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Touching the Earth: A Wake Up Retreat

July 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - July 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Touching the Earth!

A special retreat for young adults – ages 18-35ish

Mother Earth has sent out a call for us to come together, and learn to reshape our lives in such a way that all beings nourished and sustained – and we face many challenges on this path.  Yet we can draw strength and insight from ancient practices of presence, wisdom and kindness.  We can look to one another for inspiration and support.  We can deeply touch our great Mother Earth and continue in her tradition of perseverance, creativity, healing and transformation.

This retreat is an opportunity to develop the  practice of mindful living, to bring joy, solidity and freedom into the world.  We grow the strength and capacity to create loving relationships, to build a community of supportive friends, to care for the Earth and contribute to positive change in the world.

We will be sharing daily meditation, yoga, mindful meals, listening to teachings, hikes in the forest, and discussions, as well as have time to enjoy swimming, music-filled bonfires, starry nights, and canoeing – surrounded by 240 beautiful acres of  MorningSun Community.



Most of us will be camping, with a few rustic rooms available. Healthy vegetarian meals will be served from our outdoor kitchen and usually eaten on picnic tables at the beach. Outhouses and hot-water showers are available.  Gatherings will be held in our straw-bale meditation hall, event tent, and yurt. There is also the possibility of staying at a nearby eco-bed-and-breakfast for those who would prefer (follow this link for more information on this option).

Program Fees
The total cost of the retreat is made of two parts: the cost of your meals and program, and the cost of accommodations.

  • Program/Meal Fee – Sliding scale: $150 – $250 (you decide based on your life circumstance)
  • Accommodations –
    • Camping for the Wake Up retreat is FREE
    • Please contact us about our limited indoor spaces (they are on a first come first serve basis, see registration form for details).
    • Commuters have no accommodation fee

Financial Assistance:
Please do not let finances deter you from attending the retreat. We offer two levels of scholarship, one at 25% and one at 50% of the total cost of the retreat. If you would like to request financial assistance, please CLICK HERE and fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form. We will then contact you regarding your request for support. Thank you. (You do not need to fill out the Registration Form below)

A 50% deposit is required upon registration.  Full details and information on the retreat will be provided in a confirmation letter.

Registration Wake Up July 12 - 16, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM for Wake Up Retreat July 12 - 16, 2017

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Program and Accommodations Cost

When requesting a bed, no fee will be charged at this time and we will contact you about the available options and costs. Indoor options include a few dorm-style cabin beds (no electricity or running water, $80) and a few dorm-style beds in a house (with electricity and running water, $120).

Choose Your Payment Option

Balance due 2 weeks prior to start of program.
Pressing the Submit Button will take you to PayPal to complete your registration. Through PayPal you can use any major credit card. We will then send you confirmation of your registration and program details or materials. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.



July 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
July 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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MorningSun Mindfulness Center
81 Rose Apple Lane
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
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