CONNECTIONS  Cowichan – Path 2 – Sat. March 26 – Sun. April 3, 2022

CONNECTIONS  Ontario – Path 2 – TBA

CONNECTIONS  Weekends – Online- Path 1- Oct  1-3, Nov 5-7, Dec 2-5

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 – The Path Inward – Awakening to karma and destiny
  • Path 3 – Creative Spiritual Research  – Co-creating the new in the self and world

Path 1 – 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.

Path 2 – The Path Inward  

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 Exercise

Path 3 – 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 Cowichan  – Path 2 – March 26-April 3, 2022

This program is offered in 3 – 1 week intensives in the Cowichan Valley area on Vancouver Island, B.C.  

Path 2 –   March 26 – April 3, 2022 – Pre-requisite – Connections Path 1

Path 3  – Summer 2022  Dates TBA  – Pre-requisite – Connections Path 1 & 2 

Program: The week begins with afternoon arrivals then dinner at 5:30 on the opening day and then a presentation.  The week ends at lunch on the final day.  Each week has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions.  We will cook and eat together and stay at a shared accommodation.  

Cost per week is $500 plus $500 for food and accommodation.   Scholarships are available upon request to  

The program will be offered by Arlene Thorn.  

Connections Ontario –  Path 2 – Spring – 2022

Treat yourself this spring!  Renew yourself in a safe and quiet private Ontario retreat centre away from the daily pressures of life. Nourish your body and soul with study, nature, art.  All food served will be home-cooked and organic as much as possible.

Path 2 will be a week intensive with Karma and Destiny- Pre-requisite – Connections Path 1

Path 3 will be in the 1st week of August 2022 at the a Parry Sound cottage.   Pre-requisite – Connections Path 1 & Path 2

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

Cost of the full program is $1000 per week,  which includes accommodation and 3 meals per day.   Scholarships are available upon request to  

The program is being offered by Fiona Hughes.  Fiona is a health coach and consultant who works with individuals to improve wellbeing, with groups running workshops, and with organizations developing strategies to deliver health and care. With a degree in medicine from the University of Witten/Herdecke, a cultural studies degree from Trent University, and training in anthroposophical medicine and new adult learning, Fiona is passionate about healing, karma, and creating the new. 

Click here to download an interview Fiona did with the Rev. Jonah Evans for “The Light in Everything” podcast in December of 2020.


Connections  Weekends  – Online – Path 1 – 3 Weekends – October 1-3, November 5-7, December 3-5, 2021  

Connections Online is a series of 10 weekends, one weekend per month from October – June.  Path 1 – Fall, Path 2 – Winter, Path 3 – Spring 

The weekend is Friday evening from 7-9, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-2.  Each weekend has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions in 2 hour sessions.  The program is an integrated whole and requires the former path as a pre-requisite.  


Cost per week is $500 per Path/Term.   Scholarships are available upon request to  

The program will be offered by Arlene Thorn.  

“I spent a year doing the 7 step process with Arlene 6-8 years ago, over 12 full weekends.  The learning from that course, changed the way I see the world and myself. – Catherine Daugherty, Halton Waldorf School Administrator, 2021