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Deep Listening & Looking

Be present to an emergent embodied curriculum.

Return to the earth

Let the earth hold you and your worries. Relax and Release.

Co-create with Nature

Collaborate and create healing art to heal yourself & world.
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest... In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks... Keep close to nature's heart...to wash your spirit.
John muir
Modern vision quests: Nature is the guide

Core Curriculum

Self-Generated Ritual

Create meaning
Create rituals to express your belief and experience. Ritual gives meaning to our life and gratitude to the earth.

Mindful Ecotherapy

presencing awareness
In nature we become present and centered outside of the boundaries of time and technology. Peaceful & still.

Animal Guides

kindship with all life
Animals are our brothers and sisters, guiding us to buried instincts and intuitions that reconnect us to nature.

Myth &Storytelling 

MIrroring & rewriting
Remember the past as you narrate your life journey to rewire your brain, rewrite your story and live your myth.

Eco-Therapy

Nature heals holistically and naturally through:
  • Forest Bathing
  • Deep Conservation
  • Dark/Night Journey
  • Green Exercise
  • Wilderness Rites
  • Eco-Art & Play
  • Conscious Gardening
  • Eco Mindfulness
  • Medicine Walks 
  • Earth Ritual
  • Drumming & Dancing
  • Medicine Wheels
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Soul Space is Built in Collaboration with sacred land

Onsite offerings allow you to drop deep

Learn to commune and communicate with the being and beings of the land.

Connect with the world soul to connect with yourself, others and the earth.

Get lost and find yourself in the wild beauty of earth-centered teaching and healing. 
Plant seeds

Deep Healing

Nature heals us, decreasing:
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidality
  • Violence & Aggression
  • Defiance & Opposition
  • Sleep Disruption
  • Relational Conflict
  • Impulsivity
  • Disassociation
  • PTSD & ADHD
  • Dementia & Aging
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Deep Connection

Nature connects us to ourselves and others, increasing:
  • Physical Health
  • Overall Wellbeing
  • Empathy & Compassion
  • Acceptance & Tolerance 
  • Responsibility & Calling
  • Resilience& Confidence
  • Understanding & Insight
  • In & Inter dependence
  • Creativity & Ingenuity
  • Hope & Vision
  • Purpose & Peace
  • Love & Acceptance
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Mindful Ecotherapy

A year-long path leading to greater connection with the earth, featuring a workbook, live group, rite of passage, and optional residential with online support. This is a calling for our time to heal and grow.
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The Art of Creating
Learn the art of creating an authentic life and future.
Develop your skills
The basic teachings of the land in practice. 
Be. Watch. Learn. Live
This is a simple path of stilling and connecting.

Psychological Landscape

Our psychological nature is rooted in the earth. When we return to nature we experience an improvement in our:
  • Breathing
  • Heart Rate 
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Stress Hormones 
  • Endorphins
  • Immune System
  • Muscle Tension
  • Inflammation
  • Brain state
  • Weight Management
  • Vision (inside & out)
  • Intuition
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Come Drop Deep with the LAND

Root & Grow

Tune & drop in
Simply being in nature is a way to experience a deep connection to life, transcending borders to atone with the life in and around you. Root deep.

Befriend a Tree

Healing magnetism
Trees embody grounded strength. They center us and help us find inner and outer balance. A tree will help to guide you on your healing journey.

Ancient Practice

Drumming & chanting
The heartbeat of the earth echoes in the beat of the drum, the pounding of dancing feet, harmony of song and sound of chanting. Find your rhythm.

Camping & Hiking

MIrroring & rewiring
Whether looking for birds (Beloved is a bird refuge) or camping on the beach or in the Olympics, look to nature to mirror, guide and rewire you.

Explore Beloved!

Journey the Seasons of Beloved
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Touch the Magic of Nature

The Natural World

Breathe in. Dig deep. Rooted in the earth, you may touch the heavens - experience Beloved. Located a couple miles from Olympia's westside, Beloved is a celebration of the natural world and human nature. Immerse yourself in a diverse and beautiful landscape. More than a venue, it is an invitation to go within. We start at the heart. Experience it. Wonder awaits.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." RALPH WALDO EMERSON 

Find Alchemical Refuge

Journey Within

BELOVED is about the journey within and without. We offer immersion retreats, rites of passage and workshops to help people achieve Self-realization, a state of consciousness that comes through shedding all outward self-definitions. We welcome all, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to pursue the search for your inner truth and to experience the joy of your own being.
land with a unique calling, teachin & Offering

Visionary, Creative & Embodied

Yoga in Nature

Attune Mind & Body
Simply being in nature is a way to experience a deep connection to life, transcending borders to atone with the life in and around you. Root deep.

Singing Bowls

The Land loves music
Play a set of singing bowls to create healing music spontaneously and naturally. Each person has music in them. Time to let it out with the Land.

Ceramic Arts

Bowls, cups & more
Create nature-inspired art in our clay studio. Using different molds, prints, patterns, paints and glazes, come manifest your vision on the Land.

