Deepening your Relationship to Self, Other and Community - A Residential Retreat

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You’re invited to join Surati Haarbrucker and Kathy White, Certified Facilitators of The Work, at Vancouver Island’s OUR Ecovillage for a 3.5 day residential retreat starting Friday, May 17th at 7pm and ending Monday, 20th at 4pm.

“Human interaction can be a great spiritual practice…or it can be hell. When you receive whoever comes into your life at this moment as a noble guest, when you allow each person to be who they are, they begin to change. You may meet yourself and them for the first time...” ~Byron Katie~

Your relationships are a mirror. A playground where you can learn to be vulnerable, honest and responsible; free from grudges and resentments. We offer you concrete tools to expand the possibilities in all your relationships.

Whether its your relationship with yourself, your family, your neighbours or your community, you can use those relationships to grow, develop and learn. Be free no matter who you are relating to.

You will use The Work of Byron Katie (Inquiry) to look into your relationships and question the stressful stories you are holding on to. We will guide you in Mindfulness Meditations and Inquiry to bring to the surface those beliefs that contribute to creating “hell” in your relationships.

With an open mind, you may discover how you compromise your own happiness and freedom in the pursuit of pleasing others. What stories stop you from living honestly and in your own integrity?

As facilitators, we use our skills to support you inlearning practical and powerful tools that will benefit you for the rest of your life. Stretch and grow beyond limiting beliefs, and enhance your ability to lead a deeply fulfilling life, here and now.

Kathy White is a Certified Facilitator of The Work and has been using The Work in her personal and professional life for over 19 years. She teaches Yoga and works as an Art Psychotherapist and Business Coach. She recently moved to Vancouver Island from Findhorn, Scotland.

Surati Haarbrucker is a Certified Facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie with a deep practice in inquiry for 10 years and meditation for 30 years. She enjoys working with individuals and groups around the world and continues to marvel at the transformative power of inquiry. She holds a degree as Teacher for Dance and Movement Therapy; Conflict Resolution; and as Life Skills Coach.

Prerequisite: Please read "The little book" available as free download at

Venue: O.U.R.ecovillage, 1565 Baldy Mountain Rd, Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, British Columbia V0R 2W2

O.U.R. Ecovillage is a permaculture based intentional community and sustainable education demonstration site. The community consists of people from young children to elders who participate in an intentional lifestyle. There are untouched natural zones, sensitive wetlands; a working farm, including a food production garden, an orchard and livestock; the healing sanctuary, woodworking shop, teaching spaces, and more.

Tuition (not including accommodation and food): Early Bird $175; after April 1 $225

Accommodation booked at registration: options range from $20 per person per night for Camping, to rustic dormitory style $25, to $65 shared B&B rooms. Please note the facilities include shared bathrooms, composting toilets and optional outdoor showers.

Meals are also booked at registration and are in "OUR Zero Mile Eatery" consisting of yummy farm food served buffet style.
Three meal plan $35/day.

You can register for this retreat without accomodation (stay in your own). However, we request that you attend all sessions (early morning and late evening included). We ask that you fully support yourself to participate in the workshop as a retreat.

Questions: contact Surati

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