Nov. 23 – 26  –  ‘Come Away’ 3 Day Silent Retreat

Saturday, November 23-26 @ Mark Centre, Abbotsford

Facilitator: Cathy Hardy
Spiritual Director: Lorie Martin
Info & Registration: Mark Centre

 

November 30   –   Invitedin2SoulCare Women’s Evening 

Advent Stillness

An intimate’ circle of resonance at various locations  7 – 9:30 pm.

                                                Lorie Martin and Cathy AJ Hardy

“Our intention is to create a gathering place and regular rhythm of quiet reflection, beautiful music, various wisdom messages, creative expressions, and deep connecting for a community of women who are intentional about soul care, personal growth, and living an authentic life of love and faith.”
Lorie & Cathy

– Friendship & connection.
– Entering into spiritual pactices together through contemplation, music, art.
– Experiencing a variety of themes with various women in our community.

$25 per evening   Register Here

 

 Coming in 2018…

January 20   –   INVITED Retreat – Lindell Beach Cottages

Saturday, January 20th   from  9:00 am – 5 pm   Cultus Lake, Chilliwack

A Special One Day Retreat for Women –  Guided Quiet times of Solitude and in Community

Theme: Invited to Soul Work and Wholeness

A day at the water and woods to refresh your life.
Massage & spiritual direction/prayer counselling OR painting Session

 

 

Choose from:
Aromatherapy Massage and
Prayer Counselling or Spiritual Direction

OR Creative Time through Painting
Retreat Team:  Barb, Debbie, Diane, Herta & Lorie

Cost: $125 Includes lunch, drinks, snacks, art and retreat supplies PLUS a copy of Lorie’s book, “Invited.” Some Scholarships are available upon request. Do not let finances keep you from coming!!!

Click Here to Register by completing needed information. Then go to Paypal or e-transfer to invitedin@telus.net

 

February 1   –   Invitedin2SoulCare Women’s Evening 

Looking to Lent/Easter

An intimate’ circle of resonance in our homes.’  7 – 9:30 pm.

                                                Lorie Martin and Cathy AJ Hardy

“Our intention is to create a gathering place and regular rhythm of quiet reflection, beautiful music, various wisdom messages, creative expressions, and deep connecting for a community of women who are intentional about soul care, personal growth, and living an authentic life of love and faith.”
Lorie & Cathy

– Friendship & connection.
– Entering into spiritual pactices together through contemplation, music, art.
– Experiencing a variety of themes with various women in our community.

$25 per evening   Register Here

 

 

March 15 – 17   –   THE GRAND EMBRACE 2

A 3 Day Retreat/Workshop Experience  with Wm. Paul Young, Dr. Brad Jersak, Lorie Martin,  and Cathy AJ Hardy – PLUS Concert Evening

THURSDAY March 15 – SATURDAY March 17, Aldergrove/Langely British Columbia

RETREAT/CONFERENCE – Venue: St Dunstan’s Anglican Church 3025 264th St. Aldergrove

SCHEDULE:

Thursday evening (7-9) Friday & Saturday (9:30-4:30) Saturday Concert Evening Event (7pm)

Inspirational Messages. Stations of Prayer and Reflection. Small Groups of Conversation. One-on-one Soul Care. Inspirational and Healing Music

Limited to 100 participants        Lunches & Refreshments included. Lodging not included.

Some scholarship funds available upon request.

TICKETS: $280.00  REGISTER  HERE

CONCERT EVENING: OPEN TO PUBLIC – St. Dunstans Anglican Church 3025 St Aldergrove

Saturday 7-9:30pm (ticket included for retreat/conference participants)

Concert Only:  REGISTER  HERE

 

April 26  –   Invitedin2SoulCare Women’s Evening 

Spring Sings

An intimate’ circle of resonance in our homes.’  7 – 9:30 pm.

                                                Lorie Martin and Cathy AJ Hardy

“Our intention is to create a gathering place and regular rhythm of quiet reflection, beautiful music, various wisdom messages, creative expressions, and deep connecting for a community of women who are intentional about soul care, personal growth, and living an authentic life of love and faith.”
Lorie & Cathy

– Friendship & connection.
– Entering into spiritual pactices together through contemplation, music, art.
– Experiencing a variety of themes with various women in our community.

