Oct 2020, Awaken the Elements

  • 6057 St Ives Way, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Oct 16 - 18, 2020 (3 days)

Event Highlights

  • Ceremony with the Elements, Kundalini Activation, Powerful Fire Release, Dance & Celebration, Hiking through Nature.
  • Each retreat we incorporate powerful healing, meditation and journey work with each of the elements. We sit with the water, adventure with air, ground with earth and release with fire. Each Awaken the Elements retreat weekend incorporates similarities but also allows for Spirit to flow through us in order to adjust the program depending on the energy and group of women.
  • Connecting to each element is the biggest highlight for the weekend. The program will include the right balance of stillness, movement and adventure. The ceremony work with the elements is sacred and comes from sacred teachings. It is shared only with our retreat groups who attend and not described prior to retreat. You will have to experience it for yourself.
  • Another profound journey we include is a hike to Spirit Rock. This is the most sacred site of our venue and is a moderate yet challenging (for some) hike. You will have an opportunity to reflect in silence on the hike and at the top of the rock plus take in some spectacular Fall views.

Schedule

FRIDAY - Arrival & Introductions
Settle in and explore the beauty of our location
Introductions & Icebreakers
Opening Sacred Space
Fireside Story Telling
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SATURDAY - Most Work Happens Her
Water Element Ceremony
Kundalini Yoga & Activation
Free time to integrate & Rest throughout the day
Forest Bathing / Awakening Walk
Creative Expression
Fire Element Ceremony
Time for Celebration

SUNDAY - Integration & Farewells
Early Riser - Spirit Rock Hike
Group Integration
Canoe on the Lake
Group Photo
Guest Goodbyes

Retreat itinerary is subject to change. There is an element of divine flow we allow to unfold as we start to work with the energy and we like to allow this to happen as its usually for your highest and best good.

About This Event

This is a Nature Retreat for women who are seeking inspiration, self-development and adventure.

When you give yourself permission to experience your true potential you face an awakening that will change the course of your life. Women who have participated in Awaken the Elements have left in alignment with their truth, have discovered their soul's purpose and have broken free from past traumas as well as released limiting beliefs or patterns. They have moved on to create amazing relationships in their lives, started new projects, businesses or careers, and fully embodying their divine connection to spirit, the elements, nature and to self. Not to mention, they fully stepped into their divine Goddess energy claiming back their power and truth!

Our 3 day weekend retreat is nestled on sacred land 40 mins North of Huntsville, ON. The land is nourished in ceremony, prayer, and sacred teachings. We integrate the energy and elements of the land in this fully immersive retreat program. You will leave feeling inspired, wrapped in love, refreshed, nurtured and equipped with many tools to support your journey forward. By connecting to the elements you are tapping into the Universal Life Force available to us at all times.

Be ready to experience with all your senses in a whole new way. It's time to heal and find your powerful voice - let this be the way through and into that power.

What women are saying about this retreat:

"We healed, we released, we cried, we laughed, we danced, we howled at the moon like the badass she-wolves we all are! To say my heart is full and I feel amazing would be an understatement." Desiree

"Awaken the Elements retreat created a surprisingly wonderful experience." Eddie

"Went by myself and attracted some super awesome new friends, got some much needed rest and I am ready to start this weekend with a new mindset and fresh start!"

I'm back from an incredible weekend soaking up Mother Nature, connecting with new sisters, shedding, releasing, surrendering, healing and trusting... to say my heart is full and I feel amazing would be an understatement. - Desiree, 2019 Retreat

What's Included

  • Accommodations - All rooms include Bunk Bed(s) with shared washrooms
  • All meals + non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • 2 Nights / 3 days
  • Canoes, paddles + PDFs
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Hiking Trails
  • Any supplies needed during the retreat program or planned crafts

What's Not Included

Travel to and from the retreat venue
Travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages
Some add on services like sound healing, one-on-one sessions, or massage treatments (subject to availability, services outside of the retreat program will be announced 3 months prior to retreat departure)

Venue Highlights

We return to Spirit Point Wilderness Academy located North of Huntsville on Trout Creek. This place is MAGIC! Nestled on sacred land, Spirit Point boasts picturesque views, incredible Fall colours, a private lake, and lots of Spirit energy. Elders have visited Spirit Point to bless the land and you can't help but feel all of that the moment you step foot to earth at Spirit Point.

Spirit Point also features ample space for breakout sessions in the cozy fireplace/recreation hall, Dining hall, and their newly built workshop hall. There is also a large boulder fire circle, private lake with Muskoka chairs and free use of the canoes & paddles the entire time we are there.

Accommodations

Guests have the option to reserve a private bunkbed room in the Lodge, our more premium reservation. The lodge hosts 6 retreat guest, one per room with 3 shared bathrooms a full kitchen and lounge with stove fireplace. Each room contains one bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom.

The Bunk House contains 14 rooms each with 2 bunkbeds per room with single mattress beds. Guests have the option to book a private room to themselves in this house or share a room with a friend or another retreat guest. There are 4 shared washrooms plus a large foyer to house coats, shoes and any other items you'd like to keep outside your room.

The accommodations are cozy yet rustic! Linens are provided but each guest is requested to bring their own blanket.

Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

We plan a full vegetarian menu with some dairy and may contain egg protein at breakfast. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated but note not all meals will adhere to a strict format unless there is a severe allergy in the group.

What to expect are roasted veggies, soups, salads, pizza, veggie chilis, breads and desert. We serve light snacks, fruit, nuts, and juices throughout the weekend.

Directions

If traveling from Southern Ontario...

Travel north on Hwy #11 to McFadden Line (Trout Creek, ON). Exit right and veering to the right at the top of the exit ramp proceed on Highway 522 North approximately 2 km to Main Street. Turn right at the General Store and go over the train tracks. Turn right onto Forestry Road and follow for 13 km. Turn left at the large Spirit Point sign and another left just past the lake.

If traveling from Norther Ontario...

Travel south on Hwy #11 to Hemlock Road (Trout Creek, ON). Exit right and turn left at the stop sign at the top of the exit ramp. Proceed on Highway 522B South approximately 2 km to Main Street. Turn left at the General Store and go over the train tracks. Turn right onto Forestry Road and follow for 13 km. Turn left at the large Spirit Point sign and another left just past the lake.

The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport. You will still need to rent a vehicle and travel the 3.5 hours from here, North to Trout Creek (follow directions above "from Southern Ontario".

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