Gateway Voyage

Gain the power to discover your own answers for your highest well-being in Robert A. Monroe's ground-breaking experiential consciousness retreat.

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Bob Monroe called Gateway “a voyage of self-discovery through the gateway of expanded awareness.” It’s the best way to begin your journey at the Monroe Institute—and is a prerequisite for many of our advanced consciousness training programs.

Learn to navigate the non-physical realm. During this transformational residential retreat, you’ll gain the tools and techniques needed to navigate the nonphysical realm. We’ll teach you to enter specific levels of expanded consciousness, like the state of no time. There you’ll experience deep relaxation and find the guidance that leads to profound insight. You’ll also explore the out-of-body state and other life-changing energy systems.

Tap into expanded states of awareness. Gateway accelerates your ability to go farther, deeper and faster into different dimensions of consciousness—thanks in part to our use of binaural beat audio guidance technology. 

Shift your perspective on what’s possible. With a more enlightened understanding of self and how you relate to others, you’ll come to know your life’s purpose. With that knowledge comes gratitude for all aspects of your life.

Learn from direct experience. For more than 50 years, the Monroe Institute has introduced thousands of people like you to the life-enhancing benefits of the Gateway Voyage program. As the world leader in consciousness exploration, we believe that direct experience is the most powerful teacher. After completing Gateway, you’ll be prepared to participate in most of our advanced level programs

Monroe’s flagship program fills quickly. To hold a spot—make your reservation early!




The audio exercises used in this program are the original binaural beat hemispheric synchronization exercises developed by Robert A. Monroe. They were designed to facilitate specific expanded states of conscious relevant to this program and are owned by the Monroe Institute. These exercises are not available for commercial resale.

Grab your headphones, find a quiet place to relax and enjoy this free audio sample. Experience the deep relaxation and instantaneous expanded meditative state of Monroe's neural entrainment technology.

Learn more about the history of Monroe's neural entrainment technology >

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What You Get

In addition to location-specific amenities, all Monroe Institute retreats offer numerous amenities to make your stay as rejuvinating as possible. (Virginia campus only.)

  • Semi-Private Rooms

    Standard accommodations are double-occupancy rooms.

  • Daily Meals

    Our dining menu offers many fresh, healthy, and vegetarian options.

  • Swimming

    During afternoon breaks, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or lake (weather-permitting).

  • Massage

    Massages are available during weeklong retreats during afternoon breaks. (additional fee)

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi is available for guests.

  • Shuttle Service

    Local area, shuttle transportation is included on the first and last days of each program.

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