Earthrise at IONS: Workshops, Events and Retreats


Register now 2012 New Year's Eve Retreat: A Creative Vision Quest December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012 Dana Lynne Andersen, Director of the Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness This weekend retreat offers a unique opportunity to activate your higher capacities to access—and transform—your future. Journey from scattered desires to focused vision as you clarify your life purpose and dream big for yourself and the world. Register now Create a World that Works: Becoming a Presence that Transforms January 20–22, 2012 Alan Seale, PCC, MSC Be your transformational presence. Learn how to live, lead, and serve in ways that inform and inspire more enlightened and effective action, creating a world that works for today and tomorrow. Register now Speaking the Soul: The Transformative Power of Words January 20–22, 2012 Kim Rosen, MFA This workshop is for lovers of poetry as well as those who have yet to discover its power. In an alchemy of mystical poems and music, each person's authentic voice will emerge through writing, listening, movement, self-inquiry and speaking poetry aloud. No prior experience necessary. Register now Just Write: Seasonal Writer's Retreats Facilitated by Cathy Coleman, PhD February 3–5, 2012 August 31–September 2, 2012 Just write, away from home, away from work, away from usual distractions. Enjoy single occupancy rooms with desks—with time in nature and community at your discretion. Save the Date! A Noetic Film Experience! March 9–11, 2012 IONS will host its first ever Noetic Film Experience weekend at our EarthRise retreat center. We plan to show up to ten high-quality films with noetic themes (some of which will have had major theatrical release), with plenty of time to discuss, debate, share meals, and interact with some of the filmmakers. Film experience weekend sponsorships are available now. Become a Silver Noetic Film Fesitval sponsor for $1000, or a Gold Noetic Film Festival sponsor for $5000. General registration will be available November 15, 2011. For more information on sponsoring the Noetic Film Experience Weekend, contact Matthew Gilbert at The Secrets of Great Relationships: A Workshop for Individuals and Couples March 23–25, 2012 Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MS Develop interpersonal skills through exercises, dialogue, and group work in the areas of conflict management, embracing the shadow, cultivating resilience and honoring differences. For individuals and couples alike. Register now Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness Peter Russell, MA March 30–April 1, 2012 Discover the essence of consciousness through the exploration of science, spirituality, self-inquiry and group discussion. Register now Integrating with Your Shadow—Connecting with Your Guide Ralph Metzner, PhD April 13–15, 2012 Practice alchemical divination techniques to help you recognize your shadow, clarify perceptions, tap into reservoirs of self-knowledge, dissolve energy blockages, and connect with a true spirit guide. Register now Exit Plan: For People Who Love Life Jane Gignoux and Regina Lewis March 16–18, 2012 A multi-faceted exploration of conscious and subconscious awareness of life, death and beyond. Gently break through trepidation and create a PLAN that includes celebration, adventure and gratitude! Register now The Healing Power of Huichol Shamanism Brant Secunda April 20–22, 2012 An introduction to the healing tradition of Huichol Indian Shamanism—Through ancient ceremony, sacred dance and mindful pilgrimage, learn to connect your human heart to the heart of creation. Register now Residential Programs with Open Enrollments Detoxification, Transformation, Regeneration, and Healing Dr. Isaac Eliaz (contact for more information) September 20–25 Join holistic physician and detoxification expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, for a 6 day/5 night retreat with a specific focus on fall season detoxification and healing. Intuitive Heart Wisdom Kay Taylor (contact for more information) September 30–October 2 Ideal for healers but applicable to everyone, this powerful weekend will focus on clarifying and deepening your intuitive skills and applying this heart-infused wisdom clearly and ethically to your work. Mindful Eating, Conscious Living: A 5-day professional training Jan Chozen Bays and Char Wilkins (contact for more information) October 2–7 All that the imaginary self has ever truly longed for is present right now, here, shining at the heart of this and every experience, simply waiting to be recognized – it is your very own being. It is you. The Healing Journey: Cultivating the Wisdom of Nature, Breath, and Spirit Diane Haug, LPCC and Jan Edl Stein, MFT (contact for more information)

Journey January 21–28, 2012 Travel to Cuba with like-minded IONS members. Explore the world of Afro-Cuban music, Santeria religion, dance, and natural healing. Learn how Cubans are creating community through sustainable organic agriculture, and learning to use and share scarce urban resources. Observe how island living has affected their worldview and what we can learn from them about living a joyous life.