Retreats

 
 
Philosophy
What is a retreat and why would one participate in one?
The word retreat suggests a temporary pulling back for the demands of one’s life. It’s traditional purpose is to create space and time away to focus on something specific – perhaps learn something new, such as a musical instrument  or deepen our understanding or skill of something such as painting, or yoga, or meditation, or connecting with othera around a particular issue. Such a  retreat creates a kind of container that keeps out demands and distractions, allowing you to relax into a different sense of time, focus as much as [...]

Young Adult Cancer Retreat at Cabot Shores

More than a month later, we, the staff at Cabot Shores, are still basking in the glow of the good energy generated by the courageous and lively participants of Retreat Yourself, the annual retreat of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC).  Being young (18-35) and living with a cancer diagnosis isn’t easy – mostly it’s a lonely experience. Connecting with other young survivors is essential and that’s what this retreat was about.

During the retreat, participants had the opportunity to share their personal cancer story;  discuss how cancer affects their emotional wellbeing and their relationships; participate in  group acupuncture and art therapy [...]

What’s My Foot Got To Do With It?

Imagine finding out you have a “foreign” object in your foot.
So how did it get there?
Immediately, I remembered being about 5 years old, in my mother’s sewing studio (she designed and made one of a kind clothing), walking around in my socks and catching a sewing needle between the second and third toe of my right foot. Afraid she’d be mad at me if I told her, I remember withdrawing to a corner and working to get the needle out myself.  I was never sure I got it all, but I don’t remember any symptoms pain thereafter.  Until this past [...]

Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking Retreats

Join us for a Vegetarian Cooking Retreat, facilitated by Barbara, Cabot Shores’ master gardener and vegetarian/vegan chef.
This is a unique opportunity to explore vegetarian cooking indepth, expand your repertoire, increase the amount of vegetables in your diet, learn to cook with seasonal vegetables, and most importantly, trust yourself in creating new flavour combinations, depending on what staples and vegetables you already have in your fridge and pantry.
The dishes you will learn to create are all vegetarian; however, you need not be a vegetarian to enjoy them! serve them as a side dish with fish or meat – they are sure [...]

Cabot Shores Becomes Road Scholar Destination on Cape Breton Island

Cabot Shores is excited to announce its affiliation with Road Scholar . Road Scholar is a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975 (founded as Elder Hostel)   offering more than 7,000 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and well-known experts, you can experience as an individual,  or part of a couple, family or  group in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.
In partnership with Cabot Shores, Road Scholar is offering 2 exceptional programs  which will focus on Cultural & Inter-generational adventures with Cabot Shores as adventure destination [...]

Morning Yoga with Barbara at Cabot Shores

Beginning the Day

At Cabot Shores, the Healing Arts are interspersed into many of the activities available to our guests. Morning Yoga is one of these.  Our experience is that when we begin our day with even a short set of contemplative movement, we are more available to the other activities we engage in throughout the day – be they outdoor or cultural adventures,or simply interacting with loved ones or new friends. Morning Yoga, offered every day before breakfast, consists of easy to learn movements designed to wake up our body and our senses. Anyone can participate in Morning Yoga. Using [...]

First Ever “Retreat Yourself” In Nova Scotia–at Cabot Shores

Young Adult Cancer of Canada (YACC) was founded 17 years ago in Newfoundland.  Its members are 18-35 year old survivors of cancer.
and their first “Retreat Yourself will be held at Cabot Shores.
The mission of YACC is:
“to  build a community of young adults diagnosed with cancer that provides information, support, skills and opportunity”
One of the ways YACC builds community is through retreat.  This year, there’s “Retreat Yourself” West in British Columbia
and “Retreat Yourself” East  in the Maritimes, at Cabot Shores on Cape Breton.
We are pleased to be chosen as their location and will be doing our best to help them to [...]