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Navigating Change: Grounding Inward, Together, and in Nature

Open Circle & CVC One Day Virtual Retreat

Saturday, August 7, 8:00am – 9:30pm

Pack up your Zoom tent and join Open Circle & CVC for our one-day virtual retreat! We will explore themes of dealing with change and uncertainty, connecting with nature, setting intentions for the upcoming term, and forming habits in a safe space. We will begin our morning by having breakfast together, followed by some icebreakers and reflection activities. In the afternoon and evening, we will each embark on our own nature hikes and convene for community building through reflective exercises, creative arts, meditation, and games. This one-day retreat will also offer participants tools and ideas for creating our own retreats whenever we need them. We hope to see you there!

This online retreat is thoughtfully crafted to restore you, not exhaust you.


  • Student: $15
  • Waged Recent Alumni: $30

Cost includes activities and materials that will be mailed to you.

Guidelines for Participation:

We ask that you participate in the full retreat experience from 8:00am-9:30pm (exception will be made for those in conflicting time zones). We invite you to better immerse yourself in this experience by limiting all other distractions such as phones, social media, emails, etc. Please inform other household or group members in advance about the times that you will be unavailable. Tips and resources on how to achieve this will be provided on registration.

To Register (deadline Thursday July 29th):

Spots are limited. Your Spot is reserved when you do both of the following:

  • Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form (New Window)
  • Step 2: E-transfer your non-refundable fee to Spot is reserved when fee has been paid.

This retreat is available to McMaster undergraduate and graduate students. After July 2nd, recent Open Circle/CVC alumni can register for spots that are open.