GRAND CANYON HEALING RETREAT
The Grand Canyon became my healing space during trauma recovery.
With every step I took down into + out of this magnificent creation, I began to understand my personal story while finding clarity about my life.
I came to realize that my traumas do not define me.
What I do have is an opportunity to learn + grow from my experiences.
The trail provided space for me to let go of pain + welcome peace.
It is here that I understood a deeper meaning of me.
It is here that I began to live + love again.
And I want the same for you.
Welcome to our Transformational + Healing Grand Canyon Retreats.
“The Grand Canyon retreat opened the floodgates of my awe and wonder at God’s creation. Through Sara’s guidance, positive energy, and vulnerability, I found more kindness and love in and for my own story. I would recommend this retreat to anyone seeking an adventure into nature and opening the door to healing and hope.”
– Liane Gerstenkorn
JOIN US ON A HEALING RETREAT
We live during a time when it may feel difficult to detach from our daily life. Sure, we all have responsibilities + the need to take care of others. I get it!
But we all need to be taken care of, too. And that, my friend, means taking time away for YOU.
Join us on a healing retreat in the Grand Canyon! With Sara as your guide, we hike from the South Rim to Phantom Ranch, the bottom of the canyon, and spend 2 or 3 nights in a beautiful creek-side cabin. Together we will adventure on trails, meditate + journal in nature, and deep-dive into self through facilitated group coaching.
Detach from the world and feed what is important: your body, mind, soul + spirit. Learn to be present for who you are, because if we are not able to be present for ourselves, we cannot be present for others. (Take that in!)
Be ready to learn, grow, adventure, foster new friendships, cultivate lasting memories, laugh (a lot!), perhaps shed a few tears + have AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
ALONG WITH SARA, YOU’LL BE LED BY ONE OTHER HEALING EXPERT
Eliana is a Mindfulness, Health and Wellness Coach with an emphasis on Grief and Loss.
She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and featured in Sara’s “Walk Through This” Documentary.
GROUP COACHING AND HIKING
Pre and Post Retreat Support:
Led by Sara, group coaching calls provide a supportive environment to learn what you are truly capable of. Deep-dive into your values, set your intentions, understand your story + patterns more deeply, and learn from others’ experiences.
- ZOOM All calls and sessions are done via Zoom, a private and secure online video conferencing site.
- Pre-hike 1 ½-months of group coaching calls and a 1 hour private coaching session with Sara.
- Post-hike 1 ½-months of group coaching.
On The Grand Canyon Retreat:
- During the hiking expedition, we will continue our coaching journey outside of the four-walls we will live in. Sara will guide you on approximately 20+ miles of trails over 3 or 4 days that lead you through 2 billion years of geological history.
- Includes coaching and meditating on 6-million year old rocks + under the stars, while allowing your inner-child to adventure. Our time in the canyon is pure magic!
- Be one of very few who experience personal growth, healing, and transformation in the vastness of the Grand Canyon!
“Sara is living proof of the power of trauma recovery! She has harnessed her suffering and gifts to create a magical coaching endeavor, one that offers transformation, growth and healing to anyone who wants to hike beside her. Her warmth and natural leadership provides safe space for groups to dig deep and crack open their hearts, minds and souls — all while being mended by the force of nature around them and within them. Sara unapologetically models love of self and the arduous process of genuine forgiveness of self and others. My time with her and my tramily in the Grand Canyon was unforgettable and beautiful.”
– Lia Rodi
- Group Coaching: 1 ½-months of group coaching via Zoom
- 1 hour private coaching
- Intention Setting: at the beginning of our group coaching calls, we will establish what your individual intentions are for the trip, connect to your inner strength, discuss the trip as a metaphor for life, and connect to each other for empowering support.
- Check-in: South Rim, 3:00 p.m.
- Following check-in we will spend the rest of the day connecting with your group and outlining the remainder of the trip.
- Lodging/meals: Maswik Lodge
- The Descent: we will take a bus to the South Kaibab trailhead where we will begin our 8 mile descent into the Grand Canyon, arriving at Phantom Ranch approximately 2:00 p.m.
- Meditation & Coaching: following the hike we will do meditation and coaching
- Lodging/meals: Phantom Ranch, a beautiful cabin along a creek
- Hiking: hike the bottom of the Grand Canyon
- More Hiking: depending on the trails, venture up Phantom Creek, hike to Ribbon Falls or take a vista trail where you can view the south side of the Canyon.
