Yoga and Wellness Retreats

Leave the demands of daily life, experience restoration, renewal and discovery

Beautiful things can happen while attending a retreat.

A retreat provides the opportunity for rest and restoration, deep inner healing, self-discovery, connection with ourselves and others, learning new things, strengthening our spiritual connection, and more…without the distractions and demands of our daily lives.

Our retreats are designed to help you decompress, de-stress and recover from the demands of daily life.

There is so much you can do at one of our retreats.

  • Take a class or workshop
  • Spend time in nature
  • Spend time in quiet reflection
  • Journal
  • Meet new people
  • Enjoy delicious and nourishing meals
  • Tap into your creativity

A typical day might include yoga and other movement practices, meditation, sound healing, massage/self-care time, hiking or nature walks, a workshop or two, wonderful healthy meals, a mindful eating experience, and group bonding time at a campfire.

Yoga Classes for Women

Inspirational "Teacher's Choice" Yoga for Women

Join us for a special weekly in-person “Teacher’s Choice” class that will be co-taught by Dawn & Sara. The class type and style will vary week-by-week, and will include a variety of practices, such as:

  • Restorative or Yin Yoga
  • Gentle, or Level 1 Hatha Yoga
  • Slow Flow Yoga
  • Zen Yoga
  • Medical QiGong
  • Meditation & Yoga Nidra
  • Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
  • Energy Healing


This class is open to women of any ability level. Everyone is welcome!


Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am

Co-Taught by Dawn Hopkins & Sara Chesterfield

Crossroads Nazarene Church

2950 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224


Class fee is $12 for drop-ins. Class packages available.

Advanced registration is required.

Retreats for Women

Soulful Steps Chi Yoga Hike for Women
Saturday, April 6

Join The Retreat Ladies and The Running University for our second collaborative event designed to help you invest in your self care, increase your mindfulness, appreciate the natural beauty of the South Mountain, and enjoy a safe and welcoming community of other like-minded women.

As we mindfully hike and practice together, you may find opportunities to plant seeds, pull some weeds, and make space for new growth!

This might include:

  • New friends
  • A fresh perspective
  • An appreciation of the way your body can move
  • The gifts of slowing down and being present
  • Amazing scenery and photos
  • New mindfulness practices and techniques you can apply to your every day life
  • And so much more!

Saturday, April 6

7:00 – 10:30 am

Pima Canyon Trailhead (at South Mountain)

4500 E Pima Canyon Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044

*Hike will be easy-moderate difficulty


Self-Care Investment – $69

Register by April 4

Event Details:

Our event will begin with instruction on Chi Walking/Hiking from Master Instructor, Lisa Pozzoni of TRU Tribe and The Running University. ChiWalking blends ancient Tai Chi principles with proper body mechanics so you learn how reduce impact to your body and joints. Lisa will show you how to get in proper posture, move from your Center, and how to avoid injuries by teaching you the key mind/body principles of ChiWalking.

We will then mindfully hike together, taking all of the beauty of South Mountain and the surrounding area. Midway through our hike, Sara Chesterfield will lead us through a QiGong practice where we’ll blend the beauty of nature with the serenity of Qigong and meditation.

At the end of our hike, Dawn Hopkins will guide us through a Gentle Standing Yoga Flow to stretch, breathe, and mindfully move energy through our bodies.

At the end of our event, we will enjoy some girlfriend time and practice mindful eating while enjoy some snacks and prosecco, or mocktails. 

We are thrilled to once again combine our shared experience with all of you to help you learn how to combine mindfulness, movement, meditation, and breath work in a practical way…all while enjoying the gorgeous scenery of South Mountain and the company of amazing women!

We hope you will join us for this special and unique experience!

Divine Healing for Women
Stress & Trauma Release with Sound

Join “The Retreat Ladies” for an empowering yoga class infused with the soothing vibrations of crystal bowl healing and the deep healing effects of Psoas Release and Yoga Nidra meditation. Experience a blend of standing and floor asana (postures) and movement designed to release stress, tension and trauma held in the body, mind, and spirit.

Psoas Release is a yoga therapy class targeted to allow our bodies innate ability to release stress and trauma, both physically and emotionally. The therapy targets the psoas, a large muscle in our lower torso that holds stress and trauma in the body and is deeply connected to the stress and fight-or-flight response. Based on the TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Berceli, PhD, this class will help you to retrain your body to energetically release stress as well as the little and big traumas of life held in our tissues. All of this will take place while enjoying the soothing and healing vibrations of crystal bowls. The class will conclude with a Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) meditation designed to help the body integrate the practice in a deep state of healing and restoration. This therapy is helpful for both physical and emotional healing. 

At the end of our time together, we will enjoy some girlfriend time with snacks and refreshments.


Divine Healing for Women

Friday, April 19 from 6-9 pm

Crossroads Nazarene Church, Ministry Center

2950 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224


Self Care Investment – $69

(Email us if you’d like to pay cash onsite.)

Register by April 17


This class is tailored for women seeking holistic healing and rejuvenation. Discover the profound benefits of unlocking deep-seated emotions and restoring balance within your body and spirit. Step into a sacred space where healing and self-discovery intertwine. Achieve new possibilities as your body re-learns to let go! 

