top of page
Website banners - Untitled Page.png



Spiritual EvEnts

• A Safe Place for Meaningful Transformation •

Welcome to your home base for adult learning and growth! We know that opportunities to re-tune your spirit and find Sanctuary can bring healing and wholeness to your life. We can help.

JPN CT side-by-side 1.png

Sacred Earth Sacred Soul

May 17-19, 2024



In 2016 John Philip Newell began the Earth & Soul initiative, including a series of annual retreats (now called Sacred Earth Sacred Soul – Celtic Wisdom) to help reawaken awareness of the sacred in all things through the recovery of Celtic wisdom for today and to help translate this awareness into compassionate action in our lives and world.

This is a three-day teaching and spiritual practice event. Each day begins and ends with meditative prayer and chant. John Philip teaches from the wisdom of Celtic prophets over the centuries, applying this ancient wisdom to the most critical challenges of today. Cami Twilling invites us into spiritual practice bringing our inner attention to the presence of the sacred within us and within all things. 

Contemplative Life Retreat

July 1-6, 2024


Since 1983, we have been enjoying the basics of a monastic life, combining silence with ways of deep learning. This retreat is a time to practice the stillness that comes from stilling the mind. Spend a couple of days or a full week in the beautiful ponderosa sanctuary of La Foret, where most urban voices are muffled, and the pace of life is slow enough to meet your self again.

Multiple pricing options and scholarships available.

W&W 4 (1).png

Wholeness & Wellness Weekend

September 13-15, 2024



Refresh your spirit with time to connect to nature, your body, and your deep self. Storytelling, movement, mindfulness, creative expression, and even massage and spiritual direction will all be options in this retreat designed for your refreshment and re-centering. 


Open to everyone; this is an intentionally diverse, spirit-centered event, and we aim to engage people of every background and path. W&W Weekend will feature a potluck approach, where many hosts lead one session, with options to choose from. Our popular Wellness & Arts Market will also be back! Childcare is available during sessions by request ahead of time.

Registration for Saturday only, days only, or on-site stays are available to make this event accessible to as many people as possible.

bottom of page