Francie Calfo & Trent Jones invite you to rest and be inspired with Americana musician David Wilcox and Irish storyteller Gareth Higgins.

In Santa Monica at the end of January, with a group of friends old and new, hearing music and story, exploring how the stories we tell shape our lives, reimagining the landscape of our souls, - and hopefully experiencing a better story together! Gareth & David are known as eloquent and humane guides to healing your own story, and transforming the complexity of our lives into a gift to ourselves and the world. New sounds, deep stories, laughter and rich conversation will form the heart of this soulfully unique and transforming experience. Beginning Saturday morning and ending around dinnertime on Sunday, this is a two day experience - for thirty guests only - that might just last for the rest of your life. Everyone is welcome. 

January 28th and 29th, 2017

Retreat Fee of $450 includes:

  • The services of two retreat leaders throughout the weekend.
  • Concert with David Wilcox.
  • Film screening and conversation with Gareth Higgins.
  • Self-care and life maintenance options throughout!
  • A life-changing experience of spirit, imagination, and community.
  • Meals are not included, but there are many dining options within easy walking distance.
  • Accommodation is not included, but there are many local options.
  • Schedule: Saturday 10am-9.30pm; Sunday 10am-4.30pm 

Payment plans are available, so you can spread the cost over up to six months - just ask. We also invite donations to a scholarship fund which will be used to reduce the cost for folk whose budget would not allow them to pay the full fee. We are happy to offer a sliding scale reduction in the retreat fee if you need it - just ask. To register, check the box below with your payment amount, any scholarship donation you would like to make, and/or if you would like information on the payment plan and return to retreat administrator Tisha Speelman at We will be in touch soon to let you know how to pay, or to discuss requests regarding the payment plan or sliding scale etc. Thank you! 

Full PDF of information here.