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Reconnect * Renew * Rejoice

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At times we may find ourselves running around in circles, in a hurry, following a routine we have acquired and sustain as a way of life. Yet, even though we are busy, we can feel we are not using our energy and time on a meaningful way to contribute to our own lives, or to the world that continues to be suffocated by our insatiable greed to have things. 
Something inside and outside of us calls our attention, it bothers us to pay attention. Our world and our own self feel unhealthy, uncomfortable, angry, depressed, unstable, the calling urges us to find a way to be better, healthier, more content, more creative. What can we do to find balance?
"We must come to understand that life-forms do not constitute a pyramid with our species at the apex, but rather a circle where everything is connected to everything else" --John Seed on Thinking like a Mountain


Our perception that we are different from Nature has made us orphans from the world around us, and there is despair in tha…

5 Ways To Deepen Your Connection To Nature

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La Duna Centro Ecológico Scholarship Spotlight

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Inner-Connection: Journey Into The Soul Of Nature Scholarship Award WinnerWe are pleased to announce our scholarship award winner for the upcoming November retreat Inner-Connection: Journey into the Soul of Nature, held at La Duna Centro Ecológico November 2-6, 2016. 

Luis Tentindo is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator focusing on the crossovers between movement, puppetry and visual art. From 1994 to 2008 he danced in several renowned NYC-based contemporary dance companies. Luis has participated in residencies at Bogliasco, The MacDowell Colony, and Djerassi. His original puppet-theater work was presented at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Theater for the New City and Dixon Place in NYC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. He also presented performances at Skirball Cultural Center, Fowler Ethnographic Museum, and at XFest! (SIUE). His work has received support from the Jim Henson Foundation and he recently presented a workshop at the National Puppetry Festival at UC…

Fall Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Home

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Photo Credit: www.dreamstime.com You’d have to be living under a huge boulder with your head in the sand to have not have heard about climate change. We all know that this phenomenon is happening and is a very real and serious problem, but how much do you really know about it?
Are you aware that humans are largely responsible for climate change? That means what each of us does on a day-to-day basis, and how we live our life significantly contributes to the negative changes we’re experiencing in our environment.
Here at La Duna Centro Ecológico we work really hard to minimize our environmental footprint and overall impact and we would like to share some eco-friendly tips with you. You can read more about us, and what we do on our website by clicking the link above. Fall is a great time to start thinking about going green. There are many ways you can minimize your footprint and make a positive impact in our world. It all starts with small changes from people like you and me. Here are some…

Our Mission and Vision

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Reconnect  •  Renew  •  Rejoice




La Duna Ecological Vision:

Human beings are part of Earth, and the Earth is part of us. Closeness to Nature is what’s best for our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Protecting Nature while consciously networking with other Earth stewards can lead to the creation of small businesses that fuel and strengthen an economic alternative for sustainable life models.

Our mission is to be a peaceful gathering place in Nature where people offer and receive educational experiences that are fun, inspiring, profound, sharable and unforgettable! As people feel connected to a place and among each other through direct experience, a sense of belonging and care develops naturally.

All of the activities hosted at La Duna are intended to regenerate energy, renew creativity, and reconnect with life and others, to enhance knowledge of oneself,
 and our connection to the world around us.




La Duna is immersed in an old and wise majestic cacti forest. Multicolored sac…