Be Still Christian Meditation Retreat – August 8-10, 2014

Be Still Christian Meditation Retreat- August 8-10, 2014!

Early Bird Registration Now Open until April 10, 2014.

When was the last time you took time to completely relax and abide in God’s presence.

Most of us spend so much time working or taking care of others that we eventually run out of steam.

If you are feeling burnt out, tired, razzled, or stressed, this retreat is just for you!

At the Be Still Christian Meditation retreat, you’ll enjoy:

* Christian Meditation instruction and daily practice to quiet your mind­.
* Holy Fit Christian Style Yoga- to tone, stretch, and relax­.
* Healthy Vegetarian Meals.
* Transformation, relaxation, and fellowship.
* And that much needed quiet time to reconnect with God and Yourself.

My 2011 and 2012  Be Still Christian Meditation Retreats were a great success.  During these retreats, attendees participated in Christ-centered meditation, Holy Fit (Christian Alternative to Yoga), soaking in God’s presence, scripture meditation, hiking, eating, exploring and great fellowship!  See Past Retreat Photos.


The retreat will take place at the San Damiano Retreat Center which is located in California and is about 30 minutes from Oakland and 45 minutes from San Francisco. I have attended retreats here before and it is a beautiful, friendly, and peaceful place.


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“I am so excited about this weekend, the tools that were given, the new friends I’ve made, the beauty if Gods creations, and all the wonderful organic food I have enjoyed! With the blessing of the retreat and tools, I feel I have a new responsibility to put them to use and pray for the Holy Spirit to keep reminding me of them.” -­ Lucy, AL

“Overall very good opportunity to connect with people who are sharing a similar struggles (being quiet with God). Loved the yoga and practice meditation sessions. I now feel equipped to “Be Still” at home/work/where ever I need to be.” -Becky, TX

“The retreat was excellent, the tools and learning experience and practicing meditation has had a great impact on me. The highlights for me were learning and meditation. You have spent a lot of time and effort going deeper and “creating” these helpful tools through your own experience.” – John, AL

“The retreat was held in a beautiful location with many places to go for meditation; I was truly blessed by every session, especially the yoga exercise.” – Gloria, CA

“GREAT WORKSHOP!!! You saved the best for last. Thanks for all the new tools and insight” – Patricia, CA

“I loved and enjoyed the retreat! I think it is a must for anyone that wants to learn how to be still in the presence of God. After attending the retreat I feel that I am able to overcome stress, doubt, worry, fear and insecurity through the power of meditation and surrender to God. The highlight of the retreat for me was the beautiful location and trip to Mount Shasta and the Waterfalls. Rhonda is very knowledgeable and passionate about her ministry and works very hard to deliver a quality product. I enjoy her soft, sweet and kind spirit. May God bless you can continue on in your gifts and anointing.” – Michael, CA

“The retreat was a glorious experience, I feel cleansed of so much toxic waste. I feel convinced and equipped to continue meditation as a daily devotional gift. The examples given allow me to see myself, applicably in real life situations. I see you and experience you with a gift of calming, love, purity and authentic Christ like qualities.” – Beverly, CA

“Rhonda thank you for a beautiful inspiring retreat, the meditations were powerful and helped me to understand specifically how to meditate on the scripture. Your vast knowledge during the workshop was impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed and learned from the topics.” – Laura, CA

“This weekend was amazing. I have had a pattern of running from the emotions I felt in quietness. This weekend allowed me to feel and believe this is the beginning of transformation. I now have the tools to live my life as a believer and act like one, free from stress and anxiety. Thank you Rhonda and Peggy for all of your work to put this together and facilitate the weekend.” – Pam , AZ

“Thank you very much. This was the most exciting 4-days that I have had in years. I never meditated nor have done yoga, so thank you. My highlights of the retreat were understanding spiritual meditation and meeting new and wonderful Christians or shall I say God’s children. I will walk away with new tools to better my life and a better way to Be Still and listen to God. “- Shelia , WA

“The relaxed tone was very inviting. I felt immediately at ease in the environment that Rhonda has cultivated. I feel like I will be leaving this retreat with an arsenal of tools to deal with over-activity, distractions, and anxiety. I am so grateful for Rhonda’s joyful heart and giving spirit. She was a wonderful facilitator.”- Joe , WA

