ABOUT FIVE ELEMENTS LODGE
EARTH WIND WATER FIRE
FIVE ELEMENTS LODGE IS SITUATED ON 10 ACRES OF WOODLAND TRAILS ON
SALT SPRING ISLAND, A SOUTHERN GULF ISLAND LOCATED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
OUR HAND CRAFTED LODGE COMBINES FOUR EARTHLY ELEMENTS WITH THE
The owners, Michael and Dana Coupland, draw their inspiration for Five Elements from their alignment with nature, their healthy lifestyle practices, including 50 years of meditation,
and their integrated approach to provision of healthcare.
Outdoor Spa Overlooking The Forest Valley
Cedar Dry Sauna
Cedar & Stone Steam Room
Outdoor Whirlpool Tub
*Michael Coupland offers a harm reduction or referral to legal pathways approach. Michael does not provide guide experience, does not provide access to controlled psychedelic medicines.
Trauma\PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, traumatic brain injury, and end of life anxiety symptoms can persist for patients in traditional treatment.
The insights from a psilocybin-induced psychedelic experience can be powerful when integrated with evidenced based psychotherapy for the condition.
In a harm reduction approach, the therapist does not advocate for or against the use of psychedelics, but instead focuses on the client’s goals and welfare and attempts to help the client determine for themselves what behaviors will lead them toward the life they desire. Consistent with this aim, the therapist often begins with helping the client clarify reasons for seeking a psychedelic experience and may suggest alternative pathways for achieving desired goals, such as suggesting that a client seeking relief from depression first consider more established approaches such as psychotherapy,
antidepressants, Health Canada approved psychedelic clinical trials or special access programs, or ketamine treatment. From a harm reduction standpoint, these options would be presented to facilitate an informed choice.
Sleep amidst the starlit night-sky, deep in the forest, with soundless ambiance, *except for night songbirds, owls, grazing deer
The Five Elements Studio Is A Light Filled Space deep in the forest with a fitness/yoga and meditation area
Five Elements is on 10 acres of hiking trails and is the trailhead of the 21 km channel ridge trail system.
A Unique Mindfulness Trail has been created for the young and the young in spirit.
The Five Elements Stone Circle is aligned with the Gwaii Haanas vortex
THINGS TO DO
ENJOY SALT SPRING WINERIES
Salt Spring boasts renowned organic wineries with tasting rooms
ART STUDIO TOURS
Take the self-guided Salt Spring Studio Tour with 34 stops from potters, painters, and jewellers to woodworkers, fibre artists, candle makers, and more.
SALT SPRING MARKET
a local "make it, bake it, grow it" market with organically grown produce, baked goods and crafts
Stretch your muscles with sea kayaking, whale watching, cycling, or trail hiking
FARM STAND TOUR
Island farm stands sell farm-fresh organic produce, eggs and handcrafted products.
Enjoy a variety of island restaurants & food trucks. Every night there are concerts, plays, movie night at the community theatre, or music and friends new and old at the island pubs
2022 GUEST REVIEWS
October 29-31, 2022
Grounding, and wonderful. Such a unique and restorative haven. The sound bowls in the studio were a very welcomed surprise. Thankful for our time here.
Anisha and Nile (North Vancouver)