Winter Retreat at Harbin Hot Springs

Larry Santoyo dotcalm at
Tue Oct 6 17:42:58 EDT 1998

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*** The course at Harbin this winter is being modified to include a
weekends only option ***

With Larry Santoyo

Session 1) December 4, 5 & 6 1998
        "Fire, Water, Earth and Air; New Ecology and Sacred Geometry"

Session 2) December 11, 12 & 13 1998
        "Creating Community Self Reliance for 2K and Beyond"

We will learn  skills for designing a complete home ecosystem and learn
practical economic strategies for creating community-wide sustainability
and methods for finding our own right livelihoods.

The first session will create a foundation for understanding principles and
practices of Permaculture Design. The second session will review principles
and focus more on community strategies and village design. Both sessions
will include "Designing and Building your Home Ecosystem."

Entrance to workshop begins at 5pm Friday afternoon. First session is
Friday evening around 7 pm. Workshop ends Sunday by 5pm.

Harbin Hot Springs is located two hours north of the Oakland International
Airport in Middletown, California, (twenty miles north of Calistoga on HWY

Harbin's natural beauty is an incredible backdrop for this retreat. The
Harbin Community is located on over a thousand acres near Napa Valley's
wine country. The geo-thermal pools, and miles of hiking through meadows,
creeks and woodlands are complemented by a wide offering of bodywork, yoga,
meditation and regular community festivities.

Harbin also features a restored turn of the century retreat center with an
historic hotel and tranquil creekside campgrounds.  In addition to three
relaxing hot spring pools are saunas and a full size swimming pool.
Appointments can also be scheduled for mud baths and a world famous
"Wastsu" treatment (massage while floating in the hot spring!).

The community is complete with organic gardens, a natural foods cafe,
health food store, library, theatre, social gatherings and merchants
selling imports and crafts. Nearby micro-brewery, vineyards and wine
tasting can also be enjoyed.

* $268.00 per session
* $500.00 for both

Fees include entrance to Harbin, full use of facilities, lunches, indoor
"camping" or outdoor tentsites.

Dormitory and private hotel room accommodations can be arranged separately
through Harbin Reservations by calling (707) 987-2477.

* Group discounts of 10% for couples and 15% for 3 or more registering together.

* 20% (tuition) discount for Design Course Graduates and returning students.

* All proposals for trades and payment plans will be considered.

The weekend intensives will be lead by Larry Santoyo. Guest instructors
will include area leaders in the sustainability, alternative building,
eco-nomic and intentional communities movements.

Larry Santoyo is a Land Use Planner and business consultant. He is among
the most experienced Permaculture designers and teachers in the US. Since
1989, he has designed Permaculture systems for home owners, land managers,
corporations and industry. Larry's wide range of professional experience
includes using permaculture principles for interior design, comprehensive
farm, ranch and retreat opperations, colaborative housing, an ecovillage
subdivision and habitat restoration projects.

He has taught over twenty Design Courses and is currently teaching
Permaculture Design at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

"...Larry's unique insight, experience and humor embodies the finest in
Permaculture's oral teaching tradition..."

Design Course Graduates and others interested in "student teaching" are
encouraged to participate and should contact us asap with your proposal.

Enrollment is limited

To register, send name, address, phone numbers and e-mail along with a $100
non-refundable deposit to:

        Santoyo and Associates
        309 Cedar St. #85
        Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information contact:
        dotcalm at

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