$400.00 USD

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Welcome & Terms of Service

Our practices involve looking at and being intimate with the structures of one’s personal reality, including how we make sense of experience, individually and collectively. Carrying over assumptions from other practices can lead to misunderstandings. Read over the following statements to determine whether or not our practice will be a good fit for you.

We see you as a free agent capable of honest self-assessment and responsible choice. This is an invitation to take responsibility for yourself and your experience, including a willingness to set and maintain appropriate boundaries. By attending our events you take responsibility for your own safety and comfort, choosing to leave the practice or participate in any given moment. 

Not Psychotherapy
We do not follow a therapeutic model of diagnosis and treatment. Our method is educational. Our emphasis is relating. Our facilitators and coaches are guides. Our practices are practices of connection and meditation whose aim is to reveal more presence. We do not prescribe choices or actions. We are not psychotherapists; we do not see you as being in a therapeutic relationship with our facilitators. Participants are welcome to speak and explore developmental intentions such as “getting somewhere,” growing, and evolving, but we do not presume these are the drivers of experience. We work in the present moment, assuming wholeness moving to greater wholeness. 

The Expectations of Leadership
Our facilitators act in service of better relating through bringing more presence to what’s happening in the here and now. This may not follow typical expectations of a “group leader,” such as telling people the “right way” to act or making sure everyone gets along. We include the internal experiences of the leaders as part of the process. We invite you to listen to your own inner direction for leadership, and consider others’ responses as feedback to you in the context of the moment.

Is this Right for You?
Our workshops can be intense. We explore the unknown, the volatile, the ambiguous, as well as welcome emotions many deem as “negative” or “inappropriate” such as feelings of inadequacy, anger, sexuality, and joy. We often explore multiple sides of seeming opposites at once, and believe this can reveal an underlying unity of the immediacy of experience. We see bringing awareness to intense feelings as distinct from acting upon these feelings—we may ask you to pause or leave if we determine certain expressions risk leaving the practice of relational presence.

If the above description of our workshops sounds potentially overwhelming or destabilizing for you, if you have mental illness or significant emotional challenges that you feel may be exacerbated by this type of transformational environment, or if you are not sure that you can be self-directed in taking care of your needs during the event, then we advise you not to enroll. Finally, you must be at least 18 years old to attend.

By participating you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these Terms of Service.

Charlotte Relateful Retreat w/ Valerie Daniel & James Dial

Join us for a transformative weekend of cherishing what’s here and authentic connection at a Relateful Retreat with Valerie Daniel and James Dial.

“I don’t have to promise magic… it just happens”
Through slowing down and exploring the present moment in connection, we tap into the “magic” of relating that can be easy to miss in our everyday lives.
One recent participant shared, “Relatefulness has really propelled my mindfulness practice to a whole new level. I am now more in my body, aware of my emotions and thoughts, as well as being more in tune with what others might be experiencing in the present moment.”
Another recent attendee shared, “Nothing has me do more self exploration than this practice”
  • April 12 2024 form 6-9pm
  • April 13 & 14 from 10am-6pm


5801 Simpson Rd Charlotte NC 28216


Valerie Daniel & James Dial.

Before 4/1/24: Early Bird $340
After 4/1/24: $400
During our retreat, we’ll spend lots of time sharing what it's like to be together. We’ll explore what is present in our connections, what is in the way of our connections, and what it’s like to share. This context will enable us to delve into specific aspects of relating that feel alive in the group.
For example, last retreat there was a pull toward developing a deeper sense of being able to “try the other on”. As a result, we facilitated multiple breakout activities to build awareness and skills around “being with the other in their world”. 
This led to a deep sense of embodied understanding beyond just empathy. Personal and collective transformation followed soon after, with people tapping more into their authentic voice while also expanding their ability to be with someone else without needing to fix them.
Our retreat will offer opportunities for surrendered leadership, where you can claim what you want and have the opportunity to lead the group toward it. It can also be beautiful to be with the impact of your share without needing to make anything happen.
Have any questions about this immersion or want to call to see if it’s the right fit? please email [email protected] with the subject line, “Relateful Retreat Question”
Personal and Relational Growth
If you are a spiritual or professional leader, this retreat is an incredible opportunity to integrate your wisdom into the relational space. If you feel more new on your journey, this is a great way to discover more of your inner voice and how to be with others in nourishing and alive ways.
  • Appreciation for already being enough
  • Connection with your authentic voice
  • Self Trust
  • Awareness of your inner landscape
  • Awareness of how you impact others
  • Depth in “trying someone else on”
  • Presence
  • Balance in bringing your wisdom without losing connection
  • Inner peace


If you are interested in sleeping at the beautiful Stone Cabin Creek where the retreat is being held, you can book accommodations: 

There is 1 full private room for $75/night. 
There are also 4 bunks in a shared space at $33/night. 
If you are wanting to use this option to save on time and travel, text Bodhi directly at 304-840-2500 and pay @Bodhi-DevaMa on Venmo to lock in your space.

If you need more information reach out to us at [email protected] 


Here are 3 videos where Valerie and James explore different aspects of Relatefulness to learn more about the energy, experience, and leadership styles we’ll be bringing:

Valerie Daniel is the Director and Senior Facilitator at the Relateful Company, a company whose mission is to “increase love and truth in how humans relate”.
She has been described as “Amazing. Gentleness combined with strength and clarity—awesome.” She is a certified life coach who helps individuals, couples, and teams to relate in more truthful, satisfying and productive ways with themselves, others and life.
Previous to coaching, Valerie spent 20+ yrs in Director level positions within high tech/Fortune 500 corporations. She holds an MBA and a BA in Psychology.
James Dial has been described as a “facilitator who radiates the warmth of an open heart".
He has a sincerity, honesty, and acceptance of what is here, which creates an atmosphere of presence, trust, and playful aliveness.
James works full time developing leaders and teams to be more relateful and productive at a Manufacturing plant in Charlotte. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and also facilitates for the Relateful Company. 
Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey toward greater self-awareness and relational fulfillment.
Art Credit: Cameron Grayson, Sacred Connection. Support her on https://www.camsconsciouscreations.com