Kairos Retreats

We all have different starting points…What is yours?

“There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it”  – Rumi

Level I: Kairos Retreat in the Woods: Engaging the Questions in Sacred Circle 

Now Accepting Registration Applications.  The time is determined when all arrive.

“The journey starts here. Don’t go sightseeing. The real journey is right here. The great excursion starts from where you are. You are the world. You have everything you need. You are the secret. You are the wide opened. Don’t look for the remedy for your troubles outside yourself. You are the medicine. You are the cure for your own sorrow.


Level I may serve as a spiritual retreat or a step toward advanced levels of self-study (II-IV).  

This retreat provides spaces of solitude as well as communal practice.  Dream work, creative self-expression, meditation, and movement are practiced with sister silence and mother nature. 

“The way is full of genuine sacrifice.

The thickets blocking the path are anything that keeps you from that, any fear that you may be broken to bits like a glass bottle. This road demands courage and stamina, yet its full of footprints! Who are these companions? They are rungs in your ladder. Use them! With company you quicken your ascent.

When ink joins with a pen, then the blank paper can say something. Rushes and reeds must be woven to be useful as a mat. If they aren’t interlaced, the wind would blow them way.

Like that, God paired up creatures, and gave them friendship.”

Rumi, On Being Woven

The safety of the temenos (sacred space) that we co-create allows for self-observation, learning, curiosity and presence necessary for connecting to our inner stillness, our living questions, our symbolic lives and bodies. Framework and method are continuously linked inside opportunities for private creative expression (art, writing, masking, dream work), ancient storytelling,  poetry, and opening heart meditations.  Every group is unique unto itself, engaging us in mystery from the start.

The form of this retreat is intentionally designed to point each participant toward finding the questions for oneself and in oneself that move one closer and closer to the Still Point within, the center of the labyrinth of Life. 

Level II: Intensive Self Study

“A literal ready of Wisdom reduces Her to one place and one time. Reading Torah as metaphor and myth frees Her to speak to you in your place and time. How do you ignore Torah? By focusing only on what She says and not what She means.”

Rabbi Shapiro, Ethics of the Sages: Pirket Avot annotated & Explained

The format is a weekly online group study. Analysis and personal narrative are reverently set aside as we enter the language of the Soul, the portal to secret wisdom lying inside silence, symbols, story telling, art, music, nature, and wisdom teachings (ancient and contemporary). In this 10 month study, you will soak in the wisdom of the sages across traditions along with the teachers of your choice, a myth of your choice, and the images that arrive in your dreams. The ancient methods of listening to symbols objectively and metaphorically, finding their unique and infinite still point, are practiced. New insight opens the door to each participants unique path unfolding. New insight opens the door to one’s questions, serving as both medicine and compass.

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We slowly and privately discover the gentle and subtle movements of Soul, of archetypal Mother, Father, and Child within and their Oneness; we slowly and privately discover the truth that we are each part of the fractal unfolding of Wisdom, Redemption, Life. When this is known in the heart, beyond reverie (wish) and ideas, potential is activated beyond imagination.

Level III: Testimonial & Opus Tending

“You receive only in order to transmit, and you must seek to share what you know, even if you know very little. Similarly, no matter how much you learn from another, you owe that other your deepest respect, for your life would not be as rich were it not for their teaching. The Jewish tradition of citing the name of the teacher from whom you learned what it is you are teaching is demonstrated throughout Pirket Avot.”

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Ethics of the Sages: Pirket Avot Annotated & Explained.

Monthly online group support:  September 2021-2022 (Began)

If you are at a stage of tending new insight, a new song or calling given to you, and seek a contemplative group reverent to your creative process, this may be where you begin.

Level IV: Offer to Others

Realize The Unique Teaching or Expression of Conscious Femininity in You and Offer It To Others.

Level IV involves tending the roots of your unique tree of insight and creative potentials. The fruit is prepared as offerings to others. This may be a piece of art, a teaching, a service, a plan, or a literal building. The possibilities are vast and only accessible by your initiation and love.

More About The Kairos Workshops:

The Kairos model engages an inner dialogue for deeper self-discovery, awakening consciousness necessary to experience wholeness, flow, and meaning.  With intentionality, knowledge, and practice we are able to connect to the living waters of our lives and experience transformative change that both invigorates and generates new creative energy.  

The Kairos framework offers a practical method of inquiry designed to re-connect to the feminine principle of life in circle, incorporating teachings both new and old to students.  When women gather in sacred circle they constellate a particular concentration of humility, generosity, and reverence facilitating access to new open spaces. 

In this series of workshops, Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. guides women in the Kairos Model and offers teachings for building the spiritual scaffolding necessary to engage uncertainty, mystery….life itself.  She does not aspire to be a guru, a Master to anyone, a religious leader, or a healer.  Rather, her calling is to guide and support women as they seek their true Master and calling within.  She offers conditions that support awakening divine courage to brave the tasks necessary for awakening to hidden obstacles and hidden masters that close the way.  It is the continuous awareness and yearning for Truth and Love that lies in the heart of sorrow that closes their influence and opens the unique path of each participant to spiritual freedom.

In Level II, self-discovery and integration are supported by spacious witnessing,  symbol enrichment, group study (psychology and wisdom texts, poetry, art, music) with monthly online meditative spaces,  shadowing opportunities, and direct offering experiences. 

“The ground of realization prepares itself slowly.”   John O’Donahue

Artwork by Justin Peters

Each level supports the arrival into the work of subsequent levels, allowing space in-between for preparation, integration, and conscious choosing.  Imagine each successive movement leading you through the labyrinth of your soul, into the mystery that is you.

Level IV involves tending the roots of your unique tree of insight and creative potentials. The fruit is prepared as offerings to others.

The model is not a religious one. It does complement and is reverent to Eastern and Western spiritual practices and therapies. For more detailed descriptions and registration information, please submit your information below. 


Enrollment is intentionally kept small with a maximum of eight participants to optimize everyone’s learning experience. Dates are determined upon reaching minimum enrollment of eight participants.

Please submit the following information if you feel called to taking any Kairos Retreat, virtual or in the woods.

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