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Nature Immersion, Equine Wisdom & Storytelling Journey

Cozy gatherings around a campfire, sharing laughter and stories. Line dancing under the stars. This retreat offers a space for leisure and enjoyment, reflection, soulful storytelling, and camaraderie, illuminated by the warmth of the desert sun.

Are you a mature woman in a transitional phase of life? Do you feel stuck in your old stories and are ready to create a new chapter? Maybe your nest is empty or you’re adjusting to a new life beyond your career, Sage & Story is the perfect place to explore what’s next. Together we’ll share the wisdom of our stories and draw inspiration from this community of wise women.  

Experience Nature

Immerse in the vast landscape of the Sonoran desert, reconnect with nature and your own intuitive nature.

Equine Assisted Learning

Partnering with the powerful influence of equine wisdom, we'll uncover old narratives and learn new ways of showing up more fully.

Heart Centered Women

This retreat offers space for you to embrace your individuality and share your stories in a supportive community of wise women.
Featured Retreat

Sage & Story Women's Retreat

Nature Immersion, Equine Wisdom & Storytelling Journey

Blending the serenity of nature with the transformative influence of equine assisted learning, this experiential retreat offers a place to disconnect from the distractions of daily life and reconnect with nature and our own intuition.

We’ll harness the power of storytelling, let go of old narratives that limit us, and boldly create new ones that reflect our true heart and soul. Through writing prompts and storytelling circles, we’ll bring new empowering stories to life. You don’t need to be a writer or storyteller to join; this is for you inspiring women who have a lived a life worth sharing.

This historical setting has its own inspirational stories that we’ll draw upon, as we listen and learn about its origins and the influence of previous ranch owner Vi Wellik, a fascinating women who ran the ranch for over forty years. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this collective in celebrating the wisdom within our own stories.  Be a part of this unique experience and take home a souvenir of Inspiration, Empowerment and Connection.

 October 31st – November 3rd, 2024

Location: Historic Flying E Ranch Wickenburg, Arizona 

$1,875  Limited spots available

Price Includes: Single room lodging, delicious meals, off site nature excursion, equine assisted learning program, special guest storyteller, line dancing instruction, souvenir gift bag, meaningful memories (also includes dinner on Thursday evening arrival and breakfast on Sunday departure date)

What’s not included
Air Travel and transportation expenses to and from retreat. The ranch is located 75 miles northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Inquire about airport transportation options. (average $175 each way)

Cancellation policy
$1,000 Deposit due at booking. 100% refund minus $250 service charge if cancelled within 90 days prior to retreat. 50% refund if cancelled within 60 days prior to retreat. No refunds if cancelled less than 60 days prior to retreat. Travel Insurance recommended.

Retreat Schedule


MorningNature Immersion at Hassayampa Preserve

Afternoon – Exploring our Stories 

Evening – Line Dancing under the Stars


MorningEquine Connection Experience 

Afternoon –  Empowering our Stories

Evening – Campfire Circle Collective 


Breakfast 7:30am – 9:00am

Optional Morning Hike

Checkout 10:00am

About The Flying E Ranch

Flying E Ranch is a historic dude ranch situated on over 20,000 lush desert acres offering breathtaking views of the Bradshaw and Weaver mountains. The ranch is an ideal place to take a step back and experience the legendary hospitality of the Old West.

In your free time you can enjoy lounging on the patio by the pool and jacuzzi, or simply soak up the abundant sunshine and quiet surroundings of the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is unique, with more than 2000 plant species that not only survive but thrive in this environment. This desert is the only place in the world where you will see the famous saguaro cactus.

Dining at the Ranch

You’ll enjoy delicious bountiful meals prepared by Flying E Ranch chefs.  Breakfast is made to order & served in the lodge dining room 7:30-9:00am. The chow bell rings promptly at 12:30 pm for a Buffet Lunch on the patio, which overlooks a heated swimming pool and legendary Vulture Peak. Dinner is served family-style at 6:30 pm in the dining room.

Snacks – Fresh fruit and homemade cookies

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Join me on this journey of discovery as we return to genuine face-to-face conversations, share stories, embrace nature, and cultivate meaningful connections that inspire a more authentic life.

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