Bellingham Washington

  • Ongoing package (4 days)
    Savour a relaxing, nourishing, personal retreat on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State and learn how to be healthy for the rest of your life.This very special experience gives you the opportunity to remove all distractions and focus solely on learning the step-by-step process to aging vibrantly. In this total immersion program, you learn to embrace healthy lifestyle habits that stick.In…
  • Stephanie Prima

    Stephanie Prima
    Stephanie Prima
    Your guide
    Ongoing package (3 days)
    Savor a fun, nourishing weekend on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State in this informative program to embrace healthy cooking and eating habits. In today's busy world, mealtimes can often be more of a hassle or burden than a time of enjoyment.Maybe you find yourself spending money on take-out more than you want because you're always pressed for time. Or maybe you get home and stand in…
  • Stephanie Prima

    Stephanie Prima
    Stephanie Prima
    Your guide
    Ongoing package (3 days)
    Savour a peaceful, nourishing, personal retreat on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington State in this highly supportive program to embrace healthy lifestyle habits that stick. Hi there! I'm Stephanie Prima. I work with people who are beginning to feel the pain of aging and are afraid of that slippery slope. I help them age with less pain and the energy of a much younger person - their…
  • Susan Hawkins

    Susan Hawkins
    Susan Hawkins
    Your guide
    Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2019 (7 days)
    Find what illuminates you in moments of peace and relaxation On this adventure, yoga and wellness retreat we will experience the awe-inspiring majesty of Iceland. We will visit glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, geothermal pools, along with adventures in Icelandic food, culture and daily yoga. Our vinyasa, slow flow, yin and restorative yoga practices will be inspired by the beauty of this rugged…
  • Claudette Stears

    Claudette Stears
    Claudette Stears
    Your guide
    Sep 21 - 28, 2019 (8 days)
    Revitalize yourself with a retreat to the Netherlands. A distinctive mix of excitement in Amsterdam, active island adventures, and landscapes of North Sea. With city tours, epicurean delights, hikes on the beach, and yoga as the cherry on top, this retreat is curated to satisfy your body, mind, and soul in all ways.  Create balance from your head to your toes while experiencing: Active excursions…
  • Marilyn Freeman

    Marilyn Freeman
    Marilyn Freeman
    Your guide
    Sep 7, 2019 - Apr 18, 2020 (225 days)
    Open your mystical heart in communion with others in a series of seven (7) restorative evenings of contemplative practice working with short films created for this purpose. Maybe you are seeking stillness, inspiration or insight, or connection. Whatever you are seeking, bring your heart’s desire. And know you will find yourself among kindred spirits. Come solo or with others, most importantly…
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  • Janice Lawry

    Janice Lawry
    Janice Lawry
    Your guide
    Sep 10 - Oct 22, 2019 (43 days)
    In these times of rapid change and shifting cultural norms, what can we rely on to hold us steady? We’ll share our struggles and successes as well as draw upon the wisdom of poets, artists, and spiritual leaders to discover practices that help us restore our balance and keep faithful to our priorities. Throughout the workshop, we’ll learn from one another as we explore various options for how…
  • Reverend Tandi Rogers

    Reverend Tandi Rogers
    Reverend Tandi Rogers
    Your guide
    Sep 17, 2019 - May 19, 2020 (246 days)
    Perhaps you are a member of clergy who is: starting a new ministry beginning a new form of ministry in the same place considering moving on to a new parish/church becoming a parent or grandparent moving into a new personal identity aging from young to middle adulthood adjusting to living alone or with others starting the saging process or retiring Whatever your transition, you are welcome in this…
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  • Carlos Herrera

    Carlos Herrera
    Carlos Herrera
    Your guide
    Sep 10 - Nov 19, 2019 (71 days)
    Modern Mystics is a contemplative book group in which we will read and discuss books by both modern and classical mystics. If you enjoy learning from and reading works by mystics such as Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, Ilia Delio, Thic Nhat Hanh, Tielhart de Chardin, Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Caussade, The Cloud of Unknowing, Rumi, Rilke, etc., this might be the…
  • Oasis Presenters

    Oasis Presenters
    Oasis Presenters
    Your guide
    Sep 19, 2019 - May 21, 2020 (246 days)
    Do you yearn for rest, prayer and spiritual nurturing in your busy schedule? What would your life look like if you gave yourself two retreat opportunities and six quiet afternoons during the year? Spiritual direction and lectio divina are available to aid your reflection, as is silence. If you desire less structure, that is also an option.   The format will include contemplative quiet,…
  • Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson

