The Immersion Retreat is a deep dive for those who want to experience the heart of Ecology of Awakening. The invitation is to begin to shift our center of gravity: out of what is conditioned and separate, into what is ever-evolving and connected with all Life. As with all of our programs, it is an opportunity to move beyond the fear, isolation and division so widespread during this time of rapid change in order to root in love, community and connection. For five days we live in close relation with the land in the rolling coastal hills outside of Occidental that reach toward the visible and beckoning ocean five miles away.The primary teacher will be the vibrant ecosystem with its sensuous hills, fir forests, coyotes and hawks, as well as the unique group of people who come together.
Our journey will unfold between whole 'village' time, focused small group sessions, solo time on the land and simultaneous attention to the creative spaces that inform us. We will draw from cosmology, nature-based processes, listening meditation, inner and outer tracking, dream-work, permaculture principles, bird language, council, ceremony and other time-tested processes that usher us towards dissolving our borders and discovering our deepest belonging. Through the impassioned lens of biologist and naturalist Brock Dolman, we will deepen into what it is to become more 'Life literate' by immersing ourselves in the micro and macro perspective of our place within the larger Earth community. In opening to all that seeks to awaken us, we learn to listen and respond to the way Life evokes us and open to the mysterious and fertile meeting ground where our own creativity and the larger unfolding meet. It is here where we might discover the way our unique expression fits into the deep needs of our time.
Dates & Location
Wednesday, August 2 - Sunday, August 6, 2017; Private Retreat Center, Occidental, CA
* Please contact us if you are called to be a part of this journey but aren't able to pay the full fee!
This includes all course instruction, guide support, retreat center fees, basic tent camping, as well as dinners during the retreat. In order to keep costs down, we’ve designed the retreat where participants bring their own breakfasts, lunches, snacks and tea. There is a full kitchen available to aid with food preparation.
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.