Unity's 9th Annual Retreat - Audacious Authenticity

Unity's 9th Annual Retreat - Audacious Authenticity

Unity Center's 9th Annual Summer Retreat

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Sunday, August 6th - Friday, August 11th, 2017.


bold, courageous, fearless, intrepid, daring, brave, valiant, heroic, plucky


genuine, truthful, legitimate, real, veritable, valid

It is a courageous journey to sit with the sensations that come up as we move into our success. Many of us have been uncomfortable with the sensations that come up when we move into our next Good. Success in anything can be wildly uncomfortable in our mind and our body. For some, just the thoughts of moving successfully into our greatest desires can send us back to a safe and limited mindset.

Taking on an audacious attitude can send us all into the stratosphere of confidence, assurance and understanding that feelings and sensations are just that, feelings and sensations, not roadblocks to our Good.

Join Rev. Shawn Moninger, Rev. Heidi Alfrey and David Friedman (The Thought Exchange) on a summer journey through the uncomfortable to the understanding that to shift is a good and necessary thing in finding your "audacious, authentic" being.

To register for this retreat, please fill out the registration form by clicking on  this .pdf or call the office at (203) 855-79222017 Retreat Registration.pdf

The retreat begins on Sunday, August 6th. You may check in anytime after 3pm. the reception starts at 5pm, dinner is at 6pm and we kick off the retreat at 7pm.  The retreat ends on Friday, August 11th at noon.

Retreat Facilitators

rsReverend Shawn Moninger is an ordained Unity Minister, currently serving as senior minister at Unity Center of Norwalk since 2004. Rev. Shawn and his partner David Friedman are in high demand as speakers in the New Thought and Unity movements. They travel extensively speaking at prominent events such as the International New Thought Alliance Conference, Unity Conference, retreats and leading churches throughout the country.



haRev. Heidi Alfrey  has been creating sacred transformational space for individuals and groups for the last decade.  She facilitates courses nationwide on all aspects of skillful spiritual living and frequently speaks and leads seminars on the power and benefits of transparent, naked living.

She is an ordained Unity minister and holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Heidi combines her life experience and innate ability to “hear what is not being said” as she guides many in peeling off the layers of the false self in her one-on-one and group empowerment coaching.

Heidi’s weekly Unity online radio program (www.unity.fm), Let’s Get Naked: Revealing Our Authentic Selves, features revealing interviews with people who have chosen to live in bold authenticity.


dfDavid Friedman wrote The Thought Exchange – Overcoming Our Resistance to Living a Sensational Life  and  The Healing Power of “Negative” Thoughts and  “Uncomfortable” Sensations spends a great deal of time traveling around the country lecturing, giving concerts and teaching Thought Exchange principles in corporate settings, New Thought churches, schools and private sessions.  www.thethoughtexchange.com



kgKenneth Gartman has been leading music in churches since age 13. He is currently the music director at Unity Center of Norwalk. This will be Kenneth’s 8th Retreat as Music Director. Kenneth creates a spiritual experience through music whereby we remember who we are as children of God. www.kennethgartman.com




RETREAT LOCATION: Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, 318 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412


Guest House is a delightful retreat and conference center in the scenic Connecticut River Valley offering spacious guest rooms with private bathrooms, superb cuisine, and amenities including wifi and central air conditioning in every room and elevator service to all guest room floors.  The beautifully renovated country inn is on private wooded land, adjacent to a state forest with hiking trails and two neighboring lakes.  The approach of the Guest House is a very nurturing and mindful one, allowing guests to concentrate on the important work they come to accomplish. It is conveniently located midway between New York City and Boston, Guest House is easily reachable via major highways or by train. You may view their website at www.guesthousecenter.org or call (860) 322-5770.

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August 6th, 2017 5:00 PM through August 11th, 2017 12:00 PM
The Guest House
318 West Main Street
Chester, CT 06412
United States