Sometimes we find ourselves lost in the busyness of the day – to – day. Sometimes we find ourselves longing to catch our breath, listen to what our bodies and souls are saying, and lean into silence and questions. Come discover the patterns in your life that are appearing: What are you repeatedly feeling drawn towards or pulled away from? These days use ecological metaphor to engage and uncover what is stirring in your inner world through group dialogue as well as guided solitude time. Join us as we reflect on the previous season and ask thoughtful questions about the connections between the natural world and our inner world, while contemplating the many ways our personal experiences can engage our communities by contributing to social good.
Jodi Lammiman has worked as a community educator, wellness coordinator, youth pastor, retreat facilitator, artist and library worker. Connecting each of these experiences is a deep desire to understand the intersections between personal change and systems change, where people find meaning, and ways to create spaces that invite people into self-discovery through community ritual, dialogue, silence and solitude. Jodi has a Bachelor of Sacred Literature, Master of Arts in Spiritual Leadership and a Certification in Spiritual Direction. She and Amy Spark co-created Refugia Retreats, an eco-contemplative initiative that integrates the emotional, spiritual and mental health aspects of environmental and social justice conversations with personal and community contemplative practice.
Amy Spark is a co-founder of Refugia Retreats. She is an environmental scientist and advocate focused on the intersection between ecological and mental health. Her research in the Ghost River Valley highlighted patterns of ecological grief – the emotional experience after the loss of cherished natural spaces. She loves her work as the Sustainability Coordinator at Bow Valley College, where she collaborates on environmental solutions that also aid in social cohesion and well-being. She is an amateur urban homesteader, budding writer, and lover of all things X-files. You will usually find her happily exploring Calgary by bike or digging into a good book.
Early Rate (Before August 10)
Regular Rate (After August 11)
|Saturday September 07, 2019||9:30 am - 4:30 pm||Willow|