Creators of Change

NB Essence Gathering is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create gatherings events to live Atlantide Canada differently, in full consciousness, love, respect and sharing.

A team of volunteer co-creators allowed the birth of this dream.

Come live a personal experience that will make you grow through workshops, classes, music and sharing.

The vision of the ESSENCE gatherings :

  • Eco : We invite you to bring reusable cups and crockery.

  • Alcohol-free, drug-free : Let us elevate ourselves in full consciousness.

  • Family : Your children are more than welcome (12 years and less free).

  • Uplifting : We will offer over 22 workshops at thi years gathering.

  • In nature: We invite you to come gather with us in the wilderness. Bring the necessary to dress according to the season. We are not responsible for accidents.

  • Artisanal : We prefer to highlight the artisans from Atlantic Canada. Contact us if you want to get involved!

We are pleased to invite you to discover a new event that will take place from august 7 to 9th on the shores of the Bouctouche River on the sacred grounds of the Spirit at Heart retreat center at : 29 Sherwood Rd. Saint Marie de Kent, New-Brunswick.

Shows, musicians and inspired DJs, festive dance, sacred celebration, sweat lodges, sharing circles, workshops, lectures, yoga, meditation, children’s animations, artistic creations, Baz-arts, artisans… In a fraternal and respectful atmosphere.

This drug and alcohol free, eco-friendly, zero waste event, allows us to gather in full consciousness. In an atmosphere of respect and Joy, we come together in nature. We are offering only 216 tickets. Early bird price $108. This includes all workshops, shows, camping, and a Saturday night feast !

Come live a personal experience that will make you grow through workshops, classes, music and sharing.

The Essence 2019 Full Consciousness Gathering is :

  • Environmentally friendly: Bring cups and reusable dishes.
  • Alcohol-free, drug-free : Let us elevate ourselves in full consciousness.
  • Family: Children are welcome, + + activities await them (12 years and under are free).
  • Generous: Saturday night a vegan meal will be offered free of charge. There will be a food service for sale offering vegetarian meals throughout the weekend.
  • Musical: Upcoming Program!
  • Rewarding: More than twenty workshops are offered to you. (Details to come!)
  • In Nature: Rivers, streams, forest, open fields, wild camping.
  • Craft: A bazaar will be held on Sunday with many local artisans.

Our origins

The original co-creators

It was in Quebec, in the beautiful region of La Mauricie, that the Essence Projects were born. In 2017, the original co-creators could never have imagined the magnitude of their idea of creating a festival in their image!

Since then, already four events have been created including two summer festivals.

In 2019, one of the co-creators had to leave Mauricie to move to Atlantic Canada. Quickly, as he completes the setting up of his new businessKirtan Bhakti YogaEtienne meets the very inspired and inspiring Frédérick of Spirit at Heart Retreat and Meditation Centre and Jacynte of Bodywise Yoga, Pilates & Massage Therapy.

Exchanging on their common interests, the idea of propagating the Essence movement to the east coast appeared as obvious. After only a few weeks, the first official meeting took place with the aim of creating the NB Essence Gathering on the sacred grounds of the Spirit at Heart Retreat Center in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent NB.