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

Sun through trees Spring Silent Retreat 2023
May 4 - 7, 2023

Come away to the peace and quiet of Bethlehem Centre, where you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence. With a community of like-minded seekers and supported by the able guidance of Nan Goodship and Murray Groom, you will have an opportunity to delve into the depths of your own soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. This short retreat (4 days/3 nights) is an opportunity for anyone with a long weekend to experience intentional Silence. If you already know the gift of a silent retreat or if you are curious to discover…

vines into a heart Summer Silent Retreat
June 28 - July 2, 2023

Step back from the wired world, from the chatter of everyday life, and experience the generative quality of meditative silence, an oasis in which you will have an opportunity to nourish your body, mind and soul and there find a new wholeness, your own sure place. In the natural beauty of Bethlehem Centre you will be immersed in a rich pool of intentional silence with a community of like-minded seekers. This extended retreat (5 days/4 nights) is designed for those with some experience in the practice of extended silence or with a great desire to deepen their spiritual journey. Our…