December 6th-9th, 2018

Petaluma, CA

A little backstory...

To date, we've hosted two convenings on Spirituality and Social Change; one in Costa Rica and one in Asheville, NC. We explored how our connection to spirituality is essential for leading in the 21st Century. These gatherings resulted in the learning of frameworks, tools, activities and self-awareness, all designed to build capacity in leaders to guide comprehensive and sustained social change in companies, communitis, churches, schools and beyond.  

Reflections From Past Participants

"The hosting team brought a brilliant variety of talents and activities, and they created a cohort of diverse, impassioned social change makers and clergy. They held space that both nurtured us and gave us exciting new directions for our individual projects, along with a strong network to support those future directions."

"The Spirituality and Social Change Retreat was just what the doctor ordered. A time of Relaxation, Reflection, Renewal, and Recommitting in a trusting environment with other changemakers."

"The Spirituality and Social Change convening has been the most significant spiritual event of my life."

Photo Credits: Kelsey Moss & Lauran-Michelle Cherry

what guides us? 

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design + hosting team

The Spirituality and Social Change Design Team is a diverse, multi-racial, multi-generational group of people who are deeply called to offer radical hospitality to those engaged in, and activated by, the intersection of spirituality and social change. The Design team is comprised of ordained clergy, professional facilitators, change-makers, entrepreneurs, healers, business owners, ethicists, college faculty and spiritualists, who have worked for decades contributing to the fields of community organizing, social sector capacity building, leadership development, education, executive coaching and experiential design. 


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retreat details 



  • EarthRise at Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
    101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 USA 
  • Maps and Driving Directions
  • About 45 minutes north of San Francisco 


  • Thursday, December 6th -> Sunday, December 9th

How Much

  • The Program:
    • $625 by June 4th
    • $725 by August 4th
    • $825 by October 4th
    • $875 after October 4th
  • Lodging (3 nights)
    • Single: $405
    • Double: $225

What's Included

  • 3 nights of lodging either in a shared cottage or a private single room
  • All meals which are mostly locally sourced and organic (chef can accommodate dietary needs)
  • All materials

The Process

The first step is to check in with yourself and see if you truly feel called to participate. If so, please click on the "Apply Here" button below and fill out the application. Someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly after we receive your application. 


Please email all questions to Marsha Boyd at:

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