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Discover Your Spiritual Destiny with Intuitive Guidance from Your Angels with Kim O'Neill
62nd Annual A.R.E. Summer Northern California Retreat at the Vallombrosa Center (formerly at Granlibakken-Tahoe)
Kim O'Neill will take you on an amazing soul growth journey to unlock the secrets of your destiny.
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July 11, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Menlo Park , CA

ChapelOutsideJoin us for the 62nd Annual Summer Northern California Retreat at the Vallombrosa Center formerly at Granlibakken-Tahoe. In a quiet, serene ten-acre site graced by trees from around the world, the Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park serves as a retreat house with comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms in two twin-bedded rooms with sliding glass doors opening onto lawn or garden areas. For more information about the Facilities & Grounds visit Want to talk to someone who has been there? E-mail Carol Lesh at or call 510-881-3655.

In this soul-nurturing program, renowned author, psychic, and angel channel Kim O’Neill takes you on an amazing soul growth journey sharing valuable new insights into ways to unlock the secrets of your destiny, bringing you total peace and a deep sense of purpose, happiness, and fulfillment. Using guidance from your angels, you will learn to build a more tangible relationship with the loving spirits that surround you, gain confidence in your abilities and in the helpful messages you receive, and use those insights to overcome life’s challenges and embrace life’s abundance.

In this fun, fast-paced, experiential program, you will learn:

  • How to explore and develop your inborn psychic ability
  • The two different sources of psychic information
  • The real secrets to manifesting
  • How to access your soul's memory bank, erasing your "spiritual amnesia"
  • How angels provide a spiritual snapshot of future events 
  • Ways to use your intuition to hear the voice of your guides and guardians angels  
  • How much of your life is preordained and how free will can alter your destiny 
  • How your soul reveals vital information about past lives and holds the key to your current life’s destiny

Each of us has a unique spiritual destiny recorded in our soul—a blueprint for achieving happiness and success in each earthly lifetime. By becoming conscious of your individual destiny and using the guidance from your higher self and your spiritual guides, you learn what this life has in store for you, what challenges you must face, and what bounty you were meant to have, and you can become a happier, more successful person today.

“Each soul in its walks in the earth has its angel… and these are always ready to guide, to guard...”
-Edgar Cayce reading 531-2

At the end of this retreat, you will be refreshed, revitalized, and recharged, ready to face life with a renewed sense of faith, confidence, and support.

Kim will also demonstrate channeling by conducting random mini-readings for the audience!


“Kim’s principles were easy to understand; her high energy, positive attitude, and helpful examples really made this an enjoyable and meaningful workshop.” K.C., Richmond, VA

“Great in all aspects—totally enjoyed the day and would welcome her back again.” G.L., Westminster, MD



Great Value! For around $100 a day you get an all-inclusive, three-night retreat with meals, social activities, lodging, AND a transformative program with a dynamic speaker!  Register by June 12 & Save $40!


The Vallombrosa Center, owned and operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is located 18 miles from the San Francisco International Airport and is a short walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station and downtown Menlo Park. In this beautifully simple and peaceful setting at this unpretentious monastery retreat center, you’ll experience a serene, naturally picturesque retreat with many quiet areas for prayer, reflection, and meditation. If you need to reconnect to the outside world, the venue has free WiFi access in all the buildings and most places on the grounds. In the Lobby of the Administration building you may use the public laptop, free of charge, with wireless internet access and printing. To ensure a quiet retreat atmosphere for all of our guests we ask that all cell phones be turned to silent while at Vallombrosa. There is a lawn close to the entrance, where participants are able to use their phones. Onsite Registration will be located in the Serra room and begins at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Vallombrosa Center is located at 250 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Please note: The Vallombrosa Retreat Center's facilities are not ADA compliant. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. There is a wheelchair ramp to the Chapel, which is our main meeting room, and no steps anywhere save four steps to access the Serra Room for registration. Want to talk to someone who has been there? Email Carol Lesh at or call 510-881-3655.




