ONLINE The Holy Shift Cohort

Do you have questions about what is happening in your spiritual life?  Have you found yourself having doubts, asking questions, feeling as if you don’t ‘fit in,’ and perhaps even feeling that your faith is slipping through your fingertips? How would it feel to know that what you may be experiencing is completely normal and may even be a sign of deeper growth in your life with God? What if you were in the midst of a “holy shift”… an invitation into intimacy, entering a stage of faith that you never knew existed? 


This ONLINE cohort offers you an opportunity to explore this shift – to make sense of it, to give words to it, and to know that you are not alone.  In addition, we will look at the other stages, giving you a chance to understand the whole of your journey so far and have a sense of where you may be heading.  This  will all be done in a safe, compassionate, and encouraging environment. 

There will be a maximum of eight persons in this cohort. The cohort, based on the book The Critical Journey by Janet Hagberg and Robert Guelich, will meet for five 2-day retreats from 9 am to 5 pm each day over an eight month period via Zoom.  

This will be an intense experience as it may involve unearthing some painful memories and experiences. It will also be renewing and may even be healing, both spiritually and psychologically, as you begin to see God’s hand in your entire spiritual story and as you resonate with the stories of others. 

This cohort will meet ONLINE on the following weekends:

  • September 12-13, 2020
  • November 14-15, 2020
  • January 9-10, 2021
  • March 6-7, 2021
  • May 1-2, 2021

Participant cost is $2,000 per person.  This cost covers all materials, including those that will be mailed to you prior to retreat weekends.  A $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.  The balance of the cost can be paid in installment payments.  

We are committed to individuals who are called to Kavanna’s programs being able to participate so please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if financial assistance may be needed. 


Prerequisite: Completion of The Intimacy Project (formerly Spiritual Practices course)


ONLINE Platform: Since this cohort will be done exclusively online via Zoom, here are some important things to consider and plan for:

  • choosing and preparing a space to spend the day - ideally it will be quiet and comfortable.
  • communicating with others in your household - clearly and graciously, let any other household members know what space you will be using during the retreat and how very grateful you will be to them for respecting your retreat time by not interrupting you.
  • gathering your materials - you will want your journal and the documents that will be emailed/mailed to you prior to retreat days.
  • preparing for our Zoom calls – you will want to set up your laptop, tablet, or phone in a place where it can remain plugged in for the duration of the call so that you don't get disconnected due to a dead battery. If you have never been on a Zoom call before, you will receive a link to download the free necessary software for a laptop or the mobile app for phone or tablet before retreat days.


 This program developed and facilitated by Deb Turnow

“The [cohort] is sheer gift. It helps you uncover the sacred truths about your life and faith, and opens the way for transformation. And there could not be a wiser, gentler or more seasoned guide than Deb Turnow. Savor the journey.”  ~ Janet Hagberg




Event Properties

Event Date 09-12-2020
Event End Date 05-02-2021
Registration Start Date 11-15-2018
Capacity 8
Registered 2
Available place 6
Cut off date 09-04-2020
Individual Price $2,000.00
Location Kavanna House
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