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Tending the Threshold: Navigating Traumatic Times With Love, Joy, and Beauty

With each new day, our hearts are broken by the news of suffering caused by catastrophic fires, floods, hurricanes, violence, and the deaths of friends and strangers both near and afar. Yet deep in our souls, we know life’s tragedies can also yield hidden gifts of profound healing, renewal, and thriving. Gradually, we discover how catastrophes can even become sources of gratitude. With faith and courage, we learn how to open these gifts, mend our broken hearts, and move forward with mystical wisdom, mature hope, and newfound inspiration. What if we are standing on a threshold between who we have been as a species and who we are being called to be? The calling is much less about surviving and much more about thriving, but to thrive, we must emotionally and spiritually mature into a new kind of human being by opening to the planetary rite of passage that our predicament compels us to enter. The journey is about reconnecting with ourselves and our deep inner wisdom, with each other, and with earth. This workshop will offer a weekend of connecting with these three sources of meaning as we navigate the journey together in love, joy, and beauty.

Presenter: Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.

Dates: April 4–6, 2019

Registration info: People may call 303-818-5293 or email (email preferred).

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Developing Mindful Awareness of Anatomy and Interoception in Yoga

Developing Mindful Awareness of Anatomy and Interoception in Yoga

This workshop will explore the body-mind connection including lectures with visuals on the anatomy and kinesiology of the spine, pelvis, lower extremities, shoulder girdle and arms, and neck.

Using guided cues, awareness will be directed to various sites during asanas (postures). Imprinting sensations from body to brain will improve interoception—the sense of the functioning and internal state of the body. Mindfulness will be encouraged to receive this in a kind and nonjudgmental way. Integrating the knowledge of anatomy, awareness on interoception, and processing this mindfully can help connect our physical, mental, and spiritual components in a nurturing manner.

The workshop is appropriate for all levels of yoga students and will include 12 hours of available CEUs for yoga teachers.

Presenters: Mary Duryea, M.D., E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT
Shane Ledford, CYT 200

Registration info: Email: or Phone 816-536-1383 Mary Duryea (voice mail)

Dates: April 6–7, 2019

Cost: $150 before March 16; $175 on or after March 16

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W-Holy You! Rediscovering Your Wholeness. Celebrating Your Sacredness.

Holy (adjective): Having a spiritual and pure quality

You (pronoun): A beautiful soul, yet also fully human

Whole (adjective): Complete

W-holy You: Sacred. Enough. Loved beyond words.

If only the rest of the world could experience the love that will bathe those gathered for this extended weekend with spiritual teacher Suzanne Giesemann. You will learn to connect with the Greater Reality and understand the fullness of who we really are. We will form lasting, loving friendships on the sacred grounds of Unity Village, breaking bread together each day and feeding our souls each moment. We may even ask the same question as our time together concludes: “Can we bask in this joy, this gratitude, this palpable light just a bit longer?” We will return home with higher perspectives and new tools to heal our us. We will depart uplifted and transformed, having rediscovered the wholeness of our true selves. Come and join us!

Presenter: Suzanne Giesemann

Dates: April 11–14, 2019

Cost: $444 per person

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2019 Silent Unity Retreat. Heart of Healing: Our Stories, Our Prayers

Retreat Intentions:

  • Renew and rest
  • Make new friends
  • Delve into Unity healing principles and practices (emphasizing that healing doesn’t happen to us but arises naturally as we align in the truth of wholeness)
  • Explore the value of storytelling as a healing practice
  • Devote time in the Silence and spiritual celebration

Presenters: Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, vice president of Unity Prayer and Practice, Rev. Juan del Hierro, associate minister at Unity on the Bay in Miami, Florida, Joy Perrie, director of Silent Unity, and award-winning singer/songwriter Marcy Baruch will inspire and guide your experience and expression of true divine nature.

Registration info: To register, call 816-251-3540.

Dates: April 25–28, 2019

Cost: All participants who register on or before March 1, 2019, pay $499. Any registrants after March 1 will pay $549. Cost includes retreat experience and meals. Hotel and transportation are not included and must be booked separately. We have limited space at Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center. Book early!

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Nehemiah Service Retreats 2019

Nehemiah Retreat volunteers come together from across the country in sacred service for restoration projects around Unity Village for a week in the spring and fall. Unity provides each guest with complimentary room and board. As one of the most popular Unity retreats, it's first come, first served. Retreats typically fill up a year in advance. Apply today for your spot!


  • April 28–May 3, 2019 (FULL)
  • October 20–25, 2019

Learn more and apply.

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Creative Renewal Retreat.

Join Unity Arts Ministry for a weekend of creative expression at the beautiful Hummingbird Manor at Unity Village. Nourish your Creative Spirit through a variety of media in a safe and supportive environment. Program offerings such as mixed media, process painting, meditation, and music will gently guide you within to uncover blocks and move you into the full expression of your creative nature.

  • Nourish your Creative Spirit through guided activities and free creative time.
  • Relax and unwind as you enjoy the beautiful grounds at Unity Village.
  • Develop friendships with others on a path of spiritual living and creative expression.
  • Learn take home creative practices to deepen your spiritual growth.
  • Leave uplifted and inspired, having reawakened your Creative Spirit and rediscovered your True Self.

Presented by: Unity Arts Ministry. Founding minister Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins serves as retreat director and is joined by guest presenters.

Registration info: Register online at

Dates: May 31–June 2, 2019

Cost: $295 through Dec 31, 2018; $325 from Jan 1–May 1, 2019. Registration includes retreat workshops and supplies. Lodging and meals not included in basic rates. Lodging options are available; please see website for details.

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Fillmore Festival 2019

Come to Unity Village for the 2019 Fillmore Festival and connect with the legacy, history, and consciousness of the Unity movement and its founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.

The Fillmore Festival, first held in 1967 in California, is a rich, meaningful gathering for Unity traditionalists, historians, ministers, and anyone with a passion for Unity heritage and the Fillmores’ teachings.

At this year’s Fillmore Festival, you’ll explore the true foundation of the Unity movement and the Fillmores’ legacy at the historic Unity Village campus. Also, there will be opportunities to experience:

  • Meditations
  • Speakers
  • Panel discussion
  • Tour of historic buildings important to Unity around Kansas City

Registration info: Call 816-251-3540

Dates: August 15–18, 2019

Cost: $349 through June 1, 2019; $399 after June 1.

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