Journey to Wholeness: Embracing Joy & Grief in Times of Transition

September 21, 2019 - September 23, 2019
Offered by Naramata Centre

With Dianne Baker

September 21 – 23, 2019

A three-day retreat intensive: “Journey to Wholeness: Embracing Joy and Grief in Times of Transition”

This Circle of Trust Retreat will offer a sense of strong, trustworthy community, while creating and holding space for the soulful inner work of exploring the challenges of change. This retreat will be of value to folks in recovery from grief and loss (however one defines that), career transition, lifestyle change, and health recovery. Issues of aging and lost capacity will also be part of the focus.

In solitude, and community, through exploring poetry, art and song, we will find other voices of wisdom to enlighten our life’s journey. Through journaling, silence and deep listening, we will find our own wisdom’s voice emerging.

This 3 day intensive retreat will include 6 catered meals and snacks.


September 21 – 23, 2019


Naramata Centre
  • Staying Offsite – CAD $480.00
  • East Court (1 Bedroom) – CAD $730.00
  • East Court (2 Bedroom) – CAD $800.00
  • Orchard Court (Single Room) – CAD $710.00
  • Orchard Court (Shared Single Room) – CAD $595.00
  • Maple Court (Single Room) – CAD $650.00
  • No-Pet Camping – No Services – CAD $530.00
  • No-Pet Camping (15 Amp + Water) – CAD $540.00
  • Pet-Friendly Camping (No Services) – CAD $530.00
  • Pet-Friendly Camping (15 Amp + Water) – CAD $540.00
  • Pet-Friendly Camping (30 Amp + Water) – CAD $570.00

All accommodation fees include the cost of attending the program. If finances are an issue for you, limited Bursary funds may be available. Please contact [email protected] to inquire.

There is a discounted rate available for those groups interested in booking a full 3-bedroom Orchard Court cabin. Please email [email protected] for more information and to reserve your cabin.

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Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker is a counselling therapist by training, and a facilitator prepared and mentored through Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal. She has been leading retreats in Canada and the US since 2013. Dianne grew up attending Naramata summer programs and is a graduate of Winter Session in 1979. Having left Manitoba after 35 years, Dianne currently resides on The Sunshine Coast, in Davis Bay, BC. She has lived and served ecumenical communities in Trinidad, and in Palestine and Israel.