Nature and Spirituality
Enjoy A Deeply Reflective Experience Of Nature
As a participant in this Winter Retreat, you
will have a unique opportunity for nourishing your
spirituality through the cultivation of a deeper
connection with the earth. Listen to scientific and religious
stories that teach about spiritual reflection in
nature in a supportive and respectful atmosphere.
Our time together includes:
a quality experience in nature
As well as:
true stories from the natural world in the areas of science, forestry and biology
discussion about the relationship between nature and spirituality
cross-country skiing (if conditions allow)
Riverview Bed and Breakfast, Bracebridge, Ontario.
Comfy vintage home located on the beautiful Muskoka River.
Unlimited cross-country skiing out the backdoor. Wonderful grounds. Fireplace.
All meals will be served at the Bed & Breakfast. Vegetarian options available.
We will be arranging car-pooling for everyone. The distance is 160 km from
Toronto and takes approximately 2 hours.
What to Bring
We will be spending quality time outdoors. Please dress for the weather.
cross-country skis and boots
warm clothing (layered)
thermos for hot drinks
Marianne Karsh, RPF, M.Sc.F., is a Registered Professional Forester and
Researcher and has been leading nature and spirituality field trips,
courses and seminars since the early 1980's. She is co-author of Trees,
Forestry and the Responsiveness of Creation, published in This Sacred Earth:
Religion, Nature and the Environment, Roger Gottlieb, (1996). Marianne Karsh
has a deep passion for re-connecting people to the earth and an
in-depth knowledge of spiritual and biblical traditions with regard to nature.
From Participants at Other Nature and Spirituality Events:
"Very enjoyable. Very peaceful and instructor has that peace that comes
across to the individual."
"Excellent class - do not remove from program."
"Marianne's strength is her depth of knowledge. Her science background
is complimented by her love and devotion to earth and its teachings."
"Very enjoyable session. Something for everyone. A very nice time to
connect with one another after a fun filled weekend."
Spending time outdoors on a daily basis is imperative to maintaining our
overall sense of well-being. Not only does connecting with natural light,
air and earth nurture our spirit, it helps us sustain and improve vitality
that can lead to better health.
Retreats Available On Selected Weekends throughout the Winter
For further information:
Registration Must Be Received
Two Weeks In Advance
Send Cheques Payable To:
128 Danforth Ave, Suite 137
Toronto, Ontario M4K-1N1
Enclosed cheque for full amount with registration form.
50% Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Reserve Space in Advance.
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