Time & Location
Jun 10, 2023, 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Wakefield, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0, Canada
About the Event
Through a combination of Forest Therapy and the Work that Reconnects, join us to:
- Re-discover the support and vitality available when we slow down and awaken our senses to Nature
- Deepen into your sense of interconnectedness within the web of Life
- Draw upon that aliveness and connection as the ground for your choices and actions
During this retreat-style workshop, experience exercises and tools to:
- calm your mind and access the wisdom within nature.
- ∙ connect with fellow humans who share similar cares, dreams and concerns for earth
- ∙ feel, honour, and shift our pain for the world (including ecological grief)
- ∙ build resiliency and nourish our capacity to act for collective thriving
Nature & Forest Therapy:
These gently guided nature immersions support the wellbeing of participants in body, mind and spirit by nurturing our Nature connection. We slow down, awaken our senses, and become present to each moment. As we move from a state of stress to a place of rest, relaxation and healing, we can re-awaken to the wisdom of Earth.
The Work that Reconnects:
Developed by Joanna Macy and updated over the past five decades with collaborators around the world, this group work is known as the Work that Reconnects. The process combines teachings and practices that help people transform grief or paralysis in the face of ecological and social challenges into energy for constructive, collaborative action.
Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health. Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving.
Andrea Prazmowski is a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide and trains and mentors new guides. She co-creates seasonal “Wild Spirit” gatherings, facilitates the Work That Reconnects and has certification in Permaculture Design, as a Reiki Master, and in Storytelling. Andrea also facilitates the Kairos Blanket Exercise, to support the ongoing work of Truth & Reconciliation. The descendant of Polish immigrants, she is grateful to be living within the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe nation.
All are welcome. Space is limited to an intimate group.
Sliding Scale Pricing: $160 -$80
The specific address in Wakefield will be provided upon registration
Registration deadline: June 9th 5 pm
What is sliding scale pricing and how does it work?
Sliding scale pricing provides a service or product with multiple price points. These price points are set to make the service or product accessible to people with different levels of income, so that financial resources need not be a barrier to a person’s ability to access a product or service. Community members can chose the price point that best reflects their ability pay for a product or service, based on their individual circumstances.
We wish is to make this workshop accessible to all who wish to participate and to support a modest livelihood out of love for planet earth and the bodies of work upon which this workshop is based.
Sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities.
If the lowest income price point is beyond your reach and you would like to participate in this retreat, an in-kind trade or scholarship is also available.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the workshop fills, you have the option to join a wait list by contacting the email address above.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a participant cancels their registration 5 or more days before the workshop, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 processing fee.
If a participant cancels 2-4 days before the workshop (until June 8 at noon), a credit note will be provided, to apply to a future workshop, good for one year, minus a $25 processing fee.
If a participant cancels within 48 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), or leaves the workshop early, there is no refund.
Should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.
This price provides some financial support to those without the means to participate.$160.00
This price covers the costs to sustain this course.$120.00
This price is for those on low income and in need of financial assistance.$80.00