Our work is based in a philosophy we call 'enlightened pragmatism' — the ability to narrate and engage in our experience of reality in ways that are conscious and compassionate, candid and courageous.

– Dr. David Drake

THE GUIDING LIGHTS RETREATS

Deepen your trust in yourself to be free


David's legendary Threshold Retreat has been reconfigured for a virtual format and the times we are in. What are your thresholds? What are the guiding lights you need as you move bravely into the unknowns of a new world?

This twelve-session retreat (virtual for now) draws from our work with somatics and enlightened pragmatism, our work with Narrative Release, and indigenous wisdom to deepen our maturity and capability as wounded healers.

You will co-design your own journey using The Twelve Thresholds and cross the necessary thresholds along the way. You will create a path where there is no path so you can serve as a guiding light for others in these times.

GETTING STARTED

The Guiding Lights Dialogues


Are you ready for the future?

The retreat is based on David's work on The Twelve Thresholds, as are all of our events.  If you are interested in learning more about our inclusive and integrative philosophy as well as deepening your sense of wholeness and your practice, then come to our events (Park Benches, Pivotal Moments, Third Spaces).

If you have been to an event and/or would like to find out more about our Guiding Lights Retreat, then attend one of our dialogue sessions. You can hear about what this work has meant for those who have been to an event and get your questions answered about the Guiding Lights Retreat. These 90-minute sessions will be held twice a day: 10:00 am ET (US) and 6:00 pm ET (US). 

The dates:

  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
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The Guiding Lights Retreat



The retreats will start in January 2022.
They are an opportunity to experience David at his best in working with you to make the shifts in yourself and your life that you have been seeking. He offers people gentle yet clear guidance that reflects and honors who they are — and invites them into the potential in the moment.

An important new element in these retreats is that the thresholds you work with are not only about healing the past and present, but also about addressing the invitations from the future.

The retreat includes:

  • An opening session and a closing celebration
  • Six half-day group sessions with David
  • Six mastermind sessions
  • Six peer companion sessions
  • A private forum to stay connected to the group
  • A workbook for you to reflect on and write about your journey
  • Written and recorded resources on The Twelve Thresholds
  • One hour with David  when you most want it during the program
 

The retreat was a poignant and life-altering gift to me, as a coach and human being. The integration of mind, body, and spirit anchored me in my transformation. David set the stage with his stories, vulnerability, and inspiring intuition.

– Lisa S. –

Just go. Whatever reasons you come up with as to why you should not invest in this experience aren't good enough. Give yourself a gift. David Drake is a master and his heart and presence in service to others is something to behold. Just go.

– J-P M. –

The retreat had a big impact on my life; I recommend it wholeheartedly. David is a master at supporting people to make the changes they aspire to make in their life and their work.

– Jim C. –

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

A restful place
PARK BENCHES


60-minute sessions

FREE

FIND YOUR PARK BENCH

A nourishing boost
PIVOTAL MOMENTS


Two-hour sessions

FREE

FIND YOUR PIVOTAL MOMENT

Would you like to hear more about our programs?


Please fill out this form with your full name,  email, and question(s). Someone from the Institute will respond within 48 hours. If you would prefer, a 30-minute Zoom call can also be booked.


 

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