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Seeing in the Dark: Cultivating hope in dark times

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University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute

Barrier Lake Field Station

Kananaskis, AB

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2017 has been a year full of drastic social and environmental changes. This retreat is for anyone striving to make change in the world, and grappling with a changing world. As the days get shorter and we prepare for winter, we draw on the metaphor of darkness to explore the restorative potential of dark times - both allegorically and physically. What can darkness teach us? How does nature use darkness to restore? And how can we take periods of darkness and rest to continue working for change in the positive direction?

Join us in beautiful Kananaskis Country for a weekend of retreat, the chance to build new connections, and to examine what darkness does and can do for our lives.


Registration includes food, accommodation, linens, and programming. We provide an evening snack on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast. Dietary restrictions and food allergies will be accommodated, if indicated on the registration form. Early bird rates end Sept 17th at noon.

Please note, accommodation is hostel-style: rooms contain 3 beds (1 bunk bed, and one single). If you would like to share a room with someone you know, please inform us. We will do our best to accommodate any room arrangements, but cannot guarantee. If you require a single room, please contact us BEFORE registering!

If you have specific accommodation or accessibility needs, or if cost is a barrier, please contact us by e-mailing info@refugiaretreats.com or call (587) 969 - 1856. We are happy to discuss options with you!


Facilitators:

Jodi Lammiman: Jodi is a lover of beauty, mystery, the night sky, and wilderness spaces. With a formal education in Sacred Literature, Leadership and Spiritual Direction, Jodi became interested in the intersections between the natural world, spirituality and the human psyche. She is a spiritual director, retreats facilitator, and an avid reader.

Amy Spark: Amy is an environmental advocate and scientist curious about the intersections between ecological and mental health. Her work on ecological grief in the Ghost River Valley helped shape her understanding of loss & identity as a healthy way to interact with the natural world. She loves cycling, canning, and all things X-files.

Chelsey Rhodes: Chelsey has worked in international development, health research, and evaluating complex systems change initiatives. She currently works for Roller Strategies, researching, writing, and working on complex social challenges around the world. She is a Reiki master and has done somatic trauma training and crisis training.


FAQs:

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We are happy to coordinate carpooling options, if you require transportation to Kananaskis Country. Please indicate so on your registration form. However, since this option is dependent on registrants' preferences, we cannot guarantee carpooling. You can also check out http://www.carpool.ca/

Where can I find more information on the Barrier Lake Field Station?

Learn more about the venue at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/research/research-units/research-stations/biogeoscience-institute.

What should I bring into the event?

We recommend warm clothes (Kananaskis can get chilly in October!), a water bottle, and a journal.

I have never been on a retreat before. What can I expect?

A personal retreat is an intentional withdrawal from the regular day-to-day routines and activities of life in order to immerse oneself in nature, solitude, and reflection for a period of time. There will be group reflection & activity time, and plenty of time for personal retreat and rest.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please be in touch with Refugia by emailing info@refugiaretreats.com or calling (587) 969 - 1856 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Barrier Lake Field Station

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