The Passion Retreat is a transformative women’s empowerment experience bringing together 20 women from around the country. Curated for spiritual renewal and intimacy with God,  prepare to rest in God’s presence for worship, rejuvenation, clarity, and strength.
Held in a luxury cabin in the beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, this retreat will be held during Holy Week (the week before Resurrection Sunday), starting Wednesday, March 27th  at 10:00am and ending on Friday, March 29th, 2024, at 9:30AM. Each registration comes with:
(1) Private King Suite with private bathroom 
(2) Private Chef for all meals
(3) Retreat Gifts
(4) Retreat workshops and empowerment activities
(5) Cabin amenities include an indoor swimming pool, gaming area, movie theater, acting chairs, and seating overlooking the smoky mountains.

 The Passion Retreat is being offered at the competitive rate of $1,500 per person, and only nine spots remain. You do not have to be a member of The Journey to attend; all women are welcome. 

NOTE: Registration will close on February 15th, 2023 (or sooner if all rooms are purchased sooner).

 The Passion Retreat will end at 9:00 AM on Friday, thus allowing participants to return home in time for Good Friday services.

 The Passion Retreat Registration 


8 spots remaining

The Passion Retreat is about undistracted intimacy with God.

This retreat is designed to foster a deep connection with God, allowing participants to embark on a meaningful exploration of their faith. Connect with like-hearted women on a similar journey, fostering a supportive community that enhances the retreat experience.

Meet The Founder, Kiya Ward Shears


Kiya Ward Shears is the Founding President of The Journey Collective Inc. and the mind behind The Passion Retreat. She created this retreat during Holy Week, knowing that it would offer a unique and spiritually enriching experience that can deepen one's connection with their faith and provide meaningful insights. 

Attending a retreat during Holy Week allows for focused spiritual preparation, reflection, and contemplation on the significance of Resurrection Sunday. 

Taking time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life allows attendees to reflect on their own spiritual journey, assess personal growth, and consider areas for renewal. This self-discovery can lead to a more meaningful and purpose-filled life.

Kiya is excited about the communal space of like-hearted women coming together in fellowship and sisterhood. This sense of community will be fostered through engagement in group discussions, worship, workshops, and prayer during the retreat.

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Meet Chef La La, the private Chef for The Passion Retreat

The Journey is excited to welcome Chef LaSheri McGee, also known as Chef La La, as the private chef for The Passion Retreat. Chef La La is an executive chef and owner of Chef Inspirations Catering Service. 

At The Passion Retreat, every meal becomes a masterpiece as Chef La La infuses passion into every dish she crafts. From the freshest and finest ingredients to the artful presentation, each culinary creation is a celebration of taste and elegance. Attendees can anticipate a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds and elevate the overall sensory experience.

Chef La La's culinary expertise extends beyond traditional boundaries, offering a diverse and indulgent menu that caters to various preferences and dietary needs. Whether it's a meticulously prepared three-course meal or a delightful assortment of hors d'oeuvres during social gatherings, Chef La La ensures that each dining moment is an unforgettable delight.


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