Workshops & Retreats

workshops & retreats

All workshops & retreats will be offered on a rotating basis. Additional dates arranged upon request.

introduction to compassionate living

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the concept and practice of compassionate living. This workshop series is offered on a regular, repeating basis in February and October on Wednesday evenings. All session times are Eastern Time Zone, Canada. Please check the time converter for the start time in your location.

  • Session 1: Introduction & Mindfulness Time:  6:30-9:00 PM
  • Session 2: Compassion & Empathy Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Session 3: Barrier, Benefits & Strategies Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Session 4: Self-compassion Time:  6:30-9:00 PM
  • Session 4: Wrap-up Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Fall 2021 Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3. Registration deadline: September 29, 2021
Winter 2022 Dates: January 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23. Registration deadline: January 19, 2022.

the 8 gates project:
opening to the gifts & challenges of the second half of life

The 8 Gates Project is a transpersonal journey into the 2nd half of life. Working independently and in community, participants will systematically explore the tasks, challenges and gifts of aging through 10 monthly gatherings. A series of metaphorical gates will usher travelers into the space of re-visioning life as an aging person. This series is inspired by the work of Angeles Arrien and her exploration of the 8 Gates of Wisdom. An integrative session featuring Biodynamic Breathwork with Megan Hill will be offered during the mid-month check-in and will be tailored to the gate theme under review.

This series has been RESCHEDULED. See dates below.

  • Registration Deadline: September 25, 2021
  • Series begins:  October 2, 2021
  • Series ends: June 25, 2022
  • FREE Info Session: September 4, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET (Canada). 


The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the concept of shadow and the practice and experience of working with this denied and repressed part of the self.  Working with shadow invites the opportunity to heal and integrate the self by bringing into the light of awareness, ALL that we are.  This course will be offered in 2022. 

Contact: for details.

introduction to energy dynamics and practices

This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of the human energy system, and energy dynamics. Topics include: the nature of energy, how energy is perceived, its impact upon us, and how to enhance and ground our energy as a part of day to day life.

  • Session 1: 2021 dates pending
  • Session 2: 2021 dates pending
  • Session 3: 2021 dates pending
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
C. G. Jung