We invite students of the Course, new or experienced, to stay with us at The Little Garden
We invite retreatants on a month-to-month basis, for the purpose of being surrounded by and immersed in an environment of the Course.
Our Course study together is a very rich experience, and there is no extra charge for the classes.
In addition to meeting with those who are living here at The Little Garden, you are invited to join a small group of experienced Course students/teachers who meet here once a week.
You will also be welcomed by other Course groups in Sedona.
Contact Jan to get on the list!
How Does It Work?
We live as an adult family in a lovely, clean, 4-bedroom, 3-bath house with gardens. We share the kitchen, living room, dining room, and also we all pitch in on ordinary household tasks.
We have fun together, as well as a lot of Course-related conversations.
Opportunities for practicing the Course's lessons in forgiveness and experiencing its gifts arise in these interpersonal settings. Learning is accelerated. Living together thus becomes the classroom.
You will be shopping and making your own meals, using our kitchen stuff, and you will share a refrigerator in the attached garage with one other person. The kitchen has plenty of counter space for several people to work at the same time.
If you would like to sit down at the table together, just make that request. Mealtimes are good times for sharing.
Is This a Vacation?
The beauty of Sedona's landscape is inspiring. I would be happy to show you around the town, and especially its miles of natural beauty, and to accompany you on a hike or two each week, if you so desire. You can experience quiet, solitude, and inspiration even on short, easy hikes.
You'll find that Sedona is jam-packed with people on spiritual journeys, art galleries, and friends you haven't met yet. In other words, life outside the home can be very rich, too.
So yes! If your soul yearns for a vacation
and you just know that an environment steeped in the Course would be regenerating,
talk to Jan about getting on the list.
"Dear Jan and Timothy,
I have felt held and cared for during my stay. Your thoughtfulness and loving kindness have been a true blessing. My heartfelt gratitude for welcoming me into your lives, your lovely home, and offering a nurturing place for my Being. I look forward to future visits and our continued connection."
"I came to the Little Garden to find clarity and balance -- spiritually, mentally and physically. That journey was guided by Jan and Timothy’s loving support. Their excellent knowledge and impeccable teaching is digestible and expansive. They also embrace and practice Course principles/practices in their home, simply living the Course.
"Sedona itself is also a sanctuary. Timothy and Jan have the grace of being extraordinarily spiritual folks that are long time residents of this beautiful place. It was a privilege living in their home.
"I have become inspired and renewed in so many ways. The words Thank You don’t begin to express my boundless gratitude to both of them."
"This was the best vacation I ever had!" ..."I miss The Little Garden. Jan and Tim were such good hosts. They are warm and welcoming. And my suite was lovely. Actually, everything about this experience was wonderful. And most of all, I absolutely love having A Course In Miracles group every day. Between that and just talking about the Course through the days I was there was an immersive experience that I will miss very much."
Rev. Myron Jones
"I spent a month studying with Jan and Tim in their beautiful home and can't say enough about how much I loved the experience. The natural beauty of Sedona, immersion in the Course, a room well-appointed with a private bath and outdoor sitting area, the sound of Tim's fountain, Jan's incredible garden, what else can I say? There is no other place like it. I plan on returning every year."
"There is privacy, there is community, and there is always a warm welcome. I spent a month here, and I can say that Jan and Tim are five star hosts. They support your journey inward and your journey out along the Glorious Pathways and trails beyond The Little Garden. You will find everything you need in your own room, and yet there's shared space that can accommodate your work, meditation, social and exercise needs. Don't hesitate to ask Jan for advice about hikes around Sedona. I call The Little Garden 'the love house' and plan to be back soon! "
"I lived in Jan and Timothy’s lovely and loving home for 10 months. Being experienced and dedicated Course teachers, they provide in-depth study and ongoing practice of A Course In Miracles. Living together in shared intent, the practice is kept in focus, learning is intensified and deepened! Thank you, Jan and Timothy!"
"Spirit, through a series of coincidences, led me to two extraordinary Teachers of the Course. ... Jan and Timothy are gentle teachers. Their ...honesty during morning check-ins keeps things real. The wholehearted love encouraged me to go deeper within myself. The daily experience of living the Course ushered me into a deeper peace within my mind, and a truer understanding of the Course as a way of life. I am grateful for all the people that have been called to teach the Course at this deep level."