The Work of Byron Katie: Question Any Relationship….Into Heaven

The Work of Byron Katie: Question Any Relationship….Into Heaven

December 5-8, 2019

Welcome to three days to relax your mind, heart, body and soul in deep self-inquiry, in the most gorgeous, unique spa retreat center, with an incredible group of co-investigators.

Breitenbush Hot Springs. The Work of Byron Katie. You. Other Inquirers. Your loved one (if they choose to attend with you)….A time in December for winter retreat and going inward, and coming out with a new perspective and a new way of working with stressful thinking and important relationships in your life.

This powerful time gathers you and fellow travelers on a wonderful journey of looking at what brings you angst, worry, anger, fury, sleeplessness, depression and sorrow. No issue is too big or too small for inquiry. 

Even if you’ve worked with investigation, perhaps a thousand times (as the poet Rumi says) we dive in to the thinking, and question it with The Work. 

Our mission is Peace. By showing up, you bring it on.

What are your fears and disappointments? Where is your suffering? Do you find yourself at odds in an important relationship? Are you surprised by your irritation? Do you still miss the “one that got away?” Do you find after decades you still feel the same way in the presence of your parents, or family, or someone else close…and it’s not exactly stress-free?

All you need to bring is your open mind. We’ll help you every step of the way, from the very first stage of identifying what seems to cause the greatest pain internally for you….all the way through the four questions and into the turnarounds and how to live them in new ways you may have never thought possible. 

If you’re familiar with The Work, you’ll get hours of refined, precise, clarifying investigation into your personal inner world. 

If you’re stuck in a repetitive situation or belief that won’t budge, you’ll get insight and reflection from sticking with it for three wintery days. We’ll look with you.

If you’re brand new to The Work, we start from the very beginning with the very first step and move from there. You’ll know how to do The Work with yourself and with others, when you leave.

What is extra special about Breitenbush?

All is taken care of for you in your physical surroundings to make your time the most effective, concentrated, and powerful: 

1) Three organic, home-cooked, vegetarian, simple and varied meals per day. No caffeine, no alcohol, no meat, no additives. (You can bring these, if you like, but they aren’t served by Breitenbush).

2) Your choice of sleeping quarters with a wide range of offerings from cozy private cabins, comfortable lodge rooms, to dorms—pick your preferred price range. 

3) Natural hot springs with sacred pools for silent or quiet soaking, the sound of rushing river. Body work is available to you to arrange, and we leave gaps in our schedule for you to do so if you choose. 

4) No cell phone service, no internet. Wow! This can really help those of us tied to our media to unhitch completely and enter Full Inquiry. 

Breitenbush Retreat Center is located in eastern Oregon in a lush mountain range. Natural soaking pools offer relaxation and healing, along with bodywork sessions of your choice. Clothing is optional in the pools (not anywhere else).

Together for three days and nights, we will gather in a group to learn The Work, do inquiry, pair up in partner inquiry, use experiential exercises, and have a dance on Saturday night  (optional) to move in our own unique way. 

Brand new beginners are welcome, as well as those advanced and well-practiced in The Work. Everyone is welcome and everyone will find their own answers, no matter where you are in your journey of discovery of a Peaceful Reality.

Partnered and coupled people are very welcome, and you can choose to do The Work with your significant Other, your family member, or your close friend. You may also come alone, there is no requirement for attending with anyone you know. For some people, this is preferred, and you can choose this option.

About Presenters

Grace B

Grace Bell, primary facilitator, is a Certified Facilitator of The Work and has applied it to nearly every stressful relationship she’s ever encountered. She has identified stressful thinking about not only romantic partners, marriage, divorce, dating, and strained friendships, but also applied The Work on the relationships with her kids, sisters, parents and neighbors. She came out of divorce a freer human accompanied by The Work, and feels the joyous continuous expansion of life as truly miraculous. 

Jon Mark Elizondo, assisting, started doing The Work with Grace when they met in 2008 as they began dating. He has been a teacher to children for 28 years, including early childhood and kindergarten, and a leader of personal growth workshops. He’s thrilled to support this work and brings a peaceful presence and love of self-inquiry to everyone present. 

Additional Information

All mental health practitioners may earn 19 CEUs for attending this retreat (from the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work) through Grace Bell. Call 503-854-3320 (9-4 Mon.-Sat.). All registration, travel information, logistics, meals, accommodations are handled through Breitenbush Conference Center. 

Grace Bell 206-650-1230

Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon
Nearest airport is Portland, Oregon International.


The abundant Breitenbush hot springs have long been a destination for those seeking healing, rejuvenation and community. Nestled in the ancient forest approximately 45 miles east of Salem, Oregon, with a pristine river and inviting hot springs, Breitenbush is a place of timeless beauty where connection with the natural world is both vast and intimate. 

Approximately $55 to $117 per day (includes 3 organic meals/day). Please call Breitenbush to discuss options.


Managed through Breitenbush.