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Seeking a Retreat?
Our sponsored retreat programs created in cooperation with well-qualified presenters, reflect our mission. The retreats provide opportunities for the personal and spiritual growth of each person who comes to our sacred grounds.
Retreat Topics & Times
Topics are inspirational, spiritual and religious in nature, and include spiritual growth, contemplation and meditation, 12-Step recovery, and art, writing and music. Longer retreats may be guided, silent, or contemplative and often include daily meetings with a spiritual director.
We offer a variety of day, evening, weekend, and extended overnight retreats.
Would you like to plan a private retreat?
“Come away… and rest a while” (Mk.6:31).
Treat yourself to this unique opportunity in a busy world. Take some time for your own private retreat — the time and space can reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit.
Choose one day or several days for refreshment and renewal. Single rooms and shared rooms are available, meals are extra as available. Our chapel, labyrinth and grounds are open for reflection during daylight hours. Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching are available to all guests upon prior arrangement. The cost for a single room is $100 – $135 per night, a shared room (for 2) $130 – $180 per night. Meals extra as available. Please call ahead to reserve your room and meals. You also may schedule spiritual direction or life coaching during your stay.
Are You Looking for Spiritual Direction?
Sometimes, we feel the need for guidance or compassionate listening to help with discernment.
To that end, a spiritual director is a companion on the journey who assists in recognizing the still, small voice of God within. Spiritual direction is the process through which a trained director can guide and listen, giving the directee an open and non-judgmental space to share what is happening in their life and faith journey, asking – and hopefully answering — the question, where is God in this? Spiritual direction is available for individuals either one time or on a recurring basis. Spiritual direction sessions may be conducted in person or remotely by Zoom. The suggested donation is $50-$100 for each one-hour session. For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mary & Joseph Retreat Center at 310.377.4867 x221.
Spiritual Directors serving guests of Mary & Joseph Retreat Center have completed recognized certification programs; their service reflects the compassion and hospitality of the Center.
Could You Use Life Coaching?
Sometimes we feel like aspects of our lives are not going the way we’d like, and we are unsure of what we want or how to get “there”.
A life coach is a guide, confidant, and accountability partner who encourages and assists in identifying life goals and helps create achievable steps to get there. Life coaching is available for individuals either one time or on a recurring basis. Sessions may be conducted in person or remotely by Zoom. The suggested donation is $45 for a 25-minute session or $90 for a 50-minute session; multi-session packages (discounted) are available. For further information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mary & Joseph Retreat Center at 310.377.4867 x221.
Valeria Chow, PhD, is a Health and Life Coach certified by the Health Coach Institute. She guides clients to uncover answers that they already have inside, and she uses habit-change techniques to help them achieve their goals. Valeria brings extensive life experience and knowledge (e.g., domestic and international travel, ethnic dance, art, photography, spirituality, heartbreak, trauma, grief) to her coaching sessions. Areas that Valeria has helped tackle with her clients include wellness, weight loss, body confidence, healthy habits, self-care, life purpose, change or transition, stress management relationships, and grief.
Sponsored Retreat Cancellation Policy
$75 cancellation fee per person charged for cancellations made 21 or more days before the scheduled start of the retreat, $100 cancellation fee per person 5-20 days, no refunds for cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the start of the retreat.
$50 cancellation fee per person charged for cancellations made 21 or more days before the start date of a retreat, $75 cancellation fee per person 5-20 days, no refunds less than 5 days prior to the start of the retreat.
Day and 1/2 Day Retreats:
$25 cancellation fee, or the cost of the retreat, whichever is less, will be charged per person for cancellations made 5 or more days prior to the start of the retreat. No refunds given for cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the start of the retreat.