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In addition to our work helping leaders, teams, and organizations around the globe, we offer special public retreats each year. These retreats provide an special opportunity for our clients, friends, colleagues, and students to join us for times of deeper reflection and exploration than most business programs afford. These gatherings help us to deepen our connections, meet and network with others interested in this work, and expand our understanding of disciplines and principles that inspire us to bring a deeper wisdom, wonder, resilience, and compassion to our lives and work.

Click here for most current public events and workshops with Joel & Michelle

A sampling of past events with the Leveys are listed below.

Guided Vacations in the Aloha Spirit:
Exploring Hawaii with Joel & Michelle Levey

We've been in the Hawaiian Islands for over 30 years and have been blessed to host and guide a wide variety of profoundly inspiring gatherings at numerous sacred and natural settings throughout the Islands - especially the Big Island and Maui. These special gatherings in the Aloha Spirit have served both our local Island community as well as guests and groups from communities and organizations around the globe.

Each gathering offers a unique weaving of Island adventures, cultural experiences, teachings, and venues that will nourish, revitalize, and inspire our guests in the most life-affirming ways. Common themes for these gatherings include: living in balance, self-family-&-team renewal, meditation, integral medicine, change resilience, eco-tourism and lessons on sustainable living from Island cultures and the wonders of the natural world, etc.

Hawaii Adventures Slideshow

Telecourses – We are currently developing a series of inspiring telecourses. If you are interested, please contact us at:

Workshops With Joel & Michelle Levey in Boise

Nov. 10-11-12, 2006

Mastery, Mystery, Meditation and the Mind Science Frontier
Reflections from 30+ Years of Research & Exploration

An Evening of Reflections and Insights with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

Friday Nov. 10
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
6200 Garrett, Garden City

Deep Reflection, Nature, & Community: Awakening to Our True Nature

Summer 2007 Retreat With Joel & Michelle Levey

At Indralaya on Orcas Island in the US San Juan Islands.

For info:

Mastery, Mystery, and the Mind Science Frontier

Reflections from 30+ Years of Research & Exploration

An Evening of Reflections and Insights with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

Saturday Sept. 16th, 7 pm

Drawing insights from over 35 years of intensive research and practice on the Mind-Science frontier, Joel & Michelle Levey will share reflections on the importance of mind science findings and disciplines for meeting the challenges and opportunities of these times, and explore questions in dialogue with our community on the evening of Sept. 16th. The gathering will also include a demonstration by the Leveys of neurofeedback training (software and games controlled by the quality of mind/attention).
Joel & Michelle have been fortunate to work and study closely with many of the most respected mind-science researchers and contemplative inner-scientists of our times including: The Dalai Lama, Krishnamurti, Willis Harman (cofounder of IONS), Thich Nhat Hanh, Sogyal Rinpoche, Elmer Green, William Tiller, etc.
Honored as "leading teachers of transformation" by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Leveys' pioneering work and research has explored diverse realms of mind-science including: integral medicine; extraordinary human capabilities; applied collective intelligence; distant intentionality; healing and the non-local mind; cyberphysiology-biofeedback-&-neurofeedback; contemplative inner sciences; mastery of attention; intuitive intelligence; and the mindbody interphase.
Their unique and integral approach to bringing a deeper wisdom to life and work has inspired people in hundred of communities and organizations including : World Bank, NASA, Clinton Global Initiative, Indian Institute of Management (IIM Ahmedabad), US Army Green Berets, Microsoft, Intel, Omega Institute, Esalen, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Bring your questions and come join this inspiring exploration and dialogue!

Trilogues at the Heart of Deep Space

Sunday September 17th, 2006

7:00 pm

A Special Evening of Contemplative & Cosmological Explorations
with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey & Jack Semura, Ph.D.