    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Your guide
    Sep 7, 2019 (1 day)
    Sourced from the depths of Christian contemplative tradition, Centering Prayer has emerged as a life-changing practice for those who embrace it. Learn the method or renew your practice of this ancient way of silent prayer. Our day-long format offers a relaxed way to hear the basics, practice, and ask questions.
  • Sister Lucy Wynkoop and Mary Pandiani

    Sister Lucy Wynkoop and Mary Pandiani
    Sister Lucy Wynkoop and Mary Pandiani
    Your guide
    Oct 1, 2019 - May 31, 2021 (609 days) 1 more date available
    The Priory Spirituality Center is opening registrations for Listening with the Spirit 2019-2021, a spiritual direction formation program. Kindly review the materials in the “Overview of Listening with the Spirit and call Prerequisites for LWS” pdf file below. Dr. Mary Pandiani and Sister Lucy Wynkoop will facilitate the spiritual direction formation program. If you have further…
  • Whatever comes up, see what is without calling it right or wrong. Pema Chödron
  • Amelia Carroll

    Amelia Carroll
    Amelia Carroll
    Your guide
    Sep 14, 2019 (1 day)
    Explore the many aspects and experiences of loss and grief from various perspectives. That exploration, in turn, will lead toward deeper self-awareness, increased attentiveness toward others who are grieving, and greater skillfulness in helping those who are walking the journey of grief from death or lesser losses.
  • Roy Holman

    Roy Holman
    Roy Holman
    Your guide
    Nov 2 - 3, 2019 (2 days)
    • experiences4 Meditation Sessions, 1 Sound Healing Sessions, 1 Yoga Sessions
    • group11 People per group
    • meals1 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, includes-meat, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options available
    • accommodationPrivate, camping rooms available
  • Ongoing
    Private retreats are unguided and flexible to your schedule.  We ask that if you are new to The Spirituality Center that you arrive M-F before 4:00pm to receive a tour.  Tours may be available on Saturday and Sunday during limited hours. Retreatants are offered the option of praying the Liturgy of the Hours with the Community. Meals, which are included in your room fee, may be taken with the…
  • Jane Fleming

    Jane Fleming
    Jane Fleming
    Your guide
    Sep 21, 2019 (1 day)
    The art of self-compassion promotes compassion to oneself and hence, compassion for all living beings in the world we share. Discover through reflection and meditation how this practice can help you honor and accept your humanness, enhance interpersonal relationships and promote care of the spirit.
  • Ongoing
    Time away is important for our spiritual selves. When we take the time to deepen our faith and our relationship with God, we become better people and a stronger congregation. A silent retreat is purposeful discipline. Groups that have worked with us have provided a teaching at the introduction of the retreat, released the group to spend time on their own, and ended with a time for sharing…
  • Ongoing
    Our conference rooms are available to 501(c)(3) non-profit groups such as government, school, and church groups. We are available for daytime group use Monday through Saturday. Our monastic grounds are quiet, peaceful and green with trees and other plants. Since January 2007, our monastic grounds have been smoke-free; you’ll enjoy breathing our fresh air. We compost food and brown paper, and…
  • Nickie Lynn

    Nickie Lynn
    Nickie Lynn
    Your guide
    Sep 28, 2019 (1 day)
    During this one-day workshop, participants will create a small, walk-able, personal-sized labyrinth for use as a prayer cloth or mat. History of the labyrinth and many of its past and contemporary uses will be discussed. There will be time for reflection and sharing. Each participant will receive one 5’x5’ canvas hemmed cloth. Some design templates, materials and decorating supplies will be…
  • Ongoing
    We also offer day retreats which generally last from 9:00AM-5:00PM.  You will have a room to stay in and access to the Library, Center kitchen, and walking trails. Lunch is provided at no extra charge. You may wish to stay for dinner for an added fee. We invite you to register now, however we cannot guarantee that space will be available for your desired stay dates.  Someone from our office will…
  • Beth Prevo

    Beth Prevo
    Beth Prevo
    Your guide
    Oct 5, 2019 (1 day)
    Praying is about getting in touch with God. You will be invited to share experiences of the Mystery and explore a variety of ways to pray. You’ll have a chance to ponder names of God, to chant, and to participate in body prayer, breath prayer, imaginative prayer, and more.
  • Roy DeLeon

