The Details

 

The Summer 2019 Retreat will be held at Still Meadow Retreat Center, 16561 SE Marna Road, Damascus, Oregon 97089, just outside of Portland.

Carefully read the information provided in the four sections below, as this will allow you to make the correct choices on the registration form. We have included a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, but if you don't find the answer you need, by all means call (505.670.2596) or email us (admin@contemporaryalexander.com); we'll gladly help you.

 
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The Retreat
Wed, July 31 - Sun, Aug 4


Body, Breath, & Sound
Mon, July 29 - Sun, Aug 4

Trainees & Graduates
Sat, July 27 - Sun, Aug 4


Mentoring Trainers
Sat, July 27 - Mon, Aug 5

 
 

 
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DAILY SCHEDULE

The days are both full and spacious, with time for universal themes and personal applications; for lively group activities and solo reflection; for hands-on contact and philosophical themes. All participants are encouraged to bring tools, instruments, music, etc. for our Activity and Situational Work. We will help you do whatever you love to do. We will help you learn a new skill or refine an old one.

We generally have class 3 times each day, mornings, late afternoons, and evenings. Around these core times, there are often many others interactions which people enjoy:

Early Birds may want to enjoy a morning walk, a group Tai Chi class, a Pilates Mat class, or a morning mediation. 

Morning Class offers core curriculum in Alexander Principles, Body Mapping, and Group Activities.

Mid-Day Break is a time for rest, socializing, or Open Study, when students have the opportunity to practice the week’s material with each other.

Afternoon Class usually focuses on personal application of the Work in your daily life activities and situations.  Be sure to bring instruments and tools you use in your daily and professional life.

Sunset Sessions are often spent hiking or simply sitting and taking in the nature around us. 

Evening Class  is a time for Alexander Games, storytelling, and nourishing exchanges.

Night Owl Sessions often happen spontaneously as new friendships are formed, and old ways of being are discarded. Processing the days' events under a brilliant sky of stars is a perfect end to a full and lively day of study. 

When the Retreat is in Oregon, we take advantage of the local woodlands, trails and rivers near Still Meadow, in addition to having a range of movement classes offered throughout the week. Often, people bring musical instruments as well as necessary tools for hobbies for our activity lessons.

When the Retreat is in New Mexico, there are often Field Trips to explore some of the extraordinary nearby nature, including hiking at Ghost Ranch and Tent Rocks, and swimming and canoeing in nearby lakes, hanging out in Madrid (a local ‘‘mining town turned artist commune‘‘), and even exploring the cultural scene in Santa Fe with trips to the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera and Canyon Road Art Galleries.



 

 

GROUP DISCOUNTS

There are 2 group discounts available for the Explorers Event:
3 - 5 people receive $50 off total cost / person
6 or more people receive $100 off total cost / person
Group Discounts do not apply for Trainees or Graduates.

College Students receive a $200 discount.
Additionally, they may apply for the group discount.


EXPLORERS (The Retreat)

Class begins Wednesday, July 31, 3 pm, and ends 1 pm Sunday, August 4.

Meals begin with dinner on 7/31 and end with lunch on 8/4.
All participants staying on campus receive 3 meals/day. Commuters receive lunch and dinner.

Room Choice Payments Made By 6/15/2019 Payments Made After 6/15/2019
Camping w/o electric$970.00$1,070.00
Camping w/ electric$995.00$1,095.00
Dorm 3+/room*$1,030.00$1,130.00
Double 2/room$1,120.00$1,220.00
Private$1,295.00$1,395.00
Couple (Shared Bed) $2,190.00 (for 2)$2,390.00 (for 2)
Commuter$895.00$995.00

If you have attended workshops in the Masters Series, you can take 5% of the tuition for each workshop. Contact the Event Coordinator, Katherine @kavaloncas@gmail.com, to receive the appropriate discount.

* If a dorm room only has 2 people, it will be charged as a double. It if only has one person, it will be charged as a single, per Still Meadow regulations.


