Retreats, Workshops, & Seminars Resources
The Retreats, Workshops, & Seminars Resources page provides Web site links for retreats, workshops, and seminars with a spiritual, alternative healing, or alternative medicine focus.
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- Asilomar Conference Grounds
Located on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California, this 60-acre conference grounds accommodates large or small groups for retreats, workshops, conferences, more. Breathtaking scenery and beautiful grounds and lodging.
- The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and Nilgiri Press
This website has a great deal of interesting information, including archives of their newsletters, their workshops and retreats (held throughout the United States as well as at their center at Tomales, California), and more. The Blue Mountain Center "offers instruction and guidance in meditation and allied living skills, following the method of Eknath Easwaran." Weekend and day programs are offered.
- Center for Timeless Wisdom
Their website provides information about their dialogues, workshops, courses, books, videos and journals.
- Esalen Institute
Located at Big Sur, California, the Esalen Institute was established in 1962 as "an educational center devoted to the exploration of unrealized human capacities." It offers a beautiful ocean setting with natural hot springs, bodywork, workshops and various programs from an overnight stay to a 28-day intensive program. Esalen will also accommodate your own private conference.
- Shakti Gawain
Best selling author and teacher (Creative Visualization, Living in the Light, and others), offers workshops, intensives and retreats in Kauai, Marin County (San Francisco bay area), across the US and internationally.
- Hollyhock Holistic Learning Center
Located at Cortés Island, British Columbia, Hollyhock offers workshops throughout the year on a large variety of spiritual-related topics, sailing,kayaking, and rowing, walks and hiking, star gazing, hot tub, bodywork, or create your own get-away for rest and rejuvenation.
- Institute of Noetic Sciences
This organization organizes lectures, sponsors conferences, in addition to being a research foundation. Local chapters exist throughout the United States and internationally. Their focus is to "support research and education on consciousness, human potential, and personal and social transformation."
- International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry (IASP)
Conferences are held internationally on a variety of topics, directed by Jean-Marc Mantel, M.D., for mental health professionals as well as anyone interested.
- Mount Madonna Center
Located in the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this wondrous setting is a peaceful, scenic retreat area. They offer retreats, workshops, and regular programs, and you can also stay there for an individual retreat.
- The New York Open Center
Find dozens of workshops throughout the year on an incredible variety of topics, their magazine, Lapis, and many helpful resources.
- Northeast Holistic Center
"for Health, Education, Awareness and Lifestyle." Visit their interesting website to learn more about the variety of classes and training they offer (including free lectures), such as holistic synergy, reflexology, aromatherapy, hypnosis, herbs, crystals and more. They also engage in private sessions using many of these modalities. Located in Belleville, New Jersey.
- The Omega Institute
Workshops, retreats, and wellness vacations in various locations -- New York, Boston, California (Mt. Madonna Center), Utah, Costa Rica, St. Johns (Virgin Islands) and elsewhere. Highly recognized names in their fields, quite a few topics from which to choose AND for professionals, non-professionals, and individuals.
- Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Located at Woodacre, California, (Marin County, north of San Francisco), retreats and workshops including mindfulness meditation with Jack Kornfield, are offered (1 day to three weeks). There are also dharma study groups and special focus groups at other locations.