AUGUST 27, 2017
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ART RETREAT - CONNECTING WITH NATURE
Using Unicamp as our inspiration with its picturesque vistas, mossy craggy caves, dappled ponds, rolling hills, fantastic forests and expansive skies, create a series of small works in your media of choice with on-location drawing and painting.
Three or four sessions per day doing either drawing, watercolour, or acrylic painting on site. These studies can be small and detailed and can be a spring board for larger works back in your studio or be finished works in their own right.
Be introduced to a variety of drawing techniques, strategies to create interesting composition, colour theory to create depth and have a constructive end-of-week critique. We will explore the perfect location and capture the light of sunrise, early morning, afternoon and sunset. Discussion of art movements and artists will also help round out this weeklong immersion into the Canadian Landscape.
For adults and teens (ages 16 and up).
Bring your own paint materials and a sketchbook.
For more info and a complete materials list: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Hours: Sunday 4 pm to Friday 1 pm.
Program fee: a sliding scale of $100 - $150 per participant plus accommodation/food.
CALLING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR!
While you may be one of only a handful of Indigenous people or People of Colour in your home community, we invite you to gather together to explore and celebrate the journey as People of Colour and Indigenous people within the UU tradition.
If you are interested in being part of creating this week or participating, contact Kirsten Schmidt at email@example.com.
Program fee: Free.
Sometimes life’s path seems to take us in confusing directions. Walking the labyrinth reminds us that regardless of how lost we might feel, there are many places of discovery – and fellow travelers -- along the way.
On this weekend there will be opportunities to delve into the mysteries and lessons held by this ancient pattern, used by many peoples of the world over millennia. We will explore the history and uses of the labyrinth pattern and experiment with different ways of moving on Unicamp’s own beloved labyrinth.
There will be some accommodations available for people with mobility restrictions.
Moira MacDonald is a member of Neighbourhood UU Congregation in east Toronto and a labyrinth enthusiast. She has helped lead an annual labyrinth service at her home congregation over the past decade.
Program fee: Free.
REIKI LEVEL 1
Kaitlyn is a lifelong Unicamper who has lived, loved and worked here ever since she can remember. Kaitlyn is a wonderful caring and extremely empathetic healer and teacher. As a Reiki master, she is excited to extend her teachings to other wonderful Unicampers! Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of energy healing that works with what is commonly called Universal Life Force.
During the week, we will also be working with Universal Love and our Spirit Guides and Angels. Learning Reiki Level One is the first step to becoming a Reiki master, if participants wish to continue with this form of energy healing.
Participants will be attending to the first level of Usui Ryoho Reiki, learn to heal themselves and others, practice what we’ve learned and so much more. This course is light-hearted, relaxing and fun.
For more info contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program fee: Sliding scale $85-$150/week.
THE MAGIC OF MUSIC
Come explore the magic of sound and its amazing healing properties. The most primal and intimate instrument is the human voice, closest to our body and spirit.
Come learn how to use it as a simple, yet profound healing tool. You don’t have to be a musician or singer to experience the magic. We will explore the basic principles of sound healing, drumming, chanting, group improvisation and more. If you play a musical instrument, bring it along.
Michael shares his 25 years of study and practice of sound healing and music production.
Past participants have said: “The best workshop of its kind,” “So much fun and so relaxing,” “An amazing experience!” Includes a special concert with Michael on Saturday night.
Program fee: $90.
THE POWER OF SELF COMPASSION
What if you were more compassionate with yourself? How would that change who you are with yourself, in your relationships and in the world?
In this experiential workshop you will have an opportunity to explore how to change judgmental and critical thoughts of yourself by developing an understanding of why you choose the behaviours you do.This opens the door to self-compassion.
Although this workshop is based on teachings from Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication (NVC), it is appropriate for both those who have taken past workshops in NVC as well as those who have not.
Program facilitator Aukje Byker is a Certified NVC trainer and has learned that when she can be compassionate with herself, she has greater compassion for others as well.
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Program fee: Pay what you feel comfortable paying – between