Are you ready for a pause in the "regularly scheduled program" for your life? Are you ready for a time of learning and renewal that sets you up for the next cycle of your life journey?
Sunrise Ranch is the oldest intentional community in America, located in Loveland, Colorado. We have been offering spiritual retreats to people from around the world since 1945.
After holding retreats here for so many years, we had to push the pause button during the global pandemic to keep potential guests and our own community safe. Now, starting in 2023, we are reinitiating our internship program for people who are seeking time away in a natural setting where they can embrace what is most important to them.
You will have the opportunity to…
We have put together an educational program that includes workshops, classes, and the opportunity to volunteer in the Sunrise Ranch community. Here are the subjects we are covering:
Sunrise Ranch is on 400 acres in Eden Valley. We practice regenerative agriculture, and the fields, gardens, and greenhouses in the valley have been tended without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides for over 75 years. Red sandstone rock frames one side of the valley. The ridge on the other side has granite and quartz rock and a pine forest.
The valley is an environment filled with wildlife, including elk, deer, coyotes, hawks, and a great variety of songbirds. Hiking is available throughout the valley.
Participants in this internship program become visiting members of the Sunrise Ranch community, incorporating the learning they receive in the workshops and classes in their service in the community. They enjoy the nutritious food grown and prepared at Sunrise Ranch, including abundant and delicious vegetarian meal options.
My name is David Karchere. I am the spiritual director at Sunrise Ranch, and I am leading this residential internship program with fellow members of this community. I first came to the Ranch in 2000, and I have been offering programs here and around the world ever since.
I know how life-changing an internship program here can be. In fact, this was the reason Sunrise Ranch was created in 1945. The people who originally came here were offering classes and retreats throughout North America. Even though their programs were embraced by an eager audience, they believed that participants would have greater opportunities for personal learning and transformation with a residential program. And so, they established Sunrise Ranch as a center for holistic education. I can confirm that their belief in the value of a residential internship was accurate.
Prior to the pandemic, we held an annual internship program titled Full Self Emergence. We saw an opportunity to enhance the program to include the Attunement training we developed for our online education. While retaining the core of the Full Self Emergence program, we are now including Attunement education leading to certification as an Attunement Practitioner.
And so, the name we have given to our 2023 Sunrise Ranch Internship Program is Attunement: Mastering the Sacred Flow of the Endocrine Glands.
So are you ready for a six-month spiritual retreat and learning program at Sunrise Ranch? Are you curious about Attunement? Would you like to find out more about this opportunity?
What event leaders and guests are saying about their experience at Sunrise Ranch
"Many thanks for hosting the Relationship With The One workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed staying at your lovely ranch. It’s very inspiring to see the fruits of your labors,in the garden, land and surroundings! The food was fantastic!! A huge thanks to all who put their time, love and energy into feeding our group. May the Sunrise Ranch continue to thrive for many many more years to come!! "
Wonderful people, amazing location, delicious food.
Thanks for being open to a high-energy youth group! The residents loved us. Overall, you have a WONDERFUL center. Thank you!!!
The people who live here are the greatest. Sincere and caring. Staff were extraordinarily friendly and helpful and welcoming. Thank you!
Thank you. I was so appreciative of the warm, welcoming environment and excellent atmosphere. Everything was wonderfully clean and the staff was so friendly. Your staff were like fairies. Things were taken care of as if by magic. I hardly ever saw them. Everyone was very friendly. I’m looking forward to coming back. Thank you.
The atmosphere and staff are fantastic! Wonderful energy and respect for holding a healthy open space here. Beautiful grounds and area. Thank you for your loving care and delightful attitude. Also your attention to providing our excellent comfort. THANK YOU!
This is a very beautiful, calm, energizing, welcoming facility. Keep up the good work! Service was wonderful—food was awesome! Wonderfully warm staff. Very peaceful atmosphere and very clean. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to detail and your striving for excellence.
Loved the time here. Food and service is excellent. A beautifully peaceful, calm place.
The quality of food was excellent and knowing it was all blessed was beautiful. I enjoyed my visit and look forward to coming back again.
I stayed one night at Sunrise Ranch while visiting a friend in the area. The ranch itself is in a beautiful location and the people I met there were wonderfully kind and helpful. The meal I had from the kitchen on site was delicious, I mean absolutely awesome!! The room we stayed in was spacious, clean and warm and the area was so quiet I had the best night’s sleep I've had in a while.
Sunrise Ranch is most definitely a special place!
My wife and I stayed here in October for a weeklong workshop. The food is incredible! Healthy, clean, fresh, and mostly grown on-premise. The staff was extremely accommodating, and they were great about labeling food around dietary restrictions. We live in Denver and hope to go back to enjoy the food soon.
The level of hospitality and responsiveness of the stellar Sunrise conference staff exceeded the support we receive at five-star hotels. Beyond simple responsiveness, the support and service staff at Sunrise truly CARED about the success of our meeting and the comfort of the participants. Beyond being "guests," we felt like part of the Sunrise family.
I have had the chance to host many workshops and conferences at Sunrise Ranch and it is by far my favorite facility. The organic food is delicious, the accommodations are comfortable, and the service is beyond compare.
We really appreciate how loving and supporting the staff here at Sunrise is!! And the food is awesome!!
Friendly people! Beautiful grounds, labyrinth and pond especially. Beautiful grounds; loving, kindness energy from the staff. The food was amazing. Thank you so much!
The people make this place. I really love the people who live at Sunrise Ranch. They made us feel welcome in their community. Wonderful location & surroundings. Thank you!
The atmosphere and site are healing in themselves. It’s a wonderful experience to be here! 🙂 The warmth, humor and welcome was above and beyond!! Your home is physically beautiful, and I felt welcomed by everyone I met. Ten days is a long time to spend somewhere—but I wasn’t in a rush to go. Keep up your good work.
This is a magical place. I enjoyed it a lot!! The light and love from every staff member and throughout the facility was stupendous! Thank you. Continue your great work.
I will always appreciate the loving atmosphere of Sunrise Ranch. What a blessing to be with all of you. Blessings to all! This is such a slice of heaven and it is hard to leave. The whole experience was sublime!
So precious, the clarity of loving, joyful existence. A communion of people, honorably together for the highest good of all—what a heartfelt gratefulness. I’ve been to many similar places; this was by far the best experience. Why? Because of the people of this community. You all have a wonderful light and glow—the love shines in you! THANK YOU!!
People were saying that they wanted to live here, they loved it so much. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating.
I had the pleasure of staying at Sunrise Ranch for a four-day retreat. The grounds were absolutely beautiful, the people who live there and run the ranch are WONDERFUL, and the food is absolutely amazing. I will be back for sure! Be sure to take advantage of one of their yoga classes too; you won’t regret it!
I felt so at home in heart and space. So enjoyed everyone here at Sunrise. The love and light and the radiance of everyone I met, as well as the environment itself, has been so enjoyable. Thank you!
We will remember the sense of peace and serenity found in this place. The energy is special; the atmosphere is reverent. Everyone here is friendly and gracious. We feel totally blessed and guided to have connected with you. Loved it all. Thank you.