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 for All Genders

with Eli Buren and Stefana Serafina 


May 25–30  2020

Kolob Terrace, a pristine and remote valley in Zion National Park, Utah



This is a small group experience. By application only.

Immerse in profound  and remote wilderness while exploring the backcountry of your own inner landscapes and cultivating invaluable skills in interconnectedness 

In the cycle of daily demands, we can lose touch with our core yearnings and the actual unfolding of life, becoming distanced from our bodies, our loved ones, and the brilliant spark of life.

The Elemental Intimacy Immersion is for people of all genders who desire to strengthen their bond with source, self, and the natural world– which directly influences what you bring to relationships, your art, how you earn money, and your capacity to give your gift fully in the time that you have.

As we practice and adventure, the natural dance of polarity will be present and artfully explored within the more primary context of awakening and cultivating one's intimacy with life. The immersion will provide skillfully facilitated and wildly unpredictable open spaces that will help you engage with the many layers of those personal journeys that most need unfolding fro you in the present time.


Stefana and Eli bring to the retreat a sophisticated combination of skill and experience in working with people around the world in a way that empowers, awakens, and brings out natural talents that are needed in the present times.



  • Cultivate a felt sense of awareness, and deepen the dialogue with your body’s innate intelligence.

  • Recognize your core gifts and experience one another across the full spectrum of qualities that our diverse body-minds yearn to embrace.

  • Explore the dynamics of magnetism versus polarity, openness versus closure, allowing versus directing.

  • Relax into deep connection with self, the elements, and others with a unique blend of ritual, movement, and stillness.

  • Practice and expand a state of participation and presence in the body that shifts your level of receptivity to life; learn how to unfold this on a daily basis, wherever you are.

  • Bask in the beauty and intensity of a very wild place while simultaneously noticing and exploring the frontiers of your own inner wilderness

  • Develop a profound and lasting intimacy with self, one another, and the living landscape.

  • Awaken and align the natural grace, timeless presence and keen animal senses of your body.

  • Encounter and gracefully engage that which challenges you — the shadows and gifts you avoid feeling. Through these, discover new connection to the core of your being that will be available to you as you move through your life. 

  • Enjoy sunrise walks, embodiment sessions, group considerations, explorations into the surrounding valleys, restful afternoons, delicious healthy meals, and celebratory evenings.










































































Kollob Terrace region of Zion National Park - in a gorgeous and a pristine remote valley within a privately owned retreat center.



We recommend you fly to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. It is a 2.5 hour drive to the retreat venue from there. For participants requiring transportation, we will offer a shuttle that leaves Las Vegas on May 25 at 2:00 p.m. PDT and returns on the May 30 at 1:30 p.m. PDT. (Note the time zone difference between Zion & Las Vegas). If traveling from Asia or Europe, we recommend you arrive 1-2 days early to acclimate to the time zone and climate.





Registration fees include a five-night tent-camping stay with catered organic, healthy, vegetarian food. (Vegan options are available if specified when applying.)

Tent Camping: Pitch your dwelling in a quiet oak grove with easy access to the library, common spaces, bathrooms and hot outdoor shower. (Some camping gear available to loan.)

Boutique Lodging Upgrades Available. Boutique lodging includes indoor and outdoor showers, full bathrooms, and all bedding + towels. Inquire for prices on shared suite or private adobe bungalow.



$975 until March 31st 

$1,250 after March 31

A few work-study and scholarship positions with reduced tuition are available. Inquire for details and application, or if you need to arrange a payment plan.



By application only. Please send us an email to let us know you are interested or if you have any questions  and we will be in touch with details and application.We carefully hand-select the participants for our retreats. 

For questions: Email Eli @ or Stefana @ .

Eli Buren has been on a dedicated path of awareness since 1998, with specific trainings in yogic embodiment, spiritual practices, meditation, somatic studies and how these disciplines can be lived in a down-to-earth manner. He is gifted at guiding others into a deeper understanding of spirit, authenticity, and true presence with integrity in the body. He has studied with a wide spectrum of teachers, including a long term teaching apprenticeship with David Deida.


Stefana Serafina M.A. is an embodiment educator, writer, and erotic empowerment facilitator based in the San Francisco Bay. ​She is recognized for her unique and multi-faceted approach to body–based self–discovery and transformation, weaving together embodied journeying and expressive arts approaches, earth and nature-centric practices, sensuality and mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, dance, circle, and ritual.

Stefana is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance  and the Embodied Way Podcast.  For over a decade, she has been teaching and facilitating transformative, movement-based embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online. Her facilitation and teachings have been called

"life-giving", "exquisite and evocative",  "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the timeless remembrance of who we are". 

More about Stefana 

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