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

Winter - Summer 2016

 

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

MARCH 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, March 4, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016
Welcoming the Dawn of Your Creativity
A WOMAN’S WRITING RETREAT
Facilitated by Katya Williamson, MFA

Awaken your writer’s voice and creative potential at this weekend retreat at Spirit Mountain in Idyllwild.

Claim your unique voice in a supportive group atmosphere that will be enhanced by this pristine setting of quiet and reflection, forests and mountains.

Katya Williamson, MFA, has been guiding both beginning and more advanced writers for over twenty years in this simple writing process which she developed as writer-in-residence for three summers at Yellowstone National Park, and has offered in retreats and classes in the Western United States, Hawaii and England. It is presented in Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness (0-Books, UK) and brings about surprisingly unexpected and profound results!

Gather with others in this inspiring retreat of self-discovery as you acknowledge your special gifts and vision. This is the time and place to allow them to dawn in your life.

The retreat begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4th and ends at 12 noon on Sunday, March 6th. There will be time for meditation, solo writing and enjoying the beautiful nature of this idyllic spiritual setting.

Dates: March 4, 2016 through March 6, 2016
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program, meals, and accommodations Friday and Saturday nights
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program and meals (Partial scholarships available)
Note: Deposit $50 due by February 26, 2016
Registration: Please register at Email: or call 951-659-2523
Bring: Notebook, item for altar that has a special significance in your life in the present moment


Sunday, March 20, 2016
4 pm - 5 pm

Spring Equinox Celebration in the Hindu Tradition
with the amazing voices of Local Color
and Sitar music of Andrew Simpson

The beautiful spring came;
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Please join us in the Contemplative Garden
Bring a Friend
Bring fingerfood to share

Donations are appreciated.


March 21, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


Monday, March 28, 2016 (last Mondays of the month)
Movies and Conversation for an Idyllwild Afternoon
"PEACE IS EVERY STEP: Meditation in Action - The life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh"
(90 minutes)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Just a special time to view movies with a heart and join in conversation with other spiritual seekers.

Author of many books (including the bestsellers Being Peace, Living Buddha/Living Christ, The Miracle of Mindfulness and Peace Is Every Step), Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and, importantly, social action.

POPCORN PROVIDED!
Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: Donations appreciated
Registration:To RSVP or for more information, call Spirit Mountain
at 951-659-2523 or Email:

March 22
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


APRIL 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Debtors Anonymous 12 Step Group for Compulsive Spenders

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


April 1-3, 2016
Relationships & Recovery

with Rene Era, facilitator, filmmaker
author of The Addict's Loop

Gain a new awareness and understanding of codependent patterns, with powerful new tools to help anyone begin setting healthy boundaries.

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?

Dates and Times:
Friday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to Noon
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and two nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program and lunch on Saturday
Note: Deposit $50 due by March 25, 2016
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


April 4
WISE: Wisdom in Spiritual Eldering

1st Mondays

Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Dr. Elaine Millam


April 5, 19
Transition & Loss Grief Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April 5, 19, May 3, 17

Date: Tuesdays, April 5, 19
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Lola Fisher MFT


April 9, 30, May 21
Spirit Mountain Book Club

(further discussion meetings decided by group)

Current book - The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader
by Jan Phillips

Date: Saturdays, April 9, 30, May 21
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch


April 18, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


Saturdays, April 23, May 7 & 21 , June 11 & 18
Discovering Joseph Campbell thru Mythos I
The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition

Series of 5 videos: Psyche and Symbol, The Spirit Land, On Being Human, From Goddesses to God, and The Mystical Life

Join us for video and discussion
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


April 24
4th Sundays
HSP (Highly Sensitive People) Gathering

Date: Sunday, April 24
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Veda Roubideaux


April 25 (Last Mondays in Hill House)
Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon

“Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen”
(visionary, mystic, artist, herbalist, healer, etc.)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn.

Date: Monday, April 25
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated


April 26
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st Rescheduled for July
Women's Dream Circle
Connecting with our own deep wisdom

Dreams take us on a journey to the most soulful part of ourselves. In our women’s dream circle we will listen deeply and honor our own inner wisdom and guidance. In this workshop we:

  • Uncover the universal language of dreams and discover that dreams come in the service of health and wholeness
  • Learn ways to remember and record our dreams
  • Learn how to work with dreams in groups safely, responsibly, and compassionately A large portion of the workshop will be devoted to exploring the rich world of dreams through group dream work, so please bring your dreams to share.

