Monday, June 13, 2011

retreat anyone?

Retreat anyone?  Do you need time to nurture your heart and soul?
Retreats have been life-changing for me.  Through getting away from my daily routines, my work, my family obligations and roles and taking time to be still - I have found my anchors for living.  Being still for a period of time has helped me to listen and has created greater awareness of who I am and what my life purpose is.  To find rest in just 'being' is a profound and life-changing experience and has rooted all 'activities' in greater freedom and joy.

There are 2 retreats coming up on Pender Island in July that I'd like to let you know about - registration cut off is coming up soon so it is time to put your name in if you are interested.....

The first one is:
Creator's Heart

Time and space to create and listen.
July 8th 7pm - July 11th 11am                                       
Crab on PenderJoin with other artists (you can be any kind of artist.....writer, painter, poet, musician...I believe we are ALL artists in some way!!)   on the majestic sea at the Pender Island Lodge for inspiration and time to work on your craft. You will experience a mix of silence, space to create, and time to share your spiritual journey and your art. I will be facilitating this retreat and sharing my from my own journey through story and music. 
We invite you to enjoy this weekend at the MARK Centre in a peaceful and inspiring setting:
  • Slowing down to breathe and receive
  • Being inspired by the Creator to create
  • Tasting times of silence
  • Experiencing Group Spiritual Direction as a tool for opening up the inner journey of the heart
Additional Opportunities:
  • Beautiful ocean and forest walks
  • Hiking trails
  • Time to watch for sea life
  • Exploring the coastline by canoe or kayak


The second is:

Summer Silence for Women

A week to feast on silence and rest.
July 11th 4pm – July 15th 11am                                   
Come and linger over some quiet days by the sea. Watch the whales and seals play, listen to the crashing waves, savour the tastes of home cooked meals, and feel your heart come alive as you give yourself time and space to be. During your five days by the sea, you will be guided into silence interspersed with thoughtfully led group sessions and individual spiritual direction sessions.  Lorie Martin and Evy Klassen and myself will be your hosts for this silent retreat at the Pender Island Lodge.

Pender Island sunsetWe invite you to enjoy this week by the sea in a peaceful and inspiring setting:
  • Slowing down to listen, reflect and receive
  • Giving attention to God’s active presence
  • Being renewed and energized through the practice of silence
  • Experiencing Spiritual Direction as a tool for opening up the inner journey of the heart
Additional Opportunities:
  • Beautiful ocean and forest walks
  • Hiking trails
  • Time to watch for sea life
  • Exploring the coastline by canoe or kayak


For more information or to register, please go to

1 comment:

Cat said...

I am actually hoping to attend the one in Nov. I have asked for it for my birthday...i know my hubby will come through!

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