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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

Sunday, September 24,
10:30–11:45 am ET

What place does balance hold in our lives?
A 75-minute contemplation of this illusive state.

How do we find balance in an ever-shifting world?

This time of year offers a unique moment to ponder the meaning of balance in our lives. The sun is poised over the earth’s equator offering an equal amount of sunlight to both hemispheres. For a few short weeks, regardless of where you are on the planet, day and night are pretty evenly balanced.

Put aside aside 75 minutes, Sunday September 24, 10:30 –11:45 am ET and join us online for a gentle exploration of what it means to live with balance in uncertain times.

We’ll pause for meditation and engage with short texts for inspiration. We’ll take time off-screen for quiet, individual reflection and practice listening deeply to one another. We’ll work with the online setting in a balanced and purposeful way, and gentle guidelines will support a welcoming, protected and confidential space.


We invite you to join us and to slow down and reflect on what balance means for you.

“Balance is not a passive resting place––it takes work balancing the giving and the taking, the raking out and the putting in.”

– Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweet Grass

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Wildness, Enchantment & Hope:
Deepening Our Engagement with Nature

7:00 pm October 20 – 12:30 pm October 22, 2023

  • How do we remain joyfully engaged with nature while living with the realities of the climate crisis?
  • How do we take stock of our roles, and see our way forward, when the actions of one person seem so small against a global task? 

We are not separate from nature. Explore ways to open your spirit and heart to the magic that the natural world holds  in all its strange, beautiful, diverse, wild glory. 

” … names, good names, well used – can help us see and they help us care. We find it hard to love what we cannot give a name to. And what we do not love we will not save.”

  • Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words

Join us for Wildness, Enchantment, and Hope, an online weekend retreat.


“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