WEEKLY & MONTHLY GATHERINGS

SAVE THESE 2019 DATES for upcoming gatherings for spiritual renewal.   May we grow in love and grace.

Epiphany Half Day Retreat – Sat. Jan 5  9am-12pm

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Facilitated by Lorie Martin, Katherine Murray & Gene Fraser

“Arise, shine, for the Light of the World has come!”

A New Year retreat to deepen your experience of God. You will experience Group Centering Prayer and embodied prayer with clay, and other creative expression stations. A time to listen for the new year.

Lorie offers spiritual direction, deep soul work, and retreat experiences with a passion for all to experience the steadfast love of God in all of life. Katherine is a listening prayer facilitator and retreat leader who invites us to hear God’s voice and welcome this to impact our hearts and the world. Gene has practiced Centering Prayer for many years. He has a passion for the practice and holds experience from  St. Benedict’s Monastery with Father Thomas Keating and at many retreats with Cynthia Bourgeault

Registration: $15-$20, coffee & tea provided. Scholarships are available.   REGISTER HERE

Enneagram Lecture – Fri Jan 11  6:45 – 9:30 pm

Enneagram Retreat Day

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham
Facilitated by Sharon Weldon      $10 at the door

The Enneagram is a model for personality typing. This lecture is suitable for beginners and experienced users.

To register, please contact Linda Conroy at 1-360-733-9414 or visit www.stillpointatbeckside.com/events

Inter-Faith Labyrinth Walk – Sun Jan 13  2 – 3:00 pm

Interfaith Labyrinth Walk

Let us join our hearts and faith as we walk together in unity and prayer. Joining for One Purpose for One Hour. Bimonthly Lower Mainland Gatherings  @ St. Dunstan’s Labyrinth, 3025 – 264th Street, Aldergrove/Langley.  Prayer Walk on Sundays @ 2pm Followed with Sharing & Refreshments

January 13 – Hope & Healing

March 10 – Love in Action

May 5 – Equality & Freedom

St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal Contact: Lorie Martin 604-217-6966

Abbotsford Interfaith Movement Contact: Harold Rosen

REGISTER HERE

The Anglican Rosary – Sun Jan 13  7 – 8:30 pm

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Facilitator: Joe Baker

The first of 4 Spiritual Practice Evenings. These monthly gatherings are opportunities to renew your practice of prayer. Each evening you will explore a method of prayer and practice it as a group and as individuals.

Explore the ancient tradition of using stringed beads in personal prayer by creating your own rosary, writing prayers and practicing this tactile way of personal prayer.

Joe was raised in the Anglican tradition. From an early age he was involved in liturgical worship following the structures of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Meditative & contemplative prayer have since become an essential part of his life. He is influenced by Benedictine, Ignatian, Buddhist & Indigenous ways of praying & is interested in supporting others in discovering how they too can grow in prayer in ways that are most fulfilling to them.  

The Spiritual Practice Series  is offered at $20 per session or all four sessions for $60. Coffee, tea & materials are provided.  REGISTER HERE

Spiritual Companions Sun Jan 20 11:30 am – 1 pm
(Group Spiritual Direction) START UP

Group Spiritual Direction Start-Up

We all need to learn to share our story and to listen to the story of others. This helps us live healthy lives of openness and integrity. In this introduction you will learn what a Spiritual Companion Group is and be connected with a group of 4 or 5 others in which you will be able to authentically share your story, be encouraged on your spiritual journey, and enjoy community life.

Participants will be placed in a small group for a lightly structured time of sharing and will covenant to meet once a month for 6 months (January to June). Meetings will open and close with a brief time of stillness in a spiritual practice and have a time for visiting afterwards. Monthly dates will be determined by the group or meet Sundays from 11:30am to 1pm.

Facilitated by David Taylor and Lorie Martin  REGISTER HERE

Enneagram Workshop – Sat Jan 26  9 am – 4 pm

Enneagram Retreat Day

Facilitated by:  Helen Tervo, Lorie Martin,  Rebekah Horch, Ron & Marilyn Isaak

The Enneagram, as a way of learning about yourself, is best explored in a circle conversation. Bring your knowledge, questions and discoveries, and an open heart for growth. If you do not know your Enneagram number take an Enneagram test prior to this retreat.  You can find a good one at www.9types.com/rheti/index.php for no charge or tests.enneagraminstitute.com for a cost of $12.

Registration: $125 Scholarships Available, Includes lunch, snacks, drinks, and materials.    REGISTER HERE

Rules of Life – Sun Feb 3  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Spiritual Practice Series: Rules of Life

Facilitator:  David Taylor

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE EVENING SERIES: These monthly gatherings are opportunities to renew your practice of prayer. Each evening you will explore a method of prayer and practice it as a group and as individuals.

Explore a few of the ancient Rules of Life from the Christian monastic and religious traditions & construct your own personal Rule of Life to use in your daily prayer.  Facilitator:

David has studied at Regent College & the Vancouver School of Theology, with an interest in ancient Christian spirituality. He has been influenced by the monastic & religious traditions of the Benedictines, Augustinians, Franciscans & Jesuits. His love of practical spirituality shapes his approach to spiritual theology & biblical interpretation.  

The Spiritual Practice Series  is offered at $20 per session or all four sessions for $60. Coffee, tea & materials are provided.  

Kairos Blanket Exercise – Sun Feb 10  1:00 – 4:30 pm

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Facilitated by Anne Wicks, Spiritual Director/KBE Facilitator

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ program is a unique, interactive and participatory Canadian-Indigenous history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators for reconciliation. During the KBE, participants walk on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.  The Exercise concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a ‘talking circle’, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights and deepen their understanding. Canada is in a season of reconciliation and we are all invited to participate.

Watch it in action:  www.kairosblanketexercise.org  Cost $40 Contact: Janet Scott, SoulStream Partner at janetcjscott@gmail.com Register at soulstream.org/blanket-exercise-February-2019

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Labyrinth Retreat Day – Sat. Feb 23  9am – 4pm

Facilitators: Janet Scott, Lorie Martin, David Taylor

The labyrinth is a contemplative spiritual discipline based on the ancient practice of pilgrimage. Come explore and travel this ancient path and practice openness to love and clarity on the twists and turns you face.

This retreat is full of embodied prayer opportunities; working with clay, art stations, and tactile labyrinth activities. We will begin by encircling the labyrinth for prayers, chants, and blessing.

Janet is a spiritual director and a trained labyrinth facilitator through Veriditas. She enjoys pilgrimages in Ireland and Scotland, leading contemplative experiences, church choir at St. Mark’s Anglican Ocean Park, yogic prayer, and her 7 grandchildren.

Registration: $125 Proceeds go to Labyrinth Fund at St. Dunstan’s Parish. Lunch, snacks, drinks and materials are provided. Scholarships available.

Lenten 40 Day Welcoming Prayer Practice Groups

Fri. Mar 1 12:30 – 1:30pm or Sun. Mar 3  11:30 – 12:30pm

40 Day Welcoming Prayer

Facilitator: Lorie Martin  

Following Thomas Keating’s daily guidebook to learn and practice the Welcoming Prayer, you will meet weekly as a group to check-in, learn, and be inspired in this embodied practice of YES for everyday life. This consent on the go provides a means for moving deeper into trust and intimacy with the living God.  RSVP at centreforspiritualrenewal@gmail.com. 

No Charge Event   Donations welcome for the Centre for Spiritual Renewal of St. Dunstan’s Parish www.st-dunstans.ca

Lent Parish Retreat – Sat Mar 9  9:00am – 12:00pm

Lent Parish Retreat

Facilitated by Joe Baker

The Examen of Consciousness is a prayerful reflection of each day and a great Lenten Practice. We will discover what the Examen and Ignatian prayer are and how to discern God’s presence in our lives with gratitude.

For Joe, meditative prayer is an essential part of life having been raised in Anglican worship and influenced by participation in Buddhist, Indigenous, Benedictine, and Ignatian ways of prayer.  

Registration: $15-$20, coffee & tea provided. Scholarships are available.

Surrendering to Love – Sun Mar 17  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Spiritual Practice Series: Surrendering to Love

Facilitator: Lorie Martin

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE EVENING SERIES: These monthly gatherings are opportunities to renew your practice of prayer. Each evening you will explore a method of prayer and practice it as a group and as individuals.

You will engage with 3 practices taught by Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault: Centering Prayer, the Welcoming Prayer Practice, and The Third Way. These are powerful invitations to the Lenten journey of letting go and opening to grace. You will find healing with obsessive thoughts, triggered emotions, uneasy body sensations, and unreconciled resistance in conflict. The Lenten journey is largely about letting go into deep surrender and trust.

