BGN Retreats

"Experiencing Bob and Shannon working together is an amazing display of synergy! Their individual strengths magnify when they work as a team to create a healing space for personal transformation. They manage to help participants bond and share at a very deep level." 

Boldly Going Nowhere Retreats

from Striving to Arriving

This is the space where everything comes together in extended experiences of welcoming the present moment, the now-here. Each retreat is uniquely designed to remind us of the beautiful connection we have to laughter, fun, silence, tears, awarenesses, nature, each other, and - most importantly - ourselves. Be a fierce protector of each moment and the next now-here will be created with full intention.


How long have you been working, reaching, scratching and kicking, striving to get there - only to realize that "this" there disappears into the “next” there? This moment turns into that moment. And you wake up years later to realize that joy has become a fantasy or just another “there”. In all of your striving you don’t notice the subtle, energy-draining effect of this cycle.


There doesn’t exist.


Welcome to nowHERE.


A new baseline, a new start-from, a new build-from - a new foundation from which to create, experience, and enjoy in joy. The point is... there is no point.


Our mission is to inspire a path to HERE. A place where all is manifest, all ideas are born, all possibilities exist. A place where clarity is born, peace lives, and chaos dies. A place many have been seeking - and through perpetual seeking, have perceived it to be unattainable.


This place is nowhere; this place is nowHERE.


This place is where the seeker becomes the seer, the striver becomes the arriver, the questioner becomes the knower. We are a movement devoted to creating a new human experience, as a human being.


If you feel like you've been running a marathon for much longer than the required 26 miles required, this is for you. Life is not a race. Life is presence. The greatest gift you can give yourself and everyone around you is presence.






The Setting 

Each Boldly Going Nowhere event is held in a space of magnificent beauty. Even if we didn’t do a thing, you will be better for having been there. The energy of the earth places we choose will stay with you forever.


The Unplugging 

Each Boldly Going Nowhere event is device free. It’s not all about the selfie. We won’t be using technology but we will have access for emergency use.


The Practicing

Each Boldly Going Nowhere event is about developing practices. This stuff will stay with you. You won’t go home scratching your head or wondering, "now what?"


The Nourishing

Each Boldly Going Nowhere event features delicious whole food cuisine. Everything served will serve you. You will not miss anything, except maybe a few pounds off the waistline when you leave.



Hear from the Last BGN Retreaters!

Boldly Going Nowhere  Spirit of the Jungle  March 2023  Chichen Itza Mexico

"Being present at a BGN retreat was a life changing event. Bob and Shannon facilitated each and every one of us through a transformational process with such ease and grace. It was an indescribable adventure that goes beyond words. Witnessing the group process and change occurred right before our very eyes, and magnified each individual's power and energy to “let go and fill up". Over the course of 48 hours, strangers became friends and developed into a Boldly Going Nowhere Family." 
MS, Columbia MD

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