We have a variety of retreats that are soul-nourishing. These retreats normally have a theme that is incorporated throughout the entire weekend and appeal to people at various stages in life's journey.
Upcoming Specialty Retreats
Led by Kristen Chamberlin
This retreat takes a deep dive into the world of Himalayan Tantra and its wisdom maps for transformation. As we explore the fullness of human connection and the sensuality of life, we open more fully to our deepest longings for love, passion and purpose. Tantric teachings guide us through a weekend of embodied explorations, reflection and ritual. This is a sensual, non-sexual, clothes-on event.
Led by John Bottone and Jeff Hilliard
Transpersonal psychology points to the stage of self-transcendence beyond self-actualization as the highest level of human development. This advanced Shalom Retreat uses the traditional Shalom Retreat format with mat work to open and experience these higher states of consciousness. This retreat is open to those who have completed a minimum of 3 Shalom Retreats and had a personal interview with one of the facilitators. It is designed for those persons who have explored much of their ego development and shadow work, and are feeling the impulse to surrender the ego, their old stories and beliefs, and embody more of the spiritual dimensions of human experience into their lives.
Led by Sana Wrigley and Maeba Jonas
This retreat explores the glory and danger of being a woman - body, mind, and soul. As we move through the world, we are given so many conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman - we are powerful and vulnerable, desired and rejected, revered and reviled. Together in loving community, we will explore the risk and bliss of our own embodiment, embrace our power, cultivate our boundaries, celebrate our wild sexuality, and invite healing from the trauma that each of these areas may hold for us. This retreat is designed for a community of women. All female-identified people are welcome.
Led By: Gerry and Sandie Rumold
This retreat is an invitation to explore with us how to bring the joy of sexuality back to relationship. We will delve into our sexual and spiritual stories to look at the messages we gathered along the way and the possible blocks that might have unconsciously come into play. Together we’ll create practices to bring and share our erotic life energies. The biggest turn on happens as we share fully and honestly with our partner, about who we truly are.
Led by Lawrence Stibbards & Joy Davey
Culture suggests that aging brings a gradual diminishment of life. In fact, the elder years bring new freedom and aliveness. Living every day with the knowledge that this life is not forever throws everything into a clearer, sharper perspective.
Led by Kristen Chamberlin
This six-day retreat explores the healing power of pleasure so that our deepest desire to love and be loved can be met in ways we never imagined. We will engage in story-telling, breath-work and movement, with time to practice sacred, erotic ritual with each another. This retreat is designed for singles, but is open to couples.
Led by Kai Jud
Mysticism opens the way for us to experience God’s presence, allowing us to find new ways of knowing and loving. In these times of vast change and upheaval, we are being called to stay grounded in Self, in Eros and in our connection to Source. This retreat is an invitation to explore practices that will awaken us to the Universe’s love for us so that we can bring that love into our daily lives and into the world.
Led by Alex York, Arianna Santoriello & Cally Guasti-O'Donoghue
This is a time to introduce a new way of relating to each other using the Principles and Skills of Loving. Using storytelling, games and fun activities, we will ask questions about life and love and the process of growing up. Ages 13-17.