The Aerie Retreat Center is a place to find respite, healing, transformation, connection, and revitalization for those seeking it. Give yourself the gift of unplugging from the daily buzz and noise, tuning into the peace and beauty of this magical land, and allowing the Aerie to support you in turning inward toward your innate intelligence and awaken to your highest self. Our mission and greatest hope is to heal the world, one person at a time.

All are welcome ... all faiths, all races, all humans ... as all are deserving of healing and love.

Land Honoring

We honor and acknowledge the people of the Klamath Modoc Tribes who were the original stewards of this land. We recognize the unique, enduring and challenging relationship that exists between Indigenous people and their traditional territories. Let this acknowledgement serve as a reminder of our ongoing efforts to recognize, honor, reconcile, and partner with the Modoc people whose lands and water we benefit from today. This calls us to become even better stewards of this land we inhabit as well!

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Book a Retreat/Workshop

Our two-story Retreat House is available to rent for events on a daily basis and comes complete with full kitchen, two bathrooms, two showers, 7 person hot tub and wet/dry sauna. The upstairs group room is 1,000 sq ft, with a 30 person capacity. Rental includes backjacks, tri-fold mats, and use of Laybryinth, Medicine Wheel, Fire Circle and Sweat Lodge.
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Book a Sweat

Our permanent structure sweat lodge is located behind the Retreat House and is available to rent for sweat ceremonies for the day or the weekend. The lodge is ADA accessible - close to the parking lot with a ramp leading up to the entrance - and provides bench seating around the interior of the structure.
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Somatic Counseling

Individual Sessions
60 or 90 minute counseling sessions, including Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing with Glen, via Zoom or in-person at the Aerie.


Individual Sessions
60 minute phone or in-person sessions with Natalie, which can include life-coaching, intuitive sessions and tarot readings.

Couples Counseling

Couples Sessions
90 minute Zoom counseling sessions with Glen and Natalie, which can include Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing and life-coaching.

Private Retreats

Two to five day private retreats with Glen or Natalie that include ceremony, meditation, bodywork, somatic counseling, and indigenous practices. These intensives include preperation and integration sessions.

Couples Retreats

Three to five day retreats with Glen and Natalie, focused on healing childhood wounding, learning communication tools, rekindling intimacy, and designing a new healthier template for your relationship .


Couples 8-Week Online Program


Whether newly partnered, living together or married, this program is for you! Join Natalie Vartanian and Glen Nielsen for an enlightening, yet practical, journey to rekindle the romance and expand your relational toolkit! Based on their revolutionary Ground Rules for Couples, this program will set your partnership up for ultimate success as each partner learns to be on the same team, let go of the ledger, not take things personally and reinforce a solid, strong, loving foundation for the relationship. Spaces limited to 20 couples per workshop to maintain the intimacy and depth of experience.
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Finding Freedom: Exploring the Path of Awakening

FRI, APR 19 THRU SUN, APR 21, 2024
This in-person retreat will focus on finding our true selves, exploring the unique journey of human spirituality through the lens of 12 stages of experience. Together we will explore what it means to be fully human and what it means to truly grow our Spiritual Awareness. We will learn when to use effort and when to relax into ourselves, how to parse our true Spiritual impulses vs. those of the ego, and bring forth the energy of non-duality.  Includes all meals (vegetarian / vegan) Friday Dinner through Sunday Lunch. Options for accommodations available - booked separately  Early bird Registration (through March 15) is $399 ($499 thereafter).

June Men's Retreat / Journey

thur, June 6 thru SUN, June 9, 2024

Join Glen Nielsen, Eric Johnsohn and an intimate cohort of friends and brothers — a solid and potent community — as we take a pilgrimage into the great unknown together.
Integrating practices from both indigenous wisdom streams as well as modern psychology produces an ever-evolving container that remains dedicated to the moment-by-moment mystery as it unfolds. Food and lodging are provided. Spaces limited to 8-12 men to maintain the intimacy and depth of experience. Includes group prep call and integration call.
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Monthly Men's Groups


This free monthly gathering is for the men of Klamath Falls who are looking to sit in circle with like minded brothers ... an opportunity to connect, support one another and hold each other accountable in every area of life. These groups will be hosted by Glen Nielsen.

