There is a big difference between simply becoming old and aging consciously–aging with intent. This retreat, for people in or approaching their senior years (50+), provides a dynamic experiential introduction to conscious aging and the types of inner work that are important on the path toward becoming a conscious elder.
Such an elderhood is a role that is consciously chosen and grown into through preparation at all levels—physical, psychological and spiritual. We invite you to join us for an inspiring week in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, a magnificent setting for supporting the inner work we will engage in.
Dorian Mintzer of Boomers and Beyond interviewed Ron Pevny and Meg Newhouse about conscious eldering. In a conversation among the three, with questions from the audience, a wealth of thought-provoking questions about aging arise.
Ron Pevny, the founder of the Center for Conscious Eldering, asks, “Why do some people age so well?”
Meg Newhouse, founder of the Life Planning Network, talks about aging as a “move to a new form of identity.”
It isn’t easy, as you’ll learn in the interview, but both speakers present a new, rich paradigm of aging.
Over the past several years, Ron has helped me achieve and maintain positive personal change. He’s been the anchor to my true self as I have gone through unemployment, new jobs, major moves (including two overseas) and now as I am in the initial phases of retirement. Every month he has listened to me, made me aware of growth I might not have seen, kept me aware of the differences between my commitments and reality, and given me new tools to achieve my goals. Karen Zeller, Coaching for Conscious Elderhood client
I worked with Ron Pevny as my coach for several months over this last year as I explored how to shape my retirement in a way that would be fulfilling and meaningful for me. Ron was very helpful in challenging my outdated beliefs and perspectives that were holding me back (such as I’m too old, I don’t know how to do this, I don’t have the “right stuff”, etc.) He reminded me of my strengths, held me accountable when I had difficulty taking a new step, and offered the right combination of encouragement and challenge. Overall, it was a very positive and helpful experience to work with Ron, and I can recommend him as a coach without reservation. Margaret Sarkissian
After reading Ron Pevny’s “Conscious Living, Conscious Aging” book, I attended a Conscious Eldering retreat at Ghost Ranch in 2016. Reading Ron’s book and spending seven days with him, Anne Wennhold, and our group of elders was truly a life changing experience. Ron is wise beyond his years, kind, loving and an exceptional communicator. The retreat so impacted my life that I began being mentored by him. He helped me gain the courage to undergo major heart surgery in 12/2016—to understand the potential for the surgery to be a significant and positive part of my personal eldering journey. I could never thank Ron enough for his wise counsel and loving support. Ed Lowe