autumn leaves

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
~Stanley Kunitz

In our daily life, we breathe, but we forget that we’re breathing.

We bring our attention to our in-breath and our out-breath.

Suddenly, we bring our body and our mind fully present in the here and now, and we smile.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

Your invitation to follow the breath immediately set the tone for quiet and reflection. I particularly enjoyed listening to the many natural sounds that surround Spirit Mountain and, by stopping and listening, I was able to feel myself a part of it all.
~Paul Zak

 

 

 

 

If you would have balance and order within, do one small thing at the same time each day with gratitude in your heart…
~Renée Miller

 

 

 

 

Courage and contentment are simply manifestations of the divine perfection that already exists with us all.
~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

 

 

 

 

Try not to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed forever.

~Sri Chinmoy

 

 

Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat held at Spirit Mountain Retreat
April 28, 2012

Fu-Ding Cheng facilitator draws upon Shamanic Wisdom Teachings to bring more wholesome and awakened masculine energies into men’s lives, their relationships and into the world. A great day!

Calendar

There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. ~Wangari Maathaie

We invite you to participate in our retreats and programs. If you have questions, please contact Spirit Mountain Retreat at 951-659-2523 or by email: .

Online payment for programs and individual retreats is available.
See Online Payment.

Partial scholarships are available. Contact

Summer - Autumn

 

  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

MAY 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


What is Love...Really? Rescheduled to June 11th
with Francis Rothluebber


May 7 - Part Two
Other concerns keep arising. What is an authentic love of myself. If I am a cell in the body of the New Humanity, what is my part. As we face the present crisis, do we in the caterpillar-butterfly process, have the undeveloped consciousness power necessary to birth the next stage of human consciousness.

Facilitator: Educator and author, Francis is an experienced facilitator in assisting individuals and groups to discover greater depth in the meaning of living. Her focus is evolutionary spirituality, the meaning and process of becoming a New Human, a participant in the evolution of a New Humanity.

Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Register ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.

Please bring the gift of your presence and your experience to this gathering. You will need your journal and the book.


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
May 17, 2017

First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
May 17
June 7 & 21
July 5 & 19
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


Thursdays
Discovering Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth
May 18th - Episode 5
May 25th - No movie this week

June 1 - Episode 6
June 8 - Bonus disc with Bill Moyers
June 15 - Sukhavati (the movie)

Join us for video, popcorn, and discussion

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


May 19-21, 2017 Postponed until Fall
Tech Detox Retreat™
Turn Off to Tune In™

Are you feeling overwhelmed by tons of e-mails, constant distractions from phone calls and text messages, and keeping up with social media? Imagine feeling totally free from the stress from the digital world by taking a timeout from technology—a technology detox. Turn off your technology to tune in to your Self, Others, and your Space.

Join us for the Tech Detox™ Retreat held at the beautiful Spirit Mountain Retreat Center in Idyllwild, California. Surrounded by serene forest and fresh mountain air, guests will enjoy:

  • Comfortable, charming accommodations for 2 nights.
  • Delicious fresh, healthy meals and snacks.
  • Relaxing “analog activities” (i.e., non-tech), including nature
    adventures, Yoga, and art.
  • A goodie bag filled with enjoyable wellness gifts.
  • Personal time to explore the beautiful surroundings and more!

Come to stay or just for the day!

Dates: May 19-21, 2017
Fee All Inclusive: $325/person - Includes workshop, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Fee Workshop Only: $200 - Includes workshop (no room & board)
Deposit: $50 due by May 12, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
For more information about the retreat, please visit www.soulvive.com.


May 23-25, 2017
Sacred Meditative Retreat Trip to Joshua Tree

This will be a joyfully intensive connection with the sacred and powerful Southern California desert. We will stay at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in a 10 bedroom, 6 bath house, enjoy a sound bath at the Integraton in Landers, picnic at Joshua Tree National Park, revel in a drumming circlearound the campfire, and more...

