(Sold Out) The Writer's Soul Retreat
Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

(Sold Out) The Writer's Soul Retreat

The Writer’s Soul Retreat is designed to give you time, space, quiet, and inspiration to help you tune in and uncover what your soul is longing to express in your writing.

 Whether you love poetry or pros, are published, or aren’t even sure you’re comfortable being called “a writer”, this boutique-retreat experience will support you at the deepest level of your writing life.  You will walk away with clarity, confidence, fresh insight, and the gift of slowing down and waking up to your soul.

Your hosts, Christa & Christin are accomplished writers who care about tuning into the soul’s wisdom and helping others bring this to their unique expression. Both successful authors, Christa and Christin look forward to supporting you through gently guided reflections, contemplative writing practices, and collaborative discussion.

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(Sold Out) Sideroad Saunter: a half-day reflective walking experience
Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

(Sold Out) Sideroad Saunter: a half-day reflective walking experience

This event is Sold Out.

Embrace a Slower Pace so you can Embrace your Active LIfe

Are you looking for an afternoon to reset after the summer and refresh for the fall season ahead? Take time to listen to your soul while walking in peace.

Enjoy this half day guided, mindful walking experience in the rural, pastoral landscape of southwestern Ontario, just outside of Elora, Ontario - “Ontario’s most beautiful village”.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down, so you can wake up and experience more calm, clarity and confidence for the season ahead.

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HUSH: an introduction to Christian Contemplative Practice
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

HUSH: an introduction to Christian Contemplative Practice

We’ll spend the afternoon in all the glorious autumn-splendor at Crieff Hills Retreat just south of Guelph.

Contemplation is anything that pierces your illusions and helps you touch Reality.” (Parker Palmer)

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practice that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

Participants will walk away with a deeper appreciation for the roots of Christian contemplative practice and an experience that will support your connection to God.



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YOGA BASICS Workshop - Part 1
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

YOGA BASICS Workshop - Part 1

This two-class workshop is designed for the absolute beginner. No previous experience is necessary and all fitness/skill levels are welcome. Whether you’ve ever stepped in a yoga studio before or not, these two, 1.5 hour sessions will:

  • help you know what to expect in an average yoga studio class,

  • introduce you to the basic foundations of yoga postures

  • give you a chance to ask your specific questions in a safe and supportive environment.

  • focus on proper alignment to support health to your nervous system

  • provide breath work to relax and energize you

  • support deep stretches targeting those particularly tight places

  • build strength strength, muscle endurance, and tone

  • provide you the confidence to check out classes in your local area.

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YOGA BASICS Workshop - Part 2
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

YOGA BASICS Workshop - Part 2

TThis two-class workshop is designed for the absolute beginner. No previous experience is necessary and all fitness/skill levels are welcome. Whether you’ve ever stepped in a yoga studio before or not, these two, 1.5 hour sessions will:

  • help you know what to expect in an average yoga studio class,

  • introduce you to the basic foundations of yoga postures

  • give you a chance to ask your specific questions in a safe and supportive environment.

  • focus on proper alignment to support health to your nervous system

  • provide breath work to relax and energize you

  • support deep stretches targeting those particularly tight places

  • build strength strength, muscle endurance, and tone

  • provide you the confidence to check out classes in your local area.

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Preparing for Advent: Morning Retreat
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Preparing for Advent: Morning Retreat

Give Yourself the First Gift

Could this Christmas season be more meaningful if you gave yourself one very important gift before it even started?

You’re invited to this “Preparing for Advent” Retreat designed to help you:

  • slow down, listen deeply, and prepare for the season ahead

  • ground yourself in Love so you’re giving from the heart

  • find renewed meaning in the Christian season of Advent

  • discover new ways to mark this month with hope, peace & joy

  • learn some spiritual practices to help you ground in God this month

  • enjoy a couple of “gifts” - special treats and surprises!



