Seminar Fees are only refundable until 14 days prior to the program. All refunds are subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee.


Annual Women’s Retreat: Tools for the Trip

Please join us for a weekend of fellowship, conversation and reflection as we share our “tools for the trip” with each other. This retreat, designed for and by women in AA, will explore how we get and stay sober — and how we carry the message forward as we embrace the joy of living. Through speaker panels and small group discussions, fun breaks, shared meals and down time, we will expand our connections, build our Fellowship and celebrate our sobriety.


Retreat registration is $150 per person and includes registration, materials and meals on Saturday. Please also note that you can make an additional donation to go toward scholarships to help other women attend. Many thanks.

Lodging at The Wilson House is separate – book online now. IMPORTANT: Rooms have been blocked out for this event. To access them, you must register for the retreat first and follow the instructions (with a promotional code) in your email confirmation.

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Prayer & Meditation Retreat

Prayer & Meditation Retreat - August 17 & 18
Join your fellows at The Wilson House for a weekend retreat with Jim K. of Hawaii and friends!

The program will help us to learn and practice:

  • prayers commonly used in our way of life
  • meditations for our spiritual fitness

August 17-18, 2024

The $170 retreat fee includes attendance at the retreat, all meals on Saturday, and continental breakfast on Sunday morning.

Please note: lodging is separate

The funds raised will support the mission of The Wilson House, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the birthplace of Bill W., author of the Twelve Steps.

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Mindful Mandala Workshop

Join us to create a beautiful mandala in this special workshop led by Michaelle Flynn. Mandalas are used across many cultures to aid in meditation. Michaelle says, “I utilize mandalas in my Step 11 work both using them for an inspiration of meditation and in the mindfulness of painting mandalas.”

Painting mandalas is a powerful mindfulness practice that helps you stay present by focusing on the intricate designs and patterns. Tune into the moment and let go of worries about the past or future.This practice of mindfulness can be very helpful in times of anxiety and stress.

All materials provided. You’ll create a beautiful mandala on a 6 x 6 canvas and learn three basic skills: dotting, walking the dots, and swooshes.

Pre-register by emailing Michaele at The class is $30 payable at the door or in advance via Venmo @michaele-flynn-2

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All Over Mens Group

All Over Mens Retreat

The All Over Mens Group

10th Annual Big Book Retreat

Presenter: Joe C. from San Diego, CA

Come join us August 23-25th as Joe C. will take us through the steps from our basic text Alcoholics Anonymous.

Joe is an active member of AA and sober since Jan 1989. His home group is The Wholesale Miracles Group. Joe has previously led men’s AA based retreats.

The retreat weekend will be attended by like-minded men in AA from “All Over” the US. This will be an insightful weekend filled with fellowship.

Contact Information: Phil C text/ cell 203-241-5047, Email:

Retreat costs of $200 include the event, use Wilson House facilities, presenter’s travel expenses, Friday night and all Saturday meals. Lodging is a separate cost. Lodging is available on site at the Wilson House until they reach capacity. Overflow rooms will be available at nearby hotels in East Dorset, VT area.

Lodging rooms and Retreat registration can be booked directly through The Wilson House at When booking rooms online for Wilson House select “Rate Options” use code ALM24. Wilson House can also be reached at 802-362-5524 for booking. There is limited space available at the Wilson House so make lodging reservations early.

Additional lodging is available at local hotels: Aerie Inn, Four Winds, Econo Lodge, The Manchester View

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Yoga & Recovery

Yoga and 12 Step recoveries are interconnected to each other in many beautiful ways.* These overlapping concepts and tools are healing and life-affirming. In this weekend retreat, we will explore the intersections that serve to repair the mind, body, and spirit.          

Come enjoy a weekend filled with overlapping practices and tools to deepen your joy of recovery with the blissfulness of yoga. Led by LisaMary D. McGrail, CYT 500, with other guest instructors.

We will be practicing different styles of yoga, all levels are welcome. Bring your yoga mat and your Big Book! 


