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The Turtle Island Project emphasizes and cultivates an appreciation for the contributions individual participation makes to the process of healing. We are committed to rekindling participant’s awareness of the world around them through creative new ways of healing.

Native Americans and non-Native health professionals’ equally administer and staff of The Turtle Island Project.


We are incorporated in the State of Arizona as a not-for-profit organization. 501(c)(3) status is pending. Our work began in the 1970's and we were officially incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit organization.

Our mission is to provide training, education and research to individuals, families and health-care professionals who are interested in expanding their therapeutic repertoire. The TIP promotes a multidimensional healing paradigm that incorporates contemporary research in psychoneuroimmunology, Ericksonian psychotherapeutic principles and indigenous wisdom.

We sustain ourselves through connections and referrals from our participants (relatives) and to the integrity of Spirit. We encourage those of you who have experienced our offerings to continue to share our heart message with others in your lives.

Donations, contributions and sponsorships are tax deductible. Your gift provides a financial lifeline, helping the Turtle to bridge the gap between income and expenses, to provide scholarships to retreats, to provide funding for work with disadvantaged and marginalized populations.


Weekend Retreats begin on Friday evening, around 4:00 p. m. and conclude on Sunday afternoon, around 4:00 p.m. Fees include all meals, lodging and all program expenses except travel to and from the weekend site.

Seminars/one-day courses begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Fees include snacks, lunch and dinner, and all materials.

See program description for applicable fee.

Cancellations more than one month prior to an event results in a transfer either to another event or to a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than one month before an event. Credit up to one year or a charitable donation applies for cancellations made up to one month before an event. No penalties apply when the TIP cancels an event due to insufficient enrollment.


Locations range from West Coast in Arizona to the East Coast on Long Island, from lodge house, tepee, open ranch to private home, estate, reservation or spa.

Each event specifies the location.

Directions are included with registration materials for each event.

The unique and relaxing setting of the Rex Ranch Resort, nestled in the mountains just about twenty minutes south of Tucson Arizona is the perfect healing and spiritual environment to host our Women's Healing Journey Retreat weekend. Rex Ranch has beautiful meditation gardens, paths to walk, and nature to explore.

Rex Ranch provides double occupancy accommodations for your comfort and rest, along with specially prepared meals. On breaks you can enjoy a dip in the pool and hot tub to sooth your body and nurture your soul.


Complete and return the registration form on the brochure or download the registration form from the website. The registration deadline is one week prior to each activity. Mail or telephone notification applies when the event is full or cancellation do to insufficient enrollment. We send confirmation and directions six weeks prior to each activity.


Turtle Phone: (908) 753-9489 • Turtle Fax: (908) 753-7674


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