New Year’s Weekend 2020

Quiet Presence: listening to the innate wisdom of nature

January 2-5, 2020

To truly listen is the ability to hear all of the wisdom within and around us. Nature can provide a candid mirror that informs the truth of how we want to live. The benefits of spending time in nature, slowing down, and returning to quiet are part of an active global conversation about ensuring well-being. This four-day retreat will introduce you to a practice of intentional solo time on the land. You will be guided through the daily process of crossing a threshold into space and time where you convene with the land, coaxing quiet to return to the mind. You will have the opportunity to become part of the silence of the wild landscape and open to the innate wisdom you have earned.

"Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything" - Gordon Hempton

While on solo walks or sits, women will fast from company, shelter, and food in order to elevate awareness and alleviate distractions. Your path to self-realization will be enhanced as you develop intimacy with nature and the confidence to trust your own intuition. This time you carve out for yourself can be a starting point for creating an ongoing practice of time in nature or serve as a renewal for the presence you wish to reclaim for the coming year. 

We will be camping on private land, beside a canyon that will be only for our exploration. We will have ultimate privacy and a freedom from concern about running into others whom we don’t know. Our basecamp will be a hearth for meals and time together around the fire. Women are welcome to camp close to our hearth or wander into the canyon for a little more solitude at night. 

Dates: Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9am through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 4pm

Location: Quail Springs (private land) in the Cuyama Valley of Southern CA, approximately 1.5 hours north of Ojai

Included: We will provide delicious organic breakfasts and dinners. (You will bring your own lunches.)

Cost: Early Bird Special Sliding Scale until 10/20 - $475-$550 Sliding Scale (Please pay what best supports you and values this work)

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019

Register & Payment

Please email the following:

  1. your name

  2. birth date

  3. phone number

  4. dietary restrictions

  5. emergency contact (name, relationship, phone #)

  6. how you came to find Women's R&R

  7. tell us about the time you spend in nature with others and on your own

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Early Bird Sliding Scale

Thank you!

Or payment may be mailed to us at:

6280 Momouth Ave Goleta CA 93117

Make checks payable to Sharon Tollefson.

Registration is complete upon receipt of payment and responses to registration questions.

The registration deadline is Monday, December 16th.

Program fees are 100% refunded if a cancellation occurs at least 21 days in advance of the retreat’s first day. 


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