Journey Overview

A Partnership Between Ecology of Awakening and Pachamama Alliance!

We live in a time where modern science is helping us rediscover what our ancestors knew: that the same creative force which brought forth the stars and Redwoods is also coursing through, and informing, each one of us. If we are to express our fullest potential and create resilient, thriving communities for future generations, it is essential that we free ourselves from the predominant story of separation and open to what our ancestors knew: that we are an inherent part of the larger unfolding that brought us forth.

On this retreat, we will draw from contemporary and ancient Earth-based wisdom traditions to support an embodied experience of what it is to live into our true inheritance, intimately connected to each other and the whole Earth community. Kerry Brady, director of Ecology of Awakening, and David Tucker, director of Pachamama Journeys, weave together their years of experience in both South and North America to support direct engagement with that which seeks to awaken and guide us. By coming together in community and engaging in mutually reflective encounters with the land and with each other, we will create a vibrant ecology that invites us to listen and respond to the way life speaks to each of us. In this mysterious and fertile ground, we gain access and insight into how our unique expression and gifts fit into the deep needs of our time.

For five days we live in the rolling coastal hills of Occidental, CA in a spectacular endemic ecosystem marked by abundant wildlife, active waterfalls, coastal prairie meadows, old-growth fir and oak woodlands that dwell in serpentine soils. We will dance with council practice, solo time on the land, nature-based processes, listening meditation, inner and outer tracking, dream-work, somatic resiliency work, ceremony and other time-proven practices and processes that usher us towards dissolving our borders and discovering our deepest identity and belonging. Joining us is master biologist and naturalist, Brock Dolman, who will support us in skillfully bridging the macro and micro realms, deepening our connection with and understanding of nature’s brilliance. Our fabulous chef, Nora, will nourish us with local, organic meals and her beaming presence!

Note: This is an all-camping retreat. A limited number of special accommodations (with pre-set up, roomy tents with padded cots) are available, on a first come-first served basis for an extra $25/night for non-inclined campers or those with physical limitations. We seek to make this retreat available to all who are called: please note that you do not need to have camping experience or to be in top physical shape to attend! We will provide a list of equipment upon enrollment and can assist you with where to buy or borrow supplies if needed. Our basecamp is within walking distance from cars.

Journey Leaders

Kerry Brady

Kerry Brady, MA, SEP, is a deep ecologist who focuses on supporting the shift in consciousness needed to create a truly regenerative culture, for people and the planet. More about Kerry

David Tucker

As Program Director of Pachamama Journeys, David has been facilitating Journeys for over 15 years.
More about David

Dates & Location

Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18, 2018; Private Reserve, Occidental, CA

Group Size

Limited to 16

Tuition: $995, *scholarship support

Tuition includes all course instruction, guide support, private reserve fees, basic tent camping, as well as local, organic breakfasts and dinners prepared by our fabulous chef, Nora. Participants are responsible for their own lunches, snacks and tea. There is a full outdoor kitchen available to aid with food preparation.

* We are committed to offering an accessible program to a wide range of participants. In order to do so, we offer scholarship support to those who are currently of limited financial means. Access to partial scholarships is based on a first-come-first-served basis and is contingent on the amount available. Scholarships are partial in that we expect you to pay what you can afford with the hope that we can make up the difference. Please note that scholarship money is for program tuition and does not cover travel or extra food costs. The scholarship fund exists due to the generosity of the larger Ecology of Awakening community for which we are most grateful. To request scholarship support, please fill out the following form: Apply for scholarship