OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2, 2019 ~~ BANFF, CANADA

Photo credit, with gratitude: Alpine Club of Canada camp at Yoho Glacier, 1914. 

Byron Harmon from the collection of the Harmon family. 

AN EMBODIED DIALOGUE WITH THE INTERNALIZED COLONIZER

We are always in relationship. This is especially true regarding our family and ancestors. They're always with us, and we're always with them. The western-trained mind teaches us otherwise, that we are more separate from one another than what the family and collective soul knows to be true. 


Dismantling structures that were created out of dehumanizing "other" requires expanding capacity for acknowledging the way in which we are in relationship with all that is without clinging to notions of goodness, innocence, judgement, and exclusion. 


More than ever, we need each other: there is one human family. The influence of historical movements of immigration, colonialism, slavery, and war are collective movements that cannot, nor are meant to be, processed by the individual. These histories take place in the context of groups, and they require groups to bring forth healing movements of truth and reconciliation. 

An Embodied Dialogue with the Internalized Colonizer: Details and Schedule

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With embodied guidance, systemic family constellations, ceremony,  experiential dialogue, practical wisdom, and ancestral prayers, this retreat invites you to be with others in a nature-based setting to: 

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Banff

Image by Larry Doucet from Pixabay

Banff is the highest town in Canada at an elevation of 4,540 feet (1,384 meters) and is part of a national park system that includes Yoho, Jasper and Kootenay Parks, providing 10,000 square miles of wilderness. 

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An Embodied Dialogue with the Internalized Colonizer

Led by Lisa Iversen, MSW, LCSW

Organizing Hosts:  Sonya Lea, Richard Bandy, and Sebastian Hutchings 

Banff, Alberta, Canada