Dates and Times: Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:00-9:30PM
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Fee Residents: $350 (includes private room Friday & Saturday nights at Spirit Mountain Retreat)
Fee Commuters: $175 (includes Saturday meals & Sunday breakfast)
Registration: Please register at Email: or call 951-659-2523

Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early
Deposit: $50 by April 22, 2016

Facilitated by Janet Beach
Janet is a Certified Dream Work Practitioner and trained with Dr. Jeremy Taylor, world-renowned dream work teacher and author. She received certification from Dr. Taylor’s Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work. In addition, Janet holds a BA in Behavioral Science, and an MA in Research & Evaluation. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

MAY 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Debtors Anonymous 12 Step Group for Compulsive Spenders

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


 

May 2
WISE: Wisdom in Spiritual Eldering

1st Mondays

Date: Monday, May 2
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Dr. Elaine Millam


May 3, 17
Transition & Loss Grief Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays May 3, 17

Date: Tuesdays, May 3, 17
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Lola Fisher MFT


May 5 - POSTPONED
The Spiral and the Dot
Understanding Universal Truth through Symbols and Geometry

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Yoshiko Inagaki, Graphologist and Symbologist


May 6 - POSTPONED
Introduction to Graphology and Symbology
Exploring the Art and Science of Graphics & Handwriting Analysis


Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Fee: $60
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Yoshiko Inagaki, Graphologist and Symbologist


May 7 & 21
Saturdays,
April 23, May 7 & 21 , June 11 & 18
Discovering Joseph Campbell thru Mythos I
The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition

Series of 5 videos: Psyche and Symbol, The Spirit Land, On Being Human, From Goddesses to God, and The Mystical Life

Join us for video and discussion
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, May 7 & 21
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


May 14, 2016
What Colour is Your Life?

A gathering of spirited women to explore the joy of bringing more colour into everyday life. 

  • Intuitively create your Personal Colour Card Deck.
  • Learn more about the symbology of the colours that represent your inner voice. 
  • Capture insights in your favorite writing journal. 

Join with a special circle of women to create a new vision of colour in your life!

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $75
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:
(Note: Please call or email to register by May 6)

Co-Facilitator: Phyllis Johnson, international corporate color/creativity consultant and trend forecaster, editor of thepeacocksolution.com (a spiritual blog for women).

Co-Facilitator: Katya Williamson, MFA, international writer, university instructor, author of "Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness” 2009

Phyllis and Katya have been writing a book together entitled:
"The New Healing Language of Colour," and have co-presented workshops in creativity, collage and writing.


May 16, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


April 9, 30, May 21
Spirit Mountain Book Club

(further discussion meetings decided by group)

Current book - The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader
by Jan Phillips

Date: Saturdays, April 9, 30, May 21
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Margaret Mary Leusch


May 22
4th Sundays
HSP (Highly Sensitive People) Gathering

Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Veda Roubideaux


May 23 (not last Monday, in Hill House)
Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon
“Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images”

(mystical encounters with art and spirituality)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn.

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated


May 24
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

JUNE 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


June 3-5
Writing Your Way Back Home: A Women’s Writing Retreat for Beginning and Advanced Writers


Dates and Times:
Friday, June 3, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, June, 4, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sunday, June 5, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and two nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program and lunch on Saturday
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Katya Williamson


June 11 & 18
Saturdays,
April 23, May 7 & 21 , June 11 & 18
Discovering Joseph Campbell thru Mythos I
The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition

Series of 5 videos: Psyche and Symbol, The Spirit Land, On Being Human, From Goddesses to God, and The Mystical Life

Join us for video and discussion
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, June 11 & June 18
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


June 18
Spiritual Workout Series - How/Why/When to “Tap”
with Steve Morrison

Tapping is the nickname for Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.), which is a combination of ancient acupressure and modern psychotherapy. The idea is that unprocessed material stores in particular meridian points in the body and when we tap on the points while we talk about the “stuff,” energy moves, often on the spot! It’s an easy, fast, incredibly effective tool for relief from anxiety, depression, physical pain, stress, anger, addiction, changing old beliefs, insomnia, PTSD, and so much more. This workshop will show you exactly how you can use this technique in your everyday life.

