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Recalling, Reweaving & Re-Earthing Ourselves

These eco-somatic retreats provide creative and restorative time for reconnecting with our inner and outer natural worlds. Deepen into intuitive movement, embodied resources, guiding stories, and supportive witnessing. Relish the warmth of kindred community and shared practice, with ample space and time for solitude and self-care. Replenish in the redwoods, bask in the sun, soak up the stars, breathe in the beauty…

Body Tales Spring Retreat May 10–12, w/ BT Founder Olivia Corson

Body Tales & Authentic Movement Summer Retreat

July 18 – 21, Thurs 1 pm through Sun 3 pm

3-night residential retreat at Salamander Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains
By Application, 10 Person Maximum, All Genders Welcome
Sliding Scale: $545 – $715* 10% off with enrollment 6 weeks ahead
*Fee includes workshop and shared accommodations or private campsites.
Participants bring breakfasts, lunches, and participate in organized pot-luck dinners.
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Authentic Movement Retreat for Women

Labor Day Weekend: August 30 – September 2, Fri 1 pm through Mon 3 pm

3-night residential retreat at Salamander Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains
By Application, 10 Women Maximum
Sliding Scale: $545 – $715* 10% off with enrollment 6 weeks ahead
*Fee includes workshop and shared accommodations or private campsites.
Participants bring breakfasts, lunches, and participate in organized pot-luck dinners.
Download Application

More About Retreats...

Salamander Camp is a simple and lovely little retreat center on expansive wild land in the Santa Cruz Mountains (on the outskirts of Los Gatos and only 15 minutes from San Jose). I’ve been a part of bringing people to this special place for over 20 years, and am deeply grateful for the quiet beauty and privacy it offers.

Group sessions are about 3 hours long, and occur twice a day. We gather inside a large movement yurt, with a sprung hardwood floor, for inwardly focused movement explorations. At times we migrate outdoors to the creek-side redwood grove or large meadow, to continue communing with ourselves and each other while finding inspiration and belonging with the larger earth body.

In between sessions there’s ample free time for resting, journaling, drawing, hiking through the redwoods, walking the labyrinth, soaking in the hot tub and dips into the cold plunge. Group meals and open evenings allow for social sharing and warm camaraderie. Some of our time in-between sessions is designated as silent (non-talking), to further support rest, reflection and integration. This rhythm enables deep exploration and rejuvenation, which fosters new perspectives and energy for our everyday lives.

Food & Accommodations: Participants bring their own breakfasts and lunches, and contribute to organized healthy and delicious pot-luck dinners, prepared together in the fully equipped kitchen yurt. Sleeping accommodations are in the shared sleeping yurt or creek-side campsites (one private indoor space is sometimes available). There are several miles of hiking trails, woodstoves in all the yurts, a bath house with hot showers, and a large sunny deck with a cedar hot tub and a small swimming pool.

“The retreat was utterly wonderful for me. I so appreciate your ability to pay meticulous attention to the details and structure, which helps me feel like the holding environment is secure and solid. At the same time the atmosphere of the retreat was so spacious and encouraging of each of us to follow our own knowing – as it emerges moment to moment.”
— Retreat Participant, Nonprofit Communications Professional

“Our time together was nourishing, centering, and impactful. And there’s nothing like getting to do this work outside, under those mighty redwoods, whose presence I felt in a profound way!”
— Retreat Participant, Product Writer & Content Strategist

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