As embodied beings, we are surrounded and sustained in a constant flow of energy that informs our every sensation, movement and gesture. Learning to receive, skillfully navigate and release these elemental currents will profoundly influence how you experience and are experienced in your day-to-day life.

The Elemental Intimacy Immersion is for men and women who are ready to reclaim innate parts of themselves. To meet life’s adventures with resilience, discernment and open-hearted courage. Eli and Stefana offer a combination of skillfully facilitated (and wildly unpredictable) open spaces that will help you engage with the many layers of your own personal journey.


  • Cultivate a felt sense of awareness, and deepen the dialogue with your body’s innate intelligence.

  • Recognize your core gifts and experience one another across the full spectrum of qualities that our diverse body-minds yearn to embrace.

  • Explore the dynamics of magnetism versus polarity, openness versus closure, allowing versus directing.

  • Practice and expand a state of participation and presence in the body that shifts your level of receptivity to life; learn how to unfold this on a daily basis, wherever you are.

  • Bask in the beauty and intensity of a very wild place while simultaneously noticing and exploring the frontiers of your own internal landscapes.

  • Develop a profound and lasting intimacy with self, one another, and the living landscape.

  • Awaken and align the natural grace, timeless presence and keen animal senses of your body.

  • Encounter and engage that which challenges you — the shadows and gifts you avoid feeling. Through these discover new connection to the core of your being that will be available to you for the rest of your life.

May 24th—29th, 2019

Kolob Terrace region of Zion National Park, within a pristine and privately owned retreat center.

$1,195 — Retreat Tuition

Partial scholarships available by application for returning students & those who need financial assistance.

Lodging & Meals:
All lodging options include a five-night stay with catered organic, healthy, hearty food.

$275 — Outdoor Tent Camping
Provide your own camping gear, with access to hot outdoor showers.

From $550 to $1,350 — Shared & Private Rooms
Boutique lodging includes indoor and outdoor showers, full bathrooms, and all bedding + towels.

By application only, email for details, with questions about the Immersion, and to apply:

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Led by Eli Buren.
With creative collaboration by Stefana Serafina.

Eli and Stefana offer a sophisticated combination of skill and experience in working with men and women around the world in a way that illuminates, transmutes, and empowers.

Together with deep regard and strong practice, we will invite and lovingly lean into our unique expressions of integrity, artistry, and love.


Stefana Serafina, M.A., is an embodiment educator, facilitator, and writer based in the San Francisco Bay. She is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance, which has grown into an international platform for providing women with resources, experiences, and education for returning to their bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom. For over a decade, Stefana has been teaching and facilitating transformative embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online. Her work weaves together embodied inquiry and expressive arts approaches, body and nature-centric practices, women’s sensuality traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, and ritual.

Stefana also hosts and produces the Embodied Way Podcast.


Next Step:
Email for details, to ask questions about the Immersion, or to apply. Registration is by application only.

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A view of some of the unique lodging accommodations available.