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Enlightenment Intensive:
Unveiling the True You

A 5-Day Journey to Clarity, Authenticity, and Inner Peace 

with Sara Gebriel & Cindy Ferrige

May 15-19, 2025 


My Dear Friends,

I want to share something truly special with you...


The Enlightenment Intensive Dyad Meditation Retreat.


The purpose of the Enlightenment Intensive is to experience enlightenment: conscious, direct knowledge of oneself.

This transcendent approach bridges the ancient Zen meditation practice of contemplating “Who am I?” or “What am I?” with a modern  approach of sitting with another and communicating what occurs as a result of contemplation.


It is a global phenomena with Intensives happening year-round in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia since 1968.


The Enlightenment Intensive is not a part of any religion or doctrine, and there is no belief system to adopt. Everyone is welcome.


Our personal experiences on Enlightenment Intensives have been life changing.


Personally, my (Sara's) first Intensive allowed me to connect with my deepest truth and access unwavering clarity. This has become my superpower, providing a grounded presence even in the toughest moments—whether vulnerable, scared, or feeling lost, and also when I am confident and in my groove.

Cindy found profound transformation through the Enlightenment Intensive. Her experience amplified her dedication to love, compassion, and truth, guiding her to embody these qualities more deeply. The Intensive's impact has elevated her ability to facilitate meaningful connections and offer her gifts to support others on their journey to Truth and self-expression.


Join us on this transcendent journey…to break free from the conditions that hold you back and truly soar. On this transformative journey, discover the immense power that lies within you, waiting to be unleashed.


You're invited to experience a profound sense of freedom and connection and embark on this path of self-discovery and the direct consciousness of one's true nature.

Let us walk this path side by side, bound by a shared desire for growth and transformation. Together, we will unlock the limitless potential that resides within each and every one of us.

Have Questions?


I recently had the honor and privilege of being in an Enlightenment Intensive facilitated by Sara Gebriel. I can say without hesitation that she led the group with exquisite mastery, holding a powerful, compassionate container for everyone involved. Sara is deeply self-aware and has a rare ability to see exactly what’s needed in each moment, whether it’s a nuanced adjustment in a student’s communication or feedback and direction for the entire group.

Sam Morris

Zen Warrior Training

Ojai, Ca

It is a sacred act to seek to know who and what you are.

People like you who are raising your consciousness know that if you want to have a greater impact in the world and serve others deeply, it is a sacred act to seek to know who you are and what you are.

We are here to support you with that.

The Enlightenment Intensive helps to shed the many layers of who we think we are, the roles we play, and our stories about ourselves while dismantling our limiting beliefs and relaxing the ego. 


Within a monastic environment we eliminate worldly distractions and create a safe and secured retreat within which to contemplate and fully self-express without any assessment, judgement, or opinion.

Imagine being deeply seen, clearly heard, and completely understood while being unconditionally received...


You are invited into the Enlightenment Intensive where you will receive expert guidance through any barriers that may arise while being deeply supported on a journey to the Truth of who you are.


All the details are on this page. We look forward to sharing this deeply transformative experience with you, if you choose to join!


With Love,

Sara and Cindy

Who This Is For:

Growth-Oriented Individuals

You seek personal growth, self-realization, and higher emotional intelligence.

Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Coaches

Reduce work fatigue burnout while being even more effective with your clients.


Educators and Teachers

For better communication skills, and the ability to connect with students more deeply.


Health and Wellness practitioners

For stronger exploration of inner states, emotions, and the mind-body connection.


Leaders and Managers

For empowered leadership and to foster an empathic and connected workplace.


Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals

Navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship while cultivating authentic connections.


Artists and Creatives

Connect to a more profound and genuine artistic expression.

Who This Is Not For:

Those wanting a secular or spiritual approach that aligns with a specific religion or  belief system.

Those wanting instant solutions or expect miraculous changes without effort.

Those who cannot attend the duration of the Intensive (Thursday evening - Monday afternoon).

My Illumination Intensive experience has been transformative, connecting me to an unfathomable peace. I have a new level of resilience and find myself handling stressors with ease and grace. My mental clarity and openness have greatly improved, and my confidence is grounded.

The Intensive surpassed my expectations. I was blown wide open, cleared of all the lies I had been holding and taken to energetic heights beyond my previous experiences.

The outcome was a long way from the resistance I felt at the beginning. Once I arrived there were struggles and questions, even doubts that I could complete the intensive. Sara's sagacious guidance was invaluable. Her peaceful demeanor, coupled with her grounded joy and expertise, provided the support I needed for this profound journey.

Having engaged in various spiritual practices, I can confidently say that the Illumination Intensive stands out for its unique and powerful impact. I highly recommend it.

Heidi Smith

Victoria, BC 


4-Night's accommodation

4-night's stay at the cozy Lazy M Lodge, Caroline AB.

Nourishing Vegetarian Meals

Delicious, and nourishing vegetarian meals will be prepared and served.

expert facilitation

All staff are experienced at guiding individuals through the Intensive.

alignment call 

30-min conversation at registration to learn how best to support you during the retreat.

integration day

Day 5 of the Intensive prepares you to re-enter your life with the insights and wisdom gained from your experience.

group call

Reconnect with the group for a live, 90-minute video call for continued support to integrate your experience.

Misty Mountains

Early Bird 

Until Sep 1, 2024


Misty Mountains




4-Monthly Payments


I have been a participant in two Illumination Intensives that were co-facilitated by Sara Gebriel, a powerful guide who led us through the 5-day illumination intensive process with ease and professionalism.  Sara’s presence is beautiful; she is insightful, and she holds impeccable space.  I had a few opportunities to meet with Sara privately during the most recent intensive where she shared her wisdom with me as she is very perspicacious.  I was well supported and look forward to future events like this where Sara is leading the intensive. 

Cindy Baez

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