Treasure Maps Retreat – California, 2019

Treasure Maps: An Untangling™ Retreat

August 5 – 11, 2019

Mill Valley, California

Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin
In-Person Retreat in Mill Valley, California, USA

Registration and Pricing Information:

Early Registration Pricing: $1100 USD until June 23, 2019, $1300 USD after, plus room and board.

Registration closes: July 15, 2019

With Treasure Maps, we can show you how to enable natural, spontaneous transformation that releases the aliveness trapped within.

Our intention is to give you the “Powers”: the skills, the knowledge, and the abilities, that will enable you to “shift levels” whenever you need to for the rest of your life.

We believe that transformation occurs most readily in an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, openness, warmth, playfulness, and support. Our mission is to enable you to live from your vibrant, strong, authentic self so you can bring your gifts and your passion into the world.

Where You’ll Be Staying

About the Location

“Designed by the celebrated San Francisco architect Willis Polk, the grand house was erected between 1911 and 1915, when Polk was also the supervising architect of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Construction materials had to be transported by the Mount Tamalpais railroad to then-remote wilderness site, which afforded panoramic views of the mountain and the San Francisco Bay Area. White developed the grounds to include a heart-shaped lawn, orchards, trails through the woods, meadows, and a natural creek-fed swimming pool.”

The Ralston White Retreat center is located just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley, California. The closest international airports are SFO and OAK, both are approximately one hour away by car. For more information on Ralston White, please visit their website: http://www.ralstonwhiteretreat.org

Note: The venue prefers that guests contact us for any questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact Allison by email here or by phone at 510-225-0690.

Important Information

General Schedule

The retreat begins after dinner on August 5th (6:30pm) and ends with an optional lunch on August 11th (around 12:00pm). Each full day begins with breakfast, followed by a morning session, then lunch. There is an afternoon session that ends around 6:30pm, followed by dinner. You have your evenings free to do as you like.

Room & Board Information

Available Room Types:

  • Single: Private room with shared bath. $950
  • Double: Shared room with one other guest; shared bath. $850
  • Dorm Style (Max 3 people): Shared room with up to 2 other guests. Please note: other guests may pass through this room type to access showers at prearranged times.

Prices include meals.

When room and board payments are due:

You will be prompted to select and pay for your room during the checkout process.

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registration Discount: Register by June 23, 2019 for $200 discount
  • Registration Closes: July 15, 2019

Additional Information

Want a truly immersive experience?

We have an Advanced Treasure Maps retreat scheduled to follow this retreat at the same place in Mill Valley. If you sign up for both retreats, email Allison for a coupon code to use during checkout.

If you are taking both the Regular and the Advanced Retreats, you will not be able to stay at the Ralston-White Center in the two days between. The Bay Area is rich is places to explore and places to stay. We recommend airbnb.com for friendly accommodations that are generally lower in costs than hotels. You will not need to rent a car because ride-share services like Lyft and Uber go everywhere. You may also be able to share rides with local participants.


This workshop requires previous Focusing experience. You need to have taken Your Path to Lasting Change Part One, or Levels 1 and 2, or the equivalent. Please email us if you are not sure whether your Focusing experience qualifies you.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Treasure Maps payments are non-refundable except in the event of an unavoidable emergency.

When something doesn’t go as you hoped…

We are always open to discussing experiences with our courses that didn’t work for you or didn’t go the way you expected. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to email your course instructor, the staff member in charge of your course, or Ann Weiser Cornell. Email addresses for all these people will be supplied on registration. We will work with you to find a way to meet your needs.


Registration Information

Discounts are available for those who have taken Treasure Maps to the Soul with us before AND for those taking both this retreat and the Advanced retreat together.

Email Allison for a coupon code if you’ve taken a Treasure Maps retreat before. If you’re signing up for both retreats, use coupon code bothca100 at checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the retreat actually start and end?

The workshop starts on the evening of the first day, after dinner, and ends just before lunch on the last day. Dinner on the first day and lunch on the last day are included.

What is the schedule?

We meet as a group for three hours each morning and three hours each afternoon. Paired practice is included in those three hours. In the evenings, participants are free to take quiet time or join others for shared activities like singing, dancing, storytelling, improv games. The days normally run from 9am – 6pm, beginning with breakfast. Dinner is at 6:30pm.

Is there Focusing time every day?

Yes, you will be Focusing in partnership each day, for longer times each day, as you gain the resources you’ll need to be with the deep places.

How much Focusing experience do I really need as a prerequisite?

Although more is better, at a minimum you need to be able to be a Focusing partner, able to direct your own Focusing process and accompany someone else. We have found that people need at least two Levels of Focusing training (or the equivalent) to feel sufficiently relaxed and confident with Focusing so that they can concentrate on the subtleties of the Treasure Maps work.

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 35 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. PCE#62524

Eligibility for CE units requires 100% live attendance. If you miss any hours of instruction, you are ineligible for CE units.

There is a $25 administrative fee for CE units. Course completion certificates are awarded at the end of the course upon completion of all requirements and the course evaluation. (If you don’t want CE units but would like a completion certificate, the $25 fee does still apply.)




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