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

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: Journey into Sacred Silence

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Entering the space of sacred silence is essential for the balance and regeneration of your spirit. It’s where you remember and connect to the vast wisdom and primal knowing of who you are. Where you come home to yourself to recharge, balance and ‘Dream’. In this space the Sacred whispers, and you listen. Through the nourishing dance of silence, we allow the fluidity of movement, breath and sound to gently guide us into the home of dreams, visions and regeneration. Gentle somatic processes integrate, cleanse, and make space for the new.  Active breath and earth-centred meditation revitalize the energy centers, attuning the body, mind and spirit. Perceiving our bodies as living expressions of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether, we journey into their great wisdom teachings within and around us. Surrendering to the heart’s primacy and its power of receptivity, we access the realms of intuition, feelings, and felt awareness where we can hear Earth’s voice as She calls us into what is new for self and planet. This journey is an invitation to enter the sweet darkness of Autumn and return to the womb of inner silence for rejuvenation and visioning of the ‘yet to be’. The Journey Includes … 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

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

Spiritual Nutrition: The Path to Peace

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Can the Ayurvedic Living Foods Lifestyle lift us from the prison of self-preoccupation and isolation, healing the mentality of domination, the rape of the feminine aspect and the practice of exclusivism? Can it support the growth of intuitive wisdom, cultivate compassion and be the seed for our spiritual ripening? The answer is YES! Find out how and why, as we speak to the deep spiritual hunger at the core of the nutritional dilemma and global crisis. Enlightening insights into the Food-Body-Mind-Emotion-Spirit-Nature connection offers a truly holistic platform for our exploration. Practicing the art of living cuisine becomes an opportunity for creative expression and a potent portal to the sacred. Reductionism & the Secret Shadow vs the Golden Rule Sattvic Diet, Spiritual Fasting & the Human Spirit The nutritional power of Relaxation, Awareness & Rhythm The Interconnected Web of Life Cultivating Felt Awareness Sacredness & the Feminine Principle The Intuitive Imperative Energetics, Evolution & Spiritual Anatomy “Peace is not something that happens by accident. Peace is like silence; it is always there. The lack of harmony in our lives is like noise superimposed on the silence. The issue is not how to create peace, but how to live in a way … Read more

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