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Re-Wild & Re-Connect Immersion

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 Re-Wild & Re-Connect

8-Day Immersion - August 19 - 26, 2017

What would our lives be like if we were living in harmony with nature? If we no longer saw nature as something ‘out there’ and without intelligence, but as an extension of who we are, with wisdom and teachings essential to our
existence? How would it feel to be rooted to place, aware of our unique part within the great web of life? What would we
gardemsgain personally and as a culture if we had a soul-full connection to our-selves and all of our relations? What would it be like to be a part of a ‘tribe’ who are committed to living the dream of the future –  Now!

Imagine -- yourself in a circle of  powerful fellow change-makers who want to discover what ‘real’ and healthy relationship is all about.  Envision the space and time to slow your pace, tap into a strangely familiar, yet ancient place inside yourself where the mystery of Life awakens. Where boundaries are softened and your heart ignites into trusting relationships with your fellow journeyers. Where you are seen, heard and acknowledged, and the sweet invitation of the land calls you back home to yourself.

journeyingSee yourself lying under red maples by the pond, as shamanic drums beat like galloping horses leading you into uncharted inner terrain. Feel how your dance and songs, meditations in the tipi and on the land nurture emerging visions. Picture moving beyond old patterns of belief into a new vision of healing, joy and peace for our planet. Feel the soft morning dew on your skin; the rising sun warming your soul; a living connection with each bird and plant, as you re-attune to the rhythms of nature. It all feels so natural, and suddenly you realize you are larger than you thought and that you make a difference. 

As the week unfolds, your rich sense of connection grows. Through play, stories and heartfelt conversations you learn to navigate the deep feelings of your heart and to steer chaotic times.  You discover the wild intelligence of plants. Touching them, tasting them, they begin to guide you into the dance of rewildinterconnection. As they transform into the matrix of your cells, blood and muscles you forage the wisdom of the plant world and it’s truths.

The facilitators are also fellow journeyers. They share experiences, while holding space for you to access your own wisdom.  We all turn to Nature as mentor and guide. Embraced in Earth’s primal dance you discover that the wind, sun, ocean and mountains are vibrantly alive in the depth of your soul, their dreams and destiny intertwined with yours, enriching each other. Re-wilding yourself awakens this reconnection – and why it matters.

As the week comes to a close, laughter and new friendships sweeten your parting. rewild You realize this is just the beginning of something much greater that is growing in the world…

We invite you to be part of a tribe of intrepid journeyers and discover what it's like to live the dream of the future - NOW!

"I can't help but think of two words in particular: ecstatic bliss. I feel so blessed to have shared so many profound, life-altering experiences with such a diverse group of individuals. The immersion was and still remains a dream come true." ~ Melanie

The Flow  

forestThe Re-Wild & Re-Connect Immersion is a safe and sacred environment to enter into 'deep time'. where the power of conscious connection can work its magic. 

We encourage authentic, spontaneous and expressive explorations.  Incorporating feelings, memories, and creative impulses are welcomed elements in creating the matrix for your experience. 

We will be outdoors in the beauty and abundance of Earth as much as possible.

Ultimately, one of the best ways to take care of our souls is to build a society that supports rather than undermines our highest moral and spiritual intuitions and inclinations." Michael Lerner"

The mornings will include instruction, experiential sessions and pond & tipiintegration time. The afternoon and evening includes experiential sessions, time for personal reflection and interaction.  

“I connected with community, with all of nature, with spirit and the self more than I ever thought was possible.  The Immersion was a means of splitting open...right down to my root, setting my true wild nature free...and on the loose.”  ~ Rita

The Flow

Saturday: Begins with dinner at 5:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:30pmdrumming
Monday: 9:00am - 9:00pM
Tuesday: 9:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:30
Saturday: 9:30 - finishes with lunch at 12:30

3 Mornings will begin with a sunrise meditation

"The Wild One is enchanted because it has been sung into the world by the world and knows this." - Bill Plotkin

Testimonials:

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“This 8 day immersion was in my top three transformative experiences in my life:  What really stood out for me was how the three leaders provided a safe container, stimulating experiences/ceremonies in a very timed fashion (they trusted the process) for each of us in our own time to shed our old skin and don the new  mantle of joy and abundance. I was literally able to rewild (find my core bliss, feel free to express myself with dance, words, and tears while reconnecting with new/old tribe members and sweet sweet mother earth and her elements. I was thrilled with their ability to create a literal tribe where everyone had each other’s back, there was total acceptance, deep listening and joyful celebration between all members. It was an extremely safe place for me to grieve and express my deep innate power and wisdom.” ~ Margy

"I can't help but think of two words in particular: ecstatic bliss. I feel so blessed to have shared so many profound, life-altering experiences with such a diverse group of individuals. The immersion was and still remains a dream come true.  I felt like everything happened at the right time, it did not feel rushed or hectic." ~ Melanie  

“The word "Chen"/stretch, comes to mind. So I've been stretched. Stretching the edges of edges themselves, for enhanced awakening, openings, depth, playfulness,and touching. I was looking for a change to help me be more confident in being my own authority. And that is taking place as a result of our week together.” ~ Dale

lunch"For the most part, Rewild and Reconnect was fantastic.  The planning of everyday was brilliant.  We each got a chance to work with new people, yet deeply connect with our home groups.  We were always learning/experiencing new things; dialogues were focused and essential.  The community aspect was definitely reached.  We all felt so loved, cared for, nurtured, proud of each other—I have never felt such a deep connection with a group of people in such a short time.  And the practices are so powerful and fun that I can’t help but want to practice them or think about them all the time.  I feel the excitement of the elements wanting to be recognized, spoken to, and appreciated…and they dance inside me.  Most importantly, I feel powerful, like I don’t need anyone’s permission to push forward green initiatives or desires for my own happiness." ~ Rita

beach"I am eternally grateful for the Re-Wild Immersion experience where boundaries softened through the sensitive and passionate co-facilitation by Lorenna, Shantree, and Bill.  I felt the earth of my body, heart, mind, spirit, and soul being reshaped, loved, humbled, and transformed by the sacred permaculture land of The Living Centre - its forest, tree/plant/herb/flower spirits, primordial movement, soul sound, journey space, drum heart beat, communion with others in such loving and respectful ways honouring the sacredness of all relationships and living beings." ~ Gillian

"What a week!  What started out with feeling extremely anxious; believing that I was not ready; ended with being a part of a loving tribe that embraced all of its members. The time as a whole was amazing. It really gave me the chance for the first time to release my old story! The ease of flow with activities and
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days intermeshing, was great and allowed the care and depth of knowledge of Bill, Lorenna & Shantree to shine
through."  – Daniel  

I just loved it so much. What a powerful way to connect with people, to learn methods of dealing with multiple kinds of stresses, and being gifted with simple ways of coping by re-establishing connection with the mother.~ Carolyn

"An amazing and transformational experience. I loved every moment. Thank you!" Beverly

I really have never experienced a retreat that stirred me to the degree that this one did.  Building the connection and how the group held the container awakened  an even deeper connection. That combined with the energy of the 3 of you and how you also allowed yourselves to be part of the process, both
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vulnerable and strong and real.  There was an alchemy created with all of us and with the land around us that just felt mystical and gave me this ecstatic feeling like I really could live harmoniously - that it can be different. Something big has shifted. I feel healing inside of me but it’s also this deeply felt awareness that I am connected to the earth - so it is not just my own healing. It really enjoyed getting into the natural rhythms of nature and seeing what a difference that made in how I felt and my energy levels.What really stood out for me was the time we got to spend with each other - heart centred people - in a beautiful, loved and abundant diversity of nature - trees, birds, flowers, bees - the peak of nature in its fullest and most fruitful time of year. Just being immersed in it and doing the rituals and movement and dancing, singing - sharing deeply with each other - it was just the closest to feeling like I was gardenliving in a paradise that I have ever felt. ~ Kim

"It is this kind of education that will take us into the future in a good way. Totally inspiring." Sean

"To walk barefoot day after day, and feel the earth beneath me. To slow down. I was nourished with love and respect and vitality. I was held in a safe and sacred space. I was shown how to find this safe space, and this courage anywhere." - L

"I felt my intertwining with the earth, my connection to my larger self, and to others. We are not separate." - S

"danceI know now that there is a greater intelligence within me that I had just lost touch with.  I trust now, that even if I will get lost,  I can come back to who I really am." - T

"The Immersion gave me the tools to feel my soul, it gave me the strength and the courage to own my spirit, and the sacred space to re-connect to a deep sense of who I really am and the steps I need to take to reach a potential that is grounded in the Earth." - D  

Your Guides

Bill PfeifferBill Pfeiffer aka 'Sky Otter' is the founder of Sacred Earth Network which implemented leading edge visions for almost 20 years. In that time, Bill made Russia a "second home” having traveled there 42 times  giving him a rare cross-cultural perspective. He also led dozens of spiritual ecology workshops in the U.S. He has 25 years of experience in Re-evaluation Counseling and Vipassana meditation, and has undergone extensive training with Siberian shamans as well as with Joanna Macy and John Perkins. He has also spent much time in the US Southwest learning about Native medicine ways and the crucial importance of the petroglyphs and pictographs.

Bill is the author of, Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture. This book guides us into the 'know how' of creating earth-honoring cultures in a new way, for new times.  Learn more>

Bill has been living in the forests of Nichewaug (Petersham) Massachusetts for 20 years.

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Lorenna

Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera, founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, (est. 1989), a grandmother and daughter of the Earth. Lorenna has followed her own wild heart to grow Earth centered training pathways. Weaving enchanted stories and wise council, Lorenna support us at this time of global crisis/opportunity, to return, emboldened to Earth and to our own human wildness. 

For over 45 years Lorenna has mentored ‘change makers’ from all walks of life. Her teachings help us reclaim our birthright as ecological beings, and with it an Earth-honouring vision that is centered in a practical spirituality. 

Lorenna is the co-director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre (est.1983). She is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels. Learn more>

shantree

Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist, Constitutional Ecological Consultant & Forest Garden Practitioner with 40 years experience in the Organic Natural Healing Arts.

Shantree received his doctorate in Nutritional Medicine and Herbalism in the 70's. Since then he has been exploring the effects of local foods and herbs on one's physical, mental and emotional health. 

He offers guidance and tools for connecting with the energetic and spirit realm of the plant kingdom. He will bring his years of experience in the ancient art of Ayurveda to help you understand how the elements shape body, mind and emotions, and how to rebalance these powerful life-energies when they go out of balance. 

Shantree's deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and earth wisdom practices as well as Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies. Learn more>

"I am eternally grateful for the Re-Wild Immersion experience where boundaries softened through the sensitive and passionate co-facilitation by Lorenna, Shantree, and Bill.  I felt the earth of my body, heart, mind, spirit, and soul being reshaped, loved, humbled, and transformed by the sacred permaculture land of The Living Centre

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Date: 

August 19 - 26, 2017
Begins Saturday 19th at 4pm. with registration & dinner, to Saturday 26, 1:00pm with lunch 

Investment:

 $1495. Canadian ($1200 for Immersion & $295 for meals)

Includes: All Immersion sessions, educational material, 3 organic vegan meals daily, snacks and herbal teas.
Does not include taxes, transportation and accommodations.   

Accommodations:

To receive the full Re-Wild Experience we highly recommend that you stay on the property during the Immersion. Tenting (BYO) or Cabins are available. 

Tenting: $120- bring your own

Private Cabin: $280 - beddings provided - quaint and cozy - no electricity or water

Other accommodation options

We feel that the importance of this work is such that we will do our best to make sure that anyone who wishes to attend can do so. See below for options and if none of these work for you please contact us at 519-652-9109

Work Trade Opportunities: Partial work-trade of up to $200 is available. Please inquire at 519-652-9109
Limited Scholarships available

Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below, e-transfer, or by certified check or Visa. Please make check payable to
The Living Centre and send to: 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3

 

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The Re-Wild & Re-Connect Immersion is part of the Shamanu: Wild Earth, Wild Heart 8-month Mentorship program

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"We are creating with our imaginations a period of rebuilding, where the intercommunion of all species will guide our life activities. We must come to understand that these dreams of ours do not originate in our brains alone. We are the space where the Earth dreams." - Brian Swimme