Understanding Mental Health

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14, 2018 | The Land, Philo, California

In honor of World Mental Health Day, this weekend-long immersion will provide a big picture view of why mental health is in decline and what can be done about it. You’ll learn from nonprofit leaders, culture makers, academics, and entrepreneurs throughout the weekend. Topics we’ll cover include:

The Global State of Mental Health | Understanding the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and How to Address It | The State of Men’s Mental Health with Evryman | How Culture Makes Social Change and How to Use Art to Reduce Stigma | The Role of Government in Mental Health and Where Both Sides Sit on the Issue | How @SadGirlsClub is Using Social Media and Community to Create Emotional Support and Reduce Stigma | Understanding How to Use Your Skills, Talents, Passions and Assets to Make Change | How to Reclaim the Eternal, Grief-Soaked Majesty of the Feminine

Attendees will convene over talks in the flower garden, engage in lively debates during picnics on the lawn, and brainstorm over s’mores at the campfire. You’ll meet other people who care about improving mental health and digest what you’re learning during daily yoga, meditation, hikes into ancient redwoods, and river swims.

Your Ticket Includes:

Accommodations for two nights

Farm to table meals

Wine tasting from local, sustainable winemakers

Meditation and Yoga every morning

Access to all speaker sessions

You will leave the school with:

  • a framework for understanding how social change happens

  • an understanding of some of the systematic barriers to mental health

  • knowledge about promising solutions

  • an understanding of your role in the system and your impact

  • a framework for thinking about how your skills, talents, passions and assets can change the world



The Venue & Amenities

The Land is a one of a kind sanctuary at the intersection of the Pacific Coast and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. It’s is a response to the suggestion that our purpose in life is to create connection. A training ground that fosters the much needed elements of empathy, compassion, and attention; the Land is the door to a more connected life.

Feeling adventurous? The Land’s grounds leave little to be desired in the realm of exploration. Take your pick of gorgeous hiking trails, swimming holes, river walks or just kick your feet up in a hammock and ponder all of the thought-provoking topics you are going to learn!

You can expect to be wowed by the farm-to-table dining. Drawing inspiration from the innovative cuisine of Northern California’s slow food movement and our 2 acre organic garden, The Land’s kitchen team delivers a sensory experience that is at once nourishing, and inspiring.



All lodging, meals, activities, classes, yoga, hiking, wine and class materials are included in the ticket price.

Lodging accommodations are available in three options to best suit your comfort level.



Retreat Options

$600 | Bed in Glamping Tent
$825 | Bed in Shared Cabin
$1,175 | Private Single Room


Gallery | The Land



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