Full Ecology




Full Ecology Retreat 2021

The Full Ecology of getting clear in wild times

A retreat for reclaiming your human nature

August 22-26, 2021
J Bar L Ranch • Centennial Valley

Here on the cusp of COVID-19, with its isolation and zoom meetups, with its social injustice, its political and economic unrest, there is no chance for a return to “normal.” The circumstances have asked everything of us – as individuals, in relationships, in communities. Lives have been lost, and time. There’s plenty to grieve. And that’s because you love so deeply. You love being alive. You love the planet and its beings.

So, here’s a retreat for reviving your clarity – for reclaiming the fullness of who you are – your human nature. Five days right up next to the wild spectacle of southwestern Montana. Five days breathing deep among the grasses and birdlife, the wetlands and mountain ranges on the JbarL Ranch in the Centennial Valley.

In this glorious location, we’re offering an intimate retreat – 8-12 participants – as a time for moving with the grief and loss of COVID times. A time for repairing relationship with yourself in the context of all beings. With a combination of structured and unstructured opportunities for inquiry (dialogue, writing, hiking and storytelling) interspersed with periods of silence and solitude, we will investigate of the contours, companions and certainties of these lives – the Fullness of Ecology – of who we truly are.

Nature author, Gary Ferguson & social psychologist, Mary M Clare, invite you to join them in turning to the natural world for its lessons and guidance.

Click HERE for more info including an intinerary! 


Accomodations: J Bar L Ranch offers a unique invitation to experience true quiet and stunning natural beauty. Rooms range from well-appointed western elegance with private or shared baths to more rustic comfort with shared baths, and even tent or Teepee camping. Nourishing meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) made from the bounty of our local farms are included in the lodging price.


  • Lodging: Single occupancy $988.00 / Double occupancy: $826.00 / Tent space: $594.00
  • Tuition: $1200.00

Contact Paige Pitzer @ 406.240.0914 or [email protected] to enroll and reserve your accommodations!



For a sampling of what you will experience, check out this teaser from Gary & Mary Clare's Earth Day event!