METTA EARTH institute

A Center for Contemplative Ecology

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Metta Retreats

Metta Retreats

Enjoy A Retreat. Make It Your Own.

A Metta Retreat promises a peaceful space and hearty nourishment for connection and communication with the self and other. We delight in collaborating with you to create a retreat that meets your needs, interests, and intentions.

See descriptions of our Meals & Accommodations

Please contact us directly to customize your Metta Retreat. After the retreat details are confirmed by email, we will arrange payment with you to hold your reservation.

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Hermitage Retreat

Rest and enjoy the peace and solitude with a Hermitage Retreat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.

We have 4 yurts at Metta Earth that each have a wood stove for warmth, beeswax candles for light, and organic bedding for deep dreaming and resting. We delight in customizing each retreat with organic, vegetarian meals delivered to you with much of the food grown in our farm and gardens.

We also offer the option to be supported with individual sessions in:

  • yoga/mediation
  • art making
  • fasting or whole foods wellness
  • deepening connection to nature
  • or many other ways of guiding, mentoring, or facilitating your experience…always honoring the pure, bare minimum of just being in sanctuary space.

Individual & Group Retreats

Convene in a space that encourages connection.

Metta Earth offer’s space and offerings for you to enjoy a personal retreat or time with loved ones. This time can be spent enjoying the natural beauty of the land, relaxing and resting, or guided through contemplative practices or re-skilling sessions. Our Group Retreats offer day-long and overnight options for organizations and institutions.

We prepare organic, vegetarian meals with produce we grow on the land or source locally from the bioregion.

Depending on weather and availability, space can be rented to stay in the main house, yurts, wall tents, or camping. See our accommodations page for more details

  • Gather for a board or strategic planning retreat
  • Engage deeply with family members
  • Trainings
  • Any other creative intention for a group retreat

Private Contracts

We offer our spaces and teaching for day-long retreats or overnight retreats for organizations and institutions. We offer a variety of teaching and programming, in addition to seasonal, vegetarian, organic meals from food grown on site or sourced locally in our bioregion.

Special Event

For a meaningful ceremony set in nature, treat yourself and loved ones to a Special Event retreat at Metta Earth. We are excited that there are those who love our little sanctuary enough to want to make some of their most special memories at Metta Earth. It brings us great delight to co-create beauty for you and those you treasure.

  • Plan a Metta Earth birthday party
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Other holiday gathering

Live In The Now

Guided Offerings

Options for Retreat Participants

Although we have group retreats, trainings, and classes that happen throughout the year, we may not have any group offerings at the time of some personal or hermitage retreats. Therefore, we offer private sessions for one or more retreat participants alone or together, which are guided by one of our team. Possible sessions are listed below, but they can all be individually designed to support specific interests and needs.

Contemplative Practice Sessions

Yoga and/or Meditation

Yoga and Meditation may include asana, pranayama, philosophy, mantra, sitting meditation, sutra, eco-yamas (an ecological form of yogic ethics), or walking meditation.

Practice of Presence

With all of life’s joys, trials, and passages, deep support is sometimes needed. In conscious sanctuary we practice awareness of the waves of feeling and being that invite a greater sense of flow.

Earth Mandala

Earth Mandala stirs a sense of deeper connection with nature, as you are guided in creating an sacred space/altar in a spot in the Metta Earth forests or fields. This process awakens the imagination and the dreaming self, and a sense of meaning in one’s life.

Sand Play Session Similar to making an Earth Mandala except an indoor experience in our Owl Yurt, this session uses a round sand bowl, found objects from nature and the human world.

Communication Processes

Guidance for individuals or couples in enhancing deepening communication skills. May include, Non- violent communication (NVC), Way of Council, Co-listening, Deep Listening.

Re-Skilling Classes

Herbal Tea Making

Includes identification, harvesting, drying, blending, tasting of plants from the land here that make up Metta Tea.

Healthy Food Sessions

Includes food preservation, cooking, sprouting, fermenting, cheese, yogurt, or kefir making, bread making, or whole foods cooking as a lesson.

Cleansing the Body

Includes fasting methods and processes such as raw foods, juicing, water fasting, detoxing, and other basic purification processes.

Gardening Sessions

Includes compost making, planting, transplanting, bed making, garden design, and/or harvesting.

Other Offerings

We can also usually call in other holistic teachers or practitioners from our region such as massage therapists, reiki practitioners, herbalists, and others.

Enjoy the quietude and simplicity of a yurt retreat

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