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Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) & SUP Yoga

With Marie-Soleil Boisvert

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Imagine practicing yoga while floating on the clear ocean water surrounding Cortes Island. Let yourself be immersed by the gentle rocking of the ocean and the fresh saltwater breeze kissing your skin, bringing calm to your nervous system.

Science, Ecology & Spiritual Practices

With Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 27 - 31, 2022
Cortes Island
Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including rituals, pilgrimage, meditation, chanting, and rites of passage. Explore spiritual traditions and reconnect with the natural world through singing, listening, looking, telling stories, thinking, and having fun.
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Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder

With David Abram

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Awaken your animal intelligence, shake your senses free from outmoded concepts, and invigorate your felt experience. Through elemental encounters with the land, creaturely shapeshifting, and heartfelt conversation, open a new relationship between your body and the breathing earth.

Imaginal Alchemy: The Evolution of Forest Therapy

With Amos Clifford

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. The ancient alchemists combined substances and used the influence of their own minds to study the transmutation of matter and of spirit.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
Learn how to draw with graphite, charcoal, red ocher, and other earth elements. Drawing from the life and works of Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), you’ll also create a coptic stitch Arcadia Playshop journal and a bookmark in the Bargello tapestry technique. Berensohn’s healing arcadia frames the path to ecological recovery on a global scale.

Heart of the Condor: Andean Wisdom Teachings

With Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
Ground yourself in the wisdom teachings of the Andes while discovering the keys to harmonizing the three bodies of the serpent (mind), puma (body), and condor (soul). Connect to your heart, Mother Earth, and the Cosmos with the support of traditional Andean Indigenous knowledge, passed down through generations since time immemorial.

Foundations Of Herbal Medicine

With Jasmyn Clift and Kevin Kunzler

September 25 - 29, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 6, 2022.
A herbal intensive like no other! Learn fun, safe, and effective plant medicine for you and your family. Take home potent medicines you are proud to have made. Plant walks, plant lore, basic and not-so-basic medicine making, beginners botany.

Earth Based Medicine

With Yarrow Willard

October 7 - 12, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 8, 2022.
In this intensive we will evolve our understanding of holistic health and the earth based medicine path. In doing so, we will explore a variety of techniques, tools, wisdom teaching and old world diagnostic practice, as we build a rich language of relationship with the world around us.