Residency Fee is $60. a day.

Residency at Moving Within, Studio in the Woods embraces the practice of low impact living as part of our Mission. Residents are housed in tents, each one furnished for comfort with REI air mattress, sheets, blankets, pillow, towels, lantern and outdoor chair. Tents are cozy and warm and average 5'X 7'. For residents requiring easy access due to physical challenges, walk-in tents are available upon request for an extra charge.

All meals are provided and when possible are local and organic. Gluten free options are always available. We serve meat but vegetarian options are always available. Snacks are always within reach and residents are encouraged to brew coffee or tea at any time. Dinners are often a community event, where everyone shares the meal together, however, individuals are encouraged to take care of their needs for privacy and/or silence at any time.

Residents have access to outdoor showers with on-demand hot water and compostable outdoor toilets.  Biodegradable soap and shampoo are provided. Each camper has a water jug with washcloth and washbowl in their tent for brushing teeth and washing face and hands. Hand washing stations are also located at each outhouse and outside the studio and main house. The washer and dryer are available and combining laundry loads is recommended for sustainability.

Residents are welcome to use the downstairs of the main house and the studio, before or after class, at any time. The telephone is available for local and U.S. Long-Distance calls, (outside U.S is unavailable). Cell phone reception is unreliable. Internet access is available but also unreliable. Television and DVD are available with consideration of group tolerance.

There are literally miles of trails that go deep into Bureau of Land Management Forest Lands. It is advised that you take a buddy on your first adventure off the property for it is possible to get lost. Within the 10-acre property borders, there are gardens and pathways inviting meditative walks or a snack feast of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

Lounging in the hammock or comfy outdoor chairs is encouraged during down time. Silence may be incorporated at times to honor individual personal practice.

What to bring:

  • Layers of clothes to move in for warm or cool studio.

  • Walking shoes that are comfortable for the woods.

  • Sunscreen and hats if you like to bask in the sun.

  • Warm pajamas or long underwear in case of cool nights.

  • Slip on shoes for outdoor shower, nighttime restroom jaunts, and for easy in and out of the studio.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.

  • Flashlight or headlamp.

Residency is highly encouraged for the courses in the BMC℠  Somatic Movement  Education Program and for several of the workshops Mary Lou offers as well. Residency enhances deep immersion. If you are from out of town, we ask that you arrive by 3 pm the day before the workshop. If flights are later than that, we ask that you come two days before to settle in and get a good nights rest before the workshop. There will be a Residential Meeting before dinner the night before the course begins.