"the mountain and the sea are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." -john lubbock
Meet Our Team
The Salish Sea School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team. We welcome the unique contributions that one can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
We are stronger together with the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent which ultimately brings about a healthier planet.
“The human body is largely made of water, and yet so many of us feel uncomfortable walking in the rain and getting wet. That need not be the case. Walking mindfully in the rain is a wonderful opportunity to get closer to nature, and our true nature.” — Ian Banyard, founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness in Gloucestershire, England.
The Salish Sea Fall Rewilding Retreat (2 nights and 3 days) will take place in the beauty of Rosario Beach and Deception Pass State Park at the Rosario Beach Marine Lab. The Lab includes more than 40 acres of timberland, hills, wetlands, and beachfront on the beautiful Rosario Strait. From the cabins you can view the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, and the San Juan Islands.
The cabins have a small kitchen equipped for cooking, private bath, 2 small bedrooms and a porch for taking in the spectacular views.
Our time together will engage our senses through a boat trip to James Island.
The retreat is designed with two sessions on Mindful Nature Art and Journaling with nature artist and conservation biologist, Elizabeth Drozda. There will be optional Gentle Mindful Yoga on Saturday and Sunday morning.
During the day there will be spaciousness in the schedule for you to explore Rosario Beach, Bowman Bay, and Deception Pass State Park (all within walking distance).
Specific cabins will be rented on a first come first served basis. Check out the cabin map here: https://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/areas-of-study/biological-sciences/rosario-beach-marine-laboratory/rosario-beach-facility-rentals
All cabins are "BYOB - Bring Your Own Bedding." )
We will provide two dinners (Vegetarian Chili and Vegetarian Lasagna) accompanied by salad, bread, and a simple dessert on both nights. Please bring your own breakfast, snacks, lunch, and drinks.
We will celebrate Fall with honey cinnamon apples roasted in the campfire on the beach and of course S'mores!
In the event of any cancellation, regardless of when the cancellation is initiated, the credit card processing fee will not be refunded (3%).
Cancellation Refunds vary by course:
Spring, Fall, and Winter Programs: if cancelled 5 days prior to the course, the class fee will be refunded to you, less the credit card processing fee (3%). If cancelled any time after that, there will not be a refund for this course.
Cancellations 91+ days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & $150 deposit
Cancellations between 61 and 90 days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & 50% fee of full tuition
Cancellations between 0 and 60 days prior to session start date = non-refundable
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames.
The Pulse: There are no refunds available for our virtual continuing education program.