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A Mindful Experience In Nature


Its time to heal, move forward and safely gather in the great outdoors. Connect with yourself and a like minded community near beautiful Elk Island National Park Aug 3-5.


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Sold out!
2021 Dates coming soon.

Capacity
100%


Consciously curated activities, workshops and live music.





Monday Aug 3, 2020



3:00 – 6:30 pm


Guest registration & arrival

You’ve arrived! This is your time to get settled in, enjoy the property, enjoy a meal and prepare yourself for an incredible journey.


6:30 pm

Opening Gathering & Sound Journey

The time has finally come again for us to gather as a community. Together we'll connect around a crackling fire as Sebastien Bolessa takes us on a sound journey with his viola, mesmerising voice and his uncanny ability to capture and become one with the sounds and energy of the surrounding landscape.


7:00 pm

Intro & Opening Talk | The Truth about What’s been holding us Back: How we Can Dissolve Self-Created Limitation in our Lives… Forever!

Ever felt like you were put on this planet for something amazing, that you are capable of so much, yet fear and internal negativity seem to interfere and take you off track? In this powerful and thought-provoking talk, Dolphin Kasper, long time speaker and coach, will be sharing what he has discovered in working with everyone from professional athletes to prison inmates over the last 20+ years and how you can free yourself from self-created limitation forever.


7:30 pm

Intention Setting & Releasing

Together we will gather around the bonfire and be led through a special practice aimed at grounding us to the present moment, setting intentions and releasing the pieces that are no longer serving us.


8:00 pm

High Energy Drumming

This high energy approach to drum therapy uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self… and it's simply an amazing way to connect to the joy, vibration, and energy of community.


9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Transcendental Movement | A Celebration of Rhythm, Sound & Dance.

Harnessing the rhythm from our drumming and improvised sounds... Sebastien will lead us on an explorational journey of movement. Connecting us to music, our bodies and innate joy. Together we will dance and move to the rhythmic celebration of life.



Tuesday Aug 4, 2020




7:30am – 8:30 am


Awaken Into the Movement of Your Body

Rise and shine, loves! This class will invite an opening of your body through movement in a gentle, fun, and nourishing way. Jessica Laporte is an energetic and passionate mover who wholeheartedly wishes for everyone to know the absolute wonder that is the capability of their human body. Her style is an expressive blend of various movement modalities she has studied over twenty years of dedicated movement practice and aims to develop curiosity, love, and connection to the body that is new, enriching, and enlivening in every moment. You will connect deep within and with others, in a way that touches the deep nurture that is always present inside. What a way to start the day!


9:30 am

Peace & Prana Meditation

This meditation is aimed at empowering you to embrace your inner strength through breathing techniques. Prana can refer to energy, life, or breath. In other traditions it is called chi or qui. By controlling the breath in various ways we will explore ways we can influence the flow of prana to find inner resiliency and ultimately find ourselves in a place of acceptance, peace and gratitude.


10:30 am

Integrating Healing & Rhythm Cradle

Dive deep into a sense of unity and healing with this powerful group experience of support that can impact every level of being. We all drum and get drummed by beautiful native frame drums, fused together by the sounds of the didgeridoo, viola and various live soundscapes designed help integrate deep healing and growth.


12:00 pm (noon)

Lunch Break/Empower Hour

Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. Have a bite, explore the property, enjoy the hiking trail, retreat for a nap or perhaps explore nearby Elk Island National Park.


2:45 pm

Forest Meditation and Medicinal Plant Walk

Tune into the energies of the forest and open your awareness to the medicine surrounding. Simone Clement, Community Herbalist, will take you upon an adventure to explore connection and the wisdom of Mother Nature. A guided heart meditation in the forest surrounding our camp will be followed by a medicinal plant walk, discovering the natural herbal remedies the earth provides. Learn about crafting medicines that support sustainable wild harvesting, identifying various herbs and mushrooms and empower yourself to heal through the abundance provided by Mother Nature.


5:00 pm

From Fear to Fearlessness: An Integrated Approach to a Life Beyond Limits


Would you like to experience the kind of unshakable confidence that would never leave you, no matter what the challenges that come your way?

Building on what he opens in his talk, “The Truth About What’s Been Holding us Back”, Dolphin will invite participates into taking an honest and transformative look at their past, false beliefs they created when they were very young and some very simple, extremely effective practices they can use to begin practically healing and integrating what has been left unresolved and that is the source of their fear. From this state of resolution, people will have a clear road map and blueprint for a new kind of life, one free of fear and self-created limitation.

Using a unique shift of perspective, proven empowerment strategies, and a variety of mindfulness and authentic relating techniques, Dolphin will guide participants through the often complex and challenging world of the unconscious in order to get at the very root of fear and self-limiting beliefs. From self-esteem, to work, to romance, when we address our limiting core beliefs, what is left is presence, purpose and a direct pathway to our full potential. Join us and realize what you have always known in your heart you are capable of!


6:30 pm

Dinner Break/Empower Hour

Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. Have a bite, explore the property, enjoy the hiking trail, retreat for a nap or perhaps explore nearby Elk Island National Park.


7:30 pm

Sing ~ Pray ~ Heal | A Musical Meditation Journey

Raise your voice and personal vibration with call and response chanting, ancient mantra and song. Connect and let go with visualization and prayerful breath release. Integrate through listening and receiving while being bathed in song and sound. Join Tiffany Sparrow to liberate your heart and mind and find deeper layers of healing through intentional sound and mindful prayer.


9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Live World Electronic Dance Fusion With Multi-instrumentalist (uni.)


