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California Somatic IFS Retreat ~ January 2023

January 14 - 21, 2023 - Waiting List

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The retreat takes place at Mt. Madonna Center, a 380 acre property in California within the redwood groves infused with a sense of peace and spaciousness.  The property is in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California.

On this retreat, you will be invited to explore your internal system with the practices of Somatic IFS.  Through guided exercises, journaling, live demonstrations and small group experiences you will listen to your parts through sensations, movements and touch.  Your experience of Embodied Self can transform your personal and professional life.  This is meant to be an experiential retreat not a formal training of the model. 


Three delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style.  Mt. Madonna chefs use locally sourced, seasonal and wholesome ingredients and try to accommodate special dietary needs.


There will be ample time to enhance and integrate these explorations with a variety of optional experiences ~ bodywork, yoga classes and movement.


This retreat is open to IFS-informed people and IFS graduates and is limited to 30 participants. 
IFS-CE credits are available for this Somatic IFS Retreat.

Non-participating companions are welcome to accompany you and enjoy Mt. Madonna’s amenities.  

You can view the location of this retreat, as well as learn about room options at  We’ll be hosting our retreat in the Conference Center Assembly Room. 

There is a range of prices, depending on the accommodation you choose. The cost includes tuition, room and board.  Air fare to San Jose airport  in California (SJC), getting to/from the center and body work sessions are not included in the price.  

Details for pricing are on the application link below. Plan to arrive on January 14th after 4:00pm for check in, we will have a welcome meeting around 7:00pm and the retreat will end around 11:00am on January 21st.


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We are not accepting applications at this time.

We are considering hosting another California

retreat later in 2023. 

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Contact LaDonna Silva at for more information about each of the rooming options and for assistance with your selection, including accessibility considerations.


Please note that this retreat is currently planned as an in-person program. Any changes due to COVID-19 restrictions will be posted here as soon as they become available and you will be notified by email for those registered.

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What other participants have said about an IFS Somatic retreat...

“After all that we’ve been through these last few years, my system was so grateful to be in community. The retreat was such a gift to my body and my internal system.  Being in Susan’s presence and with her somatic invitations, my system felt deeply cared for and so alive."


“I have been deeply touched by how honoring Beth and Susan have been. I have felt completely supported and cared for from Day One.” 


“Susan creates a sacred container for our embodied learning that allows me to be in Self energy—it is in my spiritual as well as “somatic” memory.” 


“I am returning with a renewed sense of my own strength, a new awareness of ways in which I diminish my strength and a much stronger sense of my own light and the Source.” 



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