It’s critically important that you be present for the entire workshop. As a group intensive, everyone needs to begin and end together. You WILL NOT be admitted to the workshop if you plan your travel in such a way that you arrive late or leave early, even if that means you have to stay over on Saturday night and leave on Sunday.
The workshops begin and end at different times, so it’s important that you check that information for your specific workshop before you plan your travel. As a general rule, your flight needs to arrive one and a half hours before your workshop starts and leave at least an hour after your workshop ends. Bethesda Workshops provides limited shuttle service from and to the airport.
It’s in your best interest to arrive rested when the workshop begins. Please make arrangements to arrive the day before the workshop instead of flying overnight or leaving at dawn the day of the workshop. The Bethesda Workshops staff can arrange for you to stay at the conference hotel (at a very reasonable rate) which allows you to be rested and ready for the intense, long days of the workshop.
A Travel Form is part of the paperwork you receive after you register, and it details the shuttle information and other transportation options. The Travel Form also has a place for you to indicate if you need extra nights at the conference hotel.
When Traveling By Plane
From the Airport to the Workshop Site:
Bethesda Workshops provides limited complimentary shuttle service from the Nashville International Airport. ++
For workshops that begin at 1:00 pm CST on Wednesday, two shuttles run from the airport to the Bethesda Center: mid-morning and late morning.
For the Healing for Couples Workshop, which begins Thursday morning, a shuttle leaves the airport at 9:15 am CST.
From the workshop site back to the airport:
A ride is provided at the end of each workshop according to the following schedule:
Healing for Men Workshop: 4:00 pm CST, Saturday and 8:00 am CST, Sunday
Healing for Women Workshop: 8:00 am CST, Sunday*
Healing for Partners Workshop: 8:00 am CST, Sunday*
Healing for Couples Workshop: 8:00 am CST, Sunday*
* The Women’s, Partners’ and Couples’ workshops end at 6:00 pm on Saturday. It’s rare to get a flight out of Nashville after these workshops, though a ride will be provided to the airport Saturday evening if needed. For participants who need to stay over Saturday night, Bethesda Workshops will provide transportation back to the conference hotel. A shuttle will run at 8:00 am Sunday morning back to the airport.
++Any transportation arrangements other than those listed above are the participant’s responsibility. If you’re flying in the night before a workshop begins, we can sometimes provide a ride to the conference hotel, but it’s not guaranteed. Cab service is available to and from the airport for around $40 each way, or shuttle service is around $25 each way.