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
  • Jake Klisivitch, Men’s Recovery
  • Jack Odom, 55PLUS Recovery

 

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Upcoming Events

 

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Friday, March 25, 2022 – Sunday, March 27, 2022

What Is My Life Trying To Teach Me

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

Sometimes we need to reframe our thinking. Is whatever we are currently experiencing (that we perceive as negative) a problem, or an opportunity? What is my life trying to teach me? What can I learn from my situations and relationships? What changes do I need to make to start finding the gift that is present in all that happens? We’ll talk about all of this over the weekend, as well as ways to look at the circumstances in our lives from a new perspective.

Registration: $275/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, July 29, 2022 – Sunday, July 31, 2022

Getting In The Flow: Life's Power and Meaning

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

We often carry around many questions. Who am I? What is my purpose here? Is there something more? Is there a flow to all of this? If so, what could it be? Chi? Life Force? Nature? The Universe? This weekend we will look at the obstacles that stand in the way of a universal healing available to all of us. The only question remaining will become “Am I willing to say ‘YES’ to the adventure?”

Registration: $275/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, September 23, 2022 – Sunday, September 25, 2022

SoughtThrough Prayer & Meditation

An 11th Step retreat with Sherry Gaugler-Stewart.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at 1:00PM on Sunday)

"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

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: $275/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, October 28, 2022 – Sunday, October 30, 2022

The 12 Steps As A Life Style

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

The Big Book is a map. It’s a step-by-step process on how to change the way we see the world. It is designed to be a life long practice, and contains the directions to finding Freedom. The Steps lead us along a path to finding true treasure: a relationship with the God of our understanding. During this weekend we will go in depth into this process and find our way together.

Registration: $275/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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Friday, December 30, 2022 – Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Freedom From The Past

A weekend retreat with Roger B.

(check-in from 4-5:30PM on Friday; check-out at Noon on Sunday)

How do the Steps lead us to Freedom from the past? From harms done to me? From Hurts I’ve caused others. When we go through the recovery process, eventually we have to take it ALL through the Steps. We find resistance when we are afraid of what will happen when God, or our Higher Power, removes our attachment to these things. Our biggest challenge is to be honest about what is standing between us and God. During this weekend we will explore the Freedom to forgive ourselves and others, and grow into the person we are meant to become.

Registration: $275/person includes lodging, food & materials. Scholarship funds are available. Space is limited.

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Chris at cnehotte@theretreat.org or Sherry at sgaugler-stewart@theretreat.org, or call us at 952.476.0566.

 

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