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About The Collective

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


 We help you to develop life long self-sustainable tools to continue your journey of healing and thriving. Browse and explore our retreat and workshop options to find one that excites you and suits your needs.

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. 

Coalition Building is necessary to create real social and civic change. Activist, civic, and political leaders come together in an intentional space to address barriers to social progress and equality. Join us in our integrative workshops series to participate in effective actions to address systemic challenges we face today and to move forward together. #TogetherWeWin

Together We Win Workshop Sunday June 2 and August 18


You're invited to join other women in a truly open dialogue designed to build and strengthen our alliances across color lines. We will hear from distinguished panelists on what has and hasn't worked in past elections and we will explore how to effectively engage in anti-racism work in order to create more effective grassroots organizing efforts. 

June 2 Panelists included: Bev Jackson, Fallon McClure, Iyabo Onipede, and Alice Wertheim

Stay tuned for more details about our August workshop!

Join us Sunday August 18 at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 1PM, program starts at 1:30 and goes until 4:30. We have a stimulating and thought-provoking program in the works. Details and registration link coming soon!

Queer Identity and Faith Retreat July 26-28, Highlands NC


Join us in a weekend of support, sharing and creative exploration around questions of identity, faith and call.

We will have time for sharing and getting to know one another and each others’ stories. Specific group sessions led by an experienced facilitator around:

1) Queer Theology  

2) Introduction to the Enneagram

3) Sharing our Stories 

4) Intersectionality

Leaders: Kimble Parker Sorrels, Dorrie Toney, Whitney Brown,and  Lori Surmay

PRICE: includes lodging, program, and meals for 2 nights

* $275 shared 2 person room with private bath

Payment through PayPal (button at top of page) or Venmo. Jennifer Winingder. jwiningder@gmail.com. 404-859-4046.

Location: www.themountainrlc.org The Mountain RLC sits on a 4,600’ peak in the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy organic homegrown delicious meals, miles of hiking trails, stunning views, and wonderful company in this creative retreat.

Queer Identity and Faith 2019 Retreat Schedule

Click the link for the schedule for Queer Identity and Faith Retreat July 26-28


Files coming soon.

My Blog

Writing as Self Care at Lake Logan: April 9-12



We had a deeply relaxing, reflective, healing time together at our Writing as Self Care Retreat. Due to respect for confidentiality of our participants, I am sharing photos of the beautiful natural landscape. 

REGISTER AT: www.lakelogan.org

Leaders: Karen Scheib: writer, teacher, story companion

Jennifer Winingder: creative and spiritual healing enthusiast, counselor, podcast host, dialogue around difference and identity facilitator

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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 workshops retreats

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