Expand your world
Shadowcliff is a special place where guests come to retreat, renew, learn and to play, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the ambiance of Shadowcliff. We host various retreats, workshops, and special events across many different fields of study and experience. Below is a list of our Programs. Select the group that interests you and follow the link to learn more!
Programs -- Something for Everyone!
(Virtual) Practical Mysticism, Wednesdays from 7pm - 8:30pm (mountain) beginning June 15th, 2022
Practical Mysticism provides an opportunity for all who are interested in spiritual practice to come together and share their personal journey.
Through our sharing, this program intends to create a safe, learning environment where all voices are acknowledged and heard.
The Practical Mysticism program facilitates growth and perspective for each person to enrich their journey and their individual practice. We encourage living in the moment.
How it works
All paths are welcome within the group. Aggressive debate, and engaged conflict are prohibited. This learning experience offers a chance to appreciate the beautiful dance of each individual as they move through their spiritual journey. An established group sharing format will be utilized to ensure equality is practiced and all have a chance to share if they wish. We believe safe space is essential to growth. Inclusivity is our guide.
Starting Wed, June 15th (7-8:30pm mountain) this Program will be held the third Wed of each month, hosted in a Zoom format. There is no cost to attend. We will share experiences, practices, and techniques within the communities of Shadowcliff, Grand County and beyond.
Additionally, we will also offer an onsite gathering from Thursday Sept 15th to Sept 18th at Shadowcliff. (Registration and cost information for the onsite offering coming soon!)
Important Note: The online sessions and the onsite session are independent of each other, you can participate in any or all of the offerings.
Questions? Please email Shadowcliff Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP to email@example.com to receive the Zoom link.
It's free to attend the monthly Zoom sessions. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the link.
Practical Mysticism with Larry Leblang
September 14 – September 18
4 nights lodging & meals
$635 (Single occupancy) $415 (Double)
Program Cost — Pay as Inspired
(We do not want program cost to be a barrier to attendance.)
(Suggested donation $160)
To support the best experience for all, registration is limited
(On-Site) Shadowcliff Gift of Story Retreat, September 19-23, 2022
Come away for a time of exploring the natural world as we bring light to the world of the Soul. Together we will think about our personal histories and use them to shape our understanding of what lies ahead for us. We will look at the “archetypes” that have guided our journeys. How do the same story threads continue to weave through our lives? What are they demanding of us? How can we live into what is most important to us while at the same time making peace with the themes that have kept us from our full expression? Each day will include plenty of time both for reflection and engaging with the beautiful and nourishing world around Shadowcliff.
A note from Laurie:
September 19 - September 23
4 nights lodging & meals
$835 (Single occupancy) $615 (Double)
(Online) Shadowcliff Gift of Story Retreat, February - March, 2022
As the Pandemic continues to assail us with new variants and our isolation and inability to plan and execute “normal” life events stretches on, a lot of people are finding themselves faced with the opportunity to discover where their deepest sense of priorities lie. Many are making big changes, some with precariously little forethought. We are asking ourselves: What do we really care about? How do we want to engage in the rest of our lives? Who is truly important to us?
A helpful tool in guiding the process of self-discovery is writing down and sharing the stories of our lives. Recalling and telling the tales that have formed us is helpful in generating a deeper understanding of who we are and where we need to focus in the months and years ahead. It is also a practice that creates strong bonds of love and understanding. And it is a valuable tool in guiding those under our care as they make their own decisions in the months ahead.
This year the Gift of Story Online Retreat will focus on the family and community connections that have shaped and continue to shape our sense of who we are and what we need to be doing with our lives. We’ll explore our relationships to family and friends. We’ll examine the conscious and unconscious expectations that rein us in or empower us as we seek to manifest who we most truly are. Then we’ll look at what we repress and what we try not to acknowledge in ourselves – in other words, at the Shadow. Finally we will tease out where and how our inner longings and guidance seek to bring us more satisfaction and joy.
We’ll have eight Thursday sessions, (times TBD) Mountain Standard Time. The first, third, fifth and seventh sessions will be lecture and discussion. The second, fourth, sixth and eighth sessions will be opportunities for participants to share writings or other ways of exploring their stories. You will never be required to share, but being a good listener to others’ offerings is essential.
Rewilding: Deep Ecology Conservation and Conversation
with Gwen Obermeyer and Kelly Yarbrough
Fire Effect on Water in Grand Co.
with Ken Fucik
Sisters of Courage: The story of Grand Lake's Harrison family
with Dave Lively
Board Update & Live Tour - Virtual Volunteer Weekend
with the Board of Directors
Friday Night Happy Hour - Virtual Volunteer Weekend
with Kelly Yarbrough
"Gift of Story"
with Laurie Gudim
"How Do 'isms' Impact Our Journey's?"
with Ariana Friedlander and Ivy Summer
"Women Writing for the Fun of It"
with Krystala Kalil, M.A.
with Ivy Summer, Shadowcliff Staff 2014
“Print Isn’t Dead! How to Publish, from Start to Finish“
with Tina Casagrand, Volunteer
“Disappearing Cultures in the Ecuador Amazon”
with Gabo Vidal, Former Staff
“An Introduction to Journaling and Mindfulness”
with Ariana Friedlander, Board Chair
“Scottish Traditional Music Comes to Shadowcliff”
with the Lean Family, Former Staff
“Studio Tour: WoodSong Studio Custom Furniture”
with Kelly Parker, Volunteer
“Get Your Kraut on! How to make your own kraut!”
with Emily Cesca, General Manager
with Liv Morrow, Volunteer
“How to fold a fitted sheet and other life lessons from Shadowcliff”
with Skelley Warren, Board Member
with Luke McKinney, Past Guest
“Discovering the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail”
with Andrea Kurth, CDTC
“The History of Boating on Grand Lake”
with Ken Fucik, Grand Lake Partner
Planning an event?
We’ll work with you to customize your group experience, from accommodations only to something all-inclusive.