Travel with us as we embark on our 18th annual retreat to this mystical area.
Learn how the inner journey is as powerful as the outer journey!
This retreat is a perfect balance of fun, relaxation, adventure and self-discovery. The TSI team has been leading this unique experience for 18 years. Their knowledge and insight into the Crestone area will provide a seamless itinerary and the guidance and support they provide will help you create lifetime memories.
Crestone, Colorado is a magical town of 1,000 people, surrounded by 14,000 foot mountain peaks, about 4 hours southeast of Denver. It is an amazing secret gem, hidden in the high desert plateaus at 8,000-foot elevation, much like Tibet. There are thirty spiritual centers from around the world, that call Crestone home, providing a unique opportunity to study many cultures.
The energy of the pristine wilderness and breathtaking forests will calm your soul and reawaken your inner spirit!
About Your Adventure:
During this adventure, you will meet and meditate with Zen monks, participate in a sacred fire ceremony at the Babaji Universal Ashram, and learn Native American culture and experience the healing power of a sweat lodge. You'll be able to unplug and fine inner peace in the pristine natural wilderness, experience Colorado's national forest trails, climb the dunes in the National Sand Dunes Park and relax and restore in rejuvenating hot springs.
Free time is available every day to explore on your own the picturesque town of Crestone, with its local artisans. You can discover other spiritual centers such as the Japanese Shumei, Carmelite Monastery and Tibetan Buddhist Stupa.
The Crestone Team is there to ensure that you obtain the support you need.
Your Trip Includes:
- Beautiful accommodations for 7 nights in a fully equipped townhouse
- Delicious healthy group meals and snacks
- Access to spiritual sites, ceremonies and teachings not available to the public
- Group activities to create a deepening sense of your own spiritual connection
- Access to two professional therapists - who are available to support your needs and guide you on your personal growth journey
- Laughs, free time, meditative contemplation, group connection and adventure are in perfect balance for a spectacular experience
What You'll Learn:
Guided by two experienced therapists, you will learn meditation, mindfulness, "Transmutational Breathwork" and other stress reduction tools to help you increase your joy. Each evening you will integrate the day's experience in a loving group setting.
Beautiful accommodations for 7 nights in spacious townhouses with meditation decks and stunning mountain and valley views. Each townhouse holds 4-6 people and includes a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, bedrooms with 1 to 2 beds per room with private baths, and shared living and dining areas with screened porches. Comfortable and cozy!
Meals and Delights:
Delicious group meals featuring local food from the gardens of Crestone are a favorite of the retreat. One to two group meals are provided daily including a "Welcome" and "Farewell" banquet along with a variety of healthy snacks. Our caterer, "Food is Art" accommodates special diets. Additionally, Crestone has many good-tasting local restaurants, a health food store, and a market for meals on your own. A fun, local coffee shop with live music and a home-made ice cream shop is a retreat favorite.
Teen Program - Fun and Adventure ...
Bring your teen with you for their own adventure in the Crestone Retreat's Teen Program. This separate program is led by two counselors and a therapist with a special itinerary. This small group teen experience includes wilderness skills training, hiking, horseback riding, art, exposure to world cultures, and nightly campfires under the starry skies. There is free time for you and your teen to connect, unplug and explore in this wilderness area away from school and the distractions of home. This trip will help your teen build confidence and self esteem and form friendships that could last a lifetime.
Teen Program Donations: TSI is accepting donations to help send qualified teens and their parents to this healing retreat. Call Sari at (561) 744-9123 for more information.
"Such a powerful week among compassionate, loving people! My family spent the week experiencing Real Love and peace."
- Lani S., Jupiter, FL 2017 retreat participant
"I use the tools I learned in Crestone every day to bring more peace into my life and love to my family."
- Lynn V., West Palm Beach, 2016 retreat participant
"Crestone was an experience that I've been wanting for years. Besides adventure and fun, the deep spiritual connection I received hasn't left me. My highlight was the Native American sweat lodge, the purification helped my health, body and soul, and the experience helped me overcome fears to this very day. I encourage you to enjoy, it's worth it!"
- Robin A., 2017 Crestone participant
"It is with incredible enthusiasm that I recommend a retreat in Crestone, Co with Sari and friends. I brought my three daughters, ages 10-22, in 2016. The family bond that was created during this week together was amazing. Individually and as a family we faced challenges and experienced joy, always feeling supported and loved. The growth and self-confidence my family gained was tremendous. I recommend this adventure to anyone regardless of age."
- Dennis M., Jupiter, FL 2016 Crestone participant
"Deep, intense, constructive, and profoundly transformative...This was one of the most life-changing weeks of my life. The compassion and direction we received throughout the week was like a decade worth of therapy, friendship, and spirituality. The trip was well organized and the different venues we visited were met with people that truly care about the well-being of humanity and every person that walks through their door. I am forever grateful for this experience."
