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When:June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Where:Elemental Collective, 7237 Ella Rd. Sooke, BC.

Welcome to Chautauqua Cascadia Summer Solstice 2020! We at Elemental Collective are ready and waiting for the people to heal with open hearts, minds and bodies. The deep need to gather in the coming days,[…]

June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – June 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Elemental Collective
7237 Ella Rd. Sooke
Tom Kral

Welcome to Chautauqua Cascadia Summer Solstice 2020!

We at Elemental Collective are ready and waiting for the people to heal with open hearts, minds and bodies. The deep need to gather in the coming days, weeks and months ahead is a clarion call to action. We aspire to build solidarity, healing and strength through ‘Community Immunity’. Be brave and hold your head up high, power to the people!

Join the Fellowship for a weekend of nature connection, empowering skills and community building. Rekindle ancient knowledge and creative culture together within a windswept forest by the Salish Sea. Come and honour our unity and wild differences: A weekend celebration of our bioregional and homegrown cultures on this tantalizing corner on Mama Earth.

Discover some of the people, plants, creatures and magic of our beloved home and how we come together to sing the Love Song of this place.

“Every place has its song. Every face has a story
written within every hair, pore and wrinkle.
The eyes become clearer…awakening to the dawn”

A sketch of what to expect; we will work to keep time while allowing for an organic flow over the weekend.
2-4pm Welcoming, set up camp
4-5pm Opening circle
7-8pm Potluck dinner and cob oven pizzas
9pm Fire and open mic night

8-9am Breakfast
9-9:30am Morning circle
9:30-10:30 Wild Body movement
10:30-12:30pm Elemental survival tool kit
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3pm Shire tour
3-4pm Svarupa Yoga
4-7pm Wildcrafted dinner workshop
7-8pm Dinner feast
9pm Tipi gathering, drumming and singing circle

8-9am Breakfast
9-9:30am Morning circle
9:30-12:30pm Cob oven finishing decoration & trade blanket
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Elemental spa treatment, ocean plunge
3:30-4pm Closing ceremony
4-5pm Packing camp, departing

Weekend Pass and Camping $100
Without camping $75
Kids $25
Saturday day pass $50
Saturday kids day pass $10

Offered by Nature’s Chef: Menu to be posted in event
$85 (5 meals)
Individual meals; Breakfast $10, Lunch $20, Dinner $25
Kids meals $45 (5 meals)
Kids individual meals; Breakfast $5, Lunch $10, Dinner $15
*Any dietary issues please message the chef, able to adapt to your preference.
*Please bring camp-ware; plates, bowl, cutlery, mug, water bottle, thermos. We will provide a washing station, you will wash your dish after eating.

Space is limited. To register for this inspirational event;
Entrance & Meals: e-transfer to [email protected] Use the word “elements”
Work-trade opportunities available, please message us!

Join our Facebook event here.

We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Regarding COVID protocols, if you at all feel ill or have been in contact with someone that is ill or have been off the island travelling or have been part of a large gathering recently we recommend that you stay at home.
We are implementing extra steps in keeping things sanitary. Our gathering is small and manageable with the event taking place outdoors. We hope this brings some ease of mind and heart.

About your Hosts;

Elemental Collective
The Elemental Collective seeks to create a harmonious culture of humans living in attunement with the natural community of plants, animals and elemental powers. Through offering nature education workshops, retreats & culinary events, art, healing, ceremony and celebratory events we strive to inspire further generations of land stewards and community co-operatives by sharing the knowledge needed to sustain and thrive as human beings. Honoring all life forces & fostering a deeper commitment with the Earth, we attend to the interwoven threads of personal, community and bioregional relationships. By forming a Co-operative we are bringing together the diverse gifts, knowledge and experience of our team, the Elemental Guardians, to purchase the land we are living on, in order to bring a much needed alternative project of ‘doing business differently’ than most of the current models that are in crisis. It is a visionary task, and there are countless challenges to surmount, but the steadfast hearts of our fellowship are up for the adventure!