that
I can offer the same for other women!

~ Jeanne, CT


I am still feeling the glow from my private retreat with Karen Ely.
It was a peaceful, thoughtful, introspective time and I learned the
importance of sitting quietly with myself–something I realized I was
desperately lacking. I’m learning to listen to my heart and to my own
true voice, something I never really knew how to do.I will never be able
to thank Karen enough for the gift she has given me.
~ Tammy, PA


My personal retreat with Karen Ely helped prepare me to face
what I and my heart
needed to. . . with courage and resolve
and confidence.  In the whole scheme
of life the retreat was
one of those wonderful experiences
I will always remember.
~ Nancy, IA


CLICK HERE to watch a video of Karen Ely, our director/founder, hiking one of her favorite Sedona trails and talking about the power of a personal retreat experience.


Whether you’ll be coming alone (after all, you ARE your own best friend) or with sisters, daughters, friends or co-workers . . . give yourself the gift of a personal retreat in our Sedona* paradise (or in your own home) and you will never be the same again.  If you believe in possibilities, then call us today for details . . . 928-254-1897!


*  PLEASE NOTE:  While most of our personal retreats are facilitated in Sedona, Arizona, we are also open to discussing other options.  Please call us at 928-254-1897 and we can discuss your needs and what would work best for you.

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