SEPTEMBER 21 -23, 2018


Is the life you’re leading the fullest expression of who you really are?


Do you bring yourself fully and authentically to your relationships?


Is your work life in alignment with your inner sense of purpose?

If you're a psychotherapist, are you satisfied with the tools you have, to facilitate breakthroughs with your clients, when they get stuck?


If you answered NO

to any of the above,

you are not alone and there are lasting solutions.

Imagine a place where you can discover and express your strengths as well as reveal your struggles...a place where you can receive support in an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and fun.  


In this retreat, you will discover tools that will create profound changes in how you experience yourself and live your life. Join us for a program that includes individual exploration and group work, facilitated by some of our most seasoned faculty members, including Institute of Core Energetics Executive Director, Kate Holt.

Through a powerful combination of experiential exercises, presentations, and group discussion you will:    


  • Learn what your physical body reveals about you, your beliefs, and what it communicates to others that is outside your awareness.

  • Learn the key elements of personality development and how they relate to your current behavioral patterns and circumstances.

  • Learn five main personality types and how they are visibly expressed in the body.

  • Learn how blocked energy flow impacts your physical health, emotional well-being, and spiritual expression.

  • Develop greater emotional and relational intelligence.

  • Discover a path that puts you squarely in charge of creating your life.

  • Get a felt sense of who you are at your very best.


No matter where you are in your personal journey, this retreat will support you in taking your next step. Join others, like you who seek authentic connection, love, meaning, and purpose.



Register by 8/21/18 for Early Bird Fee $397


Instructions upon registration. 


This retreat IS for you if:


  • You are committed to your personal growth.

  • You are willing to face aspects of yourself that may be challenging.

  • You want a path to sustainable change and development.

  • You are a practitioner or therapist who:

    • Wants to learn about incorporating somatic practices into your work with clients.

    • Is willing to do your own development work.

    • Wants to get an experiential sense of the Institute of Core Energetics’ models, methods, and training programs.


This is NOT for you if you:


  • Are not willing to be responsible for your life.

  • Are waiting for a magical solution to change your life and circumstances.

  • Are invested in blaming other people or circumstances for what isn’t working in your life.

  • Are a therapist or practitioner but not interested in helping your clients by better understanding the mind-body-spirit connection.    



Are you excited about the possibility of dynamic change, that is both creative, fun and profound? YES? If not, why not? If not now, when? How many times have you put off taking care of YOU? There is no better time than now to invest in yourself.


Say, “YES” to this experience and immerse yourself in a space, where you won’t feel alone or like just another face in the crowd. Instead, you will feel like you are part of a tribe of like-minded people, all seeking to be their best and do their best.


Don't let resistance (AKA fear!) stand in your way; fear and excitement are two sides of the same coin!


Haven't got 100% of the cash right now? Maybe we can help. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Click here to request an application.


Remember this is not just a retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. This retreat packs the power to help you evolve on all levels so that you can step into your greatness, with vibrancy and potency. What would that be worth to you?





Register by 8/21/18 for Early Bird Fee $397


Instructions upon registration. 






You’re worth it!  And this experience is exactly what you need in order to move ahead in your life.


Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Shirlington, VA

4271 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206

September 21- 23, 2018

Friday 7:30-9:30 PM, Saturday 9 AM-9:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM- 5 PM

Discounted Room Block information will be sent upon registration.




















Barra Kahn, M.A., CCEP is a senior faculty member at the Institute of Core Energetics. She maintains a private practice in the D.C. area, where she works with individuals, couples, groups, and leads workshops.  Barra has a lifelong affinity for somatic work and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga and doing body-work for over 40 years. She is a professor of Communication at George Mason University, focusing on Nonverbal and Interpersonal Communication skills. For nine years, she was Artistic Director and on the faculty at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Barra is adept at assisting the healing of deep emotional wounds and inner conflicts by using the tools of Core Energetics, combined with deep body-work and practical communication skills.

Kate Holt RN, CCEP teaches Core Energetics in the U.S. and internationally and serves as the Institute's Executive Director. Kate owns Holt Mentoring and Education Services, which includes her private practice in the Philadelphia area, working with individuals, couples and groups, as well as integrated business mentoring programs for transformation-industry entrepreneurs around the globe.  She has a deep love for the work of Core Energetics and its ripple effect in the world.

Jim Johnston, CCEP teaches Core Energetics in the U.S. and internationally. He has a private practice in Manhattan working with individuals and couples. He also leads process groups. Core Energetics had a profound effect on his personal process leading him to leave an almost 30-year career in another field to be a Core Energetics Practitioner. He is passionate about building community and co-creating space with his clients to heal and move into a richer more fulfilling life.

Kathleen E. Scheg, JD, LCP, LCPC, CCEP has empowered individuals and groups to achieve their goals for over 35 years.  She uses her creativity, engaging style, and heart-centered presence to help adults create more loving and fulfilling lives. After a successful legal career, Kathy founded Core Transformation Counseling which integrates Core Energetics with spirituality and tradition psychotherapy. She is a licensed counselor with an MS in Pastoral Counseling and a law degree from Georgetown. Her counseling includes her Releasing and Transforming Anger,  and Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families programs. At her offices in Bethesda, MD and Fairfax, VA, Kathy’s passion is helping adults transform their lives.

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