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Soul Care Retreats

‘we need to return to the solitude within,

to find again the dream that

lies at the hearth of the soul.’

John O’Donohue

Soul Care Retreats are times of oasis for the heart, body & soul.  A time away to be replenished, restored and renewed.

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Cathy AJ Hardy

Evenings of Soul Care, Day Retreats & 2-3 day Silent/Stillness Retreats are created throughout the year to give opportunity for people to come back home to themselves & to God.  Rooted in Contemplative traditions (including Ignatian spirituality, Celtic Christianity, & Jungian psychology), Cathy wields together times of stillness, journaling meditations, experiencing nature, art, poetry, song and much more. With 15 years of experience in facilitating retreats, Cathy is currently undergoing more training at the Haden Institute (Spiritual Direction training in the Jungian Mystical Christian Tradition) held at the Carmelite Monastery in Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada.

Upcoming Retreats for 2017/2018

SOUL CARE RETREAT RESPONSE

“An opportunity to take time to look at who you are through Love’s eyes.  A stopping, gazing, wondering, acknowledging and rediscovering time.” (Cara -2016 Retreat participant)

“I have been fortunate to be able to attend numerous retreats that Cathy has led.  I have been nourished, blessed, challenged and renewed by each one!” (Esther – 2016 Retreat participant)

“This particular retreat has impressed upon me the need, the necessity to be vulnerable.  Stand naked and be true to yourself.  Lose the fear of the moment.  This is possible because Cathy herself allows and gives us her vulnerable self.” (Charleen – 2016 Retreat participant)

“This time has been so restful and peaceful.  Tension that I carry regularly in my shoulders melted out and the voices that constantly yatter inside disturbing peace, silenced.  So relaxing but beyond that to refreshing and restoring.  Received words and images to carry from here and continue to ponder and hold in my heart to receive greater fullness from them yet to come.” (Marilyn – 2016 Retreat participant)

“Always peeling the onion and trying to find my authentic and true self.  These retreats give me the space to gaze in words and feel energy, sometimes pain, but ultimately joy that is possible in this lifetime.” (Louise – 2016 Retreat participant)

“Cathy facilitates groups in a way that allows us to feel safe, and cared for so that we can venture into deep work that is life changing.  She is a gifted facilitator.” (Donelda – 2016 Retreat participant)

“Over the past few months I have been having dreams that I was pregnant and last week I was almost ready to deliver.  This weekend I feel I have been given a beautiful holding space to bring new life and love into the world.” (Kelsey – 2016 Retreat participant)

“This retreat was a rich mine of love – lavishly shared.  Cathy has a unique way of offering rich food for the soul – then releasing each participant to drink deeply.”  Elsie

“Attending a Soul Care Retreat led by Cathy gives the opportunity to experience solitude, gain new insights & learn from and experience Divine Love.  It has been very helpful for me.” Esther

“A wonderful time to come apart before we come apart.  So needed for busy women who need to take care of our souls.”  Kathy

online-course-image“In a time of busy and overwhelm, Cathy’s retreats create a space for reflection, nurturance and communion with the Divine that are a source of renewal and inspiration.  Soul Care retreats are an essential modern day practice of that balance between busy lives and engagement with reflection & developing a listening presence.”  Cathryn

“I so love the heart-felt honesty & truthfulness that Cathy brings as she leads us to discover & renew our souls and spirits.  I am grateful and truly blessed.”  Charleen

“Cathy’s heart & home are profoundly open and restorative.  She drew me in to a deep journey of rest, listening, love, grace and fed me body and soul.  This one day did more for me than I’ve been able to find all year.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.”  Jessica