• Welcome to
    IONS EarthRise

    A Transformative Learning Center

    Conferences, Workshops & Retreats — bring yours or attend ours!

    © 2011 Claudia K. Holt. All rights reserved.
  • Books and Gifts
    @ EarthRise

    Exceptional Books & Exquisite Treasures

    M-Th: 12:30–2 pm • Fri: 12–7 pm
    Sat & Sun: 12:30–2 pm & 6–7:30 pm

    Additional hours as posted

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  • Cultivating Knowledge and Wisdom

    EarthRise hosts thousands of mind-body-spirit explorers who come to study with internationally acclaimed educators, scientists, philosophers, health practitioners, life and business coaches, artists, and spiritual masters.

    © 2010 Susan Lambert, All rights reserved.
  • Meditative Beauty and Cosmic Order

    When I went to the Moon…the presence of divinity became almost palpable and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. The knowledge came to me directly—noetically. It was knowledge gained through subjective awareness.
    – Edgar Mitchell

    © 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.
  • Connect with Spirit

    Create your own sacred rhythm by sitting in silence, walking our labyrinth, or communing with nature.

    © 2010 Susan Lambert. All rights reserved.
  • Communion with Nature

    The sacred energy of the land, once inhabited by the Miwok Indians, can be felt as you gaze out over rolling hills and soaring vistas, observe foraging deer, listen to the mating songs of wild turkeys, or meditate in one of the fragrant, natural cathedrals canopied by ancient coast live oaks, buckeye, and bay trees.

    © 2009 Steve Uzzell. All rights reserved.
Hosted Programs
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  • Living Presence

    Joan Ruvinsky, Richard Miller, PhD

    Apr 17, 2014 – Apr 27, 2014

    This 10-day silent retreat offers you the opportunity to participate in BodySensing, BreathSensing, sitting, and walking meditation, iRest Yoga Nidra, poetry, chant, and spirited dialogue. more...

  • The Art of Leadership

    Rockwood Leadership Institute

    May 5, 2014 – May 9, 2014

    Rockwood Leadership Institute is nationally recognized for its transformative leadership development retreats for social change leaders. One of its core programs is the Art of Leadership, which is a five-day training for emerging and established social change leaders. After the training, you can expect to gain a clearer sense of purpose and vision, plus tools to help you build strong partnerships, be resilient in the midst of challenges, and create work/life balance. more...

  • The Shaman’s Collective

    Anasuya Krishnaswamy, Linda Fitch

    May 8, 2014 – May 11, 2014

    In this workshop participants will dive deeply into dream time and explore the meaning and use of dreams among shamanic cultures. more...

  • Spring Forgiveness Retreat

    Eileen Barker

    May 9, 2014 – May 11, 2014

    Come and immerse yourself in the healing energy of forgiveness. Bring your greatest challenges. Leave with more love, wholeness, and inner peace than you may have imagined was possible! more...

About IONS
  • About IONS

    The Institute of Noetic Sciences was founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. To learn more about our history and our work, go here.

Conscious Living Workshops
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  • Personal Retreat Weekend

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014

    For all of you who have been requesting an EarthRise weekend of R & R and quiet reflection with no plans other than quiet walks, exceptional food, and a dip in the hot tub—now is the time. Join us for this weekend of personal time to reflect in nature and be supported by the uncomplicated life at EarthRise. more...

  • Personal Retreat Weekend

    May 9, 2014 – May 11, 2014

    For all of you who have been requesting an EarthRise weekend of R & R and quiet reflection with no plans other than quiet walks, exceptional food, and a dip in the hot tub—now is the time. Join us for this weekend of personal time to reflect in nature and be supported by the uncomplicated life at EarthRise. more...

  • Personal Retreat Weekend

    Apr 18, 2014 – Apr 20, 2014

    For all of you who have been requesting an EarthRise weekend of R & R and quiet reflection with no plans other than quiet walks, exceptional food, and a dip in the hot tub—now is the time. Join us for this weekend of personal time to reflect in nature and be supported by the uncomplicated life at EarthRise. more...

  • Personal Retreat Weekend

    Jun 27, 2014 – Jun 29, 2014

    For all of you who have been requesting an EarthRise weekend of R & R and quiet reflection with no plans other than quiet walks, exceptional food, and a dip in the hot tub—now is the time. Join us for this weekend of personal time to reflect in nature and be supported by the uncomplicated life at EarthRise. more...

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Jean Houston raves about EarthRise at IONS

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    Jean Houston has held retreats at EarthRise for many years. In this 3 minute video she shares why she is passionate about EarthRise and IONS.

From our guests...
  • There are no words to describe how amazing this past weekend was...Everything was splendid, and the energy and enthusiasm with which you all made our event so spectacular was VERY apparent.

    There is a Hebrew word "Dayenu," often said at Passover, which translates loosely to "It would have been enough." My mother said this to me over the weekend, and I think it rings true. "Had EarthRise offered only it's amazing natural beauty, Dayenu!" Our wedding would have been fantastic with only the gorgeous setting of the EarthRise property.... but you all made it so much more.

    —All our best, Jonah & Julia
     



    This is an awesome facility – the energetics are balanced and so supportive of the work we embraced. The food is exquisite and personnel supportive and very service oriented. Thank you/Mahalo.

    —Rick McDonald
     



    The Retreat Center is beautiful. The staff were so friendly and accommodating to our needs We all especially enjoyed & appreciated the loving care that went into creating delicious feasts for each meal. They were all individuals communicating from the hearts.

    —Deborah S. Barnes-Allan
     

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