Wherever you are on your journey of understanding and solving your battle with food, welcome.

COR Retreat:  A Food Recovery Program

Wherever you are on your journey of understanding and solving your battle with food, welcome. It is time to surrender and find serenity. We can help you on that path using the proven principles of a 12 Step recovery program.

"Cor" is the Latin word for "heart" or "soul".  Healing your spirit--your heart and soul--is at the center of the COR Retreat program of recovery from food addiction. 

COR Retreat is a residential retreat that teaches a way to live free from the obsession with food and the excess weight it causes.  It is a proven method to stop overeating.

Transformation has never been more possible. The COR Retreat program opens the doorway through which a solution for food addiction can be found. It is a path to spiritual fitness, emotional balance and recovery.

Join us in a safe and nurturing environment to map out your personal path to a more joyful, deeply satisfying journey of recovery from this condition that plagues so many of us.

Freedom from the bondage of food requires examination of the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors that keep us trapped in our addiction. Nowhere will you find a more profound or compelling opportunity to begin, deepen or recharge your recovery from food addiction than at COR Retreat.

COR retreats are scheduled throughout the year in the Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, metro area at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development in Wayzata, MN. Join us for one of these five-day life changing experiences, filled with hope and a solution to your problem with food.


See how COR Retreat is Changing Lives


Upcoming COR Retreats

March 13-17, 2024
April 24-28, 2024
May 8-12, 2024
May 19-23, 2024 (EnCOR)

Registration closes 5 days prior to the start of each retreat.

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  • “I have hope-and I’ve not had that in a long time. Thank you.”

    - Kate

  • “What an awesome experience. This is just the beginning of a healthy relationship with food.”  

    - Kari

  • “What an amazing gift, learning how to recover one day at a time. The impossible (recovery) became possible for me here.”

    - Amanda

  • “I came here hopeless, ready to give up on life. Today, I leave with hope.  I am ready for anything, you have helped me so much.”

    - Nicole

  • This is truly a gift. I needed help and I got it here. I have tried everything including years of 12-Step recovery work. This program is a game changer.”  

    - Debi

  • “I was at the point of quietly quitting life or deciding to go all in-COR gave me the tools and understanding to go all in-and I’m so grateful.”

    - Katina

  • “Thank you COR for opening your doors to me and giving me the tools to fight my unhealthy obsession to sugar and food. I am so grateful.”

    - JoAnn

  • I am so deeply grateful for this program. I have gone from thinking "I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” to “it feels so good to feel so good!”

    - Stefanie

The McIver Center

  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN
  • The McIver Center, Wayzata, MN

COR Retreat participants spend five days and four nights together at the McIver Center for Spiritual Development at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. The McIver Center is located just 15 minutes west of Minneapolis, MN.

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Stories of Hope

See how Geoffrey was able to gain control of his life and his overeating habits after attending COR Retreat. Watch the Video »

See how Mary was able to gain control of her life, save her marriage and lose 175 pounds after attending COR Retreat and working the 12 steps with her sponsor. Watch the Video »

Hear how Kari achieved an 80 pound weight loss in one year by recovering from food addiction with the help of COR Retreat, changing her lifestyle and working the 12 steps with a sponsor.    Watch the Video »

See how Angel worked the 12 steps to overcome food addiction and see how she lost 70 pounds within 8 months of attending COR Retreat. Read More »

Read how Christine found inner peace with food after attending COR Retreat, and has since lost 88 pounds in 11 months.   Read More »

Read how Chris has lost over 100 pounds since attending COR Retreat, and is now living a life he always wanted.   Read More »

See how Mike found abstinence after attending COR Retreat, and achieved happiness in his life by working the 12 steps.    Read More »

Linda Lou
Learn about Linda Lou's struggles with physical ailments and how COR Retreat improved her health, weight and quality of life.   Watch the Video »

See how Kathi has worked the 12 step program of recovery and lost 75 pounds since attending COR Retreat.    Read More »

Learn about Kari's rollercoaster ride on her journey of recovery from food addiction, and how COR Retreat has given her a fresh start.   Read More »

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