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Nature and Soul Retreat for Spring Equinox

  • Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center 1601 Shoreline Highway Muir Beach, CA, 94965 United States (map)

Nature and Soul Retreat for Spring Equinox
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Friday, March 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 Spring or Vernal Equinox marks the beginning of the spring season in the northern hemisphere.  It is a time of celebration of new growth, new inspirations, hopefulness, potentials, and the incubational workings of the imaginal. Gathering in the company of others to mark this movement can be a powerful affirmation of our own internal process of renewal and aspirations.

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.

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