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

Embodied Radiance with Francesca: Sacred Earth Sounds & Lorenna: Shamanu – A Pre- Summer Solstice Workshop

Reclaiming Our Innate Frequency of Love   Summer Solstice energy is power in the making, reminding us of our own solar heritage and the powerful radiance inherent within our hearts and bodies. It is a time to reclaim the great joy and abundance of Life. It reminds us of the true role of humans as solar beings alive on this beautiful planet to be a light and palm of love for all of life. Love is vital, strong, and fierce when needed. It is the activator for insight, compassion and creativity! Love heals the illusion of separation, opening our hearts to what is true, just and real. We remember who we are and how we are held within a vibrant and loving Earth community. Reclaiming our authentic self we are free and in purpose to Life. You are invited to join Francesca (Sacred Earth Sounds) and Lorenna (Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings) in revitalizing the radiance of your essential self and discover the power to transform your world in alignment with Nature’s way. Experience: Letting go of what blocks natural radiance and vitality Reconnecting with the knowingness field Attuning with Nature to reclaim natural power We begin by slowing down and stilling … Read more

ManEarth: Fire & Water Sacred Balance

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“For the last thousands of years, we have been in a great masculine imbalance. Now, for the first time, we have a chance to reach balance and stop this pendulum right in the middle. We must do that if we wish to survive.” ~ Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff, the Unangan (Aleut) wisdom keeper This imbalance is between the masculine (fire)  and feminine (water) principles. Fire is out of control causing a great drought of the sacred feminine principle on Earth. This workshop is an invitation to dive into the watery aspects of the sacred feminine in men. Why would you want to do this? The more feminine sensibilities of listening deeply,  being present, understanding the quieter rhythms and timings of things, sensing into circumstances, recognizing connection, intuition, valuing the unknown and embodiment are potent abilities available to all genders. The masculine’s dynamic fires when coupled with the free-flowing waters of feminine energy bring inner balance, peace,  self-healing, spiritual self-mastery and a new form of power that protects and serves all of Life.   While Fire is naturally vital, the high-stress demands of the industrial culture with its pressure for production, power and success have led to the depletion of many men’s life-force … 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

WomanEarth: Leadership – The Dance of Water & Fire

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October 30 & 31, 2021, New Moon Energy “As we see it, the Earth and women are the same; what happens to one happens to the other.” ~ Arkan Lushwala, Peruvian ceremonial leader We see an unhealthy imbalance on the planet between the masculine (fire)  and feminine (water) principles. There is too much fire.  A great drought of the sacred feminine principles threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Her sweet waters dammed, over-used, bottled and evaporated, causing severe instability in nature, society, economics, education, healthcare and the governing leadership. You could say all of the ominous challenges of our time are a reflection of this imbalance.  The industrial complex offers a leadership model centred in power-over nature and people, production over compassion, and the ‘bottom line’ over love and generosity. The sacred feminine invites us into a new story of leadership. Leadership that values wholeness,  listening, intuition, the unknown and embodiment.  One that is both caring and bold. Leadership centred in Life’s values, is no-nonsense in its approach, embraces diversity, supports personal empowerment, and acts as co-creators with Mother Earth. A sense of meaningful purpose fashions this kind of leadership guided by the sacred feminine principles of love … Read more

WomanEarth: Reclaiming Your Sacred Wild Feminine Life-force

Life-force is a power that we all possess. A natural and regenerative resource designed to bring health and happiness. When mindfully accessed, sustained and directed, it is the substance that allows the miracle of self-healing and spiritual self-mastery.  Also known as chi, prana, ovarian power or kundalini, it is a continuous flow of primordial energy that unifies humans, nature and the cosmos.  If we lived in an ideal world, uncluttered by insistent stress and a patriarchal directive,  women would be equally celebrated and supported to self-direct.  Life energy would flow freely and abundantly, and this workshop would not be necessary. But we don’t – at least not yet. For centuries women have been taught to believe that their role is to unconditionally direct their Lifeforce energy to their families, communities and partners, leaving little power for themselves. While much of one’s giving emerges from a genuine feminine spirit, much doesn’t.   Throughout the weekend, we dive into the ‘how’ of embracing your sacred wild Life-force, reclaiming your power to navigate the course of your future and why this is essential for the healing and fulfillment of your life and the healing of the Earth. We do this through a fluid dive … Read more