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Storying through the Inner/Outer Landscapes: Writing & Ecology for Healing

April 3 - April 5


A three-day retreat with a small, intimate group . . . restorative time . . . great food and setting . . . insights and rest . . .

Using nature-based, creative experiences, we can learn how the outer landscape informs, mirrors, & affirms our inner landscape. We will offer an opportunity for retreat participants to explore their life story in a nurturing, spacious setting. We will also guide participants through practices they can use to deepen their stories even after returning home. This three-day experiential retreat will focus on participants’ relationship to their life stories; transitionflow, & transformative potential of their stories, & ways to more compellingly “live into” their stories. This retreat would especially serve those who are seeking a deeper expression of their gifts, who are in a life transition, or who have suffered loss & want to move forward.

Please contact Jennifer Wilhoit to register (

Early bird special is $800 through Feb 1, 2017 and includes meals, snacks, lodging onsite, story guidance/mentorship, and access to the labyrinth and trails on the Institute property. Cost rises to $900 on Feb 2, 2017.

Facilitators: Jennifer Wilhoit, TEALarbor stories and Burt Kempner, Mild Wild Media


Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD is a published author, spiritual ecologist, editor, writing mentor, hospice/bereavement volunteer, life and nature guide, and peacemaker. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship – what she calls “the inner/outer landscape.” She founded TEALarbor stories through which she compassionately mentors writers, facilitates story & nature guiding experiences, supports people in life transition, & mediates conflicts. 

In addition to her one-on-one work with clients, Jennifer also offers presentations, workshops, and retreats. When she is not writing or working, she spends time hiking and making beauty in natural landscapes, reading, traveling (internationally, as often as possible), and dabbling in creative arts. Jennifer’s soul thrives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape where she lives. 

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Writer-Producer Burt Kempner has worked professionally in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Florida. His work has won numerous major awards, and has been seen by groups ranging in size from national television audiences in the United States to a half-dozen Maori chieftains in New Zealand. 

He is also the author of two award-winning short films and co-author of two produced feature films. Spurred by his love for young people, he started writing children’s books in 2015. In that same year he founded Mild Wild Media, LLC, a flagship for his various film-TV-publishing-humanitarian ventures. 

Burt is a passionate believer in creating works of beauty, integrity and value to the viewing and reading public.


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