2021 & 2022 SPIRITUAL RETREAT OF THE YEAR WINNER!
Possibly the most profound experience of my life!
The retreat revealed a mystical experience for me. This is possibly the most profound experience of my life. I had identified as a hopeful agnostic. I am now comforted by a strong belief in a spiritual existence.
Dr. S and her team at Eden were critical in providing the ideal physical and social setting for the sacred experience. And the importance of having a talented, professional coach for the proper mindset leading into the deep soul sessions and integrating after, is absolute. Dr. S, Doug, and their team were some of the warmest, most sincere beings that have come into our lives. Each exudes a benevolent presence the moment you first meet them. It is clear their commitment to the work is altruistic. Thank you for being a part of such an important moment in my life. (W.M., Colorado)
More beneficial than 5 years of talk therapy.
Attending this retreat was over a year in the making! I'm a firm believer that this type of healing is so impactful when it's chosen because you feel called to it. In the beginning stages of exploring this, I was immediately comforted by the thoroughness of the intake calls and the evident respect and care that Dr. S and Doug have for this work.
My partner and I decided to do a private couple's retreat and we absolutely loved the experience. Being our first time doing any type of plant based medicinal healing - it was perfect for us to do a private experience. I feel that our two nights of work had more of a deeply profound impact than the 5 years of talk therapy did. This work is different!
I placed all my trust in the process and Dr. Stefanie's advice. I not only experienced and continue to experience amazing personal benefits, but my partner and I's alignment has become closer than ever before. Deep into night two, he said, "So many relationships would be saved if they did this work." Not just saved, but strengthened and filled with so much more love and empathy.
I'll forever be grateful that I didn't allow fear and my ego to get in the way of pursuing my higher self. I will definitely return again and again. (B. Mathews Austin, TX)
This is real soul therapy - the REAL deal and World-class!
Eden changes lives. But it's not for the non-committed. Dr. Stefanie holds people accountable to being and living the work we learn prior to the actual time at Eden and afterwards. Eden and its people show an amazing amount of love and compassion. I have never been involved in anything like it. Although my experience wasn't exactly like other clients with feelings of joy and love, I believe that Eden met me where I am and gave me what I needed to continue to heal from past trauma, abuse, and abandonment.
Eden is a starting place for healing. It's real soul therapy delivered in love and respect. The coaching before and after set the stage and holds clients accountable and responsible. This is the real deal and Dr. Stefanie is world class. She's a mixture of doctor, shaman, and wise woman with a lot of common sense woven through delivered with love and humor.
If anyone wants changes in life, it takes dedication. Eden provides so many tools and support to begin life again. I highly recommend Eden for anyone serious about transformation. It doesn't get any better than Eden. (Julie, Washington state)
Incredible support and true professionals
Set and setting are the most important aspect of any journey of this kind; EDEN has that covered. All the support team are grounded and loving and able to support even the most intense experience (Bob M, Psychologist)
More than I could have ever hoped for!
Dr. Stefanie and her team have changed my life. I felt safe, seen, and heard. I was considering a shaman retreat in Peru, but decided to go to Eden instead. From the first call with Dr. S, I knew this was where I was meant to go. After going through this experience, I am truly grateful that I trusted my instincts to go to Eden.
It is hard to explain all that happened for me on my retreat. Words fall short of grasping the full experience, but I will do my best in the hopes that this helps bring others to this incredible experience. The ceremonies were perfectly crafted for deep healing work. They were difficult and beautiful, silly and profound. I am still blown away with all that lives within my mind. The integration sessions were essential in helping me to make sense of my experience and how they translate to my daily life. It was years of therapy in one weekend!
Dr. S has a unique style that guides you right to the heart of issues, but with deep compassion and profound wisdom. I found her guidance to be the ideal combination of a trained clinician and divinely gifted healer. I have never seen anyone be able to look into people's souls like that and then explain things in a clear, simple, practical way. The medicine man Doug was knowledgeable about the plants, and I found him to be immediately trustworthy. His respect for the plants and what they are for, versus what they are not for, was clear from the beginning. This made me feel safe to be vulnerable. The team of angels were kind, gentle, and compassionate. I never felt judged and they were always there when I needed them.
I am grateful that I found Eden and that I was able to stay in the United States. I have already referred two family members to Eden. I am likely to make this an annual pilgrimage for myself. Thank you will never be enough! (K. Shaw, Wisconsin)
Eden is the gift that keeps on giving!
Wow!! Eden is the gift that keeps on giving, so long as you make the most of it. Surrender and trust the process. Let go and participate fully and enthusiastically. The team takes care of everything so that you can fully drop in and make the most of this metamorphosis. Take the leap, dive deep, and surface in your truest self. You won't regret it. This experience is so worth every penny and intentional moment, and the power is yours to make the most of it. Everything else is taken care of. (Sarah S. from Florida)
OMG, The stars have aligned!!!!
After almost 3 decades of dealing with past trauma that had scarred me from childhood through to my adult life. My personal story might sound like a tragedy of a dramatic movie to a regular person if I had to explain it all. But from my very 1st interaction with Dr. S and Doug, I felt I was at the right place, with the right people, at the right time after more than 12hrs of research! They encompass the true authentic gift to meet people where they are, no matter who you are or where you come from. Making it easy to let your guard down and get to the healing that you came for.
The individualized attention and hospitality I received was better than any 5-star hotel could ever imagine to offer (in their wildest dreams). Just after one evening at Eden, like the old song says, "I can see clearly now." I could see things clearly, things that traditional western medicine couldn't fix with pills, answers to problems that years of talk therapy with therapists didn't heal, AND pain that a lifetime of religion couldn't take away.
I will be forever grateful for the transformation into the light that they guided me through. This team kept me safe, comfortable, and at peace in their special magical place. Thank you for being keepers of the light..... Now I know how to let my light shine!! Not only do I now know my purpose, but also the reason for my existence in this life and what it had been about ALL this time! Thanks for being GREAT teachers for me and ALL to come after me......this is the Bravest thing I've ever done to LOVE me!!! (Stephanie B- Star 🌟Child, South Carolina)
Star rating - 5/5 (unless I can do 6!)
On the feedback form there was a question asking to rate, from 1 to 10, the level of commitment on the part of the team at Eden. I couldn’t conceive of a rating below 10. While at Eden, I experienced the absolute warmth of sincere care and genuine positive regard. The team at Eden has created a beautiful, soul enriching environment where I truly felt the safety and acceptance necessary for me to talk about my inner struggles and challenges, and to make way for positive and transformative growth.
This retreat is without question the most spiritually profound experience of my life. I was challenged by a lack of direction and certainty, however, Dr. S carefully listened and guided me with thoughtful and deeply analytical questions about what I felt. This allowed me to discover meaning while concretizing a deep sense of clarity and purpose.
I found Dr. S's gentle, careful coaching guidance to be the hallmark of a healer of the highest caliber. In writing this a few weeks after the retreat, there is no question that the experience has left a lasting and positive impact on me. It’s given me an overwhelming appreciation for the beauty of life, an unshakable gratitude for the gift of human connection, and an energizing, immutable desire to improve the lives of myself and others.
In no uncertain terms, I’ve been allowed to discover Love - for humanity, life, and all the beauty - to be the fundamental driving force for all of my actions. It will take some time for me to cement this guiding instinct into a direction for positive action, but thanks to my lessons from Eden, I am optimistic, energized, and prepared for a beautiful, rewarding, and positively impactful life ahead.
To the team at Eden, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me take these significant and life-altering steps towards spiritual growth. With lots of love, (Henry, San Francisco)
The Perfect Guides
I just spent a beautiful, connecting and nourishing weekend with Dr. S, Doug, the Eden Angels, and my co-explorers. The facilitators hold a safe container for deep work, and deep joy, to take place. They are the perfect guides, balancing providing space for the experience to unfold with nurturing support. I am grateful for the time to connect deeply with myself and look forward to returning. (MM, Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Eden is a life-changer! Allow the process to work. It is a life-changer in only positive directions. (LH, Dallas)
A Safe Place to Experience, Learn & Grow
This is truly a journey. Not always pleasant and at times downright painful. But I have arrived at the other side of the bridge with a greater sense of self-acceptance and was able to see myself from other's eyes. The group was so supportive and vulnerable. So glad to have shared this path with my fellow journeyers. Dr. S, Doug, and the entire Eden Team was amazing. They create a safe place to experience, learn, and grow. (C.C., Denver)
This experience literally changed my life!
WOW!!! I’m not even sure where to begin. This experience literally has changed my life. Massive transformations were made with me and everyone in the group. Hands down the most magical and transformative experience of my life. If the world had more places like this, it would be a much happier and peaceful planet. Dr. S is a gifted saint and the Eden Team is incomparable! The thought put into EVERY aspect of this retreat was mind blowing. They’ve thought of every possible way to make you feel comfortable, safe and at peace during the whole experience/transformation.
I was sooooo nervous about how the new Covid protocols would effect the overall experience. It was never ideal to be wearing a mask, but our current reality with Covid is not ideal. The overall experience was not effected at all by the new protocols. I felt it was every bit as transformative and impactful. In fact at times it made me feel safer because I knew that the Eden Team did not waiver when it came to our safety. Our safety was a top priority, which for me, in a vulnerable state, was a huge comfort!
