Mt. Shasta Spiritual Renewal Retreat
August 8 – 12, 2018
Bask in a five day Mt. Shasta retreat.
Give yourself the gift of a spiritual renewal.
Deepen your alignment with Spirit, soak up the splendor and power of the mountain, restore and reclaim your inner self in this dynamic and nurturing retreat.
Join us this year at our beautiful, NEW, private Mt. Shasta retreat location on the mountain!
Feeling burnt out by life?
Not enough time or space to make progress on your spiritual path?
Tired of moving so fast and need time to catch up with yourself?
Has a lack of nature got you feeling down?
Need a refresher on your purpose and priorities?
Wanting a renewed alignment with Spirit?
Join us for our Mt. Shasta Retreat, designed for your spiritual renewal.
Recharge and restore yourself with a potent combination of beautiful hikes to sacred spots and powerful meditations. Take this opportunity to re-align with Spirit and deepen your connection to yourself and life.
Open to your good, your truth, your beauty.
With nature all around, an unpeeling happens without trying. Being with like-minded others, you benefit from the group momentum. With expert guidance you have techniques and processes that help accelerate your internal shifts, clearing energy, opening to Life and deepening within yourself.
In this Mt. Shasta Retreat you have the opportunity to:
- Center in daily yoga and meditation
- Journey to nature’s power vortexes
- Bask in the silence of the mountain
- Open to your deeper self
- Align with Spirit
- Inquire within
- Revive with energy work
- Expand with light and sound meditation
- Enjoy spiritual camaraderie
- Renew, refresh, recharge
- Play and have fun
What To Expect
This is a camping retreat (glamping, yurt, hotel or B&B options available) based on 27 acres of private land on the mountain. This is new location and will be our private get away. This site helps us take advantage of nature and still allows easy access to town.
We begin and end our day together at camp.
Each day starts at camp with meditation and yoga, followed by a shared breakfast and circle time.
From there we venture out to to the mountain and surrounding areas visiting nature’s power spots, basking in energy vortexes, enjoying meditations, spiritual processes, energy clearings and quite time. Lunch is enjoyed while we we are out. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own lunch.
We end the day back at camp, preparing and eating dinner, enjoying spiritual friendship or being quite. The day closes with early bed or time around the campfire, with song, silence, and connection.
Daily itineraries will be custom-tailored for the group based on the physical condition of participants and the weather. This is an active retreat with some kind of hiking each day. August is a beautiful time to visit Mt. Shasta with summer in full bloom.
How It Works
Start and End: We start at 6pm on Wednesday, August 8th with dinner and end at 2pm on Sunday the 12th with a closing circle. Check in starts at 4pm on Wednesday the 8th.
Base Camp: New Location, Private property, on Mount Shasta. Five minutes to town. Directions will be given with registration.
Cost: Early Discount rate of $275 until June 30, $350 after. Does not include food or camp fee.
Camp fee: $100 (glamping, yurt, hotel or B&B options available)
Total Cost with camping: Early discount with camping is $375 until June 30; $450 after.
Food: Participants are responsible for all personal lunches, snacks and beverages. Breakfast and dinners will be provided by meal teams. Everyone will be part of a meal team that is responsible for planning, buying, and preparing one group meal, either a breakfast or a dinner. This means all of your breakfasts and dinners are provided for you except one.
Fresh mountain water provided!
Coolers are available to store your lunch makings, drinks and meal team foods. We will have a full camp kitchen including stoves, condiments, pots, pans, bowls, serving utensils, cutting boards etc.
About Our Campsite: Our beautiful new location is on 27 private acres on the mountain and 5 minutes to town. It has views of the mountain and of Black Butte with a pond that is fed by a fresh mountain creek that runs through the property. We have a camping area, grassy lawns, privacy, a 360 degree panorama view just a short hike away, fresh mountain drinking water, and bath house with two flushing toilets, two sinks and one shower.
Don’t like camping? The property has a yurt with a queen sized bed and glamping options with a queen bed in a spacious tent with cozy accessories. Please email me for prices and booking these options. lauren.darges(at)gmail.com.
For B&B, we like Shasta Starr Ranch at http://www.mountshastabedandbreakfast.com
Take advantage of this life-enriching experience. Reserve your spot now.
Day 1 – Arrive and set up camp. Check in starts at 4pm. Shared dinner 6pm, orientation and evening program.
- Morning meditation, yoga and shared breakfast time.
- Circle up and deepen down: daily circle to share insights and challenges (at camp or on the mountain).
- Out to nature: Take the plunge into the healing power of nature combined with guided spiritual practice or clearing work.
- Lunch on the mountain.
- Time alone or guidance support: Alone time to think, breathe, nap, absorb, or get support.
- Shared dinner creation.
- Campfire or early bed
Day 5. Meditation. Breakfast. Closing circle. Break camp. Ends by 2pm.
What Others Have Said About Similar Retreats
“Thanks so much for what was for me a great experience! You held a wonderful space for us. The visits to the sacred sites were powerful and to be able to meditate and center into presence was very helpful.”
“Would suggest it to all of my friends.”
“I loved this retreat. For me it was powerfully grounding and expansive as well as being very
nurturing to my soul.”
“ I came home filled with joy and re-inspired about all aspects of my life.”
” Life changing reconnection to Source.”
“Love it, love it, love it. Heart opener. So grateful.”
Your Guide: Lauren Darges, RScP, SEP
Lauren and her assistant team are committed to your awesome retreat experience. Lauren has been retreating on Mt. Shasta since 1985 and lived in Mt. Shasta in the early 90s. It is her home away from home.
She understands that retreating is a key to spiritual growth, that we must take time away from our normal environment to shift our perspective and attune to the deeper Life within.
With a 30+ year meditation practice, an understanding of the nervous system, spiritual study and real life experience, Lauren offers practical, non-mysterious guidance to connecting with the Divine, by whatever name you call It. She also offers techniques for clearing energy and opening the heart.
Her formal training, including 25 years with two spiritual teachers, and years of application have given her insight into the nature of the mind and the power of transcendence that lies beyond it.
In her life in the city, she is an active speaker, teacher and workshop leader. She offers classes and retreats in meditation, spiritual development and emotional regulation, leads a weekly meditation group, is a faculty member at Open Door Interfaith Zen and is a Licensed Prayer Practitioner at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. She has a private spiritual counseling practice in Sebastopol, California and where she lives with her husband and cat.
Her passion is the transformation of consciousness, both individually and planetary.
She can be reached at 707-971-0340 or lauren.darges -at-gmail.com.
Rather send a check? Send your check to:
Lauren Darges, P.O. Box 1007, Sebastopol,CA 95473
Questions, for more Info: contact Lauren, at lauren.darges(at)gmail.com or 707-971-0340.
Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel for any reason, we will refund 50% of your payment. The remaining 50% is fully transferable to another retreat or to a private counseling session.
Scholarship and/or work trade could be available. Please inquire with Lauren if you’d like to explore this option.