The Science of Gratitude

Matt O’Grady

September 10–12, 2021

Tuition $300 + 2 nights

Discover the life-changing practice of cultivating gratitude. Scientific research is proving that a daily gratitude practice can benefit our health, relationships, work, and sleep. A consistent gratitude practice releases stress and boosts our immune system, while also connecting us to a deeper part of ourselves. During this retreat, the study of gratitude will be rooted in ancient wisdom and cutting edge science. Through meditation, discussion, writing, practices of “Being Thankful,” and gentle movement and exercise, you will have an opportunity to apply this wisdom and knowledge for emotional and spiritual growth. You will leave this weekend with the gift of gratitude, which will support, deepen, and expand all areas of your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Matt O’Grady

Matt O’Grady is a coach, author, speaker and the host of “Matt O’Grady Coaching” podcast. He guides people around the world as they seek to attain new levels of connection, serenity, happiness and success through self-awareness, meditation and practicing gratitude. He is the author of Living Gratitude: A Simple Path to Happiness and Breathe: 5 Meditations for Happiness and Stress Relief. Matt holds degrees in Psychology & Holistic Health and has studied Buddhism and Esoteric Wisdom Traditions for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of Soul Brothers, a non-profit organization geared toward supporting families in need. Soul Brothers, like everything that Matt O’Grady supports, provides a safe place for emotional awareness and expression. Visit to learn more about Matt and his commitment to helping you find joy and peace through gratitude.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.