Fall/Winter 2018/2019

Sayward, BC 

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connected. 

- Chief Seattle

More and more I encounter people who are anxious about the future of our planet and the diversity of species that call beautiful Earth home. We are living in uncertain times and it's rare to find an outlet that invites us to express our feelings and questions about where we find ourselves as a species. These feelings absolutely need an outlet for expression. It is my intent to offer a safe place for us to come together where we can do this.

Based on Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects,  All Are My Relations will engage you in practices that help to uncover and experience our natural connections with each other and the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that we may be enlivened and motivated to play our part in creating a sustainable civilization.

Starting with gratitude for all living things on earth, we'll move into honoring our pain for the state of the world, then to seeing with new eyes, and finally end with exercises to help us go forth into the world with renewed passion and clarity.

During this series of weekend retreats you will be invited to:

  • Experience and share with others your innermost responses to the present condition of our world.
  • Reframe your pain for the world as evidence of your interconnectedness in the web of life, and hence of your power to take part in its healing.
  • Learn about concepts from systems science, deep ecology, and spiritual ecology which illumine this power.
  • Experience methods by which you can express your interdependence with, your responsibility to, and the inspiration you can draw from past and future generations, and other life-forms.
  • Embrace the Great Turning as a challenge which you are fully capable of meeting in a broad variety of ways, and as a privilege in which you can take joy.
  • Support others in clarifying their intention, and affirming their commitment to the healing of the world.


Corinna Stevenson


We will gather at Ravenwood, located on 40 private acres bordering the crystal clear waters of the Salmon River in the Sayward Valley. The land features majestic old-growth forest, grassy meadows, and many species of edible, medicinal, and culturally significant plants. Visitors are graced with regular visits from a local herd of Roosevelt Elk, and the annual salmon run draws in wildlife of all kinds, including black bears and bald eagles.

 The Work That Reconnects:

All Are My Relations

Sayward, Mid-Vancouver Island, BC: July 22-26, 2016.  
Cost $500-$630 (+ food and accommodation)