These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched the lives of everyone on the planet, fundamentally highlighting numerous opportunities to transcend our global paradigm. It is a time of many challenges — and opportunities.
The IONS EarthRise Retreat Center has been closed since mid-March 2020 due to the pandemic-related restrictions. While IONS leadership has been holding early 2021 as our target date for re-opening, the continued unpredictability of the pandemic and the related governmental restrictions have required us to explore alternative uses for our campus.
As fate would have it, our beautiful EarthRise campus has been given the unexpected opportunity to be of temporary service to another purpose-driven organization — the Hoffman Institute. In late September, the Hoffman Institute lost its own beautiful home, the White Sulphur Springs Center, during the Glass Fire that ravaged Napa County. This was a tragic loss for their organization and those served by the transformational Hoffman Process. Within less than a week the IONS and Hoffman leadership teams came together to create a partnership that has enabled Hoffman to host their week-long programs at EarthRise immediately — and in a fully COVID-compliant capacity. Our partnership has now been extended into Spring 2021 as the Hoffman Institute continues to recover from the fire.
While we are grateful for this opportunity to provide a temporary home for the Hoffman Institute, we regret that we are unable to host other organizations on our beautiful campus for the next several months. To minimize confusion, we have temporarily suspended booking inquiries.
Thank you for your support and understanding during these extraordinary times. We treasure the relationships with our retreat center clients — veteran and new alike — and encourage you to stay engaged with IONS ground-breaking research and online experiential programs, as we awaken the noetics at a time when the world needs it most.
We wish you all the very best of health and well-being!