Events

Conscious Living Workshops

Conscious Living Workshops offer ways of bringing attention to consciousness into everyday life. The workshops focus on bringing new knowledge into practical use—at home, in the workplace, and in the world.

This signature workshop series offers an affordable retreat experience where people can become familiar with the research and education programs of IONS while enjoying life-deepening conversations, freshly prepared meals, and reconnecting with nature in the beautiful setting of our 194-acre campus.
 

Past Conscious Living Workshops

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  • Conscious Living Workshop

    2012 New Year’s Eve Retreat

    A Creative Vision Quest

    Presenter
    Dana Lynne Andersen
    • Dec 30, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012
    • Petaluma, CA

    This weekend retreat offers a unique opportunity to activate your higher capacities to find—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.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Getting the Love You Want

    A Workshop for Couples

    Presenter
    Dr. Harville Hendrix, PhD
    • Dec 9, 2011 – Dec 11, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Experience the profound connection you once had as a couple, as you become resources for healing each others’ wounds and deepen your intimate partnership.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Conscious Eldering

    Aging with Intention and Passion

    Presenter
    Ron Pevny, MA
    • Oct 28, 2011 – Oct 30, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    This highly experiential workshop, for people 50 and over, provides a dynamic introduction to conscious aging and the types of inner work that are important on this path toward becoming a conscious elder.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Seven Steps to a Deeper Life

    Presenter
    Roger Housden
    • Oct 7, 2011 – Oct 9, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    This workshop will use a poem to introduce seven different ways of being that will deepen the quality of your life experience. Explore your relationship to the themes in body and mind practices, and in group processes.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Karma and Reincarnation

    Unlocking Your 800 Lives to Enlightenment

    Presenters
    Barbara Y. Martin, Dimitri Moraitis
    • Sep 30, 2011 – Oct 2, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Investigate the dynamics of karma and reincarnation, how to use spiritual energy to help heal karmic conditions, and how to use positive experiences from the past to your benefit.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Just Write

    A Seasonal Writers' Retreat

    Facilitator
    Cathy Coleman, PhD
    • Sep 2, 2011 – Sep 4, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    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.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Vision Quest

    Journey to Self through Connection with Nature

    Presenter
    Nancy Feehan
    • Aug 26, 2011 – Aug 28, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Every Vision Quest is an act of courage and recommitment to a life-affirming path. This weekend retreat offers a unique opportunity to spend 2 nights on the land, experiencing a centuries-old ritual of self discovery and renewal.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Horses, Somatics, and Spirit

    An Equine-Guided Program in Conscious Living

    Presenters
    Beverley Kane, MD, Ariana Strozzi, MSC
    • Aug 19, 2011 – Aug 21, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Come experience your physical body, its subtle energies, and its role in intentional living through interactions with these magnificent animals.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Peace in Process

    The Natural Path to Balance and Health

    Presenters
    Helen Boland, CHT, Claudia Holt, David Williams, PHT, CHT, Dani Burlison, MA, Leilani Clark, MFA, Jennifer Holland, PhD
    • Aug 5, 2011 – Aug 7, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Experience the power of the wisdom body and the healing insight of the subconscious mind through holistic hypnosis, primordial chi gung, sound therapy, walking the labyrinth, connecting with the land, writing, and art.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Instructor Training for the Foundations of Worldview Literacy

    Presenters
    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Katia Petersen, PhD, Ken Homer,
    • Aug 3, 2011 – Aug 7, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    An immersive learning experience for instructors to examine the core questions, key tenets, research methodology, integral philosophy and instructional design underlying the Worldview Literacy Project.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Relax and Rejuvenate

    Post Conference Event at EarthRise

    Presenters
    Claudia Holt, Jolie Lonner Egert
    • Jul 24, 2011 – Jul 26, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Not quite ready to go home? Extend your noetic experience by joining us at our campus, EarthRise @ IONS. Relax with friends among the rolling, oak-covered hills for a one- or two-night stay after the conference.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Eating with Reverence

    Food for the Soul

    Presenter
    Shannon Kring Buset
    • Jul 8, 2011 – Jul 10, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Cultivate a spirit of harmony within your kitchen, dining room, and inner self as you connect with the essence of food and its ability to nourish and nurture your life.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Cells and the Sacred

    Molecules and Meaning

    Presenter
    Sondra Barrett, PhD
    • Jul 8, 2011 – Jul 10, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Explore the design and dynamics of cellular life, to learn how science, spirit, healing, love, and life meet at a molecular and cellular level.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness

    Presenter
    Peter Russell, MA, DCS, FSP
    • Apr 29, 2011 – May 1, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Peter Russell takes you on a journey of discovery during this experiential weekend. Discover how science and spirituality are coming together through a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of the cosmos. Explore the essence of spiritual awakening and how to open to the wisdom, joy, and love that are our true nature.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Dancing with the Natural World

    Presenters
    Luisah Teish, PhD, Leilani Birely
    • Apr 22, 2011 – Apr 24, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    You are invited to share in a celebratory weekend with Luisah Teish and Leilani Birely.  Explore and renew your relationship to the Natural World through storytelling, altar building, writing, sound, and ritual. Prepare to dance and bedazzle!

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    The Well of Memory and the Tree of Visions

    Presenter
    Ralph Metzner, PhD
    • Apr 8, 2011 – Apr 10, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Ralph Metzner guides you through this experiential weekend as you track your own soul’s journey through lifetimes. Learn vision divinations to fore-see the probabilities and possibilities of your future pathways in the personal, social, and spiritual dimensions of your being.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Engaging Fields of Consciousness in a Living Universe

    Practical Skills for Group Leaders in Times of Change

    Presenters
    Christopher Bache, PhD, Duane Elgin, MBA, MA
    • Apr 1, 2011 – Apr 3, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join consciousness pioneers Christopher Bache and Duane Elgin to explore the workings of collective fields of consciousness, from local to planetary levels. This workshop is intended for leaders and teachers who work with groups to learn practical skills for engaging these fields of consciousness in everyday life.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Your Soul's Story

    Finding the Deeper Meaning of Your Life

    Presenter
    Stanley Krippner, PhD
    • Apr 1, 2011 – Apr 3, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    In this weekend retreat, Dr. Stanley Krippner reveals how our worldview, or Soul Story, is reflected in our dreams, waking awareness, emotions, thoughts, and body movement. Join in the evolution of a new soul story for yourself in alignment with your beliefs, values, and deepest longings.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Embody Your Healing NOW

    A collaborative project of EarthRise and Wisdom Healing Foundation

    Presenter
    Qigong Master Mingtong Gu
    Sponsor
    The Chi Center
    • Jan 29, 2011 – Jan 30, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a 5,000 year old healing art that originated in China--emphasizing posture, movement, breath, and mental concentration.  Whether you are new to Qigong or wish to tune-up your practice, you will benefit from the expertise and kindness of Mingtong Gu’s instruction. Take charge of your health and discover a powerful “inner medicine”!  

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Just Write

    A Winter Writer’s Retreat

    Facilitator
    Cathy Coleman, PhD
    • Jan 21, 2011 – Jan 23, 2011
    • Petaluma, CA

    This is a weekend to just write, away from home, away from work, away from usual distractions. Writers will have single occupancy rooms with desks—and plenty of room to write. The retreat will open with a circle to share intentions and close with a circle to share discoveries and processes. In between writing sessions, writers will gather for meals and intermittent optional meditative movement.

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