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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 in Menlo Park (formerly at Granlibakken-Tahoe)
Psychic Angel Channel and Author 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 this year at Vallombrosa Center's modest, serene, and charming Menlo Park site, graced by trees from around the world, and experience the fellowship of like-minded seekers with popular speaker, renowned author, psychic, and angel channel Kim O’Neill!

In this soul-nurturing retreat, Kim 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.

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

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.

 “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


“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!


Join us for the 62nd Annual Summer Northern California Retreat at the Vallombrosa Center, (formerly Granlibakken-Tahoe). The Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, CA 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. In this beautifully simple and peaceful setting at this unpretentious monastery retreat center, you’ll experience a tranquil, 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. 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. Please note: Although the Vallombrosa Retreat Center's facilities are not ADA compliant. There is a wheelchair ramp to the Chapel, which is our main meeting room, and no steps anywhere except four steps to access the Serra Room for registration. For more information on this peaceful retreat center visit 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 is separate from Lodging or Vallombrosa Day Rates. All attendees must pay Tuition PLUS Lodging (includes meals) OR Vallombrosa Day Rate Fees. Tuition 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 or Vallombrosa Day Rate Fees are paid directly to A.R.E. Credit card customers may register anytime online; by phone CALL TOLL FREE 800-333-4499 or 757-428-3588, ext. 0, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET). By mail: Make check or money order payable to A.R.E., and state retreat name, member ID#, and customer code from the yellow box on the mail panel. Mail to: A.R.E. HQ Registrar, 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2061. Please read the information carefully to be sure to submit your registration and reservation payments appropriately. 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. Lodging/meals are NOT refundable unless your spot has been filled by another attendee. 

Tuition payments are separate from Lodging or Vallombrosa Day Rate Fees. Registrations received after June 12, 2019: add $40 per person. A.R.E. Members $219 ea./after June 12 $259, Nonmembers $239 ea./after June 12 $279. A.R.E. Members pay lower price. A.R.E. Membership: $59/year, eMembership $39/year. An email address is required for an eMembership and also for notification of program changes and upcoming events. 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 510-881-3655 (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, most rooms are double occupancy. 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. There are an extremely limited number of single rooms available and payment must be made by calling the HQ Registrar at 800-333-4499 after speaking with Carol Lesh to get your assigned room number. Double Occupancy: $150 per night x 3 nights = $450 each. Single Occupancy (extremely limited): $165 per night x 3 = $495 each. CANCELLATION: Lodging/meals are NOT refundable unless your spot has been filled by another attendee. Vallombrosa Day Rates are available, fees apply. Please call A.R.E. Headquarters at 800-333-4499 for pricing and to register for this option. Register by July 1.

ROOMS or ROOMMATE requests received will be honored in the order of receipt and will be subject to availability. Please contact Carol Lesh with your roommate requests. Please specify if you have any special housing needs. The Vallombrosa Retreat Center's facilities are not ADA compliant. See General Information. Contact Carol Lesh for more information. 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. Vallombrosa guests enjoy delicious, healthy, natural meals. The full salad bar provides ample selections for those who are vegetarian. Furthermore, Vallombrosa will accommodate individuals with common food allergies if given advance notice. Please inform us of any special diet restrictions. If registering online, enter your preference in the comment box. 

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. Teens ages 16-18 are encouraged to come and attend the adult program with their parents at 50 percent of the program tuition price plus the regular lodging price. For safety and efforts to maintain a contemplative, peaceful environment, Vallombrosa Center cannot accommodate children under 16 years of age, this includes nursing infants.

The Vallombrosa Center is located at 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. For complete directions and instructions on how to get to Vallombrosa, go to To view their campus map, click on RETREAT & MEET, then click on Grounds Map.

A special 4-day retreat sponsored by Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.

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 three 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