Fri Jan 26, 2018 - Sun Jan 28, 2018
All Day

Trio Sayso

Take a break from the hectic pace of modern life. The Bethlehem Centre is offering a peaceful full weekend of chanting to nurture and pamper your soul! The  workshop takes place starting at 3:00 PM Friday January 26th until 1:00 PM on Sunday January 28th at 2371 Arbot Rd. Hosted by Gabriola Island’s sensational musical group Trio Sayso featuring the vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalist Tina Jones, cellist Alannah Dow and keyboardist/pianist Leah Hokanson, the weekend will offer unique chanting workshop experiences from diverse cultures. The weekend includes chanting based upon the Jewish tradition with Vancouver School of Theology’s Director of inter-religious studies Laura Duhan Kaplan along with her husband Charles, a professional musician. In addition, Christian, Muslim and other chanting practices will be announced, so stay tuned there is more to come!

Tuition for the weekend is $495 and includes meals and accommodation. Tuition for day commuters (no accommodation) is $375 and includes meals.

Save $50 on tuition ($445 and $325) if you register before Monday, December 18th. Space is limited to 30 people!

Meditation practices such as chanting have been shown to reduce the body’s stress response and lower stress hormones. As a bonus, chanting offers psychological healing benefits by aiding with goal-setting by enabling the manifesting of intention, while connecting the practitioner with the divine.

Dr. James E. Stahl and his team of Harvard researchers have discovered in a new research study that daily meditation may be better than “an apple a day” at keeping the doctor away, “Stress-related health problems are responsible for up to 80% of visits to the doctor and account for the third highest health care expenditures, behind only heart disease and cancer. But as few as 3% of doctors actually talk to patients about how to reduce stress.” (Harvard Now and Zen.)

Explore chanting from multi-cultures while experiencing the tranquil, serene mountain and lakeside setting in the woodlands of Nanaimo’s Bethlehem Centre. Book and reserve your place now. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be sure to sell out quickly! For more information email Johanne Nicholson at, telephone us at 250.754.3254 or book online below.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Registration - Residential
Available until Monday December 18, 2017. Includes Tuition, accommodation and meals starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday.
Early Bird Registration - Commuter
Available until Monday December 18, 2017. Includes Tuition and meals starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday.

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