Retreats & Workshops

Events are currently are held at the Mercy Retreat & Conference Center located at
535 Sacramento Street, Auburn, CA, just north of Sacramento. Accommodations and commuter prices available.
Most programs begin Friday evening and end Sunday at noon.

The Art, Science & Spiritual Practice

August 26-28th, 2022


Do you really want to sleep? Our invisible sleep and waking rhythms influence how we feel, what we do, and affect our relationships. This program provides practical skills that honor our body’s natural clocks that guide us toward deep and restful sleep while also honoring sleep as a sacred practice we can learn to do better. Sleep can be transformed from a struggle of deprivation to a nurturing and restorative rhythm. Learn details about sleep architecture, how to navigate challenging sleep terrain, and how to align our daily patterns to bring ourselves fully and creatively to each new dawn.

Facilitated by Jessica Del Pozo, PhD


Program, Accommodations, & Workbook: $300

Mindful Courage:
A Men's Retreat

March 2nd-5th, 2023

Would you like to deepen your relationships with yourself, those you care about, the natural world, and with your Higher Calling in life? Many men yearn for deeper relationships amid a global pandemic where social distancing creates unique challenges to these natural desires. This retreat explores what it means to be mindfully and emotionally courageous on the path of connection with yourself and others.

Facilitated by Ed Brantmeier, PhD

Program & Accommodations: $300

Healing Our Healers

September 9-10, 2022

Friday Dinner 5:15 - Saturday 4PM

Self-care is never a selfish act. It is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.  ~Parker Palmer

When it's too much:

  • Find your grounding amid the demands and the chaos 

  • Tend to pressing problems with grace and boundaries in place

  • Lighten the weight of responsibility that is not your own

  •  Embrace discrepancies between personal & occupational values


Practices That Will Sustain Us:

  • Connect with—and attend to—the heart of the matter

  • Establish a healthy pace in the rapidly changing environment

  •  Break patterns of heavy-heartedness and restlessness

  • Deepen the call and purpose of your work and your life

Facilitated by Colleen Gregg, MA & Jessica Del Pozo, PhD

Program & Accommodations: $150 (one night)


Women's Retreats 

April 1-3, 2022 [FULL]

August 3-7, 2022 [FULL]

October 14-16, 2022 [WAITLIST]

These retreats provide nourishment for spirit, mind and body, with sacred time and space for solitude and connection, healing massage, and creative expression. By pausing to draw inspiration and wholeness through gentle awakening of all the senses, retreatants will move forward with grace and renewed energy to continue on life's sacred journey.

Facilitated by the Mercy Retreat Team

Program & Accommodations: $250-300

Note: These retreats fill to capacity quickly, but retreatants are frequently able to join from the waitlist.