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  1. Cancellation Policy: For one-day retreats, there is a $25 cancellation fee up to one week before event. No refunds will be issued after that. For multi-day retreats, 50% of the retreat cost will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the retreat start date. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the retreat start date. Note: In the event that Tory/Golden Bowl cancels an event due to inclement weather, registrants will recieve a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.

2022 Upcoming Retreat/Event Schedule:  


Meditation and Embodiment in Nature

With Tory Capron and Peter Williams

August 25 - 29, 2022

This retreat will explore internal and external quiet, the teachings of nature and the wisdom of the body. We will do this through meditation, movement and connection with the outdoors, spending as much time outside as the weather allows. In meditation practice we will connect with nature through all of our physical senses. Movement practices will include somatic meditations and mindful movement, which will nurture our relationship with our bodies, our intuition, the natural world, and the unknown. We will foster deep relationship with the Earth as our witness and healer. The retreat will contain some Ecodharma content, with our connection to nature naturally activating our care for protecting the environment.

The retreat will be held in silence, with periodic interactive sessions.  There may light hiking during the program. This retreat will give you a break from news, work, and stress. It has the potential to relax you into presence, being and flow, as you meditate in the stunning mountain landscape of the Ecodharma Center.

Special Covid Protocols (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

To ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, RMERC requires results of a negative covid-19 test to be presented upon arrival at RMERC. In addition, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all participants are fully vaccinated with the 2nd booster, but it is not required. You will need to let us know your level of vaccination during the registration process. We may or may not require masks indoors, depending on covid risk level. Please read the complete RMERC covid policy here.   The Covid policy may change at anytime as covid protocols shift. 

Additional Retreat Information

Lodging Options:

  • Camping                     $290
  • Glamping                    $310
  • RV Camping               $310
  • Curtained room           $330
  • Semi-private nook       $350
  • Double room               $700 (for 2 people that register together) *
  • Single room                 $390

People may room with a partner, relative, or friend.

Cost and Dana

The cost of the retreat is set as low as possible and covers only expenses, with none of the fee going to the teachers. The teachings themselves are offered freely, so as to make them available to all regardless of finances. In turn, the teachers are supported through the generosity (dana) of the students. In considering your dana, please give what feels generous to you, given your finances. The teachers much appreciate your support.


It is our intention that cost not be an impediment to experience this. Scholarships of up to 50% of retreat price are available for those in need.   If you cannot afford to attend without a fee reduction, you can ask for a scholarship on the registration web site, and pay the remaining amount.

Payment, Deposits

A non-refundable deposit of $120 is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due 45 days before the retreat start date; your credit card will automatically be charged at that time.

Cancellation, and Refund Policies

If you cancel your retreat at any time, the $120 registration fee is not refunded. If you cancel within 45 days of the retreat no refund will be given, but in an emergency we may grant exceptions on a case by case basis.

Food and Meals

  • Three simple vegetarian meals a day will be provided from dinner the first day through breakfast of the last day.
  • If you want a snack between meals, or supplemental protein such as jerky or packaged fish, you can bring a small quantity of packaged, unrefrigerated food.
  • Tea and coffee along with milk and sweeteners are available throughout the day.
  • Please do not bring anything that needs refrigeration (medicine excepted). Excessive snacks are unnecessary: if you need a boost, a little gorp or an energy bar is sufficient for most people.
  • For meals, the cooks will be masked, and we will wait in a socially distanced line, to be served by them, one at a time.
  • For eating, we will sit outdoors, under a roof, or on the ground out doors, socially distanced from each other, but masks will not be required to eat. You can choose to sit alone, as far away from another as you wish.

Special Needs Food

  • Figuring menus and quantities, shopping, organizing, and cooking are complex and crucial tasks for a retreat. We provide simple, wholesome, natural, predominantly organic, vegetarian meals.
  • We can accommodate common food allergies, such as gluten, soy or dairy, but not special needs preferences.
  • Make sure to include on the registration form the full details of any special allergy or health needs you have beyond basic vegetarian, and we will contact you if they require discussion.

Yogi (jobs)

  • Some of the work necessary to support the group will be handled by you during the retreat.
  • You will be able to choose your helper/yogi job, and will keep it throughout the retreat.
  • Most participants find serving others in this way quite enjoyable, and a great opportunity for practice in action.

Time and Transportation

  • A 40 minute drive from Boulder, CO, our retreat will begin at 4:00 – 5:30 pm on the first day, and end 11 am on the last day.
  • If you are flying into Denver, allow about 2 hours driving time to the center. Plan on your flight arriving no later than 12 pm — to reach the retreat center on time, set up your camp, etc.
  • Return flights departing from the Denver airport should leave no earlier than 4pm, so you can get to the airport on time. Please do not book your return flight such that you have to leave our retreat early, as it breaks our community container.
  • Please note that the center is at 8500 feet, similar to most Colorado ski towns. If you are concerned about acclimating from sea level, you might consider arriving a day or two in the Denver/Boulder area before the retreat.

Minimal Contact with the “outside world”

You will be out of contact with no internet access or cellphone service during the retreat. Please complete all personal business before you arrive. The staff will have the ability to make and receive emergency calls or emails on your behalf, but phone and internet are not available for personal use.

What to Bring: Click Here for a What to Bring List