We are honored to have as our special guest, Dr. Jack Semura, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology at Portland State University, and a longtime practicing Buddhist meditator, who will offer his perspectives on contemporary cosmological discoveries, insights, and implications for cultural and spiritual transformation. Dr. Semura works in the field of cosmology and complexity to study emergence and evolution in the Universe. He is concerned with cultural transformation and the role world view and personal meaning play in our lives. This is a unique opportunity to explore and experience the interface of inner and outer deep space, science and spirit, in dialogue and practice with three teachers who are skilled in weaving together contemplative disciplines with scientific inquiry and investigation.
This will be a full evening replete with amazing images to share, meditations to enjoy, and mindful dialogue. Please bring your questions on all you ever wanted to know about the cosmos within and around you, and plan to arrive a bit early so we can start promptly at 7 pm. Sliding scale: $10 -$30

Location: Home of Joel & Michelle Levey

Mind Fitness Week


Washington Athletic Club (The WAC)


April 24-May 2, 2006

What's Love Got To Do With It?

With Joel & Michelle Levey

July 26 - 30, 2006

Hollyhock Retreat Center, Cortez Island, B.C.

The miracle and mystery of Love lies at the heart of the world's great spiritual traditions. Yet for many people love, relationship and spiritual practice raise profound questions. How does the personal love between individuals also become an expression and vehicle for the Big Love? What is the difference between attachment and love? How to heal the heart-mind split? Which practices and ways of being with one another expand our capacity to affirm aliveness, intimacy and authenticity? How to widen the circle of love?
Both individuals and people in relationship are invited to explore the meaning and dynamics of love and relationship on the spiritual path. In the sacred field of deep listening, lovingly tended dialogue, reflection, and dynamic fun illuminating exercises, create new pathways to deep spirited heartful connection.
Beginners, as well as those well-seasoned in inner disciplines, will find practical value in this inspiring retreat. Come prepared to savor the miracle of each mindful moment, to celebrate your place in the sacred circle of life, and to awaken more deeply to your true nature and highest potentials.

The True Nature of Our Interbeing

With Joel & Michelle Levey

August 5-10

(Saturday dinner - Thursday lunch)

At Indralaya, Orcas Island, WA

Explore your highest potential for mindful presence, radical transformation, & inner freedom in a nurturing environment of pristine natural beauty and a community of kindred souls. This program will introduce you to a variety of meditation practices and principles for cultivating awareness, inner peace, deep reflection, and mindbody health and harmony. Open to levels of insight inseparable from compassion, and awaken to new possibilities of living in dynamic balance, creativity, and wholeness. Slowing down to the speed of life, the natural rhythms of our days will offer time for life affirming, heart-opening, and mind-expanding teachings, heartfelt sharing, mindful adventures, and time alone.
Beginners, as well as those well-seasoned in inner disciplines, will find practical value in this inspiring retreat. Come prepared to savor the miracle of each mindful moment, to celebrate your place in the sacred circle of life, and to awaken more deeply to your true nature and highest potentials.

Meditation, Nature, & Community:

Portals for Living in Balance

Summer Retreat with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

July 30 -August 4, 2005

At Indralaya retreat center on Orcas Island in the San Juans, Washington, USA.

Explore the practice of meditation and the theme of living a life of dynamic balance in nature and community.  This experiential program will introduce you to a variety of practices and principles for cultivating inner peace, mindbody harmony, and provide an opening to deeper insight , compassion, creativity and health. 

For info & registration: 360/376-4526 ,, oif/2005/programs4.html#meditation

Healthy Living Wellness Program

21 Day Intensive ~ September 10 to October 7th, 2005

In collaboration with Five Mountains Hawaii, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Hawaii Health Foundation – HawaiiDiet ™,

Friends of the Future,Tutu’s House/Get Balanced Program, Hawaii State Consortium on Integrated Healthcare. & HMSA


WOW: Workplace Wellness Program

January 06-December 06

For employees of resorts & businesses on the Kona Coast of Hawaii.