- Tasha S. Palm City, FL Crestone participant 2017
Sari Terrusa, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and co-founder of TSI. Sari has led retreats to Crestone for the last 18 years. Her private practice specializes in families, individuals and couples. Sari leads a weekly Transformation Parenting webinar and has led retreats and self development seminars internationally. Her practice integrates innovative, creative and experiential teachings into a somatic psychological approach. She has practiced meditation for 30 years and her desire for truth and balance inspires all she does.
Mary Bondi, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in cutting edge and mind-body techniques to promote healing. Mary’s private practice focuses on individual, couples and teenage counseling. After participating in a recent Crestone retreat and learning first hand about the life changing therapeutic benefits of this experience, Mary decided to join Sari as co-facilitator for this year’s trip. Mary’s extensive experience makes her an asset to the 2018 Crestone team.
Debra Halladay, Assistant
The magic of Crestone continues to draw Debra to this beautiful area. Debra has helped coordinate and organize this trip for three years and is looking forward to assisting the 2018 group discover the wonders of Crestone.
Lynn O'Neill, Assistant
Lynn is TSI's Administrative Assistant. She attended her first Crestone retreat in 2015 as a participant and is now returning as a logistics coordinator, so she can help others experience this life changing retreat.
Teen Program Counselor
Psychology major, University of Tampa. Ayla has been exploring Crestone with her family since she was a small child. As a co-leader of the Teen Program for the last two years, she has been able to introduce the magic of Crestone to the children who have joined their parents on this retreat and share her love and knowledge of this area.
James "Bo" Mendel
Teen Program Counselor
Industrial psychology major, University of Tampa. James first felt the power of Crestone several years ago when he visited the area on a ski trip and learned what it was like to unplug and connect with nature. He has been a co-leader of the Teen Program for two years and is excited about sharing the Crestone experience with this year's group.
Cost per Adult:
Registration Deposit: $550.00 (non-refundable deposit holds your space)
Total Cost: $2,200.00
- $100.00 discount if paid in full by June 30th, 2018
- $100.00 discount if you refer a friend who attends
Maximum discount $200.00 per person
Payment Options Available - Please call for details! 561-744-9123
Cost per Teen:
Registration Deposit: $550.00 (non-refundable deposit holds your space)
Total Cost: $1,100.00
For more information, please Call TSI at 561-744-9123
Crestone, CO - Testimonials
Crestone was a experience that I've been wanting for years. Besides adventure and fun, the deep spiritual connection I received hasn't left me. The friends I made there were real and still inspire me to this day. My highlight of the week was the Natural Awakening sweat lodge, the purification helped my health, body and soul, and the experience helped me overcome fears to this very day. I encourage you to go and enjoy, it's worth it! Robin A., 2017 Crestone participant
It is with incredible enthusiasm that I recommend a retreat in Crestone,Co with Sari and friends. I brought my three daughters, ages 10-22, in 2016. The family bond that was created during this week together was amazing. Individually and as a family we faced challenges and experienced joy, always feeling supported and loved. The experiences scheduled and facilitated by Sari in this incredible environment were magical. It was two of my daughters first significant trip without their mother and the growth and self confidence gained was tremendous I recommend this adventure to anyone regardless of age. Dennis M., Jupiter, FL 2017 Crestone participant
Deep, intense, constructive, and profoundly transformative --those are the words I'd use to describe my brief experience in Crestone with Sari Terrusa. This was one of the most life-changing weekends of my life. The compassion and direction we received throughout the week was like a decade worth of therapy, friendship, and spirituality. Sari helped me find clarity into what I needed to do to get my thoughts and actions in line with my Purpose and Truth. The trip was well organized, and the different venues we visited were met with People that truly care about the well-being of humanity and every person that walks through their door. I would recommend this trip for anyone that is wanting to heal trauma, find spirituality, discover a new purpose to live, or simply just enjoy a journey deep inside themselves. I am forever Grateful for this experience. Tasha S. Palm City, FL Crestone participant 2017
Experiencing Crestone with Sari and her team was truly magical. A life altering experience for myself, my husband, our marriage, our children, we all grew and shifted as individuals and as a family. It was my third visit but I hadn't been in 20 years so upon returning, I was once again struck by the quiet magnitude of personal and spiritual growth. What an honor to participate in ceremonies at The Zen Center, to meditate in the early morning hours in the presence of the monks. The Ashram filled me once again with a great zest for life and the beauty of the natural world and Divine Mother. The hot springs offered an incredibly powerful breath session and the sweat lodge offered tremendous opportunity for prayer, connection and deep appreciation. Such a powerful week among compassionate, loving people, we ate lovely food and enjoyed the accommodations. My children spent the week experiencing Real Love and peace. Lani S., Jupiter, FL 2017 participant