$25 per evening   Register Here

 

May 12   –   Grace in Grief Workshop – Lindell Beach Cottages

Saturday, May 12th  9 am – 5 pm   Cultus Lake, Chilliwack

 

 

 

 

A One-Day Retreat offering grace upon grace to our varied losses & the healing journey.

@ Lindell Beach Cottages – Cultus Lake, Chilliwack  (50 min from Abbotsford Airport)

This retreat will have guided group and solitude times led by Lorie Martin.

Cost $125 (Includes Lunch/Snacks/Retreat & Art Supplies)  Scholarships available.
REGISTER HERE

Attending to our losses and grief is vital for our healing, growth and transformation. This retreat is specially designed to give you a sacred and a safe place to process grief with no apologies, shame, or explanations. I have come deep and close to my losses where light and healing continue to enter. It is an honor for us to journey with you in these tender places.  – Lorie

 July 29 – Aug 2   –   5 Day Contemplative Soul Care Retreat

Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island, BC

Facilitated by Cathy AJ Hardy & Lorie Martin

Sunday July 29 – Thursday, August 2nd     5-Day Retreat for Men and Women

Enter a 5 Day experience of Contemplative practices, Soul Care Music, Stillness, Labyrinth walks, forest paths, time for personal reflection, journaling and opportunities to receive Spiritual Direction.

Cathy & Lorie have been guiding contemplative retreats  for over 15 years and together they offer their spiritual leadership to create a time of rich soul care. The retreat will offer group times of meditation, song and spiritual practices as well as personal time for rest and rejuvenation.

Rivendell Retreat Centre offers a unique location on Bowen island, a place of peace and quiet away from the noise, distractions and pressures of the city, with magnificent views of mountains, forests and seas… a sanctuary with a network of trails that offer the opportunity for discovering new intimacy with God while exploring forest paths and the wonders of creation. Located on 6 1/2 acres atop Cates Hill on Bowen Island; a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and West Vancouver.

Retreat costs:

More Details to be Announced

Lorie Martin is a spiritual director, creative writer, and offers deep inner healing care, contemplative retreats and workshops. She lives in Abbotsford, B.C. with Dwight, her husband of 38 years. Together they raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these raw experiences she has learned to authentically embrace both the grief and the grace that impact us deeply, crack us open to our core, and change our lives. Lorie continues to open to Healing Love and ‘grace upon grace.” She accompanys others through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life & faith. Her passion is for our awareness and experience of Divine Presence in suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges. She is author of Invited, Choose Love and Grace Upon Grace.

Cathy AJ Hardy is a singer-songwriter and offers contemplative retreats,workshops and musical events. She has created and led ecumenical evenings of sung prayer for the past 18 years, writing liturgy, prayers and songs. Her music has been nominated for several awards with the Gospel Music Awards of Canada. She sings from soul’s depths from her own personal journey of loss and transformation. Navigating the waters of divorce and loss of dreams, she said ‘yes’ to Divine Love amidst letting go of the life she had hoped for. With Brother Roger of Taize as inspiration, she has sought to live a life of ‘drinking deeply from the well-springs of life’ and learning to live a life of joy and freedom.

2017 Completed Retreats—————————-

An INVITED Retreat

“Invited to LISTENA Special Day of refreshing and reflection – Guided Quiet times of Solitude and in Community.   A One-Day Women’s  Retreat    Saturday, January 21st   from  9:00 am – 5 pm  @ Lindell Beach Cottages – Cultus Lake   A day at the water and woods to refresh your life.
Includes: massage (1/2 hr) & spiritual direction/prayer counselling (1 hr.) OR painting (2 hr.)

Soul Care Retreat – Westminster Abbey, Mission BC

Friday, Feb 24th 7:00pm – Sunday, Feb 26th 1:00pm

Soul Care RetreatsA weekend of Soul Care at the beautiful Westminster Abbey in Mission.
Room for 18 women, this retreat will offer time for reflection, meditation, soul care & rest.
Each woman will have their own private room/bathroom & access to the beautiful Abbey grounds, forest area, stone church, and more.
The retreat will be guided by Cathy with group times of meditation (rooted in the Christian Mystical Tradition), song, and stillness.  Cathy will provide journaling meditations, art meditations, & stations for personal prayer and reflection.  Retreat Facilitator:  Cathy Hardy  Spiritual Director:  Lorie Martin

Grace in Grief Workshop – Lindell Beach, BC

Saturday, March 18th  9 am – 5 pm    RETREAT IS FULL

 

 

 

 

A One-Day Retreat offering grace upon grace to our varied losses & the healing journey.

