Cascadia: Application and Fees


Applications for CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL can be submitted anytime between August 1 and November 30 and admissions are awarded on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by email and will be processed within 30 days of the receipt of a completed application and the Application Fee. Please be sure to review the website information carefully before applying as it is updated each year just prior to the August 1 opening of applications.

Interested participants must apply by completing the Application and paying the non-refundable $50 Application fee (see below for details). If able, open the Application (Word format), complete the form in a different font or colour, save a copy on your computer and send your completed application as an email attachment to If you are unable to open the Word format, use the PDF format and complete and mail in the same way.

Cascadia Living Wisdom School Application – Word

Cascadia Living Wisdom School Application – PDF


There are three types of fees:

  • The $50.00 USD non-refundable Application Fee which should be paid when your application is submitted and must be received prior to any action being taken on your application.
  • An annual $750 USD non-refundable Program Fee which provides 12 months of access to the ongoing, online interaction with the CASCADIA mentors/teachers and other program participants as well as participation in the periodic video conferences. Please note that the Program Fee does not include the cost of books and other suggested readings. The program runs from April 1 to March 31 so for those either applying to be part of a new program cohort or hoping to continue, the program fee must be received no later than January 31.
  • Retreat Fees vary but are usually in the $600 – $650 USD range. Transportation costs are not included in retreat fees. Retreat details, including fees, are sent to all enrolled Residential Program participants.

Please note that this means that those registered for the Residential Program and attending the annual Fall retreat must pay all 3 fees. Those involved in the Non-Residential Program and participating only in the online portion of the program pay only the Application and Program fees.

2018 Retreat

To assist planning, please note that 2018 retreat will be held on September 20 – 23, 2018.

Retreat Fee Cancellation Policy

We recognize that unforeseen circumstances may occur that cause participants to withdraw from planned attendance at a retreat. Since their intensive format makes it difficult to fill vacancies left by last-minute cancellations and since CASCADIA itself faces cancellation fees and non-recoverability of some prepayments, the cancellation policy for Retreat Fees is as follows:

  • 70% Retreat Fee refund for cancellations received 100 or more days before the start of any retreat
  • 50% Retreat Fee refund for cancellations received between 99 and 66 days before the start of any retreat
  • No Retreat Fee refund for cancellations received 65 or less days before the start of any retreat


Fees should be paid in US dollars by means of personal checks or money order, payable to CASCADIA, and mailed to:

9330 Jackman Road
Temperance, Michigan 48182

More Questions?

Please contact the Cascadia office at