Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature


Carol Kortsch

Carol was born in Africa, educated in Canada, and then worked internationally building community in different forms. After 25 years in psychotherapy and group practice at Stonehaven Commons in Radnor, PA., she now offers nature-based retreats in Colorado as a Courage & Renewal group facilitator, trained by Parker J. Palmer. She is now blending the Earth-based practices of Animas Valley Institute (Bill Plotkin) and other local organizations in a visionary program called ElderSoul.  As a life adventurer and Earth listener, she recognizes our essential and critical human need to stop, slow down, and listen to our lives and all our relations speak

Events with Carol Kortsch

June 17, 2021

What does it mean to convene as a Council of Elders? The word ‘Elder’ has held countless profound meanings for global cultures, religious traditions, and local communities throughout the ages. What does it mean for you now, in this tumultuous season of change to be an authentic elder?  How is your soul guiding you to take your place as a local/global elder? What wisdom are you learning in the crucible of pandemic that clarifies your path as a community leader? What of Nature’s wisdom has your specific place in your local watershed been teaching you to pass on to the next generations? What gifts, what questions will you bring to offer to this Council, to the listening community of the Rocky Mountain watershed we will wander on? As elder souls coming together in community, how can we be mirrors, to receive and offer back the other’s stories, in both the human and other-than-human conversations of our lives? How might our eyes be opened to be “seers”, to serve in a deeper and clearer context in our role as Earth elders? We will come together, offering our gifts and questions on behalf of the urgent global call to serve the human…

Women’s Soul Fire Intensive
September 3, 2021

Women of all Ages Welcome What has this pandemic year fired up in you? Bring your learning’s, your longings, your grief and stories, to this woman’s circle for all ages. We will fan that sacred fire that Mother Earth continues to birth from within us. • Our time together will consist of large group, small group and much solitary wandering on this beautiful land in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Appropriate Covid measures will be in place for our safety.  Indoor private rooms will be available (with proof of vaccination) or bring your own tent for a deeper wild immersion. • Together we will co-create a trustworthy circle where inspired listening will bring us  beyond human conversation to the dream of Earth.   Here our Ancestors still speak and guide us to our own personal and communal  wisdom. • One brilliant thing that this pandemic season has shown us is how Nature is always ready to be our Teacher. To stop, listen and join the multitude of ways the Divine Feminine speaks (shouts, cries, dances, or sings!) Come – it is finally time to plan to be face-to-face, Zoom-free, in-person again!  Together in the Great Circle of water, forest,…

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