Retreat

  • Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $1,430.00
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1,430.00
  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $1,430.00
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1,770.00
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $1,770.00

Price includes the course fee, room, meals, and grounds fee but does not include taxes. Full price is shown upon selection of room type prior to registering. If you are interested in tent camping, please call 770-316-9195 ext. 1 for more information.

Date & Time Details: Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on Monday, and check-out is at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Location: Elohee Center

What to Expect: To help deepen your retreat experience, Elohee does not provide televisions or internet access (unless you bring your own hotspot). Cell phone service is excellent for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Your car will be left in a secured parking lot, and you will be shuttled up to your room upon arrival and shuttled back down to your car at departure. Shuttle service to your car is available at any time. All facilities at the top of the mountain are within a 5 minute walk of each other, with some gravel roads. 2 cottage rooms are ADA compliant, and all cottage rooms are on ground level.

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Houses of the Heart

With Christy Thomson, Founder of Wild Communion and M. Amos Clifford

April 13 - 17, 2020

Houses of the Heart explores ways of listening deeply to the richest parts of our experience and intuition. This retreat is about awakening our awareness of the intelligence that resides in our heart and learning how to be guided by its wisdom. We emphasize direct, embodied contact with our innate wisdom.

In Houses of the Heart, we will build a mandala outdoors that we will walk within, being guided by facilitators. We will visit the four houses of the heart, allowing our bodies to help us discover our strengths and weaknesses, our allies and shadows, and incorporate them to become our medicine to the world.

Wild Communion grew out of the forest therapy movement into further training for guides and even further into education for lay and church leaders; each wanting to reach and lead their participants, congregations and communities into a different level of understanding of place and self. Our retreats or immersions, as we call them, are for anyone who is interested.

-Forest therapy guides are invited to take a series of immersions combined with a practicum in order to receive an advanced certification.
-Lay leaders, church leaders and guides can also go through a series of immersions, with a practicum that relates to founding a wild church or community.

We welcome everyone who is interested in the embodied and contemplative practices we implement in forest therapy. The transformative experiences of relationship with the natural world await!

If you have questions or would like additional information about this retreat, please contact Christy at 260-388-2745 or christy@wildcommunion.org.

Leaders

Christy Thomson, Founder of Wild Communion
Christy grew up a Mormon girl in Midwest farm country. The oldest daughter in a big, beautiful family, she learned well what was expected of her and followed suit. Hard work, music training, homemaking and care for others young and…
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M. Amos Clifford
Amos is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. He is the primary architect of the method of forest therapy now used in 55 countries and emulated by other forest therapy training organizations throughout…
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