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M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation

With Chepximiya Siyam' Hereditary Chief Janice George, Squamish Nation, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Squamish Nation, Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish Nation and Lloyd James Attig, Muskoday First Nation, Plains Cree

Open Dates
Cortes Island
This program is being rescheduled, please sign up to be notified of the new dates. // Are you ready to unlearn supremacy and apply Indigenous teachings to your work? Learn new ways of being from Squamish Elders and Decolonial Facilitators in this 5-day immersive training and transformation. M̓i tel'nexw Leadership Transformation is an experiential learning designed with an appreciative approach that responds to improving what is currently lacking in “cultural competency” training.

Sound & Sensation: Blooming into Summer (Online + Off Screen)

With Loretta Laurin and David Yates

May 26, 2021
Online
Immerse yourself in an intimate sensory experience, coming home to your body with the support of live music and gentle guidance. Let poetic words and curated sounds caress your ears as you tune in, off screen, in the safety and comfort of your own home. Loretta has been facilitating a variety of embodiment modalities for over 10 years. David has been playing for sound, yoga, and meditation events for the past 11 years.

Connecting To Source: Yoga, Meditation, and Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

August 23 - 28, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 24, 2021.
Since ancient times, the human collective has aligned with the seasons, the elements, the rhythms of the sun, the moon, and the earth as a way to source pure energy and connect to one’s inner compass. The mind-body science of yoga, combined with the practice of meditation, breath-work, and the alchemy of earth based rituals creates a channel that leads to present moment awareness, mind-body-spirit integration, and a wild transformation within. As the summer cycle comes to its completion, we can honour the earth’s dynamic time of expansion, growth, abundance and harvest. As we attune to the earth’s rhythm, may we take…

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 23 - 28, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 24, 2021.
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

Alchemy of Forest Bathing

With Amos Clifford

August 28 - September 2, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 29, 2021.
When the discursive mind becomes quieter and the intelligence of the heart comes to the foreground, a new consciousness emerges. Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, and author of Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature.

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD and Joel Grow, PhD

August 28 - September 2, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 29, 2021.
Cultivate the skill of self-compassion in this empirically supported training program. Self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional well-being, less anxiety and depression, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying relationships. Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones are Certified MSC Teachers. Megan is the Compassion Programs Director at UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and Martin is a philosophy professor at Oberlin College, Ohio.

The Gift of Gratitude: Fall Yoga Retreat

With Fiji McAlpine

September 2 - 7, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 3, 2021.
Gratitude enhances and enlivens every aspect of our life, and can be intentionally brought into our daily routines. Celebrate this season of gratitude with dynamic flow and nourishing yin yoga practices. Learn to mindfully connect to the present, allowing yourself the opportunity to ground and appreciate all that is.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 17 - 22, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 18, 2021.
Wake up from the trance of everyday life. You are not your moods, anxiety, compulsions, past wounds, or addictions. Awaken to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that is your natural state. This program is held in silence (except sessions) — common areas on campus are shared spaces.

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

October 24 - 31, 2021
Cortes Island
Experience 7 days practicing Metta and Vipassana meditation and cultivating mindfulness.