Open Gate Retreats

“No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.”
– Marilyn Ferguson

1969273_10204032918817646_6477602735255963431_nIn our fast-paced and sometimes unbalanced world, we need to pause, take time to escape, allowing our souls to catch up to our busy bodies, and find our inner strength, passion, and purpose.

Open Gate Retreats are designed to bring balance, perspective, and positive energy back into your life. Through discussion, life coaching, relaxation, and play,  we nurture our bodies, mind and spirit. Doing this enables us to meet the challenges and messiness of our everyday lives with confidence, purpose, a renewed faith and a path to reach our goals. So many times we stand at the gates of our lives but don’t pass through. Are there areas in your life that need to be addressed to unlatch the gate and open your life back up to love, healthy relationships, peace, joy, success, and the adventures waiting for you? 

Open Gates | Open Lives | Open Hearts, Minds, Hands, Homes…

This is your chance to participate in a three night getaway which will provide you with rest, renewal, encouragement, life coaching, and the tools to help you live a “Wholehearted Life.” You hold the keys to open the gates of your life… Be brave and courageous, come join us for an amazing weekend away!

   RETREAT   – OGUNQUIT, MAINE  2015                    
October 2nd-5th 2015
Cost $795 ($100 deposit required to reserve a spot, remainder due by September 1st)


Living a wholehearted life takes courage, compassion and connection. It means staying OPEN, quieting yourself enough to LISTEN, being WILLING to do the work, and RECEIVING all God has waiting for you. We will have sessions each day with teaching, activities and discussion in what it takes to live Wholeheartedly.


• Tentative Schedule for weekends


Day one:

Arrival Friday

Check in rooms/settle in

Free time and or Porch Gathering

Dinner TBA

Group meeting 7:00pm-8:30pm

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Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am

Group activity (walk, yoga, etc.)

Group meeting 10:00am-11:30am

Lunch on your own 11:30am -1:30pm

Group meeting/coaching 2:00pm-4:00pm

Porch Gatherings 5:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner at 6:00pm

Fireside chat 7:00pm-Whenever!

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Breakfast 7:30-8:30pm

Group activity (walk, yoga, etc.)

Group meeting 10:00am-11:30am

Lunch on your own 11:30am-1:30pm

Group meeting/coaching 2:00pm-4:00pm

Porch Gathering 5:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner 6:00pm

Group meeting 7:00pm

Monday Departure

*There will be time and space for everyone to have a little one on one life coaching as needed. Schedules may shift and flow as we see the needs and desire of the groups.

The cost of all of the retreats includes, a bed at the Host House, breakfasts and dinners, all course supplies, extras, and the coaching time (group and one-on-one) for the entire weekend.  if traveling to Maine you would need to book your own airline ticket, and we arrange (and include) your transportation to and from the Portsmouth, NH airport.

• Accommodations for Maine1781869_10204032916537589_3734295790767286041_n

We will be staying in the charming home of Sue Grafton with lots of activities planned (and some free time too).  All meals are included with the exception of lunches, to allow the group an opportunity to walk to town a few short blocks away and explore what the charming town has to offer. A special treat for dinner will be planned for Thursday night to get everyone in the mood for a true Maine experience! 

• Group Size

10704284_10203924314142223_4440591458407453972_o(1)8 to 10 women. We limit the size of the group to create space and intimacy for sharing to take place.

• Airline (for Maine)

The closest airport is in Portsmouth, NH, which is only 15 minutes away from Ogunquit, Maine. PLEASE contact us about the best flight to book.

The cheapest and easiest travel is with Allegiant Air.

Allegiant Airlines – Portsmouth, NH

10/2/15 Friday leaves at 3:52pm from Sanford to Portsmouth, NH arriving at 6:43pm $61.50

10/5/15 Monday leaves Portsmouth, NH at 12:19Pm arriving in Sanford at 3:26pm $90.50

• Explore the city of Ogunquit, Maine

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TURN KEY RETREATS – Contact me about arrangements if you own your own vacation home and would like to host a retreat for you and your friends.

*To reserve your spot on one of the 2015 Retreats you need to make a $100 deposit: Please make checks out to Merrill Frailey Coaching and send to 2124 Chippewa Trail, Maitland Fl. 32751)