Enjoy a beautiful hotel suite, gorgeous surroundings,

laughing and connecting with other women,

indulging in delicious cuisine, soaking in hot bubbles,

refueling your spirit, releasing your worries, and

36-hours responsible for nobody but yourself…

Stretch Marks: the Retreat

Civana Resort in Carefree, Arizona

Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th

Guided with such grace, openness, authenticity and hard-won know-how, Amber’s Stretch Marks Retreat is an absolute gem.

– Kate Armour

One of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve have ever had.

– Kayo Libiano

Amazing retreat! I highly recommend it to all moms out there.

– Beth Dubber Corey

the highlights

  • Rest, Relax, and Sleep in a CIVANA Resort Guest Room for 2 nights
  • Indulge Yourself in fine, healthy food at CIVANA’s Terras
  • Get Clear and Get Inspired in the four Stretch Marks Mini-Workshops
  • Release Your Endorphins with tennis, pickleball, hiking, yoga, swimming, or biking
  • Ignite New Beliefs in a fire-side intention-burning private group experience
  • Reinvigorate Your Body in the Saunarium, WatsuPool, and thermal circuit
  • Treat Yourself to spa treatments at 10% off  in the 22,000 square foot CIVANA Spa
  • Enjoy wireless internet in guest-rooms and all public spaces
  • Take Home a Goodie Bag with special keepsakes and autographed copy of Stretch Marks, the book

All-Inclusive Price $949

sample schedule


3pm to 5pm Arrivals

5:30pm to 7:30pm Stretch Marks Workshop #1: Smash Your iShoulds, Release the Guilt, and Begin a B&G Practice (Breathing and Gratefuls)

8pm Welcome Dinner at Terras


Morning Options: Sleep in, take a walk, enjoy the Saunarium, read, swim, lounge, or join a fitness class.

10:30am – 12:30pm Stretch Marks Workshop #2: Create Your Top 5, Use Purpose Pockets, and Stabilize Your Cortisol Levels

Lunch and Relaxation Break

2:30pm – 4:30 Stretch Marks Workshop #3: Identify Your Baloney Beliefs and Examine Your Familial Expectations and Boundaries

Evening Options: Enjoy a desert hike, nap, swim, journal, spa, hike, read, join the 4:30pm wall-yoga class, meditate, or enjoy fireside margaritas.

6pm-7pm Fireside Intention-Burning Experience

8pm Group Dinner at Terras


Morning Options: Sleep in, enjoy the Saunarium, read, swim, journal, take a group fitness class or enjoy a morning hike.

10:30am – 12:30pm Stretch Marks Workshop #4: Learn how Meditation, Mantras, and Visualization can help you feel calmer and happier every day.



CIVANA was born out of a desire to make wellness more expansive and approachable.  Grounded in the philosophy of wellness through oneness, we believe in the sustainable interconnection of the individual, community, and natural environment.

CIVANA is a place for the traveler to rest, nurture, nourish and discover in both playful and impactful ways.  We encourage all to Seek Deeply, Travel Lightly, Live Fully.


Designed to take you back to the origin of SPA –  Salus Per Aquam (Health through Water) by offering a choice of hydrotherapy immersions that include a tepidarium, hot/cold walking pool, cold plunge shower and saunarium. The ritual of “taking the waters” is intrinsic to the traditions of spa along with alternating hot and cold exposure. A pre and post ritual to ground the body for healing therapies.

food Terras

Terras restaurant is all about choice. We highlight colorful, veggie-forward meals, but offer a broad range of menu options for everyone and every craving—totally free of GMOs, hydrogenated fats, hormones, and preservatives. Think delicious farm-to-table produce, grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and decadent desserts. And whether you’re gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, or just enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, our chefs will make your dining experience memorable.

more Fabulous Retreats!

The Yucatan – Jan. 30 – Feb 4, 2020

*One spot open!

Desert Hot Springs, California – Feb. 22 – Feb. 23, 2020

*Just Announced!

Carefree, Arizona – March 13 – 15, 2020

*Six spots open!

Carefree, Arizona – May 8 – 10, 2020

*Special Mother’s Day Weekend Retreat!

Tamarindo, Costa Rica – October 2020

*Details TBD

THANK YOU to the wonderful women of the March 2019 Stretch Marks Retreat!