Announcing:  Sage-ing®  Intensive Workshop, Northern California
by Sage-ing© International, May 19-21, 2017
Mercy Center, 535 Sacramento Street, Auburn, CA 95603
           Often, when we're young, people ask: "What do you want to 'do' when you 
           grow up?" I don't know of anyone who's asked or been asked: "How do 
           you want to 'be' as you grow old?" ...This Intensive asks that question and 
           invites you to consciously explore its nuanced answers. It provides the 
           perspective and tools to support your ...becoming the answer.   
                                                    - Rees Robinson, two-time Intensive participant
We are pleased to offer this first Northern California Sage-ing Intensive Workshop (SIW) which will provide the opportunity to improve the last third of life - not by trying to pretend we are not growing older, but by recognizing the value we offer, and responding in practical, positive ways to the changes in our lives. In this workshop we will provide opportunities to harvest life experiences leading to further growth. Our materials are not specific to any religious discipline, but enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any humanistic practice or faith. This workshop fulfills the prerequisite for Certified Sage-ing Leadership (CSL) training.
Participants will learn how to:
  • Examine the myths of aging and affirm the potential of our elder years.
  • Look at the past through 'life review' and 'life repair' exercises tapping the wisdom of what we know now. 
  • Explore how forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves
  • Harvest our wisdom and how to transmit it as a legacy to future generations
  • Connect with our inner wisdom through growth techniques of psychology and spirituality
  • Nourish ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually
  • Create peace of mind by doing spiritual preparation as a way of facing one's mortality
  • Identify ways to serve as mentors and healers in society
  • Develop a vision of self as an Elder 
Who will benefit:
  • Older adults and the lives they touch
  • 50-something adults who wish to design their second & third stage of life
  • Anyone interested in 'conscious aging'
  • Professionals and care-givers who work with Elders
  • Clergy, spiritual directors, social workers, and hospice workers
  • All people who are interested in exploring a new paradigm of the life cycle as described in Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's book, From Age-ing to Sage-ing  (available on Please read before the workshop! 
Certified Faculty
Pat Lewis
(Seattle WA) 
has been a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) since 2000 and has led many workshops and retreats for a variety of groups including other SI Intensives. An educator by background, Pat has worked with elders in a variety of ways for 30 years, particularly in the area of spirituality. She is also a hospice volunteer and she has a business called "Age-ing with Wisdom®." Pat is a founding member of Wider Horizons,  a new Virtual Village.
Mary Anne Ingenthron (CSL, Davis CA) has been been facilitating Sage-ing Workshops since 2012 and is also a Certified Legacy Writing Facilitator. She currently hosts two monthly Wisdom Circles and quarterly Elder Spirituality Circles on Sage-ing topics in Davis, CA.  Her professional background is as an educator and arts council director and cultural planner. She is a Stephen Minister and participated in an Interfaith Spiritual Directors program. She loves being "rewired," finding meaning and purpose in her Sage-ing and Legacy Writing work since retirement.  
Registration Information:
Workshop Dates & Times:
Friday, May 19          4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (includes dinner)
Saturday, May 20      7:30 am - 6:00 pm (includes breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
Sunday, May 21        7:30 am - 2:00 pm (includes breakfast & lunch)
Course tuition:  $275 for first-timers;  $150 for event-repeaters, CSLs, & SCFs
Housing & meals:  $195 (two nights in a single occupancy room + 6 meals)
Total:   $478 for first-timers; $353 for repeaters

Repeaters:  Contact Rosemary Cox ( for your discount code.
Registration due by April 7.  No refunds after April 19.  
This Intensive will be limited to just 16 "resident" participants. Commuter option not available.  The earlier you register, the more likely there will be a place for you. We will accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis.

TO REGISTER, click here:  Registration Page...


For more information, contact Pat Lewis by email at: 

Live in the US Midwest or near the East Coast instead...?

Then consider attending SI's Spring Intensive Workshops in either New York City or Indianapolis.  For information, go to:

Sage-ing® International   /  PO Box 554, Beech Grove, IN 46107 - USA  /