• 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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  • WE DANCE SF Bay Area

    Lisa Moresco, Talley Webb

    Apr 24, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015

    Contemporary Dance Retreat offering nine classes styled around the talents of San Francisco dance instructors, Amara Tabor-Smith, Dudley Flores, and Tanya Bello. They are immeasurably gifted at reaching a broad-based of student skill levels with support, encouragement, fun in a supportive environment. more...

  • CANCELLED: Writing Wild

    Roger Housden

    Apr 24, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015

    This event has been cancelled.

  • Celebrating the Sacred Marriage

    Andrew Harvey

    Apr 26, 2015 – May 1, 2015

    During this retreat with renowned mystic, author and speaker, Andrew Harvey, you’ll experience a week of celebratory joy, heart-opening wisdom and alchemical practices that help you fully embody the Divine Human – fusing the sacred masculine and feminine within you to birth the holy union of opposites that is the sacred marriage. more...

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

    May 4, 2015 – May 9, 2015

    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an intensive training retreat version of an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. 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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  • iRest Yoga Nidra Level 2 Training

    Richard Miller, PhD

    Sep 27, 2015 – Oct 1, 2015

    iRest Level II training is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the principles underlying the theory, practice, and delivery of iRest Yoga Nidra. more...

  • CANCELLED: Writing Wild

    Roger Housden

    Apr 24, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015

    This event has been cancelled.

  • Catching Fire

    Carter Phipps , Gregory Shaw, Loriliai Biernacki, Michael Murphy, and Rachel Hamilton

    May 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015

    Join us for an absorbing, experiential weekend conference on May 15 - 17 at IONS Earthrise Retreat Center in Petaluma, California, where we will bring together scholars from Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research to describe the historical significance of the evolutionary wave and our role in it. more...

  • Bouncing Back

    Linda Graham, MFT

    May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015

    In this experiential weekend, you’ll learn to use more than a dozen tools and techniques that will help you handle the everyday disappointments and extraordinary disasters of life with more calm, courage, and flexibility. 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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