Retreat to the Beach


Retreat to the Beach is the part of a series of downloadable retreats for individuals to explore the wonder of one place over an afternoon or several day through meditations, scripture and prayer practices grounded in the uniqueness of this place.


Jesus invites us to come away for a while. God rests on the seventh day after all that has been made but for many of us it is hard to find a time for rest and renewal. We are all consumed by our habits and routines. We teeter toward burnout before taking the opportunity to step away and expand our vision.

RETREAT TO THE BEACH offers a series of experiences to awaken the heart, mind and body to find fresh perspective within the wonder of creation. This simple take-along retreat invites individuals to be fully immersed in the wonder of place. There are echoes from scripture tied to reflections, prayers and a full sensory experience to be had at the beach.

Offering suggestions for how to plan your retreat for a few days or an afternoon, this resource invites individuals to explore where the Spirit might be leading from the varied mediations and spiritual practices held within. 

In this RETREAT TO THE BEACH, there is opportunity to explore the power of story, the practice of singing, and the hope of freedom and liberation. There is space for each individual to wade into   this place with practices that include swimming, canting, a unique adaptation of breath prayer and more. This retreat also features a series of journaling prompts to inspire storytelling.

Created by a spiritual director, this resource is intended for individual use and can be used for independent use. There is also an opportunity to partner with Elsa Anders Cook for one-on-one spiritual direction while on retreat.



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