Retreats, Classes & Workshops Calendar


The calendar below lists all events supporting spiritual development which are held at The Retreat. We believe the development of the human spirit is critical to a successful and fulfilling life. All overnight retreats are held at The McIver Center for Family and Spiritual Development, which provides a nourishing and reflective environment that is designed to supports one’s spiritual journey.

Retreats, Classes, and Workshops sponsored by The Retreat are all lead by Retreat staff, who have extensive experience creating programming that allows others to deepen their spirituality. All presenters are actively engaged in 12 Step recovery.

Events are lead by the following:

  • Sherry Gaugler-Stewart, Director of Family and Spiritual Recovery
  •  Roger Bruner, Family and Spiritual Recovery
  • John MacDougall, Spiritual Care

For a list of current offerings, see the list below.

Spiritual Retreats, 2019

 

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Upcoming Events

  

 Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th, 2019

The Trap of the False Self 

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out noon on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B.! During this weekend retreat, we will explore our False Self which is always concerned with the external. It’s always driven by the thoughts of “I am what I do. I am what I have. I am what you think of me.” - living in the illusion that we are separate from each other and from God. Where does that thinking come from? And what are some alternatives to this way of thinking? How do we evolve from living in an emptiness (that is never satisfied) as the result of trying to address an infinite need with a finite solution.

Registration: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, May 10th, 2019

A Different Kind of Grief SM

The client grief process from an overdose or addiction-related death

(8:30am - 9:00am REGISTRATION | 9:00am - NOON WORKSHOP)

  

We are excited to host Gloria Englund, MA, psychotherapist, author, Recovery Coach, and accomplished public speaker for a half-day training this Spring. Gloria is the founder of Recovering u, and offers highly acclaimed support groups for those who have lost a loved one to addiction.
 
This activity is approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 3 hours of credit for LADC, LPC, and LPCC.  The Retreat is a State of Minnesota Board of Social Work approved Continuing Education Partner.

 

TUITION: $15.00.

Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th, 2019

The Gate Keepers: Love and Fear

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out noon on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B.! During this weekend retreat, we will identify the two ultimate gate keepers: Love and Fear. Fear is the gate keeper for our addiction. Fear tells us “Don’t look at the truth”, Don’t try”, and “You don’t deserve anything better”. Love is the gate keeper for recovery and for our relationship with the God of our understanding. The only solution to conquering fear is with the assistance of a Higher Power.

Registration: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, September 27th – Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Sought Through Prayer and Meditation: An 11th Step Retreat

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday)
 
A weekend retreat with Sherry Gaugler-Stewart! Step 11 speaks of improving our conscious contact with our Higher Power, which isn’t easy to do if we don’t take time and space to intentionally focus on and strengthen that relationship. This retreat will be an opportunity to renew and deepen our commitment to this Relationship and our program by focusing on Step 11 – practicing prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection throughout the weekend.

Registration: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th , 2019

Keeping the Lights On

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at noon on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B.! Now that we’ve made some progress working the Steps, how do we keep it going? How do we keep growing? Exploration of steps 10-12 makes this possible. There is only ONE problem…our thoughts. Sometimes our thoughts tell us that since we are doing better than where we were previously, we don’t need to do anything further. What are the thoughts we currently have that separate us from the solution, recovery, and the Power?

Registration: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1th , 2019

Gratitude for the Second Half of Life

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at 1:00pm on Sunday)
 

As we journey through our lives, it can be easy to be swayed by those things that don’t go well. As our bodies and minds continue to change, we can often be justified in our resentments. In fact, sometimes this is where we find our connection with each other. What if we looked at our stories with a different perspective? What would our lives look like if they were viewed through the eyes of gratitude?

Registration: $205, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Friday, December 27th– Sunday, December 29th, 2019

"Where Did ‘I’ Come From?”

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at noon on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B.! During this weekend retreat, we will explore the idea of “self”. Why am I the way I am? Why am I here? What is my purpose?Together we will gain a better understanding of where the “I” came from and we’ll transition into exploring how to build a resilient life with purpose, direction, value, and meaning. God makes this possible.

Registration: $255, which includes lodging, food and materials. Scholarship funds are available. Complete the reverse side of flyer. Space is limited.

The McIver Center at The Retreat, 1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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