@ Lindell Beach Cottages – Cultus Lake, Chilliwack  (50 min from Abbotsford Airport)

This retreat will have guided group and solitude times with options to join workshops:  Grace through a) Songs and music with Cathy AJ Hardy  b)  Painting with Herta Klassen  c) Nature and creative responses with Lorie .

Invited in To The Shack – FULL – You may register for waiting list

Saturday, April 1st    1 pm – 5 pm.

@  2039 Carol Road, Lindell Beach, Cultus Lake, Chilliwack

Reflections and Discussion  An Afternoon of Coffee & Conversation
Let’s take a look at the book/movie and Our Image of God with Dr. Brad Jersak

Cultus Lake Cottage with a visit to film location  (Buildings are no longer there)
Coffee/tea and snacks provided  Cost $45  (Students $25)

Holy Saturday Retreat

Saturday, April 15th  9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
@ St. Dunstan’s Church 3025 – 264th St. Aldergrove/Langley

A Lenten day of quiet reflection and guided prayer as we wait at the in-between time.  Holy Saturday is the living tension between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  Its a place where we find ourselves living with the “Not Yet”.
Holy Saturday is a day to hold the places that we have died to and are
waiting for resurrection.  A day of stillness, listening, sung prayers
and creative meditation exercises.  Cost $125  With Cathy AJ Hardy and Lorie Martin

An INVITED Retreat – Lindell Beach Cottages, Cultus Lake

Saturday, May 13th   from  9:00 am – 5 pm   A Special One Day Retreat for Women –  Guided Quiet times of Solitude and in Community.

Theme: “Invited to Solitude & Community” – Living a Contemplative life

A day at the water and woods to refresh your life.
Includes: massage (1/2 hr) & spiritual direction/prayer counselling (1 hr.) OR painting (2 hr.)

Retreat Team:  Barb, Debbie, Diane, Herta & Lorie

Cost: $125 Includes lunch, drinks, snacks, art and retreat supplies PLUS a copy of Lorie’s book, “Invited.” Some Scholarships are available upon request. Do not let finances keep you from coming!!!  SPECIAL PRICE for mother’s of young children —  $75.

Gather~Her Retreat  – St. Dunstan’s Church , Aldergrove

Friday, June 9th   from  6 pm – 9 pm  &  Saturday, June 10th   from  9 am – 8 pm

Invited In welcomes a Gather~Her Retreat by Jodi Krahn  “I have come to know and experience that body work is highly effective and necessary on the deep healing journey to wellness and freedom, however, often the BODY is neglected and needs to be listened and attended to. Jodi’s passion and loving care create a safe, beautiful, and effective healing experience. Hope you can join us for  this time flowing with contemplation, music, & healing body work”   – Lorie Martin

Recover your mind, restore your heart, reclaim your body, return to your WHOLE SELF.

You are invited to a transformative workshop with a unique blend of life coaching, restorative/yin style yoga, and embodied prayer, that help to integrate the four parts of a person: mind, heart, body and soul in order to connect with your true self and live a life you love.

Contemplative Soul Care Retreat- Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island BC

Monday, July 3rd – Friday, July 7     5-Day Retreat for men and women

Enter a 5 Day experience of Contemplative practices, Soul Care Music, Stillness, Labyrinth walks, forest paths, time for personal reflection, journaling and opportunities of receiving Spiritual Direction. Facilitated by Cathy AJ Hardy & Lorie Martin. Cathy & Lorie have been guiding contemplative retreats together for over 10 years and together they offer their spiritual leadership to create a time of rich soul care. The retreat will offer group times of meditation, song and spiritual practices as well as personal time for rest and rejuvenation.

September 15/16 – EmbodyHer Retreat – with Jodi Krahn

St. Dunstan’s Church , 3025 – 264 St. Aldergrove (264th & Fraser Highway)

Friday 15th   6 pm – 9 pm  &  Saturday 16th   9 am – 8 pm         Max 15 Women

Recover your mind, restore your heart, reclaim your body, return to your WHOLE SELF.

You are invited to a transformative workshop with a unique blend of life coaching, restorative/yin style yoga, and embodied prayer, that help to integrate the four parts of a person: mind, heart, body and soul in order to connect with your true self and live a life you love.