I am 32 years old and have struggled with severe depression for over 20 years. I had been on and off antidepressants for several years and I was tired of just masking my depression. I was ready for peace from the turmoil of a depressed mind. I was ready to do the work to heal, I was ready for a solution. By the time I left Eden, I had unburied myself from the turmoil of a depressed mind and joy, happiness and peace was available to me for the first time in a VERY long time. I knew what steps I needed to continue to take to take to find peace and purpose. The work done at Eden was not easy, but so worth it! It takes diving in, being vulnerable, and surrendering to growth and healing and that is tough, brave work!
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. S, Doug, and the entire Eden Team. If you’re ready to heal, you’ve found the right place! I have now been off antidepressants for 3 weeks and I can’t remember ever feeling better. Even on bad days, I feel better than I did on my good days pre- Eden. Such a magical and beautiful experience. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience Eden and could not recommend it more highly to anyone searching for healing from a wounded heart, mind, or soul... or even just growth.
I highly recommend the 3rd night! The inner healing work was very impactful and was a great way close the journey at Eden! Thank you Eden for truly changing my view of the world around me. I have so much gratitude for this journey and opportunity to spend 3 nights and 4 days at Eden with all of your amazing souls! (A.L., Utah)
True leaders and true guides...
The Eden Team allowed us to learn from each other, they teach us with a light-handed guidance. Letting us find our own truths, our own path. See our own light.
Allowing us to help each other- letting our own spirits and lights blend together for the benefit of all. Standing beside us on our journey, walking along side of us..... Not leading the way, or following from behind. But watching, observing, and then guiding and helping only when needed.
Doing so without arrogance, without Ego. But with an eagerness to share the truth, and allowing us to share our light with others.
I felt your love, your open hearts and minds. Your respect and dignity. Only with that sense, can the awakening begin. The intent of the guides is definitive, it is deliberate, and it is thoughtful, but this is not sensed at the time. But that is the secret of the connection, to the awakening, to the light. This is the beauty of your leadership and your guidance. To do so with a light hand- to allow the collective to shine through, and for that collective community to help each other. To open themselves to the possibilities and opportunity. To let the healing light shine through to all.
So thank you for your support, your guidance and for the feeling of safety for all. Thank your for your guidance that allowed us to be open, to make our connections, and to help each other and spread the kindness to all. (Brian, Colorado)
Magical and Life-Changing Experience!
This is my second retreat with The Sacred House of Eden. What's cool is that I had a much different experience than the first visit, yet no less intense in so many ways. The Eden Team provides a safe, loving, supportive environment that helps each individual dive deep and grow from the experience. Set, setting, and integration are all carefully orchestrated to make the total experience magical and life-changing. Thank you Eden Team! (S.C., from Colorado)
A new appreciation for life.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and was easily the most profound experience of my life. The healing that is done here is off the charts and to Doug, Dr. S, and the team at Eden, you are all truly a gift to the world. From the authentic love and compassion to the whole experience being planned out perfectly. I am so appreciative for the amazing work you do and helping us along all of our journeys. I am more myself than I have ever been, thanks to you. This is the greatest investment in yourself you can possibly make. I thank you with all my heart. (Pete, MA)
Complete safety, loving care, and the best integration ever!
This healing modality may not be for everyone, but if you are hearing the whispers, feeling the pull to work with these tools, Eden is the place to do it. Eden offers complete safety, the most loving care, and the best damn integration I've ever experienced at any retreat.
(Amanda - Loveland, CO)
Before arriving at Eden, I felt like my life was becoming a blur. I was feeling increasingly numb and uninterested. I was losing appreciation and passion for the things in life that, at the time, I believed made me who I was. Approaching 27 years old, I realized that this was an unacceptable state to be in. I found out about Eden from a family member and it sounded quite promising after doing my own research. I made a special effort not to enter with too many expectations, but I couldn’t help but dream up a few hopeful outcomes. What happened to me there was not what I was anticipating, but much more.
I had gravely underestimated the power of having this experience in a group setting. The Eden Team is incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable, but I felt like I got just as much benefit from the words and visible transformations of my co-participants. I must confess that some of the work involved was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but it was absolutely necessary. I learned how to surrender and to be at ease with myself, others, and not knowing. I used to avoid any challenging situation before my experience at Eden. Now, I welcome these challenges.
I realize that my work is not done, but I finally saw with this ineffable clarity what I’ve had inside of me all along to become the person I truly am meant to be. I can’t possibly thank the team at Eden enough for providing such a welcoming and safe space to transform. It is positively magical. (Reese C. from Memphis)
Incredible Opportunity for Transformation
The Sacred House of Eden offers an incredible opportunity to journey within and transform ourselves from the inside out. The team works diligently to ensure that each individual has a safe and healing experience. They are meticulous in their attention to detail from dietary restrictions, meal prep, soundtrack, and most importantly the ability to truly see each individual. The retreat I recently completed there has been a critical part of my personal journey/process. (I. Bittu, Ohio)
Beyond my imagination! I learnt to LOVE MYSELF TRULY!
I attended a weekend retreat at The Sacred House of Eden, it was caring, loving and fulfilling beyond my imagination. The Eden Team are the most beautiful souls, and I am fortunate to come across them in my life. In their safe and caring abode, I was able to go back to being a child again, and in return I received unconditional love and support from them. I saw a profound change not just in myself, but also in everyone else who attended with me. We all built a much deeper bond and connection with each other, we were surprisingly sharing more than we ever shared with anyone else. The one thing that I learnt and took away from this experience was to LOVE MYSELF TRULY!! When I can love myself truly, then I can share the same love with others. Thank you Eden for doing what you do, there are so many lost children who need to be saved and your mission is far from complete!! (V.K., Ohio)
Mind-Blowing & Life-Changing
I had some ideas of what to expect based on the Eden website and my intake call with Dr. S. But what actually took place was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Set, setting, integrations, safety, and the level of skill was extraordinary. My retreat is the best experience of my life. I learned so much and am finally understanding what love means and how to love myself. I also saw my fellow journeyers transform before my eyes too. There aren't words to capture just how much intention, care, and prowess the Eden Team has. I will be back! I will also be sharing this with family and a few close friends. Thank you, Eden!! (R.H., Arizona)
My heart, soul, and spirit have been so profoundly affected.
It is truly an impossible task to articulate in words a testimonial for what the Eden experience and Eden team have meant for me. This was my third trip to Eden (that should speak volumes in and of itself 🙂) and each experience has been incredible for its own reasons. My heart is so full of gratitude for the existence of Eden and the amazing work that Doug, Dr. S., and their team do. My heart, soul, and spirit have been so profoundly affected. If you feel you are being called to explore this type of experience, Eden is the place to do it! I have nothing but love for Doug, Dr. S, and the Eden team ❤️❤️❤️ (Amanda, CO)
So Much Gratitude!
I wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful weekend! I tried to come into the experience with few expectations and I was truly blown away with what I came out with after just a few short days. A rocket ship, as Dr. S mentioned on Day 1, was truly a perfect analogy.
I now recognize how much my lack of trust plays into my inability to open up and share. I had previously thought of it more as a trait of being an introvert, and while that may play a role to a certain degree, Night 1 really opened the doors to my past in a way I'd never seen it before. Being in such a safe space, surrounded by a group of thoughtful, caring, and introspective people, was a game changer for me.
I moved at the beginning of the year to be alone and clear my mind of the traumas I've experienced. It's been incredibly healing in many ways, but after this weekend I feel like I'm now ready to find my tribe and seek a community of like minded people in my new home. Maybe even begin dating again (eek! :))
Thanks again from the bottom of my heart! My sister will be joining you soon, and then we plan to return together. I'm looking forward to it!
(Warmly, C.A. from California)
Profound & Extraordinary!
I can't say enough about what a profound and extraordinary experience I had at the Sacred House of Eden. I felt safe, loved, listened to, guided and held like my soul was being rocked in a loving womb. Dr. S, Doug, and all of the Angels were so much a part of my healing experience. Without their support and unconditional love, I don't think I would have shed the armor and moved out of the past like I have. Not only did I feel a transformation in myself, but I witnessed everyone's deep transformation who attended the retreat with me. AMAZING! (D.T. From New Hampshire)
Thank you is not enough!
The experiences that I had at Eden were nothing less than extraordinary. Knowing that I am capable of having experiences like this opens so many new doors in my life that I never knew were there. Dr. S and Doug helped me make the key to a new version of my life, and to learning so much more about myself than I ever have. I am so grateful that Eden was a part of my life, and I always will be (Sophia, Chicago)
My experience with Doug, Dr. S, and the Eden team was the most influential experience of my life. I do not write that lightly. What I learned was beyond profound in many many different ways. They treated me with such care that there is no way I could possibly ever thank them enough. They blew my heart wide open which was exactly what I was searching for. I just didn't know it. (Kirk M., business owner)
Eden has become a part of me.
I went by myself, nervous about meeting strangers and opening up to a group of “others." I left connected to myself on a deeper level and connected to the reality that there are no “others." There is only the ego's story that creates separation from ourselves and the people we meet along our path. I laughed, I cried, and Eden has become a part of me. I am sowing the seeds of LOVE. (Alden, Texas)
One of the most profound experiences of my life!
