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

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

This experience is SOLD OUT. Check out a similar walking retreat expereince: The Side Road Saunter.


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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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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Sideroad Saunter: a half-day mindful walking experience
Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Sideroad Saunter: a half-day mindful 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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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.

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • the history of contemplative practice within the Christian family

  • the reasons why this rich well of resources has been largely lost, and why there is a growing interest and resonance.

  • experiential practice of a number of contemplative practices including (Lectio Divina, Audio Divina, Visio Divina, Examen, Breath Prayer, and more)

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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Preparing for Advent: a half or full day semi-silent retreat
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Preparing for Advent: a half or full day semi-silent retreat

How will the upcoming Christmas season be different if you took a few hours to “be” instead of “do”?

The swift speed in which life moves these days can be dizzying. Screen-time, jam-packed schedules, and the onslaught of information is making us sick. Going on a silent retreat, even if just for a few hours, allows you to calibrate the rhythms of your life as you get in touch with your body, heart, mind, and soul.

Grow towards being a more rooted and centered version of yourself this season and discover the gifts to be found in the season of Advent.

Location: St. Brigid’s Villa, Loyola House, Guelph

Save the Date: more information to come.

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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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