Nature and Spirituality
Winter Retreat

Muskoka River,
Bracebridge, Ontario



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:

Daily: As well as:

Accommodation

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.


Meals

All meals will be served at the Bed & Breakfast. Vegetarian options available.


Transportation


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.
Facilitator


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: mkarsh@arborvitae.org

416-406-4725

LIMITED SPACES:
Registration Must Be Received
Two Weeks In Advance

Send Cheques Payable To:

Arborvitae
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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