Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

Re-Enchanting Your Life with Darren Austin Hall & Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera

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A 1-Day Eco-Spiritual Immersion to Regenerate Wonder,  Self Love and Our World   One of the great themes of our shifting age is the sacred relationship between humans and Earth. Our ancient ancestors bridled the natural mysticism of the Earth with great devotion and care. In modern civilization, our deep bonds with the land have broken. With the rise of industrialization and materialist science, it has become a period of time denoted by writers, philosophers and artists as ‘the age of disenchantment’. The disenchantment describes our loss of a primal, life-giving and life-saving essence we know as ‘wonder’ for the beauty of nature. A wonder that recognizes the ecology of the planet as profoundly alive, sentient and capable of being connected and communicated with in metaphysical ways. This living spiritedness is at the heart of our true nature. During this one-day immersion, we shall be enthusing the re-enchantment of our world and our human selfhood through multi-dynamic practices, community activities and sacred revelry. We will spend time in deep communion with the spirits of the beautiful lands upon which The Living Centre is found, sharing our discoveries in circles of mutual wondering. Our sensitivities to such intimate bonding with Earth will … Read more

Online – Conscious Relationship Couples Workshop:

Deepening Love & Connection We live in a time of great global change where the mythology of intimate relationships is being challenged and being reassembled into something more scrumptious than ever before.  Women and men passionate about reclaiming the joy of soulful, genuine love find that they can no longer rely on old roles and beliefs. Intimate relationships are calling for a new kind of honesty and awareness – a new story – and the willingness to cultivate capacities to connect with another in ways that meet the evolutionary dynamics of the ‘now.’ This workshop invites you to explore conscious relationships as a spiritual path, where the joys and challenges we face are seen as opportunities to expand our sense of who we are. Conscious relationships are decisive and intentional. They are thoughtful, inquisitive, kind and compassionate. Both partners are committed to a purposeful journey and supportive of each other’s creativity and path of service. Vulnerability and freedom are at their core. Love is the fuel for this sacred journey. Fulfillment for oneself and the world is the fruit of one’s commitment and courage to ‘walk the talk’ of conscious love. Ayurveda & Relationship: The ancient art and science of … Read more

Costa Rica – Conscious Relationship Journey

Enlivening the Sacred Fires of Love & Connection We live in a time of significant global change where the mythology of intimate relationships is challenged and reassembled into something more delicious than ever. Women and men passionate about reclaiming the joy of soulful, genuine love find that they can no longer rely on old roles and beliefs. Intimate relationships call for a new kind of honesty and awareness – a new story – and the willingness to cultivate capacities to connect with another in ways that meet the heart’s needs and the ‘soul’ of your relationship. The Conscious Relationship journeys are private sessions customized to meet your relationship’s needs. The invitation is to explore relationships as a spiritual path. The vibrant sensuality of nature and the pure spirit of the ocean, rainforest and waterfalls are your restorative allies. A perfect place to dive into new levels of Love and Connection with your beloved. About Lorenna & Shantree For 25 years, we have lived and worked together 24-7, caring for the many people, activities and the land at The Living Centre (est in 1983) in London, Ontario, Canada. The ten winters living in Costa Rica have nourished and shaped our relationship … Read more

Shamanu: Soul of Wilderness

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TBA Imagine living in intimate relationship with Earth.  Tuned to Her rhythms and cycles you are able to connect with nature’s energy for constant renewal, creativity, and spiritual guidance. Experiencing the sacred unity of all living things you are fulfilled in the knowledge of who you are and your unique part within the web of life. This workshop is an invitation to merge your wild heart with the wonders of creation and come back home to the source of your highest wisdom – your Ecological Self. Turning to Nature as a mentor and guide, the Earth-centered philosophies and practices deepen your innate capacity to make contact with, learn from and be nourished by the spirits of the land. Deepening into the powers of Earth, Water, Sun/Fire, Air and Ether as fundamental forces of who you are re-awakens a great power, confidence and grounding reminder of what’s true and possible. To awaken from the harm that disconnection with Self and Nature has caused requires that we drop below the constraints of the mind and move into the wisdom of body/soul/nature.  Slowing down through multi-dimensional movement, dance, breath, sound and meditation processes softens the illusion of ‘a separate self’ opening new possibilities … Read more

The World Peace Diet: Creating a Culture of Peace – Online

Creating a Culture of Peace

“The revolution that is demanded by our yearning for peace, freedom, and happiness must provide a new foundation for our culture, moving it away from its herding values of oppression and disconnectedness toward the post-herding values of respect, kindness, equality, sensitivity, and connectedness. Above all, this revolution must change our relationship to our meals—our most practiced rituals—and to our food, our most powerful inner and outer symbol.”~ Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet Do you feel called to help create a positive future for our children and the world? Are you concerned about our culture’s mistreatment of people, animals, and the Earth? Do you long to untangle and understand the hidden roots of the dilemmas we face as individuals and society? Do you aspire to develop skills to embody, share, and teach healthy and compassionate lifestyles that bring joy and purpose? Drawing on the wisdom in the World Peace Diet written by Dr. Will Tuttle, you will discover answers and effective responses to these questions. Shantree will share the tools and insights needed to understand veganism as a spiritual, cultural, physical and transformational path of awakening. A path that supports your health and the health of our planet. Learn … Read more

