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Soulfully Inspired - April 6 & 7


  • Wildwood 2929 Crane Road Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1C8 Canada (map)
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Be prepared to enjoy yourself!

Join Frances Litman, international award-winning multi-media artist, for an incredible soul-changing weekend guaranteed to leave you feeling lighter, happier and fully inspired!

Through laughter, movement, journaling, photography, collage and creative exploration, participants will enjoy a fun, deeply grounding and relaxing experience.

The incomparable beauty of Wildwood’s 77 private acres will form a stunning backdrop for this wonderful opportunity to unleash your creative genie, relax and have fun!

Be prepared to enjoy yourself! No art experience required.

This is a special Wildwood fundraiser retreat. Cost is $165 per day or weekend special for both days $295. Supplies, snack and beverages included.

Limited registration for this unique experience. Book now!

Retreat Details

Surround yourself in the glory of a 77-acre private nature reserve and feel yourself uplifted by the fresh fragrance of a spring forest, light sparkling and dancing on a pristine lake surrounded by majestic trees swaying to the rhythm of nature, songbirds singing in delight, spring flowers emerging and emerald green mosses begging to be touched.

Let the worries and weight of the world go as you joyfully immerse yourself in these beautiful surroundings and experience soul charging at the deepest level. Enjoy relaxed time in nature and the opportunity to explore your creative genie through mixed media and collage, photography (phone or camera), journaling, connection and laughter led by Frances, a Wildwood forest lover and creativity expert.

Here’s your chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of Wildwood’s stunning surroundings and try new and fun approaches to expressing yourself through a variety of creative explorations and reflection.

No experience is required. The only prerequisite is an open mind and willingness to enjoy yourself. Each day will provide unique feel good experiences that will leave you both relaxed and recharged.

Indoor activities will take place in the property’s Homestead, a beautifully renovated log home filled with natural light in the middle of this private sanctuary.

Playshop Fee
$165 per day or special weekend pricing for both days $295
Supplies, snacks and beverages included.
Limited registration for a unique experience so be sure to book soon!
A deluxe three night on-site accommodation package is available (see below).

Artist Statement

My intention is to provide a deeply satisfying soulfully enriching experience that brings joy and peace to each participant. This retreat is an opportunity to deepen or to begin the journey to reconnect to your innately whole inner self.
I believe everybody is creative at some level of their being. Given the opportunity to express it can be a wonderful journey of self-discovery. I can say this because I never knew I was creative until I explored art and photography in my twenties.
Ever since then, I have blossomed into the individual I was meant to be, not who I was brought up to be. I have been fortunate to make a 35-year career from my creativity and want to share it.  – Frances Litman
For my bio please click here.

About Wildwood

Wildwood is a 77-acre ecoforest nestled along the shores of Quennell Lake just north of Ladysmith, British Columbia.  It lies in the traditional territories of the Stz’uminus and Snuneymuxw Coast Salish First Nations.

A rare and unique working demonstration ecoforest, Wildwood is home to a good many old-growth Coastal Douglas-firs, representing a vanishing ecosystem once abundant on Vancouver Island.  These ancient trees stand among a profusion of western red-cedar, bigleaf maple, flowering dogwood and arbutus trees, and bring an amazing presence to the forest, stately in their towering height and size.

The trees of Wildwood have been selectively harvested since 1945 in a manner that respects the needs of the forest and its species.  Yet, Wildwood represents a fully functioning ecosystem that provides purified air, water filtration, carbon sequestration and other services in an ongoing cycle of life. There has never been a need to plant replacement trees for those that were harvested –  enough seed trees are always retained, and natural regeneration is another one of those free services offered by Mother Nature.

Wildwood also boasts a richness of wildlife, including a rare and protected colony of Little Brown Bats, giant anthills, banana slugs, eagles, osprey, pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls, great blue herons, wrens, warblers and towhees.  Many indigenous plants also enrich the forest, including coralroot and rattlesnake plantain orchids, wild roses, oceanspray, salal, Oregon-grape and salmonberry, along with myriad mosses, lichens and fungi.

For further information on this special Wildwood fundraiser, please email or call 250-383-0206

Accommodation Booking Details

Get Fully Immersed
BOOK NOW! Only two on-site rooms available, one room with two twin beds; and one room with a queen bed.
Enjoy the convenience of a three night stay at this incredible property.
Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2019
For information on nearby accommodation, please contact: stay@ecoforestry.ca

About The Homestead Accommodation
The Homestead sleeps six in three themed bedrooms with premium mattresses and soft, organic bamboo sheets. In every room, you’ll experience a showcase of innovative design and value-added wood creations – from hand-built bed platforms using lumber milled on site, to live-edge headboards, arbutus branch legs on the kitchen island, an arbutus chandelier and tree slab table.
Check in: 4 pm Friday. Check out: 11 am Monday

Booking Fee
$400 per room for 3-night stay, includes full kitchen and cleaning fee.
Added bonus (optional): Morning and evening light yoga stretching time with Frances, plus shared evening meals.
(Bring your own food, beverages, journal and yoga mat.)

Earlier Event: March 30
Forest Tour & Woodland Tea
Later Event: April 20
Edible Wild Plants