TestimonialsWhat past visitors have said about Western Spirit Retreats.
A velvet voice…
Marian Carol has a real gift; with a velvet voice she gently leads the listener to a safe place of healing, peace, and expansion. I’m glad to know it will always be available to me whenever I need centering and a little help in processing my Soul work.
AN EXPERIENCE I CAN TAKE HOME WITH ME
The retreat was very eye-opening and an experience I can take home with me and apply every day. The workshops helped me get more in tune with myself. The outdoor activities were awesome and wonderful! I learned to breathe through my feelings and that I don’t always have to be in “warrior” mode. My expectations for this week-long retreat were greatly exceeded.
EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN I EXPECTED!
I enjoyed every second and learned so much while on this retreat. The workshops are so educational and engaging. I learned to trust and love myself. It was even more amazing than I expected. Marian is an angel!
I am love and light!
My intuition could never have been more right when I was drawn to your retreat center. I leave with a new direction in life, trusting Spirit. I am love and light.
AN EXPERIENCE FROM THE HEART!
Marian and Garrett were both super fantastic and inspirational! Every workshop was spiritually uplifting and provided the highest vibration. The outdoor adventures were wonderful and Garrett was extremely knowledgeable. Our best “vacation” ever! The retreat was “over the top”, like winning at the casino.
INCREDIBLE & INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE
An incredible an invaluable experience with connections for a lifetime! The retreat far exceeded my expectations. The workshops were amazing, safe and healing, and the outdoor places we visited were so beautiful and so much fun. Garrett is quite the knowledgeable guide. I will stay in touch!
Forever Blessed by the Experience
We are grateful for our visit here which has made us more enlightened, more joyful, more centered and more committed. We shall be forever blessed by this experience. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and the light of your spirit with us.
The retreat was amazing! I really enjoyed all the workshops, especially the chakra balancing. Thank you Marian & Garrett!
I LEARNED SOME MUCH FROM BOTH OF YOU.
My retreat was the best. I learned so much from both of you (Marian & Garrett), from your workshops, and from your relationship with each other (and your dog, Bella). The workshops took me through a spiritual awakening. The beauty of Sedona and the Grand Canyon was breathtaking and I felt such gratitude for being there. I learned that love is pure, simple and warm. It was such a great week!
Western Spirit Enrichment Center is an amazing place and offers great programs! We learned so much that we can take into the world and share with others. We had a great retreat and it far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this!
A wonderful and blessed experience!
We have taken another step on our spiritual path with gratitude and acceptance.
I LOVED IT!
I loved the retreat and it was great to be back here. All the workshops were great, as usual. I learned to let go ands be more open, to choose love over fear.
AMAZING! 100% WOULD RETURN.
The retreat was amazing. I loved the workshops, very helpful, truthful and honest. Garrett is an awesome outdoor guide. I learned to be grounded and to recognize my power. I would 100% come back and recommend to everyone.
It was a fantastic experience, something for the mind, body and soul, taught with warmth and love. Thank you for everything.
PERFECT MIX OF WORKSHOPS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
I thought it was the perfect mix of wonderful workshops and outdoor activities. This retreat was the perfect launching pad for my spiritual journey. The workshops were informative and the beauty of Sedona awesome. Thank you for sharing your gifts with me!
RECEIVED EVERYTHING I WAS LOOKING FOR!
I received everything I was looking for. Learned that my choices really do come from either a place of love or fear. The workshops definitely met my expectations and the outdoor activities far exceeded them! Thank you!
I just loved all the workshops and outdoor activities! Thank you from the bottom of the heart.
I can truly say from the bottom of my heart how much I enjoyed my stay here. Everything was fabulous, fun, interesting and wonderfully intuitive. I am truly grateful!
YOU MORE THAN EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS!
Thank you both so very much. I tried not to have any expectations, but you more than exceeded all of them! Marian is a wonderful teacher and presents everything very well. I enjoyed Sedona’s outdoors and Garrett’s commentaries. This week I learned to breathe, to meditate and to follow my intuition.
The retreat was a fantastic, unforgettable experience I will cherish forever. Thank you for everything. Marian & Garrett are amazing people and a great couple. The week went by so fast and far exceeded my expectations.
THIS RETREAT IS A 10!
On a scale of 1 to 10, this retreat is a 10! I experienced a great sense of renewal – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and of gratitude. Marian’s workshops are very deep and powerful, and she provides a very personal involvement of commitment and leadership. I loved Garrett’s hikes, knowledge of local history and storytelling. Marian and Garrett “knocked” this retreat out of the park. I feel so blessed to have met both of you and to have shared in such a rich, awakening, heart-warming experience! Thank you for the gift of yourselves. I will always be grateful.
THE FACILITATORS ARE AMAZING!
The retreat facilitators are amazing and very connected to Creator Source and the land here. Enlightening would best describe Marian’s workshops. I could spend even more time together here.
Peace, Love, Joy
Where do I begin to thank you both for all the peace, love and joy I take back home with me? Thank you for opening up your hearts and sharing your gifts with me.
THANK YOU MARIAN & GARRETT FOR CHANGING MY LIFE.
I was looking for an experience that not only focused on my mind , body and soul but also incorporated getting back in touch with nature. My experience at Western Spirit was just what I needed. The morning workshops were with Marian, who has great wisdom in many areas of self-discovery. The other amazing experience of this trip was to have all of the outdoor adventures that were led by Garrett. His knowledge of the area and the history and stories he would tell made the time very special. He is full of energy and loves giving back and connecting with people from all over the world. The week far exceeded my expectations!
WAY ABOVE MY EXPECTATIONS!
I loved the workshops and the Grand Canyon especially. The week was way above my expectations!
You have inspired us!
Thank you for bringing Spirit more fully present within us. The couples’ workshops and adventures were great and will aid us significantly.