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition: Deepening Connection, Compassion & Relationship

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For 5000 years, remarkable teaching has existed which is universal in its application and ageless in its wisdom. Ayurveda is the summation of this ageless knowledge.  Discover the life-changing, life-enhancing, no-more-worry-about-dieting, easiest and most compassionate way of eating, through an Ayurvedic plant-based, living-foods approach to nutrition. Discover the power of comprehensive compassion to transform consciousness and purify the human body and spirit. The Sevenfold Constitutional Lifestyle Process Organismic Wisdom The Why’s of Eating Disorders The Six Healing Tastes Living Water Stoking Your Digestive Fires Whole Body Eating The Protein Myth Sprouting, Fermentation & Wild Edible Foraging Design Your Personal Nutritional Lifestyle Program “As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.” ~Dr. David Frawley  To Register Date: May 30 – 31, 2020 Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Early-Bird $250 (Two-weeks before the workshop) Regular price $300 All lunches will be potluck style using as much as possible organic, local, wild, live-food plant-based ingredients. The centre will provide an in-season salad, herbal teas and snacks. It does not include taxes, accommodations or travel. Our cancellation policy

Living the Solution: Restoring Wholeness, Connection & Vitality

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“The revolution that is demanded by our yearning for peace, freedom, and happiness must provide a new foundation for our culture, moving it away from its herding values of oppression and disconnectedness toward…values of respect, kindness, equality, sensitivity, and connectedness. Above all, this revolution must change our relationship to our meals—our most practiced rituals—and to our food, our most powerful inner and outer symbol.” ~Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet This workshop brings together a Sevenfold constitutional lifestyle process, knowledge, insights, and empowerment tools to create a balanced nutritional lifestyle that supports you and your environment. Social Justice & the Web of Connection Healing the Earth & the Economy Climate Change & Food Circles of Compassion & Renewal Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices Saying ‘Enough’ to Social Pressures The Power of Community From Outmoded Exclusivity to All of Us Going Forward In Passion & Power “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~Albert Einstein To Register Date: Oct. 10 – 11, 2020 Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Early-bird $250 (2-weeks before the workshop) Regular price $300 Includes all workshop materials, handouts & charts It does not include … Read more

Autumn Equinox Celebration & International Peace Day

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  This particular day also known as Mabon is a time to honour and give thanks for the great harvest and abundance. It all began as a seed in spring and was nurtured by the sun’s generosity through the summer months. It has now reached fulfillment in our crops, adventures, relationship and spiritual growth. Autumn Equinox is also a time to pay tribute to the coming darkness as the days get shorter. We will be energetically connecting with over 200 countries and 80 million people celebrating the International Day of Peace. A ceremony of Sacred Reciprocity In ceremonial space, we offer our gratitude to the tremendous forces that give us Life, that inspire, nourish and heal us from season to season – Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Ether. Coming together in a community to collectively focus on the high frequency of Peace and the return of balance and harmony for all Beings, we create a powerful energy that animates our lives and ripples out to all creation. We welcome you to join us in a circle to celebrate the turning of the seasons and the opportunity to align our hearts and minds with Earth’s great cycles. The Evening Includes: Welcome … Read more

Summer Solstice Celebration: A Sacred Elemental Journey

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The Living Centre and our Sacred Theatre troupe invite you to join us on a magical journey around the 25-acre activation trail. Visit five special alters and enter the enchanted realm of the Elements – Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether. Be greeted by the Spirit of each Element as they dance, sing, and share their magic and fun. Receive a special treat, pause to activate your intentions and dreams, and give thanks for the abundance of Life. You will be guided from alter to alter by the Forest Fairies. Expect to be captivated by the wonders of Nature, ushered into the Sacred Reciprocity garden, then back to the Ether spiral garden by the pond. Children are most welcome.  The Sacred Elemental Journey will be followed by a Bonfire, Dancing, Drumming, Camaraderie and Desserts. Schedule: We begin in the herb garden, greeting each other, honouring the 5 Directions, and experiencing a Sacred Theatre offering.  Write your Intentions to be powered by each Element & this apex time of Fire/Sun energy. Small groups will be guided to each altar in a walking meditation, enjoying landscape, birdsongs & the unexpected other-than-human that may cross your path. Each station will greet and guide … Read more

Conscious Nutrition Mentorship: A Journey of Transformation

Mentorship Pathway The Process The Experience Registration Mentorship Pathway Practical Solutions for a Healthier & Happier People, Planet & Future “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~Jane Goodall 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 Conscious Nutrition Mentorship invites you into a dietary lifestyle that is powerful beyond what you can imagine. This program is a unique synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings, and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine. A renaissance in human thought, values, and action, the Mentorship offers catalytic experiences for the spiritual evolution of human consciousness as it evolves from domination and exploitation to a paradigm of communion, cooperation, and reverence for all Life. Explore the spiritual, scientific, intuitive and physical aspects of nutrition and the awakening of consciousness. Learn how the everyday choices of what you eat directly … Read more