Each person is born with unique talents, challenges, and life intention.  While life brings us experiences by which we learn, stepping onto a conscious path of development enriches our gifts and connects us to the new for the self, the other, and the world.  

Connections develops capacities of individual learning and ongoing transformation.  The program is for personal and professional development. Connections can be be offered in 3 one-week intensives or a series of 10 weekend sessions.  We welcome enquiries.


  • Path 1 – Sevenfold Learning  – Practicing transforming knowledge into new wisdom
  • Path 2 – Destiny Learning – Awakening to karma and destiny
  • Path 3 – Creative Spiritual Research  – Co-creating the new in the self and world

The Sevenfold Path

Learn and practice the sevenfold path that moves from self knowledge to a wisdom-filled worldview and onto newly awakened creative forces for life.  Movement and Watercolour Painting.

Destiny Learning 

Step onto the path of karma and experience how your past is both holding you back and leading you forward.   Remember your destiny intention, which has the potential to transform your moon karma into sun karma. Movement & Pastel Exercises.

Creative Spiritual Research

We were once naturally in communication with the spiritual world.  As we evolved, we lost this connection and can now cultivate our relationship consciously through our interests, intentions, and initiative.   Become a co-creator with spirit and live into your unique destiny. Speech & Clay Work.

Connections for Early Childhood Educators – Residential Intensive 

Path 1 is offered in the first summer.  Path 2 is offered mid-year depending on the participants’ availability. Path 3 will be offered the following summer.

The program is residential and the cost of accommodation is included in the program fee.  The summer weeks in Ontario are offered at a cottage in the Parry Sound, Ontario area.  A limited amount of beds are available.  Pitching a tent is a nice option.  The March intensive is offered in a location suitable to the group. 

Program Schedule: The week starts with a dinner at 5:30 on the opening day and ends at lunch on the closing day at approximately 2:00. The weeks are residential intensives. Participants share in creating meals. The program opens each day with movement; then a morning presentation is offered, and then a break.  The second part of the morning is group discussion and then nature observation. Following lunch there is a rest time, free time, and then art, followed by a review of the day. The evening session varies, with study, sharing learning, and activities.

Cost of the full program is $1500 plus $600 for food.  Payment is to be made in advance of each session ($500 Canadian plus $200 food costs).  Scholarships are available upon request to  The program is offered by Heather Church and Laurie Harper-Burgess.   

Glencolton Farms Weekend Program – 10 weekends 

This program style offers an opportunity to work on yourself in a safe and quiet environment away from the daily pressures of life.  Located on Glencolton Farms, a Biodynamic Farm, this program offers an opportunity to nourish body and soul.  All food served will be home-cooked and organic coming from the farm as much as possible.

Term/Path 1 is offered in 3 weekends in the fall: September 13-15, October 25-27 and November 22-24

Term/Path 2 is in 4 weekends: December 13-15, January 17-19, February 21-23 and March 20-22

Term/Path 3 is offered in 3 sessions in the spring:  April 17-19, May 22-24 OR 29-31 (depending on May Fair dates) and June 12-14

Program Schedule: The weekend begins with a dinner at 5:30 on Friday night and ends on Sunday at 2pm.  Each weekend has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions.

Cost of the full program is $1500 Canadian plus $75 per person per weekend for food based on 3 meals per day. Scholarships are available upon request to  The program is offered by Elisa Vander Hout and Arlene Kamo. 

Accommodations at the program location can be arranged by contacting the Program Coordinator Elisa Vander Hout at  Local day participants are welcomed.   

Connections 2019

Path 1 for Early Childhood Educators
August 2-10, 2019
Parry Sound, Ontario

Weekend Program – Once a month
September, 2019 – June, 2020
Glencolten Farm, Durham, Ontario