Jay Robinson - (uni.) - a multi instrumentalist based in the Rocky Mountains, draws upon a deep well of tradition, knowledge and feeling, bringing something steeped and fresh to the world of live sound creation. Using a combination of live looped instrumentation with tablas, flutes, tongue drums, and other percussions; as well as analog beat sequencing and synthesizing, (uni.) creates a a magical, immersive atmosphere, interspersed with infectious grooves, inviting everyone to participate in an enchanting co-creative journey.

(uni.) has offered experiences at Inshala, Astral Harvest, Sangha, WUB, and Shambhala festivals, as well as creating sound vibrations for ecstatic dance and yoga practices, house concerts, and ceremonies, including opening for the likes of Grouch (NZ) and Adham Shaikh.




Wednesday Aug 5, 2020




8:45 – 9:45 am


Awaken Into the Movement of Your Body

Rise and shine, loves! This class will invite an opening of your body through movement in a gentle, fun, and nourishing way. Jessica Laporte is an energetic and passionate mover who wholeheartedly wishes for everyone to know the absolute wonder that is the capability of their human body. Her style is an expressive blend of various movement modalities she has studied over twenty years of dedicated movement practice and aims to develop curiosity, love, and connection to the body that is new, enriching, and enlivening in every moment. You will connect deep within and with others, in a way that touches the deep nurture that is always present inside. What a way to start the day!


10:00 am

Integrative Sound Journey

Let the sounds of singing bowls and collaborative music help you to absorb the journey you've embarked on. Embrace what you have learned and integrate the love that was created over the last few days.


10:30 am

Closing Circle



12:00 pm (noon)

Guest Departure




Elk Island Retreat | Alberta’s Best Kept Secret


Elk Island Retreat is a beautiful serene private campground and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Whether a world traveler or living local you’ll want to check out this little hide-away. A variety of camping opportunities are offered from comfort camping (glamping) in yurts and trapper cabins, serviced RV sites as well as tent sites. Geodesic domes are in the future plans so watch for updates.

Between relaxing at your site, be sure to walk the nature trails and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you. There’s a volleyball / badminton net and a couple sets of horseshoe pits on site as well as a grassy clearing where you can toss a frisbee or football or play your favorite game.There is also a coin operated shower and laundry facility on site.

Being located next door to Elk Island National Park makes it just a hop, skip and jump away from where you can spend the day hiking, canoeing, and seeing bison and other wildlife.

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Accommodations:


  • Tenting

    Most spots will be available on a first come first serve “group camp” basis as well as a few more semi-private spots.

  • RVs, Vans & Trailers

    Bring your home away from home! Both serviced and unserviced spaces will be available.

  • Yurts | Glamping in Comfort (SOLD OUT!)

    Now you can enjoy nature while still having some of the creature comforts of home in our YURTS. The yurt is the traditional dwelling of nomads from Central Asia. Since the 13th century, yurts were used by nomadic horse herders as portable homes. Ours aren’t portable but they’re built for comfort with power, a fridge, a water cooler, a gas heater (so you’ll be toasty warm), a comfy queen size bed, a double sofa bed. They even have a 5 foot sky light so you can do a little star gazing indoors before drifting off to sleep. The yurts don’t have indoor plumbing or running water but there are washrooms nearby. Outside of the Yurt is a picnic shelter with a propane barbecue with side burner, a work / wash station, a tub with dishes and cutlery, a frying pan, a pot, a wash basin, dish soap, tea towels and dish cloth, tin foil / plastic wrap. We also provide a jug for water (water source at shower bldg).

  • Trapper Cabins: Rustic & Cozy (SOLD OUT!)

    Rustic yet cozy. The Trapper Cabins are situated in the beautiful wooded valley that runs through the property. These one room cabins are constructed of a log frame and rough lumber plank walls. Each cabin sleeps 5 people. They have a queen bed with a single bunk above it and one other set of wooden built-in bunks with comfy water proof, nylon covered foam mattresses. There’s power, a fridge, a gas heater to keep you toasty warm even in cooler weather, and a small dining table set. There is no running water or plumbing in the cabins but nearby is an outhouse and washroom with a jug of water / hand soap / paper towels. Next to the cabin is a cook shelter and a barbecue (with side burner) and picnic tables. There is also a work / wash station, a tub with dishes, a frying pan, a pot, a french press coffee pot (coffee included), a wash basin, dish soap, tea towels and dish cloth. We also provide a jug for water (water source at shower bldg).

  • "Glamping Geodomes"

    Coming soon!

Passes are limited due to the covid guidelines and spots are already filling up fast!

Early bird is only $325

Tent spots starting at only $30 for the 3 days!

As of the announcement June 9th we see no issues as long as everyone is smart and we all follow the guidelines, but for your peace of mind we would 100% refund any passes, fees, sites, etc if we can’t proceed due to covid.


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Frequently Asked Questions


As we all know the guidelines and situation is changing daily but we fully intend on following all guidelines and expect our guests to do the same. As of now we plan on screening every guest upon arrival (temperature, forms etc). We will be maintaining social distance in specific ways like ordering a tent that will be way bigger than typical (ie. a tent that typically would have a capacity of 3-400 people for our 50 people to properly space out). There will be very few to no shared surfaces other than common areas like bathrooms which will of course be constantly cleaned. We have also ordered extra porta-potties, wash stations and will have masks and sanitizer on hand. Again it’s changing daily and we’re of course hoping that by Aug covid is less of a worry, but safety and a great experience are top of mind for us always.


* Policies, workshops and activities may be subject to change