Celebrate Women - Candlelight Cuddle Puddle

Join “The Retreat Ladies” Dawn Hopkins and Sara Chesterfield for a special class designed to celebrate YOU and help you relax, unwind, restore, and renew.

Take a break from the demands of your daily life. Relax and restore. Tap into your innate wholeness. Connect with other amazing women in a safe and welcoming community. 

Our time together will include Candlelight Restorative Yoga, Reiki Energy Healing, and Sound Meditation. Snacks and refreshments will be served afterward during our Women’s Circle.

Candlelight Cuddle Puddle

Friday, May 3 from 6-9 pm

Private Home in Tempe, AZ

(Address provided after registration.)


Self Care Investment – $69

(Email us if you’d like to pay cash onsite.)

Register by May 1


Please bring your yoga mat and your favorite blanket. We will supply the rest! We also have yoga mats available for those who need them. We can’t wait to celebrate you under the candlelight!

"Take a Hike to Yoga & Wine"
"Water to Wine"
June 6-7

Join The Retreat Ladies for two unique and fun events involving some of our favorite activities…yoga, hiking, kayaking, wine, and hanging with awesome women!


Create your own personal retreat experience by attending one or both events. If you would like to spend the night, we will be happy to provide ideas for great places to stay in the area.


We hope you decide to join us for one or both of these fun and unique events!


“Take a Hike to Wine”

Decompress, un-wind, and enjoy a lovely day of hiking, yoga, delicious food and wine – all in the the company of amazing women.


Our event will begin at the Page Springs Hatchery for a beautiful scenic 1.8 mile hike along the Lower Oak Creek. We will then go to Page Springs Cellars for a meditative yoga practice with a beautiful view of the vineyard. We will complete our afternoon enjoying delicious food and wine (optional) in the member area overlooking the vineyard.


Thursday, June 6

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Begins: Page Springs Hatchery

1970 N Page Springs Rd

Cornville, AZ 86325


Ends: Page Springs Cellars

1500 N Page Springs Rd

Cornville, AZ 86325


Event Schedule:

10:00-11:00 am – Meet at Page Springs Hatchery Bubbling Ponds and hike the loop

11:30-12:30 pm – Yoga on the Deck w/Nature Meditation at Page Springs Cellars

12:45-3:00 pm – Snacks/Wine in Members Area at Page Springs Cellars 


Self-Care Investment: $149*

(*Wine is not included in price.)


Register by May 31

“Water to Wine”

Relax in your easy-to-use inflatable kayak as you float down the Verde River. Indulge yourself in an awesome wine tasting experience, served at your party’s private table of choice in the vineyard. Marvel at the scenic views throughout the river and vineyard. Savor the delicious food at Alcantara which pairs perfectly with the wine and expresses the unique flavor and character of the landscape.


Friday, June 7

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Sedona Adventures & Alcantara Vineyards

3445 S Grapevine Way,

Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Event Details:

First, your Water to Wine Experience begins with meeting your professional shuttle guide at the Alcantara Vineyards. The shuttle guide will then provide you with safety and paddling instructions. Next, our group takes kayaks on a gorgeous floating scenic stretch of the Verde River. Our river trip ends on a sandy beach. You will see a visible sign marking the end of the river experience underneath the shade of giant cottonwood trees at the confluence of Oak Creek and the Verde River. Here, you take the path up through the vineyards to the Tuscan farmhouse at Alcantara Vineyards for your outdoor wine tasting delight, which can last about an hour and a half, or as long as you wish to stay.


Note that you must book directly with Sedona Adventures for our specific date/time. Please register with us as well (no charge) so we know you are coming and can keep our group together.


Self-Care Investment: $169*

(*Includes $20 Tasting/Dining Credit)


*Registration with Sedona Adventures is based on availability.

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The Retreat Ladies are wonderful.  I feel very fortunate to have been able to participate in a few of their full day mini retreats.  These retreats are food for the soul.  Sara and Dawn are down to earth, warm and welcoming.  If you have the opportunity to take some time out for yourself to nurture your mind, body and soul please do.  I always leave a better person for having attended and I am grateful for the work they do! ~Claudette


I have attended several of the mini retreats with Dawn and Sara.  It is a vacation every time and is so needed! They are welcoming and authentic, I feel so cared for by these ladies. I have learned a lot about myself during the retreats. Thank you!  ~Marti


Dawn and Sara’s mini retreat workshop was amazing. The flow of all we did was perfectly planned out – plenty enough time for all components and nothing ever felt rushed. It was great to connect with other like-minded women in a small group but large enough to interact with a diverse group. Dawn and Sara’s knowledge in their area is fantastic. The retreat also provided each of us with resources to continue the learning and growing. Thank you! ~Donna


I enjoyed the one-day “Intention-Setting Mini Retreat” with Dawn and Sara. As a newcomer, I felt at ease-positive attitudes and vibes from this group of ladies. The day was creating a “Vision” instead of a Resolution. The tools provided started with restorative yoga, questions/journaling, meditation, mindful eating, vision board and Qi Gong.  We shared feelings and thoughts allowing us to set a purpose and make our vision come to fruition. It was a well-planned session, with just enough time to complete what we started. Thank you. ~Anna