Retreats

and

Residential

Experiences

“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

~ Thomas Merton

Retreat and Residential Offerings

My retreat and residential offerings are not yet a reality, but I wanted to create this page to tell you a little about what I’m envisioning.

There is a certain depth of personal work that is simply impossible to accomplish in the middle of our day-to-day lives. In order to access that level of work, we need space and time away from the grind to allow us to go deep enough to plant the seeds for extraordinary transformation. And frankly, nothing short of extraordinary transformation is required of each of us endeavoring to change the world.

I envision retreats that offer space for container building, productive struggle, skills training, reflection, emotional vulnerability, grief, and growth.

Currently, I am most excited about offering a one-week deep dive into the content, exercises, and reflection necessary to begin working directly with the deep operating system, what I think of as the “live wire” of oppression, addiction, stuckness, and imbalance.

If you’d like to stay up to date with upcoming retreats or residencial experiences that I offer, please click here to register your interest.

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