Real Love Fest - July 25, 26, 27, 28
Inge Jechart, Susan Dunn, Jonathan Baer, Ramloti, & Tami Strom
Running concurrently with Family Week is our Real Love Fest each morning from 10am until 1pm. Last year's program was so valuable for people we are having not one but four Real Love Certified Coaches: Inge Jechart from CA, Jonathan Baer from AZ, Susan Dunn from CA, and Ramloti; as well as Tami Strom from WA, who is a certified "wise person" and facilitates groups and conference calls. This is an amazing opportunity for those that would really like to explore how living without fear feels and can be a reality. This year there will be tons more individual time to receive the love these folks, who spend their lives sharing Real Love, will give as well as helping us see the behaviors we have put in place over a lifetime to protect us but which actually block our ability to live life freely and to receive unconditional love.
The cost of the four day workshop is only $108 if you register in advance and $135 at the door. There are some partial scholarships available but this needs to be negotiated ahead of time. We will ask each participant to at least read the basic information on the website at www.reallove.com, and for the most in depth experience, read the basic book, Real Love by Greg Baer, MD. which you can buy on our website by clicking here. We will be limiting attendance to 40 participants so registering ahead of time will guarantee you space in the workshop. Here is the form (the form will be downloaded to your Downloads folder when you click the link). You may send it back with a check to P.O. Box 9, Crestone, CO 81131, or call with a credit card at 719-256-4108. You can also send it back via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to pay online and scroll down to donate. PLease mention the workshop payment and your contact info.
Annual Family Week - July 25, 26, 27, 28
We are getting closer to that special time of year many gather at the Ashram for Family Week. The actual program dates are Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28 with arrival date July 24 and departure July 29 morning after a family meeting. Since families sign up a year in advance, we may already be full in the dorm but we still have camping options and yurt space or a room may come available so we can put you on the waiting list. We ask a donation of $135 per adult per week to stay at the Ashram, children stay for free. Call us at 719-256-4108 or email us at to reserve space.
Here are blurbs from our coaches and our wise person:
For over 20 years, I have been sharing this message and helping people find unconditional love. I am one of only four Certified Real Love Coaching Trainers in the world and have worked with people from many countries. I host conference calls, facilitates Real Love groups and teaches workshops, but my passion is to work with families. I show parents what it looks like to 'loveandteach' their children by coming to their home and modeling it. I have run several groups teaching people how to be a 'wise man or woman' for the people in their lives.
Although my father wrote the books that wasn't until I was grown and out of the house. My journey of discovery was like anyone else. Finding Real Love has helped me to eliminate the anger and disappointment in my life. I enjoy the peaceful feeling I so frequently have and the tools to get back there when I lose it. I look forward to sharing with you some of the things I've learned.
Susan Dunn, M.A. is a Certified Real Love Coach trained by Dr. Greg Baer. She says, “I have been practicing Real Love for 11 years, and it has transformed my life including my relationship to my daughter, now 21 years old. I have a master’s degree in psychology, and have worked extensively with youth and families, including suicidal and at-risk youth, applying Real Love principles for over 8 years in social services programs. No other intervention is more effective than practicing the principles of Real Love."
Susan works professionally providing employment counseling and workshops on psychological issues. Her students have described her as “an engaging speaker, combining humor and authenticity.” Dr. Greg Baer, author of Real Love and 20 books on relationships, says “Susan Dunn has dedicated her life to educating parents and teachers about how to address and prevent the problems that are consuming children. She is saving lives, and the world is blessed to have her in it."
I have been practicing Real Love for about 15 years and became certified as a coach in 2011. In addition to coaching, I also enjoy connecting with anyone who wants to practice or learn how to love by phone, and sometimes we even visit each other in person.
Doing this work - learning how to be more loving (which includes learning how to say “no”), and learning how to be myself, has been an incredibly fulfilling journey (and saved my life). My family also benefited from my work. My two sons will tell you that their relationship with me is much different now than it was ten years ago – much kinder, calmer and more fun.
I enjoy bringing love and the very practically oriented Real Love principles to the community. Having met many of you last summer, I can’t wait to see what you have been up to and continue our Real Love journey together!" For more information on Inge go to
After receiving the book "Real Love" from a friend about a year and a half ago, I began to read it. Where I am not quick to delve into new modalities, this one spoke to me on a very deep level so I plunged in. I began working with a Real Love coach, I began facilitating a Real Love group 5 months later, have attended several retreats and get on conference calls as often as possilbe. I love the peace and joy I feel in my life despite a busy work schedule and love to share this with others.
After 45 years of just surviving this life, being the angry, frightened victim, and punishing everyone around me for the love I didn’t get as a kid, Real Love found me. Real Love has helped me begin to heal all the wounds that made me think I had a right to be angry, and that someone owed me something.. With the peace that I feel now I get to make lots of mistakes, and learn, all while knowing that I’m loved and never alone. Real Love has had a positive impact on every aspect of my life, and I feel very blessed to get to share it.