- Meditation & Coaching
- Lodging/meals: Phantom Ranch, a beautiful cabin along a creek
- Asend: we will hike 10 miles out of the canyon with an elevation change of 4,460 ft via the Bright Angel Trail.
- More Hiking: an additional 3 mile side trip to Plateau Point will be added half-way through the hike for those who desire more.
- Evening Celebration
- Lodging/meals: Maswik Lodge
- Wrap Up: we will engage in retreat wrap-up exercises.
- Return home
- We are not done … Continue working on your healing through our group coaching sessions!
“I did not understand what Sara meant when she said the GC trip would change my life forever…while the bonding and support was AMAZING, it was the process of facing my personal fears, hours spent defining my values, pushing thru emotional and physical pain, tapping into the serves of strength that even astounded me!!! But mostly…the MONUMENTAL accomplishment of hiking into and out of that canyon!“
– Deanne Weiss
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- 3 months of breakthrough group coaching, individual coaching session with Sara, support on Voxer (a team communication app on your smartphone) throughout the three-month duration
- A 1:1 50-minute coaching session with Sara
- 5 or 6 Days of transformation in an intimate setting with 8 others
- 2 certified guided hikes and hiking permits
- Meditation guide
- Lodging and Meals, South Rim accommodations, Phantom Ranch cabin, all meals at Phantom Ranch + celebratory dinner
- You become an Ambassador of the Live Boldly Movement and help others begin their healing journey. You have an option to continue your healing journey through book clubs, run every 3-months, that includes free group coaching sessions with me. Choose to become an affiliate and receive 10% commission for retreat referrals.
I’M HERE TO SUPPORT + GUIDE YOU
My way of healing + growing into who I am today was unconventional. Yet, it worked. We all deserve a sacred space to deepen our relationship with self. To feel connected with others + know that we are not alone. There are no other retreats out there like this.
If you are taking your first step on your healing journey, or are well on your way + simply would like to continue your practice of loving + leaning into a more joy filled life, this is a space created for you.
Community + Connection are essential for change. These retreats are designed to meet you where you are and provide support regardless of the switchbacks you’re navigating in your life.
This program is designed to be a long term compass on your healing journey. I will walk you through steps to use nature in your healing journey, and I will share my own personal methods for embracing forgiveness. We all deserve space to find truth, inspiration, hope, and healing.
Everything here helped me get to where I am today. I want the same for you.
“I am glad I have done this adventure in this exact way with Sara. The physical journey of climbing down into the bottom of the canyon and back helped solidify the emotional and spiritual journey that is still ongoing in my awakened heart. It showed me to be even prouder of my body and my own mind to have that physical strength, perseverance and courage to rock that climb. I was able to be proud, even at my own pace. It has not been an easy journey, but Sara and her team not only accept the challenges, they embrace the challenge each person brings to the group. It is a deep learning experience that is also full of joy and hope for the future. It is the beginning of reclaiming oneself. “
– Audrey Kirby
BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM…
You will learn the science of trauma + understand how trauma affects your body, mind + spirit…because education is important for healing.
You will welcome + incorporate various methods of healing into your life including meditation, breathwork, nature therapy, and other somatic practices led by professionals in the healing community. There is no one way to heal.
You will deepen your understanding of self + reframe the underlying stories and beliefs that brought you here today.
You will see your patterns in life + make better choices to live in a way that serves you.
You will grow your self worth + self love…and use them as a compass to guide you going forward.
You will learn to live from your heart…and not simply your mind.
You will learn to forge forgiveness for yourself and others who brought pain into your life and the world.
You will feel empowered + know that you are not alone…you belong here.
You will learn how to welcome healthy relationships into your life – including those with friends, family + partners – while detaching from + letting go of unhealthy relationships that do not serve you.
You will manifest + step into a life created by you, FOR you, filled with freedom, peace and choice.
You will learn what is needed to become an Ambassador of the Live Boldly Movement, and with that, a teacher in healing. “For it is in the giving that we receive.”
“I was really nervous and kept making excuses because I am not a “hiker” or it is not the right time, etc… I am so glad I said YES! I loved every aspect of this amazing adventure. Everyone who says YES to this is extremely special and I am blessed to have made new lifelong friends. I will never forget the beauty and magic we experienced in the Grand Canyon. Sara is so supportive, caring, fierce, hilarious and SUPER FUN and I hope everyone gets an opportunity to join her. I am so proud to be a part of the 1% of 1% of the people that visit the Grand Canyon to have hiked all the way to the bottom and more, then back out … WOOHOOO! “
– Lindy Brownsberger
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM…
Q: How long is the program?
