Retreats – 2021 Public Teaching


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

A residential retreat in Watsonville, CA, February 21st – 26th, 2021

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.

The application period for attending this retreat opens in early October, with an email containing the application form. If you wish to be added to the list to receive this email, please contact us at

Please note that this retreat fills quickly, so once the application period opens, you should apply promptly if you wish to attend.  Please base your decision on whether to apply to this retreat on the description provided below, as well as on the other sections of this website, which give a full sense of what is being offered.


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 21st (arriving before dinner), and ending Friday, February 26th (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:  $1,060

Own Tent:  $1,060

Dorm:  $1,210

Triple:  $1,335

Double (room or cabin):  $1,470

Double (room) with own bath:  $1,695

Single (room):  $1,695

(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. 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.