Awakin Houston One-Day Retreat.


am excited to be co-hosting a one-day retreat in Spring, Texas, called Awakin Houston: From Transaction to Trust. If you’re local, I’m inviting you to join us. The people behind this event are who inspired me to start the “priceless pricing,” pay-it-forward model in my practice. The event is completely non-denominational; there is no religious affiliation. We’re doing it in the spirit of building community and exploring together…which I feel is integral to everything we bring up in this space: health care, antifragility, the microbiome – everything. Here are the details:


March 7, 2020, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

A one-day retreat to explore the shift:

“From Transaction to Trust”

Many of us have reached a stage where we feel there’s more to life than just transactional exchanges (whether it be money, time, or other forms of “something-for-something”). We’re looking to move from relationships to each other, our work, our world, and life itself, built on transaction…to relationships built on trust. The core of which is love.

Deep down, we know we would all feel better this way. What we often struggle with is, how do we get there? How can we cultivate this shift, in ourselves and in our communities – when it may appear like there are so many ongoing things in our daily lives that are stacked against us, in living out this shift?

We invite you to join us for a one-day retreat, where we’ll explore this question together…and see what naturally emerges!

Rough flow for the day:

9:30 Silent Meditation
10:00 Opening Circle of Sharing
11:30 Break
11:40 Journeys on Transaction to Trust
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Hands Offering to the Space
2:30 Group Breakouts
4:00 Tea Break
4:30 Shares from Breakout
5:00 Closing and Gratitude Circle
5:30 Goodbyes 🙂

A question to ponder: We’ll begin our morning circle of sharing around this seed question:

What does it mean for you to go from living a life based on transaction to one based on trust, and what may be holding you back?

About the Retreat…
Retreats are a unique opportunity to step away from our daily routines and offer ourselves some time to reflect, cultivate, and serve in the company of noble friends who share our commitment to being the change we wish to see. In that spirit, we offer you this one-day retreat as a gift, which will take place in Spring/The Woodlands on Saturday, March 7th from 9:30am-6:00pm.

During the course of the day, we plan to sit together in silence at the beginning to ground ourselves and again at the end of the day. In between, we will reflect on our own journeys, serve others selflessly, and cultivate gratitude collectively for all of the gifts we are blessed with each day.

Please RSVP by filling out this pre-retreat form latest by end of March 1st. Your responses will help us cultivate greater interconnections among the collective. We will send you a confirmation email of participation by March 3rd.

A vegan meal will be served. All of the details you need will be sent to you ahead of the gathering, a little nearer to the time. If you are unable to attend after you have RSVP’ed, kindly let us know as soon as possible so that we can adjust plans accordingly.

As always, these types of gatherings are offered in the spirit of service. If you are moved to contribute in any way to help set-up, prepare food/snacks, offer carpools, clean-up afterwards, etc, please send an email to Ashima at [email protected].

Looking forward to our first co-created space!

In service,
Venu and Ashima