Retreat Offerings


NEW : Infrared Sauna

Several years ago I invested in an infrared sauna and have enjoyed the benefits of such since. I have made a decision to make it available to my retreat guests as they attend a variety of events at The Rainforth Retreat Center.

There are many benefits of using the infrared sauna. The following are some of those suggested by several researchers and one in particular, Amy Meyers, M.D.

  1. Detoxification

    Sweating is one of the body’s natural ways to eliminate toxins. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins.

  2. Relaxation

    Infrared saunas are helpful in the way they balance out the body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body. It can improve the quality of sleep.

  3. Weight Loss

    The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to increased heart rate – the same you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, you body will burn more calories. An article, titled Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.

  4. Improved Circulation

    The heat in the infrared sauna increases you core body temperature and your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery and decrease pain and inflammation.

  5. Pain Relief

    If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing muscles.

  6. Skin Purification

    Infrared sauna technology can help purify skin by eliminating toxins from pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier looking skin.

For questions and pricing, please email

Of course, if anyone has any health issues, I would always advise them to seek medical advice before using any saunas.

Individual Spiritual Direction

The hour is intended to be for the guest to explore their spiritual journey as they discover where God is in the midst of their joys, struggles and concerns.

$60 per hour session

Journaling Retreat

After prayerful consideration, I have decided to offer a Journaling Retreat at the Rainforth Retreat Center. I started journaling daily after attending an Ira Progoff Retreat at the Crosier Monastery in Hastings, NE. The practice forever changed my spiritual life as I continue with daily journaling even today. Now I want to share the experience with others as I teach those things I have learned over the years as to the different approaches to daily journaling. I have combined my learning with the teachings of Progoff and Julia Cameron’s, as I was also encouraged by her book, The Artist’s Way.

I hope you consider attending an overnight retreat where you will be exposed to and experience your own personal walk into journaling.

The date is to be announced soon.

Labyrinth Classes

The class is designed to teach the historical and present intention of walking the labyrinth. The guest will be able to walk two different kinds of labyrinths. They will experience the benefits of this walking spiritual tool that helps one become reflective, centered, healed, balanced, and in touch with spiritual energy. 

3 hour class - $20 per individual $180 minimum

Silent Retreats

The guests will be able to spend the day in total silence.

Starting at $60 per day


This retreat will be with a group and the interaction will be part of the learning experience. There will be different topics of retreats and will be led by a variety of presenters.

$200 per person

Biblical Oils Retreat

Just as the Bible tells us, we can use essential oils to become closer to God, and return to natural methods of healing in our everyday lives. There are over 200 references in the Bible of essential oils.

This overnight retreat will present opportunities to experience the fragrances, spiritual practices, and day to day uses in our modern and ancient traditions.

The date is pending so if you are interested in a certain time frame, please contact me via email:

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The Rainforth Retreat Center, located just outside of Omaha, was built in 2014 at Riverside Lakes, which consists of two serene lakes along the beautiful Elkhorn River. 

It is an ecumenical retreat center nestled amidst lakes, river and trees.  This is a place of peaceful seclusion for rest, contemplation and renewal. Those who desire time away from their busy lives are welcomed with warm hospitality and encouraged to focus on their spiritual journey. 

There are one-day programs, overnight stays, weekend retreats and a variety of other lengths of stay as requested.  Retreats are offered on different topics and lead by a variety of leaders. The retreat center is also available for groups who wish to meet or those looking for a small place to hold special events.


Why Should I Come to the Rainforth retreat center?

Sometimes people come to retreats when there are major changes in life that need discernment. Retreats are for those who have a desire to grow spiritually as they become more authentic. 

Spending time in retreats enhances integration of mind, heart and body. Retreat guests will grow spiritually and use the time for rest and renewal.