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See what others are saying about this unique experience.


“At the Big Sky Retreat, you will discover the majesty of the mountains, the magic of the resort, and mystic messages from the speakers and in the workshops. Together, these elements combine in a mysterious alchemy providing the most wondrous, heart-opening and life-enriching week ever. Besides all of this, the Big Sky Retreat is FUN! It has changed my life forever."

        ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

Mary Morrissey
Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt

“Our accommodations were just wonderful. The workshops, the music, the speakers, and the social time allowed for all of us to bond in a really cohesive way. My soul and the soul of each person became one and the same!”

        ~Rev. Dr. Maureen Hoyt

“I have attended literally hundreds of conferences during my tenure as Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living.  Without a doubt, the Big Sky Retreat stands alone in its longevity, its location, and its spiritual values.  The music, the camaraderie, the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, the love that emanates from the board – all play a part in making this a most meaningful event.”

   ~ Dr. Kenn Gordon, Former CSL Spiritual Leader


Dr. Kenn Gordon
Dr. Elizabeth Marshall

“I have been attending for 40+ years. The Retreat is my "Annual Spiritual" gift to me.  I have the honor of hearing great speakers share their Wisdom of the Ages, plus, you make wonderful new friends!”

        ~ Dr. Elizabeth Marshall

“I loved my week at the Big Sky Retreat.  I was invited to be a main speaker along with my old friend, Mary Morrissey, and we had a great time there.  This is a loving, intelligent group of people.  The evidence of why this annual event is now in its fifth decade is in the spiritual growth of its members.  I highly recommend the Big Sky Retreat as a place to go deeper, gain important information, make friends, and . . . have a whole lot of fun. This is truly a wonderful retreat. I enjoyed all of it.”

        ~ Dr. Jean Houston, Past Featured Speaker

Dr. Jean Houston
Ann Marchetti

“Having never attended the Big Sky Retreat, I was apprehensive about committing to the full experience, so I only registered for the weekend. However, after arriving and experiencing what I would describe as the perfect trifecta---genuine people/speakers, uplifting music and the beauty of the area, I questioned, when else would I have a full week to devote uninterrupted time on ME in such a beautiful setting?

So, I extended my stay and registration and I was not disappointed! What I received was a gift that is hard to describe… unbelievable grandeur of the nature around me to hike and explore, the authentic relationships created  with the attendees beyond the week’s experience, and the harmony of  both the presenters and the outstanding music that resulted in the space to receive inspiration about me and the next steps on my journey. Thank you Big Sky for a remarkable week. I look forward to many more”

        ~ Ann Marchetti

“The Big Sky Retreat is one of the most inspiring and deeply spiritually moving experiences I’ve ever experienced. The place, the people, the programs and the STAFF are the best! A variety of subjects shared from the heart and soul with love and joy is a recipe that takes us to new heights of awareness!”

        ~ Dr. Arleen Bump

Rev. Dr. Arleen Bump
Marco Carillo, RScP

“The Big Sky Retreat has been a sanctuary and spiritual re-charging station for me.  A place where I can reconnect with my extended spiritual family and support network; and meet new fellow spiritual explorers.  Being surrounded by lush forests, majestic mountains and beautiful rivers just adds to the magical energy the setting provides.  I am looking forward to another enriching, enlightening getaway to this magical place with like-minded friends.”

        ~ Marco Carillo, RScP

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