A Woman's Way provides women's retreats, workshops, and travel adventures that offer guidance and holistic tools to help you navigate through life's challenges and transitions, supporting you on the ultimate journey through self-help, spiritual growth, and inspired living.

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Rocky Mountain High - Adventure, Serenity, Awakening. A women's retreat in Aspen, Colorado.
Women's Retreat with Karen Ely
August 4 - 9, 2013
Aspen, Colorado


Experience the stillness and serenity of the mountains of Colorado. See snow capped peaks, mountain ridges filled with aspen and pine forests, and be a part of this outdoor adventure in Aspen, Colorado.


Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake
And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky Mountain high ... Colorado
~ John Denver

Experience the beauty of the mountains filled with endless trees, flowers, meadows, and amazing snow covered peaks. Join us for this women's retreat in Aspen, Colorado.

Serenity and beauty will surround you during this women's retreat in Aspen, Colorado.

Aspen ... the very word conjures up breathtaking images . . . spectacular mountain scenery, world-class skiing, scenic trails, abundant wildflowers and thundering mountain streams.

Aspen is all of that and more ... first-class boutiques and restaurants, a wide range of fine-art galleries, an internationally renowned summer music festival, and an urban cultural scene which belies its small-town charm.

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
~ Mary Oliver

Join facilitator, Karen Ely, and a community of like-minded women for a Rocky Mountain High retreat in one of the most dynamic and beautiful areas of the country, Aspen, Colorado. The weeklong retreat will offer the ultimate combination of joyful camaraderie, adventure, culture and serenity, all designed to refresh your spirit, rekindle your passion, and cultivate balance, peace and joy in your life.

Each day will begin with a continental breakfast and insightful time spent working experientially in small and large groups. We'll end our mornings by setting a personal intention for the day, then heading into the high country for hiking or biking and a leisurely picnic lunch along a mountain stream. Late afternoons will provide the perfect time for resting, scheduling a massage, strolling around town or shopping at one of the beautiful boutiques. We'll gather before dinner each evening to enjoy a glass of wine and share our experiences of the day. Several evenings will be spent enjoying some of Aspen's cultural events. You will have some quiet time to take a walk through the forests and mountain streams of Aspen, Colorado during this women's retreat and outdoor adventure.Our final evening, we'll gather for a celebratory dinner at one of Aspen's unique dining establishments.

The retreat will include the perfect blending of quiet time in nature, joyful time in circle, journaling, meditating, working experientially in small and large groups, hiking and biking, cultural events, self care and first-class cuisine, mountain style. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll eat chocolate mindfully, you'll get inspired, you'll gain hope . . . and in the process you'll discover the amazing woman you already are.


About the Women's Retreat Facilitator
Karen Ely

Karen is the founder and director of A Woman's Way, one of the country's premier women's retreat and workshop program located in Sedona, Arizona. Karen is the founder and director of A Woman's Way, one of the country's premier women's retreat and workshop program located in Sedona, Arizona.

Karen is the author of: Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself published in 2006, which chronicles the end of her 32-year marriage; A Retreat of My Own, a women's personal retreat guide published in 2008; and Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul published in 2011. Karen is currently publishing Lost and Found: A Journey to Wholeness, the personal story of her 25-year spiritual journey.

Karen is an experienced facilitator with a commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy.

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Venue Information for our Women's Retreat at the Esalen Institute
Aspen's breathtaking views beacon hikers, bikers, kayakers, rafters and explorers from around the world. Drawn to Aspen's urban cultural scene, art aficionados rDuring this women's retreat, you will experience some of the most beautiful views imaginable. Come see Aspen, Colorado with us.ub shoulders with wine connoisseurs and concert-goers, culinary epicures and fashion mavens vie for reservations at Aspen's hot-spot restaurants, and people flock from around the world to Aspen's high-profile cultural events. Accommodations run from posh to economical, ensuring everyone feels nourished and welcome.


Women's Retreat Costs and Fees
The fee for this women's retreat is $985. This retreat is limited to 10 participants.

The retreat fee includes:

Facilitated retreat from Sunday evening August 4th through Friday evening August 9th
Continental breakfasts from Monday, August 5th through Friday August 9th
Wine and cheese each evening from Sunday August 4th through Thursday, August 8th
Bike rental for one afternoon
Picnic lunches each afternoon
Concert at the famed Aspen Music Festival tent
Celebratory final dinner on August 9
You will be responsible for your own hotel accommodations (we'll supply suggestions), transportation and other meals, however, there is space available for one woman at the apartment we'll be using each day (and where Karen Ely will be staying) for $300 for the week (this fee needs to be paid when registering and there are no refunds for this fee)
In order to register:
      $450 is due at time of registration ($250 of this is non-refundable)
      Remaining $535 is due no later than May 10, 2013 (after this date, there are no refunds)
In order to register online, you'll be required to pay the entire retreat fee. If you'd like to register and only pay the deposit OR if you'd like to reserve space in the retreat apartment, please call us at 928-254-1897.

Please Note: It is not possible to use cancellation credits from another retreat or any other discount to pay for this retreat.



Aspen is one of the most beautiful little cities in America. Join us for an amazing women's retreat in Aspen, Colorado.

Retreats are designed to incorporate times for quiet reflection, personal growth, laughter and the camaraderie of other extraordinary women. Participants will leave the workshop with resources to assist them on their journey to living an authentic life filled with passion and joy.

In April 2015, A Woman’s Way became the Sedona Women’s Institute,
continuing to provide women with guidance, tools and support for inspired living ...
but in exciting new ways!
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