EarthRise at IONS Signature Workshop Series Offers a Variety of Grounded Experiences to Bring Higher Consciousness to Everyday Life

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Internationally recognized presenters discuss topics of nature and mythology, spirit and healing, conscious eating and other topics of everyday transformative practices during EarthRise at IONS signature lecture series.

“EarthRise at IONS is a place where we can ground our work, our exploration of consciousness in the intelligence of the living earth. Many people sense the sacredness of this land; see it as a sacred sanctuary, a safe haven in turbulent times.”

How do science, spirit, and healing meet at a molecular and cellular level? How can one journey to self through nature? What does it take to practice intentional cooking and conscious eating? What is the nature of mythology and its impact on our relationship to the natural world? Internationally recognized presenters will discuss these and other topics during EarthRise at IONS signature lecture series, Conscious Living Workshops.

Celebrated author and educator, Peter Russell, an expert in conscious living, and Dr. Sondra Barrett, researcher and educator, are among the distinguished leaders featured in the upcoming Conscious Living Workshops weekend retreats beginning April 1 and continuing through August.

“The workshops include a broad range of topics that we feel are representative of both the values and mission of IONS, but also reflective of individual interests as well as personal growth and transformation,” states Cathy Coleman, executive director of EarthRise at IONS. The Conscious Living Workshops are designed to provide a unique experiential element that will enable individuals to interact firsthand with leaders in global consciousness to address an array of interests that focus on bringing new insight and knowledge into practical everyday use.

Weekend workshops range from expanding mindfulness, writer retreats, food as nourishment for mind and body, and human connectivity with nature. “The Conscious Living Workshop series offers an affordable weekend retreat where individuals can expand worldviews and ideas while enjoying enriching and life-deepening conversations in a relaxed natural setting,” said Coleman. “The workshops combined with the beauty and serenity of the surrounding landscape creates a living, learning laboratory and an opportunity to reconnect with nature through our exploration of consciousness.” Participants will also enjoy freshly prepared local and regional cuisine on the 200-acre EarthRise at IONS campus located in the scenic hills of northern California.

In addition, Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are available for most workshops including credit for professionals in health care, counseling, social work and psychology. For more information, go to at Conscious Living Workshops or email Jan Fischer at Jfischer(at)noetic(dot)org for additional details.

Upcoming Conscious Living Workshops dates and details:

Discover Your Soul Story: Finding the Deeper Meaning of Your Life
Stanley Krippner, PhD
April 1—3, 2011

Engaging Fields of Consciousness in a Living Universe
Christopher Bache, PhD & Duane Elgin, MBA, MA
April 1—3, 2011

Celebrating Earth Day: Our Dance with the Natural World
Luisah Teish and Leilani Birely
April 22—24, 2011

Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness
Peter Russell, MA
April 29—May 1, 2011

Summer Writers Retreat: Just Write
Cathy Coleman, PhD.
June 3—5, 2011

Eating With Reverence: Food for the Soul
Shannon Kring Buset
July 8—10, 2011

Cells and the Sacred: Molecules and Meaning
Sondra Barrett, PhD
July 8—10, 2011

Vision Quest: Journey to Self through Connection with Nature
Nancy Feehan, MFT
August 26-28, 2011

About IONS
The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an international non-profit organization supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and global learning in the realization of human potential. Its three programs areas offer potential for positive change in the world: consciousness and healing, worldview transformation, and extended human capacities. IONS biennial conference will take place in San Francisco July 20-24, 2011. Funded by members, donors, and grants, IONS also operates EarthRise at IONS, a 120-bed conference center on a 200-acre campus in Petaluma, CA.

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