"Great place to meet like-minded people. Eat great food, dancing, classes, entertainment, hugs. A place to open up your heart and share your views and connecting with people." ~E.G.
"I was transformed at my first Whole Being Weekend with a life changing awareness obtained at the workshops. I loved the open-hearted community and the loving way everyone related. In the following years I also deeply enjoyed sharing my own gifts of teaching Romantic Partner Dancing with the community. Helping to organize the Whole Being Weekend has been another rewarding way of giving back and making the world a better place." ~ Art Lashbrook, Carlsbad, CA
"I came to Whole Being to be a part of the experience of changing people's lives. To me, the Whole Being Weekend is the most heart opening experience on the planet." P.D.F
"I come to Whole Being Weekend to share the heart space and hugs; I keep returning to allow myself to work on achieving openness within myself." ~Ron T
"I keep returning to Whole Being Weekend because of the Body-Mind-Spirit growth I experience, plus the deep heart-felt connections with community. Now I return to support and be in service to create this environment where people come and experience absolute love with total acceptance in community. <3<3<3" Marylea T, Carlsbad, CA
"My first time at the Whole Being Weekend was a mind opening experience. The connection, acceptance and transformation was an enlightening experience. Each time I return as a volunteer, I help to create an even greater experience and I do what I can to create the greatest heart opening energy transformation ever." ~ Dennis Marchulk
"I left the Whole Being Weekend feeling whole, for the first time in my entire life ... as though I was a round globe and I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to give others the same experience." ~ Laina Taylor, San Diego, CA
"My first whole being weekend was in 2001, right after the towers fell and I was devastated. I knew that a different kind of experience had to be available. I was truly blessed to find that on the top of the mountains of Idyllwild, that experience was exactly what I was looking for and knew that I needed to come back the next year, and the next! I have looked forward each year for this wonderful Whole Being Weekend!
The entire event is dedicated to being of service, to being in community. I wanted to be a part of that, so I started volunteering years ago and it feels so right that I will continue to do so for as long as I can.
The sacred, safe container for full self-expression has such boundless value; I will always come back for that experience!" ~Joni P.
"I've been coming to Whole Being since the early 1990's with family. We came because we were curious about the community and kept coming back because we made lasting friendships there with people we've known for over 20 years now.
I was inspired to be on the Whole Being Board because I wanted to encourage more people, especially younger people and families to keep the weekend alive and growing. My teenage daughter has grown up in that community of acceptance, encouragement and celebration and I'm sure this has helped her become such a confident and self-assured young woman. She has brought friends with her over the years who have had very moving experiences. She definitely has inspired in me the vision that what Whole Being offers ins valuable to everyone at any age.
As for pivotal moments, there have been many. Sharing in a circle of women, dancing under the pines and crying with emotion at the beauty of the closing ceremony. The sacredness of the space, in the pine forest beneath the mountain is truly special." ~ Sarah Jane Reid Murray Novak