Explore Your Spiritual Nature
Transform Your Life

About The Collective

We are a community of spiritual leaders and seekers who wish to help you deepen your own journey

 We help you to develop life long self-sustainable tools to continue your journey long after you begin

Browse and explore our retreat options to find one that excites you and suits your needs.

A one of a kind immersive experience

We offer a unique, intensive, spiritual exploration opportunity.  We hold our gatherings in places where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature to connect with it and to the deeper parts of you that long to be felt and heard in a retreat setting.  We offer delicious food and free time for you to be creative on your own and explore the outdoors at your own pace.

Years of experience in spiritual group work, inner exploration and creative expression

We as partners have decades of experience in spiritual exploration and expression, counseling and therapy, interpersonal group dynamics and group work, holistic practices, and creative expression.  We offer individual consultation for those wishing to go further in depth into healing for a particular personal issue, challenge, or desire. 

Mother-Daughter Retreat at The Marriott Evergreen Resort


Join us for our Mother-Daughter retreat at the Marriott Evergreen Resort.

May 5-6, 2018

Moms and daughters ages 9+. 

Mature Moms and adult daughters welcome too!

Saturday Program includes: yoga, meditation, relationship and communication building activities, role playing scenarios, lunch, free time, creative time, and reflection 

Sunday program includes: additional communication and bonding exercises and reflection.

Hotel stay is separate. Call the Atlanta Marriott Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain at 770-879-9900 and ask for the group rate for Spiritual Pathways. Rate is $149.00 for a double room for one night.

Mother-Daughter Retreat


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Your May 5-6 2018 Mother-Daughter Retreat Leaders

Jennifer Winingder MDiv, STM ,ThD

Jennifer calls herself a student of life and someone with an unrelenting hunger for spiritual growth. She has decades of experience in ministry,education, pastoral counseling, group work, and health and wellness. Her passions are the mind-body-spirit relationship, embodied spirituality, holistic health and wellness, natural, indigenous, and nature based spiritualities, sound healing, and energy healing.

She encourages the creative exploration of the the spirit within the body and in connection to the earth, others and the environment to help others get to know themselves fully and deeply and to find more satisfaction in their relationships with themselves, others, the divine, and  the earth

Jennifer is a certified Level II Reiki practitioner.  

Melanie Bell, CPT, Cert. Yoga Instructor

As Melanie sought her own personal path to find healing and balance, the ancient teachings of yoga found her. Now...that path has led Melanie to you. Melanie believes everyone has their own personal path to yoga. As your yoga guide and teacher...she seeks to bring a joyful practice to you-with asanas, pranayamic breathing, and guided meditation.

Melanie honors the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Sri Krishnamacharya, and Shri K. Pattabhi


Current Certifications-

*R200HCYT Nationally Certified Yoga Teacher

*Bodyworks plus ABs group fitness instructor

*Aqua-Fit Group Fitness Instructor

*CPT Certified Personal Trainer with AAAI

*CPR/AED-SIlver Sneakers

Mary Hebblewhite, PhD.

Mary has decades of experience in the mental health field as a psychologist, mental health provider, and group leader. She has extensive experience with meditation and mindfulness practices as a group facilitator and practitioner.  She is also a passionate advocate for the environment and nature conservation.

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Cultivating Wholeheartedness Retreat Sept. 8-10

The Mountain Retreat Learning Center

Beautiful natural scenery and peaceful sanctuary 2 hours from Atlanta. We can find and create these spaces even in the most turbulent and uncertain of times.

An enchanting location with stunning views, miles of  hiking trails, memorial garden, meditation rock, Labyrinth, treehouse, tower and chapel, wonderful organic food, amphitheater. 

Diane McPhail, MA, DMin

Diane brought her artistic, therapeutic, and spiritual expertise to guide us in a transformative heart connection and growth process. 

In front of the Dining Hall- A Signpost promoting peace in 8 languages

Our Group of Spiritual Warriors

Frances, Natalie, Jennifer, Teresa, Lesley, Diane, and  Melanie.  We trusted in each other, in our surroundings, and opened ourselves up to take a deep look inside and uncover the treasures we have buried in there.  We are all stronger than we realize.

Mother Earth was also a leader in our retreat experience

The sacred Smoky Mountains will speak to you and help you ground and connect to our beloved home. They will provide strength and peace in todays turbulent times and our hectic lives.

Melanie Bell

An innovative combined experience of yoga practice, meditation, breathwork, and self care led by Melanie

Jennifer Winingder

The cleansing and healing power of fire brings people together in community. It gives us life, protection, heat. passion. It allows us to release and let go of things that no longer serve us and cleanse us to bring us into the next level of learning and growth.

Drumming connects us in a primal way to the heartbeat of the earth, to each other, and to ourselves.  

Bring outside immersed in nature opens us up to beauty, love, wisdom, and acceptance in ways we can never imagine