Return to the Wild Retreat



Please note that this event has been POSTPONED. New date TBD.

We, Ashwini Addala, and my co-host Melissa Maldonado, are excited to host our 2nd spiritual retreat, “Return to the Wild”! During this retreat we will be exploring what “Freedom” means to us, identify ways our essential “wild-ness” has been tamed, and find our way back to the wilderness, while still maintaining our positions and responsibilities in society. Be prepared to confront your shadows to wiggle free of them. Be ready to finally release that which holds you back with a wolf’s howl into the star-lit sky.

Although Melissa and I met in a business coaching class and became colleagues when we planned our first retreat together, we also became soul sisters. Every time we get together, we have our own mini retreat full of laughter, dancing, soul exploration, singing, confronting our darkness, being in a space of love, and having a great time while we’re at it. We were inspired during our last “pilgrimage” to Mount Shasta which was an incredible trip full of miracles, manifestations, messages, and so much divine connection. Together we amplify one another’s energy and intentions. Separately and together, Melissa and I are deeply spiritual beings who have an earnest desire for self actualization, which we’re learning, includes lots of silliness, joy and fun. I believe it is because of this particular magic that our retreats (public and personal) have been so deeply moving and profound, and why we decided to invite others join in on a retreat that we will be doing together in Sedona, Arizona, USA.

We will be engaging in discussions and circles, dances in the firelight, and guided meditative journeys. Inspired by the book “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, in this event, we will be taking the forbidden key, find the door that has been barred to us, and unlock the door to a freer, more liberated existence. Bonus points for those who are familiar with the book by the time of the retreat!

This retreat will take place in Sedona, Arizona on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 to Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 2022. Flights, accommodations, meals and transportation from the airport are NOT included in the retreat fees. If you would like to be on the list of people who’d like to share accommodations with someone else or transportation, please let us know. We may provide transportation around Sedona and we can dine together as well, should you choose to join us.

Early Bird Pricing until August 20th –$389.07** ($375)

Pricing Until Sept. 10, 2022– $430.51** ($415)

Sept. 10th-Sept 29th– $466.78** ($450)

**Please note that if you are paying through this website/credit card, the total has been adjusted to reflect Paypal credit card charges. If you’d like to avoid credit card fees, please contact us at or to discuss another payment method such as payment by check or cash.

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