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Awaken to Inner Presence and End Your Suffering

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Are you ready to let go of the daily nagging thoughts, the “I’m not good enough” mantra, and the seemingly endless chatter that keeps you stuck in a life of suffering? Even though we tell ourselves that these thoughts are “no big deal,” we’ve all experienced the moments that show us how big of a deal they can be!

Whether you experience a quiet aching for something more in your life, or are stricken by an overwhelming sense of grief, frustration, anger, or despair, there is a place within you that is pure peace and endless freedom from this perceived “norm.”

Journey back to center, your center, and remember the truth that you once knew: you are enough, you are loved, you ARE love, and you are perfect exactly as you are. There is no pathway, no road to take. There is no need to travel through suffering to discover freedom. There is, however, an opportunity to allow curiosity to be your guide.

We invite you to take a risk and to dive deeply into yourself, into your truth. Know the inner calm and joy that comes with reconnecting to your inner presence. Join us for five days and experience all of yourself: your beauty and your perceived ugliness. Discover the courage, strength, and power that you are as you descend into the darkness with the curiosity of a child exploring a cave of wonders! Allow the connections to the other participants to support you; held and loved in a safe space to “let go.” Lift yourself into the clear greatness of Self as you rise into a new life, a new way of experiencing the world around you, and a new vision of just how beautiful you are, right here; right now.

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Is This Experience Right For Me?

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It is if…

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You’re tired of suffering and seeing life as a never ending series of challenges, painful memories, and fear of the future. 

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What Will I Experience?

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Rediscover Your Inner Calm

Fear, anxiety disorder, grief, and panic attacks can all dissolve in the clarity of your inner calm. People spend lifetimes looking for the “correct path” to inner calm. There is no path. YOU are what you’ve been looking for all along.

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Refocus to the Present Moment

The present moment is where life happens, yet too many of us miss it entirely. We cling to hope for the future or grieve the losses of the past. By refocusing our gaze on the present, all things become possible and our experience is limitless.

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Reconnect With Your Childhood Joy

For some reason, we believed it when we were told to “grow up” and we let go of the joy that our childhood thrived on. That spark has not gone out and you can rekindle it with the breath of presence.

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Recognize the Illusion of Time

There is no such thing as time. We were raised to believe in the past, present and future model, but it is a false narrative. When you recognize the illusion of time and become present, everything changes.

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Choose Actions Sourced In Clarity

Too often people make decisions out of fear or haste, believing that something has to change, and right away. When you embrace the truth that nothing has to change, and everything is perfect in each moment, you take decisive action from a place of calm and directed clarity.

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Rekindle Relationships with Those You Love

When we live a life awake to inner presence and focused on this present moment, our relationships change. We see each other for who we are, right now, and the pain of the past and fear of the future fall away. It’s never too late to rekindle a love you considered lost, or to be losing its way.

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Release Mechanisms that Create Suffering

Understand that suffering is not actually what happens to you, it’s the story you tell yourself about what happened. Our minds think they’re helping us by keeping us trapped us in endless cycles of sadness, fear, and anger; all of which are emotions of suffering. There is a different way.

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We’ve all heard the voice in our heads that loves to tell us we are doing something wrong or that we should be this, that, or the other. By quieting this voice and learning to expand self-love, you’ll foster an inner guide that is focused on your best interests. Free yourself from the painful inner judge.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1485988486137{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”7454″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Build Relationships Free from Fear & Expectation

Most relationships are glued together by either the fear of losing each other, or a codependence that cannot be stripped away. When you build relationships without fear or expectations, you are free to love and be loved at a level you may not have known was possible.

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Trust the Perfection of this Moment

You have everything you need in the present moment. There is no way that it could be otherwise. When you recognize the perfection of this moment, time disappears, opportunities open, and the concept of trust shifts away from trusting others to knowing that you can handle anything that comes your way.

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Become Aware of the Truth

You’ve been living a lie; a lie that you’ve been telling yourself for years. “You’re not good enough,” “you’re too this or that,” “you should be or do x, y, or z,” “you’ll never…” These are all lies you’ve believed for far too long. Rediscover the truth that has never left you, yet has been buried, and free yourself from the burdens of suffering.

