Effortlessly discover your sense of wonder.

Being Alive

March 24 – March 26, 2023 | Camp Tecumseh, New Jersey

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper” – W.B. Yeats

Most of us lose our connection to our sense of being alive, our sense of wonder and do not smell the air or feel the ground beneath our feet. We are habituated to thinking and complaining. Our days have become invested in our computers, smartphones, “to-do” lists and worries about the future or regrets about the past. But this moment is where your life is taking place. And the moment is magic if you are here to experience it.

In this residential retreat, award-winning authors and internationally acclaimed seminar leaders Ariel & Shya Kane invite you to join them in experiencing Being Alive rather than just thinking about it.

Tuition includes meals, rooming (double occupancy/multiple occupancy), and shared bath.

In this seminar, you will

  • Unplug from everyday pressures and reconnect with your magnificence
  • Rekindle your sense of wonder and delight
  • Rejuvenate your spirit and recharge your “battery”
  • Enjoy freedom from stress, worry and anxiety
  • Strengthen your ability to be present and effective, regardless of the circumstances

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for this course in case of medical emergency or unexpected airline delays. Here are two travel insurance companies our course participants have used:

Travel / Directions

Approximate Travel Time to Major Airports:

  • Newark International Airport (Newark, NJ): 1 – 1.5 hours
  • JFK International Airport (Queens, NY):  2 – 2.5 hours
  • LaGuardia Airport (Queens, NY): 2 – 2.5 hours

Travel times can vary greatly and are subject to Friday night traffic departing the city and a large amount of cars returning on Sunday night as early November is the height of the leaf-viewing season in New Jersey. Plan accordingly. Also, if needed, include extra time for pickup/return of rental car.


  • By Bus: Transbridge Lines / Allentown Bus Line (then car service/arrange pick up by a friend) 
    • From: Port Authority Bus Terminal / To: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride:
      • 2:30pm departure, 3:30pm arrival
      • 3:00pm departure, 4:05pm arrival
    • From: Newark Airport / To: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride:
      • 2:30pm departure, 3:20pm arrival
    • Clinton, NJ Park & Ride bus stop is approximately a 15 minute drive to/from Camp Tecumseh. Rides to Camp Tecumseh may be arranged through Uber, Lyft or fellow participants. .
    • Occasionally Transbridge updates their Bus times during the year. We will periodically check with them and update this site if we get new times. Transbridge website.
  • By Car: Use Google Maps for directions. Be sure to plan extra time to accommodate for Friday night leaving the city traffic!

Heading Home After Your Course:

  • By Bus: Transbridge Lines / Allentown Bus Line (then car service/arrange pick up by a friend)
    • If using Lyft or Uber arrange pick up for 6:30pm. Please schedule rides in advance.
    • Depart: Clinton, NJ Park & Ride / Destination: Port Authority Bus Terminal:
      • 7:15pm departure, 8:30pm arrival

What to Bring

Attire: Weather in this area can be viewed here. Check the weather and dress appropriately for time spent outdoors, as well as indoors. Please include walking shoes.

All accommodations include shared bath, so plan ahead for moving between your room and the bathrooms/showers (toiletries, slippers, robes, etc.).


Being Alive

March. 24 – 26, 2023 | Camp Tecumseh, NJ

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