Details and Information
There is very important information here. Please read this carefully.
The workshop will be held at the Harbin Oneness Institute in the gorgeous rolling hills of Lake County in Northern California, located about two hours north of San Francisco. There are a variety of options for accommodations and meals. Plus, admission to the workshop gives you access to Harbin’s retreat facilities for the duration of the weekend. Come up early and soak in Harbin’s famous, natural, spring-fed pools, get a massage and have a delicious meal in their restaurant, or simply relax while hiking through the hills and valleys in the area. (If you choose to arrive early to use Harbin’s facilities, please see the Schedule section below for Harbin pass and arrival information.)
The Retreat Center at Oneness Institute
An exceptionally peaceful and quiet location, the retreat center is actually a large house on a secluded, four-thousand-acre ranch that was recently purchased by Harbin Hot Springs. No other activities will be occurring on the ranch during our retreat, so we are guaranteed privacy in this quiet oasis.
What to Expect
Dynamic presentations led by our amazing team of facilitators.
One-on-one and group exercises that will have you challenge your assumptions and open your heart and mind. Exercises will involve talking, movement, non-verbal communication, and non-sexual touching.
Highly accessible tools that you can use immediately to open communication and deepen intimacy.
New and effective ways to navigate challenging conversations to teach you valuable communication skills and to help you choose connection even during difficult times.
The weekend will be bristling, heart opening, relaxing, and fun
Throughout the weekend, we will treat you, your partner, and your relationship with utmost care and respect. We are sharing this work with you out of a desire to nurture connection and love. We will do no harm. While we will encourage you to go deep during many of the exercises, you will never be forced to share intimate personal information with the group. We will at all times respect your privacy as well as the boundaries you set for yourself and your partner.
There are numerous lodging options. You can choose to sleep under the stars in the large camping area and fall asleep to the sounds of a nearby babbling brook. You can sleep in one of the sizable group rooms at the retreat center. If you wish to have a private room, there are a variety of inexpensive hotels within a fifteen-minute drive. Or, you can stay in one of Harbin’s signature rooms, close to their world-famous soaking pools and massage services.
Camping and sleeping in a group room are included in the price of the workshop. The cost of staying in outside accommodations other than camping or a group room is NOT included in the price of the workshop. If you desire to stay at Harbin or a nearby hotel, you must reserve those accommodations and pay for them on your own.
If you choose one of Harbin’s rooms, be sure to book early as they fill up weeks in advance.
Food is not included in the price of the workshop. There are several restaurants and cafes serving a variety of cuisines, all within just a few miles. Or you can eat at the delicious restaurant at Harbin. Details and directions will be provided at the workshop. We will provide meal breaks at appropriate times.
We will provide snacks, fruit and beverages at various breaks during the weekend.
August 2, 3 and 4 (Friday through Sunday)
: : Friday : :
7:00pm – 10:00pm Workshop begins.
Please come to registration having already eaten dinner. Please arrive on time and be ready to start promptly at 7:00.
(You may use Harbin’s facilities beginning at 12:00 Noon on Friday.)
To use Harbin’s facilities, you MUST pick up your pass at the workshop location (Oneness Institute) before going to Harbin. The Harbin Front Gate will not have your pass and will not allow you to enter without it. Come to the Oneness center, where the workshop is being held, anytime after 12:00 noon on Friday, pick up your Harbin pass, and then proceed to the Harbin property. Information about visiting Harbin Hot Springs.
: : Saturday : :
9:00am – 10:00pm
(Please arrive having already eaten breakfast. We will break for lunch and dinner.)
: : Sunday : :
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Please arrive having already eaten breakfast. We will break for lunch.)
(After the workshop, you may use Harbin’s pools and other facilities until 10:00pm Sunday.)
Early bird price (Before July 12th) – $995 per couple ($497.50 per person)
Regular price (After July 12th) – $1,295 per couple ($647.50 per person)
- It is very important that we begin all sessions on time in order to maintain focus and integrity within the container of the workshop. All participants will be asked to be mindful of this.
- All participants and facilitators will commit to holding the personal information of fellow participants as strictly confidential, not to be shared outside the workshop.
- For the comfort of other participants, please do not use any perfumes, colognes, or scented body oils.
If you are planning to camp or stay in one of the onsite group rooms, please observe the following:
- Camping is in an open, grassy area, within a couple hundred feet of the retreat center. Tents only. No campers or trailers.
- Twin beds or bunk beds are available in the group rooms on first come, first served basis.
- Please bring your own bedding if you are staying in a group room.
- For the comfort of other guests, please wear pajamas or other appropriate sleepwear at night, if you are staying in the group room.
- There are two and a half bathrooms in the retreat center.
- Please bring your own towels and toiletries.
Directions to the Oneness Retreat Center
Ten minutes north of Middletown, CA, and just across the road from Hidden Valley Lake, the Oneness Institute is nestled in a beautiful valley, among rolling hills and next to a meandering creek.
Head to Middletown, CA.
From Middletown, continue north on HWY 29.
Pass the Chevron Station (Store 24) on right and High School on left.
Travel HWY 29 north for 4.1 miles to Spruce Rd and turn left. (You will pass a Shell Station, go over a bridge, pass Hartmann Rd, and Spruce Rd will be the next left.)
There is a second Spruce Rd entrance 1 mile further up (this entrance has a turn lane. ) These are two ends of the same road so use either entrance.
Once on Spruce Rd travel about 1 mile and you will find the entrance to Diamond J Ranch.
Turn down the road toward the ranch, past a set of caretaker houses, till you get to a gate.
Combination to open the gate is 4567.
Through the gate, you’ll pass an airplane hangar on the right.
Cross the bridge and the retreat center is on the left. Parking is to the right of the house.
If you are camping, set up in the large grassy area to the right of the house.
You can also click here for Google Maps directions from Middletown to the Oneness Institute.