You are both absolute inspirations to me as I continue my journey. Thank you for your guidance, honesty, knowledge and hospitality. This was surely my best vacation ever!
THANKS FOR HOSTING A GREAT RETREAT!
It was a wonderful retreat! We truly appreciate all the heart and effort that you put into all your workshops. They were all great, especially the intuition and relationship ones. Garrett offered such interesting facts about the area and the vortex spots, and was quite the considerate host. Thanks for hosting such a great retreat.
SO MUCH BETTER THAN I EXPECTED
The retreat was so much better than I expected. Marian is an excellent, very knowledgeable facilitator who truly cares. Garrett’s knowledge of the area and local history makes him an excellent guide who is very friendly and considerate. I learned to take better care of myself to bring more joy into my life.
Greater than I could have imagined!
Thank you both for sharing and for helping me remember who I am. These are truly remarkable gifts and nourishment for the soul you offer in love.
You are an inspiration!
Thank you for the opportunity to learn, share and grow. You are an inspiration and will not be forgotten. Much love to you both!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
The combination of workshops and outdoor activities was perfect and so beneficial to me. The workshop lessons were eye-opening and given with love. Marian’s presentation of the workshops was spectacular and very beneficial for me. I enjoyed all the beautiful outdoor activities, but the Grand Canyon was the most memorable. This retreat met my expectations on everything. I would highly recommend Marian and Garrett. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Takes me to the center of my heart…
I really enjoy Marian’s CD. It’s wonderful! The music is great and the five meditation tracks are very helpful, very to the point, and takes me to the center of my heart. This CD gives me a guided approach to meditation, and I really like that.
WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS RETREAT
This retreat was a great balance between the workshops and the outdoors. Marian’s workshops built on what I’m learning in other courses. Garret’s knowledge of the area and its history is exceptional. I would definitely recommend this retreat to others and would enjoy doing it again.
Highly recommend this to others; changed my heart!
I would highly recommend this to others. It really opened my eyes and changed my heart. This week was a blessing and I feel like I’ve taken a huge step in my spirituality. I have a new and more positive outlook on life. All the activities were great fun and made me feel closely connected to nature. Everything was absolutely beautiful and refreshing.
2 AMAZING PEOPLE!
Thank you very much for a wonderful week. It was such a pleasure and honor to meet 2 amazing people! I learned a lot and had so much fun at the same time. The outdoor activities were fun and breathtaking! This is an experience I will carry and cherish for the rest of my life. Please continue what you’ve been doing because you two a really making a difference- an amazing, powerful difference impact. This retreat turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Thank you will never be enough!
GRATEFUL BEYOND MEASURE TO HAVE FOUND WESTERN SPIRIT!
Marian and Garrett are amazing Spirit guides. They gently and intuitively helped me acknowledge places I’ve been holding back and struggling. The insight gained on this retreat will have lasting impact on the shape of my life for years to come. Grateful beyond measure to have found them. I recommend Western Spirit 100% without reservation, if you are looking for a powerful and joyful retreat.
Safe and Spiritual Environment
Although the combination of spirituality, kind people and nature made the spiritual retreat so special, it was the workshops that had the most impact on me. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with them. The atmosphere you set provided me with a safe and spiritual environment that gave me the security to examine my fears and get clarity on what I want and where I’m trying to go.
A most memorable and spirit-filled week!
Thank you for graciously hosting what has turned out to be a most memorable and spirit-filled week. Your work, warmth and humor have been a blessing to me. I return to New York rejuvenated. Keep up the work that God has called you to do.
A BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE!
What a beautiful, amazing, eye-opening experience. The workshops were fantastic, honest and safe. Visiting the Bell Rock vortex and the Grand Canyon were amazing. What a connection with nature! We learned to take more time to love, trust, establish boundaries and release what does not serve us.
The Right Time, the Right Place, the Right People
Many times when we interact with someone, we do not know how we touch or change their lives. This was the moment; the right time, the right place, the right people. The ripple of your touches will echo throughout the universe. Thank you for an awesome week!
SPIRIT SENT US TO WESTERN SPIRIT
Thank you Marian and Garrett for an outstanding week. The couples workshops were very informative and helpful. Marian is a gifted teacher. Great experience!
RETREAT WAS EXCELLENT!
The retreat was excellent and exceeded my expectations; it was so positive. So glad I chose this retreat and I’m very grateful and happy to have met Marian and Garrett. It was such an enlightening experience! The workshops were “right up my alley”. The views from our hike up Bell Rock were breath-taking! Everything was excellent!
I GOT WHAT I CAME FOR
I think I got what I came for and for that I am grateful! I’ve really enjoyed the classes, the hikes and the new friendships. My sincere thanks to Marian and Garrett. Blessings to you both.
ONE OF THE BEST IMPACTFUL EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD!
This retreat was by far one of the most impactful experiences I have ever had! It far exceeded my hopes and expectations. The workshops were very thought out and the outdoor activities so much fun. I learned to choose love over fear and surrender to the Universe.
The only mediation CD that I can listen to…
Taking the time to meditate is a challenge for me. Listening to Marian’s calming voice and easy-to-follow steps allows me to take the time for myself, get in touch with my authentic Self, and feel refreshed for whatever comes my way. It’s been the only mediation CD that I can listen to…and the nice part is that it can be listened to in tracks or the whole CD at once. Thank you Marian for sharing your gifts with us.
AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
It was such an amazing experience to learn about love and Spirit. The hiking was in such beautiful places. It was wonderful getting to know you both. The workshops were so informative and valuable, and the outdoor activities fantastic. The retreat was above and beyond my expectations. Thank you!
I’D LOVE TO DO THIS AGAIN SOME DAY!
