One-Day Virtual Retreat | Monday, August 5th

Stop living a busy life. design a full life, instead.

What’s alive for me is the deep imprint of presence that I’ve touched and nurtured inside. I’ve created a conscious path to my inner frequency that is needed in my life to love myself and my family (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019).
— -Catherine Ayotte, Founding Director, Human Emergence HR Consulting

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When you see clearly, you can take intelligent, wise and courageous action. At AVF, we strongly believe that it is important to gather together with like-minded peers on a seasonal basis to reconnect with your purpose, center yourself in your integrity, and intentionally design the coming season with goals that reflect your values, vision and mission.

This is your opportunity shift from working “in your business,” to working “on your business.” When you get too involved in the day-to-day busy-ness of responsibilities, your actions become reactive instead of responsive. This retreat gives you access to the bird’s eye view that brings new vision to design new systems, projects and daily habits.

It was so inspiring to meet kindred souls who are authentic, intelligent and ambitious. The retreat gave me key insights about my goals and my spirituality...Thank you Lev for keeping the vibration high and the love real...You gave us quiet leadership that made us want to come out. It was the perfect thing. I’ve been with incredible spiritual groups, but this was a great balance of people focused on doing great things, as well as being emotionally and spiritually awake. And, I’m tough to please, because I’m old. I’ve done a lot. I’m very hard to impress, because I’m real. I don’t want to waste my time. Everyone was bringing each other up with their sincerity (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019).
— -Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan, Founder and Executive Director, Honeydew Drop Family of Childcare Services

Schedule: 9:00am to 5:30pm ET

9:00 - 9:45am | Group Session #1
Meet in the morning via zoom video conference to tune-in, center, and crystalize a core question for your day. Take your question on a medicine walk in nature.


10:00 - 11:45am | Personal Time
for your Medicine Walk in Nature, with guidance given during Session #1.

12:00 - 12:45pm | Group Session #2
Come back from your medicine walk and share the story of your journey with a partner. Translate the significant moments from you walk into a focused project plan for the next three months.

1:00 - 2:45pm | Personal Time
Take a spacious break for lunch, a nap and some time for a rejuvenation practice.

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3:00 - 3:45pm | Focused Project Planning Time
Work by yourself for an hour of planning time, based on guidance received during our noontime call.

4:00 - 4:45pm | Group Session #3
Share what you worked on in your planning session and commit to three inspiring goals for the upcoming season.

5:00 - 5:30 | Personal Follow Up Time
Take 30 minutes to follow up on your project plan by scheduling next steps into your calendar and writing any last notes and reflections from the day. What new habits, systems and projects have emerged in just one day?

Thank you Lev! So much healing and peace restored this weekend - which gave way to clarity and next steps. Grateful to have that time with you all. (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019)
— Saidah Denise Cotton, Director of Programs, Behind the Book & Performing Artist

why attend?

  • You will have a direct experience in nature that grounds and centers you in your purpose, vision and mission.

  • You will map out the “why, what and how” for your top three projects in the next three months, and have defined milestones and next steps to take.

  • You will feel focused and clear about your purpose, goals and your plan of action for the next three months.

I feel a calm imprint from the weekend that has followed me through a chaotic day and into my facilitation of tonight’s men circle, where I received strong positive feedback about my leadership, which I attribute to my beingness from this weekend. Thank you Lev for holding space the way you do (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019).
— - Orion Kriegman, Executive Director, Boston Food Forest Coalition”


If I was going to charge full-price for this retreat, it would be $125 per person. At our last retreat, I used a pay-what-you-can model, and it worked wonderfully - people who could pay more, did, and those that needed to pay less, could.

So for this full-day retreat, there is a required $40 deposit to reserve your space (only 13 spots available). At the end of the retreat, I will invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to the Alliance for a Viable Future - made possible by our new fiscal sponsorship from the Good Work Institute, which you can give in two installments over the next two-months.

Click HERE to register
with your $40.00 deposit

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

In the same way the weekly leadership circle ground and focus me, this weekend really shifted things for me. I found myself more peaceful and grounded at work than before. Thanks so much to Lev for creating every aspect of the weekend and for everyone showing up the way they did. Still resonating inside me (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019).
— - Sarah Laub, Executive Director, West Hartford Chiropractic

I was on a vibrational high for the remainder of the day and still feeling it today. So wonderful to meet everyone and make such meaningful connections over such a short time...Your openness, honesty and genuine love for each other and for yourselves and your paths has touched my heart. Thank you, Lev, for inviting me to this circle. It feels like home to me — something I have not felt in a long time (from Berkshire Weekend Intensive, May 2019).
— Liz Chambers, Creative Director of Studio-E Design