A Busy Time for Sustainable Wellness
By Gracelynn Lau
October and November are going to be intensive holistic wellness months here at the village! Every weekend til the end of November, our wellness team is hosting 1-day or weekend events for the betterment of your intellectual, physical, emotional, social and planetary health.
With Stephen Jenkinson bringing The Night of Grief and Mystery on O.U.R on October 17th together with singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins and his band, we know that our heart and mind will get stirred by thought-provoking reflection, soul-soothing music and poetic discourse on the matter of life and death and of human conditions. Then next week on October 25th, the world renowned main midwife of the “Gift Economy” Charles Eisenstein is bringing The Re-Villaging; A New Story of Community – an intimate evening conversation on re-villageing community and re-storying the climate story of our time. event ticket is also function under Gift Economy philosophy and practice. A great opportunity to tap into our ecological sense of being and identity; and contemplate on our collective economical and planetary wellness. On that same weekend, on October 28th, Paula Nelson-Maddison is coming from Gabriola island to guide us through a day of kitchen magic in hand-crafted, slow-eat cheese making, foraging fall harvest in OUR organic garden while learning how to create your own feta, mozzarella, sour cream, cream cheese and chevre.
If you are looking for a Fall retreat to transition into winter hibernation mode, and/or to deepen connection within yourself and with intimate relationships, come to stay with us for 2 weeks in November. Certified facilitator Kathy White of The Work of Byron Katie will facilitate a mindful inquiry workshop on November 10, to help you look deeper into the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and feeling at odds in relationships. You will learn a powerful process to shift those beliefs in order to move forward. Consider to stay until November 16-18 for the 3-day Sensitive Dance retreat offered by international dance and conscious movement teacher Claude Coldy (based in France and Italy) and give body and mind this gift to learn listening deeply to the messages hidden in your body through conscious movement. This movement practice will heighten your sensitivity to be more intimately in touch with yourself and with your loved ones.
In between workshops and events our wellness team is always ready to assist you on your journey to holistic wellness. Estelle Sinclaire offers “Deep Issue Massage”, a unique and integrative approach in body work that brings acupressure, neurolinguistic programming process, ancestral work and energy healing all into one massage session. Registered acupuncturist Sarah Smith is back from her wilderness facilitation trip for youth groups and is now available for traditional Japanese acupuncture treatment booking. Meditation teacher and coach Laura Matsue offers both group and one-on-one kundalini, hatha, and vinyasa yoga sessions. Expressive arts and horticulture therapist Gracelynn Lau offers one-on-one eco-creative arts exploration session and recovering your inner child process work; you can also contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a special design ecovillage wellness retreat that suit you and your family’s needs and preferences.