There is a profound need for conscious elders at this point in history—for those who are not just getting older but who would like their second half of life to be full of growth, purpose, and service.
Guided by conscious aging pioneer Ron Pevny, learn how to set about doing the emotional and spiritual inner work that is required to become a conscious elder. In conversation, ceremony, and reflective time outdoors, we review our lives, explore our legacies, and clarify our intentions. We explore the five foundations of conscious aging—belief, release, purpose, community, and spiritual deepening—and identify and release old patterns that no longer serve us. As we open to new possibilities, we begin to chart a path to claiming and embodying our potential as an elder using this new paradigm.
Anyone over 50 is welcome, including retirees, career shifters, and those in mid-career.
Faculty recommends you read the following books and articles in preparation for the course:
- From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller
- Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace & Savor Your Next Chapter by Ron Pevny
- Any of Ron Pevny’s articles found on www.centerforconsciouseldering.com
Faculty asks that you bring the following items with you to the course:
- Notebook or journal and pen or pencil
- Appropriate clothing for being outdoors
- Poems or readings that you find inspirational, especially concerning the opportunities and challenges of aging
- A small object that is sacred to you to place on the group altar we will create
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25