Desert Solitude 2019

Joshua Tree National Park

Friday, October 4- Sunday, October 6 2019

A nature-based retreat for women seeking solitude and creative time in nature.

Wild conversations, personal rituals, and ample time for silence and stillness on the land in Joshua Tree, California.

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Desert Solitude 2018

Joshua Tree National Park

Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4, 2018


Little Lakes Valley, CA

Friday, September 22- Sunday, September 24, 2018

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Unfolding Your Myth (a workshop in Tijeras, New Mexico)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

What does living a mythic life mean to you? What if you could re-write your ordinary, everyday life story into a larger tale that serves you and your people? And what if you could transform your core wounds into your medicine?

In this workshop, we’ll unfold these and other questions as we feel into and explore what it is to live a mythic life.

Through group exercises, art crafting, journaling and deep imagery, you will have a chance to further unfold and hone your own mythopoetic identity.

Location:  The Church/ An Art Sanctuary, Tijeras, NM

photo: Sylvain Guiheneuc

photo: Sylvain Guiheneuc

A Step Into the Wholeness of Our Wild Psyches;  An Eco-Soulcentric Immersion

Saturday, January 30th, 2016  *  Ojai, CA

To serve others in this time of cultural change requires that we offer our skills and powers to others when we are in our own wholeness. 

Our wild minds actually possess astonishing resources, untapped potentials and depths that we might not even know exist until we discover how to access them, cultivate their powers, and eventually integrate them into our everyday lives as individuals, partners, parents, stewards, and healers.

In this 1- day immersion, based on an eco-psychological approach to the Self, we’ll access these depths and potentials — which we call the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of our innate human wholeness.

Join myself and guide Brian Stafford, Founder of Eco-Psyche Artistry, for a day of inner and outer exploration out on the land, nestled in the valley below the Topatopa Mountains.

We Will Discover:

How to recognize and consciously cultivate the Four Facets of the Self — your innate human wholeness:

  • The Nurturing Generative Adult

  • The Wild Indigenous One

  • The Dark Muse Beloved

  • The Innocent Sage

We Will Explore:

The landscape of the psyche through a variety of eco-psychology, Wild Mind™ and Soulcraft™ practices.


Guides:     Brian Stafford, MD, MPH  - Founder of Eco-Psyche-Artistry

                   Gage Bock, MA, ACC  -  Soul-Centered Professional Coach

Cost:         $125 - cash, check, Paypal or credit

Bring:         Lunch, Snacks, Water, Journal, Pen, Rain gear.

Limit:         20 participants


Based on the book Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche

Praise for the book, Wild Mind: “Here… Bill Plotkin guides us into a landscape where we recognize the extraordinary gifts of our true nature. Through his nature-based map we can not only find our powers of leadership, joy, sensuality and renewal, but also the dragons of self-deception whose energies we can liberate for the healing of our world.”   - Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy.