Program Schedule

Five Oaks programs inspire connection to Spirit; to Self; to Each Other; and to Nature, especially to this sacred space. Offerings for these connections to be made are done while attending to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of the individual.
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Five Oaks Programs


Flexible Dates
Can I be in a covid-safe space and be away on retreat, have time close to nature, or have a small gathering for a few colleagues? Is that possible? Yes! We have a flexible-time opportunity to come to Five Oaks, and sliding scale pricing to make that affordable. Come to ReConnection this fall...
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Wisdom and Self-Compassion

With Helen Butlin

November 27 - 28, 2020
A virtual retreat that combines teaching, practice sessions, group discussions and guided personal time. Friday, Nov 27 (evening) - Saturday, Nov 28 (10-4)
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Owling and Fireside traditional teachings and stories

November 28, 2020
A November Saturday evening adventure! We will gather at the fire circle beside the river as the sun is setting and the full moon is rising. By the light and warmth of moon and fire, we will hear stories and traditional teachings from our Haudenosaunee friends Pat and Linda. Afterwards, local nature educator Laurel will take us out into the woods to call and listen for (and maybe see?) owls. This outdoor event will practice good social distancing and we ask participants to please wear masks. Afterwards, you can pick up a tasty take out dinner from our chef to…
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Healing with Art and Stories 2020

With Dr. Amira Ayad

December 12, 2020
Healing With Art & Stories will be an interfaith and intimate retreat for women (limit – 10) that will take you on a journey of healing and self-transformation.  This is an on-line program, though you won't spend the whole day on the computer - there is time for group and individual work.
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Sister Water and the Sultan – Exploring our Spiritual Lives with Francis of Assisi (Online course/retreat – 4 evenings)

With Len Desroches

January 6 - 27, 2021
Come and dwell with the slumbering earth on this online guided retreat with leader Len Desroches. How do we live lovingly with each other - especially as we are divided by culture, nationality, religion and more? How do we live responsibly and lovingly with the natural world? St Francis of Assisi will be our companion as we explore these questions together. We will be using the Zoom platform to meet together one evening per week during January.
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