The Living Centre Mentorship programs offer a model of education that is empowering and fulfilling. Offered as 4 to 8 month programs, these in-depth trainings give you the time and support needed to fully absorb what you are learning. Our intention at the end of the training is that you feel confident with the knowledge and skills you have learned, and have integrated them into your lifestyle and/or your career. You have 5 to 8 weeks between sessions to work on projects, be supported through the ‘buddy’ system and one-on-one sessions with your Mentor. Having incorporated what you learned, you are ready to take the next step in your Mentorship journey.
The Sevenfold Path:
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 time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? 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.
The Wild Wisdom of Wonder:
A 4-Month Shamanu Mentorship4
June 21 to October 1, 2023
- Explore: Why reclaiming ‘wonder’ is vital to remember who you are and your role in the Earth Community.
- Living in the frequency of wonder gives the strength, love, insight and compassion to move through times of great transition artfully.
- How this primal, life-giving and life-saving virtue got buried and how to rebirth it.
- Why awakening the innate joy of Life is essential in breaking the spell of a consumer-based, addictive culture.
- The solutions and how to reclaim your role as co-creator with nature in building a beautiful and just world for all Beings.
Practical Herbalism Mentorship
Medicine of the People
May 6 to Nov 6, 2023
“To become a true herbalist, means to be sensitive to the being of the herbs. To listen when the plant speaks, to speak to the plant as to another human being, and to look upon it as one’s teacher.” ~Dr. David Frawley
A hands-on exploration in designing and working with wild herbs and native plants. The program includes: medicine-making, herbal preparations, formulations, case studies, personal and community projects. To experience and assist the growth of herbs ensures the personal healing loop between herb and herbalist.
Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship
Traditional Foods & Wild Plant Cuisine
June 17 to Nov 6, 2023
“The ultimate goal of both wild nutrition is not only the production of crops, but also the cultivation and perfection of new ways of seeing, of thinking, and acting in the world.”
This Mentorship is committed to the future of native and wild nutritional plants by educating and inspiring tomorrow’s foragers, wildcrafters, herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. It offers a rigorous immersion into the cultivation and use of nutritional plants. Discover how a genuine working relationship with Earth and the plants are the cornerstone for enduring personal, community and ecological health and happiness.
Energetic Medicine Mentorship:
Pattern language & Plant Intelligence
July 8 to Nov 6, 2023
“If it’s not broken don’t fix it”
~Dr. Gabriel Cousens., M.D.
At this point in our planetary history, if we are to survive, we need to follow the law of unity between humanity and nature. Through an energetic system of plant medicine, there’s an active process that matches plant/food to the person. Health is the harmonious interaction of many components untied to make a whole. Ayurveda provides a wealth of functional and insightful tools that can help us determine the root of our suffering and place us on track to reclaim optimal health.
Conscious Nutrition Mentorship:
A Journey of Transformation
March 7 to Nov 22, 2023
“When we look at nutrition from a purely scientific point of view, there is no place for consciousness. And yet, consciousness could be one of the crucial determinants of the metabolism of food itself.”
~Deepak Chopra., M.D.
What if the transition to a ‘Culture of Peace’ begins with what’s on our dinner plates? Could a plant-based cuisine be the most practical action for cultivating a new era of personal health, social justice and environmental protection? The Mentorship invites you into a powerful dietary lifestyle beyond what you can imagine. A synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings, and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine invites you into a lifestyle experience that supports both person and planet.
Forest Gardening Mentorship
Ecological Resilience of Native Plants
May 13 to Nov 6, 2023
“The ultimate goal of forest gardening is not only the production of crops, but also the cultivation of new ways of seeing, thinking and acting in the world.” ~Dave Jacke
This Mentorship is committed to the future of native and wild plants by educating and inspiring tomorrow’s foragers, wildcrafters, herbalists, forest gardeners, permaculturists and ecologists. Through the cultivation and use of these plants, discover how a genuine working relationship with Earth and the plants are the cornerstone for enduring personal, community and ecological health and happiness. Learn how to achieve the same benefits natural systems demonstrate: stability, resilience, self-maintenance, self-renewal and increased nutrient conservation at personal and ecological levels.
The Path of Regenerative Design
April 15 - Oct 22, 2023
“Permaculture gives us a toolkit from a culture of fear and scaricty to one of love and abundance.” -Toby Hemenway
Learn about Permaculture throughout the four seasons, focusing on Temperate climates. This course is an internationally recognized, 72-hour training in the ethics, principles, methods and practices of Permaculture Design, plus 24 extra hands-on hours and 24 hours of group/independent work giving you 120 hours of quality education.
The goal of Permaculture is to create harmony with the planet, oneself and each other. Permaculture designers use principles and techniques to establish regenerative, resilient and self-sufficient homesteads, landscapes and communities.
Wild Plant Permaculture &
Rewilding Design System - Understanding the Language of Nature
Date TBA 2023 -
“A mass restoration of ecosystems offers us hope where there was little hope before”. -George Monbiot
Learn to transform degraded woodlands and thickets into healthy, biodiverse, productive, edible, medicinal native plant habitats through hands-on, ecologically sound techniques. This part-time program is equally suited for the professional and the layperson, landowners and land stewards, activists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts and native plant lovers. We begin with the permaculture foundations and then dive in deeper to understand how wild plants embody permaculture and cooperate to enhance the environment for the benefit of all.