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Tending the Body, Mind & Spirit: A Well-Being Retreat for Healthcare Professionals

Thursday, October 10 @ 4:00 pm - Sunday, October 13 @ 4:00 pm

$245 – $545


In the complex world of healthcare, caring for others requires that you care for yourself, though healthcare professionals commonly leave out tending to their own well-being. The noble path of supporting others has many beautiful and rewarding benefits and it can also come with depletion, stress, challenges and overwhelm. Join us for a few days of rest, discovery and renewal.

Heidi Bourne & Rochelle Calvert are coteaching this retreat! There is more information about these teachers at the bottom of this webpage.

Drawing on the perspectives of Buddhist practice, everyday mindfulness, psychological trauma healing practices, and the wisdom of the natural world, this is an opportunity to nurture your well-being, increase capacity and resilience, and take refuge in community to meet the difficulties and challenges inherent to care-providing.

This unique retreat includes periods of silence, nature led meditations, mindful movement, reflective journaling, beautiful hikes, small inquiry/discussion groups and time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Giving yourself time to deepen the sense of embodied interconnection with life and relational attunement directly supports the ability to care for others.

Practitioners from any and all genders, orientations, backgrounds and healthcare professions (medical, dental & mental health) are welcome.

—-Retreat Site & Lodging—–
This retreat will reside at Shelterwood Collective, which is where all of the photos on this webpage are sourced from. Check in is on Thursday, October 10th at 4:00 PM PST. And starting with dinner on the 10th, we’ll be serving 3 delicious vegetarian meals / day.

Shelterwood Collective is a Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ-led community forest and retreat center, which heals people and ecosystems through active stewardship and community engagement! This 900-acre forest and former church camp is nestled above the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA, on Unceded Kashaya and Southern Pomo territory. Renovations are underway for cabins and lodging, meanwhile the expansive grounds and riverside meadow are prime spaces for connecting with the outdoors.

During this autumn retreat, the weather and temperatures can vary. Please ensure to follow our packing list so you may enjoy this nature based retreat comfortably and safely, regardless of the weather.

We’re providing various lodging options on a sliding scale including Large Glamping Bell Tents (13 ft in diameter with a bed, bed frame, duvet, etc.), Medium Glamping Tents (10 x 10 ft with a cot, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.) and a BYOTent/Van option! To see images of these options, please visit offgridretreats.org/events/oct2024wellbeing

—–Retreat Cost—-
Our retreat fees are on a sliding scale and we also provide a scholarship option. Our pricing is set to just cover the costs of camping at Shelterwood Collective and the ingredients in our vegetarian meals.

The Retreat Teachers, Cook and Off-Grid Retreats are offering their teachings and services under a dana model so there will be an opportunity to donate towards each of them at the end of the retreat.

—-Retreat Teachers: Heidi & Rochelle—-
Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused professional programs, and teaches regularly for Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, trauma resiliency from the Trauma Resource Institute, and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. She has a background in nursing, 35 years in small business ownership, and lives with her family in northern California.

Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, licensed clinical psychologist, certified mindfulness teacher, somatic experiencing practitioner has a devoted love to share the power and healing potential of mindfulness, somatic awareness and nature. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 20 years and knows personally the transformational potential. To share the love of these healing practices she has published a book Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma.

Dr. Calvert leads courses and retreats in mindfulness, somatic experiencing and Awake in the Wild, nature-based mindfulness. She also facilitates professional trainings in mindfulness for clinicians. She is the director of the Ecotherapy Program at SouthWestern College and New Earth Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute, the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and Awake In The Wild organization.

Rochelle is the founder and clinical director of New Mindful Life, which offers mindfulness, nature-based, and somatic experiencing therapies. She teaches individual meditations with nature that assist in healing from trauma. She supports her clients and takes them into nature with the aid of Bertha Grace, a Sprinter van that serves as a mobile therapy office.

Rochelle now lives in Taos, New Mexico and has a private practice in both Taos New Mexico and San Diego, California. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, hiking, practicing yoga, exploring Indigenous heritage, and resting with trees. She practices mindfulness-based meditation rooted in the Buddhist Theravada Tradition and practices meditation outside in nature daily.


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23500 King Ridge Road
Cazadero, 95421
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