I felt the workshops and outdoor trips were the perfect combination to feed my soul. The workshops were fun, insightful, and exactly what I needed now. Having the chance to hike with our knowledgeable guide, Garrett, was perfect. The workshop “Communicating with your Angels and Guides” was amazing. And I loved the hike to the Seven Sacred Pools. I’d love to do this retreat again some day.
I COULD GO FOR TWO WEEKS!
Wonderful experience. The workshops were extremely helpful. I highly recommend Western Spirit
Perfect mix of spirituality and excitement; amazing experience!
Thank you so much for such a special week. I loved every minute I was there; it was the perfect mix of spirituality and excitement. Everything was so diverse, interesting and fun, with the best massage I’ve ever had! I learned so much from the workshops and I’m excited about putting everything into practice. Thank you both for all you gave and shared with me. I learned so much, especially how rich my life is.
The week was great!
What warm and attentive hospitality! The retreat was great and changed our lives!
I am a stronger, happier person.
Everything was wonderful! You have helped me see my blessings. I am a stronger and happier person thanks to the blessings and lessons I received from you.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE AND OUTDOOR FUN
Thank you for all the spiritual and outdoor guidance and hospitality. In the workshops Marian was caring, funny and intuitive, and her handouts to take home were very helpful. I loved the background information from Garrett about the Sedona area and history, and the Grand Canyon, Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. I learned to pay attention to all four aspects of my life, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. This retreat met all my expectations!
The Greatest Value
We had one of the most wonderful and important times here for us as a couple. The significance of what you offer is the greatest value I could ever imagine giving another person.
BLESSED TO HAVE SHARED THE WEEK WITH YOU
I am blessed to have shared the week with you. You have made my journey that much more exciting. I really can’t quite express my gratitude for both of you and the work you do. Marian is such a bright light and full of love. And Garrett is so knowledgeable and passionate about nature and Sedona. I knew right after our introductions that I would grow and see and feel all of what I needed this week. I understand now that we are all one. Thank you for sharing your love and light. May our paths cross often!
I THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR CONNECTING US.
Thank you for your help on my healing journey. You two are beautiful! The retreat was fantastic, with loving, patient and knowledgeable teachers.
Carrie Mar. 2019 Canada
CHOOSE LOVE OVER FEAR
I loved all the workshops and learned to choose love over fear and trust my intuition. The retreat far exceeded my expectations and the outdoor activities were so much fun.
YOU PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT!
The retreat was very good; you put your heart into your work and made it the best. Marian has exceptional skills with the workshops, with a warm, personal approach. The outdoor activities were well-organized and interesting. Our expectations were well exceeded.
I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT WESTERN SPIRIT.
Honestly, I can’t say enough about Western Spirit. The week was such a positive experience that I will hold forever in my heart. I hope to return again someday. This week I learned to always choose love over fear. I am forever grateful to Marian & Garrett.
YOU MADE ME FEEL SAFE
I learned so much at this retreat. You made me feel safe and comfortable. It was a great experience and I learned so much about myself and my relationships. The beauty and energy of Sedona is wonderful and Garrett did a great job leading us around. The love and kindness you shared with us was above and beyond my expectations. This week’s guidance will live on with me forever. I look forward to staying in touch with you both.
SUCH A PERSONAL TOUCH!
Garrett & Marian enusred a personal touch and bonding with the group. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. It was an awesome journey and experience!
I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RETREAT EXPERIENCE!
I loved everything about this experience! The genuine care and compassion was deeply felt and the organization of the week was perfect. The workshop lessons were at a heart level and was just what I needed. I loved the hikes and the awesome scenery of Sedona and the Grand Canyon, they were amazing and spiritual. The retreat exceeded all my expectations. The best parts were Marian and Garrett!
Sets the tone superbly…
I find Marian’s CD sets the tone superbly with the nature sounds, her flute playing, and her soothing voice for a peaceful meditation experience.
WHAT A GREAT RETREAT EXPERIENCE!
The retreat was great! I loved the intuition workshop the best. I learned to experience my spirituality with more vigor, which then positively impacts all aspects of my life.
A Perfect Place for Healing
Thank you both for one of the most special weeks of my life. The beauty of Arizona, the outdoor activities in nature, the workshops and your strong sense of spirituality were a perfect combination. Sedona is such a perfect place for healing. I truly loved all the adventurous activities we did. Nothing can beat the Grand Canyon tour, but the trip to Bell rock and all the fun activities were my favorites.
This retreat was a great program and way better than I expected. I learned so many important things. The workshops provided so many great points to incorporate into my life. I really enjoyed the hike/climb up Bell Rock that pushed me to do what I thought I couldn’t. The retreat totally changed my way of thinking about myself.
Nothing Short of Miraculous
The gifts you have given me are nothing short of miraculous. Thank you for sharing your love and light with the world.
EVERYTHING WAS SO PERFECT!
To rate the week’s experience a 3 (great) is not a strong enough rating. Everything was so perfect and I learned so much. Marian & Garrett are gifts to this planet! Marian is an amazing intuitive teacher who makes the workshops so special and unique. Garrett is so knowledgeable about the outdoors and local history; a true cowboy. He is an inspiration and joy to be around and everyone is positively affected. The workshops and outdoor activities were perfect and my soul is grinning from ear to ear. I plan on carrying Western Spirit with me forever!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
Thank you, thank you! The week was epic. . .it was everything I needed.
Angela Mar. 2019 FL
BEST DECISION I EVER MADE FOR MYSELF.
Words fail to express how transformational and life-giving this Sedona retreat experience with Marian & Garrett was for me! They provided a balance of workshops and learning mixed with outdoor excursions and activities. Marian and Garrett were well organized, deeply committed to the growth and wellness of the participants, and offered a safe and welcome space for me to embrace precisely what was needed in my life. Our group for the week was PHENOMENAL! Comprised of all different backgrounds and demographics, coming from all over the world…yet brought together by Divine order. We bonded immediately through our shared energy and the common threads woven through our stories. I’m already eagerly anticipating our group reunion with Garrett and Marian next year in Tuscany!
a service unlike any other; your heart’s work!
