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Originally published November 27 2010

Crisis and Opportunity 2011, an exclusive workshop-retreat in Vilcabamba, January 16-21

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) If you're looking for a fun and informative way to start off the new year, you might want to consider attending the upcoming Montesuenos workshop-retreat Crisis and Opportunity 2011 taking place from January 16-21 in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The event will feature master teachers Jay Schumacher and Caroline Willcock, who will teach attendees about how the power of intention and consciousness can change things for the better in our world.

For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Montesuenos is a "center for peace, sustainability, the arts and new science" in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Simply put, it is a retreat center located in the majestic Andes mountains of southern Ecuador where folks can come to learn about ways to help create a peaceful, sustainable world both now and for future generations.

Back in August, the center held an Innovators' Symposium that dealt with sustainable solutions to current unsustainable practices like using fossil fuels as a primary source of energy. In the upcoming seminar, presenters will discuss how to solve the current and escalating crisis of human, cultural, and environmental decay by consciously focusing on viable solutions to these difficult challenges.

Locals of Vilcabamba can attend the workshop for $450, with the option to purchase five natural afternoon meals for an additional $50. Visitors to the area can attend the workshop for $950, and this includes full accommodations, a private bathroom, and meals. Guests that prefer their own private rooms can purchase one for the week for an additional $50.

Organizers are describing the event as intensive and highly informational, but also fun and relaxing. After all, it's taking place in one of the most beautiful, artistic, and pleasant regions in the world.

To learn more about Crisis and Opportunity 2011, visit: At the site, you'll find the registration page for reserving your spot at the event. Space is limited, so you'll need to act quickly.

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