Emberwood is about getting you outside and in relation to nature to connect you to your core self! We are exploring the intersection of nature and spirituality through an eco-therapy lens.
Emberwood respectfully acknowledges its gatherings are on Treaty 6 and Métis Territory, the ancestral and current homeland of many Indigenous nations such as the Cree, Métis, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Dene-Tha and Papas Chase First Nation.
Vision: Emberwood envisions a world where people understand themselves as part of nature
Our mission is: to connect people to their deeper selves through experiences outdoors, with a focus on those who are often marginalized from nature and spiritual places
Receiving – Rather than ‘taking’ whatever we want from nature, we develop a way of being with the natural world where we receive the gifts that are offered. We provided introvert-friendly spaces where people feel able to receive without giving.
Flow – We are receptive and responsive to the needs of our community and change to flow where the river is taking us.
Wholeness – We recognize that many aspects of life are categorized into binaries where one side of the pair is valued over the other. We seek to hold both-at-once and honour non-binary ways of being.
Queering – We are queering nature and we are queering spirituality: we bring into nature those who have been shown that nature is not ‘for’ them, and we provide a spiritual place for those who do not experience spiritual places as safe for them.
Nature-led – We are nature-led. We stop for animals. We are out in all seasons. We understand nature to be an active partner in our healing and learning.