This program is a partnership between Refugia Retreats and Star of the North Retreat Centre. Refugia Retreats is 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. Check out their website for more information about Refugia: www.refugiaretreats.com.
Early Bird: (Before Feb. 28)
Regular: (February 29 and later)
Spend a day in retreat, reflection and bread-making. We’ll be using the age-old practice of baking bread to reflect on the way darkness, leavening and paying attention to our daily experiences creates rich food for our spiritual lives. This retreat will invite us into dialogue, personal reflection and of course the timeless art of bread-making.
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.
|Saturday March 21, 2020||9:30 am - 4:30 pm|