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Led by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck

Nature offers herself as a metaphor that teaches us about resilience, adaptability and transformation. Through that connection we can discover ourselves as part of nature and sense our capacity to grow, change, and go through many seasons of blossoming.

During the Re-Generation retreat, we will feed upon the compost of life’s lessons and reflect on how they nourish our continued growth and development. This will be a potent time full of playful discovery, exploration and personal inquiry. Expect to be stimulated, challenged and invited to know and inhabit your deepest calling as you prepare to embrace the next phase of your life cycle.


This workshop will be valuable to anyone in transition, for those looking to explore their next steps as they face transition and/or a change in their life and career. Participants will leave with practical tools, skills and insights they can immediately apply to their lives.

In an era that prizes digital intelligence, the Modern Elder Academy (MEA) believes the need for wisdom, emotional intelligence, and the ability to collaborate and coach is greater than ever.

Applications due by: December 24
Acceptances announced by: January 24


Mark Coleman holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He founded The Mindfulness Institute and co-founded the Mindfulness Training Institute, which leads professional Mindfulness Teacher Trainings in the US and UK annually. Mark is a trainer for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Mark is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from the Inner Critic and Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. Through his organization Awake in the Wild, Mark likes nothing more than sharing his passion for integrating meditation and nature. More about his work can be found at MarkColeman.orgmindfulnessconsultants.orgawakeinthewild.com and themindfulnessinstitute.com.

Lori Schwanbeck is a co-founder of Mindfulness Therapy Associates, a San Francisco based coaching and psychotherapy practice and The Mindfulness Advantage in Women’s Leadership, a corporate training program supporting women leaders to thrive. She’s a senior teacher and program designer at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and facilitates mindfulness and emotional intelligence trainings internationally in corporate, healthcare, education, and government settings. Lori has been passionate about cultivating sensory awareness nature based practices for two decades. More about her work can be found at mindfulnesstherapy.orgmindfulnessconsultants.org and (soon) LoriSchwanbeck.com.