Summer Week 5: 27 July – 3 August 2019

  • Naramata Centre Naramata Centre
  • 460 Ellis Avenue Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
  • Jul 27 - Aug 3, 2019 (8 days)
  • Staying Offsite - CAD $10.00 Cottage Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 Cottage Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 East Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 East Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 Orchard Court (Single Room) - CAD $810.02 Orchard Court 3-Bedr

About This Event

Easy Tai Chi (Susan Norie)

Ages 12 – 112

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – noon


The program will cover basics of Tai Chi and Qigong, including stance, posture, balance, weight shifting.  Other aspects will include warm-ups, meditation, and a focus on two forms.  One form is simple, fluid, and fun.  The other will involve more attention to the precision of movements.  Moves are not difficult, but require awareness of integrating all parts of the body with each posture, something we will work on.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement, and flexible shoes (going barefoot may be an option).

Canning in Community (Sarah Thomas, Eleni Black & Ellen Hunter-Perkins)

Ages 10 – 110

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

$175 + $50 materials fee

An ancient art with a history at the Centre, saving the seasons has become a pleasure and a pastime for many, rather than the necessity that it once was. This three-day workshop will be an opportunity to get hands-on and preserve some of the fruits of the Okanagan Valley. Whether you’ve never canned before or you can regularly, this program will provide space to experience the joys of canning.

Come prepared with your body and soul to get messy and share in the process of processing fruit.

Bring jars if you have them!

Servant-Leadership: Holistic Listening & Pathfinding (Dr. John Horsman)

Ages 18+

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. AND 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

$300 + $10 materials fee

A Servant-leader disposition is profoundly relational, creative, holistic, and integrative.Servant-leaders model an empathetic moral capacity; promote community; listens-first seeking clarity before influence; practice pathfinding-foresight and systems thinking. Listening and Foresight are key development areas for Servant-leaders in Training. Through practicing holistic listening and pathfinding-foresight we learn to consciously integrate sensory awareness into our heart mind, and spirit.


To enhance awareness of being profoundly relational, creative, holistic, and integrative.

To practice and nurture our capacities for presencing, holistic listening, and pathfinding-foresight

To acknowledge, affirm, and enhance our intuitive knowing and our innate creativity.


Learn greater awareness and affirmation of sensory and intuitive wisdom.

Experience accessing individual sensory intelligence and collective intelligence.

Nurture an understanding of Servant-leader capacities and dispositions.

Song Catching with Yanti (Yanti Rowland)

Ages 4 – 104

Monday – Friday, 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.

$80 (individual)

$120 (family package – two or more in the same family)

Song Catching with Yanti was born out of the idea that we all have the ability to sing and that it is vibrational therapy from the inside. Under the leadership of Yanti, local vocalist, you will have the opportunity to develop your voice through songs of the Ubuntu Choir Network taught in the oral tradition. Ubuntu means, I am because we are. Together we will explore sounds and vibrations from within us as well as jump into the world of improv.

Yanti is passionate about singing together. Many people have songs in their hearts and yet are afraid to sing. Yanti believes everyone can sing and that there is freedom in singing.

ALL ABILITIES ARE WELCOME! (kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).  NO PREVIOUS MUSIC OR SINGING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Children’s Program (Naramata Centre Interns)

Ages 3 – 14

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon


Children’s Program is led by Naramata Centre summer interns. Our interns are an energetic, fun and friendly group of 18 – 30 year olds who have been specially selected to work at the Centre over the summer. Our interns are skilled in creating a safe, inclusive, fun community where your child can grow and be authentically themselves.

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