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Courses Overview


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. Four Directions 2017 Vision Quest – Marin County & Four Springs Retreat, CA 

2. Four Directions 2017 Mentoring Program – Marin County, CA

3. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors Dordogne, France  October 2017

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Courses Overview


NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

1. Four Directions 2017 Vision Quest – Marin County & Four Springs Retreat, CA 

2. Four Directions 2017 Mentoring Program – Marin County, CA

3. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors Dordogne, France  October 2017

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THE FOUR DIRECTIONS 2017 VISION QUEST PROGRAM


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 4/5 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 22/23 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Vision Quest
June 7-11 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
October 21/22 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE FOUR DIRECTIONS 2017 VISION QUEST PROGRAM


THE NORTH: The Way of the Warrior
February 4/5 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE SOUTH: The Way of the Healer
April 22/23 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

THE EAST: The Way of the Visionary – Vision Quest
June 7-11 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, CA

THE WEST: The Way of the Teacher
October 21/22 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

Vision Quest is an ancient, cross-cultural practice associated with the East, The Way of the Visionary. For almost thirty years, we have offered an opportunity to spend time on the land – to fast, meditate, pray and envision a path with heart and meaning.

Many of you have expressed to me how transformational the Vision Quest has been in your life. In 2017, we are very pleased to offer a Vision Quest experience during the third gathering of our four-session program. 

Our experienced staff has supported over 10,000 people – many of whom have never camped overnight – to have a safe and meaningful time on the land.

Because the Vision Quest experience requires preparation and integration afterwards this series requires your attendance at all four programs.

In the past we have accepted Four Directions program participants for single sessions. This year because of the intensive nature of the Vision Quest experience we will be accepting only those who can commit to the full series. Preparing you for your time on the land and helping you integrate your experience is time-intensive. 

Even if you are an experienced camper or Vision Quester, careful preparation is required to ensure a safe, deep and meaningful experience. Vision Quest is a paradox: you must do it alone; you must do it in community. Therefore we are obliged to ensure we are ready personally and collectively for our time on the land. This encourages respect for self, others and the land.


Program Fee: $1,999 US

(Includes lunch each day during the three weekend sessions)

Receive a $100 discount if you register before December 1, 2016.  
Installment payment options are also available.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us.

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The North


Februrary 4/5, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The North


Februrary 4/5, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

 
 

February 4/5 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The North is devoted to the practice of leadership and the wise use of power. The powers of presence, action and communication are the foundations of leadership. 

We will explore the principles and applications of personal and group leadership. The practices of the North help us show up, make positive contributions to our families and communities and avoid the abuses of power that plague our times.

This year, we will pay special attention to the leadership work required to go onto the land for Vision Quest. What requires strengthening to support the next phasing of your life dream?  What commitments will carry you forward? How will you apply your inner resources to manifest your preferred future?

 
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The South


April 22/23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The South


April 22/23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

 
 

April 22/23 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The South is devoted to the healing power of love. The practices of the four-chambered heart – full, strong, open and clear – is humanity’s most powerful healing salve. 

These perennial wisdoms support us to be in right relationship with others, our world, and ourselves. South work helps us choose compassion over fear; cooperation over divisiveness; forgiveness over retaliation.

What healing is required to ensure you are full-hearted as you enter the sacred silence of Vision Quest? What must be done to open and receive guidance? What clarity are you requiring in your personal work, relationships and collective work?

 
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The East


June 7-11, 2017 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

The East


June 7-11, 2017 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

 
 

June 7-11 – Four Springs Retreat, Middletown, California

The East is devoted to vision and our life dream. This is the home of the authentic self, of truth telling without blame and our gifts and talents. Summer is the time for dismantling the false-self system and of releasing patterns of indulgence and denial. 

The East supports us to drop fixed perspectives and open to expanded vision.

This is the Vision Quest period. It is a five-day experience that includes two days of learning sessions and four nights supervised camping on the land. 

Self-care and personal safety is the order of the day. Meals are provided on Day One and Day Five. 

While camping on the land many of our participants fast and fasting solution is provided to support you. Some participants bring light snacks to supplement their fast. 

Modified Vision Quest, where participants can spend their retreat time in a cabin room, is also available.

 
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The West


October 21/22, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The West


October 21/22, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

 
 

October 21/22 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, California

The West is devoted to loving detachment and gathering wisdom. To do this we must become comfortable with uncertainty and learn to trust. The West is associated with shedding that which we have outgrown. 

The West teaches us about letting go of fixed perspectives, judgment and controlling behaviors that are barriers to wisdom. We become more flexible and fluid when we are open to outcome. Here we can listen to our own inner guidance in the stillness of the quiet mind. Clarity, objectivity and discernment grow as a result.

The Vision Quest experience and learning will continue to be integrated in the weekend work of the West. We will work with the guidance that has come from deep meditation on the land. What is the self-work I was encouraged to pursue? What is my intimacy or 1:1 work at this time? What is the group work that would benefit others and me?

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FOUR DIRECTIONS 2017 MENTORING PROGRAM


February 6, April 24 & October 23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

FOUR DIRECTIONS 2017 MENTORING PROGRAM


February 6, April 24 & October 23, 2017 – Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Marin County, CA

 

A mentoring program for those wishing to deepen and expand on their personal work of the Four Directions weekends. This is a special small group, one-day program that will be offered on the day following the Four Directions 2017 Vision Question weekend workshops.  

These 3 sessions will provide participants with a safe, rigorous environment to explore personal and professional excellence; heal and release old patterns that limit happiness and wellbeing; create more intimate relationships; and initiate positive change in their lives. It is designed to capitalize on whatever emerges for individual attention in the workshop setting so that these transformational moments are worked with in a timely way.

Group size is limited. Enrollment is on a first come basis.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS 2017


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 10

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS 2017


DORDOGNE, FRANCE

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 10

 

We are going on an initiatory journey. It is a journey first undertaken by our ancestors, 60,000 years ago. Our destination is Les Eyzie de Tayac in Dordogne, France.  Les Eyzie is situated on Vezere River, also known as The River at the End of The World. 

There are some 150 significant archeological sites on this land, including the painted caves of Lascaux, Font de Gaume and Commarque. The paintings and carvings depict the animal spirits and helping allies of the land, rendered with precision and sophistication. They are likely the work of the shamans going back approximately 20,000 to 35,000 years. This art is alive still.

We will visit sacred springs, forests, shelters, the river and other power places to experience the mystery and healing of the land. There will be talking circles, fire ceremonies, stories, songs, and journeywork to help us gather knowledge, healing and integration.

In 2017, we are honored to offer this 10-day transformational experience to a small group in the fall. Registration is limited and is filling quickly. If you wish to be put on a waitlist or would like information on future programs, please contact us.

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