HPW holds two retreats each year:
1. The Annual Whitewater Rafting trip
This is a mixed-gender, 4-night retreat which combines whitewater rafting and being in nature with time to deepen mindfulness practices and sharing and honoring one another’s experiences. It is held in the foothills of the Sierras and is open to 20 veterans.
2. The Annual Women Veterans Retreat is a 5-night retreat held at Tassajara Zen Mountain Retreat Center, in Carmel Valley, California. The retreat provides a safe space for women to share, witness and honor one another’s experiences as women in the military with mindfulness practices, writing and other creative activities. There are 18 slots.
There is no charge for either retreat. We prioritize applicants as follows:
- OIF, OEF or OND veterans
- OIF, OEF or OND veterans who has previously attended an Veteran’s PATH event
- Veterans who have previously attended an Veteran’s PATH event
- New applicants
We will announce the 2016 registration process via our newsletter in the Spring of 2016. (Sign up for our newsletter in the box to the right.)