Mt. Shasta Spiritual Renewal Retreat

August 18 – 22, 2018Mt. Shasta Retreat

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.

Mt. Shasta Retreat Joy

  • 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
  • Hike
  • Swim
  • Meditate
  • Renew, refresh, recharge
  • Play and have fun

This 5-day spiritual renewal is designed to support you in aligning and deepening with Spirit and yourself. 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, opening to Life and deepening within yourself.

Our Spiritual Renewal Retreat will be a potent combination of beautiful hikes to sacred spots and powerful meditations that will help you align with Spirit and deep your connection to yourself and life.

What To Expect


This is a camping retreat (hotel or B&B options available) based out of a private group camp site. This location helps us take advantage of nature and allows easy access to swimming and town. We begin and end our day together at camp. During the day we venture out to the mountain and surrounding areas visiting nature’s power spots.

Each day starts with meditation and yoga, followed by a shared breakfast and circle time.

From there we car pool to beautiful sites to enjoy the day on and around the mountain, basking in  energy spots, enjoying meditations, spiritual processes and quite time. Lunch is enjoyed while we we are out. Everyone is responsible for bringing their lunch.

We end the day back at camp, with optional swimming, preparing and eating dinner, enjoying spiritual friendship and closing the day 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 WorksMeditation in the trees

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.

Base Camp: Private group campsite, Mt. Shasta. Easy access to swimming, town.

Cost: Early Discount rate of $250 until May 15, $300 until June 30, $350 after.

Does not include food or camp fee.

Camp fee: $80 (hotel or B&B options available)

Total Cost with camping: Early Discount $330, after May 15 $380, After June 30 $430

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.

Don’t like camping? Book a room at a local b&b or hotel.

For B&B, we like Shasta Starr Ranch at

For a mini-cabin (or to bring your trailer) at Lake Siskiyou contact: · (530) 926-2618.


Take advantage of this life-enriching experience. Reserve your spot now.


Register Not Camping- $250

Register with Camping- $330


Questions, for more Info: contact  Lauren, at lauren.darges(at) or 707-971-0340.

Rather send a check? Send your check to:

Lauren Darges, P.O. Box 1007, Sebastopol,CA 95473

Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel for any reason, we will refund your payment up to 50%. 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.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive and set up camp. Shared dinner 6pm, orientation and evening program.

Day 2-4

  • 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.

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 at Mt. Shasta

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.


Register Not Camping- $250

Register with Camping- $330

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Lauren Darges, RScP, SEP

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