Programs 2018

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Deep Imagination: Into the Heart of the World

March 18 – March 22, 2017
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Animas Valley Institute Program guided by Mary Marsden and Nate Bacon

It is our imagination, our deep imagination, that allows us to comprehend the voice of running water; to overhear the song of a place; to move between the knowable world and the unknowable world; to stand in the presence of the infinite; to discover our unique ways of participating with the Mystery that courses through all things; and to connect with the secrets of our own souls. [more info]


Soulcentric Dreamwork

October 27, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA State, 1 1/2 hrs N of Seattle
Animas Valley Institute Program guided by Mary Marsden and Nate Bacon

The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life.On this 5-day immersion, you’ll learn what it’s like to enter dreams as mysteries… [more info]

Sacred Wound~Open Heart
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tinaja Ridge, near Lyons, CO
$140-115, sliding scale
Guided by Mary Marsden & Lauren Golten

In this life journey we cannot avoid suffering hurts and woundings, unintentional or otherwise, that shape our vulnerable hearts, bodies and psyches.  If so blessed, as we mature we might find guidance, maps and support to help ourselves heal and become more whole, thus regaining much personal freedom, increased sense of well being, authenticity and expanded sense of our capacities. With a good measure of grace, we might embody the courage and compassion necessary to turn toward, tolerate, understand and ultimately embrace and integrate our hurts, injuries and woundings.

Sacred Wound Work opens to yet a deeper layer and opportunity, one rooted in the life of our soul. (more)

Inner Knowing: Body~Earth~Soul
A 9-Month Journey for Women

Begins JANUARY 2019
Based from Boulder, CO and surrounding area
Guided by Mary Marsden and Jennie Gershater-Lopez

Beginning in January, a group of women will gather together monthly on this Inner Knowing: Body~Earth~Soul Journey. When women weave together in conscious, respectful community– cultivating deep-rooted relationship with our Bodies, Earth and our Souls – the flame of our Inner Knowing grows steady and we embody our truth and gifts in the world… (more)