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Welcome Reflect Refresh Wonder Renew Recharge Listen Rest

What if you could give yourself the gift of a few hours to simply stop, refresh yourself and nourish your spirit?

What could that give you?

Whether you have an hour, a day or want an ongoing experience, our online and in-person retreats offer protected time and space to rest, recharge and reflect on what’s most meaningful to you.

An online Micro-Retreat

April 2, 10:30–11:45 am EDT


It’s a way to come to life that opens up possibilities.

Wonder lets us see the beauty and wisdom in everyday objects and encounters. It helps us find fresh perspective and understanding in troubling situations.

It can renew our spirit.

During this retreat we’ll ponder:

  • How we can access and sustain wonder in our lives?
  • What can wonder give us?


We’ll pause for meditation and engage with short texts for inspiration. We’ll take time off-screen for quiet, individual reflection and join a partner to listen to our own and each other’s wisdom. We’ll work with the online setting in a balanced and purposeful way. Courage & Renewal Touchstones will provide guidelines to support a welcoming, protected and confidential space.

We invite you to join us for 75 minutes to slow down and hear the wisdom that emerges from your own heart. 

Pay What You Can 

The beginning of wisdom is the same as its attainment: wonder.” 

~Richard Wagamese, Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations




Where are we now?
5-session, weekly retreat

Tuesdays, March 28 – April 25
7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

Over the last three years our notion of what is normal has been disrupted.

Environmental emergenices, political disruption, and public health crises have fragmented our world.

It’s as though we’ve been living through lingering illness and landed in  an unfamiliar, unkind territory.

  • What do we need to become whole?
  • How do we find our bearings in this fractured environment?
  • Where are we now?
  • Who are we called to be?


We invite you to join us to explore these questions, in a 5-session, online retreat.

We’ll create a welcoming, trustworthy space for participants to reflect on personal and communal questions. We’ll practice deep listening and offer honest, open questions to support each other to find new perspectives, uncover personal wisdom and build courage.

We’ll work with the online setting in a balanced and purposeful way. Zoom will provide the gathering space for our interactions and a platform to share images, music, poetry and story. We’ll pause for meditation and take time off-screen for reflection and pondering, movement and rest.

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT, March 28 – April 25.

Pay What You Can (donation)

Not sure if this retreat is for you? We invite you to attend the first session as our guest.

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash


“This is medicine for the heart and soul.”


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    We are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are committed to honouring the history this land bears witness to, responding to the 94 Calls to Action of the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and walking lightly on the Earth. A portion of proceeds from all our offerings are sent to:  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and The Nii’kinaaganaa Foundation.

    The Inside Outside Retreat Centre, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5S2R4