Northern California Retreat, USA – April 2019

Eyebody Retreat with Peter Grunwald
April 24 – 28th 2019

EarthRise Center, Petaluma, CA, United States
Course language: English




This unique experimental retreat with Peter Grunwald explores the integration of vision, eyesight, posture, movement, relaxation, imagination and brain function. The EYEBODY® method is a principle-based educational process that can transform your way of seeing and being. It can help you let go of the habit of wearing glasses or contact lenses. Central to the method is the understanding that eyesight and vision are flexible and can be changed. This is true of many known visual symptoms such as myopia (short-sighted), presbyopia (middle-age vision), hypermetropia (far-sighted), astigmatism, cataracts, light sensitivity, and glaucoma.

During this EYEBODY retreat you will

  • understand the visual process and your unique visual function
  • make your first steps without glasses or contacts
  • learn to apply the EYEBODY principles to the process of seeing
  • enhance the primary control mechanism through depth perception
  • learn how to integrate the EYEBODY method into activities of your daily life, such as walking, driving and computer work
  • read and see without strain or fatigue
  • for previous participants renew and deepen your EYEBODY practices

The EYEBODY Method brings clarity to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of seeing. It is beneficial for people of all ages and offers a comprehensive learning experience. The Method is based on principles that can transform your seeing and being. These principles can help you to let go of the habit of wearing glasses and contact lenses.

EYEBODY coordinates the brain and releases tensions in the eyes and the whole visual system. Through the EYEBODY patterns the body is reached in an indirect way and can have a positive effect on many conditions, such as neck, back and joint pain, asthma and general fatigue. EYEBODY enhances clear thinking, integrates all the senses (especially hearing) and makes the processing of information effective. Clear sight is only one aspect of vision. Perceiving the world in more depth and letting go of over- and under-focussing promotes a deep sense of well-being that permeates all aspects of life. Very often physical, mental and emotional difficulties can be transformed, the roots of which may have seemed elusive. The retreat combines individual and group work. In time, many students have completely discarded their glasses or have avoided needing glasses through this educational experience. Essential for maintaining good vision, the course includes work on myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia, crossed and lazy eyes and other vision disorders.

Peter Grunwald discovered the connections between the eyes and the body in the early 1990s. These EYEBODY patterns describe how every part of the eyes, the visual pathway and the visual cortex is connected to a specific area of the body. Particular visual symptoms correspond with specific tensions in the body.

The venue

Location: Earthrise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, California 94952
United States

Starts: Wednesday April 24th, 2019, 4:00pm arrival/check in; Starting at 5:00pm
Finishes: Sunday April 28th, 2019 after lunch (with options to stay for a private sessions following lunch)

EarthRise Transformative Learning Center is the home of IONS, a center for pioneering work in the area of human consciousness research. Located just 30 miles north of San Francisco. EarthRise is a beautiful, semi-rural retreat center serving organic meals with a mix of single, double, and couple rooming options. EarthRise has become a place where psychologists, educators, leaders, philosophers, frontier scientists, and spiritual masters conduct their work in a gorgeous natural setting. For more info visit:

Tuition fees

The fees are include organic meals, workshop, and lodging, details below.

Early bird $1,495.00 on or before January 25th, 2019
Full price $1,600.00 after January 25th, 2019

Payment Option A: Early bird tuition $1,495.00 before January 25th, 2019. Pay the full amount now or pay a $300 deposit to secure your space at the early bird price and pay the balance of the $1195.00 on or before January 25th 2019. (includes tuition, room and board and a non-refundable deposit of $300)

Payment Option B: After January 25th, 2019 full tuition fee of $1600.00. Pay non-refundable deposit of $300 to secure your space and pay balance of $1300.00 on or before April 1st, 2019.

Payment by Paypal or by Credit Card online at

Cancellation Policy

Unless you find a replacement the following applies: if withdrawing from participation before January 25th, 2019 the tuition fee less non-refundable deposit of $300 will be refunded. If withdrawal occurs after April 1st, 2019 no refund will be made, and if you cancel, arrive late or leave early no refund is made. All cancellations must be made in writing prior to the above dates.

Judy Gantz

Online registration

You can register for this course here in the online shop.

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