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Preparing for Advent: Afternoon Retreat
Nov
30
1:30 PM13:30

Preparing for Advent: Afternoon Retreat

Give Yourself the First Gift

Could this Christmas season be more meaningful if you gave yourself one very important gift before it even started?

You’re invited to this “Preparing for Advent” Retreat designed to help you:

  • slow down, listen deeply, and prepare for the season ahead

  • ground yourself in Love so you’re giving from the heart

  • find renewed meaning in the Christian season of Advent

  • discover new ways to mark this month with hope, peace & joy

  • learn some spiritual practices to help you ground in God this month

  • enjoy a couple of “gifts” - special treats and surprises!



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Silent Retreat (for people who aren't into silent retreats!)
Jan
10
to Jan 11

Silent Retreat (for people who aren't into silent retreats!)

You know that breaking away, catching your breath, and listening deeply is likely a good idea, but you’re not entirely sure you can handle the quiet.

This semi-silent retreat offers a excellent introduction to the benefits of silence and provides helpful tips to make the most of your experience.

It’s designed specifically for those who may be new to the silent retreat experience, and yet it’s a perfect opportunity to get away if you’re a veteran to retreats like this.

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Soul Goals Workshop
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Soul Goals Workshop

What is your soul saying to you these days?  Do you know how to hear and listen to it?

This workshop is designed to help you slow down so you can wake up and listen.

 Through a series of gently guided reflections and experiential exercises, you will have the quiet space, time, and support to gain more clarity, confidence and calm.




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Soul Way Retreat 2020 in Niagara Falls
Jan
31
to Feb 2

Soul Way Retreat 2020 in Niagara Falls

Join us for this soul-full weekend exploring everyday embodied spiritual practices for an anxious and disconnected world.

If you’re feeling frayed and fatigued, wanting to ground yourself in God, or just interested in learning spiritual practices that you can incorporate into your daily life, this weekend retreat is designed to help you slow down and connect with the everyday sacred. You’ll experience inspiring teaching and storytelling, creative spiritual practices, a relaxing retreat atmosphere, fantastic food and hospitality, and an opportunity to connect with others in a supportive environment.

Enjoy the teachings of Bethel Lee, Founder of Yoga Chapel, as we explore embodied spiritual practices for an anxious and disconnected world. Slow down for the whole weekend in a beautiful retreat centre on the banks of iconic Niagara Falls. 

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Retreat for Lent
Feb
29
10:00 AM10:00

Retreat for Lent

This retreat is designed to help you:

  • slow down, listen deeply, and prepare for the season ahead

  • ground yourself in God

  • find renewed meaning in the Christian season of Lent

  • discover new ways to grow more compassionate

  • engage together in contemplative spiritual practices to help you tune in to what’s most important

More details coming soon.

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Enneagram Workshop with Chris Heuertz
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Enneagram Workshop with Chris Heuertz

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Save the Date!

Join us in Oakville, Ontario (just west of Toronto) in Spring 2020!

Enneagram teacher, Chris Heuertz will be sharing his wisdom including content from his next new book (due out Spring 2020). He will also be building on his widely popular book, The Sacred Enneagram.

This robust training day will be a great fit for those both new to the Enneagram, but also those who have been diving into the material in recent years.

Limited capacity. Registration opens this fall.

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Enneagram Workshop with Chris Heuertz
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Enneagram Workshop with Chris Heuertz

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Save the Date!

Join us in Oakville, Ontario (just west of Toronto) in Spring 2020!

Enneagram teacher, Chris Heuertz will be sharing his wisdom including content from his next new book (due out Spring 2020). He will also be building on his widely popular book, The Sacred Enneagram.

This robust training day will be a great fit for those both new to the Enneagram, but also those who have been diving into the material in recent years.

Limited capacity. Registration opens this fall.

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(Sold Out) Sideroad Saunter: a half-day reflective walking experience
Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

(Sold Out) Sideroad Saunter: a half-day reflective walking experience

Embrace a Slower Pace so you can Embrace your Active LIfe

Are you looking for an afternoon to reset after the summer and refresh for the fall season ahead? Take time to listen to your soul while walking in peace.