My experience at Eden was one of the most profound of my life. The pain and challenges that I have been dealing with now have a set of keys to a visible solution. I am so grateful and thankful to the Founders of Eden for this experience and all that they helped me to understand and how to use it going forward. I will return. (Aaron, Virginia)
Profoundly Moving and Wonderful.
After decades on this planet, I was struggling with where the path of life was leading me. With years of uncertainty and not feeling right, I was seeking realignment and a renewed sense of direction for the future ahead. On the referral of a close friend, I embraced the opportunity to attend Eden to rediscover my joy and zest for life again.
Upon arriving at Eden, I was warmly welcomed with kindness and sincerity. The Eden Team was jovial, humorous and fun loving. They embraced a very diverse group of retreat attendees with open arms. Our group was a wide variety of young, mature, friends, strangers, active and retired professionals. It seemed we all were seeking an experience that offered us a greater sense of self. And it also seemed that all of us were there for enlightenment. That is exactly what we found with Eden.
What happened from that point on was nothing short of a divine intervention for this 50-something year old man. Set and setting was key for me to be comfortable and Eden hit the mark perfectly. The clarity and transparency around intentions and sacred sessions shared by the Eden Team was critically important for me to transcend beyond the limitations I knew for myself. I was “all in” and committed to rediscovering the power of me and how much better I could be when I faced my fears and challenged my weaknesses.
Throughout the weekend, I kept whispering to myself, “Where has this been?” The experience was a journey full of curiosity and exploration and I LOVED IT!!! At the completion of each sacred session and integration, I strengthened my sense of self and enhanced my vision of the road ahead. I discovered what I already knew about myself……..that I am more and have more to give to my loved ones and the community I live.
From the group’s first meet and greet to the last goodbye and every sacred session, modality, integration and interaction in between, Eden delivered a powerful result. A result that I intend to practice and engage in the months and years ahead.
Not only do I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking a higher truth for themselves, but I will encourage all of those who I dearly love and respect to experience this journey in their own special way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this unbelievable experience. (Stephen G - Colorado)
Better than 5 Years of Therapy in ONE Retreat!
My experience was possibly one of the most beneficial and significant events of my life thus far. It was a challenging process, but I came out the other side with some powerful insights that were simple to implement into daily life in a profound way. I had done a lot of preparation in the nine months prior to the experience, so it's possible that my quick integration was due to the prep work, but the experience and the guidance in the process was what made it all come together. The staff was professional and considerate - I felt safe the entire time and knew I was in good hands. Thank you! (Dan, Wisconsin)
Time and money very well spent.
The founders of Eden open their hearts and souls to everyone in such a sincere and generous way. I feel that I now have a fresh slate to fill with what is meaningful and beneficial to me. My work will be ongoing and I am excited about it! (Carroll, Memphis, TN)
A heart-opening and life-transforming journey.
The founders of Eden are amazing people with great big hearts. If you are looking for a safe and supportive place to take a deep journey inside, these are the folks to facilitate it for you. I arrived not really knowing what I was getting myself into, and within minutes I knew that I was in safe, loving and professional hands. Everyone’s experience at the Sacred House of Eden is very different, but one thing I can guarantee is that you will have a heart-opening and life-transforming journey which will forever change your life. Don’t wait, life is too short! (John M., Oregon)
Perfect Set & Setting
The Eden Team is a great team full of love and respect. Opening this space for sacred soul sessions, retreats that are warm and inviting, supportive, accurate, and safe, Non-judgmental, spiritual, but not religion-specific. I was still anxious and unable to fully surrender to my experience the first evening, but it was still amazing. I got what I needed. By the end of the weekend, I was really glad I came. It was really worth the time and money. They are changing lives! Push through the excuses and resistance and experience it. You will not regret it. (J. Brighton, Colorado)
Yes, this is the REAL DEAL
Eden is healing and will transform you the way you need it. I came in a bit untrusting, but left feeling totally loved and welcomed. This really works! (Stephen R., California)
Finding my power
It was a transformational experience to be at the retreat. In this beautiful space, I was able to do the inner work that my soul was craving. It has helped me begin a journey which I have to keep working on and going forth. I feel truly fortunate to have experienced this and will never be able to express enough gratitude to the guides who hold the space. (M.S., San Francisco)
Eden changed my life...I can't wait to go back!
My experience at Eden changed my life. Not only did it change mine, I got to witness it change everyone’s life in my group. We all came with some form of hopelessness in our eyes and before we all left, that look turned into hope, forgiveness and excitement. Doug, Dr. S and their team made the whole experience feel so warm, inviting, and safe. The founders of Eden also know what they’re doing when they pick the people who hold space with you. We were blessed with Sara and Kayla. Sara guides amazing pool meditations and teaches breathing techniques that really help you relax and escape. Kayla is so knowledgeable and has amazing spiritual insight. I can’t wait to go back! (Ash from Frisco, TX)
Five Stars! A Journey of Smiles!
Curious, intrigued, interested, ready to explore, but stressed with how, when, where and confronted with an apprehension of can this be real... until I talked with Dr. S. Then, there wasn't a doubt in my mind of what I had hoped for. Consumed with energy and excitement, I couldn't wait. The Eden Team was very kind, warm, intelligent, knowledgeable, and credible (which was incredibly reassuring, insightful and invaluable to the experience). Let the journey begin! I approached this from an adventure all in, I don't know what I don't know perspective.
Dr. S helped me identify and articulate intentions - words reflective of feelings of what I hoped to uncover. The setting/ space was tranquil, calming, so perfectly comfortable. The Eden Team provided a perfect environment and their support and presence allowed for a worry-free (and quite tasty) experience. The facilitators were very nurturing to take care of every need and to create comfort as I went on a wild adventure. In my vision quest, I had a surreal experience with a famous rock star in an animated world of make believe, uncovering true lessons and a new perspective of many of the things that flexed control in my life. I experienced tremendous joy as I gave into laughing at the ridiculousness I couldn't even begin to explain. Uncertainty surrounds us and having the ability to embrace with a smile is what my experience at Eden delivered. Grateful for the opportunity, the introduction, and hopefully a chance to spend time with them again. I am still smiling! (Joe S., Colorado)
I highly recommend Eden!
I have been on two retreats at Eden over the past year. I cannot thank the amazing Dr. S, Doug, and their Team enough! I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues most of my life. I have tried almost everything to help it. Eden has been the only true thing that has helped me. I feel more true peace and lightness in my heart with far less anxiety than before. I am so grateful to the whole Eden Team. They're all such truly caring special people. You can tell they care very deeply about the work they do. I highly recommend Eden! It's been a life saver for me. (Kristina D., MN)
Until we meet again
My words do not come easy and never really matches what I am feeling or thinking inside my head. I am not sure exactly what happened over the weekend. I am so ok with that. I feel like a new person in my own body. I am thinking new thoughts and they seem so clear, I am looking through new eyes as everything around me now has color. I actually stopped just to listen to the noises around me.
I have mended a very broken heart in such a short amount of time. I am now rethinking my views of god or a higher power. I have never been much of a believer in such things. I know now after spending time with 15 amazing people that we all were meant to be in this one home, during this exact time.
The Eden Team along with everyone else that joined in my journey...I will never forget you.
Until we meet again,
(Warren from Wyoming)
A Temple of Divine Vibration
When I arrived at Eden I wasn’t sure what I would need to receive. I had just lost a child to a severe mental illness and had been so emotionally shut off for years. At my intro, I told the group I had not cried in 3 years. Luckily I knew this was not normal given my circumstances and wanted to take the journey to self discovery.
Since Eden I am happier, more grounded, less chatter, and understand the voice in my head was never actually me. I released my self from the guilt I carried over my children, and realized completely that I had tried everything, truly. I fell in love with my heart, and was given a mirror to see my true self, a divine loving creature with supreme ability to love people for exactly who they are. What a gift to want to befriend yourself.
What I witnessed on my journey not only in myself, but in my group of travelers, was unreal. Being a trauma specialist with a Bachelor's in psychology, I had to see it to believe it. The Eden staff is top notch, not for one second did I feel unsafe. My friend also felt safe - which given her own history - was nothing short of a miracle. Eden is in fact a temple of divine vibration, healing modalities, and supreme human beings.
If you want change, this is it. If you want a safe, loving environment this is it. If you are still scared, this is it. Nothing this transformative comes without a bit of fear. Dive in, you just might learn to love yourself. (MW, Sedona)
I am forever changed!
My Eden experience just ended on June 14, 2021! I had a major breakthrough in forgiving myself for something I have been carrying for 27 years! I did not know that this event was the cause of my suffering all of this time. I was shown exactly what I needed to address (I had come with other ideas).
Through the course of the retreat, I came to forgive myself. Honestly, I did not think it would happen for me, how could it? How could this work? I was skeptical, but wanted to believe it so badly. I was so grateful I was able to let go and be. In this short amount of time, I learned to stop punishing myself with unhealthy food, alcohol and lack of exercise. I learned to have more compassion for others, to love them, to be open and forgiving. We are all doing our best, we all hurt and we all want to be our best selves, sometimes we just don't know how. Going forward, I will get out of my bed and take care of my body. I will spend more time outside. I will be present with the people in my life and enjoy the moment instead of looking at what is next all of the time. I will stop hating myself, judging myself and comparing myself. I am enough.