Dates: May 23-25, 2017
Leaving Spirit Mountain Retreat at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and returning about 3:00 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017
Fee: $395/person, includes transportation, all food except one dinner, entry fee to Integraton
Deposit: $100 due by May 12, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please register ASAP - numbers may be limited


May 27, 2017
Welcome Garden Reception for S Esther Kennedy

Come say “Hi” to our dear Esther who is visiting California from Adrian, Michigan for a few days.
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (in the Garden)



May 28, 2017
Diversity Works

A celebration of diversity in Idyllwild (booths, art, music, etc.)
At the Town Baker in Mile Hi Plaza
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

JUNE 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


Thursdays
Discovering Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth
June 1 - Episode 6
June 8 - Bonus disc with Bill Moyers
June 15 - Sukhavati (the movie)

Join us for video, popcorn, and discussion

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Empowered by Celtic Imagination and Inspiration
A WOMAN’S WRITING RETREAT
Facilitated by Katya Williamson, MFA

Come experience the warmth and wholeheartedness of the Celtic world through the words of John O'Donohue and David Whyte, poets and writers from the Ireland and England, among others. Learn the "writing-faster-than-you-can-think" technique Katya Williamson, facilitator, has developed over many years that participants have called "the deep tissue work of the soul." Enabling many beginning and more advanced writers to claim their unique voices, this technique allows self-discovery in writing with surprising and unexpected results!

In this technique developed by Katya Williamson, MFA, when she was a writer-in-residence at Yellowstone National Park for three summers that she has now refined for twenty-five years, you will be surprised at the unexpected and transformative results that occur in your writing. Participants have witnessed remarkable transitions and transformation in their writing in her workshops and classes in England, Hawaii and the Western United States. She has also authored a book Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness (published by “O” Books in the U.K.) that features this process, and leads women on writing retreats to sacred sites in England and the United States.

The weekend will include a supportive group format, individual writing and the opportunity to contemplate and write in the beautiful gardens of Spirit Mountain Retreat.

There will be time for meditation, solo writing and enjoying the beautiful nature of this idyllic spiritual setting.

Date and Times: Begins at 7 pm Friday, June 2 and ends at 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 4.
Fee: $275 - Includes program, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Commuters: $160 - Includes program and meals (Partial scholarships may be available)
Deposit: $50 due by May 26, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Bring: Notebook, item for altar that has a special significance in your life in the present moment
Note: Register early, space is very limited


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
June 7 & 21

July 5 & 19
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


June 11, 2017
What is Love...Really? Part Two
with Francis Rothluebber


Other concerns keep arising. What is an authentic love of myself. If I am a cell in the body of the New Humanity, what is my part. As we face the present crisis, do we in the caterpillar-butterfly process, have the undeveloped consciousness power necessary to birth the next stage of human consciousness.

Facilitator: Educator and author, Francis is an experienced facilitator in assisting individuals and groups to discover greater depth in the meaning of living. Her focus is evolutionary spirituality, the meaning and process of becoming a New Human, a participant in the evolution of a New Humanity.

Date: Sunday, June 11th
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee: $25 per session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Register ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.

Please bring the gift of your presence and your experience to this gathering. You will need your journal and the book.


June 17
The 3 Step Waltz - 1,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,3
(I can’t; my higher power can; I think I’ll let it happen)
(For persons in recovery)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
No Cost (donations gratefully accepted)
Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


June 25, 2017
Spirit Mountain Retreat Center Open House

Come see our facility and meet our facilitators
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Summer Solstice Celebration
Celebrating Diversity

With the beautiful voices of Local Color
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Donations appreciated

Bring finger food to share after the celebration

JULY 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
July 5 & 19

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


July 7-9, 2017 (also Oct 6-8, Dec 1-3)
Return to Yourself: A Year-Long Adventure in Healing
(Intensive Weekends #1, #2 & #3)

For women veterans with PTSD (diagnosed & undiagnosed)

Date: Friday, July 7-9, 2017
Time: Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm;
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(No cost - scholarships provided by grant funding)
Facilitators: Callie Wight, RN, MA and Mary Morse, SMR Director
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Numbers are limited - please register ASAP
July 28-30, 2017
UNWIND with Sharon Forman (our amazing friend from Montana will facilitate this adventure in inner-directed, self-guided fluid movement. 
Time and location to be determined

AUGUST 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Spirit Mountain Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays (beginning May 21)

(current book: Turning to One Another by Margaret J. Wheatley)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays, June 19, July 17

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
Last Mondays (in Hill House)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No movie in May
Monday, June 26

“Peaceful Warrior”
Based on the best-selling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Amy Smart

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

May 23
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


First & Third Wednesdays
Holistic Healing Circle with Suzie Bennett
August 2 & 16