A: This is a 3-month coaching program + a multi day Grand Canyon Healing Retreat. We will have weekly 1-hour group coaching sessions where we will deep-dive into a new topic every week. The intent is for you to be ready in every way to head into the canyon + heal. Likewise, we keep our coaching sessions going after the retreat so you can implement what you have learned into your everyday life. Need to miss a call? No problem! They will be recorded + shared with you.
Q: How fit do I need to be?
A: If you are concerned about or questioning your physical ability, please reach out to me + let’s have a conversation. Hiking the Grand Canyon is as much about mindset + heart space as it is about physical ability.
Q: What if I am afraid of heights?
A: I have guided many people through the Grand Canyon, including clients afraid of heights + a blind para athlete (twice). Prior to the hike, we will talk through how best to accommodate + face your fears or challenges. My co-lead + I have got you.
Q: How is this different from another guided group?
A: Within the retreats I lead, it’s far beyond simply a hike. You will be guided not only into nature, but also within yourself. Being in the Grand Canyon on this retreat becomes an experiential journey of self-discovery, growth + healing.
Q: Is this really worth the money?
A: If you’re ready to invest in yourself, let go of limiting beliefs, transcend your story, and believe in you…absolutely! Anyone who has lived through difficult life experiences knows how important it is to work on ourselves daily. I still work on myself, too. I value your time + investment as much as you do.
Q: How much time will I get with you?
A: You’ll get access to me throughout our three-months together through weekly coaching sessions, a 1:1 session, and support through Voxer. In addition, I am with you every step of the way on our Grand Canyon retreat. Not only that, but my clients become family to me. Pretty much, we are connected for life.
Q: What does it mean to be an Ambassador of the Live Boldly Movement?
A: Our goal is for you to not stay a student in healing, but rather become a teacher in guiding others. This is how we grow and up-level in our healing. We don’t want you to stop learning + healing. As an Ambassador, you have the opportunity to run your own book clubs using the material you learned. Swipe copy + all material is created for you. Every month, you will receive a free group coaching call with me. And if anyone from your book club goes on a retreat, you receive a 10% commission, to be used as you choose. This is available to you for life. Once in this family, you are forever welcomed.
PLUS YOU WILL RECEIVE THESE LIFE-SHIFTING BONUSES NEEDED TO
HEAL + GROW ON YOUR JOURNEY:
BONUS #1: A SIGNED COPY OF MY BOOK: Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness
I wrote this book for all of you. Throughout this journey together, we will be diving deep into the pages of this book. Ask me anything while you are here.
BONUS #2: My digital course: UNSTUCK + FREE: How to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone
UNSTUCK + FREE: How to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone is an immersive digital course that brings “learning from the trail to life” with HD videos, a guided visualization, my own personal learning + downloadable pdf worksheets.
I created this course for those ready + willing to let go of fear, should’s + stories holding you back from living a life on your terms. This course will deepen your sense of self and guide you towards choice, freedom + alignment with what sets your soul on fire. Recorded from the trails on Mt. Baldy in Southern California, watch + learn from this course at your leisure. I loved creating this for you!
“I was blessed to have gone on Sara’s Journey in the Grand Canyon at Christmas 2020 – it was magical. My heart was cracked wide open, Love, Worthiness and Compassion for self was seen within me for the first time. Being held by another touched the core of my soul – it was the most Peace, Unconditional love of each other and laughter I have ever experienced in life. Take that step into the Grand Canyon with Sara and “Choose you.”
– Rhonda Kroger
MINUTE 1:1 COACHING SESSION WITH SARA
GROUP COACHING SESSIONS
DAYS OF HIKING & COACHING WITH PROFESSIONALS
MONTHS OF SUPPORT VIA VOXER APP
INVESTMENT VALUE IN DOLLARS
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
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I know walking this journey of self-exploration + reflection can oftentimes feel overwhelming + exhausting.
I also know how important it is to do the deep work. By healing + transforming your life, you are changing generational patterns from your past + creating good for your future.
Not only do we benefit through this process, but so do those closest to us in our lives, as well as our communities, society, and the world.
There has never been a better time to harness the healing power of nature + travel the road to forgiveness. There has never been a better time to say YES to you…and create the life you love.
I am here for you. And I believe in you.
All my love,