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 24th – Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Decoding the Steps

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

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

When we read our Big Book on our own, it often seems as though it has been written in code. It can be confusing. We don’t understand what it is telling us—or what others appear to be discovering in their reading. Since the first word in the 12 Steps is “We”—it seems apparent that this book is better read in community with each other.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Detoxing the Spirit

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

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

Before we were able to get help for our disease, we needed to detox our bodies. We often sought medical help with this. The experience was unpleasant, at best, and not something we’d like to experience again anytime soon. We thought that if we could get through this, we could get through anything.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Relationships as a Spiritual Practice

A weekend retreat with Sherry Gaugler-Stewart and Ken Stewart

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

Many of us have found that implementing the principles found in the 12 Steps have helped us in our lives, but not necessarily our relationships. How to live successfully with others can be found within our Traditions. The Traditions are based in unity, which is a cherished quality in the fellowships of AA and Al-Anon.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, May 29th – Sunday, May 31th, 2020

Serenity for the Second Half of Life

A weekend for those aged 55+ with Dede Armstrong and Friends

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

As we age, we have a tendency to want more peace in our lives, but for many of us who have struggled with the disease of alcoholism or addiction, we often haven’t found the path to serenity. It can sometimes feel elusive.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26th, 2020

What is my Source? The Search for God

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

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

When life “squeezes” us—what’s inside of us comes out! When this happens, we find we need extra Power and solutions to help us understand our relentless, often self-sabotaging thinking—and to engage with it differently than we have in the past.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Sought Through Prayer & Meditation

An 11th Step retreat with Sherry Gaugler-Stewart

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

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/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, October 23th – Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Lay Down Your Burden

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

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

We all carry hurt, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. We often find ourselves allowing our scars to define us, believing that we’ll never be anything other than “broken”. We forget that we are connected to others and that we don’t have to do recovery alone. We have sponsors and friends in recovery that can help. But, sometimes we need more.

Registration: $255/person, includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available.
Complete the reverse side of this flyer. Space is limited.

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

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