The Mountain 10 Journey To Positive Change-May 6th 2018

mountain 10 journey
This workshop will focus on accessing your inner wisdom to bring about the change you deeply desire in your life. The Mountain 10 Journey is a proven process for deep reflection on human change. It is based on the conviction that every person has the most important answers about direction, purpose and calling within them.

CEU Credit Add-On

social workers, counselors, massage therapists, occupational therapists and others can earn 6 CEUs for an additional $5 fee. Check the box below to add CEUs before clicking on “Register”.



Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:00 am


Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 4:00 pm


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The Mountain 10 Journey To Positive Change workshop will focus on accessing your inner wisdom to bring about the changes you deeply desire in your life. The Mountain 10 Journey is a proven process for deep reflection on human change. It is based on the conviction that every person has the most important answers about direction, purpose and calling within them. This directed reflection process leads us through four terrains of exploration, stopping at waypoints to consider key questions about awareness, letting go, vision and realization. The terrains of our journey will take us into deeper observation of our feelings, thoughts and images. We will explore what we need to let go of as we truly seek what we really want. We will open a space for new vision and consider the practical steps to actualize that vision. We will share and deepen our insights in small circles of trust. We will identify key steps to integrate our Mountain 10 journey into our everyday reality. Throughout the process, gentle movement and journaling will be used to connect with body, mind and spirit wisdom. Includes the presenter’s book, Mountain 10.

Workshop Specifics

  • Class begins promptly at 9:00a.  Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a notebook
  • Bring a sack lunch.  A refrigerator and microwave are here for your use.  Lunch will be 30-40 minutes-not enough time to leave the premises.
  • The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend.  Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
  • Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs).  You’ll sign in with your name and license number at the end of class and receive your certificate.

Address:  26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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Phone:  847-842-1752


About the Instructors & Student Comments

Gary Boelhower, PhD has been an educator at the high school, college, graduate, and executive training levels for over 40 years. His focus has been on ethics, values, leadership and wise decision making. He uses diverse wisdom technologies to facilitate deep reflection and to access the inner teacher.

He has served as an administrator in higher education as chair of humanities, dean of life-long learning, dean of graduate studies and vice president for academic affairs.  He has consulted with a broad range of organizations (government, education, not-for-profit, and business) and has facilitated executive development programs on dialogue, authentic leadership, values and vision, the respectful workplace, navigating racial and cultural diversity, and wise decision-making. He was also the founding executive director of the Center for Spirituality and Leadership at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

His publications include articles in leadership, practical wisdom and values integration. His poetry and stories have been published in journals and anthologies. His most recent books include: Naming Rites: Poems (Holy Cow! Press 2017); Marrow, Muscle, Flight: Poems which won the Midwest Book Award (Wildwood River Press 2011); Choose Wisely: Practical Insights from Spiritual Traditions (Paulist Press 2013); and Mountain 10 (coauthored with Joe Miguez and Tricia Pearce, Mountain 10 Resources 2013). He presently teaches at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.


Gary Anderson is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and has been teaching and seeing private clients for 14 years. With over 2000 hours of studio teaching experience he brings a strong presence along with his big heart into every collaborative relationship.

He created and taught a course in Hatha Yoga and Philosophy at The College of St. Scholastica for several years. He has taught Hatha Yoga classes through community education programs, led workshops, and facilitated retreats. His current areas of study are Thai Yoga Bodywork and Somatic Yoga.

He brings his mindfulness living skillset into the greater community through his role as a City Councilor in Duluth, Minnesota. He has also worked as a community organizer and was an instrumental leader in the marriage equality effort in Duluth for the 2012-13 Minnesotans United for All Families campaign. He and his spouse Gary Boelhower have been living, loving and serving the world together for over 7 years.

What Students Say About the Mountain 10 Journey To Positive Change:

“The class was excellent! Thank you so much! You thought of all the possibilities to bring us through our struggles.  The process unfolded the answers so easily.”

“This is transformative and informative.  Thank you for bringing a genuine sense of sharing and exploration to us.”

“Very fun and insightful.  Instructors were good at creating a safe and nurturing environment.”

“I got several really important ideas that will help facilitate my personal change. Thank you!”

“What a peaceful day of learning new skills for myself and to pass onto others. Amazing environment for relaxed, alert learning. Thank you for the space, the waterfall, the tea.”

“Really enjoyed it-great day. You’ve deepened my appreciation of and experience of the labyrinth.  Thanks so much.”

“What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! I learned a lot about myself and how to work through an issue that has been causing me some concern. The time went so quickly-no lag time and most enjoyable.”

“Very well facilitated and a really cool tool for growth! Break out triads was very powerful!”

“What was most insightful to me was that remaining true to my heart and gut revealed a depth in me I had not tapped into before. And there I found new wisdom.”

“The body work of checking in laid the groundwork and became central to me in the exploration. Going back and forth through the different quadrants made it not a linear process, but one that circled around and re-referenced itself. Defining my intention lead to clarity, while opening up to whatever answer came allowed me to come to unexpected realizations.”

“What was most helpful was sitting together and sharing open-ended questions. Following the solitary journey of Mountain 10 allowed me to go to deeper and to unexpected places within myself. Thank you.”

“The quality I appreciate most about the process is that it leaves no part of human experience and the reality of its deep dimensions untouched or unacknowledged.”

“I liked the combination of the visual/reflective experience with the actual written questions. I am grateful for the new experience and it will be interesting if it helps me to let go/change/shed certain things that are not giving me joy anymore.
The Mountain 10 process as a reflection tool is gentle and non-threatening. However, for me, the strength of its work is not evident until the sharing in the circles of trust when the work I did became a vehicle of connection with others—to see and be seen is an affirmation of my own humanity.”

“Thank you for the setting the tone with body awareness and encouraging us to use all of our senses to gain insight and awareness. I am grateful especially for the circle of trust. I understand the guidelines and their value more than ever. This is a practice I hope to continue with my community and students.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to purposefully meander through a reflective process and then surprise myself! I enjoyed both the quiet work time and the circle of trust sharing. It was an insightful and delightful time.”

“The careful introduction and guidance through the process was very helpful. The realization that taking risks and setting aside skepticism is possible for me. That sharing this journey with others is rewarding and important—observing their courage to step outside comfort zones gave me permission to do the same.”