The Power of Renewal: A Restorative Retreat for Everyone

A view from Mt. Madonna Retreat Center

NB: This retreat was originally for women, however we have decided to make the retreat gender non-specific.

Let’s spend some meaningful time together in community exploring the inner healing it takes to transform the harm of all of the violence in our world and emerge with a strategy for long-term social healing.

This weekend retreat is an invitation to renewal, restoration and re-connecting.

It will include  periods of rest and silence, discussion and reflection, meditation/prayer and creative expression as we explore the power and potential of deepening our commitment to nonviolence in all aspects of our lives.


Dates: June 14-16, 2013 (Retreat begins at 4 pm on Friday and ends at 1 pm on Sunday)

Location: Mt. Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville (near Santa Cruz), CA. Ride-shares possible! 

Facilitators: Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler

Food Options: Fresh Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free and delicious chai tea.

Retreat Costs: 

Dorm room: $77/night plus two lunches @11 (additional fee) = $176  plus a donation of your choice to support Metta’s programs.


Registration Details:

To register,please click here or contact Stephanie at

Payments for registration will be accepted on our online donation system or preferably through checks made out to the Metta Center for Nonviolence.

Please register early as spaces are limited.

Are you interested but not able to attend? Please consider making a donation in support of this retreat or offer a scholarship for another participant by clicking here.