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Start Date: June 18, 2024

From 15:00 to 13:30


Five Oaks Centre, Paris



Date: June 18-20, 2024.

Time: Tuesday 3:30pm – Thursday at 1:30pm

Fee: $443.00

Click here to learn more about the venue, Five Oaks Centre.


Constantly striving? Exhausted? Are you feeling deprived even while surrounded by abundance?
Rest and renewal are not just a luxury, they are needed for whole-hearted living. In today’s world, with its unyielding emphasis on success, productivity, and efficiency, finding time to simply be is more important than ever.

Join Michael Shewburg, Five Oaks Executive Director for our distinctive Rest and Renewal Retreat! Here you will find a space to rest your body and mind, restore your creativity, and regain your natural state of inner peace and well-being. The retreat will be flow between personal time, sharing circle and optional guided activities.

Featuring our Co-Host, Niki André, a songstress, poet, and yoga instructor, who will draw our attention to the longest day of the year and the astronomical start of Summer, Summer Solstice. This year, in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun reaches the height of its life-giving power on June 20th. The sun will be at its highest for several days surrounding this date.

So, this Simply Be retreat will focus on Illumination.

Where is this bright season casting light in your life?

What is sprouting in you now?

How can we infuse what’s burgeoning with healing energy?

Using embodied and meditative practice, reflection and song, Niki will help us to explore what’s being illuminated in our lives. We’ll gently stretch open to the messages of the season. Then, using the power of our own voices – we’ll call more healing light into our bodies and spirits. We’ll culminate our time together and amplify our energies by weaving our voices together in a healing song.
Listen deeply to the inner stirrings of your heart and connect to the earth’s natural rhythms. Join your voice with others and feel the support of this open, inclusive and welcoming community. Be nourished and well-cared for with delicious, wholesome meals and comfortable accommodations.
Experience Rest and Renewal at Five Oaks. Simply Be. Illuminate.

BONUS! Extend your retreat to include our Summer Solstice Circle on Thursday, June 20 for a nourishing and meaningful evening of Solstice activities led by songstress and poet, Niki André. More Details Below!

Contact for more information

Email Address: communications@fiveoaks.on.ca

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