TOB 1: “Head and Heart” Immersion

Come away for five days and join the thousands of men and women from around the world whose lives have been transformed by our flagship offering, the TOB I “Head and Heart” Immersion Course. You will experience:

  • Thirty hours of dynamic classroom time being immersed in the beauty of John Paul II’s life-changing teaching (while most attend for personal enrichment, students can receive graduate or undergraduate credit if desired).
  • Daily Mass and opportunities for confession, adoration, rosary, and liturgy of the hours.
  • A beautiful retreat setting conducive for personal prayer, reflection, and relaxation
  • Time for fellowship and socialization with fascinating people from around the world.


Christopher West, M.T.S. 

As one of its founders, Christopher has served the TOB Institute in various capacities since 2004: as the leading faculty member, as a board member, a research fellow, and a curriculum advisor. He was appointed President in 2018. His global lecturing, best-selling books, multiple audio and video programs, and popular podcast (co-hosted by his wife Wendy) have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Of all his titles and roles, however, he is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father.

Bill Donaghy

Bill is an instructor, international speaker, and curriculum specialist for the Theology of the Body Institute Certification Program. Bill worked for nearly a decade teaching theology at Malvern Preparatory School as well as Immaculata University, while giving talks, retreats, and conferences for the Theology of the Body Institute. He has worked in the fields of mission and evangelization since 1999, and has given talks and retreats to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women, and the lay faithful throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. He and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with their four children.

Evan Lemoine (Español)

Evan Lemoine es Licenciado en Bellas Artes por Louisiana State University (USA) con especialidad en Psicología, es Maestro en Humanidades por la Universidad Anáhuac de México y graduado de la Maestría en Ciencias de la Familia por el Instituto Juan Pablo II. Es graduado del Theology of the Body Institute de Philadelphia (USA) donde se ha especializado en la Teología del Cuerpo, Amor y Responsabilidad, Filosofía y Pensamiento de Juan Pablo II. Es co-fundador del Instituto Amar al Máximo y es conferencista internacional reconocido sobre la Teología del Cuerpo, sexualidad, noviazgo y matrimonio.

TOB 1 Testimonial Videos


Staci & Glenn


Fr. David Marsden, SCJ