• 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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  • Labyrinth Facilitator Training

    Lauren Artress

    Jul 28, 2014 – Jul 29, 2014

    Learn to offer the labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth, two day training. more...

  • Learn to Make Labyrinths

    Lars Howlett, Robert Ferre

    Jul 30, 2014 – Jul 31, 2014

    Join us for a comprehensive labyrinth week this summer! Come and experience the labyrinth, learn how to facilitate Labyrinth walks, and learn how to build labyrinths in a weeklong series of workshops and trainings led by world-renowned leaders. more...

  • Advanced Labyrinth Construction

    Lars Howlett, Robert Ferre

    Aug 1, 2014

    Come and experience the labyrinth, learn how to facilitate Labyrinth walks, and learn how to build labyrinths in a weeklong series of workshops and trainings led by world-renowned leaders. Attend one or two workshops or sign up for the whole week for a discounted rate. more...

  • Mindfulness for ADHD

    Gloria Kamler, MA, Lidia Zylowska, MD

    Aug 7, 2014 – Aug 10, 2014

    This training, based on MBSR and MBCT models, adapts mindfulness practice to ADHD, making it relevant and gradual for those struggling with learning differences and significant inattention or restlessness. 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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  • Writing Wild to Change your Life

    Ellen Bass, Roger Housden

    Nov 14, 2014 – Nov 16, 2014

    With poetry as our inspiration, we will use writing exercises to explore our deepest stories and make meaning of our most compelling experiences. more...

  • Personal Retreat Weekend

    Aug 22, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014


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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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