Applications for the August 2019 Sunlight Retreat for Survivors will be online 3/15!

Apply to be a 2019 Sunlight Fellow

Sunlight Retreats will be hosting a third retreat for survivors August 22-25th!


"Expressed with gratitude from the bottom of my heart for this soul shifting experience. Sunlight Retreat 2018, the weekend the lives of 15 women radically changed. The retreat doesn’t only reach this weekend, it reaches an entire lifetime. I have been hiding under a blanket of shame, and terror and loneliness for years but being afforded the opportunity to be at this retreat has altered my reality."

- Sunlight Retreats Participant, San Diego 2018

Here are some exciting updates we are working on for sexual trauma survivors:

Sunlight Retreats will host 25 Sunlight Fellows for 4 Days/3 Nights, August 22-25, 2019 in San Diego, CA. Want to apply? Learn more below:

  • Sunlight fellowship applications will be available on from March 15-April 15, 2019. Fellows will be notified no later than April 30, 2019.

  • We are looking to bring together a diverse group of women, who are open to change and actively working on their recovery after their attack. Sunlight Team 3 will support each other long after the retreat is over in our private online forum. Our Interest list is so large, that we want to make the experience as accessible and fair as possible.

  • The retreat is valued at $2500, but with donations and support we are able to offer it to survivors at-cost for only $300.

  • Survivors will experience 10 hours of trauma support, all meals and snacks, restorative yoga, Acupuncture, NET Stress Reduction, therapy dog visits, cooking for PTSD, anxiety and depression, and most importantly--peer support from some amazing women in this positive, optimistic setting.

Our last retreat sold out early and beds and sleepover space are extremely limited. All survivors will sleep communally in sleeping bags at our peaceful hacienda unless you would like to upgrade to one of the few beds available, for an additional $100 cost, first come, first serve. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates! 

We look forward to your application, and we thank all our incredible supporters! Thank you for bringing sunlight to survivors!


Brittany Catton Kirk
Survivor and Founder of Sunlight Retreats