Stillness, Silence and Rest – A Healing Retreat for Osteopaths

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Stillness, Silence and Rest – A Healing Retreat for Osteopaths

Continuing Studies in Traditional Osteopathy

Course Instructor: Stephen Kisiel, DO
Course Coordinator: Edward Schroeder, DOMP

Through lecture, discussion, contemplation, and hands-on osteopathic treatment, retreat participants will explore landscapes of healing to build deeper relationships with the presence of the Tide in ourselves and, through treatment, within our patients. Topics may include: the Presence of Stillness; Silence; a Place of Rest; Functional Reserve; Resting in the Light of the Health; Personal Light; and the Point of Nothingness. This retreat is intended to be a healing experience of rest and replenishment, as well as an opportunity for learning.

Held at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, participants will enjoy a private room with private bathroom, all meals and snacks, and use of the spiritual centre’s facilities and wooded grounds, including the beautiful main chapel which is the Canadian Shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

This retreat is offered at an intermediate to advanced level and is geared toward experienced osteopaths who have completed at least Biodynamics of Osteopathy Phases I-VII and/or Treatment of Children I-III. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

The retreat will begin with supper together at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, and will conclude with lunch together at noon on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Participants are asked to remain on site for the duration of the retreat.

Cost: $1200.00 USD includes teaching and practical instruction, four nights’ private accommodation, all meals and snacks. Participants may bring a partner upon request, subject to an additional fee for meals and snacks.

If you are interested in more information or to register, please contact Edward Schroeder directly at