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The Journey Back To Center Experience guided by: Andrew Morrison,
Mark Moore, Daphne Charles, Anya Chang-DePuy, and James Simmons

Awaken To Inner Presence And End Your Suffering

 

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.

Is the Workshop Right For Me?

It Is If...

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

You want to show up in your life and relationships: clear, aligned, awake, and as the very best version of yourself.

It’s time for a reset, to find your center: a place of calm, joy, clarity, love, and KNOWING. You know the truth, and now you’re ready to KNOW the truth.

You’ve lost track of what it means to live a truly joyous, empowered, and inspired life.

You’re ready to finally take charge of creating the life you’ve only dreamed about. It’s time to thrive, not just survive!

What Will I Experience?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quiet Your Inner Judge and Expand Self-Love

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Guides

Andrew Morrison

Andrew has over 20 years of professional construction experience and in that time has done everything from design and build his own house, work as a licensed contractor and developer, give a TEDx talk (and numerous other presentations), co-author a national building code, to host several step-by-step instructional videos on contracting and building houses, and much more. 

His greatest passion is teaching others how to build their own dream home and inspiring them to reach the highest level of their own greatness. Since 2006, Andrew has personally taught over 3,000 participants at his workshops. Through his kindness, sense of humor, and ability to teach complex concepts in easy-to-understand terms, his workshops are a mega-hit amongst his graduates. Make sure to bring your questions, curiosity, instruments (if you play any), and let’s have some fun while we build with bales!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here Is What Fellow Workshop Attendees Are Saying...

“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 one home at a time. It was such a great pleasure to meet you and to be guided by you. I hope to be able to repeat the experience in the future.”
Karen Pope
“Based on the information on the website and in the resource materials at strawbale.com I came to the Corvallis workshop with very high expectations. After a week of fabulous instruction and wonderful fellowship I am happy to report that my expectations were far EXCEEDED. Andrew is a teacher of rare talent. I will carry the lessons forward and am excited for the opportunity to use the new information to build our own straw bale heaven!”
Mary Bushman
“It is not only your experience that makes these workshops successful but your spirit and outlook on life. I was so impressed by how you can get a group of people to work so smoothly on a construction site, then at the end of the day still want to be around each other laughing and sharing. Once again thank you for such a great experience. Best Regards.”
Theresa Coleman
“This class literally PAID FOR ITSELF in the first day. The amount of knowledge that Andrew shared along with his ability to explain complex details in simple, easy to understand language made the educational aspect of this workshop amazing. AND, we had a blast!!!”
Clint Pinder

What's Included in Your Tuition?

All participants receive the following…

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

Camping space and bathing facilities on a stunning 600+ acre eco-retreat in the Colorado Rockies.

Experiential learning lead by 5 heart-centered guides with decades and decades of experience in the realm of inner work.

Read Answers To Our Most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) And Learn WHAT TO EXPECT At Our Workshops HERE.

The Journey Back To Center Experience

Sept. 5-9, 2022

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.