The Ridgetop Spirit Center is located in beautiful Garden Valley, Idaho an hour north of Boise. Each retreat is designed around a theme that we delve into and explore. Retreats kickoff Thursday evenings and run through Sunday mid-day. Retreats include all meals, accommodations, optional yoga and meditation practices, hot spring pool access, creative projects, themed activities and time to relax and enjoy yourself in the mountain environment. Most all dietary and food allergy restrictions and preferences can be accommodated.


COVID-19 Precautions

Sleeping spaces are shared rooms. Each participant has their own bed and the space between individuals sleeping meet requirements for social distancing. There is ample space in the dining area, living room, yoga practice area and bedrooms for social distancing and abundant outdoor space to practice safe social distancing.​ Restrooms and common areas will be are disinfected frequently during each day. Plentiful hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are provided.

Participants will be asked to minimize their social contact at least 14 days prior to arriving for the retreat. We will be taking everyone’s temperature upon arrival with a no-contact thermometer. Anyone with an elevated temperature will be asked to leave and provided a credit for a future retreat.

Renew, Reset and Let Go


May 13-16, 2021  | SOLD OUT  This retreat will focus on renewing, resetting, and letting go. Activities will include yoga, meditation practices and creative projects and designed for hitting the reset button after what has been a difficult and challenging year for many of us. 

The Five Levels of Attachments


June 24-27, 2021  | SOLD OUT At this retreat participants will explore the ways in which we attach ourselves inappropriately to beliefs and the world. Activities will include yoga and meditation and exploration of our own lives to see how an unhealthy level of attachment can keep us trapped in a psychological and spiritual fog.

Remembering How to Play and Have Fun


July 22–25, 2021  | This retreat will focus on remembering how to play and have fun. Playfulness promotes health through laughter, joy and human connection, while at the same time developing a more resilient, positive attitude in life. As adults we can become distracted with responsibilities and obligations and forget how to have fun.

Coming Together Again


October 1-3, 2021 | A yoga retreat with Jeanne Dillion. Garden Vally, Idaho. Periods of social silence will be invited throughout our time together. Open to everyone.

Private Retreats Sharon Hammer Wellness - Garden Valley Idaho

Private Retreats

Design your own private retreat. Do you have between 6-9 people that you would like to gather together for a special and memorable experience? A private retreat can be tailored to your interest and your group whether it is a family gathering or leadership development for your business.

Contact me at or call me at 312.965.0245 for more information.

2 reviews for Renew, Reset and Let Go

  1. Michele Cisario

    I attended the Remembering How to Play and Have Fun retreat and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. Like so many, I often forget to take much needed time for myself. This retreat truly fed my soul and it was so much fun! Sharon and Amber thoughtfully planned the perfect combination of playful, lighthearted, and insightful activities along with plenty of free time to explore the area or just sit on the deck and soak up the healing power of nature. The retreat center is located in the peaceful mountains of Idaho. The second I walked in the door I felt welcome and at home in the beautiful accommodations. The yoga is suitable for all levels, and the food-oh the food!!! Amber lovingly prepared delicious meals; nourishing both heart and soul. I was able to connect with fellow yogis and reconnect with myself. It was the perfect restorative weekend filled with play and laughter.

  2. Sally Comeau

    This was my first yoga retreat and it was awesome! It is in the most beautiful setting and the accommodations were very comfortable. It was a perfect balance of yoga practice, group activities and free time for personal relaxation. It felt like an indulgent vacation being pampered, fed delicious meals and great attention to special details. The content of the retreat was so good for the soul and it was so fun getting to know other yogis. There was a lot of sharing and laughter. Sharon is just amazing! Her and Amber are the best hosts you could ask for!

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1 review for Aligning with Your Feminine Energy

  1. Stephanie Robbins

    I attended the Renew, Reset, and Let Go Retreat in May. The retreat absolutely lived up to its name! As a mom and business owner, it was absolutely amazing to disconnect to reconnect with myself. Sharon provided the perfect balance of thought provoking and spiritual activities along with much needed time to relaxing and wander the beautiful forests. I felt so incredibly spoiled and loved every minute of it. And don’t even get me started on the amazing food! Amber cooked meals that were so clearly filled with love. Each meal nourished my body and soul! And I will confess just not thinking about what anyone else was going to eat was a gift in and of it self. The retreat center is absolutely beautiful. There are plenty of trails to explore and wild animals to watch! I can’t wait to go back!

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Dietary Concerns

Most dietary and food allergy preferences can be accommodated, including gluten-free diets.

Reserve the Center

The Ridgetop Center is an ideal location for business retreats such as leadership development, strategic planning, team building, and more. The Center can also be reserved for personal occasions such as family reunions or gatherings, girls’ weekends, and more. The log cabin sleeps up to nine adults. If you are interested in having a retreat, contact Sharon and let her help you plan what will be a truly memorable experience.

Additional Area Activities

  • Natural and developed hot springs
  • Terrace Lakes Golf Resort
  • Hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains
  • Floating the lazy rivers
  • Starlight Mountain Theater
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Trail rides
  • Stargazing
  • Antique and craft shopping
  • Garden Valley Center for the Arts

The retreat facility is located near Central Idaho’s Dark Sky Reserve. This is the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States and the 12th created in the world. While not located within the Reserve itself, the facility is located a few miles from the border on top of a ridge where most ambient light is blocked and the views of the night sky are truly amazing.