Nature empath and mentor Danielea Castell, seen here at the Fraser River, is leading an I Am Water workshop Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a full-day event that also includes a Breath of Bliss Ceremony. Helen Styles photo

Explore your relationship with water during full-day workshop Saturday in West Quesnel

The I Am Water Workshop and Breath of Bliss Ceremony takes place during World Rivers Day weekend

Community members are invited to celebrate water and their relationship with it during a full-day I Am Water Workshop and Breath of Bliss Ceremony this Saturday.

This event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Collaborative Rabble Community Studio at 607 Doherty Dr. in West Quesnel.

“Many of us feel concerned about water and its health on earth. We want to help but are not sure what to do,” states a press release about the workshop. “In this one-day experience, we will explore our relationship with water, inside and out. We begin with the water in our own bodies and extend our discoveries to what type of waterways we connect with in nature, the qualities of water we resonate with, and what we have received and continue to receive from water. Throughout the day, we’ll open into the expansiveness of water as life/love and what this inspires in us. How do we wish to serve water/life?”

The morning workshop will be facilitated by nature mentor Danielea Castel, and the afternoon Breath of Bliss ceremony will be led by Breath of Bliss facilitator-in-training Helen Styles. Breath of Bliss includes intention setting, movement, heart shares and a one-hour connected-breath journey.

This workshop, which is suitable for adults and teens aged 15 and older, is being offered on World Rivers Day weekend.

The cost is either $100, $85 or $60, and all proceeds benefit Danielea’s collaborative work with Water and Trees

Pre-registration is required by emailing or calling 250-992-3572.

Participants are asked to bring a journal, pen, water bottle and bagged lunch. For more information, visit


This workshop is taking place one day before a World Rivers Day Gathering for the Quesnel and Fraser rivers.

Everyone is invited to gather Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Ceal Tingley Park for a free water blessing ceremony to celebrate the health and vitality of the rivers.

This community ceremony will be hosted by Danielea Castell and Helen Styles of the Water Gratitude Project and co-created with other local waterkeepers and participants.

They plan to have quiet solo time with the rivers, followed by singing, drumming and dancing with the rivers.

Participants are invited to bring drums, rattles and something to sit on and to wear something special to honour the river if they would like.

To learn more, visit

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