May 2014
1-9Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 300 (formerly YTT500)
A Three-part Training: May 1-9, 2014, Sept 25-Oct 3, 2014, March 5-13, 2015
9-11Chene Swart
Re-Authoring The World - The Power of Narrative Practices
9-11Rachel Fleischman
Dance Your Bliss - A Healing System to Change Your Life
9-11Robert Vetter
Walking the Red Road - Healing, Power, and the Quest for Meaning
22-26Upasana Retreat
A Devotional Meditation Retreat

Chene Swart

Re-Authoring The World - The Power of Narrative Practices

May 9-11

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Narratives are powerful because they speak about and shape who we are, how we relate to others, what is possible, what is reality, and who we can become as individuals, communities, and the world. As we re-author our narratives, our lives are transformed and we become participants in shaping “the way things are”. The effect of each transformed narrative ripples outward into the web of our human connectedness: our families, communities, organizations, and nations. Join us in this transformational work as we start writing and painting our lives and systems into preferred ways of being.


CHENE SWART, Ph.D., is a South African citizen who stands on the shoulders of the rich tapestry of the joy, grief, complexity, and beauty of her native homeland. She is a Narrative Consultant, coach, author, and educator who lectures and conducts workshops worldwide. Chene has just published her first book called Re-Authoring the World: The Narrative Lens and Practices for Organisations, Communities and Individuals . She co-creates transformational learning contexts and journeys that enable participants to re-write and re-author the narratives of their lives. Chene has a Music Education degree and a doctorate in Practical Theology specializing in Narrative Therapy. 

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  • Continuing Education Credit for nurses, LMFT's, and LCSW's.


    Cost Per Person
    (including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
    Housing TypeCost
    Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$349
    Own Van$377
    Own Tent$377
    Mount Madonna Center Tent$391
    Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$431
    Triple (3 to a room)$453
    Double (2 to a room or cabin)$473
    Double with Bath (2 to a room)$497
    Single (1 to a room or cabin)$535
    Single with Bath (1 to a room)$585

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  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
  • The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.