Healing with Art and Stories Women’s Retreat 2019

  • Five Oaks Five Oaks
  • paris, ontario
  • Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019 (3 days)
  • CAD $425.00 - Program Price

About This Event

This will be an intimate retreat for women (limit – 10) that will take you on a journey of healing and self-transformation. We will be staying together in a beautiful cozy chalet overlooking the Grand River near Paris, ON, surrounded by nature and sunshine.

We will be using Narrative & Art healing modalities for re-framing our stories of personal search for meaning, health, and happiness.

The retreat is based on a totally new model that integrates Islamic tradition (through prophet Joseph’s story in the Quran), Joseph Campbell’s mythology (through the Hero’s Journey), and the Ayurvedic model of human development (through the seven chakras). In this retreat, you will be developing your “Heroine’s Journey,” your personal story of courage and vulnerability; you will be integrating your experiences of joy and pain, love and frustration, health and wounding, ups and downs… You will be weaving your own preferred richer narrative that will enable you to find your own unique life meaning and purpose, to find happiness and health.





3:00 – 5:00 PM

Knowing one another & Ice breaking exercises

5:00 – 6:00


6:00 – 8:00

Session I – Introduction to your healing journey

8:00 – 10:00

Self-exploration and reflection time – Journaling, collage, art, meditation…




8:00 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 10:00

Guided trail walk

10:30 – 1:00

Session II – Listen to the Whispers: Where are you on your journey?

1:00 – 2:00 PM


2:00 – 3:00

Self-exploration and reflection time – Journaling, collage, art, meditation…

3:00 – 5:00

Session III – Exploring your uniqueness

5:00 – 6:00


6:00 -7:00

Labyrinth walk

7:30 – 9:30

Session IV – Focus on your heart



8:00 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 11:00

Session V – Finding your voice and trusting it

11:00 – 12:00

Free time- Packing

12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 3:00

Session VI – Putting it all together


*Schedule is subjected to change depending on the group’s needs.


The fees include: accommodation, all meals and snacks, and all workshop materials. The accommodation is in a cozy chalet on the shore of the Grand River, just south of Paris, ON with 2-3 women per room.

The fees do not include: transportation to and from the centre.  If you want to come by public transportation, you can get a VIA train or GO Bus from Toronto, (Oakville, Burlington) to Brantford station.  Taxi from there to Five Oaks Centre is approx. $25.



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