Holos Institute presents...
The Healing Journey:
Autumn Retreat

Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2005
Oz Farm, Mendocino County, CA

with Jan Edl Stein, MFT

14 Continuing education units available for MFTs and LCSWs (BBSE CE provider #2610).

This autumn weekend retreat of restoration and spiritual inquiry is held in a beautiful rural setting near the Mendocino Coast. The intention is to listen to the subtle wisdom of Spirit, awaken our creative spark, and discover ways to embody this inner knowledge in everyday life. Using the traditions of shamanic journeys we will seek out the healing influences of animal and spirit guides, and cultivate the power of inner vision. These journeys involve non-ordinary states of consciousness that are naturally induced with rhythmic and melodious sounds. The journey experiences are folded into mindfulness practice, prayer and sacred ritual. In this integrative manner we aim to restore the natural and empowering balance of body, mind and spirit.
The process of shamanic journeying is a simple one, based upon the experience of thousands of years of indigenous people who trust in the wisdom of nature. We offer here a chance to step away from the confines of one’s ordinary life and ego-identified consciousness. The journey is a exploration into one’s self and the realms that are available beyond ordinary, waking awareness. It is based upon the belief that there are forces in nature that are available to instruct and heal and we may converse with these forces by cultivating a clear intention and an ability to listen carefully. The journey itself may be described as an active, creative imagining or a profound contact with a beneficent force far beyond the confines of the ego.

This year, we will explore the power of intention and prayer. We will also be cultivating mindfullness and care in all of our relations.


Many of our sessions will take place outdoors, utilizing the expansiveness and beauty that surrounds us

Past participants as these retreats have marveled at the ease at which they can get in touch with inner guides and a deep sense of healing through this integrated approach. The retreat invariably instills a deep sense of restoration and inspiration. Although the process is often deep and healing, it is not intended as psychotherapy. We hold the retreat in a light-hearted way, marveling at the creativity and humor that Spirit presents. The small group format allows for a very comfortable, personal atmosphere while respecting each individual's need for introversion.

This retreat is open to people seeking a deep opening into their inner world.
For the psychotherapists who are attending, it will be a rich, experiential exploration of trance induction and visioning.

There will be a brief didactic lunchtime session for those obtaining CEUs or interested in psychotherapeutic applications.

Please note:
This year’s retreat requires some previous experience with journeying. If you have not attended a previous workshop, or retreat with us, we will need to discuss your level of journeying experience before registration is accepted.
An introductory session with basic instruction will be available, if needed, prior to the retreat weekend.

The Setting:
Oz Farm is nestled in a quiet valley on the Mendocino coast, 120 miles north of San Francisco. Oz is a working farm with certified organic orchards growing specialty pears, plums and antique apples. Set on over 300 acres of land, surrounded by a redwood forest with a clear river running through it. Oz was originally sacred Pomo Indian grounds. The lush valley is now a center for renewal and exploration where one is immersed in nature and shares the company of wildlife including soaring osprey and eagles. There are plenty of walking trails, in forest and river settings, and meandering strolls through the orchard and gardens.

Our group will gather in a spacious converted barn with a huge, wood burning stove and also enjoy a lovely farmhouse dining room, garden deck and hot tub. The central house is a cozy place to gather where delicious, hearty, organic meals will be served.

Accomodations are shared (2-4 people) in unique, rustic cabins scattered in the surrounding hills.

Friday, October 13(arriving between noon and 1pm) and ending after lunch, mid-afternoon, Sunday, October 15. Our first session will begin on Friday afternoon. There will plenty of free time interspersed throughout the weekend for relaxing, doing private creative work and exploring the area. There will be massage therapist available for optional private sessions.

Retreat Leader:
Jan Edl Stein, MFT (Lic. #25863) is the director of Holos Institute and a Jungian oriented psychotherapist with a deep interest in ecopsychology and the healing power of spiritual practice. She leads workshops and retreats in meditation, shamanic journeying and shamanic psychotherapy. She has taught at numerous venues including the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sonoma State University, and the Grof Transpersonal Training program. Jan has maintained a private practice for over 18 years in San Francisco and Marin, which includes clinical supervision, individual and couples psychotherapy. Her spiritual explorations include a long involvement in the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Vipassana meditation, and shamanic traditions. Jan brings to these retreats a balanced blend of spiritual traditions that are sensitively presented with an awareness of each individual’s unique experience and personal psychology.

Registration and Fees:

$445 retreat fee. This includes all lodging and food.
$390 early registration fee is (deposit must be received by August 25)
$10 for continuing education certification
limited discounts are available for camping with your own tent (please call for info)

A non-refundable deposit of $100 reserves your space
Full balance is due September 25, 2005
Cancellations after October 1 will be refunded (minus deposit) if your space can be filled.

We encourage you to register early as this retreat tends to fill by

• Fee: $445 (includes accommodations and meals)
• $390 early registration fee (deposit received before August 25)
• A non-refundable deposit of $100 reserves your space
• Full balance due September 25, 2006
• Cancellations after October 1 will be refunded (minus deposit) if your space can be filled.
• limited discounts available for camping (with your own tent)

To Register:

• Kindly send the fee with your contact information

• Checks should be payable to "Holos Institute",
• Be sure to include your name, full mailing address, phone number and email address.
• Please let us know if you will be needing a CEU certificate.
• Let us know if you have any special needs – dietary or other
• Detailed information with directions will be sent the first week of October

Your cancelled check is your confirmation
Detailed information, including driving directions and suggestions of what to bring, will be sent in early October.

Mail to:

Public Programs
Holos Institute
316 Third Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

If you have any questions,
please call the events line at 510-287-8816, ext. 2
or email us: info@holosinstitute.net

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