Our Retreats

Our Philosophy

We strive to honor your reasons for coming and your level of participation at this retreat. The biggest benefit for you will be to be involved in all of the exercises and interact with other participants to learn from each other. While this retreat is being held at a faith based complex, our retreat honors all perspectives. The activities will not be faith based but please do what is most beneficial for you.

Arizona Retreat

February 26 to February 28, 2023

Location: Spirit in the Desert

For more information about lodging and directions, contact Spirit in the Desert:



7415 E Elbow Bend Rd

Carefree, AZ


*DEADLINE EXTENDED: registration is now open for this retreat until February 8th, 2023.*

What to Expect

Price is all inclusive for lodging, meals, and retreat. Retreat runs from noon on Sunday, February 26th to 1:30pm on Tuesday, 28th. Meals include afternoon snack and dinner on Sunday.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Please be on time for the noon start on Sunday in the Upper Estrem room. The retreat will end at 12:30, but lunch will go until 1:30 pm.

Check-in is not available until 3:00 pm, so we suggest you leave your luggage in your car or in the Spirit in the Desert office. At 3:00 we will break for you to check-in. Refrigerator is available for small items.

After you have registered, you will receive an email from either Dana or Dawn with questions to answer before the retreat and and bring with you.  We will also send you a link to take an Enneagram survey.


Sunday, Day 1 (February 26, 2023)

  • Noon Welcome, building connections, exploration of desires and intentions, Enneagrams, and mind-body connections
  • 3:00   Check in
  • 4:00   Dream analysis part one
  • 6:00   Dinner
  • 7:30   Meet at Labyrinth to walk and reflect
  • 8:30   Silent time

Monday, Day 2 (February 27, 2023)

  • 7-8:30 If you wish, greet the day in the Ravencroft Room with Silent Meditation or self-practicing yoga
  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30   Share experience of silent time/dreams
  • 10:30 Dream Analysis part two
  • 11:30 Like minds meet (Enneagram groupings)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 What stops us from living our best life?
  • 3:00 Enneagram small group  
  • 4:00 Trusting your intuition
  • 5:30 Feedback and setting up follow-up meetings with Dawn and Dana
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Free time-camaraderie, laughter, pool time

Tuesday, Day 3 (February 28, 2023)

  • 7-8:30 If you wish, greet the day in the Ravencroft Room with Silent Meditation or self-practicing yoga
  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30 Gather journal and reflect
  • 10:00 Check out
  • 10:30 Future plans and farewells
  • 12:30 Lunch   

• Private room, double or triple room and bath for two nights, queen beds
• All meals (dietary requests can be accommodated)

• Guided and Silent meditations
• Journal
• Quiet room for open, silent meditation
• Heated pool
• Reflective walking paths and labyrinth
• Lounge and kitchen use in guest lodge
• Door prizes
• Wifi

• Travel costs
• Transportation from the airport to Spirit in the Desert

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Please register by February 8th, 2023 for this retreat.

Booking has now closed – Sign up for the Minnesota waiting list here

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Minnesota Retreat 2023

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