I am grateful for the experiences, friendships and growth. You provide a service unlike any other. Please continue to do your hearts’ work; we need it.
A WONDERFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE AND FUN-FILLED WEEK!
This has been a wonderful, eye-opening, humbling, constructive and fun week. You do a great job! Marian creates a very safe environment for the workshops and I loved the visits to Bell Rock and the Grand Canyon.
“Thank you” hardly seems like enough for all you’ve given me. I am truly grateful to you for opening my eyes and my heart.
CHOOSE LOVE, THEN IMAGINE
Thank you so much for an amazing week of light and love! It was awesome and perfect. The “Choosing Love over Fear” workshop provides us with a great foundation. Marian is so intuitive. Her guided meditations were awesome!
A loving environment of caring trust!
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality in a loving environment of safety and trust. The retreat was very caring, supportive and well organized.
I FEEL MORE ENLIGHTENED
I feel more enlightened and very awake, aware and more connected. This retreat was so much more than I expected. The workshops were so great and the outdoor activities perfect! I learned that I am the power of love and not a victim of fear.
Our best vacation ever!
We learned so much and brought back so many things to incorporate more fully into our lives. You helped us remember how near we are to the Source of all things and about the abundance of Spirit. Thank you for helping us grow in Spirit, truth and love, for a healing retreat and a nourishing vacation, and for following your dream!
I am so grateful for this retreat experience. I learned to be present and to breathe.
IT WAS GREAT GETTING TO KNOW MARIAN & GARRETT
We enjoyed the personal and individual attention of the retreat. It was great getting to know Marian and Garrett. I enjoyed all the hiking and the specific information from Garrett. This retreat far exceeded my expectations!
WITH SINCERE GRATITUDE
With sincere gratitude for helping me see all the possibilities within myself. I learned so much and feel an overall sense of peace. Your retreats are loving, humorous, personal and very safe that allows for healing. You have a true gift Marian, and Garrett, thank you for your jokes, stories and local history. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your hospitality and the wonderful experience. We both thoroughly enjoyed this retreat.
Simplicity and Humbleness
Your simplicity and humbleness are so refreshing. You both consistently exude love. I have a new understanding of spirituality and love.
AN INTIMATE, PERSONAL AND POWERFUL EXPERIENCE!
The retreat was an intimate, personal, powerful and flexible experience. I truly enjoyed it and felt a strong spiritual connection throughout. The workshops were so inspiring and engaging. I enjoyed the physical outdoor experiences in the beauty of Sedona. I learned to honor my feelings and trust my intuition. This retreat far exceeded my expectations!
This retreat was life-changing and way more than I imagined and expected. The workshops were very well done and the outdoor activities a lot of fun and inspiring. My heart is full and my soul is open. I learned that I always have the power to choose self-love.
VERY PLEASED WITH THE RETREAT EXPERIENCE
I really enjoyed the retreat. Learned the A B C’s of accept, breathe, communicate. The Grand Canyon was awesome and inspiring.
A TRULY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
An amazing experience! I accomplished all I came for – and so much more. The workshops were great. The retreat far exceeded all my expectations.
A Wonderful Week
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. My spiritual growth has been amazing!
THANK YOU FOR BEING SO AUTHENTIC AND REAL!
You have made us both very happy. The retreat was very intimate and personal. It far exceeded our expectations.
AN AMAZING WEEK!
Thank you for an amazing week! I am truly grateful for all you do.
I AM SO GRATEFUL!
I am so grateful for Marian & Garrett! The time I spent with them was life-changing. Marian’s workshops were incredibly healing and she was so invested in my spiritual journey. She taught me to be kinder and gentler with myself. The retreat went way beyond my expectations.
MORE THAN I EVER COULD HAVE HOPED FOR!
My retreat experience was more than I could have hoped for. All the workshops were wonderful and gave me so much to practice. The Grand Canyon experience was awesome! I learned that everything is in Divine Order. There are no words to describe how well my expectations were met.
I highly recommend this CD!
These beautiful meditations open an opportunity to meditate at any given moment. When I find myself in need of settling down and calming my emotions, it’s comforting to relax and have Marian’s calm, soothing voice lead a meditation. I have also very much enjoyed track four, I Create My Day, as a great way to begin my day. I highly recommend this CD!
MARIAN & GARRETT ARE SUCH WONDERFUL, THOUGHTFUL, FUN PEOPLE!
Marian & Garrett are such wonderful, thoughtful, fun and joyous people! This retreat was just what I needed. The workshops flowed well and tied into each other nicely. I loved the Bell Rock climb (couldn’t have done it without Garrett) and the Grand Canyon hike. Garrett’s knowledge of everything really added to the adventures. I loved the nature and always felt safe. I learned the importance of self-love and that everything i s always in Divine Order.
Warm, loving environment and safe, inviting workshops.
What a warm, loving environment with great hosts, safe and inviting workshops, and unbelievable, wonderful and exciting activities! You gave me the tools and the power to heal myself.
MY EXPERIENCE WAS MUCH GREATER AND RICHER THAN I EXPECTED!
The retreat was much greater and richer than I expected. The workshops were so important to my healing and the outdoor activities were fun and exciting; the Grand Canyon hike amazing! I learned to breathe, to feel and to love myself unconditionally. This retreat far surpassed my expectations.
The Universe Was In Divine Order
The Universe was in Divine Order when I was directed to you. You have changed my life forever! I am eternally grateful for your healing guidance and love. I will recommend Western Spirit to everyone I know.
What a Blessing
What a blessing…the start of a new journey and personal spiritual growth!
LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
Marian & Garrett are a wonderful, beautiful couple. I enjoyed everything about the week’s retreat and it far exceeded my expectations.
