Picture yourself returning to something that feels so alive and strangely familiar. It’s an ancient place that awakens gradually in your body. You’ve tasted it before from time to time and you yearn for more. After a few days of slowing your pace, in this highly experiential immersion, imagine your new tribe getting to know you in a way that you feel seen, heard. Being understood on such a deep level, you too desire to see, hear, and touch the hearts of your fellow tribe members!
With each passing day, you are surprised at the depth of your connection with the natural world. Gradually, you know the animals, plants, and rocks are your family. The smell of sweetgrass, the fire at night and stars overhead remind you that beyond the flurry and chaos of our cyber-age there is a forgotten terrain where you may seek guidance, healing and wisdom. Through soulful, life-affirming processes you begin to remember who you are in the greater story of life.
There is also space to feel your pain and grief, personal and collective, and learn how to navigate chaotic times. As the week unfolds, your rich sense of connection grows. When you play, tell stories, sing, dance, make art and ceremony, commune with the elements, the birds and plants, you remember a way of life that speaks to the deepest parts of your being. Even when you feel out of sorts, the bugs are annoying, or it’s raining, you are aware that the tribe and land holds you and always has.
Towards the end of the Intensive you are supported in bringing your gifts into the world. This is done systematically so that when you return to “real life” you have tools to live in a more sustained, joyful, balanced way.
From the outset you are taking part in a comprehensive training based on indigenous principles. Guest elders and mentors with specific expertise in nature connection, play, storytelling, ceremony, etc come to lead the group on particular days.
Size: 20 participants maximum including Bill Pfeiffer and several other facilitators.
Cost: $1100-$1500 sliding scale (several scholarships available). Includes meals and lodging.
To hold your place please deposit $250 (refundable until April 15th, 2017) either by check: made payable to Sacred Earth Network, 93A Glasheen Rd. Petersham MA. 01366.
Or quick online payments can be made here: paypal.me/SacredEarthNetwork
OR Go to full registration now and purchase your deposit, full ticket or sliding scale ticket instantly from this link.
We are also doing a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds especially for youth and others who may not be able to cover the costs themselves. If you’re feeling generous and capable please give what you can to support someone else’s dream to join the gathering.