Emergency Form

Map of Vallombrosa Center Grounds

Scholarship Application

Youth Minor Waiver and Informed Consent to Participate

Tuition payments are separate from lodging. All attendees must pay tuition PLUS Lodging (includes meals). Day rates are available. Contact A.R.E. Headquarters for more information. Registrations received after June 12, 2019: add $40 per person. Tuition & Lodging fees are paid directly to A.R.E., 215 67th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Please note on check the retreat name and date. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars only. Please read the information carefully to be sure to submit your registration and reservation payments appropriately. Take advantage of the early registration savings; submit your registration payment by June 12, 2019 and save $40!

Lodging availability and information. FIRST, please call Carol Lesh at 510-526-6651 (PT) to select a room, and then contact A.R.E. HQ at 800-333-4499 (ET) to register and let them know your room choice. Due to the nature of the resort, motel type rooms are double occupancy only. Each room has a private bathroom, closet and controllable heater. Vallombrosa provides linens, towels, and liquid body soap in each room. There are no phones in the rooms but there are several phones located at the end of each wing for use in case of emergencies. ROOMS or ROOMMATE requests received will be honored in the order of receipt and will be subject to availability. Lodging room check in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m.

Meals begin with dinner on Thursday and end with lunch on Sunday. Dietary Needs: We are happy to accommodate special diets. Please inform us of any special diet restrictions. If registering online, enter your preference in the comment box. If you wish to exclude meat or fish from your diet, please specify Vegetarian. Please specify if you have any other special dietary or housing needs. Contact A.R.E. HQ for more information. If staying offsite meals may be purchased at the Vallombrosa Center: Breakfast $16 each, Lunch $22 each, and Dinner $25 each.

Register online or mail payment to A.R.E. Conference Registrar, 215 6th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Please note on check that it is for Vallombrosa. A registration confirmation email will be sent to you. You will receive a welcome letter a few weeks before the program via email or U.S. mail if you do not have an email address. You will receive a program packet at registration check-in. Cancellations: Tuition refunds, less a $35 processing fee per person, are available by June 12, 2019. After June 12, 2019 there will be a late cancellation fee of $75 per person.

Bring comfortable clothing (layering is good), a light jacket or raincoat in case of chilly evenings, and walking shoes. Retreatants should bring their own hair dryer, alarm clock, and any other personal hygiene items. PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED A.R.E. RETREAT EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORM to turn in to the A.R.E. registrar at Vallombrosa.

A scholarship fund based on donations enables the Retreat to offer limited scholarships to those needing financial aid. For information, contact the A.R.E. HQ Registrars. You are invited to donate to this fund, and all donations are tax deductible. Applications for scholarships on tuition only must be received by May 29.

The Local Area Team Bookstore provides an extensive selection of A.R.E. Press books and other quality books as well as health care products, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other gift items. Cash, checks, and most credit cards are accepted. Proceeds support the Local Area Team Bookstore.

Each year we receive some special items that we raffle off. If you would like to donate a special item (services, readings, etc.), please contact Sue Hayes at email: or phone: 415-383-5368. Funds raised will go to support A.R.E. Northern California programs.

There is NO YOUTH PROGRAM. Youth ages 12-18 may register and attend the adult program with an adult at 50 percent of the program tuition price plus the regular lodging price. Please call A.R.E. HQ to register. Youth ages 0-18 are the full responsibility of their parent(s) at all times. We sincerely regret there are no provisions for children or babysitting services at this Retreat. 

Great Value! For around $100 a day you get an all-inclusive, three-night retreat with meals, social activities, lodging, AND a transformative program with a dynamic speaker! Register by June 12 & Save $40!
Additional Info and Schedule
July 11 - 14, 2019
Vallombrosa Center
250 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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A popular and dynamic presenter, was voted “Houston’s Top Psychic” by Houston Press Magazine. She is the author of How to Talk with Your Angels; Bond with Your Baby Before Birth; The Calling: My Journey with the Angels; and her new title from A.R.E. Press, The Way of Knowingness: The Intuitive Path to Your Spiritual Destiny. For over two decades she has conducted private channeling sessions for an international list of clients and established seminars and workshops designed to help people transform their lives and develop greater spiritual awareness. Her website is