Christine Sep. 2019 CA
My Experience Was Amazing!
My experience here was amazing! What I’m walking away with is priceless. Marian, what a gentle spirit you are and what a gift of intuition you have. Gary, you are a gentleman, scholar, cowboy, story-teller and comedian. Peace and blessings to you both always!
An Amazing Experience
Thank you for an amazing experience. I really feel much better about my personal situation now and will not try to control it.
An incredible week!
Thank you for an incredible retreat and fabulous week. We’ll keep living in the moment and never stop laughing.
More Wonderful than My Wildest Dreams
Thank you both for making my 50th birthday week more wonderful than my wildest dreams! I know I was guided to be here.
I FELT LED TO WESTERN SPIRIT
I felt led to this retreat at Western Spirit. It felt right and necessary; I would definitely do it again. I received something valuable from every workshop and I truly enjoyed all the outdoor activities. I also appreciated Garrett’s historical knowledge, it was both entertaining and engaging. Thank you for this wonderful getaway. I really enjoyed my time with you!
KNOWLEDGEABLE, COMPASSIONATE FACILITATORS.
Marian is so thoughtful, compassionate and knowledgeable in the workshops and Garrett was great with the outdoor activities in Sedona and the Grand Canyon. I learned that I create my life through my thoughts, words, feelings and actions. The retreat certainly met my expectations.
The retreat was absolutely great and I felt so comfortable immediately. I learned to focus on myself and be gentle and trust myself. The workshops were perfect and I’m glad Marian was able to tailor them to our group.
I spent a week in retreat at Western Spirit in 2006 and Marian helped me a great deal after my divorce. I also had the pleasure of recently spending another day with Marian for a healing session. She helped me get to the core of my issues and find clarity on what path I wished to take next. My time spent with Marian helped me to get grounded. Her healing energy and spirit are absolutely wonderful!
IT WAS FANTASTIC!
The week was fantastic and amazing! Loving, patient and knowledgeable teachers. You both are beautiful and I thank the Universe for connecting us.
I am so grateful for my intuitive phone session with Marian. I felt she offered me information that I was previously unwilling to acknowledge. Marian moved this information into my awareness in a way that felt safe and comfortable to me. I knew I was receiving messages very sacred to my personal growth. I feel blessed to have met Marian.
IT WAS GREAT! MARIAN & GARRETT ARE SO KNOWLEDGEABLE.
The workshops were all so great. Marian & Garrett are so knowledgeable and compassionate. It changed my life!
Dionne Mar. 2019 PA
THANK YOU FOR THE GUIDANCE, FUN AND BEING AN EXAMPLE OF TRUE SELF-LOVE
Thank you both for sharing your love, energy and wisdom. I am very grateful for this retreat experience and the opportunity to know the two of you in this lifetime. Garrett, thanks for sharing your knowledge and trivia of Sedona. The retreat far exceeded my expectations!
Wisdom, Beauty, Grace
There is wisdom, beauty and grace in this place and in both of you. My life will never be the same. Thank you so much.
AN OVERALL WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
The best thing we ever did for ourselves. We learned so much about relationships in the workshops and also letting go of past traumas. The outdoor activities were awesome! I enjoyed the togetherness, beauty and laughter so much. The retreat far exceeded our expectations. We shall miss you!
Way beyond our expectations!
The entire week’s experience was way beyond our expectations. You opened our hearts to knowing Spirit and ourselves in ways we never thought possible. You have taught us so much about love, acceptance, caring, challenge, and laughter. Thank you, thank you!
An Amazing Experience
It was such an amazing experience. I’m glad I followed my intuition and found this retreat.
Helping me see my Path to Happiness
I appreciate all that you did for me by helping me see my path to happiness and fulfillment. I am so grateful for the spiritual healing and insight. I know now that life is a journey and true happiness comes from within.
VERY AUTHENTIC AND REAL!
The retreat was very real and intimate. You have both made me very happy. . .exceeded all my expectations.
Jacqueline Feb. 2019
A WISE INVESTMENT
The retreat was a wise investment of time and money that I consider well spent. The entire experience was a great balance of valuable workshops and outdoor activities. The vortex hike around Bell Rock was so peaceful for me. I learned to accept what is in my life and give myself grace.
Gentle and Compassionate
I feel that Marian is very gracious in sharing her gifts. She does so in a very gentle and compassionate way, yet straight forward. I really appreciate her sense of humor, also. It helps to remind me that as seriously as I may be taking a situation, there’s a bigger picture to keep in mind, and that it’s good to step back, take some deep breaths, and laugh. My sessions with Marian provided invaluable insight about myself, as well as information that helped me to truly understand two relationships that otherwise remained painful and made no sense to me. On top of offering this insight, Marian also gave me some tools (well, actually made me aware of what I can do on my own from within) to help keep me in a peaceful and calm place. I am so grateful for how she has helped me in ways that words just can’t describe.
A perfect blend of personal/spiritual work and great adventures.
Thank you for sharing with such open and pure hearts. I’ve so enjoyed being here with you this week. Thank you for the many spiritual reminders.
IT WAS A TRANSFORMATIVE WEEK!
It was undoubtedly a transformative week! I’m very grateful for the connections I’ve made and the tools I have learned. The workshops were awesome and Cathedral Rock so beautiful. I loved everything. Thank you both so much!
I NEEDED THIS EXPERIENCE.
I completely enjoyed this spiritual experience very much. I loved the combination of the workshops, meditations and outdoor activities and I really appreciated Marian’s gentleness and presentation of the workshop information. The “Choose love over fear” workshop gave me the awareness to begin making life changes by choosing love. My first visit to the Grand Canyon was excellent! I really needed this retreat experience and it far exceeded my expectations!
Wonderfully healing and relaxing.
Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and your lives with me. I’ve had a wonderfully healing and relaxing time here.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
The week far exceeded my expectations! I absolutely loved my experience at Western Spirit. It was truly a life-changing experience. What you both do is so very special, a gift from God. I could not have wanted my 50th birthday trip to be any other way! And Bella, your Aussie, was an added bonus.
AN EYE-OPENING WEEK OF SELF DISCOVERY!
This eye-opening week was everything I hoped it would be, full of self discovery. Marian is so knowledgeable and I learned so much from every workshop. Thank you both!
GREAT, PERFECT RETREAT
The retreat was great and perfect. Just what I needed. Marian and Garrett are so fun-loving – the dynamic duo! Marian’s workshops are presented with love and kindness, filled with intuition and knowledge. Safety – value – power! Choose love!
The week spent with you and nature was wonderful! You are both so giving and inspirational. I learned a lot and I’ll never forget this retreat.
A wonderful experience for mind and body!
The week was great from start to finish, a wonderful experience for mind and soul. It was a wonderful week, exactly what I needed. You provided me with the tools I need to continue to grow. Sedona is absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed every one of the outdoor activities.
I experienced a hands-on healing session with Marian that was so much more than I ever expected. There were some trapped issues from over thirty years ago that Marian connected with intuitively. I could finally see how much they were affecting my life today. I trusted her completely with some very delicate matters and felt safe and comfortable in her care. The session was a key piece to helping me meet my goal to live my life “in the moment” and not be molded or attached to “what was”. This session was a life-changing experience for me!
THE WORKSHOPS WERE GREAT AND MARIAN WAS WONDERFUL!
All the workshops were great and complimented each other. Marian was wonderful and did a great job tailoring them to us and our needs. I enjoyed all the hikes and being able to push myself to a higher level.
A True Gift
Meeting you and spending the week at Western Spirit was a true gift. You both have a beautiful spirit. I will always remember this vacation retreat and my spirit is forever thankful!
I WOULD CERTAINLY RETURN AGAIN.
I would certainly return again. It exceeded all my expectations.
Maggie Sep. 2019 CO
a wonderful experience; safe, comfortable and welcomed!
It was a wonderful experience and great memories. From the moment I met you both I felt safe, comfortable and welcomed. Thank you so much for helping me on my spiritual path.
There are some things you do in life that you know you’ll never be the same afterwards; this is truly one of them! The week was incredibly powerful and enlightening.
I knew I was suppose to meet you on my trip through the USA, so I can continue my spiritual journey and expand on all the wisdom and insights you provided me. What a great week!
I ENJOYED THE WHOLE RETREAT
I enjoyed the whole retreat. Too short! My soul was moved and awakened by the Grand Canyon. All the workshops were very good.
PERFECT COMBINATION OF WORKSHOPS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
The retreat was the perfect combination of very enlightening workshops and excellent outdoor activities. Garrett has a wealth of outdoor knowledge and Marian was very supportive in the workshops. I was blown away by the week!
I am speechless after this incredible week!
I am speechless after this incredible week. It was incredible! Thank you both so much!
This week was an amazing experience and hard to find adequate words to describe it. I learned I am strong and must trust my intuition. The retreat far exceeded my expectations.
Big and Open Hearts
You both have such big and open hearts and your own spiritual beliefs were constant reminders to me of what I wanted to gain and heal from this experience. You made me feel perfectly comfortable and relaxed. You give so many blessings to others. I also appreciated the great outdoor adventures. Thank you for a very special week.
ABOVE & BEYOND WHAT I CAME FOR!
This retreat was above and beyond what I came for. I learned tools that I will use forever. The outdoor activities were perfect (in spite of the rain) and very informative. I learned to trust Spirit and my purpose in life.
I AM A NEW MAN.
When I signed up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I was broken and at a low point in my life. I’ve just finished the week with Garrett and Marian and feel so much better. I gave this retreat my undivided attention. I listened, spoke, wept, hiked, and pushed myself. I leave here tomorrow a new man. I have a lot of work to do, but know I can do this . . . and will. They fixed me. I am so grateful!
A great, fun adventure of body, mind and spirit!
We feel we have grown together and gained many valuable tools to better communicate. A great, fun adventure of body, mind and spirit!
I COULD RETURN AGAIN!
I really enjoyed the sessions with Marian. I learned I am stronger than I give myself credit for and I am not alone.
Went beyond my every expectation!
Thank you both for blessing me with the best week I’ve had in years. Your spiritual retreat has met my every expectation and gone beyond it. You are both inspirations. Thank you for opening your hearts to me and making me feel very comfortable and accepted each day.
It surpassed all expectations I could have had!
I can’t begin to tell you how much this week meant to me; spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I was “blown away”. What wonderful hosts you are! Thank you for all the thoughtful, kind, and gracious opportunities to learn that you provided me, and for the whole wonderful experience.
I RECEIVED SO MUCH!
My retreat experience went above and beyond my expectations. I received so much knowledge from the both of you. I feel a great hope and joy in my soul thanks to you both. I can’t wait to continue what I’ve started. Marian is so intuitive and taught what I needed to hear. And I loved Garrett’s knowledge. The beauty of the hikes in the Grand Canyon and on Bell Rock were unlike anything else I’ve experienced.
The service you provide is a great one!
The week was a great way for us to become grounded as we look to our future together. We loved all the workshops, but our favorites were “Strengthening Your Relationships” and “Listening With Your Heart”. Our greatest lesson was that we co-create with God.
YOU ARE ENORMOUSLY THANKED AND ENDLESSLY APPRECIATED
Thank you for a wonderful week filled with laughter, tears, awe and discovery on every level. The retreat was great and I enjoyed it completely. I can’t thank you enough for all your love and attention. Marian is an excellent teacher, engaging and easy to follow. I loved the guided meditations. Marian and Garrett are wonderful, deserving, and one-of-a-kind people, rare and remarkable, who warm the hearts of everyone around them.
