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Waldorf-Inspired High School Thanksgiving Retreat

Saturday, November 17 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lake Arrowhead, CA

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life
is Thank You, it will be enough’’
-Meister Eckhart

Come to beautiful Lake Arrowhead for a Waldorf-inspired 4 day retreat exploring the power of gratitude. Robin Theiss and Naqib Shifa will lead group discussions, engage in individual conversations and facilitate journaling, lead hikes and artistic activity designed to awaken our sense of gratitude and prepare for a bountiful Thanksgiving.

Cost: $2050, includes transportation to/from Lake Arrowhead, lodging, meals, all activities, and the retreat. 

Scholarships are available for those in need. Payment plans available. For more information contact Robin Theiss at

Retreat Leaders

Robin Theiss has been a Waldorf high school teacher for 15 years. She also serves on international Waldorf teacher training faculties in Guangzhou, China, Kassel, Germany, and Northern California.
She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She was selected to to be a student in residence at the Quaker community Pendle Hill,
Pennsylvania, where she learned the principles of non-violent communication skills. She then continued as a scholarship recipient at Claremont Graduate School to study in the master of arts program in the School of Theology. She also was the owner of Natale Coffee for 12 years, a local coffee house offering artistic and cultural nights to youth. Her newest educational endeavor is to
take education out of the classroom and help adolescents connect with their destinies.

Naqib Shifa teaches humanities and sports at the Waldorf School of Orange County. He was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from UCLA in Geography/Environmental Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Upon graduating, he worked professionally in the environmental industry, both in health sciences and consulting. However, his ongoing love of seeking knowledge and sharing that knowledge led him to go into teaching. He has been teaching at the High School level since 2013 in various fields including: Modern World History, Middle East History, Developing World, Global Economics, Constitutional Law, and an upperclassmen elective on Current Events where students study and discuss a wide variety of topics in the news today and then derive solutions for those topics that they share with the federal government. In his time outside of teaching, he loves to delve into Islamic studies and the related subjects of the religious sciences such as theology and spirituality.


Thanksgiving Retreat

November 17 - 20, 2018
$ 2050
  • Includes Retreat
  • Transportation to/from Lake Arrowhead
  • Lodging, meals and all activities

Gratitude Retreat 2018