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Building Resilience Together – A Bay Area Work That Reconnects Retreat

Feb 6 - Feb 9


Building Resilience Together – A Bay Area Work That Reconnects Retreat – Registration Opens November 5 for the Feb 6-9, 2020 retreat. 

February 6-9th Banyan Grove, San Geronimo Valley, Marin County, Ca

We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and our love for the world.

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Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani invite you to come to the enchanted San Geronimo Valley for a Work that Reconnects 4-day (3 night) gathering.  In this retreat, we will work through all sections of the Work That Reconnects spiral (Gratitude, Honoring our Pain, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth). We will do daily mindfulness, self-care and nature connection practices along with the practices of the Work with an emphasis on coming together to grieve the double trauma of environmental destruction and social injustice.

This is a gift economy retreat with suggested donation range of $300 to $600 or more. Banyan Grove runs on the gift economy and the facilitators are also offering their time for Dana ( donations ). A $120 deposit required to hold your place and that deposit will be used for covering food and set up costs. We will provide 3 vegan meals daily starting with Thursday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch.

There are residential spaces for 12 people to sleep at the Retreat Center and there are 16 commuter spaces.  Residential spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. There are many local Air BnBs to choose from which you can share with friends or other commuters.  Please let us know which you prefer. We request that people stay close by so you can attend all of the retreat activities. The retreat center is in Forest Knolls on Arroyo Rd.

The retreat is designed to give us time to turn away from today’s turmoil and confusion to release the frustration and pain of the daily news and our “Business as Usual” world. The retreat is open to experienced facilitators of the Work That Reconnects as well as those new to the Work. This retreat meets the retreat requirement for the Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program.

Together we can unleash our passion, creativity and vitality. The Great Turning towards a just and life sustaining world is happening. We will explore the intersectionality of current events and what is ours to do for the healing of our world, our ancestors and future generations. This retreat meets the criteria for the Spiral Journey – Facilitator Development Program.

We hope you can join us, Constance and Mutima

One of the most amazing spiritual, emotional and intellectual experiences of my lifetime. This retreat is a must for all those involved in the transformation of our world toward life affirmation.”

Ann Aurelia López, Ph.D.


“Moving with the group through the spiral of Gratitude; Honoring Our Pain; Seeing with New Eyes; and Going Forth; encouraged me to live fully in the present and into the future. I experienced the strength of connecting with other people to honor the grief we feel about the plight of our Earth, and how that shared human connection naturally moves into the other three parts of the spiral. This retreat was a time of renewal and inspiration. Thanks to everyone involved!”

Robyn Johnson


Banyan Grove
Arroyo Rd.
Forest Knolls, CA 94933 United States
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