Lorie has been practicing contemplative prayer for many years. She continues to discover and share new helpful practices amidst the reality of the joys and struggles of quiet stillness and rhythms of prayer.  

The Spiritual Practice Series  is offered at $20 per session or all four sessions for $60. Coffee, tea & materials are provided.  

Women in the Easter Story – Wed Mar 13 10am-12

Women in the Easter Story

Facilitated by the Women of St. Dunstan’s Parish, Aldergrove/Langley

This morning gathering is a time to linger with the women we read about in the Easter story: Who they are, what they bring to the story, how we can relate to them today.

This drop-in group also provides babysitting.   Sign up at the parish office, Information Booth, or at spiritualrenewalcentre.

Sanctuary Yoga for Men & Women

Fri Mar 22  7 – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary Yoga for All

Facilitator: Jodi Krahn

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. -Rumi  

Sanctuary Yoga is an embodied spiritual practice for all genders and EVERYbody  wanting to explore gentle restorative yoga for rest, self  inquiry, self integration and deep healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. This 2 hour class will include a short inspirational and non-denominational talk, a gentle restorative yoga practice paired with self inquiry questions, beautiful music and readings from sacred texts. Please bring your yoga mat, journal and a few pillows/cushions or yoga props if you have them.

Registration: $35, limited to 20 people of all genders.

Gather:her Yoga Retreat for Women
Sat. Mar 23  9am – 5pm

Gather:her Yoga Retreat

Facilitator: Jodi Krahn

In this one day workshop for those identifying as female, we will take a deep dive into our female journeys through the embodiment practices of restorative/yin yoga and intuitive movement, expressive art, deep self inquiry, creative and journal writing. We will explore what fierce self nurture looks like and why it is essential for any path of transformation. We will also explore our relationship with our bodies, body shame, body image restoration and what it means to  truly nourish ourselves mind, heart, body and soul so that we can embody our precious lives and reach our highest potential and calling.

Registration: $135 or $150 (for both the Friday evening and the retreat), drinks and snacks are provided. Bring a lunch. Limited to 20 women.  

Jodi is a mind-body focused psychotherapist, clinical counsellor, transformational women’s coach and a restorative inquiry yoga teacher, specializing in women’s personal growth, psycho-spiritual development and transformation in the Okanagan and online. Through her own healing journey from child hood trauma, adult depression and anxiety and an eating disorder Jodi has discovered the importance of accepting and integrating all the pieces of herself, mind, heart, body and soul in order to fully embrace and embody her wholeness, allowing her to show up fully for her one “wild and precious” life. She is passionate about sharing her work with others who are also wanting to transform, heal and grow to their fullest potential.  

Stations of the Cross – Sun Apr 7  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Spiritual Practice Series: Stations of the Cross

Facilitator: David Taylor

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE EVENING SERIES: These monthly gatherings are opportunities to renew your practice of prayer. Each evening you will explore a method of prayer and practice it as a group and as individuals.

Learn about the ancient practice of walking with Jesus in the last moments before his death & wonder how this practice can transform your understanding of suffering in your own life & the intense experiences of suffering throughout the world.

David has used the Stations of the Cross in a variety of ways to help increase empathy and compassion for himself and those around him. He believes the Stations are powerful opportunities to meditate with adults and children on the serious issues of violence & apathy in the world.  

The Spiritual Practice Series  is offered at $20 per session or all four sessions for $60. Coffee, tea & materials are provided.

Meditation Hike – Sat Apr 13  9 am – 12:00 pm

At Chilliwack Community Forest

Facilitated by Kathleen Wiens and Lorie Martin

A lightly guided hike to enjoy nature, solitude, and community. We will reflect and seek awareness of the earth, God and ourselves.

Kathleen is a nature enthusiast who delights in discovering God’s presence in the world around her. In her own words, “Walking the trails is my spiritual practice.”

Celtic Spirituality Retreat
July 21 – 27 Sorrento Centre, Sorrento BC

Facilitators: Lorie Martin and David Taylor

The Grand Embrace II

with Wm Paul Young, Brad Jersak
Cathy AJ Hardy and Lorie Martin
Oct 24 – 26

Other Contemplative & Inspirational Gatherings:

Lectio & Labyrinth   – Friday’s mid-day – A lightly guided scripture reflection, sacred solitude, and deepening of one’s faith in community. Come walk the labyrinth (11:30am) and then join the Lectio Divina (12:00pm) or start with the Lectio and stay for a labyrinth walk (12:30 pm).   No cost event. Drop in!   Facilitated by Lorie Martin and David Taylor

Centering Prayer Group – Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm at St. Dunstan’s.

