Training For Transition - Big Sur/Esalen, CA (5 Day)

Esalen Big Sur, CA
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 5:00pm - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:00pm

All Inclusive fee at Hot Springs Retreat Center- $595 - $1,155 depending on accommodations, register early to get the limited availability affordable accomodations. Off site lodging available here:

Register: or call 831-667-3005. Phone reservation hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, and Friday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

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The converging crises of climate change, oil depletion, and economic instability cannot be solved separately or with technological miracles, but by lessening dependence on fossil fuels. But this doesn’t mean a bleak future. The heart of transition is the belief that by engaging with enough imagination and ingenuity to unlock the collective genius of our communities, we can choose a future that is more just and sustainable than what we have now.

Participants will:

  • Explore the opportunities for transformation presented by the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability
  • Learn key concepts of the transition model, including permaculture principles, community visioning, and setting up transition groups
  • Raise awareness of the need for transition
  • Meet other change leaders
  • Explore concepts of addiction to consumption and oil and the psychology of change
  • Establish an action plan for yourself and your community
  • Visit sustainable projects at Esalen
  • Have fun!

Time for yoga, meditation, walks, community-building exercises, baths, and dancing is included.

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