Expanded Heart. Transformed World.

ARC's 2018 Labor Day Retreat


Starts: Friday Aug 31 at 11 am

Ends: Monday Sept 3 at 12 pm

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our
heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.” -Thich Nhat Han


Our local and global societies are changing. In response, we as people are changing. And, our changes

affect the entire Earth on which we rest. Heraclitus is quoted as saying, “The only constant is change.”

However, with faith and breath, we are sometimes able to stay just present enough in our evolution to open

our heart and spirit to whatever is coming--- rather than bracing in preparation.


During ARC’s Labor Day retreat “Expanded Heart. Transformed World.” our community invites you practice

noticing, sensing, and being with what expansion can feel like. Through movement practices (yoga, hiking,

singing, walking meditation), extended time for silence & contemplation, as well as vigorous but

supportive dialogue we will create a microcosm to view the possibilities of a transformed world.


By merely listening deeply and doing our own work together we will develop some skills to hold sacred and

safer space in our everyday lives.



    Expanded Heart. Transformed World. includes access to:

    • 1 private or shared bedroom (with a sink, desk, and mirror)
    • Nutritious meals and snacks (organic and locally sourced, when possible). Accommodation for dietary restrictions and allergies is available, please let us know upon registration.
    • Daily activity options including: 
      • Silent meditation twice daily
      • Guided walks through the woods
      • 2 yoga classes a day
    • Participants also have the option to schedule massage or reiki (for an additional fee), please request in advance.  

    Full schedule will be provided prior to the retreat.


    • Private lodge room: $450 per person

    • Shared lodge room (8 spaces available): $400 per person

    • Hermitage stay: $475 (one space available)

    • Cottage: $1,300 (total for up to 4 guests)

    Please note a 30% deposit (non-refundable, but transferrable) is required to reserve space for the retreat.


    Click the button below and select "Expanded Heart. Transformed World." to reserve your spot. 

    Please be patient with us as we test out our new online booking system. Email us at retreat@arcretreat.org or call the office at 763-689-3540 for booking, if you prefer.