Friday, June 23
9:30am – 5:00pm
Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, Muir Beach, CA

Nature and Soul
A Daylong Retreat for the Summer Solstice

A day of retreat where nature mirrors our inner landscape

with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
3 CEUs available for MFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs

This retreat is one of a long series of seasonal retreats. These seasonally offered retreats are a day of renewal and rediscovery, as we open ourselves to the land around us in addition to the landscapes within us. This is a deeply experiential daylong retreat for the restoration of health, psyche, and spirit, offering a renewal of the soul’s intention and a re-connection with the elements of nature that support us. We will slow down and take in the beauty that surrounds us and let nature reflect the shapes and patterns that are held in the psyche. The day is a combination of indoor experiences that involves guided meditation and inner (drum-lead) journey process and outdoor, land-based contemplative practices. The experience as a whole is an embodied example of eco-therapy. An optional lunchtime didactic process that explores the ecotherapy theory and process is included for those who attend for CEUs.

Each retreat day reflects themes of the season in the meditations, journeys and our approach to the elements we discover in nature. No previous experience is necessary.

The retreat takes place in the beautiful setting of Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, with its splendid coastal range flora, meandering gardens, Japanese architecture, and easy walk to the beach. An organic, vegetarian lunch (included in registration fee) is offered to the group in the dining hall. Retreat fees include lunch and refreshments.

The SUMMER SOLSTICE retreat resides in the themes of fullness, a celebration of the life force both within and without, and deep joy and gratitude for the natural world.

This course/program meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Holos Institute is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider (#90905)

Details on how to prepare for the day sent upon registration

Retreat leader, Jan Edl Stein MFT, is the director of Holos Institute and a licensed psychotherapist with many years of experience in guiding people into deep explorations in their own psyche as they open to deeper levels of perception in the natural world. View Jan’s bio


  • All fees include lunch at the center.
  • Early registration discount for any registration received before May 31.
  • Discounted rates for students/interns/seniors (students are enrolled full time, seniors are 65+, interns are MFT or LCSW interns or trainees)
    use promo code “student/senior” for a 12% discount
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Cancellations more than 7 days before the event may be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (per event) Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.
    Cancellations within one week of the event are non-refundable and will automatically fund our scholarships for the certification program


early registration
Regular $150
Student/Senior $132 – use promo code “student/senior”

late reg (on or after June 1)
Regular  $160
Student/Senior $141- use promo code “student/senior”

CEU certificate $15  (no discounts)

note: Eventbrite is managing registrations. They charge a fee for registration that is non-refundable.


If you have any problems with registration please contact Jan directly at