Nan Goodship

Nan is an artist, spiritual director, retreat leader, and thorough Vancouver Islander. She is interested in the adaptations and evolutions we make in our lives to find joy, understand suffering, and ponder our own hearts and minds. She considers herself a  contemplative and finds a daily connection to the natural world both a significant source of inspiration for art-making and a spiritual home.

As far as academic training goes she holds a BA in Japanese and Asian studies from UBC, Waldorf teacher training, certification from the Pacific Jubilee Program for spiritual direction, and a Masters in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College. Nan also considers her time as an at-home mom and in marriage as a kind of life training par excellence. It is an unfettered delight to guide others in spiritual and creative practices that have been so personally enriching.

Events with Nan Goodship

Retreat into Silence
September 12 - 15, 2024

“From the deep well of Silence, joy is constantly bubbling up and flowing out.” Gunilla Norris. “Silence is a country whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Thomas Merton Come away to the natural peace of Bethlehem Centre, to be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. A Retreat into Silence is a gift to your deep self – to connect with your own sacred soul within a container of spaciousness, support, and community. This is an opportunity for those with little or no experience with Silence, who are curious to discover what such a time might bring.…