Holos Institute
photo: Ben Stein
photo: Ben Stein 

I hope the autumnal winds and changing light find you in good spirits!
The shift in light and color awakens me to the preciousness of life and accentuates a sweet appreciation of what is here in this present moment.  This lovely, open gaze of a doe in repose amidst the fallen leaves of the season reminds me of that curious, sweet, and most sensitive anticipation of what is to come.  May we all approach this time of diminishing light which such open, spirited curiosity.

I'd like to invite you to a special training that I will be offering through the Institute of Noetic Science's Conscious Living Workshops November 15 through 17 at the Earthrise Retreat Center in Petaluma.  This will be a highly experiential training in a nature based approach to healing and a spiritual interpretation of eco-psychological principles.  We will be exploring processes that deepen one's awareness of an internal landscapes as well as  techniques that foster a meaningful and reciprocal relationship with the natural world. This is a summation of the transformative work that truly comes straight from my heart. It is an exploration of the place where nature offers a mirror to the soul.  The program offers CEUs for psychotherapists but is intended to be of  value to anyone interested in transformation.

I would like to also remind you that the next  daylong retreat at Green Gulch is coming up on Friday, December 20.  These are very popular events that tend to fill up early so please register soon if you plan to come.

Links to both programs are included below.  Just click on the title!
I hope that you can join me or will consider sharing this post to your friends to help spread the word!

 with warm regards, 

Jan Edl Stein   
Psyche and Nature: Exploring Inner and Outer Landscapes 

Friday, November 15 10:00 am  
to Sunday, November 17, 1:30 pm 
Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA
19 ceus available for RNs, MFT/LCSW, and psychologists 
path - Claudia Holt
Earthrise Retreat, photo: Claudia Holt  
 Explore the intersection of inner and outer landscapes in an integration of nature-based contemplative practices with inner realm explorations.  This workshop is geared toward helping healing arts practitioners find ways to integrate nature based healing with their work.

where nature mirrors our inner landscape


Friday, December 20  9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center
Muir Beach, CA

6 continuing education units available for MFTs and LCSWs
Green Gulch_Buddha_Flowers

 Come mark the Winter Solstice in this special gathering in nature.   
Turning to the earth element, we will contemplate the still and dark point of our inner and outer lives with meditation, inward journeys and guided contemplation in nature.

More daylong retreats follow in 2014
for more details click here.... Nature and Soul Daylong Retreats 
 Holos Institute   earth-based psychotherapy and public programs 415.750.0478