In these troubling times, the passion, wisdom, and service of true elders has become an urgent need throughout the world. As we age, we are called to step up and to grow into the wholeness that history has defined as community elders. This third chapter of life presents us with unique opportunities to ripen into the fullness of our potential for emotional and spiritual growth. Explore paths of wisdom, fulfillment, and inner work, as well as the challenges of a conscious, intentional approach to our aging, in this highly experiential introduction to conscious eldering.
Together, through shared explorations and discussions, we examine five foundational elements that are key to fulfilling our potential as elders: belief, release of the past, purpose, community, and spiritual deepening. The 3-stage dynamic of the life transition process is the thread that weaves these elements into an empowering vision of elderhood for this challenging era.
Message from the faculty:
We very much look forward to meeting you on August 12th and sharing with you an experience that we trust will be for you inspiring, informational and a catalyst on your journey of growth as you age. This message is to provide you with some information to help you prepare for “Embracing Conscious Elderhood.”
As you read in the announcements for this workshop, this will be an opportunity to actively engage in inner work with a group of people who want to thrive in every way as they age, and a passionate, experienced guide and assistant who are deeply committed to supporting the development of conscious elders. What you get out of this workshop will very much depend upon the intentions you bring and your willingness to truly invest yourself in this unique opportunity. This will not be a five-day lecture, but rather, a dynamic exploration that will include opportunities for deep reflection, for heartfelt sharing with others, for shifting into intuitive knowing through the power of ceremony, for letting go of attitudes and behaviors that no longer serve you as you age, and for gaining vision and clarity about the next stage of your life. Our workshop sessions will be full and varied, with both group sharing and private work.
You can just show up, be open, and see what happens. But you will gain so much more if you spend time preparing. We encourage you to enter your reflections into a journal, which you will then use throughout the workshop, and afterwards to help you integrate the insights you gain. Reflect on your intentions and hopes for the workshop, and for your growth into a conscious elderhood. Make note of events that catch your attention as you prepare, such as conversations, synchronicities and dreams that seem to link to these intentions. Allow yourself spacious, focused time for your preparation.
We encourage you to access Ron Pevny’s articles at www.centerforconsciouseldering.com, as these will give you a sense of the themes that will be addressed in the workshop. If you read only two, we suggest:
- The Inner Work of Conscious Eldering
- Moving From Who We have Been To Who We Can Become
We also highly recommend:
- From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter Shalomi, The book that in many ways started the conscious aging movement 20 years ago.
- Conscious Living, Conscious Aging by Ron Pevny
Things To Bring
- 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. Lots of poetry will be shared during this workshop
- 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 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 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.
Meet the Teachers
Ron Pevny, MA, is founding director of the Center for Conscious Eldering and author of the bo ...
Tuition & Fees
Embracing Conscious Elderhood
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.
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 below).
5 Nights Commuter Fee
If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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|Certificate of Attendance||$25|