A Return to Wholeness Retreat

Reveal Your Light | Release Your Shadow | Transform Your Life

March 24-27, 2021
Sedona, Arizona

With Spiritual Awakening Guide Chess Edwards

If you want to reveal anything of beauty, the first step is to honestly acknowledge and attend to all that is masking the beauty.

In our journey of personal and spiritual maturity, when the masks of false identity are removed, the beauty and power of the true self is revealed.

This liberating work of revealing our truth beyond the veil of ego is at the heart of this Return to Wholeness Retreat.

Most of us have been disconnected from our wholeness our entire lives.

Defined by the limitations of egoic conditioning, programming, self-image and beliefs, we often feel stuck on a rollercoaster ride run amok with unstable thoughts and emotions.

As we grow older, an anxiousness or discontent may intensify as we come to realize that we’re not living in the wholeness of who we really are. We feel increasingly fragmented or empty, and we know something is missing.

Do you want to set yourself free of this disempowering and frustrating dynamic? 

Are you ready to take the next transformational step in your evolution as a conscious, peaceful and powerful human being?

Right now, perhaps like no other time in your life, you may be keenly aware that something significant wants to shift, awaken and transform within you.

Join Chess Edwards for this powerfully healing and liberating retreat. Embrace the gifts inherent in every aspect of your being – Your Light, Your Shadow and Your Grace.

This Return to Wholeness Retreat is designed to help you awaken your pre-conditioned Self – your True Self before your wounding, programming and the development of your limited self-image.

Awakened as your empowered, peaceful, stable and authentic Self, you will learn how to meet, love, heal and resolve the struggles and turmoil of your egoic identity.

Chess is offering his most effective and efficient work yet. Years of study, devotion and a focused dedication to self-realization and the awakening of his most essential nature have culminated in a body of work that is more clear and powerful than ever before.

You will leave this retreat with effective tools, insights and practices – a road map – for your own continuing journey of liberation and self-realization.

NOW is the time to clear old ways of being and discover the Wholeness of who you really are.

Come and step into your true Self. Come step into the full adventure of your life.

COVID-19 Updates:

Because I recognize the unprecedented potential and dynamism of these times that serve to enhance and accelerate our transformation and liberation, I have made the choice to commit to the March retreat.

However, I understand and consider this global pandemic to be a serious and very real event. In response, I am being extremely proactive in keeping my sanctuary home a safe space for my clients and students.

To this end, I have implemented the following precautions:

I am limiting the number of retreat participants to 8. While I’ve found it to be a challenge to practice full social distancing here at the sanctuary, even with a small group, I do believe that the small group does limit risk.

I interview every participant for every retreat. One of the considerations for participation is how they have been taking precautions against Covid 19 in their daily lives. Only those who have been taking great care to keep themselves and others around them safe and healthy are permitted to attend one of my retreats.  This means that they have been diligent in wearing masks in public spaces, practicing safe social distancing and not attending any large group gatherings.

Since early March, I have been extremely diligent about social distancing and the wearing of masks when in public situations where social distancing is not possible.

The intention is to hold this beautiful and transformative retreat with a small group of conscientious and vigilant people while practicing hand washing and sanitizing as the primary cautions to be maintained. At this time, I do not intend to enforce the wearing of masks during the retreat.  But masks will be available for those who wish to use them to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend.

Please contact me with questions.

I believe that NOW is a stunningly ripe time to awaken our most vast and divine truth of being. We grow from our edges and we are all being brought to the dynamic edges of our egoic identities like never before. And from that edge we might now see what has long been veiled from our awareness – our most divine and transcendent nature of being.

Personally, I have never been more clear, grounded, peaceful, present and alive. These unprecedented times have deepened my own practice and have accelerated the awakening of pure consciousness unlike any time or experience I have ever known. I receive new and clarifying insights pretty much daily and I am excited to share what is unfolding with you all.

Awaken your light
so that you may release
your shadow.

Release your shadow
so that you may reveal
more light.

Your Journey Includes:

  • Self Realization Meditations – The guided and immersive meditations provided during this journey are powerful in both their ability to create a stable presence of inner peace and to rapidly awaken your most authentic nature.
  • Shadow Work Revelations & Deep Dives – This retreat is all about exploration, discovery and integration. Chess will help you discover the gifts that are inherent in your most core internal challenges. And we will spend valuable time focusing on exactly where and how clarity, balance and peace can be more deeply integrated specifically into your life.
  • Stillness, Silence & Spaciousness – Here at the retreat sanctuary located at the base of Thunder Mountain, time is provided for you to embrace the precious commodity of stillness. Time in silence and peace for journaling, reflection, processing and empowering contemplation is an integral aspect of this retreat.
  • Life Optimizations Tools – Chess provides the life mastery and shadow integration tools that will optimize your effectiveness and presence in the world. This ensures that you will stay on your path of evolution and in alignment with your Soul and divine purpose after your return home.
  • Land Journeys – You will be given time and space to take in the power and magnificence of Sedona’s red rock beauty as a pivotal component of your rejuvenation, clarity and integration.
  • Sacred Wisdom Teachings – Chess is a devoted student of life. Every day he consciously weaves into his own life the sacred wisdom teachings that are at the core of living a free and dynamically alive life. From his own direct experiences and continued studies, he shares these ever-evolving teachings with you.

