Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

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: 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

WomanEarth: 
Kundalini Awakening – Activating Sexual Lifeforce Energies

July 15 & 16, 2023 Sexual energy is the most powerful generator of life-force available to humans. When moving freely through body, heart and mind, this river of vitality allows the capacity for self-healing and regeneration. It reconnects us to unrealized dreams, hidden potential and the great pleasures of Life, in and out of the bedroom. Life-force, also known as Kundalini, ignites spiritual self-mastery. Reconnecting with this energy is the only way we directly feel the original energy from which each of us is born. It is the fuel that sparks creativity, passion, love and Life itself.   This playshop offers a safe and explorative space to deepen your understanding of this energy and unearth the stories that have held this power captive. Learning to access, sustain and direct Kundalini energies mindfully opens the way to falling in love and into union with oneself and the world. It is the seed energy for all creativity, including how you create your life.  So how do you reclaim sovereignty over this juicy energy in everyday life?   You do it through your body, nature connection and the support of your sisters — the way women have always done. Whether in an intimate relationship or not, sexual/sensual … 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

Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings

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ReWild & Reconnect Imagine living in an intimate relationship with Earth.  Tuned to Her rhythms and cycles, you connect with nature’s energy for constant renewal, creativity, and spiritual guidance. Experiencing the sacred unity of all living things,  fulfilled in knowing who you are and your sacred ‘place’ within the web of life, you are home and at peace. Shamanu is an invitation to liberate yourself from the death grips of a worldview based on separation. Embrace a new story that inspires a fresh understanding of self and your relationship with the Living Earth. Journeying into sacred unity with Earth, long-forgotten mysteries unfold into conscious awareness.  A deep knowing of Self as a living expression of Earth in action, with Her wisdom, unconditional love, generosity, power and no-nonsense truth awakens in and as you. Reactivate the never-ending flow of life-force energy, heart-to-heart communication with Nature and spiritual insights that are your birthright. In the spirit of Sacred Reciprocity: Reclaim what authentic leadership means now Explore the new spiritual adventure of this era Transform the grief of an endangered planet into creative action Restore the often tattered roots of belonging to this Earth Dream what a future born of the consciousness of … Read more