Up-liftment through energy clearing exercises, meditations, sound, color, and other vibration modalities

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted


The Wisdom Years: Harvesting the Gold
6 consecutive Thursdays
beginning August 24, 2017 - September 28, 2017

You are invited to participate in a highly interactive learning process to discover what it means to intentionally plan for your “Wisdom Years.” Acknowledging these years reflect a more conscious developmental period where we, as adults, seek to understand what it means to become wise, acknowledging how we have grown over the life cycle. We will look to wisdom leaders, authors, heroes, and heroines over the centuries to learn about their experiences and service, as they matured. Lecture, film clips, readings, poetry, and discussion will guide us in the process of harvesting the gold from our life experiences, conscious development, and planetary evolution. We will track our levels of consciousness, look to what we each feel are the golden threads that have brought us to this day, and create plans and practices that are aimed at fulfilling our purpose for being on the planet at this time. What is it I am to do, to bring to the world, to express my “golden path” going forward, making this the best my life can offer?

August 24th and August 31st
We will learn from “Wise Leaders” of past generations, hearing them speak of their harvest of gold, their own processes of evolution and what they believe is critical for the future. We will discover what wisdom means to each of these and how they fulfilled their purpose in their later years. Finally, we will discern what the “wisdom years mean for each of us.

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email: or contact Elaine Millam for further information at 760-512-0142

SEPTEMBER 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays

September 18
Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays
September 26

Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

"Qi Gong" with Keido Suzuki
Every Wednesday (Contemplative Garden)
9:00-10:00 am
Donation appreciated

From Shame to Grace (SAA)
12 Step Group

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
5:00-6:00 pm
Donation Appreciated

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Net of Light
Last Wednesday of every month (Garden)
4-6:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd (Temporarily ON HOLD)
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


The Wisdom Years: Harvesting the Gold
6 consecutive Thursdays
beginning August 24, 2017 - October 5, 2017

You are invited to participate in a highly interactive learning process to discover what it means to intentionally plan for your “Wisdom Years.” Acknowledging these years reflect a more conscious developmental period where we, as adults, seek to understand what it means to become wise, acknowledging how we have grown over the life cycle. We will look to wisdom leaders, authors, heroes, and heroines over the centuries to learn about their experiences and service, as they matured. Lecture, film clips, readings, poetry, and discussion will guide us in the process of harvesting the gold from our life experiences, conscious development, and planetary evolution. We will track our levels of consciousness, look to what we each feel are the golden threads that have brought us to this day, and create plans and practices that are aimed at fulfilling our purpose for being on the planet at this time. What is it I am to do, to bring to the world, to express my “golden path” going forward, making this the best my life can offer?

September 14 and September 21
We will undergo a harvesting of our lives to track the evolution of our own consciousness in the context of the broader society, discovering the seeds of wisdom that have been planted along the way. We will share our own stories of the heroes and heroines who have taught us how to live meaningfully.

September 28 and October 5
Assessing readings, videos and experts, we will take action to define our own trajectory that will provide meaning, fulfillment and accelerated consciousness for modeling in the world.

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email: or contact Elaine Millam for further information at 760-512-0142


Sunday, September 17
The Gift of Forgiveness

Dear Wise Friends,
There is nothing like the connection we have with others after a particularly profound shared experience; I cherish the love that has come from having learned together with so many of you. Indeed we are soaring in the second half of our lives! Thank you for making the world a better place by your intention to grow the inner life. We hold the promise of a generation ready to reclaim the mantle of spiritual leadership traditionally worn by those who have lived longest.

Based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the introductory workshop Embracing Wisdom gives an overview of the work of the sage. Many of you have asked for more time and more depth of the material we introduced. In response we’ve decided to offer a series of one day workshops here in Idyllwild throughout the year. The first intensive will take place on Sunday, 17 September. The High Holidays, with the themes of soul inventory and renewal, is a good time to get the cosmic miner’s lantern and shine it in the places we avoid. The Sage knows that it is forgiveness we need to feel that we’ve completed our lives well. If you’re waiting for someone to forgive you, if you have a nagging sense that you owe someone an apology and just cannot do it, or you wonder if all must be forgiven, please consider spending an intense and pleasant day that may give you a fresh way to forgive and be forgiven. 
Peace and Love,
Rabbi Malka Drucker

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $100 includes materials, light breakfast and healthy gourmet lunch.
Deposit: $25 deposit ASAP
Register with your deposit of $25 ASAP - this workshop will fill quickly.
Facilitator: Rabbi Malka Drucker
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Limited to 25 students. No prerequisite required,
only a curiosity about how to grow wisdom as we age.


