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Prices
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $340.00
  • B) Economy Twin (Private) – $390.00
  • C) Standard Twin (Shared) – $400.00
  • D) Standard Twin (Private) – $460.00
  • E) Premium Queen – $500.00
  • F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $630.00
  • G) Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $700.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $500.00
  • J) Day guest (no lodging, includes meals) – $270.00
  • (All prices include $200 base amount)

The Hero’s Journey: Retell Your Story – Uncover Your Inner Hero

With Nancy Alder

November 3 - 5, 2017

Do you struggle with your inner critic?  This workshop incorporates meditation techniques, basic writing and drawing exercises, guided visualization, inspiring readings, and group discussions that will enable you to:

  • Deconstruct the story you’re telling yourself about who you are and how the world works.
  • Learn how the conclusions we draw about the events in our lives can cast us as the victim of circumstances or the hero of our own life journey.
  • Retell your life story using the hero archetype that has guided humans across time and culture.
  • Uncover the truth about your courage, resilience, and resourcefulness against all odds.

You are already the hero of your life journey. Let us be allies for each other.

No previous familiarity with Joseph Campbell’s work or any of the techniques are required, just curiosity, openness, and a genuine desire for insight and connection.

 

Writing Myths 2This workshop in the “Hero’s Journey” series will focus on transforming our relationship with our culture’s dominant myths.   The high rates of illness, depression, and addiction in our culture are related to our current lack of a unifying, life-affirming myth to help us navigate the challenges of our modern world. The way we tell the story of our life, and the conclusions we draw about ourselves and the world, are key to our ability to overcome our current challenges.

Through this uniquely inspiring and thought-provoking workshop, you will:

  • Recognize the universal stages of the hero’s journey and see yourself as the hero of your own unique journey.
  • Begin to challenge our culture’s dominant myth and build a new personal mythology that enables you to thrive in our changing modern world.
  • Identify the dragons you have been invited to battle today and during this lifetime.
  • Acknowledge and expand your circle of allies, both seen and unseen, to aid in your victory.
  • Learn strategies for becoming a master of two worlds and bringing your own unique gifts and talents to meeting the needs of today.

 

SCHEDULE

Hero's Journey Writing MythsFriday

4:45 – 6pm: Yoga

6 – 7pm: Dinner

7 – 9pm: Session 1 – Being the Hero of Our Journey

 Saturday

6:30 – 8am: Silent Meditation

8 – 9am: Breakfast

10am – noon: Session 2 – Deconstructing Our Modern Myth

12:45 – 1:30pm: Lunch

2:00 – 4:00pm: Session 3 – Battling Our Dragons & Writing our Personal Mythology

6-7pm: Dinner

7-9pm: Movie Night!

 Sunday

8 – 9am: Breakfast

10am – noon: Session 4 – Building Our Allies & Coming Home

12:45 – 1:30pm: Lunch

Optional: Individual Sessions

 

 “Nancy gives incredibly poignant subject matter and follows it wherever the group takes it.” – Amy Saha, Portland OR

 “Nancy’s Hero’s Journey class was one of the best! She brought fun and interesting topics, and it was interactive.” Leigh Jardine – Denver, CO

 

Teacher

Nancy Alder
As a certified Ananda Meditation Teacher, Nancy Alder brings two decades of personal meditation practice through Buddhist, Hindu, and Gnostic schools. As a nonprofit manager, she brings 15+ years of experience building harmony in organizations by developing systems and relationships that facilitate authentic engagement and meaningful impact. Nancy’s unique background…
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