Workshops - Testimonials
"It was really lovely to be in the loving embrace of community. I appreciate all the thought and effort that went into creating a warm and welcoming environment...[the retreat] made us more open to be receptive to the positive."
-Joan Beard, participant in '06 Winter Retreat for Earth Lovers
"Our usual lives are going so fast. It was so good to slow down. I like how music, art/drawing, shamanic journeying, visualization, and physical activity were all part of this retreat. They are all essential." [and another said:] "If only we could live like this all the time. I'm inspired that we could actually create this kind of culture."
-Two anonymous participants in a June '05 Healing Self/Healing Earth workshop
"[The SEN facilitators] work with a marvelous blend of sophistication and lightheartedness, guiding people along a path of greater awareness and responsibility in a spirit of real reverence. This... is valuable medicine."
-Melissa Everett , Author of Making a Living While Making a Difference
"The strength [of the workshop] was too powerful to put fully into words. Through your guidance and abilities to gradually and naturally open up participants to each other; the workshop far exceeded what I suspected it to be, and I had suspected to gain much from the experience..."
-David M Hunt, Community Ecologist
"Your workshop provided a "time out" from my high stress life as an activist so that I could catch my breath, notice my breath, and feel safe enough to feel."
-Cielo Sand, Riverkeeper, The Dogwood Alliance
"I have rarely spent a weekend where I felt such a deeply rooted shared sense of values and faith and such a free flow of healing tears and expansive laughter."
-David Boothby, Counselor, Portland, Maine
"It was a thoroughly fantastic replenishment. I am forever thankful for the chance to connect with so many beautiful people. Thanks again and again."
-Brendan O'Neil, Teacher/Activist, Winter Retreat participant 2001
"I have to tell you how much the beautiful and powerful energy that I received from your workshop has carried me through one of the most challenging years of my life."
-Jodi Redhawk Marciano, The Healing Community Centers of World Peace