    Roy DeLeon
    Roy DeLeon
    Your guide
    Oct 12, 2019 (1 day)
    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” –Meister Eckhart During this workshop, we will create an accordion book and fill it with words and images you are most thankful for. There will be time for body praying, discussion, and sharing. Paper will be provided. Bring your favorite art materials.
  • Novice Camille Wooden

    Novice Camille Wooden
    Novice Camille Wooden
    Your guide
    Oct 18 - 20, 2019 (3 days)
    For those who are making a silent retreat for the first time, but also for anyone looking for new ideas to enrich their silent retreat experience. The four guided sessions are short and optional. On Friday night we will look at how to make a silent retreat, and the Saturday and Sunday mornings sessions will explore inner and outer silence, leisure from a Benedictine perspective, and how to take…
  • Marilyn Vancil

    Marilyn Vancil
    Marilyn Vancil
    Your guide
    Oct 19, 2019 (1 day)
    The Enneagram is an ancient tool of spiritual discernment that provides insights about the human personality and what motivates us to think, act, and feel as we do. This introductory workshop will include a biblical perspective on the value of self-discovery, descriptions of the nine Enneagram personality patterns and how they are interrelated, and practical applications to unleash a fuller…
  • Monika Ellis, OSB

    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Your guide
    Oct 28 - 29, 2019 (2 days)
    We are all being told over and over again to do self-care. Do you need help in making some time for yourself? Do you yearn for rest, prayer and nurturing in your busy pastoral schedule? What would your life look like if you gave yourself 3 retreats per year with guided Lectio Divina and a full day of silent prayer, time to journal, time to be—whatever it is that you need?   This retreat is…
  • Steve Reiland

    Steve Reiland
    Steve Reiland
    Your guide
    Oct 26, 2019 (1 day)
    The spiritual life in Christ is participating in the perichoresis: God’s “circle dance” of love. Easy-to-do Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements (done standing or sitting) become “meditation in motion,” bringing us into the flow of divine love. No Tai Chi or Qi Gong experience is necessary.
  • Ongoing
    Spiritual Direction in the Christian tradition might be defined as “the practice of listening with another in a prayerful relationship in order to more clearly hear and experience the movement of God in one’s life.” It is a way of extending that “sustaining, welcoming environment” within a one-on-one relationship. It is a dynamic process where one can listen to self in order to…
  • Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson

    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Bob Delastrada & Charlotte Thompson
    Your guide
    Nov 1 - 3, 2019 (3 days)
    This silent retreat is a rare opportunity for experienced practitioners to be with others committed to the contemplative path. Sustained by multiple periods of Centering Prayer and tapping into chant, lectio divina, and meditative walking, we intentionally create an environment that supports our continuing Centering Prayer practice. We ask that participants have at least 6 months experience with…
  • Paul Rietmann

    Paul Rietmann
    Paul Rietmann
    Your guide
    Nov 2, 2019 (1 day)
    This interspiritual mini-retreat will explore connections between Buddhist mindfulness meditation and Christian contemplative prayer. The goal of this retreat is to assist participants in discovering how the gifts of both traditions can deepen their own meditation practice. Silence will be a major component of this retreat.
  • Dec 4 - 10, 2019 (7 days)
    We are so excited to bring the Transformational Breath® Foundation’s Professional Facilitator Training Program to Bellingham, WA this December. We are looking forward to your joining us for this fun and special event. This Training Program presents the finest tools, transformational skills and techniques to facilitate your rapid realization of higher consciousness and to give you the gift of…
  • Susan Bosse

    Susan Bosse
    Susan Bosse
    Your guide
    Nov 16, 2019 (1 day)
    Inner peace starts with practicing art for me. Paintings reveal my acceptance and gratitude toward the creator. Ink painting requires minimal supplies and space, but it provides a great contentment and peace. We will learn the history of ink paintings and learn to paint simple paintings.
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019 (3 days)
    Expectation is the theme for the guided meditation time, retreat handouts, and reflective time to prepare your heart for this Advent time. Pay attention to how God comes into your life in this retreat and what you are invited to wake up to for this coming year. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To reconnect with my inner self, found ground through the movement of my body and breath. Awake. Jane
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.