2018 Casa Palmera’s Pilot Retreat


Wednesday, April 18th to Saturday, April, 21st

Registration (online)
2018 Pilot Retreat Overview (download)

Morgan Run Club & Resort
Hosted by Casa Palmera (shared room)
5690 Cancha de Golf | Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Wednesday: Guest check-in at hotel after 3pm
(transportation to/from airport provided)
Thursday: All day program held at Morgan Run.
The day starts with yoga from 6:45 am – 7:45 am
with breakfast starting at 8am.
Friday: All day program at Casa Palmera starting at 8am.
Saturday: Morning wrap up and recreational activities (optional).
Hotel check out at noon.


“In all our affairs”

The theme is a reflection from Step 12…”Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and apply these principles in all our affairs” referring to the spiritual principles of the 12 step program.

Spirituality and Meaning

Discovering our “why” behind our “what” in healing and well-being

Casa Palmera’s 2018 Pilot Retreat will address how to discover the value of the present and the future while specifically identifying commitments to fulfill, relationships to establish, and meanings to uncover. Vital in this effort is to fully engage, to show up in life, and to create a mindset of positivity, resilience, and grit.

Through insightful experiences, participants will identify and better grasp the “meaning of the moment” which we face on a daily basis. Addressing the spiritual questions… Who are you? Why are you? How do you feel about who you are? What are you doing about it? Drawing upon the research on meaningful interventions combined with the most recent research in “Positive Psychology”, meaning, and addiction. We will guide the participants to explore and discover a meaning mindset driven by our will toward meaning and supported by our freedom of will to act. Through research driven tailored exercises, participants will identify how to discover connections to their spirituality as well as their personal and shared connections to meaning.

Participants will come to understand that while personal and shared meaning frames our connections, it’s the challenges and threats to our meaning and connections that characterize our stress signatures. Well-being, health and happiness depends upon how we cope with those things that threaten or challenge our meaning connection efforts. Specific coping attitudes and behaviors support our spiritual, personal, and shared meaning connections, allowing us to heal and celebrate life which in turn creates our legacy–it’s our why behind our what!

You are invited to join Casa Palmera for two and a half days of recovery and renewal for professional pilots in the HIMS program. Please plan on arriving at Morgan Run on Wednesday afternoon, April 18th. Thursday and Friday are an intense focus on relapse prevention, self-care in recovery with conclusion on Saturday morning. The requirement for participation is simply a desire to grow and improve self-care as part of your journey. Travel and some meals are at the participant’s expense. Due to space restriction, priority registration goes to participants who are first to respond but we will do our best to accommodate all who are interested. For more information, please contact Michelle at michellem@casapalmera.com.