September 23
2017 and Beyond -- Trends, Forecasts and the Rise in Power of Women

Discover How Invisible Guidance is Directing Our Times

Join us for a fascinating look at what is ahead of us during the next 8 years and beyond. This workshop will teach you how to understand the upheavals and dramatic changes in our lives. It will include an in-depth look at how women will play a key role in influencing the world’s progress for the next 1,000 years.

Discover:

  • The overall mood of the Universal Years 2017—2024
  • What the chaos in the world really represents and when/if it will calm down
  • The significance of the Aquarian Age and the end of the Piscean Age
  • What areas will do well over the next 5 years?
  • How are women preparing for big future power years? The importance of their leadership!
  • When does the corporate/political structure start to diminish? What can we expect?
  • What is the significance of the rise in cancer, mental illness, distractive attention span etc.?

Gail Minogue, author of Divine Design - How You Created the Life You Are Living, is a Los Angeles professional in the symbolic relationship of numbers to our life experience. Her specialty is integrating “real world” experience with holistic inner teachings. She is a licensed commodities broker and has followed the ancient science of numbers and patterns for 30 years. In addition to media appearances on CNN, ABC and Charter Communications, she has produced the DVD, “The New World Renaissance”.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fee: $95 - lunch included
Deposit: $25 deposit by September 15th
Facilitator: Gail Minogue - author, international numerologist and trends specialist
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


September 24, 2017
Autumnal Equinox Celebration
honoring Mother Nature
with the exquisite vocal treasures of LOCAL COLOR

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. 
― Jim Bishop

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Donations appreciated

Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or
Email:

Please bring finger food!


September 29th - October 1st
The Gathering
"The Way Of The Woman Warrior"
Join Judith Way CPT, LMT, Author / Teresa Mansfield assistant

Awaken to your authentic self...
Claiming the Woman You Are Destined to Be...

This gathering of women will help you come home to your authentic self in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, Ca. We will focus on "self". Healing past hurts, renewing new ideas in self care, and celebrating everything! Praising our successes and honoring our defeats and seeing a gift in every situation while enjoying a little hiking, gentle yoga, CranioSacral Therapy, making your own prayer beads and enjoying wonderful meals. But most important~ the gathering of women who come together for a short time together to heal and rejuvenate and 'come home to SELF'.

Date: September 29th - October 1st, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm Friday to 12:00 noon on Sunday
Fee: $325 with room and meals included
Fee Commuter: $210 workshop only
Facilitator: Judith Way CPT, LMT, Author / Teresa Mansfield assistant
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please reserve your spot by September 18, 2017 with a $50 deposit

OCTOBER 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays
October 1, October 15

(current book: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch & Marilyn O'Conner

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays

October 16
Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

October 24
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

"Qi Gong" with Keido Suzuki
Every Wednesday (Contemplative Garden)
9:00-10:00 am
Donation appreciated

From Shame to Grace (SAA)
12 Step Group

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
5:00-6:00 pm
Donation Appreciated

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Net of Light
Last Wednesday of every month (Garden)
4-6:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd (Temporarily ON HOLD)
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


October 6-8, 2017 and December 1-3, 2017
Return to Yourself
A Resiliency Retreat for Women Veterans with PTSD
(sign up for one weekend or both)

This is a chance to grow, to reconnect with yourself in a safe and supportive environment without having to relive any trauma. Learn some helpful skills in the beauty of the Southern California forest.

Come join others in resiliency skills training, ceremony, journaling, meditation, self-care, energy healing, and art-based experiences.

Date: October 6-8, 2017
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm to Sunday 12:00 pm
Fee: No charge for participants. Transportation provided, if needed.
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Reservation requested ASAP - this workshop fills very quickly
Facilitators: Callie Wight, MA, RN and Mary Morse, Spirit Mountain Director


Friday, October 13, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
From Courage to Joy: Claiming Your Writer's Voice
A WOMAN’S WRITING RETREAT

Facilitated by Katya Williamson, MFA

Learn the "writing-faster-than-you-can-think" technique Katya Williamson, facilitator, has developed over many years that participants have called "the deep tissue work of the soul." Enabling many beginning and more advanced writers to claim their unique voices, this technique allows self-discovery in writing with surprising and unexpected results!

