"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Shift retreat offers transformative experiences to thought leaders, change makers and all those who want to create a better future. We help you to align with your deepest sense of purpose, shift your perspective of what you are capable of and empower you to create the greatest possible impact in your community. Thereby we aim to catalyze and accelerate the awakening on this planet to facilitate a more wholesome and hopeful future.
Thanks for visiting our site, we are happy you are here! We created Shift Retreats from a place of deep passion and engagement. Both Georgia and I have been interested in the intersection of science, spirituality and ancient wisdom for many years. We essentially wanted to understand who we are and how we function, which drew us to the study of consciousness, neuroscience and meditation. Over the years we have been fortunate to work with some incredible teachers to explore practices and teachings across spirituality, personal development, therapeutic practices or shamanism.
While we learned a lot along the way, we often felt there was a missing link between the "inner transformation" that can happen through psycho-spiritual practice and the "transformation of the world outside". All too often, spiritual practice is primarily concerned with the question how this shift in consciousness translates into more peace and happiness for ourselves, but leaves the state of the world out of the equation.
We cant ignore the precarious state of the world we live in today and believe it is a reflection of our collective "inner landscape" i.e. our collective and individual unresolved traumas and unconscious beliefs. And therefore, if we want to change the world, we have to start with ourselves. Mystics, prophets and sages throughout the ages have invariably pointed in the same direction - "be the change that you wish to see in the world" - and developed practices and teachings that can help us navigate the vast and sometimes frightening territory of our hearts and minds towards greater freedom, joy and compassion for ourselves, the communities we live in and the world at large.
In an effort to make these "inner technologies" more accessible, we created Shift Retreats which offers transformative experiences to all who wish to create a better future for themselves and others. For the moment, we are running two retreats per year - one in winter, another in summer - involving different approaches ranging from ancient contemplative & mediative traditions to cutting-edge human potential and personal development insights to shamanic ceremonies involving plant medicine - attempting to address the challenges of our increasingly complex and volatile world.
We would be excited and honored if you would join us for one of these retreats. Please let us know if you are interested, we are happy to connect with you in person and answer any questions you may have.
Georgia & Sebastian