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If you would like to come stay the night at the Forest gateway Center it cost $25 per night in a shared cabin. This price includes meals.

Please confirm with us for availability

Each Seminar and Workshop has it's own pricing

Seminar Season 2014 - please view SOL Site for pricing


You are welcome to come visit us and the land and have a swim in one of the special swimming holes at our river.

If there is space we can also accommodate you for the night.
We ask $25 per night and this includes meals.
This kind of visit is only possible outside of seminar and retreat times, so please write to us or call us to confirm.
We can usually give you a tour of the land for a couple of hours, drink tea with you, if you happen to be in the area, and are curious to experience our company, and see what we are doing/creating. 
Send us a suggested day and time, at least 24-48 hours in advance, though you can always try calling us in the moment, of course.

Volunteering Programs



1 Year Celebration for Florestral!

Solstice 19 - 22 December 2014

Join us in Florestral for this historical event! We are celebrating the 1 year-arrival to the Land and the opening of the Gateway to the Forest Retreat Center! During this special passage of the Solstice we will have a weekend of medicine and celebration.

Stay with us for all the weekend $230 (includes all meals and lodging)

Seminar Season for Healing and expanding Consciousness 2014

Florestral invites you to enter the gateway that brings you to the Forest for an awesome and multi-dimensional Seminar Season in 2014 on this beautiful and welcoming Land. Facilitated by the Sound of Light Family and community members of Florestral, we have a variety of Shamanic Retreats that include ceremonies with power plant healers, Yoga, Meditation and cleansing sweatlodges from December 2014 until March 2015

Sacred Plant Medicine Retreats

5 December


Full Moon Ceremony (1 night)

19 - 22 December



26-29 December


Light of Life Retreat

27 Feb - 2 March


Forest in Vision

30 Dec - 1 Jan


New Years Welcoming Celebration

8 - 21 January


Elements Dance

28 Jan - 9 Feb


Forest Vision Quest

9 - 12 February


Cura Healing Work

20 - 23 February


Soul Calling

6 - 9 March


Forest in Vision

12 - 24 March


Galaxy Retreat

 Please visit SOL Site for more details and pricing

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Come to the Forest and unwind your mind,
For new channels of experience to rejuvenate your being,
Open that window to your soul and allow it fly free
For here in the Forest we hold no frames... all is Nature

We welcome you as friend and guest to our humble Forest Dwelling..

The Gateway to the Forest Retreat Center is currently offering:

Shamanic Seminars

Sound of Light Circle facilitates retreats that focus upon the study and use of
the Power Plant Medicines in sacred Ceremony,
Music as a vehicle for prayer and connection to the Divine,
Circle work that integrates and unites.
These seminars are varied in length, 1 weekend to 1 month. Alot is to be experienced during a seminar. The Circle is strong, supportive and caring. These powerful Teachers that exist in the Sacred Medicines hold keys that open the doors of our perception
and elevate our Consciousness. The work here is focused on healing, awareness and joy.

Every seminar has a unique intention and is a vast journey that brings you to a new point of manifestation in your life.

View the SOL Site for more information

Yoga Retreats

Yoga is a Divine practice of living life in full awareness. During the retreats here we venture into the study of Yoga in all its aspects.  Retreats include daily practices, meditations hours, immersing in nature and tuning into the frequency of sound for developing higher states of stillness 

Purification Intensives

These weeks focus on cleansing not only the physical body, but simultaneously the emotional, psychological and spiritual bodies as well. Through fasting and green juices, freshly prepared with organic ingredients from the land, including various vitalizing super-foods, we will energize the blissful kundalini/chi circuits and chakra's, and release accumulated wastes from our precious tissues and minds.

Florestral is an amazing place to come make a retreat, the beauty of the Forest surrounds us with its protective green mantle, swimming in the River is pure medicine for any mood, the Elements ground us, the lullaby of nature hums inside us and the warmth and embrace of a family-community provides pure love

Every morning, for whomever feels the call, we will walk to the river, where each can find and choose their after-dawn massage/vortex or dip-in pool, which wakes up and invigorates the whole body, from surface cells to bone marrow, and both relaxes and tones the muscles. 

After we will offer warm, herbal teas, and a gentle yoga session or subtle mindful movement practice, completed with a (musically) guided or silent meditation.

There will be plenty of time to rest, be yourself in nature, listen to the wind, the water, the birds, make music and sing together, read, play with the children, garden or whatever your heart is genuinely drawn to in the moment, to serve your true intention for the week.

One day will be devoted to a beautiful sweat-lodge, to be reborn into purity from that hot, dark womb, back into the light, into the flow of love and the ease of being - all pores are open now, channels for grace and gratitude.  


View our Upcoming Events page for a list of Seminars