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 three-day 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. Participants will leave with the tools to nurture and support an ongoing receptivity to, and partnership with, this wisdom of the night.
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. We will be nourished by local, organic food prepared by our fabulous chef, Nora, and, as a group, will begin to see how life in its unerring intelligence is always working with us in perfect call and response.
Note: 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! There is an array of sleeping arrangements available - from camping to comfortable beds to plush accommodations. See below for details. Upon registering, we will send you a full preparation letter with all you will need to prepare yourself for our time.
Dates & Location
Thursday, March 15 4:00 PM - Thursday, March 18 1:00 PM, 2018, Keen Ranch, Sonoma, CA
Maximum Number: 12
This includes all retreat facilitation, basic tent camping, and all local, organic meals during the retreat. Please let us know if you are called to this program yet are unable to pay the full fee. We would be happy to talk with you about a reduced rate.
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.
- Simple and/or Luxury Rooms 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[@]gmail.com about any of these before you register if securing your spot is dependent on housing to make arrangements.