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 kick off Thursday evenings and run through Sunday mid-day. Retreats include all meals, accommodations, optional movement 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 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, movement practice area and bedrooms for social distancing and abundant outdoor space to practice safe social distancing.​ Restrooms and common areas are disinfected frequently during each day. Plentiful hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are provided.


Reservations for the retreats are made by contacting Sharon Hammer by email at or you may call or text to 312.965.0245. Full payment is due at the time of reservation. A reservation is not guaranteed until payment is received. Payment may be made by Venmo, cash or check. Space is limited to 9 participants and fill quickly.

No Refunds or Credits

Space at a retreat is not reserved until payment is made. Once payment is made neither refunds nor credits for future retreats are provided, if you are not able to attend for any reason including covid. You may, however, transfer or sell your space to another female participant (retreats are women only). In order to ensure your good health and enjoyment of the retreat, you may want to increase social distancing and limit other social activities prior to the scheduled retreat. Thank you for your understanding.

Harness and Manage Anxiety


July 21-24, 2022

Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotional response to life experiences. However, when it feels disproportionate to the situation and keeps you from doing the things you want to do in life, it can feel overwhelming. The good news is there are many ways to work with anxiety to harness its power and use it for personal growth and development. This retreat will focus on introducing evidence-based practices to help participants to develop skills to harness and manage anxiety.

To register for a retreat contact Sharon Hammer at, call or text to 312.965.0245.

The Power of Fun


August 4-7, 2022

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. This retreat will focus on the power of fun and remembering how to play. Activities will include fun playful activities designed to reignite your child-like imagination and playfulness.

To register for a retreat contact Sharon Hammer at, call or text to 312.965.0245.

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.

Private Retreats Sharon Hammer Wellness - Garden Valley Idaho

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.