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


June 19
Summer Solstice Celebration in the African Tradition


June 20, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


June 26
4th Sundays
HSP (Highly Sensitive People) Gathering

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donation appreciated

Facilitator: Veda Roubideaux


June 28
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

JULY 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


July 2
Spiritual Workout Series
Making the Law of Attraction Work in Your Life Today
with Steve Morrison

If you have struggled with and/or given up on the idea of “the law of attraction” -- or simply want to see what it's all about -- this workshop is for you. You will learn about how we are always attracting things and people and circumstances into our lives, whether or not we know it and whether or not we want any of it. The opportunity, then, is to do all this on purpose, to attract what we want to be, do, and have, and this workshop will show you, step by step, how to to do it. Once and for all.

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


July 2, 2016
Meditation Retreat
with Maureen Hall & Bliss Hippy

1:00 to 4:00

We are excited to welcome Bliss Hippy to share with us its musical Dharma talks and retreat, led by Maureen Hall and supported by Bliss Hippy music. Maureen has led meditation retreats for over a decade in Rollo, MO.

The focus is on mindfulness, from a Buddhist perspective and songs are integrated throughout the talks as a way of emphasizing the principles being presented.

Maureen’s Dharma talks focus on the Four Bramaviharas, Mindfulness and Non-Dualism.

Light dinner included

Please join us!
Date: July 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations Appreciated
RSVP: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


July 2, 2016
BLISS HIPPY & JEN HAJJ
Concert in the Spirit Mountain Garden
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

BLISS HIPPY
Americana, folk, rock, songwriter group from Rolla, MO
- a self-described Psychedelic Folk Duo

All are welcome!
Date: July 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Donations Appreciated


July 16
Spiritual Workout Series
Spiritual Workout for Artists/Creative Expression
with Steve Morrison

Artists are essential to human life so the degree to which the artist remains clear and confident is the degree to which everyone benefits. Whether you are a professional artist with persistent challenges or someone who struggles to even call yourself an artist or something in between; whether you are a musician, a visual artist, a writer, a crafter or one who simply yearns to unlock creativity of any sort, you will be surprised to learn how the Spiritual Workout concepts can help you transform doubt and/or anxiety and/or feelings of unworthiness into confidence and certainty. Then you can be a clear attractor of and channel for the ideas that are wanting to come to and through you. For the benefit of all of us.

Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $45
RSVP by Thursday before the session
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Steven Morrison tell us about himself:
I used to be a psychotherapist and Spiritual Workout® is an outgrowth of that experience. I still work with people on the same kinds of issues that they talk to their therapists and friends about, but the approach is different. I work with 15 concepts, none of which I made up and all of which my clients say they believe in. Then we simply filter the issues/challenges/problems of the day through the concepts that best apply to the situation for full and permanent resolution. It’s an incredibly effective and dynamic process and I look forward to sharing it with you.


July 18, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24
Women's Dream Circle
Connecting with our own deep wisdom

Dreams take us on a journey to the most soulful part of ourselves. In our women’s dream circle we will listen deeply and honor our own inner wisdom and guidance. In this workshop we:

  • Uncover the universal language of dreams and discover that dreams come in the service of health and wholeness
  • Learn ways to remember and record our dreams
  • Learn how to work with dreams in groups safely, responsibly, and compassionately A large portion of the workshop will be devoted to exploring the rich world of dreams through group dream work, so please bring your dreams to share.

Dates and Times: Friday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 24th
Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:00-9:30PM
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Fee Residents: $350 (includes private room Friday & Saturday nights at Spirit Mountain Retreat)
Fee Commuters: $175 (includes Saturday meals & Sunday breakfast)
Registration: Please register at Email: or call 951-659-2523

Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early
Deposit: $50 by July 15, 2016

Facilitated by Janet Beach
Janet is a Certified Dream Work Practitioner and trained with Dr. Jeremy Taylor, world-renowned dream work teacher and author. She received certification from Dr. Taylor’s Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work. In addition, Janet holds a BA in Behavioral Science, and an MA in Research & Evaluation. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.


July 25 (Last Mondays in Hill House)
Movies for an Idyllwild Afternoon

“City of the Dawn”

(documentary written by Francis Rothluebber about the sacred city of Auroville)

Film screening, thoughtful discussion and popcorn.

Date: Monday, July 25
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donations appreciated


July 26
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


July 30-31
Spiritual Warriorship & the New Male
Applying Psychological Kung Fu to Fulfilling Desire
A workshop for men

Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
($225 with room for 1 night/$160 commuter)

Dates and Times:
Saturday, July 30, 4, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, July 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee Residents: $225 - Includes program and one night accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Fu-Ding Cheng, shaman in the Toltec tradition, artist, author


 

AUGUST 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


August 12-14
SKYISLAND YogaTrips at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Experience three days + two nights of soul cleansing yoga classes, soothing massage, gourmet meals, lively conversation and lots of fresh mountain air. Calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your spirit. Come breathe Idyllwild’s natural aromatherapy - our mountain forest.

