October 28-29, 2017: Personality and Prayer, Through prayer we grow in our relationship with God. As our personality profiles differ, so do the kinds of prayer that we feel drawn to naturally. There is not only one right way to pray. We can pray using Holy Scripture, the Psalms, our own words, images, stories, silence, nature, body postures, music… During this retreat, allow yourself to see with new eyes the best ways for you to connect to God through prayer. Sign up HERE.
December 1-3, 2017: Follow the Star Advent Retreat
March 2-3, 2018: Full Moon Retreat
July 27-29, 2018: Full Moon Retreat
October 27-28, 2018: Living in the Fullness of God, The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. –Julian of Norwich What does it mean to live life to its fullest? Is it possible to always live with joy? Explore the paradox of embracing joy and sadness, light and darkness, birthing and dying, God in all and God within as we explore our greatest joy—that we are created in the image of God and we are created to create! Embrace the fullness of God’s gift of creative prayer including lectio divina SoulCollage®, guided meditation and a labyrinth walk.
December 7-9, 2018: Advent Retreat
July 16-17, 2019: Full Moon Retreat
December 7-8, 2019: Advent Retreat
February 8-9, 2020: Full Moon Retreat
June 5-6, 2020: Full Moon Retreat
Visit my SoulCollage® website for more information on upcoming retreats.
Other Retreat Themes:
Self and Spirit—honoring different parts of our self and qualities of the Divine
Discover Your Inner Monk—desire for silence, solitude and seeking God
Discover Your Inner Artist—cultivating intuition and creativity
Praying with Your Senses—God created us in our bodies to fully experience the world through our senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. By using our senses, in conjunction with our emotions, imagination, creativity and intuition, we can grow in connection to self, God and others.
The Joy of Creativity—cultivating gratitude and joy through creativity
Personality and Prayer—a variety of prayer practices including music, creativity, words, movement and more.
Creativity as Prayer—a variety of creative prayer practices including SoulCollage®, creating mandalas and more.
Journey to Wisdom—what is wisdom, seeking God, using your SoulCollage® cards to access inner wisdom
Awaken Your Creativity— You are Created in God’s Image, using creativity to grow spiritually
Circle of Stones—Explore the power of spiritual friendships and contemplative practices to ground you in the present moment; powerful retreat for a circle of friends.
Full Moon: Living in the Fullness of God
Lent and Advent Retreats
Benedictine Spirituality–prayer and work; obedience, stability and conversion of life.
What do people say about SoulFully You retreats?
“My take away from this retreat: I never thought about using my artistic talent to express and discover what it brings out spiritually. And I certainly didn’t think about it as a way to deepen my relationship with God. It was the perfect experience for me to have and I will definitely continue with Soul Collage.”~Sandra Renner, Prairie Healer blog
“Loved this weekend. It was everything I hoped it would be when I signed up for it. Beautiful facility (St. Benedict Center), warm, peaceful, soulful.”
“I feel that it’s really inspired me to create again. I’m so afraid of making a mistake and I realized you just have to do it because you never know where your creation will go–it takes a life of its own anyway.”
“Jodi was wonderful. She certainly is an excellent director. Keep her coming back for more retreats.”
“This retreat exceeded my expectations. I loved the creative aspects.”
“(Jodi has) a gift for presenting and sharing and also a gift for bringing spiritual things to people in a very practical way. I have been working on some collages myself and ejoying it immensely! It seems to be a good way for me to express myself and enter into a prayerful mode. It is relaxing and freeing. I am usually a perfectionistic when it comes to art and creativity, but I seem to be able to “let go” with this form of expression, and that is a really good thing for me.”~Denise Lopez
“As a first retreat, this was an exceptional experience. Affirmative of different ways to pray, to connection, to finding ways to gratitude, to visual express of contemplation.”
“Profound perspectives to consider and try. Loved the retreat—brava.”
“Jodi did an awesome job! She introduced and let us practice a variety of diferent ways to pray. She helped me to see that somethings I do are actually a form of prayer. My awareness of what prayer can be has been expanded.”
“This was truly excellent workshop. I feel blessed to have found the SBC. I loved the discussion and especially the hands-on activities facilitated by our presenter.”