2020 GDVI SLAA SPIRITUALITY RETREAT – RESCHEDULED

Presented by the Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup 

Retreat Bench

Dates: Friday, September 25-27, 2020

Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA

Retreat Format: Regardless of where any one individual is in their recovery journey, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other. This weekend is only open to anyone who is an S.L.A.A. member or thinks they might benefit from the program. Non-participating guests are not allowed. Check ins begin on Friday at 3:00pm, Dinner 5:40pm with a welcoming and intros starting promptly at 6:30pm. We close the weekend on Sunday around 12:30pm.

The Location: is in the spiritual center which provides attendees a peaceful refuge where they can deepen their sense of personal and communal spirituality. The abbey grounds are over 80 acres of property located in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Coordinators & Volunteers

Coordinators: are others living with addiction, who have attended and participated in various SLAA retreats. We are here to provide you a wonderful and well-deserved experience. This event would not be possible without the many volunteers providing service to help run the different workshops. 

Volunteers: provide service to help run the different workshops. We value our volunteers and rely on their service. We invite all attending to volunteer for service positions from set ups, clean ups, workshop leaders and speakers. There is an option on the registration form for service.

Price:     

  • NON – COMMUTER  $335 ($295 if paid before if early registration before JULY 25, 2020)
  • COMMUTER – $235 ($195 if paid before if early registration before JULY 25, 2020)

 

Non-Commuter rate includes: 2 nights lodging, Friday dinner at 5:40pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Sunday breakfast. All rooms are single sleeping room, shared hall bathroom, with bed linens and towels. Coffee will be provided freely throughout the weekend. Refrigerator & freezer access in the upstairs lounge. 

Commuter rate includes:  participation Friday to Sunday events and all meals

For Reservations: RETREAT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 18th (no more registrations will be allowed after this date per the retreat facility requirement)

Sleeping Arrangements & Commuter Information:

There are 22 solo sleeping rooms and shared hall bathrooms with showers. If the solo rooms become full, we will offer shared rooms (limited number available). Bed linens and towels are provided. Commuters will have access to the upstairs lounge, but not the individual bedrooms.(There are no locks on the doors. Valuables and personal belongings should be left home or locked in  your car).

Schedule: (A complete schedule will be sent to you 2 to 3 weeks prior to the retreat.) Check-ins begin on Friday at 3:00pm, Dinner 5:40pm with a welcoming and intros starting promptly at 6:30pm. There are workshops and 12 step meetings available to participate in from Friday through Sunday. A talent show Saturday evening. We close the weekend on Sunday around 12:30pm.

Retreat format: Regardless of where any one individual is in their recovery journey, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope together. This weekend involves a variety of topics and workshops, speakers, along with 12 step meetings and a Saturday night Talent Show.  This weekend is only open to anyone who is an S.L.A.A. member or thinks they might benefit from the program. Non-participating guests are not allowed. Check ins begin on Friday at 3:00pm, Dinner 5:40pm with a welcoming and intros starting promptly at 6:30pm. We close the weekend on Sunday around 12:30pm.

Workshops and Topics include:

  • Defining Bottom, Middle and Top Lines
  • My Addiction Tree: Developing a Sobriety plan
  • Anorexia
  • Sponsorship
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Guided Meditation
  • What We Freely Receive
  • Emotional Release
  • Crystal Healing
  • 12 Step Meetings
  • Speakers
  • More to come…

Click here to see Detailed List of Workshops Currently Scheduled for the Retreat

Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a FULL REFUND (less any credit card processing fees), please contact the email address below IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 6 weeks (August 14, 2020) prior to the weekend for which you are registered to attend.
  • Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (August 14, 2020) prior to the retreat date will have the choice to be partially refunded at GDVI discretion or the full registration amount will be applied to a future GDVI Retreat if available.
  • GDVI and coordinators reserves the right to cancel any weekend if it does not receive at least 15 reservations by the respective registration dates. You will be refunded in full if this occurs.

The following guidelines/supports have been built into the weekend:

       There is no sobriety requirement to attend, but participants MUST STAY SOBER DURING THE WEEKEND.  This ensures that everyone can attend in safety and work together to expand our recovery.  People will be asked to leave if they do not abide by this rule.

       Talent Show.  Talent Show – all are welcome to participate. Music, Stories, Poems, you decide! 

       Come early Friday/Stay Sunday for Fellowship. There are lots of things to do and see in the area: including great little shops, hiking, craft places. All can offer well-deserved distractions, if needed.  Taking time out during the weekend for relaxation, even a nap, can make us more refreshed and open to the miracles of the process. Sunday, sometimes new friends may decide to go out to lunch for fellowship after the weekend has ended. Consider that in the planning of your trip.

If you have any questions, issues, or concerns, please email the Retreat Coordinator at dviretreatcoordinator@slaadvi.org

 We hope you will be able to join us for this very special weekend!

Contact:  dviretreatcoordinator@slaadvi.org 

Download Flier with directions here

 

On-line registration is closed