OG We are the Earth

Learn practices to reconnect to your Earth's body

Appreciate your unique leadership and gifts

February 9-14, 2020 Remember...




"We are the Earth"



Experience sustainable practices to transform and reweave our lives into Nature

Eco-practices & fascinating science behind the intelligence of life guide our journey to manifest a participatory relationship with self and the world 

Sky Mountain Institute Logo La Duna Ecology Center is focused on nature connection, wellness retreats, green technologies, environmental education, and scientific research.We collaborate with  local and international conservation and educational non-profits to offer experiential programs based at our Center. We also help build local youth leaders as guides and ambassadors of local conservation and restoration efforts.

Sky Mountain Institute LogoSky Mountain Institute is a nonprofit educational, research, and training center founded in 1981, dedicated to exploring the relationship between the creative arts and the healing of self, family, community, and planet. We work directly with children, groups, and communities to build learning environments that realign us with a sustainable human-earth presence. As an institute, we develop programs and materials to assist in this process.

La Duna Retreat Spring 2018

We Will:

  • Learn practical tools to restore balance and our integral connection with all living beings.
  • Weave together eco-practices and science with the expressive arts and indigenous knowledge, in a peaceful unique biodiverse habitat of desert and sea-life.
  • Draw inspiration and knowledge from expert ecologists, educators, and artists to obtain practical skills for transformation and resilience.
  • Cultivate a renewed Earth vision for inspiration and restoration of self and others
WHEN:  FEBRUARY 9-14, 2020

WHERE: La Duna Ecology Center - La Paz, Baja California Sur - Mexico


FEES: $900 - Includes 6 days of retreat, all instruction and materials, all meals while at the La Duna, airport or city transfers from La Paz on the same shuttle on day 1 and on day 6.


Save your space with a Non refundable deposit $300



Payment options of $900 or $300
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Our Team

Gabriela Flores
Director of La Duna Centro Ecológico, Gabriela brings her experience as an environmental educator together with her Sharing Nature and Expressive Arts Certifications, and her love for the healing arts, to offer at La Duna deep Nature and Self-immersion experiences that help us refocus and rekindle our soul intentions.
Lali Mitchell, Ph.D., MFT
As Program Director of Sky Mountain Institute, Lali brings her experience in Ecopsychology, Depth Psychology, and Community Studies to her work in the expressive arts. Her training in Jungian and Archetypal psychology, as well as her work as a multi-media artist and writer, enriches her approach. She is also in private practice working with individuals and families.
Alden Hough
Alden Hough is a Permaculture Designer & Educator, and also Program Director of Sky Mountain Permaculture, where he teaches people how to regenerate the Earth and live more sustainable lives. Alden is one of the founding members of the San Diego Pollinator Alliance, a graduate of the Center for Agro-Ecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and has a Geology degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has dedicated his life-path to organic gardening practices, regenerating the soil, social justice, and acting as if the earth really matters.

Expressive Arts & EcoArts

La Duna Retreat Spring 2018 Expressive ArtsExpressive Arts & EcoArts give us access to the hidden language that exists within our embodied engagement with Gaia. This powerful medicine allows us to connect with ancient wisdom that belongs to us collectively: the Old Soul voice that cuts to the essence and weaves us back into the Earth. We will use journaling, clay, collage, movement, natural objects, music and poetry to make visible our experiences.


La Duna Retreat Spring 2018 PermaculturePermaculture design is a path for directly using and learning from the patterns in natural ecosystems with the good of Nature and all of its inhabitants in mind. We will build a water catchment system or a solar still to convert salt water into drinkable water, learn practices to restore natural soil fertility and expand our understanding of living in harmony with Gaia.

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