Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
September 18 – 21, 2017
Mon. 3 PM to Thur. 12 PM
Naramata Centre Society
Naramata, British Columbia, Canada
A ‘hidden wholeness’ underlies our lives. Our lives become fragmented and divided for many reasons, interfacing with the demands of work, family and social obligations, and political systems that can distort and challenge our deep values. We are at peace and experience deep joy when heart, mind, body and soul are aligned.
This four day retreat, in The Circle of Trust approach, will be structured and spacious. By intention, there will be ample opportunity for personal reflection and relaxation, time alone but in community, and time to engage with others in the group. Listening deeply to self, empowered by evocative poetry, images, song and silence, this will be a time to encounter our ‘Inner Teacher’ and be heard, by trustworthy community, into deeper speech.
The retreat will include the learning and practice of the Quaker tradition of Clearness Committee.
Meet Your Facilitators
Dianne Baker is a therapist, Full Voice Coach, and a facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is motivated by faith and love to create places of safety and acceptance for soulful expression, inclusive community and celebratory play. Dianne is a mother of three adult daughters, a 35 year life partner to Jim Hatherly, a gardener, scuba diver, jewelry maker, ukulele player and singer. All of dianne’s work in the world holds the purpose of creating beauty, and turning toward love, justice, and acceptance for all.
About Our Venue
Open to people of all ages, Naramata Centre is an inclusive, welcoming place to connect and deepen in mind, body and spirit. Situated on 23 acres of land on the east shore of Lake Okanagan, the Centre provides a peaceful oasis for children, teens, adults, families and elders to play, relax, grow and be authentically themselves, supported in community.
Naramata Centre draws and inspires people from many paths and walks of life, as a place for learning, sharing, contemplation, personal growth and spiritual renewal. Officially opened in 1948 as a United Church education centre, it has long provided a space for spiritual retreat and reflection, intentional engagement and professional development. The Centre offers a wide offering of programs in music, the arts, health and well-being, leadership, social justice and spiritual nurture.
The essence of Naramata Centre is difficult to capture in words. It is a place where being present and connecting to oneself, others, nature and the Sacred become easier. Come stay at the Centre to experience what we have to offer… Enjoy a program or retreat. Walk our labyrinth and visit our Chapel. Do yoga or play on our beach. Jump into the lake. Snooze or read in the shade under our canopy of trees. Sink into community and laugh or sing. Join others in Sacred Pause or meditate. Explore Naramata village and Naramata Bench wineries. So much to experience…come and discover!
Registration and Fees
Cost: The program fee is $350 (Canadian).
Narmata Centre Society offers a number of options for accomodation, all of which require your own food preparation. Be in touch with Naramata Centre Society to explore options.
Registration Deadline: Please register by July 31, 2017.
Participation: Participation is limited to 22 individuals.
Cancellation Policy: The program will run with a minimum of 10 participants. If Naramata Centre Society cancels the program, full refunds will be granted.
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