The Grateful Body: Expansion Retreat

Carefree, AZ, USA

ACE Enterprises LLC
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2 reviews
Nov 3 - 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
The Grateful Body: Expansion Retreat
Carefree, AZ, USA

ACE Enterprises LLC
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

Nov 3 - 6, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Reconnect and reinvigorate your senses in a place of incredible natural beauty, with personalized wellness experiences, and award-winning hospitality at Civana Wellness Resort and Spa.

Your retreat hosts, Thea and ACE, look forward to guiding you through a weekend filled with connection, liberation, planting seeds, and joyful movement and meditation. This intimate experience with Thea and ACE will offer you a one-on-one opportunity to connect with each of your hosts to help guide you into a season of gratitude, abundance, rest, and JOY! You will not want to miss out on planting SOULful seeds in sessions with Thea and moving your body with ACE through yoga, tapping, and so much more. Join US! 

Food is Love

At CIVANA guests have the delightful adventure of enjoying two warmly inviting and wondrously inventive restaurants led by our culinary team. Breakfast and lunch at CIVANA are meant to sustain guests through an active day. Enjoy hyper-seasonal offerings and high vibe food at Seed, CIVANA’s cafe and specialty market.

As the sun begins to set, enjoy a change of venue at Terras, the resort’s signature dinner destination offering a delightfully fresh and modern take on regionally inspired cuisine.

Oh goodness, what am I going to wear?

Civana Wellness Resort and Spa is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, CIVANA is a new destination wellness resort that offers a regenerating experience to a wide audience of wellness travelers 14 years of age and older, as well as those simply looking for a serene and healthy get-away.

It is super chill, like real chill, so just think resort wear during the day while hanging at the pool and spa, yoga clothes for classes both inside and outside. Bring a sweater as it might get a little chilly at night, but its the desert in May, so make sure your clothes are light and bright...JUST.LIKE.YOU.


- Tennis Shoes (in-case you want to go on a long walk/hike or bike ride)

- Swimsuits 

- All-White for Sunday Brunch

- A small gift, from where you are from, for someone in the group that reminds you of Mother energy. This can be new and/or gently used. 

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds 

Our cancellation policy is strict and explicit. Due to the financial responsibility of the retreat hosts for booking and holding the retreat property, all payments are non-refundable once paid. It is recommended that the traveler has a travel insurance policy in the rare event that cancellation on the traveler’s end is unavoidable (Allianz and Travel Guard have good options).

Again, Travel Insurance is not required however it is strongly STRONGLY recommending given today's world and beyond.

Thank you for understanding our policy. 

Covid-19 Protocol

Your health and safety is the main priority. To that, I am asking everyone to provide proof of vaccination and/or show a negative Covid test in the last 48hrs before you check in. The health and safety of everyone who attends is my number one priority, as well as, Civana's so thank you for understanding. 

Please note: this is not something the resort is requiring, it's specific to our group so that we can all be comfortable being in community with each other. 

Again, thank you for understanding and I trust this will be a beautiful time had by all and as Civana states, "from embracing nature’s playground with increased outdoor wellness offerings, to *limiting spa capacity; providing enhanced dining experiences that ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience, our commitment to helping you leave happier and healthier than when you arrived remains our focus." 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    4 days/3 Nights Stay at Civana Wellness Resort and Spa.
  • Welcome Dinner
    Join us on Thursday night for an Opening Circle for Dinner
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    One Yoga Class per day and daily meditation sits
  • Seeded Soul Sessions
    Seeded Soul Sessions with Thea Monyee
  • Sunset Sound bath
    A Sound Bath is a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to NURTURE YOUR MIND AND BODY.
  • Full resort amenities
    Access to 5,000+ sq ft of fitness, yoga, meditation spaces, athletic courts, nearby hiking/biking trails.
  • Grateful Body Gift Bags
    These aren't just any old gift bags. These will be filled with all the things to help honor you while on retreat and when you head home. Filled with things we love and more!
  • Grateful Body Candle
    These are special edition candles made specifically for retreat attendees.

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from
    Uber & Lyfts are readily available and take about 45 mins to get to the resort. You can also rent a car if you plan to explore outside of the resort.
  • Airfare to/from AZ
    When booking your flight, please fly into the Phoenix Airport.
  • Travel Insurance
    Not included but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Available Packages

Double Queen Room - Double Occupancy

Delight in all the modern amenities of our wellness inspired rooms. Each welcoming Double Queen Room features a private walk out patio or balcony, seating area, and beautifully appointed bathroom.

This is a shared room with two queen beds for MAX two people. 

Deposit: $1,000
King Bed Room - Single Occupancy

Delight in all the modern amenities of our wellness inspired rooms. Each welcoming King room features a private walk out patio or balcony, seating area for two and beautifully appointed bathroom.

You will have your own bed and own room for MAX one person. 

Deposit: $1,000


Opening Circle

After you arrive, check-in, get settled, we will meet on the lawn for our opening and welcome circle. Light yoga movement and meditation before we head to dinner. 

Your Organizer

ACE Enterprises LLC
2 reviews
Alicia "ACE" Easter, is the Owner/Founder of ACE Enterprises LLC. A holistic wellness brand which includes I AM wellness workshops, yoga, meditation, intuitive eating, joyful coaching and reiki as a way to help people feel and look their best. It's a journey that began when ACE discovered the emotionally healing powers of yoga while grieving the loss of her mother, who died of pancreatic cancer when she was 19. Her mission is to lead and inspire clients by intuitively guiding the transformation of their vulnerabilities into strengths.


We had a wonderful experience. We ate delicious food, stayed in a luxurious space, and received the most awesome swag bag. None of that compares to the community we built and the deeply spiritual mooring that occurred individually. Through movement, meditation, and seated soul sessions I was able to come home to myself and trust Spirit more. I am thankful that Ace and Thea do their own personal work so they were able act as guides on my journey to greater authenticity. Bet on yourself and sign up for a retreat.
By Davelyn H for The Grateful Body: Expansion Retreat on Nov 09, 2022
Life changing retreat. It exceeded all expectations.
By Alexis S for The Grateful Body: Expansion Retreat on Nov 08, 2022