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.

Ancient Wisdom for Today's Journey
Spiritual Practices for the
Season of Beltane
(August 1 - October 31)

Consider how you ae reaping benefits from the spiritual seeds
you have sown this year.

Reflect on the themes of
abundance and scarcity . . . in your life, in your community and in the world.

Practice gratitude.


Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.  —William Wordsworth

Looking for a way to delve more deeply into what’s stirring in your heart? Interested in learning how to integrate writing with spiritual practices? Feel like you have something that needs to be written but don’t know where to begin?

Join us as we explore spiritual practices that engage our minds, bodies and spirits, allowing the breathings of our hearts to illumine our souls. Be encouraged by a community of kindred spirits as we gather to hear and share our stories. Learn take-home tools to allow you to continue to engage the spirit and write from the heart in your daily life. Bring a notebook, a favorite writing implement, and brown bag lunch. Snacks and beverages provided.

Registration: $60; payable at the class; scholarship assistance is available. All are welcome. Sign-up required. Please RSVP by November 13. Email

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