Thank you Eden. I am forever changed. I look forward to coming back to continue to work on myself as I know now that there is more peace and higher vibrations to be gained. (S.H, a Teacher from Cincinnati)
Top 3 Most Important Things I Have Done for Myself.
Along with getting married and having my first child, my recent trip to the Sacred House of Eden was one of the most important things I've done for myself. The founders of Eden and their entire Angel Team provide a safe and loving space for people to work on themselves and provide all the help you need to ensure that you are headed down the right path.
If you are feeling apprehensive about attending an Eden retreat, I felt the same way and that's ok. Just do yourself a favor and step out of your comfort zone. You won't be disappointed. (Jon, Florida)
Came for the sacred sessions and left with so much more!
I am so incredibly grateful for the life-changing opportunity of being introduced to this sacred soul work in such a caring, supportive, and loving atmosphere. My fiancee and I wanted to experience the retreat before our wedding as a way to connect and learn more about ourselves.
From the minute we set foot on the retreat, I felt an immense amount of energy and intention that went on to make each and everyone's experience unforgettable.
I was initially reluctant to go to the retreat and sleep with the other individuals in the same room (for both comfort and safety reasons). However, I immediately felt a sense of safety once I was told that everyone will have an angel to look after them during their stay. And oh my, the nests are the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on! My angel was the most caring person. She hugged me while I was bawling my eyes out and took care of me whenever I asked.
The sacred sessions were such a beautiful and unforgettable experience where I was able to untap my inner child traumas while feeling immense love from within and explore the realms of the universe. For the first time, I felt and believed in my greatness and saw my creativity and playfulness. This team made sure that the work does not end after the sessions. We had several integrations where we discussed with the group our plan of action and analyze what the experience was trying to tell us. This allowed the group to feel connected and be vulnerable. We all realized that we all yearn for the same love and experience the same fears. I've never felt such connection from a retreat group.
My fiancee and I came for the sacred sessions but we left with a better sense of belonging, acceptance, and understanding of ourselves and how we can better serve others. (Z.C., Los Angeles, CA)
You guys have changed my life!
I’m not sure I can even post a review that gives Eden justice! This place is like no other. The way Doug and Dr. S care for each and every client is above and beyond. Dr. S has a unique ability to help you find your answers with a soft guidance so you really know that you came up with it and no one else led that for you. The Eden Team takes this work very seriously and you feel so safe in their hands. You’ve changed my life guys! Thank you! (Louise, Chicago)
A completely heart opening and mind blowing experience!
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that is needing some self love, self discovery, reconnection to themselves, their environment, their community, their loved ones, life, and the universe in general. Not to mention the added bonus of the love you will feel from your retreat mates and the Eden team. The Eden team has created an experience that is unsurpassed by any other and the safest of places, both physically and emotionally, to do this kind of work. I am excited to be attending my second retreat at this amazing place with these amazing people soon. Just do this for yourself and I know you will be so glad you did. (Amanda, Loveland, CO)
Top 5 Life-Changing Experience!
My experience at the Sacred House of Eden was a top 5 life changing experience. I went into it already feeling very happy with my life and so had no real expectations about what might come out of the experience. But what I personally found through the experience was just how much more fulfilling my life could be if I allowed myself to truly feel my emotions and use them, rather than always trying to shut them down to "protect" myself. The group of guests were amazing and I learned something from each one of them.
Dr. S, Doug, and the angels are all phenomenal people and they are completely sincere and powerful in how they help you feel comfortable surrendering to the experience and then integrating everything you learn so you can understand and retain it. I have already recommended the program to several close friends and family members and I truly think that everyone, regardless of whether they're flying high or completely depressed, would seriously benefit from this work. Highly highly recommend! (Paul from Georgia)
I found myself and God
I came to Eden looking to be closer with god. I found myself again while also being able to strengthen my relationship with god. I also found some amazing people that are like family now. (Bobby, Texas)
Transformative Experience & Tremendous Growth!
I had a transformative experience at the Sacred House of Eden. I went in feeling stuck, frustrated, unhappy and unmotivated. These emotions have been replaced with joy, love and a strong desire to live my life to the fullest. I now make better choices, my relationships are stronger, and I just feel happy. Thank you Dr. Stefanie, Doug, and the rest of the team at Eden for creating this environment of tremendous growth! (Jason C, Santa Monica, CA)
The most valuable experience of my life!
I do not know how to capture all that happened for me during my retreat at Eden. Dr. S., the mystical coach who runs all of the Integration at Eden, is brilliant and one of the most talented people I have ever encountered. She cares deeply about each person she works with and somehow makes each person feel like the only person in the room. In 3 days at Eden, I was able to heal wounds and traumas from childhood that I had been working on with a therapist for years. I am still processing all that happened, but I know this was the most impactful and valuable experience of my life. The Eden Team is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and wise beyond their years. I felt safe in their care. This team of healers have created a safe and magical place for me and so many others to heal and transform. The angels were loving, kind, and genuine. I wish the whole world could experience Eden. Thank you for everything! (Connie, Florida)
If you've thought that it would be great to LOVE yourself but you're ready to embody LOVE instead, Eden is the place for you.
This was the first time I attended this kind of retreat. I chose to enter without expectations and with an open heart and mind. What unfolded over the course of those three nights is something I will be working to put into words for a while. As a soul here to serve the journey of others, seeing myself the way the Sacred Ceremonies invited me to, was both the most disruptive and most freeing experience of my life. I now understand mind/body AND spirit how to walk through life as my authentic self and there is nothing more priceless than that, to me.
Eden has absolutely changed my life!
Eden has been a life changer for me! The staff are such beautiful souls and are truly angels. It has been the best thing that has helped with my anxiety and depression. I am forever grateful. If I could tell a future guest one thing it would be to REALLY surrender to the whole experience. Trust the process. (Kristina D. From Minnesota)
There is no place in this universe that shines brighter than Eden!
You have a divine source of love that can be tapped into. You will become so tuned into your vibrating love that you will exude what God and the universe are all about. You will understand that you have so much "untapped" love that will be "unlocked."
I learned so much about divine love during my time with Eden. There is no place in this universe that shines brighter with the divine light than with Dr. S, Doug, and the angels at Eden. Now, when I feel lost, I can ask myself, "How would Dr. S vibrate with love in this situation?" (Abe C., Omaha)
Support, guidance, and love that is indescribable.
After a series of serendipitous events, my partner and I had a 2-Night Couple's Retreat that still has us integrating. While the process can be difficult at times (mine was, as it revealed things that I needed to face), the support and love from Dr S and Doug was indescribable. I never felt alone, but loved, guided, and supported in every way. I could not imagine going through this process without Doug and Dr S; they were instrumental to the success in my breakthroughs. (Ann from Colorado)
Don't wait for the right time to go. Now is the right time.
I found Eden after decades with talk therapy and Zoloft, neither of which fixed the lifetime anxiety that drove my problematic coping efforts like overeating. A year and a half after my first Eden visit I have changed my life in ways that I could not have imagined, relinquishing things that caused pain and replacing them with joy and peace. (Also losing 35 pounds, so far.)
Coming to Eden is the best thing that I've ever done for myself. My changes have also helped me be a better mother, friend, and employer. (Mary from Texas)
Worth every ounce of investment ten-fold!
The Sacred House of Eden is nothing short of a life-transforming experience that I will never regret. It was worth every ounce of investment, ten-fold. I attended with the intention of wholeness and healing, dealing with trauma, and discovering self-love and the calm within.
The combination of small-group pre-retreat coaching sessions, a safe set and setting, and decades of experience with creating a safe container for ceremonial healing journeys make this one of the most incredible experiences of one’s life. I cannot recommend this more.
If you want 10 years of therapy in 4.5 days, and you are ready to take the step, lean in, surrender to the truth, and make real impactful change in your life, attend a retreat at Eden, and be in awe of your transformation. (ian S. from Florida)
I cannot recommend Eden enough!
Eden is among the most impactful experiences of my life and has empowered me to find new focus and meaning for my life. I came to Eden hoping to heal past traumas, open my heart to love myself and others, and discover truths about myself. The experience has changed my life and far surpassed everything I could have hoped for. I can't recommend this experience enough! (Kim from Dallas)
Other retreats don't hold a candle to what you guys do! I would pay FIVE times what I paid - Eden is that brilliant!
I was at a very rough spot in my life. I was reluctant and a bit apprehensive about attending. Upon arriving, I felt completely comfortable. Dr. S and her team were nothing short of amazing. The end to end process was absolutely brilliant. I loved everything you guys do and did. I think I am in a very good spot because of the process that you provided. I am going to refer my daughter to you. Thank you for all you do. I am sooooo thankful in being able to be with you. I went to Montana to try a similar experience and it didn’t hold a candle to what you do! Thank you from the middle of my brain and the bottom of my heart. (Dave R., CEO, Las Vegas)
A Profound & Life-Changing Journey
I'm so happy that I found the Sacred House of Eden and only wish I had found them decades ago! The knowledge, expertise and kindness that my wife and I received was beyond our expectations.
