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Retreat: Waking Up in the Wild: Nature Retreat in Big Sur

  • Fernwood Resort 47200 California 1 Big Sur, CA, 93920 United States (map)

This retreat offers an opportunity to open your heart, cultivate spaciousness in your mind, and nourish your soul by stepping outside of routine and familiar into a world of beauty and state of wonder. Bringing curiosity into our relationship with nature, ourselves and each other, allows us to experience what is “underneath” – the silence, stillness and ever-present miracle of simply being here, in this body, in this community, in this universe.

This retreat is part of the “Waking Up in the Wild” series. 
CEUs are available

Registration cost includes: camping fees*, meals, activity supplies, park admissions, and guidance by four highly experienced teachers.

*Other accommodation arrangements may be made by contacting Fernwood Resort at In order to create and sustain the container for this retreat, no “commuter” option is available. Participants who camp are requested to provide their own tents, sleeping bags, and towels. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

Marianne Rowe, MS, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Meditation Teacher, and Lifelong Lover of the Ocean. She is the Founder of Mindful Education Project and Co-founder of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio.

Katie Dutcher, MA, has studied meditation and mindfulness since 2009 and is a qualified instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Since she was a small child, she has been enthralled and inspired by the natural world. Katie is a co-founder of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio.

Jennifer Edwards, MA, LPCC, R-DMT, is a dance/movement therapist, shamanic healer and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who draws much of her intuition from the wisdom of nature. Jennifer has a private body-based psychotherapy practice, and she is the founder of Shaman Healing Monterey.

Dr. Patricia Wolff, DC, LMFT, is a chiropractic and homeopathic physician, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and on the teaching council of the Monterey Bay Zen Center. In addition to her love of the outdoors, she brings curiosity, humor and meditation to this exploration of being human.

Facilitators: Marianne Rowe, Katie Dutcher, Jennifer Edwards, Patricia Wolff
Friday to Sunday, October 20-22
$700 (Earlybird registration $650 thru Sept. 20)

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