Source to Screen: Accessing, Manifesting, and Transmitting Great Ideas
June 20–24, 2022
June 20, 2022
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June 24, 2022
with Paola di Florio and Peter Rader
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Source to Screen (S2S) is an immersive week-long lab for creators of all kinds — writers, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs — anyone who wishes to integrate their spirituality and creativity in order to tap into the deepest source of inspiration and higher intelligence as they bring guided work into the world.

In the words of Carl Jung: “People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.” Breaking down this process of allowing into three stages (Creation, Manifestation, and Transmission), we walk these steps together, in an impactful, sacred process designed for cohesion, connection, incubation, and transformation.

We live in a world of great distraction that doesn’t exactly encourage deep listening. However, it’s not only possible but urgent for us to reverse those outer-facing sensory “searchlights” and go inwards. When you dive into the field of all possibilities, ideas surprisingly find you with a very specific intention. As you attune to that purpose, you gain discernment, direction, momentum, and flow.

Over the course of five days, you’ll face the “demons” that get in the way of bringing meaningful work into the world, including inertia, ego, outer blocks, and inner resistance. You will discover how obstacles can offer an invitation to pivot. You’ll realize that finding your audience/customers early in your process develops organic, sustainable partnerships, growth, and co-creation.

In S2S, you’ll be guided through:

  • Nonlinear Brainstorming to invite new and deeper relationships to ideas
  • Hotseats and Breakouts to foster vulnerability and creative risk-taking
  • Kinetic Creation (yoga, meditation, energy balancing) to increase attunement
  • Radical Pivots and Adaptivity to meet obstacles with poise and intelligence
  • Case Studies

Employing timeless principles from Vedic philosophy, S2S uses nonlinear brainstorming to deepen our inspiration, along with experiential exercises. You will do yoga, breathwork, meditation, and movement to tap into the matrix of your creative capacity. You’ll recalibrate intentions and goals. Every step of the lab contains practical solutions to push through whatever is in your way.

The lab is open (by application) to creators of all levels. You can attend either as an “incubator” with a specific project or idea that you want to workshop, or as an “observer/participant” gleaning knowledge about Conscious Creation by watching the process unfold and also participating in that unfolding. In either case, you must submit a one-page application describing your background and creative goals. If you have a project that you’re bringing to the lab, please describe it in one paragraph, tell us where you are with it, and where you want to take it from here.

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Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer, filmmaker, and TV producer whose critically-acclaimed work features extraordinary individuals and the triumph of the human spirit. She co-wrote and directed AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda (one of the top-grossing indie documentaries of 2014-15) and served as a Series Producer on CNN’s The Seventies.

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Peter Rader

Peter Rader

Peter Rader, Paola's husband and business partner in their award-winning production company, Counterpoint Films, has worked as a film and television writer for 30 years. Since his first script, Waterworld, was produced by Universal in 1995, he’s developed numerous projects for Hollywood studios and industry leaders such as Steven Spielberg, John Davis, and Dino De Laurentiis.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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