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Event Details

  • Course Fee:
  • Start:
    10th Aug, 2020 9:00am
  • End:
    12th Aug, 2020 2:00pm
  • Faculty:
    Bebe Hansen, Sarah Halley, & Betsey Upchurch
  • Location:
    Bend of Ivy Lodge
    Marshall, NC
    United States
  • Website:
  • Please note:

    Training fee is $1,485. The course fees included in the package options are based on the addition of meals, lodging, and relevant discounts.

Recommended course package:

See below for other package options

Alumni Retreat Package


Earlybird rate until July 11, $1,895 thereafter

Additional discount available for LIPCC grads, please get your coupon code from Jenny before registering.


  • Alumni retreat
  • All meals & lodging

Pricing Explanation:

  • Retreat fee $1,485
  • Meals & Lodging $410
  • Early bird discount ($100)
  • Total = $1,795

2020 PBC Alumni Retreat

What’s the Body Got to Do with it?

Here’s an exciting new offer that brings together PBC methodology, experiential education and design, improvisational theatre, embodied learning and trauma-sensitive practices.  This is an opportunity to be in community for 3 days with your PBC peers while you focus on developing yourself and learning tools to enhance your coaching practice.

An Invitation to further resource ourselves as coaching practitioners by:

  • Deepening our capacity to work in and through the body
  • Build our coaching skills around embodiment (including working with strong emotions)
  • Learn and practice designing experiential exercises and somatic practices to meet our client’s learning/coaching objectives
  • Increase our awareness and application of basic trauma sensitive moves to support ourselves and our clients to be stabilized and regulated, and know when refer to appropriate resources
  • Experience Improv and how it can inform our coaching practice
  • Continue to cultivate our own Presence and the Presence of our clients through these practices, processes and play

This retreat will be facilitated by Bebe Hansen, Sarah Halley, and Betsey Upchurch.  We are very much looking forward to having fun together!

Course Details

  • Timing: The retreat will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, August 10 and end at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 12.
  • Eligibility: This retreat is designed for PBC alumni. Please note the date of any retreat or virtual course you have completed in the comments field during registration. If you have any questions about eligibility, please ask before registering (email Jenny)
  • CCE’s:  pending ICF approval.

Logistics and Registration Details

  • Location: All North Carolina retreats are held at Bend of Ivy Lodge, a secluded and beautiful retreat center 20 minutes north of Asheville. Retreats include long hours, morning practices, and evening sessions. Because the community experience is a vitally important element of the retreat, we strongly recommend staying on-site. If you have a special situation and prefer to stay offsite please let us know and we can offer options.
  • Meals and Lodging: Meals and lodging have been included as part of the package pricing ($410). Lodging and meals include double occupancy lodging (with occasional triple occupancy), shared bath, and gourmet meals prepared with locally sourced, organic foods. Meals are provided from Monday breakfast through Wednesday lunch. Lodging is provided Sunday night through Wednesday at 2 PM ET.
  • Single upgrades: A very limited number of upgrades are sometimes available for an additional charge of $30/night. Please note any extenuating circumstances that require a single, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Note your request in the Comments field in the shopping cart, and you will be added to the wait-list. If upgrades become available, you will be notified in the order received, and be invited to confirm. Assume, however, that double occupancy is the norm.
  • Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your registration for any retreat or course, all fees paid minus a cancellation fee will be refunded, as long as the conditions outlined in the terms and conditions are met. If those conditions are not met, no refunds will be provided. See more details on cancellation policies on the Terms & Conditions page.

About Betsey

Betsey Upchurch

Betsey’s background is in experiential training and development which means rather than PowerPoints and lectures, her teaching and facilitation style is one of learning by doing, fun and interactive. Betsey began her career doing team-building using experiential techniques in the 1970s.  As a pioneer in experiential corporate learning, she has been using and creating experiences ever since, primarily working in corporations and with executives creating change toward a more compassionate and abundant world.  She believes in creating experiences that allow clients to find the insights that they most need to meet their challenges and inspire change.  She has directed experiential organizational development programs at Nantahala Outdoor Center as program director for custom team building and leadership, Duke University as Director of Duke Leadership, and for her own company since 1995. She is certified in Presence-Based Coaching and International Certification in Organizational Dynamics. She is a founding member of the Experiential Training and Development Alliance and has served many years on the Boards of that and several other organizations.  Industries she works in are Software, Biotech, Ethanol, Pharmceuticals, Manufacturing, and Service.

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