We arrived on a Friday for a two day Retreat, feeling a little anxious on what was to come. From the moment we arrived, we could feel the passion they have and we knew we were in good hands. The home was beautiful, so inviting and we settled in with four other guests.
Over the weekend we experienced a perfectly curated protocol that accomplished more than one could with a year of counseling. We all came to Eden with different reasons and needs and I could see the amazing changes in all of us. The experience was so uplifting like a huge weight lifted off of me. My wife left the retreat much lighter as well. I look forward to the new me and it’s going to be difficult holding back the desire to tell everyone you really need to experience Eden! (Sharon & Kevin, MA)
I have been to Eden twice and both times were life-changing!
The experience at the House of Eden has been transformative. I did my first retreat a year ago and I continue to make progress. I feel more alive and truer to myself, and for this I am incredibly grateful. (Carli K, physician)
You've come to the right place.
If you've come here to change your life, you've come to the right place. (Andrew, Colorado Springs)
Eden is one of the best things I've ever done for myself!
I value Eden like I value my experiences creating my family and an incredibly satisfying surgical career. It's opened up my world in ways I couldn't have imagined a year ago. I'm so excited for the future, every day is an absolute gift! Of course, I still have bad days but I see them in a context that is so much wider and much more reassuring.
We are all alike in so many ways, even people whom we have "nothing in common with." The most exciting, pleasurable and rewarding part of life is connecting with others. Eden helps us see ourselves as beautiful beings and helps us see all people as the same beautiful beings. Picture the people you love the most, admire the most...you are equally worthy of love and admiration! And so is every other soul!! (Kristen, surgeon)
Transformation physically, mentally, and spiritually!
I showed up for my retreat feeling completely broken. I was dealing with severe PTSD which was impacting daily living. The whole retreat experience was an epiphany as well as an exercise in healing. I experienced a re-mapping of the brain. PTSD was greatly reduced. I was and am able to access a deeper space in meditation. What used to take 25 minutes is now accessed in 5 minutes. I feel several old traumas were finally healed and the change has still remained with me 18 months later. I look forward to going further with this work.
(Brett O, San Diego)
I came to Eden hoping to have a spiritual experience and I will say that I did! I look forward to integrating what I learned into my life in the coming days and weeks. I am impressed with Dr. S's masterful abilities in taking my experience and making it more accessible to me; helping me understand and interpret it. Super valuable!! The Eden team creates a beautiful, comfortable, safe space. And cooks some serious home fries! This is good and high level work being done here. I'm so happy I found them. With Love, (Stacy, New York)
An experience of a lifetime!
My experience at Eden was truly transforming. It was a journey of self-discovery and also of sharing life experiences with others on their own journey. The Eden team always made each of us feel safe, loved, seen and heard. This was an experience of a lifetime and I am truly grateful. (Sue, Colorado)
We Highly Recommend Eden!
My boyfriend and I attended a retreat and have nothing but love and kudos for the Team at Eden! From the moment we arrived, there is nothing but love and a space held for you in this beautiful location! No detail is left untouched and I highly recommend working with them. I had major breakthroughs and our relationship has grown closer and deeper. We learned valuable and practical tools to use on our own too. (S&J, Denver, CO)
This experience was an amazing one for me. It let me see the opportunity to work on myself and change my own perspective of my feelings and outlook on life. I had gone into this experience thinking that something would change me, but it instead helped me realize that I can work on myself in a way that nothing and no one else can. I got some excellent and loving guidance, and it brought me to a path that I am happy to keep making for myself. (Sophia, NY)
Eden is a beautiful space for transformation!
The Eden team created a caring, loving, and open space for transformative experiences and transformational inner work to happen. As facilitative guides, they let us direct the personal details of the work we did and environment surrounding our growth. When beneficial, during the Ceremonies, they offered insight and suggestions for our edification. They are generous in spirit, opening their hearts and home to us and showing up fully committed to supporting our work in an incredibly loving way.
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, Eden is an exceptionally beautiful place to engage in this work. Inside, it feels like a beautiful sanctuary. With windows all around, looking outside is breathtaking and connects one with the majesty of nature. Doug,
Dr. S. and the team are beautiful, loving, wise souls who have committed to work on themselves and are committed to helping others on their inner journeys. (G.G, Atlanta)
Eden is the Michelin-Star restaurant and other retreats are Denny's
My Eden experience was everything I could've hoped for and more. If you're serious about finding clarity in your life, working through a hardship or hoping to overcome previous trauma, The Sacred House of Eden is well worth looking into. The Eden Team are the kindest, most nurturing and professional people who genuinely want to help people transform. This was something I'd come to fully know after my sacred soul session, but it was also something I could sense from the first time I navigated their website, to talking to Dr. S. on the phone during my initial intake call.
I had interest in attending another retreat, but I immediately changed my mind when I came across the Sacred House of Eden online and had my intake call with Dr. S. Here's an appropriate analogy: if The Sacred House of Eden is a Michelin-Star restaurant, then all of the other retreats seem like Denny's in comparison.
The experience broadened my sense of spirituality in that I felt so connected to the earth, to everyone around me and whoever I come into contact with. The only thing that matters in this life is love. We are all spiritual beings having an earthly experience and that’s all this life is. We are so interconnected on the other side, and it's beyond spectacular. Nothing in this life really matters except the relationships we have with other people and the love we share with them. Love is the answer to every question in life.
I came into this journey at a crossroads looking for clarity about my marriage and whether I should stay in it. This limbo plagued me for over a year, but my weekend at Eden showed me that it's not time to leave my marriage yet, that I have a lot more effort to give and that I won't have peace about separating unless I try harder. So that's what I'm doing and I have peace and contentment about that, something I otherwise wouldn't have without attending this profound, life-changing retreat. (Kellie, California)
I will use this experience for the rest of my life
I came to Eden with expectations that I was going to change who I was...the experience ended up showing me that everything I thought I needed, but didn't have...was always inside of me. Love, acceptance, connection. Eden helped me to contemplate and accept my mistakes. The experience will be a tool to use for the rest of my life. Thank you! (T.B., Frisco, TX)
I could not have been in better hands.
Eden is the place you go when you want to feel 100% safe and want to make powerful changes in your life. I feel like I learned (on the deepest level) how to love, live, and be free! Dr. S. is unbelievably skilled, professional, and warm. I could not have been in better hands. I know that I am forever changed. I wish I had found Eden years ago. Thank you to the founders of The Sacred House of Eden and your team of angels. I cannot say enough good things about you all. You are making a profound difference in the world. (M.J., Atlanta, GA)
How does one write a user review on a miracle?
My experience at the Sacred House of Eden was a miracle as far as I can tell. After years of struggling with treatment-resistant depression, I departed the Eden group experience with a completely different energy, outlook, belief system, identity, and way of relating to others. I went from being an introvert to an extrovert, from an intellectual to someone much more in tune with his body, from someone estranged from his own feelings to someone who genuinely enjoys connecting deeply with others. The journey was the most transformative mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual event of my life so far. I have never felt more alive… or more myself. I am a true believer in this work!
This path may not be for everyone, but it was f***ing miracle to me. (Benjamin, Utah)
For 42 years, I’ve wandered the earth looking for a feeling of love. Someone or something to help guide me out of the dark. I taught myself to be comfortable in the dark, always retreating to being alone when approached by moments of discomfort. I convinced myself to rely on myself alone, distancing myself from the feelings of disappointment that would undeniably sweep in after the love ran out of my relationships. Eden helped me see through the dark and beyond. I found a tribe. I found belonging. I found wellness and peace within. Not a victim any longer, but a pillar of strength that has the power to heal. I saw the beauty in myself.
Thank you team for the unconditional love that you showed. It was so powerful to feel. Your modeling of that behavior showed me how simple it was to turn love inward. Thank you for manning the traffic lights along this journey. You’ve given me the green light to make the best choices for me. I feel joy to be alive today. I will be back to continue this work. I’m finally committed to myself. Love to all my angels! (Carrie, Seattle)
Looking for an otherworldly experience? This is the place!
Eden renders a safe, supportive environment to explore, unearth and mine whatever you are seeking. Cocooned in a resplendent, yet cozy environment, the level of care and commitment provided by the founders of Eden is par excellence. An added safety net is the Angel troupe, former Eden guests, on hand to assist. Earthly terms cannot adequately describe them, hence their title. Group participants were lovely, kind, funny and willing to share valuable experiences. This nugget of time together was humbling and rewarding. Highly recommended. (LMR from California)
Eden is a Very Special and Sacred Place
Eden holds a special place in my heart, it is the sacred place where I finally freed myself of my constant anxiety. (F.T. from Chicago)
If you seek the truth: Do This.
If you seek the truth of who you are, beyond the broken heart and the wounded “self”, know that the answer is available at Eden. You are safe, cared for deeply, and carried through a beautiful journey that will deliver you to a place to meet your authentic unmarred self again, seemingly for the first time. My experience was divine. The Eden Team offers the cradle within which you are held lovingly and competently.
Do this so that you can know what is available to you beyond what you have known possible so far in life. I am grateful to these beings who made it possible for me to attain a sacred level of consciousness that I hope will continue to guide me for the rest of my days. (GR, Phoenix, Arizona)
Life-Changing and I Have Never Felt More Safe and Treated Like Family!
I was recommended to visit the Sacred House of Eden from a close coworker, who knew I was interested. It took a few months to be ready financially and mentally, but the decision was made long ago. And it just so happened a special event was scheduled during the time frame I was planning on attending.
I received my intake call and immediately felt comfortable with Dr. S's professionalism and demeanor. She answered all my questions and was extremely knowledgeable. It took what seemed forever for the special day to come. I was so excited.
Upon arrival at the meeting spot, I met other individuals who had traveled from all over the US. Everyone was so friendly. We were shortly picked up and arrived at the most beautiful house to begin a covid cleanse/check-in. One at a time we were let in and required to shower and change into comfortable clothes. We were then greeted by the Angels and were explained the rules, schedule, and had any questions answered. The Angels were so helpful and knowledgeable. Everything was well planned and thought through. Every Angel showed love and concern for all and was willing and did go above and beyond. All the events ran smoothly.
I have never felt more safe and was treated like family. I highly recommend attending and will be back as soon as possible. Missing the great friends made and the powerful energy this Sacred House produces. Thank you Doug, Dr. S, and the Angels for a life changing experience. Can't wait for the next one! (Paul P from San Diego)
The best thing I have ever done for myself!
Attending the Eden retreat is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I cannot say enough good about it. Some of the sessions were difficult yet meaningful and positive. I left with a sense of well being. The staff was so very caring and professional. I felt healing occur on issues I focused on and those I did not. The experience left me with a quieter mind and the tools to authentically connect with others while remaining true to myself. (Tracey from Montana)
The most remarkable experience of my life happened at Eden.
To the founders of Eden, thank you for everything! The most remarkable experience of my life happened at Eden. I arrived in a state of pure agony and despair. I was suffering and without a single ounce of self-love when I walked through your doors. I had no idea how to begin to heal and I certainly didn’t know that what was about to happen would heal so much more.
What I felt can had hardly be put into words. The relationships that I am sure will last a lifetime are priceless. The self-love that now lights up my life is the center of who I am and I now know how bright I shine.
I felt so safe and loved by everyone at Eden. I hope we all stay in contact and some day all see each other again. My new forever family will never be far from my thoughts and will always be in my heart.
The founders of Eden have created a sanctuary full of so much love and healing. What you are able to provide to all those that walk through your doors is a blessing beyond measure. So much work we all do from within is made possible because you openly share your gifts. You are healers in the deepest sense and even more important is the entire package you are able provide. The environment, love, and your healing so perfectly combined. Changing humanity and the individual lives of each that make the journey is exactly what the world needs. I have so much love for you all but more importantly, I now have love for myself. (❤️ Forever changed and grateful, Lisa)
Possibly the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Taking this journey was well outside of my comfort zone but as soon as I arrived at Eden, I was immediately put at ease. The Eden Team was so warm and accommodating and the house was gorgeous and very comfortable. Meals were simple, delicious and cooked to order for anyone who had special dietary requirements. The retreat gave my quest for spiritual growth a turbo boost! I came home with a fresh perspective and in the month and a half since I left Eden, my spiritual growth has continued and the stars just seem to keep aligning. I believe this is because of the integration coaching sessions where Dr. S very effectively helped each and every one of us to understand how to incorporate our experience into our daily lives. I was fortunate to truly bond with every single one of the other retreat attendees and we continue to support each other post-retreat. What an amazing experience and I will definitely be returning to Eden. (Leslie, Florida)
Most influential experience of my life.
I don't know that there are words to fully describe the gratitude I feel for the experience I had at this beautiful retreat. My experience was humbling, clarifying, transformative, nourishing, and life-changing. The retreat has been perfectly cultivated by the founders and they have established space for pure, unconditional love, freedom and space to be embraced and accepted for who I was, and within that, I was able to evaluate some of the life-questions I had been considering for months. There was complete acceptance, compassion, guidance, and patience provided which allowed me to love myself fully.
I walked away from this experience transformed; embracing new relationships with people who see me as I am, with universal love based outside of Ego, and with a restored desire to transform the life of others. I will be forever grateful that this retreat became a part of my life; you opened your venue to me as though I were family and I was able to be seen in love and light. I can't wait to come back. (Cassie, Seattle)
Eden is a place of genuine care, love, and kindness.
I have attended three retreats at Eden and going to Eden has had a profound positive effect on my life. Dr. Stefanie, Doug, and the Angels have created a wonderful and safe environment. - P. L. from Chicago
Life changing transformations happen here.
My time spent with The Sacred house of Eden has been one of the most profound and enlightening opportunities that I have had the honor to partake in. Not only have I had several huge breakthroughs while attending, I have also witnessed the same from others in our group (I’ve attended both semi private and group retreats, several to date).
The team at Eden has curated the ideal set and setting for this type of work. From the time you enter the retreat until the time you depart, there is an overwhelming sense of peace and love that really lends itself to a healing environment. Attention to detail was impeccable. The team places such a huge emphasis on the power of intention and integration. I’ve actually seen fellow attendees heal from trauma caused in part by other retreats. This is the real deal people. I can’t wait to attend my next retreat. (Aeron, New Orleans)
I am so grateful I found Eden
I had booked a retreat in Peru and found out there were going to be over 80 people with me. This was terrifying to me. Just the thought of that made my anxiety go through the roof. I cancelled my Peru retreat and came to Eden instead. Thank God I did. This team is devoted to world-class work. They took excellent care of us, kept our group small (only 8 of us for the weekend), and did deep and thorough work with each of us. We each also had our own bedroom with 5-star gorgeous amenities. MUCH better than sleeping on the floor of a small room over-crowded with so many other people.
I plan to come back to Eden in a couple months. I cannot say enough great things about this place and these guides. My time here was transformative and insightful. I discovered my next step on my path and am excited about my life again! (Carolyn, Maine)
My mind is blown and my heart is full.
This experience is thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed. Dr. S is exceptionally gifted and the entire team are beautiful, loving beings. They’re incredibly intuitive, kind, and genuine. I couldn’t have asked for a safer place to embark on this journey. Lots of tears, laughs, and immeasurable growth. This is a place to find yourself, love yourself, love everyone else, and let go of the things that no longer serve you. So much love and gratitude. I can’t wait to return. (Kayla K., Minnesota)
Serenity, Safety, and Professionalism
I am by no means the type of person who writes reviews or testimonials but my experience 100% deserves the following. The serenity, safety and professionalism at Eden is immediately noticeable upon arrival and continues throughout the entire experience. The enlightenment I was able to access about myself could never be obtained without the tremendous integration coaching sessions with Dr. S, following each night's journey. I am so incredibly thankful for my experience and extremely hopeful and excited about my path following my time at Eden. Many, many thanks. (John H., from Boston)
Life Changing!!! You want to change your life, take this trip!!!
Greetings - I'm not sure where to begin. I was having 9 months of soul-searching before I found this place. I was praying, crying, and wanting more from life. My kids are grown and having their own lives, I am single, COVID hit, and I had a lot of free time on my hands. All the plans came together quickly and next thing I know, I'm at the retreat with 5 complete strangers. Sweet Sara was the first to greet us and I remember her saying, "You are at the right place," and all my fears disappeared.
The location is breathtaking. The views are gorgeous, the rooms are spotless and nothing is left out, making you feel at home and like you are on a luxury retreat. There are notes on your bed at night, and notes placed quietly out for you to find when you wake up. The schedule is light and you will have plenty of time to read a book, take a walk, make new friends, nap, write a letter or draw a picture.
The Eden Team will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Fans and humidifiers will be running for your comfort, and home cooked meals for any type of taste buds. They even put mint in the water!!! If you are up when no one else is, you can nibble on the snacks. They also have a collection of OTC's in case you need an Advil or something for a tummy ache.
My heart was heavy when I arrived but not when I left. There were a lot of tears shed over past traumas and I left feeling love again for myself, something I don't recall feeling for over 40 years. Dr. S and Doug are genuine to the bone. They truly care about every guest they have and you can feel it. They share their own pain and struggles too, so you understand where they have come from in this journey we call life.
I used to have an office job, writing programs but I was miserable. I didn't feel any sense of fulfillment doing that. I now know I can't go back to that life either. I ignored my spirit and my life showed that. I was on antidepressants for 30 years and I've been off them since the Retreat, 4 months now. My spirit is happy and I know that I have a higher calling to help others in this life which doesn't involve sitting behind a desk. I've just completed a Reiki class and signed up to study to be a modern Shaman. Is life perfect? Of course not. But I healed some wounds during my time at Eden and I'm working on healing the rest. I left with peace, joy and love that passes all understanding. I sense a higher calling and after ignoring that for 30 years. I'm done with that chapter of my life. And those 5 total strangers? We talk several times a month and will be my friends forever. We are making plans to take a trip back when all our schedules will work out and I look forward to that reunion with them and all the staff.