Next Men's Group: Thursday, April 11


Camping Tents

Pitch your own Tent

Available seasonally from April-October, The Aerie holds several campsites: land that is graded and ready to pitch a tent. Campsites are accessible by foot. Be prepared to bring your gear to your campsite from the parking lot. Campers must bring a freestanding tent, sleeping pad and warm sleeping bag. Camping includes use of indoor spaces and amenities at the Retreat House (when available).


Glamping Tents

Stay in a Lotus Bell Tent - 13ft, 16ft, 20ft

Available seasonally from April-October. Glamping tents are accessible by foot, along a hilly path, and sit on a tent platform. Be prepared to bring your gear uphill approximately 600 feet to your campsite from the parking lot. Campers must bring sleeping pads and warm sleeping bags. Camping includes use of indoor spaces and amenities at the Retreat House (when available).

20 Foot Tent
6-8 people
14-16 people
18-22 people
16 Foot Tent
4-6 people
13-15 people
15-18 people
13 Foot Tent x2
2-4 people
6-7 people
10-12 people


Stay in the 16ft Pacific Dome

Our 16 foot Dome sits on a platform and comes furnished with a California King size bed and includes a heater. The dome is located next to the parking lot, and is adjacent to the Fire Ring. Rental of the dome includes use of indoor spaces and amenities at the Retreat House (when available).

16 Foot Dome
2-4 people
1 King Bed

Retreat House

Via AirBnB

Rent the entire Retreat House – complete with 7 person hot tub, soaking tub, wet/dry sauna, kitchenette, 2 toilets and 2 showers – for only $299 per night. Queen size bed available in the upstairs group room. Toiletries and towels provided for ease. Maximum two person occupancy. Rental includes use of Labyrinth, Medicine Wheel and Fire Ring. Make your reservation via AirBnB by using the Book Now button below.

2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
2 Baths

Your Hosts

About Glen

Glen Nielsen, CHP is a certified Hakomi pracitioner and trained in Somatic Experiencing. He is also a trained medicine guide. Glen’s career began in the Electrical Industry in 1979. He has ran several businesses over the last 44 years, the last 16 years specializing in the Solar Industry. During that same time period, his passion for personal growth and healing led him towards training as a practitioner, beginning with Bioenergetics, which led to Reiki, Somatic Experiencing, and Hakomi (Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy). In 2019, Glen completed his training as a medicine guide in the San Francisco/Bay Area. This training’s lineage stems from the Mazatec tradition of the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, originating from a Mazatec curandera, shaman and poet named Maria Sabina. His aim is to assist his work in the therapeutic world helping clients more directly and effectively move through trauma. In 2021, Glen purchased The Aerie after a 30 year dream of owning a retreat center and providing a space for healing and transformational growth. In 2020, Oregon became the first state to both decriminalize and legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use. Glen completed his certification through Entheogen Institute in Ashland, OR to become licensed for therapeutic psilocybin use, in addition to serving as one of the Faculty Members and Lead Facilitators for Entheogen.

About Natalie

Natalie Vartanian, CPCC, PCC, is a certified life coach, workshop facilitator, writer, speaker and tarot reader. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Communication, from the University of Southern California (USC). Natalie’s education includes coaching training and certification through the Co-Active Coaches Training Institute (CTI), certification through International Coach Federation (ICF), and transformational leadership training through COR Experience. Half of her 14 years of coaching was spent studying relationships, conflict resolution, and effective communication. She created two podcasts and has written several articles for major online publications around the topic of sex, love and relationships. Her work has been featured in elephant journal, Good Men Project, and YouAligned. Natalie also spent 3 years as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization called COR Community Foundation with the mission of making healing and growth work accessible to all people, regardless of age, race or gender. In 2022, Natalie married her person, Glen Nielsen, moved to Klamath Falls to run The Aerie and joined forces with him to work with couples – to offer a new way of relating and love and intimacy. She will be releasing her first book, Taboo to Turn On: A Self-Help Erotica Memoir, late 2024.


20740 Keno Worden Road

Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Phone: 415-289-9749