Photo by Kerry Brady


July 8-12, 2019

Guided by Kerry Brady, with guest teacher Brock Dolman

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 predominant story of separation, and open to what our ancestors knew: that we are an inherent part of the larger unfolding that brought us forth. 

Photo by Kerry Brady

Photo by Kerry Brady

The Earth Wisdom Immersion draws from contemporary and ancient Earth-based wisdom traditions to support an embodied experience of what it is to live into our true inheritance, 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 will create a vibrant ecology that invites us to listen and respond to the way life speaks to each of us. In this mysterious and fertile ground, we gain access and insight into how our unique expression and gifts fit into the deep needs of our time. 

If even the slightest whisper of your being, essence or intuition hints at you, however softly, to come along on this sacred journey...please follow it. It will be a powerful gift to yourself. This experience filled an underestimated need to slow down, commune with nature and reconnect with spirit, self and others. Watching Kerry and David effortlessly co-lead our group was as beautiful as watching the beauty, patterns and wonder of nature itself. They are intertwined kindred spirits sharing their amazing gifts.
— Caroline, Danville, CA

Join us to:

  • Recognize and re-member our deepest identity and place within the larger unfolding web of Life

  • See yourself and the world from a new perspective

  • Discover the power of ceremony from a cross cultural perspective and how ceremony lives within you

  • Immerse in living systems in order to support our ability to be, think and act like an ecosystem, in partnership with Life

  • Open to a new way of listening and responding to what is dreaming and calling us individually and collectively

  • Honor the personal and collective impact of these times

  • Learn skills that ignite our innate resilience and capacity to show up with our fullest self and gifts

  • Connect with like-minded souls dedicated to living into a new story for our times

  • Be nourished with local, seasonal and organic meals in community

  • Relax and recalibrate your being on the land, and the refreshingly beautiful on site pond

Photo by Michael Stjernholm

Photo by Michael Stjernholm

For five days we live 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. We will dance with council practice, 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. Joining us is master biologist and naturalist, Brock Dolman, who will support us in skillfully bridging the macro and micro realms, deepening our connection with and understanding of nature’s brilliance. Our fabulous chef, Nora, will nourish us with local, organic meals and her beaming presence!

Note: In order to support greater intimacy and connection with the Earth, we will be sleeping in tents, living comfortably on the land. This is an opportunity to re-connect with our innate rhythm and re-discover our deepest belonging, where we are nourished and informed by the whole. Many who have never or seldom camped are deeply fed by the discovery of their love of being immersed on the land.

I entered the immersion longing for a greater sense of connection within the heart of nature. The weaving together of nature, dream, creativity, silence, story, nourishment, and insight generated a sense of sacred community that I had not expected. I was deeply moved by the way Kerry and David drew the community together into a village of tenderness and openness. While I can be bit hesitant to lean into such things, their gentle and wise guidance created the kind of space where deep human connections happen, and the mystery of another becomes sacred ground.
— Dan, Lafayette, CA

A limited number of special accommodations (pre-set up, roomy tents with padded cots) are available, on a first come-first served basis for an extra $50/night for non-inclined campers, those with physical limitations or those traveling from afar. Please email info[a] to inquire about availability and to handle payment which is separate from registration.

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; yet we require that each person be in good physical, mental and emotional health. We will provide a list of equipment upon enrollment and can assist you with where to buy or borrow equipment if needed.

Who this is for?

The Earth Wisdom Immersion is for those awakening from the predominant cultural story of separation who are, in their unique way, working towards a resilient, thriving Earth community for future generations. The program is designed for those who have the capacity to move fluidly between inner/personal and outer/collective experience rather than for those who may, at this moment, be primarily focused on their own personal/trauma healing. While it is not designed primarily to promote personal healing or resolve issues, healing, personal clarity and deep connection can be natural outcomes of the process. To help us ensure that the program aligns with you, and our, deepest intentions, we’ve developed an APPLICATION (button below).

Dates & Location

Monday, July 8, 12:00 PM - Friday, July 12, 2:00 PM 2019; 
Bohemian Ranch (West Sonoma County), Occidental, CA

Photo by Kerry Brady

Photo by Kerry Brady

Group Size

Maximum Number: 16


Sliding Scale $1,595-$995*

We aim to balance the actual cost of running programs with our commitment to make our offerings as accessible as possible to those who are called. Please know that our pricing greatly underestimates the number of hours that our team spends preparing, organizing and facilitating. Additionally, we keep our programs to a maximum of 16 in order to facilitate optimum engagement between guides, participants and what emerges while living in community on the land.

Tuition includes all program instruction and materials, guide support, camping fees, as well as local, organic meals prepared by our fabulous chef, Nora, who puts her whole heart into each meal. Tuition does not include transportation costs to or from Occidental.

We offer financial support through sliding scale fees as well as partial scholarships. The sliding scale structure helps to make retreats more affordable for those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

  • $1,595: This tier covers our basic costs and makes this opportunity available to others.

  • $1,295: This tier covers our basic costs.

  • $ 995: This tier is set below our actual per person cost and is designed to create more access.

David and Kerry’s collaboration as leaders is absolutely seamless, with each enhancing and complementing the other’s strengths and gifts. I came to trust their integrity, judgement, compassion and expertise completely and so was able to let go and just ride the waves of the experiences that arose with each solo walk, ceremony, and council circle. I can’t recommend the Earth Wisdom Immersion highly enough—take the plunge and do it if you feel drawn; it could change your life!
— Cynthia, Marshall, CA

*Scholarship Support

We are committed to diversity and equity and aim to price our program to support inclusivity and access. We offer scholarship support to those who feel called to this journey who are currently limited in their finances. If you are called to the program yet unable to pay the above fees, we encourage you to apply for scholarship support as we want to work with you.

Scholarships are partial in that we ask you to pay what you can afford with the hope that we can make up the difference. Scholarships are contingent on the amount available, so best to inquire early. We take into account each individual circumstance and do our best to support each person’s needs. To request scholarship support, please first apply to the program (button below) and, if you are accepted, we will then send you an application for scholarship.