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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!

Dates: October 20–25, 2019

Learn more and apply.

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Professional Photographer Event

To kick off the 2019 holiday photography season (and the 2020 wedding season!), you are invited to join us for an exclusive special event. Mingle, sip, and enjoy a tour of our gorgeous property. With the Unity Tower, English Cotswold-style cottages, leafy trees, and Renaissance-style arches, Unity Village is a photographer’s dream.

Unity Village is a popular photo shoot location. Unity requires professional photographers to purchase a day or annual pass. Our guests at this event can purchase our $250 annual photo pass for only $150.

Registration information: Visit Eventbrite

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
4-6 p.m. in the Unity Village Ballroom

Cost: Free

Learn more: facebook.com/events/364199544529397

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Isha Kansas City Inner Engineering Program Event

Inner Engineering Total is offered as a four-day, in-person program. The course combines the tools for transmission of Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, a set of practices that activates the joints, muscles, and energy system. In addition, the first hour of every program is a free introductory talk open to the public.

For ages 15 and above. No prior knowledge of yoga is required.

Fresh, wholesome vegetarian meals are served on Saturday and Sunday.

Presenter: Isha teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi, mystic, and leading authority in yoga.

Date: October 24–27, 2019

Cost: Early bird through October 9: $300; then $325
Email: kansascity@ishausa.org
Phone: 913-210-0521

Register Online: innerengineering.com/ieo-new/program-registration/?pgmId=1396&nprt=1

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An Intentions Retreat to Increase Success and Abundance in 2020

Have you achieved everything you wanted to in 2019? Do you have a strong desire you have either not met or abandoned? Perhaps you wanted to experience more freedom and abundance, but you weren’t sure where to start. Maybe you’ve seen other people around you or in the media who have accomplished what you’d like to experience, and you’ve thought that it’s just not possible to achieve what they’ve done. If you can identify with these views, it’s time to make a change. You are powerful and deserve to experience all the desires of your heart in 2020. This retreat can show you how.

If your desires include any of the following, then this is definitely the retreat for you:

  • I want a healthier body and lifestyle.
  • I want harmonious relationships with coworkers, family, friends, and community.
  • I want to use my skills and talents in satisfying ways and feel valuable and appreciated.
  • I want more money and the freedom to do what I want, whenever I want.
  • I want a balanced lifestyle with the support, time, and freedom to enjoy vacations.
  • I want a deeper connection to my inner wisdom—God—an all-knowing power in the universe.

During this empowering retreat you will learn spiritual and practical tools in a fun and interactive environment to achieve more of your desires and experience your wonderful life. To see the schedule and details about the topics covered, please visit bizzultz.com/intentions-retreat.

Presenter: May McCarthy, a successful entrepreneur, investor, radio show host, best-selling author, and philanthropist.

Dates: Thursday, January 16, 2020, through Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Cost: The retreat with all meals included is $425 through December 10 or $455 thereafter.

Registration info: Learn more and register or contact retreat@bizzultz.com. All registrations made by December 10, 2019, will receive free gifts valued at $230 mailed to them before Christmas. This retreat makes a great holiday gift!

Special hotel rates of $114 per night plus tax are available for this retreat through December 10, 2019. Make your reservations directly at the Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center.

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Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story, March 12–15, 2020

This transformational weekend workshop for writers of all levels uses personal storytelling as a path of self-discovery, authenticity, and spiritual growth. When you learn to express the whole truth about your experience and to discern your own soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. The realization that you are the storyteller—not the story—frees you to examine beliefs, expectations, and biases that have limited your sense of self. As Mark teaches:

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Scientific studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Using targeted writing prompts, small-group sharing, and inspirational lessons and readings, Mark guides you through a process of self-inquiry designed to deepen insight, heal obsolete narratives, and hone your writer’s craft. Writing as a Spiritual Practice has helped thousands of people around the world to achieve their creative and spiritual goals. Known for his intuitive work with students, Mark creates an atmosphere of warmth, wisdom, and safety in which to do this powerful practice.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Use writing as a path of healing and insight
  • Cultivate witness consciousness in personal storytelling
  • What it means to tell your “untold story”
  • Recognize the importance of exploring the psychological shadow as a part of spiritual awakening
  • Enrich personal narrative with spiritual wisdom
  • Practice the five essential elements of effective storytelling
  • Develop an ongoing, transformative writing practice

Dates: March 12–15, 2020

Cost: $475 early registration/$525 full tuition

Learn More: www.markmatousek.com/writing-workshops/writing-to-awaken-at-unity-village/

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Travel With Unity Presents Rome and the Amalfi Coast, March 26–April 4, 2020.

Join Travel With Unity, March 26–April 4, 2020, for a 10-day tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Visit the “Eternal City” and the Italian countryside to connect and immerse yourself in the Divine, everywhere, and in everyone.

Walk in the footsteps of the apostle Paul in Rome. Explore the culture, the myths, the religious impacts, and spiritual significance of southern Italy. Local guides unravel the beauty and history of some of the ancient world’s most spectacular sites.

