$200 discount offered for anyone who has attended an AWB training or retreat at Vallecitos.
Discount will be applied to final payment.
With Anne Dellenbaugh, Diana Fried, Brigid Ting and Dedie King
“The retreat is a memory I will hold in my heart. The journey begins now, on the other side of the retreat. Where I go with what I have learned, with the insights that surfaced, is my new challenge. Thank you for the opportunity to bring some much needed focus into my life.” –Teresa Crozier, L.Ac., August 2015 attendee
This training will include:
**Beyond all of this, it is hard to put in words the magic that arises in this place, and with the people who come to be part of it.”
The stresses of daily life, and the additional stresses of care-giving, require that health practitioners, acupuncturists, therapists, counselors, etc. learn and use skillful means of rejuvenation regularly and often! We may also need to develop ways of protecting our energy. Working directly in nature with the five elements provides a practice–beautifully, brilliantly and with little effort–that supports all aspects of our lives–our work, our personal lives, our relationships and our own deep healing. This training will support your ongoing health, sanity and well-being, as well as your professional life. This self-care is essential for those doing community service work.
During this training you will delve deeply into an embodied contemplation of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). Each day you will receive teachings and practices specifically designed to help you connect with the essence of each of the elements—both their gifts and challenges. You’ll be guided in a personal assessment of how this element is active in all areas of your life, from personal and family life to your professional work in the world. And you’ll also have the opportunity to explore ways to support and balance each element.
Through both group and solo practices you’ll be replenished and nourished deeply. In addition to sessions specifically addressing each of the five elements, our schedule includes daily chi gong, five element yoga and meditation for personal and professional use.
You will bring home practices that can powerfully enhance your professional and personal life.
Please note that in order to deepen your inner attention, we will have times of silence, as well as times for talking. Please come with a willingness to be in social silence (refraining from any unnecessary talking), during the scheduled silent times.
“Awakening to the Five Elements in the Wild has made a profound lasting impression on my daily life. Not only did the land deeply affect, me, but the group I attended the training with, and did the work with, was incredibly cohesive, supportive and sweet. I think of this trip as one of the happy moments in my life.” –Samantha Avnet, L.Ac., August 2015 attendee
“My experience at the AWB Awakening To the Five Elements In the Wild at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch profoundly touched me both personally and professionally. The planned content of the retreat was excellent and exceeded my expectations with the skillfully led discussions and information provided. The amazing venue only added to the the experience to bring all participants a deep appreciation of our medicine and its connection with nature.” –Margaret Leonard L.Ac., 2015 Retreat Participant
On your way to/from this retreat, if you are renting a car, consider a visit to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, a fantastic hot springs spa (you drive right past it going to Vallecitos).