About This Center

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a dynamic and unique nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. We host a vibrant community of explorers and change agents who are working together to make a difference in the world.

The nourishment that IONS provides is always beyond expectations. The staff are always magnificent, the food spectacular and the grounds full of life, soothing scenery and bliss.

Venue Highlights

Teachers, artists, and leaders from around the world come here to host nourishing, reinvigorating, transformational events. Extraordinary in its beauty, IONS EarthRise Campus reverberates with the energy of the land and the wisdom of those who’ve inhabited it for centuries.

Pairing modern amenities with picturesque surroundings, our experiential retreat center offers an ideal space to teach, learn, and grow. Walk our labyrinth, meet in our oak grove, and let the serenity of the landscape enhance your experience. Once you feel the power of EarthRise, you’ll know why our guests return time and again.


Our lodging rooms are neatly appointed and appropriate for a comfortable retreat stay.

We have a total of 8 individual lodging buildings, 6 are modular buildings (Standard) and 2 are chalet-style buildings (Premium). We can accommodate up to 105 overnight guests in 65 lodging rooms.

Choose from 7 room-types (based on availability). Prices vary for weekends and high season.

Singles are generally rooms with full size beds, but may be a room with 2 twins. Couple rooms have full or queen-size beds. Shared rooms have 2 twin beds.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Tub

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our kitchen sources local, sustainable food from farmers around Sonoma County and beyond for healthy, enlivening, nutritious farm-to-table style communal meals.


IONS EarthRise is located approximately 35 miles north of San Francisco, off of US-101, at the intersection of beautiful Marin and Sonoma Counties accessible by the San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) International airports.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.