Ocean Song


Ocean Song is an environmental retreat center in Sonoma County nestled in the golden, rolling hills of California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ocean Song has two meeting spaces, the Green Barn that can accommodate up to 40 participants and the Big Barn that can accommodate up to 200 people for a large event. There are kitchen, bathrooms and showers available. Participants can camp on the land or use the green barn for “indoor camping.” There are hotels and accommodations available in the nearby town of Occidental and at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.



The workshops and events which are offered at Ocean Song are informed by the intention that we take care of what we love, and work from a place of gratitude and compassion. The land at Ocean Song invites a playful, joyful interaction with the deep qualities of nature and the comfort of familiar community. Folded into the hills above the Pacific Ocean, the oak woodlands, redwood groves, open fields, flowing gardens and sacred meeting places invite the participants to rest in and open to the resonance of a well-tended place. Ocean Song, offers an opportunity to open to the call to the work of conscious activism.

Programs are continually being developed around the following themes:

  • Ecopsychology
Deep Ecology
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Eco-Activism
  • Indigenous Wisdom
  • Visual Arts
  • Self-Awareness Intensives
Vision Quest


Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the Earth.


To be a conscious activist is to live life as a prayer.
The Conscious Activism Programs at Ocean Song are based on the seven principles of conscious activism (please see the book description for Consciousness In Action).

If you are interested in presenting your work at Ocean Song, please contact Lisa Baiter, Program Director, lbaiter@yahoo.com