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

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

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 space for these programs, supporting the Next Chapter of your personal evolution.

This experience takes place from
Friday, December 31st @10 am to
Sunday, January 2nd @ 3 pm.

FEATURES & PRACTICES

DREAMjunction

Visually integrated ecstatic dance ceremony.

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Guided deep breath work session.

Nature Meditation

Nature Meditation

Tuning into nature through your senses.

Experience Integration

Experience Integration

Deepen inner and outer connections for growth.

Accommodations

Accommodations

All-inclusive; 3 days, 2 nights.

Sound Circle

Sound Circle

Exploring rhythmic and melodic channels.

Synergy Lifestyle

Synergy Lifestyle

Health optimization techniques.

Facilitator Support

Facilitator Support

We hold and safe space of non-judgement.

Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Creating and co-creating through different mediums.

Dance Surrender

Dance Surrender

Joyful movement celebration.

Gift Bag

Gift Bag

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

Kitchen Harmonics

Kitchen Harmonics

Hands-on meal prep made fun.

Nourishments

Nourishments

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

Symbio Signal

Symbio Signal

Access to early notifications and Symbio community thread.

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

Ariel creates a safe space and inspires you to dive into the subconscious and connect with your true essence. Through his breathwork facilitation and coaching, he creates experiential opportunities for people to explore their inner reality, and strengthen their intuition. His pallet of tools includes the use of the breath, music, instruments, meditation, and integration exercises.

People have shared having had powerful releases of trapped emotional energy through Ariels work. It is common for people to experience such intense emotion that tears flow, yet even more common is a sense of fulfillment upon completion, lightness, and immense gratitude. Some have even expressed how breathwork provided more insight and clarity into their lives than plant medicine teachers like Psilocybin and Ayahuasca.

Benefits of Breathwork:

  • Emotional release (including crying, laughter, yawning, shaking, vocalization)
  • Insight into behavioural patterns
  • Clarification of life direction, through inner-alignment
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • A deep appreciation for the gift of life

*Ariel held an incredibly safe and deep-healing container that allowed such profound clarity to come through. I got so much out of this single class, and I know that I’ll be sitting with what emerged for days to come. Thank you from the depths of my heart! I truly feel that your breathwork classes are an invaluable healing tool for everyone – no matter where they’re at on their personal journey. – Kelsey M.*

*I feel more connected to my Self and more at peace within my heart after this breathwork class… ..so much has been released and transmuted. I feel free. – Jeanette A.*

Beyond his work, you might find Ariel playing his Didgeridoo and Handpan off the beaten trails of Ontario’s forests. He enjoys solitude amongst the trees, socializing at the water’s edge, and will never turn down the gift of home grown vegetables. Journaling is one of his strongest tools for exploration, and one he advocates as a resource for ongoing invaluable insights.

Francesca is a passionate and heart-lead teacher who fell in love with yoga over 10 years ago. She has taught Traditional Hatha Yoga all over South East Asia & Canada after getting her certification in Kerala, India in early 2019. Fran is committed to sharing the healing gift of yoga and conscious living throughout the world reaching people both in-person and online, through her women’s circles and creative writing workshops.

We create a safe container of non-judgement 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