Desert Sojourn Signature Retreats

Desert Sojourn Signature Retreats

Desert Sojourn Retreats are developed by Spirit in the Desert for the community at large. All are welcome to these retreats at the beautiful Spirit campus in Carefree, Arizona. Click on the link to indicate your interest online or call the office to register for the event.

A lovely desert image from the Leading Well Retreat

Leading Well Learning Retreat

NOVEMBER 16 – 19, 2021 Leading Well Learning Retreat JOIN US . . . for a four-day training experience for pastors, diaconal ministers and church leaders that offers practical learning, Sabbath rest and collegial support. LEARNING OUTCOMES Renew yourself through worship, prayer, rest and fellowship. Practice living and leading well as you build on your gifts and strengths. Inspire team members to be creative, collaborative and conscious of God’s presence in their lives. Learn ways to interpret your ministry context…
The U.S. flag illustrates the Healing of Memories workshop for Women Veterans at Spirit in the Desert

Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans

NOVEMBER 19-21, 2021 Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans The Healing of Memories workshop is a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others. Spirit in the Desert and the Institute for Healing of Memories began workshops for women veterans only in 2017. Why? To answer a “call” from so many women in the military who have been subjected to Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The statistics on this kind of…
Ellie Roscher is leader of the 12 Tiny Things Retreat at Spirit in the Desert

12 Tiny Things: A Desert Sojourn Retreat

JANUARY 28 – 30, 2022 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life The 12 TINY THINGS retreat helps you learn simple ways to live a more intentional life, ways to take lasting steps toward learning and growth In a culture that says bigger is better, it is subversive to take tiny, lasting steps toward learning and growth. Ellie Roscher, author of 12 Tiny Things, will guide you through curating and cultivating your own tiny things practice.…
The U.S. flag illustrates the Healing of Memories workshop for Women Veterans at Spirit in the Desert

Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders

NOVEMBER 12-14, 2021 Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders The Healing of Memories workshop is a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others. Spirit in the Desert and the Institute for Healing of Memories began workshops for women veterans only in 2017. Why? To answer a “call” from so many women in the military who have been subjected to Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The statistics on this…
A lovely picture of cactus used for Gift of Years Retreat

The Gift of Years: A Desert Sojourn Retreat

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 2, 2022 The Gift of Years: Transform Your Story of Aging with Mastery & Purpose The GIFT OF YEARS retreat helps you transform your story of aging with mastery and purpose and learn to live abundantly in your remaining years. Are you struggling with the concept of aging? You’re not alone. Let this retreat help you transform your story of aging from one of loss, disappointment and decline to one of possibility, mastery and purpose. It…
Saguaro Lake for Go Outside and Play Retreat

Go Outside and Play: A Desert Sojourn Retreat

MARCH 13 – 16, 2022 Go Outside and Play! with Paddle Pilgrim Dave Ellingson The GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY retreat will inspire you to get outside, connect with creation, laugh and play more, & follow Jesus into the world. A retreat to remind you to live life out loud and outdoors. Dave’s exasperated mom used to tell her antsy son, “Go outside and play!” Maybe we all still need that prompting. This retreat explores the meaning of and puts into…
Gold enneagram circle illustrates Empowering Enneagram Desert Sojourn Retreat

Empowering Enneagram: A Desert Sojourn Retreat

APRIL 8-10, 2022 Empowering Enneagram: Discover, Connect & Transform Your Life with this Dynamic Tool Know yourself, build community, empower each other, break down barriers and enable peaceful coexistence at this EMPOWERING ENNEAGRAM retreat. The only people who do not believe that the Enneagram is true are those who do not understand it or have never used it well. Fr. Richard Rohr, in Falling Upward Richard Rohr wrote that the Enneagram roots can be found in the three thousand year…

Family Systems + Critical Thinking: A Desert Sojourn Retreat

APRIL 24 – 27, 2022 Family Systems & Critical Thinking: Leaders Facing Challenges and Changing the Future A leaders retreat to learn & apply the basic concepts in real-life family & work settings. The purpose of this retreat is to familiarize participants with basic concepts in Family Systems Theory and in Critical Thinking, and to explore how these can be resources in managing life more effectively. Through presentations, conversations, and self-reflection, participants will learn how to apply and integrate Family…