Retreats / Workshops


Meditation, Mindfulness and Connecting with Nature Fall Retreat 2020

St Columba Retreat Center Memphis TN
Peace and Serenity are Hallmarks of the area
Schedule; Retreat begins on Friday with dinner at 6:00pm
You may arrive as yearly as 4:30pm.
Retreat Concludes after Lunch on Sunday 1:30pm*
Total Cost $475

(Save $50 with early registration by August 10th $100 deposit
Private room is available for an additional $80

St.Columba Retreat Center is a 145-acre wilderness used for groups looking for a more “natural” retreat and meeting space. The setting is secluded and peaceful and gives guests the feeling of being far-away, though they are only 20 minutes from the heart of Memphis. This park like setting will be a great place to connect with nature. I went out to the retreat Center one Saturday morning when it was still snowing hard, it was absolutely gorgeous with all the snow covering the ground and the five acre lake was pictured framed in white. As Marsha the director was showing me some of the trails along the pond two deer sprang up from there evening nape and just stood there looking at us. Amazing! Marsha said the deer are plentiful out there they love the pecan groves. Lots of wild flowers in the Spring. Great walking and hiking trails to explore in your down time. Scheibler lodge has a big fireplace both in the dining hall and on the porch, with comfortable seating chairs looking out into the surrounding woods. The dining hall is exquisite with its large open fireplace. The workshop area is huge which will allow us to do a lot more experiential work during the weekend. People were very excited about these retreats and have already signed up for this one. Don’t wait to reserve your space. Special dietary needs may be provided.
The Workshop is for students that have completed at least Level I. We will be exploring our connection to ourselves as well as to nature. I will incorporate a breathwork session, working with healing energies, walking the labyrinth, and mindfulness in the workshop as well as treks in nature to connect to God’s creation in a way you may not ever have experienced before.

Accommodations; Scheibler Lodge CG13D
Each room is double occupancy with shared bath.
Private rooms are available for an additional $80 CG82CB

Food; carefully prepared nutritious gourmet food for your delight. Special dietary needs can be met with advanced notice.

Make deposit Checks Payable to; Daniel Lamontagne 5280 Cole Rd Memphis, TN 38120

Attendees Comments
“The retreat was GREAT! I cannot say enough accolades to describe the weekend. After I got home I reflected on the fact that I thought we had the perfect number of meditations and the right amount of time spent in each. I wanted to be saturated w/meditation during the retreat& we certainly were, but w/enough ‘down’ time that we could relax, hike, meditate some more, on our own. Loved it! I also loved the compound itself. The trails, the lake, the chapel, the fields, our campfire, the labyrinth, all the grounds and woods were beautiful. Can’t believe I was so close to traffic and malls! I wish we had another retreat this weekend! Going into the retreat, I was a little nervous about all the details, unknown people,and just the unknown. Not to worry! Wow, I feel like I’ve made meditation mates for life. Every single person shared him/herself w/all of us in meditation or conversation that was either inspiring, heartwarming, heartbreaking, kind, smart, interesting, sad, nurturing, healing, loving, or that I just needed to hear. The food was wonderful, healthy and delicious.” Patty

“Thank you for the wonderful weekend. I know it took a great deal of work and planning, running around, phone calls. It is so good being around like minded people. At times during the day, I’ll have a feeling come over me of pure joy – a new thing for me.
Count me in for the retreat in Nov.” Catherine retreat 2013

“I love everyone I met and felt totally at ease with them. I had a very good time. I think this past weekend opened many doors for me. I am learning to open my mind to new things. I am sure you have not seen the end of me!” Missy.

“The retreat at was truly a unique experience. The walks on the grounds were among the highlights. The meditation sessions were relaxing and calming while being very instructive. I cannot recall a time where I so quickly and easily got out of my head and just enjoyed my surroundings and the company of others.”

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