…the world’s otherness is antidote to confusion –..standing within this otherness – the beauty and the mystery of the world…can re-dignify the worst-stung heart. ~ Mary Oliver

A Courage and Renewal Retreat in the Wilds of Chile

Retreats in exquisite and remote places invite us to see with “fresh eyes”: to slow down and take in the beauty, harmony, energy and life around us. Experiencing the magnificence and power of wild and beautiful environments opens us to inner reflection on what is wild and beautiful within us. By inviting into our experience the remarkable and healing capacity of the natural world, we may reconnect with our ground of being, our sense of purpose and meaning.

Penny Williamson and Deb Litzelman, with many years of experience in leading Courage to Lead retreats throughout the United States, invite you to their second international courage and renewal retreat at the extraordinarily beautiful Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve* in Region de Los Ríos, Chile. Penny and Deb will guide you through a 3 day experience with time in nature at the Reserve, journaling, reading, reflecting–in solitude, in small groups and in community. Following the retreat, we will travel by land with our eco-tour guide to Pucon, Chile, staying at a famous Bauhaus hotel on a lake, for three days of guided hikes and tours.

When: November 1 – November 8, 2014
Retreat Location:Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve*: Region de Los Ríos, Chile http://www.huilohuilo.com/en
Accommodations:Huilo Huilo Nothofagus Lodge and Antumalal Hotel in Pucon
Cost**: $1250 tuition, travel expenses $2400 per person (approximate)

*Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve received the award for best destination in the world in the category “Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats” in the “Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2012” held in London.

Post-retreat EcoTour: Pucon, a beautiful city on a lake with volcanoes, lagoons, forests, and famous national parks (http://www.puconchile.com, www.tripadvisor.com › South America › Chile › Lake District › Pucon), is just 2.5 hours drive from Huilo Huilo. Cristián Cosignani, Manager and Co-Founder, Ecotours-Chile is working with us once again to organize 3 days in Pucon following the retreat, including guided hikes and visits to beautiful spots.

**Travel expenses include: Lodging for 1 night in Santiago, en route; lodging and meals at Huilo Huilo, lodging, breakfasts and lunches in Pucon, domestic RT flights, ground transportation from airport to Huilo Huilo, on to Pucon and return to airport. Costs do not include international airfare (ranging from $1330-1480) and airport fees. Note: Cristian Cosignani will arrange to buy participants’ round trip local flights from Santiago-Temuco, and provide English-speaking drivers and tour guides.

Please contact Penny Williamson penwmson@comcast.net for more information and an application.