Retreats & Workshops

Growing Resilient Together 

The wholeness and freedom we seek is our true nature, who we really are. 

-Jack Kornfield


Our Journey from Here:

Ever Changed and Ever-Evolving


Emerging from an extraordinary year, profound changes and questions may be persisting within you. What are the most meaningful insights you discovered? How will you journey from here? During these retreat days, we will explore -- through narrative, contemplative practice, and soul tending -- the deeper impact of living through unimaginable realities and how we move forward in the full creative expression of who "I Am."

Location: Mercy Retreat & Conference Center, Auburn, CA

 May 21-22, 2021 [SOLD OUT]

 January 28-29, 2022

The Systems View of Health

The systems view of health expands the understanding of well-being beyond the homeostatic focus on mechanisms by placing health and disease on a continuum and considering individuals within their biopsychosocial contexts. This program introduces foundational neurobiological principles that impact individual and interpersonal resilience and provides practical skills based in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices that support the brain-body system’s natural capacity to heal and to anticipate new challenges.

 In-Person: October 29-31, 2021 at The Mercy Retreat Center, Auburn CA. 

Friday: 6pm - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 9am - 11am

Cost: $250-300

10 Continuing Education Credits available (details here).


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Health Psychologist Mom's

2nd Tuesdays, 5:30 PM PST

Physician Well-Being

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM PST

Attorney Well-Being  

Thursdays [Private] 

Allostasis Talks 

3rd Tuesdays [Free] 




Sacred Intensive

A sacred intensive retreat is to deepen inner connection. Together we will tailor your retreat by setting intentions for self-discovery, design practices to integrate creativity and shadow, and move through whatever arises. This is a solitary retreat with support available. 

Cost: $350-850 (average) 

This individual retreat includes:

  • Integrative psychotherapy

  • Body work (massage or acupuncture)

  • Opportunities for deep self-reflection & silent meditation

  • Meals and accommodations at Mercy Retreat & Conference Center, Auburn, CA



Jessica Del Pozo, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with diverse populations in health care organizations for the past 20 years. She founded Lemke Health Partners, the PACE program for pain management, and has led numerous workshops. She also writes the blog Being Awake Better for Psychology Today. 


Kevin Gallagher, JD is an author, attorney, facilitator, and founder of Emergent Resilience, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and organizations navigate this time of transition. He is an organizing member of Sacred Activism as well as a wilderness guide and author of Hike the World and forthcoming Climate Rite: Initiation of an Eco-Chaplain.


 Latifat Alli-Akintade, MD is a physician at Kaiser Permanente specializing in gastroenterology. She received her bachelor's degree from UCLA in microbiology, immunology and molecular diseases, and her medical degree from the UCSF. Her residency training at Mount

Sinai Hospital, New York,  was followed by a fellowship at UC Davis. She is a life coach and organizer of White Coats for Black Lives in Sacramento.

(Guest Speaker)


Sung Lee, MD has published numerous studies on relationships between the brain and behavior, with a focus on allostasis, traumatic stress effects, and neuro-education.  He has been principal investigator for neurotechnology research awards from the US Department of Defense, is a scholary project advisor at UArizona, and he co-founded a Waldorf grade school in Sedona, AZ.  Sung is currently writing a book about new paradigms in the neurosciences.

(Guest Speaker)