“This retreat was wonderful. The atmosphere was conducive to our goal! Everyone was friendly, loving, and wonderful to each other. This retreat has given me hope and hope to share with my family. The retreat has given me a clarity and peace that was not there before. The highlights were the “Scrub the Wall” meditation, the “Scripture Meditation,” and EVERYTHING outside! I think Rhonda Jones’ demeanor was professional, personal, loving, and KNOWLEDGABLE! I could listen to her all day. The course content was COMPLETELY relevant to my life. It was easy to learn and just soak in all the information as I was so thirsty for it.”- Veronica , WA

“The retreat was wonderful! I feel I have had a couple of breakthroughs during meditation sessions and I now have tools to take home with me from what I’ve learned. Rhonda is an amazing God-loving gentle woman. The course content was very relevant to my daily life.”- Jenny , WA

“The retreat was everything I hoped it would be and more. I learned new spiritual tools that will help me in my search to know God more intimately. these tools are “priceless.” Rhonda, you are a sweet and gentle spirit whose love for God shines through. Thank you for being obedient to God’s calling- your work helping Christians get past the “talk” into the “walk” with God.” – Anoymous

“I was extremely impressed with the retreat. Everything was done with a spirit of excellence. I will forever be changed through the power of meditation (time with God). The principles you shared were confirmations that I must “Be Still” and awaken the power within. Rhonda, you have a beautiful spirit and are walking in what God has called you to. To use your pain and testimonies are an important and necessary part of the retreat experience. Your past pains were there to guide others through the same life struggles we all face. The course content and stories were sent to you by the Holy Spirit. I have a prayer room in my home where I use to thresh on the floor 3-4 times per week with God. The cares of life took me from that. So you see God used you to be my GPS guide to guide me back to Him!” – Charrisee, CA

“My overall thoughts of the retreat are awesome. It was sad to pack up and leave. The highlight of the retreat for me was making new friends and the Soaking in the Spirit session. My goal for the retreat was to be forever changed and experience God like I never have before and the Holy Spirit wrapped his arms around me and I felt him give me a hug. I cried like when your parents give you a much needed hug. I also flet or visioned Him washing away my pain and hurts. Rhonda was great. I love her honesty and “down to earth” attitude. She was relate-able and I appreciate her willingness to share that even though she knows how to meditate and be one with the Lord, she still gets pissed and still wrestles with self-confidence. It shows that this is a process and we will never fully be at a place where we don’t have to learn, grow, and ask for forgiveness. I would like to see this be a yearly thing. This has been a transforming and life changing activity.” – Aletha, WA

“The retreat impacted my life in a powerful way. Rhonda you are living in the moment! Praise the Lord! Follow the passion of your life and it will lead you to peace and joy that is Jesus.” – Sherry, CA

“My first impression of the retreat was that it completely changed my life. I lived a life of confusion, doubt, and depression and was prayer-less prior to the retreat. Upon learning to still my mind and soul, I learned the power of prayer and the tools to use it properly. My highlights were the great company I was in. The people were fantastic, the activities were amazing, and the material inspirational. This retreat has changed my life and the lives of all the people I wll come in contact with. Lives were changed and Jesus was glorified through this retreat. I absolutely adore Rhonda. She was graceful and present and she delivered the material in a loving way full of God’s love. I learned a lot from her simply because of her love for life, others, and for Christ. Thanks to Rhonda and this retreat depression, confusion, and doubt no longer linger at my door.” – Lanora, WA

“The retreat was phenomenal!!! Absolutely phenomenal! I so enjoyed being in the “stillness and silence” of the Lord and being okay with that. I also absolutely loved the Scripture Meditation because it gave me another way to memorize scriptures even more and also teach my kids and the youth at my church. I haved learned even more from this retreat than I did at Rhonda’s 1-day retreat. This was so powerful and my life is forever impacted by this event. I pray that and know that the Lord will replenish everything that was poured out to us back into you a 1000 times more than you can ever imagine.” – Michelle, CA

