Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

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Jun 11 - 18, 2020
Group size: 1 - 50
Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada


C$1730
Deposit: C$865
Jun 11 - 18, 2020
Group size: 1 - 50

About this trip

Meditation is a coming home. Through the practice of embodiment, we reconnect with the life we are living and the person we are. The effects of this are considerable.


Under the guidance of teacher Neil McKinlay, this week-long retreat will explore the foundations of somatic meditation. We will unfold the basic elements of the Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness - one of the simplest and most profound practices of this tradition. This experience will be supported by walking meditation, periods of silence, and the resonant beauty of Stowel Lake Farm.


As our relationship with life deepens, we will begin to see our way through the distraction that so characterizes our days. We will start to receive the body’s wisdom without judgement and carry this into the world without agenda. We will develop our capacity to act as beacons of possibility for others - a sign we have found our way home.



What’s included

  • Tuition
  • Meals
    Most ingredients lovingly provided from Stowel Lake's organic farm.
  • Lodging
  • Taxes & Fees
  • Shuttle
    Shuttle from Ferry to/from Stowel Lake Farm
  • Please Note:
    Everything is listed in Canadian dollars. Prices listed are "all-in" (this pricing model differs from previous years' breakouts).
  • Ferry Fees
    Ferries to and from Salt Spring Island are not included
  • Off-Site Lodging
    To arrange your own offsite lodging on the island: http://saltspringaccommodation.ca/

Available Packages

Double Room, Shared Bath
Available until Apr 15, 20206 left

This lovely room is in the newly remodeled guest house.  This shared room has two twin beds and access to a shared, remodeled bathroom up the hall. 

C$1930
Deposit: C$965
Double Room, Private Bath
Available until Apr 15, 20205 left

This lovely room is in the newly remodeled guest house.  This shared room has two twin beds and a private bathroom within your room. 

C$2080
Deposit: C$1040
Double Yurt, Bath House
6 left

Shared yurt with two twin beds and access to a shared bath house.  Heated with electrical space heaters. The bath house is a short walk from your yurt. 

C$1730
Deposit: C$865
Private Room , Shared Bath
Available until Apr 15, 20204 left

This lovely room is in the newly remodeled guest house.  This private room has one twin bed and access to a shared, remodeled bathroom up the hall. 

C$2680
Deposit: C$1340
Private Room, Bath House
Available until Apr 15, 2020only 2 left

This single room offers a double bed, and easy access to the nearby bath house. It's a short walk past the garden pond to the dining hall.

C$2430
Deposit: C$1215
Camping
9 left

Onsite tent camping near the lovely botanical gardens.  Easy access to a shared bath house. Bring your own towels.

C$1330
Deposit: C$665
Off-Site Commuter
Available until Apr 15, 20209 left

Sleep offsite in your own accommodations.  Spend all day at the retreat, including all 3 meals. 

C$1230
Deposit: C$615
Staff Housing
Available until Apr 01, 20206 left

Available only to pre-approved staff with a staff discount code. 

C$9999
C$1730
Deposit: C$865

Double Yurt, Bath House
Past Trip

Itinerary

Typical Day
Practice Schedule

7:00    Practice

8:00   Breakfast

9:00   Practice & Teaching

12:30  Lunch / Open

3:00   Practice & Teaching

6:30   Supper

7:30   Practice

8:30  Open Time

10:00 Lights Out


This is just a sample schedule, subject to the winds of the journey.

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Somatic Meditation Society
The Somatic Meditation Society is a Vancouver-based community that shares this work through a series of weekend workshops and a week-long retreat on Salt Spring Island.