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Retreat: Twin Cities, MN

  • Minnesota Humanities Center 987 Ivy Avenue East Saint Paul, MN, 55106 United States (map)

Crossing Your Next Threshold

A three-day, ICF accredited retreat, built on the pioneering work of Dr. David Drake, the founder of Narrative Coaching, and his new work at Moment Institute.

Learn how to make REAL change in REAL time.

This retreat embodies our commitment to serious play; it is for people who are willing to move through their own rite of passage to discover what is calling them.

We are building a community of practitioners in the fields of coaching, psychology, therapy and healthcare and we also invite those who are ready to:

  • Invest in yourself to get really clear about what matters to you.

  • Free up more energy to do what you really want to be doing.

  • Make important choices in areas where you have felt stuck.

  • Work more as whole person and align your personal and professional life.

  • Tap into your inner wisdom to meet a need in the world you care about.

What to Expect

Designed around the principles of Narrative Coaching, this ICF-accredited retreat is a rare opportunity to work live with David Drake. The retreat is limited to an intimate-sized group that facilitates an experiential process by which you can make time for what truly matters and cross your next threshold.

This experience is for people who find less and less value in just acquiring more information through traditional professional development; rather it is for people like you who want to cultivate a deeper trust in your core wisdom and make concrete steps towards your future.

What we will do

The retreat is led by Dr. David Drake and designed around the Narrative Coaching flow. You will be asked to participate in powerful work with David; experiential practices, deep conversations with peers, and sharing stories in small groups. We begin by exploring what is true for you now, move through a series of powerful processes to shift your Narrative DNA, and end with an extraordinary experience to set you free to create what matters most to you.

Over the course of three days, you will join with others (maximum 20) in an intimate setting and be guided through a number of advanced processes David has developed to create sustainable breakthroughs. You will cultivate a deeper trust in yourself and others as you work on real issues in your life and work. You will be supported by a courageous community of peers as well as David and others who are trained in this work.

Day 1

  • Becoming more aware of the stories you are living now

  • Reconfiguring your relationship between the past, present and future

  • Releasing old stories that no longer serve you to free up time and energy

Day 2

  • Rewinding your stories to create new options and outcomes

  • Working with your Shadow to reclaim what you need to be more whole

  • Experimenting with new stories in a safe and generative space

Day 3

  • Gathering new resources and new stories moving forward

  • Crossing a final threshold to bring your new stories to life

  • Consolidating and anchoring what you have achieved

Rather than an escape from life, this retreat is an immersion into life. The process culminates in a powerful experience that for many people is life-changing. Please be mindful that the retreat may be emotionally impactful. We encourage participants to give themselves the sufficient time and space needed before returning to your daily schedule.


As a result of attending this retreat, you will:

  • Release old stories and patterns; make new choices and commitments

  • Build relationships with people who are on a similar journey

  • Join the global community who are living and working this way

  • Receive 60 days of structured support to sustain your breakthrough

  • Gain access to our membership programs and opportunities

  • Earn 12 ICF Core Competency CCEUs

  • Have David sign your book!

Ongoing Support

As part of your retreat experience, you will gain complimentary access to our membership community and structured support materials for 60 days. This will enable you to:

  • Connect with your fellow retreat graduates to integrate your shifts, share your progress, and stay accountable.

  • Receive resources and attend webinars with David and others to support you on the other side of your threshold

  • Stay up to date with new developments and offerings from Moment Institute


Meals & Lodging

  • Lunch & Tea/Coffee/Snacks are provided on all three days

  • Multiple accommodation options nearby

  • Variety of options for off-site dining options and evening activities

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


The processes and guidance that have supported me to re-author my story have been truly pivotal. The shift has been profound and sustainable. - Kim, Australia
One of the best - possibly THE best workshop - I have ever attended. David focused us to stand in the moment so that new thoughts, stories and experiences could emerge. It was life-changing. - Linda, Consultant & Author
The way the process has been curated is truly impactful. This retreat gives you an appreciation for the field like no other retreat or model can. - Vicky, Writer, Speaker, Coach, Mentor
I gained enormous insight into the importance of this work right now, to its power, depth, and, at its heart, simplicity. A month later and the work we did still resonates on a daily basis, personally and professionally. - Robert, Educator
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