Events

Conscious Living Workshops

Conscious Living Workshops offer ways of bringing attention to consciousness into everyday life. The workshops focus on bringing new knowledge into practical use—at home, in the workplace, and in the world.

This signature workshop series offers an affordable retreat experience where people can become familiar with the research and education programs of IONS while enjoying life-deepening conversations, freshly prepared meals, and reconnecting with nature in the beautiful setting of our 194-acre campus.
 

Past Conscious Living Workshops

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  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Horses, Somatics, and Spirit

    An Equine-Guided Program in Conscious Living

    Presenters
    Beverley Kane, MD, Ariana Strozzi, MSC
    • Sep 13, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Rekindle playfulness and feelings of peace and wellbeing with horses—the consummate teachers of somatics. This workshop draws upon the physical and metaphysical nature of the horse, as well as breathing and movement practices from tai chi, Vipassana meditation, Jacobsen progressive relaxation, and natural horsemanship to connect with horses and with our whole and greater selves. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Healing Voice - Liberation through the Ecstasy of Chant

    Healing Our Soul with the Sound of our Voice

    Presenter
    Jill Purce
    • Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 8, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Liberate your voice, your heart, and your mind in an uplifting exploration of breathing, chanting, mantra and sonic meditations, and sacred chants. Discover and understand the power your voice has to free you. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Secrets of Your Cells

    Science and the Sacred

    Presenter
    Sondra Barrett, PhD
    • Aug 23, 2013 – Aug 25, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Through a powerful synthesis of biomedical science and ancient wisdom traditions, biochemist and “cellular shaman” Dr. Sondra Barrett offers practical strategies our cells have for healing and thriving. Discover how cells communicate, how thoughts and tensions influence cellular expression, and learn to access your own cell powers to make a difference in your life. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    August 2013

    • Aug 23, 2013 – Aug 25, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    July 2013

    • Jul 5, 2013 – Jul 7, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Writing Yourself Alive

    Finding Your Life's Deep Current

    Presenter
    Roger Housden
    • Jul 5, 2013 – Jul 7, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Become more alive as you discover the rewards of curiosity, see and listen with fresh eyes and ears, and rewrite life-changing moments. In bringing loving attention to ourselves and our world, the writing practices of this weekend encourage access to joy, wonder, and awe; vulnerability and tenderness; and above all, truth. Writing experience not necessary. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    June 2013

    • Jun 7, 2013 – Jun 9, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    May 2013

    • May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Transforming the Bodymind through Metaphysical Practices

    Presenter
    Michael Mayer, PhD
    • May 3, 2013 – May 5, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Séance and LSD

    Presenter
    Lucius Werthmüller
    • Apr 23, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Join us for an exceptional day of discovery as renowned consciousness researcher and parapsychologist Lucius Werthmüller shares his knowledge of both séance and LSD.  A morning lecture will be on the physical phenomena of séance, followed by an afternoon talk on Albert Hofmann, LSD pioneer and personal friend.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Conscious Eldering

    Aging with Intention and Passion

    Presenter
    Ron Pevny
    • Apr 5, 2013 – Apr 7, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    April 2013

    • Apr 5, 2013 – Apr 7, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Exploring the Mysteries of Consciousness

    Presenter
    Peter Russell, MA, DCS, FSP
    • Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 24, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Discover how science and spirituality are coming together through a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of the cosmos. Explore the essence of spiritual awakening and how to open to the wisdom, joy, and love that are our true nature. This weekend includes talks, group discussion, self-inquiry, and guided meditation. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness

    Presenter
    Llyn Roberts
    • Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 24, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    March 2013

    • Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 24, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Just Write

    A Seasonal Writers' Retreat

    Facilitator
    Cathy Coleman, PhD
    • Mar 22, 2013 – Mar 24, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Just write, away from home, away from work, away from usual distractions. Enjoy single occupancy rooms with desks—with time in nature and community at your discretion. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    A Women's Spiritual Retreat

    Learning How to Love Ourselves

    Presenters
    Joan Borysenko, PhD, Karen Drucker
    • Mar 9, 2013 – Mar 10, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    Cultivate self-acceptance through music, meditation, reflection, inquiry, and sharing. In the compassionate shelter of one another we will have the opportunity to lay aside the "false self" and step into the radiance of who we really are. Sing, laugh, and return home with a “faith-lift!” more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Speaking the Soul

    The Transformative Power of Words

    Presenter
    Kim Rosen, MFA
    • Feb 15, 2013 – Feb 17, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    CANCELLED - For lovers of poetry and those who have yet to discover its power, this workshop engages in an alchemy of mystical poems and music in which each person’s authentic voice will emerge through writing, listening, movement, self-inquiry, and speaking poetry aloud. No prior experience necessary. more...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    February 2013

    • Feb 15, 2013 – Feb 17, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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...

  • Conscious Living Workshop

    Personal Retreat Weekend

    January 2013

    • Jan 18, 2013 – Jan 20, 2013
    • Petaluma, CA

    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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