Our Retreats2021-06-03T01:37:25+00:00

Our Retreats

Where you can discover your true self


STAR participants and staff enjoy exclusive use of Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch in beautiful Sasabe, Arizona.


Rancho de la Osa

Enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the dazzling colors of a southwestern sunrise, catch a glimpse of a giant jackrabbit or roadrunner during a hike around the property, or simply relax by the inviting swimming pool during your downtime. Everyday at Rancho de la Osa is filled with opportunities to relax, rejuvenate, and take in all of the beauty and charm the desert southwest has to offer.

A Unique Experience

Considered one of the most historic properties in Arizona, Rancho de la Osa offers its visitors a taste of the real Southwest— unparalleled hospitality, expansive views of the sweeping desert landscape, and even a tip of the hat from a true Cowboy. Its location high in the Sonoran Desert along the Mexican Border surrounded by 120,000 acres of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge offers STAR participants a safe, nurturing, and private space for deep healing work.

Historic Rooms

Stay in a room once occupied by a U.S. President, dignitary, celebrity, or famous author.


Your Accommodation

Rancho de la Osa has 18 unique yet equally charming guest rooms, each named for one of the famous faces that once occupied them. Here, you’ll find a delightful combination of history, charm, and modern convenience.

Rooms include:

  • Heating and Air-conditioning
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Hair Dryer & Amenities Kit

  • Diffusers with essential oils
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service (additional fee)
  • Self-service tea, coffee, and snacks available in main hacienda

 “The Duke Suite,” named for legendary actor John Wayne who stayed in this very room during each of his many stays at Rancho de la Osa.


Rancho de la Osa

Located approximately 70 miles southwest of Tucson, Rancho de la Osa is situated on 590 acres and is surrounded by an additional 120,000 acres of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge, making it an ideal setting for our program.

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A Day in the Life

At STAR, the only thing you have to focus on is yourself. We attend to all of your daily needs providing you with an unparalleled opportunity to explore and heal core issues. In addition, our facilitators are closely matched with each participant and will work closely with you, both supporting and assisting you through the process.

Each day at STAR offers new opportunities for healing, growth, and transformation. Your experience includes a mix of group and individual sessions, including:

  • Lectures & Group Discussions
  • Emotional Processing & Expression
  • Integrative Breathwork

  • Facilitator 1-on-1

  • Therapeutic Bodywork
  • Birth Regression

Daily Schedule

7:30-9:00am:    Breakfast
9:30-12:00pm:  Group Session (Fri-Sun)
Individual Sessions (M-Th)

12:30—1:30pm:  Lunch
12-Step Meeting (Optional)
2:00—5:00pm:    Group Session
5:00—6:00pm:    Grief Group (Optional)

6:00—7:00pm:    Dinner
7:00—9:00pm:    Group Session
9:00—9:30pm:    Small Group

Retreat Schedule

Fall 2021 Retreat

October 22 - October 31

Winter 2022 Retreat

January 28, 2022 - February 6, 2022

Spring 2022 Retreat

April 29, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Summer 2022 Retreat

July 22, 2022 - July 31, 2022

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We are here to answer your questions and will provide gentle support and guidance as you decide if STAR is right for you. Call today, or schedule your no-obligation consultation online now.



See the answers to our most frequently asked questions about costs and enrollment procedures.

What is the cost of a STAR retreat workshop?2021-05-11T21:16:57+00:00

The total cost of a 10-day STAR Retreat Workshop is $5200. Your tuition includes:

  • Program Fee
  • Room & Board (Double Occupancy)
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Bodywork Session
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation from Tucson International Airport

$1000 is due at enrollment to reserve your space. Tuition balance is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of your retreat.

What is the enrollment process?2021-06-02T00:45:52+00:00

Enrollment begins the moment you decide that STAR is the best fit for you. A member of our team will assist you throughout the process. Enrollment procedures include:

  • Tuition Deposit: $1000 (due on receipt)
  • Registration Form:  Completed via email or phone
  • Clinical Intake:  Interview with STAR Clinical Director, Ken Ball, PhD, LMFT (45-60 minutes conducted via Zoom/Skype/FaceTime)
  • Written Assignment:  Designed to begin preparing you for our process. Due no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of your retreat.
  • Tuition Balance: Any remaining balances are due no later than 30 days prior to STAR.

Please note that we enroll on a first come, first served basis. Space at STAR is not guaranteed until you have paid your full tuition or have made payment arrangements with the STAR office.

Will my insurance cover the cost of STAR?2021-04-14T18:10:58+00:00

A STAR retreat is classified as a personal growth workshop. Therefore, we do not accept insurance, nor do we provide documentation for reimbursement purposes.

How far in advance do I need to sign up?2021-04-19T19:15:28+00:00

It is recommended that you begin the enrollment process 2-3 months in advance of your intended workshop. Enrollment for any scheduled STAR retreat workshop:

  • Begins no more than 1 year prior
  • Ends no less than 48-hours prior

We always strive to meet the needs of late enrollees. Please call or email the STAR office to check retreat availability.

Is financial aid available?2021-05-29T17:46:35+00:00

We strive to make STAR retreat workshops accessible to all. In addition to keeping our program costs low, a limited amount of partial scholarships are available for each retreat. For an application, please contact the STAR office.

Who is the typical STAR participant?2021-04-19T19:16:37+00:00

People of all ages and from all walks of life attend STAR retreat workshops. Our program is for anyone who wants to experience deep healing, renewal, and begin creating the life they deserve to live.

Are you:

  • Tired of not feeling ‘well’?
  • Experiencing a life transition?
  • Seeking self-healing and renewal?
  • Feeling stuck in unhealthy life patterns?
  • Feeling a sense of emptiness or loss of perspective?
  • Seeking deeper or accelerated personal or professional growth?

If so, please know that you are not alone. Independent of income, profession, culture, or spiritual beliefs, we all share a desire to live a fulfilling life. At STAR, you will be fully supported in your personal search for authenticity, and the deep sense of joy and freedom that reconnecting to your heart and soul provides.

Which payment methods are accepted?2021-04-15T15:47:51+00:00

You may choose to pay your tuition online, or by phone via:

  • Major Credit Card (Phone/Online)
  • Funds Transfer from Checking or Savings Account (Online Only)

*Cardholder, if different from participant, must be present for phone transactions. 

Is everyone who applies accepted to the program?2021-04-19T19:16:44+00:00

STAR retreats do not take place in a hospital setting. Therefore, we are unable to accept individuals who are:

  • Active in addiction
  • In need of around the clock care
  • Diagnosed with a severe psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder

In addition, STAR will not accept anyone with the following:

  • History of violence
  • Sexual offenses of any kind at any time
  • [Exhibiting] blatant disregard for self, or others

For additional information on the appropriateness of a STAR retreat, please contact our office.

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