Five Elements Retreat

5 Elements Retreat

We are thrilled to offer a six-day retreat to explore the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine, and the flower and sea Essences which resonate with them. This retreat also provides training for participants to become Energy Medicine® Practitioners if they choose. 

This course is approved for 50 CEUs by the NCCAOM for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners.

NCCAOM Certified

At a magical location on the west coast, Craidelonna Lodge and Ocean Wilderness Inn provides us with luxurious accommodation which will nourish our spirits. Delicious meals are prepared to nourish our bodies with culinary delights from our beautiful rainforest island.

We believe that healing starts as a journey into oneself. Come and discover how the Nature Spirits can assist you and your clients in this journey.

This course will provide an opportunity to experience and deepen the spiritual aspect of yourself. You will be meeting healers from all over the world who all share the same purpose: that of increasing their awareness and their ability to feel and connect with the energy forces present in Nature. Through meditation, sharing of stories, and experiential learning we will embark on an adventure that is sure to affect and benefit your life.

5 Elements Retreat

 In this course you will:

  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Canada’s Pacific Northwest
  • Learn how to use the Essences and the five elements easily and effectively for your own health and healing
  • Learn how to select Essences for your friends and family
  • Become an Energy Medicine® Practitioner*
  • Practice Qi Gong to enliven the five elements in our own Body/Mind

Food and Accommodation:

We stay at beautiful Craidelonna Lodge and Ocean Wilderness Inn in Shirley BC on Vancouver Island. Rooms are double or single occupancy with an ensuite bathroom in each room. Retreat space is limited, the maximum class size is 16.

Three amazing meals a day are included in your registration fee, as well as an abundance of snacks and tea breaks. Accommodations can be made for allergies and vegetarian/vegan diets.


If you do not have a car, you will be met in Victoria, and we will travel together to Shirley. We will arrive in time for check in, opening circle, and dinner. After dinner we will hold our first session. If you will be traveling with your own car, please advise us upon registration so we can factor that in to our transportation plans.

Retreat Program:

  • Simple Qi Gong for the 5 Elements
  • Relationship between individual Essences and the elements with which they resonate
  • Signs and symptoms relating to each of the elements and their related meridians
  • Simple kinesiology to confirm Essence selection
  • Ceremony and ritual relating to each of the 5 Elements
  • Field trips to make Essences, learn to interpret plant signatures and listen to the flower and sea beings
  • Meeting the Avatars in the Old Growth Forest

We are delighted once again to share with you the connection and the appreciation we have for the Plant Spirits that make up the Pacific Essences® repertory. These beings continuously amaze and honour us by their presence, and being invited to work with them has been an incredible gift. It is a pleasure as well to share the beauty and the splendour of the Pacific Northwest.

*Note: To became a certified Energy Medicine® Practitioner, after the course it is necessary to submit five case studies. The case studies will be evaluated and, if approved, the Practitioner certificate awarded.

Upcoming Workshop Details:

Location: Shirley, BC


Retreat registration fee includes the entire retreat experience: accommodation, delicious meals, and all workshop trainings.

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