The Healing Journey:
October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2005
Oz Farm, Mendocino County, CA
Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Continuing education units available for MFTs and LCSWs (BBSE CE provider
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.
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
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.
retreat is open to people seeking a deep opening into their inner
For the psychotherapists who are attending, it will be a rich,
experiential exploration of trance induction and visioning.
will be a brief didactic lunchtime session for those obtaining
CEUs or interested in psychotherapeutic applications.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
• $390 early registration fee (deposit received before August
• 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)
• Kindly send the fee with your contact
• Checks should be payable to "Holos
• 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
• 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.
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