23-Day Residential Apprenticeship Program
July 2 to 23, 2023
Experience one of the most comprehensive eco-spiritual vegan permaculture lifestyles in Canada. Each year we welcome six enthusiastic individuals to this program.
In a social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to improve the world? This apprenticeship offers grounded skills, knowledge, and perspectives that open the way to a more regenerative future for yourself and the Earth. This hands-on experience unlocks skills and potential, passions and insights to unleash the hero within, and with that, a forest of possibilities to enrich your life and the life of our home planet.
A Sevenfold Path Peace-Walker is a potent catalyst for change and has a deep desire to be part of the global transition we are in the midst of. The world needs people who choose to embrace the invitation to be emissaries of conscious evolution. Pioneering souls who can ‘live the solution’ in all areas of their lives.
Supported by a progressive educational model and a group of kindred spirits who are committed to living life on the same level as you are, we combine skills in Permaculture, organic forest gardening and natural building, live-food nutrition, wild plant foraging, and identification, with the practices and philosophies of Deep Ecology and Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings
“This is a time in history where it’s not enough to know. This is a time to know-how. ~ Dr. Joe Dispenza
Philosophies to support this shift in consciousness include work from Joanna Macy, The Work that Reconnects; Brian Swimme, The Universe Story; Charles Eisenstein, Steven Harold Buhner, Ayurveda and Permaculture principles. You will take this knowledge, information, philosophies and apply them. Go from mind to body to soul, from knowledge to experience to wisdom, from thinking to doing to being.
We invite you to think out of the ordinary, challenge beliefs and choose values that align with your innermost knowing. Fully embracing the interconnectedness of all life, you begin the process of creating a lifestyle filled with passion, purpose, and awe.
What is a Sevenfold Path Peace-Walker?
The Sevenfold Path finds its roots in the ancient teachings of the Essenes. It offers a powerful blueprint for developing practical wisdom, integrity, inner-vision and skills to live vital, harmonious lives in the seven aspects of life: body, mind, emotions, community, creative work, ecology, and spirit. A Sevenfold Path peace-walker is someone who lives life as an adventure, meets challenges straight on, is skilled in self-care, and has the tools for creating change so peace becomes a mighty force for regeneration. Established upon Earth-centered values, the Sevenfold Peace supports individuals to realize their ‘sacred work’ as builders of a planetary community focused on peace and respect for the sacredness of all life.
Live Your Passion and Purpose
This fantastic experience requires commitment and focus. You will acquire the skills and confidence needed to awaken your inner hero and evolve a lifestyle and career that ushers in a new era of peace, joy, love, and compassion.
We welcome you if you feel called to immerse yourself in a transformational, spiritually inspiring adventure of personal growth, healing and awakening. Expect to leave transformed, empowered and revitalized!
What You Will Experience:
As a Sevenfold Path Apprentice, you will participate in a Permaculture lifestyle that attunes you to the rhythms and wonders of nature. Teachings include:
- Daily Shamanu: Earth Wisdom philosophies and Primordial Movement practices
- Organic Forest Gardening
- Ayurvedic Vegan Living Nutrition
- Wild-crafting, plant identification and the energetics of plants
- Natural Building Projects
- Cultivate interpersonal skills and community building
- Spiritual Ecology leadership skills
- Natural healing processes that draw on the wisdom of plants, herbs, air, fire, water, earth & ether
- Deep Nature connection practices
- Visioning and manifestation skills
- Books, DVD’s & CD’s
Most days begin and end with morning practices and sunset meditations. You will have one day a week and most evenings free for study and integration.
Guest presenters will join Shantree & Lorenna Kacera during your Apprenticeship to support your soul-full adventure.
The Forest Gardens
The Living Centre strives to support the elevation of consciousness through our Permaculture garden practices. A diversity of Forest Gardens enhances the beautiful landscape.
Organic Vegan Live-Food Cuisine is pesticide, herbicide-free, with all nutrients intact, warmed to a temperature no higher than 118 degrees, sun-ripened, nutritious and delicious. It is a harmonious diet with a minimum ecological footprint.
We are looking for enthusiastic pioneers dedicated to their personal growth and desire to be of service to the world. Your responsibilities as part of the Apprenticeship Program are to attend all classes; participate whole-heartedly in the daily schedule, which includes: daily practices, classes and workshops; learn in the gardens, kitchen and general care of the Centre, be in line with the program dharma, be on time and committed to be here and have a positive, caring attitude. That’s it!
