Welcome Back the Light:
A Renewal of Connection at Solstice
As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself longing for deeper connection with the rhythms of nature and with the ways of our ancestors?
This solstice, join us for a journey into deep connection. Sal Gencarelle is bringing advanced connection practices from several indigenous lineages to the world’s most enchanted environmental educational center: The Hostel in the Forest.
During this event, you will have the opportunity to:
• Deeply connect with Nature, Self, and Community
• Experience traditional purification rites
• Set intentions for your Creative Path in the season of Renewal
• Honor and celebrate the Solstice in a connective circle
• Learn history and theory of a healing lineage of transformative practices
Sal Gencarelle was mentored in an indigenous family healing lineage for over 27 years, and was guided in the art of tracking patterns in nature as related to the human experience. From his elders and mentors, Sal learned how to bring these transformative healing processes to the modern mindset, and earned the responsibility and the vision to accomplish this. What Sal calls “Advanced Connection Practices” are multi-layered techniques of bringing people into a deeper state of conscious and heartfelt relationship with nature, self, and other people. This solstice, we are honored and humbled to welcome Sal to the Hostel in the Forest for the first time.
Founded as an international backpackers’ hostel in 1975, the Hostel in the Forest is now world-renowned for the peace and sense of magic visitors feel at this center for experiential learning. With more than 130 acres of mixed forest, ponds, gardens, chickens, outdoor showers, geodesic domes, treehouses and white sandy paths that connect it all, The Hostel is sure to enchant and transform you.
$275 per adult includes 4 nights of lodging at the Hostel ($110 value), 3 full days and two half days of programming as well brunch and dinner every day. While the Hostel is usually vegetarian, at this event we’ll do our best to meet a variety of dietary diversity, including paleo and vegan. ($60 for children 6 and under, and $120 for youth 7-12. There will be a kids program separate from and integrated with the adult event. More details will be posted soon.)
If you need a lower price to make it possible for you or your family to participate, please contact us through the registration page and let us know. The monetary exchange we ask for covers the lodging, teaching and programming elements of this event. All ceremonial elements are free of charge and open to all without expectation of exchange.
To register, visit here To keep this container intimate, space is very limited. So register now.
Join us on this journey of connection, and feel yourself going deeper.
Testimonials: “The reason I am so eager to get this work to others is the dynamic transformation I have experienced first-hand. The grief work I have done with Sal has enabled me to get out of my own way, allowing my gifts to shine so that I may truly be of service to the Earth and her inhabitants.” ~ Tiffanie (Asheville, NC)
“Sal is such a gifted teacher, and I have been moved deeply and have felt and witnessed such tremendous growth, healing and connection through his masterful facilitation in these practices and mentoring. Yet, what strikes me the most is his personable, humble, and “down to earth” engagement of himself with others. In this age where “shaman” and “healer” can become pop star buzz words and endorse flashy display, I find Sal’s approach to this world and mystery both refreshing, trustworthy and authentic”. From what I have seen, Sal meets you where you are at, and instill a feeling of relaxed confidence and peace.” ~ Wallace (Athens, GA)
About Sal Gencarelle: Salvatore Gencarelle is a cultural bridge between traditional healing ceremonies and the modern world. His intensive mentoring period required both dedication and sacrifice, spending 17 years as a ceremonial guide, creator, singer, and mentor under the direct supervision of a Native American healer, Benjamin Godfrey Chipps, Sr. It was through this process that he earned the responsibility to pass the teachings on.
Salvatore’s initial immersion into a lineage of deep healing has helped him to better understand the universal aspects of advanced connection practices that reach across cultures and time. Salvatore is also an artist, photographer, freelance writer, a musician, and a healer working both the traditions of the indigenous and the modern world. He currently travels across the country and around the world teaching and helping others learn from his experience. Visit his website at: manamongthehelpers.com