We offer Personal retreats in a rural valley in northwest Oregon
to help you Navigate Transitions in Your Life and
connect with your deep nature.


What Is Deep Nature?

Deep Nature of Life on Earth

Nature at most diverse, most vibrant, most alive

What happens to nature when you leave it alone for a long time

Old growth forest, pristine coral reef, unspoiled prairie

Interconnected, interdependent web of life


Your Deep Nature

Who you are when you are most alive and vibrant

The way you are when you are free to be yourself

Most inwardly honest expression of who you are

The true shape of your soul
 

Why Retreats?

A retreat format is a very effective way to connect with your Deep Nature.
Being away from your daily life, closer to nature, having time to return to
your natural ways gives you new access to the way you are when you are free to be yourself.


Our Location: Willowspring

Whether you choose one of our guided retreats with a particular focus or you create-your-own-getaway retreat, you'll stay in a private room with en suite bath and have access to our great room and kitchen. You'll also have ample opportunities to take in the beauty of northwest Oregon, bringing restoration, insight, and inspiration. The photos on this site give you a glimpse of the beauty of our area. Here's how a few of our guests have described their experience staying at Willowspring, our name for the property.

“You live in paradise!”
— Rebecca
“This place is a hidden gem of the Willamette Valley. The countryside around here is beautiful and idyllic.”
— JP
“It is a true retreat from the “hustle and bustle.” The first place I had been to in quite some time where I could actually get away from the mechanical sounds of civilization, like cars, airplanes and the like. Surrounded by the natural world while still having every imaginable comfort of home, was delightful.”
— Robin

Your Retreat Guides

Carol's Personal Journey of Discovery

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About two months after my father died, while I sat at a stop light I noticed that a tree that had been bare in December was now blossoming. I heard myself say, I hope I blossom again some day. In my darkest days of grief, I turned to nature to learn how it changed naturally and gracefully in response to the change of seasons.

When I started working with clients, I shared these nature metaphors to help them understand and navigate change whether they were creating the life they wanted, making sense of a difficult transition, or surfing the waves of change we face each day in our world.
— Carol McClelland Fields, PhD, Board Certified Coach, Author of The Seasons of Change

Nick's Personal Journey of Discovery

As a child and into my mid-twenties I found the human race to be incredibly confusing. At the beginning of a three-decade career in software design I had largely given up on understanding people. I turned to science, technology, and the natural world, gaining deep understanding in those fields.

In the 1980s I encountered a mystical symbol called the enneagram, with deep, ancient roots. In one of its applications it models human personality — and I finally found a key to understanding people. It was the most profound psychological insight of my life. I became a Certified Enneagram Teacher in 1992 and continue working with people today, using the enneagram and other tools to help clients connect with their deep nature.
— Nick Turner, Certified Enneagram Teacher
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The Seasons of Change and the Enneagram are different facets
of the fundamental deep nature of Reality itself.

Both models give us a starting point to
uncover your deep nature and illuminate your path forward
no matter what you are facing.

Create a life that aligns with your deep nature.

 

How We Work With You


When we work with you, we naturally integrate insights from both models to help you see your own deep nature and live into it more fully. We also share insights about where you are in your journey so you can gain an understanding of your next steps forward.

Over the years we have each gathered and created a variety of tools, activities, and perspectives that deepen our work with clients. The conversations that unfold reveal your Deep Nature.


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