In this technique developed by Katya Williamson, MFA, when she was a writer-in-residence at Yellowstone National Park for three summers that she has now refined for twenty-five years, you will be surprised at the unexpected and transformative results that occur in your writing. Participants have witnessed remarkable transitions and transformation in their writing in her workshops and classes in England, Hawaii and the Western United States. She has also authored a book Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness (published by “O” Books in the U.K.) that features this process, and leads women on writing retreats to sacred sites in England, Ireland, and the United States.

The weekend will include a supportive group format, individual writing and the opportunity to contemplate and write in the beautiful gardens of Spirit Mountain Retreat.

There will be time for meditation, solo writing and enjoying the beautiful nature of this idyllic spiritual setting.

Date: October 13 - 15, 2017
Time:
7 pm Friday, October 13 through 12:30 pm on Sunday, October 15.
Fee:
$275 - Includes program, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Commuters: $160 - Includes program and meals (Partial scholarships may be available)
Deposit: $50 due by October 5, 2017
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Bring: Notebook, item for altar that has a special significance in your life in the present moment

Register early, space is very limited


Sunday, October 22, 2017
1-Day Trip to Yokoji Zen Center
in Mountain Center

Leaving Spirit Mountain Retreat at 8:00 am - return approximately 2:30 pm

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fee: $25 - includes donation to Monastery, lunch and transportation
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please register by October 12


October 27-29, 2017
Relationships & Recovery

What is addiction? Codependence? Relationship addiction?
Am I an addict and or a codependent or both?
Why am I attracted to the same destructive relationships over and over?
Why do I keep getting hurt by the people I love?

This three day workshop uses new innovative tools to concisely uncover, define and treat deep unconscious (no awareness) patterns in the codependent and addict, that destroys his/her emotional life, family relationships, work relationships, marriages and love interest.

Participants leave the workshop with new awareness and understanding of their codependent patterns, with powerful new tools to help them begin setting healthy boundaries. Workshop uses a combination of mechanical demonstrations, graphs, written exercises, clients involvement with floor mechanical and therapeutic exercises.

Date: October 27 - 29, 2017
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
and Sunday 9:00 am to Noon
Fee: $300 for workshop and room for 2 nights
Fee Commuter: $180 for workshop only
Facilitator: Rene Eram, author, facilitator
“I am a trained drug and alcohol counselor and have been clean and sober since August 1st, 1987. “
www.theaddictsloop.com www.facebook.com/theaddictsloop/
Author of The Addict's Loop: A New Understanding And Workbook For Codependent Relationships And Addiction
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Register ASAP or by October 20, 2017 (this workshop will fill quickly)
(Full or partial workshop scholarships available thanks to the Idyllwild Community Fund)

NOVEMBER 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays
November 6, November 20

(current book: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch & Marilyn O'Conner

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays

November 20
Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

November 28
Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

"Qi Gong" with Keido Suzuki
Every Wednesday (Contemplative Garden)
9:00-10:00 am
Donation appreciated

From Shame to Grace (SAA)
12 Step Group

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
5:00-6:00 pm
Donation Appreciated

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Net of Light
Last Wednesday of every month (Garden)
4-6:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd (Temporarily ON HOLD)
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


November 3, 2017
Dia de los Muertos Celebration

In the main house, we will create a Day of the Dead Community Altar honoring all those whom we love and who have died. The tradition of building altars remembering the deceased, using photos, flowers, candles, skulls, marigolds, favorite foods as gifts of love and gratitude is ancient and precious. Come and bring your photos, stories, and images and share in the joy of creating our Community Altar of Remembrance.

The origin of the Days of the Dead reach into the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures. Celebrated mainly by people of Mexican heritage and others,
it is a time to honor death, the fall harvest and the New Year.
Day of the Dead occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November and is connected with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day of the Catholic tradition – and this all occurs right after our Halloween – which is All Hallow’s Eve!