Highlights of the itinerary include:

  • The Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica (optional excursion)
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Colosseum
  • Ancient ruins of Pompeii
  • The beautiful Amalfi Coast and seaside town of Sorrento
  • National Archaeological Museum in Naples

Hosts: Rev. Mark Fuss and Cheri Jamison, Unity Outreach. Travel organized by Collette.

Registration info: Register online by September 15, 2019, at unity.org/rome2020

Dates: March 26–April 4, 2020

Cost: Prices starting at $4,499 (Double Occupancy)

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emPower Music Festival

The 15th Annual emPower Music Festival returns to Unity Village in 2020. This year’s theme is “Community: It Takes a Village.”

Join us for a five-day celebration of positive, empowering music. Participate in transformational workshops, nightly concerts, open mics, song circles, conference ensembles, and, of course, the late-night performances in the Namaste Café and the wildly popular pajama jams on Saturday night.

Presenters: Rickie Byars, Jana Stanfield, Melinda Wood Allen, David Ezell, David Roth, Daniel Nahmod, Faith Rivera, Marcy Baruch, Richard Mekdeci, Sue Riley, and more!

Dates: April 29–May 3, 2020

Cost: Early bird pricing through January 15, 2020—$369.95; standard pricing through April 1, 2020— $425; late to the show pricing through April 29, 2020—$450; on-site pricing during the event—$495.

Learn more: empowerma.com/festival

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Creative Renewal Retreat

Join Unity Arts Ministry for a weekend of creative expression at beautiful Unity Village, Missouri. 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 chanting will gently guide you within to uncover blocks and move you into the full expression of your creative nature.

  • 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.

Presenters: Unity Arts Ministry

Registration info: Register online at unityartsministry.org/creative-renewal-retreat/

Dates: May 29–31, 2020

Cost: Early bird registration through December 31, 2019: $295. Registration after January 1, 2020: $325

Learn more: unityartsministry.org/creative-renewal-retreat/

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Deep Dive to Awesome: The Art of Overcoming

June 25–28, 2020
Unity Village, Missouri

Join us at beautiful Unity Village for a spirit-filled weekend of soul-sharing, singing, and laughter. We’ll share our personal stories of overcoming, bask in the musical healing of StoweGood, and together explore spiritual tools and practices that reveal the awesome within us!

As part of this amazing experience:

Temple will lead us through several shamanic experiential rituals such as a vision quest, retrieving your natural energy keeping you healthy and young, and the discovery of your power animals and sacred archetypes.

StoweGood will reconnect us with our soul’s intention through the power and magic of heart-opening songs and mind-expanding exercises.

Mark will take us on a journey of A.W.E. (Authentic Worship Experience) as together we create an evening experience filled with art, prayer, and intention.

There will be labyrinth and God walks, Jolly Wagon and walking tours, group time and free time, and time to rest and rejuvenate your soul. We hope you can join us for an awesome weekend of overcoming!

Registration info: Call 816-251-3540

Dates: June 25-28, 2020

Cost: $349 through April 1, 2020; $399 after April 1

Presenters: Temple Hayes, StoweGood, and Mark Fuss

Learn more: unity.org/deepdive

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2020 Vision: A World That Works for All
Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat

Calling all spiritually minded vegans, vegetarians, and curious omnivores! Enjoy three days of inspiration, learning, renewal, and collaboration as we cocreate a world that works for all beings on the planet. Experience the sacredness of the Unity Village grounds, home of the Unity movement where cofounders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore pioneered and advocated for ethical vegetarianism in the early 1900s. Participate in the awakening of consciousness in the heart of our nation.

Of note: our forum/retreat begins right after the Unity annual World Day of Prayer. Come a day early and participate in this moving, global 24-hour Prayer Vigil.

Programming includes:

  • Spiritually centered vegan speakers and leaders
  • Inspirational talks on the connection between our relationship with animals and spiritual living, human social justice issues, world peace, sustainability, and feminism
  • Workshops and dialogue on how to effectively bring the message of universal love and kindness to your communities and rely on infinite supply to support your advocacy and/or ministry work
  • Yoga, meditation, labyrinth, walking trails for renewal, restoration, and self-care
  • Rituals and Sunday service to heal planetary consciousness, awaken humanity, and honor our animal brothers and sisters
  • Fantastic plant-based meals curated by acclaimed vegan chef Sandra Sellani and more

Registration info: Register online at thespiritualforum.org/vegan-retreat

Dates: September 10–13, 2020

Cost: Early bird $299 before December 31, 2019; $335 from January 1 through June 1, 2020; $375 after June 1, 2020. The retreat fee includes a meal plan—two specially prepared vegan dinners and three lunches at the Unity Ballroom (meal plan is $128). Breakfast is included at the Unity Village Hotel and most area hotels. Lodging must be booked separately. Full refund is available before June 1, 2020; 50 percent refund thereafter.

Learn more: thespiritualforum.org/vegan-retreat

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