The Knowing Retreat

DEDICATED to the 'SEEKER'

For those experiencing external success yet feel internally unfulfilled


Thursday, August 1, 2024 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

Washington, D.C.

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Spots limited to 6-10 attendees


For Men

The first-ever men's-only Retreat is curated to focus on the hidden and unresolved pain of the past.

Aug 1 - 3, 2024

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Knowing

By Christene Marie

Christene Marie's soon-to-be-released book, Knowing, is the journey of moving from horizontal alignment to vertical alignment: Reorienting our compass from pointing East and West guided by the voices, expectations, and opinions of those around us or the subconscious narratives and belief systems from childhood, to orienting our compass North.

Ultimately, Knowing constitutes the processes of knowing self, assuming personal responsibility for one's life, and activating the agency necessary to live awake rather than on autopilot.

The Knowing Retreat forces a pause to examine our auto-generated lives under a magnifying glass. Am I on the trajectory to actualizing the vision for my life? Is my trajectory positioning me to confidently say, “I am proud of the life I have lived!” when we reach the end?

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ONLY BY FIRST
KNOWING Our PAST
And PRESENT
CAN WE THEN
MAXIMIZE Our POTENTIAL


Christene in group
The Knowing

Framework

The Knowing Framework will guide Retreat participants in asking “Why?” of the narratives and beliefs and thought patterns and behaviors we manifest today, tracing their roots to the genesis. Whether conjured in childhood or formative experiences in adolescence, until we know who we were, we will never fully know who we are today.

For it is only from this position of knowing the past and present that we can move into our potential.

We will examine our starting point — our current position — and analyze it against who we want to be. Together, we will clarify our vision for the future predicated on who we are at our core, given we are now free from the horizontal chains of subconscious narratives or mindsets adopted from experiences and those around us.

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$500/night for a shared room
or
$650/night for a private room





The Knowing Retreat will facilitate the space necessary for participants to look in the mirror and awaken to the truth of self in order to move from horizontal to vertical alignment, living as we were designed and intended.

With a curated schedule, dinners prepared by our personal chef, and environment affording the peace and fortitude necessary to experience the boot camp of the soul, The Knowing Retreat is for the few who are brave enough to do the work.


WHY DOES KNOWING MATTER?
KNOWING Self SPARKS
  • CULTIVATION
  • CONNECTION
  • COMMUNITY
ONLY THEN DO WE
Truly LIVE

Knowing self powers the ability to answer the most critical question of our lives:
“How Then Shall I Live?”
The answer serves as the bedrock upon which we will eventually turn and reflect on the life we have lived.
Did we live each day in the fullness of the opportunities presented?
Did we act with intention so our vision manifested?
Are we proud of who we are?

Or

Did we move through our days asleep?
Did we miss the gift of life itself?
Did we blame others because we did not assume responsibility for our lives?
SO WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?
Friends, it’s time to get messy and do the work.

TESTIMONIALS

See what participants are saying about the Knowing Retreat

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Attendee Journaling
Participants Share Emotional Experience

“The Knowing Retreat has forever impacted me and left me happier and more equipped to deal with the stress and craziness of every day life. After attending the Retreat, I've found myself less susceptible to the ups and downs, pulls and pushes of life and relationships...

I am focused on me, who I am in everything that happened and continues to happen in my life...This centers me, making me happier with me, and able to show up in different circumstances with a comfortability and love for myself, which has made me a better spouse, father, friend, and employer.”

- Mike V. Founder & Entrepreneur

“You are a truly remarkable person, one who brings out the best in others while guiding them to explore and heal the deepest, darkest parts of themselves. I’ve attended a few events now that seem they would be “life changing,” but they often fall short; their impact is temporary and after the excitement wears off, there is a lack of direction. However, this past weekend, I can genuinely say I am transformed. Somehow, you created a space where I could share pieces of myself that I had hidden away for years, even from myself. Saturday, digging into past trauma was extremely painful, but releasing all of that has brought me a newfound peace, a weight lifted. And after being home for a few days, I still feel it and am being intentional in continuing to journal and explore these feelings I’d repressed.“

- Kate B. Agency Owner

“It’s water to a thirsty man…You have brought the masculine and the feminine together. You deliver where others fall miserably short. Under-promising and then exceeding all possible expectations with a framework that’s as strong as it is lasting (if they’re willing to do the work). You allow Knowing where it was previously impossible. Creating an environment of trust and non-judgment that allows even our deepest parts to feel safe enough to open up.”

- K. A.

“The Knowing Retreat helped me learn to live in the present and to look forward to the future. I received support and encouragement from great people! Going to the Knowing Retreat has changed me. I know who I am, what work I need to do to take care of myself now, and how to move forward!“

- Stephanie Leigh

Participants at Breakfast
Participants Cheering at Dinner
Attendees Eating Dinner
After the end of my decade-long relationship and marriage, I found myself shattered. Yet, from this brokenness emerged a transformative catalyst, leading me to explore the depths of my soul and grasp the essence of knowing Self.
This discovery unveiled a powerful realization: an intimate knowing of Self that not only transforms individuals but also empowers brands and leaders to authentically connect and mobilize their audience to action.
ONLY IN
KNOWING The TRUTH
CAN WE HOPE
To KNOW Change
Assuming personal responsibility is the first step to knowing the truth about our self. For it is our innate responsibility to know and tend to self and then allow it to be known for the purpose of cultivation, connection, and community.

"After the end of my decade-long relationship and marriage, I found myself shattered. Yet, from this brokenness emerged a transformative catalyst, leading me to explore the depths of my soul and grasp the essence of knowing Self.

This discovery unveiled a powerful realization: an intimate knowing of Self that not only transforms individuals but also empowers brands and leaders to authentically connect and mobilize their audience to action."

ONLY IN
KNOWING The TRUTH
CAN WE HOPE
To KNOW Change
Assuming personal responsibility is the first step to knowing the truth about our self. For it is our innate responsibility to know and tend to self and then allow it to be known for the purpose of cultivation, connection, and community.
Founder Christine
ABOUT

As CEO and Founder of The Knowing Agency, Christene Marie empowers executives and organizations to position their personal and corporate brands authentically and establish an emotional connection with their target audience at every touch point of the customer journey.

Christene’s proprietary Knowing Process accentuates empathy-driven branding and measurement marketing that impacts the bottom line and has served some of the world’s leading brands, including Amazon, Toyota, and Global Blood Therapeutics, recently acquired by Pfizer. International speaker, actress, and soon-to-be-published author, Christene Marie is passionate about translating the existential concepts of knowing self and emotional intelligence into practical tactics for healthier and more connected individuals, businesses, and communities.