*The connections between yoga and 12-step recovery programs are profound and multifaceted, rooted in their shared emphasis on holistic healing and spiritual growth. Both disciplines recognize the importance of self-awareness, acceptance, and mindfulness in the journey towards recovery. Yoga offers physical practices, such as asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathwork), that cultivate body-mind integration and promote inner balance—qualities essential for individuals navigating the challenges of addiction recovery. Similarly, the 12-step approach provides a structured framework for individuals to address addiction, offering spiritual principles, fellowship, and support. Many find that the meditative aspects of yoga complement the spiritual foundation of 12-step programs, fostering a deeper connection to oneself and a higher power. Through regular practice, individuals in recovery often discover increased resilience, emotional regulation, and a greater sense of purpose, illuminating the powerful synergy between yoga and the journey of recovery, moving closer to wholeness and balance.

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Fred H. Seminar 2024

Fred H. Seminar

This is Fred H.’s 20th annual fall seminar at The Wilson House! Fred H. is author of “Drop the Rock – The Ripple Effect; Using Step 10 to Practice Steps 6 and 7 Every Day”.

This year’s theme: “Who me?…We’ll see…Who knew?…” A simple model for understanding how the sequence of 12-Step principles and practices can bring about better lives.

Registration includes all programming (Friday evening through Sunday at noon), three home-cooked meals on Saturday, refreshments throughout the weekend, and a $20 facility fee.

Friday night supper is available for an additional $20 suggested donation. You must call (802) 362-5524 in advance to reserve a spot.

Please note: there are limited accommodations available at The Wilson House. Limit 80 participants for this seminar.

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Relationship Matters & Emotional Sobriety

Relationship Matters & Emotional Sobriety

A weekend retreat at The Wilson House, with Allen Berger, Ph.D., author of 12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety

The heart of emotional sobriety is the development of a consciousness that will create emotional freedom. It transcends an attitude of “I am OK if things go my way” to an attitude of freedom that is rooted in the concept “I am OK even if things don’t go my way.”

Achieving this level of emotional maturity is not easy. Bill Wilson realized that emotional sobriety requires that we develop a curiosity when we become upset or disturbed. He encouraged us to understand the meaning of our emotional disturbances in hopes that we could identify our basic flaws.

All of us have experienced disillusionment, heartbreak, and disappointment in our relationships. We have also experienced the joy and happiness from a healthy connection regardless of how short-lived it may have been. There is no greater challenge than what we face in a relationship with someone we care about. Relationships grow people, they are people growers. We will inevitably run into trouble. Trouble doesn’t mean something is wrong it means that something more is needed.

This workshop with Dr. Berger will explore how to use our emotional disturbances to identify our unhealthy dependencies and unenforceable rules. The goal of this workshop is to develop a robust understanding of what it takes to have a healthy relationship. You will take away several important concepts that will help you develop the best attitude towards relationships and how to use trouble to forge a better relationship and greater intimacy.


Please note: there are limited accommodations available at The Wilson House. After registering for the retreat, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a promo code to book a room. If you have questions, please call Merryl 8am-2pm Thursday through Monday at (802) 362-5524. There are many motels and inns nearby.

Registration includes all programming (Friday evening through Sunday at noon), three home-cooked meals on Saturday, refreshments throughout the weekend, bagels on Sunday morning, and a $20 facility fee. Friday night supper is available for a $20 suggested donation, please call (802) 362-5524 to reserve your spot, or email with your first name and the number of people in your party.

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Into the Mystic: Two Way Prayer

God’s Talking, so how come I’m not hearing anything?

This weekend retreat will include a survey of East and West Meditation, with particular focus on the Oxford Group: TWO WAY PRAYER.

Together, we will review the methods of Fr. Keating (Centering Prayer), Joel Goldsmith (Infinite Way), Pema Chodren (Mindfulness), and Tara Brach (Rain Meditation), among others.


Led by Kevin Barry Heany with special guests.

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