If you're asking yourself what's next after the death of your loved one, and you're ready to take steps toward transforming your life, join us at the Sedona Women's Empowerment Retreat. At this unique retreat for all women who have lost a loved one in the military, we'll explore ways to move forward within our new normal. Using a combination of outdoor activities, art and journaling, we'll take inspiration from our surroundings and our peers to create a plan for healing and growth. This event will focus on the needs of our minds, bodies and spirits as we clarify our direction in life and create our own path to transformation.
During the retreat, we will focus on building connections and fostering accountability within our group. We will work to establish a supportive community that will provide encouragement and inspiration long after this event ends. Together, we honor the past, recognize the present and intentionally step into the future.
Who should attend? Due to the unique nature of this event, TAPS Empowerment Retreats are intended for those survivors whose loss occurred more than two years ago. If you are within the first two years following your loss, we encourage you to attend a traditional TAPS Retreat, Regional Seminar and/or the National Military Survivor Seminar.
This Retreat is rated as a light intensity adventure. We will be active throughout the Retreat and will challenge you, however activities will involve light physical exertion. We will be doing some form of low-impact exercise every day including stretching, hiking and more!
Please note that this is a technology-free event. In order to fully immerse ourselves in the activities and connect with fellow attendees, we ask that cellphones and other devices are only used for emergencies.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide lodging, most meals and all activity costs. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation to and from retreats.
Please note that this event takes place in Cottonwood, Arizona, near Sedona. Lodging is provided for all attendees. You will share a room at the resort with another participant. More details about lodging will be provided once you are notified of your selection status.
Please note this is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and meat-free facility. All meals will be pescatarian (including fish and dairy) in nature.
A $50 deposit will be collected at the time of registration. At the conclusion of the retreat, you may choose to donate this deposit to TAPS to support future programs; otherwise it will be fully refunded to attendees.
This retreat will be contained to the retreat center and our outdoor activities. If you would like to explore the Sedona area, please plan to extend your visit before or after the retreat.
If you have any questions, please email RETREATS@TAPS.ORG or call 800-959-8277.