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The Power of Ritual This retreat focuses on the psychological power of personal and community ritual as it impacts personal and community life. The Swinomish Indian Community, a North Salish tribe located 90 miles North of Seattle will provide the … Continue reading

Zaagkii Workshop

ZAAGKII TEACHINGS FROM THE EARTH A NATIVE PLANTS & POLLINATOR PROTECTION INITIATIVE A partnership of the Cedar Tree Institute with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community & Marquette county’s Chocolay Township, with invited guests from the intertribal community of Michigan’s Upper … Continue reading

Watercourse Way III

Tending Body, Tending Soul This retreat is an invitation to an experience of engaged spirituality. A time to anchor one’s self in a specific time of extended mindfulness practice, set in context and exploration of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. … Continue reading

Tree Planting on Saturday Mornings

July 1st & July 29th 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. An Invitation to join the Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards in partnership with The Cedar Tree Institute The Interfaith community lifted up a vision of planting 500 trees in April … Continue reading

Janus Project Summer 2017

The Cedar Tree Institute in cooperation with Bell Hospital presents: Janus Project Summer Seminar August 25-28, 2017 The Dark Dance A colloquium for Medical Professionals Working with Palliative Care Living with Pain: Pharmaceutical and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions A three-day kayak trip … Continue reading

The Gift of Water

YOU ARE INVITED TO The Gift of Water Perspectives from the Native American World SCOTT HERRON, PhD Odawa Tribal Member & Ethnobotanist Co-Founder of the Native Wild Rice Coalition Ferris State University 7 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 Messiah Lutheran … Continue reading

Janus Project Spring Seminar 2017: The Unwanted, Unexpected Journey

The Cedar Tree Institute in cooperation with Bell Hospital presents: Janus Project Spring Seminar 2017 Friday, March 31st, 6 PM – Sunday, April 2nd, 3 PM Big Bay, Michigan The Unwanted, Unexpected Journey Living With Neurological Disorders Continuing-Education Event for … Continue reading


Journey Mind/Body Interventions For Chronic Pain & Disabilities January 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 8, 15 A six session, small group experience utilizing non-pharmacological strategies to manage chronic pain. These sessions will be based on evidence-based-psycho-spiritual approaches rooted in … Continue reading

Dancing for the Earth

Dancing for the Earth is a celebration to support CTI’s environmental restoration projects, a chance to welcome in the New Year. Hot chocolate and music provided. An evening of dance and song with performances by Maria Formolo and Carrie Biolo … Continue reading

The Wisdom of the Body: Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

8th Annual Cedar Tree Institute Tai chi Retreat The Wisdom of the Body Tai Chi for Health & Wellness Introduction to and review of Tai Chi Overview of Body Mechanics Introduction to the concept of Chi (Qi) Body Awareness Exercises … Continue reading