 All Bodies Welcome. Prior yoga experience NOT necessary.

RETREAT COMPONENTS:

Friday night: Inviting our Mind to Come Home
We have a mind-voice and it’s mostly not true. Our minds send us all kinds of thoughts that need to be witnessed and questioned but not necessarily believed. To question our thoughts is a kind way of being with our self. What are the stories your mind holds onto that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns and keep you from connecting with your true essence? Is your self talk critical, harsh, judging, punishing, or nurturing, loving, accepting, and supportive? We will explore and inquire further into our mind-voice and learn how we can quiet our mental chatter and change our thoughts to what is true and develop helpful, nurturing ways of being in relationship with our self.

Saturday morning: Inviting our Heart to Come Home
Our heart is the doorway to our emotions. This door wants to open to the “easy” feelings; love, joy, peace, happy and wants to close to the “hard” ones; fear, shame, sad and angry. In order to bring our hearts home and live wholeheartedly, we need to learn to feel, listen to and express all of our emotions in a healthy way. When emotions are repressed/denied or carelessly expressed, relationships can break down and we can feel lost or even like we are drowning in a raging river we cant swim in. Emotions bring important messages that need to be listened to in order to find the wisdom that they bring helping us to form healthy relationships with others and with ourselves.

Saturday afternoon: Inviting our Body to Come Home
Our body houses our mind, our emotions and our souls as it carries us through our lives. Our bodies hold our history, memories and trauma in physical form. Without awareness of what needs attending to in our bodies, we feel uncomfortable in our own skin and treat ourselves accordingly. We may think our discomfort stems form excess weight or not being in shape when really the issue is much deeper. To come home to and heal our bodies we must learn to listen to our bodies deep wisdom with attention and tenderness. Perhaps this is what Jesus meant when he said that our bodies are a temple, a home.

Saturday evening: Come Home to our Soul
Integrating our Mind, Heart, and Body to be at home in our Soul. The soul is our highest consciousness and our connection to the divine. It is also where many believe our true self. Our Essence within, that we were born with, gets covered over through life and needs to be recovered and recalled. The soul is the place in us that knows, all truly will be well. Our work is not to have 4 divergent voices operating but to have one voice, the soul unified voice which is the voice that must lead us to live with purpose and connection. In this final session we will connect to and listen deeply to this voice, our true home that leads the way to wholeness, hope and guides our life.

Yoga means Union and Integration. Yoga helps us to embody ourselves as we unify our 4 voices, connecting intimately to ourselves and to the Divine.
Yoga allows us to activate areas in the mind, heart and body that need attention and healing.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle and compassionate form of yoga that can be adapted to any body type.
It has many health and mental health benefits and when blended with teaching, inquiry and contemplative practices it becomes a powerful modality of healing and transformation.

Jodi Krahn is a psychotherapist, a life coach and yoga teacher who lives in rural BC with her husband of 28 years and her cuddly therapy dog River. Her fourth and last child has recently left home for school, making her an official empty nester. Jodi experienced early attachment trauma through adoption and her parents divorce. This coupled with some painful religious abuse created the perfect storm for an eating disorder. After 25 yrs of struggling with bulimia Jodi is now in recovery and is passionate about helping others find their healing, recovery and reclamation of self through her private practice as therapist and life coach as well as founder of GatherHer workshops and retreats. Jodi believes that part of our lives work is to recover, restore and reclaim the lost aspects of ourselves to come home to ourselves so that we can be gathered and loved, in order love our people in a healthy way, and find our purpose. www.Jodikrahn.com  

REGISTER HERE

Recover~Restore~Reclaim~Return

September 17 – “GatherHer in Fall Retreat”

 with Jodi Krahn

Sunday, September 17   1 – 5 pm.  @St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Aldergrove/Langley

REGISTER HERE

As the season of fall begins, nature responds with change. In this season we also have a wonderful opportunity for deep listening, and self-reflection to see what inside of us might want to change, or be released. As the trees begin to let go of their

leaves we might want to inquire within to see what we need to let go of to make room for something new. Deep rest and restoration is also required in nature in the change of seasons and so it is for us.