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The Power of Vulnerability

My definition of power: When I know who I am and I choose to stand openly in my vulnerability. Discover the power of your vulnerability. When you know your truth, live in the present moment, and share yourself honestly, you inspire everyone around you. Be the light for others that you wish had been there to guide you.

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Your Guides

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ANDREW MORRISON

Andrew received his first formal training in inner presence through transcendental meditation in 1994; however, he has lived a life-experience based in presence from a very young age. Like all of us, he was born with an understanding of presence and is grateful to have maintained this connection throughout his life. Andrew started working with groups of individuals interested in discovering their true potential through experiential, personal growth trainings in 2002. Since that time, he has lead and/or co-lead more than 1200 people on their journeys into and beyond their stories, fears, and inner blocks.

A skilled facilitator who guides with a focused commitment to to his participants, a loving heart, disarming sense of humor, and gentle intuition, Andrew’s greatest passion is teaching others how to build their own inner foundation while inspiring them to reach the highest level of their own greatness.

Since 2006, in addition to the personal growth experiences mentioned above, Andrew has personally taught over 3,000 participants at his seven-day, hands-on straw bale construction workshops and an additional 1700 participants in his three-day tiny house workshops. He has also given numerous presentations around the world (Brazil, Jamaica, Portugal, Germany, Canada, Australia, and across the United States), delivered a TEDx talk, co-authored a national building code, hosted several step-by-step instructional videos on contracting and building houses, and much more

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MARK  MOORE

Mark is founding director of the Earthville Network and cofounder of Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living in the Himalayas, where he has been leading earthen building workshops and internships for a decade or so. He’s also a music producer and meditation retreat facilitator working with Mingyur Rinpoche’s Tergar Meditation Community.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7542″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1637688236317{padding-top: 80px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

DAPHNE CHARLES

Daphne is a holistic architect and designer, yoga teacher and cofounder of Routes of Yoga, who has worked and taught around the world, including Bali, Thailand, India, Brazil, and at Dharmalaya Institute. She is particularly interested in the energetics of space and the study of nature’s design principles, and is a licensed practitioner of Biogeometry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7543″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1637688245624{padding-top: 80px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

ANYA CHANG-DePUY

Anya has had the honor of being an experiential educator and wilderness guide in diverse communities and wild spaces around the globe. With a deep love and passion for permaculture, she is now most interested in cultivating a reciprocal relationship with Earth that honors the wisdom of the land. Though her creative spirit leads her into many different mediums, she is most moved by metal and stone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7744″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1637868890236{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

JAMES SIMMONS

James has devoted the past 20 years to leading and facilitating experiential education in wilderness, therapeutic, and international settings. True to his training in Aikido, James believes in the power of unity, harmony, and cooperation (and there is no greater teacher than Mother Nature). James may have a small infatuation with stringed instruments, but everything is under control folks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”7745″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1637868956506{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1485985818973{padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Here is what workshop attendees are saying…

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Karen Pope says…

“You truly are an inspiring teacher. All who are lucky enough to be your students receive the great gifts of your expertise, your humor, and your belief that we can all make a difference. It was such a great pleasure to meet you and to be guided by you.”

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Mary Bushman says…

“Andrew is a teacher of rare talent.”

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Reid Heimbeck says…

“You personally are an inspiration to me, a role model as someone who has intentionally created a fun and fulfilling life. Thank you greatly for that. All my best my friend.”

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Jim Ogden says…

“Andrew Morrison is an extraordinary teacher, a trusted leader, and a pioneer. It is through his passionate and enthusiastic approach, that he is setting new standards all while sharing his love of life and his humor with us, the workshop participants.”

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Doss Palmer says…

“I have you to thank for the monumental shift in my life and honestly attending your workshop has been the best decision I’ve ever made to better myself.”

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Jen Paulson says…

“A 10 day break from media and glowing screens, unplugged, submerged in a community of love and support is a life changing event. I am so fortunate to have had the privilege to experience this twice. Thank you.”

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Read answers to our most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

and learn WHAT TO EXPECT at our workshops HERE.

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What’s Included in Your Tuition?

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All participants receive the following…

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Mind, body, and soul enriching vegan meals to allow for detoxification and clarity.

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JOURNEY BACK TO CENTER REGISTRATION

*Sep 5-Sep 9, 2022*

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50% of the net proceeds from the Journey Back to Center workshop will benefit the Earthville Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to educate and empower compassionate global citizens in the US and worldwide.

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