“My time at The Living Centre has transformed my way of being. I hold everlasting gratitude in my heart for this experience – for this healing land and deeply wise community. I recommend this opportunity to anyone who desires deeper self-understanding. This experience has presented me with such an understanding of self-honesty.” ~M
My gratitude for Lorenna and Shantree and the vision of peace they hold is infinite.” ~Terra
“Through the Apprenticeship program, I’ve learned how to live Truth. It has inspired me on many levels. I’m realizing the importance of living by example, walking my talk. This has truly been a life-altering experience. I’m coming away with a newfound confidence in my journey.” ~Kaitlin
“I’ve learned so many valuable lessons. Lorenna and Shantree are so wise. Such honourable teachers. This has been a milestone along my path. For that, I am so thankful.” ~Maya
“The Apprenticeship has been a most nourishing, interesting and transforming time for me! I was immersed in a wholistic lifestyle, could experience the delicious and transforming Living Foods diet, the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom practices and celebrations. There were also lots of opportunities for hands-on learning.” ~ Yvonne
“Taking this time to nurture and nourish myself in this crazy hectic world was the most loving thing I’ve ever done for myself. The Shamanu daily practices of movement, dance, breathwork, and meditation, combined with the Ayurvedic Living nutrition, deepening my connection with nature and the Elements have all brought a serious transformation. It has rippled out to create a more loving relationship with my partner, opened me up to more creative work opportunities and most of all, the pain in my body is nearly non-existent. I feel like I have moved from the caterpillar in crisis to the beautiful butterfly I am today.” ~Jerry
“The lessons that I’ve learned here have provided me so much insight into how to make the Sevenfold Path sustainable in my life. This is such a gift and an opportunity.” ~L
“Lorenna’s and Shantree’s support, brilliance, love and special care provided a profound healing environment. Their sacred land also nurtured my being through my apprenticeship. I completely and lovingly recommend this program for a deep reconnection with yourself while living in a wonderful community. ” ~Terri-Lee
“I feel empowered to use my voice and hands to help serve in other areas of need.” ~Andrew
“The Apprenticeship program has truly been a robust and juicy experience filled with joy and peace. Not only have I learned about organic forest gardening, Ayurvedic live-food Cuisine and sprouting, I have also learned about myself. Living the Sevenfold Path every day has been an opportunity to grow and each moment is a jewel that I am grateful for. It was so wonderful that I am coming back next year.” ~ Katie
“I’ve spent the last three years working with people in crisis until finally, I found myself in physical, mental and emotional crisis myself. My physical body was consistently in pain, debilitating me from working and doing the things that gave me joy and purpose. I was emotionally distraught. I found the Apprenticeship Program at The Living Centre. Intuitively I knew this was it. The approach through the Sevenfold Path to Peace was simple. While there, I learned through lectures and experiences how to create a deeper peace with the foundational areas of my life – my body, mind, and emotions.” ~D
“Summarizing an experience like this is not an easy task,
as each passing day brings me a greater understanding of how my experience at the Living Centre has changed me. I’m so very thankful for a beautiful summer learning and working at the Centre. Living in such a conscious lifestyle I was able to grow and develop a healthier relationship with my spirituality, physical being, and my mind. Lorenna and Shantree’s marriage of knowledge and passion creates a very loving and safe space to explore and journey into your self.” ~Joelle
“Through the diversity of work at the Centre, I was able to experience so many different aspects of myself. I spent time in the gardens, preparing food, in movement and meditation classes, participating in workshops and various ceremonies.” ~Heline
“I cannot express in words the value of this type of education. It has given me a stronger connection to my environment, my community and myself. I see this as being an immensely important part of my evolution. It has inspired me, helped me to find direction and opened avenues to how I can contribute to the community and the environment around me.” ~William
“Thank you for all that you have given me and for the beautiful work you are doing! You are an Inspiration to All!” Much Love and Gratitude” ~Tara Peters
“Lorenna and Shantree truly care for people and our planet. They’re down to earth, kind, “real” people who are working towards an even more beautiful world for all to enjoy.” ~Kristie
“The combination of fresh air, sunlight, swimming in the pond, gardening, great food, and amazing people made this summer a very memorable, live changing experience.” ~Sandy
“The Apprenticeship has been a most nourishing, interesting and transforming time for me! I was immersed in a wholistic Lifestyle (Sevenfold Path), which could experience the delicious and transforming Living-Foods Diet, the Shamanu practices and celebrations. There were also lots of opportunities for hands-on learning in organic gardening and I could immensely benefit from Shantree’s and Lorenna’s great knowledge and expertise in the fields of Nutrition, Ayurveda, Herbal Healing, Deep Ecology and Living in harmony with nature. Also, just being on their beautiful, well cared for the land had a very healing, strengthening and rejuvenating effect on me!” ~Niomi
Register for the Sevenfold Path
July 1 to 23, 2023
Begins July 2 at 4 pm with registration & dinner. Ends July 22nd after lunch
$2600 CAN plus taxes
6 applicants will be accepted to this program
Includes all training, course materials & books, all scheduled workshops and trainings, tenting accommodations (byo) and organic vegan live-food meals. Cabins are available at an extra cost of $250
Does not include tax & travel to and from The Living Centre
To secure your spot send a $500 deposit. Tuition balance due May 1, 2021
See our Commitment and Cancellation Policy
For more information contact us