June 11 - 13, 2020
The Powers of Leadership retreat series convenes a diverse cohort of people across strategic fields to gain perspective on the currents of change moving in these times.
With Christina Malecka
June 12 - 14, 2020
** Retreat has been postponed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to the Whidbey Institute Newsletter to hear when it is rescheduled.** Looking for a one-of-a kind mindfulness retreat? Imagine yourself totally unplugged from technology and held in community at the Whidbey Institute for a weekend of meditation, rest, community building, self-discovery and empowerment. Put away your phone and deeply engage with yourself and others. Rediscover play to reclaim the joy and excitement of childhood. Leave with tools and practices to help you find tech/life balance in the real world. Treat yourself to this weekend of digital detox, deep self-care and…
With Judith Blackstone
June 17 - 21, 2020
** Retreat has been postponed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to the Whidbey Institute Newsletter to hear when it is rescheduled.** Judith will teach all aspects of the Realization Process: nondual meditation, embodiment, relational attunement and the release of trauma-based constrictions from the body. This is a chance to do deep, intensive practice of the Realization Process in this beautiful natural setting. The Realization Process is a direct path to embodied nondual awakening. It is a series of powerful but gentle, precise attunement practices for realizing your own nature as fundamental consciousness– an undivided expanse of luminous transparency, pervading your…
With Kumudini Shoba
June 27, 2020
** Retreat has been postponed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to the Whidbey Institute Newsletter to hear when it is rescheduled.** Join us in the sweet, woodsy Westgarden at the Whidbey Institute to learn about supporting health with Ayurveda practioner Kumudini Shoba. This class will explore using nature to support cleansing the body, with a focus on using plants and herbs from the garden and surrounding forest. This is the second class in a series of three that will run through fall of 2020. While the spring class looked at the cleansing properties of nettles, this class will focus on…
With Mara Grey
June 28, 2020
** Retreat has been postponed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to the Whidbey Institute Newsletter to hear when it is rescheduled.** Join us from noon to 2 pm in the Appletree Garden for this class with Master Gardener Mara Grey. Inviting nature’s support into our lives by making and using flower essences. All supplies will be provided! The class will include learning, writing, and product-making, in the beautiful Appletree Garden at the peak of early summer's beauty. Tickets are $40 or $25 for Whidbey Institute volunteers.
With Mara Grey
August 23, 2020
Join us from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Appletree Garden. Speaking directly to someone has power. Nature responds—often in subtle, almost imperceptible ways—when we speak in music. Join Mara Grey, Celtic harpist, for a time of stories, personal experiences, lore from traditional cultures, and free time to wander and find your own ways to speak to the land. Instruments are welcome, but not necessary. Humming, singing, even softly chanted words are just fine . Tickets are $40 or $25 for Whidbey Institute volunteers.
With Kumudini Shoba
September 19, 2020
Join us in the sweet, woodsy Westgarden for this final class in a series of three 2020 Ayurvedic herbal workshops at the Whidbey Institute with Kumudini Shoba. New registrations are welcome. When we wake to a chill in the air and see the setting sun a bit earlier in the evening, we know Autumn is upon us. At this time, we transition from the expansive energy of summer into the quiet world of fall and winter. Plants echo this process as their leaves and fruit fall away and they concentrate their energy into their core system, roots. This makes Autumn…
With Anthony Back and Larisa Benson
September 20 - 21, 2020
Accelerating the development of internal leadership capacity necessary to catalyze social change for a more sustainable human and global future.