Take the trip!! Worth every penny and so, so, so much more......blessings to you reading this. xoxo (Sheila from Ohio)
Once in a lifetime opportunity
If you are reading this testimonial then you are likely already searching for a life transforming experience that will enable you to grow to your fullest potential as an individual. When I began attending various retreats, I was searching for the same thing. After having visited retreat centers in Europe, I can say unequivocally that my experience at The Sacred House of Eden eclipsed all of my expectations. The hosts are extraordinarily kind and gracious, and they facilitate your growth process as you do the work. Regardless of what personal issues you are grappling with, you will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to manifest lasting change in your life through both the sacred sessions and subsequent world-class integration process.
As a combat veteran, this was truly invaluable to me. I cannot thank Eden enough for what they are doing! (David C., S.F.)
A way to nourish your soul.
I can only say wonderful things about the retreat and the connections I made. I think people are constantly living with their eyes closed in life and are just drifting about. This retreat allowed us to heal, connect, and open our hearts. I met the most incredible people on this retreat! If you need your soul healed, meld in a safe space, and meet spiritual guides, then humble yourself and come to Eden. (David, North Carolina)
Better than Months of Therapy - All in a Weekend!
This was an incredibly beautiful place with serene vistas and rolling hills. Dr. S who is the magical and deeply gifted Coach at Eden, provided us a positive space to delve deeply into our psyche and provide us with a warm and nurturing environment. The Eden Team provided activities to help us understand our place in the world and allowed us to integrate with our past trauma and issues. Some of the people I have met here will be my life-long friends, as I look forward to my next visit! Thank you Eden! (David, San Francisco)
What an amazing experience from the drive up to this stunning location to the deep introspection on my flight home. The Vision Quest and sound healing were incredible for me. I had no idea I could "travel" like that in my mind. The facilitators have built a safe and nurturing sanctuary for people to come and heal. From the moment I arrived, I knew I was in good hands. This was an extraordinary experience and I am forever grateful. I was able to let go of some past pain that I had been unnecessarily holding onto. I cried for the first time in years. When I left, I felt lighter and able to see positive things to come. I will absolutely be back and know that more time spent here will just continue to help me live my best life possible. (Risa, Portland)
Deeply grateful for this experience.
I had no idea what to expect from the weekend group retreat at Eden. All I know is that for me, who has been on the struggle bus of life for years (low self-esteem, depression, addiction), this was the perfect setting to look at my inner being and begin to deeply heal. Anyone feeling curious, interested, or wanting to take a peak into their soul's journey, Eden is the place.
Dr. S is extremely educated and willing to coach each individual and the group to new insights resulting in coming away with a fresh outlook on life, how to treat yourself, and how to engage with others. The setting is very relaxing and welcoming. We all were treated with kindness and respect. There was no room for any judgment. I am deeply grateful for this experience and hope to return soon. (S.T., North Carolina)
Hole. Lee. Shit!
"Y’all!!!! Hole. Lee. Shit! I am so excited about the transformation that I have experienced! I have had multiple people, my closest friends and some not so close, tell me that I seem like a completely different person after returning back from Denver. They have NO clue! I FEEL like a completely different person! I’m feeling so much peace and love in my body, mind, and spirit! I’m taking my walks with my head up, admiring the beauty around me, taking in the amazing smells, and looking at everyone with love and smiles! I don’t know the last time I’ve felt like this! Accepting that everything is as it should be and actually FEELING that way is something I can’t really wrap my head around. It’s almost like a little minion went into my head with a mission to remove the obstacles that have prevented me from crossing the divide that brings me closer to my desired existence! It all happened at Eden. I was so ready for it, but I didn’t really believe it could happen until I experienced it! I am so grateful! Tears flowing right now y’all! I love y’all so much. Thank you. (Brian, Denver)
The experience with Eden was a spiritual awakening that has brought me to a place of self-awareness and authenticity. It is a place of healing and balance. The best way to describe it is taking a black and white photograph that you have seen your entire life and seeing it in color for the first time. (George, Texas)
I cannot imagine doing this anywhere else. Perfect guidance!
I had no idea why I was coming to Eden. I just felt compelled to say yes to the unknown. There has been a strong pull to something and the signs and triggers were becoming overwhelming. I felt myself closing off, but being pushed at the same time. Living a life where I felt like I needed ALL the answers right now, left me always feeling empty. After this retreat, I have found an entirely new way to live!
I experienced many intense emotions and powerful stories during my sessions, which at times, I fought hard to say no to seeing them. As I let myself let go, I could feel all the answers were not important and I began to connect my dots and accept my powers and gifts given to me.
Through the Eden team's guidance, I allowed myself to open up and speak my truth. Dr. S always seemed to know exactly what meditation or sound therapy I needed at that moment. That connection alone, gave me peace to go further.
So many thanks to the Eden team for your open hearts and sharing your stories to guide me to find mine. Thank you for your honest, real, and non-judgmental guidance. And for sitting with me at times in silence and other times in laughter. You seemed to know exactly what I needed at all times! (K.Y., Canada)
Worth every penny!
After struggling with eating disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for most of my life, I have finally found some peace. I had tried weekly talk therapy, anti-depressants, and nothing seemed to work. After my 3-day retreat with Eden, my desire to binge and purge is gone! My overall anxiety has decreased significantly and I feel much more ease and joy in my daily life. I accomplished more at this wellness retreat than I have over many years of therapy! I have never seen a healer like Dr. S. She almost seems from another realm and has such deep, clear insight. What a gift Eden is to the world! (Jordan, Los Angeles)
A Truly Unique Experience
I really enjoyed my time at Eden. I'm not someone that would typically do a retreat but my husband really wanted to go. That being said, I have to say that I am excited to go back and will be looking to do another retreat next year. Dr. S, Doug, and the Eden team are very warm, wonderful people and they really make you feel well taken care of. It was fun and meaningful to get to know all the people that were at the retreat as well. I highly recommend The Sacred House of Eden because I believe it is truly a unique experience. (Lisa, Colorado)
The team at Eden have truly found what they are meant to be doing. So much genuine love and openness to connect with each attendee and offer guidance. I would love to return for another group and suggest that anyone who feels called, should attend a retreat at Eden. (ETM, Colorado)
Much more than I expected!
The experience was so much more than I expected. I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I need to do to reach my goals. The Eden team was entirely focused on my needs and feelings - I felt safe to let go and freely explore my inner world and self. I can't recommend them highly enough and will definitely be back. (Leslie, Pennsylvania)
This team feels like loving friends.
The Eden Team will make a positive difference in your life. They immediately feel like loving friends who want to help you. You will want it to be a lifetime relationship. I can't wait to get back to Eden! (S.F., Texas)
Incredibly Thankful for this Helpful and Healing Retreat
I had a great retreat with Eden. One of the aspects of the retreat that I had not expected to be so profound was the group integration before and after the actual sacred sessions. I’m very science minded and didn’t anticipate that the integration would be such a healing part of the entire experience, but the integration was essential. The founders of Eden really know their stuff. Would gladly return for more profound work. (Jeff R. Upland CA)
I’ve healed many emotional and physical issues at Eden. The facilitators are wonderful, accepting and absolutely professional. I can’t imagine life without these experiences. It’s just wonderful in every way. (Steve P., Texas)
I can't think of anyone who shouldn't do this. DO IT!
Oh my Gosh, where do I even start? From the moment I arrived, I felt I was in the right place. I have never traveled totally solo before, so admittedly, I was a bit anxious about being by myself with unknown people, experiences, and places. The Eden Team made me feel completely at home. From the very beginning, they made it so easy to just ask for anything we needed or wanted and our entire group became instant friends.
Dr. S and Doug are so knowledgeable in study and also experience, so the connections they make are completely genuine and make people feel perfectly understood. I was amazed by how immediately group members felt safe to be so vulnerable with one another and how positive the energy shared was right away.
The Eden Team prepped us perfectly, giving us just enough instruction that we knew exactly what to do if anything challenging came up, but enough flexibility to access our own true individual consciousness without bias. There is a huge emphasis on listening to your own body and intuition. So if you need to rest, you're encouraged to rest; if you need to eat, you are fed. The entire Eden Team is so intuitive and evaluate and recommend exactly what you need.
I can't think of anyone who shouldn't do this - it's an amazing look at the reality our conscious mind won't let us see. DO IT! (Mel, Washington)
The Eden Team creates an experience that is second to none. Their consideration and care for every participant is evident, and their guidance throughout the experience is extraordinary. So very grateful for my profound Eden Experience! (Sue, Ft. Collins, CO)
Life-Changing in Many Important Ways!
I completely loved my time with the entire Eden Team and the other 8 participants in that magical weekend. It was life-changing in many important ways and continues to be as I read more, meditate more, learn more. I loved my Eden experience and want more. I love you all who shared that weekend together. (Anne, VA)
Love and Healing I Never Knew Existed....Thank You!
