Cascadia: Application and Fees


Applications for CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL can be submitted anytime between October 1 and March 1 and admissions are awarded on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by email and will be processed within 30 days.

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 Application – Word

Cascadia 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
  • An annual $750 USD non-refundable Program Fee which is due within 30 days of your application being accepted and 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 March 31 of any given year.
  • Retreat Fees vary, based on the venue and length of each retreat. Ample advance notice of scheduled retreats will be given to all current program participants who will, for each retreat, be advised of the fee and payment deadline. Transportation costs are not included in retreat fees.

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.

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


Payments should be made by means of personal checks payable to Dr. David G. Benner in US dollars – although Canadians may pay in CAD after receiving notification of equivalent funds from Dr. Benner, and may pay by means of Interac e-Transfers. Checks, in either currency, should be mailed to:

Dr. David G. Benner
3 Stonebank Crescent, #12
Nepean, Ontario, CANADA
K2H 9M2

If mailing checks from outside of Canada please ensure that you use proper international postage.

More Questions?

Please contact the Cascadia office at