• 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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  • Michael Harner's 2015 West Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive

    Amanda Foulger

    May 31, 2015 – Jun 11, 2015

    Originated and directed by Michael Harner and based upon his decades of research and experimentation, this residential program in advanced core shamanism is described by former participants as "transformative," "life-changing," and "the most important spiritual experience of my life." more...

  • Inner Mean Girl Summer Camp- West Coast

    Amy Ahlers, Christine Arylo

    Jun 5, 2015 – Jun 7, 2015

    Join best-selling authors Amy Ahlers & Christine Arylo for a transformational weekend based on their internationally acclaimed Inner Mean Girl Reform School process that has helped over 30,000 women give up their negative self-talk, stop self-sabotaging habits like comparison, perfectionism, overworking and overgiving, transform their inner critics into supportive allies, strengthen their ability to hear & follow the voice and guidance of their inner truth. more...

  • 9th Annual Women’s Visionary Congress

    Jun 19, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015

    The 9th annual Women’s Visionary Congress will include presentations from visionary researchers, healers, activists and artists from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. more...

  • Throwing the Leaves of Your Life

    Mateo Magee

    Jul 16, 2015 – Jul 19, 2015

    This weekend intensive is an invitation to dive into the heart of the divinatory process.  Participants will be exposed to several ancient divination practices from Peru, including coca leaf divination and shell divination.  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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  • 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...

  • Movement Ritual for Labyrinth

    Elaine Rose, Shelley Richanbach

    Jun 14, 2015

    Join us for a day of creativity and reflection honoring dance and healing arts pioneer Anna Halprin on her 95th birthday. Using the Earthrise labyrinth as a container, we will incorporate movement, visual art, and narrative to connect with the surrounding landscape and the community around us. more...

  • Participatory Leadership Dojo

    Simone Poutnik, Andrea Livingston, Dana Pearlman, Jay Corrales, Jeff Aitken, Lori Sortino, Mery Miguez

    May 30, 2015

    The Participatory Leadership Dojo is a place to get inspired, hone skills, share new learnings, and generate collaborations to serve people and communities! Rooted in the growing practice of the Art of Hosting, we are creating in California a unique approach to this impactful work. more...

  • 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...

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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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