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Stay at Bend of Ivy Lodge


Earlybird good thru June 21, $2,750 thereafter


  • 3-day Alumni Retreat
  • Meals (Mon b-fast through Wed lunch)
  • Lodging (Sunday, Monday, & Tues nights)
  • Onsite lodging available on a first come, first serve basis - space is limited
  • LIPCC grads save an additional $100, email Jenny for coupon code

Pricing Explanation:

  • Tuition $2,125
  • Meals and Lodging (on-site) $625
  • Early bird discount ($200)
  • Total = $2,550

Stay off-site


Earlybird good thru June 21, $2,545 thereafter


  • 3-day Alumni Retreat
  • Meals (Mon b-fast through Wed lunch)
  • Day use of lodge*
  • *off-site lodging cost paid separately by student
  • LIPCC grads save an additional $100, email Jenny for coupon code

Pricing Explanation:

  • Tuition $2,125
  • Commuter meals package $420
  • Early bird discount ($200)
  • Total = $2,345

2024 Alumni Retreat

Return to Center: A Retreat for PBC Alumni

How do we make a bigger impact in the world? How can coaching make a real contribution as we face into this challenging moment in time? When’s the last time you took time out to have space held for you, so you could feel nourished as you hold space for others?

Coaching can be a lonely endeavor! We invite you to get away to the mountains of western NC and reconnect with yourself, your fellow coaches and the beautiful land that helped birth this work.  To make a greater difference “out there,” we need to journey “in here.”

Take time with us and as a community to reflect on your coaching skills and learn some new ones. Re-energize your grounded presence and re-emerge with your tank filled and your heart renewed.  Experience the joyful connections within your PBC community of practice that holds you in your development as a coach and a human. Come ready to move and be moved!

Join us at Bend of Ivy Lodge Aug 19-21, 2024 as we re-imagine who we want to be as coaches in these turbulent times. As we consider what’s being asked of us as we envision our practice and those we serve from a place and space of resilience and inspiration.

By the end of this 3 day retreat, you will…

    • Feel renewed, energized and connected
    • Have new skills and fresh ideas of how to work with clients (even challenging clients!)
    • Feel nurtured and cared for in a sustaining environment
    • Have more clarity about who you want to be as a coach and what’s calling you at the frothy edge of your own development

Focus Areas Include:

  • Supervision: receive support in working with…
    • Clients who put you on your learning edge (so called “difficult or challenging clients”).
    • Knotty ethical dilemmas or boundaries.
    • Your individual coaching cases or particular situations that leave you feeling stuck.
  • Experiment with new ways to grow your self-awareness and presence as a coach so you can expand your effectiveness.
  • Invite different perspectives with fresh ways to learn and explore.
  • Time to bring in and work with the deeper questions.

You will also receive:

  • Plenty of reflection and community time.
  • Activities on and with the land.
  • The chance to fully engage and network with a group of fellow PBC Alumni
  • Delicious, organic food prepared by Dava.
  • ICF CCEs (pending with ICF)


Pricing details

Logistics and registration details

  • What’s included: Course fees include tuition, materials, and meals and lodging.
  • 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. We believe that the community experience is a vitally important element of the retreat. We have a limited number of rooms available at the lodge, once we are at capacity at the lodge (first come, first serve), you must stay off site*. We have a PBC rate at a local hotel about 15 minutes from the lodge.
  • Meals and Lodging: Meals and lodging are included as part of the package. Lodging and meals prices include double occupancy lodging, shared bath, and gourmet meals prepared with locally sourced, organic foods. Meals are provided Monday breakfast through Wednesday lunch. Lodging is provided Sunday night through Wednesday at 2 PM ET.
    • A very limited number of single rooms are available upon request, on a case by case basis. Preference will be given to people with a physical or medical need.
    • If you are staying offsite, you will pay a reduced commuter rate which will include all meals and day use fees. You will be responsible for paying for off site lodging fees separately.
  • 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.
  • Special Pricing: Payment plans can be arranged if needed, inquire with Jenny.
  • LIPCC Grads save an additional $100, email Jenny for the coupon code.