Earth Wisdom Immersion
A partnership between ecology of awakening and Pachamama alliance!
We live in a time where modern science is helping us rediscover what our ancestors knew: that the same creative force which brought forth the stars and Redwoods is also coursing through, and informing, each one of us. If we are to express our fullest potential and create resilient, thriving communities for future generations, it is essential that we free ourselves from the oppressive story of separation that has come to define modern industrial cultures. Our collective stories – or cosmologies – after all, define who we are and ultimately shape our beliefs and actions.
On this immersion, Kerry Brady, director of Ecology of Awakening, and David Tucker, director of Pachamama Journeys, draw from contemporary and ancient Earth-based wisdom traditions to support an embodied recognition that we are an inherent part of the larger unfolding, intimately connected – to each other and the whole Earth community. By coming together in community and engaging in mutually reflective encounters with the land and with each other, we create a vibrant ecology that invites us to listen and respond to the way life speaks to each of us and open to the mysterious and fertile ground where we gain access and insight into the ways our unique expression and gifts fit into the deep needs of our time.
Our journey includes 'village' council time, solo time on the land, nature-based processes, listening meditation, inner and outer tracking, dream-work, somatic resiliency work, ceremony and other time-proven practices and processes that usher us towards dissolving our borders and discovering our deepest identity and belonging. For five days we live on the land in the rolling coastal hills of Occidental, CA in a spectacular endemic ecosystem marked by abundant wildlife, active waterfalls, coastal prairie meadows, old-growth fir and oak woodlands that dwell in serpentine soils. Master biologist and naturalist, Brock Dolman, provides an enlivening context and inquiry that skillfully bridges the macro and micro realms, deepening our connection with and understanding of nature’s brilliance.
Note: This is an all-camping retreat. A limited number of special accommodations (with pre-set up, roomy tents with padded cots) are available, on a first come-first served basis for a supplemental fee for non-inclined campers or those with physical limitations. We seek to make this retreat available to all who are called: please note that you do not need to be in top physical shape to attend! We will provide a list of equipment upon enrollment and can assist you with where to buy or borrow equipment if needed. Our basecamp is within walking distance from cars.
Dates & Location
Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18, 2018; Private Reserve, Occidental, CA
Tuition: $775-1,250, sliding scale*
Tuition includes all course instruction, guide support, private reserve fees, basic tent camping, as well as local, organic breakfasts and dinners prepared by our fabulous chef, Nora. Participants are responsible for their own lunches, snacks and tea. There is a full outdoor kitchen available to aid with food preparation.
* We are committed to offering an accessible program to a wide range of participants. In order to do so, we offer a sliding scale, encouraging those who can afford to pay more to do so in order to support those of lesser means. We encourage you to lean towards generosity and trust each individual will pay what feels appropriate.
We offer partial scholarships to those who are currently of limited financial means. Access to partial scholarships is based on a first-come-first-served basis and is contingent on the amount available. Scholarships are partial in that we expect you to pay what you can afford with the hope that we can make up the difference. Please note that scholarship money is for program tuition and does not cover travel costs. The scholarship fund exists due to the generosity of the larger Ecology of Awakening community for which we are most grateful. Apply for scholarship.
Registration will be available by late november. if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to connect with us via the contact page.
Your place will be secured once we receive your $250 non-refundable deposit as well as all completed forms. Once you are registered, we will send you a welcome package with preparation information including suggested reading and helpful practices to engage in before we meet as a group.