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.

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Upcoming Events

 

Friday, January 26th – Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Being Sober & Becoming Happy.

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

A weekend retreat with John MacDougall. The retreat will focus on the five themes from John MacDougall's book, Being Sober and Becoming Happy. 

Registration: $250, 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

 

 

Friday, April 27th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The Search for God

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B. Together, we will search for a Power that can produce a change in our thinking.

Registration: $250, 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, July 27th – Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Spiritual Life and Living

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B. The 12 Steps ask us to develop a spiritual life, which can feel overwhelming to do. We wonder, what does a spiritual life look like? During this retreat we will explore questions questions like this, together.

Registration: $250, 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, August 10th – Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Writing in Recovery

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

Overcome your challenges to unearth and effectively express your story with the help of an editor (Ana C.) and a writer (Jake K.) with over forty years and millions of words of experience between them.  This retreat will point the way towards a richer memoir, one that can provide experience, strength and hope not just to you, but to others as well.

Registration: $250, 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, August 24th – Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Being Sober & Becoming Happy.

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

A weekend retreat with John MacDougall. The retreat will focus on the five themes from John MacDougall's book, Being Sober and Becoming Happy. 

Registration: $250, 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 28th – Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Sought Through Prayer and Meditation: An 11th Step Retreat

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out 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. 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: $250, 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 26th – Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Blocks to Progress

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out 12:00 p.m. on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B. We think of the 12 Steps as steps to progress. Sometimes we feel like we should be further along. Even when we’ve done everything our sponsor has asked, we can still feel troubled and held back. What is preventing us from moving forward? What are we stuck on? During this retreat we will explore the questions, and obstacles, together, that block our way.

Registration: $250, 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 23rd – Sunday, November 25th, 2018

The Spiritual Path to Freedom and Joy

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

A weekend retreat with Jack Odom. Forgiveness is important to recovery, and this process starts when we realize that we have a forgiving God in our lives. Sometimes this isn’t easy for us to discover. This retreat will be an opportunity to move beyond any obstacles and unwillingness to find the path to sustain us along our journey.

Registration: $250, 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, December 28th – Sunday, December 30th, 2018

The Awakening

(Check-in from 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. on Friday; Check-out 12:00 p.m. on Sunday)
 

A weekend retreat with Roger B. As our spiritual lives grow, we develop a conscious awareness. Instead of living in the past or future, we are fully engaged in the present. The more we evolve our spiritual practices of prayer, meditation and inventory, the more positive results we get. During this retreat, we will explore these ideas, and deepen our consciousness, together, as we move toward the beginning of a new year. 

Registration: $250, 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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