“Your entire life is a curriculum. Everything you’ve got on your plate is the stuff for your enlightenment. It’s breathtaking when you see the beauty of this design.” ~ Ram Dass

Chess Edwards is a Sedona-based self-realization guide, sacred wisdom teacher and meditation instructor who helps people in the awakening of their true nature as it has (and is) awakening within himself.

Chess has devoted himself to a path to true liberation and peace, dedicated to the pursuit and embodiment of truth and divine beauty. He is a truly awakened guide who will help you discover and embrace your most authentic, vibrant and whole self.

As a teacher and guide, Chess regularly transforms people’s lives in a single 2-hour session.

Imagine being immersed in his powerful work during a four-day retreat. It can truly change your life forever.

“Chess Edwards is definitely at the top of my list of people who have made a lasting and profound impact on my life.

We worked together over the course of several months and the work was powerful.

Chess opened me up to a whole different way of perceiving the world, understanding my own truth, and finding my peace.

He is an intuitive, wise, gentle, and compassionate guide.”

– Alison Colbs

“Chess is a powerful spiritual guide. His wisdom and patience in guiding you on your path of true discovery is remarkable.

My life in this last year has been full of many changes and challenges. With Chess’s help they became so much clearer and easier to navigate. 

To have discovered a teacher such as he is a gift to myself. Gratitude can never express my emotions. I did not go looking for a spiritual coach but somehow I found one that has changed my life forever.”

– Delores Cullen



Bring a friend and receive a 20% discount.

That’s 10% each or 20% for one.

Early Bird Discount

Sign up before January 1, 2021

The Retreat is only $775

The Opportunity for Transformation Awaits…

  • Do you want to be free from the limiting habits and stories of your mind?
  • Do you want to step more FULLY into the Adventure of Your Life?
  • Do your practices of self awareness and personal development feel like they can only get you so far?
  • Are you ready to be liberated from disempowering self images so that you may realize your true Strength, Grace and Passion?
  • Are you ready to shed your shame so that you may embody your true power and live as who you really are?

Take the Leap and…

  • Return to your authentic and vibrant Aliveness!
  • Discover the transformative power of deep stillness and meditation.
  • Learn the meditative art of self inquiry and spiritual awakening.
  • Come into alignment with your soul’s purpose, passions and desires.
  • Awaken your ability to Love with more intimacy, honesty and courage.
  • Learn how to release your core wounds by embracing all that they have to teach you.

Take a Time Out

Amidst the Beauty and Splendor

of Sedona


Day 1

RETREAT OPENS: 2:00 PM – Wednesday.

Meet at The Andante Inn, 2545 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336. Be early! We have an amazing itinerary and I want all participants to get the full experience.


Days 2, 3, 4

7:30 AM – Thursday-Saturday.

Meet at the Thunder House Sanctuary to experience 1.5 hours of silence, journaling, mediation, contemplative stillness and time in nature. This morning silence and stillness is an integral part of the program. Everyone must attend! 

Breakfast: We will prepare a healthy breakfast together each morning with fresh fruits, goat yogurt, various grains and granola, eggs and juices. 

Our days are filled with wisdom teachings, guided meditations, personal explorations and healing. By retreat’s end, you will learn powerful processes, practices and awakening tools.

Each day’s schedule allows for time out on the land and interactive group engagements.

5:00 PM – Retreat day ends

Lunch and Dinner:  On your own. You are free to explore all that Sedona has to offer. 

Retreat closes at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday.


FLIGHTS: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (approximately 120 miles from Sedona)

NOTE: The program begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday and ends at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday. It is highly recommended you arrive Tuesday afternoon/evening. For return flights, your first opportunity to catch a flight is likely after 6:00 PM Saturday evening.


SHUTTLE: If you are flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor and not renting a car, Groome Transportation offers a shuttle service for around $60 each way. The trip to Sedona is approximately 2.5 hours. You may schedule your drop off at The Andante Inn, 2545 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.

Website: https://groometransportation.com/sedona/
Phone: 928-350-8466


CAR RENTAL: If you are renting a car, the drive is approximately 2 hours. If you are willing to drive others, please let me know, so we can plan for carpooling.


TIME ZONE: Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7). Note, Sedona does not adjust for daylight savings time.



One, beautiful 2-room suite is available at Thunder House Sanctuary, the site of our retreat at the base of Thunder Mountain.

Enjoy a private entrance, sitting room, queen bed, private bath, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and hot water kettle.

Learn more: https://chessedwards.com/thunder-house-sanctuary/


1 person – $135.00 per night
2 person – $150 per night
plus a $35.00 cleaning fee


The Andante Inn in Sedona and is the most convenient local accommodation and our Day 1 meeting spot.

Website: https://www.andanteinn.com

Phone: (928) 282-1533

Address: 2545 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Discounted rates are available for retreat participants.

$119 weekdays, $149 Fridays, $159 Saturdays

A Return to Wholeness Retreat

March 24-27, 2021


To make sure this retreat is the correct fit for you, we’ll schedule a free 30-minute chat with Chess to answer your questions, explore your intentions, and get you all set to join us for this transformational opportunity.

The registration fee covers tuition and a daily group breakfast. Lodging and meals are paid separately. Payment plans are available.



Bring a friend and receive a 20% discount.

That’s 10% each or 20% for one.

Early Bird Discount

Sign up before January 1, 2021

The Retreat is only $775