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring finger food to share and come for as long as you can…


November 4, 2017
What Colour is Your Life?
Women Authoring Change Through Colour

A One Day Retreat to Inspire Women in the Prime of Life

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.”
- Georgia O'Keeffe

This is a full day of creative expression exploring the symbology of colour and creative writing. The day will give participants the opportunity to gain more awareness of who they are on a deeper level utilizing intuition and creative visualization.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (light lunch included)
Fee: $75
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Please register by October 26
Facilitator: Phyllis Johnson experienced the business world for more than 30 years as a corporate colour specialist and trend forecasting expert. For the past eighteen years, while on her journey of self-discovery, Phyllis has worked with a gifted spiritual teacher. Her deeply growing experience is the inspiration for her to share intimately with other women the Teachings that have supported her ongoing spiritual evolution and creative expression.


November 10 - 11, 2017
Spiritual Warriorship for the New Male

In this workshop, we apply psychological Kung-Fu to fulfilling our desires. The techniques––very similar to those cultivated in Toltec shamanic traditions––allow for the most efficient use of our energy to manifest our dreams in the material world. By addressing emotional-psychological reality of all our endeavors, we work on the level of the cause, instead of effects and outcomes. As we wish, so we gain.

In this Workshop, you will acquire shamanic tools to:

  • Gain Clarity of Intent of your true desires;
  • Avoid the three biggest traps that sabotage fulfillment;
  • Become a spiritual warrior as a Man in Full for our times.

Through drumming, visualizations, Dream Assignments, and other shamanic exercises, we will transcend mere intellectual understanding to experience newfound powers that come from the mastery of intent.

Date: November 10 - 11, 2017
Time: Sat, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Sun, 9:00am to Noon
Fee:
$225 for Program, meals, and Saturday night stay
$275 for Program, meals, and Friday and Saturday night stays
Fee Commuter: $160 for Program and meals
Facilitator: Fu-Ding Cheng
Since break-through experiences in 1995 as apprentice to Toltec shaman Don Miguel Ruiz (”The Four Agreements”), Fu-Ding has been leading spiritual/shamanic workshops distilled from a life-long quest involving Eastern Meditation, Chinese Kung-Fu and Meso-American wisdom traditions. His multi-faceted career includes visionary books, paintings, and prize-winning films, Zen-Tales for the Urban Explorer. For more, visit www.fudingcheng.com, and MapofDesireBook.com
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or
Email:
Deposit $50 due by Nov 1st
Register early, space limited

Bring: Notebook, drum or percussion instrument, if you have one

DECEMBER 2017

Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain


Book Club
1st and 3rd Sundays
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch & Marilyn O'Conner

Chronic Pain/Illness Community Support Group
Every Monday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
($10 suggested donation)
Facilitator: Erin Burd, MFT Intern

Day of Mindfulness
3rd Mondays

Sharing, practice, silence and peace
($25 donation, includes light lunch)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

Loving-kindness Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Main House)

Send loving-kindness to the world
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation
Every Tuesday (in Hill House)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Death Café
4th Tuesdays

Drink tea, eat cake and talk about death
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Francoise Frigola

"Qi Gong" with Keido Suzuki
Every Wednesday (Contemplative Garden)
9:00-10:00 am
Donation appreciated

From Shame to Grace (SAA)
12 Step Group

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
5:00-6:00 pm
Donation Appreciated

Codependents Anonymous (CODA)
12 Step Group for Codependents

Every Wednesday (Hill House)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Net of Light
Last Wednesday of every month (Garden)
4-6:00 pm

Tai Chi with Erin Burd (Temporarily ON HOLD)
Every Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tai Chi in the Garden
Facilitator: Erin Burd

Women’s Writing Group with fellow writers
Every Friday (in Hill House)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Programs at Spirit Mountain


December 1-3, 2017
Return to Yourself
A Resiliency Retreat for Women Veterans with PTSD

This is a chance to grow, to reconnect with yourself in a safe and supportive environment without having to relive any trauma. Learn some helpful skills in the beauty of the Southern California forest.

Come join others in resiliency skills training, ceremony, journaling, meditation, self-care, energy healing, and art-based experiences.

Date: December 1-3, 2017
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm to Sunday 12:00 pm
Fee: No charge for participants. Transportation provided, if needed.
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
Reservation requested ASAP - this workshop fills very quickly
Facilitators: Callie Wight, MA, RN and Mary Morse, Spirit Mountain Director


 

 

 

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Awaken to your inner story...attune to your life energy...ground awareness and commitment...enter into quiet reflection