We invite you to the 47th Annual IPA Summer Convention and Retreat! Our theme for this year is "Loss and Renewal." Loss is an integral part of life. The more we can grieve our losses, the more easily we can move through them and embrace our new realities. The IPA Convention and Retreat offers multiple opportunities for healing loss at all levels.
We provide an action-packed six days, and invite you to participate in as many or as few activities as you choose. Some of us may visit the beach daily; others may take advantage of the opportunity to dig deep into personal issues. With a generous selection of creative, therapeutic and fun activities, we truly offer something for everyone.
In addition to the activities described, we have a talented group of body workers on staff and daily raffels for a free massage. This year's selections include acupuncture, Alexander Technique, CranioSacral, traditional massage and Trager.
The IPA operates within an educational framework. We do not offer therapy. Attending an IPA event requires adequate emotional stability to be able to maintain safety for yourself and others. If you have any questions, call our toll-free line at 1 877 PRIMALS.
Warm regards from Tina Kimmel and Jean Rashkind, Co-chairs
The body is an authentic expression of your physical, emotional, and mental state. In this interactive presentation will teach us the basics of how to conduct a body reading and how to interpret what the body is revealing.
Dr. Turner will teach us the strategies used by each of the nine Enneagram types for dealing with loss. She will also be available to help us determine our type.
Julie Eliason leads us with paint and brushes in Using Art to Process Grief.
Discover the Wisdom your Body Holds and your Blocks to Loving – a mini Shalom workshop with Tricia Wassel.
Place Objects in the Sand to Reveal You – Marie Regis leads us in Jungian sandplay.
What you would do if you had only one month to live? What are your beliefs about the Afterlife? Explore with Rick Benson and Brian Stark.
What is Primal Integration? Dianne Arman will teach us the basics.
Laughter heals! Create whimsical characters through simple movement and theater games with Anne Bassen.
Paying Homage to our Influences—including (for many of us) the late, beloved IPA poet Harriet Geller—in poetry with Maria Williams.
IPA CORE ACTIVITIES
Walking with Alex at 7 a.m. every morning. - Men’s/Women’s Group after breakfast every day. - Mat Track for emotional release and support. - Nightly Community Meeting - Wrap-up Groups - Jam Sessions every evening.- Cabaret - Dance Party
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Photos from past Summer Primal Conventions (members only)
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