Location:

For 2017 we are offering programs lead by James Endredy at a 102 acre organic - biodynamic farm/retreat center near Fair Haven Vermont. This unique property is the home of a restored 1830’s Greek Revival House and numerous hand-crafted barns listed on the Vermont Historic Registry. In addition - the property is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a protected wildlife habitat and is also a certified and registered Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch. The farm is also home to an amazing Buddhist stupa.

For the goals of the Earth Spirit Foundation and the programs we offer, the energy and intent of this unique place is perfect.

Program Enrollment:

Email a letter of inquiry to the Earth Spirit Foundation (earthspirit@jamesendredy.com) specifying the course you have selected. We will then send you an application and information about participation. Complete the application and send it back to us. Upon acceptance a deposit of one half of the tuition is required to reserve your place. Or simply pay the full amount. Upon acceptance you will be sent the necessary logistics on directions, and travel suggestions. We realize that this type of work is very personal so throughout the enrollment process we will be in dialogue with you to make sure arrangements are made and smoothly and acurately. Please note - we respect your privacy and no one but James ever reads the applications. Our email is run through our ultra secure website server and we will never give out or sell your address.

Tuition

The Earth Spirit Foundation's goal is to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. We are trying to make a limited number of partial scholarships available for the near future. Please be aware that we are sustained only through your active participation and there are considerable costs in providing programs to the public. A deposit of one half the tuition is required with enrollment to insure your place in the program. Full payment is due 7 days before the program unless other arrangements have been agreed upon. Upon receipt of your deposit or payment you will be sent specific information about preparation and participation.

Standard Cancellation Policy

Refunds - Refunds are available (less a $40 processing fee) if you cancel within 14 days of the program. For example, if the program starts on Saturday you have until two Saturdays before the program to cancel and receive a refund.

Credit -Nonrefundable credit toward a future Earth Spirit Foundation program (less a $40 processing fee) is available if you give notice between 7 and 1 day(s) before an event. Credit may be applied to any Earth Spirit Foundation program for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the day of the program; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. The Earth Spirit Foundation reserves the right to cancel any program at any time.

If ESF cancels the event for any reason you will receive a full refund.

Risk and Liability

You must sign a medical and liability form. We have the application process in place for many reasons, one reason being the safety of our participants, however, we can assume no responsibility for the behavior of students. We do not condone the use of alcohol or any drug which impairs physical performance, alters consciousness, or deadens full alertness. The possible effect of prescription drugs on full participation must be discussed with a personal physician.

Meals

Many of our programs include fasting from food. However, we love to eat (!) and some of our programs will include delicious meals. All meals included will be very light and fully organic. There is a large variety of organic/biodynamic produce grown right on site. Upon acceptance to your program you will receive detailed information about how and if meals will be handled.

Accommodations

Many of our programs include at least one night out under the stars. For the other nights we always try to keep the cost to a minimum. Upon acceptance to your program you will receive detailed information about when and what sleeping accommodations need to be arranged. Programs at the Earth Spirit home base in Vermont have many accomodation options and if you have time before or after your event there are many other enjoyable things to do and see in this beautiful part of the country.