Gateway Voyage Veterans and First Responders

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


Exclusively for Veterans and First Responders*

The Gateway Voyage offers a transformative journey of self-discovery, delving into the depths of consciousness to understand ourselves better. Each participant brings their own unique needs, hopes, and expectations to this immersive experience.

The Veteran/First Responder Gateway Voyage was specifically designed to honor and support those who have dedicated their lives to service. It is a week-long exploration alongside fellow service-minded individuals, guiding us to a deeper understanding of the Self and expanded states of consciousness. Just as ancient tribes held ceremonies to rebalance returning warriors, this voyage serves as a modern-day version, providing a framework to connect with our experiences and find equilibrium within ourselves.

Life-altering experiences such as war, facing a burning building, or being in a shootout can profoundly change us. While this holds true for any life encounter, it can be especially challenging for warrior/service clans to comprehend and find equilibrium.

This exclusive week is tailored for Veterans and First Responders, providing a safe space to openly discuss topics that are often considered taboo in everyday conversation. As we navigate through our individual experiences, the shifts in our equilibrium are tangible and experiential, making the process authentic and not just a theoretical concept. Derived from your own encounters, this real data acts as guideposts in navigating your internal landscape and finding the equilibrium needed for personal growth. Embracing change and striving to improve upon our current selves is crucial in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

So, Welcome Active Duty/Veterans/First Responders!

— Mick Gretz, Monroe Trainer, Pilot and former member of the U.S. Military


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.

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

To hold your spot, make your reservation early!

Special Military and First Responder price

*Must provide proof of service to attend. 




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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