In collaboration with Friends of the Future; The Center for Weight & Health, School of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley; Five Mountains Hawaii; and Kona Coast Resorts


Special Workshop Series Funded by The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

Meditation & Medicine:

Practical Applications & Intriguing Implications

• University of Washington School of Nursing, May 3, 2005 & July 13, 2005

• University of Washington School of Medicine, Faculty Workshop, June 7th, 2005

• Bastyr University, CAM Intensive, July 14, 2005

• University of Washington Medical School, Mindbody Medicine Training Team workshop July 15-16,2005

• University of Minnesota, Medical Student CAM Intensive (Oct.-Nov. 2005)

Recent breakthroughs in meditation and mind-science research offer a wealth of compelling evidence, inspiration, and affirmation for the power and potentials of meditation practice as an adjunct in treating healthcare patients.  Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey will draw from a combined 60+ years of research, study, practice, clinical work, and teaching to share insights regarding various disciplines of meditation with profoundly practical applications in medicine, health, and human potential. They will offer a review of current research, and introduce participants to a number of methods of meditation that offer both personal value for physicians/health caring professionals, and clinical application in working with patients.

Facilitation for The Naturopathic Medical Research Agenda (NMRA) Core Team

This pioneering project offered dynamic facilitation for the NMRA core team in developing a unified research agenda to coordinate the research efforts of Bastyr University, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport’s School of Naturopathic Medicine, South West College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM), Southern Cross University in Australia.

Living in Balance Intensive

A Special Month-Long Program, March 2005

At the Mauna Lani Resort in collaboration with Classic Resorts

For details, contact:

Developing High Performing Change Resilient Cultures: 

Quantitative & Qualitative Measures of Success

Keynote: August 27, 2004

International Institute for Research (IIR) & PDMA Executive Series, “Delivering Performance – Aligning Enterprise Metrics to Leadership, Innovation and R&D Productivity”

Hilton Head, S.C.


Deep Spirited Leadership, Culture, & Consciousness:

Exploring our potentials for inspiring extra-ordinary wisdom, compassion, and creative power in our lives, work, communities, nation, and world.

with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

Lecture for IONS-NW,  Monday June 28TH, 2004

Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, WA.

Join IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) pioneers Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey for an inspiring exploration of this timely and important topic. Through stories, reflections, meditations, dialogue, and examples from their work, we will examine the following themes, perspectives, and practices that allow us to bring a deeper wisdom to work-life.

Summer 2004 Orcas Island Retreat

Hawaii Adventures with Joel and Michelle Levey

"Living in Balance"

Leadership, Organizational Health, & Our Potentials for Extra-Ordinary Work:
Integral Approaches for Bringing a Deeper Wisdom to Life-Work

Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony & Wholeness in a Chaotic World

Click here for a sampling of past workshops and presentations.

All My Relations:
Awakening Wisdom and Compassion on the Path of Deep Relationship
Joel & Michelle Levey

Aug. 7-12, 2004

at Indralaya on Orcas Island, Washington

with Joel & Michelle Levey

Joel and Michelle lead the workshop at Indralaya.

"Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things."
--Thomas Merton

"When we seek for connection we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful when we realize how truly necessary we are to each other."
--Margaret Wheatley

"A human being is part of the whole called by us the Universe.
We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest --a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures, and the whole of nature in its beauty."

---Albert Einstein

In these amazingly complex times we are continually reminded of how profoundly our lives weave together with "all our relations." As an endangered species on an endangered planet, the importance of deepening the peace, wisdom, courage, compassion, resilience, integrity, and wholeness that we weave into the fabric of our lives is significantly heightened. In this spirit, Joel & Michelle Levey will draw inspiration from many modern & ancient wisdom & inner science traditions and guide us in a variety of treasured and time-honored practices for finding our place in the circle of life. Together we will practice peace through deepening our experience of interbeing; awakening deeper intuition, and opening to a greater sense of the sacred Mystery we share with all creation. This retreat offers a precious opportunity to:

* Deepen your practice of meditation
* Integrate mindful presence into everyday life-work
* Learn about the science of consciousness
* Embrace the Path of wisdom & fierce compassion
* Discover the Power of Peace & Presence
* Dance with Mastery, Mystery, & Deep Change
* Explore Living in Balance, Wholeness, & Integrity
* Deepen your sense of interbeing & deep connection
* Flow with moving meditations
* Enjoy the pristine natural beauty of Orcas Island
* Explore silence, heartfelt sharing, and the support of a community of kindred souls on the Journey of a lifetime

Quiet reflective time will be balanced with shared reflection and time in nature. Open time will allow for reading, resting, journaling, swimming, hiking, adventures, or strolls into the nearby village of Eastsound.

Beginners as well as those well-seasoned self-mastery disciplines will find profoundly practical value in this inspiring transformational program. Come prepared to savor the miracle of each mindful moment, to celebrate your place in the sacred circle of life, and to awaken more deeply to your true nature and the highest potentials of all our relations.

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Leadership, Organizational Health, & Our Potentials for Extra-Ordinary Work: Integral Approaches for Bringing a Deeper Wisdom to Life-Work

April 19-23, 2004

with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey
att Omega Institute's new retreat center: The Crossings in Austin, Texas

"Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans, and the catastrophe towards which this world is headed - be it ecological, social, demographic or a general breakdown of civilization - will be unavoidable. . . The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and in human responsibility." – Vaclav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia in his address to the U.S. Congress

Today's worldwide crisis in leadership invites us to take Havel's advice to heart and to reflect upon ways that we can further this r/evolution of consciousness within ourselves in order to bring a deeper wisdom to our work and to the organizations and communities that we serve.

This dynamic course examines the vital relationship between our interior life as leaders and the outer health and performance of our teams and organizations. It offers participants a rare opportunity to experience the profound potentials for synergy between inner and outer work, and introduces principles, practices, and integral approaches for bringing a deeper wisdom to work in our fast changing world.

For over 30 years Joel & Michelle Levey's pioneering work has inspired leaders in hundreds of organizations around the globe to seriously explore the vital link between their inner and outer work. Drawing insights from their research on Corporate Culture & Organizational Health for the Institute for Health & Productivity Management, their advanced Biocybernautic training for the US Army Green Berets' "Jedi Warrior" project, and numerous resilient leadership development programs and breakthrough intuitive research projects for a wide variety of leading organizations, the Leveys will invite us to consider the highest potentials we can bring forth within ourselves and those we serve. Join us for this transformative week of deep reflection, personal development, and generative dialogue with inspired leaders from other organizations. THEMES: Together we will explore, learn, and develop:

  • Integral Approaches to Inspired Leadership
  • Dynamic Synergy of Inner & Outer Work
  • 8 Keys to Resilient Leadership
  • Personal Energy Management
  • Mindfulness & Attention Leadership
  • High Performance Zone Management
  • Tapping our Shared Wisdom
  • Creative Intelligence: The Synergy of Active & Quiet Mind Skills
  • Mastery & Mystery
  • Leadership Archetypes
  • Insights from Complex Dynamic Systems
  • Intuitive Intelligence
  • Thinking Deeply Together: 4 Dimensions and Modes of Dialogue
  • Strategies for Living in Balance

For information contact: 1-800-944-1001

Living in Balance:
A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony & Wholeness in a Chaotic World

April 23-25, 2004

with Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey at Omega Institute's new retreat center: The Crossings in Austin, Texas

Drawing inspiration from the Levey's book Living in Balance this inspiring and highly experiential workshop will explore the many ways we can learn to live in dynamic balance even in turbulent times. See for a glimpse of themes and topics.

For information contact: 1-800-944-1001


To learn more about our work please contact:
Dr. Joel Levey and Michelle Levey or (206) 632-3551

INNERWORK TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. 5536 Woodlawn Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103