BODY, BREATH & SOUND IMMERSION for Vocalists

Class begins Monday July 29, 3 pm, and ends 1 pm on Sunday August 4.

Meals begin with dinner on July 29 and end with lunch on 8/4. All participants staying on campus receive 3 meals/day. Commuters receive lunch and dinner.

Room Choice Student Discount Regular Price
Camping w/o electric$1,000.00$1,200.00
Camping w/ electric$1,025.00$1,225.00
Dorm 3+/room*$1,100.00$1,300.00
Double 2/room$1,200.00$1,400.00
Private$1,450.00$1,650.00
Couple (Shared Bed)$2,300.00 (for 2)$2,700.00 (for 2)
Commuter$850.00$1,050.00

* If a dorm room only has 2 people, it will be charged as a double. It if only has one person, it will be charged as a single, per Still Meadow regulations.


FULL TIME CAS TRAINEES

Class begins Saturday, July 27, 5 pm, and ends 1 pm Sunday, August 4.

Meals begin with dinner on 7/27 and end with lunch on 8/4.
All participants staying on campus receive 3 meals/day. Commuters receive lunch and dinner.

Room Choice Payments Made By 6/15/2019 Payments Made After 6/15/2019
Camping w/o electric$1,270.00$1,370.00
Camping w/ electric$1,320.00$1,420.00
Dorm 3+/room*$1,420.00$1,520.00
Double 2/room$1,595.00$1,695.00
Private$1,920.00$2,020.00
Couple (Shared Bed) $3,040.00 (for 2)$3,240.00 (for 2)
Commuter$1,220.00$1,320.00

* If a dorm room only has 2 people, it will be charged as a double. It if only has one person, it will be charged as a single, per Still Meadow regulations.


ALEXANDER TEACHERS, ALEXANDER TRAINEES (non-CAS) and Part Time CAS TRAINEES

Class begins Saturday, July 27, 5 pm, and ends 1 pm Sunday, August 4.

Meals begin with dinner on 7/27 and end with lunch on 8/4.
All participants staying on campus receive 3 meals/day. Commuters receive lunch and dinner.


Room Choice Payments Made By 6/15/2019 Payments Made After 6/15/2019
Camping w/o electric$1,570.00$1,670.00
Camping w/ electric$1,620.00$1,720.00
Dorm 3+/room*$1,720.00$1,820.00
Double 2/room$1,895.00$1,995.00
Private$2,220.00$2,320.00
Couple (Shared Bed) $3,640.00 (for 2)$3,840.00 (for 2)
Commuter$1,520.00$1,620.00

* If a dorm room only has 2 people, it will be charged as a double. It if only has one person, it will be charged as a single, per Still Meadow regulations.


MENTORING TRAINERS

Class begins Saturday, July 27, 3 pm, and ends 5 pm Monday, August 5.

Meals begin with lunch on 7/27 and end with lunch on 8/5.
All participants staying on campus receive 3 meals/day. Commuters receive lunch and dinner.

Room Choice Payments Made By 6/15/2019 Payments Made After 6/15/2019
Camping w/o electric$1,700.00$1,800.00
Camping w/ electric$1,750.00$1,850.00
Dorm 3+/room*$1,850.00$1,950.00
Double 2/room$2,050.00$2,150.00
Private$2,400.00$2,500.00
Couple (Shared Bed) $3,950.00 (for 2)$4,250.00 (for 2)
Commuter$1,650.00$1,750.00

* If a dorm room only has 2 people, it will be charged as a double. It if only has one person, it will be charged as a single, per Still Meadow regulations.

 

HOUSING OPTIONS

You can choose between

  • single rooms,

  • double rooms,

  • dorms (3 or more people/room),

  • camping with electricity,

  • camping without electricity,

  • non-residential

The payment charts are clearly divided by housing type. 
** Please note that if a dorm room only has 2 occupants, it will be billed as a double; likewise, if there is only one occupant it will be billed as a single.

