Nature and Soul

A day of retreat where nature mirrors our inner landscape
9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Jan Edl Stein, MFT
Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center, Muir Beach, CA

next retreat day… FRIDAY, March 18– Spring Equinox!

Green Gulch altar
– photo by Christine Culver

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 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 journey process and outdoor, land-based contemplative practices. The experience as a whole is an embodied example of eco-therapy.
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.

Details on how to prepare for the day an a confirmation of registration will be sent 5 – 7 days  before the event.

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


Friday, March 18, 2016    Spring Equinox
Friday, June 24, 2016    Summer Solstice
Friday, September 23, 2016   Fall Equinox
Friday, December 16, 2016    Winter Solstice


*  All fees include lunch at the center.
*  Early registration discount for any registration ten (7) days before actual event.
*  Discounted rates for students/interns/seniors (students are enrolled full time, seniors are 65+, interns are MFT or LCSW interns or trainees)
*  10% discount for all levels of registration if registering for 2 or more events (please   contact Jan directly for more info on this)
*   Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations more than 7 days before the event may be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (per event)
Cancellations within a week of the event are non-refundable

FEES:                 early registration (more than 7 days before)    late reg (within 7 days)
Regular                 $135                                                              $148
Student/Senior      $108                                                              $120

To register…  CLICK HERE to register online by PayPal (you will be directed to the event registration)

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