“I attended the meditation retreat at the Biblical Garden in Grass Valley, and here it is two days later, and still fill the affects of your meditation techniques. For the last 10 years, I have been struggling with trying to find me, after the effects of family tragedy, which included the loss of my first husband in a car accident. Three of my children were in this accident, and suffer mental and physical scars. One child was suicidal, the other was in a coma, and my youngest saw her dad in his death state. And, sadly the same year and time frame my youngest brother disappeared, and to this date has not been found. I battled with depression from going through the healing process with all my children. I finally woke-up and realized that I still can live my dreams, but found it hard to focus and balance my inter anxiety. I did not no how to take control of my inner being, until I joined the mediation retreat. I find it easy within, to deal with the stresses of job search, and continuing my nursing career. I’m glad I did not change my mind on attending. That was the most deep relaxation I have ever felt, especially with the presence of God’s touch there. In the biblical garden, I cried and worshiped because I knew on this day I was free, for the first time in my life from negative mental struggles. May God bless you Rhonda, and take you, to a places you never gone in your mind and heart to take this ministry to another level.”“Depression is so common, and taken lightly, within the medical community. I feel so light. Me, my sister and friend could not stop talking about our experience. If you don’t mind me asking, if I can get a group of woman willing to contribute a fee, will you do another retreat? I know a lot of woman, who are very successful and suffer from depression, disease, and menopause. I would like to share my experience with them, for they have been a blessing in my life through my storms.”

“ The facilitator was truly God sent, she’s truly a blessing. The clear presence of God. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with me.” ”It was absolutely phenomenal! I am grateful to see the focus of meditation that the world has embrace now be on the “out” in a Christian way.“Thanks for pouring yourself out two us Rhonda. I really pray that the Lord pours back into you everything yu poured out to us and a thousand times more.” ”I do a lot of meditation and I do yoga weekly so her skills and knowledge was far exceeding even the secular world.”“I really enjoyed it.”“Excellent.” “Pure Relaxation.”“The name of Jesus was brought forth.


Rooms are available at double and triple occupancy. Coming alone? Don’t worry, we will match you up with roommate(s). Couples welcomed!

The Be Still Christian Meditation Retreat 2014 will we held in Nevada City at the beautiful Harmony Ridge Lodge that is located about one hour north of Sacramento,  California.

Come and get refreshed in God and learn how meditating on Christ and the scriptures will deepen your relationship with God, help you let go of stress, grow spiritually, and maintain your peace of mind even during times of crisis.

The BE STILL Christian Meditation Retreat is going to teach you the life-changing practice of Christ-centered meditation, a spiritual practice that many Christians have never done before, but that is encouraged throughout the Bible.

Joshua 1:8 tells believers that it is through meditating on Christ that we gain true success in life. Yet not the success of the world, the success of a loving, joyful, and thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Retreat Dates and Times:

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 4 p.m. to  Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2 p.m.  

Location: San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, California (Bay Area)

Retreat Costs:

Early Bird Special: Double occupancy $325.00;  Single occupancy: $350.00

After Early Bird : Double Occupancy $375.00;  Single Occupancy: $400.00

Accommodation Information:  Single persons will be matched with a same sex roommate.


Two Payment Plans Available: 

Three Payments of $110.00; $110  non-refundable deposit

Two Payments of $165.00 ; $110 non-refundable deposit

(includes small processing fee)

All payments due by June 1, 2014.


Airport and Getting to the Retreat Center:

Important: Please do not reserve a flight until registration is confirmed and you receive a welcome letter with further instructions. You will receive this about two weeks after your register.

For those flying into California, I would recommend staying an extra day or two after the retreat for some sight-seeing and additional recreation. Danville is a cute city and San Francisco is not far away. Let me know if you are interested in this and perhaps I can coordinate some fun activities.

Please fly into either SFO (San Francisco) or OAK (Oakland) Airports.  Flying into SFO will probably be cheaper.

Shuttles are available from the airport to the retreat. From SFO shuttle is $69 one way for first person and $12 for each additional person. From OAK shuttle is $55  one way for first person and $9 for each additional person.

You can also take the BART (around $8.00 to Walnut Creek Station) and then a cab to the retreat center for about $25.00).


Optional Free Time Activities:
  • Site Seeing (we are in a very beautiful location)
  • Exploring the area
  • Quiet Time with God
  • Hiking

Facilitator Rhonda Jones

Christian Meditation Author, Rhonda Jones, will instruct and mentor attendees in the practice of Scripture Meditation and other spiritual disciplines that promote peace, joy, and intimacy with God. Rhonda Jones, author of 23 Christ-centered meditation and affirmation Cds, believes that spiritual growth and personal transformation begins when we learn to “be still,” meditate on scriptures, and connect with God in spirit and truth. Rhonda, is also a Certified Christian Yoga Instructor with over 375 hours of training. Learn more about Christian Meditation at her website


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