First International Wholebody Focusing Retreat
Focusing Initiatives International is excited to announce the first International Wholebody Focusing (WBF) Retreat, from August 16-20, 2018. We will be bringing together Wholebody Focusers from around the globe to meet each other in our own “we” space, as well as to honor Kevin McEvenue for his role in developing Wholebody Focusing and helping it grow.
This is a chance to connect, share our practice, and help build a community of interconnected Wholebody Focusers, through a combination of small group Focusing and Heartfelt Conversation sessions facilitated by Wholebody Focusing Professionals, round table discussions to strengthen our practice, and whole group attunements. Kevin will join us for three days and will participate in his own particular way. We will also ensure that there is plenty of time and space to enjoy being together in a more heartfelt leisurely manner.
A pre-retreat introductory session is being offered for those new to Wholebody Focusing or who want to renew and deepen their Wholebody Focusing practice. It will start on Wednesday August 15 at 1:00 PM and end Thursday, August 16 before dinner. This makes this event the perfect occasion to bring your WBF friendly partners, friends and colleagues.
The retreat will take place at the Georgian College in Barrie Ontario, Canada, starting at dinner on the 16th, and ending at lunch on the 20th. This lovely venue is close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has much to offer including beaches, recreation areas, hiking and biking trails, etc., and is about a one-hour drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport and from Toronto itself.
The campus offers comfortable non-smoking, hotel-style two-bedroom suites which are air-conditioned and feature extra-long double beds, satellite TV, telephones, and network connection with free Internet. Each suite has its own bathroom plus a kitchenette with a convection microwave oven, sink and refrigerator.
Fees (all in USD)
• Early bird retreat fee: $400, increases to $495 after March 15.
• Early bird pre-retreat Introductory and WBF retreat fee (open to new and experienced WBF’s): $550, increases to $650 after March 15.
Room and Board Fee:
• Room: $560: Retreat: (four nights, Thursday – Monday) or $140/night including meals beginning with dinner on Thursday, August 16 through lunch, Monday, August 20 and use of facilities
• Room: $700: Introductory session and retreat: (five nights, Wednesday – Monday) or $140/night including meals beginning with dinner on Wednesday, August 15 through lunch, Monday, August 20 and use of facilities
• Couples and partners are welcome and there is a fee reduction for sharing the same room.
We are happy to provide payment plans. Please email Melinda Darer to discuss.
If you need to stay one night earlier or later (for example, you’re traveling from a distance or want to allow extra time), we can assist you in staying one night earlier or one night later.
Please click here to register.
Ways to help with the Retreat
As a way to help build excitement for this retreat, please visit Kevin McEvenue’s Wholebody Focusing Blog. We are looking forward to you being part of our community’s conversation!! You can follow the blog by clicking on the work ‘Follow’ in the lower right hand corner of the first page and enter your email address in the dialogue box. You can leave a comment or reply for a particular blog post. Or you can send an idea or concern to the blog administrator by clicking on ‘Contact’ on the left side of the page.
If you would like to support this retreat by being part of the ‘building team’ in advance of the retreat, and/or during the retreat as a Wholebody Focusing Professional, a translator, a logistics facilitator, audio/visual support or a general support person, please contact Diana Scalera: email@example.com, Lynn Rosen: firstname.lastname@example.org or Melinda Darer: Melinda@focusinginternational.org
IMPORTANT: Required Travel Documents
If you are joining us and live outside Canada, please click here to review information provided by the Canadian government.
Our cancellation policy has been designed to be as compassionate as possible in case your plans change. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already expended when reserving retreat centers.
If you cancel your participation in this retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions.
If you cancel:
- Before April 15, 2018, you will receive 100% of your payment, less a $75 administrative fee.
- Between April 15, 2018 and June 30, 2018, you will receive 50% of your payment.
- After July 1, 2018, there will be no refund.
To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: email@example.com
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness.