Restore the Vis
September 30th - October 1st
Pioneering the way in Southern California....
The Restore the Vis Retreat brings doctors from all over the United States and Canada to share the wisdom of Natural medicine and inspire hundreds of future and practiced holistic healers. The Retreat is an immersive experience focused on reinvigorating the healing power of nature while cultivating integrative mindsets. Students and doctors, from multiple schools in the Southwest co-create in expanding knowledge while participating in self healing and community building exercises. As a non-profit and sustainably organized event, we hope to continually grow and share the vision of healing mind, body, and spirit. We hope this message inspires you to share our dream of a world that finds its way back to nature.
This will be the 4th time the Restore the Vis Retreat is being hosted by Bastyr California Students.
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The underlying intentions (or goals) of the retreat are to:
- To build community;
- To keep us grounded in the philosophies of the Nature Cure movement;
- To function as the horizon by which we as a profession maintains balance and integral self care.
- Create a dynamic environment which supports connection to Vis Medicatrix Naturae as well as Docere.
A two day one night immersive retreat.
This a camping Retreat, if you don't have a tent available we will have yurts with space for multiple people to sleep in. The nights get cold and we can only have small fires, please bring warm clothes and appropriate sleeping materials.
Food for the weekend will be provided with the price of your ticket. The food will be strictly vegan, gluten free, and dairy free. Guruanteed to be absolutely delicious!!!
Workshops and activities: community building exercises, sunrise yoga, meditation labyrinths, cacao ceremonies, sound healing, breath work meditation, fermentation workshops, herbal alchemy, nature hikes, wet sheet wraps, organic sustainable farming, with lots of arts and crafts, live music/jams sessions.
Talks: Opening ceremony, Keynote, and closing talks will be the main features, with other talks ongoing throughout the weekend. The theme of this year will be Tolle Totum, treating the whole person, spiced with the unique experiences and lessons each doctor has learn on their path as a Naturopathic healer.
There will be space to process your experiences, talk one on one with doctors and other professionals in the natural health field, share warm embraces, and contemplate the beauty and healing power of nature under the starry night sky.
Earthstar Farm nestled in the Garner Valley, right outside Idyllwild, Ca.
56475 Apple Canyon rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561
As part of the San Bernardino National Forest the farm is dotted with old growth pines that have been standing watch for hundred of years.
To the Northeast is the San Jacinto mountain range. As a standout, Tahquitz peak looms with its magnificent rock faces which were the site of the development for the original Yosemite rock climbing scale.
To the Southwest lies Lake hemet, fed by the San Jacinto river and Hurkey creek that cuts through the 40 acre property, providing an opportunity for a fresh dip in its cold waters.
The sacred valley of the Cahuila tribe still holds a great and powerful presence that is felt when one spends time wandering the natural beauty that is found here.
The Retreat unofficially starts Friday night, Sept. 29th. Showing up early provides a great opportunity to set up camp and get to know the other attendees. There will be a potluck, games, ice breakers, and talents shows taking place all night long.
The official start time will be 7am on Saturday, Sept 30th beginning with sunrise yoga. Attendees are welcome to arrive at any time convenient to them.
The Opening ceremony and talk will begin at 9:15am following breakfast.
The Retreat will end at 5pm on Sunday, Oct 1st after the closing ceremony. There will be a clean up and walk through after the fact. We recommend every follows the "pack it in, pack it out" motto so that the land can remain pristine.