WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE JOURNEY TO THE SOUL

This retreat is highly experiential, you will immediately be applying what you are learning and can naturally continue to integrate these new ways of being in your everyday life when you return home.

The Flow of the Retreat

Beginning with the opening session on Sunday night, we are on a journey of discovery together. Every aspect of the retreat is held as sacred and infused with loving intention, carefully designed by Gary and Linda, who lead every session. The retreat is immersive and each day consists of sessions, excursions, and meals and continues into the evening, with breaks built-in as well as options for time to yourself. Each day is different; some begin with an excursion and others with a session.

RETREAT SESSIONS WITH GARY AND LINDA

Each session is relational, experiential, and grounded in everyday applications. Gary and Linda have been teaching for more than two decades and are skilled at responding to the needs of the group and the moment. While the overall flow and content of the retreat is planned, the focus of individual sessions varies depending on what arises from the participants.

Session formats include:

  • Presentations
  • Meditations
  • Small Group Activities
  • Questions and Answers
  • Full-Group Discussion
  • Focus Work with People in the Moment
  • Spiritual Partnership Practice / Role Playing
  • Intentional, Deep Conversation

NEW THIS YEAR: JOURNEY TO THE SOUL IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND

We are thrilled to be holding the retreat in the heart of the magical city of Portland, Oregon, at the University Place Hotel. Many green spaces, an array of restaurants, and a vibrant waterfront are all within walking distance — and the most advanced light-rail train in the nation stops just across the street, making it easy to get to other neighborhoods of this beautiful and friendly city.

In addition to the rich and engaging sessions with Gary and Linda at the hotel, we will be breaking out into smaller groups for meals and special excursions. These opportunities are woven into the fabric of the retreat to allow you to integrate in very practical ways what you are learning — because life itself provides everything we need to create Authentic Power. 

EXCURSIONS INTO PORTLAND

One of the most unique and rewarding aspects of the retreat, excursions and mealtimes are filled with potential and possibilities as you explore your inner dynamics out and about in the welcoming city of Portland. As you do, all of your experiences and interactions become opportunities to bring more awareness to your reactions and patterns, as well as your strengths and gifts, and to practice making new, more loving choices. Each outing includes a guided focus to bring consciousness to as well as specific invitations for discussion and reflection with your group. After each excursion, we gather again as a whole and share some of what happened in order to go even deeper into what emerged.

This unique approach

  • Provides real-time integration and practice with what we are learning
  • Weaves daily life right into the retreat experience
  • Invites us out of a contained environment into the bigger world
  • Means that everything cannot be planned, organized, and controlled — because that’s how life actually happens
  • Offers direct feedback from our encounters with people outside of the retreat environment

RETURN HOME CHANGED

By the time our retreat journey together comes to a close on Thursday, you will have:
  • Taken enormous steps in your spiritual growth
  • Learned practical tools and life changing skills
  • Experienced spiritual partnership in surprising and memorable ways
  • Become part of a community of like-hearted people
  • Prepared yourself to continue your soul journey with joy and fulfillment

All you need to do is be willing to fully show up and allow the unfolding of each day and experience to take you deeper into the alignment of your personality with your soul.

“Creating Authentic Power is not an event, it’s a process. “ —Gary Zukav