Retreats – 2020 Public Teaching


Integrated Awakening:  I am here, I am open, I am awake®

A residential retreat in Watsonville, CA, February 23rd – 28th, 2020

This retreat, held annually in late February or early March, is currently the only public retreat offered by Jennifer, and is a prerequisite for possible entry into the Mystery School.

Registration will open in early October, with an email containing instructions on how to register. If you wish to be added to the list to receive this email, please write us at

Please note that this retreat fills quickly, so once registration opens, you should register promptly if you wish to attend.


In this retreat we will engage the two interweaving pathways that comprise any authentic journey of transformation:  the ascending pathway of realizing our awake nature, and the descending pathway of integrating that nature into our down-on-the-ground human embodiment and human life.

The retreat will include teaching, meditation and other spiritual practice, guided psycho-spiritual work, and individual process work.  We will also include the profound and sacred work of cultivating the subtle body, which is the bridge that allows our awake nature to come down to earth, and to manifest in our lives.



Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA, beginning Sunday, February 24th (arriving before dinner), and ending Friday, March 1st (departing after lunch). Information on the retreat center can be found at:


Five and a half hours per day with Jennifer (required sessions), as well as optional early morning and evening sessions.


(Pricing includes housing, tuition, and all meals.)

Own Vehicle:  $975 via check or $1,000 via PayPal

Own Tent:  $975 via check or $1,000 via PayPal

Dorm:  $1,140 via check or $1,175 via PayPal

Triple:  $1,240 via check or $1,275 via PayPal

Double (room or cabin):  $1,370 via check or $1,410 via PayPal

Double with own bath:  $1,530 via check or $1,575 via PayPal

Single (room or cabin):  $1,555 via check or $1,600 via PayPal

(For photos and further descriptions of the various housing options, go to


Once you have been accepted into the retreat, you will have 14 days to pay in full in order to reserve your place. PayPal payments should be made to Checks should be made out to Jennifer Welwood, and mailed to P.O. Box 2173, Mill Valley, CA 94942.  If we have not received payment within 14 days of your acceptance into the retreat, your place may be given to someone else.


Once you have paid for the retreat, cancellations must be made in writing to For cancellations before December 1st, we will refund whatever you have paid minus a $200 processing fee.  For cancellations after December 1st, a refund (minus the $200 processing fee) will only be possible if we are able to fill your place from our waiting list.  No refunds will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat.