2022 Retreat Programs

Join us for in person programs at Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary in 2022.


July 9th-10th Deep Connection with Nature with Betzy Bancroft

Humans are part of nature, and nature is part of humans. Through the exploration of our microbiota especially, we discover just how very deep this connection is. How have we lost this intrinsic relationship, what has its impact on our wellbeing been, and how can we restore our fundamental connection with nature? Our day will include story, science lecture, direct practices and ferments for lunch. Participants will gain a new appreciation of the roles nature plays in our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, from microbes to sunlight, and many simple practices to help support healing through reconnection with nature.


July 30th-31st Medicine of Place with Kat Maier

Join us as we learn what Medicine of Place means, spending the days giving back to the plants, the land and nourishing the spirits that inhabit this small piece of paradise. While these times are challenging, they also deliver a dynamic message and instruction on new ways to move thoughtfully and with intention in our efforts for ecological preservation.


August 27th-28th Learning Energetics from Nature with Betzy Bancroft

Through the interactions of earth, water, air and fire all of life becomes possible, and this natural view is the framework underlying many great medical systems of the world. In this class, we will learn to recognize the behavior and personality of the elements in nature and the body, and how they embody the fundamental qualities of heat, cold, damp and dry. Exploring these qualities helps us recognize symptom patterns and chronic tendencies that underly our states of health. We’ll discuss herbs and practical strategies to help us facilitate balance and healing using these principles.


September 10th-11th Forest and Nature Therapy Immersion with Todd Lynch

Forest and Nature Therapy offers us the opportunity to slow down. It re-aligns our rhythms with
the landscape, allowing our senses a respite from everyday demands and uncertainties. It’s a
chance to remember ourselves and the joyful relationships that await us outside. Guided Forest and Nature Therapy walk is not a hike or naturalist adventure, but an opportunity to slow down and allow our bodies to engage all of our senses. These prompts are the gateways through which we can use our senses to explore the sensations we’re immersed in from moment to moment.


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