create your private retreat in sedona

explore. Discover. transform.

With Spiritual Awakening Guide
Chess Edwards

Some of the most transformational work I love to do with clients and students happens during private retreats spread over a period of consecutive days.

These private retreats are ideal for individuals or a small group of friends.

The Experience

While staying at my Thunder House Sanctuary on the edge of Sedona’s sublime wilderness, we customize the sessions and timing of how we’ll work together.

Through direct and intimate dialogue, focused spiritual explorations, sacred time out on the land, privately guided meditations and powerful life re-scripting processes, you will…

  • Awaken your most powerful presence that you can bring into every area of your daily life.
  • Develop critical skills for staying present, centered, strong and clear when life is most challenging and overwhelming.
  • Discover the Art & Power of Stillness.
  • Incorporate daily empowerment & meditation practices for vibrant living.
  • Establish and deepen a core foundation of trust.
  • Expand your capacity to connect more genuinely and gracefully in all your significant relationships.

Together we customize your experience to create the perfect retreat that matches your desires, needs and budget. This life-transforming experience is available for singles, couples or small groups of friends.

“Come to rest in the stillness…

Until you come to know yourself

as The Stillness.”  ~ Adyashanti

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 awakened within himself.

Chess has devoted himself to a path to true liberation, dedicated to the pursuit and embodiment of truth and divine peace. 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 private retreat!

It can truly change your life forever.

“My time with Chess in Sedona was extremely empowering. I came away from the retreat with a profound connection to my deepest and truest nature.

I encourage anyone who wants to transform their lives through expanded consciousness to book a private retreat with Chess and push through to a whole new level of awakening.”

–Bill

I’m Ready!

Schedule a 30-minute chat with Chess to create the perfect retreat for your needs.

“Enlightenment really isn’t all that extraordinary.

It’s just you.
As your true self.”

~ Chess Edwards

Take a Time Out

Amidst the Beauty and Splendor

of Sedona

Customize Your Schedule

We will customize your experience to create the perfect retreat that matches your desires, needs and budget. Your customized schedule may include one-on-one spiritual counseling, guided meditations and wisdom teachings, time for personal explorations and healing. Each day’s schedule will also allow for time out on the land.

Sample Daily Schedule:

Day 1: Arrive late day into Sedona.  Your first 2 hour session can happen this first day depending on arrival time.  Or it can happen the next morning.

Day 2: Morning 2 hour session.  Teachings, meditations, tailored spiritual guidance.  Late day session 1.5 – 2 hours.

Your afternoon is free to explore Sedona, rest, journal, meditate, etc… The patio over looking the Thunder Mountain wilderness is open for your use throughout the day.

Day 3: Repeat of Day 2 schedule.

Day 4: Morning 2 hour session before departure to ensure that what awakens within you during your retreat will continue to expand and deepen after your reutrn home.

Additional guided time out on the land with Chess can be added at the standard rate.

Meals:

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

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

Travel

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

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.

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

CAR RENTAL: If you are renting a car, the drive is approximately 2 hours.

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

Lodging

THUNDER HOUSE SANCTUARY

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/

Rates:

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

THE ANDANTE INN

The Andante Inn in Sedona and is the most convenient local accommodation.

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

Plan Your Private Retreat Today!

This life-transforming experience is available for singles, couples or a small group of friends.

Schedule a 30-minute chat with Chess to learn more. Together you can customize your experience to create the perfect retreat that matches your desires, needs and budget.

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.

Client Experiences

“Working with Chess exceeded all expectations. Each discussion had a very unique and organic feel to it. He sought to understand me on a deeply personal level, and helped me understand what was most important to me moving forward. Chess helped me l... Read More
Travis ~ Wilderness Guide
Travis
“I was open to the possibility and challenge of a new direction in my life, but was not expecting the profound positive changes via coaching with Chess. Career opportunities have opened up, friendships have deepened and my view of the world is mor... Read More
Linda ~ Music Teacher and Workshop Facilitator
Linda
“Hi Chess, I wanted to let you know I have been very committed to my practice, all that you recommended in just that one powerful session has been tremendously helpful and effective.”
Isaiah ~ Fitness and Performance Coach
Isaiah
“My time with Chess in Sedona was extremely empowering. I came away from the retreat with a profound connection to my deepest and truest nature. I encourage anyone who wants to transform their lives through expanded consciousness to book a private... Read More
Bill ~ Entreprenuer
Bill
“I am constantly amazed at the resources you so spontaneously bring to the coaching sessions… Thank you SO much! It is always an uplifting pleasure to have conversations with you. You are very good at what you do.”
Kathleen ~ Financial Planner
Kathleen
“Working with Chess is an immensely worthy and valuable investment in yourself! Chess helped me move from my initial desire to build a new career to moving full speed ahead in my wonderful new career. I have completely removed blocks that held... Read More
Annie ~ Parent Educator & Family Enrichment Coach
Annie
“Working with Chess has been tremendously helpful in moving forward at a very difficult time in my life. His guidance, humor, understanding and peaceful countenance make opening up into the complicated aspects of life so easy. He listens withou... Read More
Charlotte ~ Engineer Extraordinaire
Charlotte
“A session with Chess is very personalized, as he met me exactly where I am on my spiritual path. It ignited my Spirit at a very deep level and I am now able to return to and maintain this powerful embodiment of inner peace. Thank you Chess! I... Read More
Rhea ~ Transformation Coach
Rhea
“When I started working with Chess I experienced amazing breakthroughs that I hadn’t been able to reach any other way. Words of praise cannot begin to express the accolades he deserves. Unbounded gratitude fills my heart when I thank him. With ... Read More
Mimi ~ Author
Mimi
“Chess is a gifted guide who stands at the threshold and holds the door wide open for you. His approach is based on true authenticity; which pulls to the surface the stuff you need to see in a loving and safe way. My experience with Chess is a... Read More
Stephanie ~ Home Stylist
Stephanie