In Celtic cultures the role of the anam cara, or soul friend, was to offer encouragement and vision for the pilgrimage of life.  

Following that time honored tradition, Anam Cara Retreats offers both individuals and communities wisdom and companionship for the journey. 

From retreat planning and leadership for individuals and faith based communities to journeys through sacred landscapes with kindred spirits, let us help you discover and deepen the movement of the spirit in your life, your community, and the world.


Moving Mindfully into the New Year
Looking for a way to reflect on the year that has past and move mindfully into the year to come? Join us for Anam Cara's annual New Year's retreat. No matter your availability or schedule there is an option to meet your needs. 

In-Person Retreat - Sunday, December 31
1 - 4 pm, Washington National Cathedral
Tickets:  $25; click here for more information or to reserve your space. 

Join us for this afternoon retreat as we explore ways to take stock of the old year 
while looking forward to the new. Guided meditations, individual reflections and shared ritual invite us to remember and release 2017 and set our intentions for 
the coming year.

On-Line Retreat
Tickets:  $30; click here for more information and to order your retreat

Busy New Year's Eve weekend? Not in the DC area? Want a longer, deeper period of retreat and reflection? 

Consider signing up for the on-line retreat. Retreat materials including a mix of poetry, meditations, and exercises are sent to you ahead of time to explore according to your own rhythm when it best fits into your schedule. Periodic emails prompt times to 
pause for a moment of mindfulness throughout the long weekend. The online retreat 
is designed to complement the work of the in-person retreat and provide an opportunity for deeper reflection for those attending Sunday's retreat while serving as 
a stand-alone retreat for those unable to attend the in-person session at the Cathedral.

Join us for both the on-line retreat and the Sunday afternoon's in-person retreat 
for just $40! Click here for more information 

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