(Your shopping cart is empty)

Follow Your Flow: A Focusing Retreat alongside Niagara Falls, Canada

Follow Your Flow:
A Focusing Retreat
alongside Niagara Falls, Canada

June 10- 12, 2016
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Enliven your Focusing Flow in the presence of one of the most powerful flowing rivers and waterfalls known to the US and Canada, Niagara Falls.

The Program

This retreat weekend will be filled with opportunity:

  • A diverse selection of interesting workshops
  • Time for experiential work/practice in focusing partnerships
  • Enjoy a relaxing time with a walk to Niagara Falls on Saturday afternoon with retreat participants
  • Morning wellness offerings
  • Saturday evening music with multi-talented musician Brian Katz (briankatz.com/about), Focusing Trainer Tony Cohn on drums, and Larry Addy on bass

Workshops & Presenters

Workshops for Beginners:
* Presenters: Nicole Mitchell, Mondy Stevenson, Annette Dubreuil

Workshops for Focusers with Some Experience:
* Presenters: Nada Lou, Beth Mahler, Jan Winhall
* Presenters: Jenna Chevalier, Peter Ryan Sabom Nim, Anne Hartheimer, Julio Teran Castellano, Annette Dubreuil, Nicole Mitchell

Read Workshops Timeline

Who Should Attend/Pre-Requisites

All are welcome! Whether you are new to Focusing or experienced, you might be drawn to the water to Follow your Flow! There will be workshops for beginners as well as a diverse offering for learning and expanding your river of experience.

Location and Accommodations

The Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The centre is located on 12 acres with wooded areas, open spaces and gardens overlooking the world famous Niagara Falls.

The address is: Mount Carmel Spiritual Center, 7020 Stanley Avenue, Ontario, L2G 7B7, Canada.

If you're coming from out of town the closest airport is Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, NY (45 minutes + border crossing). Other airports are Hamilton Airport (Ontario) (approximately 1 hour) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (approximately 1 1/2 hour). Please visit www.niagaraairbus.com to organize your transportation. If you're driving, you can enter Canada from Buffalo, NY, USA or Niagara Falls, USA to Niagara Falls, Canada. Please remember that you'll need your passport to enter Canada.

Accommodations: Modest rooms: only 5 single rooms available with Queen Size bed and private bath. Double rooms with 2 single beds and private bath. Laundromat onsite (4th floor of main building). Free onsite parking. Wi-Fi available in most areas.

Meals included are dinner Friday evening, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch . (Sorry, no discount for meals not taken)

Check-in: 4:00-5:30 PM Friday, June 10 (Dinner served at 5:30 PM)
Check-out: Rooms must be vacated by 9:00 AM however the conference will end with lunch

Call For Papers

If you would like to consider presenting for this conference please read more here...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Due February 21, 2016

We are looking for Certified Focusing Trainers and Focusing Oriented Therapists who would like to present and facilitate an experiential workshop or presentation (all workshops will be 2 hours). Please submit your proposal including: A description of your workshop or presentation (up to 100 words), being sure to include how you will teach (i.e. experiential, power point presentation, didactic, instructional). In addition, please submit a 50 word bio about yourself. Please submit by email to Beth Mahler at bfmahler@optonline.net by February 21, 2016.


Single room and conference fee (*)

Double room and conference fee (*)

Early Early bird (1/15-3/31/16)

$600 Canadian

$445 U.S.

$500 Canadian

$375 U.S.

Early Bird (4/1-5/3/16)

$675 Canadian

$495 U.S.

$550 Canadian

$410 U.S.

Full Price (5/4-5/30/16)

$725 Canadian

$530 U.S.

$600 Canadian

$445 U.S.

* NOTE: Canadian dollars are listed for informational purposes and are approximate based on exchange rate as of 1/12/2016. The Focusing Institute processes transactions in US dollars.

Members of The Focusing Institute who have paid their 2016 dues will receive a $25 discount.
If you choose the member discount and your dues are unpaid, you will be charged your dues upon registration. If you are not a member, join now and then return to this registration page.


A full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel by March 1; March 2 - May 1, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded; May 2 forward, all fees are non-refundable. The Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or the full enrollment fee will be returned.


Registration may be done online through the form below or by calling the office at 845-480-5111.

Double Rooms: If you would like to select your own roommate, please write your roommate choice on the "Special Instructions" line on the last page of registration. If not, roommates will be assigned.

Registration closes May 30, 2016.

Questions and More Information

Registration and administrative questions please email Elizabeth@focusing.org
For program specific questions please email: Beth Mahler: bfmahler@optonline.net


All workshops will be presented in English.

Sorry, registration is now closed.

Product Code: W-160610-FYF



Cancel Selection

The International Focusing Institute  |  15 N. Mill St., Nyack, NY 10960, USA  |  Tel: +1 (845) 480-5111  |  Fax: +1 (845) 704-0461
All contents copyright 2018 by The International Focusing Institute   info@focusing.org