Forest  Meditation

Grounded Visualization
Connecting and healing is more about being than doing. Let go and open to the support of the earth and the life around and in you.

Come as you are Beloved.

Embrace Magic

Life's Wonder

We are awakening to an expansive sense of being, connected by the energy and life around us. When we are in nature, we awaken to our nature, calling, purpose and passion . . . to be ourselves and of service.

Ancient Practice

The Land is the Teacher

The nature sanctuary called Beloved (where we learn to know and love the land) is the touchstone for Soul Space. It is where we experience the Beloved ourselves, others and the world.

Sound Healing

Experience Your Vibration

It is a simple fact that music is based on mathematics. Put simply, each note has its own vibration.
“Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony."Leondaro da Vinci

Celestial Alchemy

Healing sound

Among the many enchanting spaces at Beloved is the Starlit Hall, a sound healing chamber. Like the earliest sacred chambers, the sound reverberates longer and louder as a form of medicine.

Wild Landscape

Diverse Ecosystems 

The Land teaches each person through a dynamic and emergent curriculum unique to their needs. We have mats and gazebos to be with and learn from the land. Come learn and explore.

Places to Grow

Plant Seeds

Gardening is a metaphor and yet gardening is also a way to understand or get to the root of our connection to the earth. So we plant and harvest food in harmony with the seasons of life.

 Flowing Waters 

Rites of Passage

Our powerful rite of passage offerings combine cutting edge science with ancient wisdom and on-site learning at Beloved. If the land has a single calling, it is to help people have a vision quest. 

Earth Prayer

Eco-Art Therapy

Create your own earth art to honor the Land and give an offering back. Integrating found items and symbolic objects in your own way, offer a ritual of gratitude to the earth and give back.

Magic Square

Walking the Star

The Magic Square is a meditative walk at Beloved. Nine squares of natural stone with crystals lead you on a path of self-discovery based on sacred geometry and the wisdom of Kim Lincoln. 

Bee & Gardens

Plant Teachings

A key symbiotic relationship exists between the bees, garden and people. This homeostatic relationship is a healthy way to feed mind, body and soul connecting to the soil and earth. 

 Medicine Wheel 

Rites of Passage

A number of medicine wheels offer experiences from the traditional to the unique with individual myths, medicine and cosmology. embodied in their stone circles.

Place to Gather

Alchemical Stone 

Beloved is made of stones quarried on the Land and offers beautiful stonework inside and out including medicine wheels, labyrinths, meditative walks and more.

Retreat in Nature

Great Beauty

Beloved is located by the ocean and Puget Sound, with national parks voted the best in the world and a history of native presence and culture for thousands of years.

Deep Healing

Places to BE

Featuring 6 dedicated healing  centers, Beloved is a place of to rest, renew and restore your connection to the earth.  Come heal in nature guided by the Land.

 Natural Fun

PLAY!!!

Play is natural and Beloved has trails, courts and outdoor games as well as patios and gazebos for gathering, talking and laughing. Come return to childhood play in nature.

Be natural

We are a part of nature so all we have to do is be natural to heal. Let go of who you think you should be to be your whole and healed Self.

Mindful Eco-Art & Play Certificate

Learn tools to help heal yourself, others and the world in a year-long journey rooted in the seasons of the earth and archetypal practices from the past. Come gather and grow. 
  • Highly Engaging courses Grounded in Evidence-based Practice
  • Unique Learning Paths that Move with the Seasons
  • Video Conferencing and Live Group Sharing
  • Creative Assignments for Deep Inner Work
  • Supportive & Intensive Residentials on the Land.

    "Nature is a faithful healer of the soul." Becca Hartness

    Including hybrid studies online and on the land with residentials and a rite of passage in deep nature.
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Rite of Passage

Take a big step on your life journey upon an archetypal path of wholeness leading you home  through the circle of your life. Come home to yourself and embrace the life you are called to on a soulful vision quest.
How can you truly know yourself without understanding your interconnectedness with the earth.
don mateo sol

Seasonal Growth

Natural change turns in a circle of wholeness with the cycles of the day, year and life cycle to learn the gift of the season. 

Drop into Heart 

Nature is a gateway to our nature, paradoxically calling us to drop into our heart to experience an embodied connection to the land around us.
  • Sensory 
  • Unique Learning Paths that Move with the Seasons
  • Video Conferencing and Live Group Sharing
  • Creative Assignments for Deep Inner Work
  • Supportive & Intensive Residentials on the Land.

    "Nature is a faithful healer of the soul." Becca Hartness

    Including hybrid studies online and on the land with residentials and a rite of passage in deep nature.
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Learn to use all the related tools, walk into a job and be a rockstar from day one. The skills you need to become a real professional. Thrive in your career.
  • Highly Engaging courses
  • Unique Learning Paths
  • Video Conferencing
  • Assignments
  • 24/7 Support with Live Chat
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From the Heart of the land, the lost Beloved.