To get a sense of the room and grounds, please visit Still Meadow conference and retreat center

 

ABOUT STILL MEADOW

Still Meadow is a sanctuary and setting for contemplation, group events and restorative experience combining the beauty of our rich old growth forest with leading edge experiential learning. We are dedicated to the evolution in consciousness and have been for over forty years with reverence for the earth and the sacredness of spirit in expression. Set on 60 acres of forest and meadow, with a year-round running creek, hiking trails and sauna, our lush setting provides a nurturing environment that inspires a deepening of experience. Originally founded as an intentional community in 1976, Still Meadow later transitioned into a retreat and conference center. Event organizers and participants can immediately sense community atmosphere that has developed over the last 35 years.

The Still Meadow sanctuary room is designed according to the proportions of sacred geometry. These proportions are found throughout all of nature, from the tree to the human body, to the solar system. Using these natural proportions has resulted in a space that both opens the individual and sustains the energy of a group in a remarkable way.

With its beautifully landscaped grounds, located in rural Damascus, Oregon, only a half hour from both downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport, the Still Meadow meeting facility offers a secluded and safe setting for retreats and workshops. Join us to host your next event or attend one of our many wonderful experiences in transformative consciousness.

For more information please visit Still Meadow conference and retreat center

 

TRANSPORTATION

Getting To Still Meadow Retreat Center

Still Meadow Conference & Retreat Center
16561 SE Marna Road
Damascus, Oregon 97089
PH 503.658.8793

Directions
From I-205, take exit 12 to Clackamas/Estacada heading east on Hwy 212/224. Travel 3.1 miles to the “Y” of Hwy 212/224 and at the stop light, bear right onto Hwy 224. In one mile you will pass through Carver where the road curves to the left. Travel about 2 more miles and turn left onto Marna Road. Follow Marna Road about 1/4 mile to the top of the hill. Just past the cedar home on the left, watch for the Still Meadow sign marking the gravel driveway. Follow the driveway to parking area 

Our local airport is Portland International or PDX:
If driving from the airport: Head SW on NE Airport way. Make a slight right onto I-205 South. Travel just shy of 12 miles until you reach exit 12A. You will merge onto OR-212 E/OR 224 E. Travel 3.5 miles to the “Y” of Hwy 212/224 and at the stop light, bear right onto Hwy 224. In one mile you will pass through Carver where the road curves to the left. Travel about 2 more miles and turn left onto Marna Road. Follow Marna Road about 1/4 mile to the top of the hill. Just past the cedar home on the left, watch for the Still Meadow sign marking the gravel driveway. Follow the driveway to parking area. 

Public Transportation from PDX airport:
We have two forms of public transportation. There is our lightrail system called the MAX and the Trimet bus system. The easiest way for you to plan your transportation to the retreat center is to visit the following link http://ride.trimet.org/#/ in the “from” box enter in PDX in the “to” box enter our address 16561 SE Marna Rd Damascus, Or 97089. From here choose the route that best fits your needs.

 

FAQ

If you have a question that you can't find here, please call our office at 
505.670.2596
or email us at kavaloncas@gmail.com.

Q: Is there a campground? I'd like to bring a tent.
A: Yes, there are camping facilities, with and without electricity.

Q: I'm staying with friends who live nearby. Can I register for the workshop only, without housing
A: You can register for the workshop only, but you will have to pay a facilities fee for the event. This fee includes lunch and dinner, but not breakfast. We want to issue a gentle warning though: some of the really valuable community-building activities happen outside of the workshop times, and we don't want you to miss out on anything.

Q: I'm on a special diet. Can the cooks accommodate my needs?
A: Yes, the chef will accommodate special diets. Please note your dietary needs on the registration form, and we will pass it on.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sorry, the Center doesn't allow any pets.

Q: Can I stay additional days at the Center before or after the retreat? 
A: Please contact Still Meadow directly for any housing outside of our Event dates.