Enjoy this half day guided, mindful walking experience in the rural, pastoral landscape of southwestern Ontario, just outside of Elora, Ontario - “Ontario’s most beautiful village”.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down, so you can wake up and experience more calm, clarity and confidence for the season ahead.

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Camino de Santiago - 10 Day Pilgrimage
Jul
28
to Aug 6

Camino de Santiago - 10 Day Pilgrimage

If you are someone who loves to marry adventure with intentional soul work, this trip will deliver. Women and men of all ages (18 and older), who are able to walk an average of 25km/ day, want to experience the comradery of staying in pilgrim hostels, and enjoy being in the company of a small group of six people, should consider applying for this soul-full pilgrimage.

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(SOLD OUT) 3 Day Pilgrimage on Elora-Cataract Trail
Jul
12
to Jul 14

(SOLD OUT) 3 Day Pilgrimage on Elora-Cataract Trail

(SOLD OUT)

The Elora-Catarct Trail is a 50km trail located in one of the prettiest areas of southwestern Ontario. The trail rolls through forest and farm-land and is a perfect place to slow down so you can wake up to what your soul is saying to you. The terrain is flat and perfect for most pilgrims.

Group size 5-7 people. Perfect for couples or a weekend get-away with friends. We will be walking some of the time together, and some of the time on our own.

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YOGA BASICS Class
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

YOGA BASICS Class

This class is designed for the absolute beginner. No previous experience is necessary and all fitness/skill levels are welcome. Whether you’ve ever stepped in a yoga studio before or not, this 1.5 hour session will walk you through:

  • what to expect in an average yoga studio class,

  • introduce you to the basic foundations of yoga postures

  • give you a chance to ask your specific questions in a safe environment.

  • provide you the confidence to check out classes in your local area.

  • AND we’ll move! You’ll leave relaxed, & energized!

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ContemPLAYte #4 - Centering Prayer & the Labyrinth
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

ContemPLAYte #4 - Centering Prayer & the Labyrinth

Break from busy. Breathe deep. Give yourself some time and space to listen to your soul. Come learn and experience the benefits of Christian contemplative practice in a small, supportive setting.

If you are looking for a soul-full experience in God that’s personal and particular, yet mysterious all at the same time, you’re invited to join a small group (max 12) to learn about and practice along the contemplative path. Absolute “beginners” are welcome, and also those who enjoy practicing with others.

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practices that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

We’ll be practicing pathways like Lectio, Audio & Visio Divina, variations of the Examen, Breath Prayer, Centering Prayer, and more.

Go ahead… let a little play into your soul!

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ContemPLAYte Session #3 - Audio & Visio Divina
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

ContemPLAYte Session #3 - Audio & Visio Divina

Break from busy. Breathe deep. Give yourself some time and space to listen to your soul. Come learn and experience the benefits of Christian contemplative practice in a small, supportive setting.

If you are looking for a soul-full experience in God that’s personal and particular, yet mysterious all at the same time, you’re invited to join a small group (max 12) to learn about and practice along the contemplative path. Absolute “beginners” are welcome, and also those who enjoy practicing with others.

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practices that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

We’ll be practicing pathways like Lectio, Audio & Visio Divina, variations of the Examen, Breath Prayer, Centering Prayer, and more.

Go ahead… let a little play into your soul!

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ContemPLAYte Session #2 - Examen & Welcoming Prayer
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

ContemPLAYte Session #2 - Examen & Welcoming Prayer

Break from busy. Breathe deep. Give yourself some time and space to listen to your soul. Come learn and experience the benefits of Christian contemplative practice in a small, supportive setting.

If you are looking for a soul-full experience in God that’s personal and particular, yet mysterious all at the same time, you’re invited to join a small group (max 12) to learn about and practice along the contemplative path. Absolute “beginners” are welcome, and also those who enjoy practicing with others.

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practices that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

We’ll be practicing pathways like Lectio, Audio & Visio Divina, variations of the Examen, Breath Prayer, Centering Prayer, and more.

