Here’s what our Proessional Renewal Retreat guests have to say about their stay.

The Heartbeat of the Columbia River
Joanne Taylor is a PhD Candidate, researcher and instructor in Community, Culture and Global Studies at UBC Okanagan. In July she came to the Ashram on a Professional Renewal Retreat to support her writing and discovered that the Ashram symbolizes the very heart of her research. Read more »

A Tasty Retreat – Welcoming Artists and Professionals
Dana Reinhardt, a professional chef and restaurant consultant, recently spent 10 days at the Ashram on an artist/professional retreat. Her focus was unusual - she wanted to perfect a recipe she had just created for Italian-style bread. Read more »

Asking the Juicy Questions of Life
Professional Retreat guest, Brenna Atnikov, describes her journey from professional burnout to discovering a more life-sustaining approach to her life and work. Read more »

Retreat Offers Sacred Connections
Wonderful synchronicities happen here! When Claire Poirier (left) came for two weeks on a professional retreat to focus on her PhD dissertation, she found kindred spirits. Read more »

Learning Through Letting Go Caroline Noga
In the Life Seals workshop I did in 2010, my drawings opened the door to a significant insight. Doing Karma Yoga in the garden, I saw how this insight could manifest in my work. The outcome was the creation of the Clubhouse Farm- a... Read more »

Mona Afary, Professional Renewal Retreat
Mona Afary is the Executive Director of a California-based non-profit center providing social services to refugee families dealing with trauma and exposure to violence.“Your light is out.” When Mona heard this message from the chair of her board, she knew it was time to... Read more »