Inspiring Consciousness for Human Responsibility to The Earth

We offer sacred spaces for cultivating meaningful conversation, contemplation, and community. Through life affirming action, we co-create opportunities to deepen relationships and reciprocity with the Earth and all beings.
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Our offerings focus on embodied eco-spirituality, end-of-life, and somatic well-being. Grounded in local W̱SÁNEĆ and Quw’utsun Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and principles of land stewardship, our experienced facilitators host regular weekly and monthly programs (online and in person), contributing to expanding intergenerational and cross-cultural communities of care.

Living Well, Dying Well

An experiential approach to exploring the way that we live and die in modern times.

Turning To One Another

Bringing generations together to share, learn and witness.

Being Together

Pausing to share sacred space together for somatic and spiritual resonance.

Earth & Spirit Cafe

Join us with a soothing beverage as we explore ways to tend the Earth and Spirit in these potent times.

Coming To Our Senses

Deepen community. Honour the Elders in our midst. Explore the 4 healing salves.

The Art of Wholeness

Developing Inner Resources for a Soul-Centric Life

The Art of Embodying Elderhood

Join us for an introduction to 8 somatic wisdom portals that offer inquiry-based and embodied resources to meet opportunities for adulting (growing up), sometimes missed  — by meeting the present with vulnerability, curiosity and a fierce commitment to future generations and the earth.

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Join Becky Traptow and Sarah Frizelle as they share about their experiential nature-based wanders. They draw on their training with the Map of the Psyche (Soul) work of Bill Plotkin (founder of the Animas Valley Institute), to talk about the therapeutic wanders they facilitate in the forest. A ‘cafe-style’ round-table discussion will follow, where silence, conversation, and inquiry are equally welcome!Becky Traptow and Sarah Frizelle have been working with the Animas Valley Institute for over 10 years, guiding group programs as well as individuals on their journey of self-discovery, healing, wholeness and a deeper connection with the world around them.
 
Suggested Contribution: $10.00 – $20.00 (nobody turned away for lack of funds)REGISTRATION: Through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/484071008417) to receive Zoom link.Please contact us at <info@centreforearthandspirit.ca> or #clicklinkinbio (and go to 'Calendar') for more information! Earth & Spirit Café - Monthly Online Gatherings 🍵Join us with a soothing beverage as we explore ways to tend the Earth and Spirit in these potent times.At Earth & Spirit Café we offer monthly drop-in gatherings (every fourth Thursday of the month). Each month we host a guest speaker exploring knowledge that honours our dance of relationship with Earth and Spirit. A diversity of topics includes: reciprocal land use, respect for Indigenous ways of knowing, tending death with consciousness, and inspirational change-makers.We invite you to bring your questions and queries! Hosted by experienced facilitators, holding heart-based space — Renate Ringer & Alice L. Meyers.Please feel free to invite a friend! 💖
#foresttherapy #naturetherapy #shinrinyoku #animasvalleyinstitute #earthandspiritvirtual

Join Becky Traptow and Sarah Frizelle as they share about their experiential nature-based wanders. They draw on their training with the Map of the Psyche (Soul) work of Bill Plotkin (founder of the Animas Valley Institute), to talk about the therapeutic wanders they facilitate in the forest. A ‘cafe-style’ round-table discussion will follow, where silence, conversation, and inquiry are equally welcome!

Becky Traptow and Sarah Frizelle have been working with the Animas Valley Institute for over 10 years, guiding group programs as well as individuals on their journey of self-discovery, healing, wholeness and a deeper connection with the world around them.
 
Suggested Contribution: $10.00 – $20.00 (nobody turned away for lack of funds)

REGISTRATION: Through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/484071008417) to receive Zoom link.

Please contact us at <info@centreforearthandspirit.ca> or #clicklinkinbio (and go to 'Calendar') for more information! 

Earth & Spirit Café - Monthly Online Gatherings 🍵

Join us with a soothing beverage as we explore ways to tend the Earth and Spirit in these potent times.

At Earth & Spirit Café we offer monthly drop-in gatherings (every fourth Thursday of the month). Each month we host a guest speaker exploring knowledge that honours our dance of relationship with Earth and Spirit. A diversity of topics includes: reciprocal land use, respect for Indigenous ways of knowing, tending death with consciousness, and inspirational change-makers.

We invite you to bring your questions and queries! Hosted by experienced facilitators, holding heart-based space — Renate Ringer & Alice L. Meyers.

Please feel free to invite a friend! 💖

#foresttherapy #naturetherapy #shinrinyoku #animasvalleyinstitute #earthandspiritvirtual
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With gratitude to Life Cycle Celebrant @pennyallport
for empowering families to access their innate skills in the grief process!Penny shared her wisdom in an intimate one-off evening of our flagship LIVING WELL, DYING WELL program last Wednesday January 18th✨We at the Centre for Earth & Spirit are so grateful for Penny's skilled facilitation in educating families on how to co-create beautiful end-of-life ceremonies for their loved ones, and taking back death practices through a village-centred approach!Thank you to @PennyAllport, @nasrringr, Kim Holl @storiestoldonfilm_, @drrobinjhood, Bill Israel and the many others who have contributed to bringing this beautifully enriching end-of-life care program to life!#livingwelldyingwell #endoflife #endoflifecare #lifecyclecelebrant #coastsalishterritory #earthandspiritvirtual

With gratitude to Life Cycle Celebrant @pennyallport
for empowering families to access their innate skills in the grief process!

