Upcoming Programs

Choosing Conscious Elderhood
Breitenbush Retreat Center, Oregon
June 28 - July 4, 2015

Choosing Conscious Elderhood
(special extended version)
Hummingbird Community near Taos, N.M.
August 24-31, 2015

Conscious Eldering: Aging with Intention and Passion
Alta, Utah
Sept. 11-13. 2015

Choosing Conscious Elderhood
Kirkridge Retreat, Eastern Pennsylvania
September 21-27, 2015

Choosing Conscious Elderhood
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
October 4-10, 2015

Conscious Eldering: Aging with Intention and Passion
Durango, CO
October 16-18, 2015

Conscious Eldering: Aging with Intention and Passion
Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA
October 30-November1, 2015


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How will you live?


 Do you envision these years as a time of purpose, growth and passion? Are you willing to prepare for such an elderhood? Would you like guidance and support in your preparation?

The Center for Conscious Eldering, based in Durango, Colorado, is dedicated to supporting the development of conscious elders. We do so by offering coaching, rite of passage retreats, workshops, and pilgrimages to meet indigenous elders. This is our passion, purpose and talent. We serve those in and approaching that period of life, sometimes called "The Third Age,” who hear the call to age consciously.


There is a big difference between being elderly and being an elder.

As the baby boom generation ages, a new vision of the vast potentials and possibilities of the elder years is emerging: The world needs the vision and gifts of elders. Elderhood is being recognized as a life stage with the potential to be a time of wholeness, passion, purpose, continuing growth and commitment to service. It can be the culmination of one’s personal development. But becoming such an elder does not just happen. Developing such qualities is the result of conscious choices and preparation.  We at the Center for Conscious Eldering serve as guides for those questing to envision, prepare for, and live the fullness of their potential as elders.


We use the power of nature to support your growth as an elder

It is in the natural world that we can most easily remember that which is authentic and natural in ourselves, and thus gain an eagle’s eye view of our place and potential in the larger web of life. Our retreats, workshops and pilgrimages all involve significant time spent outdoors in beautiful natural settings.

We invite you to browse our website. Its purpose is to provide an overview of conscious eldering as well as to acquaint you with the services we provide.  After doing so, if you feel attracted to what we offer, please contact us.  

May you age consciously—and thrive!!!