Healing with the Wisdom of Cycles

Seasonal “Feast-ivals” of Food as Medicine

  • Spring Gathering: March 23rd
  • Summer Gathering: June 22nd
  • Fall Gathering: September 21st
  • Winter Gathering: December 21st

Duration: 10 am to 2 pm.
On-land @ OUR Ecovillage

Discover this unique 4-part conversation series where food and land serve as the foundation for medicine.

This journey is designed for adults to use awareness tools to (re)cultivate connections with food, land, and self by aligning with the cycles of nature.

Each gathering takes place on equinoxes or solstices; and pursues the cycles of life from childhood to old-hood.

Hosted by Myra Canan Yaman

Who is this Conversation Series for?

This series is for those who are ready to:

  • Embark on a journey to understand our connection to food and land.
  • Relearn how to flow with the seasons and cycles.
  • Learn how to use seasonal foods, herbs and spices to improve wellbeing.
  • Harvest, prepare and cook meals to nourish the mind, body and spirit.

Gathering Details

Each gathering is from 10am-2pm on-land @ OUR Ecovillage.

Spring Gathering – March 23rd

Spring is about Awakening / Rejuvenation / Exploration

  • Learn how to utilize senses to improve the nutrition and digestibility of their meals
  • Explore intuitive eating and learn how to apply it daily
  • Understand the impact of global food systems on the intuitive connection to food and healing
Summer Gathering – September 21st

Summer is about Expansion / Growth / Risk Taking / Cultivating Connections

    • Recultivate the relationship with food
    • Understand the psychology of eating and apply to personal food story
    • Learn to manage and modulate personal and societal labels around food
    Fall Gathering – September 21st

    Fall is about Harvest / Stewardship / Sustainability / Community Building

    • Understand our role as stewards of land, food systems, past and future generations, communities, and personal and communal well-being
    • Explore therapeutic benefits of gardening and growing food and apply that sustain wellness and improve health
    • Delve more into the scope of plants and food as medicine
    Winter Gathering – December 21st

    Winter is about Transition / Change / Impermanence / Returning to Mother / Wholeness / Togetherness

    • Delve into the practice of wintering 
    • Celebrate food, cultures, traditions and the beauty of storytelling

    What to Expect

    Each gathering is an interactive experience combining education, hands-on activities, and communal cooking. Expect to leave each gathering with a deeper understanding of how to harmonize your lifestyle with the cycles of nature.


    Seasonal Menus

    Our menus are crafted to reflect the essence of each season, using edibles and medicinals available locally. From Spring’s fresh greens to Winter’s hearty roots, our “Feast-ivles” offer a culinary journey through the seasons.

    About Myra

    Myra Canan Yaman is a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Food Consultant, and Personal Chef at Terrain Within Nutrition and Wellness.

    Myra studied Culinary Arts at PICA (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts) in Vancouver and Holistic Nutrition at PRC (Pacific Rim College) in Victoria. She embraces both of her trainings and applies them synergistically in her practice while addressing wellness and healing.

    She enjoys simple things like a nice book, a friendly chat, a warm smile, her rescue dog and her backyard garden, which she calls her “edibles, medicinals and enjoyables”. She cherishes “not so simple” things as well; like connections, belongings, nourishing traditions, cycles and flows, and human body and mind. Multi-dimensionality of food, many faces it dons, has been a subject that she love sharing, talking about and listening to.

    Myra works with individuals of all ages and genders in a variety of health conditions. She uses power of food and nutrition to address autoimmunity, cancer care and prevention, metabolic health, hormonal health including thyroid and adrenals, liver health and elimination support, and mental and emotional wellbeing.

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    Land acknowledgment

    OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

    OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

    OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.