To us, spirituality means finding deep connection and presence with our life.
Enfold offers safe and sacred retreat experiences combining entheogenic medicines, breathwork, meditation, and somatic modalities, with a grounding in Buddhist philosophy. We’ve been in operation since 2019. Beyond retreats, we come together as a community to support one another on the path of transformation with events, circles, and ongoing programs.
We meet you where you are and specialize in three areas:
1. Attachment-based rewiring
Helping to heal the core childhood wounds of emotional neglect, abuse, and abandonment through corrective and supportive nervous system interventions. How this shows up:
- overachieving but continuously feeling empty
- distrust, distance, and challenges in relationships
- disconnection, loneliness, lack of belonging
2. Learning to live a connected life
Exploring meaning, purpose, connecting with your true self, and what it means to live a good life. How this looks:
- discovering and reprogramming core limiting beliefs and conditioning
- alignment, dharma, and meaning in life
- discovering and deepening embodiment, mindfulness, and awareness practices
- connection with yourself, love ones, community, and nature
- couples work
3. Awakening and deep spiritual exploration
Taking a deeply embodied approach to the path of awakening to explore beyond dualistic perceptions. How this looks:
- deep meditative and embodiment practices
- formal coaching and mentorship around non-attachment and non-dual perspectives
- learning to live from a place of absolute presence
Founded in love.
Enfold was co-founded by Steve and Austin, a husband and wife team that have been on The Path for decades. We’ve worked with various plant and animal medicines since the mid 90s and combined that work with deep spiritual enquiry, meditation, and inner exploration.
Our orientation to this work is rooted in Buddhist philosophy, a strong meditation practice, and the belief that everyone has the potential for healing and awakening if they commit themselves to The Path.
We’re in our mid-40s, and have raised a daughter (she’s 24 now) and have a number of spiritual children (of all ages) that we support and care for. We are grounded, considered, and live the life we promote.
A short ferry away from the world.
Enfold is located on a small island outside of Vancouver, BC. There is a public ferry that runs every 60-90 minutes out of Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal to get to us. You can walk or drive on the boat. Horseshoe Bay is a 20-30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, or ~60 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
There are dozens of rocky beaches, hiking, cute coffee shops, and restaurants. It’s a lovely place to decompress and enjoy the beauty of British Columbia. We recommend spending a few extra days before or after if you have the time. There are hundreds of AirBnBs on the island to choose from.
BC is a temperate part of Canada, with weather similar to Washington and Oregon state. We rarely see winter weather below 5℃ (40℉), and summer usually peaks around 25-30℃ (77-85℉).
I was nervous before we started but as soon as the experience began that all beautifully dissolved. I felt like I connected with ‘home’…
My own mind was my greatest enemy not my trauma. I was so blessed to have this experience to open my mind and see what is real. Bad thoughts don’t make you a bad person.
Our work is a calling rooted in a set of simple core values that we believe is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life.
All of life is happening in this present moment. When we let go of attachment to the past and the future we find peace.
Your body is your vessel in this life. It directly impacts your mental state and ability to sense the present moment.
When we strip away the armour, judgement, and defences we put up, all that remains is love. You and everything in this universe is formed in love.
When we take responsibility for our lives, everything changes. We step into the field of pure potentiality and find freedom.
The greatest opportunity to find fulfilment in this life is through service to others that is free from attachment and expectation.
True spirituality happens in our everyday lives, and is found in every interaction we have with ourselves and others.
Rooted in love.
What do we mean when we say that we’re a ministry of remembrance and love?
Let’s start with love. The foundation of our work is a deep understanding of unconditional love that has been part of Austin’s lineage for many generations. Austin learned it from her mother, who in turn learned it from Austin’s grandfather, and so on. This ability to transmit love and create sacred healing spaces for others is a gift that Austin has been cultivating her entire life. Together, Austin and Steve have built a force field of love around them that they seek to share with everyone they encounter.
When guests arrive at Enfold, they are enfolded with this sense of loving spaciousness. 5-MeO-DMT and other psychedelic medicines are a gateway to opening the heart and psyche so that we can receive unconditional love in ways we may not have at crucial moments in our lives. This opening rewires old patterns, trauma, and beliefs that get in the way of the love that exists in all of us.
We combine this foundation of love with a background in buddhist philosophy and the practice of somatic awareness through yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, and meditation. We have been studying and practicing in these areas for over two decades.
Remembrance means the remembering of our true nature. The awakening to the divine spirit within each of us. This isn’t about some spiritual platitude, it’s about living every moment of our lives with presence, curiosity, and reverence.
We hope to impart a way of living life that is rooted in love, gratefulness, and grounded in the present moment. When we let go of attachment to our past or set ideas of the future, we become free to express ourselves from a place of depth and truth. We access the part of us that is still, timeless, and infinite. This is what remembrance is all about.
Ultimately we seek to remember who and what we truly are: one interconnected life, formed in love.
There are three core elements of The Path of awakening and healing. They are interwoven and interconnected: Experiences, Integration and Community.
The Fold offers to help you along the Path and pick you up when you lose your way. You’re never alone.
Elevated, safe, and sacred experiences that create spaciousness for healing, growth, and awakening.