A retreat at Mountain Waters is about stepping back from the busy edge of life. It involves learning, looking inward and regaining a sense of equilibrium so that you return home with a renewed capacity to live life on your own terms. As human beings we are creatures of context. Change the surroundings, and people show up in their lives in much different ways. This opens up new avenues, and new opportunities to see things from a different perspective. A retreat vacation is an opportunity to discover new sources of nourishment and the deeper values that exist below the surface of our day-to-day lives. It is a time to be still with the glow of the evening sunset, to learn something new about ourselves, or to cozy up on the couch with a good book.