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Soul School In-Person: Radical Authenticity as a Path of Awakening - Four Residential Gatherings near Ottawa (Three Weekends and a Four-Day Retreat)

  • Almante, Ontario Canada (map)
Kim Rosen in retreat

"Through this community we have experienced new forms of intimacy, compassion and creativity in ways we longed for but had never before known. We have been empowered to share who we truly are with each other, and the ripples spread far beyond our circle. We have tasted what is to be an agent of transformation.”

Here is a rare opportunity to plumb the depths of who you truly are —  from the grit of your humanness to the grace of your vastness — within the ongoing support of a community of kindred souls. 

In each of four in-person retreats we will explore a different theme:
January 11 - 13, 2019 - Session One: What is the Soul?
March 1 - 3, 2019 - Session Two: The False Self
April 12 - 14, 2019 - Session Three: The Beast and the Beauty
May 29 - June 2, 2019 - Session Four: The Gift of Who You Truly Are

As Kim says, "These themes guide me through every moment of my life. They are my cathedral, my road map, the call that ushers me into the true sanctuary of my being." 

Between in-person sessions, optional homework offers wisdom teachings and questions for self-inquiry and adventure.  As well, a private, secure and non-Facebook social media site allows continuous sharing and response to the homework offerings. Soul School extends an invitation to radical realness, self-inquiry and community that will at least disrupt who you think you are, and possibly leave you, as Mary Oliver writes, “a bride married to amazement.” 

Weekends: Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, January 11 - 13; March 1 - 3; April 12 - 14
Retreat: Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon, May 29 - June 2

Cost for the series (commitment required for the full series)
Early Bird Tuition: $2,670 CAD (Save $300 if you register by November 30, 2018)
Regular Tuition: $2,970 CAD from September 1 on
Lodging and food for all sessions: $1,680 CAD
Note: Costs include HST of 13%

Limited to 14 participants

To register, click SOUL SCHOOL

For more information, please contact Mary Lou van Schaik at

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