Seattle Washington

  • Janice Ariza

    Janice Ariza
    Janice Ariza
    Your guide
    May 1 - 2, 2020 (2 days)
    Kick off the Images of Peace Art Show with us at our Friday night Gala! Then, with the help of a couple featured artists, we will delve into prayerful exploration of the different art pieces using Visio Divina. We hope this retreat will help you experience Images of Peace more fully.
  • Karissa Thompson

    Karissa Thompson
    Karissa Thompson
    Your guide
    Nov 23, 2019 (1 day)
    This training will help improve interpersonal relationships, give insight to your true self, and assist in your personal, spiritual and professional development. You will learn how to appreciate others for their differences, gain an understanding of why conflict occurs and take away tools to assist you when conflict arises in your life.
  • Tina Templeman

    Tina Templeman
    Tina Templeman
    Your guide
    Sep 20 - 27, 2020 (8 days)
    Find what illuminates you in moments of peace and relaxation Join Tina Templeman and Drishti Journeys on an experience of a lifetime exploring Iceland, one of the best destinations to observe the Northern Lights. September is the beginning of the peak season to observe the Northern Lights and your yoga practice is one of the best practices to learn how to observe your own inner light and…
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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
  • Anatha Attar

    Anatha Attar
    Anatha Attar
    Your guide
    Mar 14, 2020 (1 day)
    Whether a seasoned traveler or planning your very first journey, if you have heard the pilgrim’s call, this class will encourage you with fresh, imaginative and heartfelt practices for enriching your journey. You may be called to greater personal confidence, education, or spiritual rejuvenation; whatever your intention, this class will inspire your vision!
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • Jerry DeVore

    Jerry DeVore
    Jerry DeVore
    Your guide
    May 16, 2020 (1 day)
    Exploring the idea of the Urban Mystic, exemplified in the work of Ignatius Loyola, we will work with spiritual exercises understood as a psychology of optimal functioning. We’ll experience reflective practices of the Examen, clarifying practices of Discernment and the deepening practices of imaginative participation.
  • Darcie Richardson

    Darcie Richardson
    Darcie Richardson
    Your guide
    May 9, 2020 (1 day)
    We will spend the day making art in a variety of media, reflecting on the process, and becoming aware of our connection to God Creator. No prior experience or training required. Materials and resources provided.
  • Monika Ellis, OSB

    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Monika Ellis, OSB
    Your guide
    Apr 27 - 28, 2020 (2 days) 2 more dates available
    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…
  • Sister Monika Ellis

    Sister Monika Ellis
    Sister Monika Ellis
    Your guide
    Apr 25, 2020 (1 day)
    We will spend the day making art in a variety of media, reflecting on the process, and becoming aware of our connection to God Creator. No prior experience or training required. Materials and resources provided.
  • Pamela Hunter

    Pamela Hunter
    Pamela Hunter
    Your guide
    Apr 18, 2020 (1 day)
    Spend a day exploring your heart and soul. We’ll use simple art forms to encourage your heart and soul to speak and then engage in group spiritual direction to tell your story. Come! Be curious. Come! Try something new. Come and experience the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    Apr 9 - 12, 2020 (4 days)
    Come and spend time in quiet with Jesus as he invites you as disciples into the Paschal Journey from suffering to Resurrection. During this silent retreat you will experience guided meditation , receive handouts to prepare your heart, and receive the blessings of this Triduum. Spiritual Direction is available upon request. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.
  • Cathy Raymond

    Cathy Raymond
    Cathy Raymond
    Your guide
    Mar 28, 2020 (1 day)
    Spend a day exploring your heart and soul. We’ll use simple art forms to encourage your heart and soul to speak and then engage in group spiritual direction to tell your story. Come! Be curious. Come! Try something new. Come and experience the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.
  • 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…
  • Tricia Burns

    Tricia Burns
    Tricia Burns
    Your guide
    Mar 6 - 8, 2020 (3 days)
    As disciples of Christ, we are encouraged to make connections between the Scriptures and our lived experience of faith. We will read Scripture, contemplate meanings, discuss how words inspire us and discern to what we are called. Time and space will be provided for individual prayer, faith sharing and fellowship.
  • Jan Alkire

    Jan Alkire
    Jan Alkire
    Your guide
    Feb 29, 2020 (1 day)
    To have the fullness of life that Jesus longs for us to have, we need sacred companions. We need friends to walk with us as part of our relationship with God. This retreat will explore how to find companions and share your spiritual life with them. Come and see!
  • Therese Gonneville, OSB

    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Therese Gonneville, OSB
    Your guide
    Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020 (3 days)
    What do you seek during this silent Lenten Retreat? Through guided imagery, handouts and reflective times you will be invited to knock on the door of prayer and to be open to some mountain-top experiences. There is an option to add a Spiritual Direction session.
  • Jane Valencia

    Jane Valencia
    Jane Valencia
    Your guide
    Feb 22, 2020 (1 day)
    In myth and Saints Lives, in medieval Gaelic manuscripts and folk tradition, herbal and other healing practices of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were often accompanied by prayer and ritual. We’ll explore specific remedies and wellness ways, and craft blessings and ceremony to use with them, bringing Celtic healing wisdom into our everyday lives.
  • Angie Wolle

    Angie Wolle
    Angie Wolle
    Your guide
    Feb 15, 2020 (1 day)
    How do we cultivate practices for self-care while adapting to stressful situations and seasons at work? The day will focus on creating strategies and spiritual practices that can sustain us in times of stress and resistance and work for us in whatever season of life we find ourselves in.
  • Roy DeLeon

    Roy DeLeon
    Roy DeLeon
    Your guide
    Feb 8, 2020 (1 day)
    “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.” In this workshop, we will body-pray the wonderful Psalm 139 with gentle movements based on my book, Praying with the Body, Bringing the Psalms to Life. We will create a self-portrait to honor and praise our Creator. Drawing paper will be provided.
  • Sister Monika Ellis

    Sister Monika Ellis
    Sister Monika Ellis
    Your guide
    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020 (3 days)
    During this time of silence we will meet on Friday for an introduction to the weekend and to get the first art assignment. We will meet again on Saturday morning and Saturday late afternoon for two more assignments of some type of creative art. We will finish up the silent retreat on Sunday with sharing our art and reflecting on the process and the prayer. No prior experience or training required.…
  • Benedictine Sisters

    Benedictine Sisters
    Benedictine Sisters
    Your guide
    Feb 22 - 23, 2020 (2 days)
    The Community of St. Placid welcomes you to experience the Benedictine way of life. Newer members will share their vocational journeys and formation stages to become Benedictines. Community members will share their insights on Benedictine values. Are you called to Benedictine life? Come see us.
  • Jodi Kilcup

    Jodi Kilcup
    Jodi Kilcup
    Your guide
    Jan 25, 2020 (1 day)
    What can we learn about contemplative practice from an anonymous 14th century monk? This classic of Christian mysticism offers a simple, teachable process to the ordinary person who longs to experience loving union with God. In this practical workshop, we will explore the monk’s radiant vision for spiritual deepening. Recommended text: The Cloud of Unknowing, translated by William Johnston.

Why Retreat?

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

Practice, learn, share, relax. Karin
 

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.