Thank you so much for such a healing and beautiful experience. In setting my intention and integration, I truly believe I was shown exactly what I needed. The ceremony on Night 2 gifted me with a spiritual, loving and healing presence, one that I had never known to exist. I could feel the spirits cleansing every cell in my body and soul from the fear trapped by the adverse childhood events that I relived on Night 1. The peace that I asked for arrived and I didn't want it to end. I am filled with gratitude to the founders of Eden and to all of the angels who helped me through this process and can't wait to see how this experience will enhance my life and relationships. (Tiffany, FL)
The Truth You Are Searching For
It's inside you, and Eden will create the space for you to find it in yourself. My time at Eden was infinitely more than I could have imagined it to be. There is so much thought and care put into everything you experience. I arrived on day 1 with over 20 "strangers" and within a couple of days we all knew each other on a level that most people never get to in their normal lives. The space and energy that Eden creates is impossible to describe and transformational to experience. It's been 6 weeks since my retreat and the best part is how much I'm finding this wasn't just a one-off weekend of an experience. I had this peace in me even when leaving that I wasn't sad to leave, I didn't have any apprehension about "what if I don't apply the things I've learned" because again, what you learn and uncover there is the truth that's hidden inside you. It's the realest thing you could ever do. I thought I knew what Love and Gratitude and Peace were before Eden, I barely had a clue. Now I do :) Love,Trevor (NYC)
My weekend at The Sacred House of Eden was transformative. Hands down the most difficult and transformative experience I have ever had in my life. The difficult part was confronting my inner self. With the amazing support of Dr. S, Doug, and everyone at Eden, I was able to meet it head on and truly transform myself and my life. Words cannot express what they mean to me. My life has changed for the better. My appreciation for life and the people in my life has grown. I am living in the present moment and I now have the tools to make sure I continue this path. (Sabba - NYC)
Equivalent and exceeds years and years of therapy!
I got to my private retreat with so much self doubt, fear of my self, lack of self love and respect. I arrived with a very serious medical condition that requires an intense healing process, both medically but also mentally. Three days with the incredible (understatement) team, I am able to look deep inside and appreciate and love myself so much more. I was given very practical tools, how to implement these tools and turn them into daily habits that will continue my learning process. This experience exceeds years and years of therapy. (TT, New Jersey)
Transformational and Eye-Opening!
I went into this experience with little expectation, and honestly having done little work to prepare myself. Nonetheless I was curious, and open-minded. What I underwent was transformational and it opened my eyes to not only the mistakes I was making but the reality that there is so much more to do. I am thankful for the staff and fellow participants for accepting me as I am. (M.C., Physician, Dallas)
Far exceeded any expectations!
When I arrived at the Sacred House for the Group Retreat, I was immersed in an environment of love and acceptance. The healing power of the Ceremonies in conjunction with the Group Integration allowed me to see my full potential. My experience was transformative and witnessing the transformation in the other participants has allowed me to see how healing and powerful this experience is. Since the retreat, I feel much more present, receptive and in touch with myself. I also feel much more connected with others. The benefits from my experience far exceeded any expectations. I recommend the Group Retreat to anyone who wants to be a better version of themselves, heal past trauma, or live their fullest potential. (Carli, psychiatrist)
I have so much gratitude for the entire Eden team - thank you thank you thank you!
I returned from Eden three days ago and thanks to the amazing, warm, insightful, loving Eden team, my life (and mindset) is now filled with happiness and hope - two things that have been quite elusive for me for the last few long years. Doug, Dr S, and the Eden team helped me realize for the first time in my life that I don't need to worry so much. That everything will be okay. That it is possible and healthy (and an OPTION - who knew?!) to LET IT GO and not carry around so much stress and anxiety about "getting life right."
I have learned that for me, this is a WAY better / easier / happier mindset to come from vs torturing / being so hard on myself. No more. Life is too short. It is time to focus on happiness and doing what feels right. I am smiling now as I write this, as I am really excited to live and love and play in this new mindset.
I lost my father when I was four years old and had never addressed that loss and the repercussions to my personality and mindset in any meaningful way. That was where my breakthrough came. While at Eden, I met my father - we played and talked and spent time together for the first time in 46 years. We now have a deep connection, and he will be with me forever. He is now a source of strength and love. Whereas before the experience of losing my dad was cloaked in fear, denial, uncertainty and ego. Again, no longer.
I am SO excited to be this new person with my family and friends and co-workers. I have so much gratitude for the entire Eden team - thank you thank you thank you! With lots and lots of love. (Aaron from NJ)
My 2nd Eden trip and so meaningful!
It's a return trip to Eden after almost a year. So happy that I returned for another journey filled with wonderful people. Dr. S, Doug, Nugget and the Angels were fantastic and perfectly suited for my retreat. I felt relaxed and comfortable and am grateful for my return. Still processing all of the information, yet extremely content with all that is happening. Thankful for the group that attended. Each person offered something precious and needed. (LMR. California)
I Found My Voice!
I arrived exhausted, chronically stressed and feeling powerless over the demands on my time. With the help of the amazing staff I found my voice and I found myself. I am learning to ask, or even insist, for the things that I need. I forged a new connection with myself and I am so profoundly grateful. (Rachel S from Ohio)
Profound. Sacred. Wow!
Profoundly sacred experience allowing me to greatly enhance/understand/apply my Christian faith. Stunningly impactful combination of high-quality coaching, sacred experiences through medicinal ceremonies, and remarkable interpersonal connections with other retreat participants. Wow!
Above & Beyond!
My time at The Sacred House of Eden went above and beyond what I had hoped for from my self and spiritual growth. The intention of Dr S, Doug, and the angels was nothing short of providing a feeling of trust and love. They accomplished that!I am honored to have taken this sacred journey with them. There is no end to opportunity for growth from the experience, I came out with guidance and potential to be my best is all areas where I desire to grow and expand my spiritual well being. (Amy K., Jacksonville, FL)
The Sacred House of Eden is a place for healing, growth, and renewal.
There are endless reasons why people choose to come for a retreat at Eden, and I believe that everyone finds value and improvement in their lives. The pre- and post- Be The Work program is a perfect complement to the retreat weekend. Take plenty of time for yourself before and after the retreat. I went into my second retreat a bit cavalier because I've done it before. But this work is a huge deal and I would recommend really blocking out time to just BE before and after. Really pare down your schedule for a few weeks (Basically for the Be The Work program)
You will be surrounded by loving, brilliant, like-minded people on their mission to live more consciously. There is truly sacred, beautiful, meaningful work being done here. (Jamie M. from Michigan)
What Dr. Stefanie has created here is beyond words!
I am a psychiatrist towards the end of my career. And I can say with certainty, we have had much of it incorrect. I am a non-crunchy, football watching, non-drug using, non-alt person. I follow allopathic medicine.
Dr. Stefanie has blown up the standard. She has it correct. Her entire process IS what we should be doing with patients first. I am floored and humbled. I could write a thesis, but in summary, this for me has been the most healing I have ever felt (many in the field are "wounded healers"). I went from tears of pain to tears of joy, a week later still, and am beyond thankful for my experience at the retreat. I truly consider myself so lucky to be able to have experienced this. I am empowered now to share my newly found strength, happiness, snark, fun, and love with my clients and my friends. Dr. Stefanie and Eden are truly a gift from heaven. (Signed, DMR, non-crunchy football watching allopathic physician psychiatrist who has seen the light)
Hard to put into words...Absolutely Safe & Incredible!
My Eden experience was incredible. The set up, in general, is very nurturing and safe. Dr. S, Doug, and their angels welcomed us with so much openness and acceptance. I wasn't sure what to expect of the other guests, but they were lovely humans, and I don't think the experiences we each had would've been possible without each other.
The environment is so open and accepting, and no one there is putting on an act. Each interaction, day or night, with each person, staff or guest, was kind and genuine. The ceremonies were very meaningful and felt very safe. I got so much out of them. Each morning we were also encouraged to journal, participate in a brief, easy morning meditation, and then we processed together what we learned. I was nervous that so much personal interaction with strangers would be awkward, but somehow it wasn't at all. Dr. S created the perfect environment and she is masterful in her work.
I also had intended to book a private bedroom, but it was sold out and I booked Camp Eden, and that was completely comfortable for me. The space is big, nests are comfy, and with the vibe like it is, no one ever really retreated away to their private rooms anyway.
I don't know that words can describe my experience at Eden, but I am eternally grateful for it. I feel like I can see everything a little more clearly now. I feel happier with myself and with others. I feel more open to learning new things, more hopeful and excited about the future. Also, I've always been atheist, but I feel like I had an emotional experience that showed me a connection to a spiritual side of myself and a realization that this life is magical and our spirits are real :) (Sarah, Los Angeles, CA)
I was stuck and now I am SO ready to live!
Eden will be a breakthrough. When you leave, it's about follow-through. You get out what you put in. And there is TONS and more TONS of loving support to guide you along the way. The experience can clear the fog in your life and allow you to gain the growth/healing you made need.
I came to Eden in a period of my life where I desperately needed and desired personal change. I had put in many, many hours in readings, programs and a network of like-minded people who had helped me to get where I then was in my life. Yet I was still stuck. I was frustrated. My lovely wife found Eden!! I have now been to two retreats. The first was a wakeup call to surrendering. I had to "Let Go". It was challenging, yet I left with a totally new energetic outlook on life. Two years later, and with much effort in gaining personal growth, I attended another retreat. Again, a totally gratifying yet different experience. One that challenged me, yet I walked away with a deeper insight on myself and a self-realization of the path I need and want to take.
Dr. Stefaine, Doug, Nugget and carefully selected Angels are nothing less than pure love. They will challenge you to "Be the Work", and they just ooze you with love and hope!!! (George, Baltimore)