This is the rhythm our souls crave.
IS THIS RETREAT FOR ME?
YOU ARE WAKING UP.
YOUR IDEAS ABOUT THE WORLD ARE SHIFTING.
YOU WANT TO ENGAGE IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS,
BUT IT’S EXHAUSTING AND
YOU ARE AFRAID TO GET IT WRONG.
LET’S DO IT ANYWAY.
At Soul Sanctuary:
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 local culture. They know the area. They help us plan, get the word out and they get to receive during the retreat as well. We have more exciting international possibilities on the horizon, but right now the current invitation we are responding to is to stay home. Wild, right? Our home state of Arizona is loaded with prime destinations helping us with one of our top priorities: accessibility - both geographic and financial.
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, love differently, live and work differently, yet who are all worthy of rest. Everyone belongs. For real. Like, actually everyone. We are committed to being an inclusive space and doing the work to make sure soul care is not just for the privileged.
We invite you to trust yourself. We do not manufacture religious mountain-top experiences. We simply make room for the Divine in every aspect of our gathering. Instead of heavily programmed schedules leaving you needing a vacation after your retreat, we offer a variety of group and independent experiences focused on physical and spiritual rhythms and invite you to engage in as much or as little as 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 choose to practice presence in a sacred space and respect your privacy so we take very few photos and will not use photos of retreat attendees online for social media, fundraising or marketing purposes.
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. Our first four retreats in Thailand served unique purposes for the women living and working in that region. Now, as we expand our vision and bring our soul care work home to the U.S., new purposes are emerging and fueling us forward.
Where We're Going Next...
SOUL SANCTUARY WEEKEND #5 - March 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
THE ACT OF PAYING ATTENTION TO
WHAT IS DEEPEST WITHIN YOU