Night Wisdom Dreamwork Retreat

Dreams are nightly invitations to discover and experience how Life, the deeper mystery, summons us towards the original, unconditioned wholeness that we are. From the heart-pounding wake-up calls of nightmares to the sweetly delicious dreams from which we’d just as soon not awaken, these nightly dramas can be understood as responses from the so-called unconscious to pressing questions our day minds haven’t figured out how to ask. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to explore, through direct experience, the startling depth of healing wisdom and fresh insight that dreams offer us.

By coming together and apprenticing ourselves to what is dreaming us, individually and as a group, we allow ourselves to immerse in surprising gifts of understanding and feeling, freeing us from barriers we often erect between ourselves and the world. The retreat takes place at the Keen Ranch, in the rolling hills and Oak woodlands above Sonoma, CA. With abundant new growth and green shoots after the recent fires and winter rain, we will deepen our dreaming by walking and listening to the resilience of the earth. Participants will leave with the tools to nurture and support an ongoing receptivity to, and partnership with, this wisdom of the night. Through the process, we will begin to see how life in its unerring intelligence is always working with us in perfect call and response.


Anita Doyle and Kerry Brady

Dates & Location

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 18, 4:30 PM, 2018, Keen Ranch, Sonoma, CA

Group Size

Maximum Number: 8

Tuition: $350 

This includes all retreat facilitation, basic tent camping, and local, organic breakfasts and dinners. Participants are responsible for their own lunches, snacks and tea. There is a full kitchen available to aid with food preparation.

Additional Accommodation Options

If basic tent camping is not for you, we have additional accommodation options available for an additional cost. These include:

  • Pre-set up Cot and Tent: A limited number of pre-set up, roomy tents with padded cots are available, on a first come-first served basis, for non-inclined campers or for those with physical limitations who still prefer to live closely to the land. Cost is $30 per night.
  • Keen Ranch Beds: There are a few beds, fully made up, in the Keen Ranch guest cottage or studio. Cost is $50 per night.
  • Hotel room in downtown Sonoma: There are a variety of hotels in downtown Sonoma, only a few miles away, if you prefer to stay offsite.

Payment for accommodations is separate from registration. Please email Patricia de Jong at patriciaedejong[@] about any of these before you register if securing your spot is dependent on housing to make arrangements. 

We're sorry, the retreat is full!