Acorns to Oaks: Weekend Retreat for Young Leaders

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

This unique weekend gathering is especially designed to support young leaders and change-makers (ages 20-35) seeking to BE a response to the needs and opportunities of this time and to serve as catalysts for change for a thriving future. Together we will ask, “What are the unique gifts we bring as young adults? How can we contribute most effectively in this time? What do we need to thrive and serve amongst uncertainty and turmoil? Where do we source and anchor ourselves in order to take most effective action?”

Time in circle, small groups, and individual reflection will be interwoven with reconnective practices on the land, music, and gathering by the fire. Throughout, we will explore the interplay between being and doing, self and the collective, and urgency and slowing down, as we gather renewed perspective, insights, and support for the deepest stirrings of our hearts.

What to Bring: Sleeping bag, tent (optional, Audubon Canyon Ranch also has indoor bunk bed accommodations), clothes for all kinds of weather and activities (i.e., hiking and swimming), journal and water bottle.

Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before the event date. Prior to 7 days before the event, there is a $25 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.

Katia Sol

Katia Sol, Ph.D., is passionate about helping individuals cultivate the personal shifts that in turn enable them to transform their lives, their communities, and the world. Katia has spent the last 20 years facilitating educational, international development, and leadership programs in more than 30 countries and with several First Nations around the world. She is a Co-Director for the Ecology of Leadership, and the Principal and Founder of Sol Transformations, through which she offers private coaching, counseling and consulting, and offers retreats and customized workshops. She co-leads the Acorns to Oaks program for Black Mountain Circle.

Christopher Kuntzsch

Christopher Kuntzsch is co-founder and co-director of Ecology of Leadership programs at the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden. Christopher has devoted the majority of the last decade to providing guidance and leadership development pathways to individuals and organizations that wish to cultivate capacity to embody and effect the change they want to see in the world. Through personal coaching, consulting, and facilitation, he has helped hundreds of people to get in touch with their purpose, vision, and leadership potential through a synergy of generative inquiry, strategic planning, skill development, and engagement with the natural world. He co-leads the Acorns to Oaks programs for Black Mountain Circle.