WELCOME TO COMPANIONS ON THE INNER WAY RETREATS
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
Companions on the Inner Way offers a safe communal place to explore our deep longings for the Holy. Grounded in the Christian tradition, our contemplative retreats incorporate body, mind, and soul through presentations, dialogue, spiritual practices, art, music, movement, and worship with Eucharist. We strive to create an environment that is theologically curious, radically welcoming, and liturgically vibrant.
One participant's impression of Companions / Tahoe 2019:
After 10 years of successfully leading Companions as its Director, Carolyn Foster is retiring December 31, 2022. Companions is seeking a new Director to begin by shadowing Ms. Foster during preparation and completion of its August Retreat, August 7-12 at Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe, CA. Take a look at the job description, and please share with those you think might be interested.
“I was desperate for silence, but to do my inner work, I also needed the support of beauty and love. These I received.”
-S. S. - Tahoe Retreat 2016
“This was the best of the best of any retreat I have ever attended. My challenge in my spiritual path is to get out of my head and into my body and heart. The content, process, and pacing really supported that.”
M. R . - Malibu Retreat 2017
"After our last Lectio Group, we got ready for our last worship service. Dr. Luther Smith preached a great sermon, and just like the rest of the week, the worship was phenomenal. One line that Luther shared during this sermon, from Howard Thurman, really sunk in for me. It was about prayer, and the power of prayer in the lives of those doing the praying. Thurman said: 'God’s answer to a prayer may be no, but God’s answer to a pray-er is always yes'.”
Adam Walker Cleveland - Tahoe Retreat
"This week was so much more than I could have imagined – a gift of grace, creativity, and beauty.”