Nature and Soul Retreat for Autumn Equinox
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Friday, September 18, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach
see website for registration details
Nature and Soul: A day of retreat where nature mirrors our inner landscape
The Autumn Equinox marks the turning of the light as the days grow shorter and the nights longer. This is typically the peak of the harvest cycle, and as such is a wonderful time to give consideration and gratitude of all that you have harvested this year. It is also a wonderful moment to pause and give thanks to the land and nature that supports us.
This seasonally offered retreat is a day of renewal and rediscovery, as we open ourselves to the land around us in addition to the landscapes within us. This is a deeply experiential daylong retreat for restoration of health, psyche and spirit, offering a renewal of the soul's intention and a re-connection with the elements of nature that support us. We will slow down and take in the beauty that surrounds us and let nature reflect the shapes and patterns that are held in the psyche.
The day is a combination of indoor experiences that involves guided meditation and inner journey process and outdoor, land-based contemplative practices. The experience as a whole is an embodied example of eco-therapy. Each retreat day reflects themes of the season in the meditations, journeys and our approach to the elements we discover in nature.
No previous experience is necessary.
The retreat takes place in the beautiful setting of Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, with its splendid coastal range flora, meandering gardens, Japanese architecture, and easy walk to the beach. An organic, vegetarian lunch (included in registration fee) is offered to the group in the dining hall. Retreat fees include lunch and refreshments.
Retreat leader, Jan Edl Stein MFT, is the director of Holos Institute and a licensed psychotherapist with many years of experience in guiding people into deep explorations in their own psyche as they open to deeper levels of perception in the natural world.