At this point, we are only entertaining group enquiries. If you are a leader/facilitator of a group of 6 to 12 people, you can choose from one of the four packages below. Alternatively, contact us to customize a gathering event for you.
The Salal regularly hosts four-day gatherings (info below), periodic weekend gathering events (Packages A &B), as well as customized packages of various lengths for groups.
The core activities of this gathering event include Drumming Circles, Sweat Lodge, introduction to Reiki, Labyrinth-walk, guided sound-meditation, and Ayurvedic cooking class.
Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality: Like indigenous communities around the world, the First Nations of North America have a unique philosophical basis which is exemplified in everyday life, cultural expressions, and sacred ceremonies. The indigenous concept of personhood includes the notion of relationships with the self, others, and the natural world. Indigenous knowledge systems have thus informed ways of being, and well-being, since before the time of colonization. As well as informing about sustainable ways of living within our globally connected world, indigenous spirituality provides an important position from which to develop new ways forward.
During this gathering, you will attend Drumming Circles and attend a Sweat Lodge to facilitate a respectful and meaningful understanding and interaction with Indigenous spirituality.
Offered by Don Beacham (Wapun Muskwa) from Friday to Sunday. Subject to a minimum of 6 people and maximum 12 people attending.
Reiki Level One: According to the Reiki tradition originating in Japan, we experience vitality when there is a harmonious exchange of energy and information between an individual body and its environment. When this energy is disrupted, weakened or blocked, we may experience symptoms such as fatigue, unhappiness, and illness. Reiki helps activate the body’s natural healing abilities by channeling energy into the recipient by means of subtle touch. Reiki sessions are known to induce peace and relaxation, which invites increased vitality into all aspects of our being.
During this gathering, you will receive Reiki sessions and initiation into Reiki Level One in the Twan lineage, which will give you the ability to use Reiki for yourself and others.
Offered by Anneli Twan from Friday to Sunday. Subject to a minimum of 6 people and maximum 12 people attending.
The sustainability theme encompasses all our programs for the mind-body system to nurture our relationship with our physical, social, and the natural environment. Sustainable living practices also inform the meals at the Salal (included in the cost) as we source local organic ingredients as much as possible. Additionally, there are multiple opportunities in and around the property for walking, hiking, swimming, and for reflective meditation to connect with our environment in meaningful ways.