BLEW MY EXPECTATIONS AWAY!
Thank you so much for an outstanding retreat. I could not have asked for more. Every aspect of the week was fantastic. The workshops were great! Activities were stunning!
This retreat was so inspiring and I felt welcomed immediately. The workshops completely changed my outlook and my soul, and the outdoor activities brought new beauty and revelations. Marian and Garrett are my new life-long friends!
FROM MY FIRST INQUIRY TO MY DEPARTURE, IT WAS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS!
From my first email inquiry to making my reservation deposit, they answered all my questions. Their website was full of all the answers I needed to make a decision. Marian’s gifts and experience with the workshops provided me the perfect opportunity for my personal growth. Garrett’s knowledge and insights enhanced the outdoor experiences so much. Saying “thank you” doesn’t seem adequate enough for how much my life has positively changed through five days with Marian and Garrett!
A healing, Spirit-filled week!
Thank you for a healing, Spirit-filled and adventurous week. We thank God for being led here. We wish you love, peace and blessings in all you do!
You Have Given Me My Life Back
You have given me my life back and opened my eyes to the love and joy that was in me and lost. I wouldn’t feel it if it wasn’t for your joy, happiness, spirituality and compassion.
PERFECT CHOICE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION.
I became intrigued with Western Spirit after reading other reviews and recently had the opportunity to experience a phenomenal week with Marían and Garrett. They have developed the perfect blend of deeply meaningful spiritual/personal growth workshops and awe inspiring outdoor activities. Being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Sedona area while renewing my soul was the best gift I could have ever given myself. Marían creates a totally safe environment and our diverse group was amazing and bonded immediately. And Garrett is the perfect guide and epitome of living what Western Spirit is all about. Anyone considering a retreat need look no further!
I love Marian’s meditation CD!
I am now able to slip into a deep meditation very quickly after only a few weeks. Her voice is very lulling and soothing, which is perfect for a deep meditation. Thank you so much!
THIS IS THE “REAL DEAL” WITH COOL PEOPLE!
The retreat felt tailored to me specifically. The workshops were great and Marian’s energy, knowledge, insight and love really helped me. They really made me think and look within. Loved the visuals and handouts. Garrett’s knowledge of the area was impressive and his stories enjoyable. Our expectations were met and the retreat brought us closer together.
MARIAN & GARRETT CREATE A PERSONAL & MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE
From the very beginning it is clear that Marian and Garrett want to create a retreat experience that is personal and meaningful for each attendee. I am totally grateful to you both for giving me and my friends a wonderful experience. Thank you, Marian, for your flexibility with the workshops and it was amazing how you tied them together to give me the insight I needed to help me face some obstacles on my journey. Garrett was very patient, kind and encouraging during our outdoor adventures. Climbing Bell Rock was an amazing, unique experience for me. I came in with an open mind, but if I had any expectations, they were blown away. The balance of the “mind” activities of the workshops and the physical outdoor activities was perfect! My Spirit led me to your website and she guided me perfectly.
Highly Recommend a Session
I have no doubt about Marian’s intuition and clairvoyance. But even more, she seems to do everything from a place of love and generosity. If she has a mission in life, it is to shine light on everything and everyone she touches. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone in need of spiritual healing or guidance. It will be one of the most uplifting and enjoyable things you’ll ever do.
Thank you for your warmth and your love!
Thank you for your insights, your warmth, your love and your sharing. We had a wonderful experience at the couples retreat and we know we will apply much from your workshops. Many blessings to you both!
THE RETREAT WAS FANTASTIC!
Everything was fantastic. I learned to love and trust myself above all else. The Balance & Harmony workshops was the best.
What a Gift
What a gift you both are. I am truly grateful God placed me in your path. What an enlightening week!
Because of Marian’s gifted teaching, I am able to grow and expand spiritually so much. The entire week was a vanilla & chocolate ice cream sundae with a cherry on top! It was so special!
IT WAS GREAT!
We had a great time at the retreat and learned a lot from everyone. The outdoor activities were wonderful, especially the trails at Cathedral Rock. The Grand Canyon hike was awesome! We weren’t sure what to expect, but it was a very happy week. The “Choosing love over fear” workshop gave us an entirely new way of looking at things, realizing what is important to us. They were all quite insightful.
IT WAS LOVELY AND EXCEEDED EVERY EXPECTATION
The retreat was a great balance of spiritual, mental, physical and emotional parts. Marian’s workshops were practical and very insightful. We loved the Bell Rock climb and it was very empowering. We learned new tools and ways to break negative patterns and communicate better. This retreat far exceeded our mutual expectations.
Every experience was amazing!
I learned so much from your enlightening workshops and will take those lessons with me wherever I go. Every experience was amazing! Thank you so much for making my dream come true!
YOU ARE A WONDERFUL COUPLE AND I LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!
You two are a wonderful and beautiful couple. I enjoyed everything about the retreat. Exceeded all my expectations.
I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!
I thoroughly enjoyed my retreat. It was just what I needed at the time. So many blessings in the workshop lessons.
THE RETREAT WAS OVER AND ABOVE MY EXPECTATIONS.
The retreat was outstanding, as were all the workshops. I learned forgiveness, manifestation and how to connect spiritually. The Grand Canyon visit and the hiking on Bell Rock were amazing. Everything was over and above my expectations!
YOU BOTH HAVE BEAUTIFUL, LOVING HEARTS
The two of you made us feel welcomed and enveloped in love and happiness! The workshops were awesome and Marian is so gifted. The outdoor beauty of Sedona and the Grand Canyon was beyond words. We enjoyed the entire retreat journey for the new beginning of our healing work.
OMG! WHERE DO I BEGIN?
