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"The great sea has sent me adrift;
it moves me
like a reed in a great river.
Earth and the great weather move me,
have carried me away,
and fill my inward parts with joy." - Uvavnuk, an Iglulik Eskimo woman shaman

"Whenever we touch nature we get clean. People who have got dirty through too much civilization take a walk in the woods, or a bath in the sea. Entering the unconscious, entering yourself through dreams, is touching nature from the inside and this is the same thing, things are put right again." - CG Jung

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves
retreat @ Sea Ranch, CA
September 7-10, 2017
Begins at noon, September 7 and ends at 1pm, September 10

We are nature - our bodies are a microcosm of the outer landscape. In these retreats, we temporarily leave the modern world behind and immerse ourselves in the living dreamscape of our bodies and the natural world to discover more of who we are and what we can be. Tree, sky, rock, and water – all these elements reflect parts of our being that can be embodied and expressed.

Each day begins by settling into our inner landscape with the five somatic technologies of breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness. Then, we move into relationship with the outer landscape by contacting, witnessing, mirroring, and responding. These somatic technologies open the portals of perception to allow the spirit of place to occupy our soma and psyche.

What emerges in this encounter between our inner and outer environment is a rich, creative stream of spontaneous dances, intuitive songs, and silent contemplations that connect us more deeply to our interior and the larger body of the Earth.

Having guided these Embodying Nature retreats for over 25 years, I have found this approach resonates with a wide cross-section of people, and is of particular interest to dancers, environmentalists, movement educators, and eco-psychologists.

Tuition: $275 if paid by July 15/ $325 by August 15/ $375 after

Single Room: $400/ Shared Room: $300 (Includes all catered meals - Thursday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast)

Application HERE


Make a complete Journey and Stay for the Facilitator Training September 11-17, 2017

Details HERE

Click HERE to listen to a 2016 interview with Jamie about Embodying Nature for the Embodied Way podcast.

Click HERE to read a recent article about Embodying Nature.