Everyday Sacred: Contemplative Practices
with Julie Elliot and Lois Huey-Heck
Come experience six inspiring ways to tend your relationship with life and the Holy. Contemplative spiritual practices are things we do to help us be more present to ourselves, each other, the natural world… and God. This is an opportunity to explore and deepen your practices with a community of kindred souls – held in the beauty and sacred container of Naramata Centre.
During the week we will experience:
~ Visual Journaling
~ Centering Prayer
~ Intuitive Collage
~ Spiritual Journey Groups
~ Embodied Prayer
We’ll be inside and outside. We’ll carry the intention of finding the practices that best fit your present and future life. We’ll also gather in the chapel morning and evening for a time of sacred pause.
In addition to the program and worship times each day, there will be opportunities to experience one-on-one spiritual direction (optional for program participants) and ongoing spiritual direction (on a sliding scale) if a participant wishes to continue meeting.
When: Sunday, June 19 – Friday, June 24, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm each day
Where: Naramata Centre – 3375 3 Street, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0, Canada
Cost: $262.50 taxes included
Accommodations: Participants who wish to stay at Naramata Centre while attending the program can book indoor accommodation or a campsite for the week of September 17-24. For more information on accommodation rentals and pricing, click here.
To register: Click on the tab “Get Tickets” here.
Julie Elliot is a Pacific Jubilee trained spiritual director, visual artist, writer and teacher. She has taught art and led retreats for many years, and has good memories of offering leadership at Naramata Centre over the past 20 years. Julie has great enthusiasm for the transformative power of contemplative practices, especially when they are experienced in a community and in a setting like the Centre at Naramata. You may contact Julie here.
Lois Huey-Heck is now back home in Oyama having spent a few years on site at Naramata Centre as a member of the program staff. Her passion is visual art and the pursuit of beauty in all its diverse expressions. Lois brings her artistry to the practise of spiritual accompaniment independently and as a member of the program team of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. She leads annual 3 to 8 day silent retreats and workshops – all rooted in the deepening spiritual life. You may contact Lois here.