Seminars & Retreats

Julie has a particular interest in leading seminars and retreats. They are an opportunity for reflection, exploration, inspiration, and connection; with one’s inner life, with other participants, and with the Divine. 

Recent retreat topics:

Finding Hope in Daunting Times
Hope may be our greatest need in this dark time, its viability our greatest question. The devastating coronavirus is leaping across the globe, bounding like a deadly ball. Thousands of poor people are amassed at the Mexico/United States border, countless refugees are fleeing poverty and terror, gun violence, hunger, millions lacking adequate health care, millions unemployed. The threats to hope are legion. But the capacity to hope is also deeply ingrained in us. Even in crisis it can sustain us in our living.

Finding Regular Rhythms of Renewal
“In our fast-paced, 24/7 culture it is easy to lose regular rhythms of rest and renewal.  While many of us struggle to carve out pockets of time to pause, to center ourselves, and to savor life’s gifts, even a little sip of wonder is still a wonder; even a few hours can be a sabbath.

More retreat topics:

  • Keeping Sabbath: A Revolutionary R & R
  • Crossing Thresholds
  • Finding Sanctuary in Difficult Times
  • Wisdom Rising
  • Harvesting Hope
  • Finding Fresh Prayerways