INTERNATIONAL HOLISTIC CENTERS GATHERING 2016
« Together for a Health-Conscious World »
May 15 to 20, 2016 at the Monastère des Augustines
Québec City, Canada
Dear colleagues committed to health and wellness!
Le Monastere des Augustines is delighted to be hosting the 2016 Holistic Centers Gathering. Located in the heart of Old Quebec City, Canada, Le Monastere des Augustines, site of the continent’s first hospital north of Mexico was sensitively restored and redesigned. The Monastere offers a unique wellness experience and many imaginative ways to connect with the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage. The Augustinian Sisters arrived from Europe in 1639 amongst the first ships of settlers, as apothecaries and nurses. For nearly four centuries, they devoted themselves to caring for the bodies and souls, while laying the foundation for our modern healthcare system.
Within a secular environment, the Monastère offers experiential accommodation in an authentic 17th century cloister; a museum tracing the evolution of medical through the ages; activities and programs in holistic health; food inspired by the principle of mindful eating; a boutique, an archive center, and much more.
Each year, the Holistic Centers Gathering is a rich and beautiful opportunity for owners, directors, managers and co-workers of holistic centers, health hotels and resorts and communities to meet with their peers from around the world. We invite you to join us for this uniquely valuable experience of learning and support, the practical exchange of ideas, insights and information, and bonding through shared values and intentions.
Explore the strength that comes through the linking up of organizations and enjoy the relationships that evolve during this time together. Find inspiration from the warm atmosphere that consistently animate this annual Gathering, and return home more inspired, aware and energised about how we can successfully achieve both our individual and global mission.
Full details are available below, including pricing and booking.
Please share this email amongst your colleages so everyone is aware of this special event. We suggest that you review this information now and reserve your place as soon as possible. Since we have limited availability, we recommend a maximum of two representatives per organization. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-418-694-8565 ext. 3303.
We are very grateful to be hosting the Gathering and are really looking forward to welcoming you!
Wendake – Sunday May 22nd (duration 5h)
Find out about the Huron-Wendat Nation at Wendake, a self-governing territory in the midst of Québec City. Discover the Huron-Wendat Museum and its unique collection which explores themes from the historical territories and recalls native memories and knowledge. Enjoy a delicious meal at the aboriginal restaurant La Traite, renown for the excellence of its northern territories fine cuisine. Finally, in the national longhouse the Huron-Wendat, sitting by a fire, let yourself be mesmerized by the myths and legends of the First Nations.
The Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is host to one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Québec. Just 30 minutes from Québec City, the park features a vast mountainous plateau with deep gorges, at the bottoms of which are rivers whose steady flow is interrupted by the occasional rapids. Here, nature is both inspiring and serene. Discover the park through and unforgettable 20 kilometers bike ride on flat and asphalt road. Picnic onsite.
Book online through Le Monastere booking system:
Enter Group Code: CGAT0515, and click Validate group, then select stay dates and room type.
To confirm your participation at the International Holistic Centers Gathering, please reply to this email and specify:
1) your full name;
2) the organization you are representing;
3) your title.
4) Which pre-gathering and post gathering events you wish to join