Join us for al fresco yoga classes with views of fantastic mountain vistas, jumbo rocks and trees galore. Every yogi will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational with Professor Luciana LoPresto. All classes are mixed level based in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.

Gourmet vegan meals and comfortable accommodations will be enjoyed at Spirit Mountain Retreat, near the center of the village. Plenty of time off allows for mountain trail hiking, meandering the contemplative lush gardens of Spirit Mountain, or discovering the many art galleries and unique shops in Idyllwild.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKEND:

  • Two 60-minute yoga classes
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Wine and appetizer reception*
  • Two hearty breakfasts*
  • Boxed picnic lunch *
  • One gourmet vegan dinner with wine pairing*
  • Two nights accommodations

* All meals are organic & gluten free

Date and Time: Friday 4 pm through Sunday noon
Fee: $490 per person per weekend
$100 deposit 30 days in advance guarantees your space
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:


August 15, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


August 23
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


August 27
Trauma and Recovery: A Healing Workshop for Men and Women

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Fee: $75
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Robyn Winks MFT


 

SEPTEMBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


September 9 - 11
SKYISLAND YogaTrips at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Experience three days + two nights of soul cleansing yoga classes, soothing massage, gourmet meals, lively conversation and lots of fresh mountain air. Calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your spirit. Come breathe Idyllwild’s natural aromatherapy - our mountain forest.

Join us for al fresco yoga classes with views of fantastic mountain vistas, jumbo rocks and trees galore. Every yogi will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational with Professor Luciana LoPresto. All classes are mixed level based in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.

Gourmet vegan meals and comfortable accommodations will be enjoyed at Spirit Mountain Retreat, near the center of the village. Plenty of time off allows for mountain trail hiking, meandering the contemplative lush gardens of Spirit Mountain, or discovering the many art galleries and unique shops in Idyllwild.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKEND:

  • Two 60-minute yoga classes
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Wine and appetizer reception*
  • Two hearty breakfasts*
  • Boxed picnic lunch *
  • One gourmet vegan dinner with wine pairing*
  • Two nights accommodations

* All meals are organic & gluten free

Date and Time: Friday 4 pm through Sunday noon
Fee: $490 per person per weekend
$100 deposit 30 days in advance guarantees your space
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:



September 19, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


September 25
Autumnal Equinox Celebration

September 27
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

OCTOBER 2016
Note: Programs will take place at Spirit Mountain Retreat unless otherwise indicated.


Regular Gatherings at Spirit Mountain Retreat

Every Tuesday (in Main House)
Send loving-kindness to the world

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Mary Morse

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

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday (in Hill House)
Codependents 12 Step Group for Codependents Anonymous

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


 

October 7-9
Way of the Woman Warrior: Awaken to Your Authentic Self
Renew* Refresh* Remember*

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 9, until 11:00 am
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and 2 nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Judith Way


October 15-16, 2016 Incomplete
Mastering Extraordinary
with Jan Phillips

Saturday 9 to 4 and Sunday 9 to noon (Lunch provided on Saturday)
$175 for the workshop (Add $90 for one overnight; add $175 for two overnights)
(Scholarships available) Register ASAP or by October 1, 2016
Call 951-659-2523 or email info@spiritmountainretreat.org

Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch provided on Saturday)
Sunday, October 9, 9:00 to Noon
Fee Residents: $275 - Includes program and 2 nights accommodation
Fee Commuters: $160 - Includes program
Note: Deposit $50
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:



October 17, 2016
Day of Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice can bring a lovely clarity of how, as we cling to the past and future, we miss the mystery of the present moment.

Share in a day of contemplative stillness, mindfulness practice, and soulful sharing. Lunch is enjoyed in silence.

Third Monday of each month, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Suggested Donation: $25
Registration: Call 951-659-2523 or Email:

Facilitator: Mary Morse, SMR Director


October 25
Death Café

"At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session." ~ www.deathcafe.com

Facilitator:
Francoise Frigola, MA, is interested in addressing the cultural denial of death as a normal part of life and the pain this denial creates.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 ~ Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Donations appreciated
Registration: Please register at or 951-659-2523
LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS


 

 

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