What you can expect:
We respond to invitations. There are so many amazing retreat destinations on the map, but with Soul Sanctuary Retreats we go where we are invited. We go where some brave soul speaks up and says, "I know people who need this." They serve as a host. They know the culture. They know the area. They help us get the word out and then they get to receive during the retreat as well.
We gather diverse groups of women. Our differences make us stronger and it is our greatest joy to get around a table with wildly diverse women who may think differently, vote differently, believe differently, dress differently, look differently, live differently and work differently, yet who all believe they are worthy of rest. Everyone belongs. Whatever your work, wherever your location, rest is for you.
We invite you to trust yourself. We are followers of Jesus, but we do not manufacture mountain-top experiences. Instead of heavily programmed schedules leaving you needing a vacation after your retreat, we offer a variety of interactive and independent experiences focused on physical and spiritual care and then invite you to trust the Spirit and yourself to engage in what you need.
We stay small on purpose. Small is where the magic happens. Small is where safety, trust and relationship thrive. Small is where every voice gets heard and every soul gets served. Staying small is our commitment to you.
We allow each retreat a life of its own. No two retreats are the same. We hold each group in each location loosely with so much room for the wandering. Each gathering leaves us in awe of how the Spirit moves so uniquely.
Where We're Going...
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #5 - Spring 2019
Where We've Been...
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #4 - October 2017
KHAO LAK, THAILAND
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #3 - February 2017
KHAO LAK, THAILAND
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #2 - October 2016
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #1 - May 2016
CHIANG RAI, THAILAND
"I made a promise to myself to be proactive in self-care and this would necessarily involve trying new things. New things put me outside my comfort zone, but the old ways weren't working anyway."
Katherine, Oct 2016
"As I walked to dinner on that first night on the beach, full of social anxiety of the wild things that would probably come out of my mouth due to nerves and the subsequent opinions that would be formed about me… I was met instead with beauty. In a world where I feel a little on the outside of many cultures (including spiritual cultures) I instantly felt safe, that I could come and bring all of me, and be welcomed, and accepted with all of my quirks."
-Winnie, Feb 2017
"A part of my heart that had died during previous hard, confusing and restricting years was resurrected through the time, space, prompts and unity (both with God and with others) of the retreat. The power of Soul Sanctuary was wholly holy."
Amanda, Oct 2017
"I heard about the soul care retreat just as I was starting my sabbatical, yet I had a voice in my head saying, 'Who are you kidding? You can't even do yoga and you will be the oldest one there!" Pure, raw, holy and vulnerable - holding one another in a space of thoughtfulness and prayer. Each of us giving and receiving life and love in tangible and powerful ways. For me, the undoing and the building converged. I left richer, with more clarity and totally refreshed. The retreat was the start of something bigger than me!"
-Heather, Feb 2017
"I arrived weary from the many demanding situations of my work over the past few months, but I arrived to sanctuary in so many forms. I returned to work less than a week later truly feeling free and light and with a deeply thankful heart for the holy gift of Soul Sanctuary."
Emily, Oct 2017