Immersion

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Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
17-21 September 2019
The power and beauty of who you are born to be.

Enrollment Open

The Council of Waters and Trees is a Forest Therapy Immersion that incorporates Restorative Practices to heal our relationships with nature. In this four-day program, we enter the liminal space of renewed possibility for deepening our connection with the more-than-human world through Forest Therapy and The Way of Council.​

This workshop will be guided by FTI founder M. Amos Clifford. It weaves together the strands of Forest Therapy, Restorative Dialogue, and Council into a powerful practice for deepening connection to nature, others, and self.

Guided journeys in the stunning Rocky Mountain forest facilitate encounters with our deepest longings, springing from the secret hearts of who we are and were born to be. This immersion explores the mythic story of how we are each born as carriers of seeds of four medicines. Each of us carries a unique configuration of these gifts, powers, and ways of beauty. The medicines we carry are needed now. The architecture of our individual souls is not random, but purposeful and responsive to the times we are in. This immersion will include an embodied exploration of the four "houses of the heart:" the medicines of inspiration, embodiment, vocation, and wisdom.

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About the Venue:

YMCA of the Rockies Colorado

Who should attend

Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center offers a wholesome, spiritual environment where we are inspired by nature.

Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, at our Estes Park immersions we regularly encounter wildlife among the forest and streams where our guides lead us through series of invitations that support our connections with self, nature, and each other.

The quaint town of nearby Estes Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado and one of the highest-rated family destinations in the U.S., offers a variety of restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year, and more wildlife than any other destination in Colorado. Elk, deer and an occasional bear frequent both Estes Park Center and the town of Estes Park.

LODGING

Our group will lodge together in a spacious Reunion Cabin--so named because it is designed for family reunions. The cabin has 8 rooms, all double occupancy. It has a very spacious kitchen and dining room with a large gathering area featuring full-height windows with stunning views and a fireplace.

We will be staying four nights. Lodging is $95 per night ($380 total) for a shared double occupancy room, $160 per night ($680 total) for a single room (limited availability). All rooms are en-suite.

MEALS

Catered lunches are included with lodging. Breakfast and dinner is not included. You will prepare your own food. There are markets in nearby Estes Park and the cabin has a large well-equipped commercial kitchen. Groups may self-organize to prepare shared meals.

TRANSPORTATION

Airport: Denver International (DIA)
Shuttle Service: Available>> ($85 round trip from DIA, reservations required)

VENUE
YMCA of the Rockies Colorado
Estes Park Center 2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, CO 80511
Estes Park CO 80511
USA
https://ymcarockies.org/
CO

Trainers

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018). A student of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Amos has been the primary developer of ANFT's acclaimed training programs.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.

Immersion

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Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The power and beauty of who you are born to be.

Enrollment Open

17-21 September 2019
Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019
|
Rocky Mountain National Park
Who should attend
About the Venue:

YMCA of the Rockies Colorado

Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center offers a wholesome, spiritual environment where we are inspired by nature.

Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, at our Estes Park immersions we regularly encounter wildlife among the forest and streams where our guides lead us through series of invitations that support our connections with self, nature, and each other.

The quaint town of nearby Estes Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado and one of the highest-rated family destinations in the U.S., offers a variety of restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year, and more wildlife than any other destination in Colorado. Elk, deer and an occasional bear frequent both Estes Park Center and the town of Estes Park.

Lodging

Our group will lodge together in a spacious Reunion Cabin--so named because it is designed for family reunions. The cabin has 8 rooms, all double occupancy. It has a very spacious kitchen and dining room with a large gathering area featuring full-height windows with stunning views and a fireplace.

We will be staying four nights. Lodging is $95 per night ($380 total) for a shared double occupancy room, $160 per night ($680 total) for a single room (limited availability). All rooms are en-suite.

Meals

Catered lunches are included with lodging. Breakfast and dinner is not included. You will prepare your own food. There are markets in nearby Estes Park and the cabin has a large well-equipped commercial kitchen. Groups may self-organize to prepare shared meals.

Transportation

Airport: Denver International (DIA)
Shuttle Service: Available>> ($85 round trip from DIA, reservations required)

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018). A student of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Amos has been the primary developer of ANFT's acclaimed training programs.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.

Immersion

|

Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The power and beauty of who you are born to be.
17-21 September 2019
Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019
|
Estes Park, Colorado

All prices USD; Tuition does not include lodging and meals.

$595 General Admission
ANFT Members use your discount code
$545 per person when registering a group of 4 or more

Guided journeys in the stunning Rocky Mountain forest facilitate encounters with our deepest longings, springing from the secret hearts of who we are and were born to be. This immersion explores the mythic story of how we are each born as carriers of seeds of four medicines. Each of us carries a unique configuration of these gifts, powers, and ways of beauty. The medicines we carry are needed now. The architecture of our individual souls is not random, but purposeful and responsive to the times we are in. This immersion will include an embodied exploration of the four "houses of the heart:" the medicines of inspiration, embodiment, vocation, and wisdom.

About the Venue:

YMCA of the Rockies Colorado

Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center offers a wholesome, spiritual environment where we are inspired by nature.

Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, at our Estes Park immersions we regularly encounter wildlife among the forest and streams where our guides lead us through series of invitations that support our connections with self, nature, and each other.

The quaint town of nearby Estes Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Colorado and one of the highest-rated family destinations in the U.S., offers a variety of restaurants, shops and festivals throughout the year, and more wildlife than any other destination in Colorado. Elk, deer and an occasional bear frequent both Estes Park Center and the town of Estes Park.

Lodging

Our group will lodge together in a spacious Reunion Cabin--so named because it is designed for family reunions. The cabin has 8 rooms, all double occupancy. It has a very spacious kitchen and dining room with a large gathering area featuring full-height windows with stunning views and a fireplace.

We will be staying four nights. Lodging is $95 per night ($380 total) for a shared double occupancy room, $160 per night ($680 total) for a single room (limited availability). All rooms are en-suite.

Meals

Catered lunches are included with lodging. Breakfast and dinner is not included. You will prepare your own food. There are markets in nearby Estes Park and the cabin has a large well-equipped commercial kitchen. Groups may self-organize to prepare shared meals.

Transportation

Airport: Denver International (DIA)
Shuttle Service: Available>> ($85 round trip from DIA, reservations required)

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best selling Your Guide to Forest Bathing (Conari Press 2018). A student of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Amos has been the primary developer of ANFT's acclaimed training programs.

Christy trained with Cohort 6 in 2016 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She is a facilitator of ANFT immersions, trainer and mentor. She was born and raised in the farmlands of Indiana, where she now resides with her 4 children and husband. She is a violinist, vocalist and teacher by training and vocation. She administers a music school in her small town through the local YMCA. Christy lives amongst the fields of corn, wheat, soybeans and wooded lots on a small hobby farm where she has planted vegetable gardens, berries, fruit trees, and the many memories of her children’s lives. Her work with ANFT has been life-changing and the source of so much of her energy and vitality. She is currently finishing a degree in Environmental Science and Religious Studies, which is in part the result of her training and also a source for even more love and connection to her forest therapy practice.