2016 Vallombrosa Workshop

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Embracing Your True Nature

A Workshop in Sensory Awareness
May 13 – 15, 2016

Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA

Starts Friday at 6 p.m. (Check in from 4-6). Ends Sunday at 3.


Come explore deep connection to yourself
………and the world around you.


Come explore the rich terrain of your senses. Rediscover a more mindful and deeply alive connection with life as it is in the present moment. Whether you are new to this work or have years of experience, there is always something unique and fresh to discover. This dynamic approach can enrich your daily life, enhance meditative practices and become a constant source of wisdom and learning.

Sensory Awareness is an experiential practice that honors the power and mystery of our most basic birthright: the deep, responsive connection to ourselves and the world through an attentive awareness of our sensory experience. As we participate in simple sensory experiments, our limiting thoughts, preconceptions and tensions begin to fall away. We become more fully embodied and engaged in what we are doing and in how we meet the world around us.

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Members of the Sensory Awareness Leaders’ Guild will guide you in experiencing the long respected study and practice known as Sensory Awareness.

To see this year’s Schedule, click here.

For directions and transportation information, click here!


Registration Form

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Enjoy the tranquil grounds of this lovely retreat center that features 200 species of trees.
Earn up to 12 CEUs for Behavioral Health professionals, Nurses, Massage Therapists and other Bodyworkers.*


Lodging rates are for the whole weekend and include both housing and meals.  Both vegan and nonvegan choices will be provided.  Accommodations will be available on a first come first served basis.  Space is limited, so please reserve early.          

Cancellation Policy

Refund minus $20 administrative fee when cancelling prior to fourteen days before the workshop. No refund within fourteen days of the event.
*Continuing Education
Meets the requirement of 12 hours of continuing education for: Massage Therapists and other bodyworkers (NCMTMB), Provider #: 451512-10; MFTs and LCSWs (California Board of Behavioral Sciences), Provider#: PCE 4430 and Nurses (CA Board of Registered Nursing), Provider #: CEP 16427.

Eugene Tashima and Laurie Latner