Christian Formation Group – Wednesday evenings 7 – 8 pm with David Taylor at St. Dunstan’s. An interactive Study night. st-dunstans.ca

Evenings of Sung Prayer – Last Sunday of the month 7:30 pm at St. Dunstan’s with Cathy AJ Hardy and friends. www.cathyajhardy.com

Listening Prayer Inner Healing Ministry – Prayer Facilitators Contact: Katherine Murray (250) 571-2415 if you are interested in a session. katherine.murray22@gmail.com

Group Spiritual Direction Circles @ St. Dunstan’s Parish – Contact Lorie if you are interested in joining one.   invitedin@telus.net

One-on-one Spiritual Direction/Companioning – Contact Lorie if you are interested.  invitedin@telus.net

Grey Friday – Support Group for women who live with depression.

This life-giving informal group meet on the first Friday Eve of the month @ 7 pm for a spiritual practice, check in, and sharing time.
Contact: Ginny Tompke 604 308-9738

Interfaith Labyrinth Walks – 2019

Let us join our hearts and faith as we walk together in unity and prayer.

Joining for One Purpose for One Hour

Bimonthly Lower Mainland Gatherings  @ St. Dunstan’s Labyrinth

3025 – 264th Street  Aldergrove/Langley

Prayer Walk on Sundays @ 2pm Followed with Sharing & Refreshments

January 13 – Hope & Healing

March 10 – Love in Action

May 5 – Equality & Freedom

St. Dunstan’s Centre for Spiritual Renewal Contact: Lorie Martin 604-217-6966

In Partnership with Abbotsford Interfaith Movement

And Surrey Interfaith Council

https://www.st-dunstans.ca/events/interfaith-labyrinth-walk/2018-11-18

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICE EVENINGS

Monthly opportunity to renew your heart, mind, and soul.
Each Sunday evening will explore a specific method of prayer and provide time to practice it. 7:30 – 9 pm.

September 9 – The Wonder of Scripture with David Taylor    Register Here

Exploring the different lens through which we read/understand/experience scripture.

October 14 – The Welcoming Prayer with Lorie Martin   Register Here

The Indwelling Spirit calls us to wholeness in, with, and through the human condition.

November 11  Lingering in the Eucharistic Liturgy with Helen Tervo   Register Here

Experience a Lectio Divina with a Eucharistic Prayer and partake together.

December 9 – The Saints & Lingering with Mary with David Taylor and Lorie Martin   Register Here

What did you learn about the Communion of the Saints? A time in scripture, listening, and sharing with a sacred lingering with Mother Mary.

$20 each session or Sept-Dec 4 sessions – $60

2018 RETREATS/WORKSHOPS

September 7  –   Invited In Cottage Day!

A Friday for silence, solitude, stillness, reflection and refreshing with creative soul work in community.  9 am – 4 pm
At the Lindell Beach Cottage on Cultus Lake
Theme: The Presence and Action of God in our Daily Lives
Facilitator: Lorie Martin
Max 12 people
‘Enter Autumn’ Special $62.50 HALF PRICE Scholarships Available
Register Now

September 8  –  Meditation Nature Walk

9 am – Noon
Aldergrove Regional Park – Easy
Meditation, Prayer, Community Connecting.
Facilitators: Kathleen Wiens, Marilyn Isaac, Lorie Martin
Cost: $20 Scholarships available so all may come! Bring snacks and drinks and a bag lunch if you want.
Walking the trails is my spiritual practice.”  -Kathleen
Register Now 

September 29  –   How Can I Pray?  