  • Things that may want change or release might include:Old/negative ways of thinking
  • Critical inner self talk
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Your relationship to your own body/feelings

This mini retreat will include:

  • A gentle flow/restorative/yin style yoga practice with inquiry questions/journal prompts.
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Expressive art activity
  • Group process time

Bring: Journal, Yoga Mat, 2 Pillows (bolsters), and a blanket.

$75 – Bring yoga mat, journal, 2 bolsters (pillows) a blanket

NOTE: if you plan to stay for Contemplative Evening Prayers @ 7:30 with Cathy AJ Hardy
I have reserved a reflection and rest room. There are many supper places near by.

 September 21 –   Invitedin2SoulCare Women’s Evening

An intimate’ circle of resonance in our homes.’  7 – 9 pm.

                                                Lorie Martin and Cathy AJ Hardy

“Our intention is to create a gathering place and regular rhythm of quiet reflection, beautiful music, various wisdom messages, creative expressions, and deep connecting for a community of women who are intentional about soul care, personal growth, and living an authentic life of love and faith.”
Lorie & Cathy

– Friendship & connection.
– Entering into spiritual pactices together through contemplation, music, art.
– Experiencing a variety of themes with various women in our community.

$25 per evening

October 27/28   Trinitarian Energies of Love

@ St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Aldergrove/Langley.

 Friday Oct 27 6:45 – 9 pm  &   Saturday Oct 28 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

A Retreat Experience for all people that will focus on ways to deepen our trust in

our own experiences of the truth that we are inherently part of the divine dance of Trinitarian Love.

This Retreat includes one-on-one spiritual direction/companionship for those who would like to receive this.

Facilitators:  Linda Conroy & Lorie Martin

Participating: Rev. David Taylor

What is your view or experience of the Trinity? A far-away concept OR the life-source in all things?
How might the unitive three parts of God be inviting you to embrace and be embraced in this loving full relationship more richly and deeply?

The “Mystery” of the Trinity is the Mystery of “God for Us”. As Richard Rohr teaches. “’Mystery”’ is something that is endlessly knowable.”
We have been taught that we are created in the image of God.
This retreat is an opportunity to “know”/experience the energies of the Triune God who created us in Love, for Love and to Love.

In April, Linda and Lorie attended “Trinity: the Soul of Creation”,  a conference with Wm. Paul Young, Richard Rohr and Cynthia Bourgeault offered by the Center for Action and Contemplation. Out of our shared graced experience grew the energy to facilitate this retreat.  This contemplative retreat will include watching one of the teachings that Wm. Paul Young gave at the April CAC Trinity conference as well as insights from other wisdom figures in the Christian tradition.  Guided group times and spaces for personal reflection are also part of this offering.

Limited to 20 participants

$155 includes snacks and lunch on Saturday.

Does not include accommodations. Partial scholarships available.

“May we feel within us the eternal life of Jesus reaching through our hands – to heal, to hold, to hug –  and celebrate the bread of our Humanity, the sanctity of the Ordinary and the Participation in the Trinity.” 

— Wm. Paul Young

Retreat Facilitators:

Linda Conroy, a spiritual director and retreat facilitator since 1995, holds a Masters in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Leeds (UK).  It is a great privilege for her to companion people in the Spiritual Exercises written by Ignatius of Loyola.  The lives and writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi along with the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and Ilia Delia have challenged and enriched her life.  In fidelity to her strong personal belief in the importance of ongoing faith formation and her love for learning, she regularly attends conferences/retreats seeking to deepen understanding and trust of experiencing the Mystery of our union with God which gives graced energy. In 2009 she began Stillpoint at Beckside, an ecumenical retreat center, in Bellingham, WA. Linda lives with her husband, Don, at Stillpoint at Beckside, where symbols of the Trinity are sprinkled throughout the center and grounds.  www.stillpointatbeckside.com  

Lorie Martin is a spiritual director, creative writer, and offers contemplative retreats. She lives in Abbotsford, B.C. with Dwight, her husband of 39 years. Together they raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these raw experiences, she has learned to authentically embrace both the grief and the grace that impact us deeply, crack us open to our core, and change our lives. Lorie accompanies others through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life & faith. Her passion is for our awareness and experience of Divine Presence in all suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges. She is author of “Invited” 80 Simple Prayer Invitations for Solitude and Community, and a Daily Meditation Series: “Choose Love” (love), “Grace upon Grace” (loss), and coming in 2018 is “Next Dawn” (life).  www.loriemartin.com