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49th Annual Summer
Conference and Retreat
"The Healing Heart"

Thursday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Virden Retreat Center, Lewes, DE

For printable flyer, please click here.
Click here for registration details.

Dear IPA Members and Friends,

The International Primal Association will hold their 49th Annual Conference and Retreat at the beautiful, seaside Virden Retreat Center in Lewes, Delaware. We are delighted to meet again in person this summer. This year's theme is "The Healing Heart."

The 49th Annual Summer Conference and Retreat is designed to create a safe community where emotional healing can take place. Trained facilitators will offer a wide variety of workshops including enneagram, art expression, poetry, Primal 101, a facilitated cuddle party, and body work.

This year, the featured presenters are Vicky Lovell, Mindful Facilitator and Danielle Groth, Energy Medicine Practitioner. Wonder-Twins® Vicky and Danielle will guide you through their program, Healing Your Stories. You will be introduced to tapping (EFT), reiki, vibrational sound healing, meditation, and more. Vicky and Danielle will lead a comprehensive program teaching group members how to identify, process, and reshape emotional responses to trauma narratives through a multifaceted approach.

The Virden Retreat Center is surrounded by the serenity of protected wetlands, so you can enjoy the quiet while practicing being present and mindful with yourself and others during workshops and mat work. In the company of like-minded individuals you will be supported in any work you choose. The featured presenters will also be available for one-on-one sessions.

Affordable! The IPA offers a sliding fee scale and work scholarships.

Questions? For more information: contact Dianne Arman at or call Tricia Wassel at 877-PRIMALS.


Tricia Wassel
Outreach and Event Coordinator

The Virden Retreat Center

The Virden Retreat Center, on a University of Delaware branch campus, is located in a tranquil setting outside of historic Lewes, Delaware. Virden provides well-appointed rooms with private baths and screened-in porches. The inviting dining room serves nutritious and appetizing food.

In addition to the IPA Conference, there is no shortage of things to do in and around Lewes. Enjoy the town's coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, and museums. Head to Cape Henlopen State Park or the bay beach to swim, play, and relax. For directions to Virden, click here.

Registration and Payment Information

Early Bird Member Rates for
Double Room, Private Bath
Annual Income
Six-Day reduced Rate Daily Rate
Up to $15,000
$15K - $50,000
$50K - $100,000
Above $100,000

Add $10/day if paid after July 29, 2024.

Single meal prices: $24 breakfast $28 lunch $35 dinner

Add $15/day for non-members.

Add $50/day for a single room. - Limited Availability


To pay by credit card, contact Warren Davis at or by phone at 443-468-4272.

To pay by mail, send in the Registration Form with full payment.

To pay via PayPal, please:
1. Figure your total costs (above),
2. Then fill in the three blanks below and click "Pay Now" button.
First Night - Last Night:
Roommate requests:
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Photos from past Summer Primal Conventions (for members only)

Click Here to access the Members-Only section of the Web site. There you will find the Summer Convention and Retreat Photos page. Access is for current members of the IPA only—you'll be prompted for a username and password. If you're a member and don't have the credentials to access this page, contact the IPA's Web Administrator ( ).

Brochures from Past Summer Conventions

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