OVERVIEW Nourish your spirit, relax your mind and body, as you rest into the stillness and peace of your being
You are invited to majestic Mt. Shasta to come and return to the stillness and peace of your own true nature.This retreat will inspire the deepest heart opening, will support you in resting from the mind’s endless activity, and will invite you to discover more deeply your true nature as love, peace and well being.
There will be beautiful and deeply conscious music woven throughout the retreat, chanting, meditation, self-reflection practices, body movement, dharma discussions, a concert, lots of time in nature, and time to enjoy the wonderful mineral baths and healing facilities available at the retreat center.
The retreat is facilitated by presenter/performing artist Kathy Zavada. She will skillfully lead participants into:
Deep Silent & Guided Group Meditations
Heart-centered Chanting & Uplifting Music
Truthful and Heartfelt Communication Practices
The practice of Yoga
Meditation in Motion - Mindfulness Practices
Communion & Reflecting in Nature
deepening spiritual practices
What people are saying...
“Kathy’s Heart Opening Retreat was life-transforming. I will always remember the love, intimacy, bonding and safety that was present. She is the perfect person to facilitate a retreat such as this...”
2010 Mt. Shasta Retreat participant, J. Pinckney
Stewart Mineral Springs is located near Mt. Shasta in Weed, sheltered in a pine forest and above cold-water springs that Native Americans have valued for their healing powers. Participants can soak in the hot springs, swim in the crystal clear creek, and enjoy the lovely wood-fired sauna. More information:Stewart Mineral Springs Resort
HOUSING & MEALS
Housing at Stewart Mineral Springs includes your choice of cabins, apartments on the creek, a dorm style motel, tee pees, camping and RV parking. There is a restaurant and juice bar. Most housing options include a kitchenette.
Contact Stewart Mineral Springs Resort at (530) 938-2222 directly to make your lodging and meal arrangements. Be sure to register for the retreat first and then let Stewart Springs know you are with the Kathy Zavada Retreat. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter confirming your registration with more details.
What people are saying...
“I have come to know that these Retreats with Kathy will consistently take me to that place where there is love, opening, vulnerability and support for release and God’s blessings and God’s ecstasy and humility in feeling it all, sometimes all together. What could be sweeter?”
2010 Mt. Shasta Retreat participant, S. Pope
Registration is simple: (1) download, complete, sign, and mail in your registration form; and, (2) pay via check or credit card.
1. Registration Form
Download the Shasta 2013 Registration Form(283KB; PDF), complete, sign, and return via mail to Kathy Zavada Music. You may call (530) 356-5558 or write Kathy via email at
2. Pay via Check or Credit Card Credit Card. Online payment via credit card is convenient and safe. Simply click the “Add to Cart” button below to create and pay via a secure shopping cart with PayPal:
Check. To pay by check, make your check payable to Kathy Zavada Music and send with your completed registration form to:
Kathy Zavada Music
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
The retreat fee of $320 is payable in full 40 days in advance; regular registration is $365. This fee does not include housing or meals; contact Stewart Mineral Springs directly to select from a variety of housing arrangements. More information:Stewart Mineral Springs Resort
What people are saying...
“My heart broke open with Kathy’s music, group chanting, sharing, hugs and fun. I felt such peace in my mind, body and spirit. The person who left the retreat was transformed from the one who first arrived. I felt supported and embraced in love throughout the entire retreat.”
2010 Mt. Shasta Retreat participant, M. Peters
After registering, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration with more details.
Retreat begins after dinner on Thursday and ends around noon on Sunday.
Sometimes even the most airtight plans can change. If you must cancel your reservation more than 40 days prior, your deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel fewer than 40 days from the retreat date, we will refund 50% of your deposit. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the retreat, your retreat fee will be forfeited, and you may reapply it (less the cancellation fee) or transfer it to a friend for another class or retreat within a year.
“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days; days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.”
“The great state of yoga is experienced in that mind which has ceased to identify itself with its fluctuating waves of perception. When this happens, the seer is revealed resting in its own essential nature and one realizes the true self.”
· · · Patanjali
“Develop a mind that is vast like the water, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle, or harm. Rest in a mind like vast water.”
· · · Buddha
“We can make flowers out of arrows. Every time you smile away your irritation and anger, you achieve a victory for yourself and for humanity.”
· · · Tich Nhat Hanh
“If you let go a little, you have a little happiness; if you let go a lot, you have a lot of happiness; if you let go completely, you will be free.”
· · · Ajahn Chah