Ecstatic Dance
& Wellness Retreat
New Years Weekend
Friday–Sunday

*Pro-Choice

Ecstatic Dance
& Wellness Retreat
New Years Weekend
Friday–Sunday

*Pro-Choice

We are all feeling the effects of these trying times. Many of us are feeling anxious, stressed, and alone. The way out is not always clear. Next Chapter will support you on your journey forward.

New approaches
are needed.

We offer powerful tools you can integrate into your life, for self-sustainable growth. The Symbio system of practice honours and integrates the whole human being; an experience which will nourish you, in synchrony with other beautiful souls who resonate with Symbio Values.

At this weekend retreat, we center around the holistic practices of dance, arts therapy, and nutrition. Here we facilitate authentic connections with community, nature, and your inner spirit. Our programming is intentionally and carefully designed, to revive your body, soul, and mind. Our facilitators hold a safe space of inclusion, supporting you, as you create the Next Chapter of your personal evolution.

Take back your power
and create the thriving
life you desire!​

This retreat experience takes place from
Friday, December 31st to Sunday, January 2nd.

FEATURES & PRACTICES

DREAMjunction

Visually integrated ecstatic dance ceremony.

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Guided deep breath work session.

Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Creating and co-creating through different mediums.

Facilitator Support

Facilitator Support

We hold a safe space of inclusion and non-judgement.

Symbio Signal

Symbio Signal

Access to early notifications and Symbio community thread.

Kitchen Harmonics

Kitchen Harmonics

Hands-on meal prep made fun.

Sound Circle

Sound Circle

Exploring rhythmic and melodic channels.

Accommodations

Accommodations

All-inclusive; 3 days, 2 nights.

Dance Surrender

Dance Surrender

Joyful movement celebration.

Synergy Lifestyle

Synergy Lifestyle

Health optimization techniques.

Gift Bag

Gift Bag

Some of our favourite tools to support your practices and integration.

Nature Meditation

Nature Meditation

Tuning into nature through your senses.

Nourishments

Nourishments

All organic, plant-based meals provided. Nutrient dense whole-foods, prepared with professional chef facilitation.

Experience Integration

Experience Integration

Deepen inner and outer connections for growth.

FACILITATORS

Christian is passionate about creating profound immersive experiences for people. With a reverence for design in the broadest sense, his particular area of work integrates storytelling, ecology, “synaesthetics” and dance.

“The practice of ‘stepping back’ to feel out my own intentions has been a purifying gift, which keeps on giving. It reminds me of this desire to nourish in others the most magnificent of feelings!”

Versed in an array of technology, Christian began performing with some of the first real-time audio-video performance systems. He was fortunate to have worked with a number of prominent brands at a young age, performing at the launch of HBO Canada, and the first Nuit Blanche to be held in Toronto. This lead to supporting various corporate event productions for brands like National Geographic, Yahoo, Heineken, and holding residencies at some of Toronto’s biggest Nightclubs (Lucid, Muzik). Christian then created an interactive ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ DVD in 2006, which earned him a scholarship to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While centred in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA), he utilized the multi-disciplinary freedom made available at SAIC to pursue courses in the Humanities; Animation; and Performance.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christian worked on concert visuals for the Toronto summer series ‘Electric Island’. There, he was fortunate to support the performances of artists like Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles, and Dixon, while experimenting with his own custom performance technology called ‘Gysr’ (geyser). This is a software interface which facilitates mapping aesthetic natural language to media and information, for flexible retrieval in a live setting. Continuing its development, Christian founded a creative collective called INNERST8, who put forth a number of productions prioritizing mixed media. This involved collaboration with artists of varied discipline, including Paul Kwitek; Petar Dundov; Stephanie Payne; and Natasha Kudashkina. Further inspired by holistic health modalities, and an ongoing environmentalist drive, the vision for Symbio was born.

Trish is a maternal soul doing the work to live her human experience to the fullest. She loves dancing, singing, food, and communing with nature. As a holistic health and wellness practitioner since 2015, most of her work has involved supporting women seeking mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. She does this using an array of holistic lifestyle practices and modalities such as nutrition, ecstatic dance, breathwork, and neurolinguistic studies. Trish creates safe and sacred spaces for clients who are ready to heal, grow, and evolve.

“The greatest love story we will ever be a part of is the one which leads us back to our own heart.” – Trish

Trish hosts transformational events, including retreats, ecstatic dances, and sacred healing ceremonies. Her experience includes one-on-one client coaching and a foundational 12-week online program to empower women.  Her path was inspired by a desire to heal her body and mind after years of neglect and depletion. This all came to the surface after the birth of her youngest son. Once she began her healing journey she felt a deep calling to support others on their own journeys.

“When holding space, I intuitively provide what is needed for my clients to feel seen, heard, and supported on all levels. My purpose and passion in this life is to be of service through the supreme state of Love. All the years of work I’ve invested into creating a magnanimous life are culminating in the work I’m doing through Symbio.” -Trish

Jordan’s journey with mindfulness practices began over 3 years ago when he tuned into the subtle energies of Reiki Healing. Cultivating awareness around his own inner state, he chose to take a yoga teacher training course, going deeper into his Yoga practice. With the knowledge he gathered from studying Hatha Yoga he took an integrated approach, working in other modalities to further expand his mind and soul: Meditation; Kundalini Yoga; Plant Medicine; Cold Plunging; Ecstatic Dance; Sound Healing; and Breathwork.

“After some incredible breakthrough experiences with Elemental Rhythm Breathwork, I felt strongly about becoming a facilitator, to guide others through this transformational experience. The most powerful and accessible tool we have for altering our consciousness is our breath. When we make the shift into breathing consciously, we reclaim our lives & open up to a new world of experience.”

Doris Fin

Global Chef Doris Fin specializes in plant-based (mostly plants, not plant-only) culinary arts, caters retreats, teaches interactive culinary classes and created Fin Cakes, her beloved organic plant based ice cream cakes and Fincicles, the ice cream bar version of Fin Cakes, both of which you’ll get to experience at the retreat.

We create a safe container of non-judgement and inclusion for healing and expansion. This takes place through freedom of expression, self-exploration, and communion with the world around us.

Living symbiotically takes us from surviving to thriving! Joy and freedom await you! With open hearts and minds, we look forward to sharing this Next Chapter together.

Are you ready for your
Next Chapter?

ACCOMODATIONS

We are excited to offer Next Chapter at an expansive Muskoka wilderness lodge. This is a completely private 100 acre property with its own lake, hiking trails and access to an assortment of sports equipment. It is a beautiful setting for our programming, for relaxation, and to recharge. For communing with nature, we will be immersed in pristine forested land, with an abundance of wildlife. The lodge also features a huge great room with a stone fireplace; two outdoor fire bowls for evening gatherings; two large decks with muskoka chairs; a large kitchen and dining area to prepare and share meals in community.

“When there is only dancing and no dancer, it is the ultimate of meditation; ecstasy; freedom; freedom from the ego; freedom from the doer. And when there is no ego, no doer and the dance is going on, and there is no dancer, a great witnessing arises. You are watching it, you are seeing it happen. You are not the doer, it is happening on its own. When the ego is no more there, God immediately enters and takes possession of you.” – Osho