9 am – Noon @ St. Dunstan’s Parish, Aldergrove/Langley
This half day retreat is designed for all friends to explore and experience contemplative prayer practices in silence and in community. Such as: Breath Prayers, the Labyrinth prayer walk, Lectio Divina (Scripture meditation), Centering Prayer and Group Spiritual Direction/Companionship.
Coffee/Tea & Snacks
With David Taylor and Lorie Martin
Suggested Donation: $15-20
Register Here

October 6  –  Meditation Mini-Hike

10 am – 2 pm
Chilliwack Community Forest – Easy and Medium Path Choices
Meditation, Prayer, Community Connecting
Facilitators: Kathleen Wiens, Marilyn Isaac, Lorie Martin
Cost: $25 Scholarships – all may come!
Bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks as needed.
“I am most receptive to God’s love and perspective when I am hiking”.  – Marilyn
Register Now
               

October 11 – 13   –   Listening Prayer Evening and 2 Day Workshop

Thurs 7 – 9 pm Fri/Sat 9am – 4pm @ St. Dunstan’s Parish
Am I hearing God? Or is this just me? How do I know? What is God saying?
Thurs Eve begins with an introduction to Listening Prayer with an invitation to practice listening, testing, and trusting the Voice of Love.
The following 2 days include training and practicing Listening Prayer for Inner Healing.
Facilitators:
Dr. Bradley Jersak (Thurs Eve Only)
Lorie Martin and Katherine Murray
Contributing:
David Taylor, Eden Jersak, and Fiona Calder
Registration:  Thurs Eve Only $25
Full Workshop $225  Scholarships Avail.
Snacks, Drinks, and lunches are included.
Register Now

November 3  –  Meditation Mini-Hike

Saturday, Nov. 3   10 am – 2 pm
Chilliwack Community Forest – Easy and Medium Path Choices
Meditation, Prayer, Community Connecting
Facilitators: Kathleen Wiens, Marilyn Isaac, Lorie Martin
Cost: $25 Scholarships – all may come!
Bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks as needed.
“I am most receptive to God’s love and perspective when I am hiking”.  – Marilyn
Register Now
               

November 10  –  Labyrinth Prayer: A Pilgrim Journey Close to Home

9am – 4 pm @ St. Dunstan’s Chuch
The Labyrinth is a symbol of our life’s path in the ordinary and with the Divine – our Center and Source.
This full day retreat offers stories, songs, and simple silence on our new grass path Labyrinth.
Facilitators:
Lorie Martin, Janet Scott, David Taylor
$125 includes snacks and lunch.
Proceeds go to Labyrinth Fund!
Scholarships available.
Register Here

Sat. November 17  –  Grace in Grief Retreat

9am – 4 pm @ Lindell Beach Cottage,
Cultus Lake  Max 12 people
A Day Retreat offering comfort and peace to our varied losses & the healing journey. Guided group gatherings, spiritual exercises, art expression and a time for sacred solitude.
Facilitator: Lorie Martin & team
$125 Includes snacks/lunch/Grace upon Grace book.
Register Now

Sat. December 1  –   Deepen into the Experience of Advent 

9 am – Noon The Christian Calendar begins with an Advent story – a new beginning and the incarnational reality of God coming and being with us. This retreat offers scripture reflections, songs of the season, and retreat activities.
Facilitators:  Rev. David Taylor and Lorie Martin
Suggested Donation: $15-20
Register Here


2017/18 Completed Retreats

March 15 – 17   –   THE GRAND EMBRACE 2  *FULL*

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.

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.)

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)

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.

Grace in Grief Workshop – Lindell Beach Cottages

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

A One-Day Retreat offering comfort and peace to our varied losses & the healing journey.

@ Lindell Beach Cottages – Cultus Lake, Chilliwack  (35 min from Abbotsford)

This retreat will have guided group gatherings, spiritual exercises, art expression, and time for sacred solitude.

Facilitator:  Lorie Martin.  Team: Diane, Fiona, Katherine, Arlana, & Carrie

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 to journey with you in these tender places.  – Lorie

Art and Nature Retreat for Women  – Nicola Lake (Merritt)   FULL

Friday, Jun 22th  7pm – 5 pm  Saturday, June 23th

An invitation to immerse in God’s creation and let nature stoke the creative fire in you!

Components of this retreat are: Quiet, Solitude, Contemplation, walk/hike, various forms of painting, journaling, sketching, delicious food, companionship, hot tubbing under the stars!

Painting – watercolor, alcohol inks, along with demo’s and coaching! No previous experience necessary – fun for all.

Fri 15th Eve 7 pm. (Doors open at 5:30) – Sat til 5 pm. A sleep over!

Facilitators: Herta Klassen & Lorie Martin  Limited to 8  ONE SPACE LEFT!

Cost $225

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

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  *FULL*

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.

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.

 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.

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  

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

 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