Go ahead… let a little play into your soul!

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The Spring Book Club
May
1
to Jun 30

The Spring Book Club

Join with others in a unique book club experience. We’ll dive into this New York Time’s Bestseller and discover just how important this book is for our time.

An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor is a beautifully written book that helps us tune into meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Through Taylor’s expert guidance and thought-provoking prose, we will learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and practice reverence.

Learn more, including joining our two special guests on Book Club member Zoom calls:

  • Paul Swanson - Program Designer at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action & Contemplation, and host of the podcast Contemplify and Another Name for Everything.

  • Bethel Lee - ordained minister and founder of Yoga Chapel and host of Mini Chapel Podcast

What a great way to bring some presence and attention this spring!

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ContemPLAYte Session #1 - Lectio Divina & Breath Prayer
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

ContemPLAYte Session #1 - Lectio Divina & Breath Prayer

Break from busy. Breathe deep. Give yourself some time and space to listen to your soul. Come learn and experience the benefits of Christian contemplative practice in a small, supportive setting.

If you are looking for a soul-full experience in God that’s personal and particular, yet mysterious all at the same time, you’re invited to join a small group (max 12) to learn about and practice along the contemplative path. Absolute “beginners” are welcome, and also those who enjoy practicing with others.

Christianity has a rich heritage of contemplative practices that support people’s connection to God. And, while much of these have been “lost” over the centuries, there is a growing interest and recognition of their profound support for our spiritual journey.

We’ll be practicing pathways like Lectio, Audio & Visio Divina, variations of the Examen, Breath Prayer, Centering Prayer, and more.

Go ahead… let a little play into your soul!

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Soul Goals Workshop
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Soul Goals Workshop

What is your soul saying to you these days?  Do you know how to hear and listen to it?

This workshop is designed to help you slow down so you can wake up and listen.

 Through a series of gently guided reflections and experiential exercises, you will have the quiet space, time, and support to gain more clarity, confidence and calm.




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(Sold Out) - Lenten Yoga #3
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

(Sold Out) - Lenten Yoga #3

These small intimate classes are geared for the beginner and the novice wanting to improve their yoga practice, (however, modifications will be given to address multiple skill levels in class).

Focus on proper alignment, breath work, deep stretching and strength challenges will have you leaving class feeling stronger and refreshed.

Each class will include a bit of inspiration and reflection to help bring meaning to the Christian season of Lent. Don’t know what “Lent” really is? No problem. Any person, of any faith background (or not), can attend and enjoy a thoughtful, safe, soul-filled yoga class that will incorporate occasional quotes, and images found in the Christian scriptures.

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Lenten Yoga #2
Mar
31
2:30 PM14:30

Lenten Yoga #2

These small intimate classes are geared for the beginner and the novice wanting to improve their yoga practice, (however, modifications will be given to address multiple skill levels in class).

Focus on proper alignment, breath work, deep stretching and strength challenges will have you leaving class feeling stronger and refreshed.

Each class will include a bit of inspiration and reflection to help bring meaning to the Christian season of Lent. Don’t know what “Lent” really is? No problem. Any person, of any faith background (or not), can attend and enjoy a thoughtful, safe, soul-filled yoga class that will incorporate occasional quotes, and images found in the Christian scriptures.


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Lenten Yoga #1
Mar
10
2:30 PM14:30

Lenten Yoga #1

These small intimate classes are geared for the beginner and the novice wanting to improve their yoga practice, (however, modifications will be given to address multiple skill levels in class).

Focus on proper alignment, breath work, deep stretching and strength challenges will have you leaving class feeling stronger and refreshed.

Each class will include a bit of inspiration and reflection to help bring meaning to the Christian season of Lent. Don’t know what “Lent” really is? No problem. Any person, of any faith background (or not), can attend and enjoy a thoughtful, safe, soul-filled yoga class that will incorporate occasional quotes, and images found in the Christian scriptures.

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