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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come experience your physical body, its subtle energies, and its role in intentional living through interactions with these magnificent animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”!
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.
Veriditas, in partnership with IONS and EarthRise, is offering Full Moon Labyrinth Walks. There is no cost for this hour-long event.
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.