Penny shared her wisdom in an intimate one-off evening of our flagship LIVING WELL, DYING WELL program last Wednesday January 18th✨

We at the Centre for Earth & Spirit are so grateful for Penny's skilled facilitation in educating families on how to co-create beautiful end-of-life ceremonies for their loved ones, and taking back death practices through a village-centred approach!

Thank you to @PennyAllport, @nasrringr, Kim Holl @storiestoldonfilm_, @drrobinjhood, Bill Israel and the many others who have contributed to bringing this beautifully enriching end-of-life care program to life!

#livingwelldyingwell #endoflife #endoflifecare #lifecyclecelebrant #coastsalishterritory #earthandspiritvirtual
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"We don't even think of it as a gift...it was land that was taken unjustly to begin with" ~ Marion Margaret Cumming (nee Adams), 1936-2022With gratitude to you Marion, for all the love, care, and land you shared...💖For more on Marion & Bruce Cumming and their inspiring practices of Indigenous LAND BACK, please read this beautiful article by Dr. Maleea Acker (University of Victoria) in Focus magazine:
https://www.focusonvictoria.ca/focus-magazine-septoct-2018/marion-cummings-indomitable-spirit-r2/#landback #lekwungenterritory #songheesnation #oakbay #indigenoussolidarity #decolonization #focusonvictoria #uvic #universityofvictoria #earthandspiritvirtual

"We don't even think of it as a gift...it was land that was taken unjustly to begin with" ~ Marion Margaret Cumming (nee Adams), 1936-2022

With gratitude to you Marion, for all the love, care, and land you shared...💖

For more on Marion & Bruce Cumming and their inspiring practices of Indigenous LAND BACK, please read this beautiful article by Dr. Maleea Acker (University of Victoria) in Focus magazine:

https://www.focusonvictoria.ca/focus-magazine-septoct-2018/marion-cummings-indomitable-spirit-r2/

#landback #lekwungenterritory #songheesnation #oakbay #indigenoussolidarity #decolonization #focusonvictoria #uvic #universityofvictoria #earthandspiritvirtual
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#KELȽOLEMEĆEN #orca #orcawhale #rock #earthandspiritvirtual ...

Honouring SENĆOŦEN Language Revitalizers:SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee J. Sampson) explains, “With language immersion, the students are also immersed in the W̱SÁNEĆ worldview because the culture and language are inseparable. The children are then grounded in their ways of being, in their culture. They have a solid identity. EWES ṮEQ TŦE SONUSE – in this way we don’t let the fire go out.”To read more about SX̱EDŦELISIYE (@sxedtelisiye) and her community's amazing Indigenous Language Revitalization and eco-cultural reclamation work, visit the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's website: https://wsanec.com/community-profile-sx%CC%B1edtelisiye-renee-j-sampson/#w̱sáneć #SENĆOŦEN #decadeofindigenouslanguages #w̱sánećleadershipcouncil #W̱MÍYEŦEN #placeofdeer #marylake #greatervictoriagreenbeltsociety #earthandspiritvirtual

Honouring SENĆOŦEN Language Revitalizers:

SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee J. Sampson) explains, “With language immersion, the students are also immersed in the W̱SÁNEĆ worldview because the culture and language are inseparable. The children are then grounded in their ways of being, in their culture. They have a solid identity. EWES ṮEQ TŦE SONUSE – in this way we don’t let the fire go out.”

To read more about SX̱EDŦELISIYE (@sxedtelisiye) and her community's amazing Indigenous Language Revitalization and eco-cultural reclamation work, visit the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's website: https://wsanec.com/community-profile-sx%CC%B1edtelisiye-renee-j-sampson/

#w̱sáneć #SENĆOŦEN #decadeofindigenouslanguages #w̱sánećleadershipcouncil #W̱MÍYEŦEN #placeofdeer #marylake #greatervictoriagreenbeltsociety #earthandspiritvirtual
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Acknowledgement

With Deep Respect, We Honour And Acknowledge That…

As board members of the Centre for Earth and Spirit, we live, learn and create together on unceded W̱SÁNEĆ, lək̓ʷəŋən (Esquimalt and Songhees Nations), Quw’utsun territories, and the Blackfoot Confederacy (Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta). Together, we recognize Canada’s dark history and the long shadow of colonialism that continues to impact the lives of Indigenous People every day. Through our personal work, offerings and collaborations we aspire to embody and act in ways that honour Indigenous peoples’ long-standing relationships with land, to be honest and willing to meet the presence of intergenerational trauma and impacts of colonialism in all people, and to humbly accept our responsibility as settlers in this process of relationship repair. With accountability and respect, we endeavour to walk with all of creation in meeting the sorrows and grief of the past here in the present, where our future lives.

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