OMG! Where do I begin? This retreat far surpassed my expectations! I am so grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was so down to earth, taught full of wisdom and very well planned out. The workshops were all top notch and made me feel safe. And I love your Aussie, Bella.
a perfect environment
Thank you so much for a perfect environment. We learned so much, laughed a lot, connected to nature and rediscovered our inner spirit.
I LEFT WITH SO MUCH LOVE!
I thought I came for one thing, but I left with so much more! I released a lot of pain and made room for joy and love. This retreat taught me so much! Thank you both for the love, healing and laughter!
Certainly exceeded my expectations. I learned to make my own choices in life.
The Path to Happiness
Thank you for showing me my path to happiness and fulfillment lies within and for the spiritual healing you brought me.
MARIAN & GARRETT ARE FANTASTIC!
Everything was fantastic. I learned so much, to just breathe and relax. It far exceeded all my expectations!
I AM SO GRATEFUL.
It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful for everything. I felt very safe in all the workshops. The outdoor experiences were wonderful and the scenery was gorgeous. The retreat exceeded my expectations by 100%!
IT WAS ALL SO GREAT! WISH WE COULD HAVE STAYED LONGER.
It was a fabulous experience, far exceeding our expectations! The outdoor activities were incredible and awe inspiring. We learned to always choose love.
SUCH AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!
The retreat week was such an incredible experience, one that will be with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for being a part of my spiritual journey. The workshops were amazing and helped me see myself more clearly and what I need to heal. Sedona and the Grand Canyon are breathtaking and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My retreat was so much better than I expected and the combination of the workshops and outdoor adventures was amazing.
The workshops were outstanding and enlightening!
A very positive experience, the retreat was great and the workshops were outstanding and enlightening. Everything was beautiful and the activities were excellent and a lot of fun.
The retreat completely changed my life for the better.
After I returned home my approach to life completely changed. I can’t even begin to express the gratitude that I feel for you both for the truth that you awakened in me. My relationships with my partner, friends and family have significantly changed and improved. I am completely at peace with myself now. I now take life moment to moment and it is a wonderful journey. With your help, my stay at Western Spirit has completely changed my life for the better. I like to call it my rebirth. I mention your retreat center to everyone who asks what has enabled me to change. God bless you both for the guidance you offer people.
TOTALLY WENT BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS!
Thank you Marian & Garrett for a wonderful week. The retreat was very well thought out and totally beyond my expectations. Thank you for your wisdom, Marian. All your workshops were very informative and I learned a lot from each one. And I really enjoyed all the outdoor adventures and just loved being in nature.
IT WAS BEYOND GREAT. IT WAS AMAZING!
The retreat was amazing! There were so many topics covered and valuable tools introduced to me through the workshops. And the outdoor adventures were a perfect compliment to what I was learning this week. It far exceeded my expectations and I want to come back again.
The retreat was enlightening and everything I hoped for. I look forward to using the tools I learned in the workshops. The Living in Balance & Harmony workshop taught me about self-love. The outside meditation was awesome.
Spirit Guided Me to You
On my seemingly endless quest for happiness and peace, Spirit guided me to you and I am ever so grateful. What a wonderful retreat!
AMAZING INFORMATION DELIVERED WITH LOVE & KINDNESS!
The workshops were powerful and amazing, with the information delivered with love and kindness. I learned to feel all my emotions and be honest with myself and those I love. The retreat exceeded all my expectations.
One can sense her angelic guidance…
Each time I listen to Marian’s meditation CD, One Breath, One Spirit, my breath slows down, which then helps me to slow down my thoughts. AS I listen and go deeper, my inner guidance becomes more familiar to me. Through each phrase that Marian speaks, one can sense her angelic guidance desiring to be helpful to all. Through the presence of Spirit, one can become transformed through healing and forgiveness.
Choosing to come here was a great decision…magical!
Have never been happier or healthier. Words cannot express my gratitude. I know your evaluation form only has three rating levels, 1 to 3 (great). I had to rate my week with you a 4, however, for “magical”! I know that my journey through life will be dramatically different because of my time spent with you. I will always send my blessings and love to you!
GREAT, WELL THOUGHT OUT RETREAT
This was a great, well thought out retreat with extremely intuitive facilitators (who had a great sense of humor). The workshops were beautifully taught and we learned more tools and understanding than through previous therapy. The week was exactly what we had hoped for and definitely overshot our expectations.
I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION!
I made the right decision to come to Western Spirit’s retreat. The workshop “Choosing Love Over Fear” provided a strong foundation for the week and I found myself coming back to it often. I loved the non-judgmental support and leadership. I am so grateful to have met both of you.
A TRULY LIFE-CHANGING WEEK!
It was truly an amazing and life-changing week for me. So very informative and fun. Went way beyond my expectations. You have definitely helped and changed me. Your knowledge of the local area and nature was an added bonus. I can’t thank you enough!
ALL I HOPED IT WOULD BE!
The retreat was all I hoped it would be, a good balance of workshops with emotional and spiritual work, while enjoying the beauty of Sedona and the Grand Canyon. I got a lot more out of the workshops than I was expecting. I now have the tools to connect with and develop the Spirit within me.
THOUGHTFUL AND COMMITTED, WITH BEAUTIFUL HEARTS!
Marian and Garrett both have beautiful hearts and are so thoughtful and committed to helping people heal. The retreat was so much better than I expected. All the workshops are very well planned and I appreciated the summary handouts at the end. I believe this retreat is going to change my life!
Will help our relationship continue to grow.
We were really impressed with your organization and attention to detail. Our favorite workshop was “Experiencing Enchanted Love” and the ideas we received will help our relationship continue to grow. We appreciated everything, the week was excellent, the hospitality exceptionally wonderful!
Balance and Harmony
Live in the now, trust my intuition, breathe consciously! Thank you for this wonderful retreat. You both are great examples of balance and harmony.
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