Relational Mindfulness and the Deep Feminine: An Embodied Immersion for Women
August 21–26, 2022
August 21, 2022
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August 26, 2022
with Deborah Eden Tull and Nina Simons
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Consciously or not, most among us have been conditioned to adapt to a world that has biased us toward the masculine. But in truth, the vital energies of the feminine and masculine - the yin and yang, receptive and active - naturally co-exist in dynamic balance together. When they dance in wholeness, the result is thriving health.

Join us for a restorative retreat that explores more compassionate, wise, respectful, and embodied ways of being that can transform how you experience your life, family, work, and the larger world.

Discover how we can enlarge, accelerate, and deepen one another’s learning — while creating the conditions for ongoing flourishing and joy in your own life.

What if relational intelligence, intuition, shared power, and allyship are the most essential qualities for a life of purposeful wholeness?  In this time when everything is in flux, we are all called  to act on behalf of what we love and the future we desire. 

To respond and tend to our wellbeing while caring for what calls us in our outer world, we need to attend first to our inner world. This invites us to nourish the parts of ourselves that - due to conditioning from outmoded social systems  - may have been neglected or undervalued. 

We can restore wholeness within ourselves and our world by balancing  the complementary energies that influence us through our daily lives. The yin and yang; the receptive and expressive aspects of our nature, the lunar and solar -  the deeply elemental feminine and sacred masculine archetypes that live within each one of us. This rebalancing is vital for our own, and our collective, healing and well-being.

This workshop will integrate practices to explore: 

  • relational mindfulness
  • conscious movement and dance
  • emotional intelligence
  • somatic healing
  • ritual, writing, and deep time in nature.

This workshop is for women of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, at all phases of their life’s journey, who identify as female or as non-binary, including a wide realm of gender expression

Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist and sustainability educator. She bridges personal awakening with collective transformation. Her latest book is Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown.

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Nina Simons

Nina Simons

Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers, is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropic advisor, and activist. Her purposes include regenerative leadership, women’s leadership, indigenous wisdom and social practices, anti-racism, and healing relationships with ourselves, each other and the earth. Her book, Nature, Culture and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership, won two Nautilus awards.

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Workshop Schedule

Sunday
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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