BC Association for Living Mindfully proudly presents…..
Returning To Our Nature:
A Meditation Retreat for Mind, Body, Heart & Spirit
with Dr. Krista Stogryn
Saltspring Island, BC
September 15-18, 2023
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
This is an invitation to join us for 4 days of meditation and mindfulness development on Ts’uween (Mt. Tuam), sacred mountain to the W̱’SÁNEĆ people. There, the KDOL retreat centre offers a vast wilderness landscape and simple accommodation that supports expansion of the mind and heart, deep listening and connection with nature. It is a wonderful opportunity to slow down, delve more deeply into the gifts of meditation and develop skills to support your ongoing healing and resilience.
Guidance in practices of mindfulness and self-compassion will be provided during daily teaching sessions, with sharing and discussions that support our practice and community. One-on-one time with facilitator will be available if needed. Those who are 21+, and who are growing their practice, are new to practice or are first time on retreat are encouraged to join! The small size of this retreat (14 participants) offers a friendly setting in which to explore and learn.
Arrival: Sept 15, Orientation 3:00 PM with dinner to follow at 5:00 PM
Departure: Sept 18th 11:00 AM
** We will be holding noble silence outside of teaching and sharing sessions from dinner on the 15th to breakfast on the 18th
Accommodation is provided in individual mountainside cabins that overlook the lands and waters of the W̱’SÁNEĆ territory. The cabins are simple and unheated so you will need warm blankets and clothing in case of cool mornings and nights. Camping in the cedar grove is limited but may available (no camping supplies provided). Delicious vegetarian meals will be provided by an experienced retreat cook. Please note there is no smoking/vaping anywhere on the property.
The terrain at the site can be uneven and sometimes hilly. There is a flight of stairs to get to/from the meditation room. Kindly consider any mobility challenges for these conditions prior to registering and note that there is NO wheelchair accessibility.
Prices for accommodation are per person/single occupancy.
WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE ACCOMODATION AND TUITION AS BOTH ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR REGISTRATION-THANK YOU
3 Nights Cabin and Meals $415
3 Nights Camping and Meals $310
Early Bird Tuition (until Aug 9/23) $295 + GST
Regular Tuition (Aug 9/23 or later) $315 + GST
Carpooling is encouraged. The road up the mountain to KDOL can be a bit rough but is navigable in an average vehicle.
Dr. Krista Stogryn, tla-chit-ah-nilth-aqsa is a family physician, mindfulness teacher and ceremony holder. Krista began sitting meditation retreats in medical school and was inspired by an early teacher to bring mindfulness skills into her work with patients. She has spent her career living and learning in First Nations communities, and her worldview and approach to healing has been further transformed by land based practices founded in ‘All My Relations’. Her personal and professional practice continue to be guided by these two influences. She has been facilitating the Art of Living Mindfully with BCalm since 2018.
Participants will be emailed questionnaires prior to the event and completed forms must be returned to us no later than September 4.
CANCELLATION POLICY (Updated 2/21/23)
- 85% tuition refunded with cancellation notice of more than 4 weeks prior to program start date
- 50% tuition refunded with cancellation notice of 2-4 weeks prior to program start date
- In order to ensure minimum numbers in our events, no refunds will be given for cancellations within 2 weeks of the program start date, or once the program starts