Soul nourishing,
holistic wellness retreat, empowering radical

May 4–7, 2023

Soul nourishing holistic wellness retreat, empowering radical

May 4–7, 2023

Embrace your wholistic nature;
Discover JOY and inner peace;
Create the thriving life you desire!

Powerful. Life changing. I feel like I’m on a new path, that I didn’t have before, and I feel like I have energy from this. The people and everything about it was inspiring.
– Mary Raponi-Smart

New and sustainable 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 4-day retreat, we centre around the holistic practices of intuitive dance, arts therapy, nature immersion, breathwork, and nutrition. Here we facilitate authentic connections with community, nature, and your inner spirit. Our activities are 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 NEXTchapter of your personal evolution.

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

This retreat experience takes place from
4 pm Thursday, May 4th until 2 pm Sunday, May 7th.



Multi-sensory intuitive dance ceremony, inspiring power and freedom from within.
Celebrate strength of the human spirit, in commUnity.

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Elemental Rhythm Breathwork

Guided deep breath work session that will allow you to break through mental barriers to reach deeper layers of your self. These journeys can help process emotional blocks, ignite deeper self awareness, and invite meaningful breakthroughs. Breath is life!

Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Creating and co-creating
with intention
through different mediums.

Sound Circle

Sound Circle

Exploring rhythmic and melodic channels.



Mostly organic, omnivore-based meals provided. Nutrient dense whole-foods, prepared with professional chef facilitation and
Loving care.
(Food allergies/sensitivities will be accommodated.)

Nature Meditation

Nature Meditation

Tuning into nature through your senses.

Synergy Lifestyle

Synergy Lifestyle

Health optimization techniques discussed throughout the weekend.



All-inclusive; 4 days, 3 nights.

Kitchen Harmonics

Kitchen Harmonics

Hands-on meal prep made fun. Empowering you and debunking food myths.
A holistic approach to food recognizes we are all biochemically unique and have different needs.

Facilitator Support

Facilitator Support

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

Gift Bag

Gift Bag

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

Dance Surrender

Dance Surrender

An intuitive dance practice that allows you to connect to your inner world on a deeper level, accesses your body’s innate wisdom, and expands awareness of your senses. An honouring of the body, which fosters the body-mind-soul connection, and invites ‘feeling’ over ‘thinking’.

Experience Integration

Experience Integration

Time to reflect after each experience, allowing a deepening of inner and outer connections for growth.

Signal Connect

Signal Connect

Access to early notifications and Symbio community thread.
Signal is the most secure social media platform,
and LEAST like a casino!


“I feel amazing. I feel vibrant. I feel alive. I feel back to my true self.”
-Sonia Molodecky, co-founder & president of the Global Indigenous Trust

“It’s been a big experience, but I feel at peace, and I feel happy.”
-Emma K., 25

“I’d say this retreat is for open-minded, spiritual, curious people who want explore their potential through emotion, connection, movement and sound.”
-Emily Siskos

NEXTchapter FLOW

Arrival is 4 pm Thursday.
Departure is 2 pm Sunday.


– Arrival & Dinner
– Opening Ceremony & Meditation
– Journaling for Self-Exploration


– Nature Meditation
– Art Workshop
– Kitchen Harmonics – cooking class
– Compassionate Connections – conscious relating
– Dance Surrender – intuitive dance


– Nature Meditation
– Sound Circle
– Kitchen Harmonics – cooking class
– Compassionate Connections – conscious relating
– DREAMjunction – intuitive dance


– Elemental Rhythm Breathwork
– Brunch
– Closing Ceremony


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 music, 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 creates safe and sacred spaces of non-judgement for radical self-expression and self-acceptance. 

She 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 including nutrition, ecstatic dance, breathwork, and neurolinguistic studies. 

“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

Doris Fin

Global Chef Doris’ fascination with food and cooking began at the curious age of seven. At the age of eighteen, she began travelling to explore various cultures and cuisines, including Israel, India, Thailand, Iceland, Italy, Bali, Hawaii, Laos, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and many others. This allowed her to expand her palate and develop her craft. Doris’ passion is fuelled by gathering fresh ingredients to create delicious and nutritious meals, then feasting with others, family style.  

While cooking and foraging with various chefs and seasoned foodies and foragers, Doris has garnered a joy for cooking with quality, local, and seasonal ingredients. Through her interactive cooking classes, creative dinner events, and wholesome catered wellness retreats, she makes things fun while educating palates to appreciate natural flavours.

Doris encourages people to connect with themselves, to really understand and explore what they individually require for their body and mind to thrive, rather than follow trends and dogmas. She speaks about the importance of supporting and building relationships with local food producers, and really getting to know your food, from farm to fork. Doris believes unity and connection is better cultivated when we know how, and by whom our food is grown. 

After more than two decades of cooking; traveling; teaching hundreds of people; and feeding thousands, Doris has made it her mission to help people rediscover their love for real cooking.

Locally grown and happily raised ingredients play a major role in her menu development, for which Doris continually searches out the freshest and best ingredients. If she’s not buying directly from the farm or picking from the forest and garden, you’ll find her hopping around farmers markets, joyously discovering new ingredients to experiment with.

Chef Doris also sells her organic frozen treats, including Fin cakes and Fincicles, the “ice cream bar” version of Fin cakes. They happen to be dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, and come in many flavours! You’ll get to experience both treats at Next Chapter!

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… 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.

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 NEXTchapter together.

Are you ready for your


“It was just so beautiful and so all encompassing, and I just felt free, free to move without judgement, free to listen, to hear, to be a part of a community without judgment.”
-Sheera Kaminsky

“There are not many opportunities to create connection outside your immediate clique. The retreat facilitated that in a meaningful way and short period, almost like an awakening for something you didn’t realize you need.”
-Wesley S.

“The breathing exercise moved me, powerfully.”
-Yakov Fin


NEXTchapter will be held at Lush Earth Oasis, a lovely Victorian retreat centre nestled just south of beautiful Collingwood, Ontario. This charming bed & breakfast style home was built in 1863 and has been lovingly restored to capture the essence of its origins combined with a modern feel. The venue offers spacious communal style bedrooms; a salt water hot tub; an outdoor fire-pit; a quiet library for relaxing and reflection; a yoga loft; an expansive great room with fireplace for cozy gatherings – and dancing; and a gorgeous kitchen and large dining room for preparing and sharing meals in commUnity. It’s a beautiful setting for our programming, to relax & recharge, and for communing with nature. 

“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