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Routes to Wholeness

kathy Altman


In the first half of life we naturally build our identities -- generating, achieving, and establishing ourselves as a self. As we mature, our agility, abilities, relationships, and careers start to change. In other words, our identities shift.

So do our sacred tasks. This is the opportunity to change with the tides, come closer to the beauty, peace and grace of being alive.

Routes to Wholeness mines the perennial wisdom found in forming, norming and reframing what we know to be true about ourselves, others and the world around.

April 29 & 30, 2023

I must have slept weird, folks. My backstory is killing me.
- Dutchess Goldblatt

This weekend will focus on our heritage. What we have inherited physically and emotionally, and through the family in which we were raised, is the fabric of our first forming. 

June 10 & 11, 2023

Do you think I know what I'm doing?
That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself?

- Rumi

Each of us has both assimilated and rejected many identities on the way to maturity. Through our educational system, gender roles, culture, and religious upbringing, we have found norms that kept us safe and sometimes sorry.

This weekend’s focus will be on identity. I am a parent. I am conservative, I am a rebel. I am female, I am male, I am neither, I am both. I am a professional, a planner with a life vector. I am spontaneous, free spirited and live in the moment.  

These are ways we have embraced the many shades of who we know ourselves to be.

September 23 & 24, 2023

With healing the hallmark of each and every step, and grace the tender reward.
- Ken Wilber

Here we will focus on the spiritual pivot maturity can offer. Catherine Dowling Singh, author of The Grace and Aging, calls these inquiries "kind sight."

Who am I beyond the functions I’ve served?
Who am I when the habits of a lifetime are stripped away? 
Who am I beyond the persona I’ve presented to the world and to myself?

What is the grace that’s possible as I age?

Workshop hours will be 11 am - 6 pm.

Each weekend will be limited to 25 willing souls.
Priority will be given to those who can attend the full series. 


Full Price for Individual Weekends: $325

Early registration price for individual weekends: $295

September weekend - waitlist

Accommodations at Gassho House

There will be limited overnight accommodations available on Friday & Saturday nights. Room and breakfast available for an additional fee.

Gassho House is located at 5555 Lucas Valley Rd in Nicasio, CA 94946.


To book your overnight stay or if you need assistance with registration, contact Nicole at

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