Private Retreats 

Shambhalla retreats are led by mother and daughter team, Melinda Joy Miller and Kim Colwell. Together they have over 40 years experience in facilitating retreats, healing, shamanic arts, feng shui, and space transformation.  
Each private retreat is designed for you as an individual, couple, group, family or corporate team. Email us to set up a complimentary chat to see how we can create the perfect healing retreat for you. 

Shamanic Healing Retreats

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All retreats are over a weekend, Thur night through Mon afternoon. The retreat days begin with breakfast and end with a ceremony after dinner. The photos shown are from our last Sedona Retreat. 

Sedona Retreat | Self-Discovery and Rejuvenation

The Sedona retreat is the perfect remedy for your overworked mind, body, and spirit. Gain new tools to think more clearly, expand creativity, give deeper meaning to your life and strengthen your relationships.
At our small, private retreats each participant is given an intimate, personalized experience with plenty of time to focus on individual needs and to include experiences that can inspire a natural high, a recharge and to expand your creative flow.
The Shambhalla Institute specializes in putting together small personalized Sedona retreats for friends or associates based on budget, intention and with careful consideration to accommodate your special needs. Our retreats are transformational experiences that stay with you for a lifetime.
Our Sedona retreat is held at a spectacular location in a private residential setting with access to a beautiful morning hike through a local park. The Sedona retreat offers high-energy vortex locations where students are able to make deep connections to the natural elements – Earth – Wind – Fire – Water; eat healthfully, enjoy unique spa times, nature encounters and deep personal discovery.


  • New ways to reduce mental anxiety – stop the brain chatter.
  • Group excursions into safe, healing spaces.
  • Deep relaxation with guided shamanic journeys to connect more deeply with yourself and your life purpose.
  • Personalized, mindful techniques that can shift patterns of the mind, behavior, or related to health.
  • Grounding exercises to stabilize inner rhythms of wellness.
  • Spa times that focus on beauty & health, making herbal remedies to use right away or to take home for enjoyment later.
  • Healthy, delicious food.
  • Daily walks or hikes through gorgeous, high-energy locations.
  • Discussions that inspire a deeper meaning for your life, especially related to understanding how to develop stronger relationships.
  • Valuable workshop using Shambhalla Institute’s signature blend of healing modalities – design psychology, feng shui, & shamanic astrology — to set up your home to support your new insight, healing, & enlightenment.
  • How to use your home as a tool to strengthen your personal identity and revitalize you on a soulful level.
  • Ample time to journal, share, & celebrate together breakthroughs & transformations.

Fees: All inclusive fee ranges from $1,950 – $2,950

*Fee does not include travel to Sedona. Fee is dependent on private or shared room and bathroom. 

Sedona Retreat Instructors: Melinda Joy Miller & Kim Colwell

The Shambhalla Institute has been offering Shamanic Journey experiences for over 20 years. With the Medicine Wheel of Peace/Cycles of Life participants experience a sacred process of inner discovery toward peaceful relationships, happiness and personal purpose. More about the instructors here: Melinda Joy Miller, Kim Colwell.

Other Retreats Offered

Through the Kim Colwell Design firm in Los Angeles, our sister company, we offer the SACRED DESIGN RETREAT. Learn more information here. 




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This private retreat has limited space. We keep this retreat to a very small group to allow for a more powerful opportunity to be deeply healed, master mindfulness and gain transformational tools that will stay with you for life.

We are here to accomodate your special needs if you wish to incorporate something specific or have dietary restrictions. Fees and schedules can be adapted accordingly if you give us notification.

A 5 night, 6-day retreat includes 4 full Shamanic Journey Days + All meals, snacks and beverages + 5 Morning Ceremonies + 1 Evening Healing Circle + 1 private shamanic coaching session with Melinda Joy or 1 private transformational session with Kim Colwell

Fee: $1999 – $2780*

*Depending on shared or private room.


Deposit: $599

($200 of the deposit amount is non-refundable unless canceled within 45 days)

Please contact us if you would like to be added to the contact list or have us customize a retreat for you and your friends with a 5 person minimum.


Retreat Schedule


Welcome to Sedona

Check into your accommodations and enjoy some free time for hiking, shopping or just soaking in the beauty. Later you will receive your welcome packet and retreat itinerary.

On the first day

Your Shambhalla Shamanic Journey begins with a Welcome Ceremony.  During this special ceremony you will connect with the land, set your intention for the retreat and identify blockages that need to be released.


  • For those early risers, a guided Sunrise ceremony is offered each day special attunement to the Element of the Day.
  • Personalized releasing process and meditations to celebrate self and share your experiences.
  • Receive the day’s focus with specific vortex or healing location in Sedona for experiencing the beauty & power of the earth.
  • Start the day with a set of sensory integration, warm-up exercises for the brain, body and soul.

Daily shamanic day long learning experiences

Each day we will offer a unique inner journey. You will explore an aspect of light and more deeply connect to self, be healed or develop your intuitive senses to manifest your life’s vision or a special dream. Each day you will experience a different power spot in nature. You could take this class one hundred times and learn a different set of tools each time. Many students come to this retreat each time it is offered as a way to stay in balance and develop deeper levels of personal growth and spiritual fulfillment.

Late afternoon or evening

  • Free time for relaxation, journaling, private consultation or Sedona adventures. Numerous materials that support reflection are set out for easy access and use, including fun, health and beauty spa activities.
  • Schedule your complimentary shamanic Astrology Reading, shamanic coaching or self transformational session.
  • One evening will have a guided sunset meditation and shamanic ceremony related to the day’s experience.
  • Other evenings will allow students to have free time or go to sleep early.





Fabulous views from every room, jacuzzi tubs in some rooms and Wi-fi. Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks will be provided with oxygenated water, nonalcoholic beverages and highly nutritious moringa tea throughout the day.

When Are Scheduled Group Retreats Offered

Every September we offer a group retreat. Sign ups are taken throughout the year on a first come basis.

When Are Private Individual or Group Retreats Offered

If you would like to schedule a personalized individual or private group retreat, please email Kim directly. She will customize a retreat for you or your group based on your personal interest, desired location, budget and needs. We offer the shamanic journey retreat described above or we can personalize a retreat that includes any of the modalities listed in our learn or class pages.


Shambhalla Retreat Testimonials:

“My life is profoundly changed by the experience. This experience has changed my perception of why I am here on Earth. Sedona was the perfect setting for our Journey. The entire experience exceeded my expectations.”
— Dorothea Zajaczuk, Feng Shui consultant and tai chi instructor

“Melinda joy was our marvelous guide to exploring the Great mystery in Sedona. I highly recommend this process to anyone interested in magnifying their healing. I cannot think of any improvement to perfection. I would definitely want to take again.”
— Judy, Mortgage broker

“What a wonderful experience!  I am still literally clearing my eyes to a new way of looking at things, still processing all that I was part of.  Thank you so much for bringing together such a magical group of people, sharing with us, and giving so much to us.  I am very grateful for you both, and for me, it is such a treat to see a mother daughter team with such lovely energy.”
— Sheryl Swaisgood, Distributor, Sidda Flower Essences


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