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Self-care is never selfish.

It’s looking after the only thing you have to give the world.


Wildness, Enchantment, and Hope:

Deepening our Engagement with Nature

an online Courage & Renewal® Retreat

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

This online retreat explores ways to

  • enrich our relationship with nature
  • discover the enchantment of speaking aloud the names of creatures, plants, and landscapes in danger of being lost forever
  • revel in the gifts of small things. 

Bringing an open-hearted love of nature back to life through the power of poetry, images, texts, and music we will offer time for personal reflection, and small and whole group conversation. We’ll follow the Courage & Renewal® approach to create a welcoming, caring, and trustworthy space.

We will take time away from our screens for personal reflection, and encourage participants to take time outdoors. Through small and whole group conversation we will follow the Courage & Renewal® approach to create a welcoming, caring, and trustworthy space.

We hope this retreat gives us an opportunity to recognize our roles in both ecological breakdown and ecological renewal. Wildness, Enchantment, and Hope: Deepening our Engagement with Nature holds an opportunity to navigate a shifting landscape with renewed energy and joy. We hope you’ll join us!

Registration is limited to 12  participants. Ticket Sales end October 16th, 2023.


Micro-Retreats (Online)

Finding it hard to dedicate the time for a full day retreat or a series?  Our micro-retreats provide an opportunity to step away from the busyness of daily life and reflect on a theme that relates to your own questions and needs.

Sunday mornings, 10:30 –11:45 am

Pay What You Can

Balance: Sunday, September 24, 2023.

Courage: Sunday October 15, 2023

Solitude: Sunday, November 12, 2023

Multi-Session Retreats

Multi-session retreats offer a regular ongoing retreat experience, allowing for a deeper exploration of a theme or issue. 

Depending on the theme, multi-session retreats may meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.  

Decisions, Dilemmas, Questions & Quandaries. 

6 two-hour weekly sessions exploring skills and strategies to find your way through life’s twists and turns.

Online or in-person – your choice.

Dates and Times TBD


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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