The North Carolina Astrologer Apprenticeship Program is held annually in Durham, NC. The 4-day program is held in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere, where you’ll meet like-minded friends, and find a fertile environment in which to learn this life-changing material.
Attendance at this program counts towards certification through the Steven Forrest School of Evolutionary Astrology.
Steven Forrest’s style of evolutionary astrology centers on a philosophy of freedom and choice. We aim to encourage people to make better, wiser choices rather than attempting to “foresee the future” in some deadening—and often dubious—way. There is less “description” and more “prescription” in his approach than in much of what currently flies under the banner of “astrology.” Steven’s interpretations are psychological in tone, but unfold against the backdrop of the idea of the soul’s evolutionary path. Reincarnation is generally assumed. Technically, Steven’s astrological style is “modern.” He uses the Tropical zodiac, the outer planets, both modern and classical rulerships, and the Placidus house system.
Steven has made his living as an astrologer for several decades. In his Apprenticeship Program (AP), he aims to teach both the specific techniques of interpretation and the style of presentation that have been successful for him. Philosophically, he favors a “big tent” view of astrology, making other astrologers wrong only when they do palpable harm to people. In the AP, the focus is on his specific methodology. People attend because they are drawn to his approach. The aim is not to convert anyone. Steven does not feel that astrology requires a pope. The aim is simply to pass the strategies that have been successful for him on to people who are receptive to them.
New students are welcome, but should be conversant with the astrological basics. We suggest before attending a program that prospective students internalize Steven Forrest’s books, most especially The Inner Sky, The Changing Sky, and Yesterday’s Sky. Come study with us in Steven’s SEAA Program in Durham, North Carolina.
LOCATION: Aloft Durham Downtown 345 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701
CONTACT: Kathy@ridethebreath.com, 919-475-3848
TUITION $550 (lodging not included)
$100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space.
Accommodation and Travel
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). Shuttles and taxis are available at the airport.
LODGING: Aloft Durham Downtown (919) 402-5656
The Aloft is located in the heart of the American Tobacco Historic District, just steps away from a variety of dining and entertainment options. It’s also right next door to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, where there happens to be a home game every night during our workshop - a fun way to unwind. Just a short drive or Uber away is the Ninth Street District, which offers a grocery store and other dining establishments. Aloft provides free wireless, a snack bar and cocktail lounge, a small pool with a great view, and a fitness center.
We have reserved a room block for a discounted daily rate of $139.00 for June 21–26, which includes both the night before and the night after the workshop. Click here to reserve your hotel room. If you reserve by phone (919-402-5656), let them know you are with the “Forrest Evolutionary Program” to receive the discounted rate. You must reserve your room by May 17, 2017 in order to guarantee the discounted rate and room availability.
PARKING: Ample parking is available in a deck next to the hotel. Please note, there is a $10 fee per night for parking. You must stop at the front desk first to get a pass BEFORE entering the deck.
ROOM SHARING: Please feel free to use the North Carolina AP contact list or the Steven Forrest SEAA Facebook page to connect with other attendees who might like to share a room.
DINING: In addition to the small snack bar at the hotel, a variety of dining options are within walking distance on the American Tobacco Campus including: Basan, Cuban Revolution, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nana Steak, Only Burger, Saladelia, The District, Tobacco Road, and Tyler’s Taproom.
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). Uber is active in the Durham area, with a designated Uber stand right at the airport. RDU Taxi Service is also recommended, and fares are roughly $30 to downtown Durham.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY: Since the Aloft is right in the heart of the American Tobacco District, we encourage you to visit their website for more details on entertainment venues and restaurants. Other sites you may want to visit in Durham are listed below.
American Tobacco Campus – dining, life-size chess, outdoor lawn concert every Friday night
21c Museum Hotel – contemporary art museum, boutique hotel, and fine dining
Durham Bulls – one of the best minor-league ballparks in the country
Duke Gardens – beautiful gardens for walks, naps, meditation, and photography
Brightleaf Square – shopping, dining
AP PROGRAM CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTIONS NEARBY
New students are welcome, but should be conversant with the astrological basics (planets, signs and houses). We suggest before attending a program that prospective students internalize Steven Forrest’s books, most especially The Inner Sky, The Changing Sky, and Yesterday’s Sky. Come study with us in Steven’s SEAA Program in Durham, North Carolina.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space, payable with check or cc. Price includes:four days with Steven Forrest, four light breakfasts, three lunches, beverages, and a Saturday evening reception and meal hosted by Kathy Hallen and Fran Slavich. In addition, participants receive an MP3 audio recording of the entire 4-day workshop.
REGISTER: Payment can be made by check or PayPal. To register, contact Kathy Hallen at email@example.com or 919-475-3848.
CONTACT: Kathy@ridethebreath.com (919) 475-3848