Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary

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About the Living Centre


Life-Affirming Education

The Living Centre is a powerful gateway for transition, regeneration and resilience.   The eco-spiritual community offers life-changing leadership education for those pioneering souls who are ready to heal, expand consciousness and unleash their true potential. Established upon Earth-centered values, our programs and on-line resources support people to discover their ‘sacred work' as builders of a planetary community focused on peace and respect for all life. A safe space is created to shed old layers, transcend limitations and return to wholeness. The Seven Pathways that hold this alternative lifestyle approach are Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, Visionary Herbalism, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition, Permaculture, Forest Gardening, Mentorship & Apprenticeship programs.

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The Seven Pathways

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Earth Wisdom Teachings

Reclaim instinctual wisdom, the truth of interconnection and ecstatic experience. Know the powers of Earth as fundamental forces of who you are, and become warriors of the spiritual wilderness.

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Living Nutrition
Ayurvedic Living Foods

Reclaim personal vitality and support the Earth. Blending the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine.

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Visionary Herbalism
Ecological Pathways 

An in-depth understanding of the spirit and art of Herbalism. Blending earth awareness, scientific research with practical folklore techniques.

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 Ecology & Sustainability 

A comprehensive hands-on experience into the principles and ethics of Permaculture design techniques, building,  gardening and community design.

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Forest Gardening
Regenerative Design

Forest gardening is a high yielding, low maintenance, and the most regenerative form of gardening existing to humanity.

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"Tell me & I forget,
involve me & I learn.”

Programs available in Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, Herbalism, Forest Gardening, and Ayurvedic Living Nutrition.

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Sevenfold Path Apprenticeship  

Uniquely crafted one & two-month Residential Leadership programs

A call to become a part of a global movement of conscious people who have chosen to honour the Earth and make ‘Peace' a way of life. A transformational exploration into the heart and soul of one's life.

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About Lorenna and Shantree


Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera & Shantree Kacera R.H, D.N., Ph.D. are eco-spiritual guides, founders and directors of The Living Centre (est 1983).  IIntegrating their work, a seed vision was born to create a lifestyle and educational programs that weave the spiritual and pragmatic aspects of ecological and personal regeneration.  From this seed and a lot of love and experiences a flourishing eco-spiritual centre exists that continues to supports thousands of people from around the world. Read More About Lorenna

Shantree is an Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist, Constitutional Consultant and Forest Garden Practitioner. Lorenna is founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teaching, Living Foods Educator and Spiritual Ecology Lifestyle guide. They are both Certified Permaculture educators with specialties in establishing regenerative personal and ecological systems. Read More About Shantree

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