Sat, Jul 29|
Escape the screen. Shed your devices. Have a blast! Reclaim presence, human connection, nature, and focus/quality of your attention.
Time & Location
Jul 29, 2023, 11:00 AM – Jul 30, 2023, 4:00 PM
Skyview, Skyview Rd, California 95006, USA
About the event
Unplug, power down, and go off line...
a digital detox weekend
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
― Gertrude Stein, novelist and poet
Our souls are desperate to connect with the organic world. Where trees, grass, soil, and water are great teachers. The entire planet has given us a playground full of outdoor activities, where we can detox from our digital devices and be one with nature.
Research has shown there can be psychological and physical damage from overuse of technology that dominates much of our existence. The expectation of instant gratification, narcissism, distraction, vision problems, hearing loss, and neck strain are all associated with spending too much time in front of a screen.
Come disconnect to reconnect! We create a space and experience that gives individuals the freedom and permission they need to truly unplug and decompress. Put aside your screens to recharge, gain perspective, and reevaluate your relationship with digital technology. Reemerge from the experience with new found inspiration and tools to create more mindful, meaningful and balanced lives, both online and off.
By providing a truly integrated experience that nourishes both mind and body, while deepening one’s sense of self without the digital distractions of everyday life, we are able to focus on the tenets of true connection, rather than disconnection. It’s not just about unplugging. It’s about rediscovering what happens when we truly plug-in to life. As we disconnect from our devices, we reconnect with ourselves, our community, nature and the world at large.
Whether you know you need this or have just been curious to try a digital detox this weekend is for you! Join us for 2 days and 1 night at Skyview, a very special piece of land in the Santa Cruz mountains. There are breathtaking views and redwood fairy circles. A pond and treehouse platforms. Any number of special spots to reconnect to the magic of the natural, organic world and unplug from digital distraction and overwhelm.
Skyview Road, Boulder Creek CA 95006
GPS coordinates 37°11'12.4"N 122°05'29.8"W
Begins Saturday, July 29 at 11:00am
Ends Sunday, July 30 at 3:00pm
This weekend includes simple, organic, vegetarian meals (vegan/gf options) which are provided with love and care to nourish your body. As for sleeping, there are both spaces to pitch a tent or car/van camp. During the day, you can hike, swim, read a book, nap in a hammock, stare at the horizon, play board games, engage in conversation, meditate, trade massage, or participate in one of the classes we'll offer. And yes there's a hot tub, two outdoor hot showers, and two composting toilets.
SCHEDULE (subject to change at any time)
** note that everything is optional and at your choice
Saturday July 29, 2023
10-11am Arrival Window
11-1pm Opening circle and intention setting
2-6pm Free time
8-9pm Sunset Yin Yoga
9-10pm Fireside singing and music making
Sunday July 30 , 2023
8-9a Morning meditation
10-11am Movement & Breath
11am-1pm Free time
2-4pm Closing circle and integration
/// There are no day passes. You must register and pay for the whole weekend.
/// Pay in full at time of registration. Cancellations will receive credit for a future weekend.
/// Children 10 and up are most welcome.
/// Getting there can be challenging for some. The route is paved most of the way but the last mile is not paved plus it's steep and narrow in some places. Any vehicle can make it if you drive very slowly. And of course if you have a four-wheel or all-wheel drive bring that.
//// No RVs or trailers.
/// There are no scholarship or work trade positions open. All facilitator slots are filled.
/// Simple, nourishing, organic, vegetarian meals are included! Vegan and gluten-free options provided.
/// Each participant commits to doing one meal shift to help with prep, cooking, serving, and/or cleanup. This will be organized once we are all at camp together.
/// Please leave all non-human animals at home (excluding legitimate service animals).
/// All are welcome and asked to practice care and respect...for yourself, each other, and Earth. Everyone in attendance commits to practicing active consent in all their interactions. Set your intention to be present and devoted to the experience. You are of course free to choose how you spend your time balancing rest with participation, group time with solo time.
/// This gathering is a recreational drug and alcohol free space. All participants commit to not being under the influence at any time while on property, not having such substances in possession, nor bringing them to the campout in any way. If you need an exception to this agreement for a genuine health concern you may email us through this website at least 24 hours prior to arriving at camp to discuss possibilities.
/// All are at choice. Each individual takes 100% responsibility for their own health and safety.
Directions and the FAQ Page HERE. Please read thoroughly!
Each tier of pricing has a sliding scale based on your annual income before taxes.
Low income = less than $40,000/year
Middle income = $40,000/year to $80,000/year
High income = more than $80,000/year
When choosing your income level during ticket purchase, please adjust your rate upwards if you have significant assets (own property, have a trust fund or inherited wealth, a retirement plan, etc.). Adjust your rate downwards if you have significant burdens, excessive health care costs, single-parenting, adult dependents, unusual losses, etc.
BILPOC/LGBTQIA+ $25 (Partial Scholarships, 10 available)
Early Bird $50-$80 (before 3/28, limit 10 tix total)
Tier One $65-$95 (before 5/28)
Tier Two $80-$110 (registration closes 6/28)
Registration and Ticket purchase below!
Please be aware that everyone attending is taking 100% responsibility for their own health and safety. Everyone is empowered to be at choice. Masks, vax, and tests are NOT required in any way. Much of the retreat will happen outdoors, but there will be an indoor (large, heated tent) space...especially if it's raining. Being fully at choice, you can decide what you are willing to participate in (and what you are not) at any time during the weekend. If you are ready and willing to join us under these conditions, I heartily welcome you. If not, I completely respect your choice and hope to connect with you another time soon.
10 partial scholarship tickets available to those identifying as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Person of Color and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Plus$25.00Sale ended
Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 3/28. Only 10 tickets will be sold at this price range.From $50.00 to $80.00Sale ended
Must purchase in full before 11:59pm on 5/28.From $65.00 to $95.00Sale ended
Please note that registration closes 7/28 at 11:59pmFrom $80.00 to $110.00Sale ended