Freedom Academy

While we would love to sit with every single person Freedom Movement encounters to help them navigate the hard places in their life, we know that we are just one small team. It is our heart to train women and men to also create and hold space for others as they walk the journey from hurting to hope. That is why we created Freedom Academy.


This comprehensive course combines personal development with practical training and teaches participants how to better connect with God, themselves, and others. With Freedom Academy, we get the opportunity to open our doors and create a safe space for processing what it means to truly be free from the weight of pain and how to impart that freedom to others. Whether a parent, pastor, trusted friend, or mentor, the personalized training and resources enrollees receive will equip them to become the loving, spiritually anchored support their community needs. 

We regularly host Freedom Academy throughout the year, including open enrollment courses at our headquarters and private off-site courses for various churches and groups. Since founding Freedom Academy, we are proud to have sent out dozens of graduates to flourish in their callings and bring hope and healing to the world around them, equipped with helpful tools and hands-on practice. 


Men and women ready to invest in the development of themselves and others 

SPRING  2021

May 13-15, 2021

Gilroy, CA

March 16-18, 2021

Phoenix, AZ

April 20-22, 2021

Lake Zurich, IL

The three-day course includes:


  • Personal development through spiritual practices and connecting with others 

  • Introduction to the Life Coaching Model, used by many licensed coaches nationwide

  • Hands-on training for how to facilitate life coaching sessions, model spiritual direction, and foster openness in group and one-on-one settings

  • Teaching by Karrie Garcia and the Freedom Movement team, including trained life coaches and counselors

  • Biblical practices and tools for listening and leading through difficult experiences

  • Workbooks and printed resources

  • Continental breakfast each day and catered lunch on days one and two

  • Special dinner hosted by Karrie Garcia