Fall in Love with the Wisdom of the Earth

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Presented by: 
Ariana Candell

Fall in Love with the Wisdom of the Earth

An Autumnal Ecotherapy Retreat

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Ariana Candell, LMFT, Ecotherapist, and her recent Northern California Ecotherapy Certification Graduates


EarthRise Transformative Learning Center
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, California 94952
United States

Do you need a day in nature to unplug and reconnect to your original energy source: Mother Earth? Would you like to be inspired to embrace change the way the land does when it changes seasons? Join us for a variety of sense- and soul-filled activities and workshops. Enjoy a nourishing, rejuvenating day in the Oak Grove cathedral.

Deep down, our bodies and souls recall our ancient connection to nature and the rhythms of life. With its digital distractions, schedules, and economy, modern Western life has conspired to bury earth’s wisdom - the wisdom of healing, groundedness, and flow.

This week we mark the Autumn Equinox, that point in the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and the season of fall begins. Here we pause for a moment, perfectly balanced between the lingering warmth of summer and the crisp brilliance of the cooler weather. Change is in the air.

As the weather changes, so do the weather systems of our soul. Fall is a time of letting go, harvest, initiation, and transformation. In the soul season of autumn, we have the opportunity to claim our place as generative adults, to recover an original calling, or to metabolize a loss through grief. Join us this September as we explore this time of change together on the land. We are women and men working together to shake off the old stories of our culture and live into the new stories of the Great Turning. The earth will cradle and partner with us as we explore together.

Participate in a variety of sense- and soul-filled activities and workshops, including: Sacred Pause and the Love Affair with Nature, Embracing Change In Nature With Joy, Self Expression through Song, Synchronizing Your Rhythms with the Rhythms of Nature, Resiliency and Grief, Cultivating the Daily Gifts of Nature, and Channeling Intuition in Nature.

About the Presenter(s): 

Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, Ecotherapist, is a seasoned psychotherapist and a pioneer in the emerging field of Somatic Ecotherapy. Her passion is to transform the field of psychotherapy to include connecting to the natural world as an essential part of healing.

Ariana is the founder and leader of a groundbreaking Northern California Ecotherapy Training and Certification Program, now entering its fourth year. She facilitates workshops locally and internationally, including Online Ecotherapy Certificate Programs, Ecotherapy Consultation Groups and seasonal outdoor retreats. She is also an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University.

A licensed therapist since 1995, Ariana adores taking individuals and groups into the East Bay hills for Ecotherapy, as well as bringing the power of nature indoors to her private practice in Berkeley. Her main therapeutic influences include Hakomi, Somatic Ecotherapy and Dance Movement Therapy. She has trained with The School of Lost Borders and is devoted to a daily spiritual practice with nature.

Event Cost: 

$85 regular, $50 student/low income