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ILLUMINATE Film Festival Retreat

Cinema to Ignite Your Spirit

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Attention conscious creatives! This is not your ordinary retreat. Nestled in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California, you’ll have time to reignite your spirit and empower your heart and soul with the best of conscious cinema.

Brought to you by the folks at ILLUMINATE Film Festival, this mini-festival offers three days of life-affirming, evocative, paradigm-shifting films alongside immersive transformational workshops, filmmaker Q&As, intimate group discussions, and lively evening events.

Ponder your existence and experience radical transformation through 2017’s most profound stories of the human journey through the themes of mindfulness, wellness, yoga, self-discovery, mind-body science, spirituality, ancestral wisdom, conscious eating, and sustainable living.

Plus, you will:

  • Deepen your sacred journey with expert practitioners, healers, speakers, musicians, and new thought leaders in the Reel Healing series: post-screening “View and Do” events that allow you to deeply integrate a movie’s message into your life
  • Connect with trailblazing filmmakers in the emerging genre of conscious cinema and discover new perspectives that will inspire and inform your path
  • Share intentions with fellow seekers at opening and closing ceremonies
  • Joyously celebrate your spirit at lively evening events.

Together, we help create mankind’s greatest leap to awakened consciousness—through cinema.

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Danette Wolpert

October 6 - 9, 2017
Friday-Monday , 3 nights

$475 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Attention conscious creatives! This is not your ordinary retreat. Nestled in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California, you’ll have time to reignite your spirit and empower your heart and soul with the best of conscious cinema.

Brought to you by the folks at ILLUMINATE Film Festival, this mini-festival offers three days of life-affirming, evocative, paradigm-shifting films alongside immersive transformational workshops, filmmaker Q&As, intimate group discussions, and lively evening events.

Ponder your existence and experience radical transformation through 2017’s most profound stories of the human journey through the themes of mindfulness, wellness, yoga, self-discovery, mind-body science, spirituality, ancestral wisdom, conscious eating, and sustainable living.

Plus, you will:

  • Deepen your sacred journey with expert practitioners, healers, speakers, musicians, and new thought leaders in the Reel Healing series: post-screening “View and Do” events that allow you to deeply integrate a movie’s message into your life
  • Connect with trailblazing filmmakers in the emerging genre of conscious cinema and discover new perspectives that will inspire and inform your path
  • Share intentions with fellow seekers at opening and closing ceremonies
  • Joyously celebrate your spirit at lively evening events.

Together, we help create mankind’s greatest leap to awakened consciousness—through cinema.

Faculty Bio

Danette Wolpert

Danette Wolpert is the Founder and Executive Director of the ILLUMINATE Film Festival. Prior to founding ILLUMINATE, Danette spent 10 years in film production, programming and festival management. Danette is the recipient of the National Association for Women Business Owners 2016 Visionary Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

ILLUMINATE found me. Just as “the one” falls into one’s life and screams “this is it”, so did this love of my life. More than a film festival, ILLUMINATE is the vehicle by which I have chosen to make my contribution to the planet. I humbly watch as the genuine, the talented, the seeking, and the conscious are inextricably called to this venture and compelled to join me in expanding consciousness through cinema. I invite the world to join us, and be illuminated.

Why Attend

  • Gain access to a thoughtfully selected line up of profoundly inspiring films, and revel in the magic of the human experience, the impact of conscious cinema, and your unique potential.

  • Take advantage of opportunities to connect with filmmakers, thought leaders, and new friends over lively and relevant discussions throughout the weekend in the café after a meditation class, while hiking the redwood trails, or during special post-screening events.

  • Give yourself the gift of time to nourish your